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Self Love Podcast

English, Education, 1 seasons, 336 episodes, 2 days 11 hours 3 minutes
Welcome to the self-love podcast a show that cracks open your heart and inspires a deeper regard for your own wellbeing and happiness. Expert interviews, ‘how-to’ quickies and deep dive conversations into the heart of our souls, unravelling the mystery, struggles and joys of simply being human.
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SLP 336: Legally Wise Women with Jacqui Brauman

‘Legally Wise Women as a concept, actually came to reality, as not only as an access to justice but more of a legal literacy, because it doesn’t provide legal services, it sort of does more in the early stage where we can be a safe place for women to land. One of the stats I came across was about 83% of women who face a legal challenge don’t get professional advice at all, and I just thought how can that be, and why is that the case? And a lot of it is around fear, the unknown, hearing horrendous stories, not knowing where to start, being worried about fees, shame, guilt, all those things… And so again being a place where people can come to get some initial, where do I start, what should I expect, how does the industry charge, what questions should I be asking, what kind of lawyer do I need and what should I be looking for, is there an alternative? So that’s all the things that I start with to help people have a better experience.’ ~ Jacqui Brauman Jacqui Brauman is a lawyer
04/12/202356 minutes 50 seconds
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SLP 335: Self Love Quicky – Essential Oils for Hormone Balance

In this week’s Self Love Quicky we reiterate and dive into the harmonious world of essential oils and their incredible impact on hormone balance. If you are you seeking more natural ways to balance your hormones and enhance your wellbeing here are the essential oils I have personally had huge success with. This week I look at the essence of health through using incredible tools like essential oils, unravelling their secrets and how they can be a pivotal part of your journey to hormonal harmony. Plus, I mention some of my favourite supplements to support our hormones too! If you would prefer a blend already made up for you I would suggest two incredible blends for hormone balance which include Balance & Harmony and Romance & Intimacy. Remember, hormone issues can also be related to diet, lifestyle, chemicals in the environment or foods and medications as well also stress. Essential oils should be used with caution and in moderation. It’s essential to dilute them proper
29/11/202310 minutes 29 seconds
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SLP 334: Make Someone Smile with Michelle Hamer

‘That to me is part of the community. It’s about making someone smile. And if you can make someone smile, I think that helps every day. It helps everyone do what they do in their day. We forget to smile. We are so focused on either looking at the phone, or what’s going on, or thinking about something but when did we last just take a walk or smile? So, every day now I go for a walk along the beach, and I always take a photo. That photo doesn’t have to be of the ocean. This morning’s photo was three different coloured bougainvillea’s, together. But it means to me that you are looking at what’s around you. And that’s part of being in that community, you are looking at what’s going on around you.’ ~ Michelle Hamer Michelle Hamer is passionate about improving productivity and encouraging change that adds value. To facilitate improvement in her clients’ businesses, Michelle provides education, assessment, enablement, and optimisation utilising clients’ software applications. <p
27/11/20231 hour 5 minutes 19 seconds
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SLP 333: Self Love Quicky – Your Marvellous Machine

The human body is a truly remarkable creation, a complex and intricate system that performs countless incredible feats every day, often without us even realizing it. From the smallest cells to the largest organs, our bodies are constantly at work, ensuring our survival and well-being. In this week’s Quicky we look at some of the astonishing things the human body accomplishes effortlessly, shedding light on the incredible processes that occur within us every moment of our lives. This is why we can actually marvel at it and be in complete awe of how our precious body operates each and every day. All the essential oils mentioned in this show can be found at Don’t forget to use your Self Love Podcast special code below. Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook: <a href='https://www.fac
22/11/202313 minutes 30 seconds
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SLP 332: The Ripple Effect of Doing the Work and Raising Consciousness with Brendon Giebel

‘I think it was the Dalai Lama, his heart math, or the energy that his heart puts out goes several km’s. It has been studied more and more with the Heart Math Institute that you can influence someone. If someone works on themselves, their heart grows bigger and obviously their energy and stuff they put out influences a lot of people. I don’t think necessarily everyone has to do it, but I do know that the ripple effect from someone doing the work is amazing in how it shifts. I think the more people that are open to it, and then, their collectiveness and their consciousness raising, raises the consciousness of everyone.’ ~ Brendon Giebel This is an incredible conversation with one of Australia’s leading mentors and coaches for men. Brendon Giebel dives deep into the work that needs to happen for our men what men, what they have been through and now what they have been called to do. Brendon is leading the way in helping men step up and into creating a powerful and positive rippl
20/11/20231 hour 9 minutes 48 seconds
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SLP 331: Self Love Quicky – What Is Your Purpose?

Your purpose is the inner compass that guides you towards your highest potential, aligning your actions with your core values and passions. It’s not merely a goal or a target, but a deeper sense of meaning that propels you forward in life and work. We have to remember that passion is the fire that lights up your being, while purpose is the direction in which the flame burns. To incorporate passion into your purpose is to let what you love be what you do. It means aligning your daily actions with the things that set your soul alight. All the essential oils mentioned in this show can be found at Don’t forget to use your Self Love Podcast special code below. Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook:
16/11/20237 minutes 50 seconds
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SLP 330: We are a By-Product of Every Single Person we Meet or are Taught By with Kat Harding

‘I guess as human beings we are always trying to evolve in some way whether we think we are, or not. We know that every seven years our cells completely regenerate, we are a new person. We know even without us trying, we are continually learning, evolving, changing, shifting. And so, as teachers when people are soaking up the words that we choose to say in whatever environment that might whether that’s as a mother, in a corporate office, as a teacher or whether that’s as a yoga teacher the words that we use, the people around us are soaking that up. Their ears are taking that in. The way that we walk or hold ourselves or look after ourselves, eyes are seeing that, ears are hearing that, energy is sensing that, and so we are all a by-product of every single person that we meet or are taught by.’ ~ Kat Harding Here is how Kat describes herself and all that she does. My pathway to yoga has never been linear, and the ways in which I’ve come to appreciate it have changed we
13/11/20231 hour 6 minutes 57 seconds
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SLP 329: Self Love Quicky – Is Lavender Oil Estrogenic?

Over the years I get asked if lavender oil is estrogenic? The belief that it is considered estrogenic and causes hormonal issues stems primarily from a limited number of studies and anecdotal evidence, which have been broadly generalized. The concern is that certain compounds found in lavender oil could mimic estrogen in the body or otherwise disrupt normal hormone function. It is simply not true. The primary study that sparked widespread concern was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2007. The researchers reported three cases where young boys developed breast tissue, a condition known as prepubertal gynecomastia, after using products containing lavender and tea tree oils. They also conducted in vitro (test tube) tests showing that the oils appeared to promote estrogen-regulated genes and inhibit androgen-regulated genes, suggesting an estrogenic effect and anti-androgenic activity. However, as mentioned in this week’s Quicky there are several critical
08/11/20239 minutes 20 seconds
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SLP 328: Being an Entrepreneur is a Roller Coaster Ride with Fabe Keily

‘In terms of people getting that support, how can they be brave enough? And I think one of the things I say to the ladies is… I have been in business for 15 years, you know like yourself, it’s been a long time, and I see these things on Facebook, and it’s, ‘Make a 5, 6, 7 figure income in 30, 60, 90 days’ and I say to the ladies, I have probably made just about every mistake that you can make in business. And I’m open about that. I don’t try and hide that. Being a female entrepreneur, an entrepreneur (whether you are a male or female), is a roller coaster ride. You can be high one day, and in the pit the next. That’s why it’s so important to surround yourself with a community of women who will be there to support you through those lows but cheer you on through the highs.’ ~ Fabe Keily In a world that often feels vast and disconnected, especially for the solopreneur, Fabe Keily brings a beacon of hope and a spark of vivacity. The youngest of five brothers, she learned early th
06/11/202359 minutes 45 seconds
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SLP 327: Self Love Quicky - The Hidden Dangers of EDC’s

Imagine this: you wake up, wash your face, apply moisturiser, and put on some makeup. Sounds like a regular morning routine, right? But did you know that you could be exposing yourself to over 200 chemicals before even stepping out of your bathroom? This is what I call the ‘unseen bathroom chemical cocktail’ and it’s not only unsafe it’s avoidable. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are substances that interfere with your hormonal system can be found in a wide range of products, including skincare items like lotions, cleansers, shave creams, haircare and sunscreens and there are a number of health risks to consider. The accumulative exposure to EDCs has been linked to a variety of health issues, including: hormonal imbalances, infertility and an increased risk of certain cancers. According to the World Health Organization, EDCs are a “global threat” that needs immediate attention. And this is why natural skincare, and organic ingredients are the way to go.</p
02/11/20238 minutes 8 seconds
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SLP 326: Elevating Ideas through the Right Communication and Marketing with Lizzie Henebrey

‘When you think not just about in business and careers and aspirations but just life in general, I think it’s the connection with people that makes it worthwhile. So, for me, I love to learn about people, I love podcasts like you’re doing with this, I love talking. One of my favourite things is just deep and meaningful conversations late at night with people. I love to find out what makes people tick, what they think about, what they enjoy, even differing opinions I love to understand why people think the way they do. And I also love when people are passionate about an idea or they have a business, they have a product, a creation, a service, when people get really passionate about the thing that they can offer to others, I absolutely love to get on board and help them elevate that through the right communication and marketing and getting those new ideas those things into the hands of people who could really benefit from it.’ ~ Lizzie Henebrey Lizzie Henebrey is a qualified, e
02/11/20231 hour 5 minutes 58 seconds
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SLP 325: Self Love Quicky – Which Essential Oils are Phototoxic?

There are some essential oils that are considered phototoxic, which means they can cause skin reactions when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light, particularly sunlight. This phototoxicity is also known as photosensitivity. The reaction can range from mild redness and irritation to severe burns, blisters, and discoloration of the skin. This occurs because phototoxic essential oils contain specific compounds called furanocoumarins, which can make the skin more sensitive to UV radiation. In this week’s Quicky we talk about which oils to avoid in the sun and why there is a difference between cold pressed oils and steam distilled oils. All the essential oils mentioned in this show can be found at Don’t forget to use your Self Love Podcast special code below. Links to follow: Website: Instagram:</a
26/10/202310 minutes 56 seconds
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SLP 324: A Soulful Long Lunch with Emily Mills

‘With my business model, it obviously has the three pillars, so corporate, luxury and wellness. So, corporate and luxury I have been doing for a long time, but wellness is my true passion, it really is. I have been a yoga teacher for over 12 years, I’ve studied lots of different modalities in wellness and I am currently studying integrative nutrition and wellness coaching, and I really wanted to steer my business in the direction of wellness more and more, and really filter wellness through to the luxury and corporate pillars. So, I guess this concept of a ‘Soulful Long Lunch’ has been in me for a very long time and I’ve had some beautiful people in my tribe who we bounce these ideas off each other and for me like I said before, coming together in real life, and being inspired and being around like-minded people is really the experiences that I want to create.’ ~ Emily Mills Emily Mills, with her varied life experiences, has arrived at the creation and management of Evoke Exp
23/10/20231 hour 2 minutes 44 seconds
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SLP 323: Self Love Quicky – Medicinal Flavours

What a treat to check out the fascinating world of medicinal flavours and how you can harness the power of herbs and essential oils in your cooking to create not only delightful dishes but also promote well-being. Food is a powerful medium that not only nourishes our bodies but can also heal and soothe. The use of essential oils in cooking is a practice that has been around for centuries, with its roots in traditional medicine and herbalism. And in this week’s Quicky we look at how these concentrated extracts of various plants can elevate your culinary creations and provide potential health benefits. All the essential oils mentioned in this show can be found at Don’t forget to use your Self Love Podcast special code below. Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook: <a href='https://
18/10/202311 minutes 30 seconds
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SLP 322: Breathe into the Resistance with Ali Oetjen

‘We guide them and let them know that it is so important to feel all the supressed emotions. And the breathwork really allows those energies or emotions to be stirred up and for them to come to the surface and bubble up. And if they can use that opportunity to experience those emotions, none are right or wrong, they’re all just feeling. And just breathe into that resistance, that pushing back of wanting to supress it again, and feeling those emotions, then when there’s that feeling and acceptance of that emotion, then that’s when the release can happen, and that allows the free vessel and that allows them to be sovereign.’ ~ Ali Oetjen Ali Oetjen is a holistic wellness expert, known for her unwavering dedication to guiding individuals towards their highest potential. With expertise in meditation, breathwork, yoga, neurolinguistic programming, and therapy, Ali seamlessly combines these disciplines to transform her clients’ well-being. She founded company, Ali Wellness, offerin
16/10/202359 minutes 3 seconds
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SLP 321: Self Love Quicky – Breaking The Gossip Train

As social creatures, we’re hard-wired for connection. And sometimes, gossip can provide us with a sense of bonding that we all lure, regardless of whether the conversation is positive or negative. Generally speaking, people gossip for a variety of reasons like they’re wanting to feel superior, maybe they have a more sadistic personality, they’re bored, have anxiety or want to feel part of a group. What’s important is we have a choice whether we get on the gossip train or not. We can actually choose to change the conversation, show empathy and kindness or move away and ignore it altogether. All the essential oils mentioned in this show can be found at Don’t forget to use your Self Love Podcast special code below. Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook: <a href='https://www.faceboo
11/10/202310 minutes 36 seconds
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SLP 320: Dark Knight Of The Soul Moment with Mitch Adams

‘I knew I was about to have this they call it the ‘Dark Knight of the Soul moment because it was just getting so evident, that I shouldn’t be out there and I was getting these hot flushes driving to work, and these awareness’s in the car like clear as daylight, ‘What are you doing?’ ‘What are you doing?’ And I was like, ‘Oh shit what am I doing?’ And then I said to myself, ‘You want to live an extraordinary life Mitchell?’ in the car just talking to myself, ‘Anything that doesn’t allow you to do that, I uncreate and destroy it.’ And I was like, ‘Do you choose?’ And I said yes to myself. And then within two weeks of that conversation with myself in the car me and my partner left and went separate ways, I left my job, and I came home and I kind of rekindled myself, from there. I had been doing all this self-development in the mines, and that’s what probably kept me sane out there and then I was like this is your chance to actually start living your purpose and your truth and stop goin
09/10/20231 hour 1 minute 6 seconds
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SLP 319: Self Love Quicky - Blindfolds Are Beliefs That Stop You From Seeing Your Potential

In the journey towards personal growth and self-improvement, one of the greatest obstacles we often encounter is the set of beliefs we carry with us. These beliefs can act like blindfolds, limiting our vision and preventing us from realizing our true potential. The power to remove these blindfolds lies within us, and one effective tool for achieving this is Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Blindfolds, in this context, represent the limiting beliefs we hold about ourselves, others, and the world around us. These beliefs are not rooted in reality but are constructed by our minds based on past experiences, cultural conditioning, and societal influences. They can manifest as thoughts like “I’m not good enough,” “I’ll never succeed,” or “I’m too old to change.” “I cannot speak.” These self-imposed limitations hinder personal growth and restrict our ability to tap into our full potential. NLP is a psychological approach that focuses on the connections between neurological
04/10/202313 minutes 27 seconds
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SLP 318: Helping Other People Evolve with Juliet Lever and Paul Eliseo

‘A lot can change when you start following those signs and the patterns and the curiosities. And I think life is always giving us those things and it’s, ‘Are we paying attention? Are we connected to ourselves and our guidance system?’ so that we know to follow those nudges and be brave to do so.’ ~ Juliet Lever ‘Once you know this stuff, it becomes the lenses which you see the world through. And just like normal people we are going to experience challenges in life, we’re going to experience obstacles, especially when you’re growing, especially when you’re running a business, working with people, in a relationship… life throws you obstacles to help you grow.’ ~ Paul Eliseo Have you always wanted tried and tested strategies to achieve instant success in your personal and professional life? Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a way of thinking about how the world works, and analysing how excellence is and can be achieved in every day life. In this week’s podcast Juliet
02/10/20231 hour 11 minutes 58 seconds
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SLP 317: Self Love Quicky – Wake Up Feeling Refreshed Using Essential Oils

Waking up feeling refreshed and energized in the morning can be achieved with the help of essential oils. I was asked what is the best way to use these precious substances first thing in the morning so here are some of the best ways to use essential oils to kickstart your day on a positive note when the alarm goes off. These include using your Diffuser with blends like Focus and Clarity and Energy &amp; Vitality or peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus and the citrus oils. You can use your oils in your Rollerblends on your perfume points and temples. You can use an Aroma Mist to stimulate your senses or an aromatic tissue inhalation. Plus a few drops on a face washer at the bottom of the shower will create a beautiful activating wake-up call! All the essential oils mentioned in this show can be found at Don’t forget to use your Self Love Podcast special code below. Links to follow: Website:</
28/09/202310 minutes 18 seconds
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SLP 316: Navigating New Platforms Of Self-Love with Kate Langford

‘Resilience is one of the biggest things. Just because something is not going right doesn’t mean it’s game over or that you’re not doing a good job. It’s just going, ok how can I make that better next time and it’s ok. So, resilience comes to mind. But for me, how I do it, is I have a Friday where it is to myself. Now, at first, I found that really hard, I found that really selfish. Now, I think when you’re navigating the new platform of self-love, the word selfish will come up all the time. Oh I can’t do that, but someone needs me, or I could be doing this now or could be doing that now… Actually, quietening that down and giving yourself a whole day, which is what I do on Friday’s and that’s even with my kids and my business, I’m no-hat on a Friday. I am not a business owner, I’m not a mother, I’m not a friend… I’m simply navigating what I feel I need on that day on that week.’ ~ Kate Langford Kate Langford is living proof that, as a woman, you can have your cake and eat it
26/09/202355 minutes 57 seconds
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SLP 315: Self Love Quicky – A Growth vs Fixed Mindset

In this week’s Quicky we look at the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset. These are in fact two distinct approaches to learning, achievement, and personal development. A growth mindset is characterized by the belief that abilities and intelligence can be developed through effort, learning, and persistence. Individuals with a growth mindset embrace challenges, view failures as opportunities for growth, and are more likely to take risks in pursuit of their goals. They see setbacks as temporary and are open to acquiring new skills and knowledge. In contrast, a fixed mindset is marked by the belief that intelligence and abilities are static traits, predetermined from birth. Those with a fixed mindset tend to avoid challenges, fear failure, and may give up easily when faced with difficulties. They often stick to what they already know and are less likely to seek opportunities for self-improvement. Ultimately, the difference between these mindsets lies in the way indiv
21/09/20239 minutes 5 seconds
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SLP 314: Forever After Creations with Vanessa Nock

‘There’s a lot of emotion let’s just say that. So, in every piece there is absolutely a part of my heart, it is absolutely made with love. And that moment of revealing, that moment where the client that I’ve made it for, first lays their eyes on it… like I actually open the box for someone, I’m not looking at the box, I’m actually looking at their face, their eyes, their reaction, usually it is quite emotional, which is so, so, beautiful. And in that moment, they fall in love with that golden sculpture, but they’ve been part of that creation.’ ~ Vanessa Nock Vanessa Nock specialises in custom design and manufacturing of fine jewellery. For nearly three decades, she has been hand making jewellery for clients with a deep connection and desire to create quality pieces to commemorate special occasions, memories and milestones. She brings each client’s story, energy and emotion into their very own sculpture to hold, admire and enjoy. Vanessa believes in going on a journey t
18/09/20231 hour 8 minutes 14 seconds
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SLP 313: Self Love Quicky – From Feeling Lost to Feeling Alive

In a world where we are so wired and connected, it seems people are feeling more lost and disconnected than ever. In this week’s quicky we talk about some of the ideas to become more self-aware and connected to what truly matters as well as easing feelings of being lost, anxious and depressed. This conversation was sparked after reading Johann Hari’s book ‘Lost Connections’. All the essential oils mentioned in this show can be found at Don’t forget to use your Self Love Podcast special code below. Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook: Quotes: Reconnect with social connections and meaningful relationships Look how our culture’s emphasis is on materialism and consumer
15/09/202310 minutes 5 seconds
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SLP 312: What It Means to be Seen, Heard and Witnessed with Anna Grillo

‘There’s a lot of consumption that happens with social media, where we are just consuming. And I guess even within that there’s this hunger for more, but what is it that you need specifically? You can binge on a lot of things out there. Is it actually satiating to you, to your soul energetically, emotionally? What’s actually getting fed when we are in that receiving mode? What are you allowing to be received? And then on the flip side what are you looking to share out into the world? And doing it again from the space of the emotional, the energetic, the mental and the physical. What are you looking for in exchange of that? And what does being seen, heard and witnessed mean for you?’ ~ Anna Grillo Anna Grillo is a Transformation Coach and HR Professional, who helps purpose-driven, high achievers and their families to recover from burnout, transform fear and doubt into heart centred intentional action, and become fully aligned with who they truly are to realise their highest ve
11/09/20231 hour 2 minutes 22 seconds
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SLP 311: Self Love Quicky – Managing Jetlag Naturally

Handling jet lag using aromatherapy and natural therapies can be a soothing and effective way to alleviate the symptoms associated with disrupted sleep patterns, fatigue, and overall discomfort that often come with long-distance travel. In this week’s Quicky we dive into some natural tips and ideas for managing jet lag using aromatherapy and other natural therapies. All the essential oils mentioned in this show can be found at Don’t forget to use your Self Love Podcast special code below. Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook: Quotes: Lavender is known for its calming and relaxing properties Peppermint can help increase alertness and reduce mental fatigue Eucalyptus oil can
06/09/20239 minutes 44 seconds
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SLP 310: Dig Deep On The Greenwashing with Eco Warrior Mandy Spooner

‘Be honest, like just be honest. And I actually say this about a lot of cafes. They’re trying to do their best. And it does come down to money. And I always wonder why cafés don’t really promote more of what they are doing, and I potentially think it’s because they’re not perfect. But it’s not about perfection, it’s about progress and just being honest. And sadly, with the greenwashing you really have to dig deep on websites and on the internet to really find out the right answer. It literally breaks my heart all of the greenwashing.’ ~ Mandy Spooner Eco Warrior Mandy Spooner is also known as ‘That Eco Warrior’, lives on the Sunshine Coast and have been here since 2017 after living in Sydney for 12 years and prior to that in the UK where I she born. She has 1 Husband, 2 boys and 2 dogs! Mandy says she is so much happier with less toxins and less plastic bottles in her life and loves to educate and inspire others to have less toxins and plastic packaging in their life t
04/09/20231 hour 10 minutes 15 seconds
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SLP 309: Self Love Quicky - Deconstructing the Notion of ”Anti-Aging”

In a society that values vitality and youth, the term “anti-aging” has become pervasive in the beauty and wellness industries. Promising to reverse the signs of aging, products and treatments adorned with this label have created a multi-billion-dollar market. However, beneath the glossy packaging lies a concept that is far from empowering. In this week’s Quicky we look at more empowering ways to age with grace. All the essential oils mentioned in this show can be found at Don’t forget to use your Self Love Podcast special code below. Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook: Quotes: The term “anti-aging” implies that aging is something to be fought against Aging is an inevitab
30/08/20236 minutes 4 seconds
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SLP 308: Health Is The Ultimate Mirror with Olly Wood

‘If you’re associating exercise with something you don’t like and you’re creating this discipline game, which we certainly see a lot of business owners that have reinforced this through work, it’s a very ‘all or nothing’ mentality. I think the big thing that I really like to guide clients through is a reassociation of habits they are already good at. So, I think this is an area I find a lot of frustration in, is people that absolutely crush it in business, or they’re amazing in certain aspects of their job or their role, but they feel that they are self-sabotaging what’s happening with their health. Health is the ultimate mirror, our body keeps the score, it holds hose thoughts, as physical reactions, that tightness in our muscles all sorts of things that allows us to… well, we can’t cheat the game, right? It’s really going to be an awareness of being in tune with ourselves, we need to give ourselves permission to feel good in the moment.’ ~ Olly Wood Olly Wood has made it hi
29/08/202356 minutes 1 second
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SLP 307: Self Love Quicky – Cultivating Creativity

Creativity is a powerful force that can breathe new life into our mind, body, soul, and spirit. It doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. In fact, some of the most enriching and fulfilling creative endeavours can be pursued without spending a lot of money. In this podcast, we’ll explore simple and cost-effective ways to ignite your creativity and nourish every aspect of your being. All the essential oils mentioned in this show can be found at   Don’t forget to use your Self Love Podcast special code below. Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook:   Quotes: One of the most enriching and fulfilling creative endeavours ca
24/08/202312 minutes 42 seconds
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SLP 306: Follow Your Bliss, Find The Gold with Vanessa Finnigan

‘But I think, in terms of the brokenness, that side of things, I think that probably comes from experiences that we have in our early years, maybe growing up, maybe through a school situation or series of situations, and then there’s an experience where different sorts of feelings can emerge and belief systems can be developed that are not helpful, that actually can take on a life of their own and then that becomes a story that then become something that we can choose to dis-empower. And that builds resilience. It’s not about, sort of not having any issues or not having any issues to work on, its just knowing if there’s things to delve into then there also the gold you experience and discover along the way.’ Vanessa Finnigan Vanessa Finnigan has been in the healing field for over 30 years. Starting out as a journalist, she was also a counsellor for Lifeline. Vanessa swapped journalism to become a qualified Psychologist and it was through all of her clinical work and experienc
21/08/202354 minutes 5 seconds
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SLP 305: Self Love Quicky - The Reconnection Revolution with Edwina Murphy-Droomer

The Reconnection Revolution is coming. We are locking arms. We are going back to basics. Somewhere along the way, we have lost connection to what matters most, and the consequences have been devastating to the physical and mental health of millions around the world. But we can change that, and we will… for you, for me, for all of us. In this week’s Quicky we have the beautiful Edwina Murphy-Droomer sharing why she has created this online summit and why the time for a Reconnection Revolution has come. This interview series is being designed to serve via four separate masterclasses; all focused on reconnecting to the things that matter most. And it starts on Monday 21st of August with the first of four short and impactful interview series, and it is in this first series that I am proud to be featured as a guest speaker. Series One – A Back-Basics Masterclass To Help You Reconnect To The Most Authentic &amp; Highest Expression of Yourself! <a h
16/08/202322 minutes 2 seconds
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SLP 304: Not Every Piece Of Art Has To Be A Mastrerpiece with Sanchia Marshall

‘I used to study it and I used to wonder how to do it. And I guess as I got older, when I was 14 a representative from the Whitehouse School of Fashion in Sydney came up to our school and ran a one day workshop on fashion drawing, and at the end of it they gave away a week’s scholarship for a summer workshop to come down and study fashion drawing for a week down in Sydney and I actually won that workshop. And I think when I went along to that, I was 14 at the time, and most of the other girls were a fair bit older than me but it opened up my eyes to the possibility of art is more than something I did in a sketch book for fun, I went wow, I could actually pursue this, or I could do something later on with this as a career.’ ~ Sanchia Marshall Capturing the beauty of the farm she grew up on, beautiful Sanchia Marshall uses this special place to draw on when it comes to creating her art with her love of nature and the female face and form. Beauty. Feminine. Peace. Nature. All co
14/08/20231 hour 12 minutes 40 seconds
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SLP 303: Self Love Quicky - 5 Months Of The Year To Go!

These five months leading up to Christmas offer a unique opportunity to create a sense of achievement and fulfillment in your life. Let’s get focussed and nail the next few months and get to Christmas feeling on top of the world! By setting clear goals, crafting a strategic plan, maintaining consistency, and fostering a positive mindset, you can make significant strides towards your aspirations. Embrace challenges, seek support, and adapt when necessary, knowing that every step you take brings you closer to realizing your dreams. As the Christmas approaches, you’ll find yourself basking in your accomplishments, ready to welcome the festivities with a sense of pride and satisfaction. Let’s do this! Essential Self Mastery Program: All the essential oils mentioned in this show can be found at Don’
09/08/202312 minutes 56 seconds
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SLP 302: The Importance of Having a Positive Sphere of Influence with Grant Smith

‘I think it’s important to have a network of people around you both professionally and personally that can support you through your own emotions and your own state of mind. It’s always, in every industry and every career, so easy to get caught up in so much of the detail of what’s happening that quite often we do forget to take that time to focus on ourselves and our own wellbeing and mindset. So I think it is important to have a very positive sphere of influence around you. Having professionals, whether that be coaches or company CEO’s that you are able to talk to and talk through your experiences. I think that communication isn’t just with your clients it’s with your friends and family as well on how you’re feeling and where you’re at in your own headspace.’ ~ Grant Smith Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast Grant Smith is one of Australia’s top real estate professionals, in the top 0.1% of agents internationally. Starting his career in the industry at just 14 years of age
07/08/202349 minutes 54 seconds
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SLP 301: Self Love Quicky – Breaking Free of Limiting Emotions & Beliefs

The pursuit of our goals and dreams can be a transformative journey, but often, we find ourselves held back by limiting beliefs and emotions that act as invisible barriers. These internal roadblocks, deeply ingrained in our psyche, can prevent us from reaching our full potential. However, by recognizing and addressing these obstacles head-on, we can unleash our true capabilities and propel ourselves towards success. In this article, we will explore effective strategies to overcome limiting beliefs and emotions, empowering us to achieve our most cherished aspirations. In this week’s Quicky we look at key steps to break free and live the life you desire. All the essential oils mentioned in this show can be found at Don’t forget to use your Self Love Podcast special code below. Links to follow: Website: Instagram: <a href='
03/08/202315 minutes 47 seconds
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SLP 300: Celebrating 300 Shows with Kim Morrison

Here we are celebrating the 300th show of the Self Love Podcast! I am beyond excited and proud to share my passion for this show. As a business owner, author, podcaster, and mentor, I realise I have made it my mission to embrace sustainability, promote organic essential oils and skincare, advocate for self-love, and utilise an array of transformative tools like NLP, hypnotherapy, 4 temperament personalities, counselling, and essential oils. This holistic approach reflects my deep commitment to personal well-being, environmental consciousness, and empowering others on their journeys of self-discovery and growth. In this podcast I share with you how I create products and programs around the power of self-love and self-care, and the stepping-stones you can take to be on the ride with me if you desire. Each of these are the access points for you to be a part of this revolution. I hope at least one of them inspires you to be here! I thank you for your love and care, your fe
31/07/202354 minutes 55 seconds
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SLP 299: Self Love Quicky – Embracing Real Food

In an era of fast-paced living, convenience-driven lifestyles, and an abundance of processed foods, we find ourselves distanced from the fundamental wisdom of our grandparents when it comes to food choices. Our ancestors thrived on real food, enjoying a diet that was unprocessed, wholesome, and sourced directly from nature. By understanding the significance of eating like our grandparents and forefathers and mothers did, we can reconnect with our roots and rediscover the health benefits and cultural heritage associated with real food. All the essential oils mentioned in this show can be found at Don’t forget to use your Self Love Podcast special code below. Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook:
26/07/20238 minutes 53 seconds
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SLP 298: We Don’t Find Health In The Extremes with Steph Lowe

‘I certainly think that a lower carb healthy fat approach is essential for some people especially our type 2 diabetics, but I think we do not find health in the extremes. And that’s the problem with our industry and with Instagram and Tik Tok and 3 second reels. And where we’re getting our information from these days on one hand is extremely powerful in terms of access to information, but I think it’s unfortunately perpetuating this extremism, where people who are well meaning and trying to develop incredible health and body literacy don’t yet understand nuance. And I think often because of where we get our information from it does perpetuate those extremes.’ ~ Steph Lowe Steph Lowe is a mother, Nutritionist, yogi and founder of The Natural Nutritionist, a hub for celebrating the importance of real food, who specialises in low iron, low thyroid, periods and perimenopause. With a passion for spreading a positive message about real food and the incredible affect it has o
24/07/20231 hour 10 minutes 15 seconds
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SLP 297: Self Love Quicky – Essential Oils for Hormone Balance and Post a Hysterectomy

I received a question this week about which essential oils would be good to help with hormones and recovery from a hysterectomy. Whilst they are separate issues, there are crossovers so here are some essential oils and blends that are commonly suggested for hormonal support. You can use them in a bath, diffuser, aroma mist and body boost massage ritual for amazing results. Clary Sage: Often recommended for its potential to balance estrogen levels and relieve symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances, such as menstrual cramps and hot flashes. Lavender: Known for its calming properties, lavender essential oil may help reduce stress and promote better sleep, which can indirectly support hormone balance. Geranium: This oil is believed to help balance hormones, particularly in women. It may assist with menstrual irregularities and menopausal symptoms. Fennel: Often used to address menstrual problems, fennel essential oil may help regulate the menstrual cycl
19/07/20237 minutes 33 seconds
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SLP 296: There Is Wonderment In Staying Curious with Mary Martin

‘There are so many gifts that we can bring to the world with our creativity and our curiosity. And one thing I talk to a lot of people about is curiosity. It’s my favourite new word, it’s my word of the year and I always choose a word of the year… and curiosity about ourselves, about our partners, about nature, about the world around us. Like if we stay in that curious state of mind, there’s always going to be that sense of wonderment around us.’ ~ Mary Martin Mary Martin is celebrating her 20th year of being a naturopath on the Sunshine Coast. She is the author of 9 books on hormone related topics and founders of companies, The Baby Builders and ‘Chief Queen’ of Hormone Queens. Through her consultations and hormone reset programs within Hormone Queens, Mary helps Perimenopausal and Menopausal women kick unwelcome symptoms to the curb to live full, confident, healthy, sexy, sane, energetic and enriching lives. Mary is a passionate advocate of changing up the con
17/07/202359 minutes 12 seconds
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SLP 295: Self Love Quicky – Decluttering, Cleaning & Organising Your Space

Decluttering and organizing your space can be a refreshing and satisfying process. There is nothing better than that sense of achievement when complete. It can do wonders for our head space, and our heart mind and body! It has been proven that decluttering can support you to have better concentration, less brain fog and overwhelm, you will sleep more soundly, your mood will improve, you will be able to let go of the past and you can then turn your energy into being more present and focusing on accomplishing your goals. There is merit to the saying less is more. All the essential oils mentioned in this show can be found at Don’t forget to use your Self Love Podcast special code below. Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook: http
12/07/202310 minutes 25 seconds
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SLP 294: Being of Service to a Visionary with Kara Wright

‘What I love doing, and what I have been doing for the last twenty years is I am naturally drawn to working with businesses that tend to be solo entrepreneurs and they have a big vision, and I love vision. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a visionary, but I am definitely someone who loves to be of service to a visionary and make their vision come to fruition. So, I build it out, so I love to get inside their minds and ask lots of questions about where they want to see their vision head to.’ ~ Kara Wright Calling herself an entrepreneurial employee, Kara Wright is a seasoned Operations Manager. She is dedicated to optimising business processes and driving organisational excellence. Her expertise lies in developing effective strategies, fostering seamless communication among various stakeholders, and managing product production and distribution. Additionally, she excels in overseeing organisational changes, staff recruitment, training, and nurturing a positive work environmen
10/07/202359 minutes 39 seconds
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SLP 293: Self Love Quicky - Essential Oils to Support the Chemo Journey

Undergoing chemotherapy can be a challenging experience, both physically and emotionally. While essential oils cannot treat cancer or replace medical treatments, they can be used as complementary support to help manage some common side effects of chemotherapy. When used safely and under the guidance of a healthcare professional, certain essential oils can provide relaxation, alleviate stress, and promote overall well-being during the chemotherapy process. In this week’s Quicky I discuss some of the best essential oils I would suggest you consider incorporating into your self-care routine while undergoing chemotherapy. All the essential oils mentioned in this show can be found at Don’t forget to use your Self Love Podcast special code below. Links to follow: Website: Instagram: https://www.instagram
05/07/20239 minutes 8 seconds
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SLP 292: People Plus Passion Equals Profitability with Michalle Faulkner

‘I truly believe people plus passion equals profit. So, where we are looking at where I am passionate about my business and I am sure most employers and business owners are, so looking after your people and doing that with integrity and aligned to your values and investing in your people, you’re going to get better results. The people are going to perform better, you’re going to have more profitability and at the end of the day that’s what we’re all about.’ ~ Michalle Faulkner Michalle Faulkner is a partner in the EastCoast Human Resource Group and a senior Human Resource Management practitioner with more than 23 years experience. In addition to her business and HR experience she is a published author and practicing Safety Advisor. Amongst Michalle’s other achievements is winning Business Woman of the Year award in 2008 and Think Business Magazine Business Person of the Year 2016. Today, Michalle is a life member of the Sunshine Coast Business Woman’s Network in recognition o
03/07/202353 minutes 53 seconds
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SLP 291: Unlock the Power of Aromatherapy - Enhance Your Skin, Hair, and Beauty

Aromatherapy, an ancient practice rooted in natural healing, has gained significant popularity in recent years for its ability to promote overall well-being. Beyond its soothing and relaxing effects, aromatherapy also offers a multitude of benefits for our skin, hair, and beauty. By harnessing the power of essential oils derived from plants, this holistic approach can enhance our natural beauty routine in remarkable ways. When it comes to skincare, aromatherapy can be a game-changer. Essential oils possess potent properties that address various skin concerns and help rejuvenate and revitalize the complexion. Lavender oil, renowned for its calming scent, offers soothing effects and can assist in reducing skin inflammation, redness, and irritation. Tea tree oil, on the other hand, is a powerful antiseptic and is commonly used to treat acne, blemishes, and oily skin. For those with dry or mature skin, rosehip oil, rich in vitamins A and C, helps to moisturize, nourish, and promo
28/06/20239 minutes 6 seconds
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SLP 290: You Can’t Create Health By Avoiding Disease with Dr Sarah Farrant

‘You can’t create health by avoiding disease, it’s not going to happen. Health does not exist on a linear line. It’s this oscillating movement from left to right and up and down all the time, every nano-second of your existence. You cannot get something. Every single thing that exists outside in the Universe exists inside of us and we perceptively have the opportunity to switch it on or switch it off.’ ~ Dr Sarah Farrant   Dr Sarah Farrant’s unique understanding of health is changing lives globally. She is the co-founder of Vital Wellbeing, a company providing vital tools for generational change in health…globally. Since the 1990’s Dr Sarah and her husband Dr Randall have been global mentors to thousands of individuals, families, health professionals, celebrities and sporting personalities. They have facilitated and inspired people to live a vitalistic life.   She loves that real health is optimum physical, mental and social wellbeing and not necessarily
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SLP 289: Unlocking The Powerful Benefits of Essential Oils for the Mind

In our hectic modern lives, finding solace and peace of mind is paramount. One of my favourite solutions that has been gaining popularity over the past three decades is the use of pure organic essential oils. Derived from nature's bountiful plants, these precious oils offer numerous benefits that can help rejuvenate and nourish the mind.  In this week’s quicky, we explore their profound impact on our mental well-being. 1. Aromatherapy and Emotional Balance: Aromatherapy, the practice of using essential oils for therapeutic purposes, has been known for centuries to promote emotional balance. Organic essential oils, derived from plants grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, carry a pure and potent essence that can positively influence our moods. Inhaling the aroma of these oils stimulates the limbic system, the emotional centre of the brain, which can help alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression. Lavender, chamomile, and bergamot are just a few examples of
21/06/20238 minutes 22 seconds
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SLP 288: Financially, There’s Always Light At The End Of The Tunnel with Colin Mason

‘But on the back of quite a lot of spending becomes an inflation problem which is what we are seeing now. So, I think we are probably going to see another 12-24 months of higher rates of interest, but there is also going to be opportunities around lender policies. We are already seeing that now in our world, some banks are making it easy for customers to switch banks, without supplying all the documentation and getting a better repayment outcome as well. So, like I said before there’s always positives, look you are going to see negatives, but I always focus on the positives and what’s happening in a market like now. I think it’s really important to focus on those positives because it can be all doom and gloom if you pick up the paper and read the news online, but I think we have got to look beyond that and into the future as there’s always that light at the end of the tunnel.’ ~ Colin Mason Colin Mason never finished school and yet found his own route for success in the money
19/06/202353 minutes 27 seconds
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SLP 287: Self Love Quicky – The Power of Reframing

Reframing, when harnessed through the power of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), holds immense transformative potential. By consciously altering our perception and interpretation of events, reframing enables us to shift from limited perspectives to empowering ones. NLP techniques allow us to reframe challenges as opportunities, setbacks as learning experiences, and obstacles as stepping stones towards growth. Through reframing, we can restructure our internal dialogue, reshape our beliefs, and change the meaning we assign to situations, empowering us to navigate life's complexities with resilience, creativity, and a renewed sense of possibility. If you would like to learn more about reframing we dive deep into this topic in the Essential Self Mastery Program - Links to follow: Website: Instagram:
14/06/20238 minutes 40 seconds
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SLP 286: Juilet Dyer

‘Someone was helping me develop my thinking, go deeper in my meaning behind what was going on for me and what my path forward could be. I was at a point where I was the victim in my story, even though we were going through some really tough situations, I couldn’t look outside of it, I couldn’t look beyond it. And I was stuck in it thinking this is it, this is all I’ve got. And so, by having external support it helped me realise no there is more, there is more that I can do. And it put me back into a position of choice, which is a really huge point. Once you have choice that is where your freedom is to be able to move forward. Because you are no longer stuck in your story.’ ~ Juliet Dyer   Juliet Dyer has an incredible love of emotions and understanding what and why they are there. Through all the work she has done on herself she has found a way to move from a very reactive space to a responsive space and helps us all to understand the power and importance of emotional
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SLP 285: Self Love Quicky – Understanding Other Points of View

Successful and adaptive people enjoy the flexibility of being able to see the world in different ways. They look at everything from multiple perspectives which helps them to be open and explore new ideas. When you understand another point of view you allow more rapport and for relationships to flourish, even if challenging or confusing. If you can distinguish at least these three points of view you are giving yourself the opportunity to explore the situation from all angles.   Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook:   Quotes: Successful and adaptive people see the world from different view points These positions can help people to see something from all ang
07/06/20238 minutes 18 seconds
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SLP 284: The Language We Use Determines The Quality Of Our Life with Catherine Molloy

‘The language we use determines the quality of our life. Now whether it’s the spoken language, whether it’s what’s coming through non-verbally or just those thoughts that we allow in, or those thoughts we allow to keep, these are the things for me that I want to share with the world to allow them to get rid of some of the self-belief that we have that is detrimental to us. And to start to be more conscious more present. For me, it’s about being present with the people I am with at the time. And I think that’s why service is so strong because when I am with you I want to do the best that I can for you and with you, and to listen to you, and just be the best version of me at that moment in time.’ ~ Catherine Molloy Catherine Molloy is an international speaker, facilitator, author and creator of the million dollar hand shake  - how to powerfully connect in business and life. Fun, friendly and forward thinking, cshe is a ommunication expert who reveals the hidden psychology behin
05/06/20231 hour 5 minutes 10 seconds
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SLP 283: Self Love Quicky – The 4 Point Formula for Success

Success is a relative term. If you achieve what you want to and are happy, then perhaps that is success. Success is an individual gauge and can be applied to life in general or to individual tasks in life. Success can simply be achieving personal goals, whatever they may be, a great relationship, good health or financial. The 4-Point formula consolidates the idea of success to help create well-formed outcomes and can be applied to long-term, lifetime or short-term goals.   To hit your target, goal or outcome here are the 4 steps: Know your outcome and be specific in what that is. Take massive radical action. Develop sensory awareness so you know what it looks like, sounds like and feels like. Maintain behavioural flexibility so if you need to change something you can.   If you would like to truly master this 4 point formula, you can apply to be a part of the Essential Self-Mastery Program 2023 intake right here
31/05/20238 minutes 27 seconds
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SLP 282: Letting Go Of The Baggage You Carry with Jennifer Forster and Allie May

‘If I was to really put it in a nutshell, I just got tired of my shit! I really just got tired of being in this, it felt like this washing machine where I would year on year on year on I would just find myself asking the same questions, having the same conversations, over and over and over and over again. And it was in many ways like looking through a plate glass window where I could see everybody on the other side of this plate glass getting something that I wasn’t getting. And why was I so in my mind and asking so many questions?’ ~ Jennifer Forster ‘So, the Time-Line Therapy session that I had was a process of what we call the 5 negative emotions, and we work with anger, sadness, fear, hurt and guilt. And what happened for me in that session, as I walked in one person and out another, what happened for me was I let go of a lot of baggage that I carried. The way that I like to look at this is imagine we have a 100kg back-pack that we carry around day in day out and in that
29/05/20231 hour 15 minutes 30 seconds
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SLP 281: Self Love Quicky - The Importance Of Loving You

We hear it all the time – love yourself, look after yourself, be good to yourself, be positive – and we all know we should - but the truth is we find it much easier to dislike ourselves, beat ourselves up, knock ourselves and be negative! Why is that? Seriously what is this strange, degrading fallacy all about?   Whilst it is easy to find fault or feel like everything is too hard or that it is different for you, I truly believe there is actually only two choices that every one of us has. Love yourself or loathe yourself. There is no in between.   Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook: &nbsp;   SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS   THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would li
25/05/202311 minutes 12 seconds
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SLP 280: Content Is About Connecting With Your Audience with Bronte Cresswell

‘Content is about connecting with your audience and showing them who you are as a brand. That’s the way that I normally look at content when I am making an assessment on if a piece of content is a strong piece of content. It’s firstly, does it represent your brand? So, is it encapsulating everything that your brand is about? And that’s not just brand colours, it’s the brand tone, it’s the messaging that you are trying to communicate, it’s the way that you are representing that message, and then is it going to appeal to and connect with your audience, and show them who you are and how you can help them, the value in who you are and a piece of content that sits between those two is normally a really powerful piece of content.’ ~ Bronte Cresswell   Bronte Cresswell is an experienced digital marketer and organic social media specialist. With ten years’ experience in the industry, she has worked with hundreds of business owners nationally and internationally. In 2018 she la
23/05/20231 hour 4 minutes 29 seconds
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SLP 279: Self Love Quicky - Healing After Arguing

We all argue, have fights and come across moments of conflict, so this week we discuss 5 steps on how to process and heal from these events. This is about being able to talk about the incident without falling back into it again. It is about staying calm and creating emotional distance. The key is always to have a greater understanding and how you can work thought it honouring your different perspectives and realities. We talk about how to share your feelings, your version of reality, what activated or triggers you, where you can take responsibility and how to create a new way moving forward.  Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook: Quotes: You can process these incidents with grace It requires calm a
17/05/202312 minutes 53 seconds
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SLP 278: When We Go Through Contrast, We Are Asking with Melissa Schembri

‘Ester Hicks, my favourite personal development speaker - The Law Of Attraction - says that when we go through contrast we are asking. So, whenever something bad is happening to us, that’s just us refining what we want, it’s refining our preferences, it’s helping us work out what we do want, because when we know what we don’t want the opposite is generally true. And she says that if you can just open the door a little bit and see a little of what is on the other side that you will be blown away. So, I knew that I needed to separate for me to come into my own power and to find myself, and to start living my life, I couldn’t keep helping someone else. I needed to really find myself. And within 5 years I became one of the top real estate agents on the Coast.’ ~ Melissa Schembri This is such a beautiful conversation about life, loss, love and leadership. Melissa Schembri is an incredible woman who has learned from many life’s occurrences including contrast, but instead of becomin
15/05/20231 hour 2 minutes 16 seconds
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SLP 277: Quicky - PATCHOULI

You only have to get a waft of Patchouli to sense its exotic and trademark sensual aroma. Like sandalwood, cedarwood, vetiver and frankincense it is a renowned fixative in the perfume world. With a deep, musky, base scent you do not need many drops for incredible effect. It is regenerating, harmonising, enduring and sensual. In this week’s Quicky we talk all the wonder and powers of this remarkable euphoric oil.   Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook: &nbsp;   SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS   THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-st
10/05/20235 minutes 57 seconds
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SLP 276: Unresolved Grief Is Where The Pain Lies with Rachel Pope

‘That’s because of unresolved grief, that is what I help people to move forward through and resolve all the complex grief emotions. Because grief is an umbrella. It’s not just sadness. Even if we allow the sadness to flow there’s still other conflicting emotions that come with grief. There’s guilt, shame or regret and it’s almost always about things we wish we could have said or done differently or things we wish somebody else could have said or done differently. So unresolved grief is where the pain lies.’ ~ Rachel Pope Grief is something we will all experience in our life, and we all may feel the topic itself is a huge one. Grief is not just the loss of someone we love, it can be loss of freedom, loss of what was, a loss of a job, financial stability, career, relationships, education, connection and even hope. Rachel Pope is someone who knows loss well. At 17, Rachel Pope lost her Dad (age 47) to cancer, and eight years later, her eldest brother in a tragic car accident. Li
08/05/20231 hour 7 minutes 27 seconds
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SLP 275: Self Love Quicky – The Practice of Self Care

Self care is said to be the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health. The practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own wellbeing and happiness, in particular during periods of stress or dis-ease. In this week’s quicky we look at the 4 key areas of self-care and my 5 favourite essential oils for this incredibly important practice.   Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook: &nbsp;   SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS   THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes so that others find this p
03/05/202313 minutes
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When envisioning all that I wanted Phenomenal Feminine Entrepreneurs to do for you, I knew having Kim Morrison on would be a must. She truly is the consummate feminine entrepreneur. With a wealth of knowledge that can’t help but fill your heart and mind with a delicious sense of all that is possible, I know you will get so much from this interview.  In starting her business, Kim Morrison wanted to be the largest aromatherapy company in the southern hemisphere. But, as time went on, she realised her true reason, her why, is to support one woman to tap into their innate healing power, nourish and nurture her family through the medicinal qualities of plants, herbs, and essential oils and nature.  Beyond that, her bigger why has always been to create a beautiful legacy for her family. I don’t doubt your heart and mind will be filled with seeds of possibility once you’ve listened to this interview Enjoy!
01/05/202344 minutes 52 seconds
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SLP 273: Self Love Quicky - Healing After Surgery

Surgery is a big deal and for many getting over the surgery is even bigger. Your surgeon does his part while you are in the hospital but when you leave, recovery is your challenge and your responsibility. Here are 10 ways to help speed up the healing process so you can get back to life as quickly as possible.   1. Use Essential Oils Smell is very closely linked to our emotions. When things smell good you naturally feel better. Hospitals may not smell bad, but for many they have a very clinical chemical aroma. Placing a drop of rose oil on your heart for strength, peppermint on the temples for clarity or to relieve headaches, sandalwood on the tummy if feeling nervous and for grounding and lavender on the base of the neck to stimulate the vagus nerve which controls the functioning of most significant organs in the body. You can also use blends from Twenty8 like Instant Calm and Immune Boost.   2. Read Inspiring Words Take a good book with you. Something th
27/04/20239 minutes 29 seconds
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SLP 272: Belief In Yourself Takes Time with Amy Bennett

‘The more that I leant into who I was, became who I was, the more people I felt courageously opened up to be that themselves as well. It doesn’t have to be pink hair – I mean I’m just crazy enough to do that, that’s probably my Danish Viking warrior blood, we’re pretty wild – but really belief in yourself takes time. Having good people around you that pick you up and build you up. I definitely am the first person to say I can be really horrible to myself, and I guess when you say those things aloud and other people tell you that it’s not a nice way to speak to yourself. So, having good people in your corner. But be that good person to other people for that reason. Compliment people every single time you see something beautiful about someone.’ ~ Amy Bennett   Amy Bennett is a passionate and proud woman who grew up truly valuing the power of community. Inspired by her beautiful mother, Amy is committed to give as much as she can to her community and help make the Sunshin
24/04/20231 hour 1 minute 2 seconds
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SLP 271: Self Love Quicky – The Science Of Getting Rich

In ‘The Science of Getting Rich’, Wallace Wattles teaches that contrary to popular belief, there is plenty of wealth and happiness to go around. His book reveals a way of thinking that will get you all the riches and joy you desire and in this week’s Quicky you will hear the pocket guide to understanding his philosophy!   Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook:   Quotes: A thought can produce the thing that is imaged by thought One must past from the competitive mind to the creative mind Gratitude unifies the mind One must keep in mind the purpose to get rich &nbsp;   SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS   THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would l
19/04/20238 minutes 46 seconds
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SLP 270: Align Yourself To Big Energy with Alice Mackinnon

‘Surfing brought joy back into my life and I just kind of sobbed as I paddled out into the line-up and a Brahminy kite was flying overhead, and I just sobbed at the gift of choosing joy again in my life, and the ocean brought it back in for me. Which is what it did when I learnt how to surf at 46 as well. There was just this experience of choosing joy and choosing the wild inside that surfing brings because you are immersed in the ocean and there’s big energy out there sometimes and you get to align yourself to big energy and as your skills in surfing grow, there’s kind of an alchemy that happens where instead of being wiped out by big energy, you get to hitch a ride on it.’ ~ Alice Mackinnon   Dr Alice MacKinnon (PhD) is a mindfulness martial artist. Her work focuses on presenting and practising dynamic, hands-on and embodied practices that take mindfulness from a worthy idea into the rough and tumble of daily life – at work, in the community, and in the home and fami
17/04/20231 hour 10 minutes 9 seconds
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SLP 269: Teaching Our Children The Art Of Self Love

If there is one word that is often overused, misused or misinterpreted in many different ways, it is love. Love is an incredible expression and a word that carries many emotions. Our children can use it to describe anything from a favourite pair of shoes to a favourite meal. And as parents we may wonder the kind of impact it can have on our children. But there is one amazing place to start cultivating more love and that comes from oneself. We can teach our children the beauty of self-love by being the best example. In this week’s Quicky we look at ways we can help our children be aware of this super-power, and how they can embrace it all with love and care.   Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook:
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SLP 268: You Have A Birthright To Be Your Very Best Self with Nikki Fogden-Moore

‘I think fundamentally we have to break up with all these old programming like punch through, work hard, push, do your best, turn up exhausted and then it shows that you have got this badge of honour. The tall-poppy syndrome – yes it did exist – but we’re buying into it even more now, and I think confidence is unstoppable but that needs to come from within and we need to almost re-write the script. So, we’ve become indulgent I think, of using that as an excuse. Until you can find your own mojo which is ‘I have to do this because it feels right’ and you have a birthright to be your very best self.’ ~ Nikki Fogden-Moore   A Global Quantum Coach, it is Nikki Fogden-Moore’s mission to help create a world that is led by extraordinary humans achieving personal and professional success. She wants to ensure that high achieving leaders – both established and emerging - have the tools to harness their 'mojo' and thrive with vitality, confidence, courage and conviction. She has c
10/04/20231 hour 14 minutes 4 seconds
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SLP 267: Self Love Quicky – Yin and Yang Movement

Yin and yang is a concept originated in ancient Chinese philosophy that describes how obviously opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. In this week’s quicky we look at the important of the extremes in movement and how important the balance is for total health and wellbeing.   Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook:   Quotes: It is all about contrary and opposite forces The opposing movements can include yin like stretching and yang like running In all stillness there must be movement; in all movemen
05/04/20238 minutes 47 seconds
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SLP 266: May Every Aroma You Smell Be A Healing One with Deby Atterby

‘So, the research has become a very, very big part of it, even though people don’t want to say, like the pharmaceutical companies, oh this is true it does work, that’s why they have to have this knowledge behind them, and this is why the research goes into so much today. It’s just like how we learnt how to use herbs, we just worked with them and I suppose in the very beginning there wasn’t a lot of documentation, but as time has gone on, that valuable documentation, the research, people submitting their case studies and showing their research papers, that’s how we really get the greater understanding about how these chemical constituents that are so minute are able to truly work in many facets of our health and wellbeing.’ ~ Deby Atterby   Growing up with a passion for plants Deby Atterby was continuously inspired by her grandmother, her Mamushka, who would give her herbal teas and tinctures whenever unwell or injured. This empowered her to want to learn more and train
03/04/20231 hour 4 minutes 13 seconds
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SLP 265: A Self Care Guide

One of life’s biggest challenges we sometimes face is the ability to prioritise oneself. We get told all the time if we do not top our own tank first we will not have anything left for others. Today we take a moment to truly honour the important aspects of self-care physically, emotionally and spiritually.   Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook:   Quotes: Self-care is not selfish it’s essential Make yourself a priority Take the challenge to honour yourself Create space for me time &nbsp; SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS   THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and In
29/03/20238 minutes 52 seconds
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SLP 264: Helping Our Community To Be Their Best with Zoe Sparks

‘I suppose I look at myself and think, well I have been working here on the Coast now since June 2000 so it’s 23 years, so I am well established here, my business is going well, I know lots of people and so it’s very much now my turn to give back, or how can I contribute and make a difference in my community and whether that be through my role at Visit Sunshine Coast focused on our event and tourism industry, whether its generation innovation, which is a program for young entrepreneurs aged 15-25, which is all about helping them to start out. So, I think for me it’s that whole drive of working with different groups of people to try and help them to be the best they can possibly be.’ ~ Zoë Sparks A stunning interview with someone who truly understands what it means to be a connector, organiser and event manager. Zoë Sparks has owned her award-winning travel, conference and event management company – Spectacular Events Pty Ltd – for the past twenty-five years. During Covid, Zo
27/03/20231 hour 3 minutes
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SLP 263: Self Love Quicky - BASIL OIL

Basil is a herbaceous oil that is derived from the flowering tops and leaves through steam distillation. Known botanically as Ocimum basilicum this beautiful oil is renowned throughout history for being the ‘royal herb’.  Originating from the Greek word basileus which means ‘king- like’ it has a very noble and strong aroma that was prescribed in the Middle Ages for depression and melancholy behavior.   Basil has antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and antispasmodic qualities. It is commonly cited as a great oil to help with digestive issues, hormonal issues and is a great antiseptic oil. It is one of those oils that should definitely sit in your first-aid kit and makes a fantastic oil to use in the office with lemon and rosemary to keep the mind active and alert.   Basil is a wonderful pick-me-up and can help you feel more abundance, clarity, strength and worthiness. It is also the oil to help reduce feelings of apprehension, cha
23/03/20237 minutes 16 seconds
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SLP 262: Lead with Strong Values, Compassion and Respect - with Roz White

‘Lead with compassion and with values, strong values because people will align to that and that’s the thing that will help them to feel fulfilled, to have a sense of wellbeing, to fulfil their professional aspirations but also to sustain their personal health and wellness, which is critically important. If you want longevity of your team to bring them with you then they need to be fully sustained. To be personally and professionally sustained. And you do that through good strong direction, good supportive actions, clear guidelines… but led with values and respect.’ ~ Roz White Roz White is an award-winning business leader with 30 years’ experience, a charity volunteer and leading advocate for various industry groups.   Roz is the co-owner of White’s IGA Group & White’s Commercial Property Group employing 500 people in the Sunshine Coast community. Yet she describes herself as a scratchy ol kid from the bush and now baggy ass Grocers! Roz has held leadership positions i
20/03/202359 minutes 10 seconds
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SLP 261: Self Love Quicky – Start The Day With Lemon Water

Starting the day with a cup of lemon water is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your health and well-being. In this week’s quicky, we look at 10 benefits to drinking this magical water first thing. We know lemons provide essential nutrients for daily cellular function like potassium, magnesium, copper, vitamin C, B6, B2 and vitamin E and we know they help to boost your immune system, support healthy digestive function and can lift your energy and mood.   Quotes: Lemon is packed with loads of vitamin C Lemon can help maintain your pH levels It is one of the best detoxifiers you can drink One of the best digestive aids Lemons help stimulate, accelerate and catalyse various chemical reactions in the body One of the best supports for fighting off infections Lemons can help you to melt away body fat &nbsp;   SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS   THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you woul
15/03/202312 minutes 51 seconds
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SLP 260: Creating A Different Version Of Reality with Juliet Lever & Paul Eliseo Part 2

1:09:22 – 1:10:00 - Paul ‘A belief is really a feeling of certainty around something. Our beliefs are formed in different stages and usually there’s a decision made that precedes the belief. Sometimes people have one event one situation happen and from that moment on they think I am good enough or I am not good enough, or whatever different belief they could give themselves. And then they go through their life as their belief becomes their perception filter where we will delete things that go against our belief and actually change our filter of the world so it shows us things that are in alignment with our belief system. And a belief isn’t actually true, it becomes true.’ 1:11:03 – 1:11:41 - Juliet ‘And I think it’s really easy to look at the results we’re getting in life and think we just have to change our actions but if you can start understanding what your beliefs are and your values are then you can start to understand how if you can shift those beliefs, then you will st
15/03/202355 minutes 39 seconds
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SLP 259: Self Love Quicky - Reducing Your Toxic Load

There are many toxic compounds in our environment many of which we do not have control over the exposure, but there are many we can control. Remembering our organs of detoxification and elimination can struggle to keep up with burden we place on it. So, in this week’s Quicky, we look at some simple and quick ways we can reduce our toxic load through more mindful choices and actions. &nbsp; SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes so that others find this podcast easily and I sincerely appreciate all of your feedback and comments. It makes it all worthwhile as I know this podcast can plant a seed where big things can indeed grow! If you would love to work with Kim one on one coaching or be a part of her Self Love &amp; Wellness Mentorship Program to continue to master
09/03/20238 minutes 22 seconds
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SLP 258: Turning Point Moments with Juliet Lever & Paul Eliseo - Part 1

Juliet Lever &amp; Paul Eliseo are the co-founders of Evolve &amp; Relaunch Education. These two extraordinary souls share their personal journeys of challenge, self-discovery and transformation, which ultimately lead them to finding one another. In part one of this two part interview we discover how they each removed themselves from the corporate matrix and we learn their strategies on how to traverse the landscape of life. We also get to appreciate the power of our own thinking and the rewards gained when investing time and energy into self-development. With over 20 years of combined experience in the personal development industry, Paul and Juliet have trained a community of students worldwide in NLP and Hypnotherapy. As a couple they are deeply passionate about bringing transformational skills and empowering knowledge to coaches and individuals to deepen their healing, confidence, skills and personal transformations. The journey to self-love and self-discovery for P
07/03/20231 hour 7 minutes 29 seconds
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SLP 257: Self Love Quicky - The Evolving Science of Epigenetics

There is an evolving science around epigenetics which considers how our genes are affected by a constantly changing environment and what we expose ourselves to each and every day. We can look at our genes as the loaded gun and our environment is what pulls the trigger. In this week’s Quicky we take a look at some tips that support every decision we make on a daily basis to positively impact our genes. &nbsp; SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes so that others find this podcast easily and I sincerely appreciate all of your feedback and comments. It makes it all worthwhile as I know this podcast can plant a seed where big things can indeed grow! If you would love to work with Kim one on one coaching or be a part of her Self Love &amp; Wellness Mentorship Program to
01/03/20237 minutes 51 seconds
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SLP 256: Honouring Your Genius Zone with Min Swan

‘People can see things in you that you can’t see in yourself. They can see the impact that you are having. I call it a ‘genius zone’ and I believe people don’t know what their genius zone is, and people are always searching for their purpose. And if you actually just sat really quietly, it’s all already inside you and sometimes the clues come from when the people around you saying things and if you’re shutting them out but you’re still passionately trying to find your purpose but you’re not listening to the compliments or the feedback from people around you, you will miss it, and that’s where the gold will be.’ ~ Min Swan Min Swan is a change agent and someone who inspires many to live in, and honour, their genius zone. A proud and passionate Scorpio, Min Swan leaves no stone unturned in her pursuit to find ways to grow, connect and celebrate those around her.  A stunning entrepreneur and an exceptional soul who truly does live life authentically and powerfully. She is passio
27/02/20231 hour 5 minutes 45 seconds
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SLP 255: Self Love Quicky – Sleep Well

We all know that today’s lifestyle is often at odds with the past. And this is even more obvious when it comes to our sleep patterns. Our ancestors followed a more natural daily cycle where they rose with the sun and went to bed at sundown. When we follow a similar pattern, we are in alignment with specific hormonal changes in our body that are responsible for putting us to sleep and waking with energy and alertness. In this week’s Quicky we look at some suggestions for a better and more qualified sleep. &nbsp; SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes so that others find this podcast easily and I sincerely appreciate all of your feedback and comments. It makes it all worthwhile as I know this podcast can plant a seed where big things can indeed grow! If you wo
22/02/202310 minutes 50 seconds
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SLP 254: Appreciating Integrative Health and Wellness with Simone McDouall

‘We definitely need both. I mean without emergency medicine and intensive cares and Western medicine we unfortunately wouldn’t be able to survive certain events and things happening. So, absolutely appreciate and adore that system for what it is. And then when it comes to the Eastern medicine and integrative health and bringing the two together with functional medicine, it looks at the root cause. And so, the non-urgent, non-emergency conditions, we can look at them and actually get down to the root cause so that we can live without dis-ease and avoid getting ourselves into a chronic state. So yeah, it’s a really interesting background for me to have because having worked in the hospital system and working with GP’s as well, working with the pharmaceutical and medical device industry and then going into integrative health I really have an appreciation for every single area and where everyone sits.’ ~ Simone McDouall After years of living the city life, in Sydney, Melbourne &
20/02/20231 hour 4 minutes 41 seconds
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SLP 253: Self Love Quicky – What Do You Do With A Problem

What do you do with a problem that just seems to follow you around and doesn’t want to go away? You can ignore it, run from it or worry more about it. And the reality is, the longer problems are avoided, the bigger they seem to get. There is a wonderful children’s book that has a story for any age and will inspire you to look closely at the problem and find out why it is there. The book is called ‘What Do You Do With A Problem?’ by Kobi Yamada &nbsp; SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes so that others find this podcast easily and I sincerely appreciate all of your feedback and comments. It makes it all worthwhile as I know this podcast can plant a seed where big things can indeed grow! If you would love to work with Kim one on one coaching or be a part of her Sel
15/02/20238 minutes 24 seconds
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SLP 252: Light Of Expression with Lynn Rane

‘I really believe that the people who are working within the system are doing their absolute best to provide really beautiful care for their clients, their patients and the people in there, but looking outside of those systems allows us to look at human beings as whole and find them new resources and ways to be able to do things. And it takes them out of the need for just the diagnostic and the label and it looks at them as a wholistic whole person.’ Lynn Rane A gypsy at heart Lynn Rane is one extraordinary soul. Born in Glasgow, raised all over Australia and living her earlier years in the defence force has brought a lot of colour, variety and worldly experience. Lynn is a mother of five and has a passion to help people understand just how intricate and beautiful they are. Lynn shares how life does not have to be 'good' all of the time and if we can allow the full spectrum of emotions and challenges then we will innately know how to lead ourselves home. Lynn is an Int
13/02/202356 minutes 17 seconds
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SLP 251: Self Love Quicky - How To Keep Mental Focus

In a digital age, it can be challenging to stay focused and keep your attention. This week’s Quicky gives some tips and ideas on how you can keep your focus and accomplish the tasks you set out to do without mindless distractions and procrastination. &nbsp;   SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS   THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes so that others find this podcast easily and I sincerely appreciate all of your feedback and comments. It makes it all worthwhile as I know this podcast can plant a seed where big things can indeed grow!   If you would love to work with Kim one on one coaching or be a part of her Self Love &amp; Wellness Mentorship Program to continue to master the art of self-love click here –   BRAND NEW ‘ESSENTIAL SELF CARE WEEKEND’ VIRTUAL EVENT with Kim Morr
08/02/202311 minutes 59 seconds
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SLP 250: A New Year with Kim Morrison

It’s the 250th show of the Self Love Podcast and to celebrate and kick off a new year I am answering questions that have been put to me over time. My wish is that those who are new to the show, you may get a little insight into why I do what I do, and for those who have followed me for some time, there may even be some answers you have not heard before! Here’s to a wonderful 2023! &nbsp; SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes so that others find this podcast easily and I sincerely appreciate all of your feedback and comments. It makes it all worthwhile as I know this podcast can plant a seed where big things can indeed grow! If you would love to work with Kim one on one coaching or be a part of her Self Love &amp; Wellness Mentorship Program to continue to master t
07/02/202354 minutes 50 seconds
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SLP 249: Looking After your Skin As You Age with Kim Morrison

This week’s Guest Replay Interview was with the gorgeous Angela Counsel. Angela is a naturopath and menopause coach and someone who brings a lot of passion and education around aging with grace. Make sure you follow her as she is someone who delivers her message with heart and soul.  As we age and our hormones shift, many women start to notice that their skin changes. It isn’t as tight as it was in the past and often, they start to notice lines and wrinkles that weren’t there in the past. I get so many questions about the best skincare to use as you age that I decided to chat with Kim Morrison, the Founder and Creator of a fantastic natural skin care brand called Twenty8. &nbsp; SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes so that others find this podcast easily and I si
30/01/202359 minutes 44 seconds
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SLP 248: The Importance Of Self Love with Kim Morrison

