Welcome to the Change Paradox. This is a podcast devoted to helping all of us unpack the mystery of how change really works.
Dearest friends of the Change Paradox, old and new,
As you’ll hear in today’s Afterthoughts episode, this will be our last episode of the show, at least in its current format. I’m sad to share this news but also very proud of what we have done over the past year and at peace that it’s the right thing for now.
I have really loved this experience, most of all the wonderful guests I’ve had the pleasure of talking with and the enthusiastic feedback from so many of you. I suppose this long-deliberated decision came down to a few converging factors. For starters, it turns out podcasts are an incredible amount of work! And all that prep time puts an incredible number of other important things on the back burner, sometimes for too long. It’s time to get back to those, including more rest than I have gotten in some time. Whew.
Secondly, we succeeded in covering exactly what I’d hoped to: As expected, change indeed has remarkable paradoxical elements in many different fields, and the exploration of that is meaningful and helpful to many. I hope you’ll watch for those elements as they turn up in your lives for years to come. I certainly will. While we could interview hundreds more to make the point, I think we have made it well already.
Most important, and most subtle, of all, I have this indescribable sense of feeling both “complete” here for now, and as though there is something really important waiting to fill the space.
Perhaps a new adventure will bring me to new things I’d like to share with you. If so, we’ll most certainly be back! And we’ll be in touch, too, most likely by posting something new in this space. Please keep your subscription active in case we do. Unless and until that time comes, The Change Paradox will remain available but not be added to.
So, to all of you who have supported us and the show, our heartfelt and sincerest gratitude. You, most of all, have made these hundreds of hours worth it.
All episodes, including the Afterthoughts episodes, will be available publicly so that you can return to them as often and long as you wish.
Before we go, let’s all raise a glass to Pete and Andy, the show’s very skilled producers and closest friends. I can’t thank you both enough for so generously lending your experience to this novice’s dream of exploring something so esoteric. You couldn’t be more wonderful to work with, and I enthusiastically point our fans here to your many other informative and entertaining shows at TruStory FM.
More love, not less, everybody. 🙏🏼
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Today’s Afterthoughts gives us the opportunity to reflect not just on season two, but on the whole show, as we prepare for change ahead and mark the end of The Change Paradox.
Dodge and Pete try to unpack near-death experiences in the wake of his conversation with Dr. Bruce Greyson. It leads to jealousy and a review of ‘Defending Your Life’ staring Albert Brooks, in addition to some key lessons on adapting to change in our own lives without having to pass through near-death ourselves.
Bruce Greyson, M.D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at that University of Virginia and joins us today to share his work studying near death experiences over nearly five decades.
This week, Dodge and Pete are unpacking his conversation with William Martin. They try to have a simple conversation on a simple concept and fail terribly. But that’s the path of the Tao, right?
William Martin is an author and scholar with a specialty in the Tao Te Ching. He has worked hard to understand this thing in a way that can make it approachable to the rest of us. We deeply enjoyed talking with him and hope you do, too.
Dodge Rea and Jerry Campbell take on learning and fear this week, with a provocative dance with our friend the amygdala.
This week, Dodge and I are unpacking his conversation with Jerry Campbell. There will be wordplay, for sure, but also a review of the story of the lonely amygdala and its journey to find purpose through extreme sports.
Dodge and I do our best to unpack a triggering conversation for the both of us.
It’s money week and that’s scary. Jobs won and lost. Health care, insurance, education. Bills coming due. Major, unexpected expenses. It’s no understatement to say that how we relate to money defines how we relate to the world around us. Ted and Brad Klontz are here to help.
This week Dodge and I do our best to unpack this conversation with Lynne. We come at this discussion from very different perspectives so much of this week is devoted not so much to Lynne and her work, but to how we approach those things that run counter to our worldview.
Journalist and author Lynne McTaggart joins Dodge today to talk about her work. She’s written seven best-selling books, but they start by approaching her work chronicling the research of scientists in the field of consciousness and her own observations of the power of intention.
Pete and Dodge dish on the Trance of Scarcity and Victoria Castle’s perspective on generosity.
