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Join me today as I speak with filmmaker, director, and Founder of Frequency Caps as we talk about: His journey in the film industry and falling into the pattern of alcoholism; Hoe he attached his identity to his profession; How ayahuasca helped him break out of his addiction and helped him expand his spiritual connection; How integration is a criti…
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Rice was white, and it came out of a box. That's the way it was for many American households... until the hippies of the 1960s came along. The counterculture also countered the prevailing food culture, embracing organic foods and vegetarianism and brown rice. Applegate Valley resident Diana Coogle was a true hippie, living on several communes. Her …
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The jet boats get a lot of attention, but they represent just one of many issues regarding the use of the Rogue River between the old Gold Ray Dam site and Lost Creek Dam (roughly 30 miles of river). State agencies have been gauging public opinion on recreation and conservation activities on that section of the Rogue, a process managed by the group…
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The Oregon State University Extension Service presence in Josephine County has been hanging by a thread. Services are still provided, but largely from money in the bank. Josephine County Commissioners, unhappy with the 4-H program, did not collect the property tax that provides the regular income for extension in the county. A budget hearing Tuesda…
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(qimono / Pixabay) The problems in Oregon's foster care system for children are numerous and long-running. Too many children are taken from their homes and placed into a foster care system that has too few available foster homes. The situation has led to children being taken out of state to be housed, children being put up in motels while awaiting …
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What are you up to this summer? For Peter Bay, the answer to the question was something like "I have a little time open." So Bay, who spent two decades conducting the Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, is coming back for half of this summer's orchestra concerts. He'll also help in the search for a permanent music director, a position left op…
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The rich history of the Willamette Valley, home to the tribes of Kalapuya, Chinook, Molalla, and more has been largely unrecorded or incomplete. In his book, Tribal Histories of the Willamette Valley, Oregon Indigenous historian David G. Lewis highlights Native perspectives about the region. The book is a challenge to the historical trend of ignori…
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Unhealthy kelp forest. (Photo courtesy GEMM Lab, Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University.) There is supposed to be kelp growing on the ocean floor, close to the Oregon coast. But many a kelp forest has been decimated by purple sea urchins, munching away on the leafy greens, with no predators in sight. It's not a good situation for creature…
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Join me today as I speak with Author, speaker, coach and intuitive Catherine Duncan as we talk about: Her remarkable journey of awakening from her NDAs; How her prayer to survive cancer at 11 led her down a path of seeking life's purpose; How she cultivated listening to her inner voice; The importance of integrating intellectual knowledge into one'…
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If you want a picture of how the working poor are doing in our country, go ask ALICE. It's not a song, it's a term used by the United Way, and ALICE stands for stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed... meaning the people who work for a living but don't make enough money to live on. United Way in the Pacific Northwest shows about a t…
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A recent list of the best places to live in the USA put pointers on both Redding and Medford. Livability.com puts out the list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in US, taking a number of factors into a formula that shows optimal places to live. For Redding, the combination of plenty to do, indoors and out, plus an average home price lower than muc…
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Herbivores in the Rogue Valley waited a long time for a "veg fest" to arrive. Now the case can be made that it's annual, since Southern Oregon Veg Fest marks a return to Tikkun Olam Farm Sanctuary, Sunday June 9th. The farm is an appropriate place for the gathering, since it is a place of refuge for animals that will not be eaten. Vegans and vegeta…
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Casinos owned and run by Native American tribes are common today, with more than 500 across the country. But there was not a single tribal casino until the Seminoles opened one on Florida in 1979. Liquor distilleries are now a growth business for tribes, after the repeal of a federal law from the 1830s that forbade any distilleries on tribal land. …
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Pretty much every nonprofit we talk to on the JX talks about the importance of cash grants to keeping the organization afloat. We get a sense of the grant landscape in examining this year's spring flock of grants from the Oregon Community Foundation. OCF is scattering nearly $5.3 Million, with grants landing in every one of the state's counties. No…
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Snowpack was good, reservoirs are up, and spring was fairly cool and moist. No matter, because fire season was bound to start sometime, and it started in Southern Oregon on June 1st, by the calendar of the Oregon Department of Forestry. Despite a host of destructive fires in recent years--2020 as the prime example--reminders are still in order. And…
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Anybody who spends time growing plants on purpose knows the term "hardiness zone." It's a general gauge of the climate in an area, letting gardeners and farmers know which plants will grow well in their zones. The federal Department of Agriculture made changes to the hardiness zones late last year, with plenty of input from Oregon State University.…
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(Jenny Cepeda / Pixabay) There's a reason "hysteria" and "hysterectomy" sound so much alike: scientists used to think that agitated women would settle down if their troubled and troubling uteruses were removed. We've come a long way since then... ...haven't we? Maybe not, as Dr. Elizabeth Comen reports in her book All in Her Head: The Truth and Lie…
