All Being Well - a wellness podcast show

All Being Well - a wellness podcast

Summary: Inspirational, intimate and heartfelt conversations about living your most radiant life through wellness. Join host Kayla Robertson and empowering experts as they explore how our inner and outer lives interconnected, navigating topics like yoga, holistic health, the environment, activism, social healing, conscious relationships, sensuality and community care to live our best lives. Expect raw, real inquiries into conscious living, where you’ll find everything you need to support your journey to embody your truest, brightest self.

Podcasts:

 #36 Overcoming the fear of failure - lessons from All Being Well | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:05

Today's episode is delves into overcoming the fear of failure. It's something that we *all* experience and it's the number one reason we don't pursue our heart's deepest desires. It's an issue that I hold very close to my heart because it's the fear of failure that held me back for a very long time from creating this podcast, and I wanted to share my learnings from facing fear head on - because today this podcast is 12 months old! This means a huge deal to me because I truly didn't know whether anybody would listen to this show when I started it and it had many false starts - I share those in the episodes really honestly - and it's why I'm so thrilled to announce the podcast has been listened to 100,000 times in its first year, which is INCREDIBLE. I honestly can't believe it, imagining thousands and thousands of people in a room listening to this. I'm in awe. This almost never happened because of fear, so I hope that sharing lessons from overcoming the fear of failure - both my own and borrowed from inspirational leaders throughout the world - might inspire you to lean into an area of discomfort in your own life. Prompt: Is there an area in your life where you can lean into discomfort due to the fear of failure? + Show notes: • Quotes from Maria Popova of Brain Pickings, Brene Brown, Suzy Kassem and Viggo Mortenson. • 1000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly • Are you enjoying All Being Well? It would mean so much to me if you would Subscribe, rate and leave an honest review. It helps other people to discover the show. • The show is taking a six week break and will be back on 17th July. Thanks for listening. See you in July! ++

 Dr. Richard Chambers - How to practice mindfulness in the heat of the moment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:59

Mindfulness and meditation are life-changing practices. But how do you practice them in daily life when you're thrown a curveball? When you're angry, frustrated or someone cuts you off in traffic? Dr. Richard Chambers is a psychologist and an internationally renowned mindfulness teacher and offers wisdom from his own personal practices and lived experience. This episode is part of a special 'lessons' series featuring some of the best highlights of season one of All Being Well in the lead up to the show's 1st birthday on the 5th of June! Every day for the next week you'll hear wisdom from the podcast's guests that is short and sweet, offering depth in the time it takes you to make a cup of tea. Prompt: What actions can you take today to practice self-compassion? Listen to the episode in full here: #11 Radical self-acceptance with Dr. Richard Chambers + Are you enjoying All Being Well? It would mean so much to me if you would Subscribe, rate and leave an honest review. It helps other people to discover the show. ++

 Lola Berry - How to practice self love in the real world | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:43

It can be so hard to show up in the world unapologetically as who we are. Nutritionist and yoga teacher Lola Berry has learnt that the hard way - facing harsh, unfair and persistent criticism in her career. In our candid conversation, Lola beautifully reveals the lessons she's learned in believing in yourself wholeheartedly, practicing self love and how to shine from within even when others want to bring your down. This episode is part of a special 'lessons' series featuring some of the best highlights of season one of All Being Well in the lead up to the show's 1st birthday on the 5th of June! Every day for the next week you'll hear wisdom from the podcast's guests that is short and sweet, offering depth in the time it takes you to make a cup of tea. Prompt: what gestures can you offer yourself today to promote self love? Listen to the episode in full: #5 Becoming our best selves with Lola Berry + Are you enjoying All Being Well? It would mean so much to me if you would Subscribe, rate and leave an honest review. It helps other people to discover the show. ++

 Sam Wood - What to do when you've neglected your health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:53

When you haven't been looking after your body and blink and realise you've neglected your health. Perhaps you've put on weight, perhaps your cardio fitness has declined, you're lacking energy, your mind feels fuzzy. How do you get your fitness back on track? Sam Wood is a television personality, personal trainer and the founder of fitness app 28 by Sam Wood. He knows from personal experience - and from working with hundreds of clients - how you can get your fitness back on track. This episode is part of a special 'lessons' series featuring some of the best highlights of season one of All Being Well in the lead up to the show's 1st birthday on the 5th of June! Every day for the next week you'll hear wisdom from the podcast's guests that is short and sweet, offering depth in the time it takes you to make a cup of tea. Prompt: What action can you do today to support your physical health? Listen to the episode in full here: #17 This November, we need to talk about men + Are you enjoying All Being Well? It would mean so much to me if you would Subscribe, rate and leave an honest review. It helps other people to discover the show. ++

