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69 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
Volume Twenty-Two: Bridgette Boudreau
My co-conspirator is Bridgette Boudreau.Bridgette is a Master Certified Coach and creator of the Mosaic Life Purpose Framework. For over 15 years as an executive coach and business consultant, Bridgette has personally trained thousands of life coaches, has developed and launched two top-tier life coach training schools, and has specialized in turning around distressed businesses as a C-level executive and business consultant. All of these experiences informed her Mosaic Life Purpose Framework, along with her frustration at not being able to connect with her own sense of purpose.Bridgette's coaching style is like the love child of Bob Ross and Mary Poppins: She's going to love and encourage the hell out of you to do it your way, and you're also going to get it done.In this volume: The cage of knowing and fear of not knowing,being humbled,humility vs. humiliation,the cage of being a good person,and being taken down to the studs.You can find Bridgette at http://bridgetteboudreau.com
20 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
Volume Twenty-One A: Life is Movement
Life is Movement ----------------------Dropping Keys podcast Volume 21 A.It's an extension of the previous conversation where I take a deeper dive into one or more of the Keys dropped.In this case, a complement to Volume Twenty-One with co-conspirator April Kaiserlian.In this volume:Creation,flat-lining,emotional movement,docks and water,anda mobius strip life Enjoy.
73 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
Volume Twenty-One: April Kaiserlian
My co-conspirator is April KaiserlianApril Kaiserlian is a psychotherapist in private practice with a focus on creative, contemplative, experiential therapy. She is a collector of the old and the new, the odd and the normal, and she loves to string ideas together in new and creative ways to inspire you on your journey to becoming more fully human.April is also the co-founder of the Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness and has been teaching and practicing mindfulness and self-compassion for over 12 years. April teaches from a place of humor and grace. She offers her wisdom from her own real-life, field-testing of each and every practice. Always doing something creative, she has launched one newsletter aptly titled - Colorful Insights – because to know April is to know her use of color in nearly every aspect of her life. She has another newsletter on the way which will be titled, Experiments in Emotional Wisdom. She is a firm believer that any wellness practice you do has to meet you in the struggles of your everyday life and she always has a story on hand to make her point!April completed her professional mindfulness training and supervision under the direction of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, as well as professional training with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. She is a licensed social worker and received her graduate degree from Grand Valley State University. She has also completed an 18-month certificate program in mindfulness-based psychotherapy with the Hakomi Institute. She is currently participating in monthly mentoring sessions with meditation teacher and author, Ethan Nichtern, and is always happy to be reading, learning, and growing.In this volume: the generosity of suffering,ugly relaxing,tenderness, andbeing a recovering drama queen.You can find April atwww.aprilkaiserlian.comwww.instagram.com/aprilkaiserlian/www.facebook.com/aprilkaiserlianLMSWwww.grcfm.com Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness
16 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
Volume Twenty A: Love Isn't A Feeling
Dropping Keys podcast Volume 20 A is out. It's an extension of the previous conversation where I take a deeper dive into one or more of the Keys dropped.In this case, a complement to Volume Twenty with co-conspirator Justin Foster.In this volume:ErosPhileo Agape,4 Levels of Love,andlove begins with loving yourself (try it). Enjoy.
