Humanity’s Values

Explorations of Values and Narratives within Behavior

Humanity’s Values is dedicated to exploring the  psychology of relationships. Here you will explore the human experience through understanding your Stories and how they define your Values. Expand your emotional and behavioral flexibility through the lens of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 

My hope in this podcast is that what I share is not just a reflection of what I believe, but the beginning of a dialogue about what we find important in our lives. For many of us, myself included, we’ve struggled with defining our purpose, wrestled with ideas large and small, and in many different ways, stumbled through that journey weighted down by the rigid structures of religion and other limiting ideologies.

I for one was quite happy to leave fundamentalism behind and after several years I realized I could step away from dogma while maintaining a love of humanity. In that continuing journey the desire to explore questions of meaning and transcendence has continued. I don’t expect that we’ll always be in agreement, but I do bring myself ready and willing to ask questions, explore ideas and dive into what we Value.

If you have any questions about any part of this episode, please feel free to reach out. I will respond to each message and it’s possible your question may get an entire episode dedicated to it! If your question/topic is selected I will let you know.

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Recent Podcast Episodes

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Why Hate Feels So Good and What To Do About It

Why Hate Feels So Good and What To Do About It

Democracy is a community project and as such, it is only as strong as the virtues of the people who are participating in it. It is only as strong as the social habits we encourage in ourselves and one another. Here we explore the emotion of hate within an understanding of our very human need to shape reality to suit our vision of what we believe it to be or should be, and seeing then how anything that gets in the way of that vision invokes our passions.

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Election Thoughts – Voting 2020

Election Thoughts – Voting 2020

Democracy is a Value-based interpersonal construct for guiding human behavior. As such, democracy exists at the intersection of humanity's greatest potential and all our foibles. We can aspire to be the best versions of ourselves that we know to be, but it requires an active engagement, both on the ground through action and also through mindful reflection.

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The Values of Behavior

The Values of Behavior

Ever wondered what behavior was all about? In The Values of Behavior, we explore Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through the relational structure of Values - Narrative - Behavior, the guiding philosophy taught at Life Weavings through therapy and coaching....

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Pathologizing Human Behavior

Pathologizing Human Behavior

Research on human behavior notes that we often excuse personal bad behavior using external variables, yet blame internal unchangeable qualities for the same actions in others. Further, we rationalize behavior, by placing it into a personally coherent narrative or...

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The Story of Your Anger

The Story of Your Anger

We like to think of our emotions, joy, anger, love, as neat and tidy labels, for the sensations we are feeling. Adding to this narrow vision of our lives, we then place judgments on our feelings, claiming some are "good" or "bad," putting us in the unenviable...

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The Mighty Anecdote

The Mighty Anecdote

Exploring the nature of 'anecdotal evidence,' why it's so enticing and why we all engage in it. The power of the anecdote or story resides in what stories are: the creation of causal connections within our perception. We are declaring what we believe the world to...