Emergency! This Family is Prepared, part 2 (280)

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"YOYO: You're On Your Own. We can't count on first responders. Their focus is on critical resources." Ann Pacey and Tim Beale show their "second-story kit" in case of earthquakes. Noting that a key injury is broken glass, they have boots, gloves, flashlight and hard hat … [Read more...]

Emergency! This Family is Prepared, part 1 (279)

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"We base our emergency kit around our camping gear," says Tim Beale, showing us a carefully packed wheeled tote. His partner Ann Pacey lists essential areas to address, starting with financial records and ending with communications - including a plan to get back in touch … [Read more...]

Unlearn, Rewild — Earth Skills for Body and Mind (277)

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"We learn through being broken, we learn through imperfection. That's how evolution happens." Miles Olson, the author of Unlearn, Rewild  also discusses being a compassionate hunter, and how facing death can bring us fully alive. "The question is, how do you give back? It's … [Read more...]

Unlearn, Rewild — Inspiration for the Future Primitive (276)

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"My journey has been as a squatter living close to the land, building cabins, living with friends, learning how to live really intimately with the land by hunting, foraging, scrounging … dancing between the two worlds of human society and wild nature." The author of Unlearn, … [Read more...]

Rethinking Stress — And What You Can Do About It (270)

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"What people really think of as adrenal fatigue or burnout rarely has anything to do with the adrenals themselves." Nora Gedgaudas dispels myths, and illuminates various forms of brain dysregulation that can affect our response to stress, as well as our energy levels. She … [Read more...]

Rhythm and Song for Body, Mind and Spirit (264)

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Shasta Martinuk and Brian Hoover facilitate Rhythm Circles — drum and song circles, and a unique form called TaKeTiNa (tah-kuh-teen-uh). Their circles aren't about performance, so people can enjoy without those pressures. Participants learn through call and response rather … [Read more...]

How Shall We Live, With the Earth in Crisis? (250)

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When we actually face what's happening on the planet, the picture isn't pretty. Author Carolyn Baker (Speaking Truth To Power) is concerned by rapidly-unfolding climate change, and the fragile Fukushima reactor situation. Systems thinker Dave Pollard (How To Save the World) … [Read more...]

Living with the Predicament (235)

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Janaia's the guest this time! She tells host Ivey Cone: "This is not a problem. A problem can be solved. This is a predicament. We can’t solve our way out of this one, with technology or any other mythic fix. It's something we have to live with." She sees multiple … [Read more...]

Seeking the Happy Story, part 2 – Reality Ain’t What You Believe (234)

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"If you really grasp the idea that this is not suddenly going to turn around, in six months or a year, you begin to look at your life very differently," says Dr. Kathy McMahon, clinical psychologist and self-named "Peak Shrink." Despite government silence, she declares, the … [Read more...]

Seeking the Happy Story, part 1 – But What Do You Feel? (233)

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We live in a culture that wants only the upbeat response, the story with the happy ending. We marginalize people who express anger or grief about the impossible predicament we're in — societal and ecological collapse. Clinical psychologist Kathy "Peak Shrink" McMahon, uses … [Read more...]