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Can 21st Century humans live together sustainably? If so, how? What can we learn from the past and what solutions are emerging in the future? How will we meet the increasing disruptions of climate change and systemic inequality that will touch all our lives? Come along with us on our journey to find the best possible answers from old wisdom, emerging technology, the social sciences, and design, as we attempt to build a hopeful and actionable model of living for ourselves.

The HERE.together Podcast Charles Matheus

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Can 21st Century humans live together sustainably? If so, how? What can we learn from the past and what solutions are emerging in the future? How will we meet the increasing disruptions of climate change and systemic inequality that will touch all our lives? Come along with us on our journey to find the best possible answers from old wisdom, emerging technology, the social sciences, and design, as we attempt to build a hopeful and actionable model of living for ourselves.

    How to Make Sustainable Choices - A conversation with Sustainability Coach, Sara Zellner

    How to Make Sustainable Choices - A conversation with Sustainability Coach, Sara Zellner

    Hello, H.tties. In Season 3 of the HERE.together podcast we’re obsessed with the the big question - [fanfare] Can we live together sustainably? And if so, HOW?

    Over the next year we’re gonna curate conversations with the people who are living in ecovillages, designing new cities, inventing new (or unearthing old) household tech, and who are at the forefront of sustainability science to get answers for ourselves and for you.

    That’s why we’re really excited to interview Sara Zellner early in the season. Sara has been helping organizations AND families answer the big question.

    She is an entrepreneur on a mission to help individuals and businesses align their priorities with their values to create positive change. (YOu know we are suckers for values alignment!) She is the founder and owner of Saz Healthy Living, which provides sustainable living, health, and wellness coaching, and is the principal CEO of Lynz Consulting LLC, which specializes in corporate responsibility; environmental, social, and governance (ESG); and sustainability consulting. PhD-trained, Sara uses her research and coaching skills to delve into her clients’ vexing issues and assist them in reaching their goals.

    In this episode, Sara lays out the three most important steps individuals and families can take to reduce their carbon footprint (and, incidentally, become more physically healthy). She also runs us through the most common blocks to personal sustainable change and some support about how to get past them. 

    For more information about Sara's services and list of critical sustainability tips, click over to the full show notes at: https://www.here-together.us/pod/how-to-make-sustainable-choices


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    • 52 min
    How to Live Together Sustainably OR How to [not] Watch the World Burn

    How to Live Together Sustainably OR How to [not] Watch the World Burn

    Welcome to Season 3 of the HERE.together podcast. This season we are upgrading the podcast so it serves you AND US better. 

    Yeah, we did a sustainability study and realized the pod wasn’t thriving for us. Over the past two years, it’s been beautiful and uplifting to talk with all those amazing, smart people, and learn about personal growth, art, relationships, and even sex.

    But we were quite frankly getting burned out creating weekly content. We love the topic and could talk about personal growth forever… but it just wasn’t enough to keep us going on an unrelenting weekly release schedule.

    AND...
    Over the course of the last few months, we realized that there was one Big Question that we talked about over and over 

    We covered our walls with post-it notes about it...And spent insomniac nights strategizing about it …And (one of us) obsessed over it with google searches and Facebook group queries...

    It’s a great topic for a podcast. It’s a big, relevant, important question that we bet almost everyone is thinking about, even if only semi-consciously

    So here’s the big question: [Trumpet fanfare] Can we live together sustainably?  If so, how?  

    How do we stand a chance against rising temps, rising seas, and burning forests? How do we adapt the way we live to the weird weather, the economic changes, and the social upheaval that’s getting closer every day? 

    The best way we know how to try and answer this huge important question [fanfare] is to podcast about it. To talk to all the smartest, most engaged people we can find on this topic. 

    So, in season 3, we invite you to come with us as we explore the way forward through climate chaos, pandemic, and economic upheaval on both a personal and a global level.  

    In Season 3, We’re gonna curate conversations with the people who are living in ecovillages, designing new cities, inventing new (or unearthing old) household tech, and at the forefront of sustainability science and ancient wisdom to get answers for ourselves and for you.  

    AND, because we know there is deep expertise, passion, and curiosity in our audience, we’ll be providing even more opportunities for you to share your ideas, questions, and concerns. Stay tuned to the end of this episode to hear about some of these opportunities. 

    Along the way, we’ll share our story and our search for a better way to live.  We think it might be your story, too.

    For pictures of the Ithaca EcoVillage, footnotes to this episode and a link to our Clubhouse room, see the SHOW NOTES here: https://www.here-together.us/pod/how-to-live-together-sustainably



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    • 40 min
    The HERE.together Podcast (Trailer)

    The HERE.together Podcast (Trailer)

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    How to Live an Epic Life - Leaning into Fear and Service with Claire Louge

    How to Live an Epic Life - Leaning into Fear and Service with Claire Louge

    Hello H.tties! Our pod-a-versery is coming up next week. We’re finishing our second full year of podcasting!

