Episode 49: Permission is a funny thing

Episode 49: Permission is a funny thing

After seeing a live performance of My Fair Lady by the Quintessence Theatre Group in my neighborhood last week, I got to thinking about permission. Who do we give permission to and why? Why and when do we not give ourselves permission when perhaps we should? This episode (with a title inspired by Annie, a faithful listener) explores this and more. Come join the conversation!

Episode 48: The thing about journeys...

Episode 48: The thing about journeys...

Growth always awaits us in life, no doubt. But there are certain times in which we are called to journeys full of trial and questions without answers. So what's happening during those journeys? And how can we stay the course if they're worthwhile? Come join this conversation.

P.S. It's almost our 1 year anniversary! I love hearing what this podcast has meant to you (thanks to the many who have written already to tell me). Email me at lifeinthewhirlwind@gmail.com.

Episode 47: The good, the bad, the ugly

Episode 47: The good, the bad, the ugly

Don't we often forget to equate disunity and silencing of one another's stories? I've been thinking a lot lately (and teaching on) trauma, suffering, and telling our stories in truthful, helpful ways. This episode centers around how sharing our pain creates unity in the body of humans. Come join the conversation.

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Episode 46: When you know you are rich

Episode 46: When you know you are rich

Part 5 of the Unity series, this time we begin talking about how all this talk about self–work and –awareness leads to something far greater... we begin to talk about unity–with–other.  Come join the conversation!

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Episode 45: Protecting the Sacred Flame

Episode 45: Protecting the Sacred Flame

The 4th episode in the Unity series, we explore how the deeper self is like a flame that needs to be protected, as well as why and how we might do this protecting. Lyrics for the song at the end can be found by clicking here: www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/davidcrosby/bythelightofcommonday.html. (Can you tell I'm pretty proud of the high applicability of this week's song?) Come join the conversation!

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Episode 44: The Reciprocating Self

Episode 44: The Reciprocating Self

Part 3 of the Unity series is here! This episode looks at how the dynamic nature of the deeper self is an important factor of self-unity and unity with others. Come join this conversation (and see why I posted a picture of Mary Cassatt's painting Baby's First Caress...).

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Episode 43: You Contain Multitudes

Episode 43: You Contain Multitudes

Forgive me as I guilelessly steal from Walt Whitman's famous poem, "Song of Myself" for this episode title... (one of my favorites, by the way). I bring you the first episode in the "Unity" series. This one introduces the importance of unity with the Deeper Self, while growing in awareness with its partner, the Surface Self. Come join this conversation!

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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.

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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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