This week’s Guest Replay Interview was with the amazing Jennifer Jefferies from The Present Day Wise Woman podcast. I absolutely love Jen and adore our open hearted conversations and wicked sense of humour when we get together. She is also an incredible aromatherapy advocate and someone I have loved being a fellow essential oil educator for the past three decades.  Are you showing yourself self-love? In this episode, Jen chats to Kim Morrison, who set a world record as the youngest female to run 100 miles in less than 24 hours, about the importance of mindset and self-love to thrive in today’s world. Be inspired by Kim’s unwavering self-belief and deep understanding that you must take care of yourself first and foremost. &nbsp; SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTune
23/01/202349 minutes
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SLP 247: Twenty8 Founder Talking Deep with Kim Morrison

This week’s Guest Replay Interview was with the amazing Corrective Culture duo Callan Krause, Jake Stone. I didn’t expect to go so deep and into such personal experiences, but here it is. I would encourage you to listen to and follow these two superstars. The conversation went deep into Kim’s own sexual trauma as a child and the process of healing with it, how she created her essential oil business and what essential oils to use. A true entrepreneur & mother with lots of wisdom to share. We love her energy x &nbsp; SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes so that others find this podcast easily and I sincerely appreciate all of your feedback and comments. It makes it all worthwhile as I know this podcast can plant a seed where big things can indeed grow! If yo
16/01/20231 hour 1 minute 52 seconds
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SLP 246: Overcoming Self Sabotage with Kim Morison

This week’s Guest Replay Interview was with the incredible duo Melinda Salmond and Trish Gordon from Don’t Give A Fifty. These two are such fun and a huge inspiration for living life out loud and being proud of aging with grace. Subscribe to their podcast for some weekly inspiration and laughs! This week Mel & Trish welcome back into the studio Kim Morrison. Kim is nothing short of amazing. She has an incredible passion for, and an enviable understanding of what makes us tick. In this episode the girls explore human behaviours and the importance of a growth mindset and deep dive into the phenomenon that is ‘Self Sabotage’. Why we sabotage ourselves and don’t live the life we Image and how we personally, and using tools such as Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy can help stop the Self Sabotage cycle. &nbsp; SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Ins
09/01/202353 minutes 2 seconds
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SLP 245: Mastering Personality Clashes with Kim Morrison

This week’s Guest Replay Interview was with the amazing Marcus Pearce and Damian Kristoff on their podcast 100 Not Out where I am talking all things Personalities. Something quite interesting to reflect on at this time of year with so many different personalities to consider! These two are masters in the podcasting world and you will love all they have to offer.   Our dear friend Kim Morrison returns to 100 Not Out after far too long (she last featured on episode 24! 100NO 24: Kim Morrison: 45 and Flying!) Today, we’re discussing personalities. If you’re alive you’ve had a personality clash with someone. And over the Christmas period, they can come up out of nowhere! Be prepared, be very prepared, and if you take the time to appreciate yours and the differing personalities of your family and friends, you’re in for one incredible life. Buy Kim’s book – Why Can’t You Be Normal Like Me – and check out her entire range of products at http://t
03/01/202340 minutes 40 seconds
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SLP 244: Self Love Quicky – End Of Year Reflections

As we come to the end of a big year for many, it can be incredibly insightful to reflect on the year that was and set intentions for the year ahead. Here are some beautiful questions to contemplate and take some time over the next few days to consider. Happy New Year!   If there was one word to describe this year it would be…   The things I did do that I wanted to do…   The things I didn’t do that I wanted to…   The biggest defining moment of my year and what it taught me…   The things that most challenged me…   The things that bought me the most joy…   Something new I tried this year…   Something that pushed me hard but paid off…   What have I learnt about myself this year?   I gave too much of my time to…   I wish I had spent more time on…   The things I am most proud of … This Coming Year…   I want more…   I want less…
29/12/202212 minutes 55 seconds
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SLP 243: Happy New Year with Cyndi O’Meara and Carren Smith

An invitation for two special inspiring souls to give their thoughts and advice on moving into a brand New Year. Cyndi O’Meara and Carren Smith were co-hosts on the trio’s Up For A Chat podcast and this week are guests of the Self Love Podcast. A rabbit hole dive into what it means to embrace life and focus on how we can each contribute with love and intention in creating a new normal. The girls also share their word for 2023 and their offerings for us to look forward to. Cyndi’s favourite quote is: ‘Life doesn’t happen to you it happens for you.’ Carren’s favourite quote is: ‘All that we have is a result of who we are.’ Kim’s favourite quote is: ‘Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want’ Tips: Cyndi: Stay regimented You’ve eaten it before so be mindful about what you are eating Carren: Eat half, walk double and love infinitely Understand that everyone’s doing the best that they can Practice love and acceptance Words for 2023:
27/12/202250 minutes 38 seconds
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SLP 242: Self Love Quicky – Home Spa For Busy Bodies

There are times when we all need to take refuge from our busy lives so we can soothe, relax, rebalance and re-energise our tired bodies. And Christmas is no different. Whilst we can dream of booking into a resort or spa and indulging in all kinds of treatments, time and or money can be an issue so why not create your own home spa as a practical and rejuvenating alternative. Here are some simple and highly effective home spa ideas. &nbsp; Get yourself a large stainless steel bowl Two large marbles to massage your feet Face washers Headband Shower cap Jar of sea salt or sugar Natural bristle brushes Natural Clay Mask Candles Chamomile Tea Bags for eye compresses Diffuser Relaxing music Cold pressed massage oils Essential oils &nbsp; Essential Oils For: &nbsp; Relaxing: lavender, chamomile, geranium, marjoram Detoxifying: lemongrass, juniper, grapefruit, tea tree <
22/12/20228 minutes 24 seconds
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SLP 241: The Powers Of Transcendental Meditation with Wendy Rosenfeldt

‘So really, the key difference with transcendental meditation is we’re not trying to control the mind, or concentrate, or visualise or be mindful of our thoughts. And all these things activate the mind to some extent. And that’s why if you’ve got a really busy mind or you’re very anxious, it’s really hard to do those techniques. Now an analogy that’s often used when we talk about Transcendental Meditation is to think of the mind as being a bit like the ocean. We can have a lot of turbulence on the surface of the ocean, but if you dive down underneath there is complete stillness and silence. And that’s the same with the mind.’ ~ Wendy Rosenfeldt Wendy Rosenfeldt is a teacher of Transcendental Meditation (TM) and a Maharishi Ayurveda Practitioner. She has been teaching TM for over 20 years and is passionate about helping people to live their full potential by accessing the deepest levels of the mind and releasing the blocks caused by stress, tension, and past experiences. In t
19/12/202257 minutes 50 seconds
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SLP 240: Self Love Quicky- Behaviours Refer To What You Think

Behaviour refers to what you think as well as what you say and do – what you consciously get up to. All of your behaviour actually has a purpose and a positive intention at that (even the bad habits)! In this week’s Quicky we look at a series of questions you could ask if you need to change your behaviours to get the results you want. Change at the behavioural level is easier to make when you have a real sense of purpose that fits with your sense of identity, beliefs and values. Go for behaviours that truly serve you. &nbsp; SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes so that others find this podcast easily and I sincerely appreciate all of your feedback and comments. It makes it all worthwhile as I know this podcast can plant a seed where big things can indeed grow!</p
15/12/20227 minutes 54 seconds
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SLP 239: Observing Mastery with Liz Sefton and Kimberly Steele

Working on oneself is a lifelong commitment. Mastering oneself takes a conscious commitment and dedication that allows an individual to break through sabotaging, limiting beliefs and focus on what is truly important to live the life they truly deserve. Liz Sefton and Kimberly Steele share this week what they observed in seeing a group of amazing souls graduate from the Essential Self-Mastery Program last month. Their insights are both insightful and inspiring.   I could not thank Liz and Kimberly enough for the incredible behind-the-scenes work they did to support me to deliver a beautiful 15 week program for 22 amazing women. The Essential Self-Mastery Program is a study of self-discovery and enquiry that provides each attendee the skills and resources to dig deep, go within, reflect, heal and move forward with love and grace.   As the girls share this is a program that helps people who want to: - Live their best, most extraordinary life - Level-u
12/12/202251 minutes
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SLP 238: Self Love Quicky - Embrace Skin Goodies

Our bodies are designed to work with nature. There is a natural synergy that allows our bodies to better absorb and utilise nature’s ingredients. It makes sense then that when it comes to sourcing optimum health for your skin and body, you should look to the greatest beauty laboratory in the world… Mother Nature. In this weeks Quicky we look at a few amazing ingredients to treat your skin like these: Manuka honey, plant and nut oils, rosehip oil, calendula, shea butter, kelp extract, witch hazel extract and natural clays. Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook: &nbsp; SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast p
08/12/20228 minutes 39 seconds
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SLP 237: Wholistic Considerations In Physiotherapy with Peta Talbot

‘There’s the concept of allostatic load so what we know is that chronic pain becomes basically a nervous system issue, your nervous system can get really ramped up and get really good at expressing pain beyond what it needs to. We know that things like lack of sleep, our emotions, allergies, anything else that is going to increase our inflammatory load or put stress on our system is actually going to increase our pain. So, I think as physio’s when we are dealing with pain whether it be acute pain or chronic pain I think we have to consider the whole person.’ ~ Peta Talbot With nearly 20 years-experience as a Physiotherapist and with a background in Exercise and Sports Science, Peta Talbot is a titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, having completed her Masters in 2016. She is at the forefront of the latest evidence-based management for a wide range of injuries and chronic pain conditions. In this week’s podcast we dive into the power behind this modality and how it is be
05/12/202255 minutes 54 seconds
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SLP 236: Self Love Quicky – The Journey To What You Desire

Change is a journey between where you are and where you will be. In NLP we express that as the journey between the present state and the desired state. If you do not have what you want in your life, it is because the path is blocked by an issue or problem – perhaps a habit you want to change. It is in this space we get to uncover the programs you are running and help you reprogram the unconscious mind to change that behaviour. The instruction to change comes from your conscious mind, but it is the unconscious mind that learns the new way of doing things and produces the new behaviour. The unconscious mind is everything that is not part of your conscious awareness – it is the home of your beliefs, motivations and behaviours. It acts in habitual repeated ways. It is your unconscious mind that carries out an instruction from the conscious mind.  For example imagine sitting down – it is your unconscious that tells your limbs what to do. Four Stages To Mastery 1. Unc
01/12/20227 minutes 21 seconds
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SLP 235: Treating Your Skin From The Inside Out with Shellie Pearson

‘Hormones and genetics are really a small, small part of it. I now know after a long, long time, that the nervous system is so closely related, it is unbelievable. Our gut function is even more closely related. You know we have 12 systems in our body and when one is out, it has a domino effect on the rest. And so, you really can’t look at skin as just what we see here, although that’s obviously what you said we care about the most. Skin really is more than that. I really believe in treating the skin from the inside out and looking at more than just that integumentary skin system.’ Shellie is the proud owner of Asthetique Skin Care and with over 20 years experience in the skin and beauty industry, she is an extremely passionate therapist, healer and leader.  Having suffered problematic skin most of her life, she has made it her mission to ensure that Asthetique Skin Care provides its team and clients with the best education, products and technology there is, vowing not
28/11/20221 hour 7 minutes 50 seconds
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SLP 234: Self Love Quicky – Practical Ways To Master Oneself

Mastering oneself is not some simple 3 step process. It takes time, energy, commitment, curiosity, openness and education. It is a constant learning without blaming being in denial or making excuses. Self-mastery puts us at the helm with skills and resources to manage all that happens in our lives. Here are some simple practical ways you can master your life with ease and grace. Some key practical steps include: - Budget - Develop daily self-care practices - Eat less - Eat well – SLOW (Seasonal Local Organic Whole) - Meditate - Set daily intentions - Move your body - Challenge yourself - Start small think big - Set goals that take you out of your comfort zone Check out the Essential Self Mastery Program at Links to follow: Website: Instagram: <a href='https://www.inst
23/11/202216 minutes 11 seconds
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SLP 233: Literally, Wholly, Rawly, Honestly Jivita with Kirsty McDaide

‘I just got so disheartened seeing people get so confused and there’s so much green washing and so much marketing… people, clients of mine would go out trying to take on what we’ve done in a session, and they would think that they were doing the right thing and they came back and I’m like oh so close, so close. And they’d just slightly miss the mark, and then just watching their face, I was just like this is not ok. So yeah, I decided to create Jivita which is an online platform for all organic natural products. And I suppose the difference for my business partner and I Katherine Bond, is that we wanted to create a space that had zero greenwashing, that it is what it says on the tin, literally, wholly, rawly, honestly.’ ~ Kirsty McDaide Kirsty McDaide, a playful Pom living in Melbourne, has over 17 years full time clinical experience as a holistic exercise and lifestyle coach. Utilising the incredible knowledge taken from her CHEK training, along with her intuition, Kirsty se
22/11/20221 hour 4 minutes 40 seconds
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SLP 232: Self Love Quicky – Are Organic Oils Better?

As the debate on the quality of essential oils rises, it is important we do not get caught up in stories, or well meaning sellers, or a brand war. What we need to know is that essential oils are sourced from all around the world based on the best geographical locations for the plants to grow. It is also important to note that there are only so many producers of each essential oil worldwide and in many cases a lot of brands procure their oils from the same suppliers as other essential oils companies. This is especially true of certified organic oils because there is an even smaller pot of producers to source from. Organic essential oils are usually seen as superior to non-organic oils. SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes so that others find this
16/11/20227 minutes 34 seconds
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SLP 231: Self Love throwback – Get Curious About Your Hormones – Dr Nat Kringoudis

“I had this moment where I was like I’m fixing the broken person, but what happens if we fixed ourselves as women before we were broken? What happens if we actually recognised at the point of things starting to go a little pear-shaped, that we got curious then?” Dr Nat Kringoudis It’s almost like we are taught to grow up hating on our hormones, or blaming our hormones for all of the issues that cause discomfort or displeasure. Our mother’s and grandmother’s may have inadvertently passed comments of self-loathing or hating on their bodies and we grow up thinking it’s normal and ok to do the same. In this amazing conversation with Dr Nat Kringoudis we learn to understand the myths and fears on all things hormones and what we can do to support ourselves to fall in love with ourselves again. Nat Kringoudis is a two times best-selling Author, two times podcast host, and all-round women’s health and natural fertility practitioner. She founded Melbourne’s home of natural heal
14/11/20221 hour 14 minutes 56 seconds
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SLP 230: Self Love Quicky – Be Careful With The Word But

How can a word like BUT completely change a conversation and turn something maybe with a positive, intent into something that gets completely squashed and in fact creates a very negative outcome? In this Quicky we look at how changing the word BUT for AND could give you a completely different outlook and way more positive interactions. Try it for 7 days! Imagine you are with a close friend or someone who says I really love you as a friend, I am glad we get to hang out together, and I really love your sense of humour… and then pauses and adds …BUT…. Or someone says That’s a lovely top you’re wearing … but… You did a fantastic job with this… but… I like your new hairdo… but… What happens in your mind when the person says that little word – even before they say anything else? We rationally respond with an emotional response and ignore everything that went before the ‘but’ and to focus on what comes after it – instinctively we recognise that this is
09/11/20227 minutes 45 seconds
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SLP 229: Leading With Grace And Grit with Jeanette Allom-Hill

“My nickname for many many many years professionally from one of my managers a lifetime ago, she said to me, ‘You are marshmallow covered steel!’ I love that! I talk very much about that ability to be a brave leader, but a brave leader with heart. So I think it’s balancing the authenticity of who we are as women and being proud of that. I think as a woman, when I sit at a board table and I’m the only woman you know, on a very senior team, I am proud of what I bring to the table. Of the diversity of thought, of the diversity of mind. I am in such awe and honour of my gut. And the feeling that I get about things that gives me the wisdom. But I’m also very conscious to make sure that I am seen to be able to deliver. I remember I had a manager who said to me, ‘Just because everybody likes you doesn’t mean you are good at what you do.’ And I said to him, ‘Well actually it’s because everybody likes me that I’m good at what I do.’ Jeanette Allom-Hill You are going to be blown away b
07/11/20221 hour 11 minutes 16 seconds
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SLP 228: Self Love Quicky – A Life-Changing Weekend

The Essential Self Care Weekend is an incredible opportunity to indulge, recharge and upskill the vital secrets for a positive mindset and healthy body. We have just finished the first live Essential Self-Care Weekend in 3 years and it was incredible. I share this week some of the most amazing, life-changing feedback and why this is a remarkable opportunity for you to join us at one of the weekends in 2023… And you will see I have lost my voice in doing so! At the centre of this work is the ancient modality of aromatherapy, tapping into the healing, nurturing, and soothing properties of essential oils to promote and assist in physical and emotional wellbeing. This weekend inspires change. And you are guaranteed to leave feeling happier and more fulfilled. It is a chance to fill your emotional love tank and replenish your soul. You will hear some incredible feedback and beautiful comments about what this weekend meant. Here is the link to join us for the
03/11/202216 minutes 51 seconds
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SLP 227: Uncovering Your Voice and Sharing Your Story with Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane

‘So, I was looking at another way that I could use my skillset and use my passion for telling stories and self-publishing. And the world of books is just going absolutely gang-busters. I think I saw some stats the other day that book sales of self-published authors around the world has increased by 240% in the last five years, so it’s massive and so I saw a lot of potential there. But also, the person, that little person inside of me that just really wanted to help people find their voices and to speak up was going, hey you can do this on a whole new level, you can help someone uncover their voice, maybe for the first time.’ ~ Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane. Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane is a ghostwriter and writing mentor who works closely with aspiring authors to empower them to become the changemakers they dream to be through authorship. Storytelling has been Roxanne’s bread and butter since 2007 with a long career as a journalist for newspapers, magazines, and online publications
31/10/20221 hour 20 minutes 39 seconds
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SLP 226: Self Love Quicky – Diffusing In The Home

Essential oils are the most potent and simplest ways to change your mood, elevate your state and create incredible anchoring to live your greatest life. In this week’s Quicky I dive into some of my favourite ways to use essential oils in your Diffuser or Vaporiser around the home with some of my favourite combos! If you would like to get your hands on an incredible Diffuser and some organic essential oils you can head to: Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Facebook: Quotes: Aromatherapy uses pure plant extracts to create a better environment Humans are vulnerable to scent Smells affect our mood in both positive and negative ways Smell sends a direct message to the limbic part of the brain tha
26/10/202218 minutes 35 seconds
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SLP 225: Nothing Is Ever Lost Or Wasted In Life with Brionie Jurd

‘I firmly believe nothing is ever lost or nothing is ever wasted in life that we go through. And I think by hitting rock bottom, and pulling myself out of it, it has shown me just exactly what I am actually capable of. I think it’s the darker parts of being human, that when we are brave enough, and we have the courage to go there and then move through it and pull ourselves out of it, it actually shows us the capacity we have as a human being. And that’s what I learnt. But I think we also actually need that moment of realisation that we are the ones that have got ourselves locked in that prison, that prison of our mind, but we are the only ones that can get ourselves out of it, and we are the ones that have to become aware of it first too.’ ~ Brionie Jurd Brionie Jurd is a Coach, certified Master Practitioner of NLP, Clinical Hypnotherapist, also trained in a number of psychotherapy techniques, mindset work, emotional regulation and somatic release work. Going from being a chr
24/10/20221 hour 7 minutes 47 seconds
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SLP 224: Self Love Quicky – Staying In The Work

The Work of Byron Katie is meditation. It is a method of enquiry born directly out of her experience. The practice allows you to access the wisdom that always exists within you. In this podcast I give a brief overview of the work including; What is is, Staying in your own business, Putting your mind on paper and The 4 Questions. Here is an excerpt from her book. The Work of Byron Katie is a way to identify and question the thoughts that cause all the suffering in the world. It is a way to find peace with yourself and with the world. Anyone with an open mind can do this Work. Byron Kathleen Reid became severely depressed while in her thirties. Over a ten-year period her depression deepened, and for the last two years Katie (as she is called) was seldom able to leave her bedroom. Then one morning, from the depths of despair, she experienced a life-changing realization. Katie saw that when she believed her thoughts she suffered, and that when she didn’t believe he
19/10/202210 minutes 22 seconds
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SLP 223: There Is No Reason Why We Cannot Have It All with Rebecca Miller

“Sometimes we use the Mother-Guilt as an excuse, but there’s no reason why we can’t have it all. Like, there really isn’t a reason why we can’t have it all. And to be able to do business and what we want to do in our life well, and be able to be beautiful mum’s as well. And I think it’s great to be able to show your kids that you are doing something that is purposeful in life and for them to see that, to see you live a life of passion.” Rebecca Miller is a coach, mentor, speaker, multiple business owner, retreat host and Mumma of 3 beautiful children Lockie, Toby and Izzy, her driving force behind everything she does. Rebecca contagious think big attitude accompanied by her down to earth personality has propelled her inspiring journey of leadership since starting out as a solo therapist in her home town of Parkes to building her empire of 3 skin and beauty Clinics in 3 locations (LA BELLA MEDISPA) and a team of over 25 therapist. Rebecca wanted to bring world class tr
17/10/20221 hour 8 minutes 36 seconds
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SLP 222: Self Love Quicky – Neroli Essential Oil

Neroli is steam distilled from the orange blossom flower of the Bitter Orange tree. The tree produces three different essential oils – from the rind of the fruit come Orange essential oil; from the leaves comes Petitgrain essential oil, and from the small yet fragrant white blossoms comes Neroli. The Bitter Orange Tree is an evergreen that has dark leaves, small dark fruit and lovely white blossoms. The sweet scent reaches deep into the soul to help us stabilise or regenerate. If your feeling hopeless or lost about a longstanding situation and there is tension and exhaustion, call upon Neroli to be your aromatic support. When we are easily angered, Neroli brings hopes to shift our mood to a more relaxed state, and it helps us to experience life with joy and a sense of calmness. Neroli is like a diamond providing light and reducing the emptiness. She offers the gift of strength and courage and helps us to see beauty in life. Neroli is a great oil for every skin type, an
12/10/202210 minutes 7 seconds
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SLP 221: Grab Life By The Balls – Honouring Men’s Mental Health with Sam Parker

‘We pretend, or maybe we just don’t know how to feel those other ‘bad emotions’. We don’t want to feel them, we don’t know how to feel them, we don’t know what we’re feeling, and it’s a real challenge. And we do say, ‘Yeah I’m good’, ‘Yeah I’m ok’, but in my experience everyone’s got something there on their chest that they need to get off. Everyone’s got some guilt and shame they’re carrying around that they don’t need to. Everyone’s got some sort of unworthiness issue, some element of being alone, and I could see that really clearly coming out the other side of that time when Jacko was 18 months. And I was like, we need to do something about this.’ ~ Sam Parker Please note this podcast does talk about suicide. Please call Lifeline on 131114 if you need support or help. Sam Parker is a loving father and husband. And, he is the accidental founder of the men’s health charity: ‘Grab Life By The Balls’.Sam is a passionate men’s health advocate, hell bent on bringing posi
10/10/20221 hour 28 minutes 48 seconds
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SLP 220: Self Love Quicky – Visiting Stewart Island – Rakiura

This week’s Quicky I share with you a beautiful Day Trip I made with my gorgeous son Jakob, and his grandmother – my mother-in-law – gorgeous Sandi, to the beautiful Stewart Island – Rakiura. What a magical, pure untouched part of New Zealand. Here is a little insight into what it meant for the 3 of us to get here and what a stunning day we all had! Links to follow if you are interested in ever getting there: Website: Website: Website: Instagram: Facebook: Quotes: Stewart I
05/10/202213 minutes 38 seconds
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SLP 219: Healing and Health Starts with Foods that Nourish You – with Jessica Holdsworth

“There’s people coming into Greensmiths at all different stages of their journey and food and look, I really believe that the food that we are eating, we have just totally lost touch with where our food comes from and connecting with our food and buying things pre-made, pre-chopped, pre-packaged, pre-everything… and I really believe that healing and health starts with the food that you nourish yourself with. The way you prepare it, the way you love it, the way you appreciate it, and not just picking it up to eat to get full, it’s about enjoying that whole process.” ~ Jess Holdsworth Thanks to her amazing upbringing with a very wholistic mother, Jess Holdsworth was blessed to grow up around nourishing food and organic farms, which meant organic, local and natural foods have always just been a part of who she is. Always curious and interested, even when she returned from overseas at 20years of age, after she had side-tracked somewhat, she found herself coming back to her roots.
03/10/20221 hour 16 minutes 9 seconds
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SLP 218: Self Love Quicky – The Beauty Of Time Management

With so much to achieve and aspire to, we can often wonder how we are going to fit it all in. It might not be about time management but more about sheer will and determination to get things done in certain time frames that gets you through each day. But one thing is for sure, using some form of calendar, making time allocation spots in that calendar and adhering to the time set is where magic can happen. Time management is good structure Give it your absolute best Adjust the sails and keep going Time management is about prioritising Plan your day Check your priorities Create realistic scheduling Make good decisions Learn to say no Allow time for interruptions Clear the clutter Let go of trying to be a perfectionist SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes
29/09/202212 minutes 17 seconds
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SLP 217: The Change Comes From Within with Suzanne Bothamley

“And I’ve delved down and up many rabbit holes. It’s all part of that self-care journey of learning. Self-care strengthens healthy habits, it changes unhealthy behaviours in ourselves and others. The change comes from within because it’s our journey and no one else’s. Ideally as we work to being the best version of ourselves, those we love around us will also be our best supporters club.” ~ Suz Bothamley Suzanne Bothamley is a proud mum of two adult sons Sam & Josh, and she lives in Horowhenua, New Zealand with her partner Steve and dog Toby on their lifestyle property ‘Bella’. Suz has been through many ups and downs, and had many opportunities for growth where she has had to train herself to get comfortable being uncomfortable. She has encapsulated all her life learnings into her business called BellaSQ wihch focuses on providing Health and Wellbeing information in the form of a Wellbeing Toolkit to support the health and wellbeing of employees. In this interview she shares
26/09/202257 minutes 45 seconds
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SLP 216: Self Love Quicky – Live The Life You’ve Always Wanted

Everyone deserves the life they want. A great life does not mean being a movie star or lotto millionaire, it just means being happy with who you are and what you have achieved, having positive relationships with the people you love and being able to pursue your dreams and goals. But sometimes life throws a curve ball and we need to reset and focus on what we want, now what we don’t want! SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes so that others find this podcast easily and I sincerely appreciate all of your feedback and comments. It makes it all worthwhile as I know this podcast can plant a seed where big things can indeed grow! If you would love to work with Kim one on one coaching or be a part of her Self Love & Wellness Mentorship Program to continue to master the
22/09/202211 minutes 13 seconds
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SLP 215: Our Beliefs Are Created From Repetitive Thoughts with Dr Libby Weaver

‘And I think one of the reasons we don’t listen and act on those taps, and the whisper that turns into a roar, is because so many people very, very sadly have a belief that they are not worth taking care of. So, our beliefs are created from repetitive thoughts and if you’ve thought over and over again that you are not worth taking care of, or some version of that, you will literally believe it. And there’s a part of our brain called the Reticular Activating System (RAS) that just goes looking for evidence of what we believe is true, so it’s usually unconscious but we usually find evidence that we’re not worth taking care of, we find evidence of that everywhere if that’s a belief we have.” I am absolutely delighted and excited to share with you one of my most favourite humans. Dr Libby Weaver is quite literally the whole package. She exudes beauty inside and out, and embodies everything she teaches around health and wellness. This incredible interview covers Libby’s story, wha
19/09/20221 hour 11 minutes 44 seconds
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SLP 214: Self Love Quicky – Owning Your Inner Queen with Tayla Morrison

Ready to transform your mind, body and soul in just 10 weeks? In this week’s Self Love Quicky I bring to you a wonderful and exciting challenge starting next week! There is nothing stronger than a female who has rebuilt her life. If you are ready to level up, rebuild and spend the next 10 weeks being the greatest version of you, then you can join Tayla and her beautiful team of women for this incredible online experience to build YOUR version of a bikini body and embrace your inner Queen. Commencing September 19th, 2022 Special Code for the Self Love Podcast listener: QUEEN10 Links to follow: Website: Instagram: Quotes: Helping you take ownership of your inner queen Transform and reset Build your version of a bikini body It is an holistic approach i
14/09/202228 minutes 22 seconds
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SLP 213: Live In Flow with Guy Lawrence & Matt Omo

Now imagine what that would mean to the body and that embodiment if you were able to start to carry that moving forward long term if you continue to nurture the practices. And what could happen within that body, if you have given it permission to reorganise itself, to re-heal itself, to come back to a natural coherent state. It’s amazing and the body knows exactly what to do, I feel… we just got to get out of the way to allow it to help nurture itself. ~ Guy Oh 100%, I’m glad you said that mate, cos it’s like I’m talking about vibrations and woo hoo and all this stuff but it’s like, it can be misconstrued often is that there’s tremendous benefit to dropping into all of this and I think often because we are so conditioned in our life to do things… do, do, do, do, do… and like if I’m not having the relationship or the success, or the life… or whatever it is that I want then I need to do something else or I need to do more. But we don’t actually address what’s happening internal
13/09/20221 hour 11 minutes 55 seconds
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SLP 212: Self Love Quicky – Taking Care Of Your Hair Naturally

Like the skin your hair reflects inner health and wellbeing. If you’re eating well, exercising and getting adequate sleep, chances are your hair will show this. However, many people find that having a ‘bad hair day’ can actually be a regular occurrence. If you care for your hair in the best way possible by carefully choosing products that serve your health, as well as being mindful of your diet and managing stress levels, then you are giving it the best chance for it to be your crowning glory. Warm Oil Hair Treatments Choose 3 of the following oils and add 10 drops in total to 20mls of a base oil like jojoba Alopecia – Clary Sage, Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme Dry Hair – Sandalwood, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lavender Oily Hair – Cypress, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Lemon, Lavender Normal Hair – Rosemary, Lemon, Cedarwood, Lavender Flaky Scalp – Lavender, Patchouli, Rosewood Dandruff – Tea Tree, Cedarwood, Lemon, Eucaly
07/09/202212 minutes 22 seconds
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SLP 211: Disciplined Devotion for Yourself with Emma & Carla The Merrymaker Sisters

But you can also be devoted to yourself, and this is discipline. If you are setting aside time to move your body, to eat nourishing amazing foods, to cook amazing food with your loved ones, to go out and have that coffee with your friends where you get to have that really connected catch up… this is discipline to your own health, your own mental health and your own cup, you are filling your cup up. And I think adding on that little bit of devotion, disciplined devotion, makes you want to do it even more, it makes the practice come easier. Well, I think discipline can have that connotation you are in trouble perhaps for some people, like when you were a kid you were disciplined, really rigid, no flexibility… but devotion feels loving and flexible. ~ Emma & Carla Papas What an absolute delight to interview these two beautiful beings. Emma and Carla Papas are the Merrymaker Sisters, and they are quite literally changing the world as they themselves change. In this interview we h
05/09/20221 hour 17 minutes 14 seconds
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SLP 210: Self Love Quicky – The Benefits Of Massage Using Essential Oils

This week’s podcast answers a question I received  on how essential oils help the mind, body and skin through massage? As you will discover the skin is an incredible organ, essential oils are antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial and the daily use of applying these precious substances through the daily body boost ritual can powerfully affect the way we think and feel. SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes so that others find this podcast easily and I sincerely appreciate all of your feedback and comments. It makes it all worthwhile as I know this podcast can plant a seed where big things can indeed grow! If you would love to work with Kim one on one coaching or be a part of her Self Love & Wellness Mentorship Program to continue to master the art of self-love c
31/08/202212 minutes 49 seconds
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SLP 209: Welcoming Joy Back Into Motherhood with Naomi Jaques

‘I think one of the key things that I learned along the journey into welcoming joy back in, was that it was a step-by-step process. It wasn’t a giant leap from where I found myself to, you know, the next day being that joyful mama again at all. It was letting myself have lots of grace. Grace for myself, grace for my children, grace for my friendships, grace for my husband and letting it really be a step by step, small mindful move towards welcoming that back in and letting it be a gradual process and not some big change.’ Naomi Jaques Any mamas out there feeling more overwhelmed than filled with joy? That’s exactly where Naomi Jaques found herself – as a mama at the time of three kids under 3yrs of age and feeling like she was merely surviving the days rather than thriving and finding joy in motherhood. One evening as her family were watching old videos of when the kids were little she found herself laughing at just how cute they were, but then tears filled her
29/08/20221 hour 10 minutes 54 seconds
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SLP 208: Self Love Quicky – The Invitation

One of my most favourite books I was ever given in the late 1990’s was a book called ‘The Invitation’ by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. It is a declaration of intent, a map into the longing of the soul. The poem is all about the desire to live passionately, face to face with ourselves and skin to skin with the world. The Invitation It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain. I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.<
24/08/20227 minutes 24 seconds
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SLP 207: Making Space In The Busyness Of Life with Erin Lee

‘This is the challenge, but this is the practice and the first go-to is creating more space in between everything. Of course, there’s plenty of opportunity to get swept up in all of that, whether it’s happening on the outside of you or in thoughts or emotions on the inside of you, it’s a busy world inside and out. So, to create space for those higher ways of being, and those higher intentions to flourish and thrive from, without the space they just get squeezed out and we revert to our old habits and patterns and busyness and reactions. So, it’s about making space and it can be done in the simplest of ways.’ Erin Lee Erin Lee qualified as a marine biologist which she loved and speaks very fondly of her time in that underwater world. But it wasn’t long after that her eyes were truly opened by yoga, which made her feel instantly like the sky was brighter. It was her love of nature and the deeper immersing of the ocean environment that formed the foundation of her love for yoga.
22/08/20221 hour 5 minutes 28 seconds
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SLP 206: Self Love Quicky – The Guilt Sensation

Let’s face it there are no rulebooks to download on the internet on How to Be a Perfect Person and Parent, or How to Perfectly Manage Guilt. Let’s face it, if you are a people-pleaser guilt can be especially difficult for you. Self-guilt can be paralysing if left unchecked. Research shows that we, collectively, spend on average up to five hours a week, at a minimum, in a state of guilt so here are a few tips on how to manage guilt. Long-term self-guilt appears as an internal dialogue that leaves us feeling lonely and sad. Worst of all, it’s happening right there inside of us; right between our own two ears. So, what to do with feelings of guilt or shame? When you explore your own self-guilt, I encourage you to look at it with an open heart and mind, and explore how this feeling can be turned around and made to work for you. Diving into the tools of the self-love circle in the book ‘The Art Of Self Love’, you’ll see how every experience and emotion is providing us with
17/08/202213 minutes 11 seconds
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SLP 205: We are Designed to Experience Crisis as a Dedicated Pivot-Point in Life with Shan Clayton

