Today’s episode is a collaboration with returning guest Michelle Puckett about some of the ways we, as white folk, can go about dismantling racial biases. Racial justice is at the forefront of the work Michelle does, work she says always requires that she come back to herself, all the time, in all ways. It is only through doing our own work that we can heal the wounds held and caused by our ancestors. Michelle Puckett is a co-founder and faculty member of the Creating Freedom Movement, a popular education movement committed to fostering and supporting leaders working towards a beloved community.

To find out more visit www.creatingfreedommovements.org

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In today's collaboration with Jack Saddleback, a Cree, Two Spirit transgender man, he speaks about the importance of recognising our own intersectionality as part of creating a better world. Through embracing this multiplicity within himself, as well as being encouraged to volunteer as a child, he connected with what he describes as 'a need to make it better'. Now, as an adult, whether he is working with Indigenous communities or those from a settler background, everything he does is informed by the poignant and necessary question: "How can I be a good ancestor?"

You can connect with Jack and find out more about his work at www.jacksaddleback.com 

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November 2, 2017

A New Approach

Everything is Workable is evolving! A new approach and a focus on how we can be effective agents for change.

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May 25, 2017

Season Finale!

This is the last episode of the third season, in which I reflect on the many wonderful conversations I had and wisdom I was able to share with you since January. I'm taking a sabbatical but you can keep up with my blog and other projects through my website www.kaitlynschatch.com —where you can sign up to my monthly wrap-up email and leave a tip to support the show. 

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This episode is with Lyn Langille, one of my dearest friends and a great source of wisdom and reflection. In this episode she shares the profound statement: 

“If you don’t take care of the source of everything you want to give, you will have nothing to give.” This insight comes out of her dedicated practice of cultivating mindfulness, kindness and curiosity—three tools she describes as intrinsically linked. Each informs the others and supports her in her daily life from relationships with others, to the relationship she has with herself and her experience of chronic pain.

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This episode is with my wonderful and wise aunt Juanita. She began drinking in her teens, first seeking sobriety when she was 26. At that time she stayed sober for six years. Now armed with new tools and a stronger recovery plan, she is enjoying sobriety once again, as of January 1st, 2015. In our conversation, she shares with me insights gained from her recovery from alcoholism—from taking personal responsibility to cultivating gratitude by seeing all there is to appreciate in life.

She recommends soberrecovery.com as a wonderful resource for support, especially if you happen to be introverted.

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Today’s episode is with artist, Buddhist practitioner and faculty member at Naropa University, Cynthia Moku. Her work has spanned decades and styles, from traditional Thangka paintings to contemporary pieces, including performance art through her Indelible Presence group retreat environmental pieces, and most recently, The Dakini Map, an integral part of her Pilgrimage Series. It was an absolute delight and honour to speak with her, to hear her insights on creativity, practice and the never-ending exploration of what it means to be human.To see her work visit cynthiamoku.com.

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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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