This week, Dodge and Victoria Castle are continuing their conversation on her book, “The Trance of Scarcity,” with a special focus on the Cycle of Abundance, building a routine of breaking out of the trance and focusing instead on myriad possibility around us.
In “The Trance of Scarcity,” Victoria Castle drills deeply into the heart of our inner imposter and churns there. It skewers our limiting beliefs and negative self identity in a way that’s both real and gentle at the same time. This week, she sits down with Dodge to talk about it.
This week we’re talking about Lance Bennett, Professor Emeritus and the founding director for the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement at University of Washington. His speciality, political science and civic engagement. He joined us last week to talk about politics, partisanship, and the climate crisis, and today we’re going to try and pull that conversation apart.
We kick off season two with Lance Bennett. Lance is Professor Emeritus and the founding director for the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement at University of Washington. His speciality, political science and civic engagement. He joins us today to talk about politics, partisanship, and the climate crisis.
Dodge and Pete sit back for a spell to reflect on lessons learned from the first season of guests and conversations on The Change Paradox.
Pete and Dodge unpack a few dreams and revel in the discomfort that comes with learning new things about ourselves.
Linda Odom is a gatekeeper of sorts. She’s a clinical psychologist in Nashville and while much of her work is around healing and recovery, she has a special knack for dreamwork. She teaches classes and workshops in which she teaches people how to access their own inner guidance through the language of dreams.
Dodge and Pete unpack their experience with Suman and the power of the first step following a mediative practice.
Suman Chaudhuri is our healer, educator, and guide today. He is the owner of Karuna Center for Natural Healthcare in Nashville. He was formally trained as a chiropractor and naturopath, but to us, today, he is a meditation teacher, having spent decades immersed in the study and practice of meditation for healing and spiritual cultivation.
Pete and Dodge try to rehabilitate after a hard conversation on police violence and the data Sam’s team is collecting.
This week, a special episode for members in which Dodge sits down with Credo Sinyangwe to discuss his incredible life of synchronicity.
We have a light on the show today. And he happens to be a trusted source, too. His area of expertise is the other pandemic, the one that comes in and out of focus in striking competition with the disease state we’re living through. For our guest, it started with a big question: how many people have been killed by police?
This week, Pete and Dodge continue the ADHD exploration with only a bit of Thanksgiving distraction.
ADHD coach Nikki Kinzer joins Dodge to talk about the complexities and challenges of ADHD, and the joys that come with helping others find the systems they use to live with it. This is the paradox of ADHD: learning to adapt around that which we cannot change.
Carleen Britton is a clinical social worker in Nashville. She’s here to teach us about Gestalt Therapy. Get ready, because Carleen is a superb educator and gives us a clear description of Gestalt practice, how it differs from other interventions, and then caps it off with an exercise that starts as an angry conversation with what might as well have been the robot in my phone, and ends with a gift of self-talk the likes of which I’ve never quite experienced.
Pete and Dodge work through a recap of Motivational Interviewing and dive deep into the Three Questions that will help you frame your readiness for change.
Dr. Ted Klontz joins Dodge for a conversation around Motivational Interviewing, a methodology Ted shares that can help probe the roadblocks to personal change rooted in the sort paralyzing ambivalence to change that many of us deal with at some point in our lives.
Our guest today is a welcome knock to the head. His name is Dave Richo and he’s a psychotherapist, educator, and writer in California. He’s with us today to talk about lessons outlined in his 2019 book, Five True Things: A Little Guide to Embracing Life’s Big Challenges. It’s one of those books that contains wisdom by the barrel and we’re deeply grateful that Dave agreed to join us on the show this week, letting us peel away at his five true things with direct guidance.
In our grand episode one, we’re going to introduce you to Ben Rea. Ben is a Licensed Clinical Social worker and co-founder of Healthy Minds, his practice in San Luis Obispo, California.
Change is a given of life, perhaps even the point of it. And now more than ever, it’s everywhere we look. But how well do we understand it? Psychologist Dr. Dodge Rea and guests explore the mysterious, paradoxical nature of change navigated well.