36 episodes

Welcome to our podcast! Each week we’ll feature a short, impromptu discussion on a broad range of relevant topics centered around fear, social justice, courage and transformation.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Welcome to our podcast! Each week we’ll feature a short, impromptu discussion on a broad range of relevant topics centered around fear, social justice, courage and transformation.

    Season 3, Episode 12: There Are No Good Decisions In A Bad System

    Season 3, Episode 12: There Are No Good Decisions In A Bad System

    What do video calls, your online photos, liquid dish soap, food and racism have in common?  Virtually everything.  In a world where what consume (physically and digitally) contributes to some amount of waste and/or impact on us as a human race, we have to be intentional about educating ourselves and the actions we take daily to move the needle.  Join us in this episode to hear from Deborah Dull, technology leader, world traveler and Circular Economy thought leader to learn how to connect the dots....

    Deborah prefers to be on the move, with new experiences, new flavors, new streets to explore. She’s a city dweller. So this last year has been a challenge and she and her partner have been on the go when it’s safe! Before covid, you’ll find Deborah bar hopping in the middle of the day, laptop in tow, and creating friendships around the world. By day she’s into supply chain (totally not as boring as you think) and how we can prevent the looming doom on our environmental horizon by using the supply chain! By night she day dreams of the next Airbnb she’ll live in (full time!), and is in constant search for the *best* precious few items she carries in her carry-on. Find Deborah at @circular_nomad across social media platforms.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Season 3, Episode 11: Some Allyship Food For Thought

    Season 3, Episode 11: Some Allyship Food For Thought

    This week it's just Ashley sharing a few thoughts on how to further your own social justice journey. The 3 main points include: 1. What does it mean to "give up your privilege"? 2. Check on your BIPOC friends. 3. Inventory your external environment, and start making small changes...today. 

    We know this time is heavy. We know folks are hurting. And we know the burden cannot fall on the shoulders of those who are and have always been victimized. We hope this episode, like all of the episodes, empower you to keep moving forward in the fight for equity and justice. 

    If you'd like to attend the Inclusivity Series, you can sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/inclusivity-workshop-series-tickets-146895308823?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


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    • 20 min
    Season 3, Episode 10: Intention vs. Impact: For the People in the Back

    Season 3, Episode 10: Intention vs. Impact: For the People in the Back

    This episode is important to us not just because its guest is a dear friend of ours but also because the school she represents is directly connected to the work of The Courage Campaign.  

    Within, we talk about one of the fundamental components of allyship: weighing Intention vs Impact.  What we say may not always be received as intended and that gap can leave individuals (especially students) feeling unseen, unheard and unrepresented.  It is important that we not only act with empathy but that we are also prepared to be corrected (despite having the best outcomes in our hearts) and admit when we are wrong.  This discussion is a call-to-action for the army of well-intentioned people who are looking for ways to crystalize and deepen what allyship actually entails.

    Erinn Buxton is the Climate and Restorative Practices Coordinator at the Joseph Lee K-8 School, in Boston Public Schools. Erinn previously worked in community mental health and in partnership with the Joseph Lee School as a school based clinician. Erinn's experience in counseling with students and families highlighted the impact of oppressive systems on mental health. Erinn's desire to challenge these systems, amplify voices that had been silenced and work to bridge opportunity gaps only grew, and led to her passion working to support and advocate in all areas of social justice. 
     Erinn focuses on supporting the community across grade levels and working to repair harm among community members when conflict arises. Erinn works closely with partners (hello Courage Campaign) to identify how we can bridge opportunity gaps through resources and increased access.  

    Erinn believes deeply in increasing student and family voice and working to deconstruct the oppressive systems that negatively impact students and families.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Season 3, Episode 9: Unsolicited Pre-parenting advice

    Season 3, Episode 9: Unsolicited Pre-parenting advice

    Recognizing that we are far from experts on parenting (especially since the little one is not here yet), we wanted to share our perspective on our journey to date and the elements that have worked for us.  We believe that much of the magic and power of  successful relationships weigh heavily on dialogue, stated expectations and ongoing self-awareness.  We also believe that is an  x-factor when it comes to the process of ensuring we are ready to raise a child.  
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    • 45 min
    Season 3, Episode 8: Art And Activism

    Season 3, Episode 8: Art And Activism

    This week we hear from four incredible individuals who have navigated their way through their journey as artists in very different ways. While their voices are unique, the thread that runs through will be recognized by anyone who strives to live a life versus just make a living.  Resilience, authenticity, courage and allyship are all on stage within this two-hour episode.