‘I feel like crisis is built into our DNA. I look around at all the people I have ever had a conversation with and I just… while yes, we all have a unique upbringing, unique nurturing, unique nature, we are designed to experience crisis as a dedicated pivot-point in life. We can gain so much from it. I feel like it’s a hard-wired thing. I feel like we are meant to experience it.’ Shan Clayton We all know that the desire to learn and work on oneself can come from a place of pain and crisis. What we may not know is how or when that will strike. Shan Clayton hit rock bottom at the age of 33. She knew no one would come and save her and quickly recognised she was the one who had to make a change and take control and responsibility for herself. To the outside word she was fully polished and rockin it. She realises now it took her twenty years to get to the bottom of the pit and 10 years to crawl back out of it. She believes it is all a process. Looking back she felt like she
15/08/20221 hour 11 minutes 52 seconds
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SLP 204: Self Love Quicky – Giving our Children Roots and Wings

This week my husband and I packed up and farewelled our son to follow his dream to play professional rugby in NZ. It was a mixture of excitement and sadness, and I will add this was not in the handbook of parenting! So today I share a couple of my favourite quotes and why it is so important to give our children roots and wings. Henry Ward Beecher once wrote, “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots…the other, wings.” I also love the Kahlil Gibran quote which really gets to the soul…    Your children are not your children.    They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.    They come through you but not from you,    And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.    You may give them your love but not your thoughts,    For they have their own thoughts.    You may house their bodies but not their souls,    For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit
11/08/20229 minutes 42 seconds
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SLP 203: Tenacity, Resilience and Community are Key with Keeta Gibson

“I think those two words are absolutely perfect, and the other word I would add in there that I embrace is community. When you’re in that environment, you know your community is called upon, there is a real… you know as much as where we were… our closest neighbour was 5km away. It doesn’t seem far, but it is quite far. And then the next neighbour was maybe 5 or 10 kms from that. But you knew you could always call your neighbour and they would be over to help with any of the jobs that were on the farm. The women would come over if we were shearing and there would be 12 shearers in the shearing shed. All the women would get together and make the lunch and make the sweets and make the treats. And all the children from the neighbouring surrounds would come and help in the shearing as well. So, it was a real community that I was brought up with. You know the ability to freely and openly talk to people and ask questions of people because you felt a connection. So absolutely, tenacity and
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SLP 202: Self Love Quicky – German Chamomile

German chamomile is extracted from the dried flower heads. It is an incredible deep blue colour, which is formed from matricin during the steam distiliation process which is caused by a component called chamazulene. German chamomile has a more distinct medicinal, herbal aroma compared to the sweeter, more floral aroma of Roman chamomile. Whilst both are very soothing and calming oils German chamomile is known for its powerful analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and anti-allergenic qualities. Potent, yet gentle German chamomile is a highly effective medicinal oil excellent to use safely with lavender and orange on small children. One drop of each in 10mls of a carrier oil like sweet almond, macadamia or jojoba oil would make a calming massage blend, perfect after a bath and to prepare for sleep. You could use these same oils in a diffuser to help create a calm, cleansed and refreshed environment. For tummy upsets make a massage blend using 2 drops German
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SLP 201: The Definition Of Success with Linda Ireland

‘It made me really good at what I did because part of my natural state of being is I’m very caring and I have a lot of empathy. And so, it made me really good at finance. And then the extra layer of what my definition of success is meant that I really showed up. And I showed up until 11’o’clock at night, 12’o’clock at night, 1am in the morning, 2am in the morning, that wasn’t uncommon for me to work crazy hours like that, and what that meant was of course was my health got eroded over time. And there was a couple of big events that happened like the GFC, that was a really challenging time, and some other big events and with each big event it just kind of jolted me into I guess this state of adrenal fatigue and the beginnings of burnout. And then one day I just couldn’t get out of bed.’ Linda Ireland Linda Ireland found herself in a conundrum wondering who she was and what she really wanted. She championed the business world until it took its toll and with a financial degree a
03/08/20221 hour 7 minutes 1 second
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SLP 200: Self Love Quicky – Celebrating 200 Episodes

I am beyond excited and delighted to celebrate this incredible milestone. Today we honour 200 shows for the Self Love Podcast! Thank you for being on this ride and thank you for your incredible feedback and support. Today I share with you my interview from the Phenomenal Feminine Entrepreneurs Summit. Here’s to the next 200! If you would like to learn more about Edwina Murphy-Droomer the Phenomenal Feminine Entrepreneurs Summit go to SHOW 105. Links to follow and be a part of the unique virtual experience of the Phenomenal Feminine Entrepreneurs Summit make sure you click here To follow Edwina here are her links: Website: Website: Instagram: <a href='
28/07/202218 minutes 34 seconds
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SLP 199: Anam Cara Soul Connections with Fleur Davis

‘We started looking into him when we were looking, like what is beauty in one of our books. What is beauty to us? And his definition of beauty was just gorgeous, to him he said ‘Beauty is a sense of homecoming.’ And that is very much what sums up what real beauty is, understanding like a deeper sense of who you are, of knowing who you are becoming and that depth, his words… I really encourage everyone to look at some of his poetry and what he writes about. But one of the things he does write about is ‘Anam Cara’ which is that soul connection, that soul friend that you can have with many people, but often there’s a few special people in your life that you do just have a soul connection with and Anam Cara is definitely what we thought summed up our relationship.’ Fleur Davis Training as a beauty therapist in 1988 started Fleur on a fascinating career in the health and beauty industry. She has always had a fascination with the body and how amazing it works. Her father was in St.
25/07/20221 hour 13 minutes 18 seconds
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SLP 198: Self Love Quicky – Follow Your Nose To Twenty8

For centuries people across the world have enjoyed the aromatic pleasures and health benefits of the wonderful oils that come from natures many plants and herbs, flowers and trees. Aromatherapy is a gentle art that can have profound effects on the mind and body. It is also a science. Essential oils are complex packages of molecules that have many life-enhancing qualities. Put simply aromatherapy is a therapy using aromas. It works in two ways through our sense of smell and through our skin. Smells register via the nose as we breathe, these components travelling up the nasal passage and triggering nerve impulses which fire directly into the brain. Thousands of these reactions occur on a daily basis. Because our sense of smell is so closely linked to our emotions it can trigger different moods and emotional states. This in turn can trigger internal chemical changes, relaxing or stimulating the body. The skin is the other avenue aromatherapy works. With many comple
21/07/202216 minutes 37 seconds
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SLP 197: Allowing Time To Process Your Life with April Kinney

April Kinney helps women navigate their life challenges with clarity and confidence to create a life of purpose and meaning. At age 49, she successfully navigated a corporate career over twenty years, started a small business, overcame fertility challenges leading to delivery of a healthy baby girl, and navigated two marriages which ended in divorce and a third to her life-long partner. She has lived in five different countries and travelled the world and competed in numerous sporting activities including earning her brown belt in karate and winning a World Championship in sports model fitness. You will love this empowering conversation where April leads us through her life’s journey of high flying hard working corporate to life coach and mentor and the lessons she has learned along the way. Her mission is to bring focus, direction, and purpose to life in a positive and permanent way. She has lived an extraordinary life and brings insight and life experiences that mak
19/07/20221 hour 25 minutes 6 seconds
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SLP 196: Self Love Quicky – 20 Questions To Ask Yourself

If you are some one who is up for making the most of their time on this planet then it is important to take time in your life and assess where you are at, where you have been and where you are going. We all know, in the scheme of things that life is relatively short, and sadly so many do not get to live life out loud or fulfil their hopes and dreams. So here are some questions to take some time, go within and ask yourself. Now before we get into asking these questions here is something interesting. According to Bronnie Ware author of ‘The Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying’ are: 1.I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. 2.I wish I hadn’t worked so hard 3.I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings 4.I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends 5.I wish I’d let myself be happier As you look at those top five regrets perhaps it gives you time now to reflect and ask if any of these are regrets in your life r
14/07/20229 minutes 6 seconds
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SLP 195: A Tribute To Lauren Gaylard

I had the privilege of knowing this amazing soul for the past seven years. Lauren Gaylard is one remarkable woman. Sadly she gained her wings last month and this week I wanted to share the interview I did with her last year. I also had the privilege of marrying her to the love of her life in February and now sadly her celebration of life tributes. She is one incredible being. I hope you enjoy hearing her messages of love and wisdom and embrace the power of yoga, her life and her legacy. The post SLP 195: A Tribute To Lauren Gaylard appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
11/07/20221 hour 10 minutes 4 seconds
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SLP 194: Self Love Quicky – ROSE Oil

The Rose is well renowned for its beauty, grace and exquisite aroma. It was one of the first flowers from which an essential oil was ever distilled way back in the tenth century. It is known as the Queen of essential oils and in this week’s podcast you will see why. It is a flower that has been highly revered and used throughout history. Perhaps Cleopatra is one of the best examples. The story goes… to lure Mark Antony she had her ship rubbed down in rose wax, the sails dipped in rosewater and hundreds of exquisite rose petals strewn across the bedroom! There is no mistaking its romantic and aphrodisiac virtues. Known as the ‘Queen of Flowers’, when distilled it is also thought of as the Queen amongst essential oils. Over time it has been used to treat many disorders of the female reproductive system and whilst many essential oils have an affinity for a particular part of the body and it is not surprising that Rose has a particular preference and affinity with the uter
07/07/20227 minutes 19 seconds
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SLP 193: Valuing The Heart Of Culture with Sandi Morrison

‘For me, the heart of culture, the heart of where do we get our values, how do we make meaning about ourselves, our lives, our communities? How do we build a way of being together that really validates, acknowledges, endorses and celebrates difference? And it’s all in languages, in music, in song, in how we are as people. So, yes, it has been really who a whole part of my life is, because I’ve been an activist, I’ve done a lot of work in social and public policy, I’ve been passionate about community development, building communities and I am totally obsessed with cultural identities and the wonderful things that make up our culture.’ Sandi Morrison What an absolute delight to interview my dear Mother-in-Law, Sandi Morrison, where we get to delve into the meaning behind our identity, our culture and our indigenous heritage. We discuss the meaning of life and how our values and cultural ties really should matter to every single one of us. We talk about honouring the many differ
04/07/20221 hour 11 minutes 33 seconds
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SLP 192: Self Love Quicky – Learning to Respond Not React

In these turbulent times, many have been conditioned to react immediately. Whilst reacting is not necessarily a bad thing per se, it isn’t always constructive. It can often add to the noise, cause confusion and further angst and hurt. A more effective approach is learning to respond with awareness. And there is a big difference. In this Quicky we also learn how essential oils can support our ability to respond with more intelligence! Words act as a powerful lens through which we perceive, interpret, and analyse the world. We use words to label and define our people, things, places and experiences. We use words to describe what we think, what we feel, the actions we take, and the interactions we have with others. You might think it is semantics but knowing the difference between a reaction and a response will be a powerful tool in your self-care toolkit. When we react, many times it is instinctive. We can often react in opposition to a particular situation or person.
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SLP 191: Embracing Your Second Spring with Dr Suzy McCleary

‘There’s this beautiful concept in Chinese Medicine that is known as your Second Spring. This was something that I was really ‘wow’ like this sounds amazing you get to have everything all about you. So, there’s three phases in Chinese Medicine in a woman’s life and they are what we call; Heavenly Waters which is the beginning of a girl’s period. We then have the Ripening of the Fruit which can be around your fertility and childbirth around that time. And then we have this Second Spring that we all get to enjoy as we move over. They say women in their 30’s are wolves, women in their 40’s are tigers and women in their 50’s are dragons and it’s our life experience that we have that we are more able to express this energy.’ Suzy McCleary If ever there was a woman who epitomises the desire to grow, expand, learn and educate then Suzy McCleary is it! In this interview we get to talk in depth about Chinese Medicine and the different transitions of a woman’s life. In particular we ta
27/06/20221 hour 6 minutes 45 seconds
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SLP 190: Self Love Quicky – Coming Home

Just a little insight into what it feels like to be home in New Zealand ~ Aotearoa. After three and a half years my husband Danny and I were able to get back to our homeland. Today I share what it feels like to have my heart in two countries and how important it is to me to have my beautiful business available in both countries too. Blessed to call two countries my home. It’s a funny thing coming home, it almost feels like nothing changes, everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same and you realise the only thing that has changed is you! Arohanui xx SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes so that others find this podcast easily and I sincerely appreciate all of your feedback and comments. It makes it all worthwhile as I know this podcast
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SLP 189: If You Don’t Feel It, Your Body Can’t Heal It with Melissa Holman

‘So, first let’s talk about emotional neuropathy. What is neuropathy? It’s ‘I can’t feel something.’ So, we are talking about not being able to feel emotions. And this is kind of strange in the aromatherapy field because as you said it is a very healing field and most people are very tuned into their intuition. However, I am one of those people who had emotional neuropathy. I didn’t feel things. If something happened, I shut it off and I kept going. So, those are the people that kind of seek me out because I have been there. I know exactly how it feels to shut off part of yourself, so much so that you don’t even feel when you break a bone, which by the way if you break a bone and you don’t feel it, your body can’t heal it.’ Melissa Holman A wonderful conversation about a woman who has found her calling to support many who struggle with emotional neuropathy. Melissa Holman is a Master Transformational Life Coach, author, speaker, and a Registered Aromatherapist. This deep div
20/06/20221 hour 3 minutes 1 second
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SLP 188: Self Love Quicky – Top 10 Essential Oils For The Skin

There are many different ways to use essential oils and one of the best and most effective ways is for the skin. These potent substances are amazing at helping to make you look and feel your best. Chamomile : Soothes dermal inflammation, relieves allergies, excellent for eczema, dermatitis and burns. The most anti-inflammatory of all the oils. Gently sedating, calming and soothing. Frankincense : Regenerating and rejuvenating on prematurely aged or mature skin, it is healing and repairing. Comforting and fortifying, deeply relaxing with a drying up effect. Geranium: Geranium normalises skin imbalances and promotes healing to skin disruptions. It’s great for dry eczema and dermatitis, and helps balance sebum production. A great regulating oil, it brings balance to hormonal change and helps balance mood swings. Lavender: Lavender is the most nurturing and soothing oil. It is gently sedating, relaxing and calming. An excellent firstaid remedy, it is grea
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SLP 187: The Practice Of Non-Striving with Cindy Scott

‘We are in this perpetual pursuit of something. And so, one of my dear friends is a Buddhist and whilst I was in treatment she said, ‘Cindy you are continually striving, when you do practice non-striving?’ And I’m like, ‘What? What do you mean? What is non-striving? Explain.’ Because I didn’t understand that concept at all and what I realised was I never practiced non-striving. I never, prior to cancer, gifted myself time to just stop and be. I did not understand the concept of being, I knew how to do. I was this high-achieving, independent, go-getting kind of chick that would make anything happen that I set my mind to, but tell me how to BE?’ Cindy Scott A beautiful interview with the amazing Cindy Scott. Looking forward to 2020 her life felt incredibly perfect, and she was ready for an amazing year ahead. However, a massive and shocking setback with a life-threatening illness set her on a journey of questioning and what was her purpose is? What change could she affect? In t
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SLP 186: Self Love Quicky – If I Could Change The World Poem

In this ever changing world we may feel like we need to change it further. Here is a poem I wrote reminding all of us to be the change you want to see. I hope you enjoy it. If I Could Change The World When I was young and free I dreamed of changing the world I wanted it to be perfect But I was just a spirited girl. As I grew older and wiser I learned the world would not change So my sights narrowed and shortened And my beliefs did the same. But something deep inside Knew that there had to be a way Where the vicious cycle could be broken And that change could forge the way So I decided with my country I would start by changing it I would stand more for the people And make us feel more proud of it. But as the time went on I got discouraged and sick of trying It seemed too big an ask To keep a united spirit from dying. In a last desperate attempt As I reached my twilight years I settled for changing my family To let the
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SLP 185: It’s Not Enough To Just Imagine It with Jessica Perez-Beebe

‘We all know and no matter how in flow you are, no matter how in tune you are, no matter if you are on purpose, it still requires work and consistency and effort. And that has never changed. That formula has never changed in terms of creating, manifesting, whatever term you want to give it… the life that you want. It’s not enough to just imagine it, we’ve got to put the consistent actions in behind it. But going back to the question I think yes, it’s curiosity, I think yes, it is certainly creativity, I also think there’s a boldness to entrepreneurs.’ Jessica Perez-Beebe Jessica Perez-Beebe has been an entrepreneur for the past 17 years. She has started 4 businesses from the ground up. Raised by a single teen mother it took her a while to step into entrepreneurship, even though she always had the calling to work for herself. She was the first person in her family to graduate from school, so it was a big deal for her to consider wanting more, but here is a beautiful story of s
06/06/20221 hour 5 minutes
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SLP 184: Self Love Quicky – Aroma WOD’s

An Aroma WOD is a quick workout using your own body weight in a functional way with essential oils. WOD stands for workout of the day. The human body was designed to move. And there is no doubt we all feel better when we exercise, whether it is going for a run, a swim, or even a walk on the beach. Add in a few squats, lunges, sit-ups and tricep dips and you are WOD’ing! A WOD can be done in your own home, out on the lawn, on the beach or at the park. It can be just two minutes long or up to 20 minutes maximum. The key is to make it a workout that is easily performed in the time frame you have. This in turn helps to keep up a positive, happy and healthy attitude towards moving your body and making it a ritual we embrace for life. Let’s face it, many will regret it when they find an excuse not to exercise but with a workout regime as simple as this and there is no more excuses, no more regrets. Add one more powerful dimension… essential oils! You can listen to Show 82 –
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SLP 183: Human Beings Are Designed To Live Extraordinary Lives with Dr Carmen Atkinson

‘For me chiropractic is about helping people fulfil their potential. I have, my tag line, my Northern Star, the thing that excites me about what I do, is that I truly believe that as human beings we are designed to live extraordinary lives. And that’s why I put my hands on people, and that’s why I want people to come and see me through chiropractic is to not just be out of pain which is perhaps where chiropractors choose to play the game of chiropractic, it certainly is still a part of my practice if that’s what people want. But beyond pain relief there’s prevention and beyond prevention of pain there’s performance and beyond performance there is truly fulfilling your innate potential to live an extraordinary life.’ Dr Carmen Atkinson Growing up Carmen Atkinson was always super active, determined and deeply driven. She saw herself as a bit of a tom boy with a love of all sports. Her brother Brad had a lot of talent too, which inspired Carmen hugely. And whilst neither ever se
31/05/20221 hour 7 minutes 54 seconds
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SLP 182: Self Love Quicky – Time To Tidy

There is a lot of attention given to cleaning and decluttering lately, you only have to see Marie Kondo or shows like The Home Edit to get inspired to sort yourself! But is decluttering and sorting all it is said to be? I love this quote from Kathleen Vohs, a marketing professor at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, that speaks to the uplifting sense that both the elimination of clutter and the bringing in of order can create: “Clutter is very stressful on people’s psychology, and there have been a number of studies that have looked at what clutter does to people’s minds, and from that we can take the perspective that things that are tightly organized are going to have the opposite effect. If people are perhaps stressed out or somewhat exhausted from their normal everyday lives, looking at a hyper-tidy environment, a hyper-organized environment could give that sense of calm or release because it sort of suggests that all you have to do is
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SLP 181: The Journey of an Unemployable Entrepreneur with Briony Kennedy

‘To me, I think a born entrepreneur is someone who is pretty much unemployable. I think we are the kind of people that are 150 miles an hour. They’re all about ‘let’s do it now, let’s stub our toe, let’s get our toe in the water, make mistakes, get on with it.’ You know I have never had business plans, I’ve never had marketing plans, I’ve never had… no plans at all. It’s just all in my head and I just go, this is what we are doing and I know it will work and if it doesn’t, that’s great. I’d rather save time now just throwing everything at it and if it doesn’t work, then I can just move onto the next thing.’ Briony Kennedy Briony Kennedy calls herself a jack -or jill – of all trades! With a background in sales and marketing, the gym industry, the car industry, animals and many other different industries, she realises there is not a lot she has not put her hand up for. She would change direction often as she got bored easily. She was not one to sit still. She calls herself a na
23/05/20221 hour 10 minutes 33 seconds
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SLP 180: Self Love Quicky – Geranium Essential Oil

If you have ever felt like life is one big emotional roller coaster or whenever you feel physically or emotionally off balance, Geranium is the number one oil to call on. Due to its regulating effect on the nervous system it can help to relieve stress, depression, nervous tension, headaches and anxiety. Used in a bath, diffuser or spritzer the sedative yet uplifting qualities makes it an ideal choice. It has been known to be the best oil for workaholics and obsessive perfectionists so again placing a few drops in a diffuser by the computer or in the office can also bring a sense of calm, balance and perspective. Not too dissimilar from Lavender, if Geranium had a personality it would be described as a mother – a person who is nurturing and always ready to take care of someone!  This beautiful floral aroma gives a sense of security and stability. It is said to be balancing, stabilizing, regulating and comforting. Geranium contains geraniol making it strong
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SLP 179: Being Divinely Lead with Marie Chronopoulos

‘I had the book ‘The Secret’ and that’s where my journey started, and I had this deep knowing. Once I went within, I just knew that I was being divinely lead. I had to trust and believe in myself, if that makes sense. When things came my way, I just put it out there. I wanted to heal myself, so for me, ok I will learn meditation. I was having conversations with people that I would not normally have, and those conversations were very empowering conversations. I would always have something to take away from it. So, I had to go away and learn those tools and since then, I mean I had to literally do a crash course because remembering I was given 12 months to live.’ Marie Chronopoulous Marie Chronopoulos remembers watching an interview on Food Matters with myself and James Colquhoun about the power of essential oils. One thing I mention in there is the ritual of speaking softly! It made her laugh given her Greek heritage and the challenges of being anything but loud! Raised
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SLP 178: Self Love Quicky – VAK Learning Styles

Everyone processes and learns new information differently. There are three main cognitive learning styles. VAK stands for Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic and these learning styles helps people to understand what type of learner they are. It helps us to understand what works for us best and can help us to maximise the time we spend studying or taking in information or processing what we need. The VAK learning model divides people into three categories of learner: Visual learners – absorb information by sight and seeing things Auditory learners – absorb information by sound and hearing things Kinaesthetic learners – absorb information by moving and feeling things People predominantly learn using one style – whether visual, auditory or kinaesthetic. And even though every learner can incorporate more than one type of learning they are more likely to achieve better results and output from learning by focusing on their primary style.
12/05/20228 minutes 44 seconds
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SLP 177: The Definition Of Success with Linda Ireland

‘It made me really good at what I did because part of my natural state of being is I’m very caring and I have a lot of empathy. And so, it made me really good at finance. And then the extra layer of what my definition of success is meant that I really showed up. And I showed up until 11’o’clock at night, 12’o’clock at night, 1am in the morning, 2am in the morning, that wasn’t uncommon for me to work crazy hours like that, and what that meant was of course was my health got eroded over time. And there was a couple of big events that happened like the GFC, that was a really challenging time, and some other big events and with each big event it just kind of jolted me into I guess this state of adrenal fatigue and the beginnings of burnout. And then one day I just couldn’t get out of bed.’ Linda Ireland Linda Ireland found herself in a conundrum wondering who she was and what she really wanted. She championed the business world until it took its toll and with a financial degree a
09/05/20221 hour 7 minutes 1 second
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SLP 176: Self Love Quicky – Using Essential Oils Safely During Pregnancy

Essential oils and aromatherapy can be a wonderful addition to your pregnancy journey. They can aid in easing morning sickness, relieving muscular aches and pains, and relieving stress and feelings of anxiousness. Aromatherapy during pregnancy can however be a controversial topic as it is topic that not many fully understand.  It has been stated that ‘the use of essential oils in pregnancy is a contentious subject, especially during the vital first 3-month period.’ Whilst there is some controversy there are some simple ways that you can incorporate essential oils during this miraculous time in your life. There are limited clinical studies addressing the safety of essential oils during pregnancy due to ethical concerns and issues of testing expecting mothers and their unborn children. Therefore, we need to rely upon what we do know about essential oils, general safety rules and toxicity data. Ask twenty aromatherapists, and you’ll most likely get twenty different responses, no
04/05/202214 minutes 15 seconds
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SLP 175: The Business Of Thermomix with Jenny Jefferys

‘I have often looked around and wondered what else you know I might do. But I have never seen another business that gives me what Thermomix does. I suppose it depends on what you are looking for, but I love working for myself. I love having that control over my time and when I decide to work and what I do, just that flexibility which I said before. You know I can decide, do I need more income? Ok let’s pump this up a little bit more for we need a little more cash in the door. When I have holidays. Thermomix gives us so many other opportunities in terms of earning things as well. I’ve just earnt my black Thermomix.’ Jenny Jefferys Jenny Jefferys was someone who did not believe the Thermomix machine was for her. She knew she could cook for herself and did not need some fancy machine to make life easier and better. But she was eventually dragged along to a Thermomix Demo and she could not actually believe what it did. What she learned from that Demo was you cannot possibly under
03/05/20221 hour 6 minutes 29 seconds
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SLP 174: Self Love Quicky – Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger is a well-revered spice that has been used in food and medicine for many generations. It is often added to dishes not only for its exquisite flavour, but also in particular for its ability to aid digestion. Ginger is part of the same family as cardamom and turmeric, and the oil is extracted from the root of the plant. It has a warm, spicy, woody scent that is warming, relieving, recharging and stabilising. Gingerol is one of the main components. This has amazing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, as well as antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Ginger can be extracted in two ways. One is via steam distillation and the other is via CO2 extract. Interestingly, whilst both are ginger essential oil they look, smell and behave slightly differently. CO2 extracted oils are gaining a lot of popularity now as they extract different chemical constituents that are not necessarily found in the steam distilled varieties, and do not use heat or a solvent.<
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SLP 173: The Sunshine Coast Is The Entrepreneurial Capital Of Australia with Jennifer Swaine

‘Bernard Salt refers to us as the entrepreneurial capital of Australia and I completely concur with that. I think it’s two-fold. I think it’s happened partly because we haven’t had a choice. So, whilst in the past we were very heavily focused on tourism , people wanting a change in lifestyle perhaps, but had tech skills or had other skills in other areas, have relocated here, haven’t been able to find the kind of roles that they wanted without going back down to Brisbane, for arguments sake. So, they’ve created their own opportunity, they’ve said, ‘I’m going to hang out my shingle and I’m going to do what I do best’ and make a go of it.’ Jennifer Swaine Bought up in Country NSW Jennifer Swaine is one of five children but losing her younger sister at 17 years of age, it became very apparent the whole family appreciated their community more than anything. This strong sense of community gave Jen a very strong understanding early on in life of the impact people can have on and fo
25/04/20221 hour 2 minutes 28 seconds
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SLP 172: Self Love Quicky – 4-7-8 Breathwork

Breath is precious. It is our life force. The way we breathe can help us to feel calm and relaxed or energised and uplifted. Breathing has many benefits including lowering blood pressure, managing chronic pain, reducing feelings of despondency or depression, it can help control the heart rate and manage illness and injuries to name a few. And when we focus and do intentional ‘breath work’ we can regulate our breath, calm the monkey brain and become more aware and fully present. There are many different breath work techniques and there is not really any right or wrong to do it. Our ancestors have used the breath as a way to energise, heal and moderate through the Vedas, Yoga masters, shamanic cultures, martial arts and spiritual practices. One of my most favourite techniques is the 4-7-8 Pranayama breath work. This forces the mind and body to focus on regulating the breath rather than letting the chatter in the mind take over. Many describe it as a natural tranquilliser
20/04/20229 minutes 5 seconds
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SLP 171: Fear And Fire In The Belly with Chloe Kingsford

‘I see that in women as well, like that little bit of fear but also that fire in their belly. When I see a woman dead lift 100kgs that had never thought that was possible… it changes them, it does something to them, and then all of a sudden, they start questioning well what else can I do in my life? They start questioning their relationships and their career, their boundaries and their values and everything else.’ Chloe Kingsford Chloe Kingsford understands what people go through when it comes to mind and body and personal training. She puts herself in the hurt locker, the pain cave every day and knows the challenges we all face when it comes to getting fit and healthy. With a background in psychology she understands what it means to be fearful of change, but she also knows combining that fear with fire can mean extraordinary results… and it can all start in the gym. In this interview we talk about the benefits of having a personal trainer, a PT. Chloe says it really i
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SLP 170: Self Love Quicky – What Touches Your Skin Matters

We can be aware of all the messages about avoiding herbicides, pesticides and foods laden with other chemicals. We know how important the air we breathe can be when it comes to moulds and viruses. But what about what touches your skin?  If you are looking for strong reasons why you should step up and change, or slowly exchange each product you have for better products, here’s 5 reasons why there is a conscious rising in awareness for the benefits of natural and organic: Better for the environment – you might be told the chemicals included are only small amounts or you might be lead to believe they won’t affect you, but the numbers and accumulation effect of these synthetic chemicals (aluminium, lead, mineral oil, sulphates, parabens, phthalates, fragrance to name a few) can have dire consequences on our environment and eco systems. Better for your health – the skin can absorb certain ingredients good and bad. Toxic chemicals like the ones mentioned above can hav
13/04/20224 minutes 58 seconds
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SLP 169: Seeing Adversity As Your Gift with Nicole Hannan

“And I feel like that’s very important. To be happy is to be able to look forward and say, alright now what? Now what is it I want to do in my life and how do I make that happen? Sometimes the adversity is the thing that actually gives you the gift of what it is that you want to create in your life.” Nicole Hannan Volleyball defined Nicole Hannan (nee Sanderson) for sixteen years and along with a crazy upbringing she has used these parts of her life as wonderful foundations for who she is and what she is doing today in terms of her career, her medical research and as a mum. Growing up in places like Borneo in the middle of the jungle, Jakarta, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands created amazing memories thanks to her father working in forestry. This meant in her formative years she had snakes and beetles as pets and got to swim with sharks and barracuda! Eventually ending up back in Australia Nicole attended boarding school on the Gold Coast and in Perth. She fou
12/04/20221 hour 3 minutes 7 seconds
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SLP 168: Self Love Quicky – What Is NLP?

In this week’s Quicky the question, ‘What is NLP?’ is answered. Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) was created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in 1975. The techniques enable the individual to expand their own and others thinking. It is an incredibly powerful modality that also allows people to re-write the mind from negative self-talk and sabotaging patterns to positive highly successful empowered processes and outcomes. Through this kind of coaching, people can think, communicate and manage themselves, and others even more successfully. Some wonderful presuppositions of NLP include: The meaning of communication is the response you get. The resources an individual needs in order to effect a change are already within them. There is no failure, only feedback. If you would like to know more about NLP and the amazing coaching experience you can check out the new website: SE
07/04/202214 minutes 17 seconds
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SLP 167: Everything Always Works Out with Dr Lucy Harvey

“It’s not that negative or things have bought me down haven’t happened, but when I come through the other side then I know that it happened for a reason. Maybe I didn’t get an opportunity cos there’s something else that’s going to come up for me. And I really am trusting in the Universe in that way I suppose, to sound a bit woo woo. But everything always works out for me and that’s even something that I say to myself, ‘Everything always works out for me.’ So even in a hard time or when I think something is not going my way, I know that it will in the bigger picture.” Lucy Harvey Lucy Harvey grew up in a family of five kids who were all very active and lead a wonderful outdoor and sporting lifestyle. At aged 12 she fainted and fell which resulted in a fractured T8 vertebrae. After seeing many different therapists and specialists, it was seeing a chiropractor that changed her life and saw her become a chiropractor herself, thanks to the wisdom and care she received and a philos
04/04/202258 minutes 18 seconds
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SLP 166: Self Love Quicky – The Importance Of Loving YOU!

