Laughing through hard times

Why comedy (and feminism) matter with actress Susan Earl

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You might know Susan Earl from her roles in Red Dwarf, So Awkward, Reggie Perrin or as Christopher Dean’s mum in the Christmas special of Torvill and Dean.  She is a comedian, actress, writer, single mother and my friend.

We first met over chamomile tea in the Greek Pelion where we were both slighty stressed mothers trying to have an adult conversation with two young children apiece running wild.  We have since tried to set up a holistic holiday company together (and failed), been on community holidays together (and loved them) and kept each other sane through life’s ups and downs.

In this podcast conversation we talk about parenting, feminism, writing, misogyny and holidays and how, through comedy and laughter, we can find connection and comfort through even the hardest of times.

To listen to the podcast click here.

One of Susan’s comic songs that I so love is called ‘Hot Middle Aged Loving’, her it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E88k88_6QQ  and you can find out more about her work here: https://www.hd-management.co.uk/susanearl.

We talked about the work of Laura Bates and her work on which you can find out more about through these links:

https://everydaysexism.com

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/sep/02/men-who-hate-women-by-laura-bates-review-fierce-and-eye-opening

You can find out more about me here

Julie Leoni

Regenerative living coach, author, podcaster, facilitator, educator, Dr

Business as usual is no longer possible.  We need to dramatically shift how we think and live in order that the planet and all those people we share it with as well as our children's children, flourish.  This is the time of the Great Turning (Joanna Macy) and each of us can play our part in tipping life towards health and well-being for all.

Finding your thing or things can be the most radical thing you can do for your own well-being and for the well-being of the planet.

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I am an author, educator and researcher who coaches individuals and organisations to find more regenerative ways of living and working in order to support the health of all peoples, the more than human world and future generations.

My work is based on wisdom from indigenous people, science, and my own direct relationship with people and the more than human world which have taught me about the interconnectedness of all things, and our dependency on each other for well-being.

There are more things to measure than income and status so let's start creating the world we want our grandchildren to live in.  It starts here and it starts now with each of us, daily.  

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