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Host Dr. Andrea Wilkinson has a PhD in Psychology, with a specialization in Cognitive Aging. She has been studying brain fitness and cognitive maintenance for over 15 years. The BrainShape Podcast discusses the hottest issues, topics, interests and concerns related to healthy aging and brain health for aging adults, older adults, seniors and baby boomers who want to learn about how to stay mentally and physically engaged for as long as possible. What are the tips and techniques that promote ...
 
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Reimagining Justice

Andrea Perry-Petersen - Innovator and Lawyer

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Welcome to Reimagining Justice - a global podcast for the change makers in law and the first Australian-based podcast shining a light on issues at the intersection of law, social justice and innovation. Join Andrea Perry-Petersen, an Australian lawyer and social justice advocate, as she interviews guests from around the world who have discovered and implemented innovative ways to update the legal profession while improving people’s experience of the law. Andrea brings a unique perspective on ...
 
On the “Kamp Solutions” podcast, our host Jurriaan Kamp chats with leading thinkers, culture changers, and industry disruptors—from scientists to creatives, CEOs to spiritual healers—about shifting old paradigms, starting new conversations and exploring tangible solutions. Tune in to hear from Sir. Richard Branson, Deepak Chopra, Amory Lovins, Bill Joy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and more. Please also see our new magazine at www.kamp.solutions for more in-depth interviews with our guests and many ...
 
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The year 2021 was a wild one; so, we thought it might be fun to reflect on some of the incredible episodes and fascinating guests we had on the show. Tune in for Part 1 of our two-part series highlighting some of Dr. Andrea’s favourite BrainShape Podcast episodes from 2021. Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/brainshape Read the show note…
 
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by the tasks in front of you that you are rendered almost paralyzed in your ability to “do the work?” An overactive nervous system can be debilitating. This is because when your stress response is activated - and your go into survival mode - your brain’s limbic system takes over and prevents your rational mind from…
 
Happy New Year!! As we embark on a new year – I just want to take a moment to share my appreciation for you. It has been such an honour having you as a listener in 2021 and I am excited for the new growth and transformation that 2022 has in store for us. So, what is your vision for yourself for the new year? What do you want to create more of in yo…
 
How do you feel about the year that has just passed? What accomplishments have you achieved in 2021? What are you most proud of? Reflecting on the changes you’ve made in your life (no matter how small) is an essential part of your growth and transformation. Tune in as we reflect on 2021 – both a bizarre and very magical year. Read the show notes: h…
 
Creating a life that you desire is within your reach – but it requires that you are brutally honest with yourself about who you are and how you want to show up for the rest of your years. Michael Clinton (author, Roar) shares four critical steps in the process: 1. Re-imagining yourself and your future; 2. Owning who you are and where you came from;…
 
During times of crisis, chaos, and traumatic experiences, you enter into “survival mode.” Traumatic stress can disrupt your ability to function effectively – because when you go into survival mode, activity in the thinking and rational part of your brain is dimmed. There are, however, mind-body therapeutic approaches that can help your brain proces…
 
Many people suffer from chronic pain. It is estimated that one in five people live with chronic pain – but the numbers are likely even higher than that. Healing the body and maximizing recovery potential is of the utmost importance. But for those who suffer from pain (whether chronic or acute), managing discomfort can often feel out of reach. Findi…
 
In episode no. 69, I reflect on the podcast over the past 12 months and since it began. I share: statistics about Reimagining Justice (downloads, topics, guests and listeners); the most downloaded episodes this year and since the podcast began; an excerpt from Episode 66 with founder Courtroom5 Sonja Ebron; characteristics of (award-winning) justic…
 
Are you struggling with content overload or feeling overwhelmed? Feeling swamped with information and can't get ahead? Then you don’t want to miss today’s conversation. When you feel like you are under a mountain of information, getting your mind clear and focused can be challenging. To help you understand the meaning of coaching, listen in as I ta…
 
Practicing gratitude is NOT about constantly feeling happy or ignoring the bad feelings that invariably come up in life. You are a human, after all, and for better or worse, this human experience brings with it a vast array of emotions. Gratitude is about shifting your attention to the moments of joy, love, and happiness that happen throughout the …
 
In episode no. 68 my guest is serial public sector transformer, Pia Andrews. We discuss: how her pursuit of “truth” led her to the open-source movement and working in policy development; how technological tools relate to our quality of life; ‘open source’ – its philosophy and implementation and the idea of “clever hacks”; how ‘rules as code’ addres…
 
What is underlying your insatiable food cravings? Eating to suppress unpleasant emotions is extremely common. The first step to getting a handle on unwanted cravings and emotional eating is awareness. Can you be honest with yourself about what is triggering your behaviour? When you eat to avoid unwanted feelings, you're often left feeling worse tha…
 
Sleep rejuvenates the brain and body. It helps with memory consolidation as well as emotional regulation. On average, humans require about 7-9 hours of sleep each night - growth hormones are excreted, the body cleans itself and cells are rejuvenated. If you’re not getting the right amount of sleep that your specific body needs, you can be left feel…
 
