Joe and Brett celebrate a banner year of podcast growth by answering questions directly from listeners. In this episode, we explore: (3:20) Anger – feeling, expressing, and receiving ‘anger at’ a person (11:07) Presence – staying with ourselves in complex and fast-paced group situations (15:23) Depression – what is it, and how can we play with it? (21:26) Alone, but not lonely – how our sense of connection evolves through deep work (25:16) Desire – staying in touch with our wants as craving subsides (30:38) Mental health – relating to family or friends with mental health challenges (35:38) Patience – insights and practices to be patient with ourselves and our growth.
Joining us for today’s episode is Joe’s daughter, Esme. Esme was given a school assignment to make a podcast about where she came from by interviewing a person from her family about a meaningful experience in their life. She decided to deviate from the task and follow her interest. She wanted to know what it was like for her Dad to raise her. When her assignment was complete, she offered to share it with our listeners. Enjoy this touching interview between Esme and her Dad Joe.
“Never rob a man of his pain or his gold because both will serve him equally well.” Super Bowl champion Aaron Taylor reflects on a journey to emotional freedom that continues far beyond his accomplished career in the NFL. For every feeling he’d been pushing away, Aaron came to find that “on the other side is infinite possibility.”