 Kate McCready - How to bring more joy to your work-life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:20

We spend most of our adult lives at work - and yet, according to a 2016 survey by Survey Sampling International, less than half of Australians are happy with their work. How do we bring more joy, authenticity and flow to our work lives? I spoke with work-life coach Kate McCready from Leading Beings - who is also my own personal coach - about how we can bring more inspiration and energy to our work lives. I started by asking Kate about achieving the elusive work-life balance. This episode is part of a special 'lessons' series featuring some of the best highlights of season one of All Being Well in the lead up to the show's 1st birthday on the 5th of June! Every day for the next week you'll hear wisdom from the podcast's guests that is short and sweet, offering depth in the time it takes you to make a cup of tea. Prompt: What element in your work-life is gaining or draining your energy? How can you shift the balance so that you have more energy at work? What are your values? How can you live in alignment with your values at work? Listen to the episode in full here: #8 Making Work Meaningful with Kate McCready + Are you enjoying All Being Well? It would mean so much to me if you would Subscribe, rate and leave an honest review. It helps other people to discover the show. ++

 Alexx Stuart - How to go low tox when living in the city or suburbs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:36

How often do you plan to make some lifestyle changes - only to feel completely overwhelmed by how much there is to do, before doing nothing? Alexx Stuart wanted to reduce the toxins in her everyday life after seeing a lack of transparency in our food system, personal care and cleaning products. However at the time, the decision to reduce her toxic load seemed to be filled with black and white binary distinctions of the what was 'right' and 'wrong' and didn't feel like it was doable in her life. She coined the term 'low tox' as an example of her gentle approach of making small, sustainable, realistic changes - and the term is now widely used today. She's filled with inspiring advice on the everyday changes you can make to reduce the impact of toxins in your body, home and on the planet. I started by asking her what some of the terms she was was hearing of before she came to the term 'low tox'. This episode is part of a special 'lessons' series featuring some of the best highlights of season one of All Being Well in the lead up to the show's 1st birthday on the 5th of June! Every day for the next week you'll hear wisdom from the podcast's guests that is short and sweet, offering depth in the time it takes you to make a cup of tea. Prompt: What steps can you do today to reduce the toxins in your daily life? Listen to the episode in full here: #10 Low Tox Living with Alexx Stuart + Are you enjoying All Being Well? It would mean so much to me if you would Subscribe, rate and leave an honest review. It helps other people to discover the show. ++

 Maud Léger - How to come home to the body | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:42

Our first home is in the body. Our bodies are vibrant, beautiful, intelligent vessels that send us signals every moment of every day, and tuning in to the vocabulary of our bodies is a wonderful way to begin to understand ourselves better. There's a deep wisdom there that we can tap into. Maud Léger is a yoga teacher who offers yoga and meditation as practices to empower people. For many years she struggled with her relationship with her body, and offers some beautiful practices to find home within it. This episode is part of a special 'lessons' series featuring some of the best highlights of season one of All Being Well in the lead up to the show's 1st birthday on the 5th of June! Every day for the next week you'll hear wisdom from the podcast's guests that is short and sweet, offering depth in the time it takes you to make a cup of tea. Listen to the episode in full here: #6 Finding home within with Maud Léger Prompt: Take a moment right now to pause - wherever you are - and feel within your body. It might be that you scan from the top of your head to the tips of your toes, scanning the body for sensations. Where feels tight? Or spacious? Does anywhere hurt? Can you put your hand on that part of your body and breath into it with tenderness? How can you listen to the signs of your body today? + Are you enjoying All Being Well? It would mean so much to me if you would Subscribe, rate and leave an honest review. It helps other people to discover the show. ++

 Paul West - How to gather courage when facing fear | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:34

When you find yourself your of your depth, what do you do? Paul West's life transformed overnight when he was offered the role of hosting River Cottage Australia - the first time Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's beloved program had been adapted for another country. Paul was a professional chef and had some experience volunteering on farms - however had never run a successful farm or worked in television before. Suddenly he had to do both - in the public eye. Our conversation starts on the pressures of that first day of filming. This episode is part of a special 'lessons' series featuring some of the best highlights of season one of All Being Well in the lead up to the show's 1st birthday on the 5th of June! Every day for the next week you'll hear wisdom from the podcast's guests that is short and sweet, offering depth in the time it takes you to make a cup of tea. Enjoy! Listen to this two part episode in full here: #12 The River Cottage Lifestyle with Paul West Prompt: Is there an area in your life where you feel like you're outside of your comfort zone? What lessons can you gather from your past experiences so you feel ready t o meet it? + Are you enjoying All Being Well? It would mean so much to me if you would Subscribe, rate and leave an honest review. It helps other people to discover the show. ++

