Joanie Trussel

Joanie Trussel is a counselor and psychotherapist at The Heart Path House in Cortez.   She is very interested in the connection between mental health and what is occurring in our physical environment and is always looking for new stories for Pandora's Box. 

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with co-host Joanie Trussel about how our current political climate is affecting our mental health, the role of the media and consumerism in our relationship to politics, and why being engaged in local politics can help us feel more empowered.

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Permaculture is typically discussed in terms of its relationship with traditional agriculture. In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Nick and Heather Bartow about how their adoption of permaculture into their lifestyle has had profound effects on their physical, mental, and emotional health.

Information on Nick and Heather's permaculture community building project: www.findinganewway.com

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with co-host Joanie Trussel about happiness, the cultural definitions of happiness, how our modern consumer society creates false ideas about how to be happy, and why gratitude is the key to true happiness and fulfillment.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Tamara Rubin, founder and director of Lead Safe America, about how her children were poisoned by lead during a home renovation project which left them with long-term neurological problems, how Lead Safe America works to bring awareness about lead that is in household items and toys, and ways to make sure your family avoids the dangers of lead poisoning.

Website for Lead Safe America: leadsafeamerica.org

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Travis Custer about his work with the Town of Mancos to avoid harmful pesticides in the management of their town park in order to maintain an organic and healthy place to play, and why our cultural expectations of unblemished green spaces may be getting in the way.

Moms Against GMOs

Feb 24, 2015
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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Zen Honeycutt, founder of Moms Across America, a group dedicated to GMO labeling in our food supply, about why she and other mothers are taking a stand against GMOs, and how she was able to have a face-to-face interaction with the CEO of Monsanto.

Humanure Composting

Jan 13, 2015
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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Peter and Joan Brind'amour about how they use sawdust-filled bucket toilets to capture their excrement and use the composting process to make humanure for use as a fertilizer on their personal garden.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Pandora's Box co-host Joanie Trussel about how climate change is affecting us emotionally, and discuss why it is happening, the ways we can understand the way we feel, and how to stay healthy in the midst of this major global challenge.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Trisha Sheehan, regional field manager at Moms Clean Air Force, about when a train crash occurred outside of her town and led to the toxic contamination of her family when vinyl chloride that was being transported on that train was released into the air.

In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with KSJD's Tom Yoder about the ways our water resources are being threatened here in the Four Corners area and around the world.

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