Eudaemonia

Eudaemonia

Eudaemonia is a classical Greek word best defined as “human flourishing”. It is central to the virtue ethics of Aristotle and essentially calls for us to strive for a “good life”. In this podcast, holistic wellbeing coach, Kim Forrester, takes a deep-dive into the characteristics and daily habits that can enhance our experience of life – such as generosity, temperance, courage, honesty and joy. On each episode, Kim interviews researchers, experts and ‘inspiring examples’ about a specific trait and explores how we can each integrate these elements into our lives and amplify them in our world. Intelligent, intriguing and authentic, the Eudaemonia podcast offers an inspirational and thought-provoking view of what it means to ‘flourish’ in life.... Show More

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February 18, 2020 32 min

Lindsay Recknell is a speaker, facilitator and educator, based in Calgary, Canada. Drawing from her personal experiences as the wife of a recovering alcoholic, Lindsay provides a range of courses, seminars, blogs and podcasts that teach people how to use hope to motivate and propel action.

On this episode, Kim and Lindsay discuss why harnessing hope is vital if w... Read more

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February 11, 2020 33 min

Dr. Donna Hicks is an Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, a renowned international conflict resolution specialist, and the creator of the Dignity Method for conflict resolution. 

On this episode of Eudaemonia, Kim and Donna explore the elements of dignity and discuss why honouring dignity – both our own, and others’ – is ... Read more

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February 4, 2020 31 min

Rob Lawless is a social innovator and the unique man behind the Robs10KFriends project. His goal is to meet 10,000 strangers, and encourage others to take the initiative and establish more new relationships.

In this episode of Eudaemonia, Kim and Rob chat about the importance of social connection and discuss why becoming an active participant in a broader commun... Read more

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January 28, 2020 28 min

David Richo, PhD, MFT, is a psychotherapist, teacher, workshop leader, and writer who integrates the psychological and the spiritual. His many books include Daring to Trust: Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy.

On this episode of Eudaemonia, Kim chats with David about the importance of trust, and learns how our lives are enhanced when we develop greater trust in ... Read more

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January 21, 2020 31 min

Seán Dagan Wood is the publisher at Positive News magazine, and the co-founder of the Constructive Journalism Project, which trains journalists to cover positive stories in a rigorous way. 

On this episode of Eudaemonia, Kim talks to Seán about the power of positivity, and discusses the ways we can balance o... Read more

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December 3, 2019 34 min

Dani Van de Velde is the founder of The Meditation Teacher in Singapore. She’s a highly-qualified, highly-experienced meditation teacher, Usui Reiki Master, healer and spiritual mentor and she is a regular keynote speaker for corporate, school and community-based audiences.

On this episode, Kim chats with Dani about the power of ritualistic practice, and explor... Read more

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November 26, 2019 26 min

Her Excellency Jo Tyndall is the New Zealand High Commissioner to Singapore. Jo has a long and varied career in public service, including as New Zealand’s Climate Change Ambassador, where she led the New Zealand international negotiations team for the Paris Agreement.

On this episode, Kim and Jo explore how our lives are enhanced when we are of service and when we choose to use our skills, talents and knowledge to lift, su... Read more

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November 20, 2019 30 min

Stuart Taylor is the CEO and founder of Springfox, previously known as The Resilience Institute in Australia. He is also a respected keynote speaker, and author of Assertive Humility: Emerging from the ego trap. On this episode, Stuart and I discuss how a diagnosis of brain cancer helped him unravel his attitude toward life, and enabled him to discover the importance of &#... Read more

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November 12, 2019 39 min

Adrian Hayes is a British record-breaking adventurer, author, speaker, leadership and team consultant, and sustainability campaigner. A former British Army Gurkha Officer, his many adventures include conquering Everest, K2, and the North and South Poles. On this episode, Kim and Adrian talk about the importance of perseverance, and discuss how we can become more tenacious whe... Read more

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November 5, 2019 29 min

Chris Bettles is the director and co-founder of If Not Now Digital, a UK-based marketing company that specialises in social, environmental and creative projects, and he is the producer of an independent documentary series called The Secret of Change. In this episode, Kim and Chris talk about the importance of integrity and how we can each align our actions and choi... Read more

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October 29, 2019 30 min

Jae Hermann is a motivational storyteller and business consultant specializing in personal development and digital marketing. Her mission is to motivate and inspire midlife ladies and creative entrepreneurs through storytelling and one-on-one coaching. On this episode, Kim chats with Jae about the importance of a meaningful life, and explores why it’s vital to base our d... Read more

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October 22, 2019 26 min

Lillian Tahuri has a background in central and local government, activism and social advocacy. She has successfully represented her tribe to settle historical claims against the New Zealand government, and she is passionate about the environment, human rights, gender equality, diversity and inclusion. On this episode, Kim and Lillian discuss the pow... Read more

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September 3, 2019 32 min

Kim Farmakis Stevenson is a record-holding, gold-medal powerlifter who has represented Australia at the highest levels. As a life coach, she has a passion for empowering women to be both emotionally and mentally strong. On this episode, the two Kims discuss how our lives are enhanced when we confront our frailties and work to develop greater physical, mental and... Read more

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August 27, 2019 30 min

Rebecca Smith is an entrepreneurial leader and renowned marketing and branding expert. Since 2014, she has been entrusted to lead New Zealand Story – a joint private-public initiative within the New Zealand government. On this episode, Kim and Rebecca chat about the value of authenticity and discuss why we ought to express ourselves in consciously authentic ways. 

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August 20, 2019 36 min

Carrie Miller is an avid traveller, storyteller and award-winning professional writer. She writes primarily for National Geographic and is a Contributing Editor at National Geographic Traveler Magazine. On this episode, Kim and Carrie talk about the importance of adventure, and discuss why stepping out of our comfort zone is a vital component in an inspired life. Read more

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August 13, 2019 32 min

Dr. Kristin Neff is an author, associate professor in human development and culture at the University of Texas, and pioneer in the field of self-compassion. On this episode, Kim chats with Kristin about the importance of self-compassion and learns how we can turn our inner dialogue away from harsh criticism, and toward support, understanding and self-care. 

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August 6, 2019 30 min

Adam Haddrick is a renowned Australian photographer with a clientele that includes the crème de la crème of global celebrities, corporations and elite sportsmen and women. On this episode, Kim and Adam discuss the power of creativity, and explore how we can each reclaim our creative genius and unlock this incredible key to wellbeing and fulfillment.

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July 30, 2019 35 min

Hilary Jane Grosskopf is a leadership strategist, writer and yoga teacher. She has an extensive background in corporate leadership and the study of systems engineering and is the author of two leadership guidebooks, Awake Leadership and Awake Ethics. On this episode, Kim and Hilary chat about the ethical principles that can enhance our societies, and our daily l... Read more

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July 23, 2019 37 min

Linda Kay Klein is a storyteller and social innovator, with an extensive background in social entrepreneurship and innovation, and storytelling for good. Linda is the founder of Break Free Together—a not-for-profit organization that helps people claim their stories, their bodies, and themselves. On this episode, Kim and Linda discuss how we can free ourselves from social c... Read more

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Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas is the science director of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley and a leading expert on the neuroscience and psychology of compassion, kindness, gratitude, and other “pro-social” skills. On this episode, Emiliana and Kim talk about the power of gratitude, and discuss and discuss how we can all enhance our daily... Read more

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