๐ŸŒ World Service #10. Compassion. 16.9.2020

In this episode: ‘Saying Hello’, BBC Mash Report;Film Chat: ‘God of the Piano’ (Israel);Patrick Wanis: 10 strategies for surviving isolation during the COVID pandemic;Thich Nhat Hanh, interviewed by Oprah Winfrey: ‘Compassion’;Book: ‘Compassion’ by Henri Nouwen et all;Playing for Change: ‘One Love’ by Bob Marley I wonder if, like me, in such a privileged situation in …

๐ŸŒ World Service #9. Kindness,Compassion, Generosity, Perseverance. 25.8.2020

In this episode: Poem, ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye, read by Emma Thompson;Generosity at a wedding reception;Film Chat: ‘La Belle Epoque’ and’Inside Bill’s Brain’.Carrie Newcomer, ‘You Can Do This Hard Thing’. When asking an economist what he thought the government should do about continuing with Job Keeper and Job Seeker, a reporter got the reply, …

๐ŸŒ World Service #8. Renewing and Practising Hope 12.8.2020

In the episode: The Avett Brothers, ‘Victory’;Letter from Steven and the Identity-Life Triangle;Mem Fox, ‘Whoever You Are’;Meditation on Children;‘Hope Huddles’ on the hospital floor;Neil Young, ‘Looking for a Leader’;RMH Scrub Choir, ‘Count on Me’.   Recently I received a post from my good friend Steven Koski. I was so tired but not the tired that …

๐ŸŒ World Service#7 Creativity, Challenge and Coaching. 15.7.2020

In this episode: Meditation on Clouds in the Stirling Ranges;Changing roles in the Drama Triangle;The roles in action: ‘The Annual Art Show’;Film Chat: ‘Bellbird’ (New Zealand)The Camden Voices in Lockdown: ‘True Colours’, and heartfelt responses. A meditation that takes us to The Stirling Ranges in Western Australia. More thoughts about the Drama Triangle and a …

๐ŸŒ World Service #6. Freedom in Days Like This. 1.7.2020

In this episode: Gurrumul: ‘Bapa’, meditation;Steve Earl: ‘Days Like This’;The Drama Triangle;Patrick Wanis: Escaping the Drama Triangle;Film Chat: ‘Woman at War’;Playing For Change: ‘Everyday People’.   As I go on this Covid 19 journey of discovery, reflecting on ideas and strategies that have helped me in my life, and sharing them, I find myself discovering …

๐ŸŒ World Service #5 Healing. June 8, 2020

In this edition: A Quick Walk Along an Australian Bush Track MeditationPoem: Hello StrangerPoem shared by Ava Crescent CardinalliAlanis Morissette, ‘Reasons I Drink’The Identity CirclesThe Moffatt Brothers, ‘Heal the World’     In this program, I continue to document what inspires and encourages me from what I see around me during this pandemic period, and …

๐Ÿ’ญ โ€œIโ€™m doing this for me.โ€

Sounds entirely selfish doesnโ€™t it? But I wonder whether one of our most basic needs is to be able to share whatever we have to give for the benefit of others. Giving to others, whether it be through paid or volunteer work, creative ventures or our human relationships seems to me to be a basic …

๐ŸŒ The World Service #4. 14 May 2020

Thoughts, Feelings Actions In this episode: Birds in Meadow meditation, Thoughts Actions and Feelings (Cognitive Triangle), Queen tribute to frontline workers ‘You Are The Champions’Thai Good Stories ‘Believe in Good’TheArtUnited ‘Perfect Sunrise’. In a previous program I mentioned the thoughts-actions-feelings triangle that I found so helpful when I was dealing with depression a few years …

๐ŸŒ The World Service #3. Patience. 7 May 2020

Patience In this episode: Alanis Morissette ‘Smiling’, Inner Resilience, Letting Go, Mercy Bell ‘Always’. As the Covid 19 pandemic seems to have reached its peak in Australia, I think we are atย theย most challenging time. Weโ€™re allย dying to get outย and businesses areย dying to restartย to stop the personal, social, emotional and economic bleeding. Theย stressย in the home, the …

๐ŸŒ The World Service#2, Hopes for the ‘New Normal’ 24 April 2020

Hopes for the New Normal In this program:ย  Jimmy Nail, โ€˜Big Riverโ€™; Shane Howard, โ€˜Donโ€™t Give Up On Usโ€™; Depression and the Cognitive Cycle; USA for Africa, โ€˜We Are The Worldโ€™. As the Covid 19 curve begins to flatten, the queston is being asked: What comes next? What will beย the new normal? Can we reset …