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The Conquest of Bliss

Philosophy Podcasts

Curating information and experience about wellbeing. From expert guests like anthropologists & Psychologists to laypeople with interesting experience, the show is working to unravel the mysteries of happiness.

Curating information and experience about wellbeing. From expert guests like anthropologists & Psychologists to laypeople with interesting experience, the show is working to unravel the mysteries of happiness.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Curating information and experience about wellbeing. From expert guests like anthropologists & Psychologists to laypeople with interesting experience, the show is working to unravel the mysteries of happiness.

Language:

English


Episodes

S3 Ep10 - Series Finale of The Conquest of Bliss (with just Kara)

3/24/2022
This very special episode is the final episode from the Conquest of Bliss for the foreseeable future. I want to thank my editor, Kaldy, and Jayc, who volunteered behind the scenes, even for a brief time, and everybody else who made the show possible, or who made it as moderately successful as it became. This may be a tough one to listen to if crying makes you uncomfy. If you liked the show, please, feel free to leave a review on your favourite listening app. The feed will stay up so you can...

Duration:00:28:44

S3 Ep 9 - Fighting ACE's with the Domains of Wellness (With Dr. G)

3/17/2022
The outstanding Dr. G, joined your host, Kara Fernstrom, for this episode to talk about adverse childhood experiences and the domains of wellness. This informative conversation includes information about what things are considered A.C.E.s, what the domains of wellness are, and how those this knowledge can inform our lives and our parenting. For more of Dr, G’s great stuff, you can find her at: Her Website Her LinkedIn This episode, like many, was brought to you by the After Dark...

Duration:00:47:20

S3 Ep 8 - A Deeper Look at Sex Addiction (With Gallo)

3/10/2022
The ever-interesting Gallo, of the “Sucias are my Favorite” Podcast, joined your host, Kara Fernstrom, for this episode to talk about sex addiction. This informative conversation covers Gallo’s addiction and recovery to sex, and what that looked like. For more of Gallo’s great stuff, you can find him at: His Website Tik Tok Insta Twitter This episode, like many, was brought to you by the After Dark Band Warning: This Podcast contains explicit language (probably), and casual...

Duration:00:41:20

S3 Ep7 - I've Been Everywhere, Man (With RC Hand)

3/3/2022
The fascinating and well-traveled author, RC Hand, joined your host, Kara Fernstrom, for this episode to talk about his many adventures abroad, including to places like North Korea. This enlightening conversation covers where he has been, why he went, and some of the things he learned in his travels. For more of RC’s great stuff, you can find him at: cowboyproductions52.com This episode, like many, was brought to you by Kabby Productions and the After Dark Band Warning: This Podcast...

Duration:00:38:39

S3 Ep6 - Navigating Physical Health Problems (With Barby Ingle)

2/24/2022
The inspiring co-founder of the International Pain Foundation, Barby Ingle, joined your host, Kara Fernstrom, for this episode to talk about pain, health, and self-advocacy. This important conversation covers about Barby’s story, the International Pain Foundation, navigating the health system, and even a bit about navigating the potential minefield of other people’s chronic pain conditions. For more of Barby’s great stuff, you can find her at: BarbyIngle.com Or on Insta This episode,...

Duration:00:41:33

S3 Ep 5 - Love Made Simple (With Juan Lee)

2/17/2022
The wise and interesting Author, Juan Lee joined your host, Kara Fernstrom, for this episode to talk about a different understanding of love. This informative and passionate conversation covers The practical application of love and attitudes for success for becoming your best self. For more of Kim’s great stuff, you can find her at: Fb: Juanleeauthor IG: Juanleeauthor Linkedin: Juan Lee Twitter: Lovemadesimple Clubhouse: Juan Lee And, of course, any and all support for the Conquest of...

Duration:00:37:43

S3 Ep4 - Reclaiming Joy (With Kim McIntyre)

2/10/2022
The vibrant and joyful Kim McIntrye, joined your host, Kara Fernstrom, for this episode to talk about reclaiming laughter, fun, and joy. This light and practical conversation covers why joy matters, and some helpful techniques that you can apply in your own life! For more of Kim’s great stuff, you can find her at: Website: https://joyfulbeing.com Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/JoyfulBeingwithKim Joyful Self-Care Facebook Group:...

Duration:00:34:01

S3 Ep3 - Now Try This! (With Nick Nieves)

1/27/2022
The hilarious Nick Nieves of the Now Try This Podcast, joined your host, Kara Fernstrom, for this episode to talk about his podcast, where he and his friend try new things with each other every week. This giggle-fest of a conversation includes how their podcast came to be, why trying new things is an excellent practice for everyday life, how podcasting or other rituals can help with structure and ritual, and a bunch of other things, like the bachelor (and why Nick loves it). To try the Now...

Duration:00:46:10

S3 Ep3 - I Never Metaphor I Didn’t Like (With Dr. Yohan John)

1/20/2022
The brilliant and kind Dr. Yohan John, once again joined your host, Kara Fernstrom, for this episode to talk about the power and function of metaphor – and its limitations. This engrossing conversation takes us through how metaphor works, the relationship analogy has to the scientific community, and how it functions as a useful tool for people wanting to expand their thinking. For more of Dr Yohan’s great stuff, you can find him at: His website or His twitter, @dryohanjohn And, of...

