Carolyn and Dr. Linda Bender, DVM, discuss what everyone can do locally and beyond to make life easier for all species. Animals are our teachers, and our work is to listen to and tangibly help them--from the animals in our back yards to animals around the world. Linda also discusses the changing face of veterinary medicine and the role of animals in prisoner rehabilitation and the treatment of combat veterans.
Carolyn and Pegi Eyers discuss her work and her book, Ancient Spirit Rising. We are the generation that has to bring the truth of colonization out into the open, learn the truth about white supremacy, racism, slavery, genocide, oppression, assimilation, white privilege, white fragility, features of the colonial apparatus such as cultural appropriation, and pass those truths along to our white cohort. “Co-existence through co-resistance” and ally-ship with First Nations instead of tokenizing, stereotypes and abstract theories. Working toward the goal of healing our fractured relationships with people of colour, learning good intercultural competency skills, and actualizing the related visions of restitution, reconciliation and peaceful co-existence.
Today we switch roles as Ivey Cone interviews Carolyn in celebration of the one year anniversary of the New Lifeboat Hour. Where we've been and where we're going.
Carolyn and energy activist and researcher, Nancy LaPlaca discuss management of precious natural resources in a time of climate change denial. What is fact? What is fiction in terms of clean energy, and what are the hidden costs of rejecting clean energy in favor of profit and convenience?
Carolyn and psychotherapist Jonathan Stein discuss the global and cultural stresses that compel some people to seek therapy. They notice many more therapists waking up to the global crisis and many more clients seeking support as they deal with eco-anxiety along with fear, anger, grief, and despair regarding the many layers of our predicament. Jonathan shares his own process of waking up to systems collapse and catastrophic climate change and how it has influenced his life and his work with clients.
Carolyn and author, climate activist, and ecopsychologist Zhiwa Woodbury discuss the formation of trauma and its manifestations in climate chaos as well as all of the emotions that are stirred as we face the withering of our planet, especially grief. As we become willing to face these realities, we must redefine hope, not as a passive stance of mindlessly waiting for someone or something to fix the predicament, but responding with action, community, passion, a willingness to bear witness to suffering and make life easier for all living beings. In the process, we embrace a different kind of hope that does not depend on outcome but rather on our commitment to be fully engaged.
Carolyn & Myrn talk about what happens to us when we allow ourselves to fully wake up to the global crisis. Often the uncertainty pushes us to do deep inner work which then allows us to discover a new quality of empowerment. Not only do we then become more resilient, but our resilience becomes transformational so that we can engage in service and healing. Because every living being is connected with every other living being, serving one, serves all.
The Only Games In Town: Deep Ecology, Deep Inner Work, And Rigorous Sacred Activism In The Age Of Extinction
Carolyn and Val Silidker engage in an especially juicy conversation on collapse, the New Cosmology, the Universe Story, and why it is essential for the planet and for ourselves that we commit to doing inner work and external service for the rest of our lives.
Carolyn and Ivey Cone, longtime friend of the New Lifeboat Hour and Northern California resident living near Oroville, cover the collapse of the dam in depth and the potential for a disaster the size of Katrina if the dam's infrastructure completely fails.
On this Valentine's Day, activist Mimi German and Carolyn discuss not romantic love, but love and compassion for homeless people in Portland and around the world. How does climate change affect their lives, and what can we do as communities and as individuals to help the most vulnerable of our species?