Awake in Relationship explores the modern landscape of intimacy, community and culture in a time of great change. Learn the art of connection through interviews with thought leaders on the frontiers of personal growth, spirituality, and activism.
ON AIR: Reclaiming connection in the Internet of Things
022 During Covid 19 how we work, shop, do yoga, relate with family and find a mate has moved online. The internet has connected us during a time of crisis, but connectivity doesn’t equal connection. As more of life is lived online our perception of...
Great intimacy begins with healthy boundaries with Mel Cassidy
021 Personal boundaries are a natural part of any relationship, but rarely are they discussed openly until a line has been crossed. After a year of Covid lockdowns many people are discovering their edge the hard way. In this episode of AIR I speak with Mel Cassidy, a relationship coach who focuses on polyamory and honest non monogamy, about the art of negotiating agreements and boundaries, especially in complex relationships. We also explore how trauma shows up in intimacy and how to use our somatic experiences to guide our deepest needs and desires in relationship.
The medicine of mindful self compassion with Susan Gillis Chapman
020 Mindfulness is often seen as a tool for relieving anxiety, calming the mind, and developing greater focus. However, according to the Buddhist tradition mindfulness is much more than a relaxation technique, when combined with compassion it becomes...
More Than a Pill: The emerging field of psychedelic therapy with Jim Kragtwyk
019 After decades of prohibition Health Canada and the FDA have approved psychedelic drug trials for treating a variety of mental illnesses. In this episode I speak with clinical counsellor and addictions specialist Jim Kragtwyk about the...
Intensive Journaling - Writing a new story for trauma and transition with Bill Israel
018 There are few experiences more challenging, confusing and lonely than a major life transition. Whether it comes in the form of an illness, divorce, job loss or global pandemic change is rarely welcomed as an opportunity to let go of old patterns and...
ON AIR: Renaissance, revolution and relationships in 2021 with Silas Rose
017 ON AIR is a new monthly addition to the podcast featuring some pithy commentary on themes and topics arising from guest interviews. It has been a year since recording the first episode of Awake In Relationship and so much has changed. There is...