13 episodes

Dr. Amanda Kemp brings Interviews, Music, Personal Stories & Meditations for a New Earth Rooted in Love; Standing for Justice. Wisdom keepers, creatives, gardeners, racial justice advocates, and entrepreneurs if you are exhausted or grieving, don't do more--do differently!

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Dr. Amanda Kemp brings Interviews, Music, Personal Stories & Meditations for a New Earth Rooted in Love; Standing for Justice. Wisdom keepers, creatives, gardeners, racial justice advocates, and entrepreneurs if you are exhausted or grieving, don't do more--do differently!

    How to Honor your own Boundaries, Racial Justice and Emotional Fluency: A Conversation with Dr. Isha Vela

    How to Honor your own Boundaries, Racial Justice and Emotional Fluency: A Conversation with Dr. Isha Vela

    Hey, Beautiful One.
    In honor of this December new moon, I'm publishing this interview with Dr. Isha Vela. 
    Isha is a psychologist who works with the physical body to release trauma and find your powerful unique self.  We first met at Beyond Diversity 101 and subsequently co-facilitated a self-care boot camp for women of color.


    In this episode we talk about
    Noticing the abundance we live with all the timeRespecting your own boundaries first Knowing your nervous system's capacity day to day or moment to momentWhat to do when people withdraw or get mad at you for setting boundariesIntimacy wounds and guilt or shame that we are not doing enoughHow this applies to racial justice activism and advocacy for people of color and for white folxMercury in retrograde as a great time for emotional release

    Dr. Isha says "emotional fluencies are our capacity to be able to name what's happening in our bodies and also give ourselves permission to feel through it all the way… because when we hold [on to anger or grief], it becomes toxic to us."

    You can find out more by going to:  www.ishavela.com


    Check out our Transform your Conversations about Racism course.  Go to :  https://www.dramandakemp.com/tycar-digital-course-spFor more info!
    Support the showDo Less; Do it Differently; and Heal our World.

    Exhausted, overwhelmed, grieving for our planet?

    Go to the link below for my free meditation on self-love, self-forgiveness, and making room for the divine mother.

    https://www.dramandakemp.com/making-room-for-the-divine-mother-optin

    Support us on Patreon. Help us get to 20 patrons by Nov 30.
    Make a one-time contribution at https://dramandakem.samcart.com/products/contributions-for-podcast/

    • 45 min
    Native Artist Jennifer Folayan on Synchronicity, the Turtle Island Origin Story, and Holding Trauma and Joy

    Native Artist Jennifer Folayan on Synchronicity, the Turtle Island Origin Story, and Holding Trauma and Joy

    [Trauma Alert: Short mention of childhood sexual abuse and incest]
    In honor of the November new moon, please enjoy this episode and use the new moon to set an intention.  

    I hope you will celebrate Native American Heritage and peoples during November.  One great way is to spend time on Thanksgiving listening to Native voices and extending reciprocity to Native peoples and earth mama.


    In this joyful conversation Jennifer and I discuss:


    Celebrating the passing of Indigenous People's Day in Baltimore and Philly


    How she makes land and peoples acknowledgements personal 


    Reconnecting and staying in the body allows for synchronicities to find you
    How giving a keynote as an ambassador of Turtle Island in South Africa with artists committed to social transformation stretched her 


    Jennifer’s secret to accomplishing a big thing is:
    Aligning your emotions with your intentions; holding your intention with lightness; and keep swimming–taking action.


    Jennifer tells the Turtle Island origin story, a version of which is held by many Native groups in North America as an example of someone small fulfilling on a huge task.


    Finally, Jennifer shares how you can have generational trauma and still be light and joyful.  We are all perfect.


    You can find out more about Jennifer Folayan by going to:

    Website:  https://www.jenniferfolayan.com/

    YouTube channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5qI7-wD8DgO6xQYXYbozQQ




    Check out our Transform your Conversations about Racism course.  Go to :  https://www.dramandakemp.com/tycar-digital-course-spFor more info!
    Support the showDo Less; Do it Differently; and Heal our World.

