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Earth Converse Podcast

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A weekly #earthconversepodcast exploring our relationship and conversations with the earth. How do we converse with the earth? What does that even mean? What conversations are we having and which do we need to have?

All in the hope of inspiring a deeper connection with ourselves, each other and the earth that is our home.







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Episode 21: Jim Marsden, pathfinder

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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/ About Penelope Mavor and Earth Converse Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation 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 About Penelope Mavor and Earth Converse Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse The video version of this episode is on our Earth Converse YouTubeChannel:  https://youtu.be/e9iAGtME6Bg Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
46:57
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". About Penelope Mavor and Earth Converse Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. Subscribe to our Earth Converse youtubechannel and see the video version here: https://youtu.be/QhBux_uOFwI 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: 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/ About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation 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 About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation 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 About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
47:31
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/Resources 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 About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
59:54
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  About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
39:15
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 About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
1:14:36
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/ About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
11:53
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 About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
1:37:45
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) About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
03:02
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 About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
57:00
July 15, 2020
Episode 11: The long journey into yourself
“and you? when will you begin that long journey into yourself?", In this episode, Penelope Mavor from Earth Converse picks up on her story, and links with her guests stories.  Inspired by Rumi’s provocation she offers 8 experiences to help you reflect on your own journey. About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation 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 About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
1:04:03
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 About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
1:00:15
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 About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
53:50
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 About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
1:06:49
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 About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
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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/ About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
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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 1hr38min) “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 About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
1:37:39
May 19, 2020
Earth Converse Trailer
A feel for the #earthconversepodcast.    About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
00:30
May 16, 2020
Episode 3: Planet of the Humans
“How long do you think we humans have?”. On this #earthconversepodcast episode, Penelope Mavor reflects 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). About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation 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 you have turned to the nonhuman world for inspiration, connection and belonging?. In this episode of the #earthconversepodcast, Penelope Mavor explores 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 About Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
25:18
May 6, 2020
Episode 1: A conversation starter
What do you consider as nature? What role does nature play in your life? To start the #earthconversepodcast conversation,  Penelope Mavor from Earth Converse, shares her experiences and views, and invites 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 Penelope and Earth Converse: Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
22:12
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 Penelope and Earth Converse:   Penelope Mavor as podcast host is the founder of Earth Converse a nature-based leadership collaborative helping leaders have the conversations they need to: with themselves, each other and the earth.  Offering executive coaching, facilitation and leadership development programmes. https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse Email: info@earthconverse.com And the wind, the trees...
01:30
April 22, 2020