Life is so amazing. From my babysitter in Sac to a grounding and welcoming presence 25 years later. So grateful to all the strong women who have always held me down my whole life. Thanks you for taking me to see #dearevanhansen tonight President Jeffery aka Kathryn and so glad you’re here to help me in this next phase. #sugarwaterforlife#makingcarolproud#unbreakablelinks
#UnbreakableLinks is not just a podcast; it’s an advocacy process. We use our voices to speak up on issues of social and ecological justice. We exist to renew our recognition that we are all connected. .
That’s why we’ve decided to use our platform to support the #kidsoffnauru campaign, an initiative of World Vision Australia. These children are living in inhumane conditions, exposed to extreme trauma, violence and sexual abuse. Up to 30 children are in critical condition and have stopped eating, drinking, walking and talking. .
Will you join us? .
Here’s how you can help: ☎️Use your voice. Call or email your local MP as they have the power to influence government policy. Go to www.kidsoffnauru.com/act
💳Use your money: Donate to ARSC who are currently running a campaign: www.asrc.org.au OR call 1300 692 772
💡Use your moral imagination: create a piece of art or writing and share it as a message of support. .
Let’s get #kidsoffnauru by World Children’s Day, November 22nd. The countdown is on! Much love, Kate & Amy
New episode // Spirituality in Secular Australia.
In this month’s episode we talk with public academic David Tacey; one of our most eminent thinkers on spirituality in Australia. He is the author of several books including The Spirituality Revolution, Re-enchantment and Edge of the Sacred. Our conversation meanders through diverse territory from Aboriginal gift, ecological conversion, even our treatment of Asylum Seekers, but a thread that runs throughout is the recognition that we all have a deep need for belonging. So, if this piques your interest, tune in via iTunes or your favourite #podcast app.
Photo by @douglas.mcclurg our Season 2 photographer.
New Episode // Australian Women’s Day Special is now available on iTunes and all your favourite #podcast apps. In this episode we were invited by the founders and organisers of #AWD2018 to contribute a conversation. Part educative, part reflective, co-hosts Amy Somers and Kate Erlenbusch raise awareness of family violence in Australia. Tune in and share a topic that is much stigmatised, often secretive and subtly pervasive.
Stuck on how to change a child’s behaviour? It could be time to ask some different questions, expand the picture and go deeper. As our latest #podcast guest Dr Maxine Therese explains, the behaviour is a cue to help us understand the imbalance or origin. Tune in to learn about the 7 Foundational Needs of childhood. #itunes#unbreakablelinks
What are our fundamental needs? How do we respond to children mindfully as we navigate our own unmet needs from childhood? Our latest #podcast guest Dr Maxine Therese shares the Fundamental Needs Model as we explore the often unexplored areas of life. Tune in and reflect on this rich conversation, available via iTunes and our website. UnbreakableLinks.org
Image via: @childosophy
“Children need to be given the space to feel. From this space they can begin to pay attention to the language of their bodies and their emotional life, which offers knowledge about their needs and wellbeing.” - Dr Maxine Therese, author of The Push For a Child Philosophy and our guest on the #featured#episode on #UnbreakableLinks podcast. :::
Amy and I loved chatting with Dr Maxine about supporting the soul life, emotional integration and general happiness of children (and adults). Tune into iTunes or access podcast episode direct from our website. :::
Our featured photographer Douglas McClurg (@flatbattery) captures the vast beauty of the ocean in this shot. Many of us associate the sea or water with our emotional life. And draw on waters restorative properties. I recall a moment over summer when I was overwhelmed by my son’s tantrums. Being in the ocean together, I realised “the sea is bigger than both of us.” (Kate) :::
Listen in for Dr Maxine’s guidance and philosophical as well as evidence based ideas.
Spirituality is often a loaded and difficult term to reckon with. In our #featured#episode Dr Maxine Therese offers an interesting, accessible take on spirituality and the mind-body-spirit dimensions of self. Tune in via iTunes or via our website (link in bio).
Sometimes we need to disconnect from our dramas and distractions in order to reconnect to something deep and enduring.
In our #featured#episode founders of #Wayapa share insights about how we can all reconnect to our spirits and live more mindfully here on earth. Tune into iTunes - Unbreakable Links or directly through our website.
Last tune inna massive skanking style! MOLTES MERSES BARCELONA....... Esplugues meets Jamaica was too too too mad...
