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For Kayla, there was no reason to be good. There was no god, nobody was important including herself, and she had no purpose. Suddenly everything changed and now she's trying to be better. In this podcast Kayla tells her stories on the way to improvement - the wins, the foibles, the wisdom and the WTF moments.

For Kayla, there was no reason to be good. There was no god, nobody was important including herself, and she had no purpose. Suddenly everything changed and now she's trying to be better. In this podcast Kayla tells her stories on the way to improvement - the wins, the foibles, the wisdom and the WTF moments.

Location:

United States

Description:

For Kayla, there was no reason to be good. There was no god, nobody was important including herself, and she had no purpose. Suddenly everything changed and now she's trying to be better. In this podcast Kayla tells her stories on the way to improvement - the wins, the foibles, the wisdom and the WTF moments.

Twitter:

@kaylaolive

Language:

English

Contact:

4153219247


Episodes

I'm NOT an Alcoholic and Maybe Nobody Else is Either.

2/13/2020
Here's the story about that weird time I went to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. What is alcohol and how does it affect us?

Duration:00:35:36

Thomas Jefferson Sucks. A White Lady Talking About Race PT 2

1/1/2020
Here I am talking about race again. Did you know that being an Information Junkie can be a bad thing? What the book Guns, Germs and Steel allegedly has to say about European power being a product of geographical luck. I go over what I've learned from the docuseries RACE: The Power of an Illusion. How different are your genes from a person from a different race? Oh, and is Thomas Jefferson the worst or was he just a nice guy who happened to live in a culture where black people were...

Duration:00:29:06

I Could Brush Your Hair for You. A White Lady Talking About Race PT 1

11/8/2019
It's scary to be a white person sharing thoughts on race. I can't seem to get out of it today though because I am currently a white person with a lot of thoughts about race and a podcast. I ask what's up with the term 'People of Color'? Is it appropriate/politically correct? I was raised in a small city with a huge majority of white people making up the demographics of the population. I thought I was colorblind and we were all the same. Turns out, it's a lot more complicated than...

Duration:00:34:07

Fast Fashion and the Barely Concealed Wang on God’s Restful Morning

10/23/2019
Thinking through my impulsive, public decision to shop for my clothing exclusively at thrift stores. What have I gotten myself into?

Duration:00:30:02

The Transcendental Meditation Secret and Please Don't Call Me "Mom"

10/2/2019
I know the secret that they teach in TM and have no problem sharing it with you! Also, is it weird that I don't want anyone to call me a Mom except for my son? Musings on identity, the Not-Self idea, dukkha.

Duration:00:31:27

Level Up

9/18/2019
If everyone acted the way Kayla acted while she was in Hawaii, all the ice caps would melt in a day and Armageddon would ensue. In this episode, Kayla discusses a way she's going to jump off the hedonic treadmill and her thoughts on amazing link between Buddhist philosophy and evolutionary psychology.

Duration:00:27:22

You're Welcome, Turtles

9/4/2019
Kayla has just discovered the 16 year old environmentalist, Greta Thunberg and is super impressed. No sooner did she begin to stan Greta than she uncovered Greta's evil hater, Niall Ferguson. In this episode Kayla considers her own carbon footprint and wonders if the Earth is a safe place to have kids.

Duration:00:29:58

Why Be Good?

8/21/2019
So far, Kayla is a "just ok" person. She hasn't seen a point in self-improvement in the past because she doesn't believe that there's a god to do it for. Get to know Kayla in this first episode and find out why she's suddenly interested in being better.

Duration:00:29:01