Holiday season usually means you’ll be interacting with more people than usual. If you’re a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), an empath, or both, like Siena is, here’s something that can help you conserve your energy during this hectic time. We’re calling it an Energy Protection Bubble.Read More
Do you feel the charge in the air? On the day we’re releasing this (11/6/18), it’s Election Day, and The United States is in the midst of the most consequential election of our lifetime.Read More
The problem is: the dark feeling that you’re not living up to Who You’re Meant To Be. The problem is: you know exactly what Henry David Thoreau was talking about when he wrote “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” In this episode, we share the two ways to change a paradigm and change your life, and how you can get the tools, structure, and support to do exactly that.Read More
Anybody besides us who’s paced the floor, grappling with a decision to be made?
Well, we put our heads and hearts together and came up with four great reminders to help steady the ship, even if you’ve been tossed around, trying to Make A Decision.
Here we go.Read More
This episode was inspired by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Her courage, and the stunning impact it had, prompted our reflection on the energy that each of us channels when we tell our stories. In this episode, Siena explains how sharing the story of her own sexual abuse affected both her and the classmate she told, in a powerful and positive way.Read More
Face to face human interaction is the lifeblood of healthy individuals, and of a healthy democracy. In this episode, we share our recent experiences visiting with friends out and about in Portland, Oregon.Read More
This episode was inspired by our visit to The Grotto in Portland, Oregon. Specifically, their replica of the labyrinth in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France.Read More
Is it foolish to believe in miracles? Or is denying the mystery and the wonder of life the foolish thing?
In this episode, we tell about an unexplainable event that happened for Siena when she was in the 7th grade. It happened in Honolulu, Hawaii, when her family put her into an all-girls Catholic school for the first time in her life.Read More
Our amazement at, and appreciation for, the badassery of Fred Rogers and his subversive T.V. show Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.Read More
If we could handle disappointment without getting cynical, playing the blame game, or getting all victimy and weak. If we could handle disappointment by becoming an even brighter light, a better human being, a bigger inspiration. Isn't that a better measure of success than the usual “millionaire, celebrity, and ripped abs” stuff?Read More
We discuss our experience watching the movie “Crazy Rich Asians.” It’s a wide ranging chat about things like: feeling self-conscious about being Asian, feeling not Asian enough and not American enough, comparing the State of Hawaii’s culture with the Singapore culture portrayed on the silver screen, the human tendency towards tribalism, and more.Read More
The larger culture pressures us to achieve, achieve, achieve! Achieving isn’t bad, in and of itself. But it’s just one dimension of success. This dimension can be called 'masculine.' It's a masculine kind of energy, a masculine kind of success. The other dimension, though, is just as critical. It is To Be. You see, what can be called a feminine energy of Presence, or Being-ness, is just as real. And just as valid and important to giving birth to, and sustaining, True Life.Read More
How can understanding the dualities of femininity and masculinity help us to live a better life?Read More
Especially for LGBTQ people like us, who sustain wounds to the soul just by living in a society with a thousand years of homophobia behind it, soul care is of utmost importance.Read More
It’s a really useful skill to develop some control over your feelings. Here’s a fun discussion about the many ways you can approach that.Read More
Just because you feel something doesn't mean you need to amplify it. Each feeling can either further or hinder our strength, health, and progress. So it's wise to at least pause and consider whether a particular feeling helps or hurts us. Have emotions. Have feelings. But don't let the feelings have you.Read More
How to quit just reading about self-improvement, and actually improve yourself.Read More
Positive Peace > Negative Peace. If Stars Hollow had a Pride Festival, it might go something like this...Read More
We all need this reminder from time to time: you are worthy of attention, time, care, and cultivation. Take the time to invest in your self. It always pays off.Read More