Islands of Sanity
Self-Compassion And Self-Care In A Time Of Coronavirus

Self-Compassion And Self-Care In A Time Of Coronavirus

March 15, 2020

Carolyn shares a sobering report from Coronavirus hotspot, Kirkland, Washington, and offers tools for self-compassion and self-care in the midst of this global pandemic which may be the first in our lifetimes, but probably not the last.

Climate Cure: Healing Ourselves To Heal The Planet

Climate Cure: Healing Ourselves To Heal The Planet

March 9, 2020

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Carolyn and Jack Adam Weber, author of the forthcoming book Climate Cure: Healing Ourselves to Heal The Planet discuss the ways in which working consciously with our feelings about climate catastrophe can move us beyond a pre-occupation with mere survival into a place of care for ourselves, for the Earth, and for each other.

Reclaiming Nobility Of Soul In An Authoritarian World

Reclaiming Nobility Of Soul In An Authoritarian World

February 22, 2020

Carolyn defines "nobility of soul" and explains why we need it in authoritarian times which mightily mitigate against trust and the nobility of our souls. She announces a new course on "Reclaiming Inner Authority In An Authoritarian World."

Healing Gaia’s Trauma, With Zhiwa Woodbury

Healing Gaia’s Trauma, With Zhiwa Woodbury

February 9, 2020

Zhiwa Woodbury in conversation with Carolyn on healing climate trauma which is actually Gaia's trauma.

Becoming The Author Of One’s Own Life
The Good Grief Network: Laura Schmidt and Aimee Lewis-Reau

The Good Grief Network: Laura Schmidt and Aimee Lewis-Reau

October 23, 2019

Aimee and Laura speak in depth about learning the skill of grieving in a time of unending and unprecedented losses on our planet and in our personal lives. 

Hold Onto The Thread

Hold Onto The Thread

October 5, 2019

In this first podcast, Carolyn clarifies the vision and purpose of this podcast and offers tools for finding Islands of Sanity in seas of chaos.

Lyn White On Animal Justice In Australia And Beyond

Lyn White On Animal Justice In Australia And Beyond

July 9, 2018

Lyn White with Aniamls Australia is also the Director of Animals International, the global arm of Animals Australia, collaborating with international colleague groups on universal animal cruelty issues from factory farming to live export. Her work has led to unprecedented animal welfare advancements in a number of countries, including in Jordan where she serves as Chief Adviser to the Princess Alia Foundation. Lyn’s life experiences are unique and provide an insight into the systems of justice in place for humans and animals. She presents a compelling argument that the causes of human and animal suffering are the same — and that we cannot address one without addressing the essence of both. Moreover she deeply challenges the essence of our humanity by advocating that we are not simply here to be human beings, but to become humane beings — and to leave this world a kinder and more compassionate place for those who follow us. This podcast is not a collection of horror stories but reveals the many victories of Animals Australia and shares how we can all become involved to strengthen justice for animals.

Our Collective Madness: Mapping How This Happened

Our Collective Madness: Mapping How This Happened

June 26, 2018

If we don't understand how we got here, we are powerless to respond to our predicament. Before we can respond, we need a map because often maps help us acquire a clarity we would not otherwise have. Just as we buy into unspoken agreements in our dysfunctional families, we buy into unspoken agreements in our culture. What are those agreements? We can't buy out of them until we understand how we bought in.

Lessons From The Holocaust For Our Time: How The Past Can Prepare Us For The Future With Dianne Monroe

Lessons From The Holocaust For Our Time: How The Past Can Prepare Us For The Future With Dianne Monroe

May 29, 2018

Life Mentor and Experiential Educator, Dianne Monroe, shares family stories regarding her ancestors who lived during the time of the Holocaust in Europe. She shares some of the lessons from that era, emphasizing that we never know the ripple effects of our actions for future generations. She also discusses the growth of autocratic movements in Europe and how we can resist rather than believe we will be safe if we obey.