Ryan Stride interviews legendary actor, director and CEO Bill Duke
On screen, he is a commanding actor that has gone up against The Predator, he faced off mano a mano against Arnold Schwarzenegger's Commando character and acted alongside Mel Gibson in Bird on a Wire. He is Bill Duke. As an actor, he is known for his distinct presence, but there are many other talents to this iconic figure. Bill is a successful director, screenwriter, producer, and author. Not one to rest on his success, he has also contributed to society through philanthropy work and activism. On top of this, he is the CEO of Duke Media Foundation which mentors inner-city youths, preparing them for life, with practical educational skills.
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Ryan Stride interviews former Harlem Globetrotter, author, speaker and philanthropist Herbert 'Flight Time' Lang.
He is a former Harlem Globetrotter, an author, a motivational speaker and a contestant in The Amazing Race. He is Herbert 'Flight Time' Lang. A man from who has travelled the world wowing everybody, from Presidents to Popes, with his amazing skills. He received various sporting honours in high school; he then excelled at Centenary College, where he continued to display his high-flying mastery of the court. He participated and won the College Slam Dunk Contest, earning him an invite to the Globetrotter's training camp in 1999. After eighteen years, travelling the planet as a Globetrotter, he announced his retirement but continues to dedicate his time to giving back to the world, using motivational speaking and outreach programs.
Ryan Stride interviews writer, director and self shooting producer Marty Stalker
Marty Stalker is a driven and perceptive creative professional, making his mark in the world of film, television and documentary making. Originally from Liverpool, and now living in Belfast, Marty is a writer, director and a self shooting producer who has worked on thought provoking television shows and visceral documentaries. He is famous for being the director of an intense documentary about the late Roman Catholic Priest, exorcist and author Malachi Martin and he has a distinct ability to convey to audiences unique experiences and life's diverse dimensions. He continues his work in different aspects of filming through his production company Scattered Images. Marty Stalker is a name that may well be circulating around Hollywood very soon.
An interview with actress and musician Helen Slater
by Ryan Stride
She is an actress, singer, songwriter and the original Supergirl. Having made her film debut as Supergirl, Helen's acting career literally took off, playing roles starring alongside film greats such as Bette Midler, Danny DeVito & Michael J Fox. She has also had a successful television career, appearing in Seinfeld, Smallville, Agent X, Grey's Anatomy and CSI:NY. In addition to her piano and her song writing skills, she is also a classically trained singer who has recorded 5 albums interweaving mythology, folk and jazz. She has also written a musical and is the co-founder of the New York-based Theater group, The Naked Angels. A talented creative soul, a spiritual artist and a mother- it is a pleasure to present this interview with the iconic Helen Slater...
Insights on endurance, pushing through fear and finding peace.
An interview with former Royal Marine and Podcast host Chris Thrall by Ryan Stride
With great pleasure I’d like to introduce this interview with former Royal Marines Commando, adventurer, ultra-marathon runner & philanthropist, Chris Thrall. A man with a good mission for humanity, who has spoken candidly about surviving adversity and turning dark times into positive action. An adventurer across seven continents, who has raised awareness and money for several good causes. As well as being a prolific YouTuber and Podcast host, Chris has a degree in youth and community work and a life-changing motivational speaker. He is also the author of 5 books. Chris' path to peace has at times been edgy and difficult but with true spirit he is keen to share his lessons with others who might be struggling and promote the power of peace.
Lessons from a master screenwriting and acting coach
Ryan Stride interviews Brian Herskowitz
Our next interview is with LA-based film producer, director, scriptwriter and best-selling author, Brian Herskowitz. He started his career in the industry as an actor but quickly directed his energy and passion into writing scripts for too many television shows and feature films to mention. He is the Chief Creative Officer at Crypto Film Fund, an investment platform that allows anybody to participate in the funding in the entertainment industry and is the lead faculty in screenwriting for the Boston University in Los Angeles 'The Writer in Hollywood' program. He is also a black belt in the gentle art of Judo and has been a very successful competitor in this tough sport.