Mágico recuerdo nos llevamos de este fin de semana! @kusasimvmnts gente real de verdad! Crucial link! Mersi a @robertreggaelee por poner las vibes! Mersi también a la gente de la organización por currárselo tanto! Mersi a @paulabu.music! Mersi a @dimas_xesco! Mersi a @angelicaroots77 & crew y a todos los selectores que abrieron la fiesta! MERSI A TOD@S! Estad atentos por que próximamente tendremos a @kusasimvmnts por tierras euskaldunas! Volveremos pronto catalunya
Have you listened to the latest episode of Unbreakable Links yet? Our interview Jamie Marloo Thomas & Sara Jones spans earth mindfulness, what happens when we take ego out of the sustainability equation and what it really means to care for country. Perfect weekend listening while strolling outside or cozied up by the fire. Available from iTunes and other podcast apps. ✨
In response to the fear of cultural appropriation, Jamie Marloo Thomas speaks to what #Wayapa is really about and why it is a wellness and spiritual practice that we can all cultivate. Listen to the full interview via website (link in bio) or directly through iTunes.
“You do have to have the law of the people, but the law of the people must follow the law of the land, which is: respect your resources and share.” - Jamie Marloo Thomas ~
Three years ago, when I first learnt the practice of Wayapa®️(the first Indigenous Australian modality to be recognised by IICT), two things happened: 1) I realised my western arrogance and bias and 2) I became flooded with gratitude for all of the elements of life that sustain us.
I’m feeling grateful now listening to our recent Unbreakable Links Podcast Episode with Jamie and Sara, founders of Wayapa. I’d love you to listen to this enriching conversation too. You may find yourself spontaneously feeling grateful for the sun, the moon, the rain, the wind, the lightening, the trees, the land and sea animals, or anything and everything that sustains your life here on earth. (Press play on the link in profile)
[ EPISODE #09 ] Wayapa: Mindfulness Rooted in the Earth
It’s here! And it’s time to step outside and go for a walk while listening to your soon-to-be favourite podcast 😉 ~
Step 1: Subscribe to Unbreakable Links on your iTunes or other app
Step 2: Play the Wayapa episode
Step 3: Visit The Unbreakable Links website to read show notes and learn more.
Photo by Douglas McClurg (@flatbattery)
Meet Your Hosts : The Unbreakable Links Podcast is a creative collaboration between two friends, Amy Somers (pictured), and Kate Erlenbusch. Since studying teaching and theology together over ten years ago, the two have been engrossed in deep conversation about a whole range of topics. The podcast covers philosophy, spirituality and social ecology. ~
When Amy’s not podcasting, she can be found social justice lawyering, song writing, loving up her gorgeous nephews, or dreaming and scheming about her next adventure. ~
Follow Amy at @amysomerscreative ~
Tomorrow Season Two kicks off with Episode 9 interview with @wayapawuurrk founders. Tune in.
Meet Your Hosts :: The Unbreakable Links Podcast is a creative collaboration between two friends, Amy Somers and Kate Erlenbusch (pictured). Amy and Kate met over 10 years ago while studying teaching, quickly became firm friends and have been engrossed in deep conversation ever since. ~
When Kate’s not podcasting, she can be found teaching, word-smithing, reading too many books at once, mothering her lightsaber-wielding sons, delighting in her husband’s cooking or doing some sort of moon ritual 🌙
That’s it for now. Meet Kate’s co-host Amy next post x
Follow Kate’s book/life/moon insta-adventures over at @kate.erlenbusch
Photo by Renee Bell
Wonder: A state of being. An open, gentle curiosity. Grounded in respect and awe.
Wonder is the emotion behind all of our conversations in the second season of Unbreakable Links. And we’re so grateful our featured photographer Douglas McClurg captures this feeling so beautifully.
To view more of his work follow Doug @flatbattery Insta feed.
Episode 09 : Wayapa and Earth Mindfulness drops on July 13.
Photo: Douglas McClurg
Season 2 of Unbreakable Links kicks off on Friday July 13 (on a new moon no less). What are you in for? Conversations through social, ecological and philosophical terrain. We warmly invite you to join us. Kate & Amy x
Sometimes slowly, sometimes swiftly; we are collectively waking up to our unbreakable links. No longer can we bear the pain of separation, we hunger to live the truth of our interconnectedness. ▪️
When @amysomerscreative and I embarked on this endeavour, we simply wanted to explore all of the connections we could make between topics and disciplines. As we created Season 1 of the podcast, we realised that underpinning all of our curiosities was the theme of interdependence. Season 2 is launching soon and we cannot wait to share it with you. ▪️
Episode 9 is a conversation with Jamie Thomas and Sara Jones, founders of @wayapawuurrk . We talk about Aboriginal spirituality, how to develop a relationship to earth and spirit to realise our roles as custodians. ▪️
Episode 10 we explore the philosophy of the whole child, and how we can meet the 7 needs of children in our care (as well as our own), with author and @childosophy Founder @drmaxinetherese . ▪️ Episode 11 we chat with author and public academic David Tacey about spirituality in Australia, Jung and ecology. ▪️ Plus more episodes which will be revealed in due course. If you’d like to subscribe to our podcast, you can via iTunes. Next episode drops early June.
