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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".
On each episode of the Eudaemonia podcast, Kim discusses a characteristic or daily habit that can enhance our experience of life. Through interviews with researchers, experts and inspiring examples, Kim explores how we can integrate these elements into our lives and communities, and begin to flourish.
with Adrian Hayes
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, Adrian and I talk about the importance of perseverance, and how to become more tenacious when faced with overwhelming challenges and audacious goals.
13 November 2019
with Chris Bettles
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.
On this episode, Chris and I talk about the importance of integrity and explore how we can each align our actions and choices with our highest values and principles.
6 November 2019
with Jae Hermann
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, I chat with Jae about the importance of a meaningful life, and explore why it’s vital to base our daily actions on a sense of authentic purpose.
30 October 2019
with Lillian Tahuri
Lillian Tahuri has a background in central and local government, activism and social advocacy. She 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, Lillian and I discuss the power of activism, and why standing up for something greater than ourselves is a vital element in a fulfilling life.
23 October 2019
with Stuart Taylor
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 'assertive humility'.
with H.E. Jo Tyndall
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, Jo and I explore how our lives are enhanced when we are of service and when we choose to use our skills, talents and knowledge to lift, support and inspire others.
with Dani van de Velde
Dani Van de Velde is the founder of The Meditation Teacher in Singapore, a qualified meditation teacher, Usui Reiki Master and healer. She is also a popular speaker at networking forums and workshops.
On this episode, Dani and I chat about the power of ritualistic practice, and how ritual - in its multitiude of forms - can help us connect more deeply with the moments that make up our lives.
"Nobody expects you to have a positive outlook all the time. However it's wise to acknowlege the forces that are trying to keep you trapped in negativity, and actively seek out and amplify all that's good in the world and in your life." Kim Forrester
with Kim Farmakis Stevenson
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, Kim and I discuss how our lives are enhanced when we confront our frailties, and work to develop greater physical, mental and emotional strength.
4 September 2019
with Rebecca Smith
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, I chat with Rebecca about the value of authenticity and discuss why we ought to express ourselves in consciously authentic ways.
28 August 2019
with Carrie Miller
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, Carrie and I talk about the importance of adventure, and discuss why stepping out of our comfort zone is a vital component in an inspired life.
21 August 2019
with Dr. Kristin Neff
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, I chat with Kristin about the importance of self-compassion and learn how we can turn our inner dialogue away from harsh criticism, and toward support, understanding and self-care.
14 August 2019
with Adam Haddrick
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, Adam and I discuss the power of creativity, and explore how we can each reclaim our creative genius and unlock this incredible key to wellbeing and fulfillment.
7 August 2019
with Hilary Jane Grosskopf
Hilary Jane Grosskopf is a leadership strategist, writer and yoga teacher. She has an extensive background in corporate leadership and is the author of two leadership guidebooks, Awake Leadership and Awake Ethics.
On this episode, Hilary and I chat about the ethical principles that can enhance our societies, and our daily lives.
31 July 2019
with Linda Kay Klein
Linda Kay Klein is a social innovator, author and storyteller for good. Linda is the founder of Break Free Together - a not for profit organisation that helps people claim their stories, their bodies, and themselves.
On this episode, Linda and I discuss how we can free ourselves from social constraints, and live flourishing lives with an authentic sense of liberation.
24 July 2019
with Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas
Emiliana Simon-Thomas Ph.D. 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 I talk about the power of gratitude, and discuss how we can all enhance our daily lives by being deeply and authentically grateful.
5 June 2019
with Dr. John Demartini
Dr. John Demartini is a world-renowned specialist in human behaviour and global educator. He has studied over 30,000 books across all the academic disciplines, and has authored more than 40 books of his own.
On this episode, Dr. Demartini and I discuss why a balanced perspective is the defining ingredient in a 'good' life, and reveal the delusions and fantasies that prevent us from truly flourishing in life.
29 May 2019
with Maggie Hamilton
Maggie Hamilton is an author, publisher and storyteller with a passion for life, ideas, creativity and ancient wisdom. In her spare time, Maggie loves to retreat to deserts, cathedrals, temples and other sacred places.
On this episode, Maggie and I discuss how we can reinvigorate our lives with a sense of sanctity, and how connecting with the sacred on a daily basis can help us to flourish.
22 May 2019
with Tom Cronin
Tom Cronin is a renowned Australian author, speaker, meditation teacher and founder of The Stillness Project, a global movement which seeks to inspire one billion people to meditate daily.
