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Stories from the Heart - The Weekly Service Podcast

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Michelle Morgan has spent years building a creative practice and career in art therapy, and she now works in something called clinical pastoral care - offering non-religious spiritual support to patients in two major Melbourne hospitals. Today
Mash Quereshi is a Pakistani-born rapper and MC inspiring hope in people's hearts. Mash's early years were a lesson in impermanence as he moved between Pakistan and Australia, and changed schools often. When he was older he decided to  go abroa
Ornob Sheikh is an artist, musician and deep feeling human, who grew up in Bangladesh surrounded by a large supportive family. He is also one of our Bards for this season and his story today is interwoven with him playing his beautiful instrume
Harley Hefford is a drama teacher who today's curator Eike describes as the most creative person he knows. Harley talks about why he thinks everybody is innately creative, how play might be useful in darker times, and how he brings imagination
Valerie Albrecht has spent a lifetime building bridges.Trained as a speech pathologist, she began to feel that the Western medical model was missing a lot, and she set off to find out how she could really be of service to whole humans.This jour
 Uncle Peltherre Chris Tomlins is an Arrente elder who carries the message that “now is the time for all Australians to come together and begin the healing" - but first we need truth. Today he generously shares stories from his family, and talk
Matt Wicking is a musician, facilitator and writer and he’s also the current Bard for the weekly service, providing artistic contributions to this season.Today Matt steps into the role of storyteller, sharing not only some of his beautiful myth
Stacia Beazley is a trained holistic counsellor, facilitator, writer, mentor and all round feelings ninja. Today she’s talking about how reclaiming anger has been transformational in her life, and why she believes healthy anger is the medicine
Jon Osborne is interested in how the conversations we have create the world we live in. The language and stories we share often define what we think is possible. And if we feel stuck, perhaps there’s a missing conversation we need to have. In t
Today’s storyteller is the proud, queer Indigenous youth leader and artist, Aretha Brown. Through sharing her own stories of going to school in Australia, the 19 year-old Gumbaynggirr woman makes a powerful case for decolonizing the country’s e
Petrine McCrohan has spent 17 years working with Indigenous communities in the Kimberleys in Australia, and she has seen first-hand the damage that can be done when Non-Aboriginal people turn up in these communities with their own agendas and u
Today’s storyteller is New-Zealand based writer Jackson Payne. Jackson’s story is about the different colours and shapes of family, and in particular how a motorbike accident prompted him to become a sperm donor for his friends' kids. Starting
Inbal has three boys who sometimes wear pants and sometimes wear dresses - and she feels pretty good about that. She's undoing oppressive cultural norms of secrecy by talking simply about the child abuse she braved as a teenager, and by creatin
Abe Nouk is a poet, a community educator, a mentor and a humble human being with an infectious sense of gratitude. In this podcast he talks about how he fled civil war in Sudan to come to Australia, and his journey to creativity and gratitude a
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