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Welcome to My Meditation. A podcast series that revolves around the outdoors and aims to help people maintain a healthy state of mind. I will be interviewing people who love the outdoors and use certain activities and hobbies to gain peace and/or for their mental health. In the podcasts we will be discussing their number one ‘go-to’ activity that always helps them destress or unwind and forget about their problems for a while. We will be delving deep into how it helps them and this will be t ...
 
She Mentors is a platform that connects women in business with mentors, experts and peers. Every single woman in our community #GivesBack 1 hour of their month to someone else in 'The Mentor Hour' which means we're constantly exchanging ideas, skills and knowledge. We regularly interview Australia's most successful female leaders, business owners and entrepreneurs and ask them to share advice on leadership, the Gender Pay Gap, starting a business, negotiating a pay rise or Imposter Syndrome. ...
 
Autistic Flappy Hour is a podcast with an Autistic Angle. While there are a lot of amazing blogs written by autistic people, we noticed that there was a lack of podcasts. We like podcasts, so we decided to make our own! The aim of Autistic Flappy Hour is to offer one-hour episodes on autism-related subjects, viewed from an autistic angle with autistic hosts & guests with various opinions and lived experiences. We will be talking about major topics relating to autism and autistic life in orde ...
 
Welcome to the podcast, Full PreFrontal: Exposing the Mysteries of Executive Function hosted by Sucheta Kamath. Executive Function is a core set of cognitive skills that allow humans to focus attention, block out distractions, plan ahead, stay engaged, temper emotions, and think flexibly while creatively solving problems to fulfill personal and social goals. The prefrontal cortex region of the brain, which governs Executive Function, is often compared to an air traffic control system at a bu ...
 
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“You stupid idiot!” Most of us in the civilized world would refrain from using such hurtful and aggressive language when addressing others. However, if someone were to be a fly on our mind’s wall and hear the things we say to ourselves, they might be horrified. When individuals face challenges, encounter failures, and make fools of themselves, the …
 
In this episode we speak to a lovely couple from Nottingham, UK: Lou & Lol. Lou suffers from anxiety while Lol copes daily with Asperger's and Tourette's. They talk about how the outdoors helps them with their mental wellness and they also touch on how getting out of the house is a process in itself and one that most people don't have to deal with …
 
Kofi Annan once said, "Education is a human right with an immense power to transform. On its foundation rests the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development." The question is, how do we help developing minds gain the knowledge of the self-evident or the invisible structural oppression that creates and sustains inequity so …
 
What is common between a middle school teacher during the pandemic, a three-generation family living together with a terminally-ill child, and an employee who just lost their job? They all are stretched to the max and stressed to the limit. These individuals and the rest of America is stressed! Studies shows that when asked, close to 80% of doctor …
 
Hi Folks! In this episode we talk to Trina King about her indoor hobby and how it has helped her hugely through this last year of lockdown. Trina has a huge passion for growing plants and her house is full of them! Come and join us for this insightful little chat. After listening you might fancy your chances at growing some of your own and take up …
 
Ready to take your business to the next level? Need some help but not sure where to start?Welcome to the wonderful world of Virtual Assistants! In today’s podcast episode we chat with Linh Podetti, founder of Outsourcingangel.com, about the benefits of outsourcing and working with a VA. We know that lots of people struggle to delegate. For some, ev…
 
A ticking bomb, an empty room with a hanger from the dry-cleaners, a radiator, two in captivity with their hands tied behind their backs, and that’s it. With less than 60 seconds left on the clock, only MacGyver can stay focused and optimistic, get himself untied, get his companion freed and flip the trick back on the assailant at the speed of ligh…
 
In the 1830s, Rev. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet’s method of teaching reading to deaf children was evolutionary and became inviting enough that the then secretary of education, Horace Munn, adopted to teaching it to neurotypical children; the logic being, if the teaching strategy works for the deaf it must work wonders for all. It wasn’t until much late…
 
In this episode ex Canadian policeman Mark Allen explains how he found himself fighting for his life twice within the space of four days. These awful life experiences brought on PTSD, which Marc still suffers from to some degree. But with the help of the outdoors, snowshoeing, the stunning landscapes that he is surrounded by in British Colombia, Ca…
 
Ahead of our exciting new monthly 'Leadership Huddle', we chat with executive coach Ann Pocock, to understand the top four challenges that women are facing in the workplace right now. While the world continues to evolve, women are still facing real obstacles when it comes to obtaining (and retaining) leadership in business. With only 25% of ASX200 …
 
America’s struggle with equity was unveiled in a 2011 Department of Education study which showed that 45% of high-poverty schools received less state and local funding than what was typical for other schools in their district. The funding disparities were further brought to light through a 2019 Ed Build report that showed that majority-white distri…
 
Keeping up with the pace, load, and challenge of learning requires emotional and self-management skills – best described as Executive Function. However, when these skills are either delayed, under-developed, or absent it is easy to question the child’s motivations and intentions. The truth of the matter is that some kids simply need more support, s…
 
