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The Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, leads a conversation about the state of our collective mental health and the ways in which our helping professions are either aiding or getting in the way of our cultural well-being. With so many social services, treatments and programs available - why are we all still struggling in so many ways?
 
Welcome to Switch! We want to connect real people to topics they care and are curious about, but without the jargon or BS. Join us as we chat about all things sustainability-related and how they intersect with our daily lives - from eating out, to what we wear, to the latest technology and more. We also bring in guests doing cool things for people and the planet.
 
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Today we discuss physical activity and the links it has to social impact. We start by discussing the intersection of yoga, yoga philosophy and social impact, as there are links there which Lydia, as a yoga teacher, has come to realise through her training. We then move to other ways in which physical activity and sports can have socially positive e…
 
On this episode of the en(gender)ed podcast, our guest is Hilary Levey Friedman, a Brown University Sociology professor, a leading researcher on pageantry, and President of the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Organization for Women. We speak with Hilary today about her book, Here She Is: The Complicated Reign of The Beauty Pageant in America w…
 
For many, the path to adulthood has been drastically accelerated, and altered, over the last year with the pandemic and a rapidly changing social structure that has called into question many of our long-held beliefs regarding what it means to be a grown-up. Host Elizabeth Barrett welcomes this week's guest, David Gudiel. He is a seeker, empath, and…
 
Today we haven’t chosen an easy topic, but it's an extremely vital one: Mental Health. We are grateful that this topic is not new, as over the past few years mental health is slowly coming into the everyday conversation (from workplaces addressing it, to parents and children communicating about it more, to governments increasing funding in it). How…
 
In this "Reflections" episode Part 1, Teri and Michael reflect back on episodes in the "Mirrors and Windows" theme: Episode 138: Caitlin Garvey on navigating grief through “The Mourning Report,” Episode 139: Kenya Hunt on her book, “Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic,” and Episode 140: Shu Matsuo Post on his …
 
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to educate communities and individuals about how to prevent sexual violence. Host Elizabeth Barrett speaks with guest Jennifer Storm, a survivor and victim's rights expert, about her powerful personal story. She has devoted her life advocating for victims of crimes and is the author of six critically …
 
On this #SurvivorStories series episode, our guest is Karen Gosbee, domestic abuse, coercive control survivor, advocate for policy and system reform, and author of her memoir, A Perfect Nightmare: My Glittering Marriage and How It Almost Cost Me My Life. The book chronicles Karen’s journey to consciousness about her abuse, the roles her family and …
 
For many birthgivers, the childbirth process has become one that has not centered around the birthgiver, which is what Eri Guajardo Johnson strives recenter through decolonizing and liberating birthgivers. This week, host Elizabeth Barrett welcomes Guajardo Johnson, a queer, biracial birthworker and community educator. She is the founder of Birth B…
 
On this episode of the en(gender)ed podcast, our guest is Sonya Renee Taylor, activist, poet, and author of the NYT bestselling book, The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love. We speak with Sonya today about her book, her philosophy of radical self-love, and she shares specific tools, actions, and resources for confronting some of…
 
Estrangement between a parent and an adult child is not uncommon, but the pain, shame, guilt, and embarassment surrounding a rift in a family causes many to keep their separation a secret. What causes this kind of fissure between parents and children? Host Elizabeth Barrett speaks with psychologist and author Joshua Coleman about his work helping f…
 
We've talked on the show about spending power and the impact that buying more sustainable products can have on the planet and society. However, what about the impact of our 'wealth', i.e. the money we hold in bank accounts, investments, pensions, etc? Our wealth has a significant impact on carbon emissions, for example. You can create 27 times more…
 
On this episode of en(gender)ed our guest is Shu Matsuo Post, feminist advocate and author of his memoir, “I Took Her Name: Lessons From My Journey Into Vulnerability, Authenticity, and Feminism,” which chronicles his journey as a Japanese man who took white American wife’s surname when they got married. Our conversation explores how this experienc…
 
A lot can be said about how one organizes a home and the energy that's given off from placement. This week, Elizabeth Barrett welcomes Pamela Abbott-Mouchou and Lauren Bragg to the program. Abbott-Mouchou and Bragg are a mother-daughter duo who run the Feng Shui Collective, which is dedicated to incorporating Feng Shui and its elements into home de…
 
The reason we started Switch is that we want sustainable living to be mainstream. The podcast acts as a small piece in the puzzle towards this goal by opening up the conversation on sustainability, helping people to feel more positive, empowered and effective in how they can improve the planet and society. One key thing we haven’t actually touched …
 
On this episode of the en(gender)ed podcast, our guest is Kenya Hunt, award-winning writer, and author of her new book, an essay collection, entitled Girl, Gurl, Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic. Our conversation explores the lives of Black women and cultural differences within the Black community, the trials and tri…
 
In honor of Women's History Month, join Elizabeth Barrett for a conversation with Starhawk. She is an author and activist, a revered voice in modern Earth-based spirituality and ecofeminism, and is also a permaculture designer and teacher.By Elizabeth Barrett
 