    In recognition of that achievement AND all the support you gorgeous h.tties have given us, we’re re-releasing this early (kind of major) episode with Claire Louge, that we recorded back in February 2020 before the world changed.

    This episode is our most downloaded ever… and for good reason. Claire is brilliant, inspiring, and tells important stories about her personal growth and what drives her to be such an advocate for youth and community.

    Like the other special re-releases we’ve done recently … this interview with Claire is another part of the meta story of how the HERE.together podcast came to be what it is today.

    You see, at the time of this original interview, Claire had just been promoted to Executive Director of a state-wide non-profit and I thought we’d be talking about kinda standard podcast interview fare about how she’d been so successful at such a young age. She’d pitch her programs, encourage people to get involved and we’d have a decent episode.

    Instead, the conversation veered quickly into much more important, more fraught territory that included stories about self-image, eating disorders, fear, courage, and choosing to live large. Yes, we also talked about preventing child abuse and live action role-playing.

    This kind of radical honesty, fierce connection, and general badassery became the touchstone for us in producing this podcast. We knew we couldn’t make a regular, rah-rah business or thin-veneered community podcast… we knew we were in this for the vulnerability, the deep humanity, the learning, and, frankly, the big love that we’ve experienced over and over with the parade of incredible guests we’ve been so fortunate to share conversations with.

    And that’s the knowing we’ve followed ever since. Thank you for following along.

    For more about Claire and a curated list of books and resources mentioned in the episode, see the show notes at: https://www.here-together.us/pod/how-to-live-an-epic-life


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    How to Open Your Heart - A Deeply Connected Conversation with Gestalt Therapist, Tony Himes

    How to Open Your Heart - A Deeply Connected Conversation with Gestalt Therapist, Tony Himes

    Hello H.tties! We are re-releasing an episode with Tony Himes that we recorded way back in November 2019.

    Tony is a Gestalt therapist and founder of the Arizona Gestalt Institute. Tony works with youth, adults and couples to help them find more ease and meaning in their lives. This episode is a worthwhile re-issue for several reasons. One, we believe that Tony’s message of contact and interpersonal connection is a really important one in the era of Covid separation and alienation. And, two, this early episode became a bit of a model or template for what the podcast would become. We opened ourselves up to Tony as he led us - on air as it were - through a gestalt exercise that caused us to tear up and have some deep feels. That shared vulnerability and learning became the special sauce for this whole project.

    Tony completed his Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1992 from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Tony is currently an adjunct faculty member at Prescott College and he was an Associate Faculty member at the Gestalt Institute of Phoenix. Tony has been in private practice as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Prescott, AZ for the past 20 years. For 7 years Tony and his wife provided therapeutic foster care to teenage boys as a support to avoid incarceration.

    Stay tuned for a heartfelt and enlivening conversation that offers some real skills for engaging and connecting to live a richer life.

    For more about Tony Himes and Gestalt therapy, check out the full show notes at: https://www.here-together.us/pod/how-to-open-your-heart


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    How to Teach Healthy Masculinity - Mark Winkler Explains How He Calls Men IN

    How to Teach Healthy Masculinity - Mark Winkler Explains How He Calls Men IN

    This week on the HERE.together Podcast we are releasing, in full, another of the episodes of the Remaking Manhood Podcast which I co-host and co-produce with Mark Greene. We schedule these cross-promoted episodes in part to give you access to content that we believe will inspire and inform you and this interview with Mark Winkler definitely meets that purpose.  This content re-purposing strategy also, frankly, saves a little energy for other projects like planting the fall garden and writing more blog posts about leadership and healthy masculinity.

    I’m really proud of this RM episode because, we get interview an expert in drawing men and boys into healthy masculinity and into supportive relationships. Mark Winkler, co-founded Manhood Camp, a non-profit working with under-served youth and families in the Los Angeles region. And works with adult men through his fatherhood circles and through the FATHERHOOD CIRCLE BLOG. I think you’ll find Mark’s voice to be an important and compelling one… his approach mixes firm accountability with love and compassion.

    For more information and contacts for Mark Winkler, additional resources for men's work, and a link to the Gilette video we mentioned, go to: https://www.here-together.us/pod/how-to-teach-healthy-masculinity


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    • 1 hr 1 min

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11 Ratings

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A great podcast around a myriad of topics and different ideas as well as people loving this eclectic group of unique perspectives and thoughts and ideas!

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Smart interviews!

Some people do podcasts to amuse themselves, but Charles and Kelly are on a mission to uncover good ideas that improve life and how we all live with each other. They’re smart, they prepare, and they’re professional. Every episode I’ve listened to so far leaves me inspired. Keep up the great work!

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Love listening to this show. Thoughtful interviews that inspire and motivate!

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