{Podcast 011} Sash Milne: writer, photographer and social activist

Sash Milne, writer, photographer, social activist and creator of the Nothing New Project.

Have you ever noticed how we’re kind of obsessed with stuff? The perfect house, the nice car, the cool clothes, the latest gadgets.

We buy stuff to try to make ourselves happy, even though I think we all know deep down that our self worth doesn’t lie in this stuff.

So. What would happen if we just suddenly stopped buying stuff?

Last year, that’s exactly what Aussie writer, photographer and social activist Sash Milne did. For the whole of 2014, Sash committed to buy nothing new, aside from essentials like food.

What Sash discovered was, when she stopped buying mindless junk, something way more valuable began to fill that hole — real human connections. The kind of deep connections I think we all crave.

If you’ve ever felt disconnected, alone, or like you and your life are not enough, this podcast is for you.

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Easy 4-ingredient natural homemade toothpaste

toothpaste with text

For months now, I’ve been cleaning my teeth with a combination of coconut oil, salt and baking soda.

Seriously.

Conventional store-bought toothpaste actually contains a bunch of nasties I’d rather not put anywhere near my mouth. Like sodium lauryl sulfate, which is also found in engine degreasers, floor cleaners and car wash soaps. No thanks.

Instead, I’ve come up with a natural homemade toothpaste recipe that requires only four ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your pantry. Then it’s just a matter of mixing them all together. Done. Continue Reading →

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{Podcast 010} Lauren Aletta: intuitive coach and Inner Hue founder

Lauren Aletta Inner Hue

Lauren is an intuitive coach and the founder of Inner Hue, through which she conducts intuitive readings, soul-food sessions and workshops that support men and women to reconnect with their passions, intuition and soul-guidance.

Almost one year ago, on a warm spring day, in a lush green park in Brisbane, I met Lauren for a reading. During the reading, Lauren conversed directly with the deepest depths of my soul, side stepping all the bullshit and guiding me back to the truth of who I really am. Afterwards I felt like I was floating on a cloud. Abundant signs from the Universe poured in, I felt ground-breaking shifts in my ability to trust my intuition and, reflected back to me directly from Lauren, I started to see how my own sensitivity was a gift to be cherished. For days I slept with the rose quartz crystal she programmed for me under my pillow, my connection to and reminder of the magic that occurred during the reading. Still, a year on, I turn back to my notes from our session for constant guidance and reassurance that I am exactly where I need to be.

If you know Lauren’s work, it’s not hard to see that this is a woman that has found her purpose. She’s the kind of person that draws you in with her thoughtful, unique and refreshing views of the world. She has an insane ability to take the mystical world of intuition and higher guidance and explain it in a practical down-to-earth way. She is mind-blowingly intuitive, yet totally grounded. She’s extremely talented and gifted, yet oh-so-humble. She’s so obviously connected and tuned into the spiritual world, yet she is still so incredibly human. How beautiful and admirable it is to watch her create balance, harmony and success with such — what could be perceived as — contradicting natures at play. Continue Reading →

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Chakra love: how I turned my sensitivity into my superpower

Turn your sensitivity into your superpower

“You’re too sensitive.”

If I had a dollar for every time someone said this to me, I’d be one rich woman.

Being sensitive means:

+ I cry easily.
+ I wear my heart on my sleeve.
+ I think and feel deeply.
+ A full-strength cup of coffee leaves me feeling like I’ve snorted a line of speed.
+ Trips to the shopping mall or to crowded spaces wipe me out for hours.
+ Television advertisements are jarring and loud.
+ I need a lot of time on my own to recharge.
+ Sometimes I just “know” things.
+ News programs deflate and sadden me.
+ I experience really high highs and really low lows.

Sensitivity can feel like a curse sometimes. It exposes you to a whole heap of energetic influences and you have to know your own energetic body really well in order to be able to discern what is your stuff and what is someone else’s.

For twelve months I’ve been working closely on my own energetic body, specifically with my chakras. These rainbow-coloured, swirling balls of energy have slowly, but surely, exposed my intuitive sensitivity for the superpower it truly is.

And with my intuitive voice much stronger and guiding me constantly, I’ve been able to start creating a life I really love. Continue Reading →

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{Podcast 009} Nicole Mathieson: kinesiologist and intimacy coach

Nicole Mathieson She Makes Magic Podcast

My first kinesiology session with Nicole Mathieson happened back in 2012. I walked in a broken-hearted, tear-stained mess. An hour and a half later I walked out holding tightly to a small space of peace Nicole had somehow miraculously etched into my core amidst the hurricane of depression, sadness and despair.

For over two years I returned to her clinic again and again.  Each time we stripped back another layer, going deeper and healing further. Nicole supported me as I healed from a broken heart, overcame my depression, kicked my drug and alcohol habits, said goodbye to toxic relationships, got honest about my sexuality, reconnected with my wise old soul, learnt to trust my intuition, quit my soul-sucking corporate job, bought my campervan, and finally started to fall in love with and own the person I truly am.

Nicole has epically and completely changed my entire life — from the inside out.

What Nicole does in her clinic can really only be described as magic. You have to experience it yourself to truly appreciate what an extraordinary healer she actually is. You see, it’s not just the kinesiology. It’s her ability to really go to that place with you. It’s her ability to find just the right words to crack you wide open and then rebuild you again into something more whole, more real, more you. Continue Reading →

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