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How to choose Happy with Dr Happy (Tim Sharp)

How to choose Happy with Dr Happy (Tim Sharp)

March 10, 2020

EPISODE – TIM SHARP

BIOGRAPHY

Spent more than 10 years at university formally studying psychology…and another 10 years or so lecturing and researching aspects of human behaviour and emotion; - He’s taught at most of the universities in Australia and is currently Adjunct Professor of Positive Psychology at two leading Universities; - He’s received numerous awards, including a Future Summit Leadership Award from the Australian Davos Connection and an invitation to be an Australia Day Ambassador – He’s consulted to many organisations, from large professional service firms to charities, and he’s also worked with thousands of individual clients, at all levels of society and business, from CEOs and other high level managers, to blue-collar factory workers, the unemployed and even…lawyers; - He’s actively involved in research activities in areas such as coaching, resilience, leadership, positive education and positive ageing and he’s become known as one of Australia’s leaders in mental health and especially the exciting new science of Positive Psychology. He is the founder and Chief Happiness Officer of The Happiness Institute, the best selling author of “The Happiness Handbook”, “100 Ways to Happiness: a guide for busy people” and “Live Happier Live Longer – a guide to positive ageing”. He’s a regular media commentator who’s been read and heard by millions of people, and he has, despite numerous attempts to discourage the practice, come to be known as something other than Dr. Timothy Sharp… …so please join me in welcoming, Dr. Happy!

PICTURE

SHOWNOTES

  • Having worked as a clinical psychologist and building a business in this Australia-wide, Tim found that he wanted to do more. In the birth of positive psychology, his passion was re-ignited and he founded The Happiness Institute
  • Tim says that foundation of happiness is working hard and finding a discipline with it too.
  • CHOOSE is a philosophy and a strategy: Clarity: clear about your values; Healthy living: good sleep, diet and exercise; Optimism: how we choose to see how things are going on in the world; Others: helping others affects our happiness in a positive or negative way so the quality of the relationships we have are important; Strengths: how to focus on our positive attributes and using them on a regular basis; Enjoyment: laughing, having fun and learning not to take life so seriously. Using this CHOOSE acronym and how it can help our impact of our daily lives
  • Tim talks about having a “not-to-do” list and removing things or delegating things that aren’t conducive to your happiness.
  • Exercise and breathing and mantra mediation is helpful for Tim
  • Tim’s definition of happiness is a positive emotion, and looking and creating moments of joy. Living a meaningful and purposeful life is a long term aspect of happiness.
  • Bater is a charity that helps to smash the stigma of mental health in school children to university students.
  • Tim’s morning routine involves meditation and gym workout
  • Tim’s things that make his heart sing are his relationships with his family and seeing a live band and music and spending time in nature.
  • Tim’s favourite meal would be Japanese
  • The best thing that people can do for their health is everyone listens to themselves to focus on what their mind and body needs.
  • His fantasy dinner guests would be David Bowie, Michael Nicholas (Tim’s mentor and fellow clinical psychologist), Douglas Adams (comedian) and Christopher Nolan
  • The things that make Tim laugh and happy are watching comedies
  • Tim’s gratitude practice involves sharing things that make him thankful on social media and expressing gratitude to others.

 

BOOKS

  • The Happiness Handbook – Tim Sharp

THINGS DISCUSSED

  • Website: drhappy.com.au
  • Twitter: @drhappy
  • Instagram/Facebook: @happinessinstitute
  • Calm app
Getting more out of our relationships with the powerful John Gray

Getting more out of our relationships with the powerful John Gray

February 24, 2020

BIOGRAPHY

John Gray is the author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. USA Today listed his book as one of the top 10 most influential books of the last quarter century. In hardcover, it was the #1 bestselling book of the 1990s. Dr. Gray’s books are translated into approximately 45 languages in more than 100 countries and continues to be a bestseller. Dr. Gray has written over 20 books. His most recent book is Beyond Mars and Venus. His Mars/Venus book series has forever changed the way men and women view their relationships. John helps men and women better understand and respect their differences in both personal and professional relationships. His approach combines specific communication techniques with healthy, nutritional choices that create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness and romance. His many books, blogs and free online workshops at MarsVenus.com provide practical insights to improve relationships at all stages of life and love. An advocate of health and optimal brain function, he also provides natural solutions for overcoming depression, anxiety and stress to support increased energy, libido, hormonal balance and better sleep. He has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, and others. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, and People. He was also the subject of a three-hour special hosted by Barbara Walters. John Gray lives in Northern California with his wife, Bonnie. They have been happily married for over 30 years and have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. He is an avid follower of his own health and relationship advice.

