8 episodes

Making sense of the chaos we are in and remembering our humanity by finding the intersectionality of life and how we are all interconnected on this planet we call Mother Earth.

The Green Path Podcast Benu Amun-Ra

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

Making sense of the chaos we are in and remembering our humanity by finding the intersectionality of life and how we are all interconnected on this planet we call Mother Earth.

    Guest Speaker: Sky Yarbrough

    Guest Speaker: Sky Yarbrough

    Journey on the green path to as we learn to reconnect to the planet and tap into the inherent common trait of our humanity. Hearing voices from marginalized communities who have been left behind in the systems. Listening to individuals as they share their stories and the impacts they are making in their own way. Join me in discovering the intersectionality of life by focusing on reconnecting as human beings and finding ways to heal ourselves and our planet.
    Guest Speaker: Sky Yarbrough
    In this episode we will be speaking to local artist Sky Yarbrough and how she uses her art to address social injustices, sustainability and living with a disability as a woman of color in Colorado.
    Her work centers around activism and her art seeks to paint pictures on top of the dominant culture. She has thirty years of photography experience and this opportunity to capture various themes form the basis of her art. Her frontline work focuses on the contrast between cultures and class. As a woman of color (black and Native American experience) from a mixed ancestry and lineage living with disabilities, Sky is using her art to express the many intersectionalities she has observed throughout her life and how it is still relevant today.


    Theater 29 Exhibit:
    https://www.theater29denver.com/news/2020/7/16/sky-yarbrough
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/sky.yarbrough1
     
    Poetry Corner: A Diamond in the Rough
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    • 46 min
    Guest Speaker: Yolanda Webb

    Guest Speaker: Yolanda Webb

    Journey on the green path to as we learn to reconnect to the planet and tap into the inherent common trait of our humanity. Hearing voices from marginalized communities who have been left behind in the systems. Listening to individuals as they share their stories and the impacts they are making in their own way. Join me in discovering the intersectionality of life by focusing on reconnecting as human beings and finding ways to heal ourselves and our planet.
    Guest Speaker: Yolanda Webb
    In this episode we will be speaking to Yolanda Webb, the director of Adult, Aging and Disability Services at the Colorado Department of Human Services. She has more than 25 years of experience working with aging adults and adults living with disabilities, along with services to veterans and their caregivers for 64 county social services departments, five Veterans Care Living Centers, and three Division of Regional Centers throughout Colorado. As a Behavior Specialist, Yolanda worked with individuals with significant behavioral challenges resulting from dual diagnoses, from TBI to Autism. She has authored five books and champions the disenfranchised through her family’s foundation, The Webb Family Foundation.  She is the perfect person to kick off our special series and we can think of no one better to bring us into the world of disabilities than her. She will surely share some insightful perspectives that we can all use or have better understanding in this normally invisible population.
    Resources (CDHS):
    https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/people-disabilities
    https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/older-adults

    THE WEBB FAMILY FOUNDATION ©2015
    Phone: 347-486-4067
    Email: lonniewebb2@gmail.com
    TeleHealth (Remote Health Services):
    https://covid19.colorado.gov/are-you-sick/telehealth-and-nurselines
    Colorado P-EBT (SNAP):
    https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/p-ebt
    Respect Ability:
    https://www.respectability.org/covid-19/
    EEOC (Disabilities and COVID-19):
    https://www.eeoc.gov/coronavirus
    Developmental Disability Resource Center:
    https://ddrcco.com/
    HEALS ACT:
    https://medicaid.publicrep.org/wp-content/uploads/HEALS-Act-and-Disability-Priorities.pdf
    https://www.accessliving.org/newsroom/action-alerts/action-alert-the-heals-act-does-not-meet-disability-needs/
    Poetry Corner: Ability Diss
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    • 43 min
    The Green Path Podcast Upcoming Trailer and GoFundMe Promo

    The Green Path Podcast Upcoming Trailer and GoFundMe Promo

    In this trailer, The Green Path podcast announces our 'more than halfway' mark of completing our first season. We announce our upcoming focused series on extraordinary people living with disabilities. The series will be kicked off by Yolanda Webb, the Director of Adult, Aging and Disability Services from the Colorado Department of Human Services. Our first featured spotlight will be with local artist, Sky Yarbough. We are excited to announce the launch of our project, Aijalon Farms and Healing Center where we will focus on helping POC and people living with disabilities. Stay Tuned and Keep Listening...

    Aijalon Farms and Healing Center GoFundMe:
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/aijalon-farms-and-healing-center-fundraiser?utm_medium=sms&utm_source=product&utm_campaign=p_susi-sms-welcome

    • 1 min
    Guest Speaker: Dr. Shauna Shapiro

    Guest Speaker: Dr. Shauna Shapiro

    The green path to connecting to the planet and tapping into the inherent common trait of humanity. Hearing voices from communities who have been left behind in the systems and coming together to explore the creative solutions to save ourselves and our Mother Earth.  Guest Speaker: Dr. Shauna Shapiro

    In this episode we will be speaking to clinical psychologist and PhD, Dr. Shauna Shapiro, a best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion. She is a professor at Santa Clara University and has published over 150 papers and three critically acclaimed books, that have been translated into 16 languages. Shauna has presented her research to the King of Thailand, the Danish Government, Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Summit, and the World Council for Psychotherapy, as well as to Fortune 100 Companies including Google, Cisco Systems and LinkedIn. Shauna is a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, co-founded by the Dalai Lama. Her TEDx Talk, The Power of Mindfulness, has been viewed over 1.5 million times. 

