B-RAD with Brad Toews

B-RAD with Brad Toews

bradtoews.com/podcast
Be radical in your becoming, a spiritually expansive podcast.


42 - Find your Frequency
Jul 16 • 49 min
As if integrative medicine, transcendent spiritual experiences, and quantum physics weren’t interesting enough in exploring energy and frequency, let’s add harmonics theory to the mix.
41 - Make Some Noise Drew Brown
Jun 28 • 52 min
In this interview Drew and I sit down in his kitchen to talk about music and being a musician. We talk about how writing, playing, performing and producing honest music tells the story of our lives and gives expression to a re-imagined faith.
40 - A Meditation: Fools Rush In
Jun 7 • 11 min
Inspired by the imagery of the wedding scene from Crazy Rich Asians and the Elvis’ song Can’t Help Falling in Love, I invite you into this experience of Divine love and awareness; giving ourselves over to the love already rushing, already flowing…
39 - Elvis the Theologian
May 30 • 30 min
Is there something we can learn about Divine love, which is to say God, from “Crazy Rich Asians”? Or from the lyrics of an Elvis Presley song?
38 - The Enneagram with Liv Lacroix - Part 2
Apr 24 • 38 min
This is the second half of my two-part interview with personal friend, Enneagram Coach and Facilitator Livingston Lacroix. Listen to Part 1 here. We continue our discussion of the Enneagram and walk through the needs, focus, issues, and fears of types 5…
37 - The Enneagram with Liv Lacroix – Part 1
Apr 15 • 40 min
The Enneagram, like no other personality assessment I know, challenges a person to face “their stuff”. It’s a brutally honest lens, or mirror really, that allows a person to understand their core needs and fears and how that drives one’s behaviour.
36 - Let your Yes say No
Apr 3 • 56 min
There is something specific, unique and true about each one of us, that only our individual selves can take ownership for. Ideas that want to be expressed in this particular body, at this particular time, in this particular person. It takes courage to say…
35 - I am Not Sorry
Mar 26 • 14 min
Don’t ever apologize for the space you occupy. (Even if you’re a culturally apologetic Canadian.) It discounts what you have to offer, and it rules out what others are able to receive.
34 - Free Your Inner Guru with Laura Tucker
Mar 11 • 42 min
Out of great tragedy and a slow and painful healing process Laura has gained confidence to speak her truth. Having learned the hard way what can happen when people’s inner wisdom is silenced by following a dynamic and compelling leader.
33 - Here, but not Here
Mar 4 • 16 min
You are completely removed from the constraints of time. And yet we all live within the constraints of time. We are in time, but we are not of time.
32 - Addiction to Approval
Feb 19 • 13 min
The heart of an addict is healed by the heart within the addict.
31 - Originality is Overrated
Jan 15 • 10 min
You don’t cover an original because you lack originality. Rather you play with someone else’s creation as a means of creating yourself.
30 - This is B-RAD
Dec 19, 2018 • 25 min
One year ago I started this podcast. Thirty episodes later I share what the name B-RAD means.
29 - Knowing What’s Unknown
Dec 11, 2018 • 19 min
How do we know what we know? And how can we even begin to know what is unknown?
28 - Obviously
Nov 26, 2018 • 22 min
Like the ignorant fish in the story by David Foster Wallace, we’re asking ourselves what’s water? And we’re exploring how reflection can provide the space and cultivate awareness to see reality with more clarity.
27 - Goodness Me
Nov 16, 2018 • 19 min
Reclaiming our original goodness, as not “just enough” but the fullness of our potential as created by Being itself. It’s all good baby!
26 - I am Human
Nov 9, 2018 • 23 min
We use labels all the time. But who are we, really, under those labels?
25 - Smart Water
Oct 31, 2018 • 20 min
What can H2O - honesty, humility, and openness - teach us about how to thrive as a human being, not just survive as a human body?
24 - All in One
Oct 19, 2018 • 20 min
When you have integrity you are biodynamic. You are all in one. A closed system of sustainability where everything has a place. The compost fertilizes the field, the soil grows the grapes, the insects pollinate the blossoms, the sheep eat the grass. It…
23 - Home Body
Oct 10, 2018 • 19 min
While I’ve been traveling this year, I’ve been wrestling with the following question. Why do I feel unstable when I don’t have a house to live in? Home. What does it mean? And where is it?
22 - That Four Letter Word
Aug 17, 2018 • 21 min
I was a fearful kid and carried that fear with me into my adulthood. Although I’ve intellectually claimed the truth that the Divine has given me a spirit not of fear, but of power, love, and sound mind, I’ve never experienced that power in my body; a…
