Let Your Life Speak

April 13, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Vocation does not come from willfulness. It comes from listening.” Parker Palmer

Just a couple weekends ago Pam and I attended a 4-day retreat at Richards Rohr’s Center of Action and Contemplation (The CAC). A smaller retreat of 35 attendees were drawn deeply into times of personal reflection, complemented by community transparency and vulnerability.

Yes, we had opportunity to meet Richard and his remarkable leadership staff who now lead and manage the entire ministry of several hundreds of thousands of followers.

I, with most every attendee, walked away sensing a call from the Divine to participate ever more intensely in our own calling, or vocation.

So, with that, I wish to offer you a reading from Parker Palmer that we used for personal contemplation, journaling, and deep group discussion. (more…)

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#310 Lindsay Davis: Reimagining Your Future

April 10, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

Our guest today is truly one of my very favorite people in the world, Lindsay Davis. And you know what?… we have never met… except in dozens of hours of very deep telephone conversations. As many of you already know, Lindsay is a delight—and a brilliant one. 

Professionally, Lindsay Davis is a highly sought-after Creative Business and Professional Coach, educator, and classical concert musician. Lindsay calls herself a “converted perfectionist,” who now focuses on a continual nurturing of a fresh and innovative approach to life. And that is what we will talk about today. 

LINKS

You can contact Lindsay at lindsay@lindsaydaviscoaching.com 

Get Lindsay’s Path to Possibility Journal at http://thepathtopossibilityjournal.com/ 

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Loitering in the Moment

April 8, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 2 Comments

Loitering laws prohibit lingering in a public area without a purpose.” From some legal document somewhere

Once on a podcast, my friend Terry Hershey suggested an antidote to our hectic and demanding days is to spend a bit of time “Loitering in the Moment.” No agenda or objectives; no one with demands on our time; no to-do lists; no place we “have to be.” In other words, “No purpose other than to just loiter.” (more…)

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#309 Caitlin Cogan Doemner: When Authenticity is a Moving Target

April 3, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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Today we have yet another favorite guest, Caitlin Cogan Doemner. After studying at Oxford University and then receiving an MBA from Biola University, Caitlin co-founded and launched her sales management company in March 2013. In less than three years, they had earned their first million dollars.

Since then, Caitlin has traveled the world for 3 years with her family of three children—a special adventure for any family, especially with children from 5 to 9.

You know, Paul, two qualities attract me to my dearest friends: I like intelligent people and I like interesting people. And, as you will soon discover, Caitlin excels at both. 

So, let’s discover more about Caitlin Cogan Doemner as we delve into the fascinating idea of Authenticity as a Moving Target. 

LINKS

Check out Caitlin’s astounding website HERE. Or the business version found at www.ecstaticsales.com  

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On Becoming Complete

March 30, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 2 Comments

In about 1275, Bonaventure maintained that… everything exists in a state of potentiality. When God creates, God does not bring about new essences, but God brings to completion or actualization that which is incomplete or potential.Ilia Delio O.S.F. from Simply Bonaventure

Just a few weeks ago I complained to Pam about my habitual discontentment in life. She actually laughed at me as she retorted, “Honey, you lack the genes… you are not hard-wired to be content.” It’s true. So true.

Discontentment: The Heart of Creativity

But I am not alone. Every single one of us, according to St Bonaventure, seems to lack a feeling of ultimate contentment. In fact, it seems to me that discontentment may be a vital part of the soul of the creative person—the one who longs to discover or produce something more or better or truer. (more…)

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#308 Marshall Jenkins: Discovering Love Once Again

March 27, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes  

Our guest today is psychologist and spiritual director Dr Marshall Jenkins.  

Marshall and I have been chatting off and on for a couple of months now. I found a blog post of his online and fell in love with his thoughts and approach to living a successful life in the terms of the realm of love. 

In fact, Marshall says that love can only be discovered in the process of doing it. I am intrigued. Let’s see what Marshal has to say about that as we dive deep into a meaningful conversation. 

LINKS 

You can find out more about Marshall Jenkins HERE. 

Check out Marshall’s latest book: Blessed at the Broken Places.

 

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I am Certain that Certainty is not Certain

March 23, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

The opposite of faith is not doubt. The opposite of faith of certainty.” Anne Lamott

At 32-years-old I attended a conservative theological seminary. In fact, I often refer to the name of the seminary in jest saying it was the school with the redundant name… Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. Duh? Like what else might they call it, Western Liberal Baptist?

But I’ll tell you what. Although Western Seminary was indeed conservative, it was exactly what I needed at that time of life. My years at Western were three of the best years of my life. I wouldn’t change a thing: solid theology with deep friendships and shoot… I met Pam there! (more…)

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#307 Keith Page: Being Present with Death

March 20, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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I feel like this podcast may be one of the most important shows we have ever done. Our guest is Crisis Guide, Keith Page. As you will soon discover, Keith talks about stuff that no one “wants’ to talk about, but everyone “needs” to talk about, especially in times of crisis and loss.

Keith Page is a Builder. He makes stuff happen… Keith brings to us more than thirty years of walking through life with others. He is known for his empathy and compassion when he “holds space” as a witness to our times of grief… as well as times of discovery. 

LINKS

Discover even more about Keith Page on his remarkable website HERE

You’ll want to check out Death Cafes HERE

Keith’s upcoming program Regan House will be found at www.Reganshouse.com

For more information about Lucent Hospice click HERE.

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Jugaad: Making the Most of Little

March 16, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Adopt resilience, frugality, adaptability, simplicity, inclusivity, empathy, and passion, all of which are essential… in a complex world.” Navi Radjou, Jugaad Innovation

Pam and I just recently watched the brilliant Apple TV series titled Shantaram about a convicted bank robber who escapes from an Australian prison and flees to India, finding a home in the Sagar Wadi slums of Bombay. (more…)

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#306 Courtney Marchesani: Empathetic Gifts

March 13, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes #306 Courtney Marchesani

Today’s guest, Courtney Marchesani, is one of my very favorites. I think she has been on the show four times over the past six years!

Courtney is the author of the popular book Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive. Her insights into sensitivity help readers identify their gifts of intuition, empathy, vision, and expression as a means to maximize their potential.

As you will soon discover, Courtney’s empathic style emphasizes nonjudgement and acceptance and learning how sensitivity’s silent effects can impact mental, emotional, spiritual health and wellness. 

LINKS

Visit Courtney’s website HERE

Click here for access to Courtney’s Free Sensitivity Test

For Courtney’s book go to Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive

 

 

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