Season Two

Podcast series hosts Susan Beaulieu, Briana Matrious and Linsey McMurrin continue to explore stories of collective and individual healing and how our communities continue on their journeys of “Remembering Resilience.” This podcast explores NEAR Science, Historical Trauma, and ways Indigenous communities and individuals in Minnesota are creating and Remembering Resilience.”

Season Two Podcast Hosts:

Susan Beaulieu, Linsey McMurrin and Briana Matrious

The Remembering Resilience podcast episodes #1-#12 include content that may bring up a strong emotional response. Please do what you need to take care of yourself while you listen, and perhaps think of someone you could call for emotional support if necessary. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) and Crisis Text Line (text MN to 741741) are free supports available 24/7. Remember, we are stronger together. #LetsHealTogether

We care about you. We care about your family and loved ones. We care about our communities.

Reaching out is the strongest and most courageous thing we can do. Let us remember our resilience– and #LetsHealTogether.

We welcome world-renowned guest Dr. Joe Tafur as we continue to explore ways we as indigenous relatives can transcend the traumas our families and communities have endured, so we can connect to further explore opportunities to heal together. In this episode, we delve into our capacity for de-mystifying these complex topics in favor of a more holistic approach to this work as we explore what healing can mean for us an individuals, families and communities.

Dr. Tafur continues to guide us as we explore the neurobiological response to stress and our natural responses as we realize how dysregulation can manifest as extreme dis-ease as we recognize how chronic stress and trauma can show up as disturbance in our lives.
We must learn to accept and communicate that this isn’t only “in our head” rather a symptom of greater problems that must be addressed on multiple levels, should we want to heal fully. 
Let’s get to the hardest stuff– speaking on our own experiences around healing in a ceremonial and therapeutic setting. How can we integrate into mainstream these opportunities for therapeutic release and cross-generational healing that may not be as widely accepted? How might we invite all our relatives into the space where we understand self-care is not only a luxury but an essential?

Through the lens of mainstream society, the idea of self-care can be off-putting. It is only when we slow down and see things through an alternate perspective, reminding ourselves that taking care of ourselves is how we can remember to care for others more effectively; it is where we are reminded to give grace to each other (and to extend it to ourselves!) in a good way. When we can care for ourselves well, we can care for each other even better.   This is the power of relationship and connection exemplified.  

Listening and learning have emerged as a key component of connecting with community in an authentic way. Attachment and relationship remain the key components to feeling connected in our world, to feeling that we belong. In the context of both individual and collective healing, it brings us to the question, How might we continue to connect in a good way to make these protective factors even more powerful? 

Collective trauma requires collective healing.  As co-host Briana Matrious so aptly puts it, “The most powerful healing that has happened in my life has been in community with one another.” We explore what that means for us as individuals—both personally and professionally – as we move through these current times together.  

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