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Earth & Spirit

The Earth and Spirit Podcast fosters engaging conversations with change-makers working at the intersection of meditative spiritual practice, social healing, and ecology. It is a production of the Passionist Earth & Spirit Center (www.earthandspiritcenter.org), a nonprofit, interfaith spirituality center located in Louisville, Kentucky.

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  • Michael Hollifield M.D. on Bringing Mindfulness and Healing to Victims of War
    Dr. Michael Hollifield is a psychiatrist and general practitioner who serves as the Founder, President, and CEO of the War Survivors Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to restoring health to civilians and soldiers who have been harmed by war, as well as mitigating the causes of violent conflicts. In this conversation, Michael reflects on the causes of war, its devasting effects, and how mindfulness and other spiritual practices and insights can bring peace in troubled hearts and troubled times. RESOURCES: Donate to support the Earth & Spirit Center and this podcast: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/donate/ Visit the Earth & Spirit Center homepage: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/ War Survivors Institute: https://warsurvivors.org/ War Survivors Institute Virtual Walkathon: https://givebutter.com/2024onewalkathon Upcoming WSI Events in Louisville, KY: WSI will be in the military section all day at Thunder Over Louisville (April 20, 2024): https://thunderoverlouisville.org/ WSI Healing Hearts Evening Event: May 16, 2024 at the Muhammad Ali Center: https://warsurvivors.org/event/healing-horizons-event-at-the-muhammad-ali-center-louisville-ky/
  • Writing as Spiritual Practice: Denise Davis on Creating an “Isle of Peace”
    Denise Davis taught writing for decades and is deeply committed to the spiritual journey and to journaling as a particular avenue of spiritual practice. In this conversation, Denise describes journaling as a chance to create what Howard Thurman called an Isle of Peace, where it’s safe to reflect on our experience, cultivate compassion for others, and seek the imprint of the divine in our lives. RESOURCES: Donate to support the Earth & Spirit Center and this podcast: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/donate/ Visit the Earth & Spirit Center homepage: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/ Learn more about Denise’s Earth & Spirit Center course, “Journaling as a Spiritual Practice” (begins March 4, 2024): https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/class/journaling-as-a-spiritual-practice/
  • Everyone is Unshakably Good: Stephanie Barnett on Compassion, Belonging, and Belovedness
    Stephanie Barnett is a healthcare consultant, spiritual director, and nonprofit leader who understands her work as accompanying those on the margins, including young mothers who are in active recovery from substance abuse. In this conversation, Stephanie shares how compassion is the spiritual thread woven throughout all her work, knitting together communities of kinship and belonging, where all can know their own worth and belovedness. RESOURCES: Donate to support the Earth & Spirit Center and this podcast: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/donate/ Visit the Earth & Spirit Center homepage: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/ Stephanie’s nonprofit, iAccompany/ChooseWell Communities: https://www.choose-well.org/ Homeboy Industries: https://homeboyindustries.org/
  • Matthew Fox on Creation Spirituality and Original Blessing – From the Archive
    Matthew Fox is an author, theologian, and activist Episcopal priest whose radical interfaith work attempts to reawaken us to the sacredness of the created world. In this conversation, originally released in October 2022, Matthew reflects on how creation-centered spirituality, and the marriage of the divine feminine and sacred masculine, can help us respond with hope to the troubles of our apocalyptic times. RESOURCES: Earth & Spirit Center website: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/ Donate to support this podcast: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/donate/ Websites related to Matthew’s work: http://www.matthewfox.org http://www.thecosmicmass.com http://www.orderofthesacredearth.org http://www.dailymeditationswithmatthewfox.org
  • Andy Loving on Spirituality, Money, and Socially Responsible Investing
    Andy Loving is the founder of Just Money Advisors, a financial advising firm that specializes in working with clients who have strong interests in socially responsible and ecologically sustainable investing. This conversation delves into the complicated role that money plays in our lives and how spiritual values can inspire us to use money and investing as tools for bringing about the more beautiful world that our hearts know is possible. RESOURCES AND LINKS: Donate to support the Earth & Spirit Center and this podcast: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/donate/ Visit the Earth & Spirit Center homepage: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/ Just Money Advisors Inc.: https://www.justmoneyadvisors.com/ Hope Credit Union: https://hopecu.org/ Faith and Money Network: https://faithandmoneynetwork.org/ Church of the Saviour in Washington, DC: https://inwardoutward.org/ Koinonia Farm: https://www.koinoniafarm.org/
  • Dr. Patricia Gianotti on Spiritual Integration
