In our debut episode, Jonathan talks with his good friend "Mark" about his volunteer experiences, about his recent trip to Peru, and the lessons learned there. We dive deep into the Psychedelic Family Value of Radical Honesty, and "Mark" discusses how this value has given him, his children, and their mother the space to redefine the meaning of family in the wake of divorce. An amazing conversation! Check us out on PodOmatic!
Links to sites discussed in the podcast:
Challenge Day: "Motivated by memories of their own experiences of being teased and bullied in school, Yvonne and Rich Dutra-St. John created the award-winning Challenge Day program in 1987. As parents of four young children, their goal was to create a program that brought everyone together. 'If we settle for tolerance, we have failed. Our goal is love' they said. In the last 28 years, Challenge day has reached over a million people across the world and received numerous awards for this life-changing work. Challenge Day is the world leader in providing empowering and transformational workshops for teens as well as adults. Our life changing programs create safe, open, and caring space for people to connect in a nurturing and fun environment, helping us realize that we are not alone in the issues we face (bullying, drugs, violence, abuse, poverty, prejudice, racism, etc.)."
Nihue Rao Center: "Under the guidance of master Shipibo healer and primary owner Ricardo Amaringo, Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual provides visitors with profound experiences in Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine, specializing in traditional ayahuasca ceremony. Ricardo Amaringo is one of the most talented and generous Shipibo healers of his generation and is dedicated to sharing this vital medicine to those who need it the most. At Nihue Rao, he is assisted assisted by his gifted Shipibo colleagues. Ricardo leads the center with his partners and apprentices Colombian-American Family Physician Joe Tafur MD and Canadian Artist Cvita Mamic."