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Almost Awakened: 017: Ben Brown – Our Brain and the Stories We Tell
Almost Awakened: 017: Ben Brown – Our Brain and the Stories We Tell

Today we sit down with Ben Brown. He tells us about how he grew up in a high demand fundamentalist religious sect, his deconstruction of that as he left it and moved into another unhealthy world view but one that was more liberal in degree only. How his curiosity and deconstruction of multiple systems gave him the tools and skills…

Almost Awakened: 016: Specific Signs of Awakening
Almost Awakened: 016: Specific Signs of Awakening

Today we tackle a few of the signs of how Awakening shows up in changes in who we are and how we process life.

Almost Awakened: 015: Parties, Stories, Strangers, and Shadows
Almost Awakened: 015: Parties, Stories, Strangers, and Shadows

Today we discuss the stories that are in our head. All the mind chatter and the real damage it can do. We also spend some time on the book “Talking to Strangers” by: Malcolm Gladwell. We hit on my mom’s visit and cognitive glitch and a couple of fun parties where Human behavior was in full view. Don’t for get…

Almost Awakened: 014: Overcoming our Bigotry and Prejudice
Almost Awakened: 014: Overcoming our Bigotry and Prejudice

Today we take on the topic of overcoming our Bigotry and Prejudice. We all grow up with stories handed to us about others. Often those stories not only fall short of capturing their actual stories and experience. When we tell another’s story inaccurately we often cause harm and trauma. When we carry these false beliefs about others unknowingly or even…

Almost Awakened: 013: What is Shadow Work
Almost Awakened: 013: What is Shadow Work

Today we take on the complex topic of Shadow Work. What is Shadow Work? How does one begin to lean into working with one’s Shadow side? What does Shadow work look like? Beneath the social mask we wear every day, we have a hidden shadow side: an impulsive, wounded, sad, or isolated part that we generally try to ignore.  The…

Almost Awakened: 012: Pride Week, Drag Queens, And Homophobia
Almost Awakened: 012: Pride Week, Drag Queens, And Homophobia

Today we discuss Pride Week in our local community. We discuss the recent local controversy where significant push back in our community over the numerous Pride Flags being put up to bring awareness to the cause and celebrating the week. We then talk about Pride week itself including the the “Dragalicious” Drag Queen show we attended last night. This takes…

Almost Awakened: 011: Tim Birt – Healthy Communication
Almost Awakened: 011: Tim Birt – Healthy Communication

You know those times there is conflict between you and your lover. One of you behaved in a way that annoyed or hurt the other and one of you lashes out in telling the other to knock off their behavior. Before you know it one of you is is being ultra defensive and the other is on the attack trying…

Almost Awakened: 010: Cory Reese – Running and Life
Almost Awakened: 010: Cory Reese – Running and Life

Today we tackle our first interview with Author and runner Cory Reese. We talk about running and how it ties into life and being present. Please email us your questions and comments at AlmostAwakened AT Gmail DOT Com and visit us at AlmostAwakened.org Find us on Itunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and other great third party Podcast apps. Also please check…

Almost Awakened: 009: Fear
Almost Awakened: 009: Fear

Today we talk about FEAR. Is Fear healthy? How do we cope with fear? What are some interesting things about fear such as does fear have a smell? Please email us your questions and comments at AlmostAwakened AT Gmail DOT Com and visit us at AlmostAwakened.org Find us on Itunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and other great third party Podcast apps.…

Almost Awakened: 008: Swearing, Cussing, and Foul Mouths
Almost Awakened: 008: Swearing, Cussing, and Foul Mouths

Today we talk about Swearing and Cursing. Is Swearing a sign of an ignorant mind? Does it make someone sound ignorant? Is cursing good for you? Why are some words untouchable and become deeply taboo and way more than other swear words? What is your favorite Swear Word? Are humans the only species that swears?   Please email us your…

Almost Awakened: 007: The Purpose of Life
Almost Awakened: 007: The Purpose of Life

Today we talk about The Purpose of Life. Is there one Universal Purpose? Does being good matter? Is there First half of life purpose and second half of life purpose.   Please email us your questions and comments at AlmostAwakened AT Gmail DOT Com and visit us at AlmostAwakened.org Find us on Itunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and other great third…

Almost Awakened: 006: Death and Dying
Almost Awakened: 006: Death and Dying

Today we talk about Dying and Death. What do we believe about Death and Dying. Thoughts on coping with such.  What happens at death? How to support someone who has lost a loved one?  How to arrive at peace over your own future death?  Please email us your questions and comments at AlmostAwakened AT Gmail DOT Com and visit us…

Almost Awakened: 005: Human Connection & Intimacy
Almost Awakened: 005: Human Connection & Intimacy

Delving into deeper human connection and all that goes into us connecting with strangers and loved one.

Almost Awakened: 004: The Top Five Catalysts for Awakening
Almost Awakened: 004: The Top Five Catalysts for Awakening

Today we tackle the Top 5 Catalysts for Awakening. Those would be Meditation, Reading or deep profound learning, Travel, Psychedelic Substances, and Existential Crises. We also throw in a surprise 6th towards the end. We hope you enjoy. Please email us your questions and comments at AlmostAwakened AT Gmail DOT Com and visit us at AlmostAwakened.org Find us on Itunes,…

Almost Awakened: 003: Vulnerability
Almost Awakened: 003: Vulnerability

In Episode 3 we tackle vulnerability. What is vulnerability, when is the risk worth being vulnerable, what do safe space look like, how to lean into it, and so much more. We talk about vulnerability with your sacred stories, with your sexuality, and with who you are at your core. We hope you enjoy. Please email us your questions and…