America Has a Culture Problem, Not a Gun Problem

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 […]

Minimalism and Simplicity

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 […]

A Brief Update on My Current Reality

Here is a brief update on what’s going on with me right now. As I continue to find a better work/life balance and separate the personal from the professional, this will continue to change. For the moment, however, this is what my current reality looks like. My Personal Spaces This blog, aka Simplify – Create […]

Who’s In and Who’s Out

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 […]

Personal Identity vs. Cultural Identity

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 […]

How We Select Topics

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk discuss how they pick topics for this podcast. They discuss things they shy away from and why, things they’re passionate about, and the demographics of their audience. You (yes, you) can leave comments suggesting future topics. Special Thanks Pertti Ankkuri Petri Nurmi Gary Weller Support Our Patreon […]