Sistermixin' The Whole Circle

Sistermixin' The Whole Circle

Australia

The Whole Circle is created by Jo and Tracey, two sisters on a mission to inspire you to live the best life possible. They have a whole lot of fun, they keep it real and never profess to be perfect! Jo and Tracey live an additive free lifestyle, they both have families, children, husbands and run a successful food blog called Sistermixin'. This show is designed to talk about all things health, wellness, food, family & is going to inspire you to change the way you look at 'life'. Life isn't meant to be stressful, it should be fun, chaotic, exciting and crazy and we wouldn't have it any other way. Join us for a whole lot of fun and a whole lot of inspiration. We hope you enjoy the show!

Episodes

Episode #73 – doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack and Its Benefits  

After Jo embarked on a doTERRA 30 day challenge, we decided we should share just how much our health has benefited from these incredible supplement packs. After the challenge, Jo tells her personal story of forgetting to take her supplements for 10 days, through the stress and business of life. It wasn’t until she stopped taking them, when she realised how good she felt on them.

While we can’t promise to explain anything on a scientific level, even though everything is science backed, instead we discuss the impact of stress on our bodies, particularly on a cellular level and how these supplements can support you. If you’re constantly feeling sluggish and tired then you’ll gain some insight into why.

From metabolism to immune support, stress management, circulation and everything in between, you’ll learn how this vitality pack truly complements your health. You’ll find out how you can signup for wholesale prices and even how to receive this entire pack for free! By listening to this episode, we hope to take away the overwhelming decisions, when it comes to all the different types of supplements you should be taking, and bundle them all into the doTERRA vitality pack.

If you’re interested in a FREE dōTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack® ($153.00 AUD Retail Value), you’ve got until Aug 31 to get them for free! – Simply order an enrolling order over 100pv – Order the following month with an order over 100pv and they’ll be posted to you! check out terms and conditions here

Want to know more about the LLV? Watch Jo’s Facebook Live

Signing up wholesale with doTERRA: https://www.sistermixin.com/instructions/ The primary causes of stress with Damien Kristof : www.sistermixin.com/podcast65/ Instagram: @sistermixin Facebook page Email: info@sistermixn.com Nutrient reference values: www.nrv.gov.au/nutrients

Episode #72 - Our Top Ten Tips on How We Achieve More in Our Days  

Since we began recording Sistermixin podcast, we have learnt exponential amounts of knowledge on a huge variety of topics from all the amazing people we interview. In this episode we share all the best tips that will dramatically improve your lifestyle and help you to spring out of bed in the morning!

Do you find yourself glued to your phone on social media at bedtime? Perhaps you finish watching TV and roll straight into bed. We discuss how limiting screen time at night, can dramatically improve sleep quality and stress levels,and the top habits you can pass onto your kids.

We discuss all the benefits of starting a food diary linking the type of food you eat, to how you feel afterwards, including removing harmful chemicals from your diet and the impact it has on your overall energy.

It’s just so important to create routines in your family that allow you to sleep at the same time each night and have your body follow its natural routine. We talk about why early bed and early rise, helps you to squeeze much more time into your day.

We found out through some of our great interviews over the past few months, that it’s so vital to dedicate pockets of time to yourself. We talk about how utilizing your workday lunch hour for exercise, will see you powering through the rest of the afternoon with energy. We discuss the benefits of daily mediation and intention setting, holistic health care and much, much more.

Links & Resources https://www.additivefreemadeeasy.com/

Ep71 -https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast71/

The exploration of our sleep habits https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast23/ https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast24/ Ep62 https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast62/ Ep3 https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast3/ https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/active-cardio-yoga-barre-hiit-workouts/id684484023?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/calm-meditation-to-relax-focus-sleep-better/id571800810?mt=8 https://www.facebook.com/thermoliciousfood/ https://www.instagram.com/sistermixin/

Episode #71 - Our Top Five Self Care Strategies  

For all our mumma listeners, this episode is for you! We discuss the self-care rituals you may have had before children, but how it takes a back seat when your kids become your priority.

