The Inner Game

The Inner Game is about how we nurture and attend to our mind/body/spirit health, and how that allows us to play a bigger game and make a bigger contribution in the area of purpose that calls to us. The show features conversations with people who are making an evolutionary difference with their lives - from a place of balance, love and service.

Gwen speaks with author and songwriter Larry Gottlieb about his newest book, “Hoodwinked - Uncovering our Fundamental Superstitions” which addresses how our consciousness is evolving and how our understanding of life itself is profoundly changing. It’s good news, and it might just blow your mind.

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Gwen talks with longtime Carbondale local, Elizabeth Cammack, about why she helped create the Demeter Community Garden, and its many benefits to personal and community resilience. Elizabeth shares some of the lessons she has learned about grassroots community efforts, and about how gardens can build community connection and collaboration to face the increasing pressures from climate impacts.

Gwen talks about the beauty of the world amd how following and creating beauty inspires us to follow our True North and work on what we care about most. 

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This month, Gwen speaks with Kate Eckman: an athlete, leadership coach, and meditation teacher. Eckman recently published a book, "The Full Spirit Workout: A Ten-Step System to Shed Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Spiritual Core, and Create a Fun and Fulfilling Life."

 This month on The Inner Game, hear from Barbe Chambliss, a psychotherapist and mediator who aims to wake up the conscious peacemaker in others. She wrote “Women Peacemakers,” directed the Center for Conflict Resolution in Aspen, and she facilitates Restorative Justice Circles in her community.

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Gwen talks with Bill Plotkin, a wilderness guide and eco-depth psychologist. As the founder of Colorado’s Animas Valley Institute, he's guided thousands of people on the journey of “soul initiation.” Thus, his new book, The Journey of Soul Initiation – A Field Guide for Visionaries, Evolutionaries and Revolutionaries

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This time on The Inner Game, Nikki Beinstein and April Crow-Spaulding join host Gwen Garcelon to explore how community members can respond to injustices in our communtiy in a way that allows for compassion, connection, understanding, and solutions. 

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Aspen native Reuben Sadowsky joins Gwen to talk about how he is bringing his conscious business experience to the new Beyul Retreat (previously the Diamond J). His values of honoring the land, personal and spiritual well-being, conscious community, and artful living are all expressed through the Beyul vision and mission.

Gwen Garcelon

Host Gwen Garcelon offers listeners a chance to let go of 2020 and embrace the possibilities in 2021, as well as face ongoing challenges with empowerment and purpose. She encourages practices like learning deep resiliency, practicing active hope, gathering around food, and cultivating The Force: yes, the Star Wars one.

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Gwen welcomes Robyn McLean back to the show. McLean works on systems-level change through her business, Tapestry Evaluation and Strategy in Kamloops, British Columbia in Canada. She has a particular focus on food systems and agriculture as a key driver for transformative change in communities.

Alya Howe

This month on The Inner Game, Gwen catches up with local performing artist Alya Howe who is a local dancer and storyteller, among other things. They talk about her spiritual background, ways she seeks peace, and the power of storytelling.

Roderick O’Connor

Roderick O’Connor  shares about his 21 years in law enforcement. He is also an aikido master who got into policing to contribute to peoples' lives and to "touch their souls."

Gwen Garcelon

The Inner Game returns to the studio once again for a live solo episode. This month host Gwen Garcelon offers words of hope and inspiration in the face of ongoing crisis. She also shares a teaching story from author Charles Eisenstein called "A Gathering of the Tribe."

Meet Greg Peterson, a sustainability innovator who created the Urban Farm on his 12,000 sq ft property in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. His entirely regenerative and edible landscape produces a steady flow of fruit and vegetables year-round, and allows him to teach others about urban farming through his platform at urbanfarm.org. Greg talks about the spiritual orientation and choices that guide and nurture his work in the world.

