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Should Vegans Own Guns?: Rabbi Hillel Norry on Plant Yourself 446

Given the shocking violence we’ve seen this week, with more predicted around the country, I found myself in a very strange place: feeling like my home and family are under potential threat. I reached out to vegan rabbi firearms instructor Hillel Norry for guidance.

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After the First Marriage: Learning and Growing in Relationship: Dr Susan Orenstein on PYP 445

What can we learned from “failed” relationships that can help us succeed next time? Couples therapist Susan Orenstein talks about her work helping people move on and grow after a first marriage.

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Liberation Through Improvisation and Imperfection:
Stephen Nachmanovitch on PYP 444

Can we use the principles and practices of improvisation to make healthy choices? In this episode, improvisation teacher Stephen Nachmanovitch shares what a 639-year-long musical performance can teach us about being present while thinking of the future, and how steering a car can guide us to self-correct our mistakes in real time.

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Discover YOUR Optimal Diet and Lifestyle Through Data:
Dr Casey Means on PYP 443

Tired of the nutrition debates? Confused about what YOU should be eating? Dr Casey Means of Levels Health shares the power of closed-loop data to change our lives – and health destinies – for the better.

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Plant Care is Self-Care: Yuvika Iyer on PYP 442

What are the best house plants for healthy indoor air? Which ones are easiest for beginners? What are the benefits to indoor plants? And how can we become more connected, calmer, and happier people through our co-nurturing relationships with these plants?

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How to Become Intuitive: Christin Bummer on PYP 441

Christin Bummer used to lavish care on dogs via her Canine Kingdom business. Now she coaches humans to give similar consideration to themselves.  In our conversation, we explore the fruitful and scary landscape of operating intuitively rather than adhering to preordained rules.

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Mind Hacks for Getting Through a Pandemic: Josh LaJaunie on PYP 440

Josh LaJaunie returns to talk about his strategies for staying sane, strong, and fit during the pandemic. 

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The Queen’s Gambit, The Hero’s Journey, Veganism, and Exercise: Tyson Yunkaporta on PYP 439

Author, academic, and artist Tyson Yunkaporta offers an Indigenous perspective on some of the core beliefs that have guided my life. Some, like veganism, survive in a different form. Others, like the Hero’s Journey, lie in tatters. And some, like exercise, get transformed and deepened.

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Healing Cultural Trauma: Tada Hozumi on PYP 438

Tada Hozumi is a somatics practitioner, and one of the leaders of a movement known as cultural somatics.

In this challenging conversation, we discuss how our cultures can traumatize us and predispose us to oppress other cultures. And how we can “digest” our past – collective and individual as a way of healing.

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Owning Our Health
with Glen Merzer and Chef AJ: PYP 437

Glen Merzer has possibly created a new genre, the comedic plant-based memoir.
Join me, Glen, and recipe contributor Chef AJ to talk about their new book, Own Your Health.

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