Compassion Revolution: The Podcast
We dive into what it means to practice love, compassion, courage and all the hard work of showing up to shape a compassion revolution across health care.
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In this episode Mary introduces us to the practice SUMA – Showing Up, Understanding, Moving Closer and Acting.
Oh and a little heart tap at the end.
Until we show up the play can’t start. We are an important character in the narrative arc of this story of our own life. Until we show up we can’t make anything worthwhile happen.
Ripe for Redesign
We’re living in a moment that is so ready for our attention. Now is a time to line our values up to support our roles so we can make recovery possible.
In this episode, Mary gets a bit excited about her new book and reminds us just how much she loves a constraint.
Doing The Work Part Two
This is part two in the series Doing The Work. This week Mary introduces us to some of the Black writers and teachers she is learning from. This episode is an invitation to white identified listeners to come along and do the work of compassion.
Doing The Work Part One
This week Mary declares her white privilege and talks about how she is committing to dismantle it as a daily effort. This podcast is an invitation to white identified listeners to come along on the journey of doing the work of compassion.
Every day, every hour, every breath we get a chance to begin again. Fresh start.
50 Shades of Grateful
This week Mary celebrates fifty episodes of the Compassion Revolution podcast and offers up 50 things she has come to be grateful for during this global pandemic, including hand sanitiser.
Hello to all the things
Maybe we could sit still for a moment today and say hello to all the changing, rumbling, expansive and contracting things that coronavirus has brought into our lives?
This is not a sprint
This week we go on a hike, instead of sprinting our way through this pandemic we take very deliberate steps with our eyes wide open.
What’s Love Got To Do With It
This is our once in a lifetime opportunity to really shape the future. What do we want a post-corona world to look like? Let’s talk about the politics of love.
Rise Up Revolutionaries
This week Mary goes deep in the blanket fortress to tell us all everything our hearts need to hear to get us through the next 6 months.
Renè and Georgette
Making friends is an essential part of life and there are just so many people and animals and plants and landscapes and seascapes to be friends with.
Mary is reading all about how to do nothing in the attention economy. This week she reminds us that we are human beings not human doings.
When All The Blocks Fall Down
This episode is all about how we maintain our composure when things get bumpy.
Sometimes there is pain
Pain visits everyone. Sometimes she stays for a whole lot longer than we would like. How can we keep loving ourselves through all the pain?
My House is On Fire
In the midst of a climate emergency, when so much of Australia has been burnt Mary encourages us to take up hope, A hope that is like an axe to break down a door.
This week Mary revisits an episode all about Values. Might be a great time of year to re-think our values.
Compassion is generative
This week we revisit an earlier podcast where we are reminded of the ripple effect that kindness and compassion really have.
Mary revisits an earlier episode where we are encouraged to show up for ourselves as much as anyone else.
Directing compassion towards ourselves isn’t easy and there are many obstacles. But this week we all need an extra dose. Enjoy!
It’s a proven fact that practising this little meditation every day for 2 weeks will change your brain. Go on, you know you want to.
Can we Teach Compassion?
The answer to this question is ‘Yes!’ and this week Mary looks at the evidence.
Tips for This Time of Year
Around about now everything speeds up and people with a cart load of groceries appear in the ten items or less aisle. This week we practice finding our calm.
Empathy or compassion
Do you ever feel like you have so much empathy you could burst? Let’s turn some of that empathy into compassion.
Mind full or mindful
It seems that people are thinking a lot about mindfulness at the moment. But are we all talking about the same thing?
Come in from the cold
Mary reflects on self compassion how we might include ourselves in the frame a little more. We get so very good at leaving ourselves out in the cold.
Thirty things I wish I knew 30 years ago
Time flys when you’re a podcast! This week we celebrate our 30th Episode with a little dose of wisdom, Mary style.
The body is not an apology
What if we practised a new kind of radical self love? Let’s give that a try.
It’s me and I’m alive
The joy of being alive! This week we come home to ourselves.
Recharge OR Endure
There’s a lot said about resilience, most of it wrong. To go the distance we need to recharge not endure. Mary shares a few of her own life-hacks.
Love and Kindness
Loving Kindness Meditation is Mary’s go-to meditation at airports and shopping centres. Find out how you can send love while you’re doing the shopping.
What’s it like to be you? Mary asks the next question: what’s it like to be on the receiving end of you?
How do we manage Advantage Blindness, even when we are setting out to clear snow. Nothing is only as we experience it.
Is it love we need?
Everyday in so many ways we create these little temples to love. Mary keeps seeing them everywhere.
Post Conference Euphoria
The first Compassion Revolution Conference was last week and Mary is still on cloud 9. In this podcast she listens again to the amazing closing ceremony. Have you heard it ?
Meet My Friends
This week on the podcast we think about the real purpose of friendship and how we can be a generous and reliable friend to ourselves and others.
Understanding our values is powerful stuff. This week Mary bans the merch and encourages us all to own our values.
So grateful my brain is changing
This week on the podcast we discover that being grateful actually changes the molecular structure of our brains. Thanks for that!
The Joy of it All
Serendipity takes over and Mary revisits the idea that joy is the labor by which we make the life we want to live possible. It’s like chopping wood and carrying water.
As John Powell of the HAAS Institute says “Of all the forces shaping politics and power around the world, perhaps none are more important than our sense of who we are, and who we are becoming.” This week we look at Bridging and Breaking.
My friends us the term #realtruth to describe the things we need to say to people that sometimes feel really uncomfortable. Or the things we want to say about ourselves that take extra courage. This week it’s #realtalk
Do you ever feel disheartened? This week Mary remembers that change doesn’t happen like a shot out of a pistol. It happens in all these amazing incremental moments. People lay the ground work and often they don’t see the fruit of their work or they don’t recognise that their work was instrumental.
Mary got challenged about her positivity and that got her thinking about how we make choices.
Courage calls to courage everywhere!
This episode we look at the suffragists and the resistance workers all in the name of finding our brave. Oh, and Mary goes to Berlin and buys her foot an ice cream.
Let’s get this revolution started
This week Mary shares her vision to activate a revolution and tells us what happens when you stop dreaming and start doing (cue: roll up sleeves).
Just as surely as we have loved we will grieve. And when it comes into your life it’s like a tsunami isn’t it? This week we look at how we can be our most helpful when others are grieving.
Lots of research has shown us really clearly that loneliness can have lots of negative health effects. Loneliness is one of the largest health concerns we face. But what to do?
Did you know that gratitude boosts self-worth and self-efficacy? People feel happier and more trusting when we express our gratitude to them. Let’s go Good Finding.
What would it be like if we treated ourselves with as much care and respect and love as we would our dearest friends?
Rudeness is killing us
When we work in an environment characterised by rudeness we actually miss information that is right in front of us. Let’s stamp out rudeness and spread that kindness around.
Leading and Flourishing
This week Mary gets into how we can enact a wholehearted rebellion just by ‘showing up’ as our true selves in a world that is obsessed with efficiency and rife with burn-out. How we can be compassionate and authentic leaders.
Compassion Transforms Us
Have you been elevated lately? Compassion is contagious and once we start to see good things happen we want to do more of them. We all want to be just like Jacinda Ardern right now.
Moving From Care-Less to Care
This week Mary wonders if we are moving from one epoch to another and invites us to change the world (no biggie).
This week we walk the Connected Hearts labyrinth and wonder about the four steps to compassion.
Just Like Me
Mary goes to the Ben Quilty exhibition and starts to think about how everyone is learning about life, just like the rest of us.
Words That Shimmer
In this episode we meet words that we can carry with us that will help to create a world that is more compassionate, kind and courageous.