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”

Ep. #47 Exploring Creativity, Magick, and Human Nature In Meditation w/ Ambika Devi

Ambika Devi is an international award-winning bestselling author of four books, an astrologer, meditation Jedi, and creative sexagenarian who stuffs her backpack with colored pens, a journal, a kindle, a passport and a deck of tarot cards here to unleash your intuition. In this episode, Ambika and I have a great conversation about many differentContinue reading “Ep. #47 Exploring Creativity, Magick, and Human Nature In Meditation w/ Ambika Devi”

Ep. #41 Speculations On Genetic Engineering w/ Dr Mark P. Ryall

Dr Mark Ryall is a retired economics teacher, a competitive Canadian triathlete, and author of speculative fiction novel “Age-Decoded”. Mark wrote his “Age Decoded” because of “the many advancements in CRISPR genetic engineering. The book’s central question is: What could possibly go wrong with the advent of genetic engineering? The story itself focuses on genomicistContinue reading “Ep. #41 Speculations On Genetic Engineering w/ Dr Mark P. Ryall”

Ep. #40 Reflections on Excellence w/ Terry Tucker (Former Police Officer, SWAT Hostage Negotiator, and Cancer Warrior)

Terry Tucker, among many things, is an author, motivational speaker, former police officer, former SWAT hostage negotiator, and a cancer warrior. Over the course of his life, Terry has worked and succeeded in many areas of life and across multiple vocations. Terry played Division I NCAA college basketball, worked in the corporate world (in marketing,Continue reading “Ep. #40 Reflections on Excellence w/ Terry Tucker (Former Police Officer, SWAT Hostage Negotiator, and Cancer Warrior)”

Ep. #38 Navigating Our Expectations w/ Ben Winter

Ben Winter is an actor, improv master, coach, and a best-selling author of several non-fiction books on living a better life. His latest book, “What to Expect When Having Expectations”, is about understanding where your expectations come from, what drives them, why you aren’t always aware of them, how to come to peace after beingContinue reading “Ep. #38 Navigating Our Expectations w/ Ben Winter”

Ep. #35 Making Science Fun For Kids w/ Dr. Stephanie Ryan

Dr. Stephanie Ryan, Ph.D. is a chemist, a boy mom, and a social media influencer who enjoys using her background to create superior educational products and content. Although an academic at heart, Dr. Stephanie is passionate about learning through play. Stephanie and I discuss why teaching kids about science is so important, and how parentsContinue reading “Ep. #35 Making Science Fun For Kids w/ Dr. Stephanie Ryan”

Ep. #34 The Power to Speak Naked w/ Tyler Foley

Sean Tyler Foley is an accomplished film and stage performer and has been acting in film and television since he was 6 years old after his father passed away suddenly in a motor vehicle accident. With his distinct and direct style, Tyler is emerging as one of North America’s sought-after leaders in the field ofContinue reading “Ep. #34 The Power to Speak Naked w/ Tyler Foley”