Episodes
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
IT'S A LISTENER EPISODE! Thank you to our amazing listeners for contributing to this week's episode... We love you! Today we're discussing making friends in adulthood, especially when you're single and over 30 (but it's relevant to all life stages!)  Some of the topics we'll cover are: How friendships change as we get older Is it taboo for a woman to ask another woman out for a coffee?What happens when your life stage is not the same as your current friendship group?Tips on how to make...
Published 07/16/21
Sleep... It's so important to living a healthy life, yet we never question the relationship status quo of sleeping in the same bed. Well, we're here to try and normalise sleeping alone for those like me who like their own space at night.  Dr Alix Mellor is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Sleep Program at Turner Institute for Brain & Mental Health at Monash University. In this episode, she answers the following questions: Let's start at the beginning: what makes a "good" night...
Published 07/09/21
“HE HAS SUCH A NICE VOICE”.... This is a very common interaction between me and Alisha on Instagram, where we share our dating stories daily. So we thought we’d record one of our chats... Alisha, a content creator from Sydney, joins me today to chat about our shared experiences on dating apps, and how voice memos have changed the way we screen for dates.  The questions we answer on this episode:  Tell me a bit about your relationship history - you became single after a long...
Published 07/01/21
We have a very special guest for the intro today: my mum’s bestie Tamara. We’re going to chat about solo travel over 50.  On today’s episode, I interview Dr Guy Winch. I discovered Guy through a TED article he wrote on how rejection affects the brain. He also wrote a book 'How To Fix A Broken Heart', and talks a lot about healing from emotional pain.  The questions we answer on this episode:  How has social media and dating apps changed the number of rejections we open ourselves up to? The...
Published 06/24/21
I'm doing it!!! I'm really excited to announce my partnership with Women's Health Melbourne, who are sponsoring my egg freezing journey. And as part of this collaboration, I get to share it with you guys! On today's episode, I am interviewing Dr Raelia Lew, the fertility specialist who will be doing my egg freezing. It's really important in part 1 that I share the answers to all the questions I had prior to actually booking it in, straight from the expert's mouth. In part 2, I will be taking...
Published 06/17/21
LET'S START WITH SOME GOOD NEWS STORIES! Thank you everyone who has been sending these in. Keep 'em coming! This is Single Minded, the podcast flipping the script on being single. Because being single is awesome. On today's episode, sex coach Georgia Grace joins me to chat ALL THINGS SEX!  The questions we answer on this episode: What were the findings of Normal's Big Australian Sex Survey?One of the findings from this survey was “Anxiety, body image & sexual skills are big concerns...
Published 06/10/21
How's your lockdown going, lovers? Linda has a little lockdown story to share with you all!  This is Single Minded, the podcast flipping the script on being single. Because being single is awesome. On today's episode, Allira Potter joins me to chat all things manifestation.  The questions we answer on this episode: You do both energy healing & intuitive healing sessions with clients - what happens in these sessions? How did you find out you had these healing / intuitive powers?Why is...
Published 06/04/21
OUR LIVE SHOW AT MELBOURNE CENTRAL IS HERE!  Linda considered calling in sick, but she made it in the end - and she did not look up at the crowd once.  On today's episode we discuss:  What dating was like in Linda's day ie. pre-internet Hannah's last seven days on dating apps Why rejection hurts so much How dating apps have changed dating How we can make online dating a little more bearable Why we need to normalise *actually*  showing up to dates
Published 05/27/21
I'm currently going through a break up... with my phone... and Linda wants to know how it's going. We're also getting prepped for our first Live show, and Linda has been having nightmares.  This is Single Minded, the podcast flipping the script on being single. Because being single is awesome. On today's episode, Sam Wilson  joins me to chat about her sober journey, including how to navigate the world of dating without alcohol.  The questions we answer on this episode: What made you decide...
