Content and conversations for times of transition and change.
Join me in discussion with renowned luminaries and dear friends to explore life's myriad transitions, our understandings and our responses. What does it mean to be present, to shift our perceptions, to engage with the world meaningfully, with dignity and care? With respect for the ancient practices and the modern wisdom that continue to inform and elevate our exchanges, each episode is an invitation to Practice You.
On the impact of rest in our mind and body. The science behind supporting the nervous system. Virtual restorative yoga teacher training.
Jillian Pransky, author of Deep Listening, is an international presenter and a certified yoga therapist. Jillian is creator of Mindful Of Rest: An Online Retreat, The Art of Conscious Rest: Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, as well as Yoga Journal’s Restorative 101. She teaches regularly at prominent wellness centers throughout the country such as Kripalu, Omega, Esalen, 1440, Blue Spirit.
A student of Pema Chödrön’s work since 1998, Jillian infuses her yoga classes with mindfulness practices, compassion, and ease. For over 25 years, she's been teaching people all over the world the principles of deep listening through restorative and slow flow yoga and mindfulness practices. Her message is simple but potent: slowing down, turning inward, and deeply listening to our body and heart is perhaps the most meaningful form of self-care work we can do. When we are more compassionate and connected with ourselves, we are able to be more compassionate and connected with others and the world around us.
Jillian's seamless style of working simultaneously with the body, mind, and spirit, while attuning with nature and the environment, creates inspiring classes, community connections, and an integrative healing experience.
On the prospect of slowing climate change with our smallest actions, to shift the temperature of our planet in real time.
A conversation around ‘The Carbon Almanac’ exploring the power of shopping our values, the impact of economic demand on climate change, and hope for the future through accountability in rectifying the global temperature.
0:41 – Introducing Diane Osgood; The Carbon Almanac; https://dianeosgood.com/ 3:00 – Diane’s passion for people shopping their values; understanding economic behaviors based on demand. 6:10 – Getting involved with The Carbon Almanac 9:00 – As an individual, how can I engage in with a systemic issue that is a result of how our economy is built, how our energy systems are built, politics, etc?; ‘The Tyranny of Convenience’ 14:05 – What is climate change?; The Greenhouse Effect 18:00 – The impact of 1 degree Celsius; understanding the changes we are currently facing. 20:40 – Whose job is it? The roles of government, business and individuals in creating change. The Glasgow Breakthrough Agenda – > Power, Road Transport, Steel, Hydrogen, Agriculture. 25:51 – UNFCC – > United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; Kyoto Protocol; The Paris Agreement 29:00 – The Indigenous Youth of Panama; All We Can Save by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson 33:25 – Youth led climate litigation 37:00 – Influential artists and climate change
Diane Osgood; Ph.D. is a pioneer in corporate sustainability. For over 30 years she has helped companies to innovate, manufacture and sell sustainable products that are better for the planet, and for the people. She believes that everyone has a shopping superpower, to purposely use your wallet to build a better world. Diane is passionate about sharing tips and strategies that anyone can use in day to day life to help address climate change. She is a contributing author and chapter editor of bestseller, ‘The Carbon Almanac.’
Steven and Matthew Fisher
On life’s myriad transitions and how we refine our responses in our relationships, our wellness, our households, our work, and in our practices.
Nadia Bolz-Weber is an ordained Lutheran Pastor, founder of House for All Sinners & Saints in Denver, Co, the creator and host of The Confessional Podcast and the author of three NYT bestselling memoirs: Pastrix; The Cranky, Beautiful Faith Of A Sinner & Saint (Re-released 2021), Accidental Saints; Finding God In All The Wrong People (2015) and SHAMELESS; A Sexual Reformation (2019).
She writes and speaks about personal failings, recovery, grace, faith, and really whatever the hell else she wants to. Read more from Nadia in The Corners.
On the history of happiness and the importance of full self-acceptance.
On founding and scaling a business that's never existed before, the role of meditation in sustaining steadiness as a founder and owner.
I love the variety of guest speakers. Elena is well researched and well spoken. I have discovered new authors and challenged many of my assumptions through this podcast. Particularly loved the conversation with Gabor Mate ~ a long time favourite.
Brilliant, peaceful, restorative.
Love the insight and gentle call to openness.
Elena is such a gift!
Yesterday, one of my ‘woo woo’ friends sent me a link to Practice You with Elena Brower. My friend knows that I love to listen to podcasts and especially while I’m cooking. I am very fussy about who I listen to. It’s important that I connect with the voice and it’s also very important for me to feel the authenticity of the speaker. I’m an empath and I feel energy easily. The moment I heard Elena’s voice I knew that her podcasts would be on my favourite list. I just finished listening to season 2, episode 42. Ask Elena Anything. I stopped chopping my veggies and sat on my couch mesmerized for the entire podcast. Elena’s voice is very soothing and you can feel the honesty in her answers. I am a new fan and a BIG fan at that. ❤️