Lifefulness: Live Life Fully
'Can Online Community Replace In-Person Connection?" - Rosie Sherry - #Ep 63
Season 1, Ep. 63
Great new podcast today with a legend in the world of online community building,RosieSherry.Rosieturned her first community into a $1.5 million business, before being hired by the Indie Hackers site to turbo-charge their growth. Now she's been hired to build community for a software company that builds community building software- a sure sign she's one of the best.Why are we interviewing her? Because community is vital to Lifefulness, and to living life fully, and she's been at the forefront.Rosieis part of the growing number of secret secular vicars, or stealth chaplains, who are carving their own way in the world.In this interview we talk about:What people get from community.The dangers of online community.The myths around online community.The reason business is suddenly into community.And much more....Can't wait for you to listen to the podcast. Please followRosieon social media and check out her work online - she's great!
'Companies Can't Save Us From Climate Change' - Ed Gillespie - #62
Season 1, Ep. 62
Our guest on the Lifefulness Podcast is climate campaigner, sustainability consultant, podcast futurist and renaissance man, Ed Gillespie. Ed has dedicated his life to regenerating the planet by encouraging companies to reform - but will that work? Can companies be part of the solution?The podcast starts a little differently by asking Ed about where he finds joy, wonder and mystery in life. We made this change after feedback from listeners that the podcast didn't have a central theme when, in fact, it does. Lifefulness is all about treating life as though it is sacred, so that's where we'll start.More about Ed:Ed is a wonderful writer for publications like the Guardian and Conde Nast, the author of 'Slow Travel' - the story of his travel around the world without planes; and now publishes poetry on Medium.For almost 20 years he ran the sustainabilityconsultancy Futerra, and today he's a Director of Greenpeace UK, along with various other work with companies and charities.
"Where To Find Hope" w/ Cassie Robinson - #Ep 61
Season 1, Ep. 61
We're so lucky to be joined by Cassie Robinson - designer, social change maker, systems theorist and much more - to speak about the power of stories. After years of pushing the field of social change forward, she now runs the Big Lottery Strategic Fund - making her one of the biggest funders in the UK, and probably the world - and they've invested in stories.From her position looking at so many different projects and strategies, Cassie (and her team) decided that the best way to create social change was to fund tales. Why is that? We get into this question and so much more.To find out more about Cassie go to:Twitter: https://twitter.com/cassierobinsonWebsite: https://www.cassierobinson.work
'How To Make Friends As An Adult' - Jillian Richardson - #Ep 60
Season 1, Ep. 60
Jillian Richardson is a loneliness expert, professional facilitator, and bestselling author. She’s also the founder of The Joy List, a weekly newsletter of community-centered events in NYC.In her work she helps people learn the skills to connect more deeply to themselves and others, and has inspired thousands through her workshops, interviews, and public speaking engagements. Jillian has been featured as a source for NPR, The Wall Street Journal, NBC, and Outside Magazine, among many other outlets. Jillian is a certified coach through the Coach Training Alliance and a current Community Minister at Judson Memorial Church. She geeks out over the future of spirituality outside of organized religion and is considering becoming an interfaith minister.
"A Spiritual Atheist and Scientific Theist Have A Chat' - Mark Vernon - #Ep 59
Season 1, Ep. 59
Mark Vernon is psychotherapist and writer, with a keen interest in spirituality and inner life. He has a PhD in ancient philosophy, as well as degrees in physics and in theology. His latest book,A Secret History of Christianity, is out now.He has contributed to and presented a number of programmes on the radio, writes as a journalist, with his work being published by theBBC,Aeon,Church Times, and elsewhere. He teaches atThe Idler Academyand also lead workshops and give talks.He's recently started working with the think tankPerspectivaon renewing our sense of relating to the spiritual aspects of life, be that at an individual or social level.
'What Do People Get From Going To Mosque' - Tez Ilyas - #Ep 58
Season 1, Ep. 58
Tez Ilyas is one of the most celebrated stars in British comedy, an author and an activist. The guy is also one of a new generation of British Muslims who are public and proud about their heritage. This is all explored in his new book 'The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13 3/4'. In this conversation we explore his life, have a laugh and all of that but the thrust of the conversation is to explore what Muslims get from going to mosque. What are the different practices? What does he get from them? How do they make him feel? In a country that is culturally Christian the ins and outs of Muslim life are relatively unknown. This conversation is a companion to our interview with Liz Oldfield called 'What Do People Actually Get From Church'.You'll have seen Tez on Live at The Apollo (BBC Two), The Last Leg (C4), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Live From the BBC (BBC Two), The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central), Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three), Roast Battle (Comedy Central) and The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (C4). Tez’ Channel 4 comedy Blap Bounty was the most watched show in the strand’s 10 year history. Oooooh.
‘This Interview Has An Insane Twist’ w/ Kai Whiting - #Ep 57
Season 1, Ep. 57
Forgive the Buzzfeed headline but, sometimes, they’re totally deserved. I’d been looking forward to speak to Kai Whiting for a while. Why? Because he’s a Stoic philosopher lecturing at Louvain University in Belgium; sustainability campaigner with a background in environmental engineering; and author of 'Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In'.Kai already had a great start but then, at the start of the interview, he revealed something all of my research hadn’t turned up. The thing I learnt about our impressive Stoic philosopher is super interesting and couldn’t be more on-brand for The LIfefulness Project.Please tell us what you think. We think this conversation is epic.
'The Perils of Overthinking' w/ Gwendoline Smith - #Ep 56
Season 1, Ep. 55
Gwendoline Smith is our amazing guest today, who dives into her specialist subject of overthinking. What is overthinking? Why does it affect so many people today? And how can you break the cycle? We explore all this and more.Dr. Gwendoline Smith is a clinical psychologist, author and science celeb in New Zealand, where her 'Book of Knowing' was a surprise best-seller. Now, she's bringing her trademark bullshit free vibe to The Lifefulness Project to dig into overthinking. You'll love it. She's great.
"Don't Bring Your Whole Self To Work" w/ Cate Sevilla - #Ep 55
Season 1, Ep. 55
If you've ever been stressed or overwhelmed at work then this is the podcast for you. Cate Sevilla is an author and journalist who has written a book that's an antidote to the business guru, hustle culture propaganda that is so common. The conversation is super refreshing, realistic and full of practical ways to make work more enjoyable.We delve into:Why you shouldn't bring your whole self to work.The importance of recognising the issues you're bringing.The power of giving less of a sh*t.Finding the work you love.How To Work Without Losing Your MindCate's book is called 'How To Work Without Losing Your Mind' and you can find it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Work-Without-Losing-Your-Mind/dp/0241439663The Lifefulness CommunityIf you like what we talk about here, then check out our community: https://www.lifefulness.io/lifefulness-membershipSocial MediaSanderson Jones on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sandersonjonesThe Lifefulness Project on FB: https://www.facebook.com/thelifefulnessproject/The Lifefulness Project on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/thelifefulnessproject/