On this week’s show, I’m changing things up – because life is short. So we begin the episode with an update on things to come between now and the end of the year. And later in the show Tara Shannon joins me for a special chat about life after thyroid cancer. We’re not hanging on cancer – but moving past it. We’re talking about wellness in spite of misfortune – how losing someone can make you think of your own mortality and help you change course toward finding your personal vocation – how sometimes adversity can make us become more alive.
1968 was an incredulous year: In Canada, Pierre Elliot Trudeau becomes Prime Minister, the Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia to end the “Prague Spring” of political liberalization, and thousands of refugees flee to Canada. It was during this same year that the United States was reeling from the overwhelming loss of its young men in Vietnam while grieving over the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., and Bobby Kennedy. On today’s show, in a fashion inspired in part by New York Times article, 50 Years Later, It Feels Familiar: How America Fractured in 1968, we pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the messy year of ’68 as it correlates to present day. And later in the show, I’m joined by special guest Bevin Branlandingham – as we talk about body ownership, self-care, and health for the new year. Throw those useless resolutions out the window… it’s time to look at everything differently.