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Pondering Life Adventures

Author: Maurie Lung & Bobbi Beale

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Two seasoned mental health therapists ponder this wild and precious life while integrating their experiences in adventure therapy, social justice, nature, parenting, and relationships. Grab a cup of coffee and eavesdrop on the sometimes funny, sometimes serious, genuinely realistic adventures of life. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
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Grab your coffee or tea and listen in as Dr. Maurie Lung and Dr. Bobbi Beale chat about the perception of time, how it changes with our age and experiences, and just how do we teach those little ones to stay calm under pressure. And we even debate if it is "little rabbits have big ears" or "little pitchers have big ears." All of this and more as you settle in for another conversation pondering our life adventures. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Grab your cup of coffee and hop into our conversation as we chat about back to school, learning, rule following, and a bit about what to do when your child is navigating the tough stuff. It's the end of summer and we are soaking in the last little bit of the playful days while we can. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Grab that cup of coffee and listen in as Dr Bobbi Beale and Dr. Maurie Lung chat about some tricky parenting issues we have navigated recently, a bit of world events, and how we are continuing to learn about adding healthy habits (and removing unhealthy habits) through a bit of novelty. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Join Dr. Bobbi Beale and Dr. Maurie Lung as we chat over coffee (grab yourself a cup, too!) about a broad range of topics, from a recent experience taking a child on a business trip, to how trauma and systemic oppression show up in our every day, to grading in the United States, to gardening, and finally metaphors – all in one conversation. Hold on for the ride! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Grab your cup of coffee and strap yourself in for a ride in this episode! We start off with a quick pass by current events, then we round the corner with a deep dive on family constellations, including the ideas of letting people define themselves and science behind why that is so important for healthy functioning, and then, if you need a laugh, stayed tuned to the very end where we have a hysterical conversation about the most favorite swear word that can be heard on every continent. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Grab that cup of coffee (or tea) and settle in to chat as we chat about how reading and movies influence our parenting, especially when we are reinforcing empathy and problem-solving! Plus, a little more about habits, prioritizing our to-do list, and bedtimes! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Grab that coffee (or tea) and settle in for a ride today! Dr. Bobbi Beale and Dr. Maurie Lung dive right into what motivates us for change, what puts the brakes on, and then totally geek out on some of the research that supports these ideas.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Grab a coffee and come join us as we chat with Lise Brown, BRS, RSW, MSW, about resiliency, de-colonizing counseling, and radical inclusion. Lise Brown the owner of Momenta, which offers opportunities for experiential learning that fosters growth through connections to self, each other and place. She has a Bachelor of Recreation, a Master of Social Work, a Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy, and the Forest School Practitioner training. Lise combines these areas of practice to provide clinical direction, facilitate groups, and counsel individuals both in urban and wilderness environments with a focus on physical and emotional safety, successful participation, fun, meaningful activity, and group cohesion. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Grab your cup of coffee or tea, you are in for a treat! From our conversation of shifting language, such as hard/soft skills to the recognition of movement toward less biased language of technical and interpersonal skills, hear TA’s thoughts about how accidents are more likely to occur, decision fatigue, and interrupting power dynamics to create spaces for frequently quieted voices to be heard. (Also, you might want to check out a kick sled!) Dr. TA Loeffler is a celebrated educator, adventurer, nature advocate, author, and professional keynote speaker from St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Labrador. TA is a professor of Outdoor Education and Recreation in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial University of Newfoundland.  She has been recognized the Canadian Geographic “90 Greatest Canadian Explorers” in 2020 and named to the Canadian Geographic’s Canada’s Greatest Explorers 100 Modern-Day Trailblazers List, Greatest Canadian Modern Women Explorers List, the Canadian Geographic’s Canada’s Greatest Explorers 100 Modern-Day Trailblazers List and Greatest Canadian Modern Women Explorers List. Find out more about TA Loeffler here at https://taloeffler.com. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Grab that cup of coffee or tea and dive into the joy of savoring and spend just a few moments to pause. We aren’t talking about toxic positivity, we are talking about combating the fatigue that is occurring from the chronic stress in our world right now. Everybody is exhausted. Everyone is overwhelmed. Take that deep breath and explore with use right now. Gift yourself this moment to just be. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Grab that cup of coffee or tea and join us as we chat about how we are all dealing with the chronic stress and chaos of our world today, most of us are also experiencing burnout. Many of us are looking for some hacks to make us feel better because we are exhausted. As we learned, the conscious mind is the bottleneck for our brain. We experience fog, decision fatigue, agitation, and so much more. However, habits help reduce exhaustion and burnout because they automate our processes for us. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Grab that cub of coffee or tea and join us from way back in September of 2021 as we discuss a variety of ideas around parenting supervision, generational drama, and the influence that both chronic trauma and situational trauma have over time on ourselves and our families. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Our nervous systems are contagious! Hold on tight to that cup of coffee or tea, as Dr. Denise Mitten jumps right in to invite us to think about everything that we do, and what are the ethical ends, and how do we want to use our gifts and education to further humanity. We talk about the Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi concept of flow, which he explains, “a meaningful life is one where the person spends his time in a state of optimal experience called flow… when the best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile. These experiences are universal to all cultures and time periods.” Listen in as Denise ties this to self-esteem, how it connects to value, belonging, and competence, as well as what we can do to improve this for ourselves as an adult. Denise Mitten, PhD, describes herself as, “Using systems thinking, I combine my background in sustainability, ecology, corporate and non-profit management, counseling, complementary medicine, higher education, and adventure trip leading to help people discover the knowledge, tools, and skills they need to continue passionate, high-quality work that positively contributes to the global community.” --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Grab your coffee or tea and settle in for a throwback episode from September where, even through their colds and cat bites and Halloween, Maurie and Bobbi still have energy to chat about pets, parenting – from nighttime rituals, to middle school transitions, to learning to play a musical instrument - and even tackle the tough topic of talking about death with children. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Grab that coffee (or tea) and join Maurie and Bobbi as they talk about decision-making in our current world, including when we become wishy-washy. Dive into exploring what we do when what we thought was true before after we have new information. Hint, is not a sign of inconsistency, it is a sign of intelligence. A flip-flop can actually be the way you update your ways of being when you have new information, and how all of that (plus trauma and marginalization) ties into our resiliency strategies, such as tiny changes, a double shot of dopamine, and instilling hope. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Grab that coffee or tea and settle down to find out what we have been up to lately and the upcoming plans we have for the podcast. Plus, have you been introduced to Polly Bagel yet?! Find out what a bagel has to do with neuroscience or just take a few minutes to listen to chat about the world around us.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Grab your coffee and settle in to hear all about parenting during a family reunion! And, add in the complexity that all of the children are "diblings" (donor siblings). Hold on tight for this ride! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Listen in as Bobbi Beale and Maurie Lung chat about our recent activities, including travel, parenting challenges, and re-connecting with others.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Grab yourself a drink and settle in for our conversation with Dr. Christine Norton as we chat about stress, parenting, and the concerns of the world around us right now. Dr. Christine Lynn Norton is a Professor of Social Work at Texas State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor, a Certified Clinical Adventure Therapist, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Level III Certified Experiential Therapist with the International Society for Experiential Professionals. Christine is also a Research Scientist with the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center and a Fulbright Scholar. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
Season 2 Teaser

Season 2 Teaser

2021-05-1300:37

Hear what happened during our little break AND what's coming for season 2! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ponderinglifeadventures/support
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