Episodes
Meeting IRL... A thing of the past? Well not for the listeners who sent in their stories of how they met their partner IRL.  Linda and I are summarising all the ways to meet someone IRL, but also some tips for striking up a conversation, without feeling the pressure to be flirty. 
Published 05/13/22
Published 04/30/22
This week I am joined by my American friend Malia, who moved to Australia for love. She has one of the best meet-cute stories I've ever heard. As someone that is currently navigating a long distance relationship, this did kinda turn into a personal therapy session for me. YOU'LL ALSO GET AN EXCLUSIVE UPDATE ON THE CANADIAN!  
Published 04/30/22
I'm joined by a very special co-host today to talk about ALL THINGS WORK.  The questions we're answering are:  - Why did you decide to quit your job after lockdowns? - Why did taking a 2 month break from work help refresh you? - Why you've decided to try a career change? - How did you negotiate a 4-day work week?
Published 04/15/22
Just when you thought you'd given up on dating... you go to Thailand and meet a mysterious man.  Today, Linda is asking all the tough questions on my holiday romance.  We also discuss dating post-pandemic, and why I'd all but given up after YET ANOTHER flakey guy on a dating app. 
Published 04/01/22
BUT ARE YOU HAPPY?! Today I'm joined by Lachlan Beaton who simplified his life to find more joy and happiness. He got everything he thought he wanted (big house, big salary, etc) but found himself miserable. Then came the breakdown, or what Brene Brown calls "the awakening". It. Is. Inspiring.  The questions we answer on this episode:  You sent me a really great quote on Instagram called "Old Happy" - can you explain what this is all about?Do you feel you had an awakening to the whole "Be...
Published 03/18/22
BUT WILL WE?! Today I am joined again by Rav to chat about body image and how dating (and in her case, marriage) has affected the way we feel about our bodies.  The questions we answer on this episode:  How did you feel about your body growing up?How did the media influence how you felt about your body?How did dating and relationships later influence how you felt about your body?Do you only date when you're at your "goal" weight?What's your relationship like with your body now? How has it...
Published 03/04/22
Thank you everyone who sent in your questions!!  The questions we're answering on today's episode: Any solo travel tips for a 38 single mum going to Noosa for a mini vacay?How did Linda keep her identity and independence after having kids?Dealing with realisation your best friends are lovely but so not aligned (they are all married).How to deal with coupled up friends always thinking being single = doomsday Tips for gal wanting to solo travel but anxious of solo in foreign places. Conflict...
Published 02/18/22
Ta-da. The first episode dedicated to the I Don't Give A F**k Club (IDGAF). The club where we make our own timeline in life, despite what society expects of us. If you haven't been across the IDGAF Club on my Instagram, you can catch up on the content in my story highlights (there's a part 1, 2 & 3): @hannahfurst The questions we cover in today's episode:  Do you ever regret working so hard? What made you decide to have kids so young, and why did you have three?Do you think your...
Published 02/04/22
This week we're joined by researcher (and fellow Single Minded listener) Zoe Callis to talk about emotional intelligence (EQ) and the role it plays in romantic relationships. This episode covers:  What's the difference between IQ and EQ?What are the qualities of someone with high EQ vs low EQ?Is it possible to improve your EQ? Do we rank high IQ and high EQ as attractive qualities? The research paper Zoe conducted isn't publicly available, but you can reach out to her direct for more info....
Published 01/21/22
On today's episode, I'm joined again by fellow single gal and podcaster Rav Randhawa to talk about the highs and lows of being single and what  freedom means to us. We cover our favourite single things like not having to share a bed, the butterflies before a first kiss, along with the lows of living life on your own and the big question, is my soulmate out there? Rav's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ravkr_ Fight Like A Girl Podcast: https://linktr.ee/flikeagirl
Published 01/07/22
My friend and life coach Bonne Chance is back again to talk about New Year's Rituals. The questions we answer on this episode:  What's the difference between setting new year's resolutions and setting an intention for the year?We did a burning ceremony in Thailand 2 years ago - can you run everyone through what we did?How can people do their own ritual ceremonies this year if they want to reset / redefine what's important to them?If people listening want to make big changes but don't know...
Published 12/21/21
Today I am joined by psychologist Nancy Sokarno, also known as Psych With Sokz. The questions we answer on this episode:  How has the pandemic changed our relationship with being alone?A follower sent me the following, "One of the positives of lockdown was we were put in a meditative state - where we got time to think and decide which way we want to grow."  Do you think the alone time was overall a positive or negative experience for people or does it depend on the person? Will people emerge...
