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Earth Converse Podcast

By Earth Converse

Welcome to the #earthconversepodcast. A unique contribution to the life-affirming narrative of our times. Where we explore our conversations and relationships with the earth. All in the hope of inspiring a deeper connection with ourselves, each other and the earth that is our home.

An anthology of 50 episodes, it is an eclectic and empowering mix of stories, perspectives and practices.

Grab a journal, go deep, spread the seeds and share the podcast and your learnings.

Brought to you by Penelope Mavor, leadership coach and founder of Earth Converse.







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Earth Converse PodcastAug 03, 2022

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Bonus Series: Visualizing your future self

Bonus Series: Visualizing your future self

Following on from the 50 episode-rich anthology of the #earthconversepodcast, Earth Converse offers a bonus series of future visualizations.

To help us step into life-affirming futures for ourselves, each other and the earth that is our home.

This visualization helps you access your future self.  A contemplation which reveals aspirations for our evolved future self and acknowledges that which is in us already. It's a beautiful way to start the year, the day or the moment.

And thanks to Tara Brach for her inspiration


#earthconverse #earthconversevisualizations #futureself #visualizations


About Penelope Mavor and Earth Converse

I am the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping you best serve people and planet https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

I will be visualizing you committing to the practice, sharing the podcast with those you love, rating and reviewing it positively on your favourite platform and reaching out to me at earthconverse to work with you and your team.

Dec 22, 202209:53
Bonus Series: Visualizing Family
Nov 24, 202207:39
Bonus Series: Visualizing our own death
Oct 30, 202211:20
Bonus Series: The Awakened Feminine (Medicine Woman)
Oct 16, 202221:23
Bonus Series: Visualising nature connectedness

Bonus Series: Visualising nature connectedness

Following on from the 50 episode-rich anthology of the #earthconversepodcast, Earth Converse offers a bonus series of future visualizations.

To help us step into life-affirming futures for ourselves, each other and the earth that is our home.

This visualization takes us back to basics about our connection with nature. Drawing on research led by Miles Richardson and the Nature Connectedness Research Group, it brings alive the 5 pathways:  senses, emotions, beauty, meaning and compassion.  Research that also shows (as our hearts know) the more connected with nature we feel, the greater our life satisfaction and wellbeing, and the more likely we are to take actions which care for the planet.

(Visualization starts at 3:25)


Resources:

Corresponding blog post (with transcript) https://earthconverse.com/visualizing-nature-connectedness/

Miles Richardson Blog: https://findingnature.org.uk

Nature Connectedness Research Group https://www.derby.ac.uk/research/centres-groups/nature-connectedness-research-group/

#earthconverse #futurevisualizations #regenerativefutures #earthconversevisualizations


About Penelope Mavor and Earth Converse

I am the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping you best serve people and planet https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

I will be visualizing you committing to the practice, sharing the podcast with those you love, rating and reviewing it positively on your favourite platform and reaching out to me at earthconverse to work with you and your team.

Sep 26, 202217:01
Bonus Series: Visualizing the communities we want
Sep 17, 202215:39
Bonus Series: Visualizing Industrial Healing
Aug 26, 202220:38
Bonus Series: Visualising a life-enhancing-life biosphere

Bonus Series: Visualising a life-enhancing-life biosphere

Following on from the 50 episode-rich anthology of the #earthconversepodcast, Earth Converse offers a bonus series of future visualizations.

To help us step into life-affirming futures for ourselves, each other and the earth that is our home.

This visualization honours our biosphere, and activates our reverence and life-enhancing life qualities as humans.


Corresponding blog post (with transcription of visualization)

https://earthconverse.com/visualizing-a-life-enhancing-life-biosphere/


About Penelope Mavor and Earth Converse

I am the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping you best serve people and planet

I will be visualizing you committing to the practice, sharing this with those you love, rating and reviewing it positively on your favourite platform and reaching out to me to work with you and your team.

#earthconverse #futurevisualizations #regenerativefutures #earthconversevisualizations

Aug 18, 202213:00
Bonus Series: The climate we want visualization

Bonus Series: The climate we want visualization

Following on from the 50 episode-rich anthology of the #earthconversepodcast, Earth Converse offers a bonus series of future visualizations.

To help us step into life-affirming futures for ourselves, each other and the earth that is our home.

This visualization focuses on climate, and acknowledging that there are so many who offer visions of possible life-affirming futures who can serve to ignite our imagination, it brings in the work of Charles Eisenstein.  With the hope of honouring specifically his book - Climate: A New Story which invites a wholesale re-imagining of this complex, interconnected and critical issue.


Resources

Corresponding blog post (with transcription of visualization)

https://earthconverse.com/the-climate-we-want/


About Penelope Mavor and Earth Converse

I am the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping you best serve people and planet https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

I will be visualizing you committing to the practice, sharing the podcast with those you love, rating and reviewing it positively on your favourite platform and reaching out to me at earthconverse to work with you and your team.

#earthconverse #futurevisualizations #regenerativefutures #earthconversevisualizations

Aug 10, 202213:27
Bonus Series: Planet Earth Visualization

Bonus Series: Planet Earth Visualization

Following on from the 50 episode-rich anthology of the #earthconversepodcast, Earth Converse offers a bonus series of future visualizations.

To help us step into life-affirming futures for ourselves, each other and the earth that is our home.

This visualization focuses on planet earth wrapped in love.


Resources:

Corresponding #earthconverse blog post (with transcript of the visualization)

https://earthconverse.com/visualizing-planet-earth-wrapped-in-love/

Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot OFFICIAL

https://youtu.be/GO5FwsblpT8

Seán Doran’s HomeWorld - A Meditation on Planet Earth

https://youtu.be/NO_wOj_ORgE

Evolving into a mature species - Elisabet Sahtouris & Daniel Wahl in conversation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqCz-baNdEY


About Penelope Mavor and Earth Converse

I am the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping you best serve people and planet https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

I will be visualizing you committing to the practice, sharing the podcast with those you love, rating and reviewing it positively on your favourite platform and reaching out to me at earthconverse to work with you and your team.

Aug 07, 202210:58
Bonus Series: Future Cities Visualization

Bonus Series: Future Cities Visualization

Following on from the 50 episode-rich anthology of the #earthconversepodcast, Earth Converse offers a bonus series of future visualizations.

To help us step into life-affirming futures for ourselves, each other and the earth that is our home.

This one focuses on visualizing future cities.


Resources:

Corresponding blog post (with transcription of visualization)

https://earthconverse.com/future-cities-visualization/

Original blog posting and invitation to the daily visualization (includes links to references)

https://earthconverse.com/what-future-do-you-want-for-us/


About Penelope Mavor and Earth Converse

I am the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping you best serve people and planet https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

I will be visualizing you committing to the practice, sharing the podcast with those you love, rating and reviewing it positively on your favourite platform and reaching out to me at penelope@earthconverse.com to work with you and your team. And enjoying earth, one conversation at a time.