21 - Chew On This
Aug 3, 2018 • 22 min
Chewing is an integral part of our experience with food. How we chew has biological and psychological affects on our whole body. We can make some interesting points of comparison between the importance of chewing for our digestion and the importance of…
20 - Whose Line is it Anyway?
Jul 25, 2018 • 21 min
We all start life with a script but at some point we jump off that script and start to improvise our life. Doing our part to move human understanding forward, and beyond “the way it always is”. Maybe a little music metaphor can help us get there?
19 - The Art of Good
Jun 25, 2018 • 29 min
Writing a children’s book, defining creativity, and what it means to pursue the art of good. An interview with children’s book author Jorey Tessier.
18 - The Sum when Some Givesome
Jun 14, 2018 • 34 min
A giving experience that shows people the difference they make when they give. An interview with Givesome founder Jay Whitelaw.
17 - The Curse of Comfort
Jun 8, 2018 • 22 min
We can move from a comfort zone into a capacity zone. Our capacity zone is beyond the brink of our personal limits (and limiting beliefs), it’s past the Shire.
16 - Hurts Like Hell
May 30, 2018 • 22 min
In her memoir “Love Warrior” Glennon Doyle Melton says that pain is like a traveling professor. When pain knocks on the door — wise ones breathe deep and say: “Come in. Sit down with me. And don’t leave until you’ve taught me what I need to know.”
15 - The Best Game in Town
May 16, 2018 • 22 min
The idea of finite and infinite games comes from the work of James P. Carse and was popularized by Simon Sinek. I’m interested in how to apply the idea of finite and infinite games to how we live our lives.
14 - The Little Things aren’t so Little
May 9, 2018 • 23 min
Small hinges swinging big doors. One of the most important pieces of a swinging door is also the smallest. It’s the pin of the door hinge. Without the pin, the door doesn’t pivot and move. It’s stuck in place.
13 - What Lies Beneath
May 2, 2018 • 22 min
Freediving of Guillaume Néry, my experience with transcendental meditation, and finding yourself in the ocean.
12 - Dying before you Die
Apr 25, 2018 • 22 min
We know that death is ahead for every one of us. It’s part of the circle that none of us escape. But what if life exists on the other side of death just as the natural world teaches us.
11 - The Madness of Being Self-Made, Part 3
Apr 18, 2018 • 23 min
In this final episode of the series, I explore what the physical body can teach us about how we do the work of becoming. It is work for sure, but it’s not the work of defining an identity, it’s the work of living an identity.
10 - The Madness of Being Self-Made, Part 2
Apr 11, 2018 • 20 min
The epigenome, vinyl records, and Stephen Pressfield’s angel midwives.
9 - The Madness of Being Self-Made, Part 1
Apr 4, 2018 • 22 min
What if, instead of defining the meaning of our life and existence with our efforts, we are endowed with meaning already? Instead of creating self we find self.
8 - This is MYU
Mar 28, 2018 • 24 min
Our life is defined by three points of identity - me, you, and us. And it’s the dynamic interplay between these three that creates a resonance in our life and imbue our being with its “one of an eternity” quality, something John Duns Scotus, 12th-century…
7 - Served by the Slice
Mar 14, 2018 • 20 min
True humility is the posture of a child and a willingness to open oneself to an expanding and evolving understanding of the universe, our own knowledge and experience.
6 - No Sex for Lent
Mar 7, 2018 • 20 min
How do we live with the tension of desire? What do we do about the poison of possessing? Can we find satisfaction in dissatisfaction?
5 - Problems are not the Problem
Feb 28, 2018 • 21 min
Problems are not the problem. We are the problem. But in that discomforting reality also lies the truth that if we are part of the problem we are part of the solution.
4 - People on Pedestals
Feb 21, 2018 • 22 min
The pedestal cannot provide what we seek. It’s too small, too impermanent. It doesn’t hold the power we think it does. It’s never enough.
3 - Small Feet, Big Rooms
Feb 14, 2018 • 21 min
Are you growing too large for the room you’re in? Are you feeling confined? Maybe you’re really comfortable with the familiarity of this room but you’re curious about the door and what’s on the other side. Consider taking a step across that threshold,…
2 - 2-2=4
Feb 7, 2018 • 18 min
Can you let go of what you know, what you’ve been taught is the predetermined answer, in the hopes and expectation that what could be true, the unexpected math, might actually be better?
1 - Dream Yourself Awake
Dec 19, 2017 • 19 min
Should you really follow your dreams? What does it even mean, “follow your dreams”?