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The Interdisciplinary Work of Lyss England

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Check out my interview with an anonymous guest!

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We talk all about psychedelics…

  • the history of psychedelics
  • what psychedelics are
  • microdosing and macrodosing
  • trip reports
  • potential risks and benefits of psychedelics
  • doing psychedelics safely
  • and more!

PLEASE NOTE: We’re not condoning the use or production of psychedelics, this is just a conversation. Please educate yourself on the potential physical, emotional, and legal risks associated with psychedelics.

Featured Tunes by:
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Wayne Kennedy
Tool
The Beatles

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Checkout my conversation with Susan K.!

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We talk about:

– Working for a union
– Gardening and wellness
Cat facts
– Making art
– Managing physical and emotional intersections when it comes to disability
– Living with OCD and CPTSD
– The journey that is self-care
– What it means to listen to our bodies and to respect their boundaries
– What Susan loves about Sasquatch and conspiracies in general
– What wellness means and how the things Susan does keep her well

Featured Tunes by:
Billie Eilish
Brutal Knights
Kendrick Lamar
Wayne Kennedy

Check out my interview with Maggie Robbins here!

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We talk about:

  • Radical inclusion and empowering families
  • The Village Hearth Northumberland
  • Living with cancer
  • Navigating the healthcare system as a survivor of sexual violence
  • Gynaecology and rape culture
  • Parenting through trauma

Features Tunes:
Littlest Birds by The Be Good Tanyas
Rainy Saturday by Hayden
Orion Town 2 by Frontier Ruckus
I Feel It All by Feist

August 17 LIVE on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio!
LISTEN HERE for the podcast version. 

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Tune in to hear my interview with my good friend (and low key mentor) David Sheffield. We are gonna talk about Green Wood Coalition, affordable housing, art, poetry, local events, frontline social work, harm-reduction, building community, and more. 

“I’ve lived in various parts of Ontario, but Northumberland County has been my home since 1986. My wife, Beth, and I settled here at that time, and have always felt that this was a great place to raise our four children. I often note that my children have been my best teachers, and that’s more true today than ever. We have four grandchildren, also living in this area, and we are enjoying the new discoveries they have brought to our lives.

My work in community outreach started 10 years ago, but I think I was being guided to this place by many years of life experience. This feels more like a vocation than a job. Much of my career was in the painting trade, while spending off hours in community engagement through art projects, meals, church activities, music festivals and campfires. My writing—poetry and non-fiction—has been published in a variety of periodicals and anthologies. Writing is my favourite way to process some of the difficult days that one can encounter in this kind of work.

These days, I’m the Community Director at Green Wood Coalition, which is a people-level response to the disconnection of poverty and related social struggles. The work is difficult, at times, but also very inspiring because of the resilience of individuals that I encounter, and the encouragement of many people who work alongside me.”

If you wanna read the article Gareth Vieira wrote about poets, including David and I, click here.

To learn more about Art Hives, click here.

Learn more about Overdose Awareness Day Northumberland here. 

Features Tunes:
Roll Away the Stone by Carlos Del Junco and Jimmy Bowskill
I Will by Christa Couture
Shelter Valley Road by David Newland
Barley by Birds of Chicago

I met  up with my friend, Robin Whale today and he showed me a few positions he recommends to regenerate spinal health. In the following videos, he demonstrates 3 different positions to try as well as “breathing through pain”, a  strategy he talked a lot about during our interview last week. Robin also takes us through getting up from these positions safely (and with as little pain as possible) and explains how he learned about each of these positions.

“Remember. Gently and slowly over time.”

If you’re interested in learning more about Robin and his practice, visit http://www.whalefamilychiropractic.ca/ .

 

August 10 LIVE on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio!
LISTEN HERE for the podcast version. 

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Check out my interview with my friend Robin Whale of Whale Family Chiropractic!
We’re gonna talk about:
– What it takes to be well and to maintain that wellness naturally
– Supplements (fish oils, vitamin d, holy basil, probiotics)
– Posture
– Walking every day
– Listening to your body
– The affect of emotional health to physical health
– Empowering ourselves to channel the power of our own bodies to heal ourselves


Robin’s recommendations for further reading
:
Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well by Dr. James L. Chestnut
The Prophet by Kahil Gibran
Count Your Blessings by Dr. John Dimartini
Loving What Is by Byron Katie
The Myth of Stress by Andrew Bernstein

Robin’s top wellness tips:
* Write everything down that you don’t like about your disease
* Find 3-5 things you’re thankful for each day
* Walk for 45 minutes every day
* Breathe through your pain

“Isn’t it funny that the biggest con man tells you that you can heal your body naturally?”

Featured Tunes:
– Bent But Not Broken by Face to Face
– Home by Kyler Tapscott
– Extraordinary Machine by Fiona Apple
– Superstar by Blue Rodeo