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.
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.