 

SHOWNOTES

  • After being a sexually active teenager then spent time as a monk, John learnt through meditation and becoming a counsellor what it takes for men to understand women and vice versa
  • John talks about dependency in relationships for providing and support.
  • Traditional and non-traditional relationship roles and for women to feel heard and to find balance is becoming more important
  • John talks about the importance of four hugs a day and importance of the man cave
  • John started yoga at 3 years old and found that this has transitioned over the last few decades for seeing differences for women in particular to increase their oestrogen levels and does about 4 hours of meditation a day.
  • John talks about the rubber band effect
  • Yin and Yang in yourself and recognising you have a male and female side are vital for modern women
  • John talks about how often people should be having sex and dispels the “tiredness” myth
  • John talks orgasms and communication
  • Self-love and filling yourself to give love freely is an important need in a relationship
  • Finding men who you have been rejecting who are more interested in you in the first place can be insightful as a way of finding what makes you attractive as a partner according to John for single women.
  • Authenticity works but authenticity that seeks to change is neurosis as described by John
  • Meditation, making love and sharing his message on relationships is what makes John’s heart sing
  • His favourite meal is a paneer curry with basmati rice
  • Intermittent fasting, regulating stress and looking after your gut health is something that can benefit peoples’ health

BOOKS

  • Beyond Mars & Venus – Relationship Skills for Today’s Complex World – John Gray
  • Men are Men, Women are from Venus – John Gray

THINGS DISCUSSED

Website: marsvenus.com

Facebook: Mars.Venus.John.Gray

Twitter: MarsVenus

What does ancient wisdom and true health really mean with Luke Vandepeer

What does ancient wisdom and true health really mean with Luke Vandepeer

February 3, 2020

EPISODE – Luke Vandepeer

BIOGRAPHY

Today our society has a health problem. Chronic disease is at epidemic proportions. The traditional ways of treating illness are no longer working. Where we once looked to science to ‘make us better’, many of these treatments are failing, in fact they haven’t worked for more than 30 years.

Luke Vandepeer has stopped looking to science for the answer to better health. Instead, he has delved into history, and the teachings of ancient cultures. He has discovered time honoured principles of good health that has led him to new levels of understanding of what true

health means. Today he is passionate about sharing this with others and creating a health movement.

As a personal trainer with fifteen years experience in the field, Luke has personally tested all the principles he now teaches. With firsthand experience of intermittent fasting, and ‘breathing like a baby’, to name a few, he has profoundly improved his own health and wellbeing. He has implemented these changes in his own life all while working in a corporate environment. This has allowed him to simplify his teachings so they can be implemented by anyone. He is now on a mission to help those who are ready to be truly healthy. Luke lives and travels from Brisbane, Queensland, where you will find him on Saturday mornings at the New Farm parkrun.

 

PICTURE

 

SHOWNOTES

  • Luke’s journey background in the personal training industry led him to learn more about fitness rather than health. His vision moved forward into where he learned into healing thy self and retreats led him to learn more about health in the broader context.
  • Luke’s study led him to study the impact of health from the iris of his eyes
  • Luke talks about fasting to give the body a chance to detoxify
  • Luke’s definition of happiness is choosing to look at the bright and positive side of life every day
  • Luke isn’t a morning person and hits the snooze button but he makes his fruit smoothie that he has everyday for lunch
  • The top things that make Luke’s heart sing is a great sunset, a good sunrise and being in the country and laying on the grass and watching the clouds and stars
  • Luke’s fantasy meal is going to be a good Italian wood-fired mushroom pizza
  • Luke suggestions for the best thing we can do for our health is making the body more alkaline.
  • Luke’s fantasy dinner guests would be Socrates, Plato, Marcus Aurelius, Pharoah Ramses and Pythagoras
  • Lucas Graham’s 7 years old would be his theme song
  • Luke loves situational humour and makes him laugh
  • Luke’s gratitude practice involves using a gratitude stone to find something that he’s grateful for
  • The human body has the ability to heal itself and that is something he encourages people to investigate this for themselves.

