NKEM NDEFO on the Body as Compass For The Wild

    • Philosophy

Intuitively, we know that we cannot remain limber, give freely, or work through the muck when our emotional, physical, and spiritual reserves are depleted - yet late-stage capitalism continues to force many of us to continue running on empty. Instead of allowing each other to burn out, what if we devoted ourselves to relearning where resilience inherently lives in our bodies? This week’s guest Nkem Ndefo explores resilience in conjunction with co-liberation and how our bodies are deep wells that are here to sustain us, as long as we listen to them. This work is not just for our wellbeing but is an important step in allowing us to engage in flexible visioning, grow our capacity for discomfort, and adequately prepare for transformation. Nkem is the founder and president of Lumos Transforms and creator of The Resilience Toolkit, a model that promotes embodied self-awareness and self-regulation in an ecologically sensitive framework and social justice context. Nkem is particularly interested in working alongside people most impacted by violence and marginalization. Music by Harrison Foster, Marian McLaughlin, Ariana Saraha, and Emily Ritz. Visit our website at forthewild.world for the full episode description, references, and action points.

Intuitively, we know that we cannot remain limber, give freely, or work through the muck when our emotional, physical, and spiritual reserves are depleted - yet late-stage capitalism continues to force many of us to continue running on empty. Instead of allowing each other to burn out, what if we devoted ourselves to relearning where resilience inherently lives in our bodies? This week’s guest Nkem Ndefo explores resilience in conjunction with co-liberation and how our bodies are deep wells that are here to sustain us, as long as we listen to them. This work is not just for our wellbeing but is an important step in allowing us to engage in flexible visioning, grow our capacity for discomfort, and adequately prepare for transformation. Nkem is the founder and president of Lumos Transforms and creator of The Resilience Toolkit, a model that promotes embodied self-awareness and self-regulation in an ecologically sensitive framework and social justice context. Nkem is particularly interested in working alongside people most impacted by violence and marginalization. Music by Harrison Foster, Marian McLaughlin, Ariana Saraha, and Emily Ritz. Visit our website at forthewild.world for the full episode description, references, and action points.