Stewart McIsaac is the guest on this episode of the podcast. He is a sound yogi, yoga instructor and leads Kirtan. He discusses the influence of Eastern philosophy and thought on his life including the work of Sivananda and reflects on time teaching English in Guangzhou, China as well as trips to Tibet and Yunnan. Visit http://wishingtreeyoga.ca/ to learn more.
Amber Westfall of The Wild Garden is the guest in this episode to talk about herbalism, foraging, regenerative harvesting practices, ethical wildcrafting, the Transition movement and more. Visit http://www.thewildgarden.ca/ for more information.
Mark has read six books by author Paulo Coelho and discusses them in this episode of the podcast. He examines The Alchemist, The Zahir, The Winner Stands Alone, Brida, Adultery and The Witch of Portobello.
Jane Duncan Rogers joins the program to discuss her new book Before I Go: The Essential Guide to Creating a Good End of Life Plan. Visit https://beforeigosolutions.com/ to learn more about Jane and her work.
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.
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.
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/
Dr. Daniel Foor of Ancestral Medicine is the guest on this episode of the podcast. His work involves connecting to and working with the ancestors. Daniel is leading a workshop in Ottawa in August of 2018. Visit https://ancestralmedicine.org/event/intensive-ottawa-8-24-2018/ to learn more.
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.
Laurin Fulton is the guest on this episode of the podcast. She is the blogger at Vegetable Visions, a blog on growing food from the garden, cooking and life in between. Laurin discusses how we can grow more food in the urban environment, an internship at an organic farm, some of her travel experiences among other things. Visit http://vegetablevisions.com/ to learn more.
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
Mark goes solo in this show and recaps trips taken in the last six months to England and The Netherlands. Mark was visiting family there and attempts to give a slice of life of both countries.
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.
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/
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/
Robert Meagher is the guest in this episode. Robert is many things and he talks about his own spiritual journey, becoming an Inter-Faith Minister, psychotherapy, A Course in Miracles, the work of Richard Harvey among other things. Visit http://www.servingyourjourney.com/ to learn more. For more information about Richard Harvey's upcoming event in Ottawa, The Enlightened Moment, visit http://www.centerforhumanawakening.com/Enlightened-Moment-Ottawa.html
Glenn Campbell is the guest on this episode. He is a Shamanic practitioner who teaches workshops for The Foundation for Shamanic Studies. He will discuss his work for them and reflect on his own personal journey and practice, helping spirits, transcendental meditation among other things. Visit http://www.shamanspiritpath.com/ to learn more.
Mark goes solo in this episode to recap some movies that made an impact on him in 2017. These include newer releases such as The Shape of Water, Lady Bird, Blade Runner 2049, The Lost City of Z and Mother! as well as movies going back to the 1950s through the 2000s such as Witness For the Prosecution and Paris, Texas. He also touches on the films of Louis Malle and Hirokazu Kore-eda among others.
Mike Nickerson is the guest in this episode. Mike touches on familiar themes related to the concept of sustainability and limits to growth, including such topics as facing uncertainty with optimism and near term human extinction. He also gives an update on the Lanark Eco Village. Visit http://sustainwellbeing.net/ to learn more.
Mark Daniel is the guest in this episode. Mark describes himself as a Guide. He talks about being a Sound Shaman, astrology, the Tree of Life and upcoming trips to Europe. Visit https://www.seraphimsupportedsound.com/ to learn more.