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 my Midlife Awakening ~ Episode 79 ~ My conversation with Jem Fuller

Men connecting at all levels of the psyche is imperative for our well-being. This beautiful man shares his inner journey of connecting to his midlife awakening. The awakening opens his world of coaching in personal development for professionals, CEOs and does a lot of personal development through retreats in India and Bali.

[1:45] Connecting to my Midlife Awakening
[3:18] Connecting to my Coaching Practice
[5:02] The Gem of Practicing what I Preach
[6:39] Connecting to my Heart, Gut Intelligence & my Body
[9:05] Men needing to become more conscious
[10:22] What prohibits men’s self-development
[11:21] Toxic Masculinity – our old conditioning
[12:31] Toxic Masculinity Blocks Men’s Connections
[13:19] Connecting to my Daily Routines
[15:11] Connecting to our Flow-State
[16:10] Gifts of Connecting to our Flow-State
[19:20] Connecting to our Open Heartedness
[22:40] Connecting to Self-acceptance of our Vulnerability
[25:11] Connecting to my ‘All That Is’
[26:42] Connecting to my Experience of ‘All That Is’
[29:25] Men’s Connection to the ‘All That Is’ ~ Letting go of our Ego

Connecting to my Transformation ~ Episode 77 – My conversation with Roy Emmett

Our inner transformation can occur at any stage in life. This transformation conversation explores how to let go of past relationships that hinder one’s growth and well-being. It is a journey through his inner vulnerability to find his true self.
[0:43] Connecting to my Inner Energy

[2:28] Connecting to my Heart
[5:24] Toxic Masculinity has disconnected Men
[6:22] Toxic Masculinity destroys Respect
[7:50] Connecting to my Intuition
[9:20] Process to Connect to my Intuitive Self
[10:11] Disconnect to Reconnect
[11:41] Connecting to my Universal Oneness
[12:55] Men denying their Vulnerability
[14:47] Adopting my Filtering System
[15:53] Connecting with Mutual Respect
[17:50] Connecting with the True you Strengthens Connections
[22:13] Connecting to my Empowered Conversations
[24:35] Connecting to the Horse Whisperer within
[26:12] Connecting to my ‘All That Is’
[28:28] Being Centred in my Connection

Connecting to a New Masculine Construct ~ Episode 74 ~ My conversation with Cory Wolverton

This conversation with Cory Wolverton is exploring the old social construction of masculinity and the impact it’s had on men’s connection to Self, Others & ‘All That Is.’ A new masculinity construct is evolving for men of acceptance & ownership of their own vulnerability. More open-hearted masculinity of compassion and connection healing the stoic – toxic masculinity template.

[2:07] Connecting to the Social Work Profession
[4:43] Connecting to a New Masculine Construct
[5:44] Connecting to our Heart & Mind
[6:48] Connecting to the Construct of Masculinity
[8:45] Men closing ourselves off to Vulnerability
[10:10] Men’s Connection is by Doing
[11:14] Men Connecting to the ‘Presence’ of “Not Doing”
[13:02] Men’s Anger & Rage a Masking Agent
[14:59] Connecting to Our Spiritual Warrior
[16:50] Connecting to Compassion
[17:52] Men Disconnecting to Vulnerability
[20:29] Connecting Collectively & Making A Difference
[22:31] Connecting to ‘All That Is’
[23:29] Men Connecting Deeper within Ourselves
[26:01] Connecting to the Flow-state of Surfing
[27:50] Connecting to ‘All That Is’ improve our Well-being

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)