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Episode 51: About theatre as activism, with Griffin Matthews

podcast Jul 16, 2020

The week after George Floyd was killed, Griffin Matthews posted a video on his instagram feed speaking up about his personal experience with Broadway being racist. The video went viral and the conversation about racism in the American theatre exploded.

Though you may recognize Griffin as D’Unte on the television show Dear White People, he’s also the creator of an auto-biographical documentary musical called Witness Uganda. And my friends, I can tell you that Witness Uganda is an...

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Episode 50: About taking action, with Elissa

podcast Jul 09, 2020

The Bhagavad Gita says “established in being, perform action.”

Nike says “just do it.”

Do we trust ancient knowledge? Do we trust the corporations? How do we make sense of all these messages, and how are we as human beings meant to take action?

This month on the podcast we're exploring action as a theme. In this solo episode, we’ll turn to yogic knowledge and polyvagal theory as a lens for understanding “right” action....

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Episode 49: About diversity and inclusion, with Kellie Wagner

podcast Jun 25, 2020

Kellie Wagner is the CEO and Founder of Collective, a diversity, equity, and inclusion lab. That means she helps companies - and humans - thrive.

Two months ago I called to schedule Kellie this podcast. We were about a month into pandemic times, and I asked if Collective was busy. Were companies were reaching out to utilize their resources? Kellie said no, you could hear crickets chirping. And then world changed again - George Floyd was killed and the Black...

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Episode 48: About the summer solstice, with Virginia Rosenberg

podcast Jun 18, 2020

This is a big moment in human history. And our resident astrologer, Virginia Rosenberg, is back to help us understand how our earthly bodies are interacting with the movements of the celestial bodies.

Astrologers have known for a long time that 2020 was going to be big, and we’re in the thick of it. As we approach the summer solstice, we’re also in the midst of eclipse season. And over the course of the year we’re making a big transition from Capricorn to Aquarian energy.

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Episode 47: About a little bit of faith, with Abel Yares

Meet Abel Yares. He’s been a psycho-somatic therapist, a cognitive neuro-scientist, a massage therapist, and a dancer. He was born in the Philippines, grew up in New Jersey, moved to New York City, and now lives in Portugal.

These days, Abel helps individuals expand their consciousness with intuitive channeling. And in this episode of the podcast, Abel channels what we need to hear as a collective during this intense moment of history.

What is it that we need right now? A little...

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Episode 46: About trust (and turning 35), with Elissa

Now more than ever, we all need working trust-o-meters. After all there’s some real shit going down on this planet, and we need to know who we can rely on.

In this significant solo episode - which marks my 35th birthday, the one year anniversary of this podcast, and the unveiling of the podcast’s brand new name - I share what I’ve come to understand about trust. We’ll do an energy body meditation to help you protect yourself inside a loving cocoon, and talk about how...

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Episode 45: About how we treat mother earth, with Dominic MacCormack

According to countless experts, the climate change emergency is the greatest threat of our era. The issue though, is that this problem is of such enormous magnitude that our individual nervous systems have trouble processing and treating it like an emergency.

Today on the podcast you’ll meet Dominic MacCormack, an expert on land use and water resources. Dominic’s answer to how to address climate change? With storytelling. With our voices. Dominic offers that it’s crucial...

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Episode 44: About a regenerative economy, with Mira Megs Lathrop

Our economy is currently breaking down. And while that’s scary, it’s also an opportunity. So let’s ask: how and what do we want to rebuild? Meet Mira Megs Lathrop, the Finanseer. Mira believes that we can go beyond building a sustainable economy and create one that is regenerative.

By mirroring nature and living in a paradigm of abundance, we can transcend the extractive practices that no longer work for us. And we can innovate to a system that functions in right...

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Episode 43: About your everyday things, with Gabriella D'Italia

How much thought do you give to the clothing you put on your body? To the books that are on your shelf? To the everyday objects that surround you?

Everything we own tells a story. And specifically, the way we accumulate things reveals our relationship to scarcity or abundance, and therefore shows how sustainably we're living.

In today’s podcast episode, meet Gabriella D’Italia. She’s an artist and a coach helping people restore sacred balance with their...

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Episode 42: About sustainability, with Elissa

Now more than ever a conversation about sustainability is crucial. But what truly does it mean to be sustainable? Current economic models would have us believe that never-ending upward growth is the name of the game. But nature teaches us something different: that there is an endless cycle of creation, maintenance, and destruction.

How can we embrace the way nature sustains itself - through cycles - in order to vision a new way of being? How can we envision a new approach to our bodies, our...

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