Award-winning authors Lori Anne Rising and ‘Uncle Mark’ Olmstead host the self-empowering, positivity-focused podcast Rise ‘n Shine! Not Just for Mornings Anymore – a show designed to get you reaching your full potential every single day.
Leading with a notably heartfelt, family-friendly approach, episodes make their way through a plethora of topics, and often welcome onboard various guests to talk in depth about an equally broad variety of subjects. A recent episode talks, for example, about off-grid living and the lives of those with a self-sustainable homestead.
In light of recent global events and issues, this concept has become something of a realistic dream to many more individuals, and the conversation makes for a superb introduction to the realities of this kind of lifestyle.
Though still in its early days, the podcast has well and truly found its flow as a weekly go-to for any and all listeners looking to lighten the weight of the world and consider their options in a genuine, actionable way. At the same time, it’s a pleasure to listen to the hosts and indeed their guests – the positive energy and enthusiasm makes for an inspiring reminder that the world is not all doom and gloom; far from it.
Other episodes so far have touched on The Healing Power of Music – a particularly interesting segment, which digs deep into how and why music is so powerful – and even stretch so far as to talk about the indigenous crisis in the USA, with front line insight from native tribes to really help explore the topic.
Another fascinating episode is Bridging the Gap Between Science and Spirituality, which delves into the increasingly thought-consuming topic in an open-minded and engaging way.
Episodes also each feature an original song from host Uncle Mark, the episode below including The Story Of Love, a song from Mark’s very first CD.
The song sets a beautifully calming mood, with its mellow country warmth, poetic, reflective depth regarding life and lessons learned. Gorgeous guitar work and smooth vocals make for a welcomed break from the talking, and allow listeners to gather their thoughts and feel all the more inspired to take the right steps in life.
While the show is likeable from the offset, it grows to become incredibly appealing, inspiring, and informative, the further into each episode – and indeed the series – that you get. The hosts are rightfully beginning to gather momentum with the podcast, and this is likely set to continue exponentially.
No subject is out of bounds, by all accounts, and this kind-hearted yet well-researched approach is decidedly refreshing.