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(Jorono / Pixabay) When Russia began its war on Ukraine, large numbers of Americans might have had trouble finding Ukraine on a map. Its history is both very old and very young, and very un-taught in American schools. Groups of educators have gathered to develop curriculum for teaching American students about Ukraine. And Ashland High School teache…
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Join me today as I speak with Reverend Dr. Rachel Harrison as we talk about: Her unconventional upbringing and how that led to her feeling like a black sheep; How that separation led to alcoholism and numbing out; The importance of being present and accepting one’s emotions; How self awareness and soul recovery practices can help with personal grow…
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( Pixabay) If phrases like "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" make your eyes glaze over, you may have concluded Shakespeare plays are not for you. But the same play with more modern words might entice a few more people into the Shakespeare fold. That is the essence of Play On Shakespeare, a long-term project to rework the works of Shakes…
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If you get carsick, Oregon Highway 66--Greensprings Highway--is a logical place to get that queasy feeling, with its many hills and curves. Now imagine getting from west of the Cascades to Klamath Falls when there was no such road. It was a fact until just a century ago, and now it's time to celebrate the highway that made Klamath Falls less isolat…
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Trails abound in our region, but it's not like you can get from every place to every other place via hiking trail... yet. Siskiyou Upland Trails Association has long worked on connecting trails in the high country west of Interstate Five. The main goal is the completion of the Jack-Ash Trail, connecting Jacksonville and Ashland by a trail far remov…
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The looming end of the school year also signals the approach of a new fiscal year, and it is not a happy new year for many districts. Medford School District alone is looking at $15 Million in budget cuts over the next two years. The district joined with other large districts around the state to make a video presentation to the state, urging legisl…
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Join me today as I speak with Author / Life Coach Jamal Jivanjee as we discuss: His parent's experiences of meeting each other and how their traumas informed his life journey; Understanding how our stories affect how we show up in the world; The impact of family trauma and how it informs our journey; How work should be in harmony with one's life; T…
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Join me today as I speak with Spirit Author-Artist-Activist, lifelong yoga and meditation practitioner, naturalist, student TeZa Lord as we talk about: Her spiritual journey and connection to nature; How innate curiosity and love for adventure informed her life and spiritual growth; How connecting with nature opens us up to greater awareness of con…
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Join me as I speak with "The Intuitist" Susan James as we talk about: Her journey wit trauma, NDE's and astral traveling; Exploring different spiritual modalities to see what resonates; Raising one's frequencies in the context of ongoing shifts in consciousness; How intuition can lead to personal growth and how everyone has the choice to choose the…
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Join me today as I speak with author, healer and energy worker Dr. Kelly Bohnhoff as we talk about: The shared experiences of self-discovery and the impact of ancestral trauma on our lives; The importance of self-love, self-care and self-compassion in healing individual and family traumas; The concept of energy as a tool for personal growth and hea…
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Join me today with Lucie Ptasznik, National Speaker, Coach & Entrepreneur as we talk about: How her childhood dreams kickstarted her journey to bring them into fruition; How she uses her personal experiences to empower others to expand themselves; How awareness is a key breaking free from limiting beliefs; The influences of Dr. Wayne Dyer, Abraham …
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Join me today as I speak with Ayurveda Health Counselor, Intuitive Healer, & Author Sydney Decker as we talk about: How trauma informed her healing and remembrance of who she is; How her and her dad's energy were intertwined and her suicidal thoughts; How she uncovered the origin of her dark thoughts; How she realized what she took on for her dad a…
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Join me today as I speak with Communication Coach & YouTuber (MasterTalk) Brenden Kumarasamy as we talk about: His journey to finding his calling; What a soul purpose is and how the universe guides us on our true calling; Brenden's suggestion to dive deep into 101 Desires as a way to understand ourselves more deeply; The importance of aligning one'…
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Join me today as I speak with Angela Clement - speaker, intuitive, writer, energy healer and the creator and host of the Awaken Your Soul’s Journey Series on grief as we talk about: How she found energy healing through her husband's illness and how it helped her with her loss; How grief helps one find purpose and fulfillment; Her spiritual experien…
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Join me today as I speak with Fertility Reiki Womb Healer Carolina Sotomayor as we talk about: Her spiritual journey with alternative health and the transitions in her life resulting from it; The importance of self care, emotional well-being, and addressing economic and social barriers in fertility; How to hold on to feminine energy in the face of …
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Join me today as I speak with Author, Walker, and Speaker Reino Gevers as we talk about: The impetus for his first journey on the El Camino de Santiago and the inspiration of Paolo Coelho's book "The Pilgrimage" ; The three stages of walking El Camino; How he embraced the nuances of the journey; The ancient, mythological energy of the land; How he …
