Melanie focuses on thoughts and writings from such luminaries as Paula Allen Gunn, Simon Ortiz, Joy Harjo, and Barry Lopez in this episode.

Some of the “bad” words touched on are considered unimportant and light-weight and New-Agey, and even worse, often used to minimize, criticize, and shame those who dare to align themselves with such ridiculous concepts as living a slow, contemplative life, or consciously choosing love as a touchstone for decision-making.

This episode is really about reclaiming the power of language to catalyze transformation.


Dr. Melanie Harth’s website here

the U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s website here