Episodes

  • If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

    “It’s okay to cry if you’re a guy!”

    Justin Jones - otherwise affectionately known as Jonesy, is Australia’s pre-eminent Explorer, keynote speaker, adventure thinker and storyteller. His expeditions have taken him to the very corners of the world. He’s paddled a kayak from Australia to New Zealand, skied to the South Pole and back, and walked 1800km across the Australian Outback with his gorgeous wife, Lauren and one-year old daughter, Morgan.

    Over the past 18 years he’s made a career of undertaking huge, epic, record setting expeditions around the world and sharing these on the stage and the screen. Justin currently holds two Guinness World Records and a place as one of Australia’s 50 Greatest Explorers of all time.

    Some of his most notable expeditions have been captured on screen - Crossing the Ditch, Crossing the Ice and Crossing the Outback. I urge you to watch these if you haven’t seen them already as they are riveting journeys to follow and gives you a real insight into the man himself.

    Jus is a humble, charismatic and inspiring man. He’s a loving husband and beautiful Dad and I feel privileged to call him my friend. He’s an amazing keynote speaker and despite the incredible things he’s achieved in his life thus far, he’s very lowkey. He’s the perfect example of how determination, detailed planning and foresight can enable us who feel we are ‘ordinary’, achieve some of the most extraordinary feats. I’ve been looking forward to getting Justin on the podcast for so long - I’m thrilled to have him here! Please enjoy this wonderful conversation with Justin Jones.

    Connect and find out more about Justin here;-

    Jonesy is a passionate story teller. Watch his award winning documentaries capturing the amazing expeditions he’s been on;-

    Crossing the Ditch

    In 2008, Jonesy along with expedition partner, Cas, paddled a kayak unsupported from Australia to New Zealand. After paddling 3318 km over 62 days they finally staggered ashore setting a world record for becoming the longest unsupported double kayak expedition and the first people to cross the Tasman Sea by kayak.

    Crossing the Ice

    In 2012 he then skied 2275km from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back over 89 days, completely unsupported setting another world first. It became the longest unsupported polar expedition ever undertaken and set a new benchmark and raised the bar of polar exploration globally.

    Crossing the Outback

    In 2017 Jonesy, his wife Lauren, and one-year old daughter, Morgan undertook an 1800km trek across the Australian outback. For 102 days they lived wild, in synch with the heartbeat of the land, attempting to challenge the belief that you can't lead an adventurous life and a family life at the same time.

    Justin is launching Adventure Thinking Experiences later this year for corporate groups and individuals down in Tasmania. They are Tailor made experiences incorpating Adventure, food/wine, luxury and hardship. Check out his website for more deets

    Social Handles:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justinrjonesy/

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/justinrjonesy

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinrjonesy

    Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinjonesy/

    Youtube: https://vimeo.com/adventurethinking

    Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/justinjonesy

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  • A chapter from the book, Life Doesn’t have to be morbid - life, death and learning to grieve.

    Death can actually be a source of inspiration. I know that sounds morbid, but stay with me. Think about those secret desires you hold those things you'd love to try but worry you'll be embarrassed about if you failed. I find that thinking about the worst possible scenario helps propel me into action. The worst thing in most cases is literally that your heart stops and you die. So if asking someone on a date, or starting a new business, or writing a book is the thing that terrifies you and excites you at the same time, take a leap of faith and give it a go.

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    Today I’m covering a topic that I am very passionate about and that is death, dying and grieving. Many people find it hard to talk about these topics but personally I don’t think we talk about them enough. This is a short sharp episode where I’m challenging you to think a little differently about a topic that many people are uncomfortable about.

    If you’d like to read the book “Death doesn’t have to be morbid” in full or you think it would be good for someone you know, you can find it at all online book stores or purchase it here at the Wabisabiseries shop.

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    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

    “There is no reason for FGM other than patriarchal power”

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    Khadija Gbla is a high profile, passionate and inspiring African Australian woman. She is an award-winning human rights activist, inspirational speaker, facilitator and philanthropist. She has displayed great courage and determination in achieving her aspirations of giving women, youth and minority groups a voice at a local, state and international level. Khadija utilises her powerful and inspired voice to advocate equality and inclusion.

