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Please come along! As of April 2019, #WiseGirl has rebranded as #ReRooted and can now be found with new podcasts posted every other Friday on Ram Dass's Be Here Now Network at: https://beherenownetwork.com/category/francesca-maxime/
and on my website https://www.maximeclarity.com/podcast

My podcast still sits at the intersection of mindfulness, psychology, neuroscience, the creative arts and social justice. ReRooted: Unearthing Our Natural Radiance, And Remembering The Roots We Share

Welcome to the ReRooted Podcast with Francesca Maximé, trauma-sensitive mindfulness meditation teacher and poet. Together we’ll take a closer look at approaches to transforming trauma with insights from psychology, neuroscience, spirituality, social justice and the creative arts. Join Francesca and her guests for an exploration of our shared connection and how we can cultivate greater compassion for ourselves and for others.
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#WiseGirl is where we invite you to discover your own inner wise girl or wise guy -- the wisdom within that has always been there, deep inside. The show aims to help us connect to our wisest self, to help guide us through our interconnected lives, with respect and compassion. WiseGirl aims to help us understand why we do what we do, and how we can relate to things differently so we can shift into a new way of being: to go from surviving to thriving.

About me: Brooklyn-based TV personality, certified mindfulness meditation teacher, and wellbeing and life coach: Creating Space for Wellbeing & Mindful Brooklyn. Journalist, poet/author/writer. Haitian-Dominican Italian-American. Harvard. Cats. Tennis. Yoga. Gratitude. Love.

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Please come along! As of April 2019, #WiseGirl has rebranded as #ReRooted and can now be found with new podcasts posted every other Friday on Ram Dass's Be Here Now Network at: https://beherenownetwork.com/category/francesca-maxime/
and on my website https://www.maximeclarity.com/podcast

My podcast still sits at the intersection of mindfulness, psychology, neuroscience, the creative arts and social justice. ReRooted: Unearthing Our Natural Radiance, And Remembering The Roots We Share

Welcome to the ReRooted Podcast with Francesca Maximé, trauma-sensitive mindfulness meditation teacher and poet. Together we’ll take a closer look at approaches to transforming trauma with insights from psychology, neuroscience, spirituality, social justice and the creative arts. Join Francesca and her guests for an exploration of our shared connection and how we can cultivate greater compassion for ourselves and for others.
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#WiseGirl is where we invite you to discover your own inner wise girl or wise guy -- the wisdom within that has always been there, deep inside. The show aims to help us connect to our wisest self, to help guide us through our interconnected lives, with respect and compassion. WiseGirl aims to help us understand why we do what we do, and how we can relate to things differently so we can shift into a new way of being: to go from surviving to thriving.

About me: Brooklyn-based TV personality, certified mindfulness meditation teacher, and wellbeing and life coach: Creating Space for Wellbeing & Mindful Brooklyn. Journalist, poet/author/writer. Haitian-Dominican Italian-American. Harvard. Cats. Tennis. Yoga. Gratitude. Love.

    Jazz Pianist Emmet Cohen: ReRooted – Ep. 50 – Music from the Heart

    Jazz Pianist Emmet Cohen: ReRooted – Ep. 50 – Music from the Heart

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    Francesca Maximé welcomes jazz pianist Emmet Cohen to ReRooted for a conversation about how music truly comes from the heart, the importance of practice, and much more.
    Leader of the “Emmet Cohen Trio” and creator of the “Masters Legacy Series,” Emmet Cohen is an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and dedicated music educator. He has performed, recorded, or collaborated with Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Jimmy Cobb, George Coleman, Jimmy Heath, Tootie Heath, Houston Person, Christian McBride, Kurt Elling, Billy Hart, Herlin Riley, Lea DeLaria, and Bill T. Jones. Learn more about Emmet and sign up for his newsletter at emmetcohen.com.