We hear it all the time – love yourself, look after yourself, be good to yourself, be positive – and we all know we should – but the truth is we find it much easier to dislike ourselves, beat ourselves up, knock ourselves and be negative! Why is that? Seriously what is this strange, degrading fallacy all about? It’s time to stop, take stock and love who we are and acknowledge no matter what we are all doing the best we can. Whilst it is easy to find fault or feel like everything is too hard or that it is different for you, I truly believe there is actually only two choices that every one of us has. Love yourself or loathe yourself. There doesn’t seem to be much in between. If you are not totally happy with where you are at right now then that’s ok, you have a choice to change that but guess what? If you really do want to change, you have to know you must act on it and do something about it. No point complaining about anything anymore, just get onto it and do what needs
30/03/20228 minutes 7 seconds
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SLP 165: Post Covid Recovery with Dr Nat Kringoudis

“I am really transparent, and I think talking about things really helps. So, I probably waited 5 or 6 days, and I was actually really sick by the way, we waited a few days and then came on and started talking about the fact we had Covid and what was happening. And people were not just blown away, so grateful to be able to watch somebody talk through the process of what they were experiencing. Because at this point in time, maybe we were one of 3,000 people in Australia, or at least in Victoria, that had Covid. So, you know talking about it, the messages were… I was inundated… thank you so much for making me feel better, I thought we were all going to die. And there was so much fear around it, where I’d always been of the opinion… guys let’s get as healthy as possible so that we can fair this as well as possible.” Dr Nat Kringoudis It’s probably fair to say no one wants to get Covid. But if you have had Covid, or know someone who has had it or you are worried about it at last
28/03/20221 hour 18 minutes 45 seconds
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SLP 164: Self Love Quicky – Natural Remedies For Coughs Colds and Flu’s

If you have been hit with a cough, cold, flu or even Covid you might be asking your immune system to step it up as you recover. The problem is if our immune system is a little rundown, or our reserves are low, then not only are these symptoms expected, but to heal fast can seem a little bit much to ask. So the key is to prepare and boost! Here are a few favourite tried and true remedies and foods that are a MUST in every home to boost your immune system as you heal. Ginger –  A must for winter as it warms the body, it is a powerful anti-inflammatory and it helps to strengthen our circulation system not to mention it is absolutely delicious! Fresh ginger root on hand for cooking is brilliant when added to meals like you would garlic. You can also pop a few fresh slices into some hot water with a little lemon and honey! And have a jar of crystallised ginger on hand to snack on as the perfect sweet treat. </
23/03/202213 minutes 33 seconds
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SLP 163: The Best Comparison Is Our Self to Our Self with Cat Parkinson

Please Note: This interview includes conversation around alcohol abuse, depression, sexual trauma and domestic violence. If you need help or support in any way, please contact Lifeline on 131114. “And that judging of ourselves, of not being enough compared to, you know I like to think that the only comparison that we can ever truly make is our self to our self. And letting go of that judgement of ‘I am not enough’ compared to that person or judging other people is really just a reflection on ourselves, our shadows the deepest parts of ourselves that just want to be loved. A lot of the time we judge ourselves for where we are not meeting up to the people’s expectations or our expectations of ourselves compared to someone else.” Cat Parkinson Beautiful Cat Parkinson is a woman who has learned the power of self-enquiry and going within. Her whole life she has felt like she was on a mission to help people. Always wanting to help others she felt she was a magnet where peopl
21/03/20221 hour 19 minutes 23 seconds
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SLP 162: Self Love Quicky – Body Brushing Benefits

This week we dive into a beautiful self care ritual known as body brushing. We talk about the benefits or both dry and wet brushing and how much this simple ritual can help you to exfoliate your skin, boost your circulation, increase your body’s ability to detoxify and support you to feel energised and uplifted. T0 get your own body brush and loofah’s check out this link: SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes so that others find this podcast easily and I sincerely appreciate all of your feedback and comments. It makes it all worthwhile as I know this podcast can plant a seed where big things can indeed grow! If you would love to work with Kim one on one coaching or be a part of her Self Love & Wellness
16/03/20226 minutes 11 seconds
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SLP 161: Being A Better Example For Our Children with Tanya Jones Naturopath

“When our first little girl was four months old, I decided I wanted something new, and I wanted to know how we could live better lives, but also I wanted to be a better example for them. I sort of made a pact with myself that I did not want them to grow up to feel the pain and illness I had experienced. So, I wanted to do everything possible to help them understand their bodies and grow up healthy and respecting their bodies and looking after themselves.” Tanya Jones This beautiful soul shares an amazing health story of growing up as a typical country kid in Victoria. She ate a typical standard Australian diet, having things like Nutrigrain for breakfast, hundreds and thousands on white bread and many other everyday so-called typical foods. She seemed to be a pretty healthy individual regardless of the many whispers that were not accounted for. Eventually the stomach pains she experienced hit her so hard that at 18 she was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. As a dancer sh
15/03/20221 hour 5 minutes 28 seconds
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SLP 160: Self Love Quicky – Dealing With Our Grief Of Losing A Celebrity

Do you remember where you were when Lady Diana died? Michael Jackson, Steve Irwin, even Elvis Presley? What about horrible events like 9/11 or the Boxing Day Tsunami? And did you find as the news landed it hit you harder than you expected? Let’s be honest, even if someone like any of these people’s death hasn’t impacted you, you can probably think of another celebrity death that hit you harder than you imagined and this week we take look at how we can deal with the loss of a celebrity. I remember where I was for all of these events mentioned above and I was also aware of how I felt a little self-conscious finding myself experiencing such harsh grief feelings around the death of a stranger.  You too, may find the feelings creep up on you or you ask yourself, why am I so upset about this, I didn’t even know this person?!  The sadness doesn’t just feel abstract, it can feel personal.  And I guess that’s why it feels kinda weird! Feeling intense emotions around celebrity d
09/03/202212 minutes 7 seconds
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SLP 159: An Ode To Shane Warne with Danny Morrison

‘I think he had a great heart, and that’s the beautiful thing, he had a great heart in terms of the love of the game, and the love particularly of his children. And I just think he gave so much to the game that you often hear, that he was there long after the others, signing autographs because let’s be real that’s what the kids wanted, they wanted Warnie’s autograph more than anyone else’s, and the King would be there for ages. And that comes through in that documentary, so in summing him up I just think he had a massive heart and he gave back, he gave back to his fans.’ Danny Morrison Shane Keith Warne was an incredible Australian cricketer. A right-arm leg spinner, he was widely considered one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history. He was known for being as much as a larrikin as he was a cricketing legend, but his death has left a huge hole in the cricketing world. This week we speak to my husband, Danny Morrison, who shares his insights into playing alongside this rem
07/03/20221 hour 4 minutes 55 seconds
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SLP 158: Self Love Quicky – Beliefs and Values

Our beliefs and values drive our behaviours but knowing the difference between them can be a little confusing. People use both to guide all that they do in their actions and behaviour and they both help to form their attitudes towards different things, but essentially, they are different. Let’s take a look at how they differ. Beliefs are the convictions that we generally hold to be true, usually without actual proof or evidence. Beliefs are assumptions we hold to be true. They can be connected to religion as an example. Religious beliefs could include a belief that God created the earth in seven days. Other religions have their own set of beliefs. Beliefs that are not religious could include: that all people are created equal, which would guide us to treat everyone regardless of sex, race, religion, age, education, status etc with equal respect. Conversely someone else might believe that all people are not created equal, which results in racist and sexist values
03/03/20226 minutes 49 seconds
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SLP 157: Adapting In A Different Way with Adam Epskamp

I swap out words like degeneration for adaptation. It’s super important to describe it in a different way that gives your body the power back. When I’ve described that to many people it blows them away because as an example; degeneration makes everyone feel like they are falling apart and disintegrating. That’s not a great feeling to have when you are walking out of the office and think I’m degenerating, I’m falling apart. You’re already glass half empty. Whereas, if I highlight that those changes are occurring in your body because of innate intelligence then it’s like, hang on a minute, my body is adapting to the stress that I have continuously put on it… wow what if I stimulated it different and it could adapt in a different way? Dr Adam Epskamp is one special, healthy, fit soul. But he wasn’t always like that. At the end of high school, he fell in love with ordering food and alcohol from the car and accordingly by the age of 19 he was weighing in at 115kg. His love of bod
01/03/20221 hour 3 minutes 40 seconds
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SLP 156: Self Love Quicky – Health Is Your Greatest Asset

If ever there was a year to truly challenge every facet of our being, every part of our lives and challenge it all on a global scale, then these past two years would win hands down. There is no doubt it has humbled us all and maybe for the first time as a community it has created space for honest reflection, a chance to look in the mirror and see what we can do better and how we can support one another to be more happy and healthy. Here are 8 ways to look after your most precious asset… your health. Some would say this has been the worst few years of their lives, and you don’t have to go far to hear some of the hideous challenges so many have endured. Many say they let good routines change to their health’s detriment, they gained weight and let their health priorities go. Others would say it has been a remarkable year, a chance to re-set, regroup and rethink what truly matters. They got focused, created a home gym, lost weight even found a new love of cooking. Whatever
24/02/202210 minutes 29 seconds
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SLP 155: Why Questioning Is Really Important with Alexx Stuart

‘I am very much a grey area thinker, I don’t fall into absolutes, I never have. Because absolutes never lead us to progress, never, ever. So, while questioning is really important, I fully condone questioning when something doesn’t seem right, unfortunately a lot of political forces take hold of people who are either vulnerable or questioning and get their single issue interest into multiple other issues, where they would otherwise normally thought the exact opposite, simply because they’ve questioned one issue, they then get preyed upon to throw everything into question. I’m seeing people actually question climate change who would never have questioned climate change before.’ Alexx Stuart Alexx Stuart’s passions run wide and deep. She founded the online community and education hub Low Tox Life in 2010 and is responsible for birthing the low tox movement. In this podcast we dive into her knowledge around political science and the growing swell of numbers questioning everythin
22/02/20221 hour 20 minutes 32 seconds
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SLP 154: Self Love Quicky – Jasmine Essential Oil

The intense, rich, warm, floral scent of Jasminum officinale can be quite intoxicating and alluring. Jasmine, which is extracted from the exquisite white star-shaped flower, is one of the best essential oils to support the nervous and reproductive systems. With mild analgesic and anti-inflammatory qualities it is excellent to use in a massage blend to help alleviate muscle aches and pains and in skincare it is revered as an anti-aging oil, one of the best to treat irritated or dry skin. Jasmine’s fragrant flowers have been used throughout history for personal adornment and in various religious ceremonies. It is known as the ‘Queen of the night’ because its’ scent is stronger when there is no daylight and particularly strong as a new dawn rises. In China the flower symbolizes the sweetness of women whilst in India it represents divine hope. It is commonly thought as the number one oil to ‘warm the womb’ and help during the birthing process. Massaged into the abdo
17/02/20227 minutes 46 seconds
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SLP 153: Finding Peace In Nature with Gosia Kuszewski

“What’s happening right now is very difficult, but again I find my peace within and also within my beautiful forest, which I’ve got next to my house. I walk in my forest every single day with my dog Shanti and that’s where I feel at peace. So it’s similar actually I was thinking about it the other day, it reminds me when I was younger I was doing the same thing, finding peace in nature. And now I am doing the same thing. I’m trying not to get trapped in the current situation and be angry about it because it is what it is, I don’t like it. But I definitely find peace in nature.” Gosia Kuszewski Born and raised in Poland Gosia Kuszewski arrived in Australia at 19years of age and decided she loved it so much she was not returning. Growing up in Poland, her family was poor, but she fondly remembers her life was also really simple. Everyone cooked together and from scratch, there were no fast-food outlets or big distractions. And even though it was very grey and very cold and wind
15/02/202258 minutes 48 seconds
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SLP 152: Self Love Quicky – What You Don’t Know You Don’t Know

There’s a simple concept called The Knowledge Pie. You probably already understand that you know what you know and you know that within what you know there is even more to know. And you also probably also appreciate that there is a whole lot that you know you don’t know that maybe there’s parts you’d even like to get to know. This is fantastic to know… but it could also be one of our greatest limiting factors. After all there is a whole lot you don’t know that you don’t even know! You see there’s another piece of the knowledge pie that many may not give enough consideration to. There is actually three parts to this knowledge pie! This concept segments one’s personal knowledge into these three key areas; what we know, what we know that we don’t know. But the third and perhaps the most important piece of the pie is when we expand beyond that into a world of curiosity and that is understanding what we don’t know that we don’t even know. You might want to hear that again. How m
10/02/202210 minutes 50 seconds
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SLP 151: It’s The Crap In Our Life That We Learn The Most From with Elle Crawford

“Every experience in our life teaches us something. And whether it is positive or not positive or traumatic it teaches us something. If our lives were just like you know smooth and easy and happy and joyful, we would learn stuff for sure but it’s the crap in our life that we learn the most from. And is shows us who we are as people. And it really highlights emotional resilience and how we can step over the things and survive them and build something new.” Elle Crawford This beautiful soul has an incredible story. Eleanor Crawford has had a long and twisting journey that really started at 17 years of age. The youngest of seven kids Elle’s idyllic life was sent on a completely different path when her parents separated. She did not know how to deal with the heartache of this or the heart break of her mum and felt so broken she literally ran away. One moment her dad was her hero and suddenly he wasn’t. She ran to the country and aged 20 she married. She thought that was w
07/02/202257 minutes 19 seconds
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SLP 150: WIN TICKETS to Essential Self Care Weekend

Here’s to celebrating 150 shows today and as a thankyou for tuning in and being a part of the Self Love Podcast I would love to gift to one lucky person a digital double pass to attend the incredible Essential Self Care Weekend at the end of February valued at $500. All you have to do is share why you would love to win on my Instagram (kimmorrison28) and Facebook (kimmorrisontraining) pages or Twenty8 social media pages and you are in the draw. Thanks so much for being on this wild ride with me. Good luck you special soul! Here is the link to the Essential Self Care Weekend for all the information: And to enter to win all you need to do is place a comment on any of the following pages as to why you would love to WIN this amazing double pass valued at $500. Instagram: Kim Morrison –
02/02/202210 minutes 17 seconds
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SLP 149: A Students Welfare Is Based On A Parents Wellbeing with Meg Durham

‘It’s about everybody feeling included in the community, because we know that the most important factor in a student’s wellbeing journey is the wellbeing of the parents. We cannot ignore that fact. Like that is so important. So that’s where I think schools have the opportunity to be a community of learning where they can provide learning, not just for the students but for parents and for the teachers, for everybody to continue to learn and grow.’ Meg Durham is a wellness speaker, educator and coach. She is known for bringing out the best in others. She is an expert in the area of wellbeing education and wellbeing coaching. Meg has a unique skill set that she has developed from working in a variety of teaching roles across Australia and now heads Open Minded Education. It was inevitable that Meg Durham would become a teacher. Being the youngest of four children, and because she was the baby, the golden child, she played a lot of schools growing up. This led to a genuine
01/02/20221 hour 18 minutes 14 seconds
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SLP 148: Self Love Quicky – Living Above The Line

The concept of living above the line and below the line is one of the most fundamental concepts in conscious living. When we are below the line we are often closed, defensive, and committed to being right. On the contrary, when we are living above the line we are more open, curious, and committed to learning. In this podcast we look at how we can make an effort to live more above the line. Below the line behaviours often show up as a victimhood mentality or failure to take personal responsibility. When someone operates from below the line they view life through the lens of a victim, always being at the affect of life and interpreting it through a “to me” lens. They are closed, defensive, and committed to being right. Below the line behaviours are common, in fact it is actually the default state of being for almost everyone. Because we’re so committed to being right, we can even fool ourselves into thinking that we’re above the line when we’re actually below the line!<
26/01/202212 minutes 35 seconds
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SLP 147: The Ability To Embrace Change with Tom Cronin

‘When we say we don’t have a second chance, there’s a very big variable in that and a very big grey area. There’s always the chance to evolve and grow, it’s whether we are able to hear it and to embrace that and to get the message that’s embedded in the experience. We generally are quite resistant to change. There’s a beautiful quote from my meditation teacher, ‘Suffering is proportional to our resistance to change. And happiness is proportional to our ability to embrace change.’ Tom Cronin is known as the King of Calm! But life has not always been this way, and it has taken him a lot of internal work to claim this title. If you picture the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ you will picture his previous life. As a broker in finance his life was highly stimulating filled with not only the pressures of the job but the culture in the job which included lots of drugs, drinking, late nights and partying. So, these compounding layers of hyperstimulation eventually lead to him becoming a
25/01/20221 hour 4 minutes 37 seconds
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SLP 146: Self Love Quicky – Perception Is Projection

Carl Jung said, ‘We cannot see the world as it is, but who we are.’ In this week’s quicky we explore what that means for each of us and how reality looks through our own eyes which is purely determined on how we perceive it. This one is a mind bender! We have to remind ourselves the world is not the way it is, but what we are. In this Quicky we take a look at how your experience of the world is based on your internal representation, and how your personality will determine the reality you experience. It might be hard to imagine we create our world but we just have to remember we are never passively perceiving the world we are actively generating it. It is all an hallucination let’s break that down… hell-ucination – it is hell until you shine a light on it. Now a lot of the hallucinations we have can be helpful but not all. And then we will delete, distort and generalise using our language on purpose for internal processing. It’s just a quicky but a goodie, hope y
20/01/202210 minutes 47 seconds
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SLP 145: Flying Into The Unknown with Wesley Dean

“Music has always fascinated me more than any other thing. The way I write is from very personal experiences, very real experiences, probably too honest, to be honest, in lots of ways. And I’ve just finished the record here where it’s very honest. It’s all about us moving from Australia to America and the process of it all. The challenges, the great challenges of moving in a global pandemic and the world and what it is now compared to two years ago with an 8-year-old and a 2-year-old and all the uncertainty, flying into the absolute unknown and really starting all over again.” Wesley Dean Wesley Dean, aka Wes Carr, grew up in the Sydney entertainment scene playing music from 12 years of age then signing a musical publishing deal at just 19 years of age. Incredibly talented he went on to win Australian Idol in 2008 and even though it was a huge opportunity he actually struggled winning the title as he felt he had pawned over a big part of himself. Idol was actually a crossroad
17/01/20221 hour 18 minutes 36 seconds
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SLP 144: Self Love Quicky – Vetiver Essential Oil

If there is one way to describe the exquisite virtues of Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) it would be a very grounding oil. Extracted from the root it has a very deep, smoky and earthy aroma much like Sandalwood and Patchouli. Not everyone is drawn to Vetiver at first but as it grows on you some describe it as the scent of Mother Earth. Vetiver is a base note often used in earthy and oriental perfumes as the fixative. It blends beautifully with many oils in particular frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lemon, lavender, orange, rose and ylang ylang. It is used in skincare cosmetics and body moisturisers, room fresheners, soaps, oils and as a flavoring agent in beverages, sorbets and food stuffs. Throughout history the roots, when dried, have been interwoven with floor matting and window coverings to give a warm fragrance and to deter insects. It is also used to thatch rooves of earthen houses and mattresses. It is considered an emblem of vitality and has aphrodisi
12/01/20229 minutes 32 seconds
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SLP 143: Understanding The Power Of The Mind with Michael Maidens

‘I just always had this fascination with managing my mind. My mind feels like it is this thing that wants to race off in all these directions and I have to try to kind of control it. And understand it, to be able to control it.’ Michael Maidens is just like anyone else and admits he is blundering his way through life doing the best he can. Completing a computer science degree he remained fascinated in human psychology. He walked through life with an experience of gratitude and loved seeing how he could help people to get the most out of their life. An amazing tennis player and mind expert he has learned how much the mind can race off in all directions. The power lies in controlling it and then in understanding it, to do so. This remarkable soul actually remembers his birth and even leaving his body as he died or felt he died in birth. He thinks this is his realisation of understanding the dimension of time and cannot always explain how things happen and as a consequenc
11/01/20221 hour 22 minutes 2 seconds
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SLP 142: Self Love Quicky – 3 Questions For The New Year

The post SLP 142: Self Love Quicky – 3 Questions For The New Year appeared first on The Wellness Couch.
06/01/202210 minutes 31 seconds
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SLP 141: The Process of Trust with Tim Leeming

‘That was a hell of whirlwind of coming back to that concept of trust and trying to make sense of things when you are right at the coal face and exhausted and sleep deprived and carrying the emotions of everyone around you who love you and care about you. So that was a real process of trust just trusting that this was what was meant to happen for us, and for Sage, but also leaning in on practicing exactly what we preach.’ Tim Leeming is a new father, husband, brother, son, good mate, nutritionist and chiropractor.  Tim lives by a mantra that although we cannot all live in nature, we can live more naturally.  He loves working with people, helping them to align their habits and lifestyles with the laws of nature, to detoxify and simplify life, health and wellbeing.  Most importantly, Tim strives to lead by example with his teachings, his own way of living, and lately has learned how to believe in the process of trust. TJ Leeming grew up in the south of the South Island o
03/01/20221 hour 14 minutes 35 seconds
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SLP 140: Self Love Quicky – New Year New You

Download our End Of Year Reflections Chart here Happy New Year to you! As we farewell 2021 here is a chance to take heed and reflect on the year that was and set your intentions for a year that will be in 2022.  And in this podcast I have included a couple of ways to do this. I personally want to thankyou for being on the Self-Love Podcast journey. It has been a hugely inspirational year and I am so grateful to have brought to you our amazing guests and quickies each week. What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.  It is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on. You are never too old to reinvent yourself. Make this the year you say I WILL be stronger, braver, kinder and unstoppable. Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect. I am also a
29/12/202110 minutes 54 seconds
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SLP 139: An Opportunity To Return To Centre with Jordan Potts

‘There will be a level of self-doubt that’s created in all human beings, that’s the mind. And I think along the journey, the Universe gives us opportunities to wake up and opportunities to return to centre and to really realise what’s within us. And if you’re truly to sit in peace, in silence, and think about what you could do, or who you could be, if you didn’t let all of the shit stop you. If you just let go of all the stories, let go of the opinions of others, if you just did what you truly wanted to do and went after it, you could do it.’ Jordan Potts Jordan Potts is a remarkable soul who has been through a hell of a lot in his 28 years. High on drugs and waking up in hospital after falling ten metres out of a tree he realised that was the turning point, a second chance. It was the wake-up call of his life and an opportunity to come clean, find himself and return to centre. In a world full of technology that is advancing in progression like never before, one of Jor
28/12/20211 hour 8 minutes 57 seconds
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SLP 138: Self Love Quicky – 5 Self-Care Tips For Christmas

As we venture towards the end of the year I not only want to thankyou for being a part of the Self-Love Podcast journey, I am hoping you will get some time to just reflect and take a moment to look at how you can get through the festive season with a loving intent for your self-care. I know some will feel exhausted and overwhelmed, some may feel alone and not so great, so now is the perfect time to assess your daily routines, build resilience and make self-care priority. Self-care has been defined as a term described where someone takes care of their own physical, mental, and emotional health. There are many forms self-care can take. It could be getting enough sleep or grounding yourself outside for a few minutes. Self-care is vital for building resilience and tenacity towards the stressors in life that you can’t control. When you’ve taken steps to care for your mind and body, spirit and soul, you are able to live your best life. Unfortunately, however, m
23/12/202115 minutes 6 seconds
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SLP 137: Peeling Back The Layers with Nikki Parkinson

“Our generation of women have been served up layer upon layer of diet culture, damaging diet culture information. Well-meaning relatives and friends making comments about their looks for years and years. Trashy magazines always talking about you know… picking apart a woman’s cellulite, which is a perfectly natural thing, through to the ridiculous, ‘Lose 10kgs by Saturday’ headlines. So many of us, myself included had to pick apart. Where has that all come from? Why is that what we think about ourselves? And it is layer upon layer of BS, because that’s not health, that’s not self-love.”  Nikki Parkinson If you choose work that brings you joy and your overall reason for doing it continues to bring you joy, then it is definitely worth getting up each day! In this podcast Nikki Parkinson explains how she left the safety of a career in journalism at the age of 41 to successfully branch out into unknown territory for a world in fashion and blogging. The key to her success was commu
20/12/20211 hour 8 minutes 33 seconds
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SLP 136: Self Love Quicky – Myrrh Essential Oil

If ever there was an essential oil to use to support rejuvenation and endurance, then Myrrh or Commiphora myrrha would be it! An amazing oil to help you through physically and emotionally demanding times and particularly perfect for this time of year being the festive season. The history of Myrrh is closely tied to that of Frankincense and were amongst the two precious resins preserved for rituals and ceremonies, perfumes and medicine. It has been mentioned as far back as 4,000 years and has been considered precious given its association as one of the gifts to Christ from the wise men for its power to ground and connect at a deep level. It was always used for religious ceremonies and fumigations by ancient Egyptians. Myrrh has powerful therapeutic and medicinal qualities. It is used as an anti-inflammatory aid, an expectorant, a stimulant and digestive aid. It can assist with bacterial and fungal infections, diarrhoea, and flatulence. Myrrh has astringent qualit
15/12/20216 minutes 33 seconds
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SLP 135: Choose Better Live Wildly with Tarnea O’Meara

‘It’s quality and that’s why I made it. I was so sick of having or finding things that had something else in it. I guess that’s another reason why I created the company. I just wanted people to choose better. I wanted better quality and if I can inspire someone to choose a better quality product just in one thing then hopefully that inspires them to choose better in every single thing in their life. Or maybe they’ll look at something else a bit different and think, ‘Oh maybe I should look at something else in my life. Or what about the skincare I use, she said something about the chemicals in sunscreen? Well ok, what sunscreen do I use?’ That’s pretty much why I did make it and why I love it and I still do it. It’s just this awesome product that came along with it.’  Tarnea O’Meara Daughter of Cyndi and Howard O’Meara the gorgeous Tarnea O’Meara explains how she grew up seen as the ‘hippy’ given her upbringing with these two special souls and how it is no accident she ended u
13/12/20211 hour 8 minutes 33 seconds
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SLP 134: Self Love Quicky – Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense is an oil to be revered. Used throughout history as an integral ingredient in cosmetics and incense burners it is also closely associated with religious traditions and rites. This precious resin was one of the gifts for Jesus Christ along with Myrrh and gold. And in this week’s Quicky we look at the incredible characteristics of this precious resin. Due to these connections it is known as the perfect Christmas oil and along with Pine, Orange and Myrrh would be ideal in a vaporizer and spritzer. It is a wonderfully relaxing oil which is why it is popular to use in meditation and prayer and is an ideal oil along with lavender and chamomile to keep you chilled in the build up to the hectic Christmas festivities and celebrations. Frankincense, whose scientific name boswellia carteri, is extracted from the gum or resin of the tree grown in places like Oman, Somalia, Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia. The main components alpha pinene actanol, bornyl acetate and linalool
08/12/20217 minutes 53 seconds
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SLP 133: Allow Grief To Change Us with Silke Herwald

‘There are differences in the relationships but at the same time – it’s grief. It’s the grief of having lost a loved one. And needing to find a way to allow that grief to change us. We can never go back to how things were beforehand. That is utterly impossible. So, it is more about allowing that grief to change us and to find a way that that person can always be a part of us.’ In this very special podcast, you will hear how Silke Herwald teaches us to work alongside of, and with grief. Silke explains how we can all work with grief in a positive way – even in the face of our current world and the things we may have lost over the past few years. Grief after all can be more than the loss of loved ones and it is a natural part of our lives. But do we actually do grief well? Grief is an unconscious process, and your unconscious is always trying to work for you and help you. The unconscious knows you have lost so much, and it wants to make sure you do not lose more than you
07/12/20211 hour 12 minutes 2 seconds
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SLP 132: Self Love Quicky – Feed Your Face

No matter what is going on in the world, no matter how busy or crazy you are right now, there is nothing better than to take a few moments each day  to come back to you, get fully present and feed your face. Here are 5 face ways to treat your skin and take some precious time out to fill your cup! Treat yourself to a Facial Steam Essential oils can help to regulate the activity of the capillaries and restore vitality to the skin. One of the nicest and most effective treatments is a Facial Steam. Place a stainless bowl with steaming hot water (for safety place onto a towel onto a table) and add 6-10 drops of your chosen oils. For normal skin use oils like clary sage, geranium, lavender and ylang ylang. For dry skin use oils like cedarwood, sandalwood, palmarosa and lavender. For oily skin use oils like lavender, lemon, geranium and frankincense. Cleanse your skin. Drape a large towel over the head and allow the steam to gently open the pores. Do this for 5-10 mins for ma
01/12/20219 minutes 39 seconds
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SLP 131: Open Hearted Connection with Helen Padarin

‘We feel more close-hearted when we are in that state of fear. And that happens as a type of protection really, but unfortunately a side effect of a closed heart means we are less connected with ourselves so it is harder for us to hear our own intuition and our own gut feelings, our own sense of what is true for us and what is right for us as individuals but what it also does, it doesn’t just create that sense of disconnection from ourselves, but it creates that sense of disconnection from others and the world around us too. Not just in ourselves but division between one another.’ A very openhearted and real conversation around the state of the world through the eyes of one of Australia’s most well-renowned natural health practitioners Helen Padarin who in this interview guides us with science and soul back into our hearts with love and care. Knowing there is so much for our nervous systems to navigate right now it is clearly impacting our health with so many feeling t
29/11/20211 hour 21 minutes 55 seconds
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SLP 130: Self Love Quicky – LIME Essential Oil

Lime Essential Oil – Citrus Aurantifolia or Medica If ever you are feeling like you need a little lift, an added spring in your step or a sense of ‘beam me up Scottie’ then the exquisite, fresh and uplifting aroma of lime oil is your number one go-to! It is one of the most revered mood elevators. You cannot help but feel happy and invigorated by its appealing, sharp yet sweet, citrus scent. One drop on a cotton pad tucked into your top is a wonderful way to use your body as a human diffuser. Its beautiful scent will hit you at various times throughout the day and you may find yourself smiling with increased zest every time you inhale it. Lime is refreshing and stimulating, activating and revitalising and much like lemon oil it can be used for its powerful cleansing qualities. A couple of drops on a damp cloth can help to remove stains, chewing gum and sticker residue. Adding a few drops of this oil to a recipe that requires the flavor of lime is out of th
24/11/20217 minutes 3 seconds
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SLP 129: Personal Growth Through Challenging Times with Liz Sefton

‘I think I have been lucky that I’ve always done the work on myself over the years. So I have a sort of collection, a tool kit in place that keeps me positive. Or when things feel tough, I’ve got something to go to, to help me through those difficult times. And definitely, my essential oils, my connection with the Mentoring Group and my love of personal growth I think certainly helps me to keep going in this space.’ Liz Sefton Based in Victoria and living through the past 20 months under Dan Andrews governance, Liz Sefton opens up about how Victorian’s have been affected harshly with freedom after freedom being taken away through Covid. Liz feels enough is enough and it’s time to stop the segregation and pushing state against state and get back to living with love and courage. Liz is a passionate wellness advocate with a strong focus on nourishment for the mind, body and soul and a deep respect for personal growth. Liz Sefton is The Nourishing Home and is on a mission
22/11/20211 hour 7 minutes 19 seconds
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SLP 128: Self Love Quicky – Good Night, Sleep Tight

Good Night, Sleep Tight   It seems the most natural thing to do to keep up with our fast-paced lives is to sacrifice sleep, so we can cram more into our twenty-four hours. But slow down. Research is now suggesting that even if you miss only a few hours of shut-eye tonight, you are more likely to become ill tomorrow. On average people spend 24 years of their lives asleep. Something that takes up that much time and is so closely linked to our immune system must be one of the most important things for us to respect. If ever you have felt ill or under the weather, the body’s instant response is to want to sleep. There is a very good reason for this. Cytokines (immune system hormones) flood throughout the body when an infection is present and also act as a powerful sleep inducer, giving your body the chance to heal and save energy. Getting a good night’s sleep may be one of the most important things you can do to maintain good health and live longer. It won’t
17/11/202111 minutes 37 seconds
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SLP 127: Pootopia and Pooforia with Lynda Griparic

‘Enjoying a good satisfying poo… I don’t know about you but like there’s this thing I used to talk about ‘Poo-foria’ where you do a good poo and you feel amazing and you know you’re like… right, ok, I’ve just evacuated well. Some say it stimulates the vagus nerve as well. And so I think yes ensuring that overall you are looking after your health, and you consider that an investment in yourself. Sometimes it does take time, it’s not a quick fix… that for me is self-love.’ Lynda Griparic Lynda Griparic is a phenomenal Naturopath, Nutritionist, Podcaster, Writer, and Yoga teacher with over 20 years of experience in the health industry. Lynda specialises in digestive health, namely SIBO and constipation. She has extensive experience in running healthy, effective, and sustainable bowel care programs and has expertise in investigating and treating the underlying causes of gut disturbance which leads to the power of ‘poo-topia’. Lynda has an intense interest in poo and she’s
15/11/20211 hour 6 minutes 59 seconds
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SLP 126: Self Love Quicky – Spring Into Shape

Exercising on a regular basis seems to be one of life’s toughest challenges. Often the hardest part is getting started! It’s a challenge to make the time, get the shoes on and actually get out the door! But let’s face it once you are in the act of ‘doing exercise’ you feel better – virtuous almost! Perhaps then it is more a mental challenge than physical one? We all know emotional, mental and physical health are very strongly linked. With a healthy attitude and mastering positive self-talk you can overcome negative feelings often associated to exercise and work your way towards a healthier and fitter body. Spring is the perfect time for a new exercise resolution! The weather is getting lighter and warmer and for many it is a time to make a fresh new start! It also means summer is just around the corner – which means beaches, bikinis and bodies! So how do we get up off our butts and into shape in time? The key is definitely enjoyment! Have you noticed when you say ‘walkies’ to
10/11/202110 minutes 3 seconds
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SLP 125: You Can Do A Lot More Than You Think with Kerry Ashcroft

“When you achieve something, like opening my own studio, re-qualifying as an adult, all these little things that, they do give you a boost, give you more confidence, it’s like you can do more. And with my fitness and ultra-events and my body-building… like as humans we have so much more potential than we actually think. It’s actually tapping into that and keep pushing yourself more, keep thriving… you can do a lot more than you think.” Kerry Ashcroft One small conversation walking on the beach whilst on holiday in Australia lead to English born Kerry Ashcroft and her family into making a decision to immigrate to the Sunshine Coast. Kerry is now a well-established head coach, national body building champion and ultra-marathon runner who shares her story by and belief that we all have the potential to do a lot more than we think! There were three reasons Kerry felt Australia was the right place to settle and that included the weather and social side of things, the job op
08/11/20211 hour 1 minute 28 seconds
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SLP 124: Self Love Quicky – Using Essential Oils With Children

For most parents, when our children get sick, we feel a sense of helplessness at not being able to help them. This can place a great deal of stress on ourselves as parents.  Lucky, we have access to essential oils.  They can be a great addition to your family health toolkit, giving you a sense of support and control during these sick times. We can use them during emergencies, when we have no other options on hand, during emotional times and in everyday situations when our children need our support. As we know, essential oils are extracted from plants, trees and flowers, but just because they are derived from nature, it doesn’t mean they aren’t without safety issues. They are potent aromatic substances and require careful administration, especially when it comes to children. In short, children are not little adults. Their bodies and body systems haven’t fully developed so we need to take extra care. Dilution In general aromatherapy, a 2.5% dilution is cons
03/11/202111 minutes 37 seconds
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SLP 123: Doing Your Best With The Things You Have Control Over with Sabrina Zielinski

‘Yes. Focusing on what we want but also focusing on the sphere of our influence and what we have control over. And making sure that we are doing the best with the things that we have control over. And that’s different no matter what country you’re in, and no matter what crisis may follow, anything that we have going on right now, we have to decide how we are going to react. Are we going to react out of fear? Are we going to react in truth? What is truth? And figuring out that for ourselves.’ Sabrina Ann Zielinski Sabrina Zielinski is one special soul and an incredible educator and promoter of natural living. Married to the extraordinary wellness educator Dr Eric Zielinski and a mother of five we get to hear how she does all the amazing things she does and exactly what makes this woman tick. In this remarkable podcast Sabrina shares her story of growing up around her mother’s herbs, cooking and business whilst her dad was an agro-scientist. She was given her first book
01/11/20211 hour 10 minutes 28 seconds
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SLP 122: Self Love Quicky – 5 Natural Ways To Reduce Hayfever

