Bless Your Own Waters : Get Comfortable Being Human
By Dr. Juko Holiday
I’m Dr. Juko Holiday, and this is a podcast about getting comfortable being human. We'll explore tools that can help us move from being wounded to being liberated using concepts from psychology, Buddhism, Yogic philosophy, evolutionary biology, and nature-based wisdom traditions. Trauma, boundaries, compassion, and forgiveness are some of the themes we'll examine together, figuring out how to balance understanding and empathy for others with respect and dignity for ourselves. Part of each episode will be dedicated to your questions, so ask away - let's work on being human together.
In this episode, I’ll talk about how setting limits is essential to being a loving person, the specific yogic and Buddhist principle that help us balance compassion for others with respect for ourselves, and answer a question about making our compassion visible to others when we're coping with anxiety.
I'll place it all in the context of my own personal story about learning boundaries while growing up with a parent who lived with severe mental illness.
You can leave a Just ask Juko question here by clicking the "message" button and talking away: https://anchor.fm/dr-juko-holiday, and you can read all about my yoga teacher and yoga therapist trainings, workshops, my upcoming retreat for women of color and much more at my web site: http://www.jukoholiday.com/
Compassion is a resolve to be present with suffering in a skillful way, which is essential to getting comfortable being human. In this episode, I’ll tell you about Buddhist near enemies and apparent friends, a most unexpected deathbed confession about the first time I was on TV, and how action is what defines compassion. You can read all about my work and blessing your own waters up at my website: JukoHoliday.Com
In this episode, I’m going to tell you where the title for my podcast came from, how the contents of an envelope reset my psyche and my socio-cultural world view in a matter of minutes, what it means to bless our own waters, and why it’s a potent starting place for getting comfortable being human.
I do a lot of things - go to jukoholiday.com to find out about yoga teacher and yoga therapist trainings at Ease Mountain Yoga, a studio I founded and currently direct in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I'm a conservationist and a research scholar working in the fields of ecology and psychology, and you can check out my work in that area of my life, including an opportunity to offset your environmental impact by helping me preserve some old-growth forest at redwoodlove.org. I'd love to get a voice message with a question or reflection on your thoughts about getting comfortable being human at my Anchor.FM profile page.