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Earth Converse Podcast

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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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Episode 1: A conversation starter

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Launched on Earth Day 2020 the #earthconversepodcast is a unique contribution to the life-affirming narrative of our times. An anthology of 50 episodes, it is an eclectic and empowering mix of stories,  perspectives and practices.  35 contributors from 15 different countries, ranging in age from 10 year Malu to 79 year old true elder Ray all engaging with the great conversation. That of our relationship and conversations with the earth.  Are you ready? 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...
01:40
May 24, 2021
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...
50:18
May 24, 2021
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...
01:09:12
May 4, 2021
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)
01:07:09
April 28, 2021
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
01:14:00
April 20, 2021
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...
51:22
April 13, 2021
Episode 45: Penelope Mavor, weaving stories
What background stories do you weave? Turning the tables in this #earthconversepodcast episode, dear friend Susanne Haegele (guest on episode 31) interviews me, your podcast host. I did not know what she was going to ask.  But she said she had some magnificent questions. And that she did. Around my own self exploration and conscious practices, coaching, facilitation and international leadership work, core wounds, love and healing.  So as to add to the stories and perspectives shared enroute so far. Earthconverse youtubechannel version:📺 https://youtu.be/HEj6O5-IxtM 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 (Episode extra: as mentioned,the art behind me is from https://www.arikki.com @arikki_artist/)
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April 6, 2021
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 Livingston, J. S (1969) Pygamalion in Management, Best of HR, Harvard Business Review (January 2003) pg 5 -12 Nancy Klein: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/oct/24/let-me-finish-how-to-stop-interrupting-and-change-the-world Tara Brach, Hope and the Spiritual path (part 2A) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY1_AdeptdQ 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...
14:23
March 24, 2021
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...
51:43
March 16, 2021
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...
01:14:57
March 10, 2021
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...
07:51
March 2, 2021
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...
01:11:17
February 24, 2021
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...
01:03:10
February 17, 2021
Episode 38, Emma Taylor, eARTh lover
What is your knowing? Love is responsible for many things, and in this week’s episode of the #earthconversepodcast, Emma Taylor tells us the story that took her from the wilds of Wales to the industrial heartland of England.  We talk about her human relations journey working in the automobile industry, the beauty and artfulness of Japanese manufacturing, and the “niggle that became a question” for her in the industry.  Following her own inquiry, she shares how she confronted her own patterns and beliefs and delved into different ways of knowing. Including tapping into her own intuition with and through nature. She gives us a feel for the ways we can honour our creativity and access the knowledge and wisdom found in our expressive nature. Offerings which also invite leaders in organisations to enter into a new ecological conversation. Episode Extras Emma’s beautiful offerings are available through her Camellia Jewel website https://www.camelliajewel.org Marion Woodman, Leaving My Father’s House https://www.shambhala.com/leaving-my-father-s-house.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 And the wind, the trees...
01:16:01
February 9, 2021
Episode 37: Pauline Scanlon, little big choices
What choices are you making? Being labelled with an ‘incurable illness’ Pauline Scanlon has sought ways to look after herself and make choices about her own healing.  To learn about discernment and seek what feels congruent for her.  For the last 20 years she has chosen to follow her mentor Michelangelo Chieccha’s The System of Natural Life.  We talk about the philosophy, her perspectives, practices and experience. “every single things that happens to us, is all part of the cosmic learning, the cosmic dance” Episode Extras You probably won’t find much about ‘The System of Natural Life’ online but if it has sparked your curiousity,  including about ‘yes and no’ foods, contact Pauline at Pauline.scanlon1008@gmail.com Poems written by Priti Pauline https://www.poemhunter.com/priti-pauline/ Venom sucking pump! http://www.aspivenin.com/ Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot. https://youtu.be/GO5FwsblpT8 Healing Early Imprints, the course that Pauline and I meet: https://earlyimprints.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 And the wind, the trees...
53:46
February 2, 2021
Episode 36: Ceremony (in Covid19 times)
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 And the wind, the trees...
12:53
January 26, 2021
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 And the wind, the trees...
01:11:48
January 20, 2021
Episode 34: Luigi Viscardi, ethical entrepreneur
What are you selling? And learning? I met Luigi as a volunteer on a Vipassana mediation retreat.  He was having a year off from an intensive career in the humanitarian sector to reset and think about his life.  He went on to study Sustainability in Sweden, and after another humanitarian mission, returned to Italy. As an insatiable learner, he undertook training as a life and relationship coach. And has integrated this all to become MD of Fattoria Triboli, an innovative olive oil company. I was keen that he shared his story.  And so here he is. EPISODE EXTRAS: Fattoria Triboli https://www.fattoriatriboli.it/en/ Master's in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability https://www.bth.se/eng/education/masters/msls/ 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...
