15 episodes

Hosted by Judy Dirks and Jacob Campbell


The Mother Dearest Show takes place every other week. Mother and son join each other for a call where they talk about everything from mental health counseling services, social work, spirituality, and family history, building connections together.

Mother Dearest Show Locus of Transformation

    • Society & Culture
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Hosted by Judy Dirks and Jacob Campbell


The Mother Dearest Show takes place every other week. Mother and son join each other for a call where they talk about everything from mental health counseling services, social work, spirituality, and family history, building connections together.

    I'll Give You Something to Cry About

    I'll Give You Something to Cry About

    View Episode 15: I'll Give You Something to Cry About
    Jacob gives a bit of update about his Ph.D. and where he is at in the process. They use the OSHO Zen Tarot deck to pull the 4 of Fire, Participation card. They talk about learning to be in the moment, Judy’s sister’s polio and her other sister that died of a brain tumor and the impact of that on their family.


    Time Stamps

    00:00 Introduction and Jacob’s Ph.D. dissertation proposal process and progress

    07:12 Pulling the 4 of Fire - Participation from the OSHO Zen Tarot

    17:26 Some of the challenges and trauma’s faced growing up

    37:24 Judy’s realization about wanting to be a social worker


    Links


    CIIS Human Research Review Committee application process
    Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future by Riane Eisler and Douglas P. Fry on Amazon Books
    Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game Of Zen (79-Card Deck and 192-Page Book)
    How to Love Yourself Cards: A Deck of 64 Affirmations: Hay, Louise: 9781401954444: Amazon.com: Books
    An article with a good overview for restorative justice practices in the classroom - Clifford, A. (2013). Teaching restorative practices with classroom circles. 64 pages. http://restorativejustice.org/am-site/media/teaching-restorative-practices-with-classroom-circles.pdf
    Polio - Wikipedia
    Brain tumor - Wikipedia




    The OSHO Zen Tarot Card 4 of Fire: Participation.

    • 42 min
    The Temperature Bacteria Grows In

    The Temperature Bacteria Grows In

    View Episode 14: The Temperature Bacteria Grows In
    Jacob and Judy use Rider Waite/Pathfinder Tarot Deck to pull the XI Justice and the Kind of Pentacles. They talk about the process of the new moon, and it is a time for planting seeds and thinking, and how Judy is working on slowing down. They speak of ecology and climate change, building relationships, building rapport with kids, and thinking about healthy eating.


    Time Stamps

    00:00 Introduction and how long it has been since we last recorded

    02:26 New moon tomorrow. slowing self down

    07:24 Drawing the XI Justice and the King of Pentacles and ecology

    14:28 Some Family Updates

    20:44 Judy’s Plan to Connect Individually with Grand Kids

    27:46 Healthy eating and foods


    Links


    Rider Waite Tarot
    An example of an article talking about the idea of a New Moon - A time of renewal and planting seeds
    Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World - Cal Newport
    List of some of my Academic Essays
    Libra (astrology) - Wikipedia
    Justice (Tarot card) - Wikipedia, King of Coins - Wikipedia
    Story by Anna King through Columbia River Toxic Algae: Experts Say Fix What’s Causing It - Northwest Public Broadcasting
    Climate change and dangerous waters - by Washington State Department of Health - Public Health Connection - Oct, 2021 - Medium
    An article from a month and a half after we record this episode, but it is still going on. Volcanos in Spain: La Palma volcanic eruption is now the longest seen on the island in 375 years - Spain - EL PAÍS English Edition
    Wapato, Washington - Wikipedia
    My sister-in-law did end up passing away soon after recording this. I ended up creating a video for my family Recuredos en Vida de Patricia del Villar Martinez - YouTube
    Bubble tea - Wikipedia, I often take the kids to the TeaHaus - Facebook
    What Is Delicata Squash?




    A photo of Jacob and Judy in Mexico when they went with their family Friend they talk about. Jacob doesn’t have any digital versions of photos from that trip other than this one.





    Photo of the XI Justice and the King of Pentacles cards from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck in the grass

    • 35 min
    Responsibility and Freedom

    Responsibility and Freedom

    View Episode 13: Responsibility and Freedom
    Spend some time talking about Jacob’s next steps in working on his Ph.D.. They use OSHO Zen Tarot Deck to pull the Page of Water: Understanding card. They talk about the five gates of grief and Judy’s upcoming retreat she is facilitating. They also talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and a book relating the treatment of Black Americans in the US and various caste systems around the world.


    Time Stamps

    00:00 Introduction and Long Service Times
    01:56 Jacob’s Dissertation Progress and Seattle Trip
    09:16 Pulling the Page of Water card from the OSHO Zen Tarot deck: Understanding
    14:28 Judy’s upcoming grief retreat
    22:24 The “Caste” System in the US


    Links

    Sorry some connection / sound problems with this episode. Also, was originally recorded back in August so I’m still a little bit behind in posting these.



    Frost Me Sweet
    Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game Of Zen (79-Card Deck and 192-Page Book)
    The Wild Edge of Sorrow: The Sacred Work of Grief by Francis Weller’s Website and via Amazon Books
    Ashley Gregory provides a good Brief Introduction to the Five Gates of Grief — Holistic and Somatic Therapy
    Isabel Wilkerson book Amazon.com: Caste (Oprah’s Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents eBook : Wilkerson, Isabel: Kindle Store
    You can read an article about it on NPR America’s ‘Caste’ System: Isabel Wilkerson Says It’s More Than Racism
    Climate change: IPCC report is ‘code red for humanity




    The Page of Water - Understanding from the OSHO Zen Tarot Deck

    • 38 min
    What Happens When They Drive Your Dream Car Off a Cliff

    What Happens When They Drive Your Dream Car Off a Cliff

    View Episode 12: What Happens When They Drive Your Dream Car Off a Cliff
    Jacob and Judy start off with some conversation about upcoming events and activities. They use the Wisdom of the Oracle Divination Cards to pull the 8: Community (Tribe) Card. They talk all about forgiveness. How do we help clients learn to forgive, how do we forgive ourselves, and helping our kids learn to forgive?


    Time Stamps

    00:00 Events and Activities Coming Up

    03:26 Pulling the Oracle Divination Cards 8: Community (Tribe) Card

    08:06 The Dichotomy of Fear vs Love

    12:54 Helping Clients Learn To Forgive

    21:54 Accepting Our Own Humanness and Fallibilities

    24:00 How Judy Raised Jacob


    Links

    I’m still going through old episode, this one was from the end of July.



    Allied Art Association’s - Art in the Park
    Pasco, WA (PSC) - Amtrak
    McNary National Wildlife Refuge - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
    Wisdom of the Oracle Divination Cards: Ask and Know by Colette Baron-Reid
    E-06 - The Right People at the Right Time We pulled the same card.
    Apple Podcasts to Leave us a Rating
    Marianne Williamson and her 365 Days of a Course in Miracles
    An interesting article about Love Vs. Fear: A Scientific Look by Dr. Alex.
    i couldn’t find a specific article talking about a 15 step method. Psychology Today has an article 9 Steps to Forgiveness by Michel in 2013. There is a book review/summary by Sutton regarding Enright and Fitzgibbons (2000) book Helping clients forgive: An empirical guide for resolving anger and restoring hope. You can read the summary at The Enright Process Model of Psychological Forgiveness
    Object permanence
    Cornish, A., & Doucleff, M. (2019, March 4). Storytelling instead of scolding: Inuit say it makes their children more cool-headed. National Public Radio. https://www.npr.org/2019/03/04/689925669/storytelling-instead-of-scolding-inuit-say-it-makes-their-children-more-cool-hea
    Parables of Jesus on Wikipedia
    The Tale of Two Wolves - Nanticoke Indian Association




    Wisdom of the Oracle Divination Tarot - 8 Community (Tribe)

    • 33 min
    They Were On To Something with that Yoga Thing

    They Were On To Something with that Yoga Thing

    View Episode 11: They Were On To Something with that Yoga Thing
    Jacob and Judy use the OSHO Zen Tarot Deck to pull the Page of Fire - Playfulness. They talk about the values of playfulness and how hard it is sometimes for adults to have a real spirit of playfulness. They also talk about different seasons they like and having done martial arts in Jacob’s younger years.


    Time Stamps

    00:00 Introduction and my mom is worried about how much sun I might get

    04:58 Pulling the Page of Fire Card - Playfulness

    15:36 What we enjoy about different seasons

    21:00 Practicing martial arts


    Links
    I’m still a bit behind in posting. This one is from mid July. We spent about a month not posting / recording so I only have about three that I haven’t posted yet…



    Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game Of Zen (79-Card Deck and 192-Page Book)
    In the episode, I say Colin Wood and I meant to say Colin Wilson
    Gary Lachman was my teacher for The Lost Knowledge of the Imagination that I take at CIIS in the Transformative Studies Department
    The talk that I discuss is Beyond The Robot: Consciousness And Existentialism With Gary Lachman
    Therapy Solutions
    Tai chi chih on Wikipedia
    How to Protect Your Body From Injury in your Tai Chi Chih Practice a presentation that Sara posted.
    Tri-Cities Martial Arts & Fitness
    Kata
    The style of martial arts we did when I was young was Isshin-ryū




    A photo of the OSHO Zen Tarot Deck’s Page of Fire Card - Playfulness





    A photo of Jacob’s Dog, Chewie Sitting Lazy on the Couch





    A photo of Judy in her Karate Gi





    A photo of Jacob in his Karate Gi

    • 28 min
    Letting Go

    Letting Go

    View Episode 10: Letting Go
    Jacob and Judy start their conversation by talking about the Mercury Retrograde and its effects on communication. They use the Pathfinder Tarot Deck to pull the Card the VIII of Cups and the IV of Wands. They go on to talk about how we let go and the use of psychedelics in treatment and personal growth.


    Time Stamps

    00:00 Introduction

    00:22 Retrograde of Mercury

    08:06 Drawing the VIII of Cups and IV of Wands

    15:48 The retreat Judy is planning and letting go

    19:44 The use of psychedelics in treatment and Jacob’s experience with Ayahuasca


    Links


    Pathfinder’s Tarot by David Fontana
    The Rider Tarot Deck
    Farmer’s Almanac with Dates in 2021 of Mercury Retrograde
    Article about Mercury Retrogrades in Astrology.com
    Episode 2: Connecting with the Divine - Spirituality and Systems Thinking is where we talked about Marianne Williamson and her 365 Days of a Course in Miracles
    Episode 6: The Right People at the Right Time is where Judy shared about her Weavers group
    Article about the Buddhist idea of letting it go
    Therapy Solution
    Ram Dass
    Gabor Maté’s website
    CIIS About the Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research
    New Experiences & Broken Things, a blog post I wrote about the my experience with Ayahuasca




    The Rider Tarot Deck Cards IV of Wands and 8 of Cups

    • 32 min

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I love these gentle conversations between a mother and her adult son. Each episode contains so much wisdom which gives me much to think about for days afterward. I appreciate the way they share personal information. The love and respect they have for each other is obvious throughout.

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