outside – test


A list of three things I’ve come across that have opened my world a little

Look up and connect – podcast

This podcast explains how we are wired to connect, in human – face to face. And how disruptive our phones can be. After listening to this I realised that I somehow was under the spell of my phone – and even developed a little addiction to a game were the sole purpose was to fit squares in to squares. A really fascinating podcast if you want to know more about the negative impact of our phones.

Podcast: All in the Mind (ABC in Australia) – 30 min.

Added Jan 2020 (first aired in Jun 19)

The Two Traits for Creative Success and How to Cultivate Them – article

“The elusive thing about confidence is that it often only comes from experience and seizing opportunities, which might elude us when first starting out or feeling stuck.”

This article was written by Madeleine Dore.  I first came across Madeleine Dore when I heard about Extraordinary Routines one of the few subscriptions to blogs, which I look forward to reading.

Added Nov 2019

Indigenous language and perception – podcast 

Explores how languages – the spoken word and the meaning shapes cultures.

“What we have instead is a lot of different words for ‘protection’, ‘awareness’, ‘alertness’, ‘responsibilities’, all these sorts of things, but particularly ‘protection’… so you have a responsibility to look out for your own safety, so you have to you protect yourself and be alert, but then at the same time you have obligations to make sure you’re watching your brother’s back, and in turn he’s watching yours… in English, the idea of safety, it’s like this abstract thing, it’s a human right that everybody just has. Like you have a right to safety and you have a right to have that provided for you by an institution or an invisible hierarchy that… the boys in blue are going to show up and help you out… You don’t know how they’re providing it but you are supposed to just trust that.” Tyson Yunkaporta 

Podcast: All in the Mind (ABC in Australia) – 30 min.

Added Sep 2019