Welcome back to Switch Podcast. This new season we are exploring our core foundations and how sustainability intersects with them. In season 1 & 2 we put a spotlight on some of our biggest environmental challenges such as plastic waste, food systems, fast fashion; and brought in guests who were doing some pretty cool things to tackle these. This se…
 
On this episode of the en(gender)ed podcast, our guest is Caitlin Garvey, author of The Mourning Report, a memoir of her “grief journey” interviewing six people involved in her mother’s dying process. Following her mother’s death from breast cancer at the age twenty, Caitlin suffered major depression and anxiety. Through these conversations, Caitli…
 
We are back from our hiatus and hope your year is off to a good start. During our break, we’ve been thinking, resting, recuperating, and taking a much needed time off from the non-stop chaos of the past four and a half years. To kick off our podcast in 2021, we are excited to bring you a series of episodes focused on the theme “mirrors and windows.…
 
Humans are energy beings, deeply connected to the natural world and to each other. How energy moves through our bodies can determine the quality of our physical and mental health. Reiki is an ancient healing technique that fosters well-being by altering energy fields. Elizabeth Barrett speaks with Curtis Williams, certified Reiki practitioner and H…
 
For over 40 years mental health care has been dominated by the theme that "there is a pill for that" - in treating everything from grief to paranoid schizophrenia. The results have been life-saving for some and life destroying for others. It's in the failures to provide relief that has forced the helping professions to search for new treatments.…
 
8:15am: We hear from Tana Douglas, who's acknowledged in the music industry as Australia's first female roadie! We speak about her memoir Loud, and the impact of COVID 19 on the music industry.8.00am: Claudia speaks with Jon Bisset about the impact of Facebooks content deletion on Community media. Tune in to hear TEXT US 0488 809 855 and let us kno…
 
Our mental health is a reflection of the events, experiences, people and environment that we inhabit throughout our lifetime, and how we respond to them. But we are also impacted by the abuse, loss and grief suffered by our ancestors - known as cultural and historical trauma - which adds to the challenge of healing our psychic wounds.…
 
Elizabeth Barrett welcomes Roya Khorram and Carmen Bouquin, two local college students who are uniting social movements through an Instagram account, "SLO Informed." Their account has amassed an impressive following and shaken up local conversations in less than a year by inspiring fellow activists. The conversation discusses the waves of change be…
 
Pondering the divide between good and evil is really just another way that we divide ourselves from others. It may be that we cannot address the escalating rage and violence that we are experiencing in the world until we grapple with the anger and aggression that resides inside us all.By Elizabeth Barrett
 
Wine has long been connected to religious practices and communities. The act of drinking wine is at the heart of many rituals and celebrations. But what about the spiritual lives of those who grow the grapes, tend the vines and create the wine that is enjoyed by many? The reverence that goes into making wine may be key to the elixirs magic.…
 
It's time for the new year onslaught of diet, exercise and personal improvement advertisements, influencers and programs - encouraging us to get back in shape, to shed those shameful extra pounds and therefore, be better people. Year after year, people return to the scale, get back to the gym and praise the programs for their successes and hate the…
 
In this "Reflections" episode Part 2, Teri and Michael reflect back on episodes on our series of community conversations for Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Episode 130: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Community Conversation on Systems Change, Episode 131: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Community Conversation on Police Violence, Episode 132…
 
Greetings listeners….As 2020 comes to a close, we wanted to thank you for your ongoing support for our podcast, en(gender)ed. Producing, recording, and sharing our interviews and survivor stories with you has been an important part of my personal journey and growth. Your emails and messages have offered thoughtful inspiration for guests, themes, an…
 
This year, in recognition of DVAM, the Engendered Collective hosted a series of community conversations to bring greater awareness to domestic abuse and gender-based violence. Today’s conversation deals with the intersection of domestic abuse and the Church. Our guests included Debra Wingfield and Julie Owens. Debra Wingfield, Ed.D. is an Author, S…
 
Through the darkest of times, we find our way to the light—the promise of a new beginning, new life, new meaning and joy. In this epidsode of the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett has a conversation with Conscious Colors and Colors Aroma founder Constance Hart about her life's work, her dedication to personal wellness and growth, and how color…
 
**A word of caution--these conversations contains frank discussions of child sexual abuse and the effects of abuse.** This year, in recognition of DVAM, the Engendered Collective hosted a series of community conversations to bring greater awareness to domestic abuse and gender-based violence. Today’s conversation deals with the intersection of dome…
 
MONDAY December 7th7:00am Acknowledgement of Country7:12am We revisit a speech given by Sharner Bremner during the Slutwalk Broadcast, talking about the Let Her Speak and Let Us Speak campaigns.7:22am Another from the Slutwalk Broadcast, Judith Peppard caught up with Jess Gleeson from Deakin University, she has been involved in and written about Sl…
 
This year, in recognition of DVAM, the Engendered Collective hosted a series of community conversations to bring greater awareness to domestic abuse and gender-based violence. Today’s conversation deals with the intersection of domestic violence and systemic sexism and racism in communities of color. Our guests included Liz Stewart-Williams, Roman …
 
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