Connecting to Self in Nature ~ Episode 108 ~ My Conversation with Shankar

In this conversation, we learn how important it is to connect to our body through daily practice of yoga. It connects us to our Chakra System and our subtle energy body. Having self-time in nature is deeply important to our well-being facilitating our connection to Mother Earth. As men begin to focus on their inner work they can heal and connect to self-love and acceptance.

[0:24] Connecting & Sharing my Story
[1:07] Daily Connection Routine
[2:21] Connecting to my Body ~ Happier & More Balanced
[4:00] Connecting to my Chakra System & Subtle Energy Body
[5:05] Connecting to our Shadow Side
[6:44] Connecting to our Hurt & Pain underneath the Anger
[8:04] Connecting to a Better Energy ~ Flows to Others
[9:50] Connecting to Our Heart Space
[11:40] Men Connecting to Our Painful Emotions
[13:17] Men Awakening & Healing into Wholeness
[14:26] Men’s Ego ~ not Connecting to Our True Self
[15:47] Men’s Suicide isn’t Looking Good
[17:59] Letting go of Judgement & Connect to Acceptance
[19:53] Connecting to the Oneness of Nature & Mother Earth
[20:51] Connecting to the ‘All That Is’ ~ Merging of Micro & Macro
[21:56] Connecting to our ‘All That Is’ ~ Healing Mother Earth
[23:28] Connecting Our Meaningfulness
[25:10] Men’s Mindfulness is in ‘Doing’
[27:00] Men taught not to Connect to Emotions
[28:15] Men’s Mindfulness ~ ‘At the Back of the Boat’
[29:23] Connecting to Flow-State ~ Contentment
[30:56] Connection to Ayurvedic
[32:32] Connecting to Self-Love

Connecting & Healing Painful Emotions ~ Episode 101 ~ My Conversation with Susie Carroll

Through connecting to her heart and healing her deep pain was the catalyst for becoming an author of a children’s book “Shadows in the Walls.” This illustrated book opens children heart to manage the painful emotions they may experience through their lives.

[0:36] Connecting to Being in the Moment
[1:33] Connecting with Our Hearts
[2:40] Connecting to my Heart Generates Energy
[4:26] Connecting to the Pain in my Heart
[6:46] Healing for the Heart wants Happiness
[7:24] The Rational Mind wants to Control the Heart
[8:08] Deep Aversions to our Hearts Pain
[8:54] Our Hearts Wish to Sing
[10:26] Connecting to my Natural Flow-State
[11:24] Connecting to the Lightness of my Flow-State
[12:25] Connecting to a Flow-State Riding my Horses
[14:31] Connecting to my Horses as Teachers
[15:38] Connecting to the Unconditional Love of Animals
[16:39] Our Hearts Quietens the Intellectual Brain
[18:23] Connection to Others in my Heart Flow-State
[19:36] Channelling the Ego & Analytical Mind
[21:26] My Children’s Book ~ “Shadows in the Wall”
[23:40] Connecting & Integrating our Shadow
[25:59] Connecting to the ‘All That Is’
[27:36] Connecting to Deep Freedom Within
[28:30] Immersion with the Sense of Nature
[30:52] Connectivity to Mother Earth as our Great Mother
[32:38] Healing our Interconnectedness with Mother Earth

Connecting to our Hero’s Journey ~ Episode 90 ~ My Conversation with Michael Lauria

Turning inwards & healing ourselves is a hero’s journey we men need to undertake. Our depths of darkness has led to depression & too many suicides. Healing through the Dante inferno of emotional pain & integrating our shadow is the hero’s journey.

