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#120: Celebrating Imperfection

In this episode, we explore the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi, the art of imperfection. Read More

#119 Curiosity

In this week’s episode, we explore the power of curiosity. Read More

#118 Tip of the Iceberg

In this episode, we explore a couple of useful models for identifying and changing behaviors. Read More

#117 Reflections and Intentions

In this episode, we share our intention setting process for getting ready for the New Year to ensure we’re set up to have a fantastic year of achievement. Read More

#116: Life is but a dream…

In this episode, we explore how our minds play with reality. Read More

#115 Time and Attention

In this episode, we explore the 5 literacies you need to survive in the 21st century. In part II we explore our relationship to time. Read More

#114: Find your freedom

This week we explore the give and take of freedom. Are we really free and is the freedom we do have, balanced? Read More

#113: Effortless effort

This week we found ourselves wondering if it’s important to try or if it is better to let go and just go with the flow. To help us explore this, we delve into the Taoist concept of Wu Wei. Read More

#112: We were on a break!

This week’s conversation at the Havana Cafe centers around intentionality and our continuing pursuit of happiness.

Hi, it’s Clay and Sarah  — We’re back in action this week at the Havana Cafe drinking coffee and discussing where life has taken us on our quest to find wisdom in the messy realities of life.

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Episode 111: How attached are you to your things?

In this episode, we explore the attachment we have to things and how those things sometimes demand too much of us.

Episode 110: Wayfinding our way through life

In this week’s episode, we explore the ancient art of wayfinding with a modern twist.

Episode 109: Individual connections, culture & your life

This week we enjoyed a winding conversation about how individual connections spread cultural norms, and how different cultural groups shape our lives.

Episode 108: What hero’s journey are you on?

This week we take a close look at the hero’s journey and how we can apply it in a practical way to our own life journeys.

Episode 107: The Poetics of Space

This week we wax a bit lyrical about the poetics of space, the possibilities of feng shui, and what it means to ‘hold space’ for oneself and others.
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Episode 106: Consciousness — what is it and does it have to come in human form?

This week we’re continuing our discussion of the films Ex Machina and Her, and adding on insights from the TV series Westworld and Humans, looking more closely at the question of Consciousness & Free Will.

Episode 105: What makes us human?

What makes us human? Is it consciousness? Is it our emotional complexity? Is it merely our physical body? Sometimes the only way to see through our biases in perception is to consider an alternative…an opposite.  This week we are discussing our big question in the context of two great films — Ex Machina & Her.

Episode 104: Rediscovering the Wild

This week Clay and Sarah reach for their cups of coffee and contemplate how and why we might rediscover the wild.

 

Episode 103: Language…instinct, technology or virus?

This week we use Burroughs’s famous quote “language is a virus from outer space” to contemplate language as instinct, technology or virus.

Episode 102: Hedonism – Mastering the Lost Art of Pleasure and Leisure

In this episode, we revisit the original idea of hedonism as ancient Greek philosophy that argued that pleasure and happiness are the primary or most important intrinsic goods and the aim of human life.

 

Episode 101: “Levelling up” in your Life

When the very things that once excited us now feel boring and repetitive…  When we’ve achieved our big goal but now feel as if we are stagnating and wanting more… When we’ve mastered a set of skills and feel a new call to adventure and change… Read More

Episode 100: What’s the Question That Drives You?

Hooray. We’ve made it to episode 100.  For this episode, we reached out to you, our listeners, to find out what their ultimate questions are.

Episode 99: What stands in the way becomes the way

Obstacles, difficulties, things “not going according to plan” are an inevitable part of life. But how we respond to these so-called obstacles is what defines us.

This week Clay and Sarah explore the idea of obstacles as the pathway to growth and new opportunities.

Episode 98: How has cyberspace transformed creativity?

Within the “consensual hallucination of cyberspace” which we call the internet, a creative explosion is taking place.  We have access to an immense range of audio-visual arts, stories, poetry, music…and new combinations of these.  And the internet has also made it possible for us to create art in new ways and then share it with, literally, the WORLD. Read More