101: The Feelings of Freedom

101: The Feelings of Freedom

10/30/2023 There’s the idea of freedom and the somatics of freedom. Today’s episode tackles how and why we should learn to cultivate the sensations of freedom in our bodies. Welcome.   Engage Ask laura a question with Speakpipe Become a Patron of Our...
100: Welcome to My/Your Crisis

100: Welcome to My/Your Crisis

9/30/2023 Who’s ready for a mid-life crisis?! Me! You? Come on in for a lovingly honest and personal conversation about those feelings of falling apart –– midlife, or any other time.    Engage Ask laura a question with Speakpipe Become a Patron of Our...
99: UNcontrol

99: UNcontrol

8/31/2023 Ethic. Process. Aspiration. Practice. Come learn what else UNcontrol is and what it means and why we should engage it in the work of personal and collective freedom. Engage Ask laura a question with Speakpipe Become a Patron of Our Podcast Leave a review on...
100: Welcome to My/Your Crisis

97: How To Be A Good Loser

5/31/2023 How can losing be a practice of justice? How can putting down the drive to win fuel liberation? And what are things we might all be better off for working to lose on purpose? We tackle all of that and more in today’s episode.   Engage Ask laura a...
99: UNcontrol

96: UNperforming

4/28/2022 We all perform. We’ve all been socialized to perform. And: none of us are truly free in a performance. Today’s episode will take you into the what, why, how of performance and assimilation, and leave you with reflection questions for your healing...
99: UNcontrol

93: How To Think

1/31/2022 What’s the thing that: a) humans do constantly, b) shapes our life in resounding ways, and c) we’re never taught how to do? –– think. Our thoughts can be assets or liabilities in our life, and laura shares 5 tips in this episode to help all of us...
101: The Feelings of Freedom

92: 5 Essential Skills for Practicing Justice

11/30/2022 Tune in for a special update about where the podcast is headed in 2023, and to hear laura’s personal reflection around the question all future guests will explore with her: what (for them) is the most essential tool in their practice of love, justice,...
100: Welcome to My/Your Crisis

91: Consent As A Way of Being

10/31/2022 Purpose can be a guiding light. It can also be a dark shadow. But we rarely talk about the latter. We explore that conversation in this episode. Engage Ask laura a question with Speakpipe Become a Patron of Our Podcast Leave a review on iTunes Follow...
99: UNcontrol

90: Scarcity

09/30/2022 Sometimes called ‘scarcity thinking,’ laura breaks down and reframes the notion of scarcity – what is is, where it comes from, and how to heal it. Tune in for concrete suggestions, reflection questions, and tools for healing scarcity all through a lens of...
101: The Feelings of Freedom

89: How To Make (Dis) Ease

9/30/2022 Today we tackle ease, dis-ease, and urgency <em>and</em> we examine what helps us make both ease and dis-ease in our life and relationships. You might be surprised at some of the common things that can kick up urgency. Sneak peek: personal...
100: Welcome to My/Your Crisis

88: The Shadow Side of Purpose

07/28/2022 Purpose can be a guiding light. It can also be a dark shadow. But we rarely talk about the latter. We explore that conversation in this episode. Engage Ask laura a question with Speakpipe Become a Patron of Our Podcast Leave a review on iTunes Follow...
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85: How To Judge Other People

85: How To Judge Other People 4/19/2022 Since we all judge other people, let’s be sure we understand the whats, whys, and hows of it. Especially the hows that connect us to oppressive ways of being in the world so that we can ultimately operate – and judge –...
99: UNcontrol

84: How To Be Selfish

84: How To Be Selfish 3/30/2022 Most of us consider selfishness a bad thing…but what if that’s an oppressive lie? Reflection Questions from the Episode: How do/have you used the word selfish against other people? How has the word selfish been used against...
101: The Feelings of Freedom

83: Consensual Expectations

83: Consensual Expectations 2/28/2022 Holding high expectations, like all things, involves light and shadow. Those expectations can help, and they can harm. In this episode, you’ll learn to tell the difference between harmful expectations, and helpful...
100: Welcome to My/Your Crisis

82: How to Feel Like Sh*t

82: How to Feel Like Sh*t 2/08/2022 Being human is hard — and it often feels bad. In this episode, we cover the importance of learning how to feel sh*tty — well. And how/why learning to do so is important for our practice of justice. Thank you for...
99: UNcontrol

81: How To Be Alive

81: How To Be Alive 1/18/2022 Being alive for our lives is harder and more complex than we think. Join laura to explore the what’s, why’s, and how’s of aliveness in this episode.  At the end of the episode, laura offers several questions for...
101: The Feelings of Freedom

80: BEing Gentle

80: BEing Gentle 1/11/2022 Many of us think that progress, goals, growth, and expansion require rigor, urgency, stress, and/or hustle. I’ve found I accomplish a lot more when I practice growing and accomplishing while being gentle.  Thank you for listening! To...
100: Welcome to My/Your Crisis

79: Your Own Adversary

79: Your Own Adversary 11/30/2021 Today we’re talking about what it takes to have our own back, and to learn to become our own best friend — rather than our own best adversary. As a practice of love and justice. Listen in for juicy self reflection...
99: UNcontrol

78: Impact > Intensity

78: Impact > Intensity 11/16/2021 We’ve all heard of ‘intent vs. impact’ — but how are ‘intensity’ and ‘impact’ related? And does our intensity produce the impact we mean to have? Welcome to a conversation about to...
99: UNcontrol

75: Being Well-Resourced vs. Not Depleted

75: Well-Resourced vs. Not Depleted 9/30/2021 In today’s episode, we will: Look at the inherent challenges and limitations with focusing on being not depleted; Understand why a focus on being well-resourced is more liberatory; Hear some real-talk: you are the...
101: The Feelings of Freedom

