Paul Crouse Show #43 - "How to Break the Political Polarization" with Neshi Lokotz

Paul Crouse Show #43 - "How to Break the Political Polarization" with Neshi Lokotz

This month, Paul talks with Star Nations founder Neshi Lokotz about the political climate in the U.S. and how we can take steps to bridge the political divide. We all have to live together with each other on this planet. Screaming at each other is not a good way to live. Listen in to this interesting conversation.

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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 #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 #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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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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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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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #22 - "First Steps on the Spiritual Path"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #22 - "First Steps on the Spiritual Path"

Why do we fall down? To learn how to stand back up.

This month, Paul talks with Star Nations co-founder Neshi Lokotz. In their first meeting, Paul asks Neshi about being raised in a traditional Native American culture, and they both talk about their spiritual awakenings. Listen in for a great conversation

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #20 - "Grieving and Life Change"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #20 - "Grieving and Life Change"

The passing of a loved is a traumatic .

This month, Paul talks with Katsuko Saito, the program director at Otenin Buddhist Temple in Osaka, Japan. She talks about her experience overcoming the grief of the sudden death of her partner and life changes she made moving forward with her family.

They also discussed about the cultural differences in the work place between Japanese people and Westerners.

It was a lively discussion between two good friends whom both have dealt with loss and have come out the other end transformed.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #19 - "Recovery, Healing and Taking Care of the Soul"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #19 - "Recovery, Healing and Taking Care of the Soul"

The stars are brighter once you roll over in the gutter.

This month, Paul is interviewed by Katherine Arati Maas of Zurich, Switzerland about his life as a drunk and a druggie, sobering out 25 years ago, and how this lead him to discover his spiritual gifts. He also talks about his work helping people live their lives better. 

If you want to know the nitty gritty about Paul, what he's been through and how he helps people, then have a listen.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #18 - "Secular Mindfulness Training"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #18 - "Secular Mindfulness Training"

Mindfulness is the capacity to pay attention on purpose in the present moment non-judgmentally, and with kindness.

This month, Paul interviews Zen teacher Dr. Linda Lehrhaupt, who is the founder and executive Director of the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches in Bedburg, Germany. During this interview, Linda and Paul discuss how mindfulness training can benefit people in all walks of life deal with the challenges of the modern world, including stress and chronic pain.

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Rev. Taka: How to Meditate Simply

Rev. Taka: How to Meditate Simply

During this two-minute audio excerpt from an hour-long radio interview, Zen Buddhist priest Rev. Taka Kawakami explains how meditation can be mind training, and how to simply meditate.

He says that you should just sit up straight and feel your breathing. It might help to have longer inhales and exhales. He suggests breathing in for a count of five and exhaling for a count of ten. 

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Rev. Taka: Meditation is Not a Magic Bullet

Rev. Taka: Meditation is Not a Magic Bullet

In a two-minute excerpt from an hour-long radio interview, Zen Buddhist priest Rev. Taka Kawakami talks a good approach to meditation. Instead of using meditation to achieve something or solve an issue, it is better to simply observe from a non-subjective point of view. 

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #17 - "What the Bleep is Zen?"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #17 - "What the Bleep is Zen?"

Zen is not a brand. It is a Buddhist religion and the word literally means “seated meditation.”

Listen in to this interesting and lighthearted interview with Rev. Takafumi Kawakami of Shunkoin Zen Buddhist Temple in Kyoto, Japan. 

Paul and Taka talk about the common misconceptions about Zen and Buddhism in the West, as well as about meditation, mindfulness, living life better and Captain Kirk. 

And -- no -- there is really is no such thing as Zen massage, Zen yoga or Zen hamburgers. That is just marketing silliness.

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #16 - "Food, Fasting and Dharma"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #16 - "Food, Fasting and Dharma"

Nurturing our bodies nurtures our spirit.

With more than 20 years of experience teaching fasting, cleansing, and the Buddhist teachings of dharma, Hillary Adrian Han shares with Paul her deep knowledge and wisdom about living a healthy life being connected to your innermost essence. 

This very special edition of the Paul Crouse Show was recorded during Paul’s 13th day of a fast at the Dharma Healing International Center on Koh Samui island in Thailand, which Hillary runs.

In this wide ranging conversation, Hillary and Paul talk about the Buddhist concept of dharma, the process and benefits of fasting and cleansing, eating healthily and how to make simple changes to create new, healthy habits.

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #15 - "One Small Shift to Transform Your Life"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #15 - "One Small Shift to Transform Your Life"

Aligning with our inner nature can transform our lives.

With many years of experience blending psychology and spirituality, Kevin Akash Olver shares with Paul the simple and practical ways for living better.

Kevin is a teacher of personal growth and meditation in England. He has a gift for clear seeing and is known for his warm, peaceful nature and inspiring approach.

"Kevin has been a powerful influence on my life," says Paul

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #14 - "The Creative Flow"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #14 - "The Creative Flow"

Finding the right creative outlet is liberating. 

This month Paul talks with Kyoto spoken word artist and musician Phil Norton (aka: Preacherman Says) about life, poetry slams, the creative process and the Horse-headed Goddess of Mercy. 

It was a great show with a lot of laughs, some music and even a few bleeps. 

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #13 - "Mystic 101: The Basics of a Magical Life"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #13 - "Mystic 101: The Basics of a Magical Life"

Life isn’t rational. It is magical. The question is: What kind of magic are you using?

This month, Paul talks with Star Nations co-founder Denise Iwaniw about her clairvoyant gifts, the gifts everyone has, and how to live a more magical life. 

"Everyone can connect with spirit and use their own gifts, " says Denise. "To start out, simply take some time to be quiet and be open to what is around you and inside of you."

Denise is the Real McCoy who knows her stuff. She is acknowledged by the Catholic Church as a seer, as well as being a Pipe Carrier (holy person) in the Lakota Nation. She talks having her gifts since childhood, and her spiritual journey.

Paul and Denise have known each other more the 25 years, and Paul considers Denise to be one of his teachers. 

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #011 -- "Buddha and Burpees"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #011 -- "Buddha and Burpees"

Move your butt with exercise. Sit on your butt to mediate.

Taking care of your body is just as important as taking care of your soul.

Join British fitness and movement coach Russell Trott and Paul Crouse as they talk about the importance of moving your body, as well as how Russell’s Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice has changed his life. 

You can contact Russell at the CrossFit Kyoto website.

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