Aug 03, 202208:52
Bonus Series: Earth Converse Future Visualizations: an introduction
Aug 03, 202206:50
Earth Converse Trailer
May 24, 202101:40
Episode 50: Naturing Our Mind Is A Political Act

Episode 50: Naturing Our Mind Is A Political Act

Celebrating and concluding an #earthconversepodcast ‘package’ of 50 episodes, Penelope Mavor founder of Earth Converse weaves contributor input and (and some others) to introduce the concept that…

Naturing Our Mind Is A Political Act.

What that may be and how to go about it.

And then, a sacred pause follows.

EPISODE EXTRAS 

Dedicated to Mum, Blair and us all

Thank you to all #earthconversepodcast contributors.

'Quieting our mind is a political act' from Jack Kornfield https://jackkornfield.com

Bill Plotkin’s books and Animas Valley. https://www.animas.org/books/

Geneen Marie Haugen https://www.wildernessguidescouncil.org/content/geneen-marie-haugen

Vandana Shiva: Earth Democracy: https://www.worldcat.org/title/earth-democracy-justice-sustainability-and-peace/oclc/61169643&referer=brief_results

https://www.forceofnature.xyz

Lucy Foulkes: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/29/conversation-mental-health-psychiatric-language-seriously-ill

Tara Brach who I often quote! https://www.tarabrach.com

https://charleseisenstein.org including his podcast A New and Ancient Story Podcast

Activating Consciousness Podcast: episode 7 https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ep-7-the-science-of-consciousness-with-carl-calleman/id1551686556?i=1000513908845

Film https://lovethynature.com

Unfurling Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/unfurling/id1522579120

Seedcast Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seedcast/id1532050931

https://zachbushmd.com

Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin, Back to Nature https://www.waterstones.com/book/back-to-nature/chris-packham/megan-mccubbin/9781529350395

https://www.intersectionalenvironmentalist.com  including their podcast Dismantle

The School of Lost Borders: A Love Story https://lostborderspress.org/books/p/lovestory

The Practice of Living and Dying https://www.schooloflostborders.org/term/practice-living-and-dying

Join in the NOMIAPA “insta-immersion 14 day challenge over at the @earthconverse account on Instagram.


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor, podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth. Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

And the wind, the trees...

May 24, 202150:18
Episode 49: Martina Tadli, natural resourcing

Episode 49: Martina Tadli, natural resourcing

What is your ‘covid inspired’ nature re-connection story?

In this week’s #earthconversepodcast, communication coach and facilitator Martina Tadli articulates what many people have experienced in this ‘covid time’..a story of reconnecting with nature. Even those who don’t have easy access to it.  In doing so, she reminds us of the value of small steps of attention and gratitude.  And she gives voice to her collaboration with Catherine Andrews. Together they have created Natural Resourcing to help leaders and professionals thrive at work, through engaging with nature.

And rather than closing things down, we open things up at the end – where she beautifully shares deeply personal stories of her own nature connection, including of ancestral healing.  And an invitation to try solo time in nature.

EPISODE EXTRAS

Martina’s website and writings:  www.martinatadli.de

Martina’s LinkedIn profile link https://www.linkedin.com/in/martina-tadli-99ba228a/detail/recent-activity/shares/

Catherine Andrew's LinkedIn profile link https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-andrews-91a34611/

Article on Natural Resourcing https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6791364894865289216/

Janine Benyus, Biomimicry: Innovation inspired by nature

Roman Krznaric: The good ancestor - how to think longterm in a shortterm world

Good Ancestor Podcast http://laylafsaad.com/good-ancestor-podcast

From the Earth Converse leadership blog: https://earthconverse.com/at-home-in-nature/

Your True Nature Coaching Programme (where Martina and I met) https://gfconsulting.org/programs/#true

NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor, podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth. Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

And the wind, the trees...

May 04, 202101:09:12
Episode 48: Nando García Ferreiro, experienced beginner

Episode 48: Nando García Ferreiro, experienced beginner

To what end?

Nando has been on an existential inquiry since childhood. Which has led to an ‘obsession of competence’, to prepare for judgement and be in service to others.  A path which has included being the Director of Health and Wellbeing with the European Commission.  And confirmed by the death of his beloved mother, a calling to be of service to dying people and collapsing communities.

We talk about death and eternity, facing our fears, the 4 power animals and authentic relationships in organisations, praying to the earth, valuing time and credibility, and going beyond the more than human community. And the aspirations of being an elder.

We end with a little poem and meditation.


EPISODE EXTRAS

Is Sustainability Realistic: Inner Green Deal Podcast with Nando (25/11/2020): https://podcast.ausha.co/inner-green-deal/issustainabilityrealistic

Transalquimia who Nando mentioned (I interviewed Diana on episode 12 and it is this course where we met) https://www.transalquimia.org/vivir-y-morir

Plum Village https://plumvillage.org

Transition Towns https://transitionnetwork.org

Deep Adaptation (Jim Bendell) https://www.deepadaptation.info/about

Frederic Laloux's Reinventing Organizations https://www.reinventingorganizations.com

Bill Plotkin (I interviewed Bill on episode 40) https://www.animas.org

The work of Charles Eisenstein https://charleseisenstein.org

Life in Reverse, By George Carlin

Tom LA books: Dante's Divine Comedy canto by canto https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Se0davqIVb5KsQ1ruCZ_Q

Video version of our conversation on the #earthconverse #youtubechannel:📺 https://youtu.be/IsgWzrkNy10

(When we were recording, I wasn’t aware that the building noise was so audible. Apologies)

Apr 28, 202101:07:09
Episode 47: Mirjam Wagner, with yin for life

Episode 47: Mirjam Wagner, with yin for life

How are you embracing life?

Wild wise woman Mirjam Wagner, who is committed to her soul path and in helping others, has just released her book Yin For Life.  We delve into her writing journey “another round of healing”, as itself an example of embracing the yin and the yang.  And resonating deeply with Bill Plotkin (episode 40) she brings her own perspective of wildness being wholeness.  A dancer of light and dark embracing it all, she talks about the vulnerability of the invisible, jumping into the void, being the artist and the butcher, freedom and responsibility of making our choices, female archetypes, and being a ‘lone wolf’ and in a conscious relationship, amongst it all.

“I wish that we open up to all aspects to which mother nature offers us and which we are made of”.

And beautifully, she shares her hope for Mallorca. And offers us a body, mind and soul blessing to close our conversation.


Episode Extras

Mirjam’s website and offerings https://www.yogatherapymallorca.com

including her book Yin For Life and her online programmes  https://www.yogatherapymallorca.com/academy/

Follow her on Instagram @mirjamwagneryin #mirjamwagneryin

📺 Video version of this episode on the #earthconverse youtubechannel https://youtu.be/0YqAPUgSVCI


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor, #earthconversepodcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth. Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

Apr 20, 202101:14:00
Episode 46: Emilie Janda, with art.body.mind

Episode 46: Emilie Janda, with art.body.mind

What is your intuition intention?

