It has to change

I love the new podcast by Rob Rees, (who I am a massive fan of) and Elena Duggan – Appetite for Change. Rob is always good to listen to and I have learnt so much from him over the past few years. Each episode has been brilliant, and I encourage you to listen to them all. Rob and Elena are finding such knowledgeable and committed humans that work with food to make the world a better place. They ask brilliant questions and create an intimate conversation. Suitable for people who eat.

My favourite so far has been the latest with Cat Clarke. You hear the passion for connection and learning in her voice as she relates how far she goes to make a difference in the lives of her students. I had so many moments while listening to this of feeling the truth of her words in my gut. Here’s a recent article about her impact as a teacher –

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-16/deadly-bush-foods-dinner-served-up-by-tully-students/11510554

One of the points Cat makes is that the education system has to change and she mentions some of the barriers as well as her approaches with great humility.

I’m reading Cassandra Speaks by Elizabeth Lesse

r. I listened to the podcast with Brene Brown. This TED talk again expressed the thing that troubles me. I know people are concerned about the respective issues we have with one another. The extreme divisiveness and righteousness. I can be the worst.

I shake my head when my social media feed reveals the political leanings of people I love as humans, but don’t agree with. It’s kept me off social media lately. I am not entirely avoiding it and still find myself expressing my standpoint with a like here and there. It’s a swamp for alienating people really, which is pretty unhelpful to the things that matter to me like learning and connection.

I’m glad I did that Theory of Enchantment course earlier this year. I am still practising and learning and have the three principles on my notice board to remind me each day.