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Di Edwards and Nicola Dale have been best friends for close to four decades & they actually share a ‘back fence’ in Sydney!  They share a love of life, a passion for people, and have discovered a simple conversation over the back fence, ca

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Season 2


Dr. Ginni Mansberg - How to Thrive in Menopause & The Art of Self-Compassion

This week Nicola and Di chat with the remarkable and inspiring Dr. Ginni Mansberg. Dr. Ginni has been a practising GP for almost 30 years, and she has a special interest in menopause, which led her to write her bestselling book - The M Word: How to Thrive in Menopause. She also has a graduate diploma of journalism and makes regular appearances on TV - our Australian listeners may know her from her work on Sunrise, Embarrassing Bodies Down Under and Medicine or Myth. As if that wasn’t enough, Dr. Ginni is also the founder of a cosmeceutical skincare company, Evidence Skincare, and a workplace training company called Don’t Sweat It - Menopause in the Workplace. Not to mention, she is also mum to 6 children. In this conversation Dr. Ginni shares so much wisdom about tools that women can use to improve their menopause experience so they can really thrive. She gives us the facts on HRT, talks to us about what you can do if sex has become uncomfortable (which is the case for many women going through menopause), and shares some great tips for how to communicate better with your partner and loved ones during this time.  Dr. Ginni also opens up about what her experience of divorce and being a single mother was like, and how she found love again. She talks about the importance of developing self-compassion, and teaches us about acceptance and commitment therapy - you won’t want to miss this!  We could have spoken to Dr. Ginni for hours. She was wonderfully motivating and inspiring and we are so grateful to be able to share this episode with you. We hope you enjoy it.   Follow Dr. Ginni on IG here Follow Dr. Ginni on Facebook here Follow Dr. Ginni on LinkedIn here Learn more about Dr. Ginni and buy her books here Find out more about Kristen Neff's work on self-compassion here Follow Evidence Skincare (ESK) on Facebook here Follow Evidence Skincare (ESK) on IG here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dr. Ginni Mansberg - How to Thrive in Menopause & The Art of Self-Compassion

This week Nicola and Di chat with the remarkable and inspiring Dr. Ginni Mansberg. Dr. Ginni has been a practising GP for almost 30 years, and she has a special interest in menopause, which led her to write her bestselling book - The M Word: How to Thrive in Menopause. She also has a graduate diploma of journalism and makes regular appearances on TV - our Australian listeners may know her from her work on Sunrise, Embarrassing Bodies Down Under and Medicine or Myth. As if that wasn’t enough, Dr. Ginni is also the founder of a cosmeceutical skincare company, Evidence Skincare, and a workplace training company called Don’t Sweat It - Menopause in the Workplace. Not to mention, she is also mum to 6 children. In this conversation Dr. Ginni shares so much wisdom about tools that women can use to improve their menopause experience so they can really thrive. She gives us the facts on HRT, talks to us about what you can do if sex has become uncomfortable (which is the case for many women going through menopause), and shares some great tips for how to communicate better with your partner and loved ones during this time.  Dr. Ginni also opens up about what her experience of divorce and being a single mother was like, and how she found love again. She talks about the importance of developing self-compassion, and teaches us about acceptance and commitment therapy - you won’t want to miss this!  We could have spoken to Dr. Ginni for hours. She was wonderfully motivating and inspiring and we are so grateful to be able to share this episode with you. We hope you enjoy it.   Follow Dr. Ginni on IG here Follow Dr. Ginni on Facebook here Follow Dr. Ginni on LinkedIn here Learn more about Dr. Ginni and buy her books here Find out more about Kristen Neff's work on self-compassion here Follow Evidence Skincare (ESK) on Facebook here Follow Evidence Skincare (ESK) on IG here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46:33

EP18 - S2

26 May 24

Judie Johnson - Swimming with Orcas

This week Nicola and Di chat with the dynamic and inspiring Judie Johnson. Judie became known globally, when incredible footage of her swimming with orcas was captured in 2018 and went viral. The video went to USA Today, Fox News, Canadian news - in fact, it went all over the world. The YouTube footage of that remarkable moment has had over 30 million views - it’s simply extraordinary! Judie shares the incredible story of what happened that day, 5 years ago, on her local beach in Hahei, New Zealand when she went to meet her swim group and nobody else showed up. Judie decided to jump in the water anyway, and not long into her swim she noticed what she thought were dolphins approaching her, but turned out to be a pod of killer whales. You’ll have to listen in to hear what went through Judie’s mind and what she decided to do next - you won’t believe it!  As luck would have it, an Aussie tourist who was on the beach at the time, happened to have a drone with him and quickly pulled it out to film the entire encounter. If you haven’t already seen it, you can watch the incredible footage here.  We hear about Judie’s zest for life, how active she still is as a woman in her 70s, and how much she loves swimming - she describes it as a place where she can leave all her worries behind.  For anyone that is feeling a little low, or lacking motivation, this episode is an uplifting feel-good story of the power of reconnecting with nature and the benefits of stepping outside of your comfort zone. Judie is full of life and we hope you feel as inspired by her as we did.  Follow Nicola and Di on IG here Watch Judie Swimming with Orcas here Watch the story that featured on New Zealand’s Channel 1 News hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Judie Johnson - Swimming with Orcas

This week Nicola and Di chat with the dynamic and inspiring Judie Johnson. Judie became known globally, when incredible footage of her swimming with orcas was captured in 2018 and went viral. The video went to USA Today, Fox News, Canadian news - in fact, it went all over the world. The YouTube footage of that remarkable moment has had over 30 million views - it’s simply extraordinary! Judie shares the incredible story of what happened that day, 5 years ago, on her local beach in Hahei, New Zealand when she went to meet her swim group and nobody else showed up. Judie decided to jump in the water anyway, and not long into her swim she noticed what she thought were dolphins approaching her, but turned out to be a pod of killer whales. You’ll have to listen in to hear what went through Judie’s mind and what she decided to do next - you won’t believe it!  As luck would have it, an Aussie tourist who was on the beach at the time, happened to have a drone with him and quickly pulled it out to film the entire encounter. If you haven’t already seen it, you can watch the incredible footage here.  We hear about Judie’s zest for life, how active she still is as a woman in her 70s, and how much she loves swimming - she describes it as a place where she can leave all her worries behind.  For anyone that is feeling a little low, or lacking motivation, this episode is an uplifting feel-good story of the power of reconnecting with nature and the benefits of stepping outside of your comfort zone. Judie is full of life and we hope you feel as inspired by her as we did.  Follow Nicola and Di on IG here Watch Judie Swimming with Orcas here Watch the story that featured on New Zealand’s Channel 1 News hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38:18

