We are overwhelmed with one-size-fits all advice that promises to fix whatever ails us. But what if you aren't broken? What if you just need to learn how to do you? In this podcast series, journalist Kirsten Powers sits down with fellow life travelers who have found success, wholeness and healing through listening to their inner wisdom and living authentically. Through it all Kirsten shares the discoveries she has made in her own battle to become herself, including overcoming life trauma and a debilitating chronic illness.
Upgrade Your Brain with Jim Kwik
Jim Kwik's mission: No brain left behind. ⠀
After a childhood brain injury left him learning challenged, Kwik created strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance. He has since dedicated his life to helping others unleash their true genius and brainpower. ⠀
This week, Jim shares with me his incredible journey from being known as 'the boy with the broken brain' to becoming the widely recognized world expert in memory improvement, brain optimization and accelerated learning.⠀
ABOUT JIM: Jim is host of the top education training podcast Kwik Brain and author of the new New York Times bestseller, “Limitless-Upgrade Your Brain, Learn anything Faster, Unlock Your Exceptional Life.”
The Gift of Forgiveness with Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt
Do you have someone in your life who you just can't forgive? Today Kirsten discusses the power of forgiveness with Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt. (Yes, this includes forgiving people who haven't even said they are sorry). Katherine’s latest book, "The Gift of Forgiveness," was an instant New York
Times bestseller. It features her interviews with more than 20 people who have worked hard, and are still working
hard, to overcome unforgivable and unimaginable experiences.
Katherine is the author of four books, an animal advocate, daughter, sister, wife and step-mom.
The Never-Ending Journey of Finding Ourselves with Kaitlin Curtice
Today Kirsten talks to Kaitlin B. Curtice, a writer, storyteller, poet and truth teller. They discuss her new book, "Native: Identity, Belonging and Discovering God." Native is about identity, soul-searching, and being on the never-ending journey of finding ourselves and finding God. As both a member of the Potawatomi Nation and a Christian, Kaitlin demonstrates how reconnecting with her Native American roots both informs and challenges her Christian faith.
Kaitlin travels around the country speaking on faith and justice within the church as it relates to Indigenous peoples and has been a featured speaker at Why Christian, Evolving Faith, Wild Goose Festival, The Festival of Faith & Writing, The Revolutionary Love Conference, and more. She is a monthly columnist for Sojourners, has contributed to On Being and Religion News Service, and has been featured on CBS and in USA Today and the New Yorker for her work on having difficult conversations within the church about colonization. She is also the author of Glory Happening: Finding the Divine in Everyday Places.
Experience the Magic of Miyuki Yamamoto
This week Kirsten has an intimate conversation with therapist and educator Miyuki Yamamoto. Find out what happened when Kirsten attended her retreats, how we learn from an early age to 'fake' it to receive praise, and the mind/body connection with chronic pain.
Miyuki has been leading transformational women's work for 15 years in Japan, USA and Australia. She offers women's retreats, one-on-one personal work, and a 3 year transformational program in Japan and USA. Additionally, she's a Certified Facilitator of the Daring Way ™, Brene Brown’s shame resilience work in Japan.
How to Practice Radical Compassion with Tara Brach
This week Kirsten talks with the incredible Tara Brach about how to love yourself into healing with meditation. If you ever feel that you're falling short, you need to be fixed or you're missing out on life you need to hear from Tara. She explains in this episode how to let go of the trance of unworthiness and she shares key insights from her most recent book, "Radical Compassion," which is a roadmap for learning to care for yourself.
Dr. Tara Brach is a clinical psychologist, meditation expert, teacher, and best selling author. Tara is a guiding teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C. Additionally, her weekly meditation podcast is downloaded by 2.5 million people a month.
Social Distancing Tips for Each Enneagram Type from Ian Morgan Cron
Today we have a bonus episode from Ian Morgan Cron discussing how each Enneagram type is likely experiencing the pandemic that has caused so much fear, uncertainty and isolation. Ian also offers tips specific to each type on how to cope during this time, or any stressful period.
Ian Morgan Cron is a psychotherapist, Enneagram teacher, host of the popular Typology podcast and bestselling author of The Road Back to You.