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Outrage + Optimism

Jun 26, 2024

This week, something unique for our listeners from the podcast 'We Are The Great Turning'.

As Joanna Macy approaches the end of a long life dedicated to healing our imperiled planet, she begins the conversation with Jessica Serrante, her student and dear friend, “standing afresh with what it’s like to live on Earth at this moment.” 

As we look into the face of the climate crisis, injustice, and war, difficult feelings arise; all are welcomed.

You are invited to join them at Joanna’s kitchen table, and invited into a deeper sense of your belonging and love for our world.


In this episode:

  • How to connect with the great possibilities that still exist for us even in these precarious times Joanna reflects on her awakening of environmental consciousness

  • Jess reflects on how meeting Joanna changed her life

  • Love, laughter, heartbreak, and the Work That Reconnects

  • Bonus Exercise: “Open Sentences”—a practice for partners


We recommend starting a podcast club with friends or family to do these practices together. Links and assets to help prompt reflection and build community can be found with every episode on


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