We started Someone To Tell It To in 2012, and all along, our philosophy has been to listen. Because our mission is to "cultivate meaningful connections through compassionate listening and train others to do the same," we thought it might be best to highlight both aspects—listening and training—in a podcast. Both listening and training continue to catalyze this global listening movement where Someone's voice is being heard, Someone is being reminded that they matter, and Someone doesn't need to feel alone in whatever they are facing in life.
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Human Beings First
His gentle and calming manner is exactly what we need in this turbulent and unsettled time. Dr. Krishna Naineni, a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and on the training faculty at The Brighton and Sussex Medical School, in southeast England, reminds us in this conversation about the need for healthcare professionals to see patients as human beings, above all else. He adheres to the values of Hippocrates - the ancient Greek physician, traditionally regarded as the father of medicine - who taught, “It is more important to know the person who has the disease than the disease the person has.”
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The Components of Healthy Friendships
Kat Vellos is a prolific writer and speaker on the topic of friendships. Intimate friends share each other’s experiences and in some ways, they inhabit each other’s lives. They often have similar viewpoints and values, and they may share similar backgrounds and traditions. They witness the milestones and unexpected changes of life, the highs and lows, celebrations and sadness.
In this hyperconnected world we live in today we may be more disconnected than ever before. Yet, we believe one of the greatest antidotes to loneliness is friendship. Kat offers helpful wisdom to foster healthy friendships because friendship isn’t something that is taught in school (but perhaps it should be!).
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"It Is What It Is"
Rishita Jones, of Amsterdam, Netherlands, has a belief that if we learn to accept the things we can’t ultimately control - and that means just about everything - we would be much more content and would have much more joy. She also says that in this new reality brought by COVID-19, if we would strive to “…be kind, spread joy, love unconditionally and take care of your neighbour“, we might create a much better world now and when this crisis is over. You’ll like hearing what she has to say. We certainly did!
The Necessity of Belonging
Sarah Judd Welch believes that “belonging is more necessary now than ever”. She points to our current culture moment - with its significant polarization, disconnection, and loneliness - in stressing the imperative to “belong”. With COVID-19, a massive shift to working remotely, and a continuous fracture of our social infrastructure, we need to understand and rethink how we define what belonging is and what it isn’t. If you want to better understand belonging, this conversation is for you!
Listening Changes Us
“Listening is being able to be changed by the other person”, says Corine Jansen, of The Netherlands. What a unique and invaluable gift we are presented when we listen and are listened to by others! In listening we grow in understanding and we grow in being understood. As we begin this new year, we hope this gift can be given and received through all of our lives.
I Listen, Therefore You Are
Marc Wong of Hong Kong and New York City, first learned about listening when he volunteered at a telephone crisis center more than 20 years ago. Since then he has been passionate about the subject. He decided a few years ago to give up his financially secure job configuring firewalls, for the privilege of speaking and writing about listening. His passion for listening quickly turned into a mission. You’ll learn a lot from our conversation with him!
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