Category Archives: Season 6

Join us as we dig deep in to slow living in the time of Covid-19. We talk about using slow living to navigate the weirdness of isolation as well as help us to create a ‘new normal’ on the other side that’s worth getting excited about.

Permaculture in a crisis with Robyn Rosenfeldt

“Learn one new skill, something that will help you not be so reliant on the system.”

Robyn Rosenfeldt

It’s been a helluva a start to the year for all of us, and for many Australians, we’ve found ourselves living through the double-whammy of the devastating summer bushfire season, followed closely by the global Covid-19 pandemic.

It’s been interesting to see so many people using this time of upheaval to start thinking about community and its role in helping us navigate times of crisis, and today’s guest has so much to share on exactly that topic. Robyn Rosenfeldt is a permaculture expert, the editor and creator of Pip Magazine, and an all-round, stand-out friend of the show, and in today’s episode we have a fantastic conversation centred on the importance of coming together in difficult times.

Robyn talks about the devastation of the summer bushfires and how that crisis highlighted the issue of food security in her community, before sharing the similar impact the Covid-19 crisis is now having on local supermarket shelves. She also introduces us to the three pillars of permaculture – earth care, people care and a fair share – and speaks about what they each look like in daily life, and how everyone of us can harness them to create stronger communities – not only now, but also as we move forward in to whatever the ‘new normal’ will be.

We also have a chat about a topic I know many of you are curious about: how to live a values-aligned life while also raising independent-minded children. This includes Robyn’s thoughts on how to best pick your battles and why compromise is an important tool for everyone to have in their toolbox (a lesson I’m learning with increasing frequency as our kids get older!)

Finally Robyn and I talk about the rising instances of eco-anxiety in both adults and kids alike, and how we can move through it with grace and humanity in tact.

It’s a really wonderful chat that I’ve found myself referring back to a lot over the past few weeks and I hope you enjoy it!

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Working from home tips with Louise Miller: Life in the Time of Covid-19

“The brain in a positive state is 31% more productive than a brain in a stressed, neutral or negative state.”

Season 6 coming in hot! (I told you it wouldn’t be long before we were back in your ears). After some feedback and lots of questions about slow living in the time of Covid-19, Ben and I decided to bring the new season forward.

The way we see it, there are so many ways slow living can help as we all adjust to the weirdness of isolation and we want to be able to share them with you now, when they’re most relevant. In a nutshell, this season will be less about the pandemic itself and more about how we can use slow living to live well in these strange times. So if it’s health advice or epidemiology you’re after, this probably isn’t the podcast for you. If, however, you want to know how to find pockets of slow amidst the noise, you’re in the right place.

Which brings me to today’s wonderful guest, Louise Miller, a productivity coach who doesn’t believe in productivity for productivity’s sake (she’s speaking my language already).

We have a wonderful chat about the ins and outs of working from home, and Louise shares lots of super-practical tools and strategies for those of you who might be very new to the remote working scene.  

Louise also shares her insights on: 

  • The importance of grace and compassion right now as we all navigate this new reality
  • Why creating ‘Ta Da’ lists instead of ‘To Do’ lists is one powerful way of finding satisfaction in our work efforts – particularly on those days where we feel we’re not doing enough
  • Why the loss of your commute might be affecting you more than you think 
  • How installing a buffer in to your daily rhythm can help create that all-important grace and compassion amidst the stress and worry
  • Why ‘slow productivity’ gets such a bad rap and why she’s such a big fan of it anyway

Enjoy!

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