Humanity’s Values is a podcast of Life Weavings, LLC, dedicated to exploring the human experience through a focus on the psychology of relationships. In my role as therapist and Relational Living Mentor I will take you through readings of books and articles that help expand our understanding of what it means to live a relationally-integrated life.
My hope in this podcast is to create a relationship with you, one where what I share is not just a reflection of what I believe, but the beginning of a dialogue about what we find important in our lives. For many of us, myself included, we’ve struggled with defining our purpose, wrestled with ideas large and small, and in many different ways, stumbled through that journey weighted down by the rigid structures of religion and other limiting ideologies. I for one was quite happy to leave fundamentalism behind and after several years I realized I could remove the traps of authoritarian systems while also maintaining a love of humanity and a desire to explore questions of meaning and transcendence. I don’t expect that we’ll always be in agreement, but I do bring myself ready and willing to ask questions, explore ideas and dive into what we Value.
This is spiritual without spirit, meaning and purpose without fundamentalism, always with our shared humanity front and center. At the end of each show there will be a short mindfulness/meditation exercise that can be expanded for your personal practice.
Further material on the principles of relational living and the therapeutic philosophy of Relational-ACT can be found through the blog, in particular under the categories of “Psychology” and “Growing Connections.”
If you have any questions you would like to have addressed or have a story to share about your journey through relationships and religion, please feel free to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org . I will respond to each email and if your question or story is selected to be shared on the podcast, I will request your permission to do so and provide a date when it will happen.
“The Four Agreements”:
Blog: Identity Trumps Decency
Blog: No Belief Stands Alone
Article: Meaning and Emotions
Blog: The Nature of Love
Blog: Dr. Jennifer Huggins: How Mindfulness Can Save Your Life
Article: “The Concept of Concept Creep” by Greggory Henriques in Psychology Today from January 4, 2017
Article: “What’s Wrong With You? Nothing. What Happened To You? Something” by Michael Cornwall at Mad in America from May 17, 2014
Exploring Values and Narratives
Site: Sexual Health Alliance
Heather’s therapy page: Respark