Two Boomer Women & The Fine Art of Conversation
TBW Guest: Stress & Resilience Coach DurgaMata of London

TBW Guest: Stress & Resilience Coach DurgaMata of London

June 9, 2021

Such an interesting guest today!  Where to start...

Raised a Quaker; competitive white water canoeist; met her guru by accident... design?; teacher; silk painter; triathlete; habit stacker; musician; forest bather; story teller.

DurgaMata has been meditating for 40 years, and her life experiences have led her to this place where she coaches on stress relief and resilience.  

Covid has prompted her to take her workshops and retreats online.

You can find Durgamata at http://www.durgamataoflondon.com/

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Editor's note:  I don't mute DurgaMata's pipe at the end - Zoom didn't appreciate it!  :-(

At 25:36, DurgaMata mentions a book that really resonated with her.  The actual piece she read is 

"Freedom, absolute freedom, must be given each individual soul to discover its own path. Mistakes along the path of spirituality are not at all deplorable, for mistakes are simply lesser truths. We are not proceeding from falsehood to truth. We are proceeding from the least revealed truth to the most revealed truth.

Until we have realised God and have become one with God, we have to call upon Him as Master, Guide, Friend and so on. According to our relationship with Him, our attitude towards Him may vary. This is of  no consequence. What is of supreme importance is that we love God as our very own. In our sincere love of God, we shall be inspired spontaneously to worship Him."      Sri Chinmoy, Yoga and the spiritual life. The journey of India's Soul., Agni Press, 1971

The full article can be read at:  https://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/ysl-1

 

TBW Rant:  Agnes & Judith Create “Grey Ruckus”

TBW Rant: Agnes & Judith Create “Grey Ruckus”

June 2, 2021

Something a little different today as Agnes shares and discusses a recent conversation (but one of several) she had with Judith over how the Canadian government is failing its seniors.  For now they're calling it Grey Ruckus!  It might be a movement you want to join!

Some of the numbers Judith shared from her island home:

removing a tooth:  ~$50

remove a carcinoma: ~ $375

cut/colour/blowdry (her hair): ~$25

mani/pedi: $17.50

freshest piña colada in the world: $12

Lovely large restaurant dinner: $17.50

Links to learn more about Canadian government senior support payments:

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/old-age-security.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/payment-amounts.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/old-age-security/payments/tab1-1.html

Cost of living article:  https://canadianvisa.org/blog/life-and-culture/just-how-affordable-is-it-to-live-in-canada-in-2020

Join the conversation by emailing Agnes @ agnes@greyruckus.ca

 

 

TBW - Manly Monday: John Orian of Play At Creation

TBW - Manly Monday: John Orian of Play At Creation

May 31, 2021

John Orian has a pretty impressive CV but, now that he's "retired" (he calls it "rejuvenation"), he's exploring our true purpose for being on Earth.  John has very interesting ideas that will certainly get you pondering many "Why"s.

His brand is Play At Creation - savour life experiences... and share that message with everybody else.

Once you're retired, John invites (challenges?) you to Dream, Design and Create a venture that will make a profound difference in how much you savour life.

Enjoy this very first episode of Manly Monday!!!

John mentions Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO5FwsblpT8

Find John at Play At Creation:  https://playatcreation.com/

and at LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnorian/

 

TBW Guest: Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Linda Leclerc

TBW Guest: Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Linda Leclerc

May 26, 2021

When you interview a Laughter Yoga Master Trainer, you expect a lot of laughter and Linda does not disappoint!!

Yoga, exercise, therapy... the benefits of this unsung modality are profuse!  Linda teaches us and at the same time we laugh so much it's like a free session!

As if that wasn't enough, Linda made a special video for you, the podcast listener:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EHmN0Zi_So

 

So many links to share so you can learn more!

http://hahasisterhood.com/

https://www.yogadurire.com/eng/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-leclerc/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thehahasisterhood/

https://www.facebook.com/ecoleduyogadurire

https://www.facebook.com/linda.leclerc1/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyhA0TDH2l3Qyd19g1Jgag

and the Laughter Yoga app:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.underscoresoftware.yogadurire.yoga03_v1e&hl=en&gl=us

The "Mothership":  https://laughteryoga.org/

For laughers in the UK:  http://www.lottemikkelsen.com/

 

TBW Guest: Inspired U School Founder Janae Bower

TBW Guest: Inspired U School Founder Janae Bower

May 19, 2021

Janae Bower is an inspirational speaker and life purpose coach, and the founder of Inspired You School. Janae describes three 'worlds' we all inhabit: home, work, and above and beyond.

