Summary: An Exploration of Personhood for Orthodox Women - Wander is a podcast by two young mothers in the church seeking to explore the ways we voluntarily and involuntarily cover up our inherent personhood given to us by God. We will discuss what it means to strip away our false identities to rediscover Christ in ourselves. The various paths Orthodoxy provides toward this awareness will be shared alongside our own personal narratives on this topic.
Natalie and Emily invite you to join them in Emily's backyard for a heart-to-heart conversation around the impact of current chaos and how it relates to the journey of peeling back our false layers.
In this first full episode of Season 2, Natalie and Emily begin the discussion around the four main types of love and how they contribute to the building up or removal of the false self. Show notes available at thewanderpodcast.wordpress.com.
Emily shares here experience of spending Pascha in the NICU, and how it has shaped her view of Pascha in the midst of a quarantined celebration this year.
Natalie and Emily (and Stefon) are back to preview Season 2!
Natalie and Emily wrap up Season 1 with what they’ve learned and give listeners a peak behind the scenes.
Natalie shares her discoveries about the present moment and how it informs our use of self care.
Natalie and Emily explore Personhood vs. Identity and their own struggles to differentiate between the two. They discuss the "guitar case metaphor" and learning to let God play the strings. Fr. Stephen Freeman on "Self": The True Self and the Story of Me The Secret Life And on "What Matters" Fr. Richard Rene on "branding"
Emily shares her experience in trauma therapy and the healing it brought her mind and heart. She also explores the way control crept into her thoughts in motherhood.
Natalie and Emily share their journeys of self awareness in Motherhood.
Natalie shares her experience of shedding layers of false self.
Episode 2 of Wander explores the power of women as presented to us through the dichotomy of Eve and Mary the Theotokos.
Emily discusses her journey towards fulfilling friendships.
Episode 1 of Wander starts with the friendship element of identity in our Sisterhoods.
Natalie and Emily introduce Wander and give the listener an overview of what they aim to do with this conversation they’re sharing with others via podcast (hint: it involves some wandering).