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 

Visit www.kaitlynschatch.com to read my blog, sign up to my monthly wrap-up email and leave a tip to support the show! 

 

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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.

Visit www.kaitlynschatch.com to read my blog, sign up to my monthly wrap-up email and leave a tip to support the show! 

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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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Today’s episode is with Sharon Salzberg, one of the founders of the Insight Meditation Society and author of a number of books, including ‘Faith’, ‘Loving Kindness’ and ‘Love Your Enemies’—co-authored with Bob Thurman. Sharon Salzberg was the first teacher I had when I first came to Buddhism, so it’s quite fitting that she’s the first Buddhist teacher I interview for Everything is Workable. She and I discuss lovingkindness, the strength and power of love, and how empathy and compassion are things we can all learn and cultivate over time. 

If you’d like to suggest a guest like Sharon, you can do so through my website, www.kaitlynschatch.com

You can visit Amazon to pre-order Sharon’s newest book, Real Love, which comes out on June 6th, 2017. 

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Compassion is a surprisingly challenging and provocative topic. In this episode Kaitlyn unpacks the word by getting into what it is, what it isn’t, and what it looks like. Kaitlyn was in solitary retreat the week this episode aired.

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Today’s episode is with Grace Heavy Runner, who’s given Kainai name is Little Blood Women. She’s a journalism student at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta and member of the Kainai Blood Nation from Treaty 7 territory.

In this episode, she talks with me about culture, identity and belonging, and the role love has played in helping her embrace her experience and let go of resentment.

Here’s the link to Grace’s show on CJSW: http://cjsw.com/program/indigenization-across-the-nation/

Visit reconciliationcanada.ca to find out how you can do your part in the reconciliation movement.

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Today’s episode is with Chris Sealy, a former student of Political Science, on taking time to think deep thoughts and how doing so helps us to better understand our place in the world and how we can be of benefit. We discuss how we bring our attention to our implicit biases, and the importance of questioning how we think, act and speak.

CN - Strong language and Luke Cage spoilers. 

If you’d like to be a guest, suggest a guest, or support the show, visit www.kaitlynschatch.com

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