Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce is a charming book set in 1950....it's a funny, poignant story about an adventure between two unlikely, eccentric characters from post-war England to the other side of the world in New Caledonia, changing their lives forever.
The Five Elements and YOU! Meditation Happy Hour with Rachel Joyce
Meditation Happy Hour: Tea, Talk, and Truth with Karuna
In traditional Chinese medicine there are five elements. There's fire, water, wood, earth and metal. The balancing of these five elements energetically is how we balance our being. The balancing of these five elements helps to define who we are in the world, our relationship with nature, as well as our relationship with the cosmos. Karuna and Rachel Joyce get down about the five elements, yoga asana, the difference between yin and restorative yoga, and so much more in this short podcast. Mind Oasis hosts Yin Yoga, The 5 Elements: A Master Class with Rachel Joyce on May 1st. Click here for more info! About the intersection of the five elements and yoga asana: "If we're in a water pose and in water, we want to relieve the feeling of fear. And I'm holding you in a paschimottanasana, you know, five minutes, seven minutes. What happens to you with fear? What comes up? And the the goal is, again, to not be the fear. Don't be the intensity. But you're quiet and you're deep. These are yin qualities, right? You're within and you watch that and you say, oh, what is my relationship to fear? Is it fear in the body? Am I going to pull a hammy? Is it fear in the mind that I can't take this anymore? Is it emotional fear or is it existential fear, like is God real? You know what I mean? Whatever it is, what comes up for you in that five minute paschimottanasana, let's examine that. Then you examine that relationship to your entire elemental makeup with the hopes of releasing and balancing across your bodies, your energy body, your physical body, your emotional body, your spiritual body." -- Rachel Joyce
10.19. Rachel Joyce - Miss Bensons Reise (Kerstin Kolditz)
Margery Benson hat einen großen Traum: den goldenen Käfer in Neukaledonien zu finden, den ihr Vater ihr einst in einem Naturkundebuch gezeigt hat. Doch dieser Traum ist über die Jahre hin genauso verblasst wie Margery selbst. Bis an einem grauen Londoner Morgen alles anders wird. Kurz darauf findet sich Margery auf einem Dampfer nach Australien wieder, an ihrer Seite die junge Enid Pretty. Die plapperhafte Sexbombe ist nicht gerade das, was sich Margery als seriöse Begleitung auf ihrer Expedition vorgestellt hat. Doch auch Enid hat ein Geheimnis und hegt einen Traum. Zusammen begeben sich die beiden ungleichen Frauen in ein Abenteuer, das die kühnsten Erwartungen übertrifft. Eine hinreißende Geschichte über Freundschaft und Freiheit: Wie wir den Mut finden, an Träume zu glauben und einander zu helfen, sie zu verwirklichen.(Quelle: Klappentext)
You’ll know Rachel as an award winning and best selling author and Paul as Jakob in the Archers. What was Pauls surprising reaction when Rachel first told him that he “was a really lovely Man!”? How did Pauls Insomnia form the inspiration for Rachel’s novel The Music Shop? And does he always have the right reaction ready when he reads an early draft of Rachels work? Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and Subscribe to get a new episode every Wednesday. Tiggy Walker - Twitter Tiggy Walker - Instagram Johnnie Walker - Twitter Music mentioned in this episode: Stephen Duffy – You Are Aretha Franklin – You Send Me Thin Lizzy – Don’t Believe a Word Bruce Springsteen – If I Should Fall Behind (Live from Dublin)
Lässt sich ein langweilig gewordenes Leben umkrempeln durch eine wahnwitzige Reise?Hauswirtschaftslehrerin Margery, Mitte 40 und vom Leben enttäuscht, verkauft ihren Besitz und bricht auf zu einer Forschungsreise nach Neukaledonien, um den „Goldenen Käfer“ zu entdecken. Ein Abenteuer aus der Werkstatt der Autorin von „Die unwahrscheinliche Pilgerreise des Harold Fry“
The Triathlete Hour: ep. 34 - How Rachel Joyce went from last in the pro field to first
The Triathlete Hour
On this week's episode we talk to retired Kona podium finisher Rachel Joyce. Rachel quit her job as a lawyer in the UK to become a pro triathlete—and then did terrible! She struggled and was hurt and came in last or second-to-last. How did she go from that to coming in second in the world?Rachel shares with us what she changed, what she wish she'd known, and how she eventually finished on the Kona podium three times and won the ITU Long-Course World Championships. Plus, the major difference now that she's retired: being less tired.And first, we talk to mental endurance coach Vanessa Foerster about how to deal with all the stress and anxiety in the world right now. She wrote earlier this year about managing the emotions from the pandemic—and coming out stronger from them: https://www.triathlete.com/training/how-the-emotions-youre-feeling-from-the-pandemic-can-help-you-become-a-better-athlete/Be kind to yourself, and keep training!
SALON EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Joyce reads from 'Miss Benson's Beetle'
The Literary Salon
From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce brings us a funny and perceptive escapist adventure novel that’s just what's needed for our troubled times. 1950 London. Schoolmarm Margery Benson abandons her dead-end job to pursue her childhood obsession: seek out the golden beetle of New Caledonia - that may or may not exist. When she advertises for an assistant to join her on an expedition, fun-loving Enid Pretty, in her unlikely pink travel suit and pom-pom sandals, is not the companion Margery had in mind. And yet together they will be drawn into an adventure that will exceed every expectation.Miss Benson's Beetle is published by Doubleday and available on 23rd July 2020 in all good bookshops.Podcast edited by Megan Bay Dorman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices