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The Art of Transformation

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Transformation is more than just change. It is a change so radical that a shift in identity or form occurs. Even positive transformation is unsettling. How can we become allies with this powerful force? How can we move through our transformations with less fear and more grace? How do we become the artists of our own transformation?brbr Often we perceive that change is happening to us, rather than from us. However there is an alternative way to experience change and transformation, and it is one that works with the natural patterns of our world. This alternative way of experiencing allows and empowers us to be artists and creators of our own lives.brbr Here, on The Art of Transformation, we playfully explore transformation from several dimensions. We search out the patterns and mechanics of transformation at work on our personal, cultural and institutional levels. This deepened understanding allows us to participate with change more fully in all aspects of our experience.

Transformation is more than just change. It is a change so radical that a shift in identity or form occurs. Even positive transformation is unsettling. How can we become allies with this powerful force? How can we move through our transformations with less fear and more grace? How do we become the artists of our own transformation?brbr Often we perceive that change is happening to us, rather than from us. However there is an alternative way to experience change and transformation, and it is one that works with the natural patterns of our world. This alternative way of experiencing allows and empowers us to be artists and creators of our own lives.brbr Here, on The Art of Transformation, we playfully explore transformation from several dimensions. We search out the patterns and mechanics of transformation at work on our personal, cultural and institutional levels. This deepened understanding allows us to participate with change more fully in all aspects of our experience.

Location:

Tempe, AZ

Description:

Transformation is more than just change. It is a change so radical that a shift in identity or form occurs. Even positive transformation is unsettling. How can we become allies with this powerful force? How can we move through our transformations with less fear and more grace? How do we become the artists of our own transformation?brbr Often we perceive that change is happening to us, rather than from us. However there is an alternative way to experience change and transformation, and it is one that works with the natural patterns of our world. This alternative way of experiencing allows and empowers us to be artists and creators of our own lives.brbr Here, on The Art of Transformation, we playfully explore transformation from several dimensions. We search out the patterns and mechanics of transformation at work on our personal, cultural and institutional levels. This deepened understanding allows us to participate with change more fully in all aspects of our experience.

Language:

English

Contact:

734-255-0852


Episodes

A flowing life with meditation, prayer and synchronicity

6/3/2015
Join me for what is sure to be an inspiring, beautiful conversation with executive coach, meditation teacher and author, Sura, about living in the flow. Sura brings a gentle exuberance to living deeply and fully, and engaging consciously with creative energies. In this episode we will hear some of Sura’s own story and her journey to and through this life of flow. Sura will speak about meditation, prayer, synchronicity and creativity, and what they all bring to the party!

Duration:00:55:45

Transforming Culture By Design

5/27/2015
How do we revitalize our communities? How do we create communities that support all of its inhabitants? Join me as I speak with the extraordinary Social Artist and Cultural Creative, Shel Kimen. Shel has many irons in the fire, but one of her current undertakings is Collision Works, a hybrid profit / non-profit social enterprise in Detroit, designed to connect people through their personal stories. Shel’s initiatives have brought her into the realms of placemaking, urban resilience,...

Duration:00:55:53

A Portrait of Transformation in Action

5/20/2015
What is it like to lead life constantly calling on the powers of transformation? What are the gifts and the trials of such a path? This week I speak with a fairly new acquaintance, Austin Szelkowski. I am intrigued by the little slices of Austin’s story I’ve been exposed to, and I have been impressed with his level of awareness and integrity in our interactions. I hope you’ll join me in getting to know Austin a little better too, and perhaps in the process we can learn from an up and coming...

Duration:00:55:49

You Have the Power to Transform Financial Systems?

5/13/2015
When we think about changes that are needed in our world, I often think about the financial systems that are not set up to truly support and sustain all humans. Here is an area ripe for transformation. And like many of our other conversations on this show, we look at the personal within the context of the culture and systems. Regardless of your financial situation, how financially literate are you? Do you know how the financial systems work, do you know what your money is doing? Join me as I...

