Episodes
In this season finale, Cecelia and Nat wrap up 6 years of The Wellness Collective podcast together. They visit their favourite episodes in the last year as well as deliver their usual banter for one last episode. They also announce the rebirth of The Wellness Collective as Nat continues to sail the podcast ship solo.  Make sure you have the tissues, this is one sentimental episode. In this episode you’ll hear from; + Our favourite gut doctor, Dr B! + Dr Mariza highlights about...
Published 10/05/21
Kat believes there is no such thing as casual sex.  Growing up in the South (USA), Kat was raised with a strict church upbringing and never really questioned the traditional rules and beliefs when it came to sex.  In this episode, Cecelia and Nat chat with her about what changed and why she decided it was time to reframe her thoughts around sex to allow her to live her best life. In this episode you’ll also hear discussion around; + how her growing curiosity sparked the process of...
Published 09/26/21
Compulsive thinking was something Nick grew up with.  He knew he didn’t fit it, but he didn’t know how to navigate feeling different. At some point, things spiralled out of control and Nick found himself in the midst of what he now sees as his wake up call - a very dangerous car accident with his best friend in the car. In this episode he shares his experiences and what they have taught him to be able to live life with a different awareness.  His book, Move Your Mind not only tells his...
Published 09/15/21
Compulsive thinking was something Nick grew up with. He knew he didn’t fit it, but he didn’t know how to navigate feeling different.  At some point, things spiralled out of control and Nick found himself in the midst of what he now sees as his wake up call - a very dangerous car accident with his best friend in the car.  In this episode he shares his experiences and how they helped him to be able to live life with a different awareness.  His book, Move Your Mind not only tells his personal...
Published 09/13/21
Mandy and Kate are two mums with a total of 8 children between them. Included in their brood are children with extra needs, and when the pair realised there wasn't much support available for mother’s in their position they started their own podcast to connect with others called “Too Peas in a Podcast.” In this episode Cecelia and Nat have an open and honest chat about; + what has been most challenging for them in the past 18 months + how support of the collective has been so essential to...
Published 09/06/21
Spiritual Teacher and new author, Grigoria Kritsptelis joins The Wellness Collective as a guest to talk bout her new book God is Me. In this episode she discusses religion and how she views the evolution of organised religion as well as discusses how we can live more in the moment to change the way we do life. Grigoria talks more deeply on; + God is Me and what that really means + Why the  universe revolves around each of us + How we can  use nature to find perspective + Why safety...
Published 08/30/21
Dealing with trauma is something all of us have had to deal with, no matter if it big or small. Dr Sarah Woodhouse has dedicated years of study to the area of trauma and in this episode she helps us unpack what trauma is for each of us and why it is important to deal with it accordingly. In this episode we specifically discuss; + How we all have trauma + How any experience can lead to trauma and how it's relevant to all of us + How we can talk to others about trauma + Why we need to self...
Published 08/23/21
Reality of Reality TV with Zoe George Cecelia and Nat got to chat with 2020 Big Brother housemate, Zoe George.  Zoe has spent years keeping women, especially mums, laughing with her blog, 'The Subtle Mummy.’  In this episode Zoe shares of her experience in Big Brother and shares why she “did it for all the Mum’s”.   In this episode you’ll hear Zoe talk about; + Her own experience in Big Brother and why she decided to apply (before her husband even knew) + How she adjusted to being one of...
Published 08/09/21
Author and journalist Amy Molloy knows a thing or two about doing hard things. After becoming a widow in her early 20’s and learning how to navigate through hard times, she found a glimmer of light that grew into much more when learning how to heal through telling her story.   In this episode you’ll discover; + How to find what your own story might be + The importance of recycling feelings + Why you need to ‘pick’ your audience or those who you share with and how this is important to your...
Published 08/02/21
Hannah Davison knows too well what hard times look like.  After a series of ‘big’ moments and life events, including living through earthquakes and soon after going through a divorce, she recognised the need to help support our children through hard things.  Through the books she has co-created ‘My Big Moments’ she’s here to help us understand what we can do as parents to support our children in these real life events that we all face. In this episode we chat specifically about; Why as...
Published 07/26/21
The responsibility to learn about reproductive health is a collective effort according to high school educator Demi Spaccavento. Through her years as a teacher she realised that there was a gap in providing education to young adults and has made it her mission to provide fun, accessible information to change the future of period education. In this episode Demi shares about; Why period education is so important to young women How communicating with teens in a fun way is essential  Why...
Published 07/19/21
Becoming a Gastroenterologist wasn't enough to address Dr B's health issues. After years of suffering from anxiety, being overweight and feeling unwell, he eventually found his way to a turning point with some very basic changes which changed his life. In this episode you'll learn what the changes were and how you can turn your life around too. Specifically this episode discusses; Why humility is important in science and medicine Why pill snap procedures became a turning point for Dr...