Brain fog, hot flashes, and insomnia are all common symptoms reported by women as they go through the various stages of menopause. The hormonal changes that take place during this time drastically impact a woman’s brain and body. Being armed with the right information and tools to help you have a midlife refuel - can be transformative. Tune in to l…
 
In episode no. 67 I speak with Kate Briscoe, of LegalBeagles. The discussion covers: how Kate’s inability to get a job played a part in starting LegalBeagles; how LegalBeagles works today; the large numbers of threads and visitors to the site; the emerging areas of law covered by LegalBeagles; who the volunteers are, what training they undertake to…
 
The human body is a whole, interconnected system. Keeping your body in balance is a cornerstone of health, and your gut is a key player. One of the reasons the gut is so foundational to health is because the gut is the primary centre for the immune system. Inflammation that starts in the gut can affect your entire body – or become “system-wide.” Tu…
 
With 2022 right around the corner, it is the perfect time to determine what matters to you most and how you are going to go about achieving it. If you're struggling with constant stress + overwhelm, can’t get a good night’s sleep, or want to boost your motivation and mental focus, listen up. To help my clients achieve their goals and show up for th…
 
In episode no. 66, I speak with Sonja Ebron, founder of Courtroom5. The discussion covers: Sonja’s personal experience as a litigant and how that relates to her work today; The types of matters Courtroom5 is best (and not!) suited to, who and how it assists; How the patterns in the law support AI, and how that fast-tracks self-represented litigants…
 
Film is a powerful medium that can open us up to new experiences, new cultures and new perspectives. Film is a portal that can help entrench us in the experiences of others – and by doing so – can help us cultivate a deeper understanding of what others may be going through. A film can even help illuminate the journey that we – ourselves – are navig…
 
Talking about aged care homes (assisted living or long-term care) is not often at the top of people’s lists. But some important considerations need to be discussed with your loved ones ahead of time to ensure that your care needs and desires are adequately met. Care homes are designed to take care of people’s needs when they (or their loved ones) c…
 
In episode no. 65 I speak with Michael Green SC, Barrister and founder of Barnet. The discussion covers: Open Law and how technology can make information more accessible; Who are custodians of legal information and how to best maintain it for future generations; The importance of libraries, their centrality to the law and the function of a library …
 
The choices and behaviours that you engage in daily impact how your body functions as a system. For example, sugar triggers the release of dopamine in the brain – which feels good. But, over time, your dopamine system can get reset – resulting in dopamine levels that dip below the baseline and lead to sugar cravings. By taking care of your health –…
 
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Every year on September 21, World Alzheimer's Day is commemorated to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Lancet publications (2017 & 2020) identified 12 major risk factors for dementia, including: less education, hypertension (high blood pressure), hearing impairment, smok…
 
In episode no. 64 I speak with Aniket Doegar, CEO and co-founder of HESPL (Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Private Limited), a social impact organisation working on easing access to welfare in India. We cover: What Haqdarshak offers to people and how its services are delivered through the most trustworthy channel; The key reasons that people in In…
 
Your mindset consists of a series of perceptions and beliefs that you hold about yourself. What you believe about your abilities and your capacity to learn + grow will ultimately dictate how much you can evolve in this life. The concept of fixed vs. growth mindset was first introduced by Carol S. Dweck in her seminal book: "Mindset: The new Psychol…
 
A habit is formed when a behaviour becomes automatic and takes place without much conscious thought or effort. In this way, habits play a significant role in your life because your brain thrives off of automaticity. If your mind can set something on default, it will – because the more you put on your mental plate, the more overwhelmed your brain wi…
 
Rowing is a full-body workout that increases endurance and boosts aerobic performance all while being easy on your joints. “Rowing is for EVERY body. It will meet you where you are and take you where you want to go” - UCanRow2. One of the most beautiful aspects of rowing is that it takes away the comparison dimension of fitness, which keeps many pe…
 
In episode no. 63 I speak with Genevieve Wilkinson, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, and Dana Rutner Law and Journalism Student at the University of Technology Sydney and team leader of “Moral Code”, the winning team of 2021 Allens Neota UTS Law Tech Challenge for social justice winning team. We discuss: what attracted Dana to the challenge; the format of…
 
A coach can help you integrate new information for sustainable lifestyle changes. What most people don’t realize is that information is not sufficient – you need to be able to incorporate novel knowledge into your everyday life. A coach can help you identify and work through the barriers that are keeping you from achieving your goals. Tune in to li…
 
Louise Smith is truly a remarkable woman. In her episode, she talks about her 48-year career in education. Advises those in an abusive relationship to not stay in it for the children and shares her experience of grit and determination to save up the money for the divorce and how she provided for her young family. Push play and listen to this episod…
 
Most self-help books focus on thinking your way to happiness + success; but, Feeling Forwards is a book that talks about how to harness the power of your emotions to help you bring the reality you desire into your life. The book, “Feeling Forwards,” teaches us all about the unique concept of harnessing emotions to bend time and to help you bring a …
 