 Holding space for women with Rhea Dempsey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:05

Today's episode is a treasure, honouring a woman at her most powerful and profound - when in labour. I was invited to guest host an episode of the heart-stirring Dumbo Feather podcast earlier this year, interviewing birth attendant, childbirth educator and counsellor Rhea Dempsey. For more than thirty years, Rhea has been helping women/birthing person and their partners to feel empowered and more prepared when navigating child birth. Known around the world for her earthy pragmatism as a birth support attendant and educator, she's attended more than 1,500 births (!) and knows a thing or two about how our attitudes to birth can be better. We cover: • How we can empower women through childbirth and postpartum • How doula's create a space to mother the mother • How a woman's brainwaves change during birth (which is *fascinating*) • Why we need the "love-bomb" hormone oxytocin and how we get it • Using pain as a compass • Listening to the wisdom within the body Rhea has the most poetic and lyrical expressions in the way she describes birth, that I was hanging on every phrase. You'll notice it too, it's a joy to listen to. We spoke about everything from why our attitudes towards birth have changed so dramatically since the 1980s, how we can hold sacred space between a mother/birthing person and their baby, and how we can provide unconditional support however their story unfolds. Enjoy! + Show Notes: • You can learn more about Rhea's work over at Birthing Wisdom • Rhea's conversation with Berry Liberman, Dumbo Feather's heart-stirring editor-in-chief here • You can find out more about Dumbo Feather over at their website, instagram or podcast page. • We'll be sharing some beautiful mother's day resources and ponderings via our newsletter on Sunday (Mother's Day). Receive yours by signing up to Mindful Mail.++ Have you been enjoying All Being Well? It would mean so much to me if you would Subscribe, rate and leave an honest review. It helps other people to discover the show. Another option is to share this episode with your mum, a mother figure or a loved one in your life to spread the love. +++ Thanks for listening.

 The most effective thing you can do for the environment today with Erin Rhoads | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:59

Zero waste campaigner Erin Rhoads from Rogue Ginger once famously put 18 months worth of her rubbish into a single glass jar. But Erin hasn't always had a low waste lifestyle. In fact she says it used to be "fast food, fast living" kind. She's shared her journey to reducing her impact on the environment through her blog The Rogue Ginger - one habit, one blog post at a time. Today Erin's a sought-after writer and speaker. She was a consultant on ABCs War on Waste, and shares skills and practical help to hundreds at workshops, talks and forums, and founded Zero Waste Victoria and Plastic Bag Free Victoria. One of the things I love most about Erin is her complete honesty and transparency with the journey that she's undertaken, and the emphasis on meaningful change. She acknowledges herself that she doesn't always get it right, but that small steps every day can make an incredible difference over time. This conversation is an empowering one for anybody who wants to take small steps to make the world a better place. Enjoy! + Show notes: • You'll want to follow Erin online at The Rogue Ginger - I particularly love her Instagram account • Erin's book Waste Not is available now • The Clean Bin Project documentary - or follow it on Facebook or Twitter • Bag It The Movie • Plastic Free July - Facebook and Twitter • War on Waste • ShareWaste.com - community shared food waste and compost • Responsible Cafes - promoting reusable coffee cups • Boomerang Bags • If you like this episode, you'll love this episode with Tim Silverwood on the Power of Conscious Choice ++ Keep Listening: • Sign up to our All Being Well's newsletter - Mindful Mail - to receive updates on the best wellness news and resources from the web. • Have you been enjoying All Being Well? It would mean so much to me if you would Subscribe, rate and leave an honest review. It helps other people to discover the show. • Better yet, share this episode with a friend or family to spread the word. +++ Thanks for listening.

