Do you want to live a wholehearted, unconventional life?
The Dervish and the Mermaid is a podcast about pathfinding, the Enneagram, living wholeheartedly, feminism & activism for sensitive people, self-love & body love, and plenty more!
Pace (the Dervish) is a Sufi, a Pathfinding coach, a pansexual polyamorous transgender Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) player, and an Enneagram 3.
Kyeli (the Mermaid) is a wildhearted witch, a self-love advocate, disabled, adventurous, and an Enneagram self-pres 4.
Together, we fight crime! …as well as curiously explore how the world works, build bridges of compassion by working to understand people who are different, investigate how to be effective activists when we’re both highly sensitive, and generally explore life through the lens of mystic feminist queer gamer geeks.
We live our lives wholeheartedly and we’re here to help you do the same.
We publish a new episode every Thursday morning, so tune in to join us for these and all sorts of other shenanigans!
p.s. This is the podcast formerly known as Wild Crazy Meaningful Life (and also the podcast formerly known as Wild Crazy Meaningful Enneagram); listen to episode 121 to find out why.
To live life as wholly intentional,
Be truly unique and original,
Instead of conform
To the cultural norm,
You must leave behind what’s vestigial.
- gender roles
- dodgy evolutionary biology
- the “default male” assumption
- the commodity model of sex (and a debunking of it that Pace only read after recording the episode – sorry!)
- rudeness is “Shame Lite”
- Paradigm glue: why people get angry at you for simply existing
- whale legs
For your path to proceed unimpeded
There are three things that all must be heeded.
You’re on the right map
When these three overlap:
What you love, what you rock, and what’s needed.
- Creepy Lemons”
- WCML 035: The 3 Circles of Pathfinding (and how perfectionism can skew them) with Julica Hermann
On the one hand, a strong demonstration.
On the other, a sly exploitation.
How far can you go
And still certainly know
That it isn’t a gross manipulation?
- why Pace is so obsessed with morality
- Olive Garden, waffles and cats, and bankruptcy
- two moral extremes: personal (keep my soul pure) vs. utilitarian (60% live the life, 40% suffer)
- “That’s not like you” manipulation of husband by wife
- When (if ever) is it okay to disobey someone’s direct instructions?