BOOKS

  • The Slight Edge – Jeff Olsen
  • Think and Grow Rich - Napolean Hill
  • Elephant Hill – Robin White
  • Meditations – Marcus Aurelius

THINGS DISCUSSED

My website is luke@lukevandepeer.com

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Luke-Vandepeer-289920898488805/

Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-vandepeer/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lukevandepeer/?hl=en

Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsJfSKUhYQbssD8A5B9nN5w?view_as=subscriber

Start the year with true Inspiration from the epic JB Glossinger

Start the year with true Inspiration from the epic JB Glossinger

January 21, 2020

EPISODE – JB GLOSSINGER

BIOGRAPHY

Keynote Speaking . JB Glossinger is a motivational keynote speaker known for his authentic speaking style and connection with the audience. If you are looking for someone to deeply connect with your audience and make your event a stellar success, his keynote will bring energy, authenticity, and massive takeaways. With an MBA, a Ph.D. in Metaphysics, extensive sales experience, plus hard won street smarts. Known for his daily CoachCast with over 3500 episodes and 26 million downloads, JB has motived people all over the world for the last 15 years. He has helped countless people get organized, focused, and become their best self. 

SHOWNOTES

  • JB was in the podcast business quite early on and has been doing this motivational role for over 15 years and his podcast alone has had 40 million downloads!! This year he even spoke at Harvard.
  • JB’s background has been colourful. He dropped of school, went back to follow up to play football, left again to sell perfumes to find out that they were fake, then sold helicopter engines and went into selling jumbo jets and eventually had success in the aerospace area. That led him to find success in the corporate field.
  • JB doesn’t let people who are energy vampires or drainers enter his space otherwise it would be detrimental to his life and business.
  • JB’s definition if happiness is similar to his definition of peace. Everything is working, lots of things are going on and things are right in the world and that life itself is a blessing. The foundation of happiness is gratitude.
  • JB starts his day with lemon water then takes his dog Neo out for a walk then listens to his podcasts as well as other mentors and presenters to help his morning routine. A good morning routine starts the night before like cleaning your desk, getting ready for the next day etc.
  • The top things that makes JB’s heart sing is practicing/playing golf to improve his game, giving feedback and giving passion in his roundtable mastermind and morning coaches.
  • His favourite meal is rib eye with bacon.
  • JB is a big reader and aims to read three books a week. His favourite authors are Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, and books including A Course in Miracles amongst others.
  • The most important things that people can do for their health is looking at diet and checking their hormone levels checked. Resistance and cardio and physical activity will help.
  • The top guests he would have at his house are Al Davis (a late football coach) who was influential to him, a biblical figure Mel Chezidek, and Andrew Carnegie.
  • JB is a big laugh out loud and loves watching reactive videos/visual comedians on You Tube.
  • JB’s message is about believing in yourself without losing faith, don’t worry about failure and have that self-belief.

THINGS DISCUSSED

Website: https://glossinger.com/

start 2020 with a bang, lets sit down and take the time to set goals and create our best year yet

start 2020 with a bang, lets sit down and take the time to set goals and create our best year yet

January 7, 2020

This week its all about creating our perfect 2020, taking the time to sit down and map out the way we would like this year to manifest. 

