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)

Connecting to my Inner Child ~ Episode 58 ~ My Conversation with Theo Demetriou

Theo Demetriou is an open hearted man who has learnt so much in his journey with his children. His self-development journey has been to heal his inner child. Theo is a metal artist who is producing some beautiful sacred geometry. He connected with us all at the World Heart of Connection Day and this is his Heart of Connection conversation.
[0:46] Learning to Connect ~ Listening to my Children
[3:29] Disconnecting from our Childhood
[6:33] Connecting to the Inner Child
[7:49] Men’s Vulnerability an Unsafe Space?
[11:40] Connecting to our Loving Flow-State
[12:17] Losing Ego in Love Flow-State
[13:31] What prevents Men & our Connections?
[17:50] Learning from the Pain of our Disconnections
[20:11] Connecting to our Aliveness
[23:10] Connecting to our Deep ‘All That Is’
[28:37] Men’s connecting to different forms of Mindfulness
[32:16] Connecting to Positive Childhood Memories

Connecting to my Heart & Spirit ~ Episode 52 ~ My Conversation with Lisa Hunter

Lisa Hunter is a deeply dedicated teacher guiding children into the joy of learning. She is an established artist and has a deep passion for connection bringing people together to thrive in their creativity in community theatre. This is Lisa’s Heart of Connection conversation.

[0:56] Connecting to others is my Blessing of Life
[2:58] Community Theatre is my Connection
[5:01] Validating and connecting to myself
[8:19] Connecting to Spirit within my Heart
[10:57] Connecting to Spirit is my Magic Flow-State
[13:23]Spirit creates a safety for sharing our vulnerabilities
[18:56] Connecting to Higher Self
[22:12] Our restless Ego
[23:30] World Heart of Connection Day ~ September 4th, 2019 & beyond
[28:49] Connecting to our Higher Presence in the Now
[32:06] Connecting to our Spirit Flow-State Priceless

Connection to my Flow-State & Creativity ~ Episode 45 ~ My conversation with Lisa Hein

Lisa Hein is the owner of Evolution Design Agency & graphic designer with heart. Her connection and deep empathy is present there in her essence. She has a passion for life and what she does. This is her Heart of Connection conversation.

[0:25] Our World Heart of Connection Day meeting
[1:52] Connecting to our Vulnerability we find Love
[4:38] Connecting to & needing mindfulness
[6:08] Families are the key to loving-kindness
[10:54] Connecting to our own Vulnerability
[11:38] Life can be like a ‘computer with 100 tabs open’
[15:15] Reconnecting to Our Self
[16:11] Connecting to our Flow-state
[18:26] Flow-state gives mind space but do we fill it up again?
[20:41] Connecting to my Creativity
[23:42] The Energy of creativity resonates your connection
[24:54] Connecting to the clients & their brands
[27:30] Love connecting to my drawings

Men’s Circle ~ Safe to Share our Vulnerabilities – Episode 42 ~ My conversation with Andrew Brady

Andrew Brady is an acupuncturist who was drawn to be in training as a Transpersonal and Experiential Psychotherapist. He is the group leader of the men’s circle which meets in Ellenborough. This is his powerful conversation.
[4:35] Our Bravado Front stop us connecting to our Hearts
[6:30] Connection to our Soldiering On
[7:44] Men’s Fear of Being Soft in Vulnerability
[8:38] Men disowning of feminine side & own it in inner work
[10:25] Dropping Deep into our Emotional Pain
[11:54] Connecting to the Warmth & Strength Beyond Vulnerability
[18:04] Connection to the Spirituality of Nature
[19:35] World Heart of Connection a lovely question
[21:38] Connection to our Inner Power in Softness
[25:45] Connecting to the ‘All That Is” in Surfing
[26:16] Leaving our Egos at the Door to being Inner Journey Work
[27:33] Connecting to Our Spirit Warrior

Episode 27 – Heart of Community Connection – My Conversation with Laura Connor

For 18 years this wonderful lady has lead the community connection in Torquay famous for Bells Beach. The centre is the heart of community connection a gathering place to meet and connect.
[3:17] Connection is vital
[4:14] Our Disconnection via Economy of Materialism
[7:27] A full moon my gift of emotional health & self-care
[9:33] Disconnecting my mind through love
[11:27] Providing A Purpose for People In Our Community
[13:41] Connecting Can Heal Mother Earth
[17:27] Felt Compassion for the World
[22:22] Australia’s need for Bill of Rights
[26:07] Loss of connection & the art of communication
[34:52] Focus on Compassion

Episode 20 – Values From My Heart Guides Me – My Conversation with Matthew Hart

[2:29] What was it like to reconnect yourself?
[5:15] In conversations with men, what is it that’s blocking or preventing us men connecting more from the heart?
[6:36] We are taught Not Too Experience Heart Vulnerability
[12:27] Heart Connection Brings Peace, Clarity and Strength
[15:01] Peace of Heart ~ Peace of Mind
[18:36] Masculine Spirit Energy & Just Be
[29:53] Letting Go of the Alpha Male