A Single Tree Podcast #5 – The Role of Our Grief: Uncovering Joy

Brandon and Joel recorded Episode 5 of A Single Tree Podcast about grief’s role in uncovering gratitude and joy in our lives. Listen below, find all episodes of A Single Tree Podcast here and subscribe on Soundcloud or iTunes.

Description: We are constantly in grief – not just when we have experienced “big” losses. Any time we experience any kind of change or even just unmet expectations in our lives, grief is active. In our culture, we orient ourselves toward having what we consider “the good life,” but there is wisdom in being oriented toward and in tune with our grief. It is happening in us on a daily basis, and is our avenue to deeper joy. Read More

A Single Tree Podcast #4: What You Can Learn from A Tree

Brandon and Joel recorded Episode 4 of A Single Tree Podcast about trees as a pattern for our growth personally and organizationally. Listen below, and find all episodes of A Single Tree Podcast here and subscribe on Soundcloud or iTunes.


Amazing trees are a pattern for our growth personally and in our organizations and communities. They effortlessly demonstrate that growth is a natural part of the world around us and the wisdom of realizing our existence is equal parts life and death. Pruning and a little death are necessary for health and growth. Read More

A Single Tree Podcast #1: The Larger Context of Which We Are A Part

Brandon and Joel recorded their first podcast! It’s called A Single Tree Podcast and you can find all episodes here and subscribe on Soundcloud or iTunes. You can also listen to the first episode from October 17, 2017 about connecting with “the larger consciousness” below.

Description: We all search for context to help us find meaning in our circumstances. The largest context that exists is consciousness itself. We are all a part of it and it is that from which we came. If we go back and connect with this largest context which we can call “being-ness,” then we can have a better understanding of our existence. And we can focus on “just being” in the being-ness. This helps us diminish the role of our ego (aka “small self”), having less thoughts of ourselves and achieving a simpler existence focused on a larger meaning. Read More