2 Lives

Laurel Morales

The second begins the moment we realize we have only one

  • 25 minutes 21 seconds
    How One Music Therapist Discovers The Healing Power Of Her Voice

    2 LIVES - STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION

    At 15 Meghan Callaghan was left alone with her grandfather for the day. What started out as a seemingly ordinary day became a defining moment in Meghan’s life.

    2 Lives “The second begins the moment we realize we have only one.”

    2 Lives is created by Laurel Morales. Valerie Shively is the assistant producer. Christian Arnder is our illustrator and website designer. Music from Blue Dot Sessions.

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    Find out more about GUEST on our website.

     

    16 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 31 minutes 32 seconds
    Reporter Survives War, Now Faces Cancer From A Place Of Love

    2 LIVES - STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION

    Rod Nordland, author of "Waiting For The Monsoon," doesn’t plan to die from an incurable brain cancer. He’s a survivor — of violence, war, and now disease.

    "Although it's been terrible, I wouldn't change it back, his partner Leila Segal says. "Even though I was in love with him and I loved him before, I would never have got the relationship I now have with this man unless this had happened. Not only to him, to me too, because of course I've had to change." 

    "Learning to love and express love was a very important part of my second life," Nordland says. 

    2 Lives “The second begins the moment we realize we have only one.”

    2 Lives is created by Laurel Morales. Valerie Shively is the assistant producer. Christian Arnder is our illustrator and website designer. Music from Blue Dot Sessions.

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    Find out more about Rod Nordland and his partner Leila Segal on our website.

     

    2 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 35 minutes 41 seconds
    Pop Artist Adaline Reconciles Queer Identity With Evangelical Upbringing

    2 LIVES - STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION

    Shawna Beesley, known to most as Adaline, says there’s no dopamine hit like saving someone from hell. Today she finds that high performing on stage. She discovered she had to shed her golden child identity and reconcile with her evangelical upbringing to be true to herself and come out to her family.

    2 Lives “The second begins the moment we realize we have only one.”

    2 Lives is created by Laurel Morales. Valerie Shively is the assistant producer. Christian Arnder is our illustrator and website designer. Music from Blue Dot Sessions.

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    Find out more about Adaline on our website.

     

    18 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 2 minutes 10 seconds
    2 Lives Season 10 Trailer

    2 LIVES - STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION

    Coming up in season 10 of 2 Lives we’ll meet New York Times correspondent Rod Nordland, who survived dozens of war zones, but it took a terminal brain cancer diagnosis to discover the meaning of life. 

    We’ll learn from music therapist Meghan Callaghan the power of music. At 14 she witnessed her grandfather having a stroke and the one thing that brought him back to himself was her singing.

    And we’ll meet Shawna Beesley, otherwise known as the singer Adaline, who had to deconstruct her evangelical beliefs and shed her golden child identity before coming out as queer.

    2 Lives “The second begins the moment we realize we have only one.”

    2 Lives is created by Laurel Morales. Valerie Shively is the assistant producer. Christian Arnder is our illustrator and website designer. Music from Blue Dot Sessions.

    Become a 2 Lives patron at https://www.patreon.com/2lives

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    Drop us a note on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. You can learn how to support the show here. Or order merch here. Episode transcripts are posted on our  website.

     

    4 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 10 minutes 57 seconds
    Bonus: 2 Lives Creator Listens To Her Inner Voice

    2 LIVES - STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION

    We’re working hard on season 10 of 2 Lives, which we’ll be bringing you just in time to kick off your summer. In the meantime I thought I’d share a bit about 2 Lives origin story.

    The following is a speech Laurel gave at the Flagstaff Women’s Leadership Summit

    I love stories. I love listening to them. I love watching them. I love reading them. And I love making them. But when I’m consuming stories, I’m tuning out the world and my inner voice – my source of creativity. This a story about how I tuned back into my source.

    2 Lives “The second begins the moment we realize we have only one.”

    2 Lives is created by Laurel Morales. Valerie Shively is the assistant producer. Christian Arnder is our illustrator and website designer. Music from Blue Dot Sessions.

    Become a 2 Lives patron at https://www.patreon.com/2lives

    Or give a donation at paypal.me/2LivesPodcast

    Drop us a note on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. You can learn how to support the show here. Or order merch here. Episode transcripts are posted on our  website.

     

     

    21 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 31 minutes 45 seconds
    Back From The Dead With Lessons On How To Live

    2 LIVES - STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION

    “The second begins the moment we realize we have only one.”

    TW: We mention an assault.

    Lauren’s heart stopped for 24 minutes. It took almost dying to realize she couldn’t get through life on her own.

    2 Lives is created by Laurel Morales. Valerie Shively is the assistant producer. Christian Arnder is our illustrator and website designer. Music from Blue Dot Sessions.