Stress can become an overwhelming factor when you become a parent. However, we talk about the importance of self-care and self-love and how you really need to take time out just for you. We also talk about the need to say no to the things that will only cause more stress.

It makes such a difference in your life to surround yourself with positive people. We discuss why it’s OK to break out of friendships that consistently bring you down. There’s no doubt about it, life gets busy, but we talk about the little pockets of time you can really take advantage of and dedicate solely to yourself. However you achieve your self care goals, it’s all about doing the things that make you feel better and to live life more fully.

Links & Resources

Episode 67 with Paul Benson financial planner – How to be financially ready to start a family

Financial autonomy podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/financial-autonomy/id1248168458?mt=2

Episode #70 - Our Top Five Budget Tips  

In this episode, we share our top five tips to better budgeting and we’re on a mission to help you reach your financial goals! Money doesn’t have to be stressful and once you can get a grasp on what’s going out of your bank account, you’ll feel much more confident in meeting your financial goals and targets.

Do you find yourself in the habit of spending more than you earn? In today’s society this is all too easy to do! We talk about interest free traps and ways to break out of this cycle and get ahead. We discuss the advantages of setting up a separate bank account, for bills alone, and how this helps with your daily spending over the course of the year.

If you have teenagers, this is a great episode to tune into as we touch on the importance of teaching them about finances, especially if they’ve started working part time or saving for their first car. We find this guidance absolutely invaluable for setting them up for financial responsibility.

We go through everything from setting realistic time frames, meal planning and the benefits of high interest saving accounts. By the end of this episode, you’ll feel pretty inspired to reach your financial goals and dreams!

Links & Resources

Episode 67 with Paul Benson financial planner – How to be financially ready to start a family Financial autonomy podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/financial-autonomy/id1248168458?mt=2 Meals Made Easy: https://mealsmadeeasy.recipes/ Sistermixin: www.sistermixin.com/ Instagram @sistermixn

Episode #69 - Our Top Five Episodes  

In this podcast we cover five of our top downloaded podcasts ever and why you should go back and listen to them right now! If you’re fairly new to Sistermixin, then you may have missed out on some epic episodes from back in the days! We also cover our personal favourites and all the highlights of these episodes.

There’s no limit to the range of topics we cover and not surprisingly, some of our most personal interviews have turned out to be the most popular ones. It’s pretty clear to see that real people, telling real stories, and not sugar coating anything will always bring out your own authentic side and truly touch your heart.

We talk about all the interesting people we interviewed from yeast infections to body issues and common magnesium deficiencies.If you missed our very first episode we ever recorded, we cover why we started our Sistermixin' journey including Jo’s daughter Eva’s reaction to additives and preservatives and her legacy behind what we do!

Links & Resources

Meals made Easy: https://mealsmadeeasy.recipes/ Top 5 episodes

Episode 4: Yeast Infections:https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast4/ Episode 2: Jules Galloway and that thigh gap: https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast2/                                 •(she now has her very own podcast show here:http://julesgalloway.com/category/podcast/) Episode 1: Welcome to the Whole Circle: https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast1/ Episode 5: Jo’s personal story starting additive free https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast5/ Episode 3: Zinc and Magnesium with Naomi Judge: https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast3/ Tracey’s favourite episode: The Boy that was Allergic to All Food https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast12/ Jo’s favourite episode: All Things Poop https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast50/ 10% discount code on The Juice Detox Deodorant - podcastjuice

Episode #68 - Debrief from Additive Free Made Easy Past Rounds  

Every round of our E-course, we have someone share why they started the course in the first place. We are just blown away by the responses and go through a range of emotions from crying to laughing out loud.

One thing we noticed is the ever increasing amount of children being diagnosed with behavioural issues and your concrete proof that additives are at the centre of these issues. We are so proud of the awareness being raised and how a potential lifetime of medication is being avoided for your kid’s labelled behavioural issues.

