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...

BOO247 – Lessons from John Lewis

When a friend was lamenting that she couldn’t imagine listening to people who had different political beliefs, I was dismayed.  It’s been...

BOO246 – Getting Perspective

We need to be conscious about what we pay attention to.  If we only focus on what is wrong, we lose perspective. Resources Brene Brown “Ask...

BOO244 – Exploring Race

If we are kind and well intentioned people, how could we be racist?  Isn’t that the label for hateful and cruel people?  In this episo...

BOO242 – Acceptance

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

BOO239 – How Can I Be of Service?

It is hard to believe what we do can make a difference.  It is easy to look that other way or give up hope facing such big problems.  This episode e...

BOO238 Encore – Working Hope

Are you hopeful?  How do we re-frame hope to support us using our energy towards what matters most. Resources Active Hope Video on THE GREAT TURN...

BOO237 Encore- Using My Voice

I notice how I stay comfortable and how that can keep me stuck.    In this case, I noticed how I wouldn’t speak up, especially if I fa...

BOO236 – Listening Between the Words

If we are going to have productive conversations and build community, we need to grow our capacity to listen. And we need to reduce our capacity to ge...

BOO235 Encore – Breathe

Learning how to get grounded helps us access more of our intelligence; we are not our brightest selves when we are reactive. Resources An Interview wi...

BOO234 – Suffocating

If we want to create a more beautiful world, we need to start with what is present.  The brutal murder of George Floyd has become a wake up call for ...