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L'Erin Alta has always been a self-described rebel. As a young kid in Sunday School, she demanded an explanation when told that women should obey their husbands. "My mom is a single mom. She doesn't obey anyone." Then came her exploration of Rastafarianism, Islam, the [...]

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What is your go-to solution when you find yourself in a dark, anxious, sad funk? There's a time and place for being with your pain and fully presencing (that's not a word, I know. Just go with it.) the dark. But I also believe that there has to come a point where we decide enough is enough. I've had enough sadness. I've had enough self-doubt. I've had enough worry. I've had enough of being afraid. Of everything. And when your courage swells and you're clear that you are ready to be DONE with the darkness (for now), what do you actually do? How do you make that happen? I don't mean what you might do, eat, listen to or watch to distract you from the blues. Distraction just parks the pain for a later date. I'm talking about the thing that lifts


Episode 3: Jen Louden

She's a bestselling author (6 books, over a million copies in print in 9 languages). She hasn't worked a traditional j-o-b since 1985. Oh, and she became a newlywed - at 49. Today's guest on The Sacred Podcast is Jen Louden. This conversation went all [...]

This sentence sums up my approach to goal-setting: I will make it happen. This sentence sums up my approach to problem-solving: I will fix it. I have a long track record of 'getting shit done'. It's something people often tell me they admire about me. And yeah, on the surface, that tenacious love of completion is a major asset. But underneath the Herculean strength is a sneaky assumption: That Life is waiting on me to swoop in and save the day. That I am the only person who can solve a given problem, and therefore I must solve it, and STAT! That I can summit any mountain I set my sights on. That I am a superstar of exceptional talents, and I WILL MAKE THIS HAPPEN! So after rolling around in that muck for most of my life, I finally got wise to the neurosis there...


Episode 2: Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner loved her church-centric upbringing. She's got bright + happy stories of church camp, choir practice and Sunday School. Refreshing, right? In a sea of "Religion banged me up!" stories, hearing about her nourishing church years is inspiring. But after being rejected from all [...]

Does this sound familiar? You notice yourself feeling grumpy so you go into thoughts like: What's this about? Does this topic trigger something from my childhood? Does it remind me of that guy from my past? What's the underlying belief here?

Yes? Has this happened to you? The seemingly never-ending internal monologue of the hyper introspective ones of us. We naturally default (or years of personal development work have trained us well) to repeatedly exploring the inner workings of our mind, looking for hidden meanings and cosmic messages. Uncover the "why". Drill down to the heart of it. Peel back the layers. (insert your cliche of choice)
BUT. What if...