    Exhausted, overwhelmed, grieving for our planet?

    Go to the link below for my free meditation on self-love, self-forgiveness, and making room for the divine mother.

    https://www.dramandakemp.com/making-room-for-the-divine-mother-optin

    Support us on Patreon. Help us get to 20 patrons by Nov 30.
    Make a one-time contribution at https://dramandakem.samcart.com/products/contributions-for-podcast/

    • 38 min
    Answering your Heart’s Call for Quiet–Amanda Silver on Leading by Doing Less

    Answering your Heart’s Call for Quiet–Amanda Silver on Leading by Doing Less

    In this interview Amanda and I discuss:
    What’s Good about Fall and Rainbow TreesHow to integrate racial justice values into our families, especially with young children.Amanda offers specific tips.
    How you can only bring what you have to racial justice work and how she has increased her capacity over the last five years to go from freezing and appeasing to calling out racism.How to help her children hold a Jewish identity in a Christian dominant culture.How to go from an extremely hectic schedule with kids, building a business, and community racial justice work to taking time for stillness, quiet and contemplation.Amanda took a gradual approach that helped her stick to it.
    How Doing Less and Doing Meditation has enabled her to show up with more healing and Presence for her children, clients, and community.How Amanda’s school district Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee works and why she felt it was important to do that work and let other things go.How sometimes we use our fatigue and exhaustion as a badge of honor, as proof that we are good enough.  But we are already good enough.
    Amanda’s Bio:

    Amanda is a leadership development consultant, trainer and executive coach with over 20 years of experience in developing the effectiveness of social change leaders and organizations.
    Her unique heart and mind approach draws on expertise and training in racial equity and inclusion, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and strengths-based mindsets.
    Amanda is the founder of the Women’s Leadership Incubator, an intensive group coaching program for women in leadership to take their goals to the next level.
    For more about Amanda Silver’s Women’s Leadership Incubator Program go to amandasilver.com.  You can also follow Amanda on Instagram or on LinkedIn.


    Support the showDo Less; Do it Differently; and Heal our World.

    Exhausted, overwhelmed, grieving for our planet?

    Go to the link below for my free meditation on self-love, self-forgiveness, and making room for the divine mother.

    https://www.dramandakemp.com/making-room-for-the-divine-mother-optin

    Support us on Patreon. Help us get to 20 patrons by Nov 30.
    Make a one-time contribution at https://dramandakem.samcart.com/products/contributions-for-podcast/

    • 54 min
    How to Process Anger So It Doesn't Burn You Up

    How to Process Anger So It Doesn't Burn You Up

    In this episode Amanda Aminata Sol shares 5 Steps to Process Anger and use it wisely:
    1. Breathe to Connect with Unconditional Love from Higher Power/Divine Feminine/earth mama.
    2. Scan your body to feel for where anger is.
    3. Ask each body part that feel angry or tense what it needs?  
    4. Encourage it to make requests of you.
    5.Say yes to yourself and take wise action rooted in love.


    Go to the link below for my free meditation on self-love, self-forgiveness, and making room for the divine mother.

    https://www.dramandakemp.com/making-room-for-the-divine-mother-optin

    Want to see how this worked in the real world?
    Check out this interview  with twenty-something Christian Sands, a cellist. 
    https://youtu.be/FO6AHPq3TnQ



    Check out our Transform your Conversations about Racism course.  Go to :  https://www.dramandakemp.com/tycar-digital-course-spFor more info!
    Support the showDo Less; Do it Differently; and Heal our World.

    Exhausted, overwhelmed, grieving for our planet?

