Joy Sandwich

On Episode 68 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non sit down to focus on Love and Compassion, and how that way of thinking (and living!) can bring us all more joy. And most importantly, how it can bring others joy. 

Thank you to Andrew, Dwight, and Kristy for your contributions of love and compassion! You folks make our hearts swell.

And as always, embrace your joy!



Arrival: The deeply human science fiction tale that focuses on how compassion, critical thinking, and open communication can lead us to brighter places. It's an affecting tale that is especially resonant with all the goings-on of the world today. Go see it!

The Glass Castle: Jeannette Walls wrote this memoir about her bonkers childhood. It's sad and inspiring and it's going to be a movie soon from the same guy who did Short-Term 12. Read it!

The Accountant: Some fun moments. Not as effective as John Wick, but still fun. Accountfleck!



Be open.

Be kind.

Communicate clearly.

Have conversations.

Employ critical thinking.

Give your time to organization that support humans that are being affected negatively currently: Muslims, LGBTQ, immigrants, people of color.

Embrace compassion in all.


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Direct download: 68_Episode_068__Love_and_Compassion_Bring_Us_Joy.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

On Episode 67 of the Joy Sandwich podcast, Jessica and Non sit down with Dave Hart of Pop Culture Case Study to discuss the Joy of the Less Traveled Path!

Today's topic comes directly from Dave's brain! We hear about Dave's origin story with the less traveled path, the specific moment in his life that changed his path forever, how struggles and obstacles help shape our perspectives, the path that led to Dave becoming a psychologist, how humans grow, what makes humans wise, and so much other good stuff. This has been #pathtalk!

Thanks to Dave for sharing his joy with us, and thanks to you for listening, joy mongers!

And as always, embrace your joy!



Dave catches up with the Roger Ebert documentary, Life Itself, reminding himself that movies are "empathy machines"

Dave also recently received his Masters degree and his PhD dissertation was approved!

Non and Jessica embrace joy by celebrating Scooby's 10th birthday!

Jessica finds joy in the AMAZING support from Non (note: I, Non, am writing these show notes)



Movies/Books with characters on less traveled paths: Chef, Frank, The Name of the Wind, 1984, and Animal Farm

Pop Culture Case Study on the Web

Dave on Twitter

Pop Culture Case Study on iTunes

Joy Sandwich on Twitter


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Direct download: 67_Episode_067__The_Less_Traveled_Path_with_Dave_Hart.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 2:00am PDT