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Photo: Clay Banks (Unsplash) The Landscaper’s Notebook 13 February 2021 My life’s raison d’Γͺtre is shaped by my experience of radical hospitality – when someone has gone out of their way to include or empower me. The purpose of radical hospitality is to achieve outcomes that begin with β€˜co-’. Co-design Cooperation Coexistence Collaboration Community Conviviality… …

🌐 World Service 2021, 1. Courage to Carry the Weight of Suffering. 11.2.2021

In this episode: Jo Jo Ma, Biden Inauguration contribution; Where is Sinead O’Connor? If there were a theme to this episode, it might be the courage it takes to carry suffering with us, living with situations we can do little about, but carrying the weight, while praying in our own ways, hoping for the best …

🌐 World Service #12: Grief, Imagination and Hope. 6.11.20

In this episode: Charlotte Ave, ‘Be a Light’; Wendell Berry, ‘Wild Things’; Film Chat, ‘Corpus Christi’ (Poland); Kubler-Ross, ‘Stages of Grief’ and the pandemic; Yann Arthus-Bertrand, ‘Human’; KPMG corporate film, ‘Imagine’; Irish Women in Harmony, ‘Dreams’ (The Cranberries). This program was put together on the eve of the declaration of polls in the US election. …

🌐 World Service #11. Meditation with an Elephant and the Importance of Conversation. 10.10.2020

In this episode: Meditation with an Elephant, Paul Barton; Film Chat: ‘The Translators’; ‘Conversare’, Al Stewart; Playing for Change, ‘Words of Wonder’- ‘Get Up, Stand Up’. This World Service takes a bit of a turn away from personal wellbeing toward the post-COVID agenda – the kind of world we might want to build post-COVID. Who …

🌐 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 …

🌐 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, …

🌐 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 …

🌐 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 …

🌐 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 …

🌐 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 …