#34 [MINI] – Life is Interruptions

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The Thirty-Fourth episode of the Great Deep Podcast Series talks about life’s interruptions, how inevitable they are… and how we can cope. Continue reading #34 [MINI] – Life is Interruptions

Podcast #33 [MINI] – The Benefits of Animation

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The Thirty-Third episode of the Great Deep Podcast Series talks about the benefits of animation, and some of the plans going forward for the new live show. Continue reading Podcast #33 [MINI] – The Benefits of Animation

#32 [MINI] – What Kind Of Legacy Are You Leaving?

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The Thirty-Second episode of the Great Deep Podcast Series is all about what kind of legacy we leave… when all is said and done, what will people remember about you?

I’ve come to understand that legacy is less about what we leave behind for people, and more about what we leave behind in people. It’s the memories locked away in our hearts. It’s the tough times where we fought – sometimes against each other and sometimes with each other against greater odds – that craft a legacy in people.

So here are some thoughts around this idea, as I close a chapter in my life and begin a new one.

You can read the blog I wrote about it here.

If you have thoughts on legacy and some creative ideas around it, I would love to hear from you.

Feel free to post your suggestions below to add to the discussion.

#31 [MINI] – Reflections on Priorities

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The Thirty-First episode of the Great Deep Podcast Series reflects on a key question – what anchors you? Put another way, what are the main priorities in your life?

As the world starts coming to grips with the effects of lockdown and a global pandemic, mental health is probably the biggest issue we’re faced with.

A consistent therapeutic intervention is (you guessed it) exercise.

The blog on the benefits of mental health from exercise lists these five things:

  1. Help for depression and anxiety.
  2. Decreased stress.
  3. Increased self-esteem and self-confidence.
  4. Better sleep.
  5. Brain boost.

You can read the whole thing here.

If you have thoughts on the ordering of priorities, feel free to post your suggestions below to add to the discussion.

#30 – How Do We Fight In A Relationship?

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#30 - How Do We Fight In A Relationship?
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Amidst Valentine’s Day and the month of love, here’s a question: how do we fight in a relationship? How should we do it in a way that esteems, rather than vanquishes?

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I’m at a stage where I think this stuff needs more discussion. There’s a host of information out there, but herein is my experience.

The podcast references the song Loving Every Day. You can read the story behind the song here.

And the Facebook discussion thread is available here.

You can like the Facebook page here.

Here are some of my marriage reflections, 15 years in.

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#29 – Health and Fitness

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It’s February. How are your new year resolutions holding up? I always enjoy the health and fitness surge in the population around January. Continue reading #29 – Health and Fitness

#26 – Music Therapy

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Looking ahead, here are some thoughts into the world of music therapy.

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I wrote a blog post about six ways in which music can help you, which you can read here.

Many of the benefits of music have been well documented and scientifically proven over the years. “But of course!” you say. You’ve read all this stuff before.

As I look into the kind of work I do – both as a musician and as a teacher – this has my attention right now, and I’m intrigued by the benefits, as well as the fact that the RCB has been down this road instinctively already.

Music, and music instruments, become co-therapists in bridging and mending broken relationships.

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