    Khadija was born in Sierra Leone, and was just 3-years-old when war broke out in her country. Ten years later she attained refugee status and resettled in Adelaide. Khadija is the lead voice and campaigner on Female Genital Mutilation in Australia and her TED Talk "My mother’s strange definition of empowerment" has reached nearly 3 Million views.

    Khadija runs a not for profit organisation Ending Female Genital Mutilation Australia which works to protect Australian girls from FGM and also to support survivors of FGM. Khadija provides training for professionals, advocacy and community education for practising communities in Australia.

    She is an Ambassador for Our Watch, an organisation established to change attitudes of violence towards women and their children, and member of Harmony Alliance -Migrant and Refugee Women for Change aims to provide a national inclusive and informed voice on the multiplicity of issues impacting the experiences and outcomes of migrant and refugee women in Australia

    Khadija provides advocacy, training, speaking on domestic and family violence, sexual health, racism, human rights, mental health, migrants and refugees and cultural diversity through her cultural consultancy, khadija Gbla Cultural Consultancy.

    Ambassador for SisterWorks, a non for profit social enterprise which supports refugee and migrant women to become economically empowered through the model of learning by doing.

    The list of what Khadija has achieved in her young life of advocacy is no short of astounding. She’s been recognized through numerous awards including 2019 Instyle Magazine, The Advocate for Acceptance Human Rights Award; 2017 cosmopolitan magazine women of the year finalist; 2016 Women's Weekly and Qantas Women of the Future finalist; 2016 AusMumpreneur Rising Star and Making a difference –non-profit Award & 2014 The Advertiser South Australia’s 50 most Influential Women… to name a few.

    I recently had the privilege of seeing Kadija speak on stage where there was not a dry eye in the audience & she was honoured with a standing ovation. Her story is moving. She is so generous in sharing the path she’s taken to get here and it’s one that many would have not been able to endure. I urge you to watch her TEDTalk to understand what she’s been through and how, at 13, this beautiful soul decided ‘enough is enough’!

    This topic is not for the feint hearted...but it’s so important that we understand that FGM is happening here in Australia TODAY! And as a Child Abuse issue, it’s something that is all our business, not just those from certain cultures or backgrounds.

    This is a pretty confronting conversation and there are things we talk about that will make many feel really uncomfortable. It’s such an important conversation and I feel honoured to sit with an outstanding human that is so crystal clear around her purpose in life...and it making a true dent in the world. I hope you enjoy this conversation with the glorious Kadija Gbla.

    Connect and find out more about Kadija here;-

    Website:Khadijagbla.com.auInstagram: @_khadija_gbla Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/khadija-gbla-she-her-a8a73416?originalSubdomain=au

    Khadija’s incredible TedTalk called “My mothers strange definition of empowerment”

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    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

    “Death doesn’t have to be morbid”

    Death can actually be a source of inspiration. I know that sounds morbid, but stay with me. Think about those secret desires you hold those things you'd love to try but worry you'll be embarrassed about if you failed. I find that thinking about the worst possible scenario helps propel me into action. The worst thing in most cases is literally that your heart stops and you die. So if asking someone on a date, or starting a new business, or writing a book is the thing that terrifies you and excites you at the same time, take a leap of faith and give it a go.

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    Today I’m covering a topic that I am very passionate about and that is death, dying and grieving. Many people find it hard to talk about these topics but personally I don’t think we talk about them enough. This is a short sharp episode where I’m challenging you to think a little differently about a topic that many people are uncomfortable about.

    If you’d like to read the book “Death doesn’t have to be morbid” in full or you think it would be good for someone you know, you can find it at all online book stores or purchase it here at the Wabisabiseries shop.

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    And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:-

    https://wabisabiseries.com/Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseriesConnect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries

    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

    “I am passionate about educating people on the negative health effects of mould.”

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    My guest today has taught me so much these past years on an often confusing topic to navigate, that is - how do we be healthier in an environment that is full of toxins and misinformation? Today, the term "Low Tox" has become a common phrase to refer to a way of life and making choices and the gorgeous Alexx Stuart has been working in this space way before many of us even realised we needed to learn more about it.

    Alexx is an educator, change agent, author, columnist, speaker and consultant at the forefront of a movement that’s non-judgmental and tough on the system that got us here.

