Jess had one of those moments when a question asked of her challenged fundamental aspects of the way she was living.
The themes and learnings that emerged from year one of Subtle Disruptors.
There are options for spending well over the holiday seasons – spending so that you get something that benefits not just the person you are buying for, but others in need as a positive social by-product. Cliff Moss talks about The Good Xmas Trail, a social enterprise helping promote other social enterprises this Xmas.
There are obvious problems to the economic system we have created for ourselves, but no obvious solutions. Jodie has created a platform to enable a sharing economy, a system she sees as one they could help us transition from what we have now to something more inclusive and connecting.
N’fa Jones helped bring hip-hop to the mainstream in Australia. Now, with the same gentleness and assurance with which he create music, he helps lift the eyes and spirit of those he serves at his Northcote cafe.
There seems to be a paradox with constraints: when we choose the bring certain constraints into our life, they seem to help us think and act in less constrained ways. For this week’s guest, choosing to live with some carefully selected constraints are a feature of her life and work.
More and more of us are going to find ourselves living in apartment type housing, and living in closer proximity to our neighbours. How then can we make this experience as good as possible, so that we enjoy and actually thrive in this new set-up, rather than feeling more isolated and unwell?
Dr Jason Fox returns to the podcast for a second time, sharing ways we can make habits and rituals for meaningful progress in a milieu that rewards us for busyness.
40 years ago Philip O’Carroll co-founded Fitzroy North Community school. Today it is still going strong, consistently rating in the top 1% of the state in areas like literacy and numeracy, and equipping kids with the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.