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I didn't always care about being good. After all, I have no god and no purpose. When I had my kid, everything changed. In this podcast I tell you my stories on the way to improvement: the wins, the foibles, the wisdom & the WTF moments.

I didn't always care about being good. After all, I have no god and no purpose. When I had my kid, everything changed. In this podcast I tell you my stories on the way to improvement: the wins, the foibles, the wisdom & the WTF moments.

Location:

United States

Description:

I didn't always care about being good. After all, I have no god and no purpose. When I had my kid, everything changed. In this podcast I tell you my stories on the way to improvement: the wins, the foibles, the wisdom & the WTF moments.

Twitter:

@kaylaolive

Language:

English

Contact:

4153219247


Episodes

Limiting Beliefs

12/31/2020
Happy New Year! This episode is all about limiting beliefs: the stories we tell ourselves and the lies we believe that keep us from self-actualizing.

Duration:00:32:29

Gender Creative Parenting

8/17/2020
Gender Creative/Neutral/Open Parenting is a new technique that more and more folks are using to rear their kids. You may have heard of Theybies: babies whose parents choose not to assign them a gender and request that their communities use the non-binary pronouns They/Them. In this episode I discuss the Gender Creative Parenting method and my own positive and negative feelings about it. My good friend, Mara, is using this approach to raise her awesome kid, Aster. She joins me for the second...

Duration:01:25:28

Biohacking and the Cure for Human Aging

3/14/2020
People that are born today are going to live until they are 130+ years old! How is this possible? How can YOU signal the cells that make up your body to restore themselves and become young again? Aging won't look the same as it did in the 20th century. When we reach 100 years old, we can be full of vitality. This episode is a cup of elixir from the fountain of youth. I found it in David A. Sinclair's groundbreaking work entitled Lifespan: Why We Age―and Why We Don't Have To.

Duration:00:30:36

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