If you have been tuning into the #earthconversepodcast, you will know that intuition is a key theme.  And in this week’s episode, we have the joy of Emilie Janda, who with her colleague Lena through their beautiful offerings at Art.Body.Mind help people access their intuition.

“Whether you want to think of it as something mystic or a tool, intuition wants to play with you”. Emilie as a communicator, coach, energy healer and art dealer is playful and pragmatic, with both science and the mystical in her pockets.  And here she talks about knowing, accessing and trusting our intuition. As well as leisure travel in the cosmos, past and future lives,  curiousity and intentionality. And connecting to nature with her heart.

Episode Extras

For their online intuition access program https://www.artmindbody.net/intuitionaccess

Follow on Instagram @intuitionaccess and Linkedin.

Drunvallo Melchizedek https://www.drunvalo.net

https://galerieoscar.com

Earth Converse posting on intuition (includes reference to research paper and reference to the work of Professor Eugene Sadler-Smith) https://earthconverse.com/intuition-that-powerful-form-of-knowing/

📺 video version on the #earthconverse youtube channel:https://youtu.be/8gJo7YuPJ7U


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor, podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth. Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

And the wind, the trees...

Apr 13, 202151:22
Episode 45: Penelope Mavor, weaving stories
Apr 06, 202146:19
Episode 44: Belief in potential

Episode 44: Belief in potential

Are you are believer in potential?

An offering for you to contemplate on your belief in potential of the other, of humanity (and thereby yourself).  With a little bit of help from nature, some stories and a few reflective questions.

Episode Extras

NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor, podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth. Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

And the wind, the trees...

Mar 24, 202114:23
Episode 43: Jonathan Stevens, amongst leaders

Episode 43: Jonathan Stevens, amongst leaders

What is your people and place lifeline?

Based on an exercise we often ask leaders to undertake, I asked fellow consultant and geographer Jonathan Stevens to talk us through his lifeline: those significant moments where he has deepened his connection with himself, others and the earth.

Here he is talking remote places, a recurring dream, being starstruck, love and family, facing death, outrunning demons, running into inspirational figures, volunteering and chairing, taking teams in wild places, coaching leaders... And learning a bit on the way.

Episode Extras

Jonathan is Chair of the NW Region of the Royal Geographical Society UK https://www.rgs.org/about/the-society/what-we-do/regional-committees/ Follow him on Twitter @JonathanS2017 and find him on Linked-In. 

To know more about Impact https://www.impactinternational.com

Kurt Hahn, founder of Outward Bound https://www.outwardbound.net/our-story/

Roger Deakin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Deakin

David Attenborough (moment from the late 70s, around the time Jonathan spoke of) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czgc56Vfz4w

Video version on the #earthconverse #youtubechannel:

📺  https://youtu.be/Jq7HTyaTFvI

NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor, podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth. Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

And the wind, the trees...


Mar 16, 202151:43
Episode 42: Jean-Claude Pierre, an enlightened executive

Episode 42: Jean-Claude Pierre, an enlightened executive

How are you thinking differently?

Jean-Claude Pierre is not your typical chemical industry leader I would suggest.

In the industry, following the legacy of his grandfather, it was through an encounter with Natural Step founder Karl-Henrik Robèrt that he realized the harm it creates in the world, and started his path in sustainability.  A philosopher and pragmatist, a reflective practitioner, he bridges business and academic worlds.  He even did his PhD on sustainability and ancient Chinese wisdom whilst working in China. Our conversation explores hopes and challenges for the industry, green chemistry and biomimicry, systemic change, levels of consciousness, nested circles, self management and autonomous teams amongst it all.

And leading with conviction and curiousity.

Episode Extras

Find Jean-Claude Pierre on Linked-In.

Pierre, Jean-Claude (2020) “Developing a Sustainabile Employee-owned Chemical Company in Handbook of Systems Science pp 1-26 https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-981-13-0370-8_74-1

Natural Step https://thenaturalstep.org/approach/

Website dedicated to the work of Clare W Graves https://www.clarewgraves.com

Eisenstein C (2018), Climate: a new story https://charleseisenstein.org/books/climate-a-new-story/

Wahl D, Designing Regenerative Cultures https://www.triarchypress.net/drc.html

Semco Style Institute https://semcostyle.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5u7m3s6k7wIVnAWiAx3ZXQ5GEAAYASAAEgKq0vD_BwE

Reference to Lorraine Smith (interviewed on episode 30 of the #earthconversepodcast but this is here ‘how are you serving life’ piece: https://youtu.be/BZzAAgMbmHM

NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor, podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth. Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

And the wind, the trees...


Mar 10, 202101:14:57
Episode 41: A Soulcraft practice

Episode 41: A Soulcraft practice

What are your practices to explore your soul’s mysteries?

Following on the previous episode with Bill Plotkin, I offer one of his soulcraft practices for you to reflect on and experiment with.  Specifically, the practice of ‘symbolic artwork’, featured in his 2003 book Soulcraft. 


EPISODE EXTRAS:

For the wonderful offerings of the Animas Valley Institute including all of Bill’s books: https://www.animas.org

Specifically, Soulcraft https://animas.org/books/soulcraft/

Excerpt from Soulcraft used with permission by @NewWorldLibrary

Bill’s most recent book The Journey of Soul Initiation: https://www.animas.org/books/journey-of-soul-initiation/

Follow Bill and Animas Valley Institute on Twitter @AnimasValleyIns and FB @AnimasValleyInst 


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor, podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth. Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

And the wind, the trees...


Mar 02, 202107:51
Episode 40: Bill Plotkin, Cocoon Weaver

Episode 40: Bill Plotkin, Cocoon Weaver

When will you take the descent to soul?

The 40th episode of the #earthconversepodcast is with (my rockstar equivalent!) visionary eco-psychologist Bill Plotkin.

Bill is a soul initiation guide and “agent of death’, and founder of Animas Valley Institute. For over 40 years he has accompanied thousands of people to take the descent to soul, to discover and embody their ecological niche. And thanks to an invitation from his publisher New World Library, he is here to talk about his latest enlightening book The Journey of Soul Initiation: A Field Guide for Visionaries, Evolutionaries, and Revolutionaries.  A detailed map and set of practices for the journey, never been conceptualized and articulated in this way before.

In our conversation as with the book, rich with metaphor and rigor, he weaves the analogy of the butterfly and moth, the metaphor of ‘Soul Canyon’ and his own story. And gives us a feel of what people actually experience, bringing in stories of Carl Jung, Joanna Macy and lesser known courageous souls.  In doing so, coaxing, urging us to engage with Mystery, to take the journey and truly love and serve the world.

