Episode 36: Personal and Collective Healing in Chinese Medicine and Deep Ecology (with Leilani Wong Navar and guest interviewer Lydia Violet Harutoonian)

Our bodies are just like the rest of the living world: coursing with healing, life-affirming intelligence and capacity; and suffering the effects of being out of balance. The body is one setting for what Joanna Macy called “the three stories of our time”: Business as Usual, the Great Unraveling, and the Great Turning. We’ve explored…

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Episode 35: Regeneration and Resilience for Refugees and Host Communities in Uganda (with Gloire Mudekuza)

Ready for a dose of Active Hope? Listen to Gloire Mudekuza, a young refugee, a social entrepreneur, a climate activist and a mentor in Uganda, making an impact in the refugee community. He is passionate about regenerative agriculture, climate action, and entrepreneurship. He is the founder and director of Plethora Social Initiative, a refugee-led organization…

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Episode 34: Afro-lachian Herbal Remedies, Past Stories & Current Conversations (with Ruby Daniels)

In this planet-wide, diverse movement we can call The Great Turning, one of the threads I’m personally following is medicine. I’m all in for the shift to a life-honoring, life-sustaining approach to understanding illness, treating disease, and promoting health and healing. Ruby Daniels is part of this shift, too, growing medicinal herbs and making botanical…

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A Point for Easy, Complete Bowel Movements: Landscape of Your Body #17

A self-acupressure point for when bowel movements aren’t as easy, as complete, or happening as often as they should (aka… constipation) 👉🏼 Self-massage here, on both legs, for 1-2 minutes every day, can be a powerful complement to whatever food choices, supplements, acupuncture, or other gut-healing practices you’re using. This point is called Shang Ju…

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Episode 33: Becoming an Earth Regenerator (with Joe Brewer)

How about these goals: Avoid human extinction Cultivate healthy economies of living systems at local landscape, continental and planetary scales Emerge into these systems on the other side of whatever crises and collapse(s) are ahead What would that take? Joe Brewer has dedicated his life to this question, and to a “living laboratory” of bioregional…

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Episode 32: Protecting Sacred Groves in India (with Radhika Bhagat)

“Somehow, we were only touching the symptoms, whether it’s poaching, whether it’s the destruction of forests, or unsustainable development.” So said Radhika Bhagat about her 12+ years of conservation work with leading organizations in India, as she explained to me why she founded the Sacred Earth Trust. Radhika now focuses on reviving spiritual connection to…

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A Point for Eye Relief: Landscape of Your Body #16

For people dealing with eye symptoms from allergies, here’s a place to find relief, at the next stop on the Landscape of Your Body: Bladder 2 (aka “Zan Zhu,” aka “Bamboo Gathering”). Self-massage with acupressure here is super helpful for people dealing with eye symptoms like itchy, watery eyes due to allergies, other eye health…

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