 The role of food in self care with Julia Ostro | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:12

Meeting Julia Busuttil Nishimura is like catching up with an old friend. She's warm and grounded and full of life. Julia is also known as "Julia Ostro" - the beloved foodie, recipe writer, and best-selling author behind Ostro. While Julia is humble as can be her work has raving fans. Nigella Lawson called Ostro "life-enhancing" and Jamie Oliver called it "brilliant" and Kayla Robertson calls it "a must try". Julia is full of beautiful wisdom and advice, including: • Julia's slow approach to food and life, and how she used this approach to chase her dreams; • The powerful role food plays in self-care; • Honing your intuition - in and out of the kitchen; • The joy of gathering together at the table. Today Julia lives in Melbourne with her husband Nori, son Haruki and lively cat Momoko. In this conversation you'll fall in love with cooking all over again. Buon appetito! + Show notes: • You're going to want to head over to Julia's instagram and pinterest. • Julia's website can be found here. • Her beautiful book 'Ostro' can be found over here. • Love this episode? You'll also love the episode with Paul West from River Cottage Australia ++ Keep Listening: • Sign up to our All Being Well's newsletter - Mindful Mail - to receive updates on the best wellness news and resources from the web. • Have you been enjoying All Being Well? It would mean so much to me if you would Subscribe, rate and leave an honest review. It helps other people to discover the show. • Better yet, share this episode with a friend or family to spread the word. +++ Thanks for listening.

 Practice: Miracle of the Breath and Body Meditation with Dr. Elise Bialylew | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:57

This special companion episode accompanies a conversation with Dr. Elise Bialylew, a psychiatrist, mindfulness and meditation teacher, and the founder of Mindful in May. Give that episode a whirl first before coming back here and practicing this beautiful companion practice. Our conversation is FILLED with wonderful, practical, realistic advice so that everybody can walk away with the resources they need to begin exploring mindfulness and meditation. Today. How do I know? Because they've been working for me. When I recorded this episode, I had fallen off the meditation bandwagon. I used to have a regular practice, but life had gotten in the way and I'd stopped. I was feeling disappointed in myself and struggling to integrate it back into my everyday life, trying little things and then stopping again. So I asked Dr. Bialylew every question I could think about - that you've probably thought about too - on how I can create a daily habit around mindfulness and meditation. She has given so many resources to us today, alongside the scientific evidence that supports it, so that everybody who listens can try a number of things to practice mindfulness and meditation. Our conversation includes: • Tips and tools for enhancing your wellbeing, balance & joy through mindfulness • How to transform your stress and worry • What the difference is between meditation and mindfulness, and how you can try both • How mindfulness changes the brain for the better • What do to when you're too busy to meditate • Resources that you can try for free today All of this to say that this is a great conversation and you should absolutely listen to it. And then share it with your partner, your friends, your mum. Let's help everybody transform their minds and lives. And ps: I'm proud to say that I've meditated for the last eight days back-to-back following this conversation. I hope it offers it to you too. Enjoy! + • Try a free five day mindfulness program ahead of Mindful in May that runs from 8 April - 12 April. Register now here. • Mindful in May - Website, Facebook and Instagram • Read The Happiness Plan book • The Mind Life Project • Read: Mindfulness for Social Media Addiction - Dr. Elise Bialylew • Richie Davison, Mindfulness Expert • B. J. Fogg - Habit Expert • Practice Loving Kindness Meditation with Jon Kabat-Zinn++ Keep Listening: • Sign up to our All Being Well's newsletter - Mindful Mail - to receive updates on the best wellness news and resources from the web. • Have you been enjoying All Being Well? It would mean so much to me if you would Subscribe, rate and leave an honest review. It helps other people to discover the show. • Better yet, share this episode with a friend or family to spread the word.+++ Thanks for listening ♡

 How to practise mindfulness in daily life with Dr. Elise Bialylew | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:19

Today's episode is with Dr. Elise Bialylew, a psychiatrist, mindfulness and meditation teacher, and the founder of Mindful in May. Our conversation is FILLED with wonderful, practical, realistic advice so that everybody can walk away with the resources they need to begin exploring mindfulness and meditation. Today. How do I know? Because they've been working for me. When I recorded this episode, I had fallen off the meditation bandwagon. I used to have a regular practice, but life had gotten in the way and I'd stopped. I was feeling disappointed in myself and struggling to integrate it back into my everyday life, trying little things and then stopping again. So I asked Dr. Bialylew every question I could think about - that you've probably thought about too - on how I can create a daily habit around mindfulness and meditation. She has given so many resources to us today, alongside the scientific evidence that supports it, so that everybody who listens can try a number of things to practice mindfulness and meditation. Our conversation includes: • Tips and tools for enhancing your wellbeing, balance & joy through mindfulness • How to transform your stress and worry • What the difference is between meditation and mindfulness, and how you can try both • How mindfulness changes the brain for the better • What do to when you're too busy to meditate • Resources that you can try for free today All of this to say that this is a great conversation and you should absolutely listen to it. And then share it with your partner, your friends, your mum. Let's help everybody transform their minds and lives. And ps: I'm proud to say that I've meditated for the last eight days back-to-back following this conversation. I hope it offers it to you too. Enjoy! + • Try a free five day mindfulness program ahead of Mindful in May that runs from 8 April - 12 April. Register now here. • Mindful in May - Website, Facebook and Instagram • Read The Happiness Plan book • The Mind Life Project • Read: Mindfulness for Social Media Addiction - Dr. Elise Bialylew • Richie Davison, Mindfulness Expert • B. J. Fogg - Habit Expert • Practice Loving Kindness Meditation with Jon Kabat-Zinn++ Keep Listening: • Sign up to our All Being Well's newsletter - Mindful Mail - to receive updates on the best wellness news and resources from the web. • Have you been enjoying All Being Well? It would mean so much to me if you would Subscribe, rate and leave an honest review. It helps other people to discover the show. • Better yet, share this episode with a friend or family to spread the word.+++ Thanks for listening ♡

