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 the Social Media Pendulum ~ Episode 68 ~ My Conversation with Zoe Hollingsworth

This conversation with Zoe Hollingsworth from Creative Geelong explores our connection to the swinging pendulum of social media. Her in depth wisdom and quick humour alights the conversation as explores her connections to herself, others & All That Is.

[2:09] Having Fun a Way to Connect
[3:05] My Learning Curve of Connecting to Emotions
[5:15] Connecting to Acceptance of My Vulnerability
[7:48] Video Coaching – Acceptance of Self
[10:51] Swinging pendulum of Social Media
[14:23] Social Media’s Impact on Mental Health
[17:36] A Connection in the Disconnection
[23:32] Social Media Detox and Connection
[29:12] Connecting to a Flow-State

My Connection Back to Life ~ Episode 67 ~ My Conversation with Sean Purcell

Sean Purcell is one of luckiest man to be alive after 10 isolated but mini incidences all aligned up. During a run on a Torquay beach, his heart stopped and if it wasn’t for the care of 10 people who kept his heart beating we would not be here today to tell his story. It changed his life.

[0:43] Clinically Dead on Torquay Beach
[3:30] Such Gratefulness for Each Day since my Death
[4:29] Taking Life for Granted Before Dying
[6:17] Being More Connected to Myself
[8:47] Each Connection to Others is a Daily Blessing
[10:12] Second Shot at Life has improved my Connection to Others
[12:58] We Men Need to Park Our Egos
[14:30] Men’s Ego Blocks Our Connections
[16:13] Connecting to our Vulnerability
[16:39] My Deepest Connection to My Vulnerability – Dying
[18:32] Being Looked After by Entity Beyond
[21:09] My Ego Resistance blocks my Flow-State

My Connection to Radio ~ Episode 66 ~ My Conversation with Lee Stamps (Stampsy)

Lee Stamps (Stampsy) is a drive announcer of the departure lounge on K rock. She is also the music director for the Grant Broadcasters network. This is her conversation on her journey in radio and connection to herself.

[1:50] My Connections to Sport
[3:40] Making a Difference to Just One Person
[8:21] My Journey of Becoming More Self Connected
[12:00] Being okay to Connect with my Vulnerability
[13:52] Growing in the Heart of Trust
[17:53] Connection through Deeply Listening
[23:21] Managing Our Bodies Energy Reserves
[25:26] My Flow-State Lets Go of Negativity
[26:09] Deep Love Connection to My Nephews
[28:35] No Words can describe my Nephew’s Love
[29:24] Deepening My Connections
[31:39] Connection to ‘All That Is’ ~ More Conscious Decisions
[32:33] Finding Connection to My True Self

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)

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