Caggie and her guests explore the challenges and opportunities that come with change and our individual quest for authenticity. This podcast aims to bring calm and clarity during times of transition - underpinned by the astrological transit known as your Saturn Return. You are not alone.
8.11 Business, Friendship and Healthy Living with Steph Claire Smith
Today I am delighted to be joined by Steph Claire Smith. Steph is an Australian model, entrepreneur and was one of the original Aussie influencers who I have followed from the very beginning. She has gained popularity through her lifestyle, fitness and wellness content.
Steph’s influence extends far beyond the world of modelling, as she uses her platform to discuss issues surrounding mental health, self-care, and how to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Steph first met her best friend, Laura Henshaw, when she was just nineteen before moving to New York where she began modelling and documenting her life on social media. It was when Steph came back to her hometown of Melbourne that she reconnected with Laura and their journey into entrepreneurship truly began.
Steph reflects on that period of navigating her way through her young adult life, away from her family and friends. She shares the obstacles she encountered during her modelling career and the impact this had on her own self esteem.
27/11/2023 • 56 minutes 54 seconds
8.10 Cultivating Compassion: Reclaiming Self Love with Alex Light
This week I’m delighted to be joined by Alex Light, a body confidence advocate, journalist, chart-topping podcast host and founder of Light LDN.
Alex started her career in magazine journalism where she wrote about celebrities, fashion and beauty. Her Instagram was a space for her to share her love for these topics but whilst it appeared she was #livingherbestlife, Alex was actually battling an eating disorder. Now, she has successfully created a platform that encourages body positivity and champions women’s unfiltered bodies.
At 26, Alex began using her social platform to document her recovery and was astounded at the amount of people who resonated with her story. We discuss the relationship Alex has with her body and the steps she took to mend and cultivate what was one of the biggest tormentors in her life. Alex is on a mission to expose unrealistic beauty standards and diet culture to help others combat their own feelings of shame and self-loathing.
Alex deconstructs some of the me
20/11/2023 • 59 minutes 37 seconds
*Bonus* Finding Calm in Chaos: Making time to unwind with our sponsor Sensate
In this bonus episode of Saturn Return we meet Michelle Lavern from our Sponsor, Sensate. Michelle discusses the many benefits of meditation at a time where we are overstimulated by technology. She also draws on data to explain how the body responds to sound and vibrations and how Sensate encompasses both of these to create space for deep calm and relaxation.
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15/11/2023 • 27 minutes 7 seconds
8.9 Prioritising Rest for Better Health with Poppy Jamie
The lessons we learn during our Saturn Return can be extremely challenging, deeply personal and hard hitting. But ultimately, they’re there to teach us how to live our most authentic and fulfilled lives.
In today’s episode, I delve into the inspiring journey of Poppy Jamie, a recognized Forbes’ 30 under 30 luminary, UN Global Goals advocate, British wellness entrepreneur, TV host, and best-selling author on a mission to empower mental wellbeing.
At 25, Poppy was running three businesses, splitting her time between New York and LA, as well as keeping up with friends, family and socialising. But by 29 she was hospitalised with chronic fatigue and was forced to slam on the brakes.
Poppy takes us through her quest to decondition her attitudes towards her own working habits. From addressing the guilt she faced if she felt she hadn’t done enough, our need for perfectionism, to observing the ways in which stress and exhaustion was manifesting in her own body. Deconditioning created space f
13/11/2023 • 57 minutes 44 seconds
8.8 Sarah Wilson on Breaking Free: From Hedonic Treadmill to a Wild, Precious, and Sustainable Life
Saturn returns is all about embracing and finding our true path, even if it means veering off the well-trodden one. It’s about resilience, adaptability, and finding a sustainable way of living that truly resonates with us.
So I’m thrilled to be joined by Sarah Wilson In today’s episode of Saturn Returns. A former journalist, Cosmopolitan Australia's editor, and MasterChef Australia host who has truly lived a life less ordinary.
At 34, facing a life-threatening autoimmune disease, Sarah chose to quit sugar, a decision that not only managed her symptoms but also led to the creation of the global “I Quit Sugar” movement. She documented her journey and insights, encouraging others to embrace a healthier, sugar-free lifestyle.
This period of transformation led to Sarah embracing a more unconventional life, choosing a much more minimalist simple life, focused on travel, nature and discovery. Sarah officially jumped off the hedonic treadmill, moving away from her successful media empire to
06/11/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 2 seconds
8.7 Cheers to Child-Free and Sober Living with Ruby Warrington
In today's episode, I have the privilege of sitting down with the incredible Ruby Warrington, a best-selling author whose journey is nothing short of inspiring. Ruby's books, 'Sober Curious' and her latest release 'Women Without Kids,' delve deep into the profound decisions that we often grapple with in our lives, particularly when it comes to the intricate path of motherhood.
In this heartfelt conversation, Ruby generously shares her personal odyssey, taking us on a transformative journey that encompasses two of her most significant life questions. We explore her decision to embrace sobriety and her journey into mysticism, a path that led her to critically examine the role of children in her own life.
