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The Tragedy Academy
Jan. 31, 2022

Special Guest: Katie Chonacas - Kyriaki

This week on the Tragedy Academy podcast, Jay rolls out a very big welcome for the talented multi-disciplinary artist, Katie Chonacas (aka KYRIAKI). Not only has Katie acted in numerous productions with A-list stars, but she also recently released a book of poetry and her debut album, Dreamland 1111. Jay and Katie dive deep into her musical inspirations, her revolutionary work creating NFTs and the future of art in the blockchain. Be sure you don’t miss out on this episode, and don’t forget to check out Katie’s podcast, She’s All Over The Place!


Summary

This week on the Tragedy Academy podcast, Jay rolls out a very big welcome for the talented multi-disciplinary artist, Katie Chonacas (aka KYRIAKI). Not only has Katie acted in numerous productions with A-list stars, but she also recently released a book of poetry and her debut album, Dreamland 1111. Jay and Katie dive deep into her musical inspirations, her revolutionary work creating NFTs and the future of art in the blockchain. Be sure you don’t miss out on this episode, and don’t forget to check out Katie’s podcast, She’s All Over The Place!

Key Points

🧬Quantum Physics

🔊Healing Frequencies

 😤Dealing with Toxic People

🧘🏿‍♀️Mindfulness

🔐NFT Art & The Blockchain

 

Episode Highlights

[1:46] - Katie recounts her fond memories of growing up in Detroit’s EDM scene. Attending raves and after-parties until the early morning, Katie loved the incredible energy she felt and the connection with others in the crowd. The music of her childhood would go on to influence her own artistic journey.

[6:12] - Katie explains that she has always been on a spiritual path, but after being introduced to Eric Thompson, an energy scientist, she began to experiment putting certain frequencies in her music to promote emotional healing.

[12:16] - Referencing Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Sacred Contracts, Katie discusses the misconception that most people have about micro versus macro choices. While people may assume that macro choices are what govern our lives, Katie argues instead that it is the daily micro choices that are most important. Micro choices build the habits and behaviors that shape our lives.

[17:17] - Continuing on this theme of choices, Jay emphasizes the impact mindfulness and meditation have had on his ability to shape his own life. Cultivating mindfulness, allows us to take a step back from any situation and choose how we would like to respond. Katie agrees that meditation is vital in creating this “space in-between”.

[27:13] - Katie points out that we typically only have the capacity to focus on one thing at a time, but if the thing that we are focusing on is negative, this serves to amplify that negativity in our lives. Katie recommends that if there are toxic people in your life, gradually limit the amount of time that you spend focusing on them. This isn’t about maliciously cutting people from your life, but lovingly letting go of emotions that do not serve you.

[32:45] - Jay congratulates Katie on her success as an NFT artist. Katie is at the forefront of this new movement and works actively to get more people into the space. When she released her album, Dreamland 1111, on the blockchain, two of her songs were purchased by artist and NFT collector, Blake Jamieson. Jay also reveals some exciting new directions for the Tragedy Academy podcast.

[40:23] - Jay and Katie discuss how the blockchain can be a difficult topic to discuss with others as it is still so new and not well understood. However, Katie emphasizes the incredible diversity and financial benefits that this space can have for artists. There are many options for people to support causes that are important to them, and not all platforms within the blockchain are destroying the planet.

[48:23] - To finish out the episode, Jay and Katie discuss authenticity and gratitude. Katie mentions Miguel Ruiz’s book, Mastery of Love, which argues that at our most primal state we are beings of unconditional love, both for ourselves and the world at large. Finally, Jay reminds us of one very important part of life: we have the honor of being grateful.

Connect with Katie

Website | https://www.chonacas.com/

Podcast | https://bit.ly/3AC8ggu

LinkedIn | https://bit.ly/3rUaQe4

Facebook | https://bit.ly/3o0wQTl | @KyriakiChonacas

Instagram | https://bit.ly/35oSvhr | @chonacas

Twitter | https://bit.ly/3rgvxln | @katiechonacas

Tiktok | https://bit.ly/3G7oPSL | @chonacas

Spotify | https://spoti.fi/3g4aUSN

Patreon | https://bit.ly/3IIEQAm

Youtube | https://bit.ly/youtube-KatieChonacas

IMDB | https://imdb.to/3b2OQG3

NFT Art | http://bit.ly/opensea-NFTKatieChonacas

Book Website: https://www.aloversfairytale.com

Check out Sturman’s artwork in A Lover’s Fairytale and more on his website at robertsturmanstudio.com.

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Katie Chonacas - KYRIAKI Profile Photo

Katie Chonacas - KYRIAKI

Actor / Author / Poet / Musician / Podcast host

Katie made her first appearance on network television in 2005. She's appeared in shows including CBS's CSI: NY, Cold Case, FX Network's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Law & Order SVU, to name a few. She also starred alongside Al Pacino, Milla Jovovich, Robert De Niro, Jessica Simpson, and Nicolas Cage in films.

Katie is repped as an actor in all major markets and is also part of SAG-AFTRA. She also works as a voice actor, repped by top voiceover agencies. One of her most notable roles was that of Soup in Minecraft: Story Mode-Season 2.

Additionally, she is a podcast host, author, environmental activist, and women empowerment advocate. Katie always brings positive energy, passion, and excitement to all her engagements.

Katie's "A Lover's Fairytale" poetry book on Love
Website: https://www.aloversfairytale.com
Buy the book: http://bit.ly/amzn-ALFTbook
Buy merch here: http://bit.ly/ALFT-merch
Spoken Word Playlist: http://bit.ly/ALFT-spokenword-playlist
She's All Over the Place Podcast
Website: https://www.chonacas.com/podcast/
Youtube: http://bit.ly/youtube-SAOTP

The Sophisticated Psychos
Website: https://www.thesophisticatedpsychos.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesophisticatedpsychos
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesophisticatedpsychos/
Youtube: https://bit.ly/YT-TSP
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdGof4G_siXSHCwW3DPzNqg
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ph/artist/the-sophisticated-psychos/1098820287?fbclid=IwAR20IvTrxwG7sEMNoNaoCB19PdVEimJxBj3f-0dWtrhV0zcUnfz_HYLTJ-A
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1QlxmVTtWLJSuPFJNq9QcV
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thesophisticatedpsychos