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The Goodlife Podcast
85 minutes | May 15, 2019
Episode #21 - The Healthy Challenge
In this episode Vernice and I are deciding to take on a healthy personal challenge. We are sharing some of our experience while the challenge is going on and talk about what we have learned from it. The final 20 minutes are about our exploration of what the term "playing big" means to us. Sources mentioned in this podcast:How Emotions Are Made by Lisa Feldman Barrett10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse by JJ Smith
61 minutes | Mar 28, 2019
Episode #20 - Transform Your Own Consciousness
In this episode Vernice and I explore ways to transform your own consciousness. We look into the energy that is around openness and how we can overcome our own defensiveness. We talk about pink clowns, Harry Potter and the sky and clouds and how this all relates to our self-awareness and its transformation.
97 minutes | Mar 24, 2019
Episode #19 - Invisible and Being Seen
Vernice and I discuss the cost of staying invisible, not allowing ourselves to be seen and what this actually means. We also talk about ways of seeing others, what this means to them, how this possibly feels and what the impact on us and others of being seen and taking a risk of being seen could be.
72 minutes | Mar 15, 2019
Episode #18 - Minimalism
In this episode we are going to explore the meaning of a minimalist life, possible reasons why we choose or don't choose such a path and how far we might walk it.Links to sources we mention in this podcast:The film "Minimalism - A Documentary About The Important Things"Website Becoming MinimalistWebsite The MinimalistsWebsite The Republic of TeaWebsite David's Tea Website The Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co.
73 minutes | Mar 7, 2019
Episode #17 - Connection and Intimacy
Connection and intimacy is an ongoing conversation between our selves and the world inside and outside of ourselves. Vernice and Adi take you on a journey of how this kind of conversation might look like. We might connect with someone through the portals of their eyes. Shared vulnerability is involved and intimacy can easily turn into intimidation.
70 minutes | Feb 28, 2019
Episode #16 – Authenticity
In this episode Vernice and Adi talk about authenticity, explore their own understanding and experience of it, why it is important to them and in what ways authenticity is connected to values and purpose. Links to sources we mention in this podcast: Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy... Source
45 minutes | Sep 12, 2018
Episode #15 – Depression
In this episode Vernice and Adi talk about depression, the seemingly increasing number of people who struggle with depression, the surfacing of more and more personal stories about depression from famous people we wouldn’t expect them to have similar struggles. They share their personal experiences with it and also some ideas of how they dealt with their own depressions and the depressions... Source
52 minutes | Sep 5, 2018
Episode #14 – Vernice and Adi Reconnect
After 7 months of absence from podcasting Vernice and Adi reconnect and talk about their experiences and learnings of the past months since January. They discuss the challenge of giving all of your heart to someone who is crushing their bike in slow motion. They talk about the loss and the upside that can come with a 50th birthday and wrap up with the mouth watering description of Vernice’. Source
83 minutes | Jan 5, 2018
Episode #13 – Part 3 with Andres Fossas
This is the final part of our trilogy of Adult Stages of Development with our insightful guest Andres Fossas. In this episode we go deeper in our exploration and discussion of forms of mind. We are going to look at the Self-authored and the Self-transforming mind. Andres is a constructive-developmental psychologist and mixed-methods researcher. His primary interests are (1) the ways in which the... Source
107 minutes | Dec 25, 2017
Episode #12 – 2017 Year End Reflection with Adi Breuer and Vernice Jones
This is the last episode of this year and we take the opportunity to reflect on our experience of 2017. We talk about our biggest challenges, best food, most inspiring moments, most interesting book we read, and much more. Come along and join us. Source
61 minutes | Dec 21, 2017
Episode #11 Part 2 with Andres Fossas
This is part 2 of our journey together with our exciting guest Andres Fossas. In this episode we start looking into the theory of Adult Stages of Development and explore how and why understanding this theory and the various models in use may help us in living a good life. Andres is a constructive-developmental psychologist and mixed-methods researcher. His primary interests are (1) the ways in... Source
91 minutes | Dec 14, 2017
Episode #10 with Andres Fossas