EPISODE EXTRAS:

For the wonderful offerings of the Animas Valley Institute including all of Bill’s books: https://www.animas.org

Follow Bill and the Institute on Twitter @AnimasValleyIns and FB @AnimasValleyInst

Bill’s Publisher: New World Library and the book https://www.animas.org/books/journey-of-soul-initiation/https://www.newworldlibrary.com/Books/ProductDetails/tabid/64/SKU/87015/Default.aspx#.YDY1hi2ZM6j

Follow @NewWorldLibrary 

Bill’s conversation with Jonathan Ellerby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd_joVSjxFM

📺 Video version of this episode on the #earthconverse #youtubechannel https://youtu.be/GfWhSJ_FaAI


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor, podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth. Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

And the wind, the trees...

Feb 24, 202101:11:17
Episode 39: Maria Alvarez, just being

Episode 39: Maria Alvarez, just being

How are you landing?

To add to your own experiences and contemplations, tune into our 39th #earthconversepodcast episode with the glorious 39yearold Maria.

Am so happy that this podcast can be a new gateway for her to share her presence, deep questions and wise perspectives with the world.

A German-Cuban breath of fresh air, guardian of space, a she, a doula, earth toiler, earth aerator, a studier of human nature, a translator and transitioner, lover, bridge builder,  ”strong enough and soft enough”, a nurturer of herself and others, a tree, a mirror .... she invites us to contemplate the likes of…

How does this day feel?

What incarnates in me?

How is this time?

What is going on here?

What’s the gesture?

Who am I in a bigger community?

What is the echo of our conversation?...

Episode Extras

Follow Maria on Instagram @sunshine_and_moonsister (she posts in German and Spanish)

Souls waiting to come reference:  Charles Eisenstein’s podcast: A New and Ancient Story. Episode 50 with Dr Edith Ubuntu Chan https://podcasts.apple.com/es/podcast/a-new-and-ancient-story-the-podcast/id1047290956?l=en&i=1000489474926

The futurist I mentioned… Elisabet Sahtouris. Here she is saying abou cosmic love in this conversation with Daniel Wahl  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqCz-baNdEY

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” quote..Søren Kierkegaard 

NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor, podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth. Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

And the wind, the trees...

Feb 17, 202101:03:10
Episode 38, Emma Taylor, eARTh lover

Episode 38, Emma Taylor, eARTh lover

Feb 09, 202101:16:01
Episode 37: Pauline Scanlon, little big choices
Feb 02, 202153:46
Episode 36: Ceremony

Episode 36: Ceremony

What ceremonies do you long for?

In this #earthconversepodcast, I bring in the importance of ceremony in our lives..and the lack of it during Covid19 times (and in organisations generally). And I offer the nourishing inspiring practice of self-generated ceremonies. Such as the Imbolc ceremony offered by Sophia Style on Episode 35.


Episode Extras

Little, M,  Self Generated Ceremony https://schooloflostborders.org/content/self-generated-ceremony-meredith-little

Foster, S. and Little, M. (1992) The Book of the Vision Quest, Simon and Schuster, NY p. 41

Harrison, E. (2011) Wild Courage: A Journey of Transformation for You and Your Business, Watkins Publishing, UK p.160-162 

Episode 35 of the #earthconversepodcast with Sophia Style @mujerciclicasophiastyle https://anchor.fm/earthconverse/episodes/Episode-35-Sophia-Style--cyclical-woman-ep715v

If you would like to access the Spanish version of the ceremony, go to the Mujer Ciclica channel: Ritual de Imbolc: activar nuestras semillas y sueños. con Sophia Style https://youtu.be/l6zQiLP2NL0

English version of the ceremony on the Earth Converse channel: https://youtu.be/glk2GtkoaKU


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Jan 26, 202112:53
Episode 35: Sophia Style, cyclical woman

Episode 35: Sophia Style, cyclical woman

What cycles are you recognizing and honoring within you?

Sophia Style is this week’s #earthconversepodcast guest.   She founded Mujer Ciclica, to ‘share with women what helped me to live in a more accepting and loving way to myself as a woman’. 

A student of anthropology, it was healing her own menstrul pain that lead to her transformation. And which “opened up so many doorways” including understanding nature’s cycles were also her own, and how feminine rites of passage are honored in other cultures. 

We talk about her journey, connecting with feminine wisdom and making her ‘own tapestry’.  

And we explore the sacred, the intimate, taboos and cultural appropriation.  

And we bring in the masculine:  “it is a very powerful time now between the feminine and the masculine” and the collective conversations that are needed for our healing.

And as a special offering at the end, Sophia leads a ceremony in both Spanish and English, to honour the forthcoming Celtic Imbolc. This is a festival of regeneration which lands between the winter solstice and the spring equinox (around 1 and 2 February).  Bring seeds and a candle!

Episode Extras

Mujer Ciclica website for all their beautiful offerings including online and in presence: https://mujerciclica.com

Keep an eye out for Medicine Woman – a journey to your centre coming out in English.

Instagram: @mujerciclicasophiastyle

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/mujerciclica/featured

Good Ancestor Podcast with Layla Saad: Ep041: #GoodAncestor Susanna Barkataki on Embracing Yoga's Roots

http://laylafsaad.com/good-ancestor-podcast/ep041-susanna-barkataki

Sophia's partner Gemma on the #earthconversepodcast https://anchor.fm/earthconverse/episodes/Episode-7-Gemma-Polo-Pujol--with-fire-and-light-ef7656

Susanne Haegele's episode on the #earthconversepodcast https://anchor.fm/earthconverse/episodes/Episode-31-Susanne-Haegele--responsible-citizen-enrqfg

The full video version of the episode is on the Earth Convere youtubechannel. 


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Jan 20, 202101:11:48
Episode 34: Luigi Viscardi, ethical entrepreneur
Jan 12, 202139:10
Episode 33: Julia Middleton, a visionary

Episode 33: Julia Middleton, a visionary

What vision are you putting into action?

A special guest to open 2021…Julia Middleton, founder of international leadership organisation Common Purpose, and more recently Women Emerging from Isolation.

With a profound interest in human beings, and with her 'eyes on the hills and feet on the ground' Julia has done more to unleash talent and amplify diverse voices more than anyone I personally know. Through her love, conversations, campaigning, books and leadership.

Here in this episode we weave our way, covering themes like:

· Women Emerging from Isolation and "how much women are living someone else’s story”

· The idea of ‘core and flex’ in developing our cultural intelligence.

· White fragility and dismantantling white supremacy. “There is a real danger that we all, because it is too difficult become immensely silent and worried”

· Holding up a mirror and the impact of a recent Women in Isolation story about “I have spent my whole life trying to be a boy”

· Common Purpose and their recent online programme Sky Blue, bringing in diverse voices of the environmental sector. “Whether you like them or not that doesn’t matter. You have to work out a way to work together”


EPISODE EXTRAS:

Julia Middleton: for background and books she has authored: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Middleton

Women Emerging from Isolation Linked-In intro https://bit.ly/WEIarticle 

The #WEI video by Katja Weisheit on 'wanting to be a boy' via @WEIconnect on Twitter https://twitter.com/WEIconnect/status/1342155797908893709?s=20

Common Purpose website: https://commonpurpose.org

Sky Blue Common Purpose programme: https://commonpurpose.org/leadership-programmes/sky-blue/

Julia’s TEDx Talk Cultural intelligence: the competitive edge for leaders,  TEDxEastEnd Feb 20, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izeiRjUMau4

Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses 'White Fragility' Jul 3, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch/45ey4jgoxeU

D.Wahl, Designing Regenerative Cultures https://www.triarchypress.net/drc.html


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Jan 07, 202101:01:43
Episode 32: Future Self

Episode 32: Future Self

Who is your future self?

