Savoring the Peak Moments of Our Lives


I was recently interviewed by Carolyn Baker for her "New Lifeboat Hour" podcast, to which she gave the delicious title above (thank you Carolyn!!) Carolyn is the author of numerous books, including Navigating the Coming Collapse, and Dark Gold: The Human Shadow and the … [Read more...]

A “New Tribe Training” Transforms Our Lives

Bill Kauth and Zoe Alowan generously hosted us and our mobile studio in their driveway

What would it be like to be part of a group of deep friends who live nearby — people committed to being there for one another come what may, building intimacy and trust over the years? Having a community of friends who live in their own homes but are committed to staying in … [Read more...]

Finding Emotional Resilience in Troubled Times (300)


How do you grapple with bigger, deeper issues like catastrophic climate change? Author Carolyn Baker and video producer Ivey Cone join Janaia in a wide-ranging conversation about keeping our hearts open while witnessing the crumbling of industrial civilization. We discuss … [Read more...]

Living Each Moment in the Face of Abrupt Climate Change (291)


"It's pretty clear by now the methane gun has been fired in the Arctic ocean, so we're headed for very abrupt warming. What does that  mean in terms of how we live? I think it means we live with urgency. We live with love. We live passionately." More people are paying … [Read more...]

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


"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)


"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...]

Emergency? This Family is Ready


Earthquakes can happen in Vancouver, British Columbia. Fires and severe storms, too. Ann Pacey and Tim Beale are ready for whatever may come − whether they need to evacuate or live in place. Their camping gear is the foundation for their preparedness gear. … [Read more...]

Climate Change and Human Extinction — A Personal Perspective (262)


"Just one source, methane from the arctic…leads us [by 2030] to…a temperature beyond which humans have never existed on the planet." Guy McPherson, professor emeritus of University of Arizona in Environmental Studies, shares highlights from his compilation of recent reports … [Read more...]

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


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)


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...]