Originally from New South Wales in Australia, Marian Lowe has made her home in Canada for the last twelve years so this is counted as another in the series of North American student interviews. During her twenties she travelled extensively, making the most of the working visa opportunities around the world. Little did she know that eventually she would end up working in Canada and just never leave! In this interview we also cover what it is like for Marian as an Anywhere Worker. While you may think that being a graphic designer is a highly portable profession, we learn that there can be difficulties in 'working from anywhere' - still it sounds pretty good!
As always, we also get a glimpse of how Marian connected or re-connected to the Ageless Wisdom through Serge Benhayon, his healing work, his books and his presentations. I love her perspective on what it is like being a student of The Way of the Livingness, living as she does, so far from Universal Medicine events.
When I asked Charles Cheesman if he considered himself a businessman, he confirmed with a hesitant yes and explained that he thinks of himself as an inventor first and that being a businessman sort of follows on from that. Both Bion Systems and his startup business, Wide Reach, give him the opportunity to be an inventor and a businessman. You will learn a little about both of his unusual businesses in this interview.
However, we spend a fair bit of time talking about his passion for Free Open Source Software. If you've always felt a little in the dark about open source software, this is your opportunity to learn a lot more.
And, of course, we also discuss how he and his wife, Annie, reconnected to the Ageless Wisdom, through the presentations of Serge Benhayon. Charles and Annie live in Far North Queensland Australia.
James and Anita Stanfield recently celebrated their thirtieth wedding anniversary. I was fortunate to be present at their renewal ceremony and I was so inspired by their love - not only for each other, but for all of humanity, that I asked them if they would do an interview about their relationship. Graciously, they agreed.
In this interview we hear the lovely story of how they met and we get a glimpse into what life was like for the first 25 (or so) years of their marriage. Then we are blessed to hear about the choices they made, as individuals and together as a couple, after reconnecting to the Ageless Wisdom and becoming Students of the Livingness, which they say was integral to them deepening their relationship rather than drifting apart. You'll love listening to this interview.
I had previously arranged to interview Anita on her own - and then after witnessing the renewal of their vows, knew we had to also hear from both of them. You can listen to Anita's interview here.
In this interview with Anita Stanfield, the conversation covers her love of cooking which became the inspiration for her cookbook and website. But before the interview is over, we have also covered how she first found herself delivering a eulogy at a funeral and from funeral celebrant it seemed a natural step for Anita to become a marriage celebrant.
When you meet Anita, you can instantly feel her warmth and capability of holding any ceremony, whether small or large. It makes me want to create a ceremony of some sort, just to have Anita be the celebrant. Seriously! So, if you feel the same, you can see photos of previous celebrations and get more information at Anita Stanfield Ceremonies.
Her cookbook and website, A Neater Way of Cooking, offers yummy and nutritious recipes that will satisfy friends and family, whether they are gluten and dairy free or not. (They won't be able to tell the difference!)
You can listen to an interview with Anita and her husband, James, here.
Ingrid Langenbruch has been living with reoccurring cancer for the past sixteen years. Even after finding out that the cancer has now metastasised, rather than giving in, she continues to find new ways to live well and to be of service to others. All who know Ingrid will attest to how well she is, how well she looks, although her body would tell a different story. In this interview Ingrid talks about the big changes she has made in her life, from lifestyle choices right through to how she feels about herself and it naturally follows, she says, to how she feels about others. This interview will inspire you whether you are living with chronic illness or experiencing good health.
You can share in more of Ingrid's journey on her website Ingrid Unfolding. Thank you, Ingrid, for showing us how to Live Well with Chronic Illness.
Carmel Reid had been planning to immigrate from the UK to Australia in November 2016. But as often happens, best-laid plans require re-arranging. Carmel is now living in Australia but one of the outcomes of that three month delay was that she started posting on Facebook and ended up posting for 365 consecutive days. We discuss the delay, the Facebook posts, why she has moved to Australia (a relationship) and what she thinks of life in Australia.
You’ll enjoy Carmel’s ‘realness’, her openness and her practical approach to life.
She is in relationship with Nick Bason who I interviewed a couple of years ago. Nick’s interview was with his daughter, Rosie, and grand-daughter, Ocean, - an interview with 3 Generations which you can listen to here.
Ruth Anderssen retired a couple of years ago (at the age of 70) from a long career in education. She walked those halls as a teacher, eventually as a principal, and near the end as a lecturer at university. You can just imagine all the people that she dealt with on a daily basis; students, parents, colleagues, staff and the public. The thought of a quiet retired life could have been scary. In this interview we have the privilege of sharing Ruth's process as she came to terms with being Ruth instead of all those roles she used to be respected for.
Join Ruth talking about her retirement years as she initiates and leads many projects, accompanies her husband in his interests, travels abroad, and is an active grandmother.
This interview is filled with good information. Firstly, you get to meet the lovely Anna McCormack. She's a great role model for someone who is passionate about what they do - and wondering if they can turn that passion into a business. She has done just that. After discovering her own interest in social media, she became a volunteer social media coordinator for a non-profit organisation that she is part of. Seeing the growth of that organisation, based on social media activity, she decided 'Why not offer this to others, particularly businesses who are ready to grow their footprint and increase their customer base.'
In this interview, there are some good tips on the how and why of social media. Whether it is a personal account, for an organisation or for growing a large or small business, social media is part of life in the 21st century.
Beacon Social Media helps other business owners learn and use social media to enhance their customer relationships.
Rebekah Muntelwit was raised in Northern Queensland, Australia. She was one of six children in the family home and further surrounded by an extended family living in the area. So moving down to the Gold Coast, as she did following high school, would have been considered by many to be a Big Move. According to Rebekah it was that move that gave her the courage and confidence to move yet again, this time to Vancouver, Canada with her partner, Ben French. In this interview we catch up with Rebekah only a few weeks after arriving in Canada. She seems to have relocated from the southern hemisphere to the northern in a steady rhythm that finds her already employed and enrolled in further studies for her chosen career. You can feel the ease within Rebekah as she takes herself out into the world. She acknowledges that understanding 'purpose' has helped her make the transition into a new segment of life.
Desiree Delaloye, originally from Switzerland, immigrated to Australia in 2001. She is well known for her amazing ability to illustrate and produce unique logos. The logos are easily recognisable as representative of the individual or business that they were created for. In this interview I asked what her process is to come up with these individualised images. You can find out more about her work as a graphic artist at Design-Arts. In recent years, Desiree's entrepreneurial efforts have also included healing products, which you can learn more about at Feather Light Productions. Her latest venture is with children's books, which she co-authors with Tanya Curtis. So naturally, she also decided to create a boutique publishing company, SunLight Ink Publishing, in order to print and distribute the publications. Listen to the interview to learn more about how they raised the money to donate 1700 books to Papua New Guinea's literacy program.
Gayle is innately curious about people; how they see the world, how they position themselves in the world and why they do what they do. She loves interviewing people for these same reasons.
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