To help welcome a new year (or any moment), I bring in 4 ways to explore our future self.

·  Visualization, drawing from sports psychologist Charlie Unwin

·  A future self and planet contemplation inspired by meditator Tara Brach

·  A reflection inspired by Sufi Poet Hafiz

·  And she finishes with a musing on “resolutions are like puppies.”


EPISODE EXTRAS:

Tara Brach: https://www.tarabrach.com/meditation-future-self/

Hafiz, extract from “A Potted Plant”, from ‘The Subject Tonight is Love’, translated by Daniel Ladinsky    http://peacefulrivers.homestead.com/Hafiz.html

Charlie Unwin (May 15, 2017) The Secret Imagination of Elite Performers, TEDx Holyhead 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK3STeyLUEU


A mixture of new years postings on the #earthconverseleadershipblog

https://earthconverse.com/conversations-and-activities/leadership-blog/


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Dec 31, 202016:58
Episode 31: Susanne Haegele, responsible citizen

Episode 31: Susanne Haegele, responsible citizen

Where are you putting the responsibility for your wellbeing?

European yoga teacher, translator, and writer – and friend Susanne Haegele is this week’s #earthconversepodcast guest.  Our free flowing conversation, ends up covering 4 areas:

Growing up with a European consciousness and confronting her Franco-Germanic upbringing creating a sense of responsibility and a commitment "to understand how the world works”.  Which lead her to study Political Science, join the Foreign Civil Service and become a translator. And to understand what it means to be a bridge builder between cultures.

Her own deeper healing inner journey to explore parts of herself including beyond role, identity and labels and to seek her own wellbeing.  Including reinventing herself, understanding her values and what environment works best for her. And significantly a journey into yoga and women’s health.

The collective birth of her intergenerational beautifully pragmatic book, Hormonal Healing (in French, English and Spanish).  We touch on 3 of its chapters, and Susanne gives tips on movement, disconnection and connection.  Including connecting with our inner voice.

We finish with a little bit of jealousy, permaculture and a more natural way of being. And inspirational and tangible actions we can make, including becoming informed citizens.


EPISODE EXTRAS:

Here is a link to access Susanne’s website and to buy Hormonal Harmony https://linktr.ee/susannehaegele

2040 documentary by Damon Gameau https://whatsyour2040.com

Permaculture Magazine: https://www.permaculture.co.uk


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Dec 15, 202001:01:15
Episode 30: B. Lorraine Smith, systems spinner and weaver

Episode 30: B. Lorraine Smith, systems spinner and weaver

 What is your story in the system?

This week’s #earthconversepodcast conversation is with B. Lorraine Smith -  writer, creator and sustainability consultant.   She is also a knitter “more of a spinner”, and a weaver – and a long-distance runner.  And she brings this into her work and thinking.   She is also a bridge, a source finder, kaleidoscope viewer, signal listener, gap filler, fluff finder, idea sharer, questioner and ‘random not-always invited guest’ amongst other things.  We don’t do a linear 'relationship with nature' conversation (for that you can access the episode extras) but she weaves it in her journey.  Moreover we explore what is emerging in nature awareness and being on the ‘fertile edges’. Important questions driving her are:  'how much is the problem me? and how can I contribute to solving it?  And this leads to supply chains, industrial processes and transparency in corporates and “if I ever want to know an answer to a question, I will ask a farmer”. 

We also talk of her understanding and exploration of human potential through her own experience of running.  What happens when that exponential mindset filters into their drinking fountain? And she relates this to bigger issues such as urbanization and transport planning “what would it look like to be in the city and have those feelings? 

And we explore the metaphor and art of spinning in systemic change: turning ‘fluff’ into something with integrity that is ‘ready to contribute to a structure’. 

And we finish with compost! “my worms have told me so much about how life works”

EPISODE EXTRAS:

For a linear bio and a wonderful creative journey (trees, string and running), access Lorraine Smith’s presentation (Nov 2020) https://youtu.be/-bTGlqCs4dk

To access Lorraine’s website, including her bio etc https://www.blorrainesmith.com

In particular, her posting ‘The Future is Fluffy’ she mentioned (19/9/2019) https://www.blorrainesmith.com/single-post/the-future-is-fluffy 

Lorraine’s Conversation with the St. Lawrence river (Oct 2020) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyhTUleU8AU

Harland, Maddy (2017) Fertile Edges: Regenerating Land, Culture and Hope   https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/fertile-edges/

Here is the link to the Truth and Reconciliation report: http://www.trc.ca/about-us/trc-findings.html and the info on the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/final-report/

We didn’t talk explicitly about this but Lorraine recommends: Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds (2107) by Adrienne Maree Brown. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29633913-emergent-strategy

Other podcast’s: People and Planet (May 2020), Love-Based vs Fear-Based Decision Making in Businesses and Sustainability, https://anchor.fm/people-and-planet/episodes/Love-Based-vs-Fear-Based-Decision-Making-in-Businesses-and-Sustainability--with-B--Lorraine-Smith-ebivn5/a-a1n75ds

Nori (October 2018), Lorraine Smith, Reversing Climate Change https://open.spotify.com/episode/4vdJjWIUwFOlrvTIj1VCPo


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Dec 02, 202001:25:36
Episode 29: Ray Hillis, a true elder returns

Episode 29: Ray Hillis, a true elder returns

What realities are you exploring?

I feel very grateful that ‘true elder’ Ray Hillis who I interviewed on episode 14 of the #earthconversepodcast, has returned for this courageous conversation.  To explore pathways to consciousness, psyche and the soul, focusing on hallucinogenics, art and dreams.  

In doing so he highlights the difference between reality and consensual reality.

Enroute we talk about the current context, miracles, disruptors and change.  We also explore cognitive enhancing drugs in the workplace and cannabis justice being racial and environmental justice. And archetypes and ego.

A ‘mind blowing’ conversational opportunity with a wise and wonderful soul.


So many gems including…

“These forces of change are tapping into what wants to be born”

“What is out there is relative to who is there to see it”

“One of the attractions of having a psychedelic experience is the way you get an opportunity to let go of consensual reality for a time”

“Getting too tightly locked into a consensual reality prevents exploring art”

“We have a sacred responsibility to live the life we have been given”

“The ego desperately wants to feel what we do know”

“Ultimately we don’t know what reality is”

“Learning to give the ego courage to let go”


EPISODE EXTRAS:…so many resources here

On Being with Krista Tippett (5 November 2020) Karen Murphy The Long View, II: On Who We Can Become https://onbeing.org/programs/karen-murphy-the-long-view-ii-on-who-we-can-become/

The Social Dilemma (2020), Netflix  https://www.netflix.com/es-en/title/81254224

Soulcraft by Bill Plotkin https://animas.org/books/

Lucy (2014) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_(2014_film)

Yuval Noah Harari (2014) Sapiens: A brief history of Human Kind https://www.ynharari.com/book/sapiens-2/

If a tree falls in the forest, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_a_tree_falls_in_a_forest

Green Earth Foundation (the website of Ralph Metzner who Ray mentioned):  https://www.greenearthfound.org

Amos Lozano quote on cannabis justice:  https://www.intersectionalenvironmentalist.com/cannabis

Carl Cederström (2016), Like It or Not, “Smart Drugs” Are Coming to the Office, Harvard Business Review,  May 19, 2016. https://hbr.org/2016/05/like-it-or-not-smart-drugs-are-coming-to-the-office

Charles Eisenstein, (2013) A New Story of the People: Charles Eisenstein at TEDxWhitechapel. 13 Feb 2013, 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjoxh4c2Dj0

Reefer Madness (1936) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhQlcMHhF3w

Erich Neumann (1955) The Great Mother https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Mother

Carl Jung https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Jung


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Nov 24, 202001:53:13
Episode 28: The Camel, The Lion and The Child

Episode 28: The Camel, The Lion and The Child

What does this story evoke in you?

In this #earthconversepodcast episode, I re-tell a story.  

A short story drawn from Nietzche, retold by Elle Harrison, in her stirring book Wild Courage.  


EPISODE EXTRAS:

Harrison, E. (2011) Wild Courage: A Journey of Transformation for You and Your Business, Watkins Publishing, UK

Elle's website: https://www.wildcourage.com

Nietzche, Friedrich, (1974) Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and No One, Trans. R.J.Hollingdale, Penguin Classic, London

https://earthconverse.com/a-story-the-camel-the-lion-and-the-child/


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Nov 18, 202005:00
Episode 27: Cori Wright Deily, with hope, faith and courage

Episode 27: Cori Wright Deily, with hope, faith and courage

How are you stepping into your wholeness?

This week’s #earthconversepodcast guest is Cori Wright Deily, wilderness guide therapist, mum, farmer.. and the 4th member of the Southwest Passage team. And she is stepping into her wholeness and womanhood.

She reflects on her first conversation with a Juniper Tree, and how it was "overwhelming to start this path", "from being so disconnected to being so connected”. Awareness of the bigness of the earth, the conversations and how heavy it can feel, she stepped back.  “I needed to hang out with some dead people”.

We talk about talking to children about death, grief and the cycle of life.  And we talk about the pain of separateness. And stepping into courageous conversations in modern and Covid19 times. As she concludes “there are ways of having a conversation that doesn’t pull people apart”. We talk about hope and it turns out she is very hopeful (there’s a super lovely surprise announcement) and inspiration from the ‘father of permaculture’ Masanobu Fukuoka, and his book Sowing Seeds in the Desert.  

Throughout, she shares her journey into wholeness, including somatic experiencing and trauma training. Of learning “to always come with deep curiosity, assuming nothing and to ask one more question”.  And ‘there is a place to fiercely take a stand, particularly for women”.   Claiming permission to “shake and rage”, embrace the sacred and profound “profanity brought me back to life!” she seeks to integrate all parts of herself.

And she talks about her work, from working with ‘wealthy whites to ‘invisible people’. Of bringing nature into her social justice work, her teachings and her offerings of taking sexual abuse survivors to the land for healing and ceremony.

And she reminds us that we are not alone.


EPISODE EXTRAS: 

Cori is on Instagram @ctheseed and you can contact her (and the Southwest Passage Team) here:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/southwest-passages-counselingconsulting-santa-fe-nm/340384

Email is SWPassages@gmail.com

The Practice of Living and Dying (Meredith's programme I mentioned) https://www.schooloflostborders.org/term/practice-living-and-dying

Charles Eisenstein (March 2020) article I mentioned,  The Coronation, https://charleseisenstein.org/essays/the-coronation/

Masanobu Fukuoka (2013) Sowing Seeds in the Desert. https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/sowing-seeds-in-the-desert/

Video version of this episode: https://youtu.be/F-hWT4c1MO4


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Nov 10, 202001:00:20
Episode 26: David Williams, impact maker

Episode 26: David Williams, impact maker

What impact would you like to have?

David Williams, founder of independent, multi-award-winning, global people development agency Impact International, is this week’s #earthconversepodcast guest.

Dave shares the pivotal impactful moments of his journey so far. All rooted in nature, outdoors and adventure.  Starting with his humble farming background. Including finding himself at 10 years old asking “what am I going to do with my life?”

And how a 4-week Outward Bound course changed his life. “I realised I had capabilities beyond my imagination” and from that, resolved that “whatever those people have done to me, I want to do that to other people”.

Thereby embarking on an intentional path to become an outdoor instructor and being among the pioneers of experiential outdoor training. And significantly, creating and growing Impact International, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Dave shares his gems, ‘gets philosophical’ about nature, talks about intuition and liberating human potential.  And he gives his view on reimagining a future and poses questions for us to contemplate in these times.  And touches on how the Camino de Santiago helped him face the death of his beloved wife Ann.  That, and sharing stories.


To follow Dave on Twitter @daveyhw and on Linkedin linkedin.com/in/davidwilliamsimpact


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Nov 03, 202001:01:43
Episode 25: The Reset Button

Episode 25: The Reset Button

How do you reset?

Building on a theme, this week’s #earthconversepodcast episode is an invitation to reflect on your reset buttons and how they resource you.  Including the liberating contemplation that at any time, we can…start again (10ish mins)

In exploring resetting, Penelope brings in For You (a content collaborative), Vipassana meditation (S.N.Goekna) and a recent article by Maduhleena Roy Chowdhury on The Positive Effects of Nature On Your Mental Well-being.


EPISODE EXTRAS:

For You: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnlaAIkTvjhIfX9Y4J05cJw/featured (If you want to contribute email: contactforyouproject@gmail.com)

S.N.Goenka Vipassana https://www.dhamma.org

Maduhleena Roy Chowdhury,  “The Positive Effects of Nature On Your Mental Well-being”  https://positivepsychology.com/positive-effects-of-nature/?unapproved=15244&moderation-hash=f3070dc4bbe5eab16a5fd0f057235e2a#comment-15244 published 16/10/2020


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Oct 20, 202010:26
Episode 24: Poetry in our lives

Episode 24: Poetry in our lives

What part does poetry play in your life?

In this #earthconversepodcast episode, Penelope explores poetry as an expression of our connection with ourselves, each other and the world.  Linking with previous episodes and contributors, she touches on poetry and nature, poetry and leadership, poetry and organizational life, and poetry as citizens of the earth.

