Inside the Abbey with Irit Umani on Service and Mindfulness

In Episode 2 of Inside the Abbey, Rebecca Hall and Santi Rodriguez interview Irit Umani about spiritual commitment and service. Irit Umani, the Executive Director of Trinity Center, a faith-based organization conducting programs that serve the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the poor and homeless in Austin. Before moving…

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Episode 265: The New Normal, The Next Normal: Strategies for Coping and Thriving in a Changing World with Trisha Taylor

Trisha Taylor helps leaders, congregations, and couples work toward emotional and spiritual health and maturity so that they can live with joy in loving relationships and can meet the adaptive challenges of our rapidly changing world. She is an ordained minister, counselor in private practice, author of two books and…

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Episode 257: Practicing Lectio Divina with Brother Dennis L. Gibbs, CDL

Brother Dennis L. Gibbs is a member of the Community of Divine Love in San Gabriel, California. This lecture is part of the Eckhardt Mission Series, named after St. David’s parishioner Louise Adams Eckhardt. In this part of the lecture series, Brother Dennis introduces and leads a session of Lectio…

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Episode 256: Spiritual Resilience and Mental Health with Daniel Morehead M.D.

Daniel Morehead, MD is a psychiatrist in clinical practice in Austin, Texas, who also speaks regularly for mental health advocacy. He is supervising psychiatrist at the Samaritan Center for Pastoral Counselling. He is board certified in General Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, and maintains interests in brain science, psychotherapy and spirituality. In his…

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Episode 240: Who Do People Say I Am? Intro to Gender and Sexuality in Youth (and Everyone Else), with Sarah Kapostasy and Caden Campbell

Sarah Kapostasy, LPC, is the founder of Sarah Kapostasy Consulting. She has provided education and training to a variety of professionals, particularly within the field of public health, for the past 10 years. Sarah was formerly a Mental Health Specialist with the CARE program at Austin Travis County Integral Care,…

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Episode 233: Feminine Spirituality with Janet Davis, MA

Janet enjoys speaking, teaching, and offering spiritual direction in a wide range of contexts.  She most often speaks about women and the spiritual life from the context of her book, The Feminine Soul, but also has wisdom, personal experience, and collected thoughts on a broader range of topics such as leadership…

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Episode 230: The Masculine Spiritual Journey with The Rev. Dr. Dave Scheider

Chaplain (LTC) David M.  Scheider is the former director of the Center for Christian Ministry and Vocation (CCMV) at Seminary of the Southwest. Scheider, an Episcopal priest, has 25 years experience as a chaplain in the United States army. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a Fellow…

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Episode 194: Healing in Relationships with Alisa Carr, LCSW

Alisa Carr is a spiritual director, clinical social worker, and therapist. As a psychotherapist in the South Austin area, she counsels adults, with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, trauma, and grief and loss. Her work is informed by principles from Jungian psychology (DreamWork) and Internal Family…

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EPISODE 110: WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE SHALL WE BE AS FOLLOWERS OF JESUS? with The Very Rev. Dr. Durstan McDonald

The Very Rev. Durstan McDonald received an honorary doctoral degree from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. McDonald was chaplain, ombudsman and assistant professor of philosophy at Hobart College. He received the honorary doctor of divinity degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1979.

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Episode 100: Using Meditation to Cope with the Holidays with The Rev. Dr. Sharyn Reynolds

The Rev. Dr. Sharyn Reynolds is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, The Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She has a wide range of experience as an educator, social worker, manager, administrator, pastor, hospice chaplain and therapist,…

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