Episode #48 – A conversation about kindness – with Brad McEwan


Episode #48 – A conversation about kindness – with Brad McEwan

In this podcast episode Christy chats with former Channel 10 sports presenter Brad McEwan about the importance of kindness and good mental health, as well as his work as an ambassador for Beyond Blue.

Christy and Brad unpack the mask of masculinity, the important role of women, how to look after our men and the magic of Notting Hill the movie.

Brad is the kind of guy who just makes you smile and is the epitome of ‘glass half full’. We talk about how kindness is having its time in the sun – especially during these Covid times – and how random acts of kindness are just as beneficial for the giver as they are for the receiver.

Brad explains how conversations can change lives and we finish with a chat about what’s been cooking during lock down and Brad shares a very special scone recipe.

During the chat Brad reminds listeners to reach out to Beyond Blue, Lifeline and also the Black Dog Institute for themselves or someone they are worried about. He also mentions a fantastic initiative by The Craft Beer Coopery, that encourages men to look out for one another and to recognise that if you’re not feeling ok, or you are worried about a mate then it’s time to talk. The Iso Mate Conversation Crate of selected craft beer (plus tasting notes and snacks) can be sent and shared with a friend virtually when you can’t get together – how cool!

This is an uplifting conversation that reminds us about what’s important in life, especially during a global pandemic, that we need to be kinder to ourselves and others and that it’s ‘nice to know nice people’.

You can find more information on the work Brad does here.

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Chat soon,

Christy and Leonie, and Katrina