Poema is a Greek word which speaks of our lives as divine works of art. The Poema Podcast, hosted by James Prescott, seeks to explore the intersections between spirituality, creativity & identity. It's a show for those seeking a deeper, more interconnected spirituality. It's a space to reclaim the lost art of conversation, a space for anyone looking to explore their creativity, discover their true identity, and who desire to live a life of purpose & meaning.
Poema S7 043 | The Trace Bell Experience
My friend Trace Bell joins me for the first time today Trace has done a lot of work, some with his dad Rob Bell, on talking about spirituality, awareness, time and spiral dynamics.
Today he shares his own spiritual journey, and in particular how his curiosity led him into an understanding of awareness. He shares how he began to see his own consciousness and awareness as separate from his body and even time itself, and how this impacted his understanding of spirituality, his work and his personal journey.
We both share stories of experiences we've had which have given us a greater awareness that time and our bodies are constructs/people which exist within our awareness/consciousness, rather than the other way around. It's a powerful, eye opening and fascinating conversation you won't want to miss.
Poema S7 042 | Jim Woods on Storytelling & Writing His First Novel
I'm delighted to welcome back my friend, writer, author and coach Jim Woods to the show this week! Jim's just released his first novel 'Bite the Bullet', and today we talk about the creative process behind the novel, how long it took to write, and the experience of novel writing.
Jim talks about the power of storytelling, why stories resonate with us why the best stories connect with us. He also tells me about the process of creating characters and writing their stories, and the interesting dynamic which can happen between author and character.
Jim has such wisdom about story, and has great insight on the creative process. Well worth a listen.
Poema S7 041 | Jennifer Mathews on Grief, Loss & Connection
Today I'm joined by TED speaker and grief/loss facilitator Jennifer Mathews.
Jennifer tells her own tragic, in some ways unique, and powerful story of loss...and how her response to the death of her life partner was not one she calls grief, and the lessons this experience taught her about dealing with loss.
Jennifer explores how processing loss can lead to connection, and how she experienced this, and why it's so important for our healing and thriving that we confront our trauma and loss, rather than hide from it.
Poema S7 040 | Kat Armas on Abuelita Faith
Today on the podcast I'm joined by author Kat Armas (MDiv and MAT), who shares her own story, and talks about the wisdom of women on the margins - mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters - and how & what it teaches us about spirituality and the divine.
Kat shares her own experiences and lessons she's learned, as well as some other powerful stories, and we see how some of the great theologians of our time have been previously overlooked women.
Poema S7 039 | Living with ADHD: Robert Vore APC, NCC, CCATP
Today my occasional series on ADHD continues with therapist, mental health advocate and podcast host Robert Vore sharing his own story.
Robert shares his own unique experience of growing up with ADHD and then becoming a therapist and advocate himself and encountering/working with others with ADHD and trauma.
Robert gives us a valuable insight into the lived experience of ADHD and insight into working with others with the condition.
Poema S7 038 | Living with ADHD: Elle Rose
Today my series on ADHD continues with the return of my friend Elle Rose, to share their lived experience of ADHD, and the challenges and stigma they have experienced growing up with ADHD and in getting a diagnosis.
Elle shares honestly, and with great courage, about their day to day experience of ADHD, patterns of behaviour which can be linked with the condition, and the difference getting a diagnosis and medication can make. They also share words of solidarity, encouragement and wisdom for those with ADHD and for those who know people with ADHD.
I'm so grateful to Elle for sharing their story.
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Really enjoy these podcasts, inspiring and informative