April 27, 2017

Belonging with Erin Lane

Today’s episode is with Erin Lane, a Jesus follower and feminist, as well as an author, editor and the Assistant Program Director for Clergy and People of Faith Programs at the Center for Courage & Renewal. We discuss her book, ‘Lessons in Belonging from a Church-going commitment-phobe’ and the importance of contemplative practice, self-reflection and intention. She also shares what it means to ‘move at the speed of her soul’, a concept and practice I have already added to my own toolkit’. You can find out more about her work at www.erinslane.com.

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Today’s episode is with my wife, Gretchen Wagner. Gretchen is a long-time Buddhist practitioner and alumna of Naropa University. She’s worked in tech on and off since the mid-nineties—as an engineer, a manager and most recently, an Information Architect. She and I have often talked about how she integrates what she learns on the cushion into her professional life. In this episode we bring that conversation into the public realm, sharing it with you, the listener. Gretchen talks about the simplicity of mindfulness as a practice, and we examine what it means to be a leader, be it spiritually or in a professional context—hint: There are a lot of similarities.

Resources from this show include shambhala.org and lionsroar.com

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Today’s episode is with Nicole Byers, a longtime friend and kindred spirit. In this conversation, she shares how a challenging home life while growing up helped her to develop an appreciation for self-reflection as well as strong, supportive friendships. Our fur-babies also chime in on occasion.

Content notification: There’s some punny swearing.

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Today I share my conversation with Michelle Puckett, a queer feminist lay-leader at First Congregational Church in Oakland with a Buddhist mindfulness and Earth based spirituality practice and follower of the radical Jesus. She shares with us the importance of embodying love as an activist and how self-care is about care for a wider community and an essential element to enact the radical change we need to see if we’re going to save life on this planet.

Visit firstoakland.org to connect with the church Michelle attends and boggscenter.org to learn more about the legacy and work of Grace Lee Boggs. Visit KaitlynSCHatch.com to find out about and support the work I do.

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Today’s episode is with Lou Florez, practitioner of a rich collection of indigenous spirituality, including Orisha, Bacongo, Hoodoo and various pagan traditions, to name but a few. Let me dispell any thoughts that this might be an airy fairy episode—Lou is a spiritual warrior with a solid, down-to-Earth approach to life. He shares the importance of honouring and understanding lineage and the root of these traditions, as well as not taking yourself too seriously. You can check out his website at www.louflorez.com and his shop at www.bbcmagick.com. You can see my artwork, read my blog and leave a tip to support the show at www.kaitlynschatch.com

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This episode is part two with Heather Ordover, who was my guest last week. Because she’s was an American Lit teacher and through what she does with CraftLit, she has a lot of book recommendations, and it felt best to just do an entire show on these! 

Visit www.craftlit.com to hear Heather’s podcast and www.kaitlynschatch.com to see more of my work in the world.

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Today’s episode is with Heather Ordover, former American Lit teacher and current producer/host of the CraftLit podcast. Curiosity is our main subject—we discuss what it means to cultivate it, and the importance of the life-long practice of learning, as well as how one can help feed and encourage the curiosity of others. We get into how a good question opens up possibilities, and often generates more questions, and what it looks like to use curiousity to ‘Get Woke’.

Content notification, this episode covers politics, September 11th and mental illness, and we are both critical of the current Republican president and administration.

Visit www.craftlit.com to hear Heather’s podcast and www.kaitlynschatch.com to see more of my work in the world.

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Today’s episode is with Andy Sikora, lead pastor at the Renew Communities Missional church in Ohio. It was a delight to speak with Andy about his practice. He shares what it means to truly embody faith—to walk the walk—by not simply understanding scripture but really integrating the teachings of Jesus Christ into his life in ways that allow him to be of benefit to as many people as possible.

To download the e-book Andy mentions, and find out more about the Renew Community church, visit www.renewcommunities.com 

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Today’s episode is with Emmanuel Pleshe, who takes a secular approach to spirituality. He shares with me his journey through various spiritual communities and how he has come to recognise the importance of flexibility for any system of belief, and what it looks like to take what we study and apply it to how we live. He also talks about his experience with substance abuse and the role community support groups have had in his practice. 

Visit www.refugerecovery.org to learn more about the support they offer.

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February 9, 2017

Reframing with Diane Dutchin

Today’s episode is with Diane Dutchin, a personal coach based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Diane and I had a delightful discussion about the power of reframing and how self-awareness calls us to action, to take personal responsibility for our attitude and way of being in the world.

You can learn more about Diane’s work through her website, makethemovecoaching.com, and she invites listeners to connect with her through LinkedIn.

To find out more about what I do, including signing up to get a monthly email from me, visit www.kaitlynschatch.com

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