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A podcast where I sit down with everyday people talking about everyday things. Join me for a cuppa!

Conversations with Earl Grey conversationswithearlgrey

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A podcast where I sit down with everyday people talking about everyday things. Join me for a cuppa!

    S.2 E.6 || Nikki Florence Thompson || Anxiety and losing a brother

    S.2 E.6 || Nikki Florence Thompson || Anxiety and losing a brother

    "Anxiety makes you very vigilent and worried about threat, and uncertainty is the thing that is the worst for that. If you're not certain of an outcome then you're going to feel more anxiety..." 
     
    We're (actually) back for the second half of season 2!
     
    Nikki Florence Thompson a writer, academic in literature, sister, wife, mother of three children and author of a recently published book: “Fight, Flight and Faith  - A memoir exploring a life with anxiety and Jesus.” 
     
    In this new episode, we chat about anxiety disorder, the loss of Nikki's brother, PTSD and also hope. 
     
    Grab a cup of tea and kick off your slippers as we have conversations with earl grey. 
    If you need support please contact 
    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ || 1300 22 4636
    https://www.lifeline.org.au/ || 13 11 14 
    https://mensline.org.au/ || 1300 78 99 78
     

    • 48 min
    S.2 E.5 || Emily Maurits || Brain Tumor and Siblinghood

    S.2 E.5 || Emily Maurits || Brain Tumor and Siblinghood

    "Everyone's just relieved that it's not cancer, but it's still bad; she still has life long complications..." 
     
    We're back for the second half of season 2!
     
    In this episode I chat with Emily Maurits, author of "Two Sisters and a Brain Tumour." We chat about being a carer, sister, supporter and what it means to find life in a turbulent time. 
     
    Grab a cup of tea and kick off your slippers as we have conversations with earl grey. 
     

    • 38 min
    S.2 E.4 || Jonothan Kim Sing || Mathematics and the Art of Teaching

    S.2 E.4 || Jonothan Kim Sing || Mathematics and the Art of Teaching

    "The first time you're going to have disruptions [in the classroom]... the first thing you want to do is go on the attack... what I realised was that there are things going on in the students' lives which don't excuse these behaviours but they explain them."
     
    This upcoming episode my friend Jonathan Kim Sing (Mista Kim Sing) a maths teacher and youtuber (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCia1fNrP6W40JXW3SlZtkNg), explores teaching both the discipline (maths) and the student. We explore his journey of becoming a teacher, and the influences that shapes his how he teaches and engages those within the classroom.
     
    And yes, I did ask the age old question: "What has the theory of differentiation and parabolas got to do with my everyday life?"

    • 49 min
    S.2 E.3 || Rob Nicholls || Friendship, Disability and Community

    S.2 E.3 || Rob Nicholls || Friendship, Disability and Community

    "I feel like I'm being accepted for who I am, and I don't have to pretend to be anything other than who I am..."
     


    This upcoming episode, my friend Rob Nicholls joins me to chat about his life-long journey in relating with people with disabilities, forming friendships, learning from others and how they have been mutually fruitful.

    • 32 min
    S.2 E.2 || Ian McGilvray || Painting, refugees and humanising others

    S.2 E.2 || Ian McGilvray || Painting, refugees and humanising others

    Ian is an artist based in the Blue Mountains of Greater Sydney. Recently he spent time with Syrian refugees in Lebanon; there, he not only taught them how to paint, but he painted a set of portraits of them. 
    I caught up with him at the exhibition earlier this year to talk about his time in Lebanon and his task of humanising people who may be othered. 

    • 15 min
    S2 E1 - Wendy Porter || Motherhood, Loss and Grief

    S2 E1 - Wendy Porter || Motherhood, Loss and Grief

    Grab a cuppa and join me as I chat with Wendy this week. 
    Wendy lost her mother at the age of 7. The last words she remembered was:
    "That's Elvis Presley." 
    Before her mother fell onto the floor. From aged 7 began a journey of grief and processing that continues today. 

    • 38 min

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