Ruby opens up about those pivotal moments when she came to the realisation that her relationship with alcohol no longer served her spiritual growth. She candidly describes the shift from seeking solace in it to acknowledging that it conflicted with her true self, which is something I dee
30/10/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 32 seconds
8.6 Yomi Adegoke on Imposter Syndrome, The List, and The Power of Social Media
In this episode, Caggie is joined by Yomi Adegoke, a prominent voice in journalism and the bestselling author of Slay in Your Lane and recent Sunday Times Best Seller, The List. Caggie kicks off the episode by delving into Yomi's early life and her unexpected path into journalism. We explore how she entered the creative world and navigated the instability and uncertainties of this career choice. However, she explains that her journey defied expectations and led her to where she truly belongs.
Writing a book is no small feat, and Yomi candidly shares her struggles with imposter syndrome during the process. Caggie and Yomi delve into her new book, The List, and discuss the toxic world of cancel culture, where Yomi provides her unique perspective on this phenomenon and explores the powerful influence of social media. Additionally, Caggie and Yomi discuss the dissonance between our online and offline personas, uncovering how everyone becomes a different person when interacting behind the
23/10/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 52 seconds
8.5 Digital Narratives: Building a Brand with Purpose in a Digital Age with Louise Troen
In this enlightening episode, we sit down with Louise Troen one of Caggie’s best friends and a remarkable Chief Marketing Officer whose unconventional career path has taken her from documentary filmmaking to communications and eventually to the forefront of brand building for some of the most groundbreaking apps in recent years, including Airbnb, Bumble, Headspace and her latest venture as the Chief Marketing Officer at Reveri, a self-hypnosis app.
Louise delves into the digital era of apps and platforms, highlighting the crucial need for moderation in communication and community regulation as a means to protect and unite people. Louise also touches upon the societal pressures faced by younger generations, emphasising the significance of dropping unrealistic expectations and finding purpose in everyday life. She reminds us that embracing our struggles can lead to newfound perspectives, and that self-compassion and self-nurturing are vital components of personal growth and fulfilment.
16/10/2023 • 1 hour 53 seconds
8.4 Breaking Barriers with Gina Martin: Unravelling Gender, Shattering Patriarchy, and Leading Change
In this thought-provoking episode, we have the privilege of hearing from Gina Martin, a passionate author and activist who made headlines with her successful mission to criminalise upskirting. However, this conversation goes far beyond one achievement, delving into the core issues that drive Gina's advocacy for gender equality.
Gina shares the inspiring story of her relentless campaign to criminalise upskirting, shedding light on the pervasive issue of disrespectful behaviour that had long gone unaddressed. The conversation delves deep into the origins of patriarchy and how it was historically constructed to control women, perpetuating gender inequalities that persist today.
Gina passionately addresses the need for a fundamental shift in how we raise young men and emphasises the importance of educating them about gender inequality. Gina's journey and insights are a powerful testament to the impact one person can have when they challenge societal norms and fight for justice. This epi
09/10/2023 • 1 hour 16 minutes 58 seconds
8.3 Celestial Guidance with Alice Bell: Birth Charts, Compatibility, and Divine Timing
In this captivating episode, Caggie talks to Alice Bell, the author of "Trust Your Timing" and an astrologer for British Vogue. Alice takes us on her journey into the mystical world of astrology, where she discovered it as a means to refine her sense of spirituality. She shares how practicing the art of reading people's birth charts became a profound learning experience, allowing her to understand that there's an intricate timing for everything, and life unfolds as it's meant to.
Alice delves into the fascinating concept of transits and their role in our birth charts, emphasizing the importance of looking beyond the surface when it comes to compatibility. She enlightens us on the nuances of astrological connections in dating, stressing that the quest for a perfect chart match isn't necessary. Alice discusses key elements like the ascendant and descendant lines, shedding light on the significance of Venus as it relates to personal aesthetics and surface-level attractions. Moreover, she
02/10/2023 • 58 minutes 49 seconds
8.2 Zach Bush on Reconnecting with Nature and Healing Our Earth
Caggie continues her fascinating conversation with Dr Zach Bush, a physician specialising in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. Dr Zach also founded *Seraphic Group and the nonprofit Farmer’s footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health. His main mission is to educate and reconnect humanity with nature. In this episode, they peel back the layers of human fears and discuss our strained relationship with the natural world. Caggie and Zach delve deep into the heart of these pressing issues and explore the notion that it all stems from one shared human fear – the fear of not being enough.
Dr Bush further unpacks the current state of our relationship with nature and highlights how Earth itself is struggling to breathe under the weight of human impact. He explains why regenerative agriculture is a path towards healing, not only for our planet but also for our understanding of our place within it.
You can find Zach on Instagram, Twitter and You
25/09/2023 • 44 minutes 22 seconds
8.1 Cosmic Journeys: Where Science meets Spirituality with Zach Bush
Today’s conversation is a thought-provoking one as we dive deep into the intersection of spirituality and science with renowned guest, Dr Zach Bush. Zach spent many years as a conventional doctor, specialising in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. Disillusioned with the state of Western medicine, he began taking an integrative approach, studying the body’s microbiomes in relation to health, disease and food systems.
In this episode, Zach takes us on a journey that challenges conventional notions as he invites us to contemplate the strong connection between birth and death. He also delves into the concept of our infinite nature and challenges our limited perceptions of time and existence. Drawing from personal experiences, Dr. Bush shares his encounters with past relatives that highlight the infinite aspects of our being. He goes on to explain that acknowledging this infinite essence is how we can all become inspired to live with purpose and fully embrace the present m