Episodes
Published 11/28/22
In this episode, Cass is joined by Dami Im, who captured all of our hearts when she won The X-Factor Australia in 2013. Dami began her singing career playing to grandmas in Korean churches before her life was forever changed when she entered a singing competition on television with no expectation of winning. Since then, she's released a string of hit albums and singles, and she became Eurovision royalty on 2016, when she earned the highest score ever achieved by an Australian entry with her...
Published 11/28/22
Do you find that having an optimistic outlook and being grateful is now met with claims of 'toxic positivity'? In this episode, I explain why positivity doesn't have to be toxic, and how a having positive mindset and outlook on life is scientifically proven to have health benefits for you and your family, without invalidating difficult emotions, painful thoughts and feelings.  Connect with Cass: www.cassdunn.com instagram.com/cassdunn_xo facebook.com/cassdunn.xo Join the Crappy to Happy...
Published 11/21/22
Are you looking for conversations that skip the small talk?  I want to introduce you to The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast where Jess skips the small talk and shows you a different side of her famous guests What makes it so special is that Jess gives each guest the space to reveal their story and experience of being human in these honest and sometimes emotional conversations. You'll get a new window into the souls of everyone from Keith Urban to Courtney Act, David Wenham to Danni...
Published 11/18/22
In this episode, Cass is joined by Rick Morton, an award winning journalist and author with an incredible story of trauma and survival. Rick shares his experience with generational trauma and how his experience in childhood shaped his adult life. He describes his pathway to healing and the different steps he took to help him begin his journey of recovery. Content Warning: This episode does touch on the topic of sexual assault and contain some adult language, so if you have little ears around...
Published 11/14/22
Are you motivated by the pursuit of pleasure or the avoidance of pain? In this episode I explain the difference between avoidance and approach style behavioural responses, what the implications are for each, and how you can apply this mindset to achieve your goals. Connect with Cass: www.cassdunn.com instagram.com/cassdunn_xo facebook.com/cassdunn.xo Join the Crappy to Happy community: www.facebooks.com/groups/crappytohappycommunity See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/07/22
In this episode, Cass is joined by Victoria Devine, a financial advisor and author helping people change their relationship with money. Cass and Victoria discuss the practical ways you can make impactful changes to your finances, and feel more confident to start investing, how you can start investing with as little as 1 cent, and how to make the most out of your Superannuation. Connect with Victoria: https://www.shesonthemoney.com.au/ Connect with...
Published 10/31/22
In this episode I explain the concept of Epigenetics, which is the 'nuture' in the nature v's nature debate. I'll explain how our the genes we inherit from our parents are not set in stone, meaning our behaviours and environment can cause changes essentially turning gene expression on or off.  Connect with Cass: www.cassdunn.com instagram.com/cassdunn_xo facebook.com/cassdunn.xo Join the Crappy to Happy community: www.facebooks.com/groups/crappytohappycommunity See...
Published 10/24/22
After going through a divorce, Steph Sarazin discovered the unique pain of ‘ambiguous grief’ - when you grieve something or somebody who is still there, just not as you knew it. Steph has spoken to hundreds of people about their experience of ambiguous grief - from people whose partners went to jail, to loved ones with Alzheimer's, to addictions. In this chat she shared with me the unique qualities of ambiguous grief, how we can learn to acknowledge it better as a society, and why hope can...
Published 10/17/22
In this episode I explain the three circles model of emotions by Paul Gilbert. This model is so useful for helping us see if our emotional systems are out of whack, and how we can get them in balance again.  Connect with Cass: www.cassdunn.com instagram.com/cassdunn_xo facebook.com/cassdunn.xo Join the Crappy to Happy community: www.facebooks.com/groups/crappytohappycommunity   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 10/10/22
During the COVID-19 lockdowns of the past few years, Brigid Delaney went searching for ideas that might help us feel a bit better. She stumbled across Stoicism, an ancient Greek philosophy which is all about how not to sweat the small stuff and better appreciate our precious time on earth. Brigid’s new book is called Reasons Not to Worry, and you can follow more of her work on twitter @BrigidWD.  Connect with Cass: www.cassdunn.com instagram.com/cassdunn_xo facebook.com/cassdunn.xo Join...
Published 10/03/22
In this episode I explain the three key stages of change, and why we so often feel stuck in the middle stage, otherwise known as 'no man's land'. I also share a fascinating psychological experiment on journalling, and what it can teach us  about how to better cope with periods of big change in our lives.  Connect with Cass: www.cassdunn.com instagram.com/cassdunn_xo facebook.com/cassdunn.xo Join the Crappy to Happy community: www.facebooks.com/groups/crappytohappycommunity   See...
Published 09/26/22
Meg Durham is a former teacher who saw firsthand the devastating impacts of teacher burnout and exhaustion. She decided she had to do something about it, and has dedicated her professional life to improving the health and wellbeing of teachers. In this chat Meg takes us behind the curtain and explains why teachers are so burnt out, and what can be done about it.. There are lessons here relevant to everyone - whether you’re a teacher, a parent or just someone struggling with your own...
Published 09/19/22
Introducing the first of many new solo episodes where I'll explain a psychological idea or experiment I think will help you feel happier, healthier and more fulfilled.  In this episode I explain Dr Dan Siegel's concept of the Window of Tolerance, which is an incredibly effective tool for better understanding and managing our emotions.  Connect with Cass: www.cassdunn.com instagram.com/cassdunn_xo facebook.com/cassdunn.xo Join the Crappy to Happy...
Published 09/12/22
Now that I've settled in London, I am very excited to be bringing you brand new episodes starting next Tuesday the 5th September. And in big news, I'm going to be bringing you WEEKLY episodes every Tuesday morning. Every second week will be a solo episode where I explain a fascinating psychological idea, tool or experiment that I think you'll love. So make sure you're subscribed and I'll see you next Tuesday! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/05/22
Cass is taking a break from regular Crappy to Happy episodes for the next six weeks while she relocates to London. In the meantime, we wanted to share with you her other podcast and labour of love, the Confidence Coach with Cass Dunn. Each week you’ll hear from a real person struggling with their self-confidence. Cass will talk you through the problem using a psychological framework, and share tips and tricks that will help anyone dealing with a similar situation. In this episode you’ll...
Published 08/28/22
Cass is taking a break from regular Crappy to Happy episodes for the next six weeks while she relocates to London. In the meantime, we wanted to share with you her other podcast and labour of love, the Confidence Coach with Cass Dunn. Each week you’ll hear from a real person struggling with their self-confidence. Cass will talk you through the problem using a psychological framework, and share tips and tricks that will help anyone dealing with a similar situation. In this episode you’ll...
Published 08/21/22
Cass is taking a break from regular Crappy to Happy episodes for the next six weeks while she relocates to London. In the meantime, we wanted to share with you her other podcast and labour of love, the Confidence Coach with Cass Dunn. Each week you’ll hear from a real person struggling with their self-confidence. Cass will talk you through the problem using a psychological framework, and share tips and tricks that will help anyone dealing with a similar situation. In this episode you’ll...
Published 08/14/22
Cass is taking a break from regular Crappy to Happy episodes for the next six weeks while she relocates to London. In the meantime, we wanted to share with you her other podcast and labour of love, the Confidence Coach with Cass Dunn. Each week you’ll hear from a real person struggling with their self-confidence. Cass will talk you through the problem using a psychological framework, and share tips and tricks that will help anyone dealing with a similar situation. In this episode you’ll...
Published 08/07/22
Cass is taking a break from regular Crappy to Happy episodes for the next six weeks while she relocates to London. In the meantime, we wanted to share with you her other podcast and labour of love, the Confidence Coach with Cass Dunn. Each week you’ll hear from a real person struggling with their self-confidence. Cass will talk you through the problem using a psychological framework, and share tips and tricks that will help anyone dealing with a similar situation. In this episode you’ll...
Published 07/31/22
Cass is taking a break from regular Crappy to Happy episodes for the next six weeks while she relocates to London. In the meantime, we wanted to share with you her other podcast and labour of love, the Confidence Coach with Cass Dunn. Each week you’ll hear from a real person struggling with their self-confidence. Cass will talk you through the problem using a psychological framework, and share tips and tricks that will help anyone dealing with a similar situation. In this episode you’ll...
Published 07/24/22
Keith Campbell is one of the world’s experts in narcissism, and he’s here to help us understand and interact with all the narcissistic people in our lives. In this chat the psychology professor explains the actual definition of narcissism, the difference between grandiose and vulnerable narcissism, how to spot narcissistic traits in others and what we can do to stop our kids becoming narcissistic, plus so much more. Connect with Keith: https://wkeithcampbell.com/ Buy his books here:  The...
Published 07/10/22
Hugh van Cuylenburg wants everyone to be happier, and he’s passionate about how practices like gratitude, empathy and mindfulness can help. Hugh is the founder of The Resilience Project, where he teaches positive mental health in schools and sports clubs around the country. In this chat Hugh explains the difficulties he had with his sister growing up, the struggles of getting schools to take mental health seriously and the personal crisis he had during lockdown.  Connect with...
Published 06/27/22
The positive impacts of mindfulness are undeniable, but neuroscientist Moshe Bar has discovered that there’s also a lot of benefits for its opposite.. Mind wandering. In this chat Moshe Bar explains how mind wandering has the power to improve your mood, boost creativity and help you solve problems.  Connect with Moshe: https://twitter.com/moshe1bar Buy his book here: booktopia.kh4ffx.net/mindwandering Connect with...
Published 06/12/22
Nick Bracks has struggled with low self-esteem and anxiety since he was a kid. His mental health struggles hit a low point when in 2007 he was in a drink driving car accident while his father Steve was the Premier of Victoria. Since then he’s been on a mission to improve his mental health, and has gone on to run multiple businesses and perform on shows like Dancing with the Stars and Neighbours. Nick has some amazing advice around self-worth, intuition and the value of exercise and...
Published 05/29/22