    Through both personal challenges in her health and an unveiling of the injustices in the food and chemical industries, Alexx felt called to provide unbiased, educational resources to guide people like her who were confused about what constituted a 'good choice' for their health and the planet. The education website Low Tox Life was born and today Alexx is a 12 times best-selling author of the fabulous book “Low Tox Life” and runs a thriving online education hub made up of several e-courses, a top-ranked podcast, recipes, articles and community action resources for an ever-growing community of people wanting to be healthier and make our planet happier.

    Alexx’s style is to provide information in a factual form - but I love how she’s also really pragmatic and always says - start from where you are. It’s often overwhelming to bring change into your life - but any positive steps that help you be healthier are better than none. Please enjoy this educational episode with Alexx Stuart.

    Connect and find out more about Alexx here;-

    Website: https://www.lowtoxlife.com Instagram: @lowtoxlife @_alexxstuartFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/lowtoxlife/

    Find Alexx’s podcast - Low Tox Life here;-

    https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/

    And grab a copy of her new book - “Low Tox Life” here;-

    https://www.lowtoxlife.com/shop-low-tox-products/

    And preorder yourself a copy of her newest book “Low Tox Life Food” there as well!

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  • If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

    “I feel one of the biggest issues is Self Doubt. I think that some of us believe that confident & successful people are born that way, which is simply untrue. Every single person we look up to does not go unscathed. Many just don’t talk about it their self doubt and imposter syndrome.”

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    My guest today is an absolute powerhouse! Erika Cramer, better known as ‘The Queen of Confidence’, is an international confidence coach and popular 5 star podcast host. The Cardi B of the personal development world, Erika is a full-flavoured, spicy inspirational speaker, with a large dose of heart and humour. After surviving many traumatic experiences, from childhood sexual abuse, being in and out of the foster care system, car accidents and a whole lot of loss, Erika is a beaming and beautiful example of how you can heal your personal story to transform trauma into triumph.

    We have a mutual friend and happened to meet recently at a conference and it was like fireworks exploding! I feel like we’ve known each other for years. Erika is one energetic woman on a mission - to help others find their confidence and a live more enriching lives. I knew this was going to be a fun chat and we cover some fantastic ground together in a very short time. Please enjoy my chat with the beautiful, Erika Cramer.

    Connect and find out more about Erika here;-

    Website: https://www.thequeenofconfidence.comInstagram: @thequeeofconfidenceLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erika-cramer-ab695571/

    Find Erika’s podcast - The Queen of Confidence here;-

    https://thequeenofconfidence.com/podcasts

    And grab a copy of her new book - “Confidence feels like Shit” here;-

    https://thequeenofconfidence.com/confidence-feels-like-shit-book-by-erika-cramer/

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    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

    “Connecting with our kids.”

    “Whether it's our own child, a niece, nephew or neighbour, kids crave connection. Yet in our busy lives, slowing down to really connect with kids can be hard. The foundations of resilience, confidence and self love all stem from knowing someone cares about me and someone 'gets' me. So how can we, as adults be that person who creates a true, meaningful connection with the kids around us? I want to outline the super simple, yet impactful ways we can do this, and what to do when a connection is broken.”

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    Amelia Phillips has been a health coach for 23 years, holding an exercise science degree with a Masters in Nutrition. She was the cofounder of the Michelle Bridges 12WBT, appears regularly in the media, is a health and fitness expert on Ch9’s Today Show, and hosts a podcast series for Mums called Healthy Her. She had four kids in five years and is now dedicating a lot of her time educating families on health, both mental and physical. Amelia loves nothing more than working with people who want to step out of the shadows of self doubt, find their passion and live a life full or purpose.

    Amelia and I are almost neighbours here in the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney so it was a delight to sit down in person and discuss a different, but very worthwhile and interesting topic of some little things we can all do to improve the connection of the young people around us. Please enjoy my conversation with the wonderful Amelia Phillips.

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    Connect and find out more about Amelia here;-

    Website: https://www.ameliaphillips.com.au/Instagram: @_amelia_phillipsFacebook: @AmeliaHealthLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amelia-phillips/

    Amelia hosts a podcast series for Mums and carers called Healthy Her. She interviews top parenting, health and psychology experts on topics such as how to thrive when you’re sleep deprived, learning to love your post-baby body, balancing career with kids, how not to murder your partner, and managing mummy rage!

    Find her podcast here:- https://www.ameliaphillips.com.au/podcasts/

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    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

    “Imposter Syndrome, Pay inequalities and power!”

    Meggie Palmer founded PepTalkHer with the mission of closing the gender pay gap. The PepTalkHer App helps you track your career successes. It uses artificial intelligence to coach confidence & negotiation and to give you a pep talk when you need it most. Her business PepTalkHer team runs corporate programming for brands including JP Morgan & Revlon. They work in-house with companies to retain high potential staff, running programs around confidence, negotiation & fostering an inclusive workplace.

    Meggie also lectures at Columbia University & Barnard College. In her former life, she was an award-winning journalist turned entrepreneur. She spent 15 years as a journalist & Foreign Correspondent. Traveling from Syria to Italy telling stories for networks including BBC World, CNBC, Channel 7 & Vogue. Meggie is a dynamo and such a delight to chat to, I’ve been looking forward to this conversation all week - so I hope you enjoy our conversation on a wonderful topic that many of us suffer from!

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    Connect and find out more about Meggie here;-

    Download the PepTalkHer App for free here: Apple | Android

    or join our free 5 day challenge;-peptalkher.com/challenge

    Website: www.peptalkher.com

    You can find Meggie on social media:-

    @MeggiePalmer & @PepTalkHer

    Websites: meggiepalmer.com | slidingdoormedia.com

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    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

    “I want to talk about Women Rising - How the rising of women and feminine leadership will change the world.”

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    Megan Dalla-Camina is a best selling author, women’s mentor and coach, Founder & CEO of Women Rising and one of the world’s leading experts on women’s leadership, wellbeing and empowerment. She is also the Editor In Chief of the fabulous digital magazine WOMAN: The Journal.

    Megan is a sought after strategist, thought leader and researcher on women’s leadership, creating a new frontier for women and work. Which is vital in our new world we currently find ourselves in. With an unequalled depth of experience, she is engaged by companies and leaders all around the world who are ready to create real and sustainable change.

    Not only has her work has been featured on NBC, CNN, CBS News and in hundreds of media outlets including Forbes, Fortune & Fast Company, among others, she is also the best selling author of three books including her latest Simple Soulful Sacred: A Woman’s Guide to Clarity, Comfort and Coming Home to Herself.

    I’ve been lucky enough to see Megan in action as the Master of Ceremonies at events and she always brings a thought-provoking, fiercely feminie approach whilst making you feel like you’ve just met your long lost best friend you haven’t seen in a while - she has such a beautiful warmth about her. This is a great conversation about a topic we all need to work on - both at work and in our homes. I hope you enjoy it.

    Connect and find out more about Megan here;-

    Instagram @megandallacamina

    Facebook @megandallacamina

    Facebook Women Rising free group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/womenrisingco

    Websites: megandallacamina.com. and womenrisingco.com

    We talk about:-

    Women Rising program. womenrisingco.com/program

    WOMAN: The Journal - free digital magazine, latest issue out now megandallacamina.com/journal

    Megan’s latest book: Simple Soulful Sacred: A Woman’s Guide to Clarity, Comfort and Coming Home to Herself (Hay House).

    Yas also mentions a great site that provides many free resources is The Office of the E-Safety Commission which you can find here:- https://www.esafety.gov.au/

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    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

    “I want to talk about intimate images self-generated by young people. The proliferation of online child exploitation material (circulating nude images and videos of children, often including sexual abuse), and the shocking fact that much of it in 2021 is self generated. It’s a dark topic, but one I worry about from both a business and personal perspective.”

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    Yasmin London is the Executive Director of ySafe, Australia's largest online safety education organisation. Yasmin ignites social change through education and courageous conversations. My kinda gal! Her mission is to equip people with the skills and knowledge to ensure technology enhances their modern day lives, rather than detracts from it.

    Having previously spent 13 years in the NSW Police Force, Yasmin has truly been at the coalface when it comes to dealing with the real life consequences of negative online behaviours experienced by young people, parents and advocates trying to navigate the complex digital terrain.

    Now, as the Executive Director of ySafe, Yasmin has collaboratively overseen the team’s delivery of online safety education to 500,000 kids since its inception, 100,000 parents and 50,000 school staff educating on multiple aspects of digital wellbeing and online safety.