On this episode, I chat with Tom about how he found stillness in the midst of a highly-stressful financial career, discuss the benefits of meditation and learn tips and tools that can inspire us into a daily meditation practice.
15 May 2019
with Reza Aslan
Reza Aslan is an internationally-renowned best-selling author, religious studies scholar, commentator, television host, and the producer of several television shows, including CNN's Believer.
On this episode, Reza and I discuss what it truly means to have faith - both inside and outside the realms of religion - and talk about how a deep and personal faith can help you find your place in the world, and flourish.
8 May 2019
with Marina Cantacuzino
Marina Cantacuzino is an award-winning British journalist and founder of The Forgiveness Project – a not-for-profit that explores the concept of forgiveness and strives to build a climate of tolerance, resilience, hope and empathy.
On this episode, Marina and I delve deeply into the concept of forgiveness. Is it truly necessary for us to ‘forgive and forget’ if we want to live a flourishing and fulfilled life?
1 May 2019
with Leon Logothetis
Leon Logothetis, aka “The Kindness Guy” is a global adventurer, motivational speaker, philanthropist and creator and host of the The Kindness Diaries, which airs on Netflix.
On this episode, Leon and I explore the inherent beauty of kindness and human connection, and discuss how spreading the good stuff can enhance our personal happiness and wellbeing.
24 April 2019
"You are an integral thread in the tapestry of life; your wellbeing is essential to not just yourself, but also your family, your social circle and even the wider community." Kim Forrester
with Grant Schreiber
Grant Schreiber is a publisher, editor, best-selling author and founder of Schreiber Media. He is the founding editor of Real Leaders, a leadership magazine that focuses exclusively on sustainability and ethical business.
On this episode, I talk with Grant about what it means to be a 'real leader' in our modern world, and the leadership practices - both big and small - that we can adopt to enhance our own lives and the lives of others.
6 March 2019
with Damian Kristof & Marcus Pearce
Damian Kristof is a renowned nutritionist and chiropractor, and Marcus Pearce is an ex-journalist and broadcast producer with a passion for wellness education. Together, they host the popular 100NotOut podcast and coordinate regular trips to the Greek island of Ikaria - the place where people forget to die.
On this episode, Damian and Marcus share with me all they have learned about 'ageing' from the vibrant and youthful people of Ikaria.
27 February 2019
with Jack Delosa
Jack Delosa is one of Australia’s leading business thought-leaders, the host of the Sky Business series ‘Entrepreneurs’, and the founder and CEO of the Entourage, Australia’s largest entrepreneurial education institution.
On this episode, Jack and I discuss the importance of uniqueness and uncoventionality, explore the power of the 'inner GPS', and talk about why a personal vision, mission and values system is vital in the pursuit of an inspired life.
20 February 2019
Connection to Nature
with Dr. Simon Attwood
Dr Simon Attwood is the Head of Conservation with the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Singapore, agro-ecologist, avid bird-watcher, musician and yoga instructor.
On this episode, Simon and I talk about the importance of cultivating an affinity with nature for those who seek a fulfilled life. We discuss the science that supports a greater connection with (and compassion for) the living Earth, and look at ways we can integrate a natural connection into our synthetic, modern lives.
13 February 2019
with Stuart Taylor
Stuart Taylor is CEO and founder of Springfox, author of Assertive Humility – emerging from the Ego Trap, an ambassador for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and is on the board of The Gawler Cancer Foundation.
On this episode, Stuart explains the common myths and misconceptions around 'resilience', shares the five traits of resilient people, and discusses why a more 'spiritual' approach to life allows us to emerge stronger and wiser after set-back and tragedy.
6 February 2019
with Dr. Dacher Keltner
Dacher Keltner is a full professor at the University of California Berkeley and faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center. His research focuses on the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, beauty, emotional expression, power, social class, and inequality.
On this episode, Dacher and I explore what it means to be authentically happy, and discuss why social connection and service to others are keys to ongoing contentment.
30 January 2019
with Margie Warrell
Margie Warrell is a renowned speaker and thought leader in human behaviour, Forbes columnist and best-selling author of several books including Brave, Stop Playing Safe and Make Your Mark.
On this episode, Margie and I discuss the true value of fear, how to step into courage when fear is holding you back from your potential and possibility, and the importance of maintaining your integrity as you become braver.