 

I lead you through some thought provoking questions and allow you the space to tap into your creative side setting your personal goals and inspiration for 2020 

 

  • Meditation: visualize where you were at the beginning of the year and acknowledge what you have achieved this year.
  • Where you happy with the way you showed up?
  • Did you step outside your comfort zone? Did you challenge yourself mentally, and physically?
  • Did you give wholeheartedly?
  • Were you present? If you weren’t, how can you be present more?
  • Were you kind to yourself and kind to others?
  • Was I self-sabotaging? And when?
  • Are the people around me adding value to my life?
  • Am I doing things that make my heart sing?
  • Is there something in 2019 that I can completely let go of?
  • What can you celebrate from 2019? What are you grateful for?
  • What have I learnt from last year?
  • What three words describe your last year?
  • What inquiries come up for you in 2020? How do you want to show up?
  • What three words come up for you this year?
  • Write down 1-3 health goals and be specific
  • Write down 1-3 career goals
  • Write down 1-3 financial goals
  • Write down 1-3 self-love goals
  • Write down 1-3 travel goals
  • Write down 1-3 hobbies you want to start or improve this year
  • What going to commit to NOT doing this year?
  • Were you really happy in 2019? What can you do to change that if not?
  • How can you be accountable for your happiness?
  • What are your top five priorities this year? What are you working towards?

 

Transform and create the life you deserve with Trina Martin

Transform and create the life you deserve with Trina Martin

December 23, 2019

EPISODE – TRINA MARTIN

 

BIOGRAPHY

Trina L. Martin is an author, speaker, and coach who inspires emerging leaders to pursue their wildest dreams with heart and grit. An accomplished and dedicated member of the U.S. military for nearly 30 years, she has broken barriers and made strides in her career that many said weren’t possible. Naturally skilled at finding the harmony between technology, science, and data, she has led a stellar career in the Information Technology field. Trina has pierced the glass ceiling and excelled in positions typically held by men. The common denominator throughout Trina’s career has been her ability to set goals and not only achieve, but surpass them. Self-motivation, discipline, and hard work are the driving forces that helped her design a life and career that defied the odds stacked against her. As a speaker, she takes a refreshingly honest and relatable approach to teaching student leaders, new professionals, and women how to develop the confidence they need to do the same.

 

SHOWNOTES

Trina Martin shownotes transcript

 

Welcome to today’s podcast where we talk to Trina L Martin.

 

  • Trina was born in Chicago and was the youngest of 4. She was brought up in a turbulent household and a verbally abusive mother. She was determined to try and get away and create a future for herself and went to university and started a career in the military.
  • This career led her to travel all over the world and soon found that she loved leading and inspiring people. She wanted to take her experience from her childhood to inspire people. Trina is still in the reserves part time.
  • Trina’s book is about self help and transformation about her life and how it can help to motivate and empower people to push through their limiting self-beliefs.
  • Changing your mindset is the first step in changing your life. This is living in intention and she talks about this in her book.
  • Trina has advice about looking within yourself to get through the limiting self beliefs. She talks about creating a vision/mission statement for your life. The vision statement is what you want to achieve and the mission statement is how to achieve it. This is the self healing and self improvement to better yourself, according to Trina.
  • Trina also recommends digital detox to clear her head and to think about who she really is and spend that time by not being labeled by any one thing. It can be confronting but it is a chance to be empowered and bring about positive self talk. Anything that gives you the strength to keep moving to help you with your negative self talk can help.
  • Trina’s day starts early and finishes late but she loves being in service to other people.
  • Trina’s definition of happiness is having peace of mind and being stress-free.
  • Trina’s routine is starting with a gratitude prayer and letting her dog out.
  • Trina things that make her heart sing are her two children, her passion for serving others, a nice glass of wine.
  • Trina’s fantasy meal would be food from a restaurant called Houston’s including bbq ribs and a artichoke and spinach dip.
  • Trina’s favourite book would be “Woman thou art loosed” by T D Jakes it talks about the chains that bind us and women empowerment. Her book: From A Mess to Amazing.
  • Two days a week Trina does Pilates and the other days she lifts weights and uses a rower. 15 mins a day is a minimum of exercise she does because it gets her started and releases any stress and sets the tone for her day.
  • The most important thing people can do for their health is listening to their body according to Trina.
  • Trina’s eldest brother is her inspiration and says he’s her idol.
  • Her fantasy dinner guests would be Oprah and Michelle Obama.
  • Her theme song would be “I’m coming out” by Diana Ross as it’s uplifting and a happy song.
  • Trina enjoys her laugh out loud moments and how it makes you feel on the inside and it’s a reminder that brings you back to the present moment.
  • Being in tune to yourself is the best thing Trina can recommend for people.

