Paul Crouse Show #41 - "Loneliness and Isolation" with Frances Robbins

Paul Crouse Show #41 - "Loneliness and Isolation" with Frances Robbins

This month, Paul talks again with psychiatric nurse practitioner Frances Robbins about the epidemic of loneliness and isolation in our modern world.

The more connected we are online, the less real human connections we tend to have in the real world. This leads to anxiety and depression, especially among younger people who have who have only known a world with the internet. 

People are social beings who need to be with others. Frances and Paul talk about strategies to take steps to make that happen. As always, it is a fascinating and useful conversation with them.

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Paul Crouse Show #40 - "It's Natural, Not Supernatural" with Frances Robbins

Paul Crouse Show #40 - "It's Natural, Not Supernatural" with Frances Robbins

This month, Paul talks again with psychiatric nurse practitioner Frances Robbins about Paul's speciality, which is the mystical side of life. He tells the story of how the spirit world opened up to him on after he sobered out. He explains how the supernatural is a perfectly normal part of nature and that understanding about it can bring great benefit to your life. The Universe is a pretty amazing place.

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Paul Crouse Show #39 - "Toxic Relationships" with Frances Robbins

Paul Crouse Show #39 - "Toxic Relationships" with Frances Robbins

This month, Paul talks again with psychiatric nurse practitioner Frances Robbins about unhealthy interpersonal relationships, either between lovers, family members, friends, colleagues or acquaintances.

They discuss what a toxic relationship is, how to identify it, and what to do to either change the relationship or get out of it.

Listen in to this fascinating discussion which is filled with lots of insights and practical tips.

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A Cautionary Tale About Being Too Cautious

A Cautionary Tale About Being Too Cautious
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.
-- Jon Krakauer

I opened the door to the guest house in Osaka and looked up the steep, dark stairwell. There was a shadowed shape of a woman looking down at me. And then I heard a London-accented female voice call from another room: “Is he normal?”

“I don’t know,” said the shadow. “He looks alright.”

I climbed up those steps to my new life. That was my first day living in Japan, 23 years ago on Valentine’s Day, 1995.

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Paul Crouse Show #38 - "Anxiety & Depression" with Frances Robbins

Paul Crouse Show #38 - "Anxiety & Depression" with Frances Robbins

This month, Paul talks with psychiatric nurse practitioner Frances Robbins about about anxiety and depression.

  • What are differences between the two?
  • What are the symptoms and causes?
  • When is it serious enough to serious enough to seek professional help?

Remember, both problems are treatable. You do not have to suffer.

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Paul Crouse Show #35 "Shamanic Reality" with Neshi Lokotz

Paul Crouse Show #35  "Shamanic Reality" with Neshi Lokotz

This month, Paul talks with Star Nations co-founder Neshi Lokotz about their common experiences doing shamanic work. Neshi shares how she was introduced to Medicine Work (which is what she calls shamanism) through her Native American upbringing. And

Paul talks about his very different experience being introduced the shamanic realms. They also discuss other aspects of shamanic including: safety, integrity, the challenge of the ego, charlatans and self discipline. 

This show was recorded in a new format: live video streaming on Facebook via BeLive.TV.

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Paul Crouse Show #34 With Carmela Fleury

Paul Crouse Show #34 With Carmela Fleury

“Singing Your Own Tune” with Carmela Fleury of Kamakura, Japan.

Do more of what brightens you and less of what doesn’t.

Don't miss Paul’s fun conversation yoga teacher and life coach Carmela Fleury of Kamakura, Japan. They talk about the mind-body connection, how we all have our own dance to dance, and discuss whether spirituality is just a load of B.S - or not. Now take three deep breaths.

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9497 Miracles: My 26 Years of Sobriety

9497 Miracles: My 26 Years of Sobriety

August 25th will be my 26th re-birthday. I will have been sober 9,496 days on that date, each one one-day-at-a-time.

Every single one of these days is a miracle. I could be dead right now. Or living in a lower level of hell than I used to.

One of my brothers died from alcoholism. I held him as he drew his last breath at the youthful age of 45. I know where that path leads. It could have been me.

And it still could. Often I hear about famous (and not famous) people falling off the wagon after being clean for more than two decades. I respect the power the demon of addiction has.

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Paul Crouse Radio Show #33 with Morgan Fisher, Part Two

Paul Crouse Radio Show #33 with Morgan Fisher, Part Two

"Thoughtless and Mindful"

Being meditative is more than sitting in the lotus position. 

Listen to Part 2 of Paul’s conversation with Tokyo-based British musician and photographer Morgan Fisher. They talk about Morgan’s spiritual journey in India, touring with Queen and recording with Yoko Ono, his current music and photography work. 

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Paul Crouse Radio Show #32 With Morgan Fisher, Part One

Paul Crouse Radio Show #32 With Morgan Fisher, Part One

"A Rock and Roll Life"

This month, Paul talks with Tokyo-based British musician and photographer Morgan Fisher, formerly of the 1970s rock band Mott the Hoople. Morgan talks about how he got interested in music, his life as a rock-n-roller, the aftermath and the start of of his inner journey.

Listen to Part 2 during our August show.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #31 - "Create a Better Experience of Life and Work"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #31 - "Create a Better Experience of Life and Work"

What are the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves? Are they true? And do they get in our way?

This month, Paul talks with Tokyo-based executive and life coach Sarah Furuya about the steps we can take to have more fulfilling work and personal lives.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #30 - "Helpful or Hogwash?"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #30 - "Helpful or Hogwash?"

Can spiritual ideas benefit scientifically trained people?

This month, Paul talks with his friend Heley Matthews of Kyoto -- who has a scientific background --  about the work he does helping people using spiritual concepts and techniques to see if they might be useful to her in her daily life.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #29 - "Alternative & Complementary Treatments"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #29 - "Alternative & Complementary Treatments"

It can be difficult to know when to use alternative or complementary treatments for your health problems.

This month, Paul talks again with complementary health practitioner Sara Williams of London, UK. They discuss the differences between conventional medicine and complementary/alternative treatments, and challenges of knowing what is right for you. Don’t miss this interesting conversation. 

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #28 With Ayesha Sheeba

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #28 With Ayesha Sheeba

Everyone has spiritual gifts they can learn to use to improve their lives.

This month, Paul talks with spiritual guide and psychic Ayesha Sheeba of Chennai, India. They discuss her clairvoyant gifts, which go back to her childhood, and how she helps empower people by showing them how to tap into their own gifts. Don't miss the fascinating discussion.

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The Day I Met the Guides

The Day I Met the Guides

“Don’t be afraid, Tony,” said the voice coming out of Tony's mouth.

“That wasn’t me! That wasn’t me!” said Tony in his real voice.

“Don’t be afraid,” the strange voice repeated.

I could feel Tony’s heart racing, under my hands. “Oh my God! Oh my, God! Oh my God!” he kept repeating.

“Just breathe,” said the voice. This voice came from Tony’s vocal cords, but it was clearly not his. And he wasn’t faking it. 

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #27 - "Japanese Tea Ceremony"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #27 - "Japanese Tea Ceremony"

Japanese Tea Ceremony is a spiritual experience

This month, Paul talks with Atsuko Mori, the owner of Camellia Tea Ceremony in Kyoto, Japan. They discuss Japanese tea ceremony, it’s history and connection to Zen Buddhism, as well as how the study of tea ceremony improved Atsuko’s life. Don’t miss this interesting conversation.

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Don't Be Consumed By Fear

Don't Be Consumed By Fear

The current morning ritual in my house goes something like this:

Me: (Reading the newspaper) “Oh my God…oh no....OH MY GOD!”

My Wife: “Trump?”

Me: “Trump.”

She doesn’t seem all too concerned.

“Freaking out doesn’t solve the problem,” she said.

As I read the paper, all of my political fears come bubbling up. Will one of his tweets crash the financial markets? Will he start a war with Russia? Will he start rounding up Mexicans and Muslims to put in concentration camps?

My mind does love to play out all of these scenarios just like an apocalyptic movie. And then I catch myself. The sun will still rise tomorrow. The birds will still be singing in the trees. There are still no zombies walking up the street.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #26 - "Don't Get Consumed by The Fear"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #26 - "Don't Get Consumed by The Fear"

This month, Paul spoke with Star Nations co-founder Neshi Lokotz about recent events, including the U.S. presidential elections, and about how to stay well informed and strong internally in the face uncertainty in our rapidly changing world.

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