    Yas is a fantastic speaker and consults for governments, schools, business and non for profit organisations. Aside from being widely recognised as Australia’s ‘Dancing Cop’, she’s also written for Kidspot, and appears on Channel 9 Today and the Weekend Today Show providing advice for Australians on online safety and positive technology management. Whilst a little confronting, this is a really important conversation and I feel the more we are all aware of the

    Connect and find out more about Yas here;-

    Website: https://yasminlondon.com/Ysafe: https://www.ysafe.com.au LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yasmin-london-92a3622b/?originalSubdomain=auInstagram: @yaslondon

    We talked about the Yumi Styne’s (@yumichild) new book “Welcome to Consent” and Grace Tame (@tamepunk) the 2021 Australian of the Year. Grace is an activist and advocate for survivors of sexual assault.

    Yas also mentions a great site that provides many free resources is The Office of the E-Safety Commission which you can find here:- https://www.esafety.gov.au/

    And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:-

    https://wabisabiseries.com/Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseriesConnect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries

    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

    “We need to talk more about money! If people understood their Money Story and their Money Type, they would likely make better financial decisions in life.”

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    Melissa Browne is an ex-accountant, ex-financial advisor & ex-working till she drops. Nowadays she’s a best-selling author, financial educator, business strategist & mentor and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping women particularly also live a life by design not default. You may be familiar with her global best-selling book, Unf’ck Your Finances, her most recent book, Budgets Don’t Work or her popular eight week course, My Financial Adulting Plan.

    Mel is a sort after speaker and financial commentator & I’ve had the pleasure of seeing her in action a few times myself. She’s a dynamo and puts such a fun & interesting spin on all things money-related; every time I hear from her, I learn something new.

    This is a great conversation about something that many are very uncomfortable talking about so I hope you enjoy it.

    Connect and find out more about Mel here;-

    Website: https://www.melissabrowne.com.au/

    And https://www.melissabrowne.courses/

    LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/melissa-browne

    Instagram: @moremoneyforshoes

    We talked about the Money Type Quiz - which you can find here:-

    https://www.melissabrowne.courses/budgets

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    https://wabisabiseries.com/

    Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseriesConnect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries

    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

    “I want to see more people talking about the fact that we live on Planet Ocean rather than Planet Earth.”

    “I struggle with human superiority over all other living, wild things. I wish people could talk more about the fact that we are just one of millions of amazing species who evolved on this planet, together. But we are the ones at the centre of such tragic destruction of the diverse living biosphere.”

    Tim Silverwood is an award-winning environmentalist committed to reducing human impacts on the natural world. A keen surfer, Tim became alarmed at the risks plastic pollution posed to our oceans and wildlife, co-founding the not-for-profit organisation ‘Take 3 for the Sea’ in 2009.

    After ten years building Take 3 into a social movement and successful charity, Tim launched Ocean Impact Organisation (OIO) in 2020. OIO is Australia’s first ocean impact ecosystem and startup accelerator helping people to start, grow and invest in businesses that positively impact the ocean.

    Tim’s focus and mission with OIO is to create an abundant and sustainable ocean through inspiration, innovation, leadership and good business.

    Tim’s achievements include being awarded the 2014 Green Globe ‘Sustainability Champion’; featuring in the popular ABC series ‘War on Waste’ and starring as an ‘Ocean Guardian’ in the 2017 feature documentary ‘Blue’.

    In 2011, Tim sailed 5000km across the North Pacific Ocean to study the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch, sharing his experiences through a popular TEDx talk on his return.

    Tim is a passionate presenter, commentator and facilitator who has delivered hundreds of talks and workshops to businesses, government agencies, schools, communities and conferences including South by Southwest Eco in Austin, Texas and the Our Ocean conference in Washington D.C.

    A regular fixture in news and media, Tim delivers a firm, reasoned and insightful case for ‘business as unusual’ to create an abundant and sustainable future for Planet Ocean and its inhabitants. Tim & I share a love of yoga & met a couple of years ago whilst enjoying the beautiful vista of our beloved Whale Beach. I tell you, you couldn’t meet a nicer guy and it’s so refreshing to find someone that has not only clearly found their passion & calling in life but who dedicates everything to pursuing that cause & is making one hell-of-a difference along the way. Tim is so articulate and this is a wonderful conversation about an incredibly worthy topic - I truly hope you enjoy it.

    Connect and find out more about Tim here;-

    Instagram handles:-

    @timsilverwood

    @oceanimpactorg

    @take3forthesea

    Websites:

    www.ocean-impact.org

    www.take3.org

    www.timsilverwood.com

    And Tim has his own podcast - you can find that here;-

    https://www.ocean-impact.org/podcast

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    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

    “People and patients need to become their own health advocates. To better advocate for themselves, their families and their health - and to stop being lazy patients!”

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    Dr. Stephanie Zgraggen - a chiropractor and clinical nutritionist, is the director of Lime and Lotus Healing Arts Center in Charleston, South Carolina. She is also an author and leading expert in women’s hormones and health. Her private practice is centered on functional endocrinology, lifestyle modification and whole food supplementation. Her expertise includes functionally evaluating thyroid, adrenals, male and female hormone imbalances, and digestion.

    Her mission is to empower patients on how they can transform their lives and incorporate nutrition, supplements, and positive lifestyle choices. She has written for national publications such as Chiropractic Economics, Natural Awakenings and Nutrition Perspectives and has shared the stage at events with Elizabeth Gilbert and Marianne Williamson.

    Dr Stephanie is a big believer in educating people to become their own health advocates. How to stand up for yourself, seek second opinions and to ask the right questions when you see your health care professionals. Dr Stephanie and I connected through my third book:- Doctors are not Gods. It’s so heartwarming for me to meet a medical professional, over the other side of the world no less, that is advocating for the same key elements that I have been here on the patient side. I hope you enjoy this conversation with the refreshing, Dr Stephanie.

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    We discussed that Dr Stephanie has an online detox program available that is designed to help people balance their hormones over the course of 28 days. You can find that here

    www.DrZgraggen.com

    Enjoy Dr. Stephanie’s Free Gift:- Detox Your Morning Routine - Your Quick Start Guide to Balancing Your Hormones Naturally. In her E-book, she covers effective and actionable steps that you can easily add into your morning routine to help your body detox more efficiently and increase your energy. It also includes a toxicity quiz, detox quick tips and a shopping guide. Your hormones will definitely thank you for this one!

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    Connect and find out more about Dr Stephanie here;-

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drzgraggenInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Drzgraggen/Twitter: https://twitter.com/drzgraggenYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrZgraggenWebsite: www.DrZgraggen.com

    And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:-

    https://wabisabiseries.com/Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseriesConnect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries

    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

    “Mainstream society needs to shift to zero waste / plastic free living.”

    “91% of plastic isn't recycled and our recycling system is a myth. Barely any of it gets recycled and shipping offshore is counted as recycling with no accountability - it can be illegally dumped near a waterway leading to ocean pollution. I truly believe reducing waste in the household is critical to combating the global waste problem but it's not even addressed in the National Waste Strategy. I've created a course www.6weekstoplasticfree.com to make zero waste efficient, easy and effective. It's a bootcamp to motivate you into action, rather than a slowly, slowly approach.”

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    Jacqui is a former environmental lawyer and climate change consultant. In 2017 after witnessing plastic pollution in the Mediterranean, she and her family quit single use plastics. She created the world's first online course for zero waste - 6 Weeks to Plastic Free - to teach others the most efficient and effective way to go zero waste and avoid the frustrations she experienced. Together with her two girls and husband she's passionate about making zero waste mainstream and aspirational.

    After witnessing illegal landfill sites cascading into the sea on remote islands off the Mediterranean, Jacqui and her family took personal action, embarking on plastic free living. In her career, Jacqui has advised the big end of town on environmental policy, as an environmental lawyer and climate change management consultant, but feels taking individual action is even more powerful and a shift we can all make. Despite the world facing a global plastic problem and Australia facing a national waste crisis - policy focuses on waste management and ignores the elephant in the room - to stop generating waste in the first place to help reduce individual household waste.

    Jacqui is on a mission to model that zero waste living needs to be and can be, mainstream.

    She’s the founder of the online course 6 Weeks to Plastic Free. Which is like a plastic-free bootcamp, designed to help people quit single use plastic so effectively that their landfill waste is negligible and they have no more plastic in their recycling.

    This conversation with Jacqui is such a fabulous one to kick off our second series and call us all to action! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed chatting all things WASTE & PLASTIC with Jacqui Scruby.

