Ep. #79 Subjective Experience and Identity Politics w/ Reema Patel

In this episode, Shane and Reema discuss her experiences of returning back to India that inspired the writing of her novel, Such Big Dreams. They discuss topics of identity, social norms, colonialism, and subjective experience. Our perspectives and experiences change depending on the context in a world filled with identity politics. One’s experience in CanadaContinue reading “Ep. #79 Subjective Experience and Identity Politics w/ Reema Patel”

Ep. #78 Dark Religion, Conspiracism, and The Religious Instinct w/ Jungian Analyst Vladislav Šolc

Dark Religion: Fundamentalism from The Perspective of Jungian Psychology Jungian analysts Vlado Solc and George J. Didier set out to explore the psychological dynamics and causes of religious fundamentalism and fanaticism. The book offers an in-depth psychological analysis of what happens when a person becomes possessed by the unconscious energies of the Self. Dark ReligionContinue reading “Ep. #78 Dark Religion, Conspiracism, and The Religious Instinct w/ Jungian Analyst Vladislav Šolc”

Ep. #72 The Power of Compassion w/ Dr. Stan Steindl

In this episode, Stan and I discuss the healing and transformative power of compassion. We discuss cultivating a compassionate mind and working towards living a more balanced, kind, and peaceful life. According to the Compassion-Focused Therapy psychological model, humans have at least three emotional regulation systems. (1) A threat and self-protection system that, when activated,Continue reading “Ep. #72 The Power of Compassion w/ Dr. Stan Steindl”

Ep. #71 A Look Into Consciousness w/ Dr. Steven C. Hayes

In this episode, Steven and Shane discuss the nature of human consciousness, our experience of it, and how an understanding of it connects us to something much greater. Steven’s life work has been dedicated, at least in part, to understanding human psychology. Consciousness is an essential feature of our life – it is that byContinue reading “Ep. #71 A Look Into Consciousness w/ Dr. Steven C. Hayes”

Ep. #69 Discovering Who We Are In Silence w/ Rich Lewis

Rich Lewis is an author, speaker and coach who focuses on centering prayer as a means of inner transformation. He teaches centering prayer in both his local and virtual community and offers one-on-one coaching. He publishes a weekly meditation, book reviews, and interviews on his site, Silence Teaches. In this episode, Rich and I discussContinue reading “Ep. #69 Discovering Who We Are In Silence w/ Rich Lewis”

Ep. #67 Deep In The Unconscious w/ Deborah Lukovich, Ph.D.

Deborah Lukovich holds a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology which focuses on understanding the nature of the unconscious. She is a coach, author, blogger, and podcaster who offers insights and teachings to help people explore the deeper meaning of life through stories, conversation, and education.  “I’m passionate about inspiring people to find deeper meaning in ordinaryContinue reading “Ep. #67 Deep In The Unconscious w/ Deborah Lukovich, Ph.D.”

Ep. #63 The Explanatory Power of Evolution w/ Prof. David Sloan Wilson, PhD

David Sloan Wilson is president of Prosocial World and SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University. He applies evolutionary theory to all aspects of humanity in addition to the rest of life, through Prosocial World and in his own research and writing.  A complete archive of his work is available atContinue reading “Ep. #63 The Explanatory Power of Evolution w/ Prof. David Sloan Wilson, PhD”

Ep. #62 The Highly Sensitive Personality Trait w/ William Allen

William Allen is an author with a writer’s heart and researcher’s mind. After getting a degree in Psychology with an eye on doing psychology research, he recalibrated for a career in Information Technology. He found himself in a thirty-year career as an Information Technology manager at Wells Fargo who enjoyed managing highly intelligent, often difficultContinue reading “Ep. #62 The Highly Sensitive Personality Trait w/ William Allen”

Ep. #61 Finding Your Freedom w/ Vi Vi Thai

Vi Vi Thai is a writer, truth seeker, healer and fearlessly determined to live a free lifestyle  regardless of others’ opinions.  She uncovered her true life’s purpose after going through a dramatic and stressful time at the end of her stay in the US as an international student and worker. During that time, she achievedContinue reading “Ep. #61 Finding Your Freedom w/ Vi Vi Thai”

Ep. #60 Finding Hope in the Face of Despair w/ Christine Handy

Christine Handy is a motivational speaker, a mother of two, a breast cancer survivor, international speaker, accomplished model, best-selling author, and a nationally recognized humanitarian. Her story reaches the hearts of anyone needing hope, prayer, and a new perspective on life. Christine Handy has seen it all and has overcome all odds. Christine’s motto is:Continue reading “Ep. #60 Finding Hope in the Face of Despair w/ Christine Handy”

Ep. #59 Animism, Astrology, Evolution and Soul Ecology w/ Marga Laube

Marga Laube has been a counselling astrologer for over twenty years, providing navigation guidance for “Agents of Evolution,” blending astrology with the wisdom of multiple animist and eco-whispered sources. As an author, educator, and expressive storyteller, Marga aims to catalyze our collective evolution. Marga holds advanced certifications with the Council of Vedic Astrology, and herContinue reading “Ep. #59 Animism, Astrology, Evolution and Soul Ecology w/ Marga Laube”

Ep. #57 A Pathway To Inside: Tapping Into Emotional Freedom from the Inside Out w/ Ann Hince

Ann Hince is an author, healer, and public speaker.  In this episode, Ann and I discuss the power of focused attention. Specifically, the healing power of focusing your attention on your inner body. Most of us have spent our lives repressing a variety of thoughts and emotions that we believe are too painful to dealContinue reading “Ep. #57 A Pathway To Inside: Tapping Into Emotional Freedom from the Inside Out w/ Ann Hince”

Ep. #55 The Power of Intentional Gratitude w/ Deborah Hawkins

Deborah Hawkins started blogging on mindfulness and gratitude as a way to work herself out of depression. She has posted reflections on everyday things or experiences that lift her mood on nosmallthing.net almost every week since 2010. She has developed an “intentional” approach to a gratitude practice that is empowering, authentic, and fun. Through herContinue reading “Ep. #55 The Power of Intentional Gratitude w/ Deborah Hawkins”

Ep. #53 Living Through Alchemy: A Transformational Journey to Freedom w/ Vi Vi Thai

Vi Vi Thai is a writer, truth seeker, healer and fearlessly determined to live a free lifestyle  regardless of others’ opinions.  She uncovered her true life’s purpose after going through a dramatic and stressful time at the end of her stay in the US as an international student and worker. During that time, she achievedContinue reading “Ep. #53 Living Through Alchemy: A Transformational Journey to Freedom w/ Vi Vi Thai”