    Go to the link below for my free meditation on self-love, self-forgiveness, and making room for the divine mother.

    https://www.dramandakemp.com/making-room-for-the-divine-mother-optin

    Support us on Patreon. Help us get to 20 patrons by Nov 30.
    Make a one-time contribution at https://dramandakem.samcart.com/products/contributions-for-podcast/

    • 14 min
    Do Less; Do Differently; Heal the World - Part 2

    Do Less; Do Differently; Heal the World - Part 2

    In this episode I complete the story of how I transformed my sacred work in the world.
    I made three shifts:
    I let other people lead.  I let go of the story that the work could not happen without me teaching or being physically present.  I asked and then allowed my co-facilitators to lead Transform your Conversations about Racism, a live training which only happens once a year without me.  Team members Erika Fitz and Kristen Mun did a fabulous job while I walked in my yard and garden–figuring out how to get  “close to the ground and open to deep earth vibrations.I meditated more and nourished my spirit.  My son Gabriel was an unexpected and amazing teacher.I set up a tent in my back yard and began to write journal notes to tree.  But everything changed when I listened and then I started to record what they said back to me!

    Resources
    Message from the Trees–A recording of what the trees said back to me with original music by Michael Jamanis.
    Gabriel’s Meditations–You can hear the meditation that lifted me up.  Go here to pay what you like, and then you’ll be transferred to meditation page.
    Transform your Conversations about Racism –Digital Course.  Over 30,000 people have learned my 5-step method.  You should too!
    If you like the music in this episode, check out the youtube channel of Michael Jamanis.  Liquid Beads Riding the Magic Carpet was used with his permission.



    Check out our Transform your Conversations about Racism course.  Go to :  https://www.dramandakemp.com/tycar-digital-course-spFor more info!
    Support the showDo Less; Do it Differently; and Heal our World.

    Exhausted, overwhelmed, grieving for our planet?

    Go to the link below for my free meditation on self-love, self-forgiveness, and making room for the divine mother.

    https://www.dramandakemp.com/making-room-for-the-divine-mother-optin

    Support us on Patreon. Help us get to 20 patrons by Nov 30.
    Make a one-time contribution at https://dramandakem.samcart.com/products/contributions-for-podcast/

    • 24 min
    Do Less; Do Differently; Heal the World - Part 1

    Do Less; Do Differently; Heal the World - Part 1

    What do a 


    A root canalCrying uncontrollablyFeeling resentful Have to do with healing the world?
    Find out in this short episode.

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    Check out our Transform your Conversations about Racism course.  Go to :  https://www.dramandakemp.com/tycar-digital-course-spFor more info!
    Support the showDo Less; Do it Differently; and Heal our World.

    Exhausted, overwhelmed, grieving for our planet?

    Go to the link below for my free meditation on self-love, self-forgiveness, and making room for the divine mother.

    https://www.dramandakemp.com/making-room-for-the-divine-mother-optin

    Support us on Patreon. Help us get to 20 patrons by Nov 30.
    Make a one-time contribution at https://dramandakem.samcart.com/products/contributions-for-podcast/

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Frisbie318 ,

Deep Wisdom for Now

Listen now to Dr. Amanda Kemp’s podcast! She offers deep wisdom for these unsettled and uncertain times. Her stories and meditations ground me in love and understanding that the less busy and less caught up I am in urgent doing, the more fully i am able to show up for what is important in my life and world around me. I can do more with less…less distraction, less impatience, less multi-tasking and thus more presence, energy, clarity and love is available and as I listen and respond to what life is asking of me moment to moment. Sigh gratitude for the resources of this podcast!

Rooted Here ,

Show up differently

We get so much information on social justice, racism and white supremacy - most of it is really good, but often it doesn't actually change our behavior. Change happens from within. Dr Amanda Kemp shares some great, practical and effective wisdom and practices to change who we are inside to affect ourselves outside. AND...she's in it WITH us. Love the journey she is on and her generosity and wisdom in sharing it.

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A love note offered to your life

Take a few minutes to hear this peaceful, grounded, knowledgeable voice of love. The music helped me feel the love that longs for us. I relate to Dr Amanda’s mention of noticing if we’re irritable with people we love… I see moments that I want to be more present & loving, and that there are habits where I can plan to spend less energy, in order to do that. Thank you for helping me see possibilities, my heart feels softer & more open. Humble & aware in a nourishing way.

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