Published 07/12/21
Throwing kindness around like confetti is actually the simplest form of human connection. Hugh Mackay discusses his latest findings and research with reference to his new book The Kindness Revolution, and shares ways in which we can be more kind and all reap the rewards. Hugh shares a lot of gems in this episode - you're going to learn more about; + How humans respond to crisis + How crisis instigates magic moments to create more kindness + Instinctive human understanding of what people...
Published 07/04/21
20 years is a long time to be in the prequel to menopause. With Dr Mariza on your team, you'll find that it doesn't have to be your mother's experience of menopause and you can decide to define your own menopausal path with the right tools. In this episode we chat about; + How our 40's are the most important years to set the foundation for the rest of our lives + why messing with hormones when we are in transition is likely the worst time to use synthetic hormones + reproductive...
Published 06/28/21
Julie Ryan, refers to herself as the psychic and intuitive business woman who learned how to do 'woowoo.' In this episode she discusses how she tapped into this ability and how she continues to bring it into her life today to help others. We specifically discuss; + how emotions are our own internal GPS + what is spirit + the two minute rule + how we can begin to control our thoughts + what Julie sees when she is identifying medical issues and how + how she talks to pets + why the more you...
Published 06/22/21
This episode didn’t quite go to plan and when the guest didn’t arrive, Cecelia and Nat decided to do an episode regardless.  In this episode you’ll learn a little more about what it means to be addicted to tech, how we become addicted and why and of course a whole lot of other banter! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/11/21
Falling pregnant with their first child, Dr Chris and Kasey quickly realised that they wanted to do something to change the state of self belief and low esteem that many girls experience, especially after Kasey's own personal experience growing up. In this episode Cecelia and Nat chat with the duo to understand more of their own experience raising girls and how we can have the right tools to change the future landscape. Specifically in this episode you'll learn; + Why micro movements to...
Published 05/30/21
Sarah is the founder of the Integrative Awaken Movement and found herself perplexed that people weren't connecting wellbeing and the space between the physical and emotional when it comes to movement. In this episode she discusses; How much our wellbeing is interconnected - emotions and the physical self. How muscles need to be released on a subconscious level Why sucking in your tummy is the worst thing you can do Why less is more Why surrender is key and her own personal experience of...
Published 05/24/21
Eating a plant based diet may not actually mean cutting meat and animal products out all together. In this episode Nat and Cecelia chat with nutritionist and physiotherapist Simon Hill about his new book, The Proof Is In The Plants and discuss the science and research about plant based eating. In this episode Simon shares about; How health practitioners and specialists are not interpreting or understanding the science behind nutrition and especially plant based eating.   How is plant based...
Published 05/10/21
 The world feels a lot crazier with the pandemic, people seemingly suffering from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and trying to find the balance between life before Covid and now.  In this episode Cecelia and Nat catch up on what has been happening, observations of human behaviour and their ideas on how we can make life a little better.  They also share some of their favourite hacks and reads right now and of course a whole lot of banter too.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...
Published 05/04/21
As an exotic dancer, Carmen Kissel-Verrier loved how breast implants helped her career. But as time went on and she went from dancing to her next career, she came 'full cycle,' and made the decisions to remove her implants. This episode takes a few unexpected twists and turns and dives into the childhood upbringing, her memoir 'The Butcher Shop Girl' and more. In this episode Nat and Cecelia discuss; + How Carmen arrived at breast implants (590cc at that) + Why she started to question her...
Published 04/26/21
Samantha Wills is an Aussie household name. But behind the success of a international brand was a lot of blood, sweat and tears. In this episode you'll learn of Samantha's triumphs, wins and fails.   Specifically in this episode Nat and Cecelia chat with Samantha about; + Her upbringing as an only child and how her parents impacted her career + How she went from Bondi Market Stalls to David Jones and beyond + The pivotal moment her passion project became her ultimate day job (thanks to a...
Published 04/19/21
Things do change as we go through the phases of life as women. And so should your movement regime according to Debra Atkinson. If you want to continue to have energy and vitality as the years clock over, Debra tells exactly how we need to adjust our workouts to suit especially through peri-menopause and menopause. Learn your body type and how to move best to support your hormones to feel fit and fabulous! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/12/21
Comparisonitis, according to Melissa Ambrosini is a contagious, socially transmitted condition that occurs when you compare yourself to others...and we’ve all done it. Melissa explains how we could all benefit by learning how to identify where it is showing up in our lives, why it is a breeding ground for depression and anxiety, and tips for how we can break the habit and feel better. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/29/21
‘I was a doctor. I am a doctor. I am… a recovering doctor.’ Yumiko Kadota was told all sorts of things from being ’too emotional’ to ’too confident’ as a young female surgeon. In this episode, she shares how eventually it all became too much and how she went from burnout to finding the resilience within her to rebuild her life. Her words are something we can all learn from. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/21/21