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Podcast #34- Heavy

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I felt ornery on the day I began spotting

Edited to add- My biopsy results were normal! One less heavy thing.

On today’s podcast, I explain why I haven’t been recording podcasts. It’s not because of Joe Rogan, but since we’re on the subject, let me share some important links with you.

Jon Stewart sides with Joe Rogan in Spotify ‘overreaction’

I also briefly mentioned book banning, which I can’t even believe I’m talking about in 2022.

Book Bans Are Back. Here’s What’s In Danger

Why Book Ban Efforts Are Spreading Across the U.S

I asked if you could surround my loved ones in love and light because it’s been a heavy week for many of them.

I also talked about the writer’s gathering that I mentioned in an earlier podcast. But after some consideration, I think I’d prefer to just go away on my own for 24 hours and have time to write and do soul homework. It’s been challenging for me to find time for myself, and as much as I’d like to spend time with my writing friends, my inner peace comes first.

Here are some more links you might be interested in:

Why are certain school books being banned in US?

What Book Censorship Looks Like Outside the United States

22 thoughts on “Podcast #34- Heavy”

  1. I hope you and your family are doing well. As for banning books I can’t believe it either. “To Kill a Mockingbird” was removed from the curriculum near where I grew up because it made people uncomfortable.

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  2. I’ve always made it a point to head to my local library or bookstore (or now, an online store) and read those books that are being banned. Most of the time I see nothing wrong with them; other times I have thought the books were a bit “old” or maybe “mature” for the grade that the school was trying to ban them for but found nothing inherently wrong with them either. I don’t get banning books at all when movies and tv and, heck, even the news tend to be much worse than any fictional story I’ve ever read.

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  3. Kari I am picturing you and your loved ones surrounded by love and light and a mega strong protective, healing force field. I hope things get better. 2022 has been heavy here too. This week in particular. But the singing birds are insisting that Soring is Coming so Iโ€™m hopeful. Maybe together we can turn this sh*t year around! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also I loved hearing your plans for the Getaway Thingy Retreat Meander. Planning things like that give hope. I also understand needing to use the time for intensive solo retreat. Sending hugs (and cute cat pictures!).

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    1. Oh, Maddie, thank you so much. I felt so good today, so I believe it’s already working. I spotted cardinals at our feeder this week, so it’s been getting lighter and lighter by the day.

      I can always use cute cat pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Thank goodness your results were normal. Sending lots of light and love across the miles. xoxoxo

    I have never listened to Joe Rogan and I only recently learned about the controversy through the Science Vs podcast, where they examined the misinformation and claims. I don’t know how to feel. On one hand, censorship and banning is a slippery slope. On the other hand, a person using their enormous platform to spread misinformation is absolutely dangerous.

    Keeping everyone in my thoughts. xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Nicole. Xoxo

      I agree with you on the use of such a large platform. It bothers me that Spotify hasn’t banned him. But this is when I get confused. I am opposed to book banning so isn’t it a conflict of interest if I want Spotify to remove Joe Rogan’s podcast? I’m sure there are many WordPress and Blogger blogs that spread misleading and harmful information as well, but I’m not going to stop blogging. Gahhh.


  5. Yay!!! So glad the biopsy was clear! That has to be a lifted weight.

    Book bansโ€ฆ.Embarrassed that my current home is in Tennessee where moral moms are trying to win book banning and our Governor is trying to turn public schools into Christian schools where students learn how to be Americans.

    I am proud of my Southern roots but I am deeply embarrassed by those that want to live in lost cause fantasies.

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    1. SUCH a huge weight. I feel so tired this weekend, and I suppose it’s because I can finally breathe.

      I learned about that book ban on your blog. There’s nothing to be embarrassed about; I’m in Illinois, we’re accustomed to being embarrassing. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Oh friend, what a lovely way to say that. You should be very proud. Many Northerners also wish to live in those fantasies as well.

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  6. I’m with you about feeling heavy all this past week. I’m happy to learn of your good news about the biopsy. I know about the book bans and am concerned. So far [somehow] Ohio hasn’t joined in on this. I return to the saying “you can’t cure stupid” and that is what banning books is all about. Not the most uplifting thought now that I write it here.

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  7. The banning of books is ludicrous. Really.

    Sending lots of prayers, warm virtual hugs, and healing thoughts the way of you and your people. I’m glad your biopsy was good. I had a good friend who started spotting and had a bonafide period 5 years after her last. *sigh*. It ain’t easy being us.

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