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July 17

Life Goes On: Navigating Trauma with Megan Maurice

Grab a cuppa and join us for an inspiring conversation with Megan Maurice, award-winning journalist and author of "Life Goes On." In this heartfelt interview, Megan shares her personal journey through breast cancer and the profound insights she's gained on surviving and thriving after trauma.

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Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Survival Mode vs. Processing Emotions: Discover Megan’s take on the survival instinct during trauma and why it's okay if you can’t process emotions right away.

  • Becoming the 'After Person': Learn about the concept of the ‘after person’ and how to navigate the grief of losing your ‘before person.’

  • Kindness to Yourself: Understand the importance of being kind and patient with yourself during recovery.

  • Broadening the Definition of Trauma: Gain insights into how trauma isn't just about dramatic events and how recognising this can help in healing.

  • Intergenerational Trauma: Explore how trauma can change DNA and be passed down, with a focus on First Nations' experiences.

  • Building a Support System: Find out why having a network beyond your immediate family is crucial and tips on accepting help.

  • Practical Support Tips: Get practical advice on how to support someone going through trauma without overwhelming them.

  • Finding Gratitude: Hear how focusing on small victories can shift your perspective and aid in recovery.

  • Legacy of Wisdom: Be inspired by the story of Greg Harris, Megan’s primary school teacher, and his insights on managing trauma.

  • Therapeutic Writing: Discover how writing can be a powerful tool for processing emotions and healing.

Megan’s journey is a testament to resilience and the power of small victories. Don’t miss out on this enlightening discussion. Watch now and be inspired!

Want to buy the book? Click here

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July 10

Discover the Heartfelt Journey with Keri Kitay on!

In our latest interview, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Keri Kitay, the insightful author of The Long Goodbye: Lessons on Humanity from the Grips of Alzheimer's. Join us as we delve into a candid and heartfelt conversation about her personal experiences and profound lessons learned from caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's.

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What you’ll learn:

  • Humanity and Compassion: Discover how Alzheimer's can teach us about the depth of human connection and empathy.

  • Coping Strategies: Learn practical tips for managing the emotional and psychological challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer's.

  • Personal Stories: Hear touching anecdotes that highlight the resilience and strength of both caregivers and those affected by the disease.

  • Acceptance and Growth: Understand how embracing the journey can lead to personal growth and acceptance.

  • Support Systems: Gain insights into the importance of building and relying on a strong support network.

Keri’s eloquence and sincerity bring a unique perspective to the often challenging topic of Alzheimer's, making this interview a must-watch for anyone touched by the condition or interested in learning more about it.

Want to buy the book? Click here

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June 26

Energy: Get it. Guard it. Give it.

Join us as we dive into an energising conversation with Lisa O'Neill, the vibrant author behind Energy: Get it. Guard it. Give it. Discover how to master your energy to lead a more dynamic and fulfilling life. Whether you’re feeling drained, overwhelmed, or simply looking for a boost to get through your day, Lisa's insights are here to transform the way you handle your personal power.

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  1. Understanding Energy: Lisa's book, Energy: Get it. Guard it. Give it., is centered around the concept of managing one's energy effectively. She discusses the importance of gaining energy, protecting it, and also the significance of giving it away, suggesting that energy is a renewable resource if managed correctly.

  2. Physical and Emotional Energy: Lisa shared her personal experience with adrenal collapse, which dramatically affected her physical energy. This led her to deeply explore both physical and emotional aspects of energy management, including how to recover and rebuild her energy levels systematically through diet and lifestyle changes.

  3. Spiritual and Mental Energy: Beyond physical aspects, Lisa delves into spiritual and mental energy, advocating for a deeper self-awareness and connection to things larger than oneself, which can provide a source of renewal and strength.

  4. Workplace Energy: The discussion highlighted the role of energy in the workplace, stressing the importance for leaders to manage not only their own energy but also to influence the energy of their teams positively. Creating a hopeful, energized environment can significantly affect team dynamics and productivity.

  5. Practical Tips: Lisa offers practical advice for everyday energy management, such as engaging in activities that refill one’s energy, being mindful of one's mental diet (e.g., media consumption), and the importance of having things to look forward to as a way to boost energy.

  6. Energy Exchange: A core theme of the conversation was the idea that energy should be exchanged and not hoarded. Sharing energy with others can lead to a more fulfilled and balanced life.

These insights can help individuals understand how to better manage their energy across different dimensions of their lives, from personal health to professional interactions, contributing to overall well-being and effectiveness.

Whether at work or at home, managing your energy is key to a happier and more productive life. Tune in to get energised and start living your best life today!

June 19
• Edited (Jun 26, 2024)

Maintaining Poise Under Pressure: The Paramedic Mindset

Join us for an enlightening conversation with Leigh Anderson, a seasoned paramedic and the author of The Paramedic Mindset. Leigh shares his invaluable insights and experiences from over 15 years on the frontline, revealing practical strategies to manage stress and perform under pressure. Whether you're in the healthcare field or just looking for ways to handle life's challenges, this discussion is packed with wisdom and actionable advice.

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In this episode, you'll learn:

  • Psychological Skills for Stress Management: Discover simple yet effective techniques like box breathing, focus words, and visualisation to stay calm in high-pressure situations.

  • Preventative Mental Health Strategies: Understand the importance of addressing stress before it becomes a long-term issue and how these preventative measures can make a difference.

  • Empathy in Paramedicine: Learn about the unique challenges paramedics face due to their close contact and empathetic relationships with patients.

  • Training and Preparation: Find out why continuous learning and preparation are crucial for performing well under stress.

  • Mental Health Continuum: Explore the difference between mental health and mental illness, and how recognising and addressing the state of 'languishing' can prevent depression.

  • Control and Action: Get practical advice on focusing on what you can control and taking action, even in chaotic situations.

  • Purpose and Goals: Discover how having a clear, meaningful goal can help you endure stress and find motivation.

  • Science and Stories: Enjoy real-life stories and scientific insights that make complex concepts easy to understand and apply in your everyday life.

Leigh's passion for the human experience and his dedication to helping others flourish shine through in this engaging interview. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain practical tools and insights that can help you navigate stress and perform at your best.

Watch now and be inspired!


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June 12
• Edited (Jun 13, 2024)

Easy target: Resilience Unleashed

How can we channel negative experiences into something truly unstoppable? 

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Adam Blum, the inspiring author of Easy Target: Taming the Black Dog in this engaging session.  Adam shares his deeply personal journey of overcoming bullying, depression, and life's challenges to find resilience and strength. This conversation is a powerful reminder of the importance of mental health, especially during Men's Health Week.

Watch the replay here: Easy Target: Resilience Unleashed

What You'll Learn:

  • Overcoming Bullying: Adam opens up about his experiences with bullying and how he turned his pain into strength.

  • Building Resilience: Learn the steps Adam took to build his resilience and self-worth, from finding the right psychologist to taking control of his physical health.

  • The Importance of Speaking Up: Adam emphasises that it’s not weak to speak; it’s courageous and can save lives.

  • Finding Your Tribe: Discover the importance of surrounding yourself with positive, like-minded people who support your journey.

  • Giving Back: Adam talks about his role in the New South Wales Rural Fire Brigade and how serving the community has given him purpose and direction.

  • Daily Practices for Mental Health: Get practical tips on journaling, setting small goals, and staying positive.

Key Takeaways:

  • Challenges can be overcome with resilience and support.

  • Speaking up about mental health struggles is a sign of strength.

  • Surround yourself with a supportive community.

  • Giving back can provide purpose and fulfilment.

  • Daily habits can significantly impact your mental well-being.

Tune in to hear Adam's story and gain valuable insights into managing mental health and building a life of purpose and strength.

Don't miss this heartfelt and inspiring interview and unleash your resilience!


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June 06

Pride Month - Courage and Compassion

Celebrate diversity and join Nerissa Trindade for a heartfelt, candid chat for Pride Month.

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Nerissa shares their personal stories and insights that illuminate the significance of this colourful celebration. For many in the LGBTQ+ community, coming out and living authentically necessitate immense bravery and Nerissa smashes the ceilings on this. Whether you're familiar with Pride or just curious about its origins and impact, this talk offers a wealth of understanding and inspiration; and we're grateful to share it with our Cuppa community and beyond.

Here's what you'll discover:

  • The History of Pride: Learn about the roots of Pride Month and why it's more than just a celebration.

  • Personal Stories: Nerissa shares their journey and the transformative experiences of others within the LGBTQ+ community.

  • The Importance of Allies: Discover how allies can contribute to the movement and why their support is crucial.

  • Challenges and Triumphs: Insights into the ongoing challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community and the triumphs that keep the spirit of Pride alive.

Tune in for an enlightening discussion that celebrates diversity and advocates for equality and acceptance.


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June 05
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Embrace Your Introvert

How can we genuinely find joy in being an introvert?

Grab your cuppa and join us for an enlightening chat with Kate James, the brilliant author behind Quietly Confident: An Introvert's Guide to Knowing and Expressing Your Worth in this engaging session. Kate dives deep into what it means to be an introvert in a world that often favours extroverts.

In this conversation, Kate shares her wisdom and practical tips for embracing your introverted nature and building quiet confidence. Whether you're an introvert looking for ways to express your worth or simply curious about the introverted experience, this chat is packed with valuable insights.

What you’ll learn:

  • Inspiration behind the book: Discover how the Dunning-Kruger effect and the COVID-19 pandemic inspired Kate to write "Quietly Confident."