Duration:00:56:02

Transforming Our Learning Space

5/6/2015
The world is changing at a high rate of speed. The information and digital age we are co-creating, is shaping and transforming how we think and learn, and how we share and obtain knowledge. Join me as I chat with Dr. Peggy Liggit, Director of Eastern Michigan University’s Faculty Development Center, who is passionate about these changes, and in pioneering the shifts needed in our approach to teaching and learning in higher education.

Duration:00:55:56

Transforming the Workplace

4/29/2015
Too many people hate going to work. But what if your work and your workplace brought you great Joy? This episode we chat with CEO, Chief Storyteller, and Joy, Inc. author, Rich Sheridan. Rich’s company, Menlo Innovations are experts at transformation and the world has noticed. This little software design and development company in Ann Arbor, MI has elicited Six Inc. magazine revenue growth awards, invitations to the White House, speaking engagements around the world, numerous articles and...

Duration:00:56:09

The Art and Path of Sacred Sexuality

4/22/2015
Sacred Sexual Healer & Transformational Guide, Leslie Blackburn, speaks with us this week about sacred sexuality as a path of transformation. We will learn about this powerful path, hear about Leslie’s personal journey and developing this work, and explore the deep gifts of this practice.

Duration:00:55:58

Grief as a Transformative Gateway to a Thriving Life

4/15/2015
Today we speak with amazing grief coach, life coach and author, Tamara Sutton! Tamara will lead us through 3 key stages of life awareness and how we can transform through life’s challenges, especially the highest challenge found in the death of a loved one. Tamara helps us move through the initial suffering and fear, to using our experience to broaden and deepen our Soul and Heart of compassion, and even beyond to a freedom that allows full participation in the rising vibration of the cosmos...

Duration:00:56:22

The Changing Landscape of Business

4/8/2015
Mara speaks with Barry Lipscomb, a true thought-leader and innovator in the realm of helping business and organizations evolve to serve a higher purpose. We’ll talk with Barry about what he and other thought leaders see as an evolutionary path for business. In order to change the world, we have to change very basic underlying assumptions, and we need to create systems and processes to support the new assumptions. This impacts how and why we do business, and also can really impact the culture...

Duration:00:55:51

Writing Your Way Through Transformation

4/1/2015
This week, we discuss the art of writing as a vehicle for many types of transformation. Guest Jeanne Ballew, book coach and owner of Edit Prose, shines a light on the long, challenging, sometimes terrifying, but ultimately exhilarating process of bringing a book to life. We will discuss the transformative power of this process on the writer and those close to the writer, the coach, the readers and ultimately the transformation of the idea itself that is trying to come alive in the world.

Duration:00:56:06

Moving with the Heart-Mind

3/25/2015
This week's guest, Sandra Finkel, is a life coach and owner of Intentional Balance, LLC, a human development company that is dedicated to unlocking potential and cultivating flourishing lives through heart and wisdom based generative practices. Sandy will share with us her insights about personal transformation, and the power we each have to consciously choose.

Duration:00:56:29

Dancing with Mara Evenstar

3/18/2015
This episode, we turn the tables and your host Mara Evenstar is interviewed by dear friend and colleague, Sandra Finkel. Mara will provide a glimpse into her work, and way of life, which is in developing and practicing what she calls transformational arts. She will tell stories from her own spiral dance, and of what wisdom she has gained about the fundamentals, mechanics, and beauty of living an evolutionary life.

Duration:00:56:37

Navigating the Big Ones

3/11/2015
Mara and guest Cal Loo of Intentional Legacies explore ways to navigate life’s biggest transitions with intention and grace. Some transitions are a natural part of the lifespan like birth, puberty and death. Others are cultural, and made important by our society or spiritual community, such as marriage, graduation, coming of age, spiritual or religious initiation, and even endings like divorce. All of these transitions, when marked intentionally, can help ease the way into releasing a...

Duration:00:57:04