Episode 43: Coronavirus Experiences So Far

Jerry and Benjamin discuss our experiences as the world deals with coronavirus, and we talk about the kinds of changes we hope this experience will push all of us to make in the interest of better lives and a more just society in the weeks, months and years ahead.

Episode 41: April Fools

Just for today, I'm going to let myself frame how I feel like this: that the entire world is playing a big prank on us, and it's not very funny, and I wish it would stop. But reality is what it is, and so I am trying to accept it and to navigate it as best I can.

Episode 40: The Math and Emotion of What’s to Come

The math of the growth of infections in an epidemic is unequivocal, and so we can be certain that the coronavirus epidemic is not nearly over. In this episode, we talk about what that math dictates about what's to come, in both quantitative (number of infections) and qualitative (how we're going to feel) terms.

Episode 39: A Proposal for Practice, and the Potential for Conscious Change

Benjamin makes a proposal for expanding centering practice, and talks about how the turmoil of the present moment offers us an incredible opportunity to pursue deep changes in our lives.

Episode 38: COVID-19 Latest, and an Idea for a Centering Practice

Benjamin shares his latest ups and downs (but let's focus on the ups) of experience with COVID-19, and then offers an idea to begin exploring centering more consistently in our lives.

The article from Stat that Benjamin references can be found here.

Episode 37: The Energy of the Season–Spring

The shift from winter to spring presages a shift in our experience of universal energy. Navigating that shift skillfully offers us substantial benefits. The bulk of this episode was recorded before we fully understood how radically upside-down the world was about to turn, but the essential message is more pertinent than ever: our health and our well-being are best served by being consciously in tune with the rhythm of the seasons.

Episode 36: I Overdid It So You Don’t Have To

All right, I admit it, I overdid it on Thursday--and boy did I pay for it on Friday. I got a bit antsy and I pushed myself a bit too far. "Antsy" is a thing many of us are feeling or going to feel, so that's probably worth talking about. I also talk about how I felt after overdoing it, and spend a little more time hammering home that when we're sick, we need to rest rest REST. (Maybe I'll listen this time.)

Episode 35: Happy Spring Equinox!

Today, I'm going to talk about the energy of the spring equinox ... and also about coronavirus. But I'll end with the equinox stuff--it feels lighter that way, and lighter is good.

Episode 34: Benjamin Has Symptoms of COVID-19

Benjamin guides us through the development of his symptoms, explains why he thinks the probability is high that he's dealing with COVID-19 rather than the flu or a cold, talks about the impossibility of getting tested, and shares his thoughts (based on his experience so far) about navigating with the illness, both individually and socially.