52 minutes | May 27, 2022
Volume Twenty: Justin Foster
My co-conspirator is Justin Foster Driven by the belief that leadership begins in the heart, Justin Foster is the co-founder of the intrinsic branding firm Root + River as well as a speaker, writer, poet and mentor. Along a journey that began on a cattle ranch in eastern Oregon, Justin has spent two decades providing unconventional and often heretical brand strategy coaching to executives and founders of every sector and industry. In his coaching, writing and speaking, Justin seeks to inspire you to go inward, embrace the mystery and show the world who you truly are. Justin lives in Austin, TX with his partner and their son and also has two grown children and a grandson. He loves deep conversations, great coffee, good bourbon and real country music.In this Volume we discuss:Love - not a feeling; 100% commitment to another's wellbeing; evidence of your beliefShame - the root of all fear,sleep, salt, sex, sunshine,and hierophanies.You can find Justin at:https://www.linkedin.com/in/fosterjustin/https://www.instagram.com/fosterthinking/
15 minutes | May 20, 2022
Volume Nineteen A: Feeling Needy
Dropping Keys podcast Volume 19 A is out. It's an extension of the previous conversation where I take a deeper dive into one or more of the Keys dropped.In this case, a complement to Volume Nineteen with co-conspirator Heather Harman.In this volume:needy or high-maintenance?independence & self-sufficiency,ask for what you want and need,know your feeling words,andthe need for interdependence.Enjoy
70 minutes | May 13, 2022
Volume Nineteen: Heather Harman
My Dropping Keys co-conspirator is Heather HarmanHeather has over fifteen years of experience in education. She has worked in early childhood programs, elementary schools, and at the college level teaching parents and caregivers parent education. She is an experienced life coach trained through the Martha Beck Institute and is a certified Gottman Institute instructor. Heather is trained as a mediator with King County Dispute Resolution Center and as a co-parent coach with her mentor, Karen Bonnell. She loves talking to families and helping them manage the hard work of parenting and self-care. She lives in Seattle with her spouse and teenage son. She has two adult stepchildren and one grandson from her current marriage. Her passion for helping families navigate the challenging terrain of co-parenting and restructuring comes from lived experience. Heather co-parents with her ex-wife and works to find a healthy dynamic between the two stepfamilies that keeps the needs and best interests of her son central.In this Volume we discuss:feelings,Toyota FJ's,the Four Horsemen of Relationships,feeling needy,and non-violent communication.You can find Heather athttps://www.heatherharmancoaching.com/https://www.instagram.com/harmancoaching/https://www.facebook.com/heathercoparentcoach
12 minutes | May 6, 2022
Volume Eighteen A: STOP Living Scared
What you have just opened up is an "A" volume. It's an extension of the previous conversation where I take a deeper dive into one or more of the Keys dropped. In this case, a complement to Volume Eighteen with co-conspirator Tom Coyne. This is Volume Eighteen A: STOP Living ScaredWhen I talked with Tom, he said, "It's easier to live scared." I believe this is no way to live.This episode will introduce you to how you can STOP living scared and cultivate aSelf-Aware,Totally Honest,Open-MindedPathfor your life.Enjoy.
73 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Volume Eighteen: Tom Coyne
My Dropping Keys co-conspirator is Tom Coyne Tom is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author who has been publishing golf stories since 2001. His first book was the novel A Gentleman’s Game, which was named one of the best 25 sports books of all time by The Philadelphia Daily News. He wrote the film adaptation of the novel, which starred Gary Sinise, Philip Baker Hall, Dylan Baker, and Mason Gamble. His second book, Paper Tiger: An Obsessed Golfer’s Quest to Play with the Pros was released June 2006, and was an editor’s pick in Esquire Magazine and USA Today, and a summer reading selection in The New York Times. His third book, A Course Called Ireland: A Long Walk in Search of a Country, a Pint, and the Next Tee, was published by Gotham Books in February, 2009, and it chronicles his quest to walk and golf the whole of Ireland. The book was a New York Times, American Booksellers Association, and Barnes & Noble bestseller, and won a silver medal from the Society of American Travel Writers in the category of Best Travel Book of the Year. His anticipated follow-up to A Course Called Ireland was released by Simon & Schuster in 2018: A Course Called Scotland was an instant New York Times bestseller, and chronicles Tom’s quest to play every links course in Scotland, searching the highlands for the secret to golf and a tee time in the oldest championship in sports. Tom’s travel trilogy reaches its conclusion with the release of A Course Called America from Avid Reader/Simon & Schuster in May of 2021. The story follows Tom as he plays his way across all 50 states, searching for the great American golf course, and it landed on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists in its first week. Tom is Senior Editor and podcast host at The Golfer’s Journal, and has written for Golf Magazine, Golfweek, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, and numerous other publications. His Golfer’s Journal story, “The Lucky Ones” was named the best feature story of 2020 by the Golf Writers Association of America. He is also a host and writer for the travel television series, “The Links Life.” Tom earned an M.F.A. in fiction writing from the University of Notre Dame, where he won the William Mitchell Award for distinguished achievement. He lives outside Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters.You can find Tom at Website: www.tomcoyne.com Instagram: @coynewriter
16 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
Volume Seventeen A: It's All Right Here
What you have just opened up is an "A" volume. It's an extension of the previous conversation where I take a deeper dive into one or more of the Keys dropped. In this case, a complement to Volume Seventeen with co-conspirator Kim Leischer."It's all right here." Kim said this right at the end of our conversation.In this volume, I talk about Lao Tzu, Carl Jung, abiding at the center of your being, both/and, co-dependence, the lie of the lone wolf, and old growth forests. Enjoy.