74: How To Courage

74: How To Courage 9/15/2021 All things courage! How to courage. What courage is. How and when to practice it. What to avoid. And one very specific opportunity and invitation to grow it. Welcome to a very different conversation about courage. Thank you for listening!...
100: Welcome to My/Your Crisis

73: How To Feel Overwhelmed

73: How To Feel Overwhelmed 8/26/2021 We all feel overwhelm. Except: must of us don’t feel overwhelm, we think overwhelm. Learn the difference in today’s episode, alongside some tips and suggestions for how to feel overwhelm more effectively. Thank you for...
99: UNcontrol

72: Love On Your Terms

72: Love On Your Terms 8/17/2021 A reminder about the urgency of MAKING love in your life. And why it must be on your terms. Thank you for listening! To share your thoughts: Leave a comment below Click the SpeakPipe sidebar to ask a question or share an insight To...
101: The Feelings of Freedom

71: Imposter Syndrome

71: Imposter Syndrome 7/29/2021 Join host laura brewer for a frank talk about imposter syndrome: what it is, how it’s connected to oppression, and four different strategies you can use to heal it. Thank you for listening! To share your thoughts: Leave a comment...
100: Welcome to My/Your Crisis

70: Freedom To Play (ft. Tara Sumrall)

70: Freedom To Play (ft. Tara Sumrall) 7/13/2021 Welcome to a coaching conversation, where laura coaches Tara around gender expression and identity. What starts there becomes a brave conversation about the freedom to play, and permission to express. Coaching questions...
101: The Feelings of Freedom

68: Wholeness

68: Wholeness 6/17/2021 Join host laura brewer as she tries to define wholeness, and explores what wholeness means as a noun and a verb. Plus some tips on things that hurt and help our practice of wholeness. Saddle up! Thank you for listening! To share your thoughts:...
100: Welcome to My/Your Crisis

67: Decolonizing Desire

67: Decolonizing Desire 5/31/2021 Join host laura brewer as she talks about how and why answering the question “what do you want?” is an important part of learning to decolonize our desire. Thank you for listening! To share your thoughts: Leave a comment...
99: UNcontrol

66: Life-Changing Lessons

66: Life-Changing Lessons 5/11/2021 Join host laura brewer as she shares 5 provocative lessons that shaped and changed her life and identity. Thank you for listening! To share your thoughts: Leave a comment below Click the SpeakPipe sidebar to ask a question or share...
How To Die: Final Episode

How To Die: Episode 5

How To Die: Episode 5 3/16/2021 All things grief, loss, and love with guest Dr. B.J. Miller. In this beautiful dialogue, we cover: the many kinds of grief — what they are, how they function why/how our brains avoid sadness the role and importance of feelings and...
How To Die: Final Episode

How To Die: Episode 4

How To Die: Episode 4 3/2/2021 Two episodes in one! Join guests Nora Menkin and Anna Swenson for a conversation about “death care,” disposition options, natural organic reduction, and other important end-of-life considerations. Thank you for listening! To...
How To Die: Episode 3

How To Die: Episode 3

How To Die: Episode 3 2/16/2021 Join guest Dr. Daisy Sharrock for a very personal story about death, loss, and intimacy as she tells the story of her father’s life, death, and legacy. Thank you for listening! To share your thoughts: Leave a comment below Click...
How To Die: Episode 3

How To Die: Episode 2

How To Die: Episode 2  2/4/2021 Join guest Iana Sundari Malcolm for a discussion about justice, racism, and death. Iana is Director of BIPOC Well-being for The Dinner Party, a birth and death Doula, a Yoga and Meditation teacher, and leads Wellness retreats worldwide...
How To Die: Episode 3

How To Die

59: How To Die 1/20/2021 Join host, death doula, and coach laura brewer for a discussion about love, death, and justice. Welcome to a very special mini series.  Thank you for listening! To share your thoughts: Leave a comment below Click the SpeakPipe sidebar to ask a...
100: Welcome to My/Your Crisis

58: Love & The Patriarchy

58: Love & The Patriarchy 11/30/2020 Join host laura brewer for an exploration of how our blueprints for how we love can get all twisted up in patriarchy and paternalism, without our even realizing it. In this episode you’ll hear: A big announcement about a...
99: UNcontrol

54: How To Be Awkward

54: How To Be Awkward 9/29/2020 Making love and justice by learning to be awkward, as a disruption of the status quo culture. In this episode, you’ll hear: How the status quo culture cuts us all off from our humanity; How being awkward can disrupt the status quo...
100: Welcome to My/Your Crisis

52: How To Disarm

52: How To Disarm 8/27/2020 Making love by learning to disarm and deweaponize ourselves. In this episode, you’ll hear: How and why certain parts of who we are get armed, armored, and weaponized; Examples of arming and amoring; Tips and suggestions for practicing...
99: UNcontrol

48: How to Radicalize

48: How to Radicalize 6/30/20 Are you radical-izable? Says who? How do you know? We’re discussing that today + a discussion about how to hold folks we love accountable for harm they create. Welcome to a conversation about justice by learning to radicalize...
100: Welcome to My/Your Crisis

46: Inside-Out

46: Inside-Out 5/27/20 A practice of justice must be external and internal, and change must be inside-out. That’s what we’re up to today. In this episode, you’ll hear: Why only an external reaction to and practice of (in)justice is incomplete; What practicing love and...
99: UNcontrol

42: How to Make Space

42: How to Make Space 3/12/2020 Making love by making space. That’s what we’re up to today — what does it mean to make space, and how does that connect to love and justice? In this episode, you’ll hear: What making space means, what it involves, and...