CTZN is having conversations at the intersection of wellbeing and justice. We’re not afraid to ask hard questions and have a radical dialogue about politics and patriarchy, white supremacy and worthiness. And we’re serious about showing up for one another and taking action for the wellbeing of everyone.
The Power of Pause: Octavia Raheem
The new year is a great time to reflect on where we are coming from and where we are going. But instead of hustling into the new year, setting toxic resolutions and unrealistic goals, Octavia Raheem is encouraging us to rest.
This podcast conversation features author, mentor and yoga teacher, Octavia Raheem. In her new book, Pause, Rest, Be: Stillness Practices for Courage in Times of Change, Octavia offers us a powerful guide to navigating the many changes we are facing with wisdom and ease. Instead of trying to push our way through endings, beginnings, and places of uncertainty, only to find ourselves more confused, more disconnected, more exhausted than ever, Octavia encourages us to lean back and trust in the transformative power of rest.
Trust Your Truth: Shannon Algeo
This final podcast of the year is with my dear friend, Shannon Algeo - author of the book, Trust Your Truth, meditation teacher, therapist who also happens to be my neighbor.
In this podcast, we get personal and reflect on our experience of living together and surviving the many pandemics of the last few years and what it looks like to really look out and care for each other through uncertain times.
A Queer Dharma: Jacoby Ballard
In this podcast, we speak with Jacoby Ballard (he/they), a social justice educator, yoga teacher and author of the new book A Queer Dharma: Yoga and Meditations for Liberation. Jacoby helps us understand and hold the intersections of yoga and capitalism and white supremacy by referencing the heart teachings of yoga that provide a pathway to liberation and collective wellbeing.
What is Your Medicine: Vivette Jeffries-Logan
This podcast is a whole journey of joy and laughter AND asking really hard questions about who we are and how we heal. Our guest, Vivette Jeffries Logan, is a powerful and seasoned facilitator of race equity work. And she’s a mother, a chef, a mentor and a citizen of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation. Together we explore what it means to be curious and critical of how we’ve been shaped by a toxic dominant culture AND how we hold space for our humanness.
Radical Friendship: Kate Johnson
We often talk on this podcast about how relationship is fundamental to transformative change work - whether we’re exploring how to work across lines of difference, or how to reach across the political aisle or how to build a culture of care that takes care of everyone. Our next guest offers a path of depth and hope and shows us the importance of radical relationship as we navigate an unjust world and work toward collective wellbeing. Kate Johnson is a buddhist meditation teacher and author of the book Radical Friendship which makes a case for friendship as a radical practice of love, courage and trust, and a path that paves the way for profound social change.
Peace from Anxiety: Hala Khouri
Hala Khouri, a brilliant yoga teacher and somatic counselor specializing in trauma joins us this week on CTZN podcast. She just wrote a book called Peace from Anxiety: Get Grounded, Build Resilient, Stay Connected Amidst the Chaos -- which I would imagine is most people’s desire these days. This podcast about trauma and anxiety, but it is also about how we take care of ourselves and one another, how we navigate the chaos of this moment with creativity, and how we practice change in small and big ways.
Such profound truths
Every episode is a nugget of wisdom and depth… and inspires me to keep showing up for it all.
Inspiring resource for making change
Thank you Kerri for your clear strong voice on all matters that speak to the wellbeing of all. This podcast is one I’ll be returning to again and again. Keep it up!
It’s a fine line of hosting & dominating
I enjoyed hearing Nicole Cardoza’s wisdom. And, it was frustrating to also hear the host interrupt and dominate this conversation. Maybe, there will be a Part Two?