Would love you to join us as we retrace and remember our unbreakable links. Kate x
At the Unbreakable Links recording studio (aka my home office), we aim to keep our guests cozy and warm. Here’s our guest Dr Maxine Therese wrapped in a patchwork quilt moments before headphones went on for a heartwarming chat 😍 Maxine’s work promotes the child as a soul — unified in body, mind and spirit. Can’t wait to share this deep dive into her philosophy soon!
Today we interviewed Dr Maxine Therese, author of this wonderful book: The Push for a Child Philosophy. It’s the second guest we’ve had for season 2 of Unbreakable Links and Amy and I can’t wait to share it with you. K x
Episode 08 of #unbreakablelinkspodcast explores the relationship between aspirational dreams (the cultural imagination and societal ideals) and our night dreams. It's probably the one I feel most vulnerable to share, but thankfully we recorded this back in November so I've forgotten much of what I've said 😂 // All 8 episodes of Season 1 are available via iTunes, other apps and direct from our website. 🎧Link in profile 🎧
📸 by @carolinechandlerphoto
Podcast // Latest episode of Unbreakable Links is live and can be accessed via iTunes or direct from our site (link in profile). It's about neoliberalism and the natural world, but don't let the title intimidate you. It's really about questioning how we relate to our environment, to nature, and is part of an ongoing inquiry into our place on the planet. Would love to know what you think. Listen in and if you feel moved to, please share. Kate x
📸 by @carolinechandlerphoto
How do we open ourselves up to richer, kinder narratives on ageing when we inhabit a culture that worships youthfulness? 🎧 That's what Amy & I ponder in Episode 06: Ageing & Growth, Unbreakable Links Season 1. We'd love you to listen in via our website (direct from iTunes isn't the best sound quality on this one). Link in profile. Enjoy, Kate & Amy x
📸 by @carolinechandlerphoto
🎧 Episode 05 // What is Neoliberalism? // Unbreakable Links Podcast 🎧
If you've ever pursued self-improvement or wondered why we tend to define people in dollar figures, you'll likely enjoy this introduction to neoliberalism. We are not economic theorists but as children of the 80's (Margaret Thatcher's children in some respects), it's been interesting unpacking the effect of neoliberalism on our hearts and minds. We'd love you to listen in and let us know your thoughts. Download directly from website (link in profile) or iTunes. Kate & Amy x
Episode 04: Mindfulness & Social Media, Unbreakable Links podcast. 🎧
It's a little meta and kinda ironic to post it here, but here we are -- with a conversation about the challenges of staying "mindful" in our digital age. This episode was recorded after a 2 week digital detox. We'd love to know your thoughts on this topic. Listen in via our website (link in profile) or download directly from iTunes. Kate & Amy xx
Unbreakable Links, Episode 02: Poetry & the Numinous.
In this conversation Amy and I discuss the power of poetry to open us up to that unexplainable dimension of our lives. Would love to hear if any ideas resonate with you as they do with us.
All 8 episodes are available on iTunes, other apps and our website (link in profile). Thanks to @carolinechandlerphoto for the image.
🎧PODCAST IS LIVE 🎧 Episode 01: Ancestral Wounds & Wisdom.
We'd love you to tune into our new podcast: Unbreakable Links. It's a passion project created by my dear friend Amy Somers & I. We are not experts, simply curious conversationalists who wanted to discuss a range of topics and learn some new skills in the process.
Thanks to @carolinechandlerphoto for contributing the photography (including this one) from her travel collection.
Link in profile. Season One available on website and iTunes. Listen in and if you like it please leave a positive review. Kate xo
PODCAST COMING SOON || It's a truth universally acknowledged that anything worth doing usually takes longer than you think! Many months spent conversing, learning, recording, editing, doo-dadding with the whatchamacallit techie stuff and finally, for better or worse, we'll be sharing it with you next week. 🤞🏻🎧 Logo by @mailed_with_love