I like to explore potential topics for the show with my blog… so I’m writing on several different topics every week to find the one that resonates with me and our audience. Don’t hesitate to give me feedback!
Stephen Jenkinson – a Night of Grief and Mystery
We did this interview with Stephen Jenkinson prior to his performance of A Night of Grief and Mystery in Nelson. Stephen has a wisdom about death and dying that is rare in our death-phobic culture. If you haven't listened to Stephen speak or perform you are in for a treat - rarely is it possible for us to laugh and cry within the same experience but with Stephen it's a common occurrence. Here's what Stephen says about his Night of Grief and Mystery... Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the [...]
We’re Sick in Bed!
Sorry we're off line this week, we're under the weather and taking a break. We're not sure if it's Covid-19 - haven't been tested and probably won't - but definitely an energy sapping, head stuffing, nasty virus. We're hoping to be back on line next week so check back - we should have a show up by April 25th.
Tom Wayman – Poems For A Dark Time
In this show we interview Tom Wayman on his new book Watching a Man Break a Dog's Back - Poems for a Dark Time. Given that this interview was done during the Covid-19 pandemic and our period of social distancing we did the interview over the phone and the strange circumstances prompted us to discuss the times we live in and the potential outcomes of the pandemic. Listen to the Audio of this show: More Information about our Guest YouTube videos: Tom Wayman reading his poetry, A discussion of [...]
Family Constellations with Courtney Wren-Mabbutt
This interview was with Courtney Wren-Mabbutt, Masters of Clinical Social Work. She is a therapist offering services in Nelson and Winlaw, British Columbia. She works with individuals, couples, children, and families. She is registered with the BC College of Social Workers. She provides Somatic Psychotherapy offering an embodied-relational approach to healing. She is trained in Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness, Attachment/ Relational therapy, Systemic/ Family Constellations, Nature Based Healing/Shamanism and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing). This particular conversation was about Systemic/Family Constellations. Listen to the Audio of this show: More Information [...]
Healthy Mourning, Happy Loving
This interview was with author and keynote speaker Maria Kliavkoff about her new book Healthy Mourning, Happy Loving - 52 Ways to Convert Your Grief to Mourning. We spoke about the difference between grief and mourning, and about the difficulties of healthy grieving in our culture. Believe it or not this was a lighthearted conversation about how to grieve. We also discussed Maria's upcoming book on Womb Twin Survivors - and if you don't know what that is you'll have to listen to the interview! Listen to the Audio of this show: [...]
Teaching Women’s Personal Safety in India
This interview was done shortly after International Women's Day. Its an interview with Gitta Ridder about her experience teaching Women's Personal Safety (Wenlido) to women in India over a period of eight years. Ana and Gitta discussed the conditions for women in India and their efforts to improve their lives. Gitta described the challenges women face in India, the things that have been accomplished to improve women's rights there and the things left to do. We also talked about our experiences as mature women who lived through the Women's Liberation Movement and what challenges women are facing in our [...]