Episode no. 62 is with Lindsay Greatorex, Community Liaison and Education Officer (West Kimberley) with Legal Aid Western Australia (LAWA). We discuss: Blurred Borders - legal resource kits using visual art and storytelling to explain legal concepts in a culturally appropriate way why the kits were developed and how the project got started what sti…
 
How do you measure your mental health? Mental health includes your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how you think, feel, and act. And it can also help determine how you handle stress. Mental health isn’t static. It can ebb and flow given the life circumstances that you are currently trying to manage. Identifying your own …
 
Listen to Dr. Andrea's interview with Sherry Jibb for her "Happy & Healthy in Midlife Summit." A favourite part was talking about how feelings of overwhelm cue your brain to go into protector mode. Use the science of how your brain works to overcome feelings of overwhelm so you can take on your *big* goals and aspirations. Your brain will always tr…
 
Episode no. 61 features Dan Jackson, Executive Director and Jules Rochielle Sievert, Creative Director of NuLawLab, Northeastern University School of Law. The NuLawLab is the interdisciplinary innovation laboratory at Northeastern University School of Law. It is one of the first law labs established in the US and its staff, students and stakeholder…
 
Optimize Your Energy is Dr. Andrea's new 8-week online course where she'll be taking a small group of new students through her signature methodology – the Brain Vitality Method. She'll teach you how to craft your lifestyle and daily habits to cultivate the energy and mental vibrancy you need for Phase II. Tune in to learn more! To join the early-bi…
 
Sleep plays a foundational role in your overall health. Yet, there remains a low diagnosis and treatment rate of sleep apnea (a common sleep disorder). Tune in to learn about the links between sleep disorders, joint pain (such as TMJ; temporomandibular joint disorder), and migraines. Our guest, Dr. Dave Shirazi, specializes in treating TMJ and slee…
 
Episode no. 60 is with Stephanie Rudolph, Deputy Director of Justfix.nyc. JustFix is an American not for profit which believe all tenants deserve dignified housing - and that technology plays a supportive role in equipping tenants and the housing justice movement with the tools, information, and organizing power critical to this fight for racial an…
 
What you eat (and don’t eat) plays a crucial role in the health of your brain. A large (and growing) body of research has linked specific dietary patterns - found in the Mediterranean and MIND diets - to protecting the brain and preserving mental functions with increasing age. Tune in to learn all about the vital nutrients you should be consuming t…
 
Human DNA is a vibrant molecule that moves all the time, opening and closing, turning on and off genes, and generally sensing and responding to the environment. How well your DNA is functioning relates to the speed at which you age biologically. What can you do to support your DNA so that works optimally for as long as possible? Tune in to learn ab…
 
Episode no. 59 is with Nicole Bradick, Founder and CEO of Theory and Principle. Our discussion covers: Nicole’s journey from civil rights trial lawyer to CEO of a design and development company; Why 2018 was the right time to start Theory and Principle; Whether Theory and Principle responds to or creates a legaltech market; Why the Mission statemen…
 
“Aging well” is an all-encompassing term that is defined as a holistic approach to growing older. It includes not only taking care of your physical body and your mind – but also your soul. According to our guest, Angela G. Gentile, there are ten dimensions of wellness that can be assessed and examined to optimize how you’re feeling on a daily basis…
 
Have you ever struggled to lose weight? Most people have been dissatisfied with their bodies at some point in their lives and have tried to lose weight using a "calories in vs. calories out" approach. However, most people don't realize that their body is always seeking balance. So, if you eat fewer calories than your body needs to function, it will…
 
Staying socially and physically active is a cornerstone of health and well-being. When COVID-19 became a global pandemic, most people experienced a change in their daily routines and habits. But, the impact of social isolation on older adults - in particular - has been profound. How are you staying active and making an effort to maintain your menta…
 
Your mental resources are limited. What are you doing that either preserves or drains the quality of your mental energy and vibrancy? In this episode, Dr. Andrea covers three tips you can use to help preserve your mental energy: 1. Monitor your consumption; 2. Do an energy audit; and 3. Implement healthy lifestyle behaviours. Tune in to learn more …
 
Episode no. 58 features Roger Smith, Author of Law, Technology and Access to Justice blog. Our discussion covers: How Roger first became interested in law, tech and atj; How Australia led the world in legaltech; How cuts to legal aid meant it was imperative to turn to tehcnology; Why Roger started the blog in 2016 and who forms the law, tech and at…
 
Tapping (or Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a tool used to help reduce emotional distress, worry, stress, etc. This technique involves using your fingertips to tap along specific points on the body (primarily on the head and face) in a particular sequence. While tapping, the individual focuses on the issues they wish to address. Meridian tapping i…
 
Everything is energy. The sun, the stars and the earth are all energy. You are energy, and the flow of energy between you and your surroundings is constant. Your energy is being exchanged with every breath, feeling, and heartbeat. When you feel love ~ that is energy. It has been said that love is the frequency of the universe. Love transcends time …
 
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