Find out how Walt Whitman, the opiate crisis and Marty's birthday massage are related on this episode of THC.
Carpenter explores how spiritual homelessness may create the ideal conditions for exploring the unique nature of one's relationship to the divine and how any one religion may limit the ability to explore the full character of God.
Addictions counselor, Steve Steine, joins THC for a discussion on the nature of addiction and recovery. Find out how principals of recovery apply to us all and how the field of Addiction is beginning to radically alter its view on treatment and sobriety.
Have you ever wondered why some like it hot? Find out on this episode of THC.
THC tells stories of the old days and stories of a recent birthday party where old friends harmonized once again. Also, hear the intimate tale of the inspiration behind the song, "Isabel" and two recorded versions side by side.
Carpenter lays out the prognosis surrounding the severed ties with his local church. Every gory detail is exposed in the name of healing. We all lost a lot of blood, and time heals all wounds but not without some straight talk and a little time in the ICU with THC.
Do you struggle with going to church? On this episode of THC, find out why psychiatrist Dr. Martin Carpenter is leaving church for greener pastures and stiller waters.
Salina McCarty, co-founder of the nonprofit organization "Houses into Homes" joins THC to talk about her mission. She and others are offering complete furnishings to those exiting homelessness for a permanent residence. In an effort to help people get up off the floor, they are turning empty spaces into places where families can connect, eat, live and grow.
Even though Yellowstone is magnificent, Marty didn't have such a good time at the park. Find out how he goes from pouty-face to perma-grin on this episode of THC.
No...it's not a place where people experiment with fabulousness...hmm...maybe that's exactly what it is. Meet Kirk Cheyney, engineer, tinkerer, risk taker and purveyor of the Steam Fab Lab, a nonprofit maker space now up and running in Iowa City. Kirk explains the concept of a maker space, what a Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) is, why every town needs one and how it's changing people's lives in our community and around the world.
The well-ordered life is often motivated by fear, public opinion and doing the right thing. Instead when we allow our deepest convictions to inform our day-to-day activities, we find ourselves well-ordered, courageous and more satisfied than breaking the rules could ever be.
Traditional church environments often select for a certain breed of cat. This can leave other cats feeling out of place. Since birds of a feather flock together, congregations frequently develop where those on the fringes feel unwelcome. Taking cues from psychoanalysis, Aldous Huxley and the words of Jesus, Carpenter proposes a way to think about how the subcultures within our churches develop and how this prevents the genuine pursuit of truth and beauty.
We become a slave to our point when we argue to our detriment. In some cases, one's whole life is about gathering support for a point of view that keeps us from experiencing the best of what life has to offer.
Shelly interviews Marty about his experiences as a psychiatrist. Marty shares his surprising view on medication, mental health, science vs. religion and how he stays emotionally healthy enough to do his job. Shelly elaborates on what being married to a psychiatrist is really like.
Humility is un-sexy, right? But is gorging on pride getting us what we really want? Humble pie is an underrated delicacy that leads to deep peace and satisfaction.
Everybody gets slighted, disrespected, put down and overlooked. How do you handle it when it happens to you? Uncross those arms and suck in that lower lip. Explore alternatives to the strategies of pouting and pity parties on this episode of THC.
AND, it's Caddyshack at Marty's house. Hear about recent setbacks in the ongoing war with ground squirrels and get an update on his beloved Stihl 660 lumber sports competition model chainsaw. It's not a happy tale.