Published 05/21/21
Shadow marketing, sleeping in separate beds and the number sixty nine... Just a few of the very important issues Linda and I discuss on today's intro.  This is Single Minded, the podcast flipping the script on being single. Because being single is awesome. On today's episode, life-coach-in-training Cara Hays joins me to chat about her #SixMonthsOfMe experiment, where she dedicated six months to genuinely loving and accepting herself, rather than jumping into a relationship hoping a partner...
Published 05/14/21
Linda and I have a lot to catch up on in the intro, including Noooooosa, nude beaches and an (almost) NLH. This is Single Minded, the podcast flipping the script on being single. Because being single is awesome. On today's episode, life coach, fellow spiritual seeker and my friend Bonne Chance joins me again to chat about forging your own path in life. We met in Thailand a few months before the pandemic, and we've been discussing this topic a lot because Bonne just turned 40 and I just quit...
Published 05/07/21
IT'S WORLDS COLLIDING! I am so excited that my Beauty IQ co-host Joanna agreed to join me and Linda to exclusively talk about dating for a whole 40 minutes! And she's been saving up her dating stories just for you guys.  The questions we cover in this episode:  What was your dating New Year’s Resolution? How’s it going?What do you love about being single? What are you looking for in a romantic partner? Give us your manifestation list! Why do you think I’m still single? BE HONEST!Why do you...
Published 04/30/21
Mum turned 60 so today she shares her life lessons from her 60 years on this non-spiritual earth. Well, non-spiritual to her. I'm more woo-woo than ever.We also chat about breast reductions, hot flushes, spiritual awakenings, status anxiety, having fun...
Published 04/23/21
As soon as I saw Lane Moore on stage at TEDX, wearing a velvet suit, I was like, "Yep, I need to meet her." And meet we did, on opposites sides of the world, on everyone's favourite app, Zoom! And despite being far away, we found comfort sharing our...
Published 04/15/21
MY DAD JOINS AS CO-HOST TODAY... And Linda isn't happy about it! Because today we're getting a male dating coach's perspective on dating, so naturally I wanted my dad's thoughts on my own romantic prospects. Damien Diecke is the founder of School of...
Published 04/08/21
"For the millions of Americans who consider themselves quiet, shy, introverted, or socially anxious... A groundbreaking roadmap to finally being your true, authentic self."  When I read this on the cover of Dr Ellen Hendriksen's book How To Be Yourself:...
Published 03/26/21
Things are gonna go a little differently this week! Every day from Thursday to Sunday, we will be releasing a quickie episodes, which will answer one listener question.Thanks to Audrey Claire from My Wingwoman. Check out her upcoming...
Published 03/20/21
Things are gonna go a little differently this week! Every day from Thursday to Sunday, we will be releasing a quickie episodes, which will answer one listener question.Thanks to Audrey Claire from My Wingwoman. Check out her upcoming...
Published 03/19/21
Things are gonna go a little differently this week! Every day from Thursday to Sunday, we will be releasing a quickie episodes, which will answer one listener question.Thanks to Audrey Claire from My Wingwoman. Check out her upcoming...
Published 03/18/21
Things are gonna go a little differently this week! Every day from Thursday to Sunday, we will be releasing a quickie episodes, which will answer one listener question. Thanks to Audrey Claire from My Wingwoman. Check out her upcoming...
Published 03/17/21
I contacted journalist Bibi Lynch after reading some of her stories online about sex and dating over 50... Little did I know the direction this interview would take and how it completely would change my (and Linda's) perspective on involuntary...
Published 03/12/21
How did Linda and I get onto the topic of male sex robots? Don't ask me... Linda has officially gone rogue, and I'm here for it. I follow clinical sexologist Naomi Hutchings on Instagram, where she posts hilarious memes under the handle...
Published 03/05/21
Do you often think your finances are your future self's problem? Well, you're not alone... I also struggle to keep to my budget and, yes, I like to spend my money on trips to Thailand, so it was time to bring in a financial expert. Victoria Devine is a...
Published 02/25/21