(93) Stephen Powers: Can Loss Inspire You To Live?
If you are struggling with loss now, or you have in the past, we have a very special episode of the Unleash Your Peace podcast for you today.
This week, we speak with creative visionary Stephen Powers. Stephen's prolific career expands across several industries and has touched the lives of millions worldwide. He is the COO of Wisdome LA, CEO of the publishing house Powers Omnimedia, and the former CEO of Bodhi Tree, one of our favorite spiritual shops in Los Angeles. As a GRAMMY-winning record producer, Stephen produced more than 150 albums with artists including Will.I.Am, Tina Turner, and The Beach Boys.
If you've met Stephen you know him as a powerhouse whose passion for creative, spiritual, and socially just endeavors seems to be endless. But did you know that he was actually on track to become an Oceanographer?
When Stephen was 18 years old and studying Molecular Biology at MIT, his younger sister was tragically killed by a drunk driver. It was not until he came face-to-face with his own mortality as a result of this horrible loss that he asked himself the question: "What do I really want to do?"
What Stephen's incredible story demonstrates is that embedded in even the greatest tragedies is an opportunity for expansion.
A decade after the death of his sister, a second heart-shattering loss left him distraught and angry at God. But through this agonizing darkness, he found the strands of light that eventually led him to a place of real internal peace, from whence he has inspired so many.
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