The Live Immediately Podcast Summer Series is where I’ll be diving into the podcast volt and dusting off so older episodes that I think you’ll love if you’re a newer listener to the podcast, and if you’ve been listening over the years, these are episode that I think you’ll enjoy revisiting.
First in the Summer Series is my great chat I had with Angela Lockwood.
Angela is an occupational therapist, speaker, mother and author. I absolutely loved her recent book - Switch Off: How to Find Calm in a Noisy World.
And switching off is exactly what I am doing over the Christmas break. I’m switching off from all social media and most technology.
Even with the Summer Series of the podcast, I have pre-recorded everything, pre programmed each episode, and I’m not promoting them across social media.
I am not on social media that much and I already batch my time on social media, however I am going to enjoy this digital detox for a few weeks over Christmas.
So with that in mind I couldn’t think of a better episode to start the Summer Series than this one. Hopefully it will encourage you to switch off a little too.
In this conversation with Angela we speak about topics that are close to my heart - The importance of slowing down, how we spend our time, creating boundaries around technology use, supporting children’s growth with our time, creating a habitat for health, how our behaviours are teaching our children, and so much more.
I loved this episode, as it is fun and packed with tips and knowledge, just like Angela’s book Switch Off. Definitely worth the read if you haven’t already.
For the second episode I bring you a conversation I had with a very special friend of mine, Tom Glafcke, who I met while my family and I were housesitting a log cabin in the north woods of Wisconsin a couple of years back.
I loved learning from Tom’s stories, and his deliberate yet simple ways. Tom has lived life with contentment, happiness, and love. He has this beautiful optimistic personality that invites you along for the ride.
One of the reasons I wanted to include this conversation in the Summer Series is the connection Tom makes between aliveness and struggle. As he says, “It is in the struggle where the excitement is.” It is something that I personally think about a lot when things might not be going the way I had planned, or I feel like I am in the middle of struggling with something. I think about this conversation with Tom, and that it is in that struggle that I truly feel alive, that I’m learning and growing. Tom has helped me see the beauty in the struggle.
Tom has lived a deliberate life, gained wisdom that only time and experience teaches, he is a lover of nature, and a beautiful human and friend.
Next up I bring you a great conversation with Anthony Ongaro.
Anthony is behind the website Break The Twitch and I wanted to include this episode as Anthony had a lot of twitches in his life. Little things that he’d do, and by themselves didn’t add up to much, but over time, collectively they did.
You see, Anthony used to simply purchase, with one click, small, under $30 items from Amazon.
Amazon has just launched in Australia and I hope we can learn from this episode and the mistakes Anthony made so we don’t do the same—mindlessly purchasing items we don’t really need.
Anthony and I also chat about your ideal or perfect day and what it might look like and how it aligns with your values. I think any time of year is the right time to think about your values and to consider if how you’re spending your days aligns with them. But as it is a fresh new year, now is even a better time.
How do you want to spend your days in 2018, what does your perfect day look like, who are you spending it with, what are you working one. What changes can you make to your life so your days are more aligned to your perfect day?
And in the final episode of the summer series I bring you my chat with Natalie Walton.
I have had the pleasure of meeting Natalie in person a number of times since our chat and I absolutely love the “give it a go” attitude that Natalie has.
Natalie manages to juggle a couple of businesses, four children, and a new property in the hinterland of the Central Coast in Australia.
Natalie talks about co-parenting, her love of simplicity, and her communal way of dishing up dinner.
I know life isn’t always easy for Natalie, but what I love is easy isn’t what Natalie is striving for. It is a life lived, where her children can watch and learn from their parent’s hard work.
I hope you enjoy x
SHOW NOTES ANGELA LOCKWOOD
CONNECT WITH ANGELA LOCKWOOD
SHOW NOTES TOM GLAFCKE
CONNECT WITH TOM GLAFCKE
SHOW NOTES ANTHONY ONGARO
CONNECT WITH ANTHONY ONGARO
SHOW NOTES NATALIE WALTON
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