    Music from the Heart
    Francesca welcomes Emmet to ReRooted, and asks about how he became the pianist he is today. Emmet talks about how important improvisation is to jazz music, and how music truly comes from the heart. He reflects on the appreciation and great respect he has for the jazz artists who came before him, and the great joy he brings to his music.

    “Anything I can do for the music, I think, is more important than anything I can do for myself.” – Emmet Cohen

    John Forté discusses the spirit of music on Mindrolling Ep. 386
    Practice Routines (13:23)
    Francesca brings up the importance of practice, and Emmet shares how his routine has evolved over the years. They play some of Emmet’s music, and he talks about how he uses the music to communicate with his bandmates as they play. Francesca explores how Emmet’s presence in his music can really bring people into the present moment.

    “Your presence and focus and attention to detail, I think gives people a certain degree of permission to really just sink in to observing the experience.” – Francesca Maximé

    Watch Emmet Cohen and Vanisha Gould perform “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” during a recent edition of Live From Emmet’s Place
    Breath is an Anchor (32:25)
    Francesca asks Emmet about his yoga practice; Emmet talks about how the breath is an anchor in both yoga and his music. They discuss Emmet’s new album, Future Stride, and whether he’ll continue the “Live From Emmet’s Place” live stream in the future. Whatever’s next, Emmet will bring along his sense of goodness, joy, and respect.

    “As I was learning [yoga], I’d learn how the breath integrated into all of this, and it really kind of reminded me of the way that I always thought about my breath when I played music.” – Emmet Cohen

    • 45 min
    Tammy Sollenberger - Embodied Antiracism and Internal Family Systems

    Tammy Sollenberger - Embodied Antiracism and Internal Family Systems

    On today's episode, I talk with Francesca Maxime', an IFS informed powerhouse!

    Her passion is contagious and my hope is that you will take one of the MANY resources and challenges she gives to 'accept your assignment' while giving ALL of your parts (including your racist parts) compassion and care.

    One of my favorite quotes: "We are all breathing carbon monoxide which is racism and think we are breathing oxygen... it does sicken over time."

    Check out her website here: https://www.maximeclarity.com/

    Check out her podcast here: https://beherenownetwork.com/category/francesca-maxime/

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    Active Mourning: Transforming Grief, Loss, Longing, and Resentment | InsightLA Meditation

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    Enjoy!

    • 44 min
    ReRooted – Ep. 47 – Settler Colonialism with Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    ReRooted – Ep. 47 – Settler Colonialism with Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz joins Francesca Maximé to talk about her work as a scholar and activist, the history of settler colonialism, and the cult of the Constitution.
    Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades and is known for her lifelong commitment to national and international social justice issues. Her 1977 book, The Great Sioux Nation, was the fundamental document at the first international conference on Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz is the author or editor of seven other books, including An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. Learn more at reddirtsite.com.

    An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States
    Francesca welcomes Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz to ReRooted, and asks what prompted her to write the book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz talks about her study of the indigenous people of New Mexico, and how she was called as a witness at the trial of the Lakota people involved in the Wounded Knee Occupation.

    “I think this book is in many ways a culmination of all the work I’ve done in the last 50 years – the scholarly work and the activist work.” – Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    Settler Colonialism (18:27)
    Francesca and Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz discuss the concept of settler colonialism, what it means, and its lasting repercussions. Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz talks about the indigenous peoples’ relationship with the land and how it differed from that of the settlers, and explores the consequences of the Northwest Ordinance of 1887.

    “Really, the United States was founded as a corporation, as a capitalist state. And land was the capital, land sales was the capital.” – Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    Jacqueline Battalora joins Francesca Maximé for a conversation about the foundation of America’s institutionalized racism on ReRooted Ep. 39
    The Cult of the Constitution (41:47)
    Francesca and Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz talk about the parallels between chattel slavery and settler colonialism, and the traumas of slavery and colonialism that continue to affect the people of the United States to this day. Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz ends by exploring how America’s revered ‘Founding Fathers’ were far from perfect, and how we have a cult of the Constitution.