39:10
January 12, 2021
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 And the wind, the trees...
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January 7, 2021
Episode 32: Future Self - a new year bonus
Who is your future self? To help welcome 2021, 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 And the wind, the trees...
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December 31, 2020
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 And the wind, the trees...
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December 15, 2020
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 And the wind, the trees...
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December 2, 2020
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 And the wind, the trees...
01:53:13
November 24, 2020
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 And the wind, the trees...
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November 18, 2020
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 And the wind, the trees...
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November 10, 2020
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 And the wind, the trees...
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November 3, 2020
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 And the wind, the trees...
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October 20, 2020
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 And the wind, the trees...
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October 14, 2020
Episode 23: Malu, Tess and Lily, just chatting
How are you embracing your weirdness? This week’s #earthconversepodcast, I bring in three pre-teen friends Malu, Tess and Lily to talk about their life in Puigpunyent, a little mountain village in the island of Mallorca.   We talk about their connection with nature.    And their future and the future of the planet. As well as potatoes.  "What do you mostly talk about?  "Potatoes". As well as covid19 quarantine,  imaginary friends and fur friends, where good ideas and questions come from, naming non-human beings, death and déjà vu, reincarnation, same and uniqueness, what makes a good friendship..….and the 50:50 of having a phone.  And importantly wanting to be a zebra or a chicken. And giving a message to the world ( 47 mins) (And if you are curious about Lily's comment about her bedroom wall decoration, you will want to check out this http://isab.live ) The video version is on the Earth Converse YouTubeChannel: https://youtu.be/e9iAGtME6Bg 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...
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October 6, 2020
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 And the wind, the trees...
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September 30, 2020
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 And the wind, the trees...
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September 25, 2020
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: The Journey of Transformation, On-Being article https://onbeing.org/blog/the-journey-of-transformation/ The Four Pillars of Practice: https://medium.com/reboot-leadership-resiliency/the-four-pillars-of-practice-4a7d58da7035 What's your practice: https://medium.com/reboot-leadership-resiliency/whats-your-practice-5ee9bbd7169b 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 And the wind, the trees...
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September 22, 2020
Episode 20: Lynda Aldridge, adventuring together
How are you living your passions? Lynda Aldridge’s story transverses countries...and continents and is threaded by a passion for the outdoors and for adventuring together.  It includes having Table Mountain as a playground, hiking as a fundamental family connector, and the important role of scouting. It is a quietly courageous and pragmatic example of connecting (and re-connecting) with our passions, how contagious a parent’s passion (for the outdoors) can be for a child,  how we can set and achieve our goals, and how we may inspire and help others. (47 mins) There is a video version too..on the #earthconverse #youtubechannel  https://youtu.be/JVOxsc64ugc 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...
47:32
September 15, 2020
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 And the wind, the trees...
59:55
September 9, 2020
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 And the wind, the trees...
39:14
August 26, 2020
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 And the wind, the trees...
01:14:36
August 19, 2020
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 And the wind, the trees...
11:47
August 12, 2020
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 And the wind, the trees...
01:37:46
July 29, 2020
Episode 13: A wise person
What did a wise person once do? Mixing it up for this, the 13th #earthconversepodcast.  A contemplation on the role of saying nothing in a conversation. (just 3 mins) 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...
02:57
July 22, 2020
Episode 12: Diana Bacanu, bridging worlds
Does this story of corporate disconnection feel familiar? This week’s #earthconversepodcast guest is Diana Bacanu, who together with her partner Xavier have founded Transalquimia, helping people reconnect with themselves and nature.  I talk to her about her own connection-disconnection-reconnection as they sit in basecamp on the 3rd night of a vision quest. (57 mins) Our conversation includes: ·  Feeling free in communist Romania ·  Fulfilling a corporate dream and the ‘other side of the dream’ ·  Those moments of waking up ·  Transitioning and letting go ·  Bridging and reconciling worlds ·  A bottom approach of bringing wellbeing into an organisation ·  Nature’s cycles in a relationship EPISODE EXTRAS: ·  Their beautiful offerings:  Transalquimia  https://www.transalquimia.org, Zen Project http://www.zenproject.org, and La Fradera retreat centre https://www.transalquimia.org/la-fradera-retreat-center You can watch this episode on the Earth Converse YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/KVGob_7OKeY 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...
57:01
July 15, 2020
Episode 11: The long journey into yourself
“and you? when will you begin that long journey into yourself?", In this episode, I picks up on my story, and link with my guest's stories.  Inspired by Rumi’s provocation I offer 8 experiences to help you reflect on your own journey. 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...
27:32
July 8, 2020
Episode 10: Christiane Frischmuth, roots and wings
How are you nurturing your roots and wings? Our tenth #earthconversepodcast guest is Christiane Frischmuth, whose roots go deep and whose reach is wide. She talks of growing up in a farming community and her transition to the city, and from Germany to the USA.  A passionate hiker she tells us about hiking the John Muir trail solo as a rite of passage. And as an international consultant, coach and vision guide she gives us an insight into how she encourages people to connect with their own true nature, through nature.  And beautifully she ends with 2 poems (64 mins) Our conversation includes: ·  The concept of roots and wings ·  Connection with ancestors, sense of belonging and the cycles of life and death ·  Fears and core wounds, and exploring them through nature ·  ‘What is my war and what is not my war’ ·  The social responsibility of looking after ourselves and becoming as conscious as we can. ·  Hiking with intentionality, as a vision quest ·  How, particularly coaches, can incorporate nature into their work. ·  The power of poetry. EPISODE EXTRAS: For Christiane’s website and offerings: www.GFconsulting.org For her John Muir trail hike blog http://awomansolo.blogspot.com Her poetry: http://singing-bowl-christiane.blogspot.com Her book, Singing Bowl Poems: poems from a journey into mystery (2011)  (I had no idea she had this!) https://www.amazon.com/singing-bowl-poems-christiane-frischmuth/dp/B00930KPQW 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...
01:04:03
June 30, 2020
Episode 9: Katrien Deboutte, community creator
What is it to have an intimate love relationship with nature?  This week’s #earthconversepodcast guest is Katrien Deboutte, who as guardian, caretaker and child of the earth is in an intimate love relationship with it. Amongst the birdsong, wind and sun she talks of how she has turned her vision into reality – creating spaces for people to (re) connect with themselves, each other and the natural world. (1hr) Our conversation includes: ·  Learning to interact with nature in a different way    ·  Having and living a vision ·  Being intentional and explicit ·  Nature as a dream space ·  Celebrating and co-creating with nature ·  Building community ·  Connecting with your inner nature EPISODE EXTRAS: Check out her beautiful offerings including Kurkum Farm on: https://originature.eu (in Castellano and English) And for her biography:  https://originature.eu/home/english/about/ Follow  @orginature.eu and @kurkumfarmecovida on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. See this episode in video at the Earth Converse YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/yS2idYuRFr8 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...
01:00:16
June 24, 2020
Episode 8: Roy White, being natural
“How do we restore our natural balance? On this week’s #earthconversepodcast, Roy White talks about the curve of his relationship with nature - in his life as a Londoner, global executive with Sony Europe, family man, Going The Distance founder at Impact International and now as a sport psychology student.  (54 mins) He talks about the importance of being natural, and offers: Memories of roaming, noticing and learning outdoors growing up.  “How rain brings you to life” The tough part of your career and juggling family ..”looking back I wish I had spent more time in nature”. Looking after his own well-being, and introducing the Energy Project to Sony Europe in his capacity as HR Director.  Helping people to connect to what was important to them.  “Is the life I am living worth it?” “Getting back to basics”. “How do we get back to natural equilibrium? “One thing that will improve your life – get a decent night’s sleep”. “I think it would help us to be a little bit more relaxed and a little bit more ease with our lives if we accepted nature and the natural order of things …which is easy for me to say in this time in my life”. “Being careful of having a privileged view of something”. “The more equal we are as a society then I think we can help more people have lives that are more in tune with what they would want to do from a purpose point of view”. Being aware of our natural reactions flows, tendencies including our need to be active. Talking about being vulnerable, reflecting, making talking about feelings normal, identity and belonging,  and engaging in dialogue as natural EPISODE EXTRAS: Sources that may be of interest: Tony Schwartz  https://theenergyproject.com/team/tony-schwartz/ Nanett Mutrie, https://media.ed.ac.uk/media/Social+Wellbeing+MOOC+WK2+-+Walking+for+Wellbeing/1_53qgtkx0/53975401 Going The Distance programme at Impact International https://www.impactinternational.com/case-studies/going-distance Roy often writes..check out his musings on https://www.impactinternational.com/blog.   Follow him on Twitter @roy_white9 Here is one of our joint articles: https://www.impactinternational.com/blog/2018/06/leadership-development-walk-park See this episode in video at the Earth Converse YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/fIne8ptbX54 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...
