Fractal Friends

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Bill Shireman is a republican environmentalist and activist dedicated to supporting solution-based politics. He is the co-author of In This Together: How Republicans, Democrats, Capitalists and Activists are Uniting to Tackle Climate Change and
Major Jim Uhlmann is a former green beret commando, father, neighbor, gardener, citizen and libertarian. He is a stewardship consultant and a full stack human system(s) engineer. In this conversation we talk about facing the fact that we are hu
This is part of series of episodes where I interview forward-thinking people from the conservative side of the political spectrum in the spirit of cultural healing.Michael Brodeur is a minister and proud follower of Jesus. Michael was raised in
In this episode I talk with Alixa Garcia, a musician, poet, visual artist, filmmaker, activist, and educator. She is a visionary and radical solutionary of our time. Along with Naima Penniman, Alixa co-created the amazing duo Climbing Poetree.
In this episode I talk with Mansi Kakkar. Mansi is a Pattern transcriber, mindset weaver, warrior goddess ad she is human fireweed.Mansi convener in complexity for regeneration. She is also a performing artist for the revolution and social tran
Wendy Wood is a conflict transformation colleague of mine. She's one of the co-founders of The Karuna Center for Mindful Engagement, the co-author of the book Do No Harm: Mindful Engagement for a World in Crisis, and a founding member of the De
Cheryl Davila is an elected member of the Berkeley City Council. Councilmember Davila is currently up for reelection and this conversation provides an intimate window into the experience of an elected representative who is working at the local
Austin Willacy is a musician, producer and musical mentor. Austin is a member of the Thrive Choir of Thrive East Bay, and The House Jacks.In this conversation we talk about finding your passion and then doing the work of growing into your best
Pablo Lumerman is a conflict transformation colleague from Argentina. In this conversation we talk about the power of living in the present moment, the importance of remembering deep history and enacting our visions for the future. We discuss a
In this episode I talk with Alla Weinberg. Alla is my business partner, and we are the co-founders of Spoke & Wheel the workplace relationship experts.In this conversation we talk about our vision of a future of work, where people are excited a
David Brubaker is a Professor of Sociology, and Author of a new book called When the Center Does Not Hold: Leading in an Age of PolarizationIn this conversation we talk about polarization and what happens when conflict reaches its highest level
Sunshine Michelle is a spiritual leader, a visionary, an academic and a poet who is deep into her doctoral dissertation about Authentic Self-Expression of Black and Brown Women.Her academic inquiry is based on a sacred sister circle that she ha
In this episode I talk with AddieRose Mayer and Ei Ei Samai. AddieRose is the Executive Director at SEEDS Community Resolution Center. Ei Ei is a Culture Designer at Samai Group. This conversation is grounded in reality-based optimism that’s r
Steve McIntosh is a political philosopher and an author. His most recent book is called Developmental Politics: How America Can Grow into a Better Version of Itself. Steve is the founder of the think tank Institute for Cultural Evolution.Steve
The guest in this episode is Ashok Panikkar. Ashok is committed to helping develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions that are vital to strengthening the culture of democracy in the face if the eroding of confidence in liberal democracies a
Jeremy Lent is an author and an integrator. He is the author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning. His work is to weave together knowledge from across disciplines, cultures and time. The conversation o
Welcome to Season three of Fractal Friends.Kazu Haga is a teacher of Kingian Nonviolence, and in this episode he offers up the wisdom of the great leader of nonviolence, Dr. Martin Luther King. The wisdom here is as important today as it was ba
I'm excited to be bringing you a new season of Fractal Friends.Website: Fractalfriends.usThe line up of upcoming guests for Fractal friends is amazing. They will offer us perspectives for understanding our interdependence, discovering paths to
Decriminalizing Nature Oakland (DNO) is a grassroots organization in Oakland, California with the mission to improve human health and well-being by decriminalizing and expanding access to entheogenic plants and fungi through political and commu
Nikki Silvestri is a lifelong advocate for food and climate justice. She is a true thought leader pushing forward our understandings of self and the systems we are a part of. Her passion for a better world and better leadership is clear and ins
Jane and Monica Kinyua are Program Manager and Deputy Director for Children’s Peace Initiative in Nariobi, Kenya.I met Jane at the Mediators Beyond Borders International Peace Congress, and was able to connect with the Kinyua sisters about over
The conversation takes us on a deep exploration of both art and spiritual practice and the intersection points between the two. One of the recurring themes here is about finding the courage to slow down and let life show up and the various thin
Joan Goldsmith is an educator, facilitator, coach, mediator and organizational consultant who as worked in the private and public sectors. She specializes in leadership development, organizational change, team building, strategic planning, coll
Justin Hartery is a Psychotherapist, Performance Coach and Therapist who is committed to serving the wholeness of others. Justin helps people establish new perspectives and patterns of behavior by tuning into our bodies, communities and our gre
Sky Isaacs-Nelson is a musician, author and physics educator who is building a foundation for a scientific understanding of synchronicity in our modern world.He recently wrote a book called Living in Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Y
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