March 14, 2019

Episode 176 | Regulation

Homeostasis is the ability your body has to regulate temperature, produce or reduce glucose, eliminate toxins, fight infection, and many other things - without you even thinking about it. 

What if you had a way to regulate your emotional state of being? Instead of getting swept away in anger, or fear, or shame, what if you could notice those feelings without judging them, allowing yourself to feel them fully, but then separate your self from your feelings so you don't get swept away? 

In today's episode, I talk about cultivating the ability to have feelings rather than allowing your feelings to have you. Enjoy! 

There is an ache that accompanies the season of Advent, and it is related to the invitation that Avent gives us: to name what we're deeply longing for - in our own lives and also in the world. 

This is easier said than done. In this episode, I name the three most common questions that come up as it relates to naming what we really long for, and I differentiate between the longings that are impermanent and the longings that don't go away. 

Enjoy! Check out the show notes for links to three podcasts that I'm loving right now, along with ways to find out about my books, my speaking events, and everything else. 

On today's episode, I talked about the unique challenges - and invitations - that come when you decide to get back at something that you haven't done for a really long time. I offered four questions that will hopefully encourage you as you go about the business of doing something that feels scary. Enjoy! 

I talked with Ruth Haley Barton about how the season of Advent - the four weeks leading up to Christmas - helps us connect with our deepest longings for what needs to be made right in our own souls, and also in the world. I also announced that we're releasing five exclusive Advent episodes which will only be available to Patreon supporters. Click here to become a Patreon supporter and get those bonus Advent episodes. 

Check out this episode's show notes for more information about Ruth Haley Barton, the Transforming Center, and Advent. 

November 16, 2018

Episode 172 | Piles

On today's episode, I talked about how my wife's mad organizational skills helped me to see how out of balance my life was, and how I am slowly getting back on track. 

In this episode, I talk about how to change your perspective and find joy even when you are suffering through circumstances that aren't changing. 

On this episode, I talked about what to do when you've been going, and going and going..... but you don't know how to stop, and you don't know how to do it any other way.


Ashley Hales is the author Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much. Check out the Shownotes for more information about Ashley, her book and how to connect with her. 

Archbishop Oscar Romero is being canonized as a Saint by the Catholic Church on Sunday, October 18, 2018. In this episode, I share some reflections on his life and also how we can follow his lead in these times of violence, bitterness, and division in our country. For more on Oscar Romero, check out this episode's Show Notes. 

Erin Lane is one of my favorite human beings, and if you listen, you'll know why. If you don't listen, you don't deserve good things. Find out more about Erin on the show notes. 


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