Ryan Stride interviews Jan Barley an amazing Neurocoach, copy writer and profound mentor.
2020 is a year that will inevitably change the way a lot of people work and the way a lot of companies perform. Now I have asked Jan Barley to do this interview as I feel she can share something really helpful to people who run businesses and are now concerned about ways forward during and beyond the pandemic. Jan is a multi-talented life coach with experience in Neuroscience, Neuroeconomics, and stress management. Jan definitely has a message to share perhaps now more than ever before so it is a pleasure to present this interview with her.
Insights on Shamanic Druidry, meditation and Celtic traditions
An interview with Aindriú Peers by Ryan Stride
Our next interview is with the founder of The Order of The Longing Look: Aindriú Peers. Aindriú is a shamanic guide and author who has spent many years committed to old spiritual traditions and meditation practices. He has vast experience of several or more Buddhist meditation paths and has gone on to connect deeply with old Celtic wisdom. This gives him a unique perspective from which to share his soulful insights. In earlier years he also spent a great deal of time as a Trappist monk. So we are truly honoured to have Aindriú come and share with us here and reveal more about these mystical realms.
Many of my friends have reached out to me, as they have been struggling to find positives during this difficult times. So, I've decided to share an excerpt from my book 'The Peace Dimension: Ten meditations for testing times' in order to help those seeking a light at the end of the tunnel.
When we are living in testing times, we need ways of letting go of worries. We need methods of nurturing our life force. We need to raise our courage levels and expand our creative mindset. Once we enter The Peace Dimension, we can access that higher frequency of potential. We can transform our lives and find our inner peace.
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An interview with Loris Holland by Ryan Stride
Our next interview is with multiple Daytime Emmy and Grammy award winning composer, keyboardist, writer and singer: Loris Holland. An amazingly talented, genre-defying musician who has worked with a veritable who’s who of household names from Aretha Franklin to Rita Ora. He has also escaped the confines of commercial music, distilling his 30 year musical journey into The TomorrowBand, a personal project combining poetry, music and short films, which embodies his personal vision of world peace. Recently Loris released the song My Brother’s Keeper, a touching tribute to the essential workers who are risking their lives on a daily basis as the world faces this pandemic.
An interview with Stephanie Spence by Ryan Stride
Beyond the book- The Peace Dimension is about bringing people together. It’s time to hear the voices of those with a positive message to share and their own wisdom. Stephanie Spence is the celebrated author of Yoga Wisdom: Warrior Tales Inspiring You On And Off Your Mat, as well as a regular contributor to many Yoga publications. A modern day Yogini and a certified Yoga teacher, she comes across as a woman who has really used her training to nurture her through her own life journey. She is committed to sharing what she has learned with others in need. A thought leader, writer and inspirational speaker; I am sure there's a lot more to Stephanie beyond what her bio and profile reads. Something about her just gave me that sixth sense feeling that here’s someone who should be heard especially in this time of global crisis.
I got asked the other day if my new book is for helping people to cope with self isolation and the pressures of lock down. My intention was to write a book that could be of help to people in all kinds of situations in 2020 and beyond as I am a believer that meditation can offer us so much.
Meditation can help us to come to terms and realise where we are right now in this very moment. We make peace with where we are. It is greater than this though. Meditation takes us to a place that is still joined to the very moment we are in now; yet it expands way beyond all of this. We enter a place so epic in magnitude that our situations and difficulties can become specks on this canvas of timeless potential. This place can be called The Peace Dimension.
One of the meditations in The Peace Dimension is known as The King or Queen Meditation. I just used it today so wanted to share something about it. It is done in a seated position and it is great for preparing for the day ahead especially, when you want to make the day ahead a productive one. This meditation also has some follow up steps. The practice should inspire us to think about those in our kingdom - not just our close family but also our friends and those who play some part in our lives.
Who can we reach out to today; what can we do to help them? Consider these questions; act upon them. This is the majestic way…