 

Things discussed

  • trinalmartin.com
  • Twitter: @TrinaLMartin
  • Podcasts: Trina Talks
  • Facebook: Trina L Martin
  • You Tube: Trina L Martin

 

How your light environment is impacting your physical and mental health with the incredible Andy Mant

How your light environment is impacting your physical and mental health with the incredible Andy Mant

December 10, 2019

EPISODE – ANDY MANT

BIOGRAPHY

Andy Mant is the founder and CEO of BLUblox, a company specializing in evidence based advanced light filtering eyewear. Andy started BLUblox after becoming dissatisfied with the quality and standards of blue light blocking glasses available and so set about to design lenses that match the evidence in the academic literature. Andy was born in the UK and moved to Australia in 2011. Not long after, Andy found himself gaining a lot of weight, struggling with chronic fatigue, and constantly lacking energy. Traditional dietary approaches only worked to a certain degree and after stumbling across light and its relation to the body, Andy forged a passion and niche in how light can impact the human biological system. Today Andy is a leading figure in how light can affect our health and wellbeing. Through BLUblox, he and his team have developed scientifically-backed advanced light filtering eyewear, that is not being mass produced from a factory in China, but rather their bespoke lenses are manufactured and fitted in Australia, ensuring that each pair is infused with love, care and quality. Andy has utilized his acquired expertise on light and health to educate on the podcasts he has been on. Education is Andy’s number one objective and his previous podcast appearances have not been pitches for his products, but educational content to help empower listeners to create a better light environment and a better life. BLUblox is a brand that truly believes in giving. Through their not-for-profit partnership with Restoring vision they are helping give the gift of sight to those in need with their buy one donate one glasses campaign.

 

SHOWNOTES

  • Andy is the founder of a company called Blublox a company that creates spectacles that filters out blue and green light to help with improving sleep to increase the amount of melatonin produced.
  • Andy had fun creating the products in the optics lab combining it with the peer reviewed studies to educate patients about the dangers of artificial light.
  • Andy talks about the importance of getting deep, restorative sleep that requires melatonin and talks about the importance of that compared to taking the tablets.
  • His products have helped athletes, entrepreneurs and even mums and dads to help with bringing up children.
  • Blue light is found in two sources - digital devices such as mobiles, tvs, car headlights and the other source is the sun. Some blue light is required to help with increasing your cortisol and serotonin. Blue light can cause cellular damage however in the sun, there is red light that restores the damage but this isn’t present in the artificial blue light. When light passes through the eyes it governs the time it is and entrails your master clock. If you wake up and turn over when you wake up and look at the phone it will tell your brain that it is midday and you miss the morning energy frequency. After sunset, exposing yourself to blue light can keep your brain in a state of wakefulness. This will affect your hormones and circadian rhythms in the future and can be link to chronic conditions like cardiovascular conditions, mental disorders and diabetes for example.
  • Getting natural light into your system in the morning, lunchtime and sunset can help with keeping levels maintained and to give a natural energetic boost when required.
  • Flux and Iris available online can add more red light and reduce then blue light in laptops and computer screens. Himalayan salt lamps near your work station can help. Wearing yellow frequency glasses and keeping an eye on your thyroid can help; even wrapping a silk scarf to prevent then blue light from damaging cells in the thyroid which is the hormonal hub.
  • Animals are also our predecessors for being around this natural light to help.
  • Andy talks about the importance of not wearing sunglasses during the day as they are so dark and can mimic night time.
  • The best thing to do is to assess your natural light exposure and watching the sunrise and blue blocking glasses after sunset is going to help your overall sleep.
  • Andy’s happiness is defined by gratitude and challenges.
  • He spends every morning watching the sunrise and practising mindfulness meditation.
  • The top three sings that make his heart sing are his wife, waking up watching the sunrise and practising mindfulness; and getting emails from people that require his help and receiving their gratitude is overwhelmingly wonderful for him to receive.
  • His fantasy food would be pizza
  • Andy’s all time favourite book is Sapiens and Evolution of mankind. Four hour work week by Tim Ferriss. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss.
  • The things that is non negotiable for Andy to do is sunrise, mindfulness and manifestation for his daily routine. His manifestation practice involves immersion and for example he and his wife want to live at the ocean so they go to neighbourhoods three to four times a week and imagine what it would be like to be going “home”.
  • The best thing that Andy recommends people can do for their health is to environment, diet, exercise, sleep and mindset.
  • His fantasy dinner guests would be Tom Bilyeau, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, and Tim Ferriss.
  • His theme tune would be The Great Escape theme tune.
  • Good British comedy - Michael McIntyre, Ricky Gervais are his things that make him laugh
  • Andy keeps a gratitude journal to help with keeping those thank you moments special to him and keep the positive vibrations up.
  • How we can help Andy is to tell one person about this podcast or about light and that person can tell someone else because Andy’s message is about empowerment and education.

