Wired for Connection

Wired for Connection

Hosted by: Donna Blethen & Elden Vala

The Wired for Connection Podcast exists as an invitation to connect. Connection informs our every thought, feeling and action. Connection is the base of belonging. Belonging is survival. This is a...

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episode #12: The Safety Wheel™

In this episode Donna & Elden share about their work/experience with the states of Safety & Lack-of-Safety. In their conversation they introduce the The Safety Wheel™ a tool designed to support the exploration...
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ep #11: accepting responsibility

in this episode We (Donna Blethen & Elden Vala) explore the topics of integrity, communication, wrong thinking & the personal responsibility holding & work necessary to maintain relational integrity. we...
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ep #10: The Con

in this episode We (Donna Blethen & Elden Vala) explore the topic of fear & how our fear acts as doorways for us to accept lies as truth & fall into the trap of the Con. Donna shares a personal experience...
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ep #9: Integrity with Reverend Brig Feltus

In this episode we are joined by Metaphysical Minister Reverend Brig Feltus. Brig is the founder of the ReMember Institute a school whose motto is, "May we reMember what we once knew, before we forgot who we were." In...
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ep #8: listening to the wounds

"Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person. You can call it compassionate listening. You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty his heart." ~...
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ep #7: Chief Arvol Looking Horse

in this episode we are joined by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota sioux nation.  "as the 19th generation Keeper of the Sacred Pipe...
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ep #6: "life & death holding hands"

in this episode Donna & Elden are once again joined by the beautiful & talented Ayla Rose who  supports us in bringing to life more fully the Philippine concept of Kapwa aided in Spirit form by Zeus the dog...
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ep #5: shared self (Kapwa)

in this episode Donna & Elden speak with guest Ayla Rose. their conversation revolves from, through & around the idea of the shared self as brought forward by the Filipino concept of Kapwa.       through lines...
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ep #4: loving, or not.

"as long as men dominate women we cannot have love between us. that love & domination can coexist is one of the most powerful lies patriarchy tells us all. most men & women continue to believe it but in truth...
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ep #3: remembering trust

in this episode Donna & Elden explore the impacts of patriarchal programming on our capacity to trust the fullness of the human experience & be with the truth of our interconnectedness. they share anecdotes of...
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ep #2: It's All About Connection

in this episode Donna & Elden discuss the emergence of relational identity as it is shaped by the nuance of life's experience. we share perspectives on how to better move with & within love in all that we are...
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ep #1: welcome

  in this episode we get some of background on the genesis of Donna's therapeutic practice (1978-present) & what led her down the path she's followed for the last 40+ years. we explore the concept of programmed...
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