Month: June 2018

016 Can Money Really Buy Happiness? with Andrea McTague

On this week’s episode, Zac and Andrea discuss money – specifically how to spend in a way to have a fulfilling life. Referencing a study for Purdue University, Zac and Andrea analyze how people spend money and look into the factors that cause bad spending habits. Andrea shares her experiences with money and offers insight to the age old question: Can money buy happiness?

015 The transformative nature of stories with Dr. Kristine Wolski

Dr. Kristine Wolski discusses adult education and specializing in understanding how to help people grow, learn, share and change. She eventually focused on harnessing the power of narrative to affect real change in peoples lives. Allowing people to move away from their old frameworks of reference and make changes to affectively, in her particular case, stay out of prison.

Zac mentions that limiting beliefs can often be the destabilizing factor which undermines one’s personal story or myth. Kristine points out that there are foundational lessons that can be derived from stories in terms of not just, “what to do” but also, “what not to do”. 

014 Appetite for Life: Drag with Divina Diefor

Meet Divina Diefor, Alberta’s Drag Superstar 2017 and member of the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose. She has been studying drag for six years, and performing for three.

Diefor has struggled with the limiting beliefs ‘I don’t fit’, ‘I don’t belong’, and ‘I’m not understood’, but has managed to overcome those beliefs through the art of drag.

“I see Devina as a storyteller,” Diefor says. “I see her as sort of every woman in the world… she tells the story of different people, of different women, of different lives.”

“I explore what it means to be a queer person but also what it means to be feminine in different contexts,” she adds.

“It has really helped me shape my understanding of the queer community and what we have gone through.”

Stay tuned for a follow-up to this episode as Divina Diefor transforms our psychologist Kristi Landry into a drag queen!

This week’s episode of The Shift Show’s Appetite for Life segment is in celebration of the Edmonton Pride Festival, kicking off June 8 until the 17th.

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Intro music courtesy of Bensound