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Almost Awakened: 077: Buddhism For Beginners Part 6 – The Law of Karma
Almost Awakened: 077: Buddhism For Beginners Part 6 – The Law of Karma

Bill Sits down with Jana Spangler, and Anthony Miller and they tackle part 6 in a series that seeks to help the Almost Awakened Audience sense the great resources and tools to a life well lived by exposing you to Buddhism and it contemplative nature. We are using as a backdrop the 12 part presentation by Jack Kornfield titled “Buddhism…

Almost Awakened: 075: Buddhism For Beginners Part 4 – Four Fundamentals of Mindfulness
Almost Awakened: 075: Buddhism For Beginners Part 4 – Four Fundamentals of Mindfulness

Bill Sits down with Brittney Hartley, Jana Spangler, and Anthony Miller and they tackle part 4 in a series that seeks to help the Almost Awakened Audience sense the great resources and tools to a life well lived by exposing you to Buddhism and it contemplative nature. We are using as a backdrop the 12 part presentation by Jack Kornfield…

Almost Awakened: 074: Buddhism For Beginners Part 3
Almost Awakened: 074: Buddhism For Beginners Part 3

Bill Sits down with Brittney Hartley and Anthony Miller and they tackle part 3 in a series that seeks to help the Almost Awakened Audience sense the great resources and tools to a life well lived by exposing you to Buddhism and it contemplative nature. We are using as a backdrop the 12 part presentation by Jack Kornfield titled “Buddhism…

Almost Awakened: 070: How We Experience Conflict And Taking The Tie
Almost Awakened: 070: How We Experience Conflict And Taking The Tie

Today Bill brings some Buddhism in and discusses the cause of suffering or grasping at how we want the world to be rather than sit with how it is. He explains why argument and conflict start and how they spiral and how good humans can learn to sit with the disturbances early in those conflicts and alter the path those…

Almost Awakened: 067: Veronica Funess -Sex, Shame, and Negotiation
Almost Awakened: 067: Veronica Funess -Sex, Shame, and Negotiation

Today with sit down with Veronica Funess, Intimacy Coach in Training and we discuss sexual shame that exists within society. We discuss how healthy negotiation of sexuality can look. We discuss kinks, fantasies, and how to incorporate your most vulnerable and healthy self into a healthy relationship with your partner. Veronica is a Graduate in Gender & Women’s studies with…

Almost Awakened: 061: Vaccines, Anti-Vaxers, And Covid19
Almost Awakened: 061: Vaccines, Anti-Vaxers, And Covid19

Phizer just announced and two more companies right behind them announced they have arrived at a vaccine for Covid19. These Vaccines are showing a 95% effectiveness. And yet…. somehow 50% of the population has been turned off of seeing such as a positive. 50% of our population is skeptical about receiving these vaccines. Today on the Almost Awakened Podcast we…

Almost Awakened: 060: Schizophrenia And How Hard Life Can Be
Almost Awakened: 060: Schizophrenia And How Hard Life Can Be

Today Bill discusses Mental Illness and specifically Schizophrenia. Bill uses as the back drop his uncle, who was the first case of mental illness he had ever encountered, a close person who Bill was responsible to help who had some showing of such disturbances, and a recent movie, “Words on Bathroom Walls”, he watched that deeply and honestly displayed the…

Almost Awakened: 056: Good Kisser and Bowling
Almost Awakened: 056: Good Kisser and Bowling

Today Bill monologues about human development and some of the human behaviors he notices in others. How we move back and forth between doing good by others and shitting on them. How we manipulate in order to calm our own disruptions. How we struggle to let others be them. And how when we tell stories about others we often do…

Almost Awakened: 046: Abortion and Critical Thinking
Almost Awakened: 046: Abortion and Critical Thinking

Today I examine the issue of abortion. Not to decide the right or wrong of the issue but as a way to see into how we can think critically about a conversation where we are passionate and often not thinking as rationally. Abortion is a topic that often has us arguing from emotional passion and which runs so close to…

Almost Awakened: 040: How a Pawn Shop Works
Almost Awakened: 040: How a Pawn Shop Works

Mekael Interviews Bill today about his career as a pawnbroker. How does a Pawn Shop Work? How do you know if something is stolen? What are the coolest things that have come through the shop? What skills are helpful to be a good pawnbroker? All this and more on today episode on the Almost Awakened Podcast.

Almost Awakened: 038: Five Wives Vodka
Almost Awakened: 038: Five Wives Vodka

Mekael and Bill sit down with Steve Conlin from Five Wives Vodka to discuss the The History of their company and the challenges that their company has faced in getting their product out and how the alcohol industry generally is developing. As a side tangent we also touch on the history of the Barrison Sisters. We discuss the religious and…

Almost Awakened: 037: Street Epistemology With Anthony Magnabosco
Almost Awakened: 037: Street Epistemology With Anthony Magnabosco

Today Mekael and Bill sit down with Anthony Magnabosco who has pioneered the recorded demonstrations of Street Epistemology. Street Epistemology is a conversational tool that helps people reflect on the quality of their reasons and the reliability of their methods used to derive one’s confidence level in their deeply-held beliefs. Anthony shares how this works, what his motives are, how…

Almost Awakened: 036: Ryan Poulsen – Emergency First Responder – Awake in Life’s Most Tragic Moments
Almost Awakened: 036: Ryan Poulsen – Emergency First Responder – Awake in Life’s Most Tragic Moments

Mekael and Bill sit down with their good friend Ryan to discuss his career as a Fireman and Paramedic. They talk about what it takes to handle life’s most harrowing moments. How to process tragedy. What is death to one who encounters death often. What First Responders to emergency situations do to process the horrific moments. And more.

Almost Awakened: 035:  Historical Pandemics
Almost Awakened: 035: Historical Pandemics

Mekael and Bill in lieu of the Covid19 Pandemic decide to do a brief historical dive into major pandemics in human history. RESOURCES: https://www.mphonline.org/worst-pandemics-in-history/ https://www.livescience.com/worst-epidemics-and-pandemics-in-history.html https://www.history.com/news/pandemics-end-plague-cholera-black-death-smallpox https://www.visualcapitalist.com/history-of-pandemics-deadliest/ https://www.healthline.com/health/worst-disease-outbreaks-history#1 https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/worst-pandemics-in-history

Almost Awakened: 034: Energy Healing With Holly Hope
Almost Awakened: 034: Energy Healing With Holly Hope

We sit down today with Holly Hope and discuss her energy healing practice. We discuss the skepticism around this practice, how drums are made and used in healing practices, the use of energy crystals, and the real life scucess stories Holly has been part of. You can find Holly at http://thebeautyofperspective.com/