53:51
June 17, 2020
Episode 7: Gemma Polo Pujol, with fire and light
“Are you burning to find out what life is about?” Spiritual teacher Gemma Polo Pujol is this week’s #earthconversepodcast guest. She shares her journey and patient wisdom, as beautifully expressed in her recently released book, There is Light and Only Light.  (67 mins including a 10 min meditation at the end) Gems include: Being a tree, the sacred and the human Feeling the pain of separation and the connection Journeying from head, heart to belly and falling in love “Are you burning to find out what life is about?” “Spiritually has to come down to the reality of changing diapers” Creativity, rituals and little gestures in our daily way The deep intention of pilgrimages and deep rest retreats “We don’t know but we do know” Deeply trusting the wisdom of nature “Find the place within that is not separate from nature” EPISODE EXTRAS: For her retreats, workshops, personal guidance, pilgrimages and inspiration go to https://gemmapolopujol.com/en/  (in Catalan, Spanish and English) and follow her on Facebook and Instagram @gemmapoloinspirations and for her beautiful book: https://gemmapolopujol.com/en/there-is-light-and-only-light-book-by-gemma-polo/ Gemma and her partner Sophia https://mujerciclica.com have combined their work to create Feminine Pathways to the Sacred – inspiration, retreats and online courses (including the online course Gemma mentions, Medicine Woman – a journey to your centre) - subscribe here on  https://mailchi.mp/mujerciclica/feminine-pathways See this episode in video at the Earth Converse YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/jSn17rPhNNM 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...
01:06:49
June 9, 2020
Episode 6: Petra Lentz-Snow, seed waterer
"What seeds are you watering?" In this #earthconversepodcast episode, I talk to Petra Lentz-Snow as a wilderness guide and Executive Director with rites of passage organisation School of Lost Borders.  Petra is also the author of Journeys into Healing, a blog where she explores her own experience with breast cancer as a rite of passage.  (63mins) In this episode, she talks about the arch of relationship from separation to belonging: -  “there is nothing that is not nature.  That is how I walk in the world”. -  “the wound of belonging” -  “everytime nature has a chance, it will turn it into beauty” -  “it is not all up to us, and we are not powerless” And asks the big questions…”because there are no easy answers”: Such as: - “what seeds are you watering?” - “what is pulling us forward”? - “what is the world we want to continue to live in and die in, and die into so new can come?” - “how do we find belonging that helps us to trust and give away?” EPISODE EXTRAS: You may also like this Re-wild Interview: http://www.schooloflostborders.org/content/re-wild-interviews-petra-lentz-snow-rites-passage 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...
01:03:36
June 3, 2020
Episode 5: Tara Brach talks about the edge of the roof
"What will it take to have us collectively awaken to the suffering of the earth?"  In this episode of the #earthconversepodcast, I bring in the distinctive Western Buddhist voice of meditation teacher, psychologist and author, Tara Brach.  One of those people who have been an important influence in my life,  whom I have never met.  (17 mins). Specifically, I draw out the essence of one of her talks, Earth’s Crisis: on the edge of the roof  https://www.tarabrach.com/earths-crisis-edge/ where she asks - what will it take to have us collectively awaken to the suffering of the earth?  In doing so, with the help of Rumi, she explores egoic trance and the inner practices of presence that enable us to respond from love and wisdom. EPISODE EXTRAS: To access Tara’s invaluable guidance in her talks and meditations, go to www.tarabrach.com.  She offers them free and of course donations make a difference.   One related talk is https://www.tarabrach.com/loving-life-loving-earth/.  And you will see that her new book Radical Compassion has just been released https://www.tarabrach.com/store/ Tara Brach inspired blogs from #earthconverse include: https://earthconverse.com/be-porous/ https://earthconverse.com/sitting-on-the-solution/ https://earthconverse.com/hope-the-mantra-of-doubt-hope-not/ 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...
