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Welcome to the Rebel Buddhist™ Podcast, where I help you free your mind so you can free your life. This podcast is for the rebellious ones. The wild people. I share my stories and what I’ve learned about being a rebel soul who wants to tame her mind…but not her life. It’s led to plenty of adventures and misadventures. I’ve learned tons of tools that combine Buddhist psychology, real-world mindfulness, cognitive coaching, and modern brain science – sort of like if Buddhism and science had a love child. I want to share them with you as we walk this path together. I’m not sharing this as a dharma teacher, but as a fellow practitioner with some street cred. Welcome to my world.

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Ep. 218: Radical Communication

This week we explore radical and authentic communication, and how things can shift when we show up defenseless and in our true power. I’ll give you some ways you can enter into communication with the intention of growth and understanding, and explain the dangers of “right vs wrong” thinking.

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Ep. 217: Patience on the Path

In this episode, we talk about our (very) human need to have healing move quickly… and how any person who has suffered and made a lot of progress can tell you that it takes patience and time. We’ll talk about how to hold realistic expectations for any “quick-fix” approaches you may try and the dangers of a quick-fix mindset. I’ll also give you some great ways we can all work to cultivate that necessary patience!

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Ep. 216: Wishlessness and Your Dreams

In this week’s episode, we talk about the culture of BIG manifestation, and how it can turn toxic. We’ll look at the importance of finding and accepting our own “enough” and how to sit in the moment and be present with the preciousness of life, exactly as it is right now. Plus, I’ll reveal an essential step to taking effective, healing action in these times – for ourselves AND our more-than-human world (hint – it’s not hustling or burning out on activism).

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Ep. 215: True Elderhood No Matter Your Age

First, know that this episode is for people of all ages, because we are all elders to someone (there are always people younger than us!) and we are constantly having opportunities for growth in our spiritual maturity throughout our entire life.

The concepts I introduce in this episode help shape how we age and the choices we make at all stages of life. Too often we believe that as we age, we should try to look, feel, and act as young as possible. But the truth is, that’s not the freaking point.

We discuss a world where elders are seen as wisdom keepers, guides, and mentors for the community. Where they possess a deep knowledge and understanding that is invaluable to younger generations.

This won’t just happen. We need to see this as our role to our people, and make our life decisions from that place. Instead of just sitting around and saving money to retire and travel, we can make our spiritual growth and maturity more intentional.

We’ll jam on how we can continue to challenge the idea that aging is a period of decline, and talk about a few of the elders that I personally look up to and respect.

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Ep. 214: Radical Acceptance of Other People’s Sh*t

This week is a very special episode to help us continue to reduce the unnecessary suffering in our own lives – and in the lives of those we love. We’re going to talk about something we all find difficult in our relationships: the radical acceptance of other people’s shit. I’m going to share my own personal struggles with this and give you some ways that you can learn to accept how others act in a way that will bring you more compassion, love, and alignment.

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Ep. 213: Pau Hana – How to Detach From Work

This week we learn from Native Hawaiian wisdom in the concept of “pau kahana,” which means “the work is done” (most people simply say, “pau hana”).The concept of pau kahana is more than just stating a fact, like “I’m off work now.” I’ve noticed that mykanaka – Indigenous Hawaiian – friends create a very distinct separation between work and personal life. So it’s not just about stopping work, but also engaging in practices that help us release the day’s burdens and shift gears. It’s a holistic mental, physical, and spiritual detachment from work after the workday ends that also allows us to shed the day’s burdens and shift gears. We’ll explore how this Indigenous wisdom is so important in today’s modern society, where it’s so hard to unplug from the demands of a world where work is only a smartphone away. I’ll share lots of helpful ideas to start your own pau kahana practice, including clear boundaries, connection to nature, people, and play.

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