35 episodes

In every conversation, stories, insights and perspectives help you find joy and purpose in the human experience.

Existential Relish C-A Granatstein

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

In every conversation, stories, insights and perspectives help you find joy and purpose in the human experience.

    Building trust and human connection through LEGO Serious Play

    Building trust and human connection through LEGO Serious Play

    Dr. Kasra (Kas) Khorasani's unique approach that he developed for his inpatient psychotherapy groups uses LEGO Serious Play methodology. He sees enhanced therapeutic value in the sessions, empowered by human connection, allowing people to become authentic, genuine, non-judgemental, curious and kind.

    Kas and C-A build some LEGO, too.

    Music: Romance for Piano and Cello by Martijn de Boer (NiGiD) (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license.

    • 1 hr
    Out of the goodness of my liver: A story of living organ donation

    Out of the goodness of my liver: A story of living organ donation

    In March 2021, Glenna Gosewich became an indirect living organ donor.

    62% of her liver went to a stranger who was in need of a vital transplant.

    Glenna sees this as a form of charity, a good deed —  something she can do because she’s able, despite the risks, post-op recovery and even judgement from others. Glenna is also a wealth of information on the topic as well as about blood donation.

    This episode will no doubt get you thinking about the different ways that you can help others. 

    • 35 min
    Teenage musings on sustainability getting published and having a boss mentality

    Teenage musings on sustainability getting published and having a boss mentality

    Just when you think all teenagers spend every waking moment on TikTok, there’s Naila Moloo. At 15 years old, this STEM researcher's drive to contribute to a sustainable future, her stellar networking tips and her ability to handle rejection with grace in order to get exactly what she wants... is so totally boss.

    You are guaranteed to learn one life tip from this episode, or at the very least, make you think about reaching just a bit further for your own dreams. 

    • 28 min
    Close to home Part 2 - Stories of neighbourhood businesses in the COVID economy

    Close to home Part 2 - Stories of neighbourhood businesses in the COVID economy

    Close to home: Stories of neighbourhood businesses in the COVID economy are conversations with six business owners in the St. Clair West community, in midtown Toronto. Part one was published one year ago this week.

    Though the conversations are with six really different businesses, what’s universal is their feelings of accountability to a supportive community, and a real yearning to get back to serving them the way they know best.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Gardening with Ed Lawrence

    Gardening with Ed Lawrence

    Ed Lawrence is THE Gardening expert. He was the Chief Horticulturalist for six consecutive Governors General and has been a regular on CBC's Ontario Today show for the last 40 years. Whether you are a beginner gardener or you are well versed in the ways of plants, Ed is a joy to listen to and learn from.

    In this episode Ed's got plenty to say about growing food, the importance of getting kids’ hands in the dirt and how it always starts with the soil.

    Stay safe, and get into the garden!

    • 38 min
    Desk Stress, Inactivity and the Joy of Movement

    Desk Stress, Inactivity and the Joy of Movement

    The activity level of humans is generally at an all time low as people work from home, spend countless hours on devices and endure waves of lockdowns. Sitting is stressful on the back, hips, neck and shoulders. The lack of movement is being linked to a decline in mental health and an increase in injury.

    Dr. Waj Hoda is back on the show with preventative solutions and insights towards a pain free existence.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

xkimmyq3 ,

Very informative

It’s fun and light and I enjoy all the topics. Always happy when the next podcast comes out! Thanks Existential Relish!

Heather on Vaughan Road ,

A Cornucopia Of Interesting Ideas

Stumbled across C-A’s podcast and glad I did. Two very important podcasts about neighborhood businesses along St. Clair West. Great questions. Great insight. C-A was very compassionate. Looking forward to long-term relationship and a few smiles.

Aaaaaaaaaffr ,

Love this podcast

C.A. is a master at building rapport with her subjects and asking the right questions in the right way. Her latest podcast on St. Clair businesses is a timely reminder of the front-line human beings behind the shops and services that make a neighbourhood great. Listen on your next walk!

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