Jo touches on her personal story of how she treated her daughter Eva’s ADHD and the additives she recognized as being a key link to the way she behaves. We have heard all your amazing stories about taking your kids off medication, or massively lowering the dosage with an improvement in the foods your family are eating.

We talk about your common hurdles when going additive free, such as telling your children’s grandparents what new diet changes and restrictions are happening when it’s their time to babysit.

We are so happy with this community we have created! Our little Facebook group helps you to keep on track and has great support and accountability.

Links & Resources

Additive free made easy: http://www.additivefreemadeeasy.com/

Jo’s personal story starting additive free https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast5/

Tracey’s personal story: https://www.sistermixin.com/podcast7/

Episode #67 - How to be Financially Ready to Start a Family with Paul Benson  

Today we are lucky to have Paul on the show who has been a financial planner for over 15 years. He is a father to two boys and recently started a podcast Financial Autonomy as he recognised a need for advice around every day financial challenges.

If you’re thinking about starting a family, we talk about an abundance of topics that may not have even crossed your mind until this point. We ask Paul about what it truly means to be financially strong and having a handle on your cash flow before your baby arrives.

We chat about the best time to narrow down to living off one wage and private health vs the public system when it comes to the birth. We talk about the many government benefits that are set up to help you out such as paid parental leave, family tax benefits, newborn payments and childcare rebates.

We discuss our personal experiences on getting caught up in buying the best and newest prams, cots and high chairs and sneaky ways that marketers in the baby industry play on your vulnerabilities as a new parent.

This podcast focuses predominately on ways to financially make it through the first 12 months of your newborn arriving home, rather than overwhelming yourself thinking about years down the track.

Links & Resources

Website: http://financialautonomy.com.au/ Financial Autonomy Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/financial-autonomy/id1248168458?mt=2

Episode #66 - Differently Wired with Debbie Reber  

Today we’re chatting with Debbie who runs a website called TILT parenting which provides an abundance of insight and inspiration to parents with differently wired kids. She affectionately uses this term rather than disability or disorder and has her own differently wired 12-year-old son with ADHD and aspergers.

We hear about Debbie’s very many challenges of bringing up her son and how she didn’t have any sign posts to help her out along the way.  As an author and former kid’s TV executive, Debbie has taken her gift of connecting and creating communities to become an advocate to parents dealing with similar situations.

Debbie talks about the unnecessary social stigma attached to those that are different and how it can create isolation and separation.She dives into the ins and outs of home schooling her boy in a foreign country and how he is thriving with his curriculum.

We also raise issues about the traditional educational model and how it is outdated in many aspects.  If you know of a close friend or family member that is differently wired, you’ll gain a fresh insight into how you can approach the many unique aspects of their lives.                                                                                               

Links & Resources

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tiltparenting/ Debbie's Website: www.tiltparenting.com The Tilt Podcast : www.tiltparenting.com/podcasts/ Sara Dean at The Shameless Mom podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1092674204?mt=2&ls=1 Additive Free Made Easy: http://www.additivefreemadeeasy.com/

Episode #65 - Stress - The Primary Causes with Dr Damian Kristof  

Today we are chatting with Dr Kristof, or Damo as he much prefers to be called! Damo proudly wears three hats as a nutritionist, naturopath and chiropractor and is an absolute wealth of knowledge. He is clearly passionate and driven to share information that has the power to transform lives.

In this episode we talk about all things stress and Damo breaks down the elements of stress, how it branches out and effects different areas of our lives, from the initial physical stress as we are born into this world and even the chemical stress from every day products we use. If you work seated all day in a sedentary office job, then you’ll want to tune in on this hot topic that is currently receiving a lot of media attention.

Love your coffee too?Well we hear some amazing facts on the long term consequences of having coffee on an empty stomach or early in the morning before food that you may not be aware of.

We’re taken through the primitive flight or fight response system and what it means in our modern day lives, including our common hormonal responses. We also hear simple tips on how not to bring stress back into the home after a busy day in the office.

Links & Resources

The Wellness Couch podcast: thewellnesscouch.com Avoiding office stress podcast: thewellnesscouch.com/shows/episode-36-avoiding-office-stress Crack your stress code online seminar: damiankristof.com/premium-content/watch-crack-your-stress-code/ Forage cereal: www.sistermixin.com/product/forage-bircher-gluten-free/ Episode #17 – Top 5 Tips to Get More Active For Free

Episode #64 - Shakti Mats - The Hidden Benefits  

Today we are chatting with John who sent us a Shakti mat about a year ago, but we won’t lie, we have been a little intimidated by it and haven’t used it all that much. But in this episode John takes the time to explain all of the life changing health benefits that he’s personally seen after showing around 20,000 people how it actually works! John shares some of the best feedback he has received.

John describes why it’s worth pushing through the initial discomfort when first laying down on the spiky mat and how your body begins to release endorphins, boost circulation and release tension through pressure points. We also learn how to target specific muscle groups and the athletes that are increasing recovery time and performance by using the Shakti Mat.

We hear about John’s personal trips to India to see for himself that the mats are made ethically throughout the production process from A-Z.

Links & Resources

Website: https://www.shaktimats.com.au/ Instagram: @shaktimatsNZ Facebook: ShaktimatsNZ
Episode #63 - Acupuncture, Should We or Shouldn't We?  

We steal Anne for her first ever podcast and hear about all things acupuncture. There’s something about acupuncture (mostly the needles) that really put people off giving it a go! But we learn that a doctor’s needle is actually 500x thicker than an acupuncture needle. Anne explains all the many ailments she has treated from simple back pain to trouble sleeping, quitting smoking, helping the body to deal with stress from physical to mental, all the way to hormonal issues.

We learn about the medical, scientific, physical and spiritual perspective of acupuncture and how so many women that Anne treats, think that certain ailments are normal in their body, when in fact they are actually abandoning their health

We really go into depth in this episode, where we’re filled in on the meridians that run through our bodies, and common areas of the body where you might be blocking energy. It’s amazing to hear Anne’s stories of clients with simple back pain, actually having ailments at much deeper levels

If you have been curious about acupuncture for a while, you’ll be blown away by the improvements it can add to your life.

Episode #62 - How To Get More Time in Your Day with Mike Vardy  

In this episode we are speaking with Mike Vardy who is dedicated to helping people to do more of what they actually want to be doing in their lives, using simple and flexible techniques. If you’re after more freedom and time then you’re going to pick up on a lot of tips from Mike on how to shuffle your current schedule and get ahead.

We learn about setting boundaries for yourself both in your work life and your personal life and how to truly follow your energy levels. Mike shares ideas on making forward progress and in particular how to isolate particular days for tasks, especially if you’re juggling looking after your kids. You’ll love the tips that will increase your kid’s productivity in completing homework on time, helping with chores around the house and also when they can indulge in free time.

Would you describe yourself as a procrastinator? We find out how procrastination actually has value! And for those that are trying to simply be more organised, you’ll pick up plenty of advice on training yourself to plan ahead.

Links & Resources

Website: productivityist.com Podcast: productivityist.com/category/podcast/

Episode #61 - Better Breathing with Cole Clayton  

In this episode we are excited to be talking to Cole Clayton who is a health coach specialist focusing on breathing programs for kids. After suffering from breathing problems in his younger years, Cole became highly curious on the topic and made a strong link between regulation of emotion and proper breathing in children.

Cole has seen transformational changes while taking his training to the classroom and became passionate about correcting breathing problems early on in life.

So how do you know if your child has any breathing issue? Cole talks about the tell-tale signs to look out for, from subtle signs to bigger problems. He also shares some inspiring success stories of problem sleepers, with one young girl taking up to four hours to fall asleep due to breathing issues!

