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26 minutes | Sep 4, 2013
Friendly Neighborhood Shaman
This time Sophie and Fannie sit down with Greg Rills, an energy medicine healer, better known as a shaman. We hear about the ancient history of shamanism and how it was brought to the US under the name energy medicine. Plus, we hear about Greg's awakening and major life shift that allowed him to fully step into his role as a healer. Check Greg out at phoenixrisinghealed.com. Music by Noah Thorp, listenlabs.com.
18 minutes | Aug 15, 2013
It Lives in the Body
Sophie and Fannie learn how traumatic experiences can leave us physically stuck in the past, often leaving painful memories trapped in our muscles. Somatic Experience therapist Susan Lemak explains how we are naturally equipped to retrain the body and bounce back to the way we were before. Music by Noah Thorp, listenlabs.com.
25 minutes | Aug 7, 2013
Married with Cancer
Where does our resilience come from? This time Sophie and Fannie talk with Mantazh Khanna, who discovered she had Lymphoma on the way back from her honeymoon. We discuss the techniques she used for coping and what the experience taught her. Plus we learn about PSitshealthy.com, a cooking site she started to spread the word that healthy food tastes good. Music by Dave Nelson, dave-nelson.bandcamp.com. To give a tax-deductible donation, or support this show by shopping on Amazon, please visit DoingItShow.com.
39 minutes | Jun 18, 2013
Grow A Child
Sophie and Fannie take you inside the Deenabandhu Children's Home - an orphanage in Chamarajanagar, a rural district in Karnataka, South India. It's a unique place governed by a singular philosophy, that all children should be treated as whole people. Deenabandhu raises orphaned and destitute children and also invites poor children from the surrounding neighborhoods to go to school there. Many children arrive at Deenabandhu malnourished and sick, but once inside are fed, clothed, and raised in a positive environment thanks to generous sponsorships mostly from people they've never met. In addition to encouraging the kids in academics, the abiding goal is to teach the kids life-skills in the hope they will return to their communities as responsible adults. Music by Noah Thorp.
54 minutes | Jun 12, 2013
Garbage pt. 2
Garbage is inextricably tied to abundance, and we create so much garbage that some people make their livelihoods off it. We wanted to show you some alternative places and uses for your garbage, and the people who capitalize on it: Sophie and Fannie check out Jim Klinko's Furniture on Consignment in Westport, Connecticut, to hear about his life spent flipping other people's cast-offs for cash, and what his work means to him. Plus, we'll take you into some of New York City's finest dumpsters with a group of Freegans who scavenge through grocery store waste in search of their next meal. Then we'll introduce you to Miriam Goldstein, a young marine biologist who started her professional career looking for the Great Pacific Garbage Island. She didn't find a garbage island, but what she found floating in the ocean can only be described as "plastic chowder," and she says there's thousands of miles of it to go around.
53 minutes | Jun 5, 2013
Garbage pt. 1
Garbage, shit, waste, crap, refuse, discards, dreck - these are all words we use to describe that pile of stuff we all collect but will soon find a way to make disappear. In America, it's never been easier to throw away your trash and in this episode we face the pile head-on. Fannie and Sophie hitch a ride with the NY Dept of Sanitation to make the morning pick up rounds, and later sit down with Anthropologist-in-Residence for the NY Dept of Sanitation, Robin Nagel, whose recent book, Picking Up, is a detailed survey of the Sanitation Department from the inside. Then we try and figure out just how much waste Americans are creating with the help of the EPA and Edward Humes, author of Garbology (a great book if this show happens to turn you into a trash nerd). Plus we dig up some footage of the late Professor William Rathje and the curious discoveries he made abot decomposition (or lack of) in our nation's landfills. Music by Dave Nelson and Kevin Shipp.
3 minutes | May 15, 2013
Short: Sophie's Stand
When in doubt, go to your Banyan tree. Sophie explains the inspiration behind her coach's stand - a grounding tool used in life coaching. For more, check out our full-length episode dedicated to trees and natural intelligence, aptly titled Trees.
56 minutes | May 10, 2013
After a long winter, spring is a miracle that comes at you fast. This time Sophie and Fannie turn their heads towards the trees to investigate the natural laws that govern not just trees, but people, animals, and even the universe. We take a walk around Martha Stewart's farm with her long-time arborist Ralph Robbins of SavATree, and get a lesson in the Fibonacci sequence from Gregory W. Brown. Plus, we sit down with Kodomo, our frequent music-collaborator, to hear how the golden ratio found its way into his songs. Then we visit the Shanti Bithi Nursery in Stamford, Connecticut to see how the Rocherolle family carries on the ancient art of Bonsai.
53 minutes | Apr 4, 2013
How do you fight homelessness? With a home. This time we take you inside a revolutionary progam called Pathways To Housing, which gives its clients housing first, in combination with mental health and wellness programs. We also explore the cycle of poverty and homelessless and trace the history of institutionalization in America. Plus we hear from real-life Pathways clients who have turned their lives around and are working to build a caring, supportive community, not just in New York City but all over the world. We talk with Pathways founder Sam Tsemberis and psychiatrist Burt Pepper among others.
60 minutes | Mar 20, 2013
What you give attention to can change your reality and the world, it's your real-life superpower. Even though we're all multitasking, this show will teach you how to harness that energy and what you're capable of. We'll also explore the dark side of energetic focus. Sophie and Fannie talk to psychoanalyst Dr. Melvin Bernstein, writer and philosopher Dr. Rebecca Painter, psychic channel and author Paul Selig, and Leadership Embodiment founder and Aikido black belt Wendy Palmer.
60 minutes | Mar 12, 2013
Doing It Themselves
It pays to have an entrepreneurial spirit these days, and getting started doing your own thing might be just around the corner. We talk to three young DIY-ers with successful businesses that benefit themselves and their communities; Rachel Winard owner of Soapwalla Kitchen, an organic, vegan skin care line; Joe and Bob McClure, brothers and owners of McClure's Pickles; and Kelly Dooley owner of Body Rock Sport, a fashionable and functional line of sports bras and athletic gear.
61 minutes | Mar 7, 2013
Looks Like You Made It
Sophie & Fannie explore how people use creativity to connect, change the way they perceive reality, and make the world a more compassionate place. We talk to Frances Kakugawa, a poet who uses her work as a healing tool for Alzheimers caregivers; Peter Georgescu, an ad man, former CEO of Young & Rubicam about where creativity comes from; and Ed Regensburg an artist and psychotherapist who helps people communicate things through art that can't be put into words.
64 minutes | Feb 25, 2013
Say It Like You Mean It
We examine the human voice and how we use it to communicate with each other and with a higher power through singing, chanting, and story telling. We talk to Amy Cooper from the New York Eye and Ear Infimary, Katherine Preston about her upcoming memoir Out With It: How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice, M. Lamar about his music and family history, and Thomas Amelio from the Open Center on mantra and chanting.
37 minutes | Feb 18, 2013
Sophie and Fannie take a look at the things take bring people together, and keep them coming back. First we visit Esther Hadassa, a devoutly Hasidic woman who runs her own Chinese medicine clinic in Brooklyn to learn about her faith, life, and family. Then we go in the kitchen with a diverse group of immigrant women baking together at Hot Bread Kitchen. And we get a lesson in service from the homeless men cooking and breaking bread together at the New York City Rescue Mission.
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