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In this episode, Joel and Antonia continue a podcast series started several years ago – talking about how to deal with your relationship with your parents.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Joel explains why he and Antonia are going to visit her father who has been given just a few months to live – this trip could be her last chance to see him.
  • Listen to part 1 and part 2 in this series to hear more about Antonia’s story.
  • How is Antonia feeling right now?
  • Antonia shares some of her history with her family.
  • What’s Antonia’s approach to handling the situation as they embark on this trip?
  • Why does Antonia feel it’s important to share her experience through the podcast?
  • Examining the importance and prevalence of the biological ties we have to our family.
  • What happens when you have ideological conflicts with those you love?
  • “Disconnection burns time” – looking at the potential cost of being righteous about the differing opinions you have from the people in your life.
  • Why people use social media as a way to project their own struggles as ideologies onto the outside world.
  • How our loyalty to future abstractions can rob us of our present relationships.
  • How is the personal growth work Antonia has done impacting her response to this situation?
  • Why it can seem like we’re taking steps back in personal growth when we encounter people from our past or an earlier point in our growth journey.
  • How is Joel feeling about the current situation?
  • How can you show love to the people in your life who have different paradigms and worldviews?

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  • Antonia Dodge
    • Antonia Dodge
    • July 31, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    Thank you! The next podcast will talk about the experience and I’ll catch you up. :)


  • John
    • John
    • July 29, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    I hope you had a meaningful week, best wishes from the other side of the columbia.

  • Vanessa Giangrande
    • Vanessa Giangrande
    • July 29, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    How are you ???
    I’ve been following you for years, I’m used to your deep content where analytical and wise discussions happen rather than emotional stuff, but here…
    I mean, you guys are always discreet on what you’re going through in your lives and that’s obviously normal, but on this last podcast I was on the verge of tears almost all the time. Please give us some news. This was not a light matter. None of what you do is, but in that very personal case for you Antonia, I had to jump on my keyboard to write something here just to tell you that we, as your audience, are really attached to you as “people” too ( I don’t know if you’re aware of that ). So what I mean is I really hope you’re ok :)))

    Vanessa from Paris, France.

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