26 episodes

A husband-and-wife team of intensely curious social commentators explore the challenges in community, relationships, gender, and creativity with their trademark empathy, intelligence, & irreverence.

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    • Society & Culture

A husband-and-wife team of intensely curious social commentators explore the challenges in community, relationships, gender, and creativity with their trademark empathy, intelligence, & irreverence.

    How to Belong: Tapping Collective Genius in a Crisis

    How to Belong: Tapping Collective Genius in a Crisis

    What would it be like if you could rally your whole neighborhood to tackle a serious  problem you all share?  What would it feel like to help lots of people find strength and solutions they never imagined they had inside themselves?  Can you imagine facing a massive crisis like, say, a pandemic, with love, calm, and optimism?

    You definitely can if you are today’s guest, Tracey McConnell.  A long-time community organizer, non-profit advisor, and personal growth coach, Tracey is no stranger to hardship or challenge, but she meets difficulty with a loving resolve that is truly inspirational.  Her special skills help her to bring diverse people together and find the common ground that makes it possible to move into a solution.  A skillful facilitator, Tracey leads us in a Focused Conversation to model how we can come together on even the most difficult topics, see the humanity in everyone, and make things better for all.  Join us for a refreshing dip into the pool of possibilities on episode 24 of the Rocket Feather Podcast.

    SHOW NOTES

    References:


    Creative Capacities LLC:  https://www.CreativeCapacitiesLLC.com Tracey@CreativeCapacitiesLLC.com (928) 925-4020
    Tracey on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreativeCapacitiesLLC/
    Rocket Feather Community Lab on Facebook

    Institutions We Support & Admire:


    Arizona Community Foundation
    MATForce
    El Gato Azul
    The Raven Cafe

    Music Credits:  AShamaluevMusic

    Quotes: “Between Stimulus and Response There Is a Space. In That Space Is Our Power To Choose Our Response” Charles attributed this quote to Victor Frankel but apparenly the story is more complex. Check it out at Quote Investigator: https://quoteinvestigator.com/2018/02/18/response/


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    How to Handle Covid - Reduce, Reconnect, Recover

    How to Handle Covid - Reduce, Reconnect, Recover

    Are you a little feeling a little concerned? Freaked out? Or strangely numb? Hey, all your emotions are valid. It’s OK.

    Join us for this slightly slapdash, but fully engaged podcast episode as Charles shares the emotional stance that helped him prepare his family for the pandemic. He also talks honestly about how he bounced back from overwhelm and grief. In the second half of the pod, Charles explains the cyclical, three phase model for getting through the pandemic and all you all to find ways to lead.

    SHOW NOTES:

    Recommended Twitter Follows


    Laura Fitton @pistachio Great curator of info. Also posts dogs, chickens, and lullabyes.

    Andy Slavit @ASlavitt Former Medicare, Medicaid, ACA head for Obama Admin

    Mike Birbiglia @birbigs So far daily Instagram Live comedy shows


    Other Resources


    A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown


    Music By:


    Joseph Earwicker


    “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.

    "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

    Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


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    • 34 min
    How to Think About a Pandemic: Covid 19 and Community

    How to Think About a Pandemic: Covid 19 and Community

    Guest: Dr. Christine P. Stewart, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition at UC Davis
    Director, Institute for Global Nutrition
    As a health researcher, mom, & world traveler, Christine Stewart has an excellent view of the delicate web of health services around the world, and of how communities deal with adverse circumstances. Join us in conversation about how to take responsibility for ourselves and each other during crisis, what makes us resilient, and how we can find opportunities for growth and connection during these turbulent times.
    A nutritional epidemiologist, Dr. Stewart wants us to be sure not to confuse her with someone who studies infectious diseases. But this smart, informed, scientist, shares with us her views on how to ride out a pandemic, how to redirect focus on to what’s important and how to stay in community while remaining more than 6 feet apart.
    Dr. Stewart’s full bio: https://nutrition.ucdavis.edu/people/christine-stewart
    Helen Keller International https://www.hki.org/ A world without barriers to sight, health, and human potential.
    Centers for Disease Control [CDC] - https://www.cdc.gov/
    Coalition for Compassion and Justice [CCJ] - http://yavapaiccj.org/ Ending and preventing homelessness. We are a service and a solution to those living in homelessness, working toward a just and compassionate community for all!
    Yavapai County Food Bank - http://www.yavapaifoodbank.org/ Providing meals, school supplies, computer classes, and more for families in need.

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    • 56 min
    How to Suceed in Business - Women in Science - Part 2

    How to Suceed in Business - Women in Science - Part 2

    In honor of Int’l Women’s Day, we’re releasing a double live podcast. Each segment is chock full of inspiring women in science, tech, and business. Every guest brought a unique story about passion for science and important insights about overcoming obstacles on the way to realizing that passion.

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    How to Persist - Women in Science - Part 1

    How to Persist - Women in Science - Part 1

    In honor of Int’l Women’s Day, we’re releasing a double live podcast. Each segment is chock full of inspiring women in science, tech, and business. Every guest brought a unique story about passion for science and important insights about overcoming obstacles on the way to realizing that passion.
    We recorded this double episode live at a beer release party and fundraiser for girls in STEM (Sci/tech/eng/math) programs. The party was hosted by Granite Mountain Brewing, a woman owned business.
    Our contribution to the party was inviting five different STEM women (and three more showed up)! Two women we invited acted as guest hosts asking questions and guiding the flow. We recorded over two hours of stories, laughter, camaraderie, connection and we’re bringing it to you in two parts so you can pace yourselves.
    GUESTS:

    Olivia Lee - Assistant Professor at University of Alaska - researching climate change in the arctic - mom, graphic designer, andChampion of Women in STEM .

    Michelle Baker, Systems analyst and tech consultant - mom - local Tech Champion

    Jenn Flaa - NASA Engineer, serial tech entrepreneur, and rock vocalist

    Zakiya Shivji - Forest Service geologist and dancer

    Valerie Burns - Yavapai Library Network Manager and early women’s IT pioneer

    Audra Yamamoto - Engineer, business owner, local instigator

    Jen Herbert - Former future Surgeon General, US Business Owner of the Year


    SHOW NOTES:
    Resources & Articles

    Granite Mountain Brewing

    Olivia Lee’s T-Shirt Fundraiser

    Northern Arizona Tech Alliance

    Prescott Women Magazine

    Superstition Meadery

    The Mom Project

    A List of Female Heads of State




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    • 1 hr 13 min
    A Relationship Quickie - How Charles and Kelly Keep it Working

    A Relationship Quickie - How Charles and Kelly Keep it Working

    Want to know the secret to successful relationship? 

    You know there's not one secret, silly!

    A dear friend of Charles's said, "There are some things you can only learn while being alone and there are some things you can only learn by being in relationship.". Take a listen to hear how the two Rocket Feather hosts have constructed a pretty powerful relationship by doing combining what they learned while alone with what they now learn together. 

    SHOW NOTES: 

    Tickets for the Phoenix College TEDx HERE. 

    Granite Mountain Brewery Event HERE.


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    • 49 min

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