July 31, 2017
- in Dianne m. Connelly, Possibility, Wellness, Go Bag, Magic Mushrooms, Shamanic Therapist, Sarah Allen, Breaking Spells, national crazy, synchronicity, ancestors, Henri Bergson
July 31, 2017
For the Mayans, Native Americans, and Aborigines, synchronicity was a food group. They were beyond mindful of the moments. They understood that the combination of an internal readiness to act, or to be moved to a richer place - and an external sign ( what Jung dubbed Synchronicity,) and the resulting breakthrough in consciousness and explosion of deep meaning infused their lives with direction and made their days more meaningful, richer, and freer. The Holy Web has got our back. Even as the national smoke and mirrors show swings into cartoon head shaking form, In this IV drip of Ancient Wisdom with Shonagh Home, Shamanic Therapist, Author, and poet, we explore packing our go bag for crazy town with ancient, ancestral and flat-out practical mindsets, rituals, and regimens to offset the national crazy. July is in the rear view mirror. Whether you went for it, or it went for you - today we reset for August and remember how to unhook from broken things, from the narrative meth lab in the sky - and how tune into the time of Late Summer like our Grandparent's and their parents did. Practice looking up from the screens and into the faces of our children and friends, and elders. Let's fill ourselves up to the brim with as much good food, good friends, laughter, and the beauty of late summer as possible in preparation for a Fall to remember.
Welcome to the backstage pass that is the clown car pileup of America.
We've got this.
meets with an external sign that confirms your direction, and causes an explosion of deep meaning in the psyche.
June 10, 2017
- in Productivity, Politics, Love, Wellness, Andy Forrest, Forrest-Pruzan Creative, Cranium, Entros, Palo Alto, Pearl's Oyster Bar, Guns, Gold, Winnebagos, Bob Dylan, Overpopulation Musical, J Curve, Malthusian, Ultrasaurus, spontaneous combustion, Donald Trump, Go Bag, Holocaust
June 10, 2017
The ability to lean into the unknown and make it your home is at the heart of the first of two episodes wtih Andy "Roo" Forrest, my first boss out of college, vocalist for the underground Bay Area improv band, "Chained Down Cheese," and co-founder of the hottest board game design company on the planet.
Andy gets into how being the descendant of Holocaust Survivors is informing how he packs his GO BAG for Crazy Town (super charged Winnebago's, Guns, Gold in the walls of his Grandfather's booby-trapped Palo Alto Home,) and how to stay out of the national crazy by focusing on doing good work. We get into why practicing NEGATIVE CAPABILITY in uncertain times feels right right about now, and why the J curve is a good jumping off point for a musical about Overpopulation and consumption.
Also, ignore it when I say, "I hate Bob Dylan." I just find his son, Jacob, way more listenable.
The Wall Street Journal called the interactive playpen/nightclub ENTROS that Andy and his partner, Stephen Brown founded in Seattle in the 90's: "The Future of Entertainment." Like most mid 90's prognostications, they were totally wrong, but unless you were across town discovering Nirvana, it was the most fun you could have with your clothes on in those days. Andy is a songwriter, a taiji practitioner, and a serial entrepreneur. He was all of 23 when he hatched Pearl's Oyster Bar in his home town. Now, Forrest Pruzan Creative, the board game design company he started with Alan Pruzan spawns 50 games a year, invented most of the early Cranium games, and is responsible for many of the games on the shelves at Target, Wal-Mart, and your favorite game store.
I think this conversation, above all, will remind you about those friends that you have in your life that maybe you don’t see very often, but when you do – it’s a soul connection of love and respect run through a $h!t flipping machine nestled in a holy web.*
May 17, 2017
- in metaphysical, health, Five Element Theory, Dianne m. Connelly, Love, Possibility, Live, Rumi, Quantum, Wellness, acupuncture, Tai Sophia
May 17, 2017
Dianne m. Connelly, Author of Medicine Words: Language of Love for the Treatment Room of Life intends that, in her presence, we will all know ourselves as a loving, glorious, hot-shit possibility. And that's without us lifting a finger. The map is definitely not the territory in this deep dive of a conversation with Dianne, co founder of the Tai Sophia Institute, and an acupuncturist for almost 50 years who reminds us how to "Leap into the unknown and make it our home."
Go to “www.Packingforcrazytown.com” for more about Dianne and the podcast.