In this episode Matt Pruitt, aka 4Peace, talks about music and how music production helps him hugely with keeping his mind fresh, focused and motivated. Matt is an electronic music dj/producer and multi record label owner. His lifestyle has changed dramatically over the last few years. He's gone from living in one of the biggest, busiest cities in …
 
Feeling overwhelmed? Struggling to delegate? In part 2 of our time-saving series, our resident Time Saving Queen Nicole Smith shares how to declutter an overflowing inbox, plus strategies for delegating and automating repetitive tasks. Missed the first ep? Go back to How to Design Your Day for Max Productivity and learn how to time-block your ideal…
 
Even though studies after studies show that more than 75% of job success is determined by soft skills ,which in business refers to effective communication, professionalism and work ethics, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership, the word soft often undermines its nuanced nature and diminishes it potency. In the neuroscience and science of effe…
 
In this episode Bella Somerset explains how a three week hike in Costa Rica helped her back onto the straight and narrow. In her school days Bella used to participate in many different sports and keep healthy but her interests soon changed in her teens. She found herself drinking, taking ecstacy, partying excessively and also had an eating problem.…
 
Stuck in constant meetings? Manically checking Slack, LinkedIn and email notifications? We hear you! With a constant stream of calendar invites and notifications, it can be hard to stay focused and productive. Worse still, we forget to carve out personal time for coffee breaks, walks and exercise, which can have a detrimental impact on our mental h…
 
A difficult to teach child slows down the learning for others and accentuates the burden of teaching a group of diverse learners that often looms heavily on the teacher. What if disruptive children are actually facing challenges that result from the lack of critical “to not be challenging” skills such as adaptive flexibility, frustration tolerance,…
 
What do wigs, cookie jars, pizza dough, supermarket flyers, unpaid invoices, airplane menus, and a mummified human foot have in common? Those are some of the Andy Stuff found amongst 641 boxes left behind by the Pop Art legend Andy Warhol, which is now on display at the Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburg. Truman Capote was once said to refer to Warhol…
 
In the first My Meditation episode ever Lyndsay Codner explains how her childhood hobby helped save her from suicide. From being in the darkest of places Lyndsay took a step back in time and dusted off the dancing shoes to guide her towards the light once again. Her meditation saved her life. Now she's as a happy and as fit as she's ever been. This…
 
The true meaning of empowering children is to help them claim the rights to their own life so that they can lead with a sense of confidence, clarity, and courage. The key is to trust children to make their own mistakes while trusting yourself to resist the temptation of wanting to do everything for them. On this episode, leading American educator, …
 
In the increasingly complex world, raising children to become adaptable, communicative, open, creative, and self-reliant thinkers is a tall order. As the raging pandemic is taking its toll on the American psyche, some groups are proving to be more vulnerable than others. The American Psychological Association’s 2021 survey reports that the parents …
 
In this episode of our Discrimination Series, we have a truly thought-provoking chat with thought leader, Winitha Bonney on how to be a better advocate to people of colour. We discuss Calling out and tackling workplace racism What to do when you experience or witness racism How popular culture frames our perspectives Shame, guilt and reverse racism…
 
What is limited, valuable, and scarce? Attention. As society as a whole tries to navigate the new terrain where attention is the commodity supporting a large part of the economy, it is imperative that humans understand that attention is the gateway to information processing and “knowing what to pay attention to” is probably far more important than …
 
In the latest podcast episode we talk about religious discrimination in the workplace. We have two guests Soaliha Iqbal and Soraya Sultan who are both Muslim women working here in Australia. We discuss Religious discrimination in the workplace Assumptions and stereotypes Micro aggressions White feminism Inclusivity in the workplace The importance o…
 
Its no joke, adulting is hard. To adult is to do all the things that grown-ups regularly do because they have to including finding a job, keeping it, living independently, paying bills, keeping a thriving social circle and handle the unexpected curve balls that life throws. High school to college and then college to life are transitions marked by t…
 
In the latest She Mentors podcast we interview Ashleigh Wilson, a neurodiversity advocate with Asperger's Syndrome. Ashleigh is one of Brisbane’s Top Women In Tech and has spent the last year changing the conversation around Asperger’s Syndrome and encouraging employers and business owners to see the benefits of hiring neurodiverse talent. We discu…
 
Hello there folks and welcome to my new podcasting channel. I'm really excited to start this new venture and I'm even more excited to connect with my guests and you guys! My name is Guy Cross and I'll be your host. This first episode explains exactly what the podcasts channel is about and what we aim to achieve. In a nutshell I will be interviewing…
 
The most basic human experience is to be able to communicate; express thoughts and ideas clearly and meaningfully while being fully understood. Most of us are unaware of the nature of these true gifts that allows humans to construct and build relationships from the ground up by launching nuanced skills such as reading faces, reading the room, and r…
 
In the latest podcast episode we chat with Bedi Othow, co-founder of DivTal, an online jobs platform that helps under represented minority groups find work in Australia. Bedi and her family migrated to Australia in 1998 after feeling civil war in South Sudan. After graduating from Swinburne University in Melbourne, she spent over a year trying to f…
 
Yogi Berra once said, “If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be.” High achievers often bring perfection in their work; however, perfectionism can impede ongoing high achievement. The diligence in being perfect is time-consuming and exhausting and since humans can’t give up on the ideas of perfection, it’s prudent to remember that if left unchecked,…
 
“The only thing that could impede me was me“ are the words spoken by Amada Gorman, the first ever Youth Poet Laureate. Amanda for many years suffered from a speech impediment and an auditory processing disorder that made it difficult to communicate intelligibly what her beautiful mind was so eloquently able to construct. Amanda’s personal discovery…
 
As part of our mission to give back and drive change in 2021, we are continuing to offer free/ discounted memberships to women in need. The Mentor Hour had a HUGE impact on our members in 2020, helping restore faith in those who had lost their jobs or businesses. One of our Core Values is ‘Purpose Before Profit’, so while She Mentors is a self-fund…
 
Randomly scattered stars light up the night sky, but it is human inventiveness and imagination that has connected these cosmic dots into the constellations we know so well. As the podcast Full PreFrontal: Exposing the Mysteries of Executive Function celebrates its 100th episode, we have the same pleasure of connecting the scattered ideas that exper…
 
This is a repeat of episode 101 brought back as one of my favorite episode. Uncertainly, unceasing demands, and all around unrest can provoke the feelings of restlessness, a state of irritability, and intense worrying and general dissatisfaction. But clinically speaking, these feelings of being on the edge are the signs of anxiety and often when th…
 
If you come across a Wall Street trader, an ER physician, a trial lawyer, a sky-diving instructor, a trapeze artist, or a stand-up comedian, more than likely there is a race-car brain that has been well channelled in spite of its high propensity for intense stimulation and a desire to live on the edge. Experts say that a perennially super-charged a…
 
Listen to inspiring stories from women in business who've battled COVID and supported each other throughout 2020. In this episode, we share the recording of our Mentor Awards Party and celebrate the strength and resilience of the She Mentors community. It was a night filled with laughter, tears, nostalgia, JOY and new beginnings. This year, our mem…
 
Our body is a screen onto which our inner experiences are frequently projected. Authors, through their writings, vividly illustrate the imprint of the mind onto the body; for example, Caroline Hanson says “Nervousness made her feel nauseous, almost like she had two hearts frantically beating in her chest, instead of one.” The human interoception sy…
 
Nobel prize winner behavioral economist, Daniel Kahneman's remarkable work brought the concepts of System 1 and System 2 into the mainstream. Contrary to the conventional wisdom which associates human capacity with rational thought and logical thinking (features of system 2), our system 1 (the autopilot) has a much stronger hold on our psyche. It i…
 
In her book Mirror: The History, author Sabine Melchoir-Bonnet tracks the curious journey of a tiny reflective glass once thought to be the most fascinating invention which over time eventually has gotten demoted to the status of an ordinary gimmick. The mirror that captures the presentation of self in everyday life comes through with its promise o…
 
The most vital skills of making and keeping friends, figuring out COVID-19 social etiquette, and navigating the social world with adaptive flexibility is far from being innate or natural. While we have barricaded ourselves in our homes and in spite of 24/7 access to the internet that gives us the illusion of hyper-connectivity, many are struggling …
 
Japanese author Haruki Murakami said it well, “A person's life may be a lonely thing by nature, but it is not isolated. To that life other lives are linked.” A key ingredient in transforming lonely human nature into a well-linked life is the faculty of mature social skills which make it possible to show interest in others, know how to make friends,…
 
Legend has it that after forgetting the lyrics to one of her well rehearsed songs during a concert at New York’s Central Park, celebrated singer and actress, Barbra Streisand, lost her confidence. Petrified by the embarrassment and riddled with anxiety, Streisand withdrew from public performances for almost 36 years. Clearly, a bad experience can l…
 
Want to know the biggest reason women don’t join the She Mentors membership? They battle feelings of self doubt, inadequacy and low confidence. In this episode we take a closer look at how some of our members perceive themselves. By gathering lots of feedback in The Mentor Hour, it has become apparent that lots of our members struggle with mindset …
 
Imagine being more than 2,500 feet above the ground; with no harness, no ropes and no safety equipment. Alex Hannold scaled Yosemite’s El Capitan solo, seemingly effortlessly and with great command over the rock. The most remarkable aspect of the near impossible feat of accomplishment is Alex’s grit, a strength-based psychological skill that propel…
 
Every Halloween, when the late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel invites parents to video tape lying to their children having eaten all of their Halloween candy, it never fails to produce funny, hilarious, and some heart-wrenching videos of kids having officially lost their mind over the prank. However, it’s truly astonishing to find a kid or two w…
 
“The builder said he was very sorry” writes Louis Sachar in the introduction to his children’s book, where instead of building a school one-story high with thirty classrooms, he ends up building a thirty stories high Wayside School with one classroom per floor. Readers discover that, none the less, the stories from such a strange and silly place ar…
 
Napoleon Hill once said, “strength and growth comes from continuous struggle and effort,” but what about those who struggle to know how best to direct their effort during the ongoing struggle? Children and adults with ADHD suffer from this exact problem which makes it hard for them to find their voice, fit in, and fully flourish with all the gifts …
 
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