Drumming- The Rhythm of Your LIfe
May 25, 2016
Hosted by Karen Leavitt
My featured guest is Erik Dunton, he grew up like many children playing pots and pans- drumming. His family had a musical background. In his youth he attempted to play the saxophone and his music teacher said "I had no business playing a musical instrument of any kind", Erik felt the devastation from those words that did not stop him. It was his love for drumming and his older brother's guidance who was a sound engineer. Erik sought out a career in music, fell in love with recording, and become an audio engineer. This led to countless opportunities, live concerts, TV shows, and recording sessions. He had a successful career yet he still struggled with the words from his music teacher feeling he had no business doing what he's was doing. One day a friend told him this was "the Angel that drove me in the direction of serving others needs through music." After years of playing he began drumming circles as a team building for businesses, and focused his efforts on therapeutic drumming. Today Erik operates Positive Repercussions build community through interactive evidence based programs designed to inspire, empower, educate, and engage in an inclusive environment.
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The Sky’s the Limit is a motivating, inspirational program which is based on my journey from medical professional to patient, highlighting people from all walks of life and various stages of overcoming adversity, their challenges and awakening to the rediscovery of themselves, a transformation. I engage with a number of successful life coaches, authors, athletes and everyday people who discuss their journey and process as well as exploring the concepts of Eastern and Western medicine. We are all learning life’s lessons every day and living in the moment, no matter where we are in our journey.
Karen Leavitt is a restorative coach. With her background as an accomplished career nurse, and a survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Karen has a unique perspective on how to navigate life-changing events. Utilizing her skills in health and wellness, public speaking, advocacy and teambuilding, she guides others to achieve healthy, balanced, successful lives, regardless of their circumstances.
Karen is happy to be returning to VoiceAmerica after a life changing event resulted in a traumatic brain injury post-concussion syndrome. Now, Karen has a dynamic purpose and passion that is igniting her to guide others. A former successful career nurse, advocate, “natural care giver,” and athlete, Karen brings positivity and resilience grounded in reality through her own journey and experiences. Her mission is to educate, empower and inspire others to live their truth and passion as she engages in heartfelt, meaningful conversations around life’s situations, and circumstances. #thegiftistheshift