This week, we have Kimberly Clark Sharp on the show, to talk about near-death experiences. Near-death experiences occur when one is briefly dead or almost to the point of dying, and these experiences are often life changing. And having these experiences can dramatically transform people’s attitudes, values, beliefs, and behaviors. It brings up the possibility that some part of us may survive bodily death and also makes us wonder about the true nature of death. Ms. Sharp is the author of After the Light: The Spiritual Path to Purpose, and is the founder of Seattle International Association of Near-Death Studies. She was featured in the inaugural episode of the Netflix series Surviving Death. You can find her at www.seattleiands.org.
In this episode, I speak with Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam, who is a Camaldolese Benedictine monk, musician, composer, author, and teacher of practical and integral spirituality. He is a Catholic monk, who is open to other religions and their teachings and who respects all aspects of our being human. Our conversation focuses on what the Catholic church and Bible teach in regards to the unknown mysteries of the spirit, soul, and body. Join us in this fascinating conversation as we talk about the Silence of God, and the Breadth of the Divine.
Connie Sobczak founded the organization, The Body Positive, in honor of her sister, to ensure that her daughter would grow up in a new world - one where people are free to focus on the things in life that really matter. It is a community that offers freedom from the suppressive and oppressive messages from society, that cause people to be in a perpetual conflict with their own bodies. She is the author of Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!), and she has a Ted talk entitled, “Embracing Your Critical Voice: The Gateway to Self-Love,” where she talks about learning to embrace ourselves, so that we are not derailed from our core truths. A truly fascinating and thought-provoking conversation- Join us!
Racial injustices exist in the U.S., and the implicit and explicit bias that exists contributes to racial disparities in healthcare. I talked with psychiatrist Dr. Norman Reynolds, MD, about racism in the United States, and how it has affected the practice of medicine historically up until now - as it is one more reflection of the fact that we do not have equity in our country. During the pandemic, there was a disproportionate toll of Covid19 hospitalizations and deaths among minority populations, and it's known that U.S. pregnancy deaths are up, especially among minorities. Philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Join us in this interesting conversation as we reflect on our history and our hopes for a better future for all.
Self-care is good for your health and well-being! Sometimes we can't control the stressors in our lives, but we can control how we react to them. And when we take care of ourselves -- and we take care of our mind, body, and spirit -- we are building our resilience to handle the stressors that we can't eliminate. Join us in this fun conversation as Dr. Jessica Murphy, DO, and I discuss self-care. Better equip yourself by taking care of yourself and promoting your well-being! Because when you do survive- What can't you do?!? You are worth it!
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