The Timeless and Urgent Wisdom of Joseph Chilton Pearce with Michael Mendizza

May 19, 2021
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The deepening of personal transformation is an ongoing act of self-discovery and we’re standing on the shoulders of the many pioneers in the study of the astonishing capacities of the human mind and spirit. One such pioneer is the late Joseph Chilton Pearce, whose work has encompassed many decades of…

The Benefits of Being Lazy with Devon Price, Ph.D.

March 10, 2021
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There is the kind of laziness that we commonly use to describe a languid Sunday afternoon. This is not the kind of laziness that our guest is talking about here. Devon Price offers science-based reassurances that productivity does not determine a person’s worth. Price describes being lazy as a self-protection…

Eating Local Food As An Act Of Belonging with Vicki Robin

February 17, 2021
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Food is among our most basic human needs. 200 years ago in the US, everyone ate local food, and farming was a primary profession. However, industrial agriculture has distanced us from the hands that grow and process our food. If you are over 60 you’ve seen, in your lifetime, your…

Warriors For The Human Spirit with Margaret J. Wheatley, Ph.D.

February 10, 2021
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In this time of constant distractions and disappointments we become exhausted and heartsick as our good work is ignored. Wheatley speaks with fierce honesty as she gives us the map of where we are. She also gives us tools that enliven and reinvigorate us in our work and relationships. She…

Reclaiming Scripture to Heal a Broken World with Rev. Jennifer Butler

January 27, 2021
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Jennifer Butler
Whether you are a Christian, a Jew, belong to any other denomination, or have no religious affiliation, you may be surprised to know that the Bible represents generations of faith communities who resisted tyranny in impossible circumstances when the future looked bleak. Rev. Butler offers a look at Scripture with…

Looking for The Deeper and Greater Unities with Michael Meade

January 13, 2021
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Meade describes the landscape leading up to the Presidential election of 2020, “We are worn down, worn out. Burned out and exhausted—COVID crisis, political crisis, climate crisis… economic crisis, and equal opportunity and justice for all. We are divided and socially distanced We have to look for underlying unities and that requires, more than…

Designing With Nature In Mind with Sim Van der Ryn

January 6, 2021
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Sim Van der Ryn
Sim Van der Ryn has been a leading proponent of the green building movement (even before it was known as that), and for more than a half a century has been leading the way to a more regenerative, resilient, and sustainable future. It is his hope that society will increasingly…

A Mother’s Journey In Exploring Transgender Issues with Paria Hassouri, M.D.

December 30, 2020
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Can you imagine having your 13 year old son report to you that she is a girl? That’s what happened to pediatrician Paria Hassouri. In her memoir we join her through the reactions of shock, resistance, grief, acceptance, and finally pride. Transgender people have had to live in the shadows…

Connecting With Animals As Teachers with Richard Louv

December 23, 2020
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Have you ever looked into the eyes of a wild animal? If so, you know how its gaze unnerves us and we’re struck with awe and wonder in its presence. It can be described as a sacred experience. Even in urban areas there are many opportunities to encounter the wild…

A Candid Conversation Between A White Woman And African American Woman About Racism With Ronita Johnson

October 14, 2020
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Ronita Johnson
Here Justine Toms and her dear friend, African American and circle sister, Ronita Johnson engage in a most candid and revealing conversation on racism. Johnson has been most gracious with her time and talent to lead several groups in the summer and fall of 2020 to facilitate circles of frank…

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