Episode 10: The Seeds of Manny's Garden

Last week I lost a dear friend, mentor, teacher, and surrogate family member – Manny Ortiz. Manny's life was the embodiment of Life in the Whirlwind. While he will be missed by the countless people with whom he intertwined his life, we all carry these pieces of him, creating a new kind of whole with him gone.

This episode explores not just what Manny inspirited and invoked in me personally, but what he taught me about change, possibility, and the tireless intention to find Life everywhere.

Episode 9: Different Ways of Seeing

Episode 9: Different Ways of Seeing

Have you ever looked at something so many times that you stopped seeing it? Or have you ever been looking for your keys frantically, then suddenly you look down and they've been there the whole time? These are just simple examples of how there are different ways of seeing. In this episode we explore a lot of examples of how this might happen for you, how media and marketing appeals to certain ways of seeing, and how attachment to seeing things certain ways can deeply limit our development as people in the world. Come join the conversation, and hear a beautiful song that drives it home at the end.

Episode 8: How to Be in Two Places at Once – Part 2

Episode 8: How to Be in Two Places at Once – Part 2

This week we discuss how to be in two places at once in ways that serve us, with more than a little inspiration from one of J.R.R. Tolkien's rarest stories. As we move through life, all the people, places, and things that have formed us weave an inner tapestry. Join us for part 2 of this conversation.

Episode 7: How to Be in Two Places at Once – Part 1

Episode 7: How to Be in Two Places at Once – Part 1

Did you know that we can be in two places at once? It's true! There are two types, as I see it. One type is not enjoyable and not life-giving, and the other type is enjoyable and life-giving. Join us for this episode where we talk about the first type, how it happens, and how to put your mind and body in the same place at the same time. Come join the conversation.

Episode 3: The Practice of Moving Through

Episode 3: The Practice of Moving Through

How many times have labels like "good," "bad," "wrong," "stupid," etc gotten in the way of giving our experiences the space to transform and grow us? What might happen if we practiced moving away from these interpretations and labels, replacing them with questions that move us into growth? Come join us to explore how risk and struggle may be the exact forces we need to find life in the whirlwind.

Episode 2: Thomas Merton and the Question of Mystery vs Mastery

Episode 2: Thomas Merton and the Question of Mystery vs Mastery

Thomas Merton is one of the most well-known spiritual guides of the 20th century. His depth and wisdom have impacted many who are on similar journeys to find life in the whirlwind. His faith sprung from the ground at The Cloisters in New York City. This podcast was recorded at this very location and asks questions about spiritual practice & transformation inspired by Merton himself.