    “We have to deprogram our cultish connection to the Constitution and to the so-called founders who designed this horrible system that we have propagated.” – Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxanne_Dunbar-Ortiz

    • 56 min
    ReRooted – Ep. 48 – Playful Progressions with Miki Yamanaka

    ReRooted – Ep. 48 – Playful Progressions with Miki Yamanaka

    Francesca Maximé – ReRooted – Ep. 48 – Playful Progressions with Miki Yamanaka
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    Jazz pianist, Miki Yamanaka, joins Francesca to share about her musical upbringing, food as spirituality, Asian allyship, and how play makes perfect.
    Jazz pianist, Miki Yamanaka, joins Francesca to share about her musical upbringing, food as spirituality, Asian allyship, and how play makes perfect.
    Miki Yamanaka is a New York-based pianist from Kobe, Japan. She moved to New York City in 2012 and has studied Piano with Jason Lindner, Jeb Patton, and Fred Hersch, and Organ with Sam Yahel and Larry Goldings. In 2015 she was one of three pianists selected to participate in “Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead”, an intensive composition residency at the Kennedy Center. She earned her Master of Music degree from Queens College, receiving the Sir Roland Hanna Award. She holds residencies at Smalls and Mezzrow Jazz Clubs in NYC, and is the current pianist in the Philip Harper Quintet, the Roxy Coss Quintet, and the Antonio Hart Group. One of her newest compositions is a 5-part suite entitled “Human Dust Suite.” For more information, please visit MikiYamanaka.com

    Natural Progression: Music & Practice
    Continuing tapping her deep well of joyful, mindful, creatives on the ReRooted podcast, Francesca welcomes extraordinary jazz pianist, Miki Yamanaka. Invited to share her story, Miki describes her upbringing in Japan, her musical training, the natural progression to playing for money, and then her giant leap across the pond to New York in 2012, where her career as a musician would fully blossom. For a sampling of her improvisational prowess which sparked the interview, check out this Miki Yamanaka Trio livestream.

    “There is spiritual practice, musical practice, athletic practice, mind, body, soul, spirit. The freedom comes to do all these fun things [like playing music], when you’re grounded in a certain degree of discipline, which from at least my understanding, is part of what happens when we’re able to establish one-pointed concentration and be in a more centered space of focusing our attention.” – Francesca Maximé

    Dig another Jazz based interview with Francesca, as she dives into the musical healing of Warren Wolf, on Ep. 46 of ReRooted
    Food & Gratitude as Spiritual Practice (7:35)
    When asked by Francesca if she has a spiritual practice, Miki shares that her daily practice is actually something very close to all of our hearts: food and cooking. Taking a page from Konda Mason’s Brown Rice Hour Podcast, Miki and Francesca dive into the spiritual goodness and holistic importance of a grounded, well-balanced diet. Through this lens, Miki explores her relationship to preparing and consuming food, outlining the deep gratitude and spiritual awareness inherent to all parts of the process.

    “I like to cook and I like to eat. Eating healthy and eating well is very important to human beings, more than people think. It’s really important eating well and grounded. I eat everything, but with a healthy balance, and I thank every bit of things I cook and eat—I really thank them.” – Miki Yamanaka

    Join Ram Dass, along with Francesca’s teacher, Jack Kornfield, explore eating food as meditation, on Ep. 104 of Here & Now
    Asian Allyship (18:50)
    Speaking to the uprise of Asian hate crimes coming to a horrific head with the eight murders in Georgia this past week, Miki discusses the harsh realities of anti-Asian racism, and the dire need for true outspoken allyship across the board.

