Hi, I’m Shannon Wills.

I’m just sitting here practicing the art of writing and the craft of conversation. Thanks for stopping by.

Wake Up, Human Ep.11: 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.

Rest is Radical.

Our culture might try to convince us to disregard rest as a privilege, or a luxury. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this society that depends upon our constant movement to keep its machine running—and rewards us for it—rest is a radical act.

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.


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About Me

Hi, I’m Shannon. I write on themes of self-realization, awakened activism, and reconnection with the natural world: reclaiming our full power as human beings. As a student of psychology, I’m interested in how we perceive the world, and how that perception colors our experience and choices. As a long-time supporter of animal rights and environmental justice, I’m passionate about social change and nonviolent activism. As a spiritual seeker, I’m fascinated to explore realms of reality that lie beyond our senses, and the traditions and cultures that have not yet forgotten them. And as a devoted student of the arts, I draw inspiration from great thinkers and dreamers of ages past, and hope to channel their beauty and wisdom into this modern moment.  You can read a little more about me here.

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