A runny nose, sneezing and streaming, puffy eyes as well as headaches and a loss of sense of smell are well known symptoms of hayfever. Strictly speaking hayfever is an allergic response to allergens like pollen, spores of certain fungi, even dust and mold where the lining of the eyes, nose and throat are inflamed and affected. Here are 5 natural ways you might like to reduce hayfever with! An allergen is a substance that the body thinks is foreign forcing the immune system to overreact and produce antibodies that make cells release histamine that cause the allergic reaction. Allopathically, treatments recommended are steroids and anti-histamines to help suppress an overactive immune system. And whilst this might relieve the symptoms temporarily it does not generally help the sufferer long term. People are also told to avoid the triggers but that is not so easy especially at this time of year when pollens are rife. So what can one do naturally and long term? Essential
27/10/20218 minutes 23 seconds
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SLP 121: Keep Moving Forward with Dr Howard O’Meara

‘You’ve got to get enough leverage on yourself. If you are hurting enough, stop hurting. Get enough leverage on yourself to move forward and move on. If you have lost your way and lost who you are, talk to people. There’s plenty of groups out there now. But the biggest thing is, get a handle on yourself. Move forward, keep moving forward, get enough leverage on yourself to make that change.’ Dr Howard O’Meara Here is a beautiful conversation with the amazing Dr Howard O’Meara. This special soul has been a teacher, a policeman, a body-guard for the Royal Family and an amazing Chiropractor, Businessman and Entrepreneur. Howard is a high achiever. He says he has never missed a goal or not accomplished something he set his heart to. It is a case of never giving up and keep on moving forward. And whenever he gets uncomfortable or it’s not working then it is back to the drawing board to learn more, so you can. Losing his father as a young man he never realised how much his d
25/10/20211 hour 15 minutes 53 seconds
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SLP 120: Self Love Quicky – Immortelle Essential Oil

Profile Of An Essential Oil – Immortelle – Helichrysum augustifolium Immortelle is steam distilled from the yellow flowers of a small aromatic shrub that grows on cliff tops in the Mediterranean, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  It is an exquisite oil also known as Everlasting and Helichrysum. The name helichrysum comes from the Greek word helios (sun) and chrysos  (gold). This is because of the way this beautiful plant flowers, which can look a lot like masses of little golden suns. The yield is quite low. It takes a tonne of these flowering tops to produce up to 1.5kg of essential oil, which is why it is costs around $300 for just 10mls and why adulteration is common. Immortelle is relieving, soothing, clearing and balancing and thanks to its unique chemical composition and some unusual sesquiterpenes not found in other essential oils it has amazing wound healing abilities. Used in a massage blend Immortelle can help relieve oedemas, bruises and reduce
20/10/20217 minutes 9 seconds
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SLP 119: Challenge Your Thoughts With Heart with Juliet Dyer

So, a simple stimulus, just the words that someone says it can trigger us, but it’s based on attitudes you’ve pre-adopted. So, the first step is identifying, well what’s that little voice, that little gremlin that we’ve got in our head that as soon as we’ve been triggered, as soon as we feel that emotional response has been created within us, if we can learn to pause and recognise what that thought was, then we know we are in a position to be able to start challenging that thought. Because the minute you challenge it, the minute you ask, ‘Well is it true? Do I know that to be a fact?’, it is already lessening the impact it has on you. So, our attitudes create our feelings and thoughts, and it can happen at an unconscious level which is then driving our behaviour. Juliet Dyer Juliet Dyer is one strong and courageous woman. Even in the early days of meeting her husband Stuart, she knew the risks and that there was a chance that congenital heart disease would play a big part. Sh
18/10/20211 hour 7 minutes 58 seconds
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SLP 118: SL Quicky – Your Shampoo Could Be Making You Fat

Your Shampoo Could Be Making You Fat! Did you know that women expose themselves to over 200 chemicals a day just through their personal care products alone? When you look at what is in a body wash, shampoo, conditioner, hair-care products, deodorant, body lotion, face creams, makeup and perfume you can see how it adds up. In the USA alone there are over 80,000 synthetic chemicals with over 1000 each year being added in. Many so-called experts say these chemicals are in small doses, within ‘safe’ limits and cannot hurt you. Research to date shows otherwise. As a nation, we are fatter and sicker than we have ever been. Approximately 35% of people are considered obese (usually defined as a BMI over 30%) as opposed to 13% some fifty years ago. Sadly childhood obesity has trebled in the past three decades. There are a further 34% who are considered overweight. Just looking at these figures means over 70% of our population is struggling with weight issues that simply
13/10/202110 minutes 41 seconds
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SLP 117: Now Is The Time For Gratitude with Dr Mark Postles

‘Now is the time for gratitude about it. Let’s accept it. Let’s say I don’t understand it, how I had that car accident, and I had this marriage break up… it was all good, it’s all like this is perfect. This is how it’s supposed to be for me… And when we come from gratitude then we can say ok going forward, what is my view point? We can pre-determine then going forward. We can decide. We can have a different viewpoint going forward into our life from now on. And as we know with the microcosm of the body, just as we cast new energy into the cells, it changes them. Who am I? Where did I come from? Where do I go? And what do I do? Universal questions Dr Mark Postles asks himself often. To give an overview Mark is attracted to the unorthodox, he values freedom and the beauty of nature. He believes we are going through a revolution right now, and that we are in very interesting times. Mark wonders what influence he can have on the world within the small context, relative to the who
11/10/202155 minutes 27 seconds
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SLP 116: Self Love Quicky – The Best Natural Perfume

Fancy a little methylene chloride on your skin, or maybe some toluene, some methyl ethyl ketone, or methyl isobutyl ketone, even perhaps some ethyl alcohol  and benzyl chloride? You can be getting any one or some of these toxins when you dab your skin, or spray, with perfume. Martin J. Walker in ‘Home Sickness’ in the British environmental magazine ‘Ecologist’ says: ‘Most fragrances are produced from mixtures of up to 600 synthetic chemicals. The great majority of these substances have never been tested for human toxicity. In the US, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health reported that 884 toxic substances were identified in a list of perfume constituents.’ Perfumes, he says, are completely unregulated and many of the toxins they contain are known to be carcinogenic and can cause birth defects, central nervous system disorders and allergic conditions. They are absorbed through the skin and can accumulate in the major organs. And yet, unaware, w
07/10/20218 minutes 10 seconds
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SLP 115: Time Is Of The Essence with Deb Battaglini

‘The older you get they tell you; you have less time. There’s less hours in the day and minutes in the hour. And it’s interesting since I have heard that, I feel that. I feel like time is of the essence and that if we are given this one opportunity to be on earth, and I have seen how short life can be, and how we should 100% embrace every opportunity and why not experience everything that is available to us. And as you have previously mentioned, being open to it. And being available to it as well. I truly believe that anything is possible.’ Deb Battaglini former bank owner, event manager and charity fundraiser shares her beautiful life story, the highs and lows and how the big challenges you go through can make you stronger. It is important to know that what you are going through that you will be ok and you will get out the other side. She knows that life is never an easy course. It’s going to have lots of different twists and turns, but it is very much how we respond to thos
05/10/20211 hour 2 minutes 15 seconds
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SLP 114: Self Love Quicky – Making Time To Read

Reading to the mind is what exercise if to the body. Most book lovers will agree that if you make reading a priority in your life, you will be amazed at what you will gain. Books can literally change your life: as you read, you grow! It is amazing though, how many people say they simply do not have time to read yet reading can open up a world of imagination; it can challenge, motivate and inspire you. Reading gets you thinking! There are millions of books out there and any one of those has the potential to transform and enlighten your life. There is nothing better than getting lost in a great novel; such escapism does you wonders when life is busy. Favourite reads might be books that challenge us to think about how we are living our lives. Motivational real life stories, personal growth books and all books related to health and well being. There is so much to learn – it is a privilege I am sure we all never take for granted. It has been said 15 minutes a day reading w
29/09/202111 minutes 33 seconds
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SLP 113: Tap Away Trauma and Meditate On Love with Dr Dawson Church

‘You need to go deal with childhood trauma, you need to deal with your adult trauma. And if you try to escape, because that’s what people did 100 years ago, 500, 1000 years ago, you would run to the convent, go to escape the troubles of the world in the monastery, go be an anchor ride, be in the desert, be in the forest, a forest hermit, get away from things. And nowadays we don’t have to. We have EFT in Doctor’s offices, we have EFT in hospitals, we have EFT in veterans centres, we have EFT doing it with people who have survived terrible, terrible events. And so clearing trauma is the first thing to do. Then, when you clear trauma, you then work on your potential, and developing a spiritual practice, developing meditation and then you start to hit the peak, the mountain top and that state of self-transcendence.’ Dr Dawson Church Dr Dawson Church is highly motivated to not see people suffer. No matter how many people he speaks to, or presents to where so many share th
27/09/20211 hour 1 minute 34 seconds
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SLP 112: Essential Self Care Weekend Goes Virtual

This weekend inspires change.  You are guaranteed to leave feeling happier and more fulfilled. It is a chance to fill your emotional love tank and replenish your soul. “We live in a world where everything is moving so fast, it can be easy to get swept up in what is happening outside of ourselves and forget to take the time to care for ourselves. This is an essential step if you are to realise all you can be, leave stress and reactive behaviour behind and experience the fullness and delight life is meant to be. Be kind to yourself.” – Kim Morrison Most of us don’t think twice about investing time and care in our children, parents and friends but it can be a different story when it comes to self care. Whether you are a busy parent juggling work and home-life, an aspiring business person, enjoying the benefits of retirement or just starting your path into adulthood, the chances are you still have a bit to learn about self care. Self care is the essential ingredient
22/09/202112 minutes 22 seconds
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SLP 111: Money Hurdles Are Amazing Learning Curves with Megan Wolfenden

“We have this expectation that life’s just all up to the right. That everything’s honky dory and we are working towards everything going properly. And fortunately I think, don’t realise in advance, that there’s going to be massive hurdles that we have to get through. And those hurdles are amazing learning curves, but they’re also about bringing us back to gratitude when we can see what’s going right in our lives.” With three big financial hits behind her plus a life-threatening illness, Megan Wolfenden epitomises what it means to never let fear beat you. Her inspiring story where money hurdles become amazing learning curves will show you how to continuously show up and stay focussed on the end game all in honour of creating a lifetime of health, wealth and abundance no matter what. Megan Wolfenden is an award-winning businesswoman who used to travel the world teaching people how to build their own business and reach their full potential. She is passionate about educati
20/09/202159 minutes 2 seconds
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SLP 110: Self Love Quicky – Just Say Thankyou

Isn’t interesting when someone generously says: You look beautiful; your hair looks fantastic; nice write-up in the paper; that was very kind of you; or great job that often we give that humble knee-jerk response to avoid the compliment or deflect it toward someone else. Why is it so hard to just say Thankyou? As a child we are taught not to show off or brag too much about our accomplishments. There seems to be this fine line between confidence and arrogance. And often this trickles well into our adult years. However, learning to stand up for yourself honestly by graciously accepting a compliment with a simple thank-you, helps remind us of our special abilities and innate creativity. Praise is fantastic. We all love to give it. But if everyone responds the same by not accepting it, then who exactly is receiving this praise? You are probably aware of when this may have happened recently. You tell a girlfriend when you are going out how beautiful she looks. Does a typica
15/09/20215 minutes 33 seconds
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SLP 109: Chocolate Is The Answer – with Brigid Woolnough

‘The business has grown organically but it isn’t without watering the flower. Like there’s… anybody who says like, ‘Oh you’re so lucky’, I just feel like that’s the most incessant insult you could pass to somebody. It’s like saying somebody’s nice. Nice is a biscuit, I don’t want to be nice. I want to be bigger than that, same for the business. I think this year’s probably been my hardest year so far and that really had to do with scale., so growing… You know COVID hit last year and lots of businesses went on the downturn, however we didn’t, we went on an upturn… because chocolate is the answer for everybody’s problems!’ Going from primary school teacher and extrovert to a stay at home mum, without adult company Brigid Woolnough decided to start making wedding cakes. With a love of people, connection and creativity this grew as she studied and fell in love with making chocolate. Selling her sweet masterpieces at the markets is where the award-winning business of Kokopod evolv
13/09/202158 minutes 11 seconds
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SLP 108: Self Love Quicky – Ingredients To Avoid In Skincare & Food

With 84,000 chemicals listed as being legally safe to use in food, drugs and cosmetics – yet most of them are seen as questionable – it’s hard to imagine what they are used for and how they came to being considered acceptable in the first place? When you realise most of these ingredients are described as having health concerns for example they are carcinogenic, skin sensitive or endocrine disrupting, it its even more disturbing to imagine how they get to stay on the market. Understanding labels on your personal care products, cosmetics and packaged foods seems like you need a science and chemistry degree. And you are not wrong. It is one of the most confusing and sometimes scary challenges you may actually be faced with. Think about how many times you have picked up a bottle or jar to read the ingredients label only to realize you have no idea what some of them actually are, let alone how to pronounce them?  Have you ever questioned why they are even in there? What’s t
08/09/202111 minutes 37 seconds
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SLP 107: Don’t Give A Fifty with Mel Salmond and Trish Gordon

“But what we’re embarking on with our podcast ‘Don’t Give A Fifty’ is to create a place for women like us who can tell their stories and also just feel like being a middle aged woman is not necessarily a time for being invisible or being uninteresting or disappearing as such.” Trish “I don’t see my husband ever standing in front of the mirror and going oh look at me, you know, look at this, look at that and cellulite and fat stomach and blah, blah, blah. I don’t do that so much now, but I used to. They don’t do that. They don’t look at themselves like that. But we do. And it’s so destructive, like it’s so counterproductive to all this great work you are doing. Your mental health, your exercise, your discipline and your self-care ad those sorts of things. We really need to stop that in its tracks.” Mel Trish Gordon and Melinda Salmond have been besties for over 35 years. These two amazing souls are boldly and bravely speaking openly about the transitioning into mid-life
06/09/20211 hour 10 minutes 39 seconds
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SLP 106: Self Love Quicky – Top 5 Essential Oils To Move Your Body

There is no doubt a happy, healthy, vibrant life includes regular movement. People who consistently exercise tend to have more energy, sleep better, have less health issues with more happy hormones running through their body. They emit a radiance that is alluring and easy to be around. Their skin tends to be clear and no matter what their age, size or hair color they appear more positive. Here are 5 of my most favourite essential oils I use to move my body! Let’s go back a little… why is it so many people struggle to exercise on a regular basis? Perhaps the focus should be less on ‘having’ to exercise and more around appreciation. Being grateful for what the body can do, for the fact it can move. It is not until we are sick, injured or disabled that we realize how precious the ability to move actually is. What if the next time we exercise we do it with intention, we focus on the fact the body is a beautiful temple and we honor the fact we are moving it. It’s another wa
01/09/20219 minutes 36 seconds
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SLP 105: Phenomenal Feminine Entrepreneurs with Edwina Murphy-Droomer

‘It is a value question. And we do find money for the things we value.  There’s no question about it. And you know as many, many years as a single mum with four kids we always at organic food. And I hear people say ‘but how did you afford that?’ Questioning that. And I said ‘well we bought all our clothes second hand in op shops and I drive an old car. The thing that I valued was the priority and I think that for the mothers that are listening they will know that if your child needs something, you find the money.’ Has hearing someone else’s story ever impacted you to such an extent that it changed your life? Edwina Murphy-Droomer had such a moment in 2018 when she travelled to the USA to attend a conference put on by her coach where she got to hear the stories of six women with phenomenal success in their business. A seed was planted and a year later her vision came true when she was invited to be on stage as one of the success stories. You will not want to miss this podcast.
30/08/20211 hour 7 minutes 42 seconds
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SLP 104: Self Love Quicky – Celebrate the little Wins over Winter

It’s so important to take time to acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, no matter how little or small they might seem. The big monumental ones are not the only ones worth recognising. Life is a constant journey and all about what happens in between the big wins and although you have probably heard it all before, we all know, it is about the journey not just the destination. Take a moment to realise over these cooler months that the more you celebrate your little wins, the more you get to see how much there is to be grateful for. And being grateful nurtures the neurological, mental, emotional and spiritual self. So why not… ~ Give yourself 2 minutes and body boost every morning using your favourite body boost blend ~ Turn on your Diffuser and give thanks to one simple thing you have in your life as you do it ~ Take an Aroma Mist with you in your hand bag or car and on the hour every hour stand, stretch, spritz and smile ~ Use a nourishing Fa
26/08/20218 minutes 11 seconds
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SLP 103: Rituals and Routines for Mental Health with Leon Stensholm

‘The way I’m feeling now, I’m not feeling any better whatsoever, something has to change, something hasn’t changed. I’m not saying I’m going to disregard the grieving period of course, that’s an infinite time frame, there’s no real time frame for that. But what I knew was I had to get some goals in place. I had to get some plans. I had to get an action plan. I needed to get some routine and some rituals back into place immediately. I needed to just get back into the gym. I needed to get back eating, doing all the things I was doing prior that got me to a position where it just got me through the day. I needed to go back and simplify my life Kim.’ The impact of losing his brother and two close clients within a short period of time was so great that Leon has dedicated his life to suicide prevention. After his brother’s death nine years ago, Leon found himself at a crossroads with his own mental health. He has since become an advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prev
23/08/20211 hour 15 minutes 30 seconds
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SLP 102: Self Love Quicky – Essential Oils for Gratitude & Transformation

For many, this crazy time we find ourselves in; the lock downs, isolation and separation, is the realisation that it could be our way for some time yet. Perhaps now more than ever is a time to focus on the positives that remain, a time to go within and take some time to invest into your precious self. It is also a chance for gratitude and transformation, the possible discovery for higher potential. It can also be a chance to take a moment to be grateful for all that you have and all that you are. A fresh perspective also gives an opportunity to create new dreams. It could be a physical transformation like a room makeover. Or it could be a planned dream holiday – maybe in five years time! It could be a weight-loss or body transformation. Or it could be a goal to start a new course of study, a family or that new business you’ve been thinking about. Whatever you wish for as the rest of this year or as the pandemic unfolds, it’s a treat to know we have a special tool up ou
18/08/20219 minutes 46 seconds
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SLP 101: Unpacking Your Story with The Unbreakable Farmer aka Warren Davies

‘By standing in front of a group of people and sharing your story and being vulnerable to that audience, it kind of leads to fulfilling my mission which is around creating awareness and education around mental health and wellbeing which is the first part. The second part is about inspiring conversations because it’s really important as blokes, but as communities, everybody in general, not just blokes, you know females as well. We all need to talk about this and not be scared to talk about our emotions, our feelings and how we are travelling. And then the third part of my mission is to enable and empower people to seek help in a safe environment that’s free from stigma.’  Warren Davies Warren Davies is not your typical farmer! Or your typical man for that matter! At one point Warren was actually on the brink, someone who had hit rock bottom and was seriously questioning what life was all about. Thanks to what he calls his ‘two feet of perspective’ he chose to crawl up, out, ov
16/08/20211 hour 22 minutes 33 seconds
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SLP 100: Self Love Quicky – Celebrate The Law Of Precession

Today we celebrate 100 shows on the Self Love Podcast and I cannot thank you enough for being a part of the ride. After almost 7 years of podcasting and almost 400 shows with the beautiful Carren Smith and Cyndi O’Meara on the Up For A Chat show it brings me huge pleasure to share this milestone with you. I know self-love may seem the strangest of topics or discussions to want to follow. But it is my experience and in writing The Art Of Self Love book that without a healthy amount of self-regard, self-care and mostly self-love, then we are missing out on the greatest reservoir of inner resources available to human kind. I love this quote by Rajneesh. Celebration is without any cause. Celebration is simply because we are. We are made out of the stuff called celebration.That’s our natural state – to celebrate – as natural as it is for the trees to bloom, for birds to sing, for rivers to flow to the ocean. Celebration is a natural state. Today I celebrate th
11/08/202120 minutes 27 seconds
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SLP 99: Don’t Be Afraid To Be You with Chris Jordan

“I think in a way it is, it’s not being afraid to bring out who you really want to be. And what you really need to share. Because we’re scared of judgement and a lot of times we are going to be judged by other people. And we take that extremely personally. It’s not exactly about us. It’s more about that other person because they’re projecting their own judgement onto you. But I think a lot of the time it’s fear of judgement. And it probably links back to what we were just talking about in that, that locks us up and it stops us from being or acting how we truly want to be.” If life is challenging, know that it is not unusual. Everyone goes through challenges. Even if it is unravelling in front of you, the point of Chris Jordan’s work is to see if you can get curious about what is happening and what it is there to teach you. Chris says don’t be afraid to be you, dont be afraid that you wont come out the other side because you will. One of the big questions we investigate is ‘Ho
09/08/20211 hour 6 minutes 14 seconds
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SLP 98: Self Love Quicky – 5 Cornerstones To A Great Business

It might be easy to say you have a ‘good’ business, but there are practices that can make you say you have an ‘amazing’ business.  These 5 simple but powerful cornerstones may be a great reminder through the challenges and also why you got into business in the first place . To know that 60% of all businesses stop their operation within the first three years speaks volumes of how challenging being in business is. If you know someone in a small business give them a shout out and let them know you care! 1. Have fun Being in business is not always easy. Some days it can be down right challenging. Creating fun, or making sure you do something fun, especially when it is tough, is a sane way to stay on track and hold onto the reasons why you do what you do. 2. Passion and integrity Living your passion is actually a dream come true, yet it is denied to so many. If you stay connected to the original reason you started your business you will realize how blessed you
05/08/20218 minutes 32 seconds
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SLP 97: Let’s Rise, Contribute and Help Others with Zoë Sparks

“People will gravitate towards things at different times. Depending on when it’s relevant for them, so I do believe that your community, or your tribe or supporters will find you, and support you and that’s important. And I also think it’s really, really important to constantly be giving back. And so, I guess that’s why I love what I do with SHINE business-women. It’s not technically a not-for-profit organisation but literally everything we do we just aim to draw even because it’s all a case of ‘let’s give back, let’s contribute and let’s help others rise’, because I’m a firm believer if you help others to rise, well then you will rise as a result, you will benefit from that, you will develop those friendships and relationships and they’re so important.”  Zoë Sparks The last 18 months has been undeniably tough for this super star travel agent and event organiser. Who would have thought the world would be brought to its knees in such a difficult way. And every time there seems
02/08/20211 hour 2 minutes 40 seconds
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SLP 96: Self Love Quicky – Apology & Forgiveness Rituals

In every meaningful relationship whether it is with family, children, friends, lovers, co-workers, or neighbours, there will be great times but also the times when things are not so great. Precious relationships are worth holding on to and they require work on all levels. Everyone at some point will find themselves saying sorry or needing to find ways to forgive and move on. That is of course, only if you really want the ‘meaningful’ side of relationships. Why is it then so many struggle with apologising and forgiving? Perhaps it is ego. In any conflict situation you can be sorry for the outcome or the pain it has caused. Saying sorry from this angle can be incredibly relieving for all parties concerned. Not saying sorry is not about winning. Often the winner is the one who can say sorry.  We have a ‘sorry ritual’ in our house. If someone does something wrong or hurtful to someone else part of the consequence is what we call a ‘full apology’. It goes something like this:
29/07/202110 minutes 32 seconds
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SLP 95: If Not Me Then Whom with Dr Scott Wustenberg

‘In fairness and open disclosure, I have definitely had my moments of pity party, you know… I’m very normal like everyone else. There’s been some hard moments. You know, finger painting poop on the wall or on the television screen. The kids cut into the speaker cone when things were at their worst. My kids are a little bit alphabet soup. My youngest has a diagnosis of ADHD and asperges. So you know, if not me then whom? Is really a very driving force behind everything I do.’ With a number of huge challenges as a young man, not only with his own state of health but also in future years with his three daughters, Scott is not someone to lie down, let it all happen and accept what is. Education is key. Dr Scott Wustenberg, is a chiropractor, medical nutritionist, bio-chemist and physiologist. This extra special human has a philosophy that things can change, you don’t have to accept what hand you seem to be dealt and everything is possible, you just need to keep going. Dr S
27/07/20211 hour 7 minutes 35 seconds
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SLP 94: Self Love Quicky – Self Awareness is the key to Self Love

If we’ve been stuck in the opposite to love, if we are in the throes of challenges and struggles, then we may be in the painful cycle of being ‘absent’ from ourselves, and we may be wondering how we will ever feel happiness or love again. Believe it or not, the minute we acknowledge our behaviour and become aware of what we’re doing, we’re automatically straight back into the power of self-love. It’s that easy! When we become aware of things that pull us from the self-love, we can focus on what to do when we become present to what is. But what is it that has us missing the meaning of this presence, this mindfulness? When life and time passes us by and we feel harassed by the demands of family and work, we may feel that we are constantly making mistakes. We’re never present in the moment and there is just never enough time to do everything we ‘should’. We’re confused more than we are clear, we’re rushed, stressed, anxious, and maybe even feeling depressed. We’re convinced we’r
21/07/202123 minutes 1 second
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SLP 93: What’s Great About This with Kurek Ashley

At the age of 12 Kurek Ashley began his dream of being an actor in Hollywood. Having the time of his life working in a number of films over the ensuing years alongside stars like Sylvester Stallone, John Travolta and Russell Crowe, it was during the filming of Delta Force 2 with Chuck Norris that Kurek was involved in a helicopter crash. Tragically, five of his friends were killed including his best mate Mike who he held in his arms as he passed away. This beautiful and emotionally charged interview is a game changer especially when Kurek teaches you to ask yourself in any given situation, ‘What’s great about this?’ Mike was the last guy Kurek pulled from the wreckage as it burst into flames. It was fully engulfed, but he knew he was not leaving his friend in there. Kurek dragged him into the back of a car, Mike was laying across his lap burnt to a crisp. Kurek gave him CPR and brought him back five times. In the grips of despair Kurek explains that a part of Mike atta
19/07/20211 hour 14 minutes 51 seconds
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SLP 92: Self Love Quicky – Ageing Gracefully

We are all ageing. It is an inevitable fact of life that one day you will be elderly, with skin to match. No matter how hard we try to avoid or counteract it, the ageing process constantly gnaws away at each and every one of us. But it does not have to be looked upon as a curse. In this week’s Self Love Quicky we talk all things ageing gracefully. In some cultures ageing is a celebration, an acknowledgment of the years of knowledge and wisdom gained. Age can also bring that wonderful feeling of being happy in your own skin, an acceptance of yourself that allows you to be more open and accepting of life and what it has to offer. Yet unfortunately this is not always the case. As a society we have become obsessed with looking forever young. It seems as if having wrinkle-free skin is a sign of success in life. So in order to obtain this ideal image we will do whatever it takes – from spending thousands of dollars on skin care products to injecting our wrinkles with substan
14/07/202117 minutes 21 seconds
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SLP 91: Be Open To Share The Difficult Parts with Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane

“Everyone that’s been through something tough knows that when you’re in the thick of it, it is really, really hard to see the silver linings of what’s happening. What I’ve come to realise is that everything does happen in divine timing and for a perfect reason. And while we may not understand what that is at the time, we’ve just got to trust that, you know, it was meant to happen.” It’s not often you get to meet a person who has the profession of being a ghost writer. This week I share with you an incredible soul who not only writes for a living but in fact supports others to share their amazing story too. You will hear Roxy’s own personal story realising she had no control over her destiny. She dreamt of a Defence Force career but very soon and very young, realised she had to learn to trust that what happens to you no matter how bad it feels, happens for a reason. Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane completed her journalism degree and is now a ghostwriter and book coach who works
12/07/20211 hour 5 minutes 7 seconds
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SLP 90: Self Love Quicky – Immune Boosting Tips

We are right in the throes of Winter down under, and that means it can be the time for nasty flu bugs, chest infections and colds. It also means more than ever we need to take great care of our bodies and boost our immune system. This week we discuss 6 top tips for keeping well through the colder months and which essential oils are a must-have in your home first-aid repertoire. There is no doubt a lack of eating well, emotional stress, little exercise and not being your happy self can all contribute to challenged immunity so here are some simple but effective tips to keep you healthy and well and feeling your best. Top 5 Winter Immune Boosting Tips Maintain your fluids – Getting enough fluids and good hydration during the winter months can be a challenge. Maintaining hydration levels is actually imperative for good immunity, healthy digestion, skin health and feeling well. If you do not fancy drinking water then warm herbal teas are also a good idea. Sorry
07/07/202116 minutes 25 seconds
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SLP 89: Create Beauty With A Blossoming Heart with Robbi Zeck

‘But we have to be kind to ourselves and have a set of daily practices if you like, that connect you back to that present self and to get us back into our flow, and I like to test for oils. Today I chose, not just for myself, but for the listeners as well, I pulled out a card for myself which is the first step to working in the aromatic kinesiology method. The oil, the card that I chose was Myrtle and it’s positive or most expanded sense of the word is ‘illuminated’ and the affirmation that we have here is ‘I create beauty and hearts blossom.’  Robbi Zeck Robbi Zeck believes the key to loving oneself is to be fully present with oneself. And there is no doubt this woman is a true trailblazer in the wellness world, in particular in the field of aromatherapy. She has spent many years in France and loves the folklore and traditions of this ancient modality. This week we talk about how the power of plants can affect us individually and assist one another easily and effectively, al
05/07/20211 hour 21 minutes 24 seconds
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SLP 88: Self Love Quicky – The Importance Of Self Care

Most of us don’t think twice about investing time and care in our children, parents and friends but it can be a different story when it comes to self-care. Whether you are a busy parent juggling work and home-life, an aspiring business person, enjoying the benefits of retirement or just starting your path into adulthood, the chances are you still have a bit to learn about self-care. Self-care is the essential ingredient missing for many of us – and those who have found it are reaping the benefits with renewed vigour for life, increased vitality and a renewed sense of calmness. Self-care is taking care of your mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing. It is a practice that incorporates all of these things in a holistic way. The practice of self-care is contagious and can create a wonderful ripple effect that helps many. This is an essential step step if you are to realise all you can be. Self-care is self-respect and that means not taking your precious body f
30/06/202122 minutes 16 seconds
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SLP 87: Feminine Leadership and Living In Alignment with Genine Howard

‘It’s more about how we are expressing ourselves. So, you could be expressing yourself or purpose through your job that you work in, or you could be expressing it creatively on the weekends. You know it’s every moment of every day, Kim. It doesn’t matter what job we do, how much get paid, it is in each and every moment if we are living in alignment and true to our purpose, that’s really where I believe the magic is and doing it consciously.’ Genine Howard If you are an entrepreneur, or have a budding desire to be one, you are going to love this woman. Genine Howard’s inspirational approach to feminine leadership is awe inspiring. She shares her incredibly compelling story about her life and business journey and how she became a well revered entrepreneur, magazine owner and business coach. She also shares how she has overcome the extreme lows, always open to the learnings, with ease, grace and flow. Genine Howard is a former magazine publisher turned transformational le
28/06/20211 hour 4 minutes 14 seconds
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SLP 86: Self Love Quicky – Farewell Wellness Summit

This weekend marks the end of an era. The Wellness Summit has been running for a decade and this Saturday is the final event. We all know the essence of a reason, season and lifetime and this is the end of a beautiful season. The Wellness Summit has had 4,500 attendees over the past eight years and everyone who has attended has taken different things to enhance their life and wellbeing. This weekend marks the end of an era but maybe for all of us, the beginning of a new one. A full immersion event is what can create change. According to Tony Robbins the 6 basic human needs are: Certainty Uncertainty/Variety Significance Connection/Love Growth Contribution What stops us from moving forward? FEAR Our greatest fears are: We’re not good enough and we won’t be loved. If you would like to win a ticket to the final Wellness Summit please post why you would love to win a ticket on Instagram at kimmorriso
23/06/202113 minutes 46 seconds
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SLP 85: Your Exceptional Life with Marcus Pearce

“The word diversity has been reduced in today’s world to mean gender and race. But really diversity in its pure definition is around every single difference that you can imagine in life and how unconditionally loving you can be towards every single difference, particularly the ones at the other of the spectrum of your beliefs and views and behaviours. How compassionate can you be towards the things that you vehemently, and the people that you vehemently disagree with and continue to live your life with love?”  Marcus Pearce From smoking, drinking, workaholic, TV producer to radical, preaching, vegan health nut, this week we have the gorgeous Marcus Pearce talking openly about the pathway to health and living an exceptional life. He shares his journey from being a corporate executive to parenthood, from event organiser to best-selling author, from directing others to podcaster all with love, intelligence, enquiry and compassion. Marcus gets us to think more openly aroun
21/06/20211 hour 19 minutes 20 seconds
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SLP 84: Self Love Quicky – Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil creates a refreshing, cooling, warming and activating feeling. It has been used in many cultures for thousands of years, mainly due to its extremely useful health-promoting properties. It is an excellent digestive aid, helps with the respiratory and circulatory systems and is a fantastic anti-inflammatory and antiseptic oil and this week we look a little deeper into the benefits and qualities of this incredible oil. On top of this peppermint is an exceptional flavour, particularly when it comes to dark chocolate and is excellent to use in the bathroom as it’s familiar aroma and taste is in most toothpastes and mouth washes.  It even keeps mice, fleas and ants away. There is no doubt every home should have a bottle of this on hand. One of my most favourite ways to use peppermint is in a footbath. Simply fill a large stainless steel bowl with warm/hot water and place 3 drops Lavender and 3 drops Peppermint into the water. Agitate the water then immerse bot
16/06/202114 minutes 47 seconds
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SLP 83: Pain Always Leads To Something Better with Tayla Morrison

“Like you said, ‘there are no accidents’ and I just trusted. I feel like I have always had this belief, ‘everything happens for a reason.’ So even through the heart break, even through the disappointments of careers and boys and all these kinds of things, it’s all been leading to something bigger and so I’ve just trusted that living in the moment of pain is going to lead to something better.”  ~ Tayla Morrison What an absolute honour to interview my very own precious daughter. This week we get to hear from a young woman on a mission. A woman who has lived a lot in 23 years. Tayla Morrison has always had a passion for dance and through hearing her story you will see how she has navigated the pains and joys and the highs and lows of this crazy world and how it has become a strong metaphor for her to attain her dreams. We discuss what it was like for her to go through school, how to learn about who she was, who she could be and how other people made her feel. Her advice
14/06/20211 hour 19 minutes 38 seconds
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SLP 82: Self Love Quicky – Fab 4 In 5

