04-14-17 Energy Resources in a Time of Climate Change Denial
Carolyn and energy activist and researcher, Nancy LaPlaca discuss management of precious natural resources in a time of climate change denial. What is fact? What is fiction in terms of clean energy, and what are the hidden costs of rejecting clean energy in favor of profit and convenience?
04-07-17 When Your Therapist Totally Gets the Global Crisis
Carolyn and psychotherapist Jonathan Stein discuss the global and cultural stresses that compel some people to seek therapy. They notice many more therapists waking up to the global crisis and many more clients seeking support as they deal with eco-anxiety along with fear, anger, grief, and despair regarding the many layers of our predicament. Jonathan shares his own process of waking up to systems collapse and catastrophic climate change and how it has influenced his life and his work with clients.
03-31-17 Redefining Hope in the Face of Climate Trauma and Climate Grief
Carolyn and author, climate activist, and ecopsychologist Zhiwa Woodbury discuss the formation of trauma and its manifestations in climate chaos as well as all of the emotions that are stirred as we face the withering of our planet, especially grief. As we become willing to face these realities, we must redefine hope, not as a passive stance of mindlessly waiting for someone or something to fix the predicament, but responding with action, community, passion, a willingness to bear witness to suffering and make life easier for all living beings. In the process, we embrace a different kind of hope that does not depend on outcome but rather on our commitment to be fully engaged.
03-24-17 AN APPRENTICESHIP WITH SORROW
Francis Weller returns to the New Lifeboat Hour to discuss with Carolyn the connection between grief and joy, what it means to have an apprenticeship with sorrow, and the difference our commitment to feeling our grief in a safe and support environment makes in our lives. What would our culture be like if we experienced that grief is our friend and that it is waiting to bring us many gifts on every level in our lives and communities? Don’t miss this inspiring conversation with America’s Grief Sage, author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow