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26 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
Ep. 17 Mental Wellness w/ Jesse Huebner
The Counselor of FODR, Jesse Huebner, drops by the studio for a conversation around what mental illness is and how we can care for ourselves in our mental health. We talk about how we, as people in the United States, may be a little more stressed out than ever and what we can do about it. Highlights: Mental wellness, mental health, mental illness and the differences 3 big ideas of mental wellness FREE 6 week mental wellness workshop in Denver
37 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
Co-Discerning + Creative Unburdening
Kristi Johnson, a Spiritual Director here in Denver, discusses suffering and creativity in the Spiritual Direction space. We wonder around the intersections of counseling and spiritual direction, their different approaches to healing, and how hospice work paved the way for sitting in grief and loss. Kristi enlightens us with different creative approaches to contemplation and how she invites the body into contemplative space. Highlights: Silent retreats + creative unburdening Embodied spiritual beings The greatest give we can give anybody is who we are Growing in honesty email@example.com
36 minutes | Jun 9, 2019
Spiritual Direction + Finding Meaning
In the pursuit of meaning, is Spiritual Direction a helpful avenue? Three Spiritual Directors look at how Spiritual Direction intersects the universal questions of meaning and purpose, what it looks like to search for meaning as a Christian, and whether or not Direction is a space of answers. Highlights: Purpose, identity, who is God and what is God like?—which all build to create meaning Questions of calling + vocation: “I want my life to matter” Looking for meaning in suffering Finding meaning in worlds that don’t make sense to us through discernment
62 minutes | May 19, 2019
Spiritual Direction + Belonging
Three Spiritual Directors discussing how Spiritual Direction is a resource on the journey of belonging with God, self, and others. Ally Ley, Stephen Milburn, and Carin delve into what it looks like to recalibrate our understanding and rewrite our narratives of how we belong. We talk about a loving God and how the desire to belong is met in the Direction space and in our journeys with God. Highlights: Acceptance that doesn’t risk who you are and what you’re showing up with Who I am is enough AND I can feel incomplete and like I lack much Recalibrating belonging in our understanding Getting to know God and allowing God to be different than we thought
34 minutes | May 5, 2019
Spiritual Direction and Getting in Touch with Nature, the Divine, and the Body Through Noticing
Bobbie Jo Morrell, a Spiritual Director in Denver, brings her background of botany and counseling to the unique direction space she offers. We discuss what it’s like having J.R.R. Tolkien as your formative theological instructor and how to get more connected to nature and the body, and therefore… more connected to the Divine. Highlights: The power of finding the Divine in nature: stopping and paying attention J.R.R Tolkien as your first theology instructor Incidental vs. formal direction and letting someone tell their story God is here and He/She loves you: we are intimately connected to the Divine Connect: Shadowhorse.org firstname.lastname@example.org
32 minutes | Apr 28, 2019
Spiritual Direction as a Deeply Contemplative AND Creative Space Fit for Adults and Children
Kaisa Stenberg-Lee, a Spiritual Director in Denver, discusses the impact of silence in our busy worlds, how direction is a space for our sacred stories, and the Finnish art of sauna. We discuss the mystery of Spiritual Direction and how the Director shows up to the space trusting that something will happen there. Highlights: Working with children and how silence is more approachable to them than we’d think Getting creative in the direction space with imagination and creative tools God’s nearness and the warmth of His loving presence Connect: kutsucompanions.com Kutsu Companions on Etsy @kutsucompanions on instagram Check out her NEW book: Peace Beads
34 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
Spiritual Direction as a Touchstone, Deep Listening + Spiritual Companioning
Karrie Kirchner, a Spiritual Director in Connecticut, chats about Spiritual Direction as a fluid, grounding, and connecting space. We chat about how Spiritual Direction is like home base in the children’s game tag and what it looks like to spiritually companion in creative ways and through grief. Discovery and ‘bubbling up’ Claiming one religion is shutting out others Finding the divine and connection anywhere Feeling isolated and realizing you’re not alone even in grief The inexhaustible well Connect with Karrie: @thesoul.center on Instagram thesoul.center
3 minutes | Mar 31, 2019
The Tearing-Down-Walls Business
Through years of human life and experiences of trauma, we build walls.
6 minutes | Mar 24, 2019
Jesse and I had a little bit of an internet communication fail today. We’re always taken aback by what jerks people can be behind a computer screen. We’re also surprised by how easily we can be tempted to loose our lips and inner dialog through our fiery fingertips.
60 minutes | Mar 21, 2019
Spiritual Direction Panel: Who is Spiritual Direction For?
Who is Spiritual Direction for? The panel takes on the questions of spiritual background, personality type, seasons of life, and gender while discussing who Spiritual Direction is for. The cheater answer is… we think it’s for everyone, but we chat around who we find ourselves working with most. There’s a bonus contemplative space the last 7 minutes of the recording.
4 minutes | Mar 10, 2019
The sobering thought for me was that age-old adage: you never know what tomorrow brings.
3 minutes | Mar 3, 2019
I’ve realized in the last couple of weeks that I’ve lost my childlikeness and whimsy.
41 minutes | Feb 24, 2019
Spiritual Direction Panel: What Does SD Do?
We've talked about what Spiritual Direction is, but what does it DO?
6 minutes | Feb 10, 2019
Resiliency is on my mind a lot these day. It’s the backbone of survival. Without resiliency, we die or we end ourselves.
7 minutes | Feb 3, 2019
Change is Good
Change is good. Change is also hard, but change is good.
4 minutes | Jan 27, 2019
I’m thinking about what in my life lies just under the surface, but affects the building projects and the future I envision.
31 minutes | Jan 24, 2019
Spiritual Direction Panel: What is Spiritual Direction?
What IS Spiritual Direction? Who is it for and what does it do? 4 Directors covering everything you need to know about Spiritual Direction once-a-month. Same day, same time, same place. Join us. Maybe you’ve heard of it and maybe you haven’t… it’s Spiritual Direction. We’re 4 Spiritual Directors with a passion to educate on what Spiritual Direction is and how it’s a resource for your life and the lives of those around you. We’ve created this monthly panel to answer your questions around this ancient practice. Every month we’ll chat about a different topic relating to Spiritual Direction so we can cover everything you’d want to know. Join us… every month… same day (first Monday) same time, same place.
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