SuddenlyHuman: An open discussion about life and the world
Unlike our usual topic-driven epicodes, our hosts will discuss the current issues of life and the state of the world (such as it is). Join Jon and Stephen at 5:00pm GMT (12:00pm Eastern in USA/Canada) to call in and share your take on things.
SuddenlyHuman: Excuses and Reasons
It’s easy to lay blame in order to avoid doing something we know we need––and and in some cases want––to do in everyday life. Yet, when is what we’re blaming a legitimate reason and when is it just an excuse? How can we recognize the difference? And if it’s an excuse, how do we motivate ourselves to overcoming the excuse and take action? Join Jon and Stephen on BlogTalkRadio.com/suddenlyhuman at 6:00PM GMT(1:00PM EDT in US/Canada) on Friday, 16 October 2015, as they discuss excuses and...
SuddenHUMAN: Action or Intention––which is more important?
A corporation helps to rebuild a nation after a war or natural disaster. The locals clearly benefit from and participate in the rebuilding––so the action is good––but the corporation makes multiple millions in revenue from the project and only engaged in the effort because of the huge profits––so their intention is purely selfish. Which is more important, the outcome or the intention? The leader of one nation declares war on another nation purely for the purpose of destroying a safe haven...
SuddenlyHUMAN: getting Unstuck in life
You know how easy it is to get stuck in a situation and feel as if you can’t get away from it––like a bad relationships, family obligations, debt, deadend job, a career that no longer inspires us, socal responsibilities, etc. Sometimes we just fall into a rut and stay there because we simply don't see a way out. It's then that we realize our hopes and dreams are going unfulfilled. Getting unstuck isn't always easy, but it can be done––and we're going to talk about that. Join our hosts, Jon...
SuddenlyHUMAN: The Power of Gratitude
Ever heard the “Gratitude is the Attitude!” New Age mantra? Or how about, “Be grateful for what you have”? With gems like that gratitude sounds either like a luxury of the rich or like meaningless gibberish to most people, since we can all have plenty to complain about. Being grateful doesn’t mean settling for less. Yet the recurrent theme of gratefulness could have something more fundamental and useful at its core. How can something as intangible as gratitude, gratefulness, appreciation,...
SuddenlyHUMAN: Overcoming Fear of Success
It’s ironic that anyone should ever be scared of succeeding––since that’s typically what we most wish and pray for. Yet far too often, just when an opportunity presents itself, we allow fear to stop us from taking the risk. Why? What are we so worried about that it would cause us to subconsciously sabotage our dream? Is there something we can do to overcome our fear of success? Join our hosts, Jon and Stephen, as they discuss this topic here on BlogTalkRadio.
SuddenlyHUMAN: a discussion on Cop-out Spirituality
More and more these days people claim to be "Spiritual" rather than religious. For some, this has freed them to expore new beliefs and to experience the divine in a very real and personal way. Yet for others this has merely become a way to dodge any genuine work towards their spiritual development, or worse, just an excuse to avoid going to church/temple/mosque/etc. Please join our hosts, Jon and Stephen, as they discuss when claiming to be "Spiritual, but not Religious" is for real and...
SuddenlyHuman: Intolerance and Extremism - a revisit
The recent resurgence in religious-inspired terrorst attacks, racism, and sectarian violence has reached new levels of controversy and implications on personal security, which has generated a need for SuddenlyHuman to revisit the topic of Extremism first cover in our October 2013 episode. What is extremism? What is the face of a moderate? Is tribalism the root of all this? Join hosts Stephen and Jon as they discuss the problem of ideas taken to their extreme and what ordinary citizens can...