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November 18, 2021

Letting Go and Silence

This is the first episode of the relaunch of the Digital Calm podcast. Prepare yourself for a relaxing audio experience. Find a comfortable place to sit. You may want to grab a cup of coffee or tea and your journal. For the best audio experience, you may want to listen through...

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November 13, 2021

No Matter What, Keep Moving Forward!

Keep moving forward. One of a handful of mantras, I keep in my back pocket, ready for recall when I need them. And this week, I had to remind myself that regardless of setbacks, I must keep moving forward, even sometimes if that means leaving someone behind. Don’t read too...

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November 12, 2021

The Digital Calm: Mixtape #001

Kicking off a new series of mixtapes. The one is exclusively dedicated to the lo-fi lifestyle and an antidote to busyness. When you need to focus today, pop this Spotify playlist in your earbuds. 30 minutes of lo-fi beats guaranteed to relax and focus your mind. Tip Jar

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November 10, 2021

Listen Up!

Do you consider yourself a good listener? If so, how do you know you’re a good listener? The thing is most of us don’t really listen. We half-listen. While we should be listening fully, we are instead, thinking about our reply or listening for a pause so we can jump...

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November 8, 2021

I Am What I Am and That’s All That I Am

Accepting yourself as you are is the first step in gaining control of the narrative that makes up your reality. You might recognize the title as something Popeye used to say when he got fed up and was ready to take charge of the situation he was in. This episode...

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November 5, 2021

If It’s Not In Your Power to Control, Let It Go!

If you find yourself fretting over something, stop for a minute and ask yourself, is this under my control? If it isn’t, let it go! I’ve talked about this a number of times in the past, but, you know, it never hurts to remind ourselves of life’s little truisms that...

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November 4, 2021

Attention Is Your Superpower If You Treat It Right

Attention is indeed a superpower, but it’s one you have to work hard at keeping under control, especially since there are so many ridiculous distractions around fighting to steal it from us. This piece from Anne Alexander really resonated with me. I’m guilty of burning the candled at both ends...

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November 3, 2021

Clearing Your Head in Two Dimensions

If you want to get to where you’re going and you want to get there fast, then having a strong sense of clarity is a must, my friend. Without clarity, you might eventually get to where you want to go, it just might take you an extra-long time to get...

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October 30, 2021

Devil at the Crossroads

I was fishing for a documentary to watch over coffee this morning. Not something I normally do, but it’s Saturday, and I’m down in Bristol waiting for the rest of the house to wake up before we get up to whatever we’re getting up today. I stumbled upon this mesmerizing...

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October 29, 2021

MJ015: the Halloween Special

Ah! The Halloween Special. As holidays go, I like Halloween! The ghost, the ghouls, the spooky stories…love it. And who doesn’t like dressing up as different characters? Here’s the playlist from MJ015 Bloodletting – Concrete Blonde Living Dead Girl – Rob Zombie Time Warp – The Rocky Horror Show Lil’...

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October 22, 2021

MJ014 the mad ones

Last night, I returned to my radio presenter roots in terms of the style of the show. I think I’ll hang out in that space going forward. I’ll keep the chat lively, but in the chatbox, not on the stream. Here’s the playlist from last night I Melt with You...

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July 4, 2021

every generation needs a new revolution

Hey ho, 4th of July, cookouts in the park or on the beach, hot dogs and burgers, beer…lots of beer, and fireworks, remember why we fought a revolution…don’t let the good times make you soft… music from the score, tom petty, gikini kill, kim wilde, james brown, stevie wonder, tracy...

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July 3, 2021

MJ002 The Musical Journey Show

If you didn’t catch the Musical Journey show live this week (why not?) here’s the replay. We had a great time exploring some of favourite tracks in the indie / alt rock genre. This is a genre not so familiar to Cristina so it was definitely a journey for her....

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June 23, 2021

pleasure as the purpose of life

#32 Digital Calm: We discuss the Epicurean principles of life versus Hedonism and what we mean by “Balanced Pleasure.” Why housework is good for thinking and developing friendships can be the basis for a fulfilling life. The three kinds of desires and how you can use them to create a...

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June 21, 2021

On Social Radio

In this episode, I’m in the hot seat as my friend Cristina unleashes her inner journalist on me to find out what’s behind my love of social radio, which has become my latest passion project. I also talk about how I got into Internet radio and my time at Radio Warwickshire. I...

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