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2021    The New ‘Normal’

  • 2. Inspirational Resistance to Oppression (13.3.2021)
    An old lady versus a dictator in Belarus (ABC Foreign Correspondent, Eric Campbell); Playing for Change, ‘Biko‘ (Peter Gabriel); Film Chat: Nomadland, Golden Globe Best Film, Best Director; Acts of Kindness: Malena the Stork is rescued in Croatia; Playing for Change, ‘Chan Chan’ (Buena Vista Social Club).
  • 1: Courage to Carry the Weight of Suffering (11.2.2021)
    Jo Jo Ma, Biden Inauguration contribution; Where is Sinead O’Connor?

2020    The Year of COVID

  • 13: Christmas 2020 (17.12.2020)
    Leonard Cohen, ‘Anthem’; Film Chat, ‘How to be a Good Wife’ (France); Doc Morris, ‘Take Care of Yourself’; Film: ‘Strathewen: The Chook Project’; Three Christmas Cultures: Cilene Dion, ‘So This is Christmas’, Jordan Copeland, ‘Holy Bronx Night’, The Late Late Service, Glasgow, ‘Image of the Invisible’; Poem, ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye, read by Emma Thompson.
  • 12: Grief, Imagination and Hope (6.11.2020)
    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).
  • 11: Meditation with an elephant and the importance of conversation… (10.10.2020)
    Meditation with an Elephant, Paul Barton; Film Chat: ‘The Translators’; Al Stewart, ‘Conversare’; Playing for Change, ‘Words of Wonder’- ‘Get Up, Stand Up’.
  • 10: Compassion … (16.9.2020)
    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; Book: ‘Compassion’ by Henri Nouwen et all; Playing for Change: ‘One Love’ by Bob Marley
  • 9: Kindness, Compassion, Generosity, Perseverance (25.8.2020)
    Poem, ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye, read by Emma Thompson; Generosity at a wedding reception; Film Chat: ‘La Belle Epoque’(France) and ‘Inside Bill’s Brain’ (USA); Carrie Newcomer, ‘You Can Do This Hard Thing’.
    8: Renewing and Practicing Hope (12.8.2020)
    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’.
    7: A meditation in the Stirling Ranges … (15.7.2020)
    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.
    6: Freedom in Days Like This (1.7.2020)
    Meditation: Gurrumul: ‘Bapa’; Steve Earl: ‘Days Like This’; The Drama Triangle; Patrick Wanis: Escaping the Drama Triangle; Film Chat: ‘Woman at War’ (Iceland); Playing For Change: ‘Everyday People’.
    5: Healing (8.6.2020).
    Meditation: A Quick Walk Along an Australian Bush Track;  Poem: Hello Stranger; Poem shared by Ava Crescent Cardinalli; Alanis Morissette, ‘Reasons I Drink’; The Identity Circles; The Moffatt Brothers, ‘Heal the World’.
  • 4: Thoughts,Feelings, Actions (14.5.2020).
    Birds in Meadow meditation; Thoughts, Feelings, Actions (The Cognitive Triangle); Queen tribute to frontline workers, ‘You Are The Champions’; Thai Good Stories, ‘Believe in Good’; TheArtUnited, ‘Perfect Sunrise’.
  • 3. Patience (7.5.2020).
    Alanis Morissette ‘Smiling’, Inner Resilience, Letting Go, Mercy Bell ‘Always’.
  • 2. Hopes for the ‘New Normal’ (24.4.2020).
    Jimmy Nail, ‘Big River’; Shane Howard, ‘Don’t Give Up On Us’; Depression and the Cognitive Cycle; USA for Africa, ‘We Are The World’.
  • 1.’Spiralling Up or Spiralling Down?’  (12.4.2020).
    Sam Neil; Personal Growth Chart; Isolation: Newton ands Mandella; BBC Covid Encouragement; Ralph Mc Tell, ‘Streets of London’; Playing for Change, ‘Lean on Me’.

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