The School of Bravery Podcast

How is an Evangelical’s View of Leisure Harmful to Nature & Women?

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I can't remember the last time I've learned so much applicable material to almost every corner of life than I am right now in this semester's Ecofeminism class for my graduate education. (Master of Business Administration and graduate minor in Gender & Women's Studies)

For those unfamiliar with ecofeminism, it's a pretty vast theory of study and political action and like Evangelicalism, it spans seemingly thousands of opinions, differing applications. A good rule of thumb is that any ecofeminis…

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Quiz: What's Your ACE Score?

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The CDC and Kaiser Permanente performed a study from 1995-1997 to study Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and household challenges and later-life health and well-being.

"An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood. According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the rougher your childhood, the higher your score is lik…

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Can ecofeminist theories influence the global economy? 

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Hi! I'm in grad school at the moment, pursuing an Master of Business Administration and a graduate minor in Gender & Women's Studies, focusing on the topics of coercive control, psychological marketing practices, and the power of (cult) influence. Below is an assignment I recently turned in (for an A+!) and I thought y'all might appreciate peeking into what I've been up to in the land of academia!

By comparing and contrasting the GDP, ECI rankings, product differentiation in exports, and an…

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Improvisation & How to Quiet Your "Loop of Doom"

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Ever been caught in a "Loop of Doom" constantly spinning through what-if scenarios...

...but then something wacky or random happens and the looping immediately stops? YEP, me too.

This month in The School of Bravery we're focusing on that exact bravery ingredient: Improvisation. The strong skill of improvisation can help soothe Loops of Doom and possibly quiet them altogether! 

The stronger our improvisation skills are, the more confident we can feel while doing something brave. Your improvis…

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Positive & Negative Effects on the Global Music Industry from COVID-19

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Emily Ann Peterson here! I took our COVID-19 lockdown as my opportunity to take a break from a part-time music career to pursue a Master of Business Administration and a graduate minor in Gender & Women's Studies. I'm focusing my studies on the topics of coercive control, psychological marketing practices, and the power of (cult) influence. But sometimes my music industry credentials still sneak into things—once a songwriter, always a songwriter!

I thought y'all might appreciate peeking into …

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What Do International Trading Partners Think About "Buying American"?

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Emily Ann here! I'm in grad school at the moment, pursuing an Master of Business Administration and a graduate minor in Gender & Women's Studies, focusing on the topics of coercive control, psychological marketing practices, and the power of (cult) influence. Below is an assignment I recently turned in (for an A+!) and I thought y'all might appreciate peeking into what I've been up to lately. Also, please pardon the formality of my academic writing style, I'm usually much more "casual" with my…

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2020: The Highs & Lows (aka Your Invitation to a Better 2021)

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I don't know about you, but 2020 can go take a long walk off a short pier.

The backstory... 2020 started with my attempts to distract myself from feeling dangerously raw and vulnerable. The previous year felt like a rollercoaster and I was losing trust in the world, life, people...

My mom's emergency brain surgery, glioblastoma brain cancer diagnosis, watching her learn to walk, eat, do radiation, chemo... Travel from TN to CO to TN to WY to CO to WY to TN to almost immediately leaping into 45…

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How to Be a Better Ally for Social Justice featuring Dr. Joy Cox

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I have been looking forward to speaking with Dr. Joy Arlene Renee Cox for months now. She is such a beautiful soul and I'm so grateful to her for all the work she's doing in the world. In today's conversation we talk about trusting our intuition, the lived experience of individuals with larger bodies, being brave in the healthcare industry, cultural biases, and discrimination against people with different bodies.

In light of the current season of anti-racism, she also answers the question of "H…

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How to Take Creative Risks as an Entrepreneur & Activist feat. HanaKyle Moranz of The Body Hotline

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Today we get to meet one of our students! Hanakyle Moranz is the founder of The Body Hotline, a New Yorker, a body movement maven, and social justice warrior. She joins us to discuss all of that AND how she's feeling about launching a brand new product in the middle of a pandemic.

I think you'll appreciate her approach to compassionate entrepreneurship and her new 5 Minute Movement offering. For listeners and students of The School of Bravery, $10 off the monthly subscription (usually $30) use …

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Lessons from Dandelions on Defiance & Social Justice with Kate Fontana

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In this episode, we have to honor of sitting with Kate Fontana on her deck to enjoy some sunshine and chats about everything we can learn from dandelions about defiance and social justice.

Kate Fontana is a queer Catholic yogi, interspiritual midwife, and a sacred activist. She's also on our awesome lineup of guest faculty and provides our students with a monthly meditation. Be sure to catch the bonus training on how to use meditation to tap into your creative courage. https://www.schoolofbrave…

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