Paul Engler who the founding director of the Center for the Working Poor, based in Los Angeles. Paul is also one of the founders of the Momentum Training, which educates hundreds of activists each year in the principles of momentum-driven mobilization. His deep resistance is informed by peace and justice mysticism and mindfulness practices.
At this moment the world is absolutely marinated in grief, yet most humans fail to recognize that reality. Even worse, few people in this culture have safe places to express their grief or people who will support them in doing so. December 8-10, Carolyn Baker and Terry Chapman will provide a safe container for expressing grief, surrounded by natural beauty and caring allies. In their New Lifeboat Hour conversation, Terry and Carolyn discuss their reasons for creating a "Gifts of Grief" weekend and offer a preview of the event. They note the many forms of grief we all experience and explain how all forms are connected in our hearts through everything we love.
Carolyn and Dean Walker discuss their offerings for resilience training in 2018--live courses and ongoing online events in the context of an increasingly dire global crisis. How do we create joy and beauty in our lives as we prepare emotionally and spiritually for unprecedented and heartbreaking challenges?
Reflecting on her last podcast interview with a millennial guest, Carolyn and retired surgeon, Harvey Austin, author of Elders Rock, discuss our planetary predicament and how wise men and women of all ages must respond by opening to the wisdom that is available to all of us, regardless of our age. Our predicament is calling us all to become "Elders," not just "olders." This podcast honors the wisdom of both the old and the young as we confront a dying planet as well as the ending of our own individual journey on Planet Earth.
Carolyn the boomer and Tyler Hess the millennial discuss our terminal predicament from the perspective of both of their generations. The wise-beyond-his-years, Tyler, shares how he lives and serves as he navigates the devastating future left to his generation by boomers in search of endless growth on a finite planet. A priceless conversation between two elders of different ages that you do not want to miss.
Carolyn, Andrew Harvey, and Dean Walker discuss the upcoming Resilience Bridge pilot courses and Andrew and Carolyn share their experience of creating and finalizing their forthcoming book. What does resilience really mean? Is it possible to develop this skill in the midst of the current planetary madness? If so, how?
Dean Walker and Carolyn Baker share their new body of work which will provide a safe container and extensive tools for building community and skill sets for living resiliently in the uncertain, distressing, and daunting times in which we live now and will live in the future.
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.