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Join me today with Laurie Hammer-The Calm Mom-Helping moms overcome anxiety through practical & nutritional methods as we talk about: How her eating disorder and cancer diagnosis changed her trajectory to become deeply invested in functional nutrition and holistic approaches to health; Her awareness that if you can change the mom, you can change th…
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Join me today as I speak with #1 best-selling author, spiritual teacher, and membership site owner, award-winning podcaster and astrologer, shamanic healer, and founder of the Instant Divine Assistance invocation system Benjamin Bernstein as we dive deep into: His journey from being agnostic to his first experience of astral traveling and being dee…
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Join me today with Luminary, celestial guide, and Earth shaman Roxanne Chaput as we talk about: Understanding life cycles and the process of remembrance; How she always has a profound knowing and call to serve; How she knew since childhood that everything was going to be okay and that she never doubted her inner guidance; How we tap into our gifts …
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Join me today as I speak with soul sister and a beautiful long-time connection Aldina Zullo as we talk about: Her journey from being introverted and wondering why people hurt each other to understanding that she was transmuting personal and ancestral pain; How she surrendered her ego-self to her Source-self; How she cured herself of cancer and obes…
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Join me today on a wild and deep discussion with Psychedelic Guide, Sensual Embodiment Coach, Menstrual Cycle Educator Leslie Draffin as we talk about: Her journey from her addiction to hustling, success and burnout from trying to prove herself worthy to her spiritual awakening; How she found her rhythm with different modalities; What happened when…
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Join me today as I speak with multi-modality healer Ben Oofana as we discuss: How he was drawn to Native American and indigenous cultures from an early age; How me met and studied under his first mentor Horace from the Kiowa tribe; His journey with remote wilderness vision quests and how they've helped him deepen his connection with the Divine; How…
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Join me today with EFT integrative energy practitioner and coach Lauren Fonvielle as we talk about: How her journey with anxiety pointed her on her path; How we remember when we're little where we came from and the forgetfulness; Her relationship with her cousin for spiritual support with one another; Understanding signs from ancestors; Her use of …
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Join me today on a beautiful conversation with beautiful souls David Maria and Vivid Kalma as we discuss: Their shared soul and that journey of finding one another; The importance of collective presence; The transformational power of unconditional love; The importance of self love, self-reflection, and emotional maturity to have healthy relationshi…
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Join me today as I speak with Dr. Alexander Jounnou as we talk about: His journey with Crohn's disease from western to Chinese medicine; His deep awareness of the messages his body was telling him; His journey with esoteric acupuncture; His struggle with reconciling western and TCM medicines; Transformational accluncure; How he was able to tune in …
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Join me today as I speak with JJ Flizanes, an Empowerment Strategist and the creator of the Empowering Minds Network as we talk about: Her early explorations of different religions to help her connect more with her early spiritual awareness; Her journey with Abraham Hicks and how she applied it to growing her podcast; How she navigates talking with…
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Join me today as I speak with the founder and author of the Unified Man Neal Fisher as we discuss: Some of his internal painful path of self discovery; The illusion of the physical plane in that we aren't able to see all of the unseen forces alongside of our 5 senses; Every problem stems from separation from within one's self; When we completely su…
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Join me today as I speak with multi-faceted healer Dr. Susan Sophia James as we discuss: How she wants to normalize the discussion about early childhood experiences with the spirit world; How we can see our repressed memories through the lens of our younger self protecting us; The serendipity of finding mentors; Being pulled into presence and the b…
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Join me as I talk with The Human Game and The Human Game Experience developer who is also the founder of the Real Astrology Academy Kevin Burr as we talk about: His spiritual journey of trying to map human consciousness and how to connect it with astrology; His desire to make astrology dynamic which led him to developing a philosophy using astrolog…
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Join me on day 26 of Pod Madness as I speak with spiritual teacher, public speaker and author Ann Hince as we talk about: Going from incredible stress to learning about EFT (emotional freedom technique); Her awareness that the body physically holds on to our emotions inside until we release them; Her desire to get on the other side of her fears; He…
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Join me today on day 25 of Pod Madness as I speak with Nate Zelenick, the founder of the Integrated Ascension Method and who also teaches the Indonesian martial art White Dove as we talk about: His youth in Utah growing up and getting bullied for not being part of the dominant religion there; How he started having out-of-body projections at twelve;…
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Join me on Day 24 of Pod Madness as I speak with author, spiritual advisor and educator Michelle Odum Henderson as we talk about: How she hid her sensitivity as a child until she found support in her 20s; How children coming in aren’t turning their gifts off and teaching us while they’re trying to find themselves; Differentiating between feels of s…
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Join me today on day 23 of Pod Madness with meditation teacher and amazing soul sister Kara Goodwin as we talk about: How deaths and major surgeries in her immediately family over the course of 7 months prompted her to turn to meditation to manage the stress; How her practice over time helped her tune into the Divinity within; How our presence affe…
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