    Dr. Patricia Gianotti is the Academic Director of The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy at Loyola University Chicago. As a clinician in private practice, she works with clients around issues related to trauma, shame, and narcissism. She’s also the founder of the Center for Spiritual Integration, an organization dedicated to the integration of spiritual and psychological aspects of the human psyche. This conversation explores what spiritual integration means in the context of human resilience, authenticity, purpose, building community, and other themes of living and aging well. RESOURCES AND LINKS: Donate to support the Earth & Spirit Center and this podcast: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/donate/ Visit the Earth & Spirit Center homepage: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/ Patricia’s website: www.patriciagianotti.com The Center for Spiritual Integration: https://www.patriciagianotti.com/spiritual-integration Patricia’s consultation and coaching practice: www.thewoodlandgroupllc.com Patricia’s latest book: Embracing Therapeutic Complexity: A Guidebook to Integrating the Essentials of Psychodynamic Principles Across Therapeutic Disciplines. Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy at Loyola University Chicago: https://www.luc-iap.com/
  • Stepping Lightly, Keeping Focus, and Finding Gratitude, Part 2: Di Anne and Tom Kerrigan on Bringing Mindfulness to the Masses
    After successful careers in business, Di Anne and Tom Kerrigan have become deeply involved in sharing mindfulness with those who need its practical benefits but may have barriers to access. This episode is the second half of a conversation with them about the democratization of mindfulness and the role mindfulness and compassion can play not only in improving the lives of individuals, but also in changing the systems that perpetuate inequity. RESOURCES: Please donate to help cover the costs of this podcast: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/donate/ Learn more about the nonprofit Earth & Spirit Center: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/ Earth & Spirit Center’s Mindfulness Mentors program, bringing free mindfulness instruction to those with barriers to access: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/learn-to-meditate/mindfulness-mentors/ Register for our free Listen, Learn, Act Meet and Greet event, December 7, 2023, 6 – 7:30 EST: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/class/meet-and-greet/
  • Stepping Lightly, Keeping Focus, and Finding Gratitude; Part 1: Di Anne and Tom Kerrigan on Bringing Mindfulness to the Masses
    Di Anne and Tom Kerrigan are an entrepreneurial couple who sold their successful business and then devoted their considerable energy and talents to sharing mindfulness with underserved community members, in collaboration with the Earth & Spirit Center. In this first of a two-part conversation, Di and Tom reflect on the difference mindfulness can make in the lives of people who face extraordinary challenges. RESOURCES: Please donate to help cover the costs of this podcast: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/donate/ Learn more about the nonprofit Earth & Spirit Center: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/ Earth & Spirit Center’s Mindfulness Mentors program, bringing free mindfulness instruction to those with barriers to access: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/learn-to-meditate/mindfulness-mentors/
  • We Live in a Shared World: Scott Russell Sanders on Awe, Imagination, Compassion, Craft, and Community
    Scott Russell Sanders is a Cambridge-educated novelist, essayist, conservationist, and a distinguished professor of English, emeritus, at Indiana University. He wrote and taught for decades about nature and place, family and community, and the concerns of social justice and ecology, woven together with a spirituality that is rooted in awe and wonder. This conversation, from our archives, explores the joys and disciplines of spiritual imagination, writing, and a well-lived life, in communion with others and within our one shared world. RESOURCES:Earth & Spirit Center website: www.earthandspiritcenter.orgDonate to support this podcast: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/donate/ Scott’s website: https://scottrussellsanders.com/ Some of Scott’s books: Small Marvels: https://scottrussellsanders.com/book_pages/small_marvels.html The Way of Imagination: https://scottrussellsanders.com/book_pages/way_of_imagination.html The Engineer of Beasts: A Novel: https://scottrussellsanders.com/book_pages/engineer_of_beasts.html A Conservationist Manifesto: https://scottrussellsanders.com/book_pages/conservationist_manifesto.html A Private History of Awe: https://scottrussellsanders.com/book_pages/private_history_of_awe.html Hunting for Hope: https://scottrussellsanders.com/book_pages/hunting_for_hope.html Writing from the Center: https://scottrussellsanders.com/book_pages/writing_from_the_center.html--
  • Jim Wayne on Kindness and Care in Politics, Mental Healthcare, and Leadership
    Jim Wayne is a psychotherapist, business owner, a novelist, and for almost three decades until 2019, an elected representative in the Kentucky House. He’s been a tireless advocate for tax reforms, concern for the poor, and mental health care concerns. He’s also a person for whom prayer, meditation, and religious belonging have played an important role in the person he is, the commitments he holds, and how he does his work. In this conversation, Jim reflects on how his faith and contemplative practice are woven into a life lived in service to others. RESOURCES: Donate to support this podcast: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/donate/ Earth & Spirit Center: https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/ Institute for Applied Mindfulness: http://www.instituteforappliedmindfulness.org/ Wayne Corporation: https://www.waynecorp.com/ Jim’s novel, The Unfinished Man: https://www.amazon.com/Unfinished-Man-Jim-Wayne/dp/0996012001