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THINKING THURSDAY: So Sick of Teams: Zac Gandara: Joe Rogan: Penn Jillette

THINKING THURSDAY: So Sick of Teams: Zac Gandara: Joe Rogan: Penn Jillette

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

Soon after I left Christianity, I realized that in leaving conservative dogma, I hadn’t changed much in terms of my mentality of “Us Vs. Them” which I despised so much. I was now just in a different boat; I was now in the liberal boat. Can we truly live without picking teams?

EPISODE 200: Giving Your Life for the Cause. No Thanks!: Liz “Mostly” Gozza

EPISODE 200: Giving Your Life for the Cause. No Thanks!: Liz “Mostly” Gozza

We've been asked to lay down our lives for our jobs, our religions, churches, communities. We're even programmed to believe that if we don't, there is something wrong with us. Today's guest Liz had given their life to Burning Man until it just asked too much of them and they had a breaking point.

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Conversion Therapy Founder Comes out as Gay and Leadership Dualism: Zac Gandara

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Conversion Therapy Founder Comes out as Gay and Leadership Dualism: Zac Gandara

Monday Meltdown is our weekly time to chat with each other. This week…

“Conversion therapy is not just a lie, but it’s very harmful,” McKrae Game said. Game is one of several former conversion therapy advocates who have come out as LGBTQ and condemned the practice of conversion therapy. So many leaders live dualistic lives have you seen it in your world?

THINKING THURSDAY: Moral Panic: Zac Gandara: Dr. Patrick Markey: Adam Conover

THINKING THURSDAY: Moral Panic: Zac Gandara: Dr. Patrick Markey: Adam Conover

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

Professor of Psychology at Villanova University and author, Dr. Patrick Markey talks about whether or not video games are the cause of school shootings. We jump on their conversation of Moral Panic that is interesting and has affected many of us.

EPISODE 199: Searching for Something We Already Have: Liz “Mostly” Gozza

EPISODE 199: Searching for Something We Already Have: Liz “Mostly” Gozza

Liz had been searching for community, family since she was a teen coming out of a tough situation at home. When she found Burning Man, she thought she had found it, until…

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Beating Ourselves Up: Zac Gandara

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Beating Ourselves Up: Zac Gandara

Monday Meltdown is our weekly time to chat with each other. This week…

We are often are most harsh critics, and when we perceive that we mess up on something we can get into a cycle of beating ourselves up over it. How do we break this cycle? How can we become more compassionate with ourselves?

“Why am I doing this? Why do I care? I don’t believe any of this anymore.”

THINKING THURSDAY: How to Work Through Feelings and Emotions: Zac Gandara: Melody Beattie

THINKING THURSDAY: How to Work Through Feelings and Emotions: Zac Gandara: Melody Beattie

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

As we grew up, our feelings and emotions were often suppressed by authority figures and parents. So many of us don't know healthy boundaries in dealing with our, and other's emotions.

"While we work through our feelings, we do not have to expend unnecessary energy reacting to each feeling we or others have." - Melody Beattie

BEST OF: Welcome to the Freak Show. Host Zac Gandara's Story from Four Years Ago.

BEST OF: Welcome to the Freak Show. Host Zac Gandara's Story from Four Years Ago.

This episode is a repeat of 006, but it had so many downloads we made it a "Best Of!"

It's hard to believe how far we have all come and how much has changed since my (Host Zac Gandara) story posted four years ago this month. I am grateful that my story and the stories of hundreds of others have been so wonderfully therapeutic for us all to hear. I used to be a Christian Pastor, what am I now?