A half-hour with my extraordinary mentor Dr. Riane Eisler, a voice of wisdom whose renowned work The Chalice and the Blade is now in 56 US editions and 26 foreign languages. Youth are rising and every protest is a symptom of the larger domination system unfolding. Riane teaches us how to not only deconstruct, but reconstruct a new partnership-based social order with ancient roots.
We talk to the fearless Urana McCauley who carries her Auntie Rosa Parks' legacy to youth across the nation. The woman who came to be known as the first lady of civil rights for her resistance to racial segregation, made famous for her brave activism under threat of death, inspired her niece to become the courageous woman that she is today. Listen to what went through Rosa's mind the day she got on that bus and boldly confronted oppressive laws, who she was to her family, how the seeds to a loving life lie in making sandwiches for the poor, and why Black Lives Matter. As Rosa insisted in her autobiography, the struggle for justice was not then over and there was still work to be done. We can only imagine how proud she would be of the rousing niece following in her footsteps today. Follow Urana on YouTube and Twitter.
Meet Yuli Rodriguez, a 3rd year Cal Poly San Luis Obispo nutritoinal sciences student, and founding member of Love the Skin You're In's social media team. As we together unpack the compounds of Greek life, renowned for its looks-based exclusiveness and social prescription for femininity, Yuli reminds me that sororities were women's original support system – a secret sisterhood when they had just gained access to the formerly male-dominated world of academia.
A whole world opens for listeners in this intimate conversation about the nuances of recovery. Meet Naomi Oppenheim, a 19-year-old SFSU student whose courageous recovery lights a path for young women wrestling with what has become an all too common rite of passage into womanhood. On a mobile? Sign up for our newsletter below!
Guided basic mindfulness practice instruction based on my two and a half year residency at Jikoji Zen Meditation Center.
Sometimes it gets rough being out there. There's no tougher time than when you are between 11 and 18. This is a practice you can learn to do that will smooth your rough edges and reconnect you with what really matters.
This meditation will ground you when you need to come back home to the earth.