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To Get to the Other Side: The Grown-Ups Our Kids Need

To Get to the Other Side: The Grown-Ups Our Kids Need

July 10, 2020

The pandemic and social unrest have been daunting for adults. How will kids emerge on the other side? Heidi Esposito shares the work of author and podcast host Carvell Wallace as he lifts up the wisdom of Fred Rogers to begin to catch a glimpse of the other side and the grown-ups our kids need.

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To Get to the Other Side: A Better Story: Media & Us

To Get to the Other Side: A Better Story: Media & Us

July 3, 2020

We are sure to hear both celebration and critique of the story of our country this July 4 weekend. If taking an independent look at your relationship with your news feed sounds good for you and the country - listen in and join the conversation curated by Fabric’s Melissa Lock this week! 

I love how this mix of voices comes together to shake up our storylines and call us to both awareness of and responsibility for the stories we let take hold in us and how those stories show up out there in the world we are making together.  -Melissa 

Find more details about this episode on our episode page and connect with us more at FabricMPLS.com/contact

To Get to the Other Side: How Starting Small is Big

To Get to the Other Side: How Starting Small is Big

June 26, 2020

Thinking about getting to the other side of this pandemic can feel pretty overwhelming. Let alone, dismantling white supremacy, coming into another national election year, remembering that we’re in the midst of a climate change crisis and the daily struggles of just being human. AND we have a unique opportunity right now to create a new future! This week Erin Tripolino shares the imagination and voice of writer, sci-fi scholar, “pleasure activist” adrienne maree brown. Erin is a birth doula, a learner, and leader of antiracist communities of practice, a parent, partner, Fabric friend, and fellow complicated human in progress. Together Erin and adrienne will spark your imagination about how you, too, can start small and just how big that could be. 

For more episode details and links to resources mentioned, go to FabricMPLS.com/togos1

To Get To The Other Side - Intro Trailer

To Get To The Other Side - Intro Trailer

June 25, 2020

What will it take to get to the other side of this pandemic moment? A lot of people are ready to cross the road and get...where exactly? If it wasn’t clear already, the recent uprisings make it clear that it can’t be “back to normal.” Like so many have wondered, “why?” about the proverbial chicken, we’ll pause to look for better questions about the crossings we face. Getting to the other side well will take some honest questions and some new thinking about what life on the other side. It will also take good company! A variety of Fabric folks will curate podcast episodes highlighting leading voices (via podcasts, TED, etc) on what could await us if we re-imagine the future rather than re-create the past when this is all over. Join us via your favorite podcast player starting June 28

Voices heard are from The Great Realisation (Tom Foolery)and Arundhati Roy.

Hear Now: Change

Hear Now: Change

June 20, 2020

We would all like to go straight to the finish where white supremacy has given way to an egalitarian society and not deal with the hard and messy transition, but it doesn’t work that way. To get there white people need to learn, try stuff, mess up, receive feedback with grace, apologize and repeat. 

In this Episode Melissa Lock and Fabric friend and change expert, Nick Tasler, talked openly about this huge inflection point around racial justice as two learning white people not feeling particularly expert at all and showing up anyway. Melissa shared some pieces of their conversation and some takeaways for herself and the Fabric community learning to be antiracist.

Black, Indigenous, Brown listeners, your listening, feedback and input is valued and welcome for this episode but not expected.

Find notes and links on our episode page here.

Hear Now: Momentum

Hear Now: Momentum

June 12, 2020

The killing of George Floyd has ignited a broad recognition of the racism embedded in our American systems and culture. The resulting momentum for change is palpable. But it will take all of us to keep that momentum going long enough for the lasting, real change to begin to take hold. 

For some of us things may feel like they are returning a little bit back to “normal” and we feel some breathing room. We must keep hearing and centering the voice of George Floyd and of black Americans reminding us that normal is not something we can go back to. Let’s use and build our capacity to be part of a new future where everyone can have the space to breathe.

Resources and episode details available on our episode page: fabricmpls.com/hearnow2

 

#justiceforGeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter #hearnow #ThisTime #momentum #wheelofchange

Hear Now: Rhythm

Hear Now: Rhythm

June 6, 2020

What do you hear? What do you hear now? Fabric is turning to hear. First to hear and keep center the voice of George Floyd saying, “I can’t breathe,” and giving terrible voice yet again to the experience of being black in the United States. We turn to hear, again the voice both deep inside and beyond us that calls us to do justice, love kindness, and limp humbly with our God. Melissa Lock brings together voices to help us explore our individual and communal response right now.

Resources and episode details available on our episode page: FabricMPLS.com/hearnow1

#hearnow#ThisTime #momentum #wheelofchange#justiceforGeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter

Relationships That Work: Managing your EBAs

Relationships That Work: Managing your EBAs

May 22, 2020

Ever spend a lot of time and effort trying to do the right thing and it did nothing! There is something called an Emotional Bank Account that you may not be aware of but that you have with every person you are in a relationship with. As you can imagine, EBAs can be complicated, but this 5th of our 6-week focus on Relationships That Work can help you discover how understanding them can make all the difference in the world for your relationships.

Relationships That Work: What Could Be Different

Relationships That Work: What Could Be Different

May 15, 2020

Proactivity is responding to situations according to the values and principles you hold, not just reacting according to the emotion that gets stirred. In relationships that kind of mindfulness allows us to use the 10% in ways that make a difference for the 90% that may not have been what we wanted. Watch or listen to this 4th of our 6 weeks on Relationships That Work to learn what can make that 10% powerful instead of powerless.

