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Finding Contentment: A Transformative Podcast of Stress Management, Resilience, and Music

In a world brimming with challenges, it is a pleasure to discover a podcast that dives deep into the human experience of stress and stress management, while also offering solace and hope. “Finding Contentment,” hosted by  The American Institute of Stress‘s Executive Director Will Heckman and featuring special guest Ash Hollow is a podcast that unearths stories of individuals who have discovered fulfillment, purpose, and joy in the face of adversity. With a remarkable origin story and a mission to raise awareness about pressing issues, this podcast promises to captivate listeners and inspire them on their own journey toward contentment.

The Birth of Ash Hollow:

The musical journey of Ash Hollow began in 2019, when Corey Garrow and Tim Bray, who met in the U.S. Army, realized their shared love for music. Together, they embarked on a quest to create something extraordinary. Quentin Jakisha, an old friend of Corey’s, joined the duo, bringing his exceptional lead guitar skills to the mix. Despite the geographical distance, the band members maintained a strong connection, and when Corey and Tim left the military and returned to Cleveland, Ohio in 2022, they met Ren Adams, who joined as the bassist. Alongside Corey’s transition to lead vocals, Tobyn Hill joined as the rhythm guitarist. United by a deep desire to address significant societal issues, Ash Hollow was formed.

Unveiling the Core Message:

Ash Hollow stands out for its unwavering dedication to shedding light on critical societal issues. Through their music, they strive to initiate conversations and foster understanding around topics such as stress management, suicide awareness in the military and youth communities, and the everyday struggles of life. By fearlessly confronting these subjects head-on, Ash Hollow aims to make a tangible difference in the lives of those facing these challenges.

In this episode, host Will Heckman’s expertise, combined with Ash Hollow’s insightful contributions, creates an engaging and enriching podcast experience. Listeners can anticipate being moved and empowered as they explore the stories shared on the show. At the core of Ash Hollow’s vision lies an unshakeable belief in the transformative power of music. Just as music has been a lifeline for the band members themselves, they aspire to touch the lives of others and provide solace through heartfelt melodies and profound lyrics. Their unique blend of musical expertise, emotional vulnerability, and social consciousness offers listeners a profound and resonant experience. With their extraordinary journey and commitment to raising awareness about pressing issues, Ash Hollow’s podcast promises to captivate and inspire listeners.

The American Institute of Stress:

The American Institute of Stress (AIS) is a renowned organization dedicated to advancing the understanding and management of stress. With a mission to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities, AIS provides valuable resources, research, and education on stress-related topics. They offer comprehensive programs, workshops, and certifications to professionals in various fields, empowering them with the knowledge and tools to effectively address stress in their respective domains. The American Institute of Stress serves as a trusted authority, bringing together experts, researchers, and practitioners to collaborate and disseminate evidence-based strategies for stress reduction and resilience building. Through their commitment to promoting awareness, prevention, and treatment, AIS plays a vital role in helping individuals and organizations navigate the complexities of stress and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

To tune in to “Finding Contentment” and immerse yourself in this enchanting experience, visit their YouTube channel and listen to their podcast HERE. Prepare to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, finding solace in music, and discovering the keys to resilience and contentment amidst life’s challenges.


By The American Institute of Stress

All photo supplied by Ash Hollow