Bold: How do we tell our untold stories?

Trigger Warning: This episode contains themes of sexual violence, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, racism, self-harm. This is the penultimate episode of the season! So this week, I am looking at the experiences we may not share. We all know the incredibly heavy weight of bearing an untold secret.  There is nothing so heavy as havingContinue reading “Bold: How do we tell our untold stories?”

Informed: What are we doing about climate change?

Climate change can be a tough sell. It’s arguably the greatest challenge or threat facing this and future generations, yet it seems at times to be a near-insurmountable challenge in itself just to get people interested in it. For one, we don’t hear the human aspect of the crisis, and what are people actually doingContinue reading “Informed: What are we doing about climate change?”

Rooted: Is it important to connect to your roots?

Some people want, or feel that they need, a sense of a wider connection to see how they fit into a larger world, both currently and historically. People can also feel the need for a wider social connection, particularly in modern Western societies where small nuclear families and greater geographical mobility may lead to aContinue reading “Rooted: Is it important to connect to your roots?”

Strong: How do we focus on women’s physical strength?

“Women are complex and muscles are not the monopoly of men.” The female body is one of the most scrutinized subjects in contemporary culture, so why are portrayals of physical strength so lacking?  Thanks to the following guests for participating: Poorna Bell is an award-winning author and journalist, who previously worked as UK Executive EditorContinue reading “Strong: How do we focus on women’s physical strength?”

Individualist: How do we embrace being weird?

Sh#t Your Ego Says author James McCrae says embracing your weirdness gives you a new perspective, and the world needs a new perspective. Innovation does not happen within the status quo. Innovation happens when outsiders challenge the status quo with weird ideas. So if you are a bit of an outsider, how do you harnessContinue reading “Individualist: How do we embrace being weird?”

Amazed: How do we spark our sense of wonder?

The sense of wonder apparently speaks of our hunger to be moved, to be engaged and impassioned with the world and take pleasure in it, attuned to it, grateful for it, and fascinated by it. It’s supposedly a corrective for the conventional and habitual, for the fact that day-to-day life offers so few helpings ofContinue reading “Amazed: How do we spark our sense of wonder?”

Inclusive: How do we embrace intersectional identities?

American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist Audre Lorde once said: “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” Looking at identity, it is thought to be important to approach it from an intersectional perspective because it deepens the understanding that there is diversity and nuance inContinue reading “Inclusive: How do we embrace intersectional identities?”

Unbiased: How do we deal with our unconscious bias?

Understanding and addressing biases you may possess are important so you can be aware of how you treat and interact with others, both consciously and subconsciously. The Implicit Association Test is often used to measure implicit bias in individuals. But can we actually see our own unconscious bias? Thanks to the following guest for participating:Continue reading “Unbiased: How do we deal with our unconscious bias?”

Intuitive: Can we trust our intuition?

For some reason we expect more from intuition than we do from logic. Ask yourself if your logic has ever been wrong about anything? Most people would agree that their logic doesn’t always prove accurate. But we expect intuition to be perfect, even though we are not skilled in its use. This is magical thinkingContinue reading “Intuitive: Can we trust our intuition?”

Awareness: Are we self-aware?

Self awareness is seen as important because when we have a better understanding of ourselves, we are able to experience ourselves as unique and separate individuals. We are then empowered to make changes and to build on our areas of strength as well as identify areas where we would like to make improvements.  But areContinue reading “Awareness: Are we self-aware?”