Archives for Martin Prechtel

Healthy Options 2/3/16

Host and Producer: Andrée Bella
Engineer: John Greenman

Program Topic: “A Different View of Depression and Addiction”

Key Discussion Points:
a) How does our culture contribute to depression? How is grieving done in the Mayan culture, and how is this different than in Western culture?
b) What is the relationship between depression, violence and war?
c) Can a whole culture be depressed? What are the consequences of this? Can these consequences be passed on to later generations?
d) What role can parents play in helping their children grow up in a culture where depression and addiction are no longer such a threat to the happiness and stability of everyone?
e) What is the relationship between grief and praise?
f) How can grief turn losses into beauty?

Guest: Martin Prechtel – author, social activist – director of the international school Bolad’s Kitchen

WERU Special: Martin Prechtel 9/18/15

Producer/Host: Andree Bella

Interview with Martin Prechtel on Grief and Praise

Key Discussion Points:
a) How do the people in your Mayan village grieve for someone who has died?
b) What role can community, friends and family play in turning grief into beauty?
c) What happens when a culture doesn’t express its grief?
d) What is the relationship between unresolved grief and war?
e) What part can elders of a community play in transforming grief into beauty?

Guest: Martin Prechtel, social activist and author of The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise