AE017 – Daniel Johnson, MD – The Need for Participation

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In this episode I detail what I’ve learned from recent conversations with guests.  In particular I focus on the relationship of faith and healing and explore the value of the word, “participation.”  Finally, in a sad note, I take a few moments to reflect on the life of Edgar Mitchell, one of my heroes and inspirations for the podcast.  He passed on February 4th, 2016 and will be dearly missed.
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AE016 – Rob Wergin – Transformation

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Rob Wergin shares how he arrived in Asheville to practice his unique approach to the process of transformation.  He opens up frankly about the difficulties and struggles he faced that led him to discover deeper meanings to his own life.  It’s a compelling story that points to the great mystery of our human condition, and I hope you enjoy what he shared.
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AE015 – Brian Combs – Ministering through Holy Chaos

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Asheville’s Haywood St. Congregation was founded by Brian Combs in 2009 as a place of inclusion and dialogue with its doors truly open to all.  In this inspiring conversation, Brian shares his vision for what “Holy Chaos” means for ministry.

0:00    Intro
7:00    Who’s Invited to the Table
11:03  Discovering we’re unique
17:36  Design and a Calling
23:39  Three Quarter Time
29:20  Coming to Asheville
36:38  Congregational Challenges
42:52  Creating a Respite
55:55.5  Growth and New challenges
1:02:14  Outro

 

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AE014 – Caroline Proctor – Acupuncturist and Presbyterian Minister

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Caroline shares with me how she was drawn to a career as a Presbyterian minister, and the continuing journey she has led her to Chinese medicine as well. She shares what she has learned from these very different disciplines – including how they may complement each other.
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AE013 – Cricket Greer – Dedicating Life to Healing.mp3

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Hello and thanks for checking out Anecdotal Evidence!

Cricket Greer, MA, LPCA, LMBT has been involved with the healing arts for 26 years. She presently works in the fields of counseling and massage. In psychotherapy she draws most heavily from relational psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, humanistic, transpersonal, and somatic approaches. She works with couples and individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-harm, relationship issues, addiction, grief, and life transitions.

In our conversation she shares how she draws from her life experiences and her diversity in training to her current practice. I really enjoyed talking to her and hope you enjoy our conversation!

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AE012 – Stephan Martin – A Cosmic Conversation

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows Sh 2-106, or S106 for short. This is a compact star forming region in the constellation Cygnus (The Swan). A newly-formed star called S106 IR is shrouded in dust at the centre of the image, and is responsible for the surrounding gas cloud’s hourglass-like shape and the turbulence visible within. Light from glowing hydrogen is coloured blue in this image.

 

“Cosmic Conversations” is a book of interviews conducted by the astronomer and physicist Stephan Martin. For this episode Dan and Stephabn have their own cosmic conversation about man’s search for meaning and how it fits into our health journey. .

Chapters:
00:00:00 Intro
00:04:10 Stargazing in Florida
00:14:07 Elaborations on Allurement
00:21:44 Physics and Language as Limiters
00:31:10 Psi and the Placebo Effect
00:39:02 Science and Academia meet Spirituality
00:49:21 The Zero-Point Field and Continuous Creation
01:02:23 The Ongoing Wonder
01:13:00 Outro

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AE011 – Eddie LeShure – Beyond Attica

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Eddie LeShure is a senior teacher of mindfulness meditation in Asheville. And in today’s episode he shares an incredible story of overcoming adversity in harrowing circumstances. Fortunately it’s more than just an anecdote – it shaped his healing path.

In today’s episode Eddie tells the story of how he was in the Attica state prison in New York during the prison riot of 1971.  The experience was truly harrowing as 39 people were killed after the National Guard ended the riot by opening fire on the inmates and their hostages.

Although Eddie survived the experience, the trauma of it shaped his life for years to come.  He shares how he was able to heal through the immense alienation and suffering caused by being present for such a tragedy.  Furthermore, he takes us beyond the story and the anecdote of the event to the lessons he’s learned from it and how he’s grown.  A fascinating conversation, I hope you enjoy it.

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AE010 – Robin Saraswati Markus – Integrating Yoga and Chinese Medicine

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Taking care of women is the passion of Saraswati Markus for over 20 years as a Chinese medicine gynecologist and Daoyogini. At Asheville’s Nourishing Life Center of Health, she describes the platform of healing as resonance with her students and patients. She explores the intersection where health meets consciousness.  We met for a conversation earlier this year in which she details what she’s learned.

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