Published 12/10/21
Today I am joined by Jess Matthews, also colloquially known as “The Boy Detox”. The questions we answer on this episode:  You fell in love with your best friend - I'd love to hear this story! Why did you break up? Are you dating now?A lot of people are looking for that "instant spark" - what are your thoughts on this? Do we need to let go of instant sexual chemistry and focus on building a genuine connection instead?You mentioned to me that falling in love with a best friend shifts the...
Published 11/25/21
The questions we answer on this episode:  We hear the word "vulnerability" thrown around a lot. What does it mean?What is vulnerability not? Why is being vulnerable and open important to forming deep & fulfilling connections?When we're dating, why do some people stay in the "safe" zone and find it hard to delve deeper than the surface level conversations? I've experienced "the wall" when dating and you never get any deeper and it fizzles out.It's like the chicken or the egg... it's hard...
Published 11/12/21
Shani Silver is back to discuss self-publishing her new book A Single Revolution! You can purchase her book here: https://www.amazon.com.au/Single-Revolution-Dont-match-Light-ebook/dp/B09HZ1TBX7/ The questions we answer on this episode:  It's been a while since we chatted - what's been happening in your life? I read your medium article about not getting a book deal & instead self-publishing. You open with, " Obviously it’s an ego thing. The book deal. The big advance. The status, the...
Published 10/29/21
Today we're talking about flags - how to spot them in others, but also how to spot them in yourself.  The questions we answer on this episode:  How do you spot red flags? Can you give some examples Do you attract where you are in your life? I've noticed this myself (attracting red flags because I was exhibiting those same red flags) What is a "green flag?" How do you spot a green flag? Can you give examples?You do a lot of work on mindset - is the biggest issue with online dating a mindset...
Published 10/15/21
The Budget Bachelorette is back for another episode! Emmy Pens is joining me again to chat our top dating tips.  Remember...  A first date is not an interview. It’s not a performance. It’s not a test. ⁣ A first date is an experience.⁣ (via Dr Alexandra H. Solomon). Follow Emmy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmypens/
Published 10/01/21
On today's episode, I'm joined with fellow single gal and podcaster Rav Randhawa to talk about societal pressure to get married (and what happens when it doesn't work out).  The questions we answer on this episode:  You've spoken about your family putting pressure on you to settle down and follow that traditional path - tell me about your upbringing and how that pressure manifested? You got married quite young - what happened? You got "ghosted" by your husband - can you take us through that...
Published 09/17/21
On today's episode, I am taking you through my egg freezing journey and the entire process from start to finish.  The questions I answer on this episode: Why did you want to get your eggs frozen? You've been talking about it for years now. Take us through the process from day 1 to the actual freezing?How many eggs did you get? Is this a good result?How did you feel after? How are you feeling now that you've got your period?What happens now? What do you recommend for someone that is where you...
Published 09/04/21
On the outside, Rebekah Campbell had an amazing life... She was an entrepreneur living in Sydney. But on the inside, she was lonely and wanted love and a family. When she realised she hadn't been on a date in 10 years, she decided to apply the tactics she'd learnt building companies to find a partner. She went on dates with 138 different men and wrote a book about it. She faced humiliation, rejection and heartbreak.... But there was a happy ending! Buy the book:...
Published 08/19/21
Joanna Fleming is back by popular demand!! We cover A LOT... Would you rathers, marry/f**k/kill, dealing with flaky guys, our best and worst dates... the list goes on! You can find Jo on the gram: @joannafleming 
Published 08/06/21
During the pandemic, Elina Osborne set off on an adventure! She hiked the entire length of New Zealand solo - that's 3000km. She had already hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, the PCT, which is the trail featured in the book and movie Wild. I have always wanted to do a long-distance hike but fear gets in the way. So I wanted to chat with Elina about how she overcomes her fears when heading off on a solo adventure. We, of course, also chat about trail romances, and I learn some new dating...
Published 07/30/21
I've got a big life decision to make this week so I recorded my thought process! The questions I pondered:  What are my values? How do I define success?What's the worst that could happen if I don't say yes to this opportunity?What were my reasons for leaving the traditional 9-5 life? Linda also recorded her own little audio diary so listen to the very end! Thanks to this week's sponsor Normal! Visit itsnormal.com and use promo code SINGLEMINDED20 at checkout for 20% off your entire order.
Published 07/23/21