The author of 'The Little Girl Who Found IT" discusses finding IT, her Inspired Living Blueprint and Challenge, and how the challenge can lead to Inspired U School.

Janae brings a pretty impressive pedigree to her business along with a devotion to family and her own "above and beyond".

Find out more about Janae at http://findingit.com/

Learn about the Challenge and download her Blueprint at https://inspireduschool.com/

Leave your thoughts and comments at https://twoboomerwomen.com/join-the-conversation/

Stay tuned to the very end to learn about the upcoming Manly Monday!

 

TBW Guest: Penny Stevens on Family & Distance During Covid

TBW Guest: Penny Stevens on Family & Distance During Covid

May 12, 2021

When you interview a good friend there are bound to be a few laughs and that’s about how this episode starts.

Living in Canada, with close family in both Canada and England, Penny – like so many listeners - has been greatly affected by the ongoing Covid pandemic.

Her practical nature has allowed her to roll with what she can’t do and appreciate what she can do.

Penny describes care arrangements that are in place for her aging mother and how life is unfolding for her two daughters, one nearby and one across the sea.  She is such a good example of accepting “the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

If you are in the same situation you’ll appreciate Penny’s anecdotes and juggling in trying to stay up-to-speed with the generations as well as her concerns with what should she do, what could she do.

Like so many of you, she talks to the dog and the cat a bit more, bakes when she needs to use up energy and tends her garden.

One tool Penny describes looking into is ViewClix - https://www.viewclix.com/   It looks like a great idea even if Penny decided not to go with it given her specific circumstance.

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TBW Guest Michelle on Trans Children

TBW Guest Michelle on Trans Children

May 5, 2021

A scenario you might never have imagined goes like this: your grandson comes to you and wants to talk.  You can tell it's important so you curl up on the couch with him and he says "Gramma, I have this boy-body but I know I should be a girl."

Most of us would not know how to react, and would probably say the wrong thing.

Learn how to handle what might be the most important conversation of your life in this episode with Michelle, mother of a trans daughter, who knew more about the situation than most of us and helped her withdrawing child become the radiant, vibrant daughter she is today.

Whether the actual conversation includes you, or you just aren't sure what's going on as more and more people speak out about their gender identity, Michelle breaks it down and helps us understand how to be and what to say when transitioning touches our life.

Michelle and her family live in California so do the necessary research for help and support where you live.

One link that Michelle shares is:  https://genderspectrum.org/

If you have questions that Michelle could answer send them to Agnes at agnes@twoboomerwomen.com 

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TBW Guest: Kathleen Kinasewich of Soul Circle Mandalas

TBW Guest: Kathleen Kinasewich of Soul Circle Mandalas

April 28, 2021

Kathleen Kinasewich has always been lured by mandalas and in 2009 registered for formal training as a facilitator.

In this episode, she talks about the history of mandalas, how they appear in so many different cultures around the globe, and why so many of us resonate with mandalas.

The chat got so interesting, Agnes dropped her notes and let the conversation go where it would.

While CoVid has waylaid Kathleen's live workshops, she can be found online with virtual workshops.

Find out more at https://www.soulcirclemandalas.com/ or on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/1111SoulCirlcleMandalas 

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TWB - Can You Answer a Few Questions Please?

TWB - Can You Answer a Few Questions Please?

April 21, 2021

Welcome to TBW!  Today is going to be a really short episode.  The technology gods really were not kind to Agnes today when her intended guest and she met on Zoom and after almost an hour of trying to outsmart them, they gave up, washed out their coffee cups and went for a walk in the sunshine.

Three requests in this episode:

  1. any questions for Penny or Agnes about dealing with family distance during covid?
  2. what do you think about a man Friday episode once a month?
  3. would a super simple course on creating a website be of interest?

Contact Agnes @ agnes@TwoBoomerWomen.com.

See you next week!!

TBW Editorial - Agnes on Housing

TBW Editorial - Agnes on Housing

April 14, 2021

A common theme throughout the last year of Covid has been housing issues at so many levels.  Agnes gets out her soapbox today, flying solo, and addresses issues in eldercare residential housing and other housing issues that have been recurring in the news for so many months.

All demographics have had existing grim realities come to light in the last 12 months - Agnes wades in with opinions and some fixes.

Looking for your ideas too!!

Mentioned in this issue: 

WEIRD countries in research:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100630132850.htm

OWCH:  https://www.owch.org.uk/

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