Welcome to "Might Help, Can't Hurt! Conversations with Leaders, Doers, and Friends" - a series of impromptu "private conversations made public" with people who inspire me about life in the pandemic, reimagining the future, and whatever weird and wonderful things happen to be on our minds that day!
Episode 43 - Professor Anthony Kessel on "the magic pill"
In this wide-ranging episode, Professor Kessel and I explored the ideas behind his new young adult novel, "The Five Clues", and why sharing fundamental principles of mental health at an early age reaps benefits for a lifetime. We also explored the creative process, the future of the pandemic, and what ideas we'd put in a "magic pill" if we could create one that would awaken psychological wellbeing for everyone! To learn more about Professor Kessel, find his details below:
New Book: The Five Clues
Professor Kessel's last episode: Episode 8: Global Health and Teen Resilience with Professor Anthony Kessel
Episode 42 - Joe Bailey on thriving in the eye of the hurricane
In this story filled episode, Joe Bailey, author of Slowing Down to the Speed of Life, The Serenity Principle, and the brand-new release Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane shares his insights and experiences from over four decades of sharing the principles behind our innate health and resilience. We talked about getting caught up in day-mares and the calm, clarity, and guidance that's always available to us in the eye of any storm, and about how love just might actually be the solution for what's ailing the planet. To learn more about Joe, you can find his details below:
New book: https://smile.amazon.com/Thriving-Eye...
Episode 41 - Peter M. Krask on the messiness of creativity
In this free-flowing episode, Peter M. Krask and I explored the inherent messiness of creativity and its relationship with curiosity. We also talked about how to create conditions conducive to breakthrough moments and innovation, the possible origins of the inner critic, and the power and value of not knowing what to do next! To learn more about Peter, you can find his details below:
Websites: pmkcreatvityguide.com petermkrask.com
Instagrams: @thecreativityguide @petermkrask
Episode 40 - Laura Gates on a paradoxical view of conflict resolution
In this fascinating episode, executive facilitator and corporate conflict specialist Laura Gates and I explore how reducing "conflict avoidance" actually leads to less conflict instead of more. We also talk about the shift from "what's wrong with you?" to "what happened to you?" and how radical self-honesty and ownership create a ripple effect towards global change. To learn more about Laura, you can find her details below:
Episode 39 - Mark Silver on doing business as an act of love
In this thought-provoking episode, Mark Silver brings his experience as a fourth-generation entrepreneur and master teacher within the Sufi lineage to the question of how to create a business that cares for (and works for) everyone. We explored "the middle way" between commerce and capitalism, humanity and sovereignty, and hope and fear, along with how to know and what to do when it's time to leave your job and strike out on your own. To learn more about Mark, head to: heartofbusiness.com
Episode 38 - Dr. Jack Pransky on transforming communities one person at a time
In this wonderfully mellow episode, Martin Luther King award-winning author Dr. Jack Pransky, one of one of my early mentors in the inside-out understanding, shares his thoughts on the radical simplicity of how the mind works, the radical power of love and understanding in community, and the radical gift of deep listening to both ourselves and others. "Modello: A Story of Hope for the Inner City and Beyond" on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Modello-A-... Jack's Books: http://www.ccbpublishing.com/jpransky... Jack's Website: www.insideoutunderstanding.com