🌐 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 …

🌐 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 …

🌐 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 at the most challenging time. We’re all dying to get out and businesses are dying to restart to stop the personal, social, emotional and economic bleeding. The stress in the home, the …

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

Hopes for the New Normal In this program:  Jimmy Nail, ‘Big River’; Shane Howard, ‘Don’t Give Up On Us’; Depression and the Cognitive Cycle; USA for Africa, ‘We Are The World’. As the Covid 19 curve begins to flatten, the queston is being asked: What comes next? What will be the new normal? Can we reset …

🌐 The World Service 1. ‘Spiralling Up or Spiralling Down’. 12.4.2020.

‘Spiralling Up or Spiralling Down?’ Actor Sam Neil lays out be basic choice we must make as we face the COVID pandemic – ‘Spiralling Up or Spiralling Down’? We pause on a chart that may help us make personal decisions if we are to ‘spiral up’. Isaac Newton and Nelson Mandela remind us that social …