Connecting to My True Inner Knowing ~ Episode 86 ~ My Conversation with Nick Washington

Men learning to accept and acknowledge our deep inner knowing of our hearts will make significant changes to our well-being in the world. The conversation is with a bloke who is doing just that. From the school of hard knocks, this man has opened to his true self and not afraid to share it to those men who are ready to listen.

[0:44] Connections to Colac & Geelong
[2:01] Connecting to be True to Myself
[3:12] Connecting to Trusting myself
[4:46] Connecting to our Tough Times
[5:11] Social Conditioning taught Men not to be Vulnerable
[6:50] Connecting to the Bigger Out There
[7:59] Connection to our Male Ego
[9:03] Men Connecting our Hearts
[10:02] Path of my Heart’s Connection
[12:22] Connecting to our Self-Love
[13:38] Men Connection in Football Communities
[15:40] Men Connecting rather than “Doing”
[16:33] Connections to our Hearts will Unite Us
[17:38] Connecting to Alternative Healing
[19:01] Spiritual Healing Woke Me
[19:47] Connecting to Men’s Sensitive Side
[21:55] Was there a Flow-State Experience?
[23:20] Inner Knowing Is Always with Me
[25:10] Connection to Inner Knowing via Music
[25:43] Connecting to the ‘All That Is’
[26:50] Anchoring to my ‘All That Is’ ~ Life Path
[28:36] Connection Deep Knowing So Important
[31:14] Connection to ‘Knowing the Known’

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

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

Connecting to Humans in Geelong ~ Episode 53 ~ My Conversation with Jacqui Bennett

Jacqui Bennett is the founder of Humans in Geelong in this conversation. Humans in Geelong is part of a foundation that’s all around the world. It was started by Brandon Stanton, who establish humans in New York. They probably needed to establish that in New York. The humans in Geelong are stories about people putting the humans back into the equation and back into action. The aim of humans in Geelong is to inspire, connect and strengthen our communities.

[0:59] Connecting to the good news
[2:16]Connecting to others & the flow on effect
[5:39] Connecting to my ‘mind over matter’
[8:13] Finding my passion in good news ~ Humans in Geelong
[11:17] Connecting to my heart’s passion
[14:28] Men Connecting through Man Walk
[17:54] Community Connecting is coming together
[22:16] My connection to the growth of students
[24:40] Re-connecting to my Spiritual Well-being
[26:26] Practicing my Tibetan 5 rights each morning
[28:21] Our need to stop and connect within
[30:08] Connecting to Live globally ~ act Locally

Episode 29 ~ Heart Of My Connection to the Ocean ~ My conversation with Belinda Jane

Belinda has taken some very courageous changes in her journey of life. From nursing to community mental health to play therapy. Each of the changes has facilitated deep inner reflection of connecting more at a heart level.
[0:24] Belinda’s Story
[1:44] My Journey From Nursing to Play Therapy
[3:17] Play Therapy Has Opened My Heart
[4:38] Children Get “Aha Moments” in Play Therapy & They Light Up
[6:03] Learning to Connect To My Heart More
[9:54] In Mindfulness My Heart and Mind Settle
[12:33] Is Our Emotional Health An Antecedent Of Mental Health?
[14:05] Giving Loving Kindness to My Disconnection
[15:48] Self-Love is My Important Lesson & Gift to Myself
[20:14] My Analytic Self Is My Safe Space
[21:05] Healing My Self Connection Heals Our Vibration to Mother Earth
[26:15] Reflection Is My Point to Centre
[28:32] Ocean Is My Oneness of Connection
[29:34] Bare Foot Grounding Myself