Katrina Byars

Katrina Byars is a former Carbondale Town Trustee and current democratic candidate for Garfield County’s Board of County Commissioners. She has a Masters of Legal Studies in natural resources and environmental law and is a long-time advocate for healthy communities and healthy public lands. She shares her practices and mindset for maintaining strong leadership amidst the political and social challenges of these times.

Robert Egger

Social entrepreneur Robert Egger returns on The Inner Game to discuss community food system resiliency and soul fitness.

Laura Bartels

Gwen speaks with Mindful Life Program Executive Director Laura Bartels about inner sustainability and natural building.

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Gwen Garcelon begins this season of The Inner Game with a personal reflection on the meaning behind grief and hope.

Calla Rose Ostrander

Climate Change Innovations Advisor Calla Rose Ostrander returns on The Inner Game, this time in-person, to discuss wise leadership and carbon sequestration. Listen to part 1 here.

Calla Rose Ostrander

Calla Rose Ostrander is a Climate Change Innovations Advisor to individuals and organizations dedicated to stabilizing Earth’s climate. For the past 3 years she has directed the Carbon Project to scale up a massive innovation in compost application to regenerate soil with carbon from the atmosphere. Hear how her Waldorf education has given her a unique approach as a leader.

Rita Marsh

Rita Marsh is the founder of Davi Nikent, Center for Human Flourishing. Among her many projects in the Roaring Fork Valley, including recent efforts to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day, Rita advocates for the Charter for Compassion, a worldwide movement that seeks to foster a peaceful world where all are treated with dignity, equity, and respect.

Jan Garrett

Gwen’s guest this month is award-winning singer-songwriter Jan Garrett. After touring with John Denver and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jan’s own message has become one of universal healing and peace. Along with her husband and musical partner, JD Martin, she has won multiple awards including the “Seal of Excellence” from the Positive Music Association.

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On this month's show, Gwen offers her presentation "Embracing Collapse," that was recorded on May 29, 2019. The focus is to look at the predicament we are in on the planet from a wholehearted perspective -acknowledging the fear and grief while also choosing to accept the vast power, and empowerment, available to us. Gwen draws from insights gained as an activist and lobbyist on hunger and poverty issues, her spiritual practice and work supporting business and nonprofit leaders.

Robert Egger

Host Gwen Garcelon shares Part 2 of a conversation recorded with visionary social entrepreneur Robert Egger in 2009. Part 1 of this conversation is available here.

Robert Egger

Host Gwen Garcelon shares Part 1 of a conversation recorded with visionary social entrepreneur Robert Egger in 2009. Part 2 of this conversation aired on June 6, 2019.

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Illene Pevec, PhD created award winning school garden projects to bring the wisdom and healing of the Earth to children. She is the author of Growing a Life and is a specialist in educational reform centered on experiential garden-based learning. This is part 2 of her conversation with Gwen, for Part 1 click here

The Inner Game Features Illene Pevec

Mar 8, 2019
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Carbondale resident Illène Pevec, PhD, author of “Growing a Life", initiated her first award-winning school gardening program in 1998 at an elementary school in Vancouver, Canada. Since then, she has gained national and international recognition for her work.

This week on The Inner Game, Lisa DiNardo, horticulturist and arborist, talks about how important it has been to her to create and care for public spaces for people to connect to the land. She shares about how landscapes are communities, and how the health of human communities is interdependent with the land. The Inner Game airs monthly on KDNK and is about the relationship we have with our authentic self and our life’s purpose. The show features conversations with community and business leaders about how they grow personally to make a bigger difference in the world through the strength and health of their relationships and organizations. Hear past episodes here.

Amy Stanton

Gwen Garcelon speaks with Amy Stanton, co-author of The Feminine Revolution, on how reclaiming and expressing feminine power is causing an evolutionary leap for both men and women. Hear about strategies and practices you can use to access this power in your own life.

Gwen Garcelon

Gwen Garcelon shares about using inner tools to navigate the new information we have been given from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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