In this episode, my introduction gives me a chance to talk about showing compassion both to others and ourselves at a time of year that is challenging for many of us. I also review some books that I’ve been reading recently that range from in-depth Transactional Analysis through to tips for organising your days more efficiently and getting more done.
This is followed by an interview with multi-talented author, editor and horsewoman Roz Morris, who provides some insights into the challenges faced by General Practioners thanks to her job editing a medical magazine, including their desire to have more face-to-face time with patients, and the dangers of burnout because of the overwhelming pressures over the last few years, especially as a result of Covid. We also talk about the challenges of the creative process, coping with feedback, and building the grit and resilience needed to keep working on long-term projects. And of course, with Roz on the show, we talk about horses, the psychology of both the rider and the ridden because of the unique bond that forms between owner and horse.
Finally, my Relaxation on the Beach meditation guides you in an appreciation of awe, which can create such positive and valuable feelings, whether it’s watching a beautiful sunset, walking into a magnificent building like a cathedral, or gazing up at the night sky full of stars – and I encourage you to make a list of the things, places, people, animals, events or artwork that inspire you.
Resources and bonus material for this show
You can read her horsey adventures on her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/roz.morris.7
Books referred to in this episode
- Staying OK by Amy and Thomas Harris
- How to Master Your Monkey Mind: Overcome Anxiety, Increase Confidence and Regain Control of Your Life by Don Macpherson
- Fast Asleep: How to Get A Really Good Night’s Rest by Dr. Michael Mosley
- Make Time: How to focus on what matters every day by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky
- Irresistible: Why you are addicted to technology and how to set yourself free by Adam Alter
The Relaxation on the Beach segment from this episode.