[1:19] Connection to My Book ‘Forging Excalibur’
[4:24] My Book ~ “Forging Excalibur”
[5:51] Can Men be Stuck in Pain?
[6:50] Men Connected to Circles of Pain
[8:03] Men Connecting & Healing the Dark Night of the Soul
[9:21] Men’s Gift of Integrating Our Shadow
[10:48] Men’s Call to Adventure ~ Healing
[11:40] My Process to Connect with Me
[13:23] Connecting Physically, Mentally, Emotionally & Spiritually
[14:33] Men Not Repressing the Shadow Down the Rabbit Holes
[16:03] Men’s Mask Effects our Connections
[17:39] Connecting to Our Feminine Archetype
[20:36] Connecting & Owning the Peace of Wholeness
[21:40] My Men’s 12-month Hero’s Journey
[22:42] Connecting to the ‘All That Is’
[24:07] Connecting to Our Hearts
[24:54] Men Deeply Connected Healing for Mother Earth
[27:04] Therapy Narrative Men Will Hear & Understanding
[28:00] ‘The Cave we Fear to Enter Holds the Treasure we Seek’
[31:20] Enter the Forest at the Darkest Point
[32:27] Connecting to Our True Potential

Connecting to a Photographers Inner Journey ~ Episode 80 ~ My Conversation with Debbs Deb

This conversation is about a Photographers inner journey to healing and well-being. Seeing the Souls of others through her photography her healing enabled her to see and feel her Soul. The powerful connection to her Soul changed her life.

[1:15] Connecting to our Yin & Yang in Social Isolation
[2:51] Connection to our Inner Child Imperative
[4:07] Connecting to Self through Meditation
[5:05] Connections to my Inner Child
[6:46] Channelling to the Inner Child what it Needs
[8:31] Connecting to our inner Child’s Vulnerability
[10:04] Connecting to Loving Myself
[11:29] Connecting to my Weight Loss
[13:35] I See People’s Soul as the Photographer
[14:16] Connecting to See My Own Soul
[15:00] Spiritual Emergency or Psychosis
[17:16] Connecting to the Nature of Impermanence
[18:42] Connection to Maple Syrup
[19:00] Connecting as an Author ~ Sacred Hearts Rising ‘Sparks of Light’
[21:22] Connecting to Unconditional Forgiveness
[22:28] Connecting to Equanimity ~ Sweet Spot of the Soul
[27:41] Connecting to our Freedom

Connecting to Spaciousness & Letting Go ~ Episode 75 ~ My Conversation with Lucinda Light

Feeling more disconnected in city living, Lucinda Light made a significant sea change. A connection to nature and ocean has given this marriage celebrant and drama teacher a reconnection with herself. This is her conversation.

[3:24] Embodying my connection to Nature
[5:48] My Zen Connection ~ Witnessing the Triggers
[7:07] Connecting to Compassion ~ Pause & Pivot
[9:55] More Accepting of Connections Flow
[11:00] The Inner Teachings of Disconnection
[12:26] Radiance of Letting Go
[13:44] Connecting to our Space of Letting Go
[15:51] Connecting to my ‘All That Is’
[16:41] My Flow State that is ‘All That Is’
[18:34] Healing Mother Earth through our Oneness
[21:49] Healing Within ~ Healing Mother Earth
[24:01] Social Isolation Coming Home to Self
[25:42] The Graciousness of Human Connection
[27:10] In Deep Connection ~ our essence is creators

Connecting with Heartfelt Masculinity ~ Episode 69 ~ My Conversation with Marcus Savidis

This conversation is exploring the realms of being connected to our heartfelt masculinity. For men this has been an age old battle ~ bury your heart and Man Up. The statistics are compelling evidence of men’s lack of supportive connection. Opening to the vulnerabilities of heartfelt masculinity is the elixir to men’s emotional and mental health.

[0:38] The Joy of my 2year old Twin Boys Curiosity
[3:40] Nurturing the Boys through Their Premature Births
[4:41] Deepening the Connection to Myself
[7:17] Recognising our Disconnection to our self
[8:35] Taking our Flow-state Connection to Others
[11:50] Men and Connection(s)
[14:29] Men Soft & Weak or Innate Sensitive Vulnerability?
[18:24] Men not Connecting shows in the Statistics
[22:38] Connecting to the Energy of Men’s Sharing Groups
[24:53] Connecting to the Energetic Space of Stillness
[26:39] Connecting to Cellular Memory in the Present Moment
[29:54] Connecting to my Flow-State ~ Equanimity of Flow

Geelong Business Connect with its Community ~ Episode 64 ~ My Conversation with Ben Flynn

Ben Flynn is the CEO of the Geelong Chamber of Commerce and has a background in marketing, accounting and finance and has worked in many places across the world. His conversation is about businesses in Geelong are well connected to their community. This is his conversation.

