BOO297 – What is the Inner Critic?

One thing we can do to improve the quality of our lives is to change our relationship with the inner critic.  In this episode, with the help of R...

BOO296 – Healing the Divide

How do we flatten the curve of hate (paraphrasing Rev. Rosemary Klass).  A foundational study of boys in the 1950s provides some ideas of how we can ...

BOO293- Encore – Finding Community

We are stronger when we work together.  Reflections on finding community all around me. Resources Habits of the Heart by Parker Palmer Full ...

BOO290 – Encore – Defensiveness

Defensiveness is a relational disease. How do we move beyond it to increase the quality of our relationships? Resources Tuning in vs Changing the Chan...

BOO289 – Encore – Enoughness

It is radical to imagine we don’t have to fix, acquire or change ourselves to access what Sonya Renee Taylor calls our innate enoughness. Resour...

BOO288-What Are You For?

Shifting her focus from fighting hate to focus on leading a movement called Revolutionary Love, Valarie Kaur is an inspiration. Resources Valarie Kaur...

BOO286 – Advice on Advice

“What I think you should do is…”  These words are often intended to be helpful but may miss the mark. Resources Moving from Jud...

BOO284 – Compose with the Unfolding

Working with the intention, compose with the unfolding, has supported me in being more present with what is emerging (even the not so fun stuff). ...

BOO283 – Fierce Self-Compassion

Self compassion is a powerful form of self-care. It enhances our ability to be resilient and learn.  Kristin Neff has expanded the definition of ...

BOO282 – Lessons From FeBe

It has been a tough time.  We have been dealing with illness, death and uncertainty.  With all of the heartache, there have been some valuab...

BOO279 – Choosing To Be Free

We are not truly free when we are trapped by hatred and prejudice.  What supports us being more free of reactions, blaming and instead choose our...

BOO275 – Centering versus Reacting

Choosing our response versus reacting.  What practices invite you to be fully present and grounded? Resources Wendy Palmer, Leadership Embodiment...

BOO274- Loving Our Community

How do we strengthened our ability to love our neighbors?  A few inspiring stories and lesson. Resources Fearless Dialogues, Dr Ellis Antoinette ...

BOO273 – Fumbling Forward

Conversations about politics, race, the environment or other heated topics are hard to have.  How do we create an agreement that allows us to fum...

BOO272 – Owning Our Story

To become fully free, we need to learn how to own the whole of our story with compassion.  We need to integrate all of our experience, even the c...

BOO269 – Come Out Wherever You Are

We need to heal to create joy in our lives. We need to heal to make social justice possible.  But first, we need to stop hiding… Resources ...

BOO268 – Puzzling Times

Anne Swallow Gillis is a recently retired Protestant Pastor, aspiring writer and jigsaw puzzle fan. In this edition of Best of Ourselves, she shares h...

BOO267 – ENCORE- Acceptance

The paradox of sustainable change is learning to truly accept the parts of ourselves we want to “fix”. Resources Reacting Podcast Christop...

BOO266 – Women

Is there still an issue with women’s voices?  Sure. But the trick is to notice when it’s happening. Resources Whe We Aren’t Mak...

BOO265- Thriving

We can support our thriving by avoiding negativity and managing our energy.  We all need a bit more TLC right now. Resources How to Thrive When E...

BOO264 – Enoughness

It is radical to imagine we don’t have to fix, acquire or change ourselves to access what Sonya Renee Taylor calls our innate enoughness. Resour...

BOO263 – Laughter

Instead of the intense reflection on changing, I told a few funny stories.  Laughter helps us navigate challening times. Resources Stress Relief ...

BOO262 – Imprisoned in Our Story

We breath in a worldview from our culture and families.  But, unless examined, it is just the way things are. Resources Brené Brown with Sonya R...

BOO261 – Facts and Faith

You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose —with the disciplineto confront the most brutal f...

BOO259 – Rethinking Rituals

Rituals provide comfort, especially in stressful times. The pandemic is providing us with an opportunity to think through what is a “should do&#...

BOO258 – Change is Always Possible

You can teach an old dog new tricks. Our brains are malleable and change with every interaction.  Yes, we are wired to operate from habit but we ...

BOO255 – Intentionality

We have a lot more choice than we remember. It is so easy to spend the day being reactive.  And if we pause, and reflect on what we would like to...

BOO253 – What Are You Referring To?

One key to a constructive conversation, is to be genuinely curious about the other person’s experience.  Otherwise, we are just debating conclu...