Episode 27: New Thought, New Movies

Further Reflections returns for a second year with a change to the format. In the first half of the podcast we hear from author Mitch Horowitz to discuss his new book the Miracle Club. Mitch is interested in how thoughts can be causative and the New Thought movement and weaves those themes together with personal examples from his own life and those of his heroes to enable us to potentially manifest positive change in our lives. In this second half Mark talks about several movies that made an impact on him in the second half of 2018 including Roma, The Favourite, Eighth Grade and Beast. He also looks back at Don’t Look Now and recommends the Maltin on Movies podcast among other things.

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Episode 26: Year One

It’s the one year anniversary of Further Reflections and Mark takes a look back at some of the highlights. We hear Jim Birtch, Chris Bisson and Mike Nickerson share their experiences of the city of Ottawa, Glenn Campbell discuss Shamanism, Mark review the book Brida and Pamela French discuss authentic relating games. Later Corrie Rabbe, Randal Goodfellow and Mark talk about the movies, Laurin Fulton discusses environmental sustainability, Stewart McIsaac, Amber Westfall and Daniel Foor share unique travel experiences and Mark ends with some new material, perspectives on the books Muhammad, Jesus and The Buddha by Deepak Chopra. Thanks to all for making the first year of Further Reflections an enjoyable one.

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Episode 18: Tim Yearington

Tim Yearington is the guest on this episode of the podcast. He describes himself as as an Algonquin knowledge keeper and will discuss Thunderbird teachings and being a Thunderbird himself as well as a proposed Shaman school to embody people to heal others and themselves among other interesting topics. Visit http://www.timyearington.com/ to learn more. 

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Episode 17: Movie Recap

In this episode Mark recaps some of the movies that made an impression on him in the first half of 2018. He discusses Black Panther, Annihilation and First Reformed, looks back on Mildred Pierce and The Long Goodbye and re-visits Brokeback Mountain and Her among other titles.

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Episode 16: Sébastien Bacharach

Sébastien Bacharach is an artist based in Perth, Ontario with a passion for sustainability. He discusses his interest in Islamic geometric art, the influence of Islam on his life, his experiences in Thailand participating in meditation retreats, the Transition movement and more. Visit him at http://bastoubach.com/

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Episode 14: Voices on Ottawa

Mark posed the question to 10 previous guests of what they like, dislike and would change about the city of Ottawa. Their responses are gathered in this podcast. Among those voices are Jim Birtch of The Ottawa Biosphere Eco City, Laurin Fulton of Vegetable Visions, Rev. Robert Meagher and Mike Nickerson, author of Life, Money and Illusion.

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Episode 12: Christopher Kelly-Bisson

Christopher Kelly-Bisson is the guest on this episode. He recaps a recent conference about an agri-food policy for Canada and shares some of his perspectives that come from studying politics at the PHD level at the University of Ottawa.  Find Chris on twitter @chrisiferous

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Episode 10: Brian Tohana

Further Reflections returns with an interview with Brian Tohana. Brian doesn't like to label himself but offers Transformational Life Coaching services. In the interview he talks about his work with an elderly man with dementia, how meditation led to a spiritual awakening, Authentic Relating Games, his inspirations and interests, an upcoming book he is co-authoring and more. Visit http://briantohana.com/ or https://www.thepowerofpermission.ca/ to find out more. 

Episode 9: Corrie Rabbe

Corrie Rabbe is the guest on this episode of the podcast. She is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner with a focus on gut health and is a fermented food expert. She will talk about her business Radical Health, the gut microbiome, animal welfare, the Transition movement and more. Visit Corrie at https://radicalhealth.ca/ 

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Episode 8: Pamela French

Pamela French is the guest on this episode of the podcast. She talks about her role in co-founding Authentic Relating Ottawa, her coaching business and trips to The Ukraine, Afghanistan, Thailand and Burning Man. Search Authentic Relating Ottawa on Facebook and Meetup to learn more or visit Pamela at https://empowermentiseverything.ca/

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