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    Connect and find out more about Jacqui here;-

    Instagram: @6weekstoplasticfree Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/6WeekstoPlasticFree - all your listeners are free to joinwebsite: www.6weekstoplasticfree.com

    The course - 6 Weeks to Plastic Free Next round starts mid-June and is just USD$65.

    (ready for Plastic Free July)

    Another passion project of Jacqui’s - Tourists Against Trash - mapping landfill sites within 500m of the Mediterranean. Building a team (landfill specialist, crowd sourcing expert) to finalise the mapping. Find out more here www.touristsagainsttrash.com

    And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:-

    https://wabisabiseries.com/Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseriesConnect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries

    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • This weeks episode is a little different. It’s the last one of the year so I’ve decided to do a bit of a recap. There’s no special guest today - just me in your lovely ears sharing my favourite bits from all the interviews I’ve done on Season One. There’s been so many juicy bits...it’s hard to pack them all into one episode!

    This year has been BIG! It’s been hairy and gruesome… and we’ve all learnt A LOT. So...looking back at the last 30 wonderfully obscure and entertaining episodes I’ve recorded since I started this podcast in the height of COVID - I’ve bundled them into key themes for you. For those that have missed a couple of episodes - this will help you find them and for those that wanted to revisit some of the tips and wonderful insights from our guests - this will help to remind you of what you might like to hear again over the upcoming holidays.

    Hope you enjoy the recap and I’ll be back with you in the new year with some fascinating new guests and fabulous uncomfortable conversations.

    With love,

    Michelle x

    For more information about the Wabi Sabi Series & all the previous episodes and show notes, please find us here:-

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    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast next season, please drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • If there is one thing you wish society would talk more about, what would it be?

    “That you don’t necessarily need to be talented to be successful.”

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    My guest today will be recognisable to many of you. For over 20 years Carolyn Miller has been working in the marketing and advertising industry and has been a strategist at multiple award-winning agencies. She’s also a regular panellist on the highly popular ABC Television Program ‘The Gruen Transfer’. Carolyn has also featured as a contributor in the best-selling 'Gruen Transfer' book in addition to being on a variety of TV shows like Sunrise and The Today Show.

    Carolyn is the Founding Director of Communications Consultancy ‘The Honeycomb Effect’ where her client base includes high profile brands such as Nespresso, Yahoo!, Pfizer, Lend Lease and The Australian Institute of Sport.

    Carolyn has a quick wit, is well read and is not afraid to speak her mind. So it was not surprising that we hit it off immediately when we first met this time last year. She’s my kinda gal. Carolyn it’s awesome to have you here today - welcome

    Connect and find out more about Carolyn here;-

    Website: carolynmiller.comLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/millercarolyn/

    And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:-

    https://wabisabiseries.com/Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseriesConnect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries

    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • If there is one thing you wish society would talk more about, what would it be?

    “Our success will kill us all.”

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    My guest today is one of the most decent humans you could ever meet. Louka Parry is an educator, strategist and entrepreneur and works at the global forefront helping schools, systems and organisations adapt for the future. As a school teacher, he was promoted to Principal at 27 years old and was named Inspirational Public Secondary Teacher of the Year for South Australia. He has spent the last 6 years working across systems globally to support positive change and impact. A rapid learner, he holds two Masters degrees, speaks five languages and has undertaken studies at Harvard and a fellowship at Stanford’s d.school. As CEO and Founder of The Learning Future, he works globally supporting schools and organisations to create thriving learning environments with a focus on innovation, future skills and organisational culture.

    Louka’s compassion and genuine interest in others is evident when you meet him. He has a beautiful warmth and I could happily chat to him all day about weird and wonderful topics. He’s an incredible communicator - which is testament to him learning several languages later in life - an epic effort considering when he was 19 years old, he could only speak English.

    Connect and find out more about Louka here;-

    Website: www.loukaparry.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/loukaparry LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/louka-parry-41813055/

    And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:-

    https://wabisabiseries.com/Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseriesConnect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries

    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

    “The C word is killing us. Convenience. It’s the most destructive human trait. Moreso even than greed. Fast. Disposable. Cheap. Instantly gratifying. I think we all need to change our thinking and conversations around "convenience" being a good thing.

    Because it raises the question - WHY do we need this convenience? What are we making more time for? And what are we losing in the process? Mindfulness. Experience.”

