Connecting to Nature in My Heart ~ Episode 109 ~ My Converation with Lotus Hackenberger

My childhood growing up in nature opened my heart and interest in the connection between all living things. It facilitates to always think about how all of my decisions will impact other people in other places, or other animals or plants ~ everything we do has repercussions

[1:13] Nature is my Heart of Passion
[2:17] Growing Awareness of Nature for Younger Generations
[4:46] Connecting to my Values Validates Me
[7:17] Connecting to my Self-Care
[9:31] Our Connections to Social Media
[10:22] Social Media is Addictive
[11:26] Connecting to our Online Version of Self
[12:49] Social Media Pressure on our Generation
[13:52] Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) via Social Media
[15:17] Access to Social Media ~ New Norm
[17:00] Video Gamers had Connection Infrastructure during COVID19
[18:36] Connection to Others
[19:47] Heart Connection in Connection to Others
[20:58] Younger Generations Connection to Spiritual Beliefs
[22:31] Connection of Science & Spirituality
[23:53] Connection Between all Living Things
[25:47] Connection to Knowledge Deficit Model
[27:34] Connection to our Heart Knowledge
[28:33] Heartfelt Passion & Purpose
[29:52] Connection to Mother Earth goes in two Ways
[32:10] Connection is Lacking Empathy
[33:27] Connecting to Optimism for Change

Connecting to our Heart’s Depth ~ Episode 95 ~ My Conversation with Guy D Craft

This conversation is about one person’s journey into self-development wanting to better himself by coming home to his deep true self ~ his passion & purpose. The journey takes into the depths of his heart & mind and the deep learnings meditation has opened him to.

[0:24] Connection to Podcasting
[1:54] Connecting to Oneself
[4:20] Letting Go
[5.42] Connecting with an Ego-Death
[7:03] Men’s Ego Defence Shields
[10:46] Connecting with our bodies
[12:03] Connecting to our Kundalini energy
[14:32] Connecting to our Cell Regeneration
[15:45] Non-attachment Process
[16:26] Connecting to my Spaciousness
[17:16] Connecting to our Shadow Work
[18:33] Connecting to Meditation Practice
[19:44] Noticing my Analytical Mind
[20:44] Connecting to my Flow-State
[21:34] World Peace if Men connecting to Heart of Flow-State
[22:25] Connecting to our True Home
[23:24] Connecting to my ‘All That Is’
[26:51] Connecting to the Beauty of Western Australia
[28:07] Disconnecting from my Body in my Analytical Mind
[29:28] Men Connecting to their Vulnerability
[31:10] Aligning with Our Higher Self
[32:33] Connecting to my Passion & Purpose

Connecting to Leadership ~ Episode 93 ~ My Conversation with Robert Re

A fascination and connection to Leadership and Self-Leadership have been a life-long journey for this guest. Robert Re has been leading leadership workshops and has now written a book putting all his life’s research into a great resource to implement into our own life’s.

[0:34] My Fascination with Leadership
[1:12] Connecting to Self-Leadership within ourselves
[2:02] Step One ~ Becoming Aware of Oneself
[3:46] Connecting to our Voluntary Self-Enquiry
[5:15] The Blocks of our Effectiveness
[6:47] Acceptance of Vulnerability in Organisations
[8:51] Have Organisations Lost their Hearts to Profit?
[10:24] “Spiritual Capital” is Good for Business
[11:40] Connection Across All Stakeholders
[14:21] Leading People to Connect to their Self-Leadership
[17:00] Connecting to Change through Feedback Loops
[18:42] Connecting to Organisational Flow-States
[19:31] Flow-states are called Perfect Alignment
[21:00] Organisation Vertical Structure Block Flow
[23:53] Six Practices to Improve Effectiveness
[24:46] Finding our Organisations Purpose
[26:22] What is our Organisational Why?
[28:03] Implementing the 6 Proven Pathways into My Life
[29:38] Connecting to my Purpose
[30:53] Connecting to the Ikigai Concept

Connection to the Climate Emergency ~ Episode 88 ~ My Conversation with Anthony Gleeson

Through the highs & lows of life’s journey finding one’s passion and purpose is an essential key. This conversation is about a man’s connection to the environmental activism. He wants to make our world a better place for his grandchildren & in doing so found his passion & purpose.

[3:58] Koroit’s Connection to the AFL
[4:55] Men’s Connections to Sporting Clubs
[5:26] Connection to Families
[6:35] Men’s Connection to Our Old Social Conditioning
[8:16] My Connections ~ Physically, Mentally, Emotionally & Spiritually
[10:58] Men Learning not to Connect to Our Emotions
[12:29] Connecting to Letting Go
[14:31] Connection to Others is a Teamwork
[17:00] Connection to Environment was Passion & Purpose
[19:08] Connecting to Others is Being a Part of Bigger Things
[20:02] What is Stopping People Connecting to the Environment?
[21:36] Connected by a Media Label
[23:12] Environmental Groups Connecting Together
[23:49] Connection to Nature my Soul Soars
[25:43] Indigenous Connection to Environment is of Harmony
[28:41] Connection to a Pause ~ Smelling the Roses
[33:04] Men are Awakening Thanks to the Women’s Movement

Connecting to Joy & Happiness ~ Episode 87 ~ My Conversation with Jessie Holton

Once upon a time self-help books were not on the radar. This conversation is about the powerful digging deep to move forward and choose joy and happiness. Learning to take things as they come, work through them, learn from them, grow from them is the conversation of this Podcast.

[0:55] Connecting to a Busy Schedule that Manifests
[1:25] Connecting to My Passion & Purpose
[1:57] Connecting to my Joy & Happiness
[2:47] Connecting to my Process of Joy
[3:54] Connecting to the Bodily Warmth & Light
[4:44] Connecting to our Power of Digging Deep
[6:15] Connecting to Grateful of Our Hearts
[6:58] Connecting to our Darkness & Pain
[8:05] Working through Our Pain Points
[9:59] Connecting to Creating Our Happiness
[10:53] Connecting to Our Sweet Spot ~ Flow-State
[12:11] Healing Our Baggage with Loving-Kindness
[13:10] Connecting Instead of Rejecting Aspects of Self
[14:25] Connecting to the Deeper Realms of Our Hearts
[16:08] Connecting to Our Flow-State Heals Mental Health
[17:00] My Flow-State Connection Flows to Others
[18:30] Connecting to My Self-Care
[20:26] Connecting to My Heart of Enrichment
[21:49] Connecting to My ‘All That Is’
[28:25] Connecting to Our Learnings from COVID19
[29:35] Positive Psychology on Steroids

Connecting to my Passion & Purpose ~ Episode 76 ~ My conversation with Cassie Bush

Cassie is a teacher working part-time now. A mother of three beautiful children and Cassie is in the process of building a new business online – an online business known as The Shine Co, which is working around health and wellness for with products and for individuals

[0:37] Connection to Self
[2:07] Connection to Self-Development Books
[4:38] Self-help Literature Normalises Life – not alone
[6:21] Connecting my Head & Heart
[7:03] Becoming more mindful
[7:30] Heart Connection is Super Empowering
[10:45] Connection to Student improves their Learning
[12:17] Connecting to Others
[13:14] Do we take social connectedness for granted?
[14:44] Awareness of our Heart Connection
[15:47] Connection to the Ocean is my Recharge
[16:33] Peace of Heart ~ Peace of Mind
[18:05] Connecting to People with Live Videos
[20:29] Connection to Friends are my Network
[22:37] Connecting to ‘Letting Go’ in my ‘All That Is’
[23:25] Connecting to my ‘All That Is’ ~ Recharges me
[28:01] Connecting to my Passion & Purpose
[28:56] Connecting to my True Self
[29:42] Finding my True Self in my Heart

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)

Connecting & Supporting People Diagnosed with Brain Cancer ~ Episode 57 ~ My Conversation with Bec Picone

Bec Picone is the co-founder and CEO of Peace of Mind Foundation a ‘not for profit’ Brain Cancer Support Group she and her brother started five years ago. The foundation provides incredible support and resources for people and families going through brain cancer and associated complications.

[0:52] Connecting to my loss of a loved one
[3:03] Connection is a Core Value of our Organisation
[4:01] Forming Connections Heals Anxieties
[6:40] Connecting to the Loss & Grief of Death
[8:38] Reaching to the Depth of Resilience
[11:28] Connecting to my Flow-state of Passion & Purpose
[13:17] Co-creating flow-state connections
[14:43] Checking in on my Connection to Self my Self-care
[16:44] Healthy Disconnection to Reconnect to Self
[19:09] Flow of “All That Is” a Purpose???
[21:22] Driving on my Own is my Meditation & Prayer Time
[24:44] Energetic Sharing our Non-verbal Connection
[26:26] Connecting to Our Incredible Hearts
[30:10] Connecting to Our Pure Heart