Episode 10: Dealing with Fear

Does fear keep you from living the life you want to live? Do you struggle with depression? On this weeks episode we answer a listener question about overcoming fear and how to find healing when you can’t afford therapy.  We also talk about navigating harm and maintaining relationships in movement work. We end with things giving us life–books, Will Smith signing La Bamba and trans reclamation of naming ceremonies.

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Correction: Richael – “I’m sorry listeners! I incorrectly claimed that Alice Coltrane is still with us, when she, in fact, became an ancestor in 2007. I believed she was alive because a posthumous album was released under her name just last year. My main point was that Alice Coltrane was alive and relevant after the 1970s, releasing powerful music, so anyone speaking about her work, should acknowledge her contributions after Journey to Satchidananda <3”

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Episode 9: Easing Leg Cramps

Do you wake up in the middle of the night with painful leg cramps? On this weeks episode we answer a listener question about how to ease recurring leg cramps. We have physical tips, herbal tips, dietary tips and even a update from our listener about how the recommendations have landed for her. We also talk about tattoos as expression and forms of healing, and end with lots of things giving us life–music, meditation even figure skating.

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Episode 8: Body-based Anxiety

Do you struggle with the physical manifestations of stress and anxiety? This week we answer a listener question about acne, and working to overcome the associated negative feelings and the urge to pick. We also talk about tarot cards and card-based divination.  We end with a spirited convo about the diverse things bringing us life: an airline commercial, young adult fiction, podcasts, music and other practitioners.

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Episode 7: The Nature of Becoming

On today’s episode we discuss a listener question about being and becoming, inspired by Mark Nepo’s Book of Awakening. We also talk about healing through play and joyful paths to spiritual growth.

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Episode 6: From Denial to Acceptance

Is it hard for you to accept difficult truths about yourself? Do you wonder about how to stay hopeful and positive while accepting challenging truths? On this week’s episode we answer a listener question about moving from denial to acceptance. We also share our favorite end of year rituals, and talk about the innovative anti-racist work Richael has been working on. As usual, we end with things giving us life: dogs, comedians, emo music and a gratitude practice.

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Oh, and a correction! The solstice is on December 21st, not 22nd.

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Episode 5: Taking Things Personally

How do you care for yourself while remaining connected and caring? Do you struggle with not taking things personally? Are you an empath? On this week’s episode we answer a question from a listener who struggles as an empath who also tries to live by the principle of not taking things personally, inspired by the Four Agreements. We also talk about astrology as a tool for social change, and the things giving us life this week: holiday rituals and music.

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Episode 4: Anxious Sleep

Does anxiety interfere with your sleep? Do you struggle with letting the day go in order to rest? On this week’s episode we answer a question from a listener who has trouble going to bed, and thinks it might be related to anxiety. We’ve got a lot of suggestions for this issue, from sleep hygiene and rituals, to dealing with electronic and ambient pollution, to herbal assistance. We also talk about staying centered in these political times, the benefits of squatting and, as always, a few things giving us life.

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