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Join us for conversations between Dr. Colleen and Dr. Nathalie, discussing all things related to rest, awakening and liberation.

Rest and Awaken Podcast Rest and Awaken

    • Health & Fitness

Join us for conversations between Dr. Colleen and Dr. Nathalie, discussing all things related to rest, awakening and liberation.

    R&A Pod Ep. 27: Friendship and Modernity

    R&A Pod Ep. 27: Friendship and Modernity

    Dr. Colleen and Dr. Nathalie explore friendship in adulthood and the concept of hospicing modernity (capitalism, imperialism, colonialism) and exploring different ways of being and doing things.

    • 45 min
    Rest and Awaken Ep. 26: Authenticity and Community Care

    Rest and Awaken Ep. 26: Authenticity and Community Care

    Dr. Nathalie and Dr. Colleen talk about how they are trying to bring more of their authentic selves (racial, neurodiverse, queer) into spaces and the importance of support from community to lean into the hard parts of life and conversations.

    • 42 min
    Rest and Awaken Ep. 25: Exploring Power

    Rest and Awaken Ep. 25: Exploring Power

    Dr. Colleen and Dr. Nathalie talk about power in different spaces, protests happening on college campuses, and imagining liberation.

    Celebrating one year of these podcast conversations.

    • 45 min
    Rest and Awaken Ep. 24 (Special): Embracing Difference Rather Than Othering

    Rest and Awaken Ep. 24 (Special): Embracing Difference Rather Than Othering

    Dr. Nathalie and Dr. Colleen record a podcast in the community and invite others into the conversation as they celebrate one year of conversations. Explore humans tendency to be scared by difference and how we can learn to notice and maybe even embrace difference without othering. Also discussed white comfort, introverts vs extroverts, and letting ourselves imagine a world of collective liberation.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Rest and Awaken Ep. 23: Living Our Truth

    Rest and Awaken Ep. 23: Living Our Truth

    Dr. Nathalie and Dr. Colleen talk about how easy or hard it is to live into one's truth, making room for good things, and inviting love into hard conversations.

    • 45 min
    Rest & Awaken Ep. 22: Facing Fear

    Rest & Awaken Ep. 22: Facing Fear

    Dr. Colleen and Dr. Nathalie talk about how being hijacked by fear can get in the way of connection or finding common ground towards liberation. They explore some of the polarization currently and the ways fear is leading to us vs them mentality.

    Some highlights:
    -what is zionism?
    -what is antisemitism?
    -rooting for Palestinian safety and liberation while not excluding the need for everyone to feel safe
    -how fear shapes so much of our life and gets in the way of liberation
    -the power of psychedelics
    -how touched Nathalie was by a story that Bryan Stevenson (black civil rights attorney) shared

    • 51 min

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