  • Embracing introversion: Understand the unique strengths of introverts and why they often face imposter syndrome.

  • Core themes: Explore the four essential components of confidence – meaning, connection, courage, and presence.

  • Overcoming misconceptions: Learn about common myths surrounding introverts and how to debunk them.

  • Practical tips: Get actionable advice on managing social energy, setting boundaries, and finding your strengths.

  • Mindfulness and self-compassion: See how mindfulness practices can help build self-acceptance and confidence.

Tune in for a warm and insightful conversation that celebrates the quiet power of introverts. Kate’s advice is not just for introverts but for anyone looking to understand and support the introverted people in their lives.

Enjoy the chat and embrace your introvert!


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May 29
• Edited (May 29, 2024)

Unlock: Improve Team Engagement and Productivity

How do you improve employee engagement in a way that really makes a difference?

Grab your cuppa and settle in for an enlightening conversation with Ishan Galapathy, the brilliant mind behind Unlock: Engage the Seemingly Disengaged. In this engaging session, we dive into the heart of employee engagement and discover powerful strategies to transform your workplace.

Key Points You'll Learn:

  • Unlocking Potential: Learn how to engage the 58% of employees who are seemingly disengaged but ready to contribute more.

  • Post-COVID Challenges: Understand the unique employee engagement challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Leadership Strategies: Discover how leaders can shift from doing things for their teams to doing things with their teams.

  • Success Stories: Be inspired by real-life examples, like the story of Sam, an employee who went from disengaged to highly productive.

  • Communication Tips: Get practical advice on maintaining transparent communication and closing the feedback loop.

  • Employee Involvement: Find out why involving employees in the implementation process is crucial for sustained engagement.

  • Celebrating Success: Learn the importance of publicly recognising and celebrating team achievements to foster a positive culture.

Why This Interview Matters:

In today's rapidly changing work environment, keeping your team engaged is more critical than ever. Ishan's insights offer a fresh perspective on how to tap into the often-overlooked middle group of employees. By adopting these strategies, you can create a more inclusive, productive, and happy workplace.

So, if you're ready to transform your approach to employee engagement, hit play and join us for this must-watch interview with Ishan Galapathy.

Let's unlock the potential of your team together!


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May 22
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Turning the Tide - Igniting the Power of Change

Have you ever been caught in a circumstance that inspires you to ignite change?

Join us for an engaging and heartfelt conversation with Olympic royalty, Michelle Ford, author of the compelling book Turning the Tide. In our latest session with Michelle, a gold and bronze medallist at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, shares her incredible journey and the challenges she faced during one of the most politically charged eras in sports history. Get ready to be inspired by her resilience, determination, and the insights she offers from her illustrious career.

Key Points You'll Learn:

  • Historical Insight: Discover the political tensions surrounding the 1980 Moscow Olympics and how they impacted athletes.

  • Doping Scandal: Learn about the East German doping scandal and its long-term effects on female swimmers.

  • Personal Journey: Hear Michelle's story of becoming the youngest Australian Olympian and her path to Olympic gold.

  • Mental Strength: Understand the importance of focus and mental resilience in achieving success against all odds.

  • Olympic Spirit: Appreciate the broader significance of the Olympic experience beyond just winning medals.

  • Advice for Future Athletes: Get inspired by Michelle's advice to young and aspiring athletes preparing for their own Olympic dreams.

Tune in and get an inside look at the trials and triumphs of an Olympic legend. Don't miss out on Michelle's invaluable insights and experiences that continue to resonate in the world of sports today.

Watch now and be inspired! 📚🏅

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May 15
• Edited (May 29, 2024)

Paperback Therapy - Tools for Mastering Your Mental Health

Have you felt the urge to take charge of your mental health and are curious where to start? Dive into a discussion that's all about making therapy accessible, overcoming personal challenges, and the practical tools you can use to enhance your mental health in our latest session with Tammi Miller, author of Paperback Therapy.

In this interview, you'll discover:

  • How "Paperback Therapy" can be a self-help guide through its practical exercises for managing anxiety, depression, and more.

  • The importance of choosing the right therapist and building a relationship based on trust and understanding.

  • Why even therapists need therapy and how it helps them stay effective and empathetic in their roles.

  • Tammi’s insights on the cultural and financial barriers to accessing therapy and her advocacy for making mental health support more inclusive.

  • Practical advice on dealing with life's challenges using the tools from her book, designed to help anyone, anywhere.

Tammi's approach is down-to-earth and her advice is backed by personal experience both as a therapist and a client. Whether you're interested in mental health, looking for self-help strategies, or just keen to hear a genuine conversation about improving emotional well-being, this interview is for you!

Watch, learn, and start your journey towards better mental health today!

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