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We are so excited to be sharing this special episode with you, based on conversations we’ve had as we try to understand what it feels like to process, feel, define, and heal from trauma, what it means to find balance when you might be afraid of failure, and the strength we gain from family and community–making any adventures pawsible.

As many parents and carers of kids know, the daily practice of guiding young people through life ranges from challenging to silly, and back again, and it can take us to deep places on a dime. This episode goes deep. We talk about how trauma can pass from body to body, how interconnected we are, and why it’s a gift in life to experience failure. We use tools like deep belly breathing, rhyming jokes, EMDR to unpack distressing memories, affirmations of love, speaking our stories, and asking for help to lean into strength. And, we also share more about Mom Slice’s past as a champion swordfighter!

Also, one of the sweetest things Hank has ever shared about Dogland is information about the planet’s “Great Great Tree” and the slogan, “We are all connected at our roots and rooted in our connection.”

Some further resources for grown people are:

On trauma and somatic healing: My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem

On everything from failure to shame to healing to living a wholehearted life, Brené Brown.

And, for people of all ages, we recommend listening to fellow Kids Listen member show, Best Day Yet Podcast, a show serving affirmations, adventures, and mindfulness tools for calmer, kinder, more confident kids.

Special thanks to Jason Roark who records, edits, and designs this show. He also provides original music including our theme song, which is sung by him and the wonderful, talented Jen Bernard. Jason was not able to edit this episode, but he set Phoebe & Hank up for success and a fun learning opportunity, which they enjoyed wholeheartedly. They had a blast using the free and fantastic resources at freeSFX dot com and Orange Free Sounds.

Colin Laurel illustrated our cover art, which was directed by Jen Wick.

Our song that plays at the very end of this episode is a song we wrote along with Hank’s Granny & Gramps, aka Murphy & Marckx. It’s called “Power Dog, He Won’t Give Up!”

This podcast was made possible, in part, by a grant from The Regional Arts & Culture Council in Portland, OR.

It was made more possible by listeners like you! Thank you for your support!

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The Adventures of Power Dog in Dogland is created in the ancestral lands of the Multnomah, Wasco, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Cowlitz, bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other Tribes of the first people who made their homes along the rivers.

You can find out more & send us dog jokes at www.powerdogadventures.com

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