Episodes of my podcast series: 99 - a Weekly 9-Minute Spiritual Journey
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99
Andrew

Our Power and Our Privilege

This entry is part of 19 in the series 99: a journey

Have you ever heard the saying, “there are no mistakes.” Or put another way, “there’s a reason for everything.” I’m of two minds when it comes to this episode’s theme, which is, the all-powerful force that puts you in a certain place at a certain time, and has you facing whatever it is that you’re facing.

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99
Andrew

The One Thing You Can Really Control

This entry is part 1 of 19 in the series 99: a journey

What is your biggest wish? Go ahead, think for a second. I’ll wait. Now, if someone who knows you well wrote your obituary today, would anything about that wish be in there?  The kind of wishes we’re talking about today are the kind that you’d probably want to show up there.  Now it’s none of my

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99
Andrew

When We’re in Pain, Joy is Still There

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series 99: a journey

The theme for this episode is ecstasy, joy and expansiveness… I love joy. And let’s face it, ecstasy is in a league of its own… expansiveness, yes, please.  Here’s the sticky part though. As I release these episodes, I’ve made a commitment to bringing you one every week reliably. If this series is a pilgrimage, each

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99
Andrew

Solstice Greetings from the Sofa

This entry is part 17 of 19 in the series 99: a journey

Hello friend. This is Andrew Chirch, host of Prolificate and the podcast series called 99: a Journey.  99 normally comes out each week on Friday, but I’m currently under the weather and not yet able to get an episode out.  In the meantime, I want you to know that I’m thinking about you as I record

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Recent Episodes of my Podcast. Interviews, random musings.
unlearning everyday racism
Podcast
Andrew

Unlearning Everyday Racism

I recently spoke with Kalissa Scopes of Unlearning Everyday Racism. This was, at times, an emotional interview (for me). Not to spoil this, but toward the end of our conversation I ask Kalissa what she’s most afraid of. What she answered was profoundly moving.

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2018 Election Season Special: How to get what you want

This is a special election season edition of Prolificate. Where I talk about finding everyday spirituality in our lives.  Whatever your job, whatever your life experience, whatever you hope for the world to be, I want to offer you a moment of peace and perspective. Are you angry?  Do you want some things to change? Do

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Ali Boone, Spiritual Entrepreneur
Podcast
Andrew

Meet Ali Boone – Spiritual Engineer and Real Estate Investor

I had the pleasure of interviewing a real dynamo this week. Ali Boone is a serial achiever. With a background in aerospace engineering and real estate investing, Ali’s life path has been pretty impressive when viewed from the outside.  What was more impressive to me is what’s going on inside. While it may look like she

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Blog Posts and other special features
Various faces in a crowd
Blog
Andy

Immigration: gender matters.

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Immigration

Immigration Series: Part V For this final installment, I want to look at gender and how it interplays with immigration. Perhaps it would be helpful to clarify the baseline definition of gender. The following is adapted from the Apple dictionary entry: Gender: “either of the two sexes (male and female), especially when considered with reference to

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Wheel of religious symbols
Blog
Andy

Why do Immigrants bring their religion with them?

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Immigration

Immigration Series: Part IV Immigrants are sometimes recognizable in a host society by the ways they act differently. One of the more recognizable ways of acting can be motivated by religion. I am thinking of a taxi driver I once saw stop his car, retrieve a prayer rug from the trunk, and perform salat – ritual

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Nikki Haley
Blog
Andy

Race & Ethnicity: our Favorite Fairytales

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Immigration

What is race? What is ethnicity? The photo above provides the perfect opening to this story. Is the woman in the photo White? Latina? Middle Eastern? If you don’t know her, her name is Nimrata Randhawa, now known as “Nikki” Haley — daughter of Sikh immigrants from India and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Ms. Haley is considered

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Blog
Andy

Immigrant or expat? It’s about power.

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Immigration

Immigration Series: Part II In the previous post, I talked about the word immigrant as a label for people who move into a country or place. Like all language, ours contains subtlety and nuance. Use of the word immigrant, though it may seem straightforward, implies a certain set of assumptions though, no? Hearing a sentence like: “Jessica

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