 Creating a healthy relationship with food with Jessica Sepel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:28

I'm in awe of talented women who inspire us to be the best version of ourselves - and Jessica Sepel is one of these women. As a clinical nutritionist and best-selling author, Jess is best known for her philosophy of "Living The Healthy Life". She believes that we should celebrate food with balance and joy rather than deprivation and fad dieting, and promotes healthy eating as a "forever approach" that includes tasty treats as well as well as mindful consumption. After years of suffering with fad dieting, calorie counting and body image issues, Jess discovered a love for nutrition and transformed her lifestyle. Instead of feeling hateful of her body, she became grateful for it. Instead of counting calories, she began to focus on nourishing wholefoods. Jess is passionate about empowering people like you to give up dieting, throw out the scales and find balance with food for life - and you'll hear this passion as she speaks honestly, and from the heart. Her mission in life is to help women create a healthy relationship with their bodies and she supports girls and women of all ages through her brand JSHealth to drop the guilt that may come with "imperfect" eating. In this episode we discuss: • What mindful eating is and how it can help you support your mood • Jess's calming morning and evening routine that you can try too • How to create boundaries with social media (hint: it's not the ways you think) • How you can use the power of visualisation to clarify your goals and purpose • How to give up dieting once and for all and be grateful for your body Here, I chat to Jessica about how she got to where she is today and some of the most important lessons she's learnt along the way. Enjoy! + For more information about this episode head to the show notes: www.allbeingwell.com.au/episodes/sensuality ++ Are you enjoying All Being Well? Please subscribe, rate and leave an honest review on your favourite podcast app. It will help other people to find the show. +++ Thanks for listening!

 Intimacy and Sensuality with Michelle Temminghoff & Carol Mikhael | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:51

Today we're going behind closed doors, exploring something that's universally experienced but rarely discussed. Sex. Or more specifically - sexual intimacy, physical connection and sensuality. Today's episode is an incredible foray into sexuality and everything you could want to know about it, and I couldn't think of two better guests to have on the show to accompany us on this journey. Michelle Temminghoff is the owner of Passionfruit - the sensuality shop. Michelle opened the store after seeing a disconnect between the "goodness" of sex and how awfully devious she felt having to walk into a sex shop. Twenty years on and the store is a local institution for women, for couples and for anybody looking to learn more about sensuality. My other guest is Carol Mikhael, a professional tantrica and somatic sexologist. A tantrica is somebody who studies tantra and takes people through practices so they can access their sexuality on a much deeper, more connected level - and Carol sees her job as to create safe spaces for people to journey through their body and to access their sexuality in a present, safe and embodied way. She runs some of these workshops through Passionfruit. This episode is slightly longer than usual but I encourage you to listen to it all the way through, because we cover some really interesting topics. Including: • The history of the vibrator, and how they were created after doctors were developing RSI from manually penetrating female patients with (and I quote) "hysteria". • We cover myths that you may have heard about sexuality and intimacy, and some of the biggest challenges that people bring to Michelle and Carol through their work - and how to move past them. • Excellent resources and places to turn to if you'd like to learn more about sexuality in a more honest and empowering way.We giggled A LOT while recording this one. I'd love to say it was mostly Carol but I think it was me. You'll giggle too with this one. Enjoy! + For more information about this episode head to the show notes: www.allbeingwell.com.au/episodes/sensuality ++ Are you enjoying All Being Well? Please subscribe, rate and leave an honest review on your favourite podcast app. It will help other people to find the show. +++ Thanks for listening!

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