E119 - Lucy Easthope: Advice from an expert on overcoming disaster

Lucy Easthope has been working in disaster management and recovery for 22 years. She has worked on every major indident that has affected the U.K since the start of her role; 9/11, the July bombings, Grenfell Tower, the Covid-19 Pandemic and she is currently working on the war in Ukraine. 

In this episode Lucy shares the techniques she uses to deal with disasters that we can utilise within our own lives; breathing techniques, being present, embracing a healthy work/life balance. Although Lucy has witnessed some of the biggest traumas in the world she describes herself as continually positive and hopeful. She discusses whether we should involve children in discussions about major disasters and how to address world issues as a parent. 

Lucy shares the importance of living “still with pain, still with memory… but there is hope and there is humour” 

Listener guest Myles Edwards - Gathimba Edwards Foundation links


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Build houses as a volunteer in Kenya -  https://gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org/kenya-house-building-trip

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