 

PROMO CODE: HAPPY to get 15% off products

 

Things discussed

www.blublox.com

 

How to gain control of your life in order to achieve your visions and goals.with Shannah Kennedy

How to gain control of your life in order to achieve your visions and goals.with Shannah Kennedy

November 26, 2019

BIOGRAPHY

Shannah was one of the first life coaches in Melbourne (studied it 20yrs ago) no one knew what the hell I was talking about. Shannah wanted to coach athletes into retirement. She had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from totally not looking after myself which lead to depression due to not being able to move my body how I wanted to – hence got a coach and learnt some self-care and mental health coping strategies. Shannah studied mental health coping strategies for the past 10 years and had coaches working on herself, to be the best version of herself. She built a massive executive coaching business as a life strategist so people can perform optimally (with a view to longevity in career) professionally and still develop a life outside work. She lives, manages and works with CFS and depression on a daily basis and has a great life!

As a coach - she provides a safe space for people to have real conversations and unpack what is going on in their minds. She helps people manage their own wellbeing; helps people understand that they are not their job, they are a whole person, their job is what they do - not who they are. Take the job away and who are you - you need to build calm confidence in this space.

Shannah started on the speaking circuit 15 years ago to bring life and wellness skills to

conferences (before my time) and worked with AFL Players, Swimmers, Track athletes. Approached many AFL clubs - too early for my time, they didn’t want to acknowledge coaching or mental health (recently Ken Sheldon apologised to her and said I was just too early for them even though I could see what was happening) – she wanted to teach a skill set for outside competition, skills that would support them outside of game time.  Also coached members of AFL boards would send players to her and not tell anyone else.

Shannah’s books are:

1 - Simplify Structure Succeed

2 - The Life Plan (is the biggest and best seller globally)

3 - Chaos to Calm

4 - Shine

5  - Restore

6 - Ignite - coming out in 2020

 

Joined with a mum from school and formed business #2 - The Essentialists - teachers of life and wellness skills. Product is The Masterclass of Wellness - we present this workshop globally and work for Deloitte/Macquarie/SEEK/Mercedes etc

 

TOOLS AND TIPS

  • Values based living - people need to know their values
  • Coping Strategies - breathing, meditation, journaling, gratitude, bookends of the day the most powerful
  • Vision creation
  • Goal setting
  • Habits - are the structure, the foundations, the stakes that need to be addressed
  • Train the brain - set your intentions for the day - the brain is your computer that needs programming
  • Taking responsibility and not playing the blame game - we all have a story - need to move on and be the creator of how we want to feel and what we want to create
  • Upskilling - people are happiest when they are learning and engaged. We can now do this through podcasts, audio books, short courses
  • BE CURIOUS AND MAKE A PLAN FOR YOURSELF

