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.


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.

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.

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 week we go on a hike, instead of sprinting our way through this pandemic we take very deliberate steps with our eyes wide open.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Do you ever feel like you have so much empathy you could burst? Let’s turn some of that empathy into compassion.

It seems that people are thinking a lot about mindfulness at the moment. But are we all talking about the same thing?

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.

Time flys when you’re a podcast! This week we celebrate our 30th Episode with a little dose of wisdom, Mary style.

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.

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.

Everyday in so many ways we create these little temples to love. Mary keeps seeing them everywhere.

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 ?

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.

This week on the podcast we discover that being grateful actually changes the molecular structure of our brains. Thanks for that!

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

This week Mary wonders if we are moving from one epoch to another and invites us to change the world (no biggie).