A mere drop in the vast ocean, but an invitation for you to reflect on your favourite poets and poems, what poetry naturally means to you, and the role it particularly plays in your consciousness, being and evolution.  (20 mins)


EPISODE EXTRAS:

Go to https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/ for links to Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda, Derek Walcott, Maya Angelou..

Mary Oliver: https://maryoliver.beacon.org/aboutmary/index.html

Karlo Mila, Mana https://www.read-nz.org/writer/mila-karlo/

David Whyte, The Heart Aroused https://www.davidwhyte.com/the-heart-aroused

Krista Tippett/Onbeing interview with Jericho Brown, Small Truths and Other Surprises; https://onbeing.org/programs/jericho-brown-small-truths-and-other-surprises/

Joyce Onoromhenre Agofure, (2016) Modern Nigerian Poetry and the Environment: An Ecocritical Study of Selected Poems of Tanure Ojaide, Niyi Osundare and Nnimmo Bassey http://kubanni.abu.edu.ng/jspui/bitstream/123456789/9099/1/MODERN%20NIGERIAN%20POETRY%20AND%20THE%20ENVIRONMENT%20AN%20ECOCRITICAL%20STUDY%20OF%20SELECTED%20POEMS%20OF%20TANURE%20OJAIDE%2C%20NIYI%20OSUNDARE%20AND%20NNIMMO%20BASSEY.pdf

Nnimmo Bassey: https://nnimmobassey.net/about/

Bill Plotkin, https://animas.org/books/soulcraft/  who quotes Dolores LaChapelle https://www.lachapellelegacy.org/Dolores.html

Penelope Mavor, Unlikely Conversations https://www.holstee.com/blogs/mindful-matter/unlikely-conversations

Drawn from Poetry and Progress: posting on the Earth Converse leadership blog https://earthconverse.com/poetry-and-progress/


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Oct 14, 202020:17
Episode 23: Malu, Tess and Lily, just chatting
Oct 06, 202046:58
Episode 22: Calvan Daniels, stepping into adultship

Episode 22: Calvan Daniels, stepping into adultship

What is your journey into adultship?

Calvan Daniels' story is a beautiful example of a young man tragically losing his dad, and honouring his passing.  He talks about how his father’s death became a stepping stone to appreciating life and helping others.  “I am walking in his footsteps and creating my own”, through wilderness work.  Including working for USIKO which is part of his father’s legacy: an NGO focused on guiding and supporting young people becoming caring and responsible adults.

Significantly he talks about how his first solo in nature “was the gateway into my adult life” and how he is committed to becoming “a more responsible adult”. With a mission to be a positive influence and role model and a leader in the community.  He passionately talks about he hopes to inspire young people, and the 3 key questions he offers, to help their transition into adulthood and make positive choices in their life. (35 mins)


EPISODE EXTRAS:

Link to USIKO: http://usiko.org.za/about-us/:  "Our unique proposition is in our bottom-up solutions design, and our globally recognised Wilderness Therapy model that integrates traditional African and First Nation People’s cultural rituals together with modern psychological theory".


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Sep 30, 202035:07
Episode 18: Going Solo In Nature

Episode 18: Going Solo In Nature

What is your experience of going solo in nature?

This week’s episode focuses on one of the key invitations of the  #earthconversepodcast  - to experience being alone in nature. For your healing, growth, inspiration, connection and belonging (17 mins)

An exploration that includes acknowledging the fear and trauma of doing so.

Penelope refers back to her writings and work of Earth Converse, the wisdom of her previous podcast guests, poets and intersectional environmentalist advocates, in particular those working to highlight the racism that exists in accessing public lands.


EPISODE EXTRAS:

References etc included in the blog posting: Solo Time in Nature: https://earthconverse.com/solo-time-in-nature/

Be Creative – Go Solo: https://www.impactinternational.com/blog/2017/04/be-creative-go-solo

Intersectional Environmental movement founded by Leah Thomas @greengirlleah https://www.intersectionalenvironmentalist.com@intersectionalenvironmentalist

THIS LAND is a story about land access told through a journey of inclusion and empowerment https://www.thislanddoc.com  Faith E. Briggs @faithevebee

Instagram post 26 August 2020 by @intersectionalenviormentalist featuring post by @hikeclerb founded by Evelynn Escobar-Thomas @evemeetsweest and research and work by @karleejewell https://www.instagram.com/p/CEW42vlH3Nl/


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Sep 25, 202017:28
Episode 21: Jim Marsden, pathfinder

Episode 21: Jim Marsden, pathfinder

How do you find alignment?

Ambitious, hard-working and an avid learner, Jim was deep in business and strategy in the corporate world of Hewlett-Packard and had a young family.  Loving it all and.. finding himself out of alignment.  “I could see where it was going and it wasn't great".

So he took himself to the Karakorum Mountains – an experience which gave him perspective and which became a ‘foundation for what was to follow’.  This included going to a Bill Plotkin and David Whyte ‘Nature, Poetry and the Soul’ session. Which led to a vision quest with Animus Valley, where he got confirmation of his role and gifts as a pathfinder.

We talk about how he learnt to integrate his two world’s of Hewlett Packard and his guiding: paying more attention to people and nature as a partner. And how he now works with start up entrepreneurs, CEO’s, venture capitalists with coaching company, Reboot.  Helping them reconnect with what matters and how business can contribute positively to the world, through our humanity. And the practices that can support us on that path. 

And there is a bear encounter story.

(44 minutes)

EPISODE EXTRAS:

You will want to explore these resources connected to Jim and Reboot:

Reboot website: https://www.reboot.io

Jim’s bio on the Reboot site: https://www.reboot.io/team/jim-marsden/

Jim’s writing:

Reboot Quest podcast episode featuring Jim: https://www.reboot.io/episode/36-quest-jim-marsden-jade-sherer/

Also David Whyte, poet: https://www.davidwhyte.com

Bill Plotkin and Animus Valley https://animas.org

Rick Hansen, hardwiring happiness TEDx talk June 2013: https://www.rickhanson.net/ted-x-marin/

There is a video version too..on the #earthconverse #youtubechannel https://youtu.be/acpqX6_i-5c


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Sep 22, 202044:19
Episode 20: Lynda Aldridge, adventuring together
Sep 15, 202047:32
Episode 19: Jeannie Daly-Gunter, on the love map

Episode 19: Jeannie Daly-Gunter, on the love map

How do we have more conscious partnerships?

Transformative Loving co-founder and author of The Love Map, Jeannie Daly-Gunter is this week's #earthconversepodcast guest.  She shares her journey with nature, her conscious relationship with her husband Mark and how nature is the ‘untapped secret of the relationship world’. (60 mins)

We talk about:

·  Soul actualization, and seeking ‘what is my soul here to contribute?’