16:33
May 26, 2020
Episode 4: Emerald North, like a river
Ready to flow like a river? My first guest conversation on the #earthconversepodcast is with the wise wonderful Emerald North (approx 1hr36min) “A woman of the earth, artist, poet, a guide and most of all, a human being that is deeply connected and living with, on and through the living earth around her day to day”. I was guided by Emerald on my first vision fast, had mirroring training with her, and assisted a vision fast in 2019, all through School of Lost Borders www.schooloflostborders.org (founded by Steven Foster and Meredith Little). Here is an opportunity to listen, and feel the experience of an elder, speak her truth.  Flow with it like a river. There are so many gems (as you would expect from an Emerald) but our conversation includes: how the river spoke to her; the power of prayer, of really singing, and gardening; an invitation to go out and reclaim something of your innocence; rites of passage and the 4 shields wheel of wholeness; listening, mirroring and seeing our gifts; a reminder that we need to give things we love, time and power; and getting a feel for her art EPISODE EXTRAS: In addition to her work with School of Lost Borders, as you will hear,  Emerald will also be running a 18 month Rites of Passage Ceremonial Immersion in Southwest US during 2022-2023.  In her words “it will be community-based deep dive into what it means to be whole human beings: alive to our wildest fury, our erotic and blessing power, our grief, our tricksterliness, and our ineffable love. The land, as always, is our guide and teacher; and the heart of all our gatherings will come from sitting with Creosote, listening to the whisperings of soaring Hawk and the cadence of the Chama river, dancing with shadow under the midnight moons. Over the course of a year and a half together—in person on the land, in zoom gatherings, and through email councils— our community will create that rare kind of human container that both nourishes the ceremonial spirit in each of us and that feeds Ceremony itself”.  The Rite of Passage Ceremonial Immersion is designed those who have previously completed at least one three or four day vision fast and are deeply inspired— enough to commit to five ceremonies and to the community that forms to enact them. For more information please contact her directly on emnorth@gmail.com  Her website is https://earthtonesart.com/contact.html This podcast is also available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19xV8YD403U&t=13s 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...
01:36:15
May 19, 2020
Episode 3: Planet of the Humans
“How long do you think we humans have?”. On this #earthconversepodcast episode, I reflect on the recently released environmental documentary Planet of the Humans,  to highlight themes of death, source, and paradox. As well as illusions, collusions and delusions.  And awareness. (19 mins) EPISODE EXTRAS: Planet of the Humans  https://planetofthehumans.com Charles Eisenstein, The Coronation,  https://charleseisenstein.org/essays/the-coronation/?fbclid=IwAR2eGN3jewXXKA2XNWTIkJd1BPeL80sGnOQ50lDP5OteJXN_2w24mNqESmU Earth Converse blog postings including, The Practice of Living and Dying https://earthconverse.com/the-practice-of-living-and-dying-consciously/ and This Earth Day https://earthconverse.com/this-earth-day/; Do you know your areas of illusion, collusion and delusion? https://earthconverse.com/do-you-know-your-areas-of-illusion-delusion-and-collusion/ Rumi poem excerpt from “A Great Wagon”, Rumi: Selected Poems, translated by Coleman Barks, with John Moynce, A. J. Arberry, Reynold Nicholson (Penguin, 2004). 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...
19:31
May 13, 2020
Episode 2: Taking it to the land
When have you turned to the nonhuman world for inspiration, connection and belonging?.  In this episode of the #earthconversepodcast, I explore the concept of ‘taking it to the land’, the idea of asking questions and seeking answers through nature’s wisdom. And the importance of trusting our own inner voice and intuition. Includes a 10 minute concentration meditation.  (25 mins)  EPISODE EXTRAS: Foster, S. and Little, M , 1984, The Trail to The Sacred Mountain, A Vision Fast Handbook For Adults,  Lost Borders Press (pg 51)  Rilke, R.M, 1934, Letters to a Young Poet, New York: Norton  Earth Converse posting:  Taking the future to the land https://earthconverse.com/taking_the_future_to_the_land/  Earth Converse posting: Intuition, that powerful form of knowing https://earthconverse.com/intuition-that-powerful-form-of-knowing/ which refers to the intuition research: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/03090591011080995/full/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 And the wind, the trees...
25:19
May 6, 2020
Episode 1: A conversation starter
What do you consider as nature? What role does nature play in your life? This is where we start the #earthconversepodcast conversation.   As founder of Earth Converse and host of the podcast,  I share my experiences and views, and invite you to reflect on yours.   (approx 22 mins) EPISODE EXTRAS: including references made: #Nature is Speaking campaign: https://www.conservation.org/nature-is-speaking Soulcraft and Wild Mind by Bill Plotkin https://animas.org/books/ School of Lost Borders www.schooloflostborders.org Vitamin N http://richardlouv.com/books/vitamin-n/ Earth Converse posting. At Home. In Nature https://earthconverse.com/at-home-in-nature/ 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...
21:40
April 29, 2020
Earth Converse Podcast launch
An introduction to a new weekly podcast #earthconversepodcast, exploring how we converse with the earth.  And all the other various ways you can connect with our work at #earthconverse: 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...
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April 22, 2020