Episode 311: Shannah Kennedy & Lyndall Mitchell on turning chaos into calm

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Authors, motivational speakers and life coaches Shannah Kennedy & Lyndall Mitchell have helped many people and had successful careers separately. Now they have come together to form a new business and write the book Chaos To Calm: Take Control with Confidence. If you’re feeling tired, stressed, out of control, overwhelmed or suffering from low self-confidence, the book looks at 16 of the most essential … Read More

Episode 310: The two sides of author Frances Watts – we get some smelly tales from Alex Ratt

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Born in Switzerland, Frances Watts and grew up in Australia and has gone on to publish 20 books for children and younger readers. Her alter ego is Alex Ratt, the author behind Stinky Street Stories – we caught up with both of them! PLUS teenagers getting their first job with Karen Gately. 0:00 – Intro 2:16 – Karen Gately 10:15 – #quotable from Tony Kirwan 12:23 – Alex Ratt … Read More

Episode 309: Music and theatre star David Hobson talks about his new tour

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  David Hobson is a staple on Australia’s music theatre scene. An accomplished performer, he’s appeared in productions of The Pirates of Penzance, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and is a regular performer at Carols By Candlelight. In 2017, David joins Marina Prior for the ‘The 2 Of Us’ tour. Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, the pair will perform their classics from productions such … Read More

Episode 308: Psychiatrist Dr Diana Korevaar on using mindfulness practices to help parents calm down, connect and reframe challenges

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Dr Diana Korevaar is a psychiatrist currently working in the areas of women’s mental health, pregnancy and perinatal psychiatric disorders. Her new book Mindfulness for Mums and Dads: Proven strategies for calming down and connecting provides parents with practical tools to actively re-connect and re-engage with each other and their children. If you’re a parent living life on auto-pilot, fulfilling one demand … Read More

Episode 307: International music sensation Taylor Dayne talks motherhood and her love of Australia

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  Taylor Dayne exploded onto the charts with hits like Tell It To My Heart, I’ll Be Your Shelter and Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love. After appearances on several US reality shows in recent years, Taylor is coming back to Australia in November as part of the 80’s Mania tour alongside Go West, The Cutting Crew and Wang Chung. We caught up with Taylor … Read More

Episode 306: The secret Lisa Winneke hid from her family and friends for 20 years

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Mentor, speaker and author Lisa Winneke walked around for twenty years with a secret. None of her friends or family clued into the fact that she was suffering from an eating disorder. In her book Dawn of Hope, Lisa shares her personal journey, and talks about the power of hope and how learning and practicing self-compassion, self-forgiveness and acceptance, can transform … Read More

Episode 305: The ‘mumpreneurs’ who started a business to help other busy parents PLUS Todd Hunter from Dragon

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  Working parents can find it hard to come across that perfect work/life balance. Three Sydney mums who met at daycare took matters into their own hands, walking away from the corporate life to start The Corner Store – a store that takes away the hassle of shopping and looking for recipes. We talk to founders Brooke Porter, Lee Becker and … Read More

Episode 304: Firass Dirani talks House Husbands, Hacksaw Ridge and made up press stories PLUS why vinyl is coming back

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Firass Dirani exploded onto our screens in the Underbelly series, but his resume is long and extensive. From local drama House Husbands to Hollywood blockbusters like Hacksaw Ridge, it’s not hard to see why he’s hot property. We chat to Firass about made up stories in the press (and make up some more along the way), his mission in Kenya and … Read More

Episode 303: International music sensation Michelle Branch is back with new music PLUS Dr Justin Coulson talks tired teens

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The early 2000’s was marked by hit after hit from Michelle Branch. But after some record label disputes and becoming a mum, Michelle is back with a new album. We chat to her from her home in the US about starting her career at a young age, motherhood and the inspiration behind her new material. PLUS Dr Justin Coulson is … Read More

Episode 302: The Mirabel Foundation’s Jane Rowe PLUS food fountains

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  While working as a drug and alcohol counsellor, Jane Rowe realised there was little support available for children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental drug use. So she created the Mirabel Foundation with the mission statement ‘every child deserves a childhood’. Mirabel is currently supporting over 1500 children and young people aged 0-17 years to help restore their sense of … Read More