·  “Growing up in a normal dysfunctional family”

·  Her first experience of death

·  Finding herself in the outdoors, literally and figuratively

·  The 5 year plan..and falling apart..

·  Turning to nature to heal and picking up the right book at the right time

·  Taking herself on a vision quest and changing her life’s course

·  Entering into a conscious relationship. A wedding vow that ‘our relationship is a blessing to the world’

·  Transformative Loving  – co-regulation, and nature as a co-regulator

·  Tapping into transpersonal resources –including  relationship angels, ancestors and nature.

·  Her book: The Love Map – and invitation for singles, couples and those in relationship.

·  “There’s a lot of middle ground…how can you ongoing cultivate your connection?”


EPISODE EXTRAS:

Go directly to these links to access Jeannie and Mark's work and to get in contact:

Website: https://www.transformativeloving.com

Subscribe to their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg1214WXPucEDzWyTROxrSg/videos?view_as=subscriber

Their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/couplesworkshops

The Love Map: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Map-Reignite-Reconnect-Relationship/dp/1733905588/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+love+map+gunter&qid=1599086778&sr=8-1

Jeannie refers to Meredith Little and Steven Foster - founders of rites of passage organisation, The School of Lost Borders.  Here is the link to their programmes and resources/books http://www.schooloflostborders.org


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Sep 09, 202059:55
Episode 17: Scot Deily, a doorman to the hotel of infinite possibilities

Episode 17: Scot Deily, a doorman to the hotel of infinite possibilities

When will you invite in your ancestors?

Scot Deily is part of my special School of Lost Borders vision guide trio (along with Emerald from Episode 4 and Ray from Episode 14).  Liking himself to 'a doorman welcoming people in the hotel of infinite possibilities, that is nature’ – our conversation explores (39 mins)

·  Permission to access the bigger teacher, the natural world

·  Intergenerational trauma …and intergenerational knowing

·  The conversations we don’t normally think we can have – that with our ancestors

·  Imagination and suspending disbelief to enter a ceremonial space.  To make room for ancestors to show up and speak

·  Surrounding ourselves not with what we have created, but who has created us

·  His earliest memories and a 21st birthday initiation, seen by ‘the dear’

·  Integrating after a profound experience

·  A big ear – listening to a larger conversation and ways to enter that conversation

·  Being fearful of nature

·  Importance of community to allow falling apart and emptying out

·  The original trauma and a non linear view of the stages of grief


EPISODE EXTRAS:

To access Scott’s bio and offerings at Southwest Passages (along with Cori, Ray and Emerald) go to http://www.southwestpassages.org and at School of Lost Borders 


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Aug 26, 202039:14
Episode 16: Thurstan Crockett, an elder in training

Episode 16: Thurstan Crockett, an elder in training

What's your path to sustainability?

This week’s #earthconversepodcast is with Thurstan Crockett.  Who is a coach, retreat leader and sustainability consultant…and a shaman and elder in training. His story starts with bit of a splash at 2 years old and developing a deep sense of connection with certain places growing up. A birdwatcher and a good man living a full life, we explore… (74 mins)

·  the importance of being a mentor to young men, helping them with rites of passage and his work with A Band of Brothers (10:04)

·  his road to sustainability including via journalism, Greenpeace, the Wildlife Trust and Shell. (16:52)

·  feeling immense pressure in his Sustainability role at Brighton and Hove City Council, having a crisis and seeking healing and ‘a different wild’ in Cornwall  (36:00)

·  his offerings In Through the Outdoors, helping people reconnect with themselves through nature, involving nature based processes such as a ‘land reading’ (42:00)

·  conversing with the earth, the sea (49:39)

·  his forthcoming retreat in September (56:09)

·  stories from ‘Incredible Encounters with Nature Revealing our True Myth’ (56:31)

·  how a deeper connection with nature has changed his approach to sustainability and himself (1:08:00)

·  some nature reading recommendations! (1:11:00)


EPISODE EXTRAS:

You will want to check out his website and offerings here:

https://thurstancrockett.com, including his writing https://thurstancrockett.com/spring-inspiring/

Keep an eye out for events and sign up for the forthcoming retreat ‘Through the Outdoors’,  Late Summer in magical West Penwith from 24-27 September here. https://thurstancrockett.com/events/

A Band of Brothers: https://abandofbrothers.org.uk


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Aug 19, 202001:14:36
Episode 15: Jennifer Porter's Self-Reflection article

Episode 15: Jennifer Porter's Self-Reflection article

By now you will notice that one of the key themes on the #earthconversepodcast is the invitation to self reflect.

In recognition that self reflection is indeed hard, Penelope Mavor draws on Jennifer Porter’s 2017 Harvard Business Review article Why You Should Make Time for Self-Reflection (Even If You Hate Doing It) for inspiration and guidance (12mins)


EPISODE EXTRAS:

To access the full article, and thanks to Jennifer and HBR:

https://hbr.org/2017/03/why-you-should-make-time-for-self-reflection-even-if-you-hate-doing-it

Link to Jennifer’s profile and The Boda Group website http://bodagroup.com/about-us/team/jennifer-porter/


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Aug 12, 202011:47
Episode 14: Ray Hillis, a true elder

Episode 14: Ray Hillis, a true elder

What is it to embrace our shadow?

I adore this man, Ray Hillis.  He has had a profound impact on my life, and I am grateful for his guidance over the years as a depth psychologist, dreamworker and wilderness guide.  He is also a Professor Emeritus at California State University, Los Angeles where he taught Counseling for 40 years.  In this #earthconversepodcast you get a feel for him and his contribution to the world.  He has stories to tell, rich in metaphors and imagery, and wonderful wisdom to share (97 mins)

As the shadow falls with the sunset during our conversation, we explore

·  Returning to childhood 

·  Observing the shadow, dancing with the paradox of light and dark in our psyches.  “If you create light, you create shadow”

·  A journey of separateness to a feeling of connection; “standing aside to being immersed in life’

·  Solo Together – being connected and vulnerable to intrusion. "Finding the rightness of the distance"

·  The beauty and suffering side of nature

·  The individual and collective

·  Ray’s incredible paper: Psyche and annihilation

·  What is the role of civilisation to manipulate the story?

·  “Your death is the most important fact of your life”

·  Stepping into eldership

·  Listening to your intuition, connecting with your anima

·  Destruction and reconstruction,  “getting away from linear view of progress, and honouring dying as much as birth”.  

EPISODE EXTRAS:

Links to Ray’s work:

·  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/raymond-hillis-santa-fe-nm/142990

·  http://wildernessdreaming.com/contact.html

·  http://www.southwestpassages.org

·  Psyche and annihilation https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00322928508407943

You can also watch it on the Earth Converse YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/oatTqQbgEGA


NEW HERE? ABOUT EARTH CONVERSE AND I

Hi, I am Penelope Mavor,  podcast host and founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Please get in touch for executive coaching and leadership development programmes.

https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse

Email: info@earthconverse.com

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Jul 29, 202001:37:46