Aunties and Little Fish

Aunties and Little Fish Each week we (CC-UK) meet online with wonderful people from around the world and we never know what we’re going to talk about.  This is our members only ‘Kitchen Table’ and it really does feel like a virtual version of the sorts of conversations that emerge in that sort of informal setting.Continue reading “Aunties and Little Fish”

68. Amara Leigh Hull – Happiness, Love and Health

“I guess we don’t really get taught so much at school about how to deal with hormones and how to accept them and be like, that’s okay, that’s fine.”

CW: depression and suicide.

This week Julian talks to TR-14er Amara Leigh Hull. Amara talks openly about the hardships she has been through ranging from depression in school, to how lockdown changed her life, and where dance and music has fitted in with that.

Throughout lockdowns, very dark periods, and going to uni, Amara has kept up working as a leader with the TR-14ers. To hear her speak about the place it has in her life is to learn from someone what a difference community can make.

65: Bennet Zelner – Regenerative Economics

‘My focus now is on how do we transform the economic system so that it fosters connection, that it helps people connect to other people, helps them connect to themselves and helps them connect to the natural world.’

This week Julian talks to regenerative economist Bennet Zelner. While economics is not something that is habitually associated with compassion, in this episode Bennet highlights how it affects us on a day to day level: How our current economic system is draining monetary resources from communities for the benefits of shareholders, and how large the impact of having a different system could be.

Bennet’s work is revolutionary, and his mission of injecting humanity back into economics is well funded and long over due. By changing the way we think about money – as something that benefits many rather than just a few, we can change society.

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60: Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell – Flow with the River

“It’s when somebody’s dying that we can join with them in this beautiful space of the celebration; they’re transitioning.”

This week Julian is joined by Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell, founding member of the Te Ārai Palliative and End of Life Research Group in the School of Nursing at the University of Auckland where she is also a Research Fellow. The reclamation of knowledge that is occurring world-over in indigenous communities has been making waves in every area of life and community, and in this podcast Dr Moeke Maxwell talks about how Maori knowledge and way of life has moved with her through her research in Palliative care and life in general.

She brings deep historical and traditional knowledge that sees life, death, people and place in a way that western medicine could never understand and does not seek to. However, her research is seeking to bring that knowledge forward.

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Survival of the Kindest: Waleed Nesyif – It’s Never Too Late for Compassion

It’s Never Too Late for Compassion – Waleed Nesyif https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/survival-of-the-kindest/id1525026504?i=1000492973736 Julian talks to Waleed Nesyif who featured prominently in the BBC’s documentary series Once Upon A Time In Iraq. Waleed’s life story, and personality, are nothing short of extraordinary. He speaks candidly and humorously, revealing the truth of what it means to be a childContinue reading “Survival of the Kindest: Waleed Nesyif – It’s Never Too Late for Compassion”

Survival of the Kindest: MINI SERIES – Ep 1 of 3: How and Why Social Health Impacts Disease

MINI SERIES – Ep 1 of 3: How and Why Social Health Impacts Disease https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/survival-of-the-kindest/id1525026504?i=1000537001884 “WE ALL CAN THINK OF TIMES WHERE WE’VE BEEN ALONE BUT NOT FELT LONELY, MAYBE ENJOYED OUR SOLITUDE, AND CAN THINK OF TIMES WHERE WE WEREN’T ISOLATED, MAYBE SURROUNDED BY OTHERS, BUT FELT PROFOUNDLY LONELY” As part of a threeContinue reading “Survival of the Kindest: MINI SERIES – Ep 1 of 3: How and Why Social Health Impacts Disease”

Survival of the Kindest: Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds – The Grief Journey

Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds – The Grief Journey https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/survival-of-the-kindest/id1525026504?i=1000535338585  The best and bravest thing that you can do is deal with your own discomfort, and don’t ask questions that you don’t want to really answer to. If you really want to know, then ask the question. But the most helpful thing for me isContinue reading “Survival of the Kindest: Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds – The Grief Journey”