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Meet the Moment

Meet the Moment

By Hannah Drain Taylor & Claire Chase
Welcome to Meet the Moment, presented by Hannah Taylor and Claire Chase, PhD. Meet the Moment is a podcast designed to uncover and discuss ways to process the world, including our shared experiences. Our goal with this podcast is to be in community with one another, combatting the loneliness of the moment through conversations that dive deep.
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Episode 16: The Trouble with Understanding Things We Can't Explain with Stephanie Moberg
Stephanie Moberg joins Hannah and Claire this week to discuss her approach to the body, intuition, and making sense of different types of information. Their conversation covers a vast number of topics, including recognizing your intuition, taking up space in our bodies and in the world, and the role of trust and faith in things we can't explain quantifiably. Stephanie is a Reiki Master and Energy Coach and provides guided meditations, sound therapy, Reiki, and coaching at High Desert Vibes in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her diverse education and experiences, including her work as a Marriage and Family Therapist, allows Stephanie to appreciate and marry seemingly disparate ideas, including Science (Neurobiology, Sound Waves, Sub Atomic Particles) and Energy/Spirituality (Subtle Body Energy). To find out more about Stephanie's work visit http://www.highdesertvibes.com or connect with her on Instagram at @stephanie.moberg  Follow us on on Instagram @meetthemomentpodcast. Have a question for Hannah or Claire? Email us at hello@mtmpodcast.com!
49:57
July 2, 2021
Episode 14: Some Silver Linings Aren't Worth It with Hawzien Gebremedhin
In this week's episode, Hannah and Claire welcome Hawzien Gebremedhin to the podcast to discuss community. In our conversation, we dive into what community means, how we've come to experience it, and the privilege of choosing to walk away from communities that don't allow us to be our authentic selves. Hawzien is the Co-Founder of Tigray Action Committee, a nonprofit created to build awareness on the ongoing genocide in Tigray. And since the original recording of this episode in March 2021, Hawzien has accepted and transitioned to a new position in which she leads diversity and inclusion at a large accounting firm.  To learn more about Tigray Action Committee visit: www.tigrayactioncommittee.com or follow TAC on Instagram at @tigrayact Follow Meet the Moment on Instagram at @meetthemomentpodcast.
48:24
June 19, 2021
Episode 13: I Don't Owe You Anything with Dr. Samira Rajabi
Hannah and Claire chat with Dr. Samira Rajabi about experiences of the body and the role that online communities can play in our healing from traumatic events. Samira is a researcher and scholar on trauma and digital media, looking at how people use social media to find spaces for coping after trauma. She recently published her first book, All My Friends Live in My Computer, available for purchase on Bookshop.org and Amazon. In this episode, Samira recounts learning to listen and talk to her body from a very young age when she started getting severe headaches. She discusses the changing narratives that she and others placed on her body over time and reflects on the personal and societal impact of those narratives. Samira also shares her experience of having a brain tumor, including how people responded to her in medical situations and the role online trauma communities played in her healing. To learn more about Samira's work, visit www.samirarajabi.com or on Instagram at @samiracle04.  Follow the podcast on Instagram at @meetthemomentpodcast and rate us on Apple Podcasts!
55:36
June 4, 2021
Episode 12: Moving Thru Grief with Emily Bingham
In Episode 12, Hannah and Claire chat with Emily Bingham about the body, specifically, the potential that our bodies hold to help us cope with traumatic situations. Emily is the Founder of moveTHRU, a company she started to help grieving individuals process their loss through movement. Emily created the moveTHRU methodology to help individuals process their grief while building strength and community. In our conversation with Emily, we discuss her journey to recognizing and surrendering to her body's ability to help her grieve. She also walks us through the moveTHRU method and her work to bring conversations around grief in to the public sphere.  To learn more about Emily's work at moveTHRU, visit www.movethrugrief.com or on Instagram at @emilypbingham. She can also be found on TikTok at @emilymovesthrugrief and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/movethrugrief/ Follow us on Instagram at @meetthemomentpodcast and rate us on Apple Podcasts!
52:03
February 26, 2021
Episode 11: Your Body Can Amaze You with Dr. Amanda Sovik-Johnston
In Episode 11, Hannah and Claire chat with Dr. Amanda Sovik-Johnston. Amanda is the owner of Virginia Family Therapy and a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in working with pre-teen and teenage girls as well as families of all ages. She also co-hosts Podcast Therapists, a podcast focused on helping parents and caregivers understand the insanity of family life through the lens of psychological theory and research. In this episode, Amanda discusses what it means to honor our bodies, including the recognition of both our capabilities and limitations. Amanda also shares her personal journey to fully seeing her own strength, including what she gained through her training with Coach Don Easterling of NC State and her subsequent first place finish in the 200 meter fly at the 2019 Spring Masters Nationals. To learn more about Virginia Family Therapy and Young Women Athletes, check out www.virginiafamilytherapy.com or follow on Instagram, @virginiafamilytherapy. To learn more about Podcast Therapists, check out www.podcasttherapists.com or follow on Instagram, @podcasttherapists.
46:00
February 12, 2021
Episode 10: The Movement Pulls Me In with Christine Anderson
In Episode 10, Hannah and Claire chat with Christine Anderson, yoga teacher, bodyworker and teacher trainer based in Austin, Texas. In this episode, we explore the invitation and embrace that yoga brings to the body and mind. Christine also shares her personal journey to recognizing messages from her body starting at a young age. To learn more about Christine's work, visit her on Instagram (@christine_anderson_yoga) or take one of her classes at East+West Yoga.