Relationships That Work: Pausing to Practice

Relationships That Work: Pausing to Practice

May 7, 2020

Mother’s Day is one of only a couple holidays about relationships. We're pushing pause with this special podcast because no matter your relationship with your mother or mothering, we want to help you make the space for your life-giving relationships this weekend. This episode will review where we’ve been, help you integrate what you’ve gleaned, and practice what you intend! 

Relationships That Work: Pause

Relationships That Work: Pause

May 1, 2020

That’s right, just stop...for a moment. That simple, deliberate act can make all the difference between continuing down the path that you don’t want in a relationship, and turning towards the version you hoped for. In our fast-paced world it can be hard to step back and get the perspective you need to choose what your heart really wants. This 3rd of our 6-part focus on Relationships That Work is worth pausing for in the busyness you feel caught up in!

Relationships That Work: Where are you headed?

Relationships That Work: Where are you headed?

April 25, 2020

How do you know where to go if you don’t know where you want to end up? Great relationships happen even when you go the wrong way regarding them because you have a destination in mind and wherever you are, you can head towards it. It’s a simple concept but there are reasons why we don’t practice it that are worth taking time to think about. Catch this 2nd of our 6-week focus on Relationships That Work.

Stimulus Checks & PPP Grants

Stimulus Checks & PPP Grants

April 23, 2020

Have you gotten a stimulus check yet? Trying to decide what to do with it? Here Greg & Chris have a conversation with a bright panel of folks who've put plenty of thought into how businesses and individuals can approach the stimulus with some wisdom and intentionality. 

Guests:
Mikaila Dahlseng works in the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) industry.
Laureen Harbert is Fabric's treasurer 
Ward Johnson is the co-owner of The Parkway Theater (parkwaytheater.com)
Grace Pomroy (GracePomroy.com) specializes in helping couples transform their relationship and deepen their intimacy by having open and honest conversations about money.

Relationships That Work: A great relationship

Relationships That Work: A great relationship

April 18, 2020

'Shelter in place’ with its hardships, isolation, and forced togetherness is stressing all of our relationships...but coming back to the table and practicing what connects us can make them grow stronger instead of fall apart. We need each other all the time, but more than ever now.

What’s Worth Living For Doesn’t Go Away

What’s Worth Living For Doesn’t Go Away

April 11, 2020

Everything else is cancelled as we stay at home. We will have to wait for the brunches and egg hunts. Fabric won't host a physical Easter gathering like we love to do. But like flowers poking up through the snow, life worth living is not waiting. 

Find related resources, including the outline for this message and a video version, on our website. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

 

 
 

 

Worth Living For: It All Comes Together Here

Worth Living For: It All Comes Together Here

April 4, 2020

t’s not a place and it’s not a secret. This “here” is where things worth living for all come together so they can live in the myriad points of our lives and world. The challenges that COVID-19 have visited upon us makes it easy to miss our grounding point, but it is there. Join Greg and Brother Timothy Frantzich as they lean toward wholeness and consider what makes anything worth living for.

Find related resources, including the outline for this message and a video version, on our website. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

Hope & Fear

Hope & Fear

April 3, 2020

Melissa Lock & Chris Tripolino check-in with Doctors Bjorn Westgard and Matt Mielke to get a glimpse into what some health care professionals are experiencing. We've included some hand-picked podcast postcards from other Fabric folks working in the medical world too!

Worth Living For: CareIQ at a Time Like This

Worth Living For: CareIQ at a Time Like This

March 28, 2020

In these challenging times how we understand the care we need to give ourselves and those around us is all the more critical. And like most interpersonal skills, stress doesn't make us better at them. So, let’s talk about it. Chris Lillehei is practicing these skills daily as a Chaplain at Mpls Children’s hospital as is Jenny Lillehei, a Licensed Mental Health Professional. Join them as they reflect on the challenge. As 3-strand woven people, this is key to life!

You can see the video version of this podcast HERE.

Join us for a live discussion on Zoom at 11:15am on 3/22/20. For more information go to the Fabric website.

Find related resources, including the outline for this message, on our website. Also watch for our regular "scraps" podcasts where we talk through other ideas and parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Fabric as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at fabricmpls.com/give. Thank you!

Worth Living For: COVID-19 EDITION

Worth Living For: COVID-19 EDITION

March 21, 2020

The world isn’t what we thought it was a week ago. COVID-19 has changed everything… almost. What hasn’t changed is what’s worth living for and that is what Fabric is about. Here, Greg Meyer shoots straight about what this pandemic means - not from a health or economic perspective, but from a 3-stranded, what matters most perspective. That’s what Fabric is and will continue to be, even in new ways.

You can see the video version of this podcast HERE.

Join us for a live discussion on Zoom at 11:15am on 3/22/20. For more information go to the Fabric website.

What Is Right Here: A COVID-19 Plumb Line

What Is Right Here: A COVID-19 Plumb Line

March 19, 2020

Melissa Lock and Chris Tripolino take a moment to explore, "What is right here?" in this pandemic-focused moment. We've gathered podcast postcards from lots of folks connected to Fabric. To send your own, leave a voicemail at 612-822-0300 or send a voice memo to Chris@fabricmpls.com

In addition to the Podcast Postcards, you hear Carrie Newcomer's song, The Plum Line from her album, The Point of Arrival