In this episode of the Proof of Life podcast, Katie and Berin discuss mass shootings, poverty, toxic masculinity, consumerism, and all of the issues beyond gun control that contribute to the raging, out-of-control gun violence issues plaguing the United States at the moment. America has a culture problem, not a gun problem. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/proofoflife Berin’s Blog https://berinkinsman.com Katie’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about having fewer things of better quality. They discuss the peace of mind that comes from not owning a car, enjoying smaller portions of artisanal ice cream, and the self-esteem boost that comes when the important objects in your life are nice things. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/proofoflife Websites & Social Media Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/ Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman Music Credits Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about how springtime causes them to change their eating habits. They compare and contrast the changing seasons in Central Finland and New Mexico. They discuss how they shift toward a more vegetarian diet, cook less to avoid turning on the stove, and spend more time outside in nature. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/proofoflife Websites & Social Media Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/ Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman Music Credits Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

In this episode, Katie and Berin discuss how people form tribes based on common interests. They talk about the cultural problem of putting other people down as a way of boosting personal self-esteem and creating a group identity. They try to avoid politics while talking about the behavioral psychology of people who need to get outraged about things that have nothing to do with them, simply as a way of asserting their own cultural dominance and identity. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/proofoflife Websites & Social Media Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/ Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman Music Credits Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

In this episode, Katie and Berin discuss how one’s cultural identity impacts personal identity, and vice-versa. They talk about being an expat, where persona identity is affected by both the culture of your mother country and your host country. Katie discusses identity in context of being an art teacher, and how both artists and teachers are view by various group. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness https://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow Social Identity Theory https://www.simplypsychology.org/social-identity-theory.html Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/proofoflife Websites & Social Media Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_kinsman_in_finland/ Berin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerinKinsman Music Credits Opening Sting: Mature Sounds by Jingle Punks Closing Tag: Cartoon Bank Heist by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions