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another episode of Zooming in the Lens Podcast released! Subscribe on Itunes!

referenced links from Podcast, Ep. 30!

The man quoted on “Role of Man” from Zooming in the Lens Podcast episode #30 is Mr. Robert Bly! He is an incredible poet, speaker, storyteller, mythologist, and philosopher that effected change for men in many ways with talks like the one below. I am happy to introduce him to some, and reconnect his wisdom, for others. Michael Meade is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. For more info on Michael Meade – MM. Very thankful these two men got together and graced us with such important interpretations and to me, directions for how to help ourselves and the culture.

The below video is 1 of 6 videos and all are available on youtube – we are VERY lucky this is the case. Part 2 was referenced as well. Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy!

On Being A Man Pt.1-6 (1989) Robert Bly Michael Meade – YouTube Video –  9:03

On Being A Man Pt. 2-6 (1989) Robert Bly and Michael Meade-YouTube Video – 10:58

BIG NEWS – New Series added to Podcast!

Along with our regular Podcast releases by ~Zooming in the Lens Podcast~ on Itunes, NEW this WEEK  is the debut of short – new – series – called ~ 

“Imprecise Storytelling”  ~ with Olivia May and Katrina Chester 

♥ ~ the average work day  

Be sure to Subscribe to Zooming in the Lens podcast on iTunes to be alerted of the new series Debuting Soon!


"Imprecise storytelling"

“Imprecise storytelling”


Ep 22 links of references used on Podcast

  • 10 Unique Parenting Styles From Around The World ( the first one is a 500-year-old practice/ritual in India that parents do for their children where they drop them from a height, safely landing below onto a blanket held up by others!
  • George Carlin clip used for the end of this episode starts at 8:16 on “specialness”
  • Links to articles referenced can all be found on:
    “If millennials are ill-equipped to manage post-secondary and adult lives, then the fault must lie with an overabundance of parenting, experts say. An article published recently in Psychology Today cited helicopter parenting as part of a set of issues that contribute to an overly sensitive young adult population.”
    “Young adult oversensitivity is a marked shift in college culture. The author of “Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges” relayed mounting concerns among college counselors, administrators, and professors over the emotional fragility of current college students. Students cannot handle failure, or even mediocre marks, they say. They rely on parent guidance and counseling more than any previous generation.”
    “A recent Washington Post article speaks more of the same. In the article, former Stanford Dean Julie Lythcott-Haims excoriates the negative impact of perpetually present parents who shelter their children from hardship and failure. She links depression and other mental health issues to this trending type of over-parenting.”
  • Pre-1960s Parenting Vs. Parenting Today by John K. Rosemond on May 1, 2015 – “We knew who was running the household, and it wasn’t us!”, *About the Author: Rosemond has written nine best-selling parenting books and is one of America’s busiest and most popular speakers, known for his sound advice, humor and easy, relaxed, engaging style. In the past few years, John has appeared on numerous national television programs including 20/20, Good Morning America, The View, Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect, Public Eye, The Today Show, CNN, and CBS Later Today.

Quotes from ZITL Podcast Ep. 21

A few have asked that we post up the quotes from our Thanksgiving special podcast Ep. 21 “Thanksgiving with no agenda” special episode for the holidays. Here ya go!

  • “Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?” – Rumi
  • “If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.” – Socrates (469-399 BCE 5th Century)
  • On Balance – “In Fact emotional states are not something that happen to us, rather we create them based on how we view the world” Karen Hastings, Phd.
  • Cultivating the witness – or the observer….Truly see there is a difference from OBSERVER (witness) from that which is being OBSERVED (ego-mind, incarnation)
  • “Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good an evil.” – Nietzche (Right or Wrong)
  • Click here to listen to this episode on Itunes!
  • Satsang Meme