Episode 56: Challenge and resilience, solo with Rachel Lankester

Challenge and resilience

Every season I do a solo episode. I’m in contemplative mood again thinking about the challenging world we’re living in right now and how we can build our resilience.

I talk about:

  • Jacinda Ardern’s landslide victory in New Zealand
  • Women leading as women not trying to be men or by burning out
  • The impact of stress on our health
  • Covid making us all depleted and how important it is to replenish
  • My son coming home
  • Tricky conversations about race
  • Being open to being uncomfortable so we can continue to grow
  • My hopes for the US election
  • Living in a Covid world
  • Getting creative about festivals
  • Not being able to go visit my mum again
  • Staying positive

Since I recorded this, I became aware that the video I mentioned and which is included below, is not wholly correct. Trump did say there were fine people on both sides after the disturbances in Charlottesville, but he went on to say he was not talking about the white supremacists. I still have no doubt that he has stoked the fires of prejudice, but I wanted to point out that the video has taken his words out of context as did Joe Biden. I follow the line on the US election of Glennon Doyle in terms of not necessarily being happy with either alternative. But as she says, when the house is burning, you don’t wait for the fire brigade to turn up. You just get out of the burning house. 

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