PICTURE

SHOWNOTES

  • Shannah was inspired by the movie “Wall Street” and worked her way up the chain coming straight out of year 12 and became the first woman to be sat at the trading desk. Soon after she decided to go around the world backpacking and when she came back, wasn’t inspired to be in that job anymore.
  • Shannah went into a “Jerry Maguire” sports agent job instead and loved the relationships with her clients, which meant a lot of achievement based living rather than self-care living.
  • At 28, she was diagnosed with CFS and her life had changed. She still suffers with it but manages it well.
  • She noticed a pattern with athletes as many went into retirement in their late twenties – their identity gets lost too and noticed there was a need to look after our own lives and life skills are not taught.
  • Getting into these build questions about happiness, fulfilment and life skills, getting into the nitty-gritty is where the truth of authentic self comes through and Shannah helps people work through things.
  • Shannah discusses how the first and the last hour of the day are critical because you are in charge of it and can tick the boxes of mental, spiritual and physical wellness in that time too. Ultimately it leaves you happy and fulfilled.
  • Shannah’s definition of happiness is finding inner harmony and contentment within herself
  • The thing that makes Shannah’s heart sing is loud music, watching movies and walking on the beach three mornings a week with her husband
  • Home-cooked Italian pasta is Shannah’s fantasy food, her fantasy dinner guests would be Roger Federer, Lisa Wilkinson, and Oprah Winfrey.
  • Exercise is her non-negotiable thing she must do.
  • Creating a plan of what people can do to help their mental, physical, spiritual, emotional and financial plans is a conducive thing to help with routine.
  • “Give me a higher love” with Kygo is Shannah’s theme tune.
  • What can you do to promote more happiness in your life? This is the question that Shannah invites Carla’s listeners to consider! J

 

BOOKS

  • You Can Heal Your Life – Louise Hay
  • The Untethered Soul – Michael Singer

 

Shannah’s books:

  • 1 - Simplify Structure Succeed
  • 2 - The Life Plan (is the biggest and best seller globally)
  • 3 - Chaos to Calm
  • 4 - Shine
  • 5  - Restore
  • 6 - Ignite - coming out in 2020

 

THINGS DISCUSSED

https://www.viacharacter.org/www/ - character strength planning

Website: https://shannahkennedy.com/

IG: @shannahkennedy

Facebook: Shannah Kennedy Coaching

How to transform your health with Chef Cynthia Louise

How to transform your health with Chef Cynthia Louise

November 8, 2019

BIOGRAPHY

Hello! I’m Chef Cynthia Louise. I’m a publisher, co-author of 3 international bestselling cookbooks, with Dr. Libby Weaver;  REAL FOOD CHEF, SWEET TOOTH STORY & REAL FOOD KITCHEN… I’m super proud to work alongside this incredible human who has taught me so much when it comes to how we absorb food.

For years, I have worked in exclusive Health Retreats where I was limited to the number of people I could support. And now I can through 4 different online cooking classes where I guide you 24/7 in your kitchen from mine to create meals that serve your organs and ultimately give you a deep understanding of how good does matter.

I have a Cooking Retreat called NOURISH, it’s a 5 ½ day hands-on cooking retreat. The retreat is designed to give you great insight on the importance of ingredients like good fats, legumes, vegetables, nuts, seeds, spices, herbs and how to use high mineral salts in cooking. All while using plant based ingredients and becoming more comfortable in the kitchen, making it a less stressful time and more of a nourishing time. The skills, techniques and recipes you will learn are for life.

The retreat is spectacular and is for all ages.

I’m also the creative food director of the global brand GENIUS CAFE, building 50 cafes worldwide. It's a joy to train the next generation of chefs on how to look after themselves and their customer’s ultimate health with what they are serving on the menu.

I am an international speaker and presenter on wholefood cooking and eating the way nature intended us to be when it comes to living a thriving energetic life.
What makes me crazy is all the confusion out there about what to eat! I want to bring some clarity and realness to your table. I’m a working mum, wife to Scott and a businesswoman. I know how hard it is to find the time to nourish ourselves and our families.

I am here to give you everything you need to make your own extraordinary everyday food, from scratch, using real ingredients.
I share this knowledge with humans all around the world. Real people. Real ingredients. Food as nature intended. Food is such a special gift, and I love its ability to bring people together and to nourish us on all levels – I love it!

