Spirituality and Healing with Christina Martine

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We share a fresh batch of commemorations. We also talk to author Christina Martine about her book, Fifth Dimensional Healing, and her perspective on spirituality, the feminine divine, and self-healing. 

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#MeToo and the Church

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In light of the recent revelations about the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania and the unfolding situation at Willow Creek Community Church, we discuss the #ChurchToo branch of the #MeToo movement. It comes perfectly on the heels of our discussion with Rachel Held Evans on Pantsuit Politics earlier this week. 

Dr. Susan Reynolds' Twitter thread on Catholic mass

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The Benefits of Caregiving

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After sharing some more of your wonderful commemorations, we jump into a conversation about the benefits of caregiving. Caregiving is a powerful, personal experience that can shape you profoundly and we talk about why that matters so much. Plus, Sarah shares why she doesn't want to vote for anyone who hasn't changed a diaper. 

Let Us Take Care of Each Other

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The Age of Fear

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We share more of your commemorations before launching into a discussion about fear in the modern age. This conversation stems from The New York Times article, "Motherhood in the Age of Fear".

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Sharing the Story of America With Our Kids

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Conversations about 9/11 and children's literature got us thinking about how we are telling the story of America to our children. Listeners Sian and Carissa join us to share their thoughts.

Shelf Awareness

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Sian's Recommended Reading List

Fiction

  • Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin, Atheneum/S&S (2016) - Middle Grade

  • Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes, Little (2016) - MG

  • Somewhere Among by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu, Atheneum (2016) - MG

  • Just a Drop of Water by Kerry O'Malley Cerra, Sky Pony Press (2014) - older MG (10 - 14)

  • Up from the Sea by Leza Lowitz, Crown (2016) - young YA (12 - 14)

  • Truthers by Geoffrey Girard, Carolrhoda Lab (2017) - Young Adult

  • All We Have Left by Wendy Mills, Bloomsbury (2016) - YA

  • The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner, St. Martin's Griffin (2016) - YA

  • The Stranger Within Sarah Stein by Thane Rosenbaum, Texas Tech (2012) - YA

  • Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz, Simon Pulse (2012) - older YA

  • Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera, Whitman (2011) - older YA

Nonfiction

  • Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman, Puffin/Penguin (2002) - picture book; ages 4 - 8

  • Saved by the Boats: The Heroic Sea Evacuation of September 11 by Julie Gassman, Capstone Publishers (2016); picture book

  • America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell by Don Brown, Roaring Brook (2011) - part of Actual Times series; graphic novel format for young readers, 6 - 10

  • Seven and a Half Tons of Steel by Janet Nolan, Peachtree (2016) - ages 7 - 9

  • Ground Zero Dogs by Meish Goldish, Bearport (2012) - part of Dog Heroes series; ages 7 - 12

  • The Red Bandanna by Tom Rinaldi, Viking (2017) - young readers edition; 9 - 12

  • Ground Zero: How a Photograph Sent a Message of Hope by Don Nardo, Capstone (2016) - part of Capstones Captured History series; ages 9 - 12

  • Impact: The Story of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks by Matt Doeden, Capstone Publishers (2015) - MG series

  • The 9/11 Terror Attacks by Valerie Bodden, Creative Education (2015) - series for YA audience

Incidental

  • The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein, Roaring Brook Press (2003); picture book

  • Growing Peace: A Story of Farming, Music, and Religious Harmony by Richard Sobol, Lee & Low (2016) - ages 7 - 12

  • The Goat by Anne Fleming, Groundwood (2017) - MG

  • A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi, HarperTeen (out October 2018) - YA

Adult "adopted" by YA

  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, HMH (2005)

Backlist children's titles pulled from The Horn Book Guide Online database.

Yoga and Body Positivity with Anna Guest-Jelley

Alli Worthington on Women and Business

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Alli Worthington is an author, executive, business coach and consultant, wife, and mother of five sons. We talked to her about how she got started as an entrepreneur and how she has grown her business. We also talked about integrating faith and business. 

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9/11: Our Post-Trauma Culture

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We share more commemorations from listeners, including thoughts on breastfeeding, parenting, sex addiction, and grief. Talking about grief leads us directly into today's main segment. We ruminate on how we did and did not deal with our grief as a nation and as individuals after 9/11. 

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Another Feedback-palooza

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We love all the feedback we get from listeners. Today, we're sharing your thoughts on all sorts of things including parenting, grief, and friendship. We're also sharing several more of your commemorations. 

Showing Up: The Single Most Important Thing a Friend Can Do

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Apathy and Empathy in Friendship

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We got lots of great feedback on our episode on gender sex disappointment. In response, we share our thoughts on gender reveal parties and their impact. In our main segment, we discuss apathy and empathy in friendship and how sometimes age and experience can offer insight into being a better friend. We also introduce our new segment commemorating moments in your lives. 

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Gender Disappointment and Our Relationships with Adult Children

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We discuss Mike's feedback about being present during his wife's labor and Kelsi's thoughts on efficiency methods being applied to people, then dive into one of Sarah's most important nuance backstories: her experience with gender disappointment, grief, and worry about her future relationships with sons. 

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A Book That Takes Its Time

Feedback-palooza

Tsh Oxenreider on the nuance of simplicity

The Glamorization of Work

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We discuss more listener feedback on decision fatigue, especially about how some solutions to decision fatigue aren't available to everyone and some decision fatigue isn't related to purchasing power. 

We also talk about Mother's Day and our very different desires for ways to spend the holiday. 

Inspired by a #metoo think piece, we talk about glamorizing work and how working too hard for too long with too much intensity is creating space for unacceptable behavior and real unhappiness. 

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Your Money or Your Life

What Is Your Time Worth To You? 

Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home

The Open Secret of Charlie Rose

Beth's Online Classes

Patience by Neva Flores