Episode 29: Edinburgh to Vancouver with Liz

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.

Thank you for listening in.

How to Age Joyfully: Eight Steps to a Happier, Fuller Life by Maggy Pigott

My dear blogger friend, Liz, from the blog Leaping Life suggested a fabulous book written by her friend Maggy Pigott,  “How to Age Joyfully: Eight Steps to a Happier, Fuller Life.”  Liz, an intrepid writer, artist and community builder joined me in a huge leap into the podcasting unknown.  We created a podcast from a distance.  How distant is the distance you may ask? It is a very good question. We are linking Edinburgh and Vancouver, which is 7,059 kilometers or 4,387 miles.

So, put the kettle on and join in the conversation.  We would love to hear your thoughts on TeaToastTrivia.com. I am your host Rebecca Budd and I’m looking forward to sharing this moment with you.

Thank you for joining Liz and me on Tea Toast & Trivia.  How to Age Joyfully: Eight Steps to a Happier, Fuller Life is a profound reflection on what it means to embrace every moment of our journey. This is a must-read book for people of all ages. After all, aging begins the moment we are born. Besides being a joyful overview of how to engage within our communities – both local and global, this book provides excellent resources upon which to draw. I will be keeping it close at hand for inspiration and ideas. Thanks, Maggy!

Until next time, dear friends, safe travels wherever your adventures take you.

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Gallivanta says:

    You are both living joyfully. What a pleasure to hear you in conversation.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      It was so much fun to step into the podcast unknown. All we had to do is hold our breath and dive! Hugs coming your way.

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  2. Rebecca, I totally agree when you said ‘I find work wonderful…….I just like doing things that are meaningful.’ And I am glad to hear you mention Joseph Campbell’s quote: ‘We’re not on our journey to save the world but to save ourselves. But in doing that you save the world. The influence of a vital person vitalizes.’ An appropriate quote. Really enjoyed this interesting conversation. Looking forward to the next kettle on the stove.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      I’m trying to find ways to connect across the globe. Liz and I used our iPad and iPhones to connect so it is possible to zoom around the world on WIFI. If you and Carina would like to try a podcast one day, let me know. I love Joseph Campbell – he had a marvelous way of integrating mythology into our current reality. He reminded me that we add our stories to the whole of the human narrative.

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      1. That’s a wonderful concept. Thank you, Rebecca. The podcast will be a valuable experience. We will surely think in that line. TC, Jo 😊

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      2. Clanmother says:

        Wonderful. – will keep in touch. I’m still perfecting long-distance. I continue to learn and that is the best of life. Thank you for your heartwarming encouragement and support.

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  3. elisabethm says:

    I really enjoyed listening to your podcast co-production! I’m looking forward to your next cooperation 😊

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    1. Clanmother says:

      How about Vancouver to Finland! Just a thought. Let me know.

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      1. elisabethm says:

        I was thinking the same!

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  4. Resa says:

    You guys are a riot. This post is positive and encouraging. Thank you!
    It was a fine cup of tea.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      We had a wonderful conversation. I am learning how to use technology to podcast from a distance. It has been a remarkable learning experience. Did you know that podcasting was previously known as “audio blogging” which first appeared in the 1980’s. Now, according Wikipedia , there was a survey in 2017 that indicated that 42 million Americans above the age of 12 listen to podcasts. And it is growing. And so is listening to audio books. We love to listen to stories and engage in conversations. I am so glad you joined Liz and me for tea!! Hugs!

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      1. Resa says:

        Hugs back at ya! Interesting facts about podcasts. I have a hard time with audio books, but I still enjoy and listen to the radio, a lot.

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  5. I listened to this podcast in the car on my way back from Vermont. What I enjoyed the most about the conversation was the delight two friends took in each other’s company–and sharing that delight with others across the globe.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you, Liz! I am learning to podcast from a distance, which has offered me an exciting and steep learning curve. I believe that conversations are the link to a wider narrative that engages our individual talents, knowledge, experience. So glad that we connected!!!!

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  6. Mary Jo Malo says:

    We never actually age internally do we? This is evident whenever we laugh with friends and loved ones. It’s like the child in us remains excited just to be in the company of others, to always learn unintentionally. What a joyful podcast! Thanks once again for bringing the beauty (of joy). Hugs!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      I agree wholeheartedly! I am learning the conversations are the most important stories for it is the integration of community narratives that supply the energy and sustenance for our individual journeys. I am thinking of how solitude and community fit together. Let me know if you would ever like to try podcasting from a distance (still a work in progress for me) and sharing your insights on this thought.

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    2. I agree wholeheartedly!

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