Duration:00:47:55

S3 Ep2 - Causing the Effect (With Scott Gazzoli)

1/13/2022
The kind and helpful Scott Gazzoli, a fellow podcaster, joined your host, Kara Fernstrom, for this episode to talk about facing your fears, psychology, and the challenges and benefits of changing your life when you need to. This captivating conversation covers a bit of Scott’s incredible story, how he got into podcasting, and some tangible advice for others who want to dive into a life better suited to them. One more cool thing I want to add about Scott and his show is that he has almost...

Duration:00:40:22

S3 Ep1 - Relationship Building 101 (With Jann Ramirez)

1/6/2022
The unbelievably warm and helpful Jann Ramirez, joined your host, Kara Fernstrom, for this episode to talk about the foundations of platonic relationship building. This enlightening conversation highlights simple steps to take when building relationships, with a particular focus on connecting with youths in your care. For more of Jann’s great stuff, you can find him at: https://www.linktr.ee/34Questions And, of course, any and all support for the Conquest of Bliss is greatly appreciated....

Duration:00:56:28

S2 Ep33 - Grass seeds can Change the World (With Ben Kitchings)

11/25/2021
The incredible historian and podcaster, Ben Kitchings, joined me for this final episode of the year. The incredible conversation flows through personal stories of his life which seque into important observations about some of the differences this new "age of man" brings from previous historical moments. Further to that, we talk about how incredibly powerful small actions can be, long after the action takers have lived and gone. For more of Ben's great stuff, you can find him at: Skip...

Duration:00:49:59

S2 Ep 32 - Through a Therapist‘s Eyes (With Chris Gadzik)

11/18/2021
Therapy, as a concept, can be straight-up overwhelming. For those who have never partaken, it can feel like a monolith, but thankfully, it doesn't have to be that way! Therapist, Podcaster, and all around cool guy Chris Gadzik joins your host Kara Fernstrom for this episode. Definitely have a listen if you have been wanting to learn about things like the therapist client dynamic, the difference between wellness based and illness based models, and many other questions you've never gotten to...

Duration:00:56:30

S2 Ep31 - Advanced Psychoproctology (With Dr. Jeremy E. Sherman)

11/11/2021
On today's episode, your host, Kara Fernstrom is joined by the incredible Dr Jeremy Sherman, who is involved in a stunning number of areas of research, while maintaining a light, funny, and informative manner of sharing information. Discussed, among many things, was his book called "What's up with Assholes: Advanced Psychoproctology for Beginners" and has been called "Mind Candy for those who aren't afraid to think". We covered a broad range of topics and ideas in this episode, all worth...

Duration:00:56:22

S2 Ep30 - Addiction and Fiction (With Shawn Moreau)

11/4/2021
Fictional horror podcaster Shawn Moreau joins your host, Kara Fernstrom, for a discussion about addiction. Shawn generously shares his own story with addiction, including an insanely wholesome anecdote about Stan Lee, before both dive into some of their more nuanced thoughts on the complicated subject of addiction - and leaving it behind. While both Kara and Shawn have experiences with managing addiction, what we share in this episode are opinions and experiential. If you or a loved one are...

Duration:00:33:16

S2 Ep29 - Surfing Theta Waves (with J. Robert Parker)

10/28/2021
In this episode we are joined by the mesmerizing Hypnotherapist J. Robert Parker. Your host, Kara Fernstrom, leads conversation about hypnotherapy and the impact of theta waves in therapy. This engaging episode unravels some of the mysteries around a surprisingly scientific process, with our lovely guest helping people understand how to spot a disingenuous practitioner. To learn more about J. Robert Parker and his work visit, www.facebook.com/twinravenshypno And, as always, if you want to...

Duration:00:52:31

S2 Ep28 - Positive Pop Culture (With Tim Beiseigal)

10/21/2021
In today's episode the incredible Tim Beiseigal, joins your host Kara Fernstrom to discuss the hidden benefits of pop culture consumption and communities. Tim is the host of multiple pop culture centred podcasts, as well as an incredible podcast that focuses on mental wellness following struggle. In this thought provoking conversation, they discuss how pop culture can help people relate to the world and each other. If you liked this episode, you should check out Tim's other work! You can...

Duration:00:50:13

S2 Ep27 - An Episode for the Ages (With Dr. Joseph Meyer)

10/14/2021
The incredible Dr. Joseph (Joe) Meyer joined your host, Kara Fernstrom, for this episode of the Conquest of Bliss! This enlightening conversation speaks to how the ages (or historical movements) that we live in inform our cultures, our opinions, and our experiences. Dr. Joe generously breaks down exactly what certain terms, like post-modernism actually mean, and helps to shed light on some of the interesting quirks and effects of different historical movements. The really cool news is that...

Duration:00:56:34

S2 Ep26- Mentorship: A Secret Weapon (With Erik Allen)

10/7/2021
The amazing Erik Allen joined your host, Kara Fernstrom for an incredible episode about mentorship, community, belief in something bigger than yourself, and some of the amazing things that led him to be the incredible thought-leader that he is. This short and sweet episode covers parts of Erik's fascinating history, and specifically talks about some essential pieces of Erik's worldview that allow him to succeed! For more from Erik, check him out here: Facebook -...

Duration:00:28:12

S1 Ep25 - Writing for Catharsis (With Naomi Richards)

9/23/2021
Your host, Kara Fernstrom, is joined by the lovely and spooky Naomi Richards! We talk about content creation, a bit about her scripted horror show, The Morbid Forest (where you can hear me acting!), family support, and how writing helps her to deal with the challenges of life. We talk concepts and specifics in this episode, so I hope you enjoy it! Definitely check out all the socials for The Morbid Forest! You can follow Naomi (and her cohost Shawn) on...

Duration:00:45:21