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.
Philosophical geekery. No quantum mechanics.
Liquids flow always downhill.
Physics prohibits free will.
But with complex machines
Like computers or genes,
There might be some wiggle room still…
- the dice-rolling machine
- “Any sufficiently complex system is indistinguishable from randomness.” -Paul Lagasse
- The Sims
- the butterfly effect
- the meaning of life
- How would you live your life differently if you knew your “free will” was fake?
- software as ecosystem
- programmer becomes trainer, minder, friend, lover
We each have a certain number of spoons each day, some more than others. If your spoons are limited, you’ll have to learn how to manage them, and how to deal with people who don’t understand.
Plundering hoards of doubloons,
Gallivanting in saloons,
Heck, taking a shower:
These things can exhaust all your spoons.
Curling up in warm cocoons,
Taking it slow,
Or just saying no:
These things can conserve precious spoons.
- what is a spoon?
- spoon denial
- invisible spoonometer
- stair blindness
- Spoonie Killjoy
- “No one likes a spoonie”
- you are not alone
If there’s one thing we’d love to destroy,
One missile we yearn to deploy,
Its target would be
Not the patriarchy,
But the very emotion of joy.
- anti-joy vs. anti-cruelty
- Logical Fallacy #1: The Slippery Slope
- Logical Fallacy #2: The Scarecrow
- killing our own joy
- Hating the patriarchy does not mean hating men
- shoutouts to Ryukahr
- “Be critical of the media you love” -Anita Sarkeesian
- Errant Signal
- Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games
- Innuendo Studios