56 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Volume Seventeen: Kim Leischner
My Dropping Keys co-conspirator is Kim Leischner Kim Leischner is a professional coach, facilitator, human potential specialist. and entrepreneur. She has more than 20 years of experience in experiential education, life and leadership coaching, systemic constellations, and mindful practice.Kim designs and delivers human development and coaching programs worldwide through her company www.kimleischner.com, and in partnership with Erickson Coaching International.Nature and the great outdoors has always been foundational aspect of Kim’s life. In addition to guiding multi-day horse, ski, raft, and kayak trips around the world, Kim also founded and operated a highly successful adventure-based outdoor education and training company based in Hong Kong. Kim currently resides in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. Her mission is to expand human potential through the exploration and integration of dual (head) and non-dual (heart) awareness.You can find Kim atWebsite: www.kimleischner.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimleischner/Insta: @kim.leischnerFacebook: @kimleischnercoaching
23 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
Volume Sixteen A: pause
What you have just opened up is an "A" volume. It's an extension of the previous conversation where I take a deeper dive into one or more of the Keys dropped. In this case, a complement to Volume Sixteen with co-conspirator Dana Walters. This is Volume Sixteen AIn our conversation, Dana referenced Viktor Frankl who wrote: “Between stimulus and response is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” In this volume, I talk aboutwhere this space is,what it allows,how to use it,and why it seems so hard to just PAUSE
77 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
Volume Sixteen: Dana Walters
My Dropping Keys co-conspirator is Dana Walters Dana Walters has been working with individuals and groups exploring the path of Yoga and other embodied practices since 2008. Her work has deepened from her early days as a student of Psychology and Religion in the mid-1990s, later as a Yoga student and practitioner; and most recently, as an educator, and as a woman in recovery. She is a Leadership Trainer and Spaceholder for the Yoga of 12 Step Recovery, a community organizing and trauma-informed education platform dedicated to the healing of all addictions. Dana is the creator of Yoga, Writing, and Recovery, a community-based modality that fuses embodied and conceptual modes of knowing and relating to foster empathy, wisdom, and joy. She believes that each of us can learn to navigate a challenging and changing world with integrity, balance, and whole-heartedness. Find Dana here:DanaWaltersYoga.comInstagram: @Dana_WaltersIn this episode, we talk aboutrecovery as a path to wholeness,how we create a split when we shun a part of ourselves and exalt another part,how we need a bit of structure to grow,and what to do with our cleverness (it's not what you think).resources:rolfgates.comy12sr.com
18 minutes | Mar 4, 2022
Volume Fifteen A: Keep Swimming
What you have just opened up is an "A" volume. It's an extension of the previous conversation where I take a deeper dive into one or more of the Keys dropped. In this case, a complement to Volume Fifteen with co-conspirator Erica Dixon This "A" volume contains reflections about how difficult it is to keep going, the Dip (Seth Godin), Austin Kleon’s book, Keep Going and taking care of yourself. Enjoy.
