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June 22, 2022


Air Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2022 at 5:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT

This week on Expedition Self, we’re going to talk about the themes and messages of Disney’s animated movie, Encanto.

Art, literature, movies, and music help us to see and feel REAL LIFE more clearly. In fact, you could say they enable us to actually claim more in our lives. By showcasing the relationships and experiences inside of other characters, settings, and story arcs, we find ourselves, our unspoken emotions, and personal validation and understanding that might otherwise be unnamed.

Encanto is one of those movies you just can’t watch without discovering and identifying some aspect of you, your family, and your sense of Self. We’re all seeking some special gift, one that gives us the magic to create amazing lives and causes us to feel essential and important.

In the movie, when this gift is mysteriously withheld, we can’t help but feel the heartache of being the ‘one’ who everyone relates to as ‘missing’ something. This is a human reality worth discussing.

We’ll discuss the way a family’s values can ‘displace’ individual needs, causing certain members to be seen as ‘unacceptable’ or ‘marginalized’ because they somehow don’t fit, as in the song, “We don’t talk about Bruno”.

Sam has invited her very good friend and fellow seeker Chase Adams to engage in a lively discussion about ‘growthwork’, ways of being, and how Encanto delightfully illuminates serious subjects that touch all of our lives.

Whether you’ve seen Encanto or not, this hour will help you think about your place in the family. You’ll have a chance to revisit the true nature of BEING a gift and explore how healing takes place when anyone follows their heart rather than closing it to hurt and judgment.

Sam invites you to CALL IN and CHAT LIVE about the ‘Encanto’ to further the conversation. Ask questions. Share experiences. This could be the hour that moves you one step further on your growth and development journey.

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You won’t want to miss being an ‘ON AIR’ participant of Expedition Self. Sam will provide real insight, understanding and offer an opportunity to connect a ‘NEW way of thinking’ to ‘YOUR way of thinking’.

Each week Sam discusses a different and highly accessible aspect of life helping you to build a stronger, deeper relationship with the inner Self so you can become more and more WHOLE.

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