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Ginni Saraswati

MONDAY MOCHA WITH LIZ VASSEY

On the seventh Monday Mocha show, we head to the Hollywood Hills and chat to long time actress, Liz Vassey. I first watched her as “Lou,” on Brotherly Love and since then she has graced our scenes playing many a character in Nikki & Nora, CSI and Two and A Half Men to name a Few.

“Sometimes the best relationships aren’t the longest. You come into this world, find your tribe and sometimes you learn what you’re supposed to learn. As long as you’re acting the way you think is best and are good to others.”

This week, we hit the Hollywood Hills to chat to actress and writer Liz Vassey. Currently, Liz is crowd funding for her latest project – The Human Race Documentary. She is nearly at her goal. Click here to support her.
Follow Liz: @lizvassey

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Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Liz Vassey & Sam Phelps
Produced by: Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: Menu, Please? – Wednesday, March 15
Photos: Joey Middleton
www.theginnishow.com

#16 APPROVED

As kids who enter the world and go through brand new experiences, the memories we form pave the way to our beliefs about ourselves. Generally speaking, a lot of these beliefs evolve around how much we want to be liked – how much we want that fellow human approval. After all, it’s apart of humanity to want to relate and connect with our own species. The issues that arise from this need for approval is that we compromise so much of our own inner voice and needs and fill our minds and energies with resentment.

Oprah calls it the “disease to please,” and when we place ourselves in a position to seek approval or behave in a way just so others will like us, over time resentment builds.

This episode goes through the patterns around approval and where these usually form – home and school; the things we do so that our parents and the cool kids at school like us.

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Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Kim McInnes, Szebastian One, Kate Bollard & Sam Phelps
Produced by: Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: Approved – Wednesday, March 8
Photos: Joey Middleton
www.theginnishow.com

MONDAY MOCHA WITH TODD SEARS

It’s the sixth Monday Mocha podcast show. I have loved the diversity in guests that I’ve had the honour of spending time with.  One of the reasons why I wanted to start this particular series is to help change the attitude and resistance we have towards Monday which is essentially the mentality we go into the week with. By chatting to an inspiring individual, taking time out to have a coffee or a break – it’s a good way to ease into your week.

“I think friendships can be cyclical based off where you are in your life. True friends understand how I care about them. You may not see them for weeks at a time, but you pick up where you left off. “

This week, we take a trip into the finance world and take a trip down Wall Street to have a chat with banker, LGBT equality entrepreneur and founder of Out Leadership – Todd Sears. Find out how he thinks Australian coffee compares to American coffee and how many times he hits the snooze button before he wakes up.


Follow Todd: @toddsears

Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Todd Sears & Sam Phelps
Produced by: Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: Approved – Wednesday, March 8
Photos: Joey Middleton
www.theginnishow.com

#15 EXCUSE…..ME?

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Now..onto this episode. Are you constantly told that you’re getting in the way of yourself? And then it’s hard to understand what that actually means?

What is it about you that is getting in the way of yourself? What are some of the thought patterns, beliefs and behaviours we subconsciously engage in or are programmed within us that stops us from living the happiest and healthiest life we could?

This podcast is a little more serious but I’m also on the lookout to bring as much JOY as I can so am always finding ways to do so.

Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati & Sam Phelps
Produced by: Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: Approved – Wednesday, March 8
Photos: Joey Middleton
www.theginnishow.com

MONDAY MOCHA WITH PARVATI SUNDARI

It’s time for the next instalment in the Monday Mocha Series. One of the reasons why I wanted to start this particular series is to help change the attitude and resistance we have towards Monday which is essentially the mentality we go into the week with. By chatting to an inspiring individual, taking time out to have a coffee or a break – it’s a good way to ease into your week.

“Every single person that I’ve ever worked with that I see the light go on and they’re more themselves, that leaves a heart print on me each time.

Here’s our first Aussie who’s actually in Australia. In Episode 12 of The Ginni Show Wednesday podcast, I talked about meeting my first spiritual teacher in a body at a Night Club. Now when I say “in a body,” I’m not saying that other teachers are body-less per say, but I mean that they are in human form. Being raised a Catholic, technically, Jesus was my first spiritual teacher but he wasn’t in a body – I never actually met him in person. This episode we meet my first spiritual teacher – Parvati Sundari. When I met her on the dance floor at The Wharf Hotel in Melbourne, there was an instant connection. It felt like I had known her before. Now, not only is she still a teacher to me, she’s also a wonderful confidant, healer, soul coach and mate. I hope the joy in this interview spreads to your day and your week!


Follow Parvati: @parvatisundari

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Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Parvati Sundari & Sam Phelps
Produced by: Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: Excuse, me? – Wednesday, March 1
Photos: Joey Middleton
www.theginnishow.com

#14 HAPPINESS IS ICE CREAM. OR IS IT?

Are you happy? What are some of the things about you that make you happy? And in your life that make you happy?

Sometimes happiness is a projection of what others predicate for us. These others can be anyone from our parents, grandparents, teachers, cousins to our school peers. We find ourselves trying to squeeze into a mould that simply isn’t made for us. This applies to almost everything about us. The way we think, the way we behave, what we do and don’t do. It’s interesting how much this projection is a loud tape recorder in our heads.

This episode, we delve into why sometimes what we feel makes us happiness, is the very thing that leads us to unhappiness.

Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati & Sam Phelps
Produced by: Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: Break The Funk – Wednesday, February 15
Photos: Joey Middleton
www.theginnishow.com

MONDAY MOCHA WITH NICHOLAS STONE

We’re a month into The Monday Mocha Series. I’m loving the responses we’re getting to these so far. Some of you have expressed just how much you’re learning from these coffee dates and it brings me much joy! For those of you who have popped by for the first time to have a cuppa with me – this podcast is a chance to have a break from my Aunties, Ammi and 170 cousins featured on my Wednesday podcast and hear the journey of an inspiring individual from some part of the world. As you all know, I love talking. A lot.  The reason for starting the Monday Mocha podcast is that through the teachings and lessons I have the privilege of sharing with you every week that have come from my teachers; I am still a student in pursuit of more knowledge, self awareness and tools to cultivate more of the good things we need more of in this world. Each Monday, I’ll be having a chat to a guest who has much wisdom to share that we can all benefit from – to light up our day that little bit brighter.

It will literally feel like you’re sitting right there, having coffee with us. So c’mon, let’s have a Mocha!

“I love stories. Something that I absolutely crave is listening to people’s stories; what excites them, what’s their passion and how they’ve dealt with challenges.

The first few Monday Mocha’s of this series were all with New Yorkers. So I guess it’s about time I had a coffee with a fellow Aussie. Who happens to live in New York. Nicholas Stone is the CEO and Founder of Bluestone Lane; a Melbourne inspired coffee shop raising the standard of coffee palates amongst New Yorkers with the true coffee snobbery we seem to have down under. With already a handful of cafes in New York and soon to be three in Philly, the Bluestone love is set to spread across the country.

Follow Nick: @BluestoneLane

Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Nicholas Stone & Sam Phelps
Produced by: Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: Break The Funk – Wednesday, February 15
Photos: Joey Middleton
www.theginnishow.com

#13 BREAK THE FUNK

How are you? No really, how are you? I think sometimes, that phrase is used quite flippantly as a way to start a conversation rather than make it the focus of the conversation.

If we were actually using the phrase, “How are you,” and paying extra attention to the response, then the need for a day where you ask people how they are and make it your focus wouldn’t be necessary.

If we’re aware of ourselves more and how we feel, we’re aware of others and how they feel. It becomes difficult to navigate through our emotions, our day to day thoughts, our pre existing though patterns if we lack that very thing; self awareness.

It’s the key to many openings – your strengths, your weaknesses, what you need to work on, what makes you happen, what you need. If you’re self aware, you are well on your way to authentic power.

In a lot of the podcasts I do, I encourage everyone to take time out of their day for themselves. To spend with themselves. I truly want everyone to get to know the essence of how they are, and that takes time and focus. This can be done through meditation, or if that’s not your flavour, sports, reading or just sitting in silence for 30 minutes. It’s perhaps the most important tool you will have.

This episode is a little different to others. I’ve taken a more “serious,” tone to it because I’m serious about you living the happiest life possible for you.

NEXT EPISODE: Wednesday, February 22
Produced by: Sam Phelps
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Missy Dempse
Photos: Joey Middleton
www.theginnishow.com
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MONDAY MOCHA WITH INAYA DAY

Week Three of The Monday Mocha Series. For those of you who have popped by for the first time to have a cuppa with me – this podcast is a chance to have a break from my Aunties, Ammi and 170 cousins featured on my Wednesday podcast and hear the journey of an inspiring individual from some part of the world. As you all know, I love talking. A lot.  The reason for starting the Monday Mocha podcast is that through the teachings and lessons I have the privilege of sharing with you every week that have come from my teachers; I am still a student in pursuit of more knowledge, self awareness and tools to cultivate more of the good things we need more of in this world. Each Monday, I’ll be having a chat to a guest who has much wisdom to share that we can all benefit from – to light up our day that little bit brighter.

It will literally feel like you’re sitting right there, having coffee with us. So c’mon, let’s have a Mocha!

“Everyday, do something that furthers your career. If you put time into it every single day, it has to grow.”

This week, my guest is someone I’ve been lucky enough to have quite a few Mocha’s (and other beverages) with. One of the hardest working artists I know – pumping out new music frequently, slaying it on social media and gigging all over the world. Some have dubbed her the “Queen of House Music,” and a voice that could fill an entire stadium; Inaya shares her pearls of wisdom with us over coffee.

Follow Inaya: @InayaDay

Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Inaya Day & Sam Phelps
Produced by: Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: Break The Funk – Wednesday, February 15
Photos: Joey Middleton
www.theginnishow.com

#12 WHAT’S YOUR FLAVOUR?

This episode is all about…..ICE CREAM! YAY!

Well…not quite. It is about ice cream and it’s glorious flavours however I use it as a comparative. One of my first teachers – Shakti Durga, explains spirituality in a way that compares to Ice Cream. She said, “Spirituality is a lot like ice cream. It comes in it’s different flavours and expressions, but at the end of the day, it’s all ice cream.”

We take a look at some of the flavours and what we can appreciate from them.

Now, let’s go and have some ice cream!

NEXT EPISODE: Wednesday, February 15
Produced by: Sam Phelps
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Missy Dempsey
Photos: Joey Middleton
www.theginnishow.com
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