How often do you find exercise a chore? A guilt-ridden ‘have to’? For some it is even a filthy word! But if we only realised just a little bit often can have huge impact on how we feel, how we look and how we age, we might get over ourselves a tad! This week I share with you my Fab 4 In 5. Just 4 exercises done everyday in just 5 minutes, after all doing a little of something is better than a whole lot of nothing! Resistance (strength) training helps promote human growth hormone (HGH), a great anti-aging hormone that boosts new cell growth. It also helps to boost your immune system, increase strength, shape and build muscle, burn fat and tone your skin. Research to date shows you don’t have to a lot of exercise for good results but if you at least do something every day it becomes a healthy habit that you will stay in for life.  However, many are constantly pushed for time, don’t want to spend any more money, maybe don’t like gyms, yoga or pilates or maybe don’t even l
11/06/202111 minutes 20 seconds
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SLP 81: Be Innately Guided Through Motherhood with Charmaine Newmark

“I really don’t know mum’s here that are loving and feeling amazing in early motherhood. I just felt like it was a very common discussion to talk about, ‘Far out I’m just so tired,’ ‘Where has my libido gone?’ ‘Where has my energy gone?’ ‘But I can’t sleep and why do I have anxiety now? I never used to have that.’ So again, possibly a little biased, but I was looking around and just going this isn’t normal, this isn’t right. This isn’t how early motherhood is supposed to be. And I started to really think about those early years of mothering and what they do to the rest of our mothering journey.” Charmaine Newmark, is the Nourished Naturopath, an Embodied Alchemist and a teacher of earth, body and soul wisdom. This week we hear her amazing story and how she worked through her break down after believing success was doing all the things to tick the boxes of the perfect super woman. And even though this was her darkest moment it was also the greatest catalyst for a bigger awakeni
07/06/20211 hour 7 minutes 56 seconds
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SLP 80: Self Love Quicky – Grapefruit

If you ever feel like you need an energy boost or that you want to rediscover your zest for life then grapefruit might just be the ‘pep’ you are after! In this week’s Self Love Quicky we talk all things Grapefruit. Perfect for winter and to help boost your immune system, Grapefruit is also one of the best oils to help detox the body and heal the soul. You can use this exquisite oil in your diffuser or in an aroma mist as the most effective way to embrace its virtues. Grapefruit is a cold-pressed oil extracted from the rind of the fruit. It is not only used in aromatherapy but also as a flavoring agent in soft drinks and as a fragrance component in soaps, detergents and personal care products. This light, citrus oil has very uplifting effects. It is refreshing and revitalising and has wonderful detoxifying qualities – both mentally and emotionally. This can be particularly beneficial in the work place where deadlines can be pressing and demands may be high. <
02/06/20219 minutes 15 seconds
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SLP 79: The Power Of Sisterhood with Cathy Spaulding

‘And I also know from being through all those things that emotions pass. And moments pass. And in business if you’re having a, ‘It’s not turning out how I expected’, ‘I work so hard and this is what’s happening’, or if you go into any victim mentality or any of that sort of stuff, it’s really great to be able to sit there and say, ‘Ok, this is just in the now moment, this isn’t a moment forever.’ And to be able to either sit in that yourself and say what do I have to do to get out of this feeling or to be able to coach others to understand that this isn’t for now, how do you get out if it? What do you need to implement to either change the emotion or change the outcome? Are things that come from going through all of those highs and lows in life in general.’  Cathy Spaulding Cathy Spaulding lost her third child tragically and as you will hear in her story this horrendous experience taught her more about herself than she could have ever imagined. She also believes it was this s
01/06/20211 hour 3 minutes 48 seconds
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SLP 78: Self Love Quicky – 3 Hormone Boosters To Get Out Of A Funk

There are moments in our lives where we can feel out of sorts, a bit blah or in a wee funk. It’s quite common and happens to us all, what’s not good however, is staying in that funk. In this week’s Self Love Quicky we look at three powerful neurotransmitters that contribute to our happiness and wellbeing and some quick tips to give each of them a boost along with my favourite essential oils to get out of a funk and back on top again. 1. SEROTONIN ~ MORE CALM Sometimes bad moods and funks can happen when we feel listless, out of control, or overly emotional. This can happen when we feel overwhelmed and out of sorts. Serotonin is a hormone and neurotransmitter that helps us feel balanced and contributes to our sense of happiness, well-being and state of calm. If you have low levels you might feel irritable or aggressive, have sleep issues, feel tired, have decreased appetite, experience nausea or crave sweets and carbohydrate-rich foods. Of the millions and milli
26/05/202112 minutes 1 second
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SLP 77: Finding Your Extraordinary with Mike Drohan

“I guess where I got to was, look I can probably be a bit of a conduit to sort of get people inspired about these, pursuing their passion quests and passion projects which for whatever reason often fall to the wayside, we get busy, we have kids, we get into careers that feel like they’re so extremely important and all-consuming that we forget the little simple pleasures of life.” Mike Drohan If you have found yourself feeling like life is on a never-ending treadmill, that you are doing the status quo, have lost your mojo or feeling like you have lost your purpose and passion then you are going to love this conversation with Mike Drohan. It’s Mike’s firmly held belief that finding your extraordinary is a critical ingredient in the mix required to shift people from ‘wishing they were doing their epic’ to ‘doing their epic stuff’. Get ready to level up and step into your extraordinary. Mike shares his experiences and ability to step up and into living his dreams. And here
24/05/20211 hour 5 minutes 43 seconds
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SLP 76: Self Love Quicky – Pine Oil

You only have to picture yourself walking through a pine forest to understand the qualities of this incredible essential oil. An oil of uncompromising will, endurance and strength pine has been used for centuries to help lift self-esteem and confidence and awaken one’s spirit. Here are a number of ways you can embrace its virtues and use it in your everyday life for more focus, clarity, strength, endurance and power. The long needles of a pine tree indicate its direct power and qualities and this part of the tree is used in pharmaceutical preparations particularly for coughs, colds and flu symptoms.  Blended with oils like peppermint, spearmint, rosemary, lavender or lemon make it one of the best expectorants, antiseptic and antibacterial oils. One of the best ways to help clear the sinuses and phlegm from the chest is by doing an inhalation. Place 3 drops of pine, 1 drop of lemon and 1 drop of black pepper into a bowl of warm to boiling water. Place your head over the
19/05/202110 minutes 49 seconds
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SLP 75: Finding Joy In Nutrition with Sheridan Austin

“Mass media, TV, Instagram… this is what people are educated on. You know, be in that calorie deficit and that’s all that matters. And unfortunately if I didn’t go on the educational route that I took and the self-healing journey, I would still think like that because of what I was taught and educated on.” Sheridan Austin Sheridan Austin is a Nutritionist who thinks differently to most. She is all about finding joy in your food and not sacrificing taste for health. It is making sure the whole food ingredients you choose are the ‘magic’ that feeds the trillions of cells in your body well. Improving your diet is not about deprivation and just because the ingredients change it doesn’t mean the menu has to. She is a phenomenal business-woman, practitioner and educator and one of the best recipe creators on the planet. But her story was not always health orientated. Amazingly, as a young woman, Sheridan was conditioned to believe that the multitude of symptoms she ha
17/05/20211 hour 24 minutes 7 seconds
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SLP 74: Self Love Quicky – The Hero’s Journey

We all go through stages and phases in life. We all experience adventure, hardship, challenge and growth. One of my most favourite ways of viewing the stages in each of our lives is seeing it through the eyes of what Joseph Campbell describes as ‘The Hero’s Journey’.  In this week’s Self Love Quicky I share a brief overview of what this journey looks like and how you can see your own life cycles with you at the centre of it… the main star… the hero! In its basic form, The Hero’s Journey follows the archetype called The Hero on his journey to achieve great deeds. All the different points on his journey is what creates the framework. The journey is divided into three parts: Departure Initiation Return This is a similar pattern to that of the Three Act Structure (The Setup, the Confrontation and the Resolution). However, while the Three Act Structure focus on plot points, the focus in The Hero’s Journey lies on the stages the Hero goes
12/05/202119 minutes 40 seconds
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SLP 73: Get Curious About Your Hormones – Dr Nat Kringoudis

“I had this moment where I was like I’m fixing the broken person, but what happens if we fixed ourselves as women before we were broken? What happens if we actually recognised at the point of things starting to go a little pear-shaped, that we got curious then?” Dr Nat Kringoudis It’s almost like we are taught to grow up hating on our hormones, or blaming our hormones for all of the issues that cause discomfort or displeasure. Our mother’s and grandmother’s may have inadvertently passed comments of self-loathing, or hating on their bodies and we grow up thinking it’s normal and ok to do the same. In this amazing conversation with Dr Nat Kringoudis we learn to understand the myths and fears on all things hormones and what we can do to support ourselves to fall in love with ourselves again. Nat Kringoudis is a two times best selling Author, two times podcast host, and all round women’s health and natural fertility practitioner. She founded Melbourne’s home of natural hea
11/05/20211 hour 14 minutes 56 seconds
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SLP 72: Self Love Quicky – Managing Stressful Situations

Stressful situations can effect all of us in different ways. And the world is in one rather stressful situation right now. So depending on what you are faced with, where you are, what you are watching or experiencing and how you are responding to all of this will depend on your own stress response. I share my thoughts this week on ways that we can try to manage stressful situations especially as I am looking to the scenario unfolding in India. The stress response originates in the hypothalamus deep inside the brain. The hypothalamus also processes emotions, memories, basic feelings and desires such as hunger, thirst, anger, panic and pain; that is, it processes both physical and emotional sensations. It makes sense that an event which threatens your sense of confidence or security — like losing your job or receiving news that your child is in trouble — can throw your body into the same response as a broken bone or a near-miss accident. Under pressure the body releases
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SLP 71: Attaching Emotion To Things That Effect Us with Lilli Hay

“I’m listening for emotion as well. The things that really do effect us are the things that we’ve attached emotion to. So you know it could be a really traumatic event in someone’s life that changed them or caused an issue. But really so many small, small things that if you’re just describing them to someone they’d never really think that that would effect anything. But once you delve into the emotions of the situation and of the memory that’s really where you can gain the understanding.”  What a beautiful conversation with a remarkable young woman who not only suffered with a challenging high school life but found herself on a huge journey of self-discovery working through her illness. Thanks to her own first-hand experience and then listening to a podcast one day, she completely changed her career from psychology to hypnosis. You will not only be captivated by her youthful beauty but her remarkable intelligence and thoughtful insights. A must-listen for all young people won
03/05/20211 hour 5 minutes 40 seconds
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SLP 70: Self Love Quicky – This Too Shall Pass ~ Danny Morrison

How is Danny? A question I am constantly being asked as my dear husband, who is in India for the IPL (Indian Premier League) is commentating on the world’s best cricketers showcasing their talent in an 8-week tournament. Due to extremely high COVID cases, Australia and many other countries around the world have closed their borders to India, leaving many New Zealand and Australian cricketers, officials, medics and commentators stranded there. I rang him and decided to record our conversation! In this candid conversation Danny shares how he is feeling, what is happening for him there in India and how the IPL is actually keeping this cricket-loving nation’s spirits buoyant. Danny, who has been on the road since January 23rd explains what it is like to be travelling in these surreal times. He says there are many in India who are truly suffering, and the hospitals are overflowing and under-resourced for such demands. For all of those involved in the game, the
28/04/202148 minutes 52 seconds
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SLP 69: Being Congruent With The Man I Am – with Jamie Milne

“What it’s given me, it’s given me the capacity to love unconditionally, to forgive easily – and people can have conflicted opinions about that – but I don’t hold… I don’t hate anybody, I don’t hold any grudges. And I’m very grateful to my mother for indirectly teaching me that. It’s also… my experience has given me the ability to reframe my life so I will look at things in my life that happened and I will think, how can I frame this to get into alignment with the man that I am, and the person that I am, and the way I conduct myself? My attitudes, my behaviours, my language, the decisions that I make. How can I reframe this situation? And I do that to ensure that I am congruent to the direction that I’m going in. And I credit a lot of that to my upbringing, to the absence of that motherly figure.”  Jamie Milne What a beautiful heartfelt conversation with one extraordinary soul. Jamie Milne is an internationally recognised endurance athlete, world record holder, boxer, surfer,
26/04/20211 hour 30 minutes 12 seconds
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SLP 68: Self Love Quicky – Mother Guilt

I have been pondering the meaning behind ‘mother guilt’ for some time wonder what it could really be about deep down. I mean, why do we call it mother guilt? And is it really even valid? What should we do about it and how do we drop it so we can get on with being a mum? In this week’s self-love quicky we open up the topic and dive deep into the layers that hold us back and stop us from being the best mum’s we can be. I think for me if I’m honest mother guilt was more about me questioning myself, sometimes it was a little FOMO and at times I think it was more ego. I love being a mum, I loved it when my kids were little and needed me and I would not have swapped it for the world. I don’t think any Mumma would.  But let’s be honest the role of motherhood is also exhausting, often it’s thankless and, like most mums the guilt came when I questioned everything I was doing or not doing for my children, from what was right to read or watch on TV, to how I disciplined them to w
22/04/202119 minutes 6 seconds
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SLP 67: Expand Your Light with Sarah Louise

“There’s always going to be the mother that stands in the kitchen. And when she’s cooking the toast for the family for breakfast and one piece of toast gets burnt and she goes, ‘Oh it’s ok, I’ll have that one.’ And I’m like oh my goodness that’s me. You know that was me. And I realised at that point that I was teaching my children, my boys, that that’s where a woman sits. I was teaching my daughter that’s where she sits in the family. I was putting myself really over here… for what? It changed instantly for me. And the burnt piece of toast went in the bin. Nobody needed it. Because I am the leader and I believe, and I know some will criticise this, but I believe that the feminine energy on the planet at the moment is super powerful. And I need to lead the way and show the way. And I’m not going to do that by putting myself at the back of the pile.” Sarah Louise Sarah Louise is an Intuitive Soul Coach and I am honoured to share with you this beautiful conversation around the i
19/04/20211 hour 2 minutes 58 seconds
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SLP 66: Self Love Quicky – Super Woman Syndrome

Eat well. Exercise. Don’t get too fat. Don’t get too skinny. Take time out. Relax. Work hard. Play often. Forge a career. Get business savvy. Travel the world. Keep the house clean. Bake homemade goodies. Expand yourself. Learn something new. Be a good mother. Be a great wife. Make time for friends. Smile often. Frown less. Volunteer. Let’s face it – as discussed in this week’s Self Love Quicky it’s a big call to be Super Woman! To maintain it all and do it well can cause sheer exhaustion with symptoms like headaches, muscular aches and pains, anxiety, depression, irritability, inability to concentrate, and mood swings, now medically recognised as side effects of ‘Super Woman Syndrome’ – a condition first named in the seventies. It might be a challenge to overcome, but it is possible to create a more respectful relationship with yourself by making self-care your priority. As women struggle to balance multiple responsibilities, many wonder what happened to ‘having it al
14/04/202124 minutes 37 seconds
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SLP 65: A Lifelong Journey Of Self Love with Natalie Miller

“I think you just have to listen and not pass judgement and just say, ‘I hear you’ because as somebody who has experienced these things and kept them inside for so long we think that nobody could possibly understand what we’ve been through or how we are feeling. And we don’t need necessarily somebody to solve the problems we just need somebody to know that we’ve been heard.” Natalie Miller This beautiful woman’s story is deeply resonating and powerful. From a younger life of abuse and bullying, it was hard for her to have any sense of ‘self’ let alone self-love. Natalie Miller is an educator and clinical aromatherapist, researcher and writer. She is someone who has been through a life long journey learning how to truly love and accept herself. She is a mum and extraordinary soul who knows that if you want to change your life you’re the only one who has the power to do so. In the mid 90’s she found herself in a metaphysical store and purchased some oils, crystals and bo
13/04/20211 hour 18 minutes 14 seconds
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SLP 64: Aromatherapy for the Skin

In this week’s Self Love Quicky I answer the question of how essential oils can help your skin, which ones are best and why they are your super power? We talk about how aromatherapy works and which are the top 10 in skincare to support you to age with grace. Aromatherapy as a healing modality has been practised for thousands of years but it is only in the last century that it has become scientifically validated. Aromatherapy, put simply, is a therapy using aromas. These aromas are called essential oils and are extracted from herbs, grass, bark, flowers, resin, peel, roots and various other plant sources. Steam distillation is the most common method of extraction, which leaves two distinct liquids – floral water and the essential oil. Some companies bottle and sell the floral waters as well as the essential oils. An essential oil is highly concentrated, sometimes 70 times the plant it is has come from. The key thing to remember with aromatherapy is less is best. Only a few dr
08/04/202118 minutes 27 seconds
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SLP 63: A Conversation We Need To Have with Dr Sherrill Sellman

This week we have the conversation that needs to be had with the incredible Dr Sherrill Sellman. As much as change is happening on a global level, looking like chaos around us, it’s an impulse that is also allowing us to step into a more profound awareness and in this deep-dive conversation we find out how we can open our consciousness and become more aware. As a Board-Certified Integrative Naturopathic Doctor, mind-body psychotherapist, author, journalist, international lecturer, contributing writer to numerous health magazines and host of a weekly podcast, Dr Sherrill Sellman’s focus has always been to offer practical, safe and effective holistic solutions for the myriad of the health and hormonal issues that challenging women of all ages. In this conversation Sherrill shares very generously about the black cloud that hit her when she was just 21years of age. But she also says this was the time that also raised the blinds that allowed the light in and started her jou
07/04/20211 hour 5 minutes 56 seconds
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SLP 62: Self Love Quicky – Your Relationship With You

As Easter, a time of rebirthing, is upon us, take some time to really think about your relationship with YOU. Use this special time to honour how you treat yourself and then notice how it affects how you treat others. Be mindful that life is not happening TO you but, for you, AS you. In this week’s Self Love Quicky we take a peek into how your relationship with yourself and how it is the most important one you will have in your life. Happy Easter lovely. “I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquillity comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of wellbeing. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It is the ultimate source of success in life.”  The Dalai Lama Relationships can be the most amazing and satisfying things in life, but they are also a mystery. There are people out there you instantly ‘click’ with, people with whom
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SLP 61: A Scented Life with Pat Princi-Jones

“There is this incredible shift in Aromatherapy from when you and I started, that is was all ‘feel-good’, to today it’s really cutting edge science. And there’s so much neurological research that confirms, as you said when you started this section, the connection between the mind, the brain and our ability to heal. And that yes, when we breathe in the essential oil particles they go directly to the right brain, the limbic system which is in fact the emotional control centre of the brain. Everything that is happening of importance that isn’t constructed, that isn’t rehearsed, happens in the right brain.” Pat Princi-Jones This week I get to introduce you to one of my most favourite human’s, my darling and very dear friend Pat Princi-Jones. Get ready to be a fly on the wall as we catch up and re-live the time when we first met over 35 years ago. We talk about the magic of aromatherapy, how impactful it has been in both of our lives personally and professionally. Pat shares her n
29/03/20211 hour 18 minutes 8 seconds
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SLP 60: Self Love Quicky – Bergamot

Bergamot – Citrus bergamia This week we take a look at the amazing essential oil of Bergamot. A skin tonic, nerve relaxant and digestive aid this beautiful oil is also a fantastic skin booster. Learn what essential oils it blends well with and how you can incorporate them into your daily self-care rituals for health and wellness. Bergamot is a small citrus fruit that is native to southern Italy. The fruit itself is very sour so is primarily grown for its essential oil. It is said to have been named after Bergamo, an Italian town in Lombardy where it was originally thought to be sold. The aroma is sweet, refreshing and slightly herbaceous and is one of the most popular oils used in the perfume and eau de toilette industries.  Traditionally, in Italian folklore, it was used to treat fever and worms and in the prevention of malaria. Today it is also used as an ideal antiseptic wash over wounds, sores and acne. Combined with oils like Tea Tree, Lavender and Sandalwo
24/03/20218 minutes 8 seconds
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SLP 59: Navigate Your Plate with Kimberly Steele

“You don’t have to spend a lot of money but when you get a resource like Byron Katies ‘Loving What Is’ book actually do it. Don’t just read it. Don’t put it down when it says ‘Grab a pen, I want you to do this now’. You’ve got to grab a pen and do it now! Louise Hay is another one. She has ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ and that’s a brilliant book. It’s like a novel but it has some actions to take as well. So don’t just flick over things and go ‘Oh yeah I’ll go back and do that, I just want to read and see what’s at the end. Actually, do it. Because a lot of people have changed their lives just from taking action from a $25 book.”  Kimberly Steele Get ready to go down the rabbit hole on the power of mindset and food for healing. Kimberly Steele, a registered nurse of over 20 years who spent the majority of her nursing in Intensive Care looking after the critically ill, discovered the power of real food in healing the body. It affected her so much she decided to start a career in ge
22/03/20211 hour 23 minutes 50 seconds
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SLP 58: Self Love Quicky – Cooking With Essential Oils

Essential oils are not only fabulous for your health and wellbeing, but they’re also quite amazing when used correctly in cooking and there can be much satisfaction and appreciation for these intense flavour agents. In this week’s Self Love Quicky we look at which essential oils are best for cooking and when it is best to add them to your recipe, when not to use them and which ones are generally regarded as safe. As you dive deeper into the qualities and properties of essential oils, you’ll discover that a number of them belong just as much in the kitchen as they do in your diffuser or bathroom, like orange, basil, rosemary, lemon, lime, clove and many more. But before you even think of adding a drop to any recipe, be sure that the oils are generally regarded as safe (GRAS). For a complete list of essential oils that are safe for cooking, check out this list from the FDA.
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SLP 57: Living An Epic Life with Keyen Lage

Picking yourself up after a career-ending injury is one of the most challenging and daunting tasks for an athlete. This week we speak to Keyen Lage, a former football player, who sustained an injury that effectively ended his football career. However, as you will discover, he managed to turn that into a positive and started on a new epic life journey. “A lot of high performers and high achievers are “smart enough” to not use alcohol and drugs, and hey some do, and sex and those kinds of things, but what’s a popular drug of choice now I would say, is helping other people, is making lots of money, is attaching to a religion. There’s these other addictive behaviours that are glorified by many that high achievers hide behind to not have to feel a certain level of hurt and pain.” Keyen Lage What a refreshing interview diving head-on into what it takes to step up, out, over and through the big challenges in life. In this conversation, we talk about the all-elusive idea of ‘p
15/03/20211 hour 2 minutes 18 seconds
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SLP 56: Self Love Quicky – Essential Oils For Menopause

Thank you to one of our beautiful listeners for asking the question, ‘Can essential oils help with menopause?’ because in this week’s self-love quicky we go into some of the best oils to support a woman through this transitionary time. The word menopause can strike fear in many women. We’ve generally been taught to fear it, fear “the change”. However, in more recent times, we’ve come to know, learn and accept more about this new phase of womanhood. We know it’s not something to be feared, but something we can embrace, learn about and from, and celebrate this new phase of our lives. One tool we can use to support us through this change is essential oils. Essential oils are a wonderful support tool to use throughout the various stages of life’s journey, and the transition into menopause can be aided by them too. But what is menopause? What oils can help offer relief and support? So, what is menopause? The term “menopause” refers to the final menstrual period an
10/03/202116 minutes 4 seconds
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SLP 55: Be Calm But Wild with Lauren Verona

What an exquisite conversation with yoga teacher and entrepreneur Lauren Verona weaving the spiritual and ascetic discipline of this ancient practice into today’s fast-paced world. We dive deep into the meaning of slowing down, creating daily disciplines and rituals all to truly master the art of being human. You are going to love this precious soul’s approach to being calm with a touch of wild! “I think they said something to me on the weekend about me. They said mum, it’s very funny that you’re a yogi because you’re so calm but you’re so wild. And isn’t that the feminine though? This is what we need. And this is what we’re trying to teach them, that’s feminine. We’re chaotic women. Around the cycle we can go into ‘I just want to stay home in bed, just chill and just you know, read a book and eat chocolate…. to I just want to build an empire and take on the world!’ And I think that’s the feminine. And we need to recognise that we’re all of that in one month!” Lauren Verona</
08/03/20211 hour 10 minutes 39 seconds
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SLP 54: Self Love Quicky – Am I Really Making A Difference?

Do you ever wonder if what you say or do really matters? Is it really that important, & does it really, actually make a difference? Have you ever questioned if what you have, or do, is enough? And do you ever find yourself wondering some days if it’s really all worth it? In this week’s Self Love Quicky I share with you a little the times that I have had these same questions & I share with you the message I read when I feel that doubt, to remind myself that maybe, just maybe it is possible that we do. I’m not sure about you, but this question does come up a number of times, whether it’s as a mum, a partner, a friend even a businesswoman… The point is there are always times we question our worth and its when you receive beautiful messages like the one I read on today’s podcast that you actually realise you do. Please take the time to let someone know how much they mean to you, or the difference they have made in your life. You have no idea how much it means and wh
03/03/202120 minutes 40 seconds
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SLP 53: When We Know Better We Do Better with Cyndi O’Meara

When we know better, we do better. And as we educate ourselves we do better. I’m the same. I’ve learned through the thirty years I’ve had kids and even before that. And as I learn I do better. Even the food I fed my kids I realise now it probably wasn’t the best food because I was feeding them organic flour and now I know that was Triticum aestivum that was hybrodised wheat. Even though it was organic it was probably still contaminated. I used raw sugar, I should have been using rapadura sugar. I probably fed them on too many carbohydrates. I can go through that whole guilt too. But that was the best I could do at the time. And I was doing better than anyone else out there too. But now that I know better I’ll do better with my grandchildren.” Cyndi O’Meara I am super excited to bring to you one of the world’s most well renowned and respected Nutritionists’ and Researchers’ Cyndi O’Meara. This week this very dear friend of mine and I take a deep dive into how food is affecting
01/03/20211 hour 22 minutes 25 seconds
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SLP 52: Self Love Quicky – Declutter Your Life

Clutter is debilitating. It can be stressful, impacting and create a complete sense of overwhelm, and for some… even failure.  In this week’s quicky, I am talking about some simple steps you can take to not only declutter your home and office but also declutter your life. And we know when we declutter and make space, we create an opportunity and we get to invite new energy in. There’s a whole bunch of advice out there, beginning with those sensible instructions to designate boxes either ‘charity’, ‘rubbish’, ‘keep’ or ‘unsure’ and then telling us we must make up our minds about what we put into the ‘unsure’ box within a week … or else. We have a rule in our house: we only keep that which is useful and/or beautiful. You could try and adopt that mantra if it worked for you — even if you need to take baby steps — and see how an organised home and office can improve the way you get things done. And when you’re cleaning out those rooms, choose a blend from Basil, Rosewood,
24/02/202115 minutes 7 seconds
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SLP 51: Lead Yourself First with Lisa Thompson

This week’s podcast is a beautiful deep dive into what it takes to lead yourself first. Lisa Thompson began her career after studying Psychology, Social Work and Counselling, working predominantly in crisis spaces, including youth homelessness and a hospital emergency department. She now describes herself as an expression of love, hope and inspiration, enlightening others that they too can reclaim their health and well-being by following the golden thread home to the healer within. “My advice is to do the work on yourself. Because when people notice the change in you, it inspires them. But also what I’ve really noticed is the more work I do on myself, the more those around me shift and change based solely on my perception and the inner work that I’m doing, it’s such a fascinating thing to watch. When you heal things within yourself and then it has this… like a flow-on effect and things shift and change with the people around you. And so yes I guess my advice is to be the exam
22/02/20211 hour 3 minutes 39 seconds
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SLP 50: Self Love Quicky – What Is Natural Skincare?

This week I am celebrating 50 shows and I want to thank you especially for tuning in and making it a possibility. I am so grateful for all your love and shares and wanted to take this opportunity to also acknowledge my amazing business Twenty8 Essentials for being the main sponsor of the show. It is such a treat to align my passion for natural skincare and essential oils and my love of this podcast together and this week I answer a question I get asked all the time ~ What is Natural Skin Care? What exactly is natural skin care? Is it the same as chemical-free? Does it have any bearing on organic or pure skin care? Do companies have to display or demonstrate their meaning of natural, organic and pure? It is one of the most confusing and scary things to question, and sadly it is not that easy to decipher. Natural skin care was first recorded in Egypt in 1000BC. One of the first popular skincare treatments was a mixture of bullock’s bile, whipped ostrich eggs, olive oil,
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SLP 49: When You Do The Work, The Work Works with Brendon Giebel

“Ask for help. As hard as it is, and I know it’s not bred in men to ask for help. It’s seen as a sign of weakness but just seek help pretty much. You don’t necessarily have to go out and say that my life’s so bad, what am I going to do with this and that, but yeah just ask for help and just understand it’s not a weakness to ask for help.” Brendon Giebel. Another remarkable young man I have the privilege to interview this week. 29-year-old Brendon Giebel is the Founder & Lead Breakthrough Expert at Advanced Men’s Development. After being a shy, sad, lonely and depressed boy in his early 20’s he started on a journey to find who he was and what it takes to be a man. We hear his journey from not wanting to be here to the power of going within, and has discovered a systematic formula that is helping men do the same. He has set himself some pretty big goals. His first target is to personally transform the lives of 1 million men and his second is to build the #1 training faci
15/02/20211 hour 7 minutes 4 seconds
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SLP 48: Self Love Quicky – Essential Oil Ingestion Safety

Essential oils are truly amazing, they can literally support and change lives and there are many ways in which we can use them powerfully. The ingestion of oils is perhaps one of the most controversial topics amongst users of essential oils, aromatherapy enthusiasts and practitioners and this week we address the importance of understanding how you could, but also understanding why you probably wouldn’t. It is controversial because it is a complex area of aromatherapy called aromatic medicine, and one that the average enthusiast or practitioner has not studied in great depth. In the past, people were simple taught that no, we do not ingest essential oils; but, we have learned so much since then. And now the answer to the question is more complex. In short, yes we can ingest essential oils, but, the question really is about whether you should, and whether it is safe to do so. Did you know that you are most likely already ingesting essential oils daily? It’s true. That is
10/02/202117 minutes 35 seconds
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SLP 47: Let Your Heart Be Your Compass with Jake Stone and Callan Krause

It’s not often you get to interview two young men who have been through a lot in their relatively short lives and have chosen to learn from their challenges, invested into their growth and taught themselves to let their hearts be their compass. This week we talk to an Australian Body Board Champion who endured a career-threatening serious injury and the other a Brazillian Ju Jitsu Coach who actually spent time in prison. Their openness, grace, determination and sheer love is something to behold. “You feel uncomfortable, you don’t want to cry in front of all your friends and all your family because you feel vulnerable but you do it anyway. And I think you do that about a hundred times and then once you do that and you begin to just drop in to that vulnerability, you realise that vulnerabilities are actually your strengths.” Jake Stone “Let your heart be your compass. And then speak your truth and face your choices around your truth. Then be ready to drop your truth if a
08/02/20211 hour 9 minutes 56 seconds
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SLP 46: Self Love Quicky – Earning Self Respect

In this week’s Self Love Quicky I invite you to think about the words ‘self-respect’ and what it means to you. How do you know when you have it? What does someone look like to you who has self-respect? How do we build a higher level of self-worth, self-love and self-respect? Discussed in my book ‘The Art Of Self Love’ I am proud to share with you my thoughts around the importance of self-respect and how you can earn, maintain and ooze its magnificent power. Take a look around you. Think about the people you admire and look up to and ask yourself, what are the attributes they possess that you are inspired by? Is it how they talk or hold themselves? Is it the way they look? Is it their success or ability to overcome challenge? Their incredible spirit? Their kind heart? If you are willing to identify what you find attractive in those you admire, you will see a common thread among each of these people that runs deeper than appearances and any achievements. There is often a
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SLP 45: Leading With Grace And Grit with Jeanette Allom-Hill

“My nickname for many many many years professionally from one of my managers a lifetime ago, she said to me, ‘You are marshmallow covered steel!’ I love that! I talk very much about that ability to be a brave leader, but a brave leader with heart. So I think it’s balancing the authenticity of who we are as women and being proud of that. I think as a woman, when I sit at a board table and I’m the only woman you know, on a very senior team, I am proud of what I bring to the table. Of the diversity of thought, of the diversity of mind. I am in such awe and honour of my gut. And the feeling that I get about things that gives me the wisdom. But I’m also very conscious to make sure that I am seen to be able to deliver. I remember I had a manager who said to me, ‘Just because everybody likes you doesn’t mean you are good at what you do.’ And I said to him, ‘Well actually it’s because everybody likes me that I’m good at what I do.’ Jeanette Allom-Hill You are going to be blown away b
01/02/20211 hour 11 minutes 20 seconds
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SLP 44: Self Love Quicky – Become A Master Of Self Love

Self-Love is having regard for one’s own wellbeing and happiness. In this week’s Self Love Quicky week we take a close look at how we can create more self-love and awareness so we can live the life we were destined to live. And here’s the best part, you don’t have to do this alone or without guidance and support. It is an art to love yourself, it takes commitment and practice and now I get to share with you how it is available with a weekly dose of education, inspiration and powerful insight! SELF LOVE PODCAST SPONSOR LINKS THANKYOU FOR LISTENING… If you would like to share your feedback on this podcast please head to my Facebook and Instagram pages below. Thanks so much if you take the time to give me a 5-star rating on iTunes so that others find this podcast easily and I sincerely appreciate all of your feedback and comments. It makes it all worthwhile as I know this podcast can plant a seed where big things can indeed grow! SPONSOR: Twenty8 Essentia
27/01/202118 minutes 58 seconds
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SLP 43: The Flow And Energy Of Money with Jodie Nolan

“One of the first things I like to focus on with people is to say, “Look, what energy are you giving to money and wealth?” Because if you are negative and you’re focusing on the negatives, which we sometimes tend to do naturally, then that’s just going to bring in more of that same emotion. It’s very hard to flip that then and to focus on the positives. So every single person I know who has high net wealth, they don’t even give money an energy, they don’t actually even think about it. It’s a transactional thing for them. Are we able to do it? Do the figures stack up, yes or no? If it does we do it, if it doesn’t, we don’t. And it’s just that simple for them. And then it becomes a flow for them quite easily.”  Jodie Nolan I am super excited to bring to you a topic we don’t delve into that often. The idea that we can create a certain energy around money is quite unique. And of course, based on your level of interest, education, understanding, upbringing and experience will dete
25/01/20211 hour 4 minutes 41 seconds
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SLP 42: Self Love Quicky – The 4 Agreements