We learn about factors that come into play in breathing problems and when it’s time to step in and take intervention to improve sleep, mood and overall quality of life.

Links & Resources

Website: https://www.happykidsklinic.com/

Episode #60 -  Nicole's Inspiring Story By Eating Additive & Preservative Free  

We just can’t stop smiling in this episode as we hear about Nicole’s incredible story. She suffers from multiple diseases including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and is also doubly immunosuppressed, meaning she picks up every cold that comes around.

At the onset of her disease, Nicole struggled to even hold a coffee cup on her own and eventually had to resign from her office management role. She is heavily medicated, which comes with many unwanted side effects, including not being able to go into sunlight, as she almost instantly burns. We learn that some of her scripts cost up to $1,800.00 per month!

After spilling one of her liquid medications on the floor and later finding it dry out into a horrible fatty mixture, she thought enough is enough. She simply didn’t want to put that in her body again.

Nicole gave our additive and preservative free course a red hot go! We hear all about the transformational changes in her lifestyle, where she is now indulging in fresh fruits and vegetables, barely eating any processed foods and even working out at the gym.

This course has truly been life changing for Nicole, and while she still has to take her pain medication she has already been able to wean herself off one of them!

Links & Resources

Online E-Course: https://www.additivefreemadeeasy.com

Episode #59 - Tara, Mother of 2 Boys That Has Changed Their Lives  

Jo was privileged when this amazing mum agreed to share her story with us. Tara is a mum of two boys that both suffer from allergies, including anaphylaxis to multiple foods. She tells her inspirational story about her son’s severe reaction to an asthma medication that has made media headlines recently. She walks us through the long two years it took for him to fully recover.

Always putting her children’s health first, Tara wanted to improve her family’s overall wellbeing and decided to start the Additive Free Made Easy online course that we offer.

The behavourial differences Tara noticed since the beginning of the course have been life changing. We’re filled in on specific changes she has made in order to live preservative free and what she has learnt along the way.

Tara fills us in on the challenges of sourcing additive and preservative free when living in a rural area and what alternatives are available including shopping online.

Links & Resources

Online E-Course: http://www.additivefreemadeeasy.com/

You have nothing to lose, but everything to gain. Don't wait any longer and register for this life changing course right now!

Episode #58 - Taneall's Inspiring Story on Going Addtive Free  

Taneall shares with us her heartwarming story of how her life was absolutely ruled by her son Jordy’s extreme moods.

After much denial, she finally followed her gut feeling and sought help, where his was diagnosed with OCD, ADHD and ODD. We learn the characteristics of each of these disorders.

She believed her children’s diets were not that bad, but reviewed their staple foods and decided to walk down the path of additive and preservative free. She signed up for our E-Course on Christmas day, after yet another mood meltdown from her son.

Taneall takes us through the transformations that she experienced, including taking her son off his medication and the huge positive behavioural differences she witnessed. We discuss how doctors are not wrong in any way, but that there are certainly alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs for life.

Links & Resources

Online E-Course: https://www.additivefreemadeeasy.com/

Episode #57 - Melissa Dasilva Mythbusting Transgender Gay and Lesbian Topics  

We were lucky enough to meet Melissa in the Philippines at the Tropical Think Tank conference. Melissa has a passion for supporting transgender and non-binary youth in their transitions. In this podcast we dive into some fascinating topics!

With transgender becoming more and more accepted in today’s society, Melissa helps us to understand the key differences between often misunderstood abbreviations to describe sexual orientations and gender.

Melissa explains practical ways to support young children, particularly if they choose to be gay, and how you can help them solidify their identity and lead a happy life.

Ever wondered if someone is born gay? What about whether parts are completely functional post-surgery in sex changes? Melissa goes into depth to answer all of our curious questions!