In this episode our guest is the fascinating Andres Fossas. Andres is a constructive-developmental psychologist and mixed-methods researcher. His primary interests are (1) the ways in which the human mind matures and evolves in one lifespan, and (2) the subjective experience of such growth. These interests emerged during his time as a graduate student at Harvard University, where he conducted a... Source
52 minutes | Jul 9, 2017
Episode #09 with Mrs. Lolita Jardeleza
In this episode our guest is the lovely, wise and spiritual Mrs. Lolita Jardeleza. Originally from the Philippines already at the age of two she lost her mom and was raised by her grandparents. Post WWII the family moved to the US where she became a US citizen and met her late husband. Together they have 11 children, 46 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Mrs. Jardeleza is the author of the... Source
75 minutes | Jun 23, 2017
Episode #08 with Billi Bierling
In this episode our guest is the humble, in many ways unconventional and well respected high-altitude mountaineer Billi Bierling. Originally from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Billi lives half of her life in Kathmandu, Nepal, where she maintains the Himalayan Database as a journalist and accompanies expeditions either to basecamps or sometimes even to the summit. The other half of her life... Source
61 minutes | Jun 7, 2017
Episode #07 with Angela Trammel
In this episode we are going on a journey together with our fabulous guest, Angela Trammel, discovering how she arrived at her fascinating profession as an investigative genealogist and in which ways this has influenced her life and the life of others. Links to sources we mention in this podcast: Kin Finder Group, LLC website and Facebook page 23andme.com website Ancestry. Source
69 minutes | Mar 22, 2017
Episode #06 - with Vernice and Adi
In this episode Vernice and Adi get into a conversation about different meditation practices, how they experience it, why they meditate, how they started it and what benefits it has brought into their lives. Inevitably they also explore Eastern and Western cultures in this regard and lastly they can’t have a podcast about the good life without mentioning food. Links to sources we mention in this podcast: The Tree of Contemplative Practices used by Mirabai Bush, a meditation and mindfulness teacher who leads Google’s mindfulness training. TED talk by Andy Puddicombe / All it takes is 10 mindful minutes Tonglen Meditation and Talk about Tonglen Meditation by Pema Chodron
67 minutes | Mar 15, 2017
Episode #05 - with Vernice and Adi
In this episode Vernice and Adi catch up on the past two to three months since last episode as both had been busy and off the grid. They discuss the growing poverty in Spain, the political as well as societal struggles in their world, how they engage with social media these days and since it all could be overly serious, the mentioning of good food and delicious recipes.
72 minutes | Dec 19, 2016
Episode #04 - with Jason Ighani
Jason is a leadership/team coach and consultant with over 15 years of experience in the fields of human development and organizational health. He works extensively within the United Nations system, with agencies such as UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP and the UN Secretariat, primarily in the areas of leadership development, team performance and staff wellbeing. He is also a founder of The Humanitarian Coaching Network,(www.thehcn.org) an initiative developed to support the wellbeing and development of humanitarian staff. He has lived and worked in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe, and currently divides his time between the United States and Costa Rica.
68 minutes | Nov 30, 2016
Episode #03 - with Joe Brewer
Joe Brewer is a complexity researcher and evangelist for the field of culture design. He is co-founder and editor for Evonomics magazine, research director for TheRules.org, and coordinator for the newly forming Cultural Evolution Society. He lives in Seattle and travels the world helping humanity make the transition to sustainability. Joe has a unique background in physics, math, philosophy, atmospheric science, complexity research, and cognitive linguistics. He has spoken at many global conferences on the science of social change and the human dimensions of planetary sustainability. And has given workshops on three continents about the workings of the human mind and the strategic tools for designing and enacting positive change in the world.
71 minutes | Nov 21, 2016
Episode #02 - with Mark Leruste
Mark Leruste is the host of a weekly podcast and web television show called “The Unconventionalists”. He is a professional coach, an inspirational speaker and the author of the book “It’s Not You, It’s Me”. His website claims that “It’s been said that if Brené Brown, Tim Ferris and Eddie Izzard had a child, Mark Leruste would probably be it”.
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