    • 47 min
    ReRooted: 49 – Diversity, Mindfulness, & Psychotherapy w/ Judy Ryde PhD

    ReRooted: 49 – Diversity, Mindfulness, & Psychotherapy w/ Judy Ryde PhD

    Judy Ryde PhD joins Francesca for a conversation around diversity, whiteness, mindfulness of racial thoughts, and overcoming blocks of guilt and shame with compassion and commitment.
    https://www.judyryde.com/about

    Judy Ryde Phd, a psychotherapist for 40+ years and one of the Founders of the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counseling, for much of her professional life has been very concerned about the lack of diversity in psychotherapy, leading to her doctoral research into whiteness within a racialized society, as well as her books: Being White in the Helping Professions and White Privilege Unmasked: How to Be Part of the Solution. Judy is founder and director of Trauma Foundation South West, which provides counseling and psychotherapy for refugees and asylum seekers, as well as training and supervision for those working with traumatized refugees and asylum seekers in other agencies. For more info, please visit JudyRyde.com

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    Musical Healer Warren Wolf w/ Francesca Maximé – ReRooted – Ep. 46

    Musical Healer Warren Wolf w/ Francesca Maximé – ReRooted – Ep. 46

    http://www.warrenwolfmusic.com/
    Multi-instrumental musician, Warren Wolf, joins Francesca to celebrate the transformative nature of joy, music, authenticity, discipline, and the creative spirit.
    Warren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore, MD. From the young age of three years old, Warren has been trained on vibraphone/marimba, drums/percussion, and piano/keyboard. Under the guidance of his father Warren Wolf Sr., Warren has a deep background in all genres of music. He is a faculty member at Peabody Institute and teaches part-time at the San Fransisco Conservatory of Music. For more information on Warren, among music and other offerings, visit WarrenWolfMusic.com

    Pandemic & Music: From Live Shows to Livestreams
    Speaking to the difficulties inherent in the pandemic pertaining to the music industry, and group gatherings in general, Francesca shares that some respite for not being able to go out and see music in a live setting, has been the livestream events put on by talented performers like Warren. Marking Warren’s Livestream with the Emmet Cohen Trio as a cathartic, healing warmth to her winter, Francesca invites Warren to share how he has flowed with the intense change over the past year.

    “It’s been an honor to continue to play music during this pandemic. It’s very important for me to continue to play to give people some type of normalcy, just to keep the music going.” – Warren Wolf

    Explore the healing power of music for helping one fall into navigable flow with our intuitive processes, on Ep. 359 of Mindrolling
    Positive Attitude: Gratitude, Joy, & Appreciation (10:18)
    Highlighting Warren’s natural positivity; namely his intrinsic ability to radiate gratitude, joy, and appreciation–not just through his music, but through his being–Francesca asks him the secret to exuding such a blissful quality of attitude. Warren, a father of five, explains that his interactive family life and focus on healthy lifestyle plays a major role, as well as spreading the love forward, putting out as much positive, hope-infused content online to help uplift people, like his Francesca-approved release Gang Gang.

    “I try to keep music going and keep people happy, because I’ve talked to so many people that are down and bored. I try to uplift people. I try to get on social media and post videos, ‘Hey, guys check this out!’ See if this brings you some type of positivity, some type of hope.” – Warren Wolf

    Transform your life by transforming your mental attitude. Explore merging positive exuberance with music prowess, on Ep. 80 of The Indie Spiritualist
    Practice Makes Perfect: Musical Healer (21:52)
    Invited by Francesca to share about his music-steeped childhood, Warren recalls long, intense music practice sessions with his father, starting from a very young age, and ranging many instruments and styles. While, at the time, he yearned to play with toys, he recognizes the skillset and discipline he was gifted through this focused, determined practice and training. Sharing his family background and upbringing, Warren highlights his path of love, before they dive into racial justice talk, and share more music.

    “People, when they get home from work, they want to release from the day. Our jobs as musicians is to entertain them, take their minds away from that. My message to anybody that comes to see my show, or purchases my music, is for you to get a sense of release or comfort from hearing what I have to say to you. Yes, I know I’m a musician, but I’m more of a healer. I just want to make people feel good.” – Warren Wolf

    For more Francesca diving into the sonic stylings of improvisational jazz and the balance music can instill in our lives, tune to Ep. 12 of ReRooted

    • 56 min

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