Activism, Art, Aging, and Staying Awake

August 22, 2016

Carolyn and Mimi German discuss the journey of activism from initially waking up to full-blown activism to distilling one's activism into full-bodied, full-hearted living. Poetry, music, meditation, growing food, and total immersion in nature help us integrate our external activism with a long overdue exploration of the inner world, for indeed in a time of global crisis, there is nowhere to go but inward.

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Return To Joy: Vibrant Living In A Flatline Culture

August 15, 2016

What is the difference between joy and happiness, and why is the difference important? How do we cultivate and experience joy in a deadened culture? The pursuit of happiness costs nothing; the cultivation of joy requires the work of mining the dark gold of the shadow and reaping its inestimable rewards. Carolyn talks about how light and dark travel together and need each other and how confronting the enemies of joy and shadow healing make vibrant living possible--even in a flatline culture.

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Extinction And Big Picture Inspiration: The Great Story

August 8, 2016

Carolyn talks with Michael Dowd, author, lecturer, and eco-theologian about how we hold the potential for human extinction within the larger picture of the Great Story.  Humans have become cancers on Planet Earth, but we have a choice to instead become immune systems. How do we do this?

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Why Can’t We Have The Impossible Conversation?

August 1, 2016

Dean Spillane Walker is the author of a forthcoming book entitled "The Impossible Conversation". What is this conversation? It's the honest conversation about the sober data of abrupt climate change. Dean and Carolyn discuss what we need to transform within ourselves so that we can have this conversation and live into its implications with courage and compassion.

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Cynthia McKinney On Race, US Elections, And Transforming Our Political System

July 25, 2016

Former Six-Term Congresswoman and 2008 Presidential Candidate for the Green Party emphasizes the urgency of "getting out of our silos" of disconnection from each other in order to transform our political landscape.

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Making It Easier On Other Species And Creating Beauty No Matter What

July 18, 2016

Animal rescuer, Jill Angelo and Carolyn discuss Jill's work in a Chicago-area animal shelter, her new Moondog Farm animal rescue project, and Jill's new book Sacred Space: How To Turn Your Home Into A Sanctuary. Deep conversation with an activist committed to rescuing animals and creating beauty no matter what the future of our planet may be.

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Mindful Activism For Radical Change

July 11, 2016

Carolyn interviews Scott Brown, author of Active Peace: A Mindful Path To A Non-Violent World. While peacemaking and non-violence are essential goals, if the inner world of the activist is not transformed, they will be less effective in the outer world and may in fact, become part of the problem.

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Living With Passion Beyond Hope

July 4, 2016

Deb and Carolyn discuss how we live with passion in the face of the global crisis and beyond the chimera of hope.

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Cosmological Wisdom And Planetary Madness With Professor Sean Kelly

June 27, 2016

Carolyn and Dr. Sean Kelly discuss the radical uncertainty of our time and how urgently we need to cultivate cosmological wisdom in the face of planetary apartheid. Our work is to embrace radical uncertainty and discover on the deepest level the full spectrum of our humanity and our spiritual core at its center.

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Utilizing The Lessons of Abrupt Climate Change

June 20, 2016

Lisa and Carolyn discuss how the human shadow has led us to catastrophic climate change and how we can utilize the lessons of climate chaos to take spiritual and emotional responsibility. In doing so, we connect more deeply with each other, ourselves, and Earth.

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