Shame Piñata

Series produced by Colleen Thomas

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Shame Piñata is a show about creating rites of passage for real-life transitions.

On Shame Piñata, you will hear from people who have supported themselves through tough life transitions by embracing community and ceremony. You will also hear from experts in the field of ceremony and ritual.

You should listen if you are going through a tough time and aren’t sure how to move forward, if you’re feeling stuck, or if something significant has happened and no one gets it.

25 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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When Reverend Tristy Taylor and her husband decided to stop trying to have a baby, she honored that loss with a special ceremony. During her time s...

  • Added: May 07, 2021
  • Length: 50:12
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As we go through life, we inevitably come upon moments that are difficult. Some might be incredibly personal ones that it feels like few other peop...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 13:56
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Nick & Thom were married in a big, open field in Oakland California. This was right after same-sex marriage was legalized in the US and it was a hu...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2021
  • Length: 21:38
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Time is a spiral - right now and always. And COVID time is a ride all its own. Whatever your experience of time has been in the past year, join us ...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2021
  • Length: 15:14
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Being a woman in this world brings challenges. Susan wanted to prepare her daughter Nikole for those challenges in the best way possible. So she in...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2021
  • Length: 20:35
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On Season 2 of Shame Piñata, we'll dive into what it looks like to create rituals for the important moments in our lives.

  • Added: Jan 30, 2021
  • Length: :30
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On the second season of Shame Piñata, we explore rites of passage for real-life transitions such as reaching a certain age, facing a significant lo...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 02:29
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What if I told you that it's possible to find grace and flow in the middle of chaos? What if I said you could learn how to dance in liminal space a...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2020
  • Length: 14:42
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It's the big day and there's a lot going on. Relationships are being redefined. Power dynamics are actively shifting and yet, in the words of weddi...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2020
  • Length: 24:19
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What does your body need in order to rest fully? What does your heart need to soften a bit? What would it feel like to rest - not with one ear out ...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2020
  • Length: 13:21
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Even if it's not our natural disaster, even if no one we know has COVID, all of the chaos of this moment is affecting us. It's affecting our body. ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2020
  • Length: 13:08
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How can life transitions make us stronger and wiser instead of just stressing us out?

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 21:15
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How do we keep moving forward in a world that doesn't feel like ours anymore? We need grit to stay strong and we need resilience to stay flexible. ...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2020
  • Length: 11:12
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What if you could find the most amazing partner in the world, someone who loves you unconditionally, who respects you, admires you, and has your ba...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2020
  • Length: 22:00
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In these less than normal times, when the world is crying out for change, it can be difficult to tell which way is up, let alone make decisions on ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2020
  • Length: 11:29
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We hear all the time that we should love ourselves more, but what does that actually look like in real life? Can self-love be more than buying ours...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 19:30
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With so many things happening at once, it's easy for the nervous system to become overwhelmed. When this happens, it's hard to think, it's hard to ...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 13:20
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The pain, grief, discomfort, and vulnerability that can arise throughout the wedding process can actually be doorways into joy if we are willing to...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2020
  • Length: 20:05
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Looking for a way to respond to COVID-19 beyond social distancing? Here’s a simple ceremony that can help you find your center again.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2020
  • Length: 10:16
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Betsy and Brandon didn't want to get married. But when Betsy's mother was nearing the end of her life, they decided to honor their love in a ceremo...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2020
  • Length: 20:49