I am a big supporter of women's health, gut health and well-being through the way I teach about cooking and eating (taking the bullshit out of eating really).
I work alongside Tyler Tolman in his health programs and retreats educating people on making epic dishes from plants that support their ultimate health and taste amazing.
Well, that's me.  I can't wait to meet you.
Chef Cynthia xx

 

PICTURE

SHOWNOTES

  • Cynthia has been living in Bali since 2012 but grew up in Papua New Guinea
  • Cynthia started off in the food court after being inspired by home cooking with Jamie Oliver and opened up her first fish and chip shop in Hobart, Tasmania
  • After being told she was a talented cook by friends and family she was inspired to become a chef at 34 years old and a single mum to her then 9 year old son.
  • Fueled by her passion she went for her first job as a chef at a health retreat in Queensland and was told she was “too old” and “untrainable”, she persisted and became a first year apprentice cooking for $5/hour. In her training, she was finding that her training involved a lot of processed and refined food and found disillusioned with the way she was taught, again she persisted and became second in command of the kitchen.
  • Cynthia then became a special food/dietary consultant and eventually opened up her own restaurant with her friends.
  • Her path to looking at food and herbs as healing and raw food diets then became the quest for her and becoming a face for wellness and health of wholefood, plant-based diets on the media internationally.
  • Cynthia’s definition of happiness is waking up and feeling into the potential.
  • Cynthia’s first thing she does as her routine is asking herself, why she does the things she does and goes for a 5km walk.
  • The top things that make Cynthia’s heart sing is growing, being aware, and reflecting and asking herself if she can change and evolve. She loves training chefs and sending them into the next phase of their lives.
  • Cynthia’s last meal on Earth would be rice, olive oil, broccoli and salt!
  • Cynthia believes the best thing we can do for our health is asking yourself where your mindset is. Are you thriving on negative or positive thoughts? How do you harness your potential?
  • Cynthia’s dinner guests would be her son, her husband and dear friends
  • Her theme song is “Coming in from the cold” by Bob Marley
  • The things that make her laugh out loud are her family and friends
  • Her gratitude practices includes thanking herself for being alive and being grateful

 

THINGS DISCUSSED

How to have more joy in your everyday with the fun expert Michael Rucker

How to have more joy in your everyday with the fun expert Michael Rucker

October 29, 2019

EPISODE – DR MIKE RUCKER

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Mike Rucker is a charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association, as well as a member of the American Psychological Association. Mike is a frequent contributor to national press such as Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and CIO on topics related to well-being. Mike has spent the last few years studying the construct of fun and is coming out with a book on the subject in the summer of 2020. He has also published in peer-reviewed journals covering topics from employee well-being to ethics.

 

SHOWNOTES

  • Mike started off as an entrepreneur about 20 years ago and got introduced to academic professors of positive psychology and started using gratitude as a positive discipline.
  • Mike suffered some setbacks a few years ago and was in despair and tried to use his tools of gratitude to pull him out but found himself deviated towards finding fun as part of a daily practice.
  • Fun stands for adding not too much context to whatever we are doing and just finding the joy in it according to Mike.
  • Auditing your week could be a great example to see where fun can be implemented and create more opportunities for joy.
  • Creating opportunities around Mike’s children is an example of how he can create fun with her.
  • Creating opportunities to ensure Mike has date nights with his wife are a timely investment in maintaining connection.
  • Mike’s definition of happiness is showing or bringing pleasure or joy.
  • Mike starts his day early with his kids and starts with gratitude.
  • The top things that bring Mike joy in his life are creating art through content, hanging out with people that he loves water, and his animals.
  • Mike’s fantasy meal would be a burrito.
  • Mike’s non-negotiable would be extending loving kindness to others where an opportunity presents itself.
  • The best thing that people can do for their health is sleep.
  • Pharell’s Happy song would be his theme tune.
  • Mike listens to a lot of comedians and music on the radio to make him laugh.
  • Mike’s gratitude practice includes “paying it forward”, giving complements,

BOOKS

  • The Four Hour Week – Tim Ferress
  • Laughter – Robert Provine

THINGS DISCUSSED