EP17 - S2

19 May 24

Mel Wilson - Journalist - Parenting In Progress

This week Nicola and Di chat with the talented and inspiring Mel Wilson. Mel is a journalist, voice-over artist, podcast host and author of the new book, Parenting in Progress, which is full of stories and tips from all kinds of celebrities and experts - as Mel puts it, it’s imperfect advice for the biggest role of your life. Whether you’re a parent, a grandparent, an aunt, an uncle, or none of the above, there’s something in this chat for everyone. In this conversation, we hear how Mel juggled her career as a podcast host and voice-over artist with being a single parent to 2 young kids and still managed to write this book in the spare moments she could find on the sidelines of a soccer game, in the back of a taxi, or on a plane - she made every minute count.  We talk about parenting these days - how no one really knows what they’re doing, everyone’s just trying to figure it out, but the pressure to be perfect has increased so much that it’s created these new ways of parenting, such as helicopter parents and snowplough parents. We talk about how much parenting has changed over the decades and Di also shares some funny stories of her own parenting mishaps.  Mel opens up about the challenges of being a single parent, what it was like trying to survive, make a living and raise her kids in Sydney, and how her own parents stepped in to help in really practical ways - you’ll want to listen in to hear what her dad did, because it might make you cry.  Mel talks about what dating is like after divorce, and her own Over The Back Fence love story - it’s such a goodie!  Mel also shares some of the wonderful stories from people like Amanda Keller, Turia Pitt, Taryn Brumfitt, Sarah Harris and Sam Wood, who are just some of the incredible people she interviewed for her book.  This was such a funny and down-to-earth conversation about what it’s really like to parent and juggle it all and we loved having Mel in the studio with us. We hope you love it too.   Follow Mel on IG here  Buy Mel’s book Parenting In Progress here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mel Wilson - Journalist - Parenting In Progress

This week Nicola and Di chat with the talented and inspiring Mel Wilson. Mel is a journalist, voice-over artist, podcast host and author of the new book, Parenting in Progress, which is full of stories and tips from all kinds of celebrities and experts - as Mel puts it, it’s imperfect advice for the biggest role of your life. Whether you’re a parent, a grandparent, an aunt, an uncle, or none of the above, there’s something in this chat for everyone. In this conversation, we hear how Mel juggled her career as a podcast host and voice-over artist with being a single parent to 2 young kids and still managed to write this book in the spare moments she could find on the sidelines of a soccer game, in the back of a taxi, or on a plane - she made every minute count.  We talk about parenting these days - how no one really knows what they’re doing, everyone’s just trying to figure it out, but the pressure to be perfect has increased so much that it’s created these new ways of parenting, such as helicopter parents and snowplough parents. We talk about how much parenting has changed over the decades and Di also shares some funny stories of her own parenting mishaps.  Mel opens up about the challenges of being a single parent, what it was like trying to survive, make a living and raise her kids in Sydney, and how her own parents stepped in to help in really practical ways - you’ll want to listen in to hear what her dad did, because it might make you cry.  Mel talks about what dating is like after divorce, and her own Over The Back Fence love story - it’s such a goodie!  Mel also shares some of the wonderful stories from people like Amanda Keller, Turia Pitt, Taryn Brumfitt, Sarah Harris and Sam Wood, who are just some of the incredible people she interviewed for her book.  This was such a funny and down-to-earth conversation about what it’s really like to parent and juggle it all and we loved having Mel in the studio with us. We hope you love it too.   Follow Mel on IG here  Buy Mel’s book Parenting In Progress here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

52:22

EP16 - S2

12 May 24

Wendy Harmer - Australian Comedian - Lies My Mirror Told Me

This week Nicola and Di chat with the multi-talented and hilarious Wendy Harmer. Wendy has had an incredible career as a journalist, comedian, radio show host, TV personality, and author. Her latest book Lies My Mirror Told Me is a frank, funny and fearless memoir that tells Wendy’s story of overcoming adversity to become one of Australia’s most loved entertainers on stage, in print, television and broadcasting.  In this conversation, Wendy opens up about her difficult childhood - what it was like when her mum walked out on the family when Wendy was just 10 years old, how her father was left to raise 4 children and the fun and mischief they used to have when he would go away for the weekend and leave them alone in the house.  Wendy shares about her experiences of being bullied at school because of her double cleft lip and palate, which she had until she was able to have facial surgery as a teenager. Despite this challenge, her father was determined that it wouldn’t hold her back and always encouraged and pushed Wendy to be out in front. He even wanted her to be the first female Prime Minister of Australia.  We hear the remarkable story of Wendy’s career, how she went from journalism, to comedy, to radio - and became both the first female presenter on commercial breakfast radio and the highest paid woman on Australian radio.     There are so many hilarious stories that Wendy shares throughout this chat - including that time she was flown to LA to cover the Oscars as a breastfeeding mother - you’ll have to stay tuned to hear what happened that night, and I’m sure you’ll be in stitches like we were.  Follow Wendy on Twitter here Buy Wendy’s book Lies My Mirror Told Me here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Wendy Harmer - Australian Comedian - Lies My Mirror Told Me

This week Nicola and Di chat with the multi-talented and hilarious Wendy Harmer. Wendy has had an incredible career as a journalist, comedian, radio show host, TV personality, and author. Her latest book Lies My Mirror Told Me is a frank, funny and fearless memoir that tells Wendy’s story of overcoming adversity to become one of Australia’s most loved entertainers on stage, in print, television and broadcasting.  In this conversation, Wendy opens up about her difficult childhood - what it was like when her mum walked out on the family when Wendy was just 10 years old, how her father was left to raise 4 children and the fun and mischief they used to have when he would go away for the weekend and leave them alone in the house.  Wendy shares about her experiences of being bullied at school because of her double cleft lip and palate, which she had until she was able to have facial surgery as a teenager. Despite this challenge, her father was determined that it wouldn’t hold her back and always encouraged and pushed Wendy to be out in front. He even wanted her to be the first female Prime Minister of Australia.  We hear the remarkable story of Wendy’s career, how she went from journalism, to comedy, to radio - and became both the first female presenter on commercial breakfast radio and the highest paid woman on Australian radio.     There are so many hilarious stories that Wendy shares throughout this chat - including that time she was flown to LA to cover the Oscars as a breastfeeding mother - you’ll have to stay tuned to hear what happened that night, and I’m sure you’ll be in stitches like we were.  Follow Wendy on Twitter here Buy Wendy’s book Lies My Mirror Told Me here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

48:33

EP15 - S2

5 May 24

Dr. Chris Roberts - Body Parts

This week Nicola and Di chat with the brilliant and kind Dr. Chris Roberts. Chris is the talented surgeon who performed Nicola’s hip replacement in 2023 and helped her go from shuffling around in pain to dancing on table tops again! It’s not everyday you get the opportunity to chat with a surgeon about all things body parts and the future of medicine, so we really wanted to get Chris in the studio. He also has a great sense of humour, so there were lots of laughs all round.   In this conversation you’ll get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what life is like as a surgeon. Chris takes us through the progress that’s been made in his field in the last 60 years and how incredible hip replacement surgery is these days - you’ll never guess what they were using for these operations back in the 60s! We also talk about the future of medicine - what’s happening with AI and robotics, and where things may be headed.  Chris shares why he became a surgeon in the first place, and what motivates him to keep going - his genuine desire to help people. We also hear the heartwarming story of a 94-year-old man who’s life was changed when Chris agreed to operate on him. And stay tuned for Chris’ number one tip to keep your bones healthy and strong!  We were so grateful to Chris for making time in his busy schedule to come and chat to us in the studio. It was such an interesting conversation and we had a good laugh. We hope you do too.   Contact Dr. Chris Roberts for any patient enquiries: (02) 9972 9111 or [email protected] Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dr. Chris Roberts - Body Parts

This week Nicola and Di chat with the brilliant and kind Dr. Chris Roberts. Chris is the talented surgeon who performed Nicola’s hip replacement in 2023 and helped her go from shuffling around in pain to dancing on table tops again! It’s not everyday you get the opportunity to chat with a surgeon about all things body parts and the future of medicine, so we really wanted to get Chris in the studio. He also has a great sense of humour, so there were lots of laughs all round.   In this conversation you’ll get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what life is like as a surgeon. Chris takes us through the progress that’s been made in his field in the last 60 years and how incredible hip replacement surgery is these days - you’ll never guess what they were using for these operations back in the 60s! We also talk about the future of medicine - what’s happening with AI and robotics, and where things may be headed.  Chris shares why he became a surgeon in the first place, and what motivates him to keep going - his genuine desire to help people. We also hear the heartwarming story of a 94-year-old man who’s life was changed when Chris agreed to operate on him. And stay tuned for Chris’ number one tip to keep your bones healthy and strong!  We were so grateful to Chris for making time in his busy schedule to come and chat to us in the studio. It was such an interesting conversation and we had a good laugh. We hope you do too.   Contact Dr. Chris Roberts for any patient enquiries: (02) 9972 9111 or [email protected] Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37:46

EP14 - S2

28 Apr 24

Harry T - Celebrity Psychic

This week Nicola and Di chat with the entertaining and gifted Harry T. Harry is a media personality, author, spiritual teacher and world-renowned celebrity psychic. He was born with his psychic gifts, and has been doing readings from a very young age. His clients now include A-list celebrities, royalty, heads of state, media moguls and corporate CEOs. Harry’s new book Feet on the Ground, Fingertips in Heaven is a spiritual guide that helps everyone tap into their own intuition, feel empowered and connected to the spiritual realm.  In this conversation, Harry talks about the first time he remembers seeing spirits when he was just 3 years old, and how it was a frightening experience at that age. Harry shares how we are all born with psychic abilities, but some are simply more gifted than others. We chat about how to open our awareness to the spiritual signs that may be around us and tap into our intuition.  We also talk about near death experiences, death dates and life after death. Harry explains how we are all just energy, and that our energy will never cease to exist. Life really does carry on after death, and our loved ones who have passed are only a few feet away in a spiritual realm. He also talks about the difference between prayer and meditation, and why both of these tools are powerful ways to connect.  Harry’s energy is absolutely infectious and we loved chatting to him about these fascinating topics. It was a very comforting conversation to know that no matter who we have lost in our lives, they really are still here with us, watching over us. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Thanks for listening.   Follow Harry on IG here Buy Harry’s Book: Feet On The Ground, Fingertips In Heaven here Find out more about Harry’s work here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Harry T - Celebrity Psychic

This week Nicola and Di chat with the entertaining and gifted Harry T. Harry is a media personality, author, spiritual teacher and world-renowned celebrity psychic. He was born with his psychic gifts, and has been doing readings from a very young age. His clients now include A-list celebrities, royalty, heads of state, media moguls and corporate CEOs. Harry’s new book Feet on the Ground, Fingertips in Heaven is a spiritual guide that helps everyone tap into their own intuition, feel empowered and connected to the spiritual realm.  In this conversation, Harry talks about the first time he remembers seeing spirits when he was just 3 years old, and how it was a frightening experience at that age. Harry shares how we are all born with psychic abilities, but some are simply more gifted than others. We chat about how to open our awareness to the spiritual signs that may be around us and tap into our intuition.  We also talk about near death experiences, death dates and life after death. Harry explains how we are all just energy, and that our energy will never cease to exist. Life really does carry on after death, and our loved ones who have passed are only a few feet away in a spiritual realm. He also talks about the difference between prayer and meditation, and why both of these tools are powerful ways to connect.  Harry’s energy is absolutely infectious and we loved chatting to him about these fascinating topics. It was a very comforting conversation to know that no matter who we have lost in our lives, they really are still here with us, watching over us. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Thanks for listening.   Follow Harry on IG here Buy Harry’s Book: Feet On The Ground, Fingertips In Heaven here Find out more about Harry’s work here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

44:37

EP13 - S2

21 Apr 24

Annabel Abbs - Sleepless

This week Nicola and Di chat with award-winning author Annabel Abbs about her incredible new book Sleepless. Annabel has written both novels and non-fiction books, which have been published internationally in 30 languages. Her latest book Sleepless gives a refreshing and positive new take on sleepless nights and how we can all discover the power of our night self. In this conversation, Annabel shares how it was an inexplicable period of grief during 2020 that led to her writing this book. As someone who had experienced insomnia for years, the sleeplessness she experienced during this time felt different and Annabel became curious to learn more about how other women throughout history had dealt with sleepless nights, why it didn’t seem to match up with the sleep studies we hear about these days and what gifts we could learn from their experiences.  We hear all about what Annabel calls the night self. The ways that our physiology and brain changes during the night, and how that can lead to extraordinary creativity and a feeling of connectedness. Annabel tells us some great stories about the amazing women over the centuries - artists, writers, astronomers and scientists - who had wonderful discoveries and bursts of inspiration during the night.  This is such a different take on what we usually hear about sleep. We’re so used to being told that if we don’t get enough sleep, all sorts of health issues will ensue, but Annabel offers a unique perspective and shares why she believes that sleep scientists and the sleep industry may be benefiting from selling us one central message about sleep.  We absolutely loved talking to Annabel. We learnt so much from her and were reassured by everything she shared - we hope you will be too. A quick heads up - this conversation was recorded online, with Nicola and Di in their Sydney homes and Annabel in Bath. It was a stormy night with some technical issues, so we hope you’ll understand that the audio quality is echoey at times. Thanks for listening.  Follow Annabel on IG here Buy Annabel’s book Sleepless here Find out more about Annabel’s work here  Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Annabel Abbs - Sleepless

This week Nicola and Di chat with award-winning author Annabel Abbs about her incredible new book Sleepless. Annabel has written both novels and non-fiction books, which have been published internationally in 30 languages. Her latest book Sleepless gives a refreshing and positive new take on sleepless nights and how we can all discover the power of our night self. In this conversation, Annabel shares how it was an inexplicable period of grief during 2020 that led to her writing this book. As someone who had experienced insomnia for years, the sleeplessness she experienced during this time felt different and Annabel became curious to learn more about how other women throughout history had dealt with sleepless nights, why it didn’t seem to match up with the sleep studies we hear about these days and what gifts we could learn from their experiences.  We hear all about what Annabel calls the night self. The ways that our physiology and brain changes during the night, and how that can lead to extraordinary creativity and a feeling of connectedness. Annabel tells us some great stories about the amazing women over the centuries - artists, writers, astronomers and scientists - who had wonderful discoveries and bursts of inspiration during the night.  This is such a different take on what we usually hear about sleep. We’re so used to being told that if we don’t get enough sleep, all sorts of health issues will ensue, but Annabel offers a unique perspective and shares why she believes that sleep scientists and the sleep industry may be benefiting from selling us one central message about sleep.  We absolutely loved talking to Annabel. We learnt so much from her and were reassured by everything she shared - we hope you will be too. A quick heads up - this conversation was recorded online, with Nicola and Di in their Sydney homes and Annabel in Bath. It was a stormy night with some technical issues, so we hope you’ll understand that the audio quality is echoey at times. Thanks for listening.  Follow Annabel on IG here Buy Annabel’s book Sleepless here Find out more about Annabel’s work here  Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36:41

EP12 - S2

14 Apr 24

Matilda Brown - From Actress to Regen - The Good Farm

This week Nicola and Di chat with the wonderfully talented Matilda Brown. Matilda is an actress, writer and director turned entrepreneur, who now spends her time running her meaningful and successful online business, The Good Farm Shop, with her husband Scott. They provide organic ready-made meals sourced from regenerative farms, which are delicious, healthy and ethical. Matilda is also the daughter of Australian acting legends Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward, and we hear lots about their close-knit family in this beautiful interview.  Matilda shares how she first became interested in regenerative farming, the difference between industrial and regen farms, and how she started a business with her husband during Covid, when she wanted to source ethical meat and the local butcher didn’t know how to help. What started as a cow share, shifted and grew into the business they own today, providing delicious real meals with only the best ingredients. We hear about some of the funny mistakes they made along the way, including the realisation 18 months in that they weren’t making any money. Whoops! We also hear all about Matilda’s relationship with her parents, Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward, and the incredible bond they share. You can tell from the way Matilda talks about them, that they truly are her role models and she has immense love and respect for them, not only as her parents, but as incredible humans.  This episode is a really emotional one. Matilda was open and vulnerable and really feeling all of the emotion of the current plight of the world, so there were lots of tears shed in this interview. We are so grateful to Matilda for being so real and honest and sharing her beautiful soul with us. We hope you will love listening to Matilda as much as we loved talking to her.  Follow Matilda on IG here Follow The Good Farm Shop on IG here  Buy Organic, Regenerative, Real Meals from The Good Farm Shop here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Matilda Brown - From Actress to Regen - The Good Farm

This week Nicola and Di chat with the wonderfully talented Matilda Brown. Matilda is an actress, writer and director turned entrepreneur, who now spends her time running her meaningful and successful online business, The Good Farm Shop, with her husband Scott. They provide organic ready-made meals sourced from regenerative farms, which are delicious, healthy and ethical. Matilda is also the daughter of Australian acting legends Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward, and we hear lots about their close-knit family in this beautiful interview.  Matilda shares how she first became interested in regenerative farming, the difference between industrial and regen farms, and how she started a business with her husband during Covid, when she wanted to source ethical meat and the local butcher didn’t know how to help. What started as a cow share, shifted and grew into the business they own today, providing delicious real meals with only the best ingredients. We hear about some of the funny mistakes they made along the way, including the realisation 18 months in that they weren’t making any money. Whoops! We also hear all about Matilda’s relationship with her parents, Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward, and the incredible bond they share. You can tell from the way Matilda talks about them, that they truly are her role models and she has immense love and respect for them, not only as her parents, but as incredible humans.  This episode is a really emotional one. Matilda was open and vulnerable and really feeling all of the emotion of the current plight of the world, so there were lots of tears shed in this interview. We are so grateful to Matilda for being so real and honest and sharing her beautiful soul with us. We hope you will love listening to Matilda as much as we loved talking to her.  Follow Matilda on IG here Follow The Good Farm Shop on IG here  Buy Organic, Regenerative, Real Meals from The Good Farm Shop here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

34:38

EP11 - S2

7 Apr 24

Steffani LeFevour - Mindset and Happiness Coach

This week Nicola and Di chat with the uplifting and inspiring Steffani LeFevour. Steff is one of the world’s top happiness coaches, a best selling author, international speaker and master at manifesting. She’s also a wife and mother of two kids.   In this conversation Steff shares some really practical tips for how you can manifest your deepest desires, as well as why she believes so many people are caught up in manic manifesting, which ultimately doesn’t work. Steff gives us some powerful mantras that anyone can use to bring great things into their life.  We hear some incredible stories of the things that Steff has manifested, including how she met Oprah and many other influential spiritual leaders she looked up to. Steff also shares some great tips for how you can change your thoughts when you find yourself stuck in negative thinking, and what the five toxins are that we all need to be aware of and stop doing.   Steff opens up about the loss that she’s faced in her life and shares some beautiful thoughts about grief and how she has personally moved through it.  We were so grateful to Steff for joining us from her home in Chicago and being so generous with the tips and guidance she shared. If you’re looking for practical ways to start changing your mindset, this is the episode for you.  Follow Steff on IG here Find out more about Steff and get her free happiness resources here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Steffani LeFevour - Mindset and Happiness Coach

This week Nicola and Di chat with the uplifting and inspiring Steffani LeFevour. Steff is one of the world’s top happiness coaches, a best selling author, international speaker and master at manifesting. She’s also a wife and mother of two kids.   In this conversation Steff shares some really practical tips for how you can manifest your deepest desires, as well as why she believes so many people are caught up in manic manifesting, which ultimately doesn’t work. Steff gives us some powerful mantras that anyone can use to bring great things into their life.  We hear some incredible stories of the things that Steff has manifested, including how she met Oprah and many other influential spiritual leaders she looked up to. Steff also shares some great tips for how you can change your thoughts when you find yourself stuck in negative thinking, and what the five toxins are that we all need to be aware of and stop doing.   Steff opens up about the loss that she’s faced in her life and shares some beautiful thoughts about grief and how she has personally moved through it.  We were so grateful to Steff for joining us from her home in Chicago and being so generous with the tips and guidance she shared. If you’re looking for practical ways to start changing your mindset, this is the episode for you.  Follow Steff on IG here Find out more about Steff and get her free happiness resources here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35:13

EP10 - S2

31 Mar 24

Sarah Di Lorenzo - Celebrity Clinical Nutritionist

This week Nicola and Di chat with clinical nutritionist, author and TV presenter Sarah Di Lorenzo. Sarah has a wonderfully holistic approach, and has spent her life helping rejuvenate the health of Australians of all ages. She’s the author of 4 best-selling cookbooks, including The 10:10 Plan and The 10:10 Recipe Book. Sarah is also known for her work on Channel 7’s Sunrise, where she’s been the resident clinical nutritionist for years. She’s also a proud mum of 3 daughters.  In this conversation Sarah shares why she doesn’t like the diet and weight-loss industry, and why health is about so much more than food and weight. She talks about the importance of self-care and finding the things that you love so you can take care of yourself really well.  Sarah gives some great tips on how to eat in a healthy way that nourishes you, how to get the balance right when it comes to alcohol as well as how to get back to sleep in the middle of the night when you wake up and your mind’s racing.  We also hear Sarah’s professional opinion about Ozempic, and why she’s personally worried about this prescription medication that’s become a real trend in the weight loss industry.  You’ll want to stay tuned until the end to hear why Sarah loves aging and what she’s looking for when it comes to dating in her 50s.  We loved having Sarah’s energetic and bubbly energy with us in the studio and we hope you’ll feel as inspired as we did when we chatted with her.  Follow Sarah Di Lorenzo on IG here Follow 10:10 SDL on IG here Buy Sarah Di Lorenzo's Cookbooks here Sarah Di Lorenzo 10:10 Plan Sarah Di Lorenzo 10:10 Simple Recipe BookSarah Di Lorenzo The Gut Repair Plan Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sarah Di Lorenzo - Celebrity Clinical Nutritionist

This week Nicola and Di chat with clinical nutritionist, author and TV presenter Sarah Di Lorenzo. Sarah has a wonderfully holistic approach, and has spent her life helping rejuvenate the health of Australians of all ages. She’s the author of 4 best-selling cookbooks, including The 10:10 Plan and The 10:10 Recipe Book. Sarah is also known for her work on Channel 7’s Sunrise, where she’s been the resident clinical nutritionist for years. She’s also a proud mum of 3 daughters.  In this conversation Sarah shares why she doesn’t like the diet and weight-loss industry, and why health is about so much more than food and weight. She talks about the importance of self-care and finding the things that you love so you can take care of yourself really well.  Sarah gives some great tips on how to eat in a healthy way that nourishes you, how to get the balance right when it comes to alcohol as well as how to get back to sleep in the middle of the night when you wake up and your mind’s racing.  We also hear Sarah’s professional opinion about Ozempic, and why she’s personally worried about this prescription medication that’s become a real trend in the weight loss industry.  You’ll want to stay tuned until the end to hear why Sarah loves aging and what she’s looking for when it comes to dating in her 50s.  We loved having Sarah’s energetic and bubbly energy with us in the studio and we hope you’ll feel as inspired as we did when we chatted with her.  Follow Sarah Di Lorenzo on IG here Follow 10:10 SDL on IG here Buy Sarah Di Lorenzo's Cookbooks here Sarah Di Lorenzo 10:10 Plan Sarah Di Lorenzo 10:10 Simple Recipe BookSarah Di Lorenzo The Gut Repair Plan Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38:39

EP09 - S2

24 Mar 24

Kathy Lette - Puberty Blues to The Revenge Club

This week Di and Nicola chat with the hilarious and uplifting Kathy Lette. Kathy is a celebrated comic writer who has penned 20 novels, many of which have become international bestsellers and been turned into films, TV series and even an opera. Kathy’s career began when she wrote the iconic novel Puberty Blues when she was just 17. She went on to do stints as a singer, a newspaper columnist and a sitcom writer for Columbia Pictures in LA. These days she’s an author, travel writer and TV presenter and her latest book, The Revenge Club, is a must-read for every woman.  Kathy talks about life in her sixties - or as she lovingly calls them, her sexties. She shares how life just gets better, you enjoy life more and you can finally put yourself first for a change. Kathy shares about the importance of female friendships and how much of a positive impact they’ve had on her life.  We hear what it was like for Kathy when she fell in love with Geoffrey Robertson after appearing on a TV show with him, when she was still married to her first husband, Kim. Kathy tells great stories about her life in London with Geoffrey and some of the incredible people that stayed in their attic - James Hewitt, Julian Assange and Salman Rushdie to name just a few.  You won’t want to miss Kathy’s story about that time she got asked out by George Clooney (an unknown, fresh-faced actor) and said ‘No’. The good news is, it’s all worked out for Kathy who met her current partner whilst walking through the park on a hot summer’s day - another great story you’ll want to hear.  We also talk to Kathy about the benefits of laughter, her positive spirit, and the joy that she brings to the world. It was an absolute delight having Kathy entertain us in the studio and we hope you laugh as much as we did.  Follow Kathy Lette on IG here Buy The Revenge Club here Find more of Kathy’s books here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Kathy Lette - Puberty Blues to The Revenge Club

This week Di and Nicola chat with the hilarious and uplifting Kathy Lette. Kathy is a celebrated comic writer who has penned 20 novels, many of which have become international bestsellers and been turned into films, TV series and even an opera. Kathy’s career began when she wrote the iconic novel Puberty Blues when she was just 17. She went on to do stints as a singer, a newspaper columnist and a sitcom writer for Columbia Pictures in LA. These days she’s an author, travel writer and TV presenter and her latest book, The Revenge Club, is a must-read for every woman.  Kathy talks about life in her sixties - or as she lovingly calls them, her sexties. She shares how life just gets better, you enjoy life more and you can finally put yourself first for a change. Kathy shares about the importance of female friendships and how much of a positive impact they’ve had on her life.  We hear what it was like for Kathy when she fell in love with Geoffrey Robertson after appearing on a TV show with him, when she was still married to her first husband, Kim. Kathy tells great stories about her life in London with Geoffrey and some of the incredible people that stayed in their attic - James Hewitt, Julian Assange and Salman Rushdie to name just a few.  You won’t want to miss Kathy’s story about that time she got asked out by George Clooney (an unknown, fresh-faced actor) and said ‘No’. The good news is, it’s all worked out for Kathy who met her current partner whilst walking through the park on a hot summer’s day - another great story you’ll want to hear.  We also talk to Kathy about the benefits of laughter, her positive spirit, and the joy that she brings to the world. It was an absolute delight having Kathy entertain us in the studio and we hope you laugh as much as we did.  Follow Kathy Lette on IG here Buy The Revenge Club here Find more of Kathy’s books here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40:36

EP08 - S2

17 Mar 24

Marcus Pearce - Your Exceptional Life

This week Nicola and Di chat with longevity coach, author of Your Exceptional Life and podcaster, Marcus Pearce. This is such a fun and lively conversation full of incredible tips for how you can live an exceptional life. Marcus is a journalist, who has been studying longevity and blue zones for years - in fact, his podcast 100 Not Out has been going for more than a decade and has over a million downloads! Marcus is also a husband to his wonderful wife Sarah, and they have 4 kids who they’re bringing up in beautiful Mullumbimby, NSW. In this conversation we hear about how Marcus transformed his health in his twenties when he met his now-wife Sarah and went from a Red Bull-guzzling, meat-eating smoker to a ginger-tea sipping teetotalling vegan, to somewhere back in the middle. Marcus has been lucky enough to interview so many centenarians in his career and he shares all the secrets of longevity and aging gracefully in this chat. You’ll be happy to hear that there’s so many simple things that you can do that have a remarkably positive impact on your health.  Marcus also shares all about his trips to the Greek island of Ikaria, which has been identified as one of the world’s blue zones, and is known as “the island where people forget to die”. Marcus takes groups of people there to experience the way of life in Ikaria and learn first-hand from the people who are living long, healthy and happy lives.  It was so inspiring to talk to Marcus about all his research and ideas for how you can make the rest of your life the best of your life. We hope you feel as uplifted as we did when we had him at the back fence. Enjoy!  Follow Marcus on IG here Listen to Marcus’ 100 Not Out Podcast here Buy Marcus’ book Your Exceptional Life here  Find out more about Marcus’ work here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Marcus Pearce - Your Exceptional Life

This week Nicola and Di chat with longevity coach, author of Your Exceptional Life and podcaster, Marcus Pearce. This is such a fun and lively conversation full of incredible tips for how you can live an exceptional life. Marcus is a journalist, who has been studying longevity and blue zones for years - in fact, his podcast 100 Not Out has been going for more than a decade and has over a million downloads! Marcus is also a husband to his wonderful wife Sarah, and they have 4 kids who they’re bringing up in beautiful Mullumbimby, NSW. In this conversation we hear about how Marcus transformed his health in his twenties when he met his now-wife Sarah and went from a Red Bull-guzzling, meat-eating smoker to a ginger-tea sipping teetotalling vegan, to somewhere back in the middle. Marcus has been lucky enough to interview so many centenarians in his career and he shares all the secrets of longevity and aging gracefully in this chat. You’ll be happy to hear that there’s so many simple things that you can do that have a remarkably positive impact on your health.  Marcus also shares all about his trips to the Greek island of Ikaria, which has been identified as one of the world’s blue zones, and is known as “the island where people forget to die”. Marcus takes groups of people there to experience the way of life in Ikaria and learn first-hand from the people who are living long, healthy and happy lives.  It was so inspiring to talk to Marcus about all his research and ideas for how you can make the rest of your life the best of your life. We hope you feel as uplifted as we did when we had him at the back fence. Enjoy!  Follow Marcus on IG here Listen to Marcus’ 100 Not Out Podcast here Buy Marcus’ book Your Exceptional Life here  Find out more about Marcus’ work here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45:56

EP07 - S2

10 Mar 24

BONUS EPISODE - Marcella Zemanek and Sue-Ellan Vasiliou - Bare All To Beat Brain Cancer

We have a bonus episode for you this week as Di and Nicola sit down with two wonderful women, Marcella Zemanek and Sue-Ellan Vasiliou to hear about their stories from grief to giving. Marcella and Sue-Ellan both lost loved ones to brain cancer, and they’re now passionate about raising money for brain cancer research and doing their part to support other families who are going through a similar journey. We want to let all our listeners know that one of the ways you can help raise money for this important cause is by getting your gear off and registering for The Sydney Skinny on March 17th. Marcella shares her story of what it was like when her husband, radio broadcaster and TV presenter, Stan Zemanek came home one day with the news that they’d discovered a brain tumour. He was told by his doctor at the time he’d have 6 weeks to live, but thanks to a surgery by Charlie Teo, he was able to have another 15 months and spend quality time with his family, and meet his new granddaughter.  We then hear from Sue-Ellan who lost her beautiful 6-year-old daughter Alegra to brain cancer in 2017, just 10 months after diagnosis. Sue-Ellan talks about how painful it was, and still is, but how you learn new ways to manage the grief, and in Sue-Ellan’s own words “she’s worth all the pain”. After losing Alegra, Sue-Ellan setup Little Legs Foundation which has raised over $2 million so far for brain cancer research. If you want to hear a heartfelt and incredibly inspiring conversation with two women who have lost so much, but have chosen to keep living in hope and do all they can to give back to others, then please tune in to this episode. And even better, if you live in Sydney, come and bare all to beat brain cancer with our very own Nicola at The Sydney Skinny on March 17th. Register for The Sydney Skinny here Follow The Sydney Skinny on IG here Find out More about Little Legs Foundation here Follow Little Legs Foundation on IG here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BONUS EPISODE - Marcella Zemanek and Sue-Ellan Vasiliou - Bare All To Beat Brain Cancer

We have a bonus episode for you this week as Di and Nicola sit down with two wonderful women, Marcella Zemanek and Sue-Ellan Vasiliou to hear about their stories from grief to giving. Marcella and Sue-Ellan both lost loved ones to brain cancer, and they’re now passionate about raising money for brain cancer research and doing their part to support other families who are going through a similar journey. We want to let all our listeners know that one of the ways you can help raise money for this important cause is by getting your gear off and registering for The Sydney Skinny on March 17th. Marcella shares her story of what it was like when her husband, radio broadcaster and TV presenter, Stan Zemanek came home one day with the news that they’d discovered a brain tumour. He was told by his doctor at the time he’d have 6 weeks to live, but thanks to a surgery by Charlie Teo, he was able to have another 15 months and spend quality time with his family, and meet his new granddaughter.  We then hear from Sue-Ellan who lost her beautiful 6-year-old daughter Alegra to brain cancer in 2017, just 10 months after diagnosis. Sue-Ellan talks about how painful it was, and still is, but how you learn new ways to manage the grief, and in Sue-Ellan’s own words “she’s worth all the pain”. After losing Alegra, Sue-Ellan setup Little Legs Foundation which has raised over $2 million so far for brain cancer research. If you want to hear a heartfelt and incredibly inspiring conversation with two women who have lost so much, but have chosen to keep living in hope and do all they can to give back to others, then please tune in to this episode. And even better, if you live in Sydney, come and bare all to beat brain cancer with our very own Nicola at The Sydney Skinny on March 17th. Register for The Sydney Skinny here Follow The Sydney Skinny on IG here Find out More about Little Legs Foundation here Follow Little Legs Foundation on IG here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

28:38

EP06 - S2

7 Mar 24

Matt Moran AM - For The Love Of Food

This week Nicola and Di chat with Australian food icon and restaurant royalty, Matt Moran. Matt is best known for the incredible restaurants he’s created, including Chiswick, North Bondi Fish, The Opera Bar, and of course the stand out of them all, Aria - and that’s only a handful from a very long list. But it’s not only his restaurants that make Matt an icon, he’s also worked on 12 popular TV shows including Master Chef, Paddock to Plate and The Great Australian Bake Off alongside his dear friend, Maggie Beer. Add to that 4 best-selling cookbooks and a bunch of national and international awards, Matt certainly has an awe-inspiring career in the food industry. What we also love about Matt is how much he gives back - through the charity work he does for organisations like OZHarvest, through mentoring and guiding other young chefs as well as through his own sustainable farming - that’s right, Matt is a fourth generation farmer! In this conversation we hear about Matt’s lifelong passion for food and cooking, which began when Matt started as an apprentice at The Belle Helene restaurant when he was just 15. By the time he was 22, he had already opened his first restaurant in Sydney, The Paddington Inn Bistro. Matt’s long and successful career has been shaped by hard work, persistence and perseverance - but above all, it’s his passion that’s been the driving force. As Matt reminds us - if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.  Matt opens up about his friendship with Gordon Ramsay, and what they get up to on the yearly trips they take together to Iceland. He also shares about the strong sense of community and mateship amongst chefs and the wonderful friends he’s made over the 40 years he’s been in the industry.  It was so lovely to chat to Matt about his life story and the remarkable imprint he’s made, and continues to make, on the Australian food industry. He’s such a down-to-earth and genuine guy and we loved having him at our back fence - we hope you enjoy listening.  Follow Matt Moran on IG here Find out more about some of Matt Moran’s iconic restaurants below: Aria Opera Bar Chiswick North Bondi Fish  Chophouse Sydney The Rockley Pub Buy Matt Moran’s Cookbooks here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Matt Moran AM - For The Love Of Food

This week Nicola and Di chat with Australian food icon and restaurant royalty, Matt Moran. Matt is best known for the incredible restaurants he’s created, including Chiswick, North Bondi Fish, The Opera Bar, and of course the stand out of them all, Aria - and that’s only a handful from a very long list. But it’s not only his restaurants that make Matt an icon, he’s also worked on 12 popular TV shows including Master Chef, Paddock to Plate and The Great Australian Bake Off alongside his dear friend, Maggie Beer. Add to that 4 best-selling cookbooks and a bunch of national and international awards, Matt certainly has an awe-inspiring career in the food industry. What we also love about Matt is how much he gives back - through the charity work he does for organisations like OZHarvest, through mentoring and guiding other young chefs as well as through his own sustainable farming - that’s right, Matt is a fourth generation farmer! In this conversation we hear about Matt’s lifelong passion for food and cooking, which began when Matt started as an apprentice at The Belle Helene restaurant when he was just 15. By the time he was 22, he had already opened his first restaurant in Sydney, The Paddington Inn Bistro. Matt’s long and successful career has been shaped by hard work, persistence and perseverance - but above all, it’s his passion that’s been the driving force. As Matt reminds us - if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.  Matt opens up about his friendship with Gordon Ramsay, and what they get up to on the yearly trips they take together to Iceland. He also shares about the strong sense of community and mateship amongst chefs and the wonderful friends he’s made over the 40 years he’s been in the industry.  It was so lovely to chat to Matt about his life story and the remarkable imprint he’s made, and continues to make, on the Australian food industry. He’s such a down-to-earth and genuine guy and we loved having him at our back fence - we hope you enjoy listening.  Follow Matt Moran on IG here Find out more about some of Matt Moran’s iconic restaurants below: Aria Opera Bar Chiswick North Bondi Fish  Chophouse Sydney The Rockley Pub Buy Matt Moran’s Cookbooks here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38:54

EP05 - S2

3 Mar 24

Captain Greg Fitzgerald - Come Fly With Me

This week Nicola and Di chat with the fascinating travel expert, Captain Greg Fitzgerald. Greg had an incredible career with Qantas, where he flew for 35 years. He was involved in some pretty amazing flights during that time and shares with us some great stories. After retiring from Qantas during the pandemic, Greg was offered the opportunity to work with Antarctica Flights and provide historical commentary for flights over Antarctica, another passion of his. And it’s not just flying that Greg loves, he’s also involved with Vintage Rail Journeys, where he takes 5-day train tours on the old Southern Aurora. Greg is also a husband to Donna, his wife of 40 years and they have 3 wonderful daughters.  In this chat, we hear how Greg was initially knocked back from Qantas, but how that setback turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because it gave him the experience of flying regionally in Papua New Guinea. Not deterred by his knock back, Greg reapplied to Qantas years later where he ended up working for 35 years. Not only that, he became a key part of Qantas pilot recruitment. We hear what it takes to be a pilot for Qantas and the rigorous process and testing they go through.  Greg shares what the most frightening experience was for him as a pilot, as well as some of his proudest and most memorable moments. We hear what it was like to fly burn victims back to safety after the Bali bombings in 2002, the covert operation Greg was a part of during the Iraq war and the rescue flight he captained from Wuhan back to Australia in February 2020 at the start of the pandemic.  Greg was also involved in one of the stand-out moments in recent aviation history, when he was part of the crew that flew the last Qantas 747 jumbo from Sydney to the Mojave desert. He tells the story of the planning that went into that special day and how emotional it was to farewell the 747 aircraft.  It was so great chatting to Greg about all of his travels and hearing how passionate he still is about exploring Antarctica and beyond. We hope you will feel as inspired as we did by all of his tales.  Find out more about Antarctic Flights here Find out more about Captain’s Choice travel here Find out more about Vintage Rail Journeys here Follow Qantas here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Captain Greg Fitzgerald - Come Fly With Me

This week Nicola and Di chat with the fascinating travel expert, Captain Greg Fitzgerald. Greg had an incredible career with Qantas, where he flew for 35 years. He was involved in some pretty amazing flights during that time and shares with us some great stories. After retiring from Qantas during the pandemic, Greg was offered the opportunity to work with Antarctica Flights and provide historical commentary for flights over Antarctica, another passion of his. And it’s not just flying that Greg loves, he’s also involved with Vintage Rail Journeys, where he takes 5-day train tours on the old Southern Aurora. Greg is also a husband to Donna, his wife of 40 years and they have 3 wonderful daughters.  In this chat, we hear how Greg was initially knocked back from Qantas, but how that setback turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because it gave him the experience of flying regionally in Papua New Guinea. Not deterred by his knock back, Greg reapplied to Qantas years later where he ended up working for 35 years. Not only that, he became a key part of Qantas pilot recruitment. We hear what it takes to be a pilot for Qantas and the rigorous process and testing they go through.  Greg shares what the most frightening experience was for him as a pilot, as well as some of his proudest and most memorable moments. We hear what it was like to fly burn victims back to safety after the Bali bombings in 2002, the covert operation Greg was a part of during the Iraq war and the rescue flight he captained from Wuhan back to Australia in February 2020 at the start of the pandemic.  Greg was also involved in one of the stand-out moments in recent aviation history, when he was part of the crew that flew the last Qantas 747 jumbo from Sydney to the Mojave desert. He tells the story of the planning that went into that special day and how emotional it was to farewell the 747 aircraft.  It was so great chatting to Greg about all of his travels and hearing how passionate he still is about exploring Antarctica and beyond. We hope you will feel as inspired as we did by all of his tales.  Find out more about Antarctic Flights here Find out more about Captain’s Choice travel here Find out more about Vintage Rail Journeys here Follow Qantas here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42:17

EP04 - S2

25 Feb 24

Dr. Gladys McGarey - The Well-Lived Life

This week Nicola and Di chat with the absolutely amazing Dr. Gladys McGarey. Gladys is a 103 year-old holistic doctor, who’s written several books and has so much wisdom to share. Her latest book, The Well-Lived Life, has become Nicola and Di’s bible and is full of Dr. Gladys’ secrets for living a healthy and happy life.  In this chat Gladys shares some incredible stories of what it was like growing up in the Himalayas of India with her parents who were both doctors, well ahead of their time. Gladys says she knew she wanted to be a doctor ever since she was a little girl and announced it to her parents as soon as she could speak. She witnessed the power of love as a healer and medicine, which led her down the path of holistic medicine.  We hear about the 5 ‘L’s that Dr. Gladys says we all need to live a good life and how love is the key that activates them all. Dr. Gladys also tells a heart-wrenching story of what it was like when her husband of 46 years asked for a divorce, and how she was able to turn that around and ultimately see the gift of the end of her marriage. You’ll need to listen in to hear the end of that story - you won’t believe what happens!  Dr. Gladys also shares some beautiful and powerful advice for the small steps that you can take to give love, receive love and tap into the flow of life. We talk about the importance of community and how we can each build it together.  This is such a beautiful and special conversation with a woman who knows what it’s like to live a happy, healthy and long life. We are so grateful Dr. Gladys gave us her time and shared her wisdom and stories with us and we hope you’ll be as captivated as we were.  Follow Dr. Gladys on IG here Buy Gladys’ Book The Well Lived Life here Find out more about Dr. Gladys’ work & become part of her Be Glad Family here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dr. Gladys McGarey - The Well-Lived Life

This week Nicola and Di chat with the absolutely amazing Dr. Gladys McGarey. Gladys is a 103 year-old holistic doctor, who’s written several books and has so much wisdom to share. Her latest book, The Well-Lived Life, has become Nicola and Di’s bible and is full of Dr. Gladys’ secrets for living a healthy and happy life.  In this chat Gladys shares some incredible stories of what it was like growing up in the Himalayas of India with her parents who were both doctors, well ahead of their time. Gladys says she knew she wanted to be a doctor ever since she was a little girl and announced it to her parents as soon as she could speak. She witnessed the power of love as a healer and medicine, which led her down the path of holistic medicine.  We hear about the 5 ‘L’s that Dr. Gladys says we all need to live a good life and how love is the key that activates them all. Dr. Gladys also tells a heart-wrenching story of what it was like when her husband of 46 years asked for a divorce, and how she was able to turn that around and ultimately see the gift of the end of her marriage. You’ll need to listen in to hear the end of that story - you won’t believe what happens!  Dr. Gladys also shares some beautiful and powerful advice for the small steps that you can take to give love, receive love and tap into the flow of life. We talk about the importance of community and how we can each build it together.  This is such a beautiful and special conversation with a woman who knows what it’s like to live a happy, healthy and long life. We are so grateful Dr. Gladys gave us her time and shared her wisdom and stories with us and we hope you’ll be as captivated as we were.  Follow Dr. Gladys on IG here Buy Gladys’ Book The Well Lived Life here Find out more about Dr. Gladys’ work & become part of her Be Glad Family here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

44:25

EP03 - S2

18 Feb 24

Lisa Greenberg - Journey to Sobriety

This week Nicola and Di chat to the inspiring Lisa Greenberg about her journey from alcohol addiction to sobriety. Lisa is a fitness professional, wife of former NRL CEO Todd Greenberg, mother of 2 wonderful children and as we hear in this interview, soon to be grandmother. From the outside, Lisa’s life looked pretty perfect. She had the waterfront home, the BMW, the designer wardrobe and was walking the red carpet, but she was wearing a mask. In this chat, you’ll hear how Lisa went from the high life, to rock bottom, but thankfully made her way out again and is now living a happy and healthy life in her 50s.  We hear all about Lisa’s life and how everything appeared ok, until suddenly it wasn’t. Lisa talks about her slippery slope into alcoholism, and the combination of factors that led her down that path. As her husband got one of the biggest jobs in the country, becoming CEO of the NRL, Lisa decided to close her personal training business and in the process, lost her purpose. Add to that, her children were growing up and needed her less and Lisa began to feel that she didn’t have anything of value to contribute - and alcohol became her coping mechanism.  Lisa opens up about what it was like in the depths of her addiction and how she almost lost her life to the disease. We hear about her lowest moments, but also her incredible resilience and strength which helped her to crawl out of that hole and reclaim her life. Lisa also shares about her sober life and how incredible it feels to have focus, clarity and joy in her life again. She talks about the power of choice and how we can all make positive changes in our life if we take things one small step at a time. This is a powerful story of resilience, love, support and positive change and we hope you’ll find it inspiring, and ultimately uplifting.  If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or suicidal thoughts and needs support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.  Follow Lisa on IG here Follow Lisa’s Happy Healthy Hot YouTube Channel here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Lisa Greenberg - Journey to Sobriety

This week Nicola and Di chat to the inspiring Lisa Greenberg about her journey from alcohol addiction to sobriety. Lisa is a fitness professional, wife of former NRL CEO Todd Greenberg, mother of 2 wonderful children and as we hear in this interview, soon to be grandmother. From the outside, Lisa’s life looked pretty perfect. She had the waterfront home, the BMW, the designer wardrobe and was walking the red carpet, but she was wearing a mask. In this chat, you’ll hear how Lisa went from the high life, to rock bottom, but thankfully made her way out again and is now living a happy and healthy life in her 50s.  We hear all about Lisa’s life and how everything appeared ok, until suddenly it wasn’t. Lisa talks about her slippery slope into alcoholism, and the combination of factors that led her down that path. As her husband got one of the biggest jobs in the country, becoming CEO of the NRL, Lisa decided to close her personal training business and in the process, lost her purpose. Add to that, her children were growing up and needed her less and Lisa began to feel that she didn’t have anything of value to contribute - and alcohol became her coping mechanism.  Lisa opens up about what it was like in the depths of her addiction and how she almost lost her life to the disease. We hear about her lowest moments, but also her incredible resilience and strength which helped her to crawl out of that hole and reclaim her life. Lisa also shares about her sober life and how incredible it feels to have focus, clarity and joy in her life again. She talks about the power of choice and how we can all make positive changes in our life if we take things one small step at a time. This is a powerful story of resilience, love, support and positive change and we hope you’ll find it inspiring, and ultimately uplifting.  If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or suicidal thoughts and needs support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.  Follow Lisa on IG here Follow Lisa’s Happy Healthy Hot YouTube Channel here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39:37

EP02 - S2

11 Feb 24

David The Medium - 2024 Predictions

Welcome back to Season 2! Nicola and Di are so excited to be back with the first of many inspiring guests they have lined up for you in 2024. This week we kick off the new season with the utterly amazing David The Medium. David has a true gift and is able to  connect with those who have departed the physical world and crossed into the afterlife. He’s able to hear, see and feel their presence and provide guidance, peace and clarity. You’ll get to hear his gift first-hand in this episode as you listen in on a reading he does for Nicola and Di. David also shares his word of the year for 2024, and what he sees will be the theme for the world this year. In this conversation David talks about how he first started connecting with spirits in his twenties. He was sceptical at first, but completely opened up to this world after he started working with a mentor and was able to connect with a man who had passed away, an undeniable and powerful experience that led David to learn more and hone his gifts.  Stay tuned for the reading David does for Nicola and Di, because you won’t believe the messages he brings through for them from the other side. He connects with many of their family members, who have beautiful and wise words to share. David also shares how everything is energy, and how we can all learn to tune in more, listen to our intuition, be present and aware of what is going on around us and start to see the signs that our loved ones who have passed are showing us. They are always with us.  There was definitely magic in the studio as we recorded this chat with David and everyone was covered in goosebumps. We hope you will be too when you listen.  Follow David The Medium on IG here Learn more about David’s work here Book an online group workshop with David here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

David The Medium - 2024 Predictions

Welcome back to Season 2! Nicola and Di are so excited to be back with the first of many inspiring guests they have lined up for you in 2024. This week we kick off the new season with the utterly amazing David The Medium. David has a true gift and is able to  connect with those who have departed the physical world and crossed into the afterlife. He’s able to hear, see and feel their presence and provide guidance, peace and clarity. You’ll get to hear his gift first-hand in this episode as you listen in on a reading he does for Nicola and Di. David also shares his word of the year for 2024, and what he sees will be the theme for the world this year. In this conversation David talks about how he first started connecting with spirits in his twenties. He was sceptical at first, but completely opened up to this world after he started working with a mentor and was able to connect with a man who had passed away, an undeniable and powerful experience that led David to learn more and hone his gifts.  Stay tuned for the reading David does for Nicola and Di, because you won’t believe the messages he brings through for them from the other side. He connects with many of their family members, who have beautiful and wise words to share. David also shares how everything is energy, and how we can all learn to tune in more, listen to our intuition, be present and aware of what is going on around us and start to see the signs that our loved ones who have passed are showing us. They are always with us.  There was definitely magic in the studio as we recorded this chat with David and everyone was covered in goosebumps. We hope you will be too when you listen.  Follow David The Medium on IG here Learn more about David’s work here Book an online group workshop with David here Follow Nicola and Di on IG hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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