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Episode 049
Original Airdate: 18 September 2019
Produced by: Doug Krisch
Length: 23 minutes


Bergland, Christopher.  “Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve.”

Annen Waltz, Johann Strauss, 1852

Episode 047
Original Airdate: Sept 4, 2019
Produced by: Doug Krisch
Length: 13 minutes

Reference: Silver Lining Playbook (2012)

Episode 46
Original Airdate: August 28, 2019
Produced by: Doug Krisch
Length: 17 minutes

Books: The Story of Philosophy. Will Durant.
An Ocean of Air. Gabrielle Walker.
Audio: “My Life be Like” – Grits

Episode 045
Original Airdate: August 21, 2019
Produced by: Doug Krisch
Length: 19 minutes

Can the study of Biography be the foundational lesson to the Emotional Health Curriculum we need to build?


Biography Study Questions to Explore
1) who was this person as a child – what shaped them and what were they drawn to?  and away from?  in their early ages.  If much of who we are is set in motion in our first decade, how do we understand these years? Do the characters in these biographies accept their lot in life?  How does it shape them moving forward?
2) How is the transition from childhood to adulthood?
3) What are the blessings and the challenges that appear in a life?  How does one respond to these – these moments display true character?
4) how is the rudder on the boat?  Is the character guided by character traits – which ones?  Or is the character driven by goals – which ones?  And how does this pursuit unfold ? change?
5) How is the character supported by friends and family – and support them in kind?  How is the character alone and perhaps lonely?  How does one deal with this challenge?
6) Does the character seem emotinally well?  Where do they thrive and where do they struggle?
7) Hoes does the character accept the whole of their life – including their aging and their death?
8) What is their legacy?  their epilogue? their tombstone?

Episode 043
Original Airdate: August 7, 2019
Produced by: Doug Krisch
Length: 20 minutes

How fundamental is our sense of mission?  Our sense of a meaningful niche in our world?  Is this the foundation of all emotional and spiritual health?


Frankl, Viktor.  A Man’s Search for Meaning. (1946)

Unbreakable.  Movie starring Samuel L. Jackson.  (2000)

Episode #42
Original Airdate: July 31, 2019
Produced by: Doug Krisch
Length: 16 minutes


49 Up (2005) ITV
56 Up (2012) ITV
“Gone So Long” by the Good Intentions

WM 041

Vision Quest as Vacation- Part II of my interview with Tim Holmes
Original Airdate: July 24th 2019
Produced by: Doug Krisch
Guest: Tim Holmes

In this episode we hear about the 3rd of Tim’s voyages, his spiritual wanderings around the United States.

Music Sample: Buena Vista Social Club

Episode 40
Original Airdate: July 17, 2019
Produced by: Doug Krisch
Length: 32 minutes
Guest: Tim Holmes

Music Sample: Buena Vista Social Club

In this interview, we explore the nature of spiritual wandering, as Tim recounts some of his vision quests, where he travels the country wide-eyed, open to insights and lessons.