Elisabeth and Merianna are at it again except this time they are talking about deeper connections and deeper issues.
April 3rd, 2018 | 33 mins 40 secs
easter, holy week, life and death, missing keys, spring equinox
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the key life and death. Is losing your keys a sign from the universe to slow down?
How do we decide what is really important in life? Does confronting unexpected death challenge us to reflect on our life and how we are living? What happens after death?
March 16th, 2018 | 52 mins 8 secs
confirmation bias, critical literacy, echo chambers
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the dangers of confirmation bias, clickbait, and our society’s lack of critical literacy. How can we tell whether a piece of writing is accurate and whether the research is legitimate? Do we only read and share things that we already agree with? Why are we scared to challenge our own assumptions and perspectives?
March 9th, 2018 | 44 mins 7 secs
bird watching, community, connection, universe
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about watching birds and whether birds are harbingers or not. They also talk about how to connect to the natural world. Is the universe trying to send you a message? Would you recognize the message if it was?
March 2nd, 2018 | 47 mins 14 secs
language patterns, rhetoric, spring equinox
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about how they used to know all the answers, but now they are happy to not know the answers. They talk about the tension and conflict of differing opinions in the current political and social context. What does it mean to be right? Is it better to be right or do right?
February 23rd, 2018 | 46 mins 4 secs
body cues, centering, holistic healing, repressed trauma
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the ways our bodies communicate to us asking us to pay attention to the weather, the moon phase, and to the trauma or hurt we have experienced. Maybe that migraine isn't just a migraine, but a clue from our bodies that there we have repressed trauma. They also talk about how uncomfortable this makes communities of faith and how communities of faith often heap more trauma and pain onto people.
February 16th, 2018 | 35 mins 27 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about imbolc, moon phases, blue moons, red moons, and super moons. How does the moon impact us? Should we attune ourselves to the moon phases so that we are more grounded and connected?
February 1st, 2018 | 38 mins 16 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about their visits to a Dharma center and a Dharma house. They discuss purification rituals. Are there more similarities between faith expression? What happens when we engage in a ritual that is unfamiliar to us?
January 23rd, 2018 | 43 mins 8 secs
deserts, pilgrimages, religion, spirituality, wandering
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about deserts and how much of a bad reputation they get. They aren't just for wandering and being tested. Deserts are a place of stillness and solitude and connection to the unexpected creations. Is a trip to the desert something to be feared or something to be enjoyed?
January 8th, 2018 | 42 mins 45 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about challenging authority and how to challenge the powers that be. When is the right time to challenge power? How is the right way to challenge power?
December 19th, 2017 | 38 mins 19 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna discuss how to teach gratitude and kindness to kids during the Holiday season. How do you teach compassion and mindfulness in the busyness of the holidays? Do you give gifts to people of different faiths?
December 15th, 2017 | 39 mins 2 secs
agnostic, atheist, belief scale, richard dawkins, theist
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the Richard Dawkins scale of belief and where they fall on the scale. What’s the difference between an atheist, a believer, and an agnostic? How do we foster understanding and kindness in our children?
December 5th, 2017 | 40 mins 39 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about trying to find meaning in the midst of chaotic experiences like natural disasters and mass shootings. They also respond to listener feedback about how they are friends when they believe so differently. Where is the Divine? Is there a Divine?
November 20th, 2017 | 46 mins 57 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk discuss the #metoo campaign and the impact of a culture of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment on women. They also discuss how this culture misses out on women's creativity and intelligence. And they ask the all important questions, "Does God hate tarot cards?"
November 6th, 2017 | 34 mins 59 secs
gun violence, mass shootings, trauma
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about waking up to the news of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. What is the difference between your rights and impeding on other people's sense of safety? What does the sanctity of life mean? What do you do when you wake up to a reality you don't want to live in?
October 23rd, 2017 | 43 mins 47 secs
crazy women, hysteria, hysterical women, women who runs with the wolves
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about being called hysterical women and the implications of being wild women. How do you reclaim your identity in a culture that wants to define women? How do you begin the journey of self-identification?