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    Drop us a note on Facebook or Instagram. You can learn how to support the show here. Or order merch here. Episode transcripts are posted on our  website.

    Find out more about GUEST on our website.

    7 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 24 minutes 40 seconds
    Blind Surfer Embraces Challenges To Recover From PTSD

    2 LIVES - STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION

    Joshua "The Jedi" Loya lost his eyesight at 15, but that didn’t stop him from skydiving, surfing, Ju-Jitsu, and stand up comedy. Joshua says choosing sometimes the scary thing makes him feel authentically himself and helps him to live well with PTSD. 

    2 Lives “The second begins the moment we realize we have only one.”

    2 Lives is created by Laurel Morales. Valerie Shively is the assistant producer. Christian Arnder is our illustrator and website designer. Music from Blue Dot Sessions.

    Become a 2 Lives patron at https://www.patreon.com/2lives

    Or give a donation at paypal.me/2LivesPodcast

    Drop us a note on Facebook, Instagram, or X. You can learn how to support the show here. Or order merch here. Episode transcripts are posted on our  website.

    Find out more about Joshua Loya on our website.

     

    23 April 2024, 7:00 am
  • 25 minutes 45 seconds
    Severe Burnout Pushes West Point Grad To Find Worthiness Beyond Career

    2 LIVES - STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION

    It took a life threatening situation to give Kafi Joseph permission to make her own rules about what she needs.  She learned that burnout was a symptom of a deeper worry that she wasn’t valuable unless she was driving hard.  Now this West Point grad uses her can-do attitude to take care of herself.

    2 Lives “The second begins the moment we realize we have only one.”

    2 Lives is created by Laurel Morales. Valerie Shively is the assistant producer. Christian Arnder is our illustrator and website designer. Music from Blue Dot Sessions.

    Become a 2 Lives patron at https://www.patreon.com/2lives

    Or give a donation at paypal.me/2LivesPodcast

    Drop us a note on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. You can learn how to support the show here. Or order merch here. Episode transcripts are posted on our  website.

    Find out more about Kafi Joseph on our website.

     

    9 April 2024, 7:00 am
  • 29 minutes 57 seconds
    Adrenaline Junkie Finds Peace, Recovery In Nature

    2 LIVES - STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION

    Morgan O’Kane spent much of his young life searching for meaning and a high. It wasn’t until he sacrificed alcohol for the love of his child that he reconnected with his true nature. Through train-hopping, mountaineering, music, fatherhood and two very special dogs, Morgan O’Kane found his way home.

    2 Lives “The second begins the moment we realize we have only one.”

    2 Lives is created by Laurel Morales. Valerie Shively is the assistant producer. Christian Arnder is our illustrator and website designer. Music from Blue Dot Sessions.

    Become a 2 Lives patron at https://www.patreon.com/2lives

    Or give a donation at paypal.me/2LivesPodcast

    Drop us a note on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. You can learn how to support the show here. Or order merch here. Episode transcripts are posted on our  website.

    Find out more about Morgan O'Kane and his music on our website.

     

    26 March 2024, 7:00 am
  • 27 minutes 41 seconds
    Podcast Host Changes Dialogue Around Mental Illness Recovery

    2 LIVES - STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION

    Content Warning: We mention suicide in this episode.

    After decades of telling people what she believed they wanted to hear, Helen Sneed shares openly her struggles with mental illness because it provides hope and ultimately saves lives, but it took many agonizing years of therapy, hospitalizations, and finally finding community to get here.

    2 Lives “The second begins the moment we realize we have only one.”

    2 Lives is created by Laurel Morales. Valerie Shively is the assistant producer. Christian Arnder is our illustrator and website designer. Music from Blue Dot Sessions.

    Become a 2 Lives patron at https://www.patreon.com/2lives

    Or give a donation at paypal.me/2LivesPodcast

    Drop us a note on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. You can learn more how to support the show here. Or order merch here. Episode transcripts are posted on our  website.

    Find out more about Helen Sneed and her podcast on our website.

     

    12 March 2024, 7:00 am
  • 28 minutes 16 seconds
    Perfectionist Cures Chronic Illness And Burnout

    2 LIVES - STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION

    Wenche Fredriksen is on a mission to help people accept they are enough after perfectionism took its toll on her. She suffered from years of chronic illness and back pain before a doctor told her she needed to recover from burnout.

    2 Lives “The second begins the moment we realize we have only one.”

    2 Lives is created by Laurel Morales. Valerie Shively is the assistant producer. Christian Arnder is our illustrator and website designer. Music from Blue Dot Sessions.

    Become a 2 Lives patron at https://www.patreon.com/2lives

    Drop us a note on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. You can learn how to support the show here. Or order merch here. Episode transcripts are posted on our  website.

    Find out more about Wenche Fredriksen on our website.

     

    27 February 2024, 7:00 am
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