Perennials Podcast
Episode 4: L’Chaim with Lisa Rappaport

Episode 4: L’Chaim with Lisa Rappaport

September 30, 2018

Rabbi-in-training Lisa Rappaport and I talk about spiritual seeking and exploration. Lisa wasn't raised in a religious or spiritual household, and though her more distant relatives were Catholic and Protestant, she just didn't connect to Christianity. After much exploration of different religious and spiritual traditions in her early adult life, she eventually found her spiritual home in Judaism and is now on the rabbinic path. Lisa is the creator of the blog My Jewish Path, which follows the 29 day journey of spiritual preparation for the Jewish High Holidays during the Hebrew month of Elul.

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Episode 3: Becoming Shelf Aware with Tabrizia Jones

Episode 3: Becoming Shelf Aware with Tabrizia Jones

September 22, 2018

Tabrizia Jones is a New York Public Library librarian and creator of the blog "cup of tea with that book, please." In this episode, Tabrizia and I talk about some of the books that have changed our lives, and the importance reading has played in our personal development. Tabrizia sheds light on why libraries are more important than ever, and how books can help us to slow down, be present, learn about ourselves and the world, and inspire us to examine and even alter our lives.

You can find links to topics and references covered in this episode on the Shownotes page.

Episode 2: Being Well with Marisa Sweeney

Episode 2: Being Well with Marisa Sweeney

September 16, 2018

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by all of the (often conflicting) information about wellness out there, and to become obsessed with every single bite we take and every pound on the scale. In this episode, registered dietician and owner of Be Well wellness center Marisa Sweeney reminds us that we have to approach wellness with acceptance of our humanness, acceptance that change takes time, and acceptance that life will continue to present us with new challenges and opportunities. I get pretty personal in this episode, talking about what forced me to start really getting to know my body, and Marisa gives some great, solid tips for making healthy choices that will help us feel good.

You can find links to topics and references covered in this episode on the Shownotes page

Episode 1: The Wisdom of Anxiety with Sheryl Paul

Episode 1: The Wisdom of Anxiety with Sheryl Paul

September 8, 2018

Sheryl Paul, a psychotherapist based in Boulder, Colorado, has helped thousands of people around the world through her coaching practice, her blog, and her online courses. In this episode, she and I talk about insights from her forthcoming book, The Wisdom of Anxiety, due out in May 2019 through Sounds True.

Sheryl explains how anxiety contains hidden gems, gems of self-knowledge that can point us toward what needs attention in our lives. As someone who has struggled with anxiety and panic attacks for years, I know firsthand that anxiety can be a great teacher. Sheryl has helped me to sit with the pain and discomfort of anxiety long enough to hear the message it's trying to deliver; I hope the wisdom she shares in this episode can help you to see anxiety in a new light.

You can find links to topics and references covered in this episode on the Shownotes page.

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