    As the pandemic continues, millions are dealing with isolation, loneliness, and tremendous loss, me included. The disruptions are calling for unity, if not our humanity. It is a time for healing and compassion. The landscape is calling for reparations and looking at ways that we can heal from the history of pain and trauma, we are all experiencing right now.  Let us take a moment of silence to contemplate, "What does healing look like? How can we use mindfulness to be more present to what is happening around us and within us during the pandemic?" Let us explore the topic with Dr. Shauna Shapiro on how mindfulness can help us navigate these turbulent times and find peace within ourselves while acknowledging the humanity in others.

    https://drshaunashapiro.com/
    "Good Morning, I Love You" (book) *available now

    Poetry Corner: From Me 2 We

    Other Resources: 

    Mindfulness Network
    https://www.mindfulness-network.org/free-online-practice-sessions/

    Mental Health America
    As the number of cases of COVID-19 increases, so does the associated anxiety. For the general public, the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as essential to address as are the physical health effects. And for the one in five who already have mental health conditions – or the one in two who are at risk of developing them – we need to take personal, professional, and policy measures now to address them. To aid individuals and communities during this time, MHA has compiled a range of resources and information. You can learn more about mental health and COVID-19 from our blogs and webinars.

    https://mhanational.org/covid19

    The Awake Network:

    https://www.theawakenetwork.com/free-online-meditation-resources-for-the-time-of-social-distancing/

    Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained Crisis Counselor through Crisis Text Line, a global not-for-profit organization. Free, 24/7, confidential.

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    • 36 min
    Guest Speaker: Alnoor Ladha - Part 2

    Guest Speaker: Alnoor Ladha - Part 2

    The green path to connecting to the planet and tapping into the inherent common trait of humanity. Hearing voices from communities who have been left behind in the systems and coming together to explore the creative solutions to save ourselves and our Mother Earth.
    Guest Speaker: Alnoor Ladha

    On this EPIC-sode we speak with Alnoor Ladha, a Medium writer and activist. Alnoor is at the intersectionality of community organizing, narrative work and economic alternatives while dedicating himself to changing the rules that create inequality, poverty, and ecological breakdown around the world. Co-founder of Tierra Valiente, Alnoor speaks on the Anthropocene and the challenges we now face as the consequence of human actions. Join us on this 2 part series.

    Poetry Corner: Land Ho!

    We stand in Solidarity to support and promote POC led organizations fighting social justice.

    Gifts/Donations to Tierra Valiente (www.braveearth.com) : Paypal - hello@braveearth.com

    Documentary: Action in the Anthropocene
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffNtydjlgZY&feature=emb_title

    Articles:
    https://truthout.org/articles/standing-at-the-gates-our-generation-has-to-convert-ideas-of-change-into-action/
    https://truthout.org/articles/from-green-growth-to-post-growth/
    https://www.kosmosjournal.org/article/mystical-anarchism-a-journey-to-the-borderlands-of-freedom/

    https://doubleblindmag.com/conscious-capitalism-is-an-alibi-and-an-apology-for-our-existing-paradigm/
    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/indigenous-peoples-guard-lungs-planet-200610111532981.html

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    Twitter: @thegreenpathpod
    YouTube: https://youtu.be/M2DrtPiyzX0

    • 23 min
    Guest Speaker: Alnoor Ladha - Part 1

    Guest Speaker: Alnoor Ladha - Part 1

    The green path to connecting to the planet and tapping into the inherent common trait of humanity. Hearing voices from communities who have been left behind in the systems and coming together to explore the creative solutions to save ourselves and our Mother Earth.
    Guest Speaker: Alnoor Ladha

    On this EPIC-sode we speak with Alnoor Ladha, a Medium writer and activist. Alnoor is at the intersectionality of community organizing, narrative work and economic alternatives while dedicating himself to changing the rules that create inequality, poverty, and ecological breakdown around the world. Co-founder of Tierra Valiente, Alnoor speaks on the Anthropocene and the challenges we now face as the consequence of human actions. Join us on this 2 part series.

    We stand in Solidarity to support and promote POC led organizations fighting social justice.

    Gifts/Donations to Tierra Valiente (www.braveearth.com) : Paypal - hello@braveearth.com

    Documentary: Action in the Anthropocene
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffNtydjlgZY&feature=emb_title

    Articles:
    https://truthout.org/articles/standing-at-the-gates-our-generation-has-to-convert-ideas-of-change-into-action/
    https://truthout.org/articles/from-green-growth-to-post-growth/
    https://www.kosmosjournal.org/article/mystical-anarchism-a-journey-to-the-borderlands-of-freedom/

    https://doubleblindmag.com/conscious-capitalism-is-an-alibi-and-an-apology-for-our-existing-paradigm/
    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/indigenous-peoples-guard-lungs-planet-200610111532981.html

    The Green Path Podcast
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/greenpathpodcast/
    Twitter: @thegreenpathpod
    YouTube: https://youtu.be/SV53aY_IxgM

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Liberated LaDee ,

Thought provoking and enlightening

This is the first podcast I’ve listened to that reminds me to practice mindfulness by starting with relaxation and breathing techniques. Benu’s voice is very calming. She is giving voice and power to BIPOC’s who are not always heard and supported. Keep up the great work Benu!!

gogreenback ,

A Connection to the Universe

Thoughtful and out-of-the-box podcast interviews, giving voice to those you normally might not hear. A real adventure.