Articles by The Proversation

A Reason for Hope

Posted: May 30, 2020 by Brian Johnston

America's soul is aching in the wake of the tragic murder of George Floyd. Far from an isolated incident, injustices of this magnitude find ourselves questioning the very nature of humanity. Today I spent the day in the middle of a community reeling in pain, but I came out on the other side with a warmer heart and a renewed sense of hope. I'd like to try to bring you along for the ride because the destination is peaceful.

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ISOLATION

Posted: March 31, 2020 by Brian Johnston

With social distancing in full effect until the end of April and orders to stay at home nationwide, America enters new, uncharted territory: telecommuting, home-schooling, and self-isolation. What can we do to cope with constant contact with our families and how can we view this as an opportunity rather than a challenge?

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CORONAVIRUS: Pandemic or Dem Panic?

Posted: March 13, 2020 by The Proversation

The President tries to reassure the nation regarding Coronavirus, framing the issue as serious, but manageable, implementing further travel restrictions to protect us. The market fails to respond, plunging into bear territory. Just how concerned should we be and what precautions should we take?

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FEAR

Posted: March 6, 2020 by The Proversation

Arguably our most primal of human emotions, fear serves us by protecting us from harm. But are our fears rational or irrational? Can we overcome them? What makes us choose fight or flight? Peer into the darkest corners of what makes us human in today's Proversation.

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What is SUCCESS?

Posted: February 28, 2020 by The Proversation

While the yardstick by which we measure success is personal and relative, is it something that requires recalibration periodically? Most of us get so busy supporting a family that we never even ask the question: What does success look like to me? We've got our eyes on the prize in today's Proversation.

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What is PAIN?

Posted: February 20, 2020 by The Proversation

Pain--we all know when we feel it, but what exactly IS it? Universal, inevitable, and highly subjective, we all experience pain on a daily basis, probably both physically and emotionally--but to what end? In today's Proversation, we deep-dive into pain and its purpose in life.

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Low Yield and High Hopes: Reasons for Optimism

Posted: February 15, 2020 by Brian Johnston

A cursory glance at today's headlines tells a different story than what is typically drip-fed to us by the mainstream media. A Republican initiative to plant a trillion trees, the political awakening of American youth, and a big-picture look at the impact of next-generation nuclear weapons on arms control negotiations are just a few of the topics on hand for today's Proversation.

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Good VS Evil : Who is Winning?

Posted: January 31, 2020 by Brian Johnston

Sometimes it seems that the world is ensconced in negativity--a simple glance at the news and social media can quickly confirm this point of view. There seems no end to evidence that forces of evil are gaining traction in our society. But is this really accurate? In this, our first podcast of the new year, we take a deeper look at society in an attempt to assess the situation from a wider perspective.

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What Happens When We Die?

Posted: June 11, 2019 by Brian Johnston

While the path itself may differ, eventually we all eventually return to the dust from which we came. It is patently human to wonder what happens when we die. Each culture has its own set of beliefs in terms of death and any potential afterlife. At the end of the day, it seems that folks tend to believe what they WANT to believe.

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