Episodes
In today's lesson, I offer my timely reminder on a practice so many of us know, and yet, I am sure, so little of us truly hold ourselves to account to. Gratitude - as I have learnt, is more than an attitude, and it requires discipline and daily practice to truly reap its benefits. In this episode, I talk about my most recent challenges, my timely reminder and a step by step guide to implement this simple practice that is quite literally changing my world.  See omnystudio.com/listener for...
Published 06/29/21
In today’s episode, I explore a lesson that I use to call myself into account even until today. This unrealistic concept of perfection.  Whether it is what you expect of the world, your relationships or just of yourself, we can all find ourselves seeking out this state of ‘perfection’ in our day to day.  I found that by giving up this concept and rather connecting firmly with a state of ‘progress’, my world becomes more fluid, more flexible, more achievable and ultimately, more...
Published 06/07/21
In today’s episode, I share my lesson in the power of respecting everyone’s pathway; even when that pathway may challenge, oppose or simply seem a distant reality from your own.  In what can be an extremely polarised world, this lesson helps me to bring empathy into action and humbly remind myself of the beauty in diversity and the need to lean in to those around you, or kindly step away, even when it’s most difficult.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/31/21
In this week’s lesson, I tackle a relationship challenge head on and look at the times when we find ourselves in battle with those we love the most. Whether it is your loved one or your actual team mate, this lesson helps to clear the clouds of doubt and anger when you reach for your sword and walk to the arena; asking yourself is being right worth it, or will I lose a team mate?   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/09/21
In today’s episode, I look at a recent conversation I had with a friend of mine, and explore a lesson that was formed from the affects of the age-old saying “it’s nothing personal, it’s just business”. In a world where work and business is becoming even more personal than ever before, I find that we too often allow for this 'cultural norm' to corrode our deepest desires for meaning and belonging in what we do. I explore how work is the same as a relationship, and how we can take a moment to...
Published 04/26/21
This three letter word has become an integral part of my life’s compass. But it can also be misunderstood as simple pleasure. In today’s episode, I take a look at this idea of Joy, what it means to me and how I have chosen to adopt it as one of my motivating factors in seeking out progress in the everyday.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/12/21
I have always been challenged with this idea of how I can best contribute to the world and what that means in terms of my daily work. In this episode, I tackle an important dilemma that, upon reflection, has been driving some of my behaviours ever since high school. I look at the age old question of “when you get older, what do you want to BE” and apply a new approach that I feel has offered me a more flexible, fulfilling and joyful life path.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...
Published 04/04/21
When it comes to success, we all hold very personal representations of what this means to us. And many times, we find people striving for this thing called success, even if what they are striving for is very different in reality to what they actually want. In today’s episode, I explore this topic further from a recent experience I had, which made me think, what even is success and how do we best measure it in our life to know that we are achieving what really matters to us?   See...
Published 03/28/21
In this episode, which is slightly longer than normal, I take you on a rather personal part of my journey to authenticity. One that found me questioning everything about who I was and how I showed up in the world, and one which for a period of time, found me in the darkest part of my life. This story, which was pivotal in the development of my character, also led me to a rather profound lesson which remains with me to this day, and which has helped others who were experiencing the same...
Published 03/21/21
In this episode, I share a rather sobering concept and one that I use as a reflection tool in my life, especially at times when I feel lost, uncertain or just out of sorts. This concept was brought further to life through a story I share, where I quite literally had my final conversation with a loved one and the gentle reminder it offered me to ensure that I am always doing my absolute best to lead the life I want to live.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/14/21
In this episode, I talk to one of the main themes of this podcast - authenticity. I talk through my understanding of this internal feeling, what it means to honour it, and more importantly, what happens when I don’t. I look back on a hard lesson I experienced where I ignored this call, and my integrity came into question through my own wrong doing, and I talk to 5 key points I believe are crucial in bringing myself to account each day. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/07/21
In this episode, I break down an old ‘break-down'; a time when I found myself battling with what it meant for my internal self to not want what the external self was experiencing. This concept of identity is deep and complex, and I certainly don’t claim to be an expert, but I take the time to talk through my experience, what I learned and some steps I took to consciously manage the process of an ever changing reality.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/28/21
In this episode, I want to share a recent battle of my own, in what should be a super exciting achievement, but turned out to be a super challenging and anxious situation. For me, it demonstrated that no matter the person, no matter the situation, great or small, it is all relevant and we all need that little bit of courage to take the next step.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/21/21
In this episode, I tackle a rather challenging belief of my own and share an analogy of how I now understand and deal with this concept. There are too many occasions when I have believed that I hold control over all that is taking place, and I get battered in the process. When, in reality, if I let the winds of change take place, life has a new breath of air and excitement swept into it.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/14/21
In this episode, I share a rather pivotal life lesson that still sits with me to this day, from my time in Nepal when I was 21. I begin here, as I feel it is something we all need to remember, especially in a time when we are seeing so much divide in the world. No matter your story, and no matter how diverse we may seem on the outside, in many ways, we are all the same.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/07/21
Welcome to Itch. My name’s Luke, I’m 32 years old, and I’m from Australia. I’ve spent my life with an insatiable curiosity, an ‘itch’ if you will, and a need to understand more. This podcast is born of that curiosity, my love of story telling, a desire to seek alternative perspectives, view life through a lense of grey, rather than black and white, and continue on my path to seeking authenticity. I take you on a short journey of my past or recent experiences, discuss situations encountered...
Published 01/29/21
Published 01/29/21