Elisabeth and Merianna are at it again except this time they are talking about deeper connections and deeper issues.
June 19th, 2018 | 31 mins 52 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the joys and frustration of trying to grow a garden. The slugs will come, but their arrival doesn't mean you are a bad gardener. In fact, the slugs remind us that they is very little about the gardening process that we can control.
June 8th, 2018 | 45 mins
authenticity, courage, true self, vulnerability
Elisabeth and Merianna talking about we hide under layers until we know the environment or person is safe. Does this make us inauthentic or do we all have multiple layers? Are there people who only have one layer?
June 1st, 2018 | 40 mins 43 secs
being present, meditation, mindfulness
Merianna asks Elisabeth, “Did you ever think you’d be where you are?” What did you imagine your life to be? What do you do when you feel like you are stuck in your job or in other aspects of your life?
May 25th, 2018 | 39 mins 27 secs
incense, meditation, mindfulness, smells and bells
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about smells used in worship and meditation. What do these smells evoke within us? Do smells bring us to a more spiritual state or closer to the Universe? Why do certain smells draw people in while driving others away?
May 14th, 2018 | 42 mins 30 secs
enneagram, self-awareness, self-care, woo
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about their strengths and personality types. Are you a challenger? Do you hold the power of woo? How does this information impact the way you see yourself and how you interact with others?
May 7th, 2018 | 37 mins 12 secs
centering, mindfulness, prioritize, rituals, strengthen your core
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about 30 day challenges, schedules, and prioritizing what is important to you. How can you reignite your core? How do you decide what you need to stay centered? How do you challenge yourself to continue to grow and get stronger?
April 30th, 2018 | 43 mins 4 secs
gardening, inspiration, rhythms of life
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the ebb and flow of creativity and inspiration. There are always seasons of darkness, but the light comes. Do you worry that the season you find in yourself in will never end? Can you detect the rhythms of your life?
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?