Sit Back and Get Uncomfortable

Sit Back and Get Uncomfortable


As the world slowly recovers from the pandemic, we once again venture out into our communities, settle back into our routines, and return to our regularly-scheduled broadcasting as well as we can. Though any NWN listener could tell you that “normal” isn’t always a good thing and that our own comfort doesn’t equate to someone else’s, today we will be examining why in more specific detail with our guest, Kerri Kelly.

Kerri Kelly is an activist for wellness, a yoga instructor, and a catalyst for change in her communities. She’s also the host/founder of the podcast/initiative CTZNWELL, promoting the idea that we must democratize wellness in order for all of us to truly thrive. Her new book, American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal, is an extension of that work. Settle in and get uncomfortable, because sometimes it takes a little discomfort to grow and heal a community.

Topics Covered:

  • How do we recondition ourselves to avoid the pitfalls of normalcy?
  • Creating a culture of accountability
  • Recovering as a community from wide-scale traumas like 9/11 or a pandemic
  • How do the relationships within our community help us grow, personally?
  • What are the limits of allyship as we know it? Can we do better?

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