Wake Up, Human 014: What the Animals Teach Us

I talk with Rose De Dan: animal communicator, Reiki Master Teacher, shamanic energy healer, and author. We’ll explore our ancient relationship to animals, and their power to teach, heal, and transform us.

Wake Up, Human 012: Love as a Spiritual Path

I talk with Matthew Busse on the theme of Love as a Spiritual Path: reconnecting to our hearts and reclaiming the power of love, not only as a healing path for the individual, but as a tool for the activist working for a more just and loving world.

Wake Up, Human 011: We Are All Indigenous

In this episode I narrate one of my own written works, a piece entitled, “We Are All Indigenous.” I humbly offer this story as a contribution to the important conversation in this country about healing the wounds of the peoples of this land, both those who have been historically oppressed and those who are descended from the oppressors—and everyone in between.

Wake Up, Human 010: Everyone is an Artist

I talk with artist and teacher Denise Kester about the fundamental power of creativity. We’ll explore creativity as a doorway to the unconscious, the relationship between creativity and dreaming, and the notion that creativity is not a luxury, but an essential need of the human being.

Wake Up, Human 009: Meditation as Medicine

This episode explores the theme of meditation as a “medicine” to bring us into wholeness, clarity, and sovereignty over our minds. I’ll give a short overview of meditation, share some personal stories from my journey, and provide some practical tips along the way.

Wake Up, Human 008: The Wisdom of Yoga-Vedanta

I talk with Gajananam, a long-time student and teacher of the ancient Indian tradition of Yoga. We’ll explore some basic definitions and misconceptions about yoga, but we’ll also dig deep into the timeless wisdom and philosophy of this perennial tradition.

Wake Up, Human 007: Living a Life of No Regrets

I talk with author and editor Jeffrey S. Cramer of the Walden Woods Project. We explore the life and legacy of Henry David Thoreau, including discussions on themes of Walden and Civil Disobedience, the power of the moral compass, and the art of living deliberately in a distracted world.

Wake Up, Human 006: Your Body is Your Own Business

I talk with movement specialist Janis Isaman on the theme of body awareness: shifting our attention from outward appearance to the inward experience of our bodies that is our birthright—and our empowerment.

Wake Up, Human 005: The Magic of Breathwork

I talk with Travis Steffens, a teacher and practitioner of breathwork. We’ll cover the science behind breathwork, the mechanics of breathing practices, and the gifts that breathwork offers to the mystic and the spiritual seeker.

Wake Up, Human 004: Giving Ourselves Permission

I’m joined by the delightful Marci Brockmann, an author and teacher whose work empowers people to live more fulfilled lives through the healing power of expressive writing. Our conversation centers on the theme of giving ourselves permission: permission to be who we are, to chart our own path, and to seek inside ourselves for validation, instead of waiting for the outside world to give it to us.

Wake Up, Human 003: Daoist Tips for Getting Back to the Garden

I talk with Solala Towler, a modern American teacher of the ancient Chinese philosophy and practice of Taoism. Our conversation centers on the theme “Taoist Tips for Getting Back to the Garden”: exploring Taoism as a practice for returning to our true nature—and our true knowledge—within the complex and sometimes overwhelming modern world.