34 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
Volume Fifteen: Erica Dixon
My Dropping Keys co-conspirator is Erica Dixon Erica Jasmin Dixon (she/her) is a writer, screenwriter, poet, and artist. Erica formerly served as Fiction Editor of QU Literary Magazine, Copy Editor for Brave Voices Magazine, and Co-Chair of the Queens University of Charlotte MFA Professional Development Weekend. She currently serves as Art Director for Southern Review of Books and Staff Writer of an upcoming animated comedy web series. Additionally, she is presently serving as Guest Editor for Genre: Urban Arts' Prose and Script Anthology. Erica holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Queens University of Char She is originally from the rural South (Raeford, NC) and is an avid adventurer, having lived in Italy and traveled extensively throughout much of Europe, Asia, the United States, and South America. She is also a devoted fan of Star Wars, DC comics, and anime. Prior to writing, Erica worked as a preschool teacher and a Registered Behavioral Technician. In addition to writing, Erica also works as an actress and is an ardent lover of improv. Her work often reflects on her life experiences as a Black woman from the South, a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, a social observer/activist, and her knowledge of the psychological.In this episode, we discuss:walking for flow,patience,meditation,andgoing for it!You can find Erica onTwitter: @TheEricaJasminInstagram: @TheEricaJasminWebsite: https://www.ericajasmin.com
10 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
Volume Fourteen A: Don't Stop
What you have just opened up is an "A" volume. It's an extension of the previous conversation where I take a deeper dive into one or more of the Keys dropped. In this case, a complement to Volume Fourteen with co-conspirator Hope Whitby. This "A" volume contains reflections about power, influence, intention, and encouragement. Don’t Stop!
58 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
Volume Fourteen: Hope Whitby
Today, my Dropping Keys co-conspirator is Hope Whitby Hope is a poet, fiction writer, and haiku aficionado. She is the creator of Art in the Shop and Books in the Bay book club supporting the local Richmond art scene since 2012. Hope has received awards for her poetry from the Virginia Poetry Society and Richmond magazine. She is the author of Traveling the RiverShe lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her Chihuahua, Princess. We share stories,how to practice empowerment,the Hope Whitby Show,the power of assumptions,and how the words"Don't Stop" helped change a life.You can find Hope atInstagram: @hopewhitbyWebsite: https://www.hopewhitby.com/
10 minutes | Feb 4, 2022
Volume Thirteen A: You Can Only Walk From Where You Are Standing
What you have just opened up is an "A" volume. It's an extension of the previous conversation where I take a deeper dive into one or more of the Keys dropped. In this case, a complement to Volume Thirteen with co-conspirator Elizabeth Ferris. This is Volume Thirteen AThis "A" volume contains reflections about making a path,the mind,social media comparison run amok,where you areandnow what?Enjoy.
64 minutes | Jan 28, 2022
Volume Thirteen: Elizabeth Ferris
Today, my Dropping Keys co-conspirator is Elizabeth Ferris Elizabeth is a writer and writing teacher living in Richmond, Virginia. In 2018, she helped found Life in 10 Minutes Press, a small, Richmond-based press celebrating stories that are brave & true, She served for two years as the press’s Executive Editor where she developed and published Unspoken: Writers on Infertility, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth along with co-editor Whitney Roberts Hill. She is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte and currently teaches writers of fiction and nonfiction at the Studio School at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and at the Life in 10 Minutes writing center. She’s edited for multiple presses and magazines and is a former contributing writer for Richmond magazine and instructor for Richmond Young Writers. She’s been a hotel maid in Northern Spain, a nanny in Darwin, Australia, and a tomato picker on a farm in South Australia. She recently completed her first novel, about a group of girls in a home for unwed mothers in the summer of 1968, titled, for now, We Were Girls.We talk about:being magnanimouswhy we keep things in cagesjealousyhow you know when a season is overand revising/re-seeing.You can find Elizabeth atFacebook: @elizabethferriswriterInstagram: @eliza_be_thanWebsite: elizabethferris.com Information on the Unspoken anthology: lifein10minutes.com/unspoken-anthology
17 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
Special Volume: Sixteen Months and Counting
Special Volume: Sixteen Months and Counting Dropping Keys is a podcast conversation with real people about keys to life, leadership, love, and whatever else we get into. What you have just opened up is a Special volume. The first of its kind. All of these conversations are personal, but this one is more so. If you follow Dropping Keys (Thank you so much. Keep listening and sharing!), you know there has been a gap between episodes which I am closing with this episode and what follows in 2022. I'm looking forward to the co-conspirator conversations and the Keys being dropped. If you have suggestions for those who ought to join me, please send them my way. This Special Volume is titled "Sixteen Months and Counting…." In this podcast, I will share a story about how golf and a chance pairing led me to stop drinking and how easy and unexpectedly difficult it has been.Enjoy
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