Links & Resources

Email for consultations: Melissa@prideconnections.com

Online communities: PFLAG http://www.pflagwa.org.au/ Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland Inc:http://www.atsaq.com/ http://www.genderidentityaustralia.com/ Transparenthood - Experiences raising a transgender child: transparenthood.net/

Episode #56 - Thriving Children with Clare Crew  

Today we are chatting with Clare who we met on a business trip to the Philippines and instantly connected with her. She holds a special role where she helps to overcome children’s attention, learning and behavioural challenges by incorporating more movement, play, connection and of course real food.

Clare holds a Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Special Education. She also holds certifications in neuro-development with a focus on the brain/body connection.

We discuss common foods that may be affecting the behaviour of your child and what signs to look out for. We also dive into interesting discussions on the topic of primitive reflexes. Clare touches on the importance of some of these reflexes in children’s ability to take in the information around them. We also hear why specific reflexes are commonly holding kids back in their learning capacity.

Clare talks about events throughout her life that have fueled her passion for early education and improving food choices, including challenges overcoming her own infertility. She is now a proud mum of three!

We explore how homework has been shown to do more harm than good and options you can take if you don’t notice the benefits of homework for your children.

Links & Resources

Website: http://www.thrivingchildren.com.au/ Thriving Children Podcast: http://www.thrivingchildren.com.au/podcast.aspx Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThriveEducationAndWellness/

Episode #55 - Why Mums Should Live More Shameless with Sara Dean  

Sara has a clear passion in helping to inspire women and in particular new mums to create greatness in all areas of their lives.

We met Sara in the Philippines and felt an instant connection with her. She runs an academy titled Shameless Mom Academy where she features her own podcast show. She is also the owner of Sync Fitness Boot Camp and Transformation Centre in Seattle.

Sara was blown away with the struggles that came with motherhood. She felt she completely lost her identity and knew there had to be another way. When she found her feet, she wanted to dedicate her focus to helping other women, who were either new to motherhood, or any woman that might need help, to transform into becoming the best version of themselves.

We talk about the physical challenges that come after giving birth, including a complete change in priorities and workout regimes. We also touch on the social expectations and pressures that are placed on new mums and how they are simply unrealistic.

We look into the importance of self-love and self-care, including the mindset around losing weight. We also discuss the ethical problems that come with particular companies in the fitness industry, including the type of weight loss packages that 'shame' new mums into buying their products.

Do you find yourself following fitness inspo on Instagram? We talk about why this could actually be bringing you down and provide more empowering ways in which you can replace this habit.

When you’re a new mum, any kind of movement can make you feel strong and powerful and Sara fills us in on all the reasons why!

Links & Resources

Websites: The Shameless Mom Acadamy Sync Fitness: syncfitness.com/ Subscribe to iTunes and Stitcher Online Fitness: FitHealthyMoms.com

Episode #54 - Discussing Fussy Kids With Dr Brett Hill  

Today we are talking with Dr Brett Hill who loves to inspire others to lead a full life of energy and vitality. His biggest passion is helping families overcome eating issues, especially the all too common fussy eaters!

Dr Brett Hill is co-host of the Wellness Couch and his own podcast show called That Paleo Show. He’s an author of numerous books and is no stranger to TV shows, numerous events and radio talkback. He also holds a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Chiropractic.

In this episode we discuss new and unique concepts that encourage your kids to eat vegetables rather than making them eat vegetables. Dr Brett Hill gives real-life advice that’s tried and true, including engagement in the whole food process and conversations that matter from a child’s perspective.

We talk about why the key to the best eating habits is consistency, but that you don’t need to strive for perfection! There’s always exceptions to the rules and it’s all about improvement in small steps. We discuss why the effort you put in now is going to save you 100x more effort down the track and ultimately leave you with more “me” time.

From a chiropractic standpoint, Dr Brett Hill believes an optimal functioning spine and nervous system gives children their best chance for everything else in their body to function properly. We delve into different approaches to health and wellness and discussions about your regular doctor’s main goals and how it differs from holistic health.

Links & Resources

Website: drbretthill.com Podcast: thewellnesscouch.com Book: Nourish without Nagging Instagram: @drbretthill Facebook: drbretthill

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