Do you want to live a wholehearted, unconventional life?
What does it mean to live a wild, crazy, meaningful life?
How can you find the clarity to listen to your heart, and the courage to follow it?
Does it mean you’ll have to leave comfort and safety behind?
Will your loved ones be able to come with you?
If you’re curious about any of these questions, this is the podcast for you.
Hello, friend. We’re Pace and Kyeli, and it’s a pleasure to meet you. We choose to live a wild, crazy, meaningful life, and we’re here to help you do the same.
What does “wild crazy meaningful” look like?
We sold 95% of our possessions, and moved out of our house and into an RV.
When RV life no longer felt right to our hearts, we sold the rig and moved to Portland.
We have a wedding every few years so we can choose each other wholeheartedly, for who we are now instead who we used to be.
I (Pace) quit my day job to do what I love for a living. (I’m a Pathfinding Coach.)
I (Kyeli) remain steadfastly courageous and adventurous in the face of many major heartbreaks, including losing the use of my legs.
- Wild? Yes, if by wild you mean free.
- Crazy? Sure. Because “crazy” is what others call you when you’re brave enough to follow your heart.
- Meaningful? HELL YES! There’s nothing more fulfilling than knowing you’re on your path.
We publish a new episode every Thursday morning, so give us a listen and come along on our wild, crazy, meaningful journey!
Emma, with whom we’ll consult,
Is a lovely and awesome adult.
And if you’re concerned,
She’ll share what she learned
From spending six years in a cult.
(And Kelly I rashly insult.)
A high-demand group is a group that makes high demands on your time and attention, also sometimes your money, your beliefs, or even your body. Some of them are cults. Some of them are business development programs. Some of them are relationships. Here are four stories of very different high-demand groups, how to spot one, and how to get out.
- WCML 104: High-demand groups, part 1 of 2 (with Emma and Kelly)
- Emma’s story: meets Hinduism
- Kyeli’s story: A high-demand relationship
- Kelly’s story: Being raised a Jehovah’s Witness
- Pace’s story: A business development program
- A common feature of high-demand groups is an intro workshop in which they need your full attention for several days
- Domestic violence and abusive/codependent relationships are often a high-demand group of size 2
- Pursuing a non-traditional path leaves you vulnerable. How can you step away from the mainstream without getting caught up in an unhealthy high-demand group?
- “The truth can take the heat of your direct confrontation and questions.” -Emma
- Trusting doesn’t make you weak or a sucker. But faith doesn’t have to be blind faith.
- Dr. Robert J. Lifton’s 8 Criteria for Thought Reform
- Influence by Cialdini
- Janja Lalich
- International Cultic Studies Association
Thanks for listening to Wild Crazy Meaningful Life! If you enjoyed this episode, please review us on iTunes and send your friends to WildCrazyMeaningfulLife.com.
That’s also where you can download my free eBook, Find Your Path Now. It’ll help you stop living on autopilot and start living the wild, crazy, meaningful life you were meant to live!