Challenges That Change Us

  • 122 {Tori Packer} When birth doesn’t go as planned

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    If you’re interested in our manifestation workshop go here: https://soulstudioarmidale.com/event-manifestationDo you love High performance then check out our 3 day summit in October this year, only 30 places: https://events.highperformanceleadershipsummit.com.au/october-summit-2024Trigger warning: birth traumaI am so excited to introduce you to a woman of my heart and a dear friend of mine since university, Tori Packer.Tori is a leading Australian intuition and manifestation coach and is known for changing lives of people all around the globe.But her journey to this stage of her life started in a stage of birth trauma that spanned over multiple years and even once she was through it, that was only the beginning.In this episode Tori shares:-      The birth trauma she had with her first son-      What helped her through it-      The trauma she had with her second son-      How her mastitis got so bad she was admitted to hospital-      How peoples intentionally ‘kind’ words didn’t help her-      Her experience with an energy healer after her third child-      How she uses reframing to handle her guilt-      The process of dealing with her dad’s cancer-      What manifestation means to her-      How she has used manifestation for herself in personal and professional life-      The CRACK method and how to use itKey Quotes “As he came through the birth canal finally, it was like 36 hours, there was a lot of trauma.”“Manifestation is the placebo effect.”“My boobs were on fire. The shirt touching my boobs was excruciating.”More aboutFollow tori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tori.packer/If you want more info on Tori’s CRACK method it’s here: https://tori-packer-95be.mykajabi.com/signup-0d5d4ccf-7254-47e5-8e57-c20d7adb172dYou can get involved with the podcast onlineOn facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeusOr on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeusIf you want to contact the podcast, email us here: support@challengesthatchangeus.comOr check out our website: www.Challengesthatchangeus.comIf you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website: http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.auFor her other business you can find it through the websites: www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.au
  • 121. 121 {Mia Bowyer} 'Taken' by a stranger in Albania

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    Do you love High performance then check out our 3 day summit in October this year, only 30 places: https://events.highperformanceleadershipsummit.com.au/october-summit-2024 If you’re interested in our manifestation workshop go here: https://soulstudioarmidale.com/event-manifestationWe’ve all heard the phrase ‘travel to find yourself’ and one person who has lived that to its extreme is Mia Bowyer.Mia is an award-winning marketing specialist, mentor and lecturer and the founder of One Earth Marketing. She has achieved some amazing things including launching the world's first fair trade plastic in Bangalore, India, Creating a 5-star podcast to tell the story of people living with invisible disabilities and engaging Twitch gamers to raise funds and awareness for Australian bushfires.But Mia’s story is so much more than just the cliff notes. After quickly realising the draining style of the corporate world was not for her, Mia began a life of travel and freedom with a journey that saw some amazing highs and achievements as well as some harrowing moments, including when she was nearly abducted.In this episode shares:Her experience with marketing animalsHer corporate careerHow she realised early on the corporate career was boringThe travel experiences she had after leaving corporateThe negative impact she saw corporate work having on the people around herHow her decision to solo bike ride overseas was her biggest challengeThe moment she realised she was being abducted How she escaped her kidnapperThe blockages that her bike ride helped her work throughWhy she struggles being around self doubtHer issues with relationships that had built up because of past experiences with assault and alcoholWhat she does nowKey Quotes“Within 5 minutes he started groping and grabbing me.”“I saw these vibrant, extremely smart people, and they had back pain, they had stress, they weren't sleeping.”“I was just there frozen with fear.”More about MiaLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miabowyer/?originalSubdomain=auWebsite: https://www.oneearthmarketing.com/You can get involved with the podcast onlineOn facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeusOr on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeusIf you want to contact the podcast, email us here: support@challengesthatchangeus.comOr check out our website: www.Challengesthatchangeus.comIf you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website:http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.auFor her other business you can find it through the websites:www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.au
  • 120 {Kapil Kulshreshtha} Trapped in a job you have no passion for

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    My gift to you all: FREE High Performance Leadership E-book  https://events.highperformanceleadershipsummit.com.au/strategic-blueprint-high-performance-leadership Do you love High performance then check out our 3 day summit in October this year, only 30 places  : https://events.highperformanceleadershipsummit.com.au/october-summit-2024When we are unhappy with ourselves and our career things can really start to spiral and that’s exactly what happened for Kapil Kulshreshtha.Despite having what many would consider a very successful career, he found the passion and direction was lacking.He started lying about why he couldn’t come into the office and things went down hill from there until his days felt full of rejection, despondency, boredom and even depression.But after getting help and turning things around he is now a successful author, Tedx speaker and coach.In this episode Kapil shares:How he struggled comparing himself to his successful twinWhat happened when he was fired from MicrosoftHow no matter how successful he was it never felt like enoughHow bad everything got for him in his professional lifeHow experience with his arranged marriageThe lies he told to get out of going to workHow his wife helped him recoverThe power of hopeHow coaches have helped himThe key things that changed himThe instant flip and how it can change your lifeHis pride in his daughtersKey Quotes “In the beginning it's always a hidden shame and you don’t articulate it. So it just stays with you.” “Who would you like to be, somebody who gets a million dollar lottery or someone who makes a million dollars.”More about KapilBook: https://playitfull.com/pifaudiobook59081179Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kapilkulshreshtha/You can get involved with the podcast online On facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeusOr on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeusIf you want to contact the podcast, email us here: support@challengesthatchangeus.comOr check out our website: www.Challengesthatchangeus.comIf you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website: http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.auFor her other business you can find it through the websites: www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.au@trialtitudeperformance
  • 119. 119 {Mim Macinnis} Waking up with a life threatening headache

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    My gift to you all: FREE High Performance Leadership E-book  https://events.highperformanceleadershipsummit.com.au/strategic-blueprint-high-performance-leadershipDo you love High performance then check out our 3 day summit in October this year, only 30 places: https://events.highperformanceleadershipsummit.com.au/october-summit-2024Today’s guest is Mim, a mum of 3, teacher, Pilates barre & Stretch and creator of Makescents on Instagram.But besides all those achievements, Mim is a survivor.After years of misdiagnosis and a life hampered by pain and medical intervention, Mim was given a diagnosis that could have been a death sentence. And that is just the beginning of her story and of her battle with Spontaneous coronary artery dissection.In this episode Mim shares:Why she was called 'the sickly one' during early adulthoodHow bad her health was in her 30'sWhat happened when she complained to her chiropractorThe moment when her chiropractor said she needed a cat scan ASAPThe terrifying diagnosis her neurologist gave herHow she got her life back on track and started to make changesThe big health complication that happened in 2016The paralysing fears she had post diagnosisThe negative narratives she was telling herself post diagnosisHow she worked on herself physically after working on her mental healthHow tough some of the recovery days got for herThe new ways she worked on her mental health during 2020 and discovered essential oils and low tox livingWhat happened when her heart attack recurredKey Quotes“He said if you don’t start making changes to your lifestyle you won't see 40.”“My body’s check engine light was on but I kept driving thinking everything would be ok.”“I would quite often end up in Accident & Emergency on a morphine drip.”More about MimYou can follow Mim on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_make_scents/You can get involved with the podcast online On facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeusOr on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeusIf you want to contact the podcast, email us here: support@challengesthatchangeus.comOr check out our website: www.Challengesthatchangeus.comIf you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website:http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.auFor her other business you can find it through the websites:www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.au
  • 118. 118 {Julia Scott} Divorce and manifesting new beginnings

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    My gift to you all: FREE High Performance Leadership E-book  https://events.highperformanceleadershipsummit.com.au/strategic-blueprint-high-performance-leadershipDo you love High performance then check out our 3 day summit in October this year, only 30 places: https://events.highperformanceleadershipsummit.com.au/october-summit-2024There is a challenge that, according to statistics, 51% of marriages face and that is divorce.But boiling it down to a statistic can take away the impact of the emotions, betrayals, struggles and actions that can lead up to a divorce.Julia Scott is the founder of Love Luck Wealth, and is an intuitive financial coach and mentor. With over 20 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant, Tax Advisor, and Wealth Management Specialist, Julia is also certified in Money Mindset and the Energy of Wealth. Her passion for financial empowerment led her to address the gap in the market for both emotion driven and female sensitive financial education and advice. And this was all sparked from her own, personal experience that came from her divorce.In this episode Julia shares:Why she got to the point of needing a divorceHow she realised her finances were being entirely controlled by her husbandHow the realisation came suddenly that she was trapped and in a bad relationshipWhat happened when she made the decision to leaveHow her mind and depression paralysed her and prevented her from leaving and acting forward for a long timeHow hard it was to tell her friends and familyWhat was the most challenging part of the divorce processThe realisations she had that helped her move on and work on herselfThe process of going to court over the divorceHer explanation of manifestation and how you can use itMore about JuliaYou can find out more about Julia via her website: https://www.loveluckwealth.com/ Or follow her on social media: https://www.instagram.com/loveluckwealth/Julia has kindly given us access to her 20 Days of Wealth series as a free resource: https://courses.loveluckwealth.com/20daysYou can get involved with the podcast onlineOn facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeus Or on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeusIf you want to contact the podcast, email us here: support@challengesthatchangeus.com Or check out our website: www.Challengesthatchangeus.comIf you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website:http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.auFor her other business you can find it through the websites:www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.au
  • 117 {Chrissy Freer} The big things you don’t know about menopause

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    My gift to you all: FREE High Performance Leadership E-book  https://events.highperformanceleadershipsummit.com.au/strategic-blueprint-high-performance-leadershipDo you love High performance then check out our 3 day summit in October this year, only 30 places  : https://events.highperformanceleadershipsummit.com.au/october-summit-2024After we released episode 107 with Susan Northey and spoke about menopause we had an overwhelming response from you guys so this time we are going to delve even further into the topic.I am very excited to introduce you to Chrissy Freer, an accredited registered nutritionist (RNutr), researcher, health author and recipe creator with over 20 year’s industry experience. She specialises in women’s health and is passionate about supporting women’s nutrition, health and wellbeing, especially during perimenopause, menopause and beyond.Chrissy’s passion comes from her own experience with menopause that absolutely threw her through the ringer and was only exacerbated by an initial misdiagnosis by her doctor.I know this is going to be a truly eye opening and educational episode.In this episode she shares:Her experience with the menopause transitionHow her perimenopause was misdiagnosed as anxietyThe ways her menopausal anxiety felt different to herWhen she finally started to realise her problem was linked to perimenopause/menopauseSome of the symptoms and issues you can experience during the menopauseThe negative self-talk she had around her menopauseThe steps she took next to manage her menopauseHow she started to get her sense of identity backWhy women need resistance training later in life for their long-term healthSome of her key nutrition advice for women during menopause and midlifeWhy removing all carbs can actually exacerbate menopauseThe first place to start when figuring out your menopause journeyKey Quotes “I had really intense anxiety, I was having heart palpitations and I also had extreme nausea.”More about ChrissyYou can find all Chrissy’s info and her recipes via her website: https://chrissyfreer.com.au/You can also find her on instagran @chrissyfreer_nutritionistYou can get involved with the podcast onlineOn facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeusOr on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeusIf you want to contact the podcast, email us here: support@challengesthatchangeus.comOr check out our website: www.Challengesthatchangeus.comIf you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website: http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.auFor her other business you can find it through the websites: www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.au
  • 116. 116 {Dave Widders} The foster system through an aboriginal perspective

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    Trigger warning: domestic violence and racial slurs Find out about our High Performance Leadership Summit here:  https://events.highperformanceleadershipsummit.com.au/october-summit-2024 Today, amongst other things we will be talking about the very nuanced topic of the foster system, but also growing up as an Aboriginal Australian.Dave Widders is a proud Anaiwan man from Armidale and also has strong connections with the Gomeroi people from Moree NSW.Dave has worked in and alongside government for over 30 years. Dave has run his Consultancy Business for the last 19 years delivering programs in Urban, Regional and Remote Aboriginal communities.A family man with 6 kids and been Fostering kids for the last 29 years, Dave loves working with youth to get them on the right track in life, connect them to culture and inspire our next generation.He has a passion for bringing people together and creating long life partnerships that work towards a common goal based on personal values.In this episode Dave shares:-      How he was affected by racism daily at school-      How he got into soccer and how it changed things for him-      How he handled losing his dad when he was quite young-      The difference between ignorance and racism-      How he got into working for council-      What led him to start foster caring-      What happens when an aboriginal child enters the foster system-      His experience as a foster dad of 29 years-      What he has loved about being a foster uncle-      The hardest time of being a foster uncle-      His personal experience with domestic violence-      How he handles it when kids he has cared for are returned to unsafe environments-      How he discovered 'who' he is and how he anchored himselfKey Quotes“Aboriginal kids are being placed with non aboriginal people as a first option.”“I used to wake up and think, I wish I could be white.”“Growing up in my community I didn’t know a single word of my language.”More aboutYou can contact Dave via his email: davewidders6@gmail.comYou can get involved with the podcast onlineOn facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeusOr on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeusIf you want to contact the podcast, email us here: support@challengesthatchangeus.comOr check out our website: www.Challengesthatchangeus.comIf you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website: http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.auFor her other business you can find it through the websites:www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.au
  • 115. 115 {Melanie Eyles} Raising 3 kids with varied neurodiversities

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    Trigger warning for suicide and sexual assault and domestic violence.When it comes to resilience, there are few who have survived as much as Melanie Eyles.Mel is a breathwork and trauma informed mindset and wellness coach and she has a lot of experience to draw from.With a childhood founded in domestic violence and sexual assault Mel already a hard start and the health issues that raised their head later in life definitely had a connection to this start.On top of that, Mel has faced a very different challenge later in life as the mother of children on the spectrum. While not trauma based, the position of carer has pushed her close to burn out, but her love for her children and her incredible mindset has helped her continueIn this episode Mel shares:Her life until 15 years of age was influenced by domestic violenceHow she was raped at the age of 14The shocking reaction police had when she went to report her assaultThe experience of having her son at the age of 17How she had her concerns knocked back because she was a young mumWhat changed after her son was diagnosed at 14What it’s been like having other neurodivergent childrenWhat it was like being the only neurotypical person in a family of neurodivergentsHow she handles carer burn out and what it’s likeHow she started making room for herselfThe disorders she was diagnosed with and how not being able to medicate impacted her recoveryHow breathwork became essential to helping her recoverHow FND shows up in her worldKey Quotes“I didn’t get to wear mum cap, it was carer cap I wore 90% of the time.”“For a long time I thought there was something wrong with me.”More aboutHer breath work community on facebook is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/286134581194941/?ref=share&mibextid=K35XfP&rdid=x1acgs6B4gBWiw2q&share_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fshare%2Fqs82oiwgXj5io3Q7%2F%3Fmibextid%3DK35XfPTo access her ebook you can email her here: melanieeyes@gmail.comYou can follow her on Instagram at: eyles.melanieYou can get involved with the podcast onlineTo try out our resilience course: https://www.challengesthatchangeus.com/surviving-2-thriving-course1On facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeusOr on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeusIf you want to contact the podcast, email us here: support@challengesthatchangeus.comOr check out our website: www.Challengesthatchangeus.comIf you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website: http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.auFor her other business you can find it through the websites: www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.au
  • 114. 114 {Damien Thomlinson} What it takes to be a special forces soldier

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    Damien Thomlinson is someone who has seen his fair share of adversity.Damien is an Australian Afghanistan war veteran, inspires globally who lost both his legs to a Taliban bomb in Afghanistan.He undertook intense rehabilitation, learned to walk with prosthetics and from there he kept going.He authored his best-selling autobiography "Without Warning.", took on various challenges like the TARGA Tasmania rally, Kokoda Track, snowboarding and the Invictus Games.He acted in "Hacksaw Ridge," and appeared on "Australian Survivor."He’s now even ranked among the top 3 Multi-Amputee golfers worldwide.But it is the challenges of being a special forces soldier and the PTSD that he battles with after that part of his life that he has chosen to share with us today.In this episode shares:-      The special show he has produced and will be touring the country with-      What the special forces means to him-      What the process to get in was like-      How he made connections despite not being able to tell people what he did-      How his relationships outside of the military struggled while he was in it-      How his PTSD presents for him-      The first time he felt good after his PTSD-      How he handles his PTSD and his weaknesses nowKey Quotes “Everything shuts down. My voice gets broken into a monotone that I don’t even know if I could do if I was trying to act.”“I’d much rather get it wrong and get it right the second time.”More about DamienYou can find out more about Damien, including the production he is touring here at his website: https://www.damienthomlinson.com/You can get involved with the podcast online To try out our resilience course: https://www.challengesthatchangeus.com/surviving-2-thriving-course1On facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeusOr on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeusIf you want to contact the podcast, email us here: support@challengesthatchangeus.comOr check out our website: www.Challengesthatchangeus.com If you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website:http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.au For her other business you can find it through the websites:www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.au@trialtitudeperformance
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