This is one of my most favourite self-help and personal growth books written by Don Miguel Ruiz, a Mexican author, whose unique writings are based on ancient Toltec wisdom. This book is for people who are interested in ancient teachings and self-enlightenment and I have decided to share why it is a book I reference in many of my speaking opportunities and books I have written. It is simple yet profound. Ruiz actually trained to be a Surgeon and after practising medicine for a few years his life took a change after a near-fatal car accident. This incident made him look at his life closely and made him realise he wanted more than success or money or climbing any medical ladder. Ruiz moved to the US and studied under a shaman. He was particularly interested in the human mind from a scientific as well as a spiritual spoint of view. He published The Four Agreements in 1997. This amazing little book stayed a New York Times bestseller for more than a decade, and he has
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SLP 41: Stand In Certainty with Jennifer Jefferies

“At the end of three weeks, I was more well than I had been in my adult body. And I had to know how they did it. So I went, ‘That’s it!’ So I walked away from an 11-year relationship and just walked away from so much stuff and went ‘I have to get my shit together!’ And I went back to school and studied. I put all my specialty in how day to day life stress compounds and taxes our health. So the emotional in the physical body, and particularly adrenal health because in Chinese Medicine as you know your adrenals are at the core of your being, it’s where your chi lives. And when you run out of chi – you die.” Jennifer Jefferies Jennifer Jefferies is The Present Day Wise Woman, one of Australia’s most respected authors and speakers in the area of health and wellbeing, working closely with some of the world’s most well-known brands to restore work-life balance and minimise illness and burnout. And this week I get to interview this (in her words), tree-hugging, daggy dyke where she
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SLP 40: Self Love Quicky on Sandalwood

This week we talk briefly about one of my most favourite essential oils – Sandalwood. One of the most amazing oils for being grounded and feeling supported. Excellent in skincare, for skin issues and for healthy hair Sandalwood is a must-have in every home. It is known to instil an amazing sense of calm, stop the internal chatter that can sabotage your dreams and bring a feeling of reassurance and strength. You will not want to be without this very precious and special oil. Santalum S. spitacum is sandalwood native to Western Australia whereas the more common Santalum album is native to India. This aromatic tree is a fairly small evergreen that can grow to a height of around 3-8 metres, unlike the album variety which can grow up to 12-15 metres high. The fascinating thing about all sandalwood is that they are considered hemiparasitic which means in order to survive, their roots must be able to reach other trees so they can gain the nutrients required to grow. The good
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SLP 39: Be Brave, Be You with Fiona Crawley

“In this modern era, there are so many distractions. You pick up your phone to do one thing and the next minute you’re scrolling through Facebook for twenty minutes and you haven’t even done the thing you went to do. I think distractions are a huge part of our society at the moment so if you don’t have the purpose, that goal, that vision, whatever it is then I think it’s easier to just get distracted and float through life and go this way and then go that way and find that you’re not doing the things that you want to do and you’re not achieving the things you want to achieve. I hear so many people say ‘I’m living this life but I don’t want to live it. It’s not what I planned for.’ So how did you get there? And how do you get out of it? You need to have a vision or you need to have something clear in your mind that you want to achieve so that you can get yourself out of it.” Fiona Crawley This is a phenomenal interview about what it means to set a goal, have a plan and then li
11/01/20211 hour 4 minutes 7 seconds
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SLP 38: Self Love Quicky – Pope Francis New Year Speech

What a treat to share with you the speech given by Pope Francis for the New Year. His message is simple yet beautiful, it is deep and profound and I thought I would share it with you this week as it has meant a lot to me personally. You can have flaws, be anxious, and even be angry, but do not forget that your life is the greatest enterprise in the world. Only you can stop it from going bust. Many appreciate you, admire you and love you. Remember that to be happy is not to have a sky without a storm, a road without accidents, work without fatigue, relationships without disappointments. To be happy is to find strength in forgiveness, hope in battles, security in the stage of fear, love in discord. It is not only to enjoy the smile but also to reflect on the sadness. It is not only to celebrate the successes but to learn lessons from the failures. It is not only to feel happy with the applause but to be happy in anonymity. Being happy is
06/01/20217 minutes 54 seconds
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SLP 37: Your Perception May Not Be My Reality with Paul Eliseo

“Anything that’s happening outside of you can be taken a million different ways. So 2020 happened and for a lot of people it brought up some things and it challenged them but for other people, it gave them growth opportunities and they saw all the possibilities in the chaos. So our nervous system is designed to impose order on chaos and literally if you saw reality as it was it would be in complete order but it’s actually in absolute chaos because there’s so many things happening that you cannot perceive it all at once. So our nervous system filters it down and takes that stream of information and makes it something we think is our coherent reality.” Paul Eliseo Get ready to go on a deep dive conversation into what it means to be human in this week’s podcast with the incredible Paul Eliseo. I truly love this amazing soul and the way he thinks. We talk about how most people think the world is happening to them, for them, where in fact it is happening as them. Depending on our
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SLP 36: Self Love Quicky – Make Health Your Greatest Focus for 2021

In this week’s Quicky, and seeing how it is New Year’s Eve, I want to share with you some of my tips on how to make health your greatest asset and focus for 2021. It has been a challenging year indeed. There is no doubt 2020 has humbled us all and maybe for the first time as a whole it has created space for honest reflection, a chance to look in the mirror and see what we can do better and how we can support one another to be more happy and healthy. Here’s what I think might help each of us to be our best selves for a brand new year. Some would say this has been the worst year of their lives, and you don’t have to go far to hear some of the hideous and tragic challenges so many have endured. Many say they let good routines change to their health’s detriment, they gained weight and let their health priorities go. Others would say it has been a remarkable year, a year of magic, a chance to re-set, regroup and rethink what truly matters. Some got focused, c
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SLP 35: Be Your Own Chameleon with Tamara Wrigley

“I think one of my biggest things I’ve learned over the last 1-2 years, in fact, more this year is that (a good friend of ours Genine Howard has taught me is), “I’m not available!” I’m not available for this, I’m not available for that. That has been my biggest I guess mantra this year and that is choosing what I am available for and what I’m not available for. And actually owning that decision and not feeling guilty about it, not feeling remorse, not having anxiety about it, not worrying about what are my friends going to think, what are my family going to think? It’s just making that decision and owning it and being available for what you want to be available for and having the ‘balls’ to go, I’m not available for that. I’m not available for the toxic people, I’m not available for the negativity, I’m not available for whatever it is, that you’re not available for, own it and don’t be afraid and don’t get anxious about owning your decisions.” Tamara Wrigley In this week’s po
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SLP 34: Self Love Quicky – Keep Calm It’s Christmas

It’s meant to be a time of joy, but we all know that for many this time of year can also be quite stressful, lonely or disappointing. Given the year we have had we also have many families separated or unable to get to loved ones. There has been a lot of loss this year and some are even saying it doesn’t even feel like Christmas. But let’s keep calm and carry on regardless! In this week’s quicky I share just a few tips on how to reduce the stress and triggers so you get to enjoy this festive season as much as possible. Finances can be stretched at this time of year, many of us have been struck with financial challenge this year so try not to put any more pressure on yourself than is necessary. This year I decided to make Beetroot Chutney and a gluten-free Christmas Cake for gifts, and I have to be honest they have been so well received. If you are on the Twenty8 database you would have received my free Festive Treats eBook. Make sure you set realistic expe
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SLP 33: It’s Good To Dream Big with Danny Morrison

“However that looks for you, or however that is, male or female, whatever, but someone that you can listen to that’s been on that pathway of discovery and also I think for yourself, finding some self-awareness and working on oneself to realise… man, we’re fallible, we make mistakes. But as long as you can learn from those and accept that we make mistakes or have been wrong or stupid or silly, you’ve just got to somehow find a way that you feel good about yourself again and love yourself again.” Danny Morrison What an absolute treat to interview my very own husband Danny Morrison this week and share with you his incredible story. Danny was considered too short to be a fast bowler but he had a huge dream to play cricket for NZ and open the bowling with Sir Richard Hadlee. He not only fulfilled that dream but went on to have an amazing career playing for NZ for ten years and became NZ’s first player to take a one-day hattrick. But it wasn’t all positive and easy. D
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SLP 32: Self Love Quicky – 8 Tips For Better Concentrating

In this week’s podcast, we talk all things concentration without the brain fog. Here are 8 top tips for keeping clear and focused and able to achieve more naturally and with ease. 8 Things You Ought To Know About Concentrating Without Brain Fog Do you ever find it hard to concentrate? Feel like you have a constant brain fog or fuzziness? Or do you find yourself easily distracted from the task at hand? And notice how easy it is to be distracted when you really do not want to do the task! Concentration is said to truly drive intelligence. It is not memory but more the person’s ability to control one’s selective attention. So how do we become more selective? And what happens to the brain when we need to concentrate? When you decide you need to get focused and do something your brain will have blood rush to the prefrontal cortex. It is almost like a neurological switchboard that tells the brain to shift its attention and concentrate. The next phase is an elec
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SLP 31: Primal Reasons For Living Your Purpose with Helen Marshall

“For me, self-love is the same as self-worth, so it’s about valuing yourself enough to take that time to work out what you actually want in your life, in all the different areas of your life. I don’t just mean your career or your family or where you want to end up living. I think it means about looking at all the seven different areas of your life. And just taking that time, you know the amount of time you’d spend booking a vacation right, just spending that amount of time, just sit there and say, ‘Well, what do I actually want in these different areas of my life?’ and then taking the time to really feel what that would look like. And then to work towards that, and to have this kind of overarching purpose or reason for being.” Helen Marshall Before ditching the rat race, Helen Marshall was a Fitness Instructor and Personal trainer, then a Business Manager for a leading recruitment company in the city. Hailing from the UK Helen knew there was more to life than sitting front an
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SLP 30: Self Love Quicky – Natural Healthy Hair Tips

Like the skin, the hair reflects inner health and wellbeing. If you are eating well, getting adequate sleep and feel good about yourself, chances are your hair will show this. Medications, ill health, stress and fatigue can all affect lustrous, healthy hair, leaving it dull, hard to manage and you having a ‘bad hair day!’ Regular visits to the hairdresser can do wonders for your soul! It’s time out and there is nothing nicer than having your hair washed by someone else. But keeping hair healthy does not have to take a lot of time or money. Treatments at home are also effective and beneficial. Choosing good quality hair care products is one of the first steps to healthy hair. Many shampoos claim to be ‘herbal’ but when you read the list of ingredients, the herbal content is somewhere very near the bottom, meaning there is very little of it in there. So be discerning about what you buy. Commercial shampoos are basically made with the same formula as carpet shampoo
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SLP 29: Rock Bottom Is A Beautiful New Start with Dr Brett Hill

“I think definitely for me, and I think this is true for most if not all people, the first step is definitely that self-love. Because when I tried to fix the problem without having the self-love then that lead to just beating myself up. That lead to a lot of critical analysis of self, self-loathing, self-sabotage, all of those things, because I just wasn’t in a place to come to those solutions from a balanced perspective. And to see the problem from a balanced perspective. And so the first step was definitely that self-love. It was essentially about having the same empathy for myself that I have for others. And that sounds so ridiculous like of course, you would have that, but I didn’t and I think many people don’t. It’s always easier to see someone else’s life and to see their challenges and to see what they’ve overcome and why they’re in the situation they’re in and all of those extenuating factors that lead them to end up where they are. Bit it’s often harder to see that for your
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SLP 28: The Best Oils For The Festive Season

If you want to make your home smell special this Christmas then a mixture of pure organic essential oils that could fill the room with aromas of wood, spice and citrus would be the perfect way to go. Essential oils like Frankincense, Myrrh, Pine, Nutmeg, Orange, Sandalwood and Clove are Christmas favourites. They all enhance those special feelings of celebration, connection and good cheer. Every day I personally use my Diffuser in my home or car. It is something I have done for the past three decades and it is a habit that will continue. You can use a glazed candle ceramic vaporiser as well or simply stick to an electric ultra-sonic Diffuser. Use it in the kitchen, bedroom, and lounge, at dinner parties, in the office, hospital or even at school. In fact, anywhere you want to enhance how people feel – then a Diffuser is perfect! I even travel with one and have a car diffuser too! Diffusing is simple. You can check them out <a href='
02/12/202021 minutes 5 seconds
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SLP 27: Healing From An Eating Disorder with Millie Thomas

“So I wrote about what it was like to actually be in an eating disorder and how it felt. And it resonated with hundreds and hundreds of people in the comments, and then Huffington Post asked to publish it. And then it ended up in a lot of other media as well. It was in that moment that I realised that my story had a lot of power in it. And that I would really, really use it to help others. I knew in that moment that very next day when I woke up and saw how many people had liked it and resonated and commented, I knew that this is what I was going to be doing for the rest of my life. I knew there was a reason that I’d struggled so long and so hard and been told that there was no hope because I can now hand on heart stand here today and say it doesn’t matter how long or how hard you have struggled with an eating disorder for, full recovery is possible. I am living proof of that.” Millie Thomas This week’s podcast is an incredible story around eating disorders so please be mindfu
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SLP 26: Self Love Quicky – In Honour Of Our Beloved Pets

There is something quite magnificent about animals and to those of us who are pet owners I particularly dedicate this podcast to YOU! I lost my mini black panther Meisha on the 12th November. She was 15 years of age. We got Meisha off death row from the RSPCA in Auckland when she was just a kitten. She was cheeky, self-sufficient, her own kind of lady boss and was a cruisey, loving sweetheart who gave her love unconditionally. Losing a pet is heartbreaking, and I know for anyone listening to this will appreciate how much your heart and soul hurts when you do. This week I particularly want to honour our beautiful wee Meisha. I also want to honour all the incredible VET’s out there. You guys do an amazing job, you are one of a kind and I love how you not only love all animals and somehow have to understand them and their problems, you also appreciate the owners and their love of their beloved pets. You are phenomenal souls, and I particularly want to
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SLP 25: Playing The Part Of Me with Luke Hines

“And then when I drawback to my younger years of primary school and high school where I struggled with my weight I’m like hang on there’s something in this here. I’ve got a platform on television where I’m performing and I’m ticking that box out of my energy, and I’m talking about something I’m passionate about that actually transformed my life when I was overweight, now I can help others do the same thing through this large platform and having a really cool voice.  So now it’s 2020 the face is holding up alright, but the goal is to perform, share, project, be confident and share far and wide health, wellness, vitality, happiness – it’s the best part I could have ever got because it’s me being me.” Luke Hines A deep-dive conversation with the incredible Luke Hines celebrity chef, author and television host, where we talk about breaking and healing, living your best life, the highs and lows of Luke’s life, his self-care rituals, how to plan your day, how loneliness has affecte
23/11/202055 minutes 3 seconds
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SLP 24: Self Love Quicky – Eliminate Stress with Breath and Gratitude

One of the best ways to eliminate stress costs very little time and no money. Your breath and perception of gratitude will be your saving grace. Learning the simple act of taking long deep breaths and always finding something to be grateful for will instantly change your bio-chemistry and have you change your state instantly. If it seems to good to be true, this week’s Self Love Quicky will be a good one to tune into! How on earth do we get off the stress express and take some time for ourselves when we feel overwhelmed and strung out, stressed or worried? I had the pleasure of listening to Dr Libby Weaver recently talking about the challenges for women to get off the stress express. She said women have less energy and are now more stressed than ever. Many have father’s jobs as well as mother’s responsibilities. She said one needed to think of energy like a bank account. If you are not depositing (with things like eating healthy, sleeping well, meditating, exerc
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SLP 23: The Tsunami Of Change with Kirsty Wirth

“It made me realise that I have resilience that prepared me to go through what I had to go through with my son Noah.  I always think that there is no way that had I not been through the Tsunami and then all the counselling afterwards of all the post-traumatic stress that I had, had I not been through that I would not have had the tools , the resilience, I wouldn’t have had the gumption to then be able to go through what I’ve been through with Noah. So it was my trnaing ground, it was my absolute training ground and yes it is a metaphor for the fact that I see adversity and I bring it on and I look at what can I learn? What can I understand? What’s the shining light out of this? And then how can I use this for community, for external… it’s nothing about me.” Kirsty Wirth Welcome to the amazing Kirsty Wirth, not only a remarkable woman with an incredible story but a clever and very strong woman determined to let her challenges become the lessons for others to benefit from so sh
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SLP 22: Self Love Quicky – The Importance of Loving Yourself

We hear it all the time – love yourself, look after yourself, be good to yourself, be positive – and we all know we should – but the truth is we find it much easier to dislike ourselves, beat ourselves up, knock ourselves and be negative! Why is that? Seriously what is this strange, degrading fallacy all about? In this week’s Self Love Quicky I am talking about the importance of changing this self-talk and loving yourself up! If you are not totally happy with where you are at right now then that’s ok, you have a choice to change that but guess what? If you really do want to change, you have to know you must act on it and do something about it. No point complaining about anything anymore, just get onto it and do what needs to be done. It’s amazing when you see how people transform their lives, we are inspired seeing people pick themselves up, we all love to see before and after photos and we often dream it could be us doing all these things. Well, the time is now… It’s
11/11/202020 minutes 24 seconds
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SLP 21: Finding Your True Self with Dr Damian Kristof

“Well, there are times in my life where I have not loved much at all, to be honest with you. Where I’ve seen the blank screen of a monitor and that felt like I couldn’t see into the future like it felt like I couldn’t see into the future. Like I literally just saw black. In that time there’s not much that you like about yourself. You don’t like the person you’ve become, you don’t like the things that you say or the things that you do, or the people you piss off of the people that you surround yourself with or whatever else. Those times are tough. But what I really like about me these days is that… what do I love? I love that I laugh, that I love to tell a joke. I love that the person that I am these days. I am not trying to be anybody different. I’ve really found who my true self is.” Dr Damian Kristof This is a wonderful conversation with one of Australia’s top health and wellness experts. Dr Damian Kristof is not only an amazing wellness mentor, he is also a dear and treasu
09/11/20201 hour 2 minutes 13 seconds
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SLP 20: Self Love Quicky – Essential Oil Safety

I get asked all the time about essential oils and the safety guidelines for each method of use. This week I wanted to give you a quick overview of the main safety issues and how to use your oils so that you can use them safely and effectively in your own home. Essential oils can be a wonderful addition to your health and wellbeing program. They are derived from natural substances such as trees, fruits, roots and flowers. However, just because they are derived from nature, it doesn’t mean that they are always safe to use. Natural doesn’t equate to safe. Water is safe, but in excess amounts, it can be dangerous. Arsenic is natural. Poison Ivy is natural. You get the gist. There are some general safety guidelines which we need to adhere to, for the safety of our family, friends, animals and ourselves. Method of Application Essential oils may be applied to the skin, diffused, inhaled or taken internally. Each of these methods has safety issues which ne
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SLP 19: Surrender To What Is with Guy Lawrence

“I truly believe if I want my daughter to be happy, then I need to be happy. If I need her to express love then I need to express love. If I want her to… whatever that might be, I know I need to be that person myself. So the more I can work on myself slowly each day, bit by bit, small gains every day instead of trying to compress everything for a month and then forgetting about it doesn’t work like that right? So the more I see Ava the more it makes me want to work on being the best version of myself so I know that it will reflect directly back in her as well.” Guy Lawrence This is a phenomenal interview with an extraordinary soul. Guy Lawrence is a coach, speaker, wellness advocate and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Let It In, a program designed to help people bridge the gap between the life they live and the life they truly want to live. using meditation and the language of neuroscience. This is facilitated via live workshops, retreats and the online <a href='https://ww
02/11/20201 hour 4 minutes 40 seconds
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SLP 18: Self Love Quicky – The Body Boost Ritual Everybody Needs

“My goodness, this is one of the most beautiful rituals, the most inexpensive, most amazing gifts you could give yourself. The amount of emails and messages I have received, particularly from women, who have embraced this ritual where they have learnt to love their body’s up, they have learnt to really embrace who they are right here in the moment.” We may be all guilty of it at times and many of us are often quick to criticise our body, be disappointed in it or abuse it.  It is more common than we care to think so here is a daily ritual that could literally change your life and the way you treat your temple from here on in. Think about how you feel when you stand naked in front of a mirror? If for some reason you cannot stand in front of the mirror every morning and say something nice, then you may find this ritual a lifesaver. Just remember it’s ok to want to change your body, but aim for better health rather than weight loss or shape change. If the focus is o
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SLP 17: Relentless with Lisa Tamati

“When you talk to someone as if they’re an athlete and this is our goals, and this is where we are going, they act like an athlete. They have more self-discipline, the have more motivation because they believe that they are moving forward and going somewhere. There are just so many lessons that I’ve learnt and that are all sort of chronicled in the book that really shows the power of being relentless of going all-in on something despite all the naysayers, despite all the people telling you that it’s absolutely impossible… I just ignored every one of those and just kept going in blind faith. Blind faith is sometimes what we all need.” Lisa Tamati Lisa Tamati is one hell of an extraordinary woman. Not only an extreme endurance athlete, Lisa is someone who, when challenged, shows nothing but relentless tenacity, strength and courage. She would be one of my biggest ‘girl crushes’ and I am super excited to share her with you this week. Lisa recently released her book titled
26/10/20201 hour 6 minutes
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SLP 16: Self Love Quicky ~ Romance and Intimacy

“It’s an interesting thing to think about, which is why I love going back to the power of smell in order to boost and enhance and keep the passion alive in a relationship. We know there are certain plants and oils that can help boost our ability to feel intimate or boost our passion buttons to actually make us feel more intimately connected. And sometimes I know, apart from fatigue and busy in the busyness of life, it just takes a little bit of effort.” Romance and intimacy form an important and fulfilling part of a relationship with your partner. Yet when our lives get busy, stress and fatigue can take their toll on our love life and it’s hard to be in the mood for love when you are totally exhausted. In this weeks podcast we look at ways to keep the passion alive and give some quick tips and ideas on how to boost your love life. We know Aromatherapy can stir and arouse passion and there are indeed certain oils that can increase our sexual response. This is because th
21/10/202037 minutes 51 seconds
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SLP 15: We’re Responsible For Everything with Pete Evans

“Once we take full responsibility and accountability of our lives, the good, the bad, the ugly, the despair, the anguish, the fear, the joy, the wonder, the excitement, the love, the lust, the jealousy, the guilt – all of that – once we acknowledge and accept that it is in us and of us, of our own creating and our own relationships that we’ve chosen in life and our own decisions for the career that we’ve chosen, the place we decide to spend our time, whether it’s a geographical location, whether it’s a religious organisation, or industry that we’ve chosen to be a part of or not be a part of anymore, whether it’s a political alignment that we’ve chosen, whether it’s campaigning against 5G or campaigning against vaccine safety or campaigning again this, that and the other, and animal welfare… we have chosen that path. So if we create anguish from that, or if we’re creating despair in ourselves or frustration in ourselves… we chose that. We chose to battle against the system, or we’ve
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SLP 14: Self Love Quicky – Connections With Uluru

“There is nothing like going into deep-dive conversations with people you know well, and even more so people you don’t know well. There’s a vulnerability in sharing. There’s an absolute beauty in honouring each other’s vulnerabilities and listening to each of us tell our stories just reminded me so much of the importance of self-love and self-care and what it means to truly share yourself.” I had the absolute pleasure of going to Uluru last week and marrying a very special couple. There was the photographer and videographer and me. Just the 5 of us. I had never been so was so looking forward to experiencing the spirit and magic of Uluru for myself. And my goodness, it did not disappoint. The fact that Covid has happened meant we had hardly anyone there. We arrived and it was freezing, it rained and we got to experience full water holes and lightly flowing waterfalls down her face. Apparently, it had not rained like this since March. As the week went on it got wa
14/10/202027 minutes 50 seconds
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SLP 13: Raising Hope And Possibility with Erin Barnes

“An email came through from Seth Godin this morning and it said, ‘Will everything be OK?’ And he’d written it depends on what you mean by that. Is everything going to be the way it was and how I expect it to be? Then the answer would be no! And it always has been no. But is everything going to be the way it’s going to be? Then yes because we don’t have control over that external environment. And the only way we can move through any uncertainty or helplessness or hopelessness is, ‘What is my next best step? What am I going to do about the situation I am in now?’ Instead of going too far forward, or looking back on what’s been and longing for what was because I don’t think right now we get that luxury of having what was. Everything is thrown on its head. So there’s a really great opportunity for us as individuals to come back to what’s truly important to me?”  Erin Barnes. I am excited to share this week’s podcast with the amazing Erin Barnes a specialist in physical health, me
12/10/20201 hour 4 minutes 15 seconds
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SLP 12: Self Love Quicky – 28 Self-Care Rituals

One of the most important writings that always reminds me of the importance of self-care is this beautiful Chinese Proverb; If there is light in the soul, there is beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there is harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there is peace in this world In today’s Self Love Quicky I am sharing with you 28 self-care rituals I have used over the years for myself, my family and loved ones. These come from my book ‘The Art Of Self Love’ and might just be the spark to ignite your own commitment to self-care. A couple of rituals include doing the daily body boost which you can see a demonstration of me showing you how right here – And then there is developing your own essential Self-Love Kit of essential oils which could include oils I love such as lavender, orange, geranium, marjoram, sand
07/10/202028 minutes 16 seconds
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SLP 11: Modelling Excellence with Juliet Lever

“Generally life is like a repetition of the patterns and programming that we received in our imprint period which is about from the ages of 0-7 where you had your first experiences with the world where maybe you had an experience of being yelled at by your father. And if that’s still unhealed within you then you will be walking around activating a circumstance where your male boss at work is going to yell at you. It’s not the boss at work but it’s what that’s representing at an unconscious level that is still active, and wounded and needs to be healed. And the reason it hurts so much it is hurts like the 5-year-old girl. It hurts like it’s about war and your anger will probably be the lifetime of anger that you never healed towards your father. But it’s your boss in this case. The whole metaphor is powerful because so many people try to deal with the fruit in life. They go, I just need to find another job but what happens if that wound is still activated in us, we’ll get to another
05/10/20201 hour 29 minutes 33 seconds
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SLP 10: Self Love Quicky on Making Yourself A Priority

‘What if you could receive compliments with ease and just say two words when someone comments on how great you look or what a great job you have done? Avoid throwing the compliment back in their face by seeking another or dismissing it altogether. Those two words are simple – THANK YOU!’ Everywhere I go the two biggest excuses I hear why people cannot take care of themselves, or treat themselves, or do something nice for themselves is that they do not have enough time or money. And given today’s fast-paced world and money pressures it is easy to accept these are valid excuses. But I disagree. I believe the reason people neglect their self-care is not a lack of time or money: it is simpler than that. It is because they have not made themselves a priority. In today’s podcast, I share a couple of quick stories in how people can turn this ‘martyr way of thinking’ into something way more positive. I believe through this simple mindset shift we can become great role m
01/10/202014 minutes 25 seconds
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SLP 9: The Prize Of Acceptance with Dr Eric Zielinski

“I stumbled upon this quote from Michelle Obama and it made me stop and it made me really think. It really made me acknowledge areas where I took this for granted. And I think as a people we need to recognise in her words, ‘Communities and countries and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women.’ That’s how I began part 3 of my book, talking about women’s health and how important it is, how vitally important from an evolutionary perspective, from a health perspective, fro a socio-economic perspective, from the family unit perspective. Communities and countries and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women.’ Dr Eric Zielinski This is a beautiful interview with a mentor, advisor, teacher and a very dear friend of mine, Dr Eric Zielinski who is also affectionately known as Dr Z. Eric Zielinski, D.C. is a Doctor of Chiropractic who specializes in public health research and aromatherapy. A pioneer in the Biblical health
28/09/20201 hour 27 minutes 43 seconds
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SLP 8: Self Love Quicky on Lavender

“If it was described as a personality then I know Valerie Ann Worwood has described it as the ‘mother’ or ‘grandmother’ of essential oils. And she says that Lavender’s personality is eclectic and formidable, yet gentle and kind. She’s able to care for a multitude of physical and psychological problems and like a mother, can accomplish several jobs at the same time.” If there was one essential oil to have in your repertoire Lavedner (Lavendula augustifolia or Lavendula officinalis) would have to be it. Considered to be one of the safest and most versatile of all essential oils lavender has miraculous qualities for both body and mind. It can be of great value during times of stress and anxiety, even panic as well as in times of challenge and crisis. It can help to release restrained emotions and restore equilibrium. Lavender is said to be antibacterial and cell stimulating to being a sedative and a wonderful insect repellent. It has analgesic properties whi
23/09/202020 minutes 23 seconds
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SLP 7: My Reality My Choice with Dr Maria Zuschmann

“I always try and walk my talk. I own my humanness and I own my imperfections when I’m a bit off track. And one of the things that keeps me really well on track is the fact that I show up. And if I’m teaching this stuff I better bloody be walking my talk right?” Dr M This is a powerful interview with one of Australia’s most renowned health and wellness experts Dr Maria Zuschmann, who is also affectionately known as Dr M. Maria is an Integrative Chiropractor, Speaker, Author, Podcaster and Stress Adaptation & Performance Coach. Dr M has been in the Health, Wellness and Performance space for over 20 years. Spending her early years in private practice as a Chiropractor developing a very keen interest in helping her clients with their Stress Adaptation structurally and through Posture Correction along with wellness workshops. Dr M wanted to be a Chiropractor since she was 14 after her first experience with a Chiropractor herself. Her Dad had started to see the local Chirop
21/09/20201 hour 8 minutes 30 seconds
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SLP 6: Self Love Quicky – 10 Morning Self Care Rituals

“Remember even if you have young children, there is always an opportunity to make some space or to allow them to see you doing the things you need to do, and make it a non-negotiable.” Self-care is not selfish – it’s essential, and if you want to love yourself up you must make your self-care a priority. It’s a no-brainer. The best time of the day to ensure you can do your self-care rituals is in the morning, and regardless of how busy you are, this is usually where you have more control over time than any other time of the day. You might have to get up slightly earlier to achieve a better self-care routine but it is well and truly worth it. The ripple effect is palpable. In this week’s self-love quicky I share with you ten of my most favourite morning self-care rituals I love to embrace. I may not do all of them every day but they are most definitely a big part of my morning routine, even when my kids were young. I hope you get to try something new or step up yo
16/09/202028 minutes 5 seconds
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SLP 5: Know Thyself with Carren Smith

“It waxes and wanes, you know sometimes I think I’m amazing and I just love my own company and I feel like I’m in a whole world of bliss. And there are other times when I’m completely lost and I don’t know who I am, what I am or what my name is. And once again it brings me back to that little recipe of first of all know yourself.” Carren Smith You are going to love this podcast. Carren Smith is a powerhouse of positivity and success, she inspires transformation and a whole new way of thinking. She often goes down the rabbit hole and today is no different. I love the way Carren challenges the status quo. She thinks very differently to most. She is spiritual and pragmatic. She calls it as she sees it and then can be a total mush-bucket when it comes to her precious love of animals. In today’s podcast, Carren opens up about her definition of self-love, why she believes awareness is the first step to know oneself and that she truly believes she is a constant
14/09/20201 hour 1 minute 40 seconds
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SLP 4: Self Love Quicky on Exercise

“Now I know there are different personality types out there and I know for many different people you might be at the beginning journey of doing regular exercise, and some of you could be regular exercise addicts. I came up with something that might be quite helpful for a lot of people. There are just three types of exercise, in my opinion, to get done every day.” Kim Morrison The human body was designed to be active and move. You cannot achieve optimum health and vitality if you are sedentary – no matter how good your diet is. In this week’s Self Love Quicky we dive into why we need to move our body and how distractions and making excuses are not serving us. The topic of exercise is as big as nutrition. It can also be as confusing. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how you move your body as long as you are moving it! You might be someone who loves to walk fast or run, play competitive sport or you might love the gym. Or you could be someone who loves nature
09/09/202015 minutes 2 seconds
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SLP 3: Love, Life and Perceptions with Cyndi O’Meara

“I don’t care who you are as a human being, there are things that happen in your life that are absolutely devastating and you may be what you believe to be the cause of it. And no matter how perfect the Universe is these things are obviously there, I don’t know for what reason, but it was a time I did not like myself and I still struggle with that one, you can hear it in my voice. I still struggle. I’ve never spoken about this publicly.” Cyndi O’Meara I am super excited to share someone very precious to me today. The amazing Cyndi O’Meara who is not only an incredible Nutritionist, Educator and Researcher, but the founder of Changing Habits and The Nutrition Academy. Cyndi also happens to be one of my best and most precious of friends. We have known each other for over 16 years and consider one another to be a sister from another mister! Cyndi is passionate about educating. Her greatest love is to teach, both in the public arena and within the large corporate fo
07/09/20201 hour 14 minutes 56 seconds
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SLP 2: Self Love Quicky on Aromatherapy

What is aromatherapy? How does it work? Which are the best oils for what condition? Is it safe? In this Self Love Quicky I will give you a short and simple overview of this incredible modality. The use of essential oils has been documented for over 4,000 years. It is not a new therapy in scientific terms but it is an extraordinary and ancient one. I want to share with you some important things to consider; safety of essential oils, aromatic anchoring, how to create a synergy blend and some of the most amazing teachers and leaders in this field, including Robert Tisserand, Salvatore Battaglia, Shirley Price, Daniel Penoel, Kurt Schnaubelt, Dr Eric Zielenski, Pat Princi-Jones, Robbi Zeck, Megan Larsen, Jennifer Jefferies, Liz Fulcher, Farida Irani, Valerie Ann Worwood, Sabrina Zielenski, Vanessa Megan Gray, Patricia Davis and Bo Hengden to name a few. I have been an aromatherapist for almost 30 years. I have seen it grow hugely over the past decade and seen the
02/09/202021 minutes 45 seconds
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SLP 1: The Art Of Self Love

‘I’m not saying what the answer is. I created the steps because to me they evolved in such a way that allowed us to be human and have our constraints, and our weaknesses and our faults and all the things that we question. But then also to really appreciate the strengths and the beauty and the wisdom and the knowledge and the desire to learn and open up.’ Kim Morrison We are told constantly that in order to be our best or to truly love another, we must first love ourselves. The problem is there is no rule book or pathway that shows us exactly HOW to do it, especially where we are in the throes of massive challenge or pain. Whilst we may not want them or indeed ask for them, there are no doubts that these challenges and pains are a large part of the human experience, no one escapes them. In the opening episode of The Self Love Podcast the amazing Marcus Pearce (co-host of The Wellness Couch and 100 Not Out podcast) interviews Kim Morrison the host of this brand ne
01/09/202045 minutes 48 seconds