Diversify Podcast: What I've learnt about Human Empathy

Diversify Podcast: What I've learnt about Human Empathy

When Kate-Lois Elliott isn’t writing poignant and funny articles for Balance Garden, appearing on a stage near you, or teaching kids about Shakespeare, she’s working on a fantastic podcast called Diversify. In this article she fills us in on what the show has taught her about being human.

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Everyday Epiphanies: A TED Talk Perspective on Age

Everyday Epiphanies: A TED Talk Perspective on Age

Ageing: it happens to us all, so why are we so self-conscious about it? Turning 30 left Lauren feeling bemused – was something supposed to have changed, now that she should definitely be “an adult”? Exploring the concept of age through a number of different TED talks, Lauren shares three speakers' perspectives on life and the one thing we can’t stop: time.

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Everyday Epiphanies: 'The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything’ by Ken Robinson

Everyday Epiphanies: 'The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything’ by Ken Robinson

In this month's ‘Everyday Epiphanies’ edition, Lauren talks about finding our passions – why there’s no right or wrong time to do so and why it doesn’t have to pay you, but why it should absolutely, definitely be done. By finding your tribe and making your own luck, can you find your version of The Element?

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Everyday Epiphanies: ‘Foundation in Life Coaching’ from The Coaching Academy

Everyday Epiphanies: ‘Foundation in Life Coaching’ from The Coaching Academy

Ever wondered whether you could benefit from Life Coaching? This month, Lauren takes a peek inside this world of self development, to bring you her top learnings from a two day Foundation in Life Coaching workshop.

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Everyday Epiphanies: ‘The Mirror Within: a new look at sexuality’ by Anne Dickson

Everyday Epiphanies: ‘The Mirror Within: a new look at sexuality’ by Anne Dickson

This month, Lauren’s been reading ‘The Mirror Within: a new look at sexuality’ and is here to share what she’s learnt. From appreciation of your physical body, to acknowledging the erotic in everyday life; what can we do as friends, lovers, sisters and mothers to help ourselves and other women better connect with their sexual selves?

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Everyday Epiphanies: Ms. Lauryn Hill 'MTV Unplugged No. 2.0’

Everyday Epiphanies: Ms. Lauryn Hill 'MTV Unplugged No. 2.0’

Need insight and inspiration? Lauren’s found it, in quite unusual places, and is here to share! “A few weeks ago my Dad suggested I listen to an old album from hip hop talent Lauryn Hill. Not only was I floored by the vocal and musical power of her tracks but also by the wisdom she imparts through her lyrics and conversational interludes.”

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Everyday Epiphanies: ‘How To Be Alone’ by Sara Maitland

Everyday Epiphanies: ‘How To Be Alone’ by Sara Maitland

Need insight and inspiration? Lauren’s found it, in quite unusual places, and is here to share! This month we explore the idea of solitude – why so many of us are afraid of being alone, how we can actually benefit from some aloneness  and a few easy ways to introduce a little more alone time into your everyday life.


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Everyday Epiphanies: ‘Let My People Go Surfing’ by Yvon Chouinard

Everyday Epiphanies: ‘Let My People Go Surfing’ by Yvon Chouinard

Need insight and inspiration? Lauren’s found it, in quite unusual places, and is here to share! This month, from Let My People Go Surfing by Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard we reflect on the wilderness inside us all, why personal profit shouldn’t be priority and how everything we love is connected. 

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