55:10
February 5, 2021
Episode 9: Movement, Magic, and Returning to Our Authentic Selves with Mary A. Chase
In Episode 9, Hannah and Claire kick-off the "body series" with a conversation on somatic movement with Mary A. Chase, a movement artist, educator, and administrator. In this episode, we explore the role the body plays in our transformations, in how we experience the world around us, and in how we understand key moments. Mary also shares her perspective on resilience as the body ages, specifically considering the ways our body perceptions and expectations change over time.
42:22
February 2, 2021
Episode 8: Transformation Themes and Showering Intentions
In Episode 8, Hannah and Claire discuss insights on transformation shared by their fantastic guests (Kat Netzler, Serin Silva, Dr. Jessica Bates, & Darrie Matthew Burrage), including returning to one's authentic self, the brutal reality of truly transforming, and the critical role of faith. Hannah and Claire also share their intentions for the new year, including letting go of expectations and taking more showers. Finally, Hannah and Claire introduce their next episode series on the body, focusing on how the body experiences our transformations and how we can better pay attention to the messages it sends us.
24:56
January 22, 2021
Episode 7: Pie, Cake, and Transformation with Darrie Matthew Burrage
Welcome to Meet the Moment, presented by Hannah Drain Taylor and Claire Chase, PhD. Meet the Moment is a podcast designed to uncover and discuss ways to process the world, including our shared experiences. Our goal with this podcast is to be in community with one another, combatting the loneliness of the moment through conversations that dive deep. In Episode 7, Hannah and Claire reflect on faith, hope, and the grief that comes along with letting go, with their guest, Darrie Matthew Burrage. FYI, you might want to go grab a pen and paper before listening to this episode! Darrie shares powerful insights from his experiences as well as thought-provoking concepts useful for navigating your own transformational journey. 
57:35
January 15, 2021
Episode 6: The Myth of Bouncing Back with Dr. Jessica Bates
Welcome to Meet the Moment, presented by Hannah Drain Taylor and Claire Chase, PhD. Meet the Moment is a podcast designed to uncover and discuss ways to process the world, including our shared experiences. Our goal with this podcast is to be in community with one another, combatting the loneliness of the moment through conversations that dive deep. In Episode 6, Hannah and Claire reflect on the powerful roles of grace and community in transformation with their guest, Dr. Jessica Bates.  Jessica shares her personal transformation journey, from experiencing tragedy at a young age to cultivating a process of reflection that helped her grow personally and professionally. 
51:40
December 24, 2020
Episode 5: You Have One Life, Baby, with Serin Silva
Welcome to Meet the Moment, presented by Hannah Drain Taylor and Claire Chase, PhD. Meet the Moment is a podcast designed to uncover and discuss ways to process the world, including our shared experiences. Our goal with this podcast is to be in community with one another, combatting the loneliness of the moment through conversations that dive deep. In Episode 5, Hannah and Claire reflect on the roles that intuition and authenticity play in transformation with their guest, Serin Silva. Serin shares that transformational change happens when we allow ourselves to go beyond the bounds of our current understanding and awareness. According to Serin, "You have one life, baby, so you have to experience it." 
39:59
December 18, 2020
Episode 4: Transformation Takes Courage with Kat Netzler
Welcome to Meet the Moment, presented by Hannah Drain Taylor and Claire Chase, PhD. Meet the Moment is a podcast designed to uncover and discuss ways to process the world, including our shared experiences. Our goal with this podcast is to be in community with one another, combatting the loneliness of the moment through conversations that dive deep. In Episode 4, Hannah and Claire reflect on experiences of transformation with their guest, Kat Netzler. Kat shares her stories of transformation, from life-changing job shifts to small moments of revelation in everyday conversation. Through Kat's stories we learn that transformation occurs and reoccurs through intervals of awakening, grief, messiness, and feeling alive.
37:31
December 11, 2020
Episode 3: Our Stories of Transformation (Series Introduction)
Welcome to Meet the Moment, presented by Hannah Taylor and Claire Chase, PhD. Meet the Moment is a podcast designed to uncover and discuss ways to process the world, including our shared experiences. Our goal with this podcast is to be in community with one another, combatting the loneliness of the moment through conversations that dive deep. In Episode 3: Our Stories of Transformation (Series Introduction), Hannah and Claire reflect on their mindset shifts and transformations over the last decade. The episode is an introduction to the second MTM episode series, focused on stories of transformation and the difficulties of processing or recognizing one's own change.
26:07
November 20, 2020
Episode 2: Continuing Our Conversation on Politics with Sara Bean Duncan
Welcome to Meet the Moment, presented by Hannah Taylor and Claire Chase, PhD. Meet the Moment is a podcast designed to uncover and discuss ways to process the world, including our shared experiences. Our goal with this podcast is to be in community with one another, combatting the loneliness of the moment through conversations that dive deep. In Episode 2: Continuing Our Conversation on Politics with Sara Bean Duncan, Hannah & Claire interview former political staffer Sara Bean Duncan. Sara shares about her journey to working in politics, her experiences on the front lines, and what she thinks could make a healthy relationship with politics possible. 
44:44
November 7, 2020
Meet the Moment: A Conversation on Politics
Welcome to Meet the Moment, presented by Hannah Taylor and Claire Chase, PhD. Meet the Moment is a podcast designed to uncover and discuss ways to process the world, including our shared experiences. Our goal with this podcast is to be in community with one another, combatting the loneliness of the moment through conversations that dive deep. In Episode 1: A Conversation on Politics, Hannah & Claire discuss if a healthy relationship with politics is possible and, if it is, what mindsets are essential in cultivating a healthy relationship with politics.
51:29
November 2, 2020