Today we discuss living fearlessly, finding our true purpose, and bringing greater happiness and health to all.


My first guest, Yoichi Utebi, is the Executive Vice President of HS Productions and the Producer of the film Twiceborn, which inspires viewers with timeless wisdom to further spiritual enrichment and meaningful societal contributions. He joins me today to discuss how to let go of fear, keep the faith, and find our true purpose or mission in life.

My next guests, Rob Rosenow and Karen Annarino join me today to discuss and the latest breakthroughs in CBD oils and how Rosenow Farm‘s organically grown products serve as a natural remedy that elicits great and powerful health benefits that range from relief from anxiety, insomnia, pain, inflammation, and more.


We Discuss:

  • The importance of a positive mindset and how to develop our mindset muscle
  • Discarding negative tendencies and embracing the positive to follow our purpose
  • What questions to ask ourselves and signs to look for to discover our purpose
  • How to become a torch of love to illuminate the world and change it for the better
  • The importance and impact of having proper education on the use of CBD products
  • What CBD products are, how they work, and what benefits people receive from them


“Be positive, stay positive, and fight the fear. The only way you can fight fear is by doing what you are afraid of because fear is just an illusion of the future. You haven’t lost yet, so, let’s fight the fear together.”  –  Yoichi Utebi


About Yoichi:
Image of Yoichi Utebi, Producer of Twiceborn, and Executive Vice President of HS Productions - on Voices of Courage with Ken D. Foster

Born in Japan in 1968, Yoichi Utebi grew up in Beirut, Lebanon and New York City. Raised in a rare Japanese Christian family, he was deeply touched by Muslim culture and the beauty of Lebanon during his formative years in Beirut.

However, the Middle East also exposed Utebi to the horrors of war, as he and his family dodged bullets and bombings before fleeing to London and back to Japan, leaving everything behind in a sudden evacuation.

In the 7th grade, Utebi moved to New York for 10 years, where he was exposed to friends from multiple cultures and ethnicities.

His rock band produced a popular album and gained quite a following in the city before Utebi decided to forego his musical pursuits and return to Japan.

After 12 years of experience in marketing and senior management at various American IT companies in Japan, Utebi joined Happy Science in 2010, where he quickly rose to Director of International Communications.

Utebi is currently leading Happy Science’s International Media Division and is the Executive Vice President of HS Productions and producer of Twiceborn.


About Rob and Karen:
Image of Rob Rosewood, Rosenow Farms - on Voices of Courage with Ken D. Foster

In 2013, Rob Rosenow received a call that his father became ill, so he and his wife, Karen Annarino, packed up the family and moved from Los Angeles across the country to his hometown in northern Michigan. It was here that his father owned a cash crop and cattle farming business.

A year later, Rob was invited to represent his family at the signing of the Farm Bill by President Obama in Lansing, Michigan. The signing permitted an institute of higher learning or MDARD to grow industrial hemp for research purposes as part of an agriculture pilot program.

Years later, after very rough weather and weak commodity markets of 2018, they started looking ahead at what crops could replace some of the ones that weren’t doing well. As luck would have it, in January 2019, Michigan passed the legalization of industrial hemp as part of the Michigan Industrial Hemp Research and Development Act.

Image of Karen Annarino, Rosenow Farms - on Voices of Courage with Ken D. Foster

Jumping into the unknown, the Rosenows became proud licensees as growers and processors of high-quality hemp and, as a part of this program, documented the many stages from soil to oil for Michigan State University. Their seeds have been carefully selected and grown, using only the best sustainable and organic farming practices.

From the preparation of the soil and the hand-shucking of every plant, each step of the way has been a labor of love and commitment. It’s that love and commitment to farming that Rob grew up with, and through sickness and in health, he watched his father in the fields in all weather giving every drop he had for the world’s food source. It’s because of this unwavering perseverance, he’d like to dedicate making this opportunity possible to his parents, Bob and Loni Rosenow of Whittemore Farms.

When it comes to hemp extract oils, the Rosenows have learned incredible things about this plant and its health benefits. “From our family to your family, our hope is that you enjoy the product as much as we’ve enjoyed the journey. May it bring about a level of confidence, calm, and comfort to elevate each day.”


“If you start with taking care of yourself, good things will come and they will start to surround you. When you take care of your own mind and your own well-being and your own health, a lot of good things come out of that.”  –  Rob Rosewood


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