[3:38] My Connection to Marketing 101
[5:40] Enjoying Connections with People
[7:38] Connecting to Nature ~ Outback
[10:20] Connecting to the Simplicity of Nature
[11:25] Experiences of Nature feeds My Resilience
[14:16] Being in the Present Moment
[16:03] Men Connecting to Simplicity of Nature
[18:33] Learning from Women’s Connections?
[21:53] My Connection to Branding 101
[24:07] Staff connecting to Purpose Driven Businesses
[25:48] Larger Companies Connecting Back to Communities
[27:31] Uniqueness of Geelong Business Community Connection

Connecting to Our Community ~ Episode 61 ~ My Conversation with Martin Duke

Martin Duke is a councillor with the Surf Coast Shire. He has been councillor for now for nearly three years and enjoys every moment of it. He’s been with the CFA, the (Country Fire Association) for the past 20 years. He is actively engaged and connected to our community.

[0:49] Enjoying Connections with People
[1:59] Men and Connection are they connected to themselves?
[3:21] Men’s Social Conditioning Is Very Questionable
[6:06] Connections Improves My Well-Being
[8:38] Connection Is Vital
[11:26] Connecting in Childhood Makes it Natural for Me
[13:27] Connections Create Energy
[14:46] Connection to our Communities
[16:39] We need Connections
[21:00] Connecting to Men’s Health & Well-being is Changing
[26:01] Men connect to emotions rather than Bottling them
[32:25] Connecting to Aliveness Within

Connecting to All Of Me ~ Episode 60 ~ My Conversation with Nicole Scott

Nicole is a mental health advocate with Headspace and has found that the best way to connect to herself is by giving to others. Nicole has found a deep connection to this and it lights her world up. Nicole is studying life coaching with the Life Coaching Institute in Melbourne and is soon to be moving into a Social Work degree studying at Deakin.

[0:58] Connecting to Myself by Sitting with & letting be.
[2:15] Connecting to the ‘Comfort within my Discomfort’
[4:47] Connecting & Healing Our Inner Child Wounds
[6:33] Making time to notice & connect to our Inner Self
[10:12] Hearts Flow-state Connection to Others
[10:39] Community Connection Imperative to our Well-Being
[15:05] Flow-state is a Deeper Love & Connection
[17:09] Our Flow-state managers our Personality Boardroom
[18:06] Connecting to What Intuitively comes to Consciousness
[21:03] Connecting to our Loving Presence
[24:39] My Connection to Love
[26:11] Intellectual Brain & Our Emotional Brain
[31:14] Connection to Courage in Our Vulnerability

Connecting to Social Connections ~ Episode 59 ~ My Conversation with Tony McManus

Tony McManus is a sought after speaker on many levels in the community for Beyondblue and RUOK across Southeast Australia. He was the first independent chairman of the headspace local consortium across 100 headspace centres across Australia. He then an established the headspace Geelong fund.

[0:35] A Passion to Social Connections
[1:23] Making time for Connection in our Busyness
[2:10] Men’s Connections lost in busyness
[5:38] Heart Connection at 1-on-1 level
[7:02] What is Preventing Men’s Connections?
[8:18] Connecting to our Vulnerability is not a Weakness
[11:56] Men Learning to Navigate our Emotional (Brain) Health
[14:49] Men’s Social Conditioning a product of old Toxic Masculinity
[15:47] Men’s Connections in ‘Doing’ Based Communities
[19:11] Men’s Positive Connections in Community Groups
[21:47] Losing Connections in Men’s quest to be a Provider
[24:02] Serenity in Bonny Doon ~ Man’s Version of Mindfulness
[26:07]Mindfulness ~ ‘Simply Being at the Back of the Boat’
[28:21] Connection to ‘All That Is’ ~ a Reboot (Disconnect to Reconnect)