MONDAY MELTDOWN: Tell Your Stories, Listen to the Stories Told About You: Zac Gandara

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Tell Your Stories, Listen to the Stories Told About You: Zac Gandara

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

Lately, a handful of you have sent me articles about American Mega Churches that are finally coming under scrutiny and lawsuits. In particular, my old employer Christian Faith Center. I want to encourage us to tell our stories, but also to listen to the stories others may tell of us. There's healing in both telling and listening.

EPISODE 104: The Cure for Pain is in the Pain: Seth Alan Taylor

EPISODE 104: The Cure for Pain is in the Pain: Seth Alan Taylor

Seth and are I are back after watching the Tony Robbins documentary "I am not You Guru."  In a continuation of our conversation where Seth challenged us to not only to own our shit but heal our shit.  He continues to explain his affinity and experience with Energy Intuitive Healing and Rapid Transformation Therapy also known as weird shit with spirits, psychics, and exorcisms.  I'm not convinced that this is the path to my healing, but it and the pain I have inspired me to take the plunge into a new therapeutic journey...

EPISODE 103: I’m Not Your Guru. Please Don’t Make Me Your Guru: Seth Taylor

EPISODE 103: I’m Not Your Guru. Please Don’t Make Me Your Guru: Seth Taylor

“The trap of high experiences, however they occur, is that you become attached to their memory and so you try to recreate them. These memories compel you to try to reproduce the high."
-Ram Dass

I’ve many times been referred to watch I AM NOT YOUR GURU, a documentary about Tony Robbins and his experiential retreats.  I watched it right before recording with Seth, and it leads us into a discussion about my own thoughts on "teachings" and gurudom...

EPISODE 079: Pain, Trauma, We All Have It, Own It: Patrick Ianni

EPISODE 079: Pain, Trauma, We All Have It, Own It: Patrick Ianni

This is a timely episode as we move through the political changes of a “Trump America.”  How do we deal with the pain, suffering, and triggering others cause us?  That we cause ourselves?  Can we remain healthy in such a violent and volatile space?  If so, how?

Patrick shares his story with beautiful openness and transparency.  His hilarious and traumatic stories of healing from religion, family, coaches, bosses are common to us all.  What’s the key factor in us learning, growing, forgiving, and moving through trauma in our lives?

EPISODE 060: Religion? Spirituality? Massage!: Kevin Hartley

EPISODE 060: Religion? Spirituality? Massage!: Kevin Hartley

"Humanity will always go back to a system because you can formulate it, judge it's outcomes, make money off of it." - Kevin Hartley

There's a fine line between spirituality and religion.  At least there is to me.  Walking that line can be tough.  It's so easy to take spiritual things and make a system out of them, a rhythm, a minutia of repetitive actions that we convince ourselves are making a difference in our lives.  Are they?  And can massage and bodywork be a part of that?