In this episode, I was joined by the inspirational Petrea King – bestselling author, keynote speaker, facilitator and the founder of Quest for Life Foundation. This timely conversation marks the anniversary of the bushfire season, as we dive into the neuroscience behind trauma and its triggers, and how understanding our biological reactions can help us better prepare and care for ourselves during trying times.
There is a song I like which has the line ‘Did I start this or did this start me’? This fittingly describes my more than two decades journey as a volunteer wildlife carer. For me, caring for wildlife is a fundamental form of connection with nature, providing opportunities for stillness in the frantic spinning of the human world. It’s a multitude of ‘moments that give’ and ‘moments that take’. Moments we may sometimes find it hard to express or share, let alone process. Starting Two Green Threads was my way of encouraging reflections and conversations, and enabling the building of a language which honours the volunteer service of so many to our wildlife.
We are humans, we respond to voices, and this podcast is a chance to pull at threads which collectively join together to build a fabric of connectivity and community.
With grateful acknowledgment to the following supporters for enabling this Podcast to occur.
This is part of the Wildlife Heroes Caring for Carers Campaign
supported by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and the Australian Government.
Thanks also to our Supportive Partners, The International Fund for Animal Welfare
“Too frequently we tell stories of failure and we forget to honour the fact that we tried, the fact we had purpose, the fact we cared.”
– Julia Baird
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