The Inner Picture Stories Podcast
About This Show
The Inner Picture Stories Podcast aims to readdress the balance between the outside world and the one that lies within us all. Its goal is to reconnect travel and wisdom – two of life’s great gateways which we are all far too easily disconnected from. In this podcast, hosted by Jellis Vaes – professional photographer, writer and world traveler – you are invited on a journey. A journey of wonder and discovery. So tune in and join the conversations with some of the most fascinating people we share this planet with.
Together, we will deconstruct and draw out lessons of wisdom about life and this world, and seek out answers to what makes the difference to the quality of people’s lives that you in turn can use in yours.
It’s true that no one ever said life would be easy, but it is also true that no one ever said you had to go through it alone.
Brace yourself, and let the journey begin!
Most Recent Episode
EP 007 - Let's Talk About Loneliness: a Conversation with Julia Bainbridge, Host of The Lonely Hour
“Without loneliness, I would appreciate company less. The darkness makes those light parts feel brighter.” - Julia Bainbridge Let’s talk about loneliness… Yes, that's right. This is an extremely important subject for me, firstly because I suffer from it quite a lot at times myself, and also because psychologists claim that loneliness will be our next big public health issue. Loneliness is increasing, with more and more people experiencing it in some for or other in their lives today. We have seen in recent years some dramatic changes in technology, the way we work and in our communities, changes that have transformed our ultra-social species into a population of loners. Despite the fact that we can now be connected with anyone from anywhere in the world in a way that would have seemed impossible only a short time ago, and have more possibilities than ever before to travel and go abroad quickly and easily, we are currently living in the age of loneliness. No, I am not trying to bring the party down here, but the importance of becoming aware of this issue, is important, or as Julia Bainbridge puts it - urgent. In this episode of The Inner Picture Stories podcast I sit down with Julia, host of the podcast The Lonely Hour, to talk about loneliness and The Lonely Hour which tackles and explores deeper issues surrounding and pertaining to loneliness and aloneness. It is a truly beautiful podcast which has helped me find a better sense of my own feelings. I am truly grateful to Julia for getting up the courage to create a podcast around the often ignored, but so important subjects of loneliness and aloneness, and I highly recommend anyone who is looking for some greater truth and understanding on those subjects to go and check her podcast out. Of course, before you do rush off, don’t miss the great conversation we had in this interview. Here are a few of the questions and things we touch upon: how Julia personally defines the feeling of loneliness; how being alone and feeling lonely are not the same; some of the issues that are unique to women and men in terms of where loneliness comes from; what she h