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From the Esoteric to the Everyday
Radio show and Podcast

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Each Friday at 10am on YassFM100.3, ​I talk to women working in the fields of energy, healing, spiritual connection, shamanic drumming, herbalism and more. You can listen live here or catch the podcast here or subscribe on Spotify.

In June 2021 I started volunteering on my local community radio station, Yass FM 100.3. I began with a show called Women Rising. You can read about why I did this here.
In July 2022, after a long break due to menopause kicking me for six, I returned to Yass FM with a new show, the women's room. Inside the women's room, nothing was taboo! However, I only lasted another two months when menopause came back to bite me again. I couldn't bring myself to do anythihng for about six more months.

In July 2023, I returned with a renamed show, Women's Voices, Women's Wisdom, In September 2023, I had a life realisation while getting acupuncture. I realised that I need to use my 20+ years of experience as a science editor translating technical info into plain English, but instead explain the esoteric, strange and downright weird in everyday language and explain its relevance to daily life. Hence my new show, From the Esoteric to the Everyday.

I've archived the episodes of Women Rising, but below you can still find episodes of the women's room. The episodes of Women's Voices, Women's Wisdom are available as Season 1 of my podcast.
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Episode 15, 22 December 2022: I talk with Karen Williams, Calmbirth educator from the Yass area of NSW. Calmbirth is an incredible program that I went through in my first pregnancy and I would recommend to anyone expecting their first child. We talk about how the Calmbirth education empowers women to experience birth as a natural part of life with confidence and fearlessness. Connect with Karen here. 
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Episode 10, 10 November 2022: I talk with Belinda Chapman-Smith about her empowering work with girls and women. Belinda runs a group called Budding Heroines where girls and mums discuss and learn from the stories of famous heroines. She also holds Celebrations for girls to acknowledge their transition through menarche (the first period) and welcome them to womenhood. Plus, she runs a juicy, deep-dive book club within a women's circle format. 
Connect with Belinda here. 
the women's room
Episode 8, 15 September 2022: I talk with Lisa LaMaitre, businesswoman, massage therapist and founder of Canberra Wise Women, in a frank discussion about her experience with endometriosis and infertility. Like much other 'women's business', these topics are often taboo and difficult to navigate, with standard treatment options and responses from the medical establishment insufficient or not in sync with the personal experience of an individual woman. Connect with Lisa here. 
the women's room  
Episode 7, 8 September 2022: I talk with Jules Baker, founder of WorkLifeBalance life coaching,  about how to introduce creativity into your life as a way to create balance here and now, as opposed to an indefinite future time. Jules also shares the importance of regular breastscreening, and how it impacted her life. Connect with Jules here. 
the women's room
Episode 6, 1 September 2022: I talk with Jo Farrell, General Manger of Canberra's Kane Construction Group, about how hard it was to get a break as a young female tradie apprentice in the 1990s, and why things haven't changed that much today. Jo runs a nonprofit organisation called Build Like a Girl to help raise other women up who want to enter the trades. Connect with Jo here. 
the women's room
Episode 5, 25 August 2022: I talk with Sharna Southan of the Institute of Healing through Pregnancy Loss, about healing from pregnancy loss, the value of journalling, and the fact that our workplaces ignore almost all of women's biology except for full-term pregnancy. Connect with Sharna here. 
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Episode 4, 18 August 2022: I talk with Natalie Moore from Own your Health Collective about how important it is to educate managers and employees about menopause, because it doesn't just affect the women experiencing the transition; it affects everyone. Connect with Natalie here
the women's room
Episode 3, 11 August 2022: I talk with Dr Janet Salisbury, founder of the Women's Climate Congress, about circles of women taking a stand in the political sphere to really get stuff done about climate change. Connect with Janet here
the women's room
Episode 2, 4 August 2022: I talk with Dr Natalie Flatt, a psychologist from Monash University and co-founder of Connect Psych Services. We chat about the science of emotions, mother guilt, elephants and more! Connect with Natalie here
the women's room
Episode 1, 28 July 2022: I talk with Jabaru, a death doula and drummer who believes in the healing power of sound. Connect with Jabaru here
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