How can we apply the wisdom of the ages to modern living? This is the question at the heart of new books by Worimi storyteller Paul Callaghan and journalist and author Brigid Delaney. Paul’s The Dreaming Path: Indigenous Thinking to Change Your Life reveals the power of Indigenous spirituality as a deep source of contentment and wellbeing, while Brigid’s Reasons Not to Worry examines how ancient Stoic principles can help us regain a sense of agency and tranquillity. See them in conversation with Ailsa Piper.

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Brigid Delaney (Australian)

Brigid Delaney

Brigid Delaney is an author, journalist and speechwriter. She has written four books – and is the co-creator – along with Benjamin Law of the Netflix series Wellmania, based on one of her books.

Paul Callaghan (Australian)

Paul Callaghan

Dr Paul Callaghan belongs to the land of the Worimi people of Port Stephens NSW. He has qualifications in surveying, drafting, commerce, training, leadership, governance and executive coaching and recently completed a PhD in Creative Practice. His greatest learning however has been going bush with Elders. His latest book, The Dreaming Path, captures his passion to write about Aboriginal culture in a way that supports wellbeing for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and creates a place of unity where all Australians can connect to this beautiful land as one.

Ailsa Piper (Australian)

Ailsa Piper

Ailsa Piper is a writer, director, performer, teacher, moderator and speaker. She was co-winner of the Patrick White Playwright's Award in 2001 for her script Small Mercies. Her first book was a travel memoir called Sinning Across Spain, and her second, The Attachment: Letters From A Most Unlikely Friendship, was co-written with Tony Doherty. Ailsa has judged the NSW and Victorian Premier's Literary Awards six times. She swims daily, rain or shine.