Episode 8 brings us back to basics - our core values and our bodies. Erica Carlson and Megan Hart share the practices that help them celebrate the seasons, listen to their bodies, and stay anchored to their core values during these trying times.
In episode 7, friends Andrea Ramirez and Tito Livas bring their wit and charm while they look to the near future. They reflect on the current and long-term impact of COVID on their work, people of color and our relationships. We laugh about chickens and zombie dance-offs while acknowledging the tough road ahead.
In episode 6, Rachel Butler and Benjamin Bynum bring their small-town roots, big-hearted humor and expertise to the topics of change and grief. As practitioners who support and guide individuals and organizations through the stages of change, they share their candid, funny and poignant insights to how we can all ride the waves of change a little better.
In episode 5, friends and co-professors Dr. Mark Jones and Carol Jakus explore the theme of Beloved Community as an action, practice and design. The political landscape (and the internet) wobbling beneath us couldn't stop us from having a great conversation!
In episode four, the State of the Union helps us reflect on polarization, working as a group and taking a step toward coming together as a nation. Distinguished Guests Rachel Kjack and Vik Chopra share their reflections on trust, "othering" and the power of stories to bridge divides.
In our third episode of My Beloved Americans, the President declares we are in an age of accountability, and invites us to examine the American Dream. Distinguished Guests Marsha Rivera and Davey Wilkes - friends from graduate school - share their observations, stories and relationship to it.
In this episode of My Beloved Americans, we reflect on the monumental challenges ahead of us and begin to focus on where we start. Distinguished Guests Kyana Wheeler and Casey Tonnelly share their intimate reflections, exemplify that feeling of belonging we all crave, and will leave you with a huge smile on your face.
Like previous State of the Union addresses, My Beloved Americans begins with an exploration of the crucial questions our nation must address together or face the harrowing consequences. With so many challenges ahead, the choices we make now will affect the future of this country. Will Americans step up to face our crisis of belonging? You decide.