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    André Eikmeier is a $100m startup founder, brand visionary, adventurer, storyteller, and passionate thought leader on purpose, culture, growing tribes and being human. He talks openly about his own failures and the insights that have shaped him and built his success.

    As a startup founder and champion of change for good, André is probably best known for co-founding and building online wine startup Vinomofo into a $100m global company renowned for its strong customer culture and helped change the very brand of wine in this country - I myself was an early fan of the brand & still buy (way too much) from them today!!

    Life before that is a twenty-year story of 5 failed businesses and 3 different careers, from writing to acting on screen and stage to fronting Australia’s biggest covers band of the 90s...mixed in with a year-long kombi wine adventure.

    In 2018, André founded Good Empire, a global community platform to gather, unite and empower people to live more connected, purposeful, and impactful lives. As a guy with a strong moral code and champion of change for good - he seems to hit his soul's work.

    With Year of the Planet they’re helping people change their lives to live more sustainably, and now the One Million Butterflies project is helping empower and reconnect people around the world through this time of big change, fear and uncertainty.

    He’s driven by purpose, to bring to life into a more equal, abundant and sustainable world. Andre is a big thinker and our conversations often cover a wide range of topics...I can’t wait to see where this one takes us!

    Connect and find out more about Andre here;-

    Website: goodempire.orgLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreeikmeier/Instagram: @andre.eikmeier and @the.good.empire Other resources: yearoftheplanet.org and onemillionbutterflies.org.

    And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:-

    https://wabisabiseries.com/Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseriesConnect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries

    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • If there is one thing you wish society would talk more about, what would it be?

    “I want to talk about disability and the often preconceived ideas that surround it.”

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    Ingerlise Svaleng is one of the most positive humans you could ever meet. She has the kind of energy that just makes you feel good when you spend ``time with her. Ingerlise has a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology and has made a career out of connecting the dots between positive psychology, leadership communication and change management.

    Ingerlise has been published in the The Coaching Psychologist journal and with a keen interest in wellbeing, one of the best gig’s she’s ever had was as the Editor of a national health magazine. With a stellar career working with many of the countries top corporates she’s now focusing on doing good, not just well.

    Ingerlise is the founder of 21 gifts, a kindness project aimed at shifting the narrative surrounding a child diagnosis. Inspired by her daughter Maia, they partnered with hospitals to provide hope, joy and inspiration at time of diagnosis, through to a welcome-to-the world gift box as well as medical outreach presentations. Ingerlise is a pretty special human and I am delighted to have the opportunity to talk with her about a topic that is often not discussed. I hope you enjoy the open and insightful conversation with Ingerlise.

    Connect and find out more about Ingerlise here;-

    Website: www.twentyonegifts.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingerlisesvaleng

    This video shows more about Ingerlise and Maia’s story and in the podcast we refer to this blog that Ingerlise wrote recently.

    Ingerlise suggested two podcasts to listen to if you’d like to learn more on the topics we discussed;-

    Dylan Alcott podcast - ListenABLE, and

    Too Peas in a Pod - Podcast about parenting multiples with disabilities and additional needs.

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    https://wabisabiseries.com/Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseriesConnect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries

    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

  • If there is one thing you wish society would talk more about, what would it be?

    “A topic that isn’t talked about nearly enough is Identity: or more specifically, shifting identity states. It plays a massive part of our lives and governs so much of our behaviour, yet we know SFA about it.”

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    A behavioural scientist, Darren Hill knows first hand what’s required to build high performance cultures. Along with a client book of Fortune 500 and ASX 200 companies, Darren’s the co-founder of Australia’s premier Behaviour and Motivation Strategy company, Pragmatic Thinking — a company that has made the Australian Financial Review's Fast 100 list the last 3 years running.

    Darren's a best-selling Author, published in multiple languages and is a regular in mainstream media, such as Sky Business News and Channel 9 and the Australian Fin Review.

    In 2018 Daz was awarded the Australian Educator of the Year award by the Professional Speakers Association, a remarkable feat given the only person who can read his writing on a whiteboard is his Executive Assistant. Daz & I have known each other for a number of years and you couldn’t find a more down to earth, quintessential aussie bloke who cuts through the crap & always gets you thinking.

    Connect and find out more about Darren here;-

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/pragmaticthinking

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/pragmaticthinking

    Website: www.darrenhill.com.au

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/fromdarrenhill

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    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com