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Spirituality

Healing Ourselves to Heal the Climate: Jack Adam Weber on PYP 466

Can we fix our broken climate with technological and policy solutions alone? Or do we need to heal deep personal and cultural wounds as well?

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The Science and Practice of Forgiveness: Nathaniel Wade, PhD, on PYP 449

Forgiveness sounds nice, and often feels like the hardest thing in the world. How can we learn to forgive others and ourselves without excusing terrible behavior?

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Healing from Racism with Bianca and Michael Alexander: PYP 419

I reached out to Bianca and Michael because I was turning into an asshole. Specifically, I was full of rage and outrage and judgment at all the racists out there.  And the fact that I was right, and on the side of right, and standing shoulder to shoulder with people of color, and fighting against… Read More

The Key to Human Resilience with Scott Carney: PYP 413

Most of my work as a health coach involves helping people respond differently to stimuli. That is, develop the ability to make different choices when confronted with tempting foods, tempting environments, tempting people, and tempting sensations, emotions, and thoughts. Think about it – NOT having that ability basically means you’re a robot, a machine. If… Read More

Exploring Digital Spirituality with Gregory Grieve: PYP 399

Meditation apps have become a huge market. Headspace, Calm, 10% Happier, Insight Timer, and others promise stress relief, better health, and even spiritual contentment to users. Gregory Price Grieve, professor of religion at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, studies the nexus of spirituality and digital media. He recently published an article with Beverly… Read More

The Dangers of Toxic Spirituality with Justin Luria: PYP 376

Justin Luria now lives what he calls a “muggle” life, managing on online bookshop. Before that, he trained as an energy healing and shamanic practitioner, and immersed himself in many of the spiritual practices of the “New Age,” and learned from many contemporary spiritual teachers: Byron Katie, Eckhart Tolle, and others. He also actively pursued… Read More

Lessons from a Bucket of Rice

Mergoddess Sarah Bofinger and I talk about how the next thing is always available to us.

Whether it’s a bucket of rice, or a half squat, or waking up from a bad dream, everything within our experience is an opportunity to rewrite our story. 

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Don and the Perfect Game

Don Larson died this month, at the age of 90.

He played baseball professionally from 1953 to 1967, and had a less than stellar career. As a pitcher, his lifetime record was 81 wins and 91 losses. He played five of those years with the powerhouse New York Yankees during their dynastic heyday in the 1950s; his record for lesser teams was a dismal 36 wins and 67 losses.

And yet he’s one of my favorite players of all time.

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Changing Hearts and Minds Through Laughter with Myq Kaplan: PYP 360

Myq Kaplan is a stand-up comedian who also happens to be vegan (or is it the other way around?) He’s performed on the Tonight Show, Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, the Late Late Show with James Corden, in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his… Read More

Do I have to be happy-happy to change?

Joy. Misery. Bad choices. Change. Surrender. Korean War defectors.

Something for everyone in this end-of-year convo with Mergoddess Sarah Bofinger.

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