    Matt Seiiji Ketai is Japanese- American writer and actor originally from Abq, New Mexico. As an actor, Matt’s New York credits include: Abingdon Square (reading, WP Theatre), LIAR (workshop, dir. Tamilla Woodard), Oedipus (La Mama), La Ruta (workshop, Working Theatre), Xander Xist […] (premiere, wr. Jeremy O. Harris), Mom Play (premiere, wr. Sarah Delappe), among others. Regional credits include: Hot Cross Buns (workshop, Seattle Rep), Regretfully, So the Birds Are (reading, Ojai Playwrights Conference), Dracula (Williamstown Theatre Fest), A Christmas Carol (Trinity Rep.), Ideation (New Rep), among others. Film/TV: Egg Day, Start Up, Startup. As a writer, Matt's work has been produced throughout New York and New England (most recent productions include: Blue. (PrideFest 2019– New Wave) and God’s Game (Brunch Theatre - 2020). He was a semi-finalist in the ATX television pitch competition (2021) and his screenplay From Top to Bottom was a quarterfinalist in the 2020 WeScreenplay TV competition, among others. He has written for the web-series “Love In NY” and for Bad Guru Productions (Start Up, Start-Up). And in 2019 his  solo show Spiral. was a Critic's Pick at the United Solo Festival and was featured at the FGP 2019 anti-gala. Training:  BFA Boston University, MFA Brown University. Instagram/Twitter: @mattketai www.mattketai.com

    Alexis Green (she, her)  is a professional actor and director living in Chicago. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Alexis earned a BA in Theatre Arts from Arizona State University and an MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. Since graduating, Alexis has traveled acting and directing for various theatres around the country. Most recently, Alexis was awarded the Chason Directing Fellowship at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Alexis is currently the Senior Program Coordinator for artEquity and she serves as the chair of the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access committee for Notch Theatre Company.

    David Samuel is a Brooklyn-based actor, musician, writer, and producer. He received his MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. He has performed as an actor around the U.S. in musicals, new plays, and Shakespeare. He recently submitted his documentary, "Niguse and The Red Terror" to several film festivals. Go to www.kingofaxum.com for more.

    Julia Atwood (she/her) is an actor based in New York City. She received her BA in Classics & Psychology from Wheaton College (MA) and her MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. Recent theatrical credits include: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) at Trinity Rep. Television credits: The Good Fight, Bull. Julia premiered her one-woman show At Home with Fleetwood Mac at Dixon Place in January, 2020. She has narrated for Penguin Random House Audio and Capstone Publishing and voiced the commercial for the 2019 Calvin Klein Watch & Jewelry Campaign.  Website: juliaatwood.com  

    Lastly, in anticipation of the November 2020 Election, Matt Ketai and fellow actor/activist, Julia Atwood, partnered in launching Energize the Vote: a digital, grassroots organization dedicated to voter education and voter turnout (@energizethevote) 
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    • 2 hr 1 min
    Season 3, Episode 7: One Size Does Not Fit All

    Season 3, Episode 7: One Size Does Not Fit All

    Nutrition is such a loaded topic with a plethora of information from modern-day snake oil practitioners to fitness experts turned self-prescribed dietitians... which is exactly why we are so grateful to have the opportunity to break it all down with an actual expert in the field, the incredible Dr. Rachele Pojednic.

    Rachele Pojednic, PhD, EdM is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition at Simmons University and a former research fellow at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Pojednic’s work has a specific focus on physical activity and nutrition interventions for the prevention and treatment of non-communicable chronic disease. She is also the founder of Strong Process, a Boston-based wellness education platform designed to integrate evidence based knowledge into the health and wellness space. 
    Dr. Pojednic received her PhD from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition & Exercise Physiology. Her research at Tufts was completed in the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia laboratory at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts, where she was awarded the Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  While at Tufts, Dr. Pojednic examined the molecular interaction between human skeletal muscle and vitamin D as well as novel contributions of speed and velocity to overall muscular power with aging. Her current research examines lifestyle education for healthcare and fitness professionals and nutrition, supplementation and physical activity interventions on muscle physiology, chronic diseases and healthy aging. Dr. Pojednic serves as co-chair of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Exercise Is Medicine® education committee, was the Interim Executive Director for the Prescription for Activity Task Force, and serves on The American Council on Exercise (ACE) Industry Advisory Panel. She also works with ACE to develop NBHWC approved health coaching curriculum for clinicians, fitness professionals and universities.
    Dr. Pojednic has also been an active member of the fitness industry and cycling community for the past 15 years and is a Lululemon Ambassador, a former Specialized Women's Ambassador as well as an indoor cycling instructor at Flywheel Sports in Boston. She has been a consultant and writer for several organizations, including Time, Popular Science, Self, Shape, Women's Health, Forbes, Runners World, Boston Magazine, Joy Bauer and the Today Show.
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    • 1 hr 13 min

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