How to be Free
"How can I be 5% more free in any area of my life by this time next week?"
Do you hate having your picture taken?
November 12, 2021 • 32 MIN
Retouched "images" can make us feel ugly and thus reluctant to be photographed. Helen Tansey started out as a model, then stepped behind the camera and became a photographer. Find out how she brings depth to that seemingly shallow process -- and how you can have just a little more freedom around having your picture taken.
What if your constraints could support your creativity?
November 5, 2021 • 32 MIN
Some people can't face public speaking, while others dread writing something as simple as a LinkedIn profile. Veteran TV producer, showrunner, writer, and mentor Al Magee explains how putting love in your heart can help. You'll also get practical tips on how to ease the nerves around critical business emails -- and how to face any empty page with just a little more freedom.
It's Halloween and… wait… did you hear that?
October 29, 2021 • 44 MIN
Most of us would probably not willingly spend the night in a haunted house -- and definitely not after hearing mysterious footsteps around midnight. For TV host and paranormal investigator Heather Taddy, it's just another day at the office. She joins us for our suitably spooky Halloween special and sheds some light on the ways that so many of us are "haunted" in more down-to-earth ways -- and how we can break free.
How can I be free to respond (rather than just "react")?
October 22, 2021 • 39 MIN
When we think of things that limit our freedom, we often look outside of ourselves -- but frequently, our "first wave" reactions are running like a program, denying us freedom from within. Ginette Mohr is a "newly-minted" Gestalt psychotherapist with an extensive performing arts background; she is here to help us experience the freedom in being truly present.
"How can you be free if you don't connect to 'you'?”
October 15, 2021 • 34 MIN
It's easy sometimes to forget that "freedom" is a deeply and uniquely personal experience -- and it's hard to enjoy it when we don't feel at home in our own skins. Meet Elias Abdel Ahad, a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner, and get simple, practical steps you can take while listening to the show, that will have you experience freedom in a whole new way.
What if lawyers were peacemakers?
October 8, 2021 • 42 MIN
Very few of us experience much freedom around lawyers -- at its worst, dealing with legal issues can seem like we are playing a zero-sum game, where the house always wins. Meet J. Kim Wright, an attorney who takes an "integrative" and "collaborative" approach to the law. Her mission? To transform the legal system.
How can giving make us more free?
October 1, 2021 • 30 MIN
Giving charitably within our means can be very empowering -- and can actually increase our personal sense of freedom. Heather Shapter, Executive Director at Crossroads International, shares simple actions you can take to create more freedom for yourself, your communities, and your world.
How can we have more freedom around buying and selling a home?
September 24, 2021 • 31 MIN
For many of us, our home is the biggest single chunk of our net worth, so buying or selling it can be scary -- and real estate agents don't always seem to have our best interests at heart. Meet Andrew Reid, who has built a successful real estate practice in the insane Toronto market based purely on word of mouth, and did it in a spirit of joy and freedom. You may not be buying or selling a home right now, but if you've ever thought of ditching your job and going freelance (or if you simply want to build reputation), you'll want to give this episode a listen.
How can we have more freedom around health and aging?
September 17, 2021 • 32 MIN
Why is it important to get down to the root causes in health and elsewhere? How can we age gracefully and have more freedom around our health? Dr. Afsoun Khalili, a Naturopathic Doctor explains why -- and how.
What if you were always on vacation?
September 10, 2021 • 41 MIN
Al Catlin has done the impossible: for decades, he has made a good living as an actor. A big part of his secret? He's always on vacation.
Why are we doing this? And why should you care?
September 1, 2021 • 38 MIN
Stephen & Mishka discuss freedom, human potential, and human dignity -- and why we think you might care about those things too.