Discussing Hard Topics Like Loss, Work, Competition, Self-Love, and in the end Ultimate Happiness... Mister Rogers and his little Neighborhood of friends continues to teach us how to approach these hard challenges of life even into adulthood. His simple but effective approach allows even the most "mature" adults to still learn new perspectives on old subjects, and have a few laughs while doing it. On Doing Mister Rogers, two women embark on watching a new Mister Rogers Neighborhood episode each week and pick out the very adult and enlightening wisdom Mister Rogers and his cast of characters still manages to impart to them even at their most successful, accomplished and "enlightened"... and then they talk about it. More importantly, they have some laughs and some fun while doing it. Join us as we go old school. Laugh, Learn and Love a little more... by Doing Mister Rogers.
How Mister Rogers Supported the Black Community, The Strength and Sacrifice of Officer Clemmons (the Black Officer on Mister Rogers), and Forgiveness
What does supporting the black community mean for white people? What does it mean for black people? Learn how Mister Rogers and his friend Officer Clemens (the Black Police Officer on the Show) give us an idea of one way to do it together. How do each of us do our part for racial injustice? How did Mister Rogers, how did Francois Clemens (who plays that black office on the show)? Learn how their quiet, yet powerful actions broke barriers and helped lay groundwork for true integration after the 60s. Francois Clemens... who was he really? Learn all about his life with Mister Rogers, and outside the show, and how he overcame so much, and made a life long friend of Mister R himself. And forgiveness... how would you define it? Find out how differently each of us think about it, what it means in our life, your life, and if it has a role or not in our racially divided country today.
Talking about Divorce, Listening to Kids, Enabling Narcissists, and Co-Creating Behavior You Hate
Ever consider divorce from your spouse? Ever been a kid of divorce? Are you divorced yourself? Most everyone fits into one of these categories, learn the impact it has on the kids involved, and how deciding to get a divorce or stay married may be the wrong thing to focus on when making sure kids are ok. Do you ask your kids (or the kids on your life) questions in hard times? Do you proactively inquire into what they are thinking or do you "talk" to them when you know something in their life is likely hard? Learn the difference between these things and how you can be a more effective adult in the process. Have someone selfish in your life that gets on your nerves? How do you respond to them when they are behaving selfishly, talking that way? Listen to the hard truths for us all about how we might be enabling these people in our lives and how they may perceive our behavior in return. Is there someone in your life that repeatedly behave in a way you don't like? How do you handle it, what do you do or say to let them know its not ok? Find out how not speaking up can mean you are giving up your power to change things, instead unwittingly co-creating the very thing you hate.
Being Happy to Be Alive, Who You Spend Time With, Masturbation and Graham Crackers, and Why We Dream.
Is it a good feeling to know your alive? Do you look forward to doing it again tomorrow? Mister Rogers does, and what he knows, might make us a little happier in our own lives. Appreciating the moment, and learning from loss. Who do you spend your time with? Are they the people you genuinely feel good around, who leave you smiling and fulfilled? Or are they just people to pass the time, something to do something with? Or what about a "new" someone you are hoping will be something more? Where you spend your time matters, hear about what mix of the above might work best for you. What the heck do Masturbation and Graham crackers have in common? A LOT. Listen and you will be surprised, we promise. And why do you dream? Why do we have recurring dreams? What are yours? Learn why they may be important and what they may be telling you.
A Curious Mindset in Conversation, How You Treat Yourself, What Anger is Signalling, and the Importance of Maintaining Boundaries
When you think about talking to your friend or your significant other, do you enter the conversation wondering what they might have to say, or want to talk about? Or do you enter it with what you want to talk about in mind? Most of us do the latter. But find out how starting conversations with curiosity could change your perspective on everything. How do you talk to yourself when you feel down or make a mistake? Do you call yourself names or berate yourself? You probably wouldn't say the same things to a friend how is feeling down, so why do we say it to ourselves... learn how treating yourself like a friend could change your whole attitude. Why do you get angry? When is the last time? Some experts say anger is simply a signal that something needs to change, to be addressed. Find out confrontation can actually be a good thing, and maybe anger is our first sign. And do you calmly maintain boundaries with the people in your life that you love? Most of us don't. Find out how many negative feelings can be traced back to our boundaries being crossed, and how we have control around how that happens.
Breaking Belief Barriers, We are All the Same, The Knowledge Differences of Youth and Age, and When do We Stop Growing
How should we approach trying to create change? Should we speak up for what we believe, and how? How courage can show itself in many forms, and how change and standing up for what you believe can be accomplished in surprising ways. How different do you feel from your neighbor, what about the guy on social media you "hate"? Find out what you may have in common, and how it might make you feel when you see it. Are you smarter now than you were in your teens? What about in your 20s? Are you smarter than you older parent or relatives? Each stage of life brings something different, its own kind of wisdom. Learn what you might have gained, how you have grown, and what you still have to look forward to, it could change your whole perspective on growing old. And discover how much you're growing even as an adult, hear an interesting way to visualize that growth and look back on it.
How Patience With Yourself Makes For a Better Life, The Magic of Genuine Connection, and Finding Love (In Places You Might Not Normally Look)
Have you ever gotten frustrated with yourself? Wished you could do "better"? Find out why patience with yourself ("giving yourself grace" as some call it) can lead to a happier life. And how letting go, of your expectations and reliance on an outcome or a situation can help you lead a more balanced life. Ever listen to two people talk and find yourself smiling? What about after you talked with someone and you look back at how it felt? If you have, odds are the reason lies in authenticity and vulnerability. How seeing deeper into someone, how seeing their more vulnerable selves, can make us feel happy and connected. Wish you had more love in your life? Feel like you are seriously lacking? There is love all around you to find. Listen to where you might find it, about being brave to look there, and letting yourself acknowledge and enjoy it... even if it comes from some nontraditional places.
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Fresh spin on my old favorite!
I love listening to these lovely ladies discuss my favorite show (as both a future grownup and a now child at heart). I love Megan’s random facts stemming from her childlike curiosity, and the deep wisdom of both ladies. Thank you for all you do! Please keep it up!
Please and thank you.
I started watching Mr. Rogers again about 2 years ago on a whim and have been trying to tell people how beneficial it is, even to adults.
This podcast is great. Its the discussions I would hope to have if I could talk people into watching the show.
Just what I needed
Natural, unscripted, and honest. The podcast gave me all the good feels. Keep it up, you’re doing great!