Episode 40: The "suck it up" paradox

Episode 40: The "suck it up" paradox

Ever go through something difficult and your first impulse was to "suck it up"? We all have had those moments. Come explore important questions about what happens when we "suck it up," and how when we think we're burying something, we're actually doing quite the opposite. Join the conversation!

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Episode 39: When observing butterflies

Episode 39: When observing butterflies

In the West (especially America) we tend to follow the compulsion to appear as the "expert" or "capable one." What do we gain and what do we lose from taking this posture as often as we do? What is an alternative and what does it offer instead? Come join the conversation.

Emails can be sent to lifeinthewhirlwind@gmail.com. (Yes, even you, Zac...)
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Episode 38: (Be)longing

Episode 38: (Be)longing

Everyone, at some point in their lives, has said, "I just want to belong." But what we end up doing in attempts to belong often brings about the exact opposite experience, bringing shame and feelings of rejection. Brené Brown says that fitting in is the enemy of true belonging. In this episode we explore practices and questions that may lead to a greater sense of true belonging. Come join the conversation.

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Episode 37: Contemplation is boring

Episode 37: Contemplation is boring

Have you ever stopped to consider what American culture considers "boring," "wasteful," and/or "inefficient"? (If you listen to this podcast, you probably have, yes.) In this episode we explore why and how these practices are powerfully important are, particularly in a world that calls them not worth our time and energy. Come join the conversation.

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Episode 36: This is not Heather Drew

Episode 36: This is not Heather Drew

I can barely believe it, but I completely FORGOT to post my episode this week...until today. I apologize for the lateness. I'll try to make sure it doesn't happen again. To make up for my tardiness, I have an episode for you that is...well, a little different. You'll have to listen to find out what I mean. (smile) Hope you enjoy, my friends. xoxo

Episode 35: Love's Accountability

Episode 35: Love's Accountability

Last week, we talked about how love sees. Love itself and those who choose to love us see all the parts of us – those parts we find beautiful and those we find fearsome. This week join the conversation as it takes a shift toward the accountability of love, which is one quality that makes it quite unique. Particularly in light of the tragic demonstrations this weekend in Charlottesville, VA, it's time to talk about the accountability love invites.

Excerpt from John Pavlovitz's blog entry from yesterday can be found here: Yes, This is Racism.

Put some love out into the world, all. The world needs more light. xoxo

Episode 34: Love sees

Episode 34: Love sees

Love. It's a word and a concept that is overused, misunderstood, and thrown around. It is also something that is naturally part of daily life – sometimes hourly life – yet we don't always know what it means, what it is, or what it is capable of. In this episode, let's explore what Love does (hint: I gave you a sneak peak in the title...!) and how Love's way & how Love itself can transcend the ways in which we have cheapened and misused it.

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Episode 33: Home is now

Episode 33: Home is now

This is third and (probably) final part of the "home" series. And that's all I'm going to say! (Hehe...) You don't want to miss the gorgeous, relaxing nature sounds in this episode, which was recorded on my camping trip in Vermont. Enjoy!

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Episode 32: Finding home away from home

Episode 32: Finding home away from home

In last week's episode we talked about the concept of home. Home isn't where you go to get away from the storm; home is a place of safety right smack dab in the middle of the storm. So in this episode, we expand on this topic of home, discussing how we can practice living at home, even when it feels so far off. Come join the conversation.

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Episode 31: Longing for Home

Episode 31: Longing for Home

What is home for you? What does it feel like? Is it a place? A mindset? An image? A far-off longing? In this episode, come join me as I discuss the universal feeling of longing for something called "home" and how we can be transformed by even the longing itself. Come join the conversation.

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Episode 29: Seeking peace within and without

Is it "wrong" to let ourselves be affirmed and listen to the voices of those who love us to find peace? What is the balance between this and finding peace within ourselves without the help of others? It's not as cut-and-dried as we often say it is. This episode is a good follow up to last week's episode on combating shame narratives. Come join me on my vacation and let's have a conversation (with an abundance of metaphors), shall we?

Thoughts? Questions? Itches? Email them to lifeinthewhirlwind@gmail.com.