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MONDAY MOCHA WITH NOAH MICHELSON

Week Two 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!

“I was 28 when I wanted a new career. You’re never too old to try something new. If you’re 29 or 48 or 52 and you wanna do something – I say go do it.”

My guest this week is one of my favourite people in media. He is simply adorable and amidst his crazy busy schedule, he always makes time to see me when I’m in New York. From landing in New York with a Poetry Degree and $80,000 in debt, Noah volunteered his time to work as an intern for Out Magazine during the day, and took up odd jobs to pay rent in the evenings. Now, he heads up the Huffington Post Queer Voices Section as Executive Editor. Anyway, enough spoilers from me. Have a listen.

Follow Noah: @noahmichelson

Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Noah Michelson & Sam Phelps
Produced by: Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: What’s Your Flavour? – Wednesday, February 8
Photos: Joey Middleton
Branding & Digital: Szebastian.Com
www.theginnishow.com

#11 VENTING OR B*&CHING?

There’s really nothing like a good vent. It’s the start of a process to a solution. But many of us start that process and just stay at the step of venting which can leads to loads of negativity and frustration – especially when others don’t agree with our point of view.

In the episode, we explore the themes of the fine line between venting and b*&ching and the ways we can express how we feel in a way that seeks a solution rather than approval.

NEXT EPISODE: Wednesday, February 8
Produced by: Sam Phelps
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Missy Dempsey, Sam Phelps, Kim McInnes & Emma Dawson
Photos: Joey Middleton
Branding & Digital: Szebastian.Com
www.theginnishow.com
Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | Insight Timer

MONDAY MOCHA WITH CLAUDE SILVER

Kicking of the first of The Monday Mocha Series today. It’s a chance to have a break from my Aunties, Ammi and 170 cousins and hear the journey of an inspiring individual from some part of the world. As you all know, I love talking. A lot. It’s very apparent with the regular Wednesday podcasts. 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!

Side note – I know my Melbourne peeps are probably throwing me a bit of shade and judgement with their coffee palates. I hear you. But I stand true to the fact that a Mocha is a REAL coffee.

“I would rather teach and coach someone to take up space in the room and be big in the room than dealing with a fearful ego.”

My first guest is the world’s first Chief Heart Officer – Claude Silver. She’s not quite the conventional Heart Surgeon as her title may imply, but her procedural and operating skills on the heart have a different kind of touch to the scalpel and defribulator. Claude’s role is to assist in building the best human empire in the history of time by building a space where employees feel physically and psychologically safe to be their best selves. She coaches and guides to touch the lives of those who work at VaynerMedia – one of the hottest digital agencies in the world, each and every day.

Follow Claude: @claudesilver

Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Claude Silver & Sam Phelps
Produced by: Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: Venting or B*&%ing – Wednesday, February 1
Photos: Joey Middleton
Branding & Digital: Szebastian.Com
www.theginnishow.com

 

 

 

 

#10 NO SPEAK ENGLISH

When door to door salesmen or Jehovas Witness’ would knock on our door, instead of engaging in the conversation and assertively saying, “No, Thank you,” in speaking her truth, Ammi used to just claim that she, “No Speak English.”

I’ve found that daily, there are situations that can bring us discomfort and that yucky feeling of unease when the universe presents us with a situation or circumstance to actually speak up in line with our “truth.”

Now, people get a little funny and think I’m saying “Thou shalt speak your truth,” in such a tone. I’m not that fancy. When I say, “speak your truth,” I’m referring to speaking up about how you really feel. Assertively, empoweringly and honestly in the context of a particular situation.

Last season, you wantedI additional tips would be beneficial to your journey so I’ve included in a few in this episode too. Oh and yes, Ammi, my aunties and my 170 cousins will be making frequent guest appearances.

@theginnishow xxx

NEXT EPISODE: Wednesday, February 1

Produced by: Sam Phelps

Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Missy Dempsey, Sam Phelps, Kim McInnes & Emma Dawson

Photos: Joey Middleton

Branding & Digital: Szebastian.Com

www.theginnishow.com

Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | Insight Timer

#9 BUILDING WALLS

Over the past three weeks, the world has been either in a state of shock, fear…some are seeking to be positive and others are just in a total state of W.T.F.

I didn’t want to make this podcast about politics, but instead I wanted to use what was going on around us to take time to see what was reflected within us.

With the constant fear inspiring rhetoric we hear in our news feeds and from our leaders, of course, it’s natural to be freaking the F out.

Sometimes the only way to combat such negativity is to start with ourselves. See where it is within us the places we started to build walls around our hearts and our lives. Where did we become intolerant of others out of anger or hate? Because they shared a difference of opinion or political belief? At what time did we separate ourselves from everyone else? Where did we fail to be the best person we could be and use love, peace and thoughtfulness as the foundation. If each and every one of us begin to cultivate that kind of unity within – what is without will begin to reflect that.

It’s the series finale of The Ginni Show and I wanted to say thank you to all of you for tuning in, for inviting me into your spaces, your homes, your cars and your bathrooms – Hola to the toilet phone users out there. Laugh and love that little bit harder and take extra care of yourselves and one another these holidays.

I’ll see you in January 2017.

Ginni xox
@theginnishow

NEXT EPISODE: Season Two Returning January 2017
Wednesday, November 23
Produced by: Sam Phelps
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Missy Dempsey, Sam Phelps & Zoe
Photos: Joey Middleton
Branding & Digital: Szebastian.Com
www.theginnishow.com
Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud

#8 FINDING YOUR TRIBE

We’ve seen dynamic duos, fantastic friendship groups and the people you call “ride or die.” Sometimes, these people come in and out of your life, some of them stay for a season but it’s evident that each relationship we have in our life is for a reason.

Over the years, I’ve been blessed to share many close friendships – not all of them are still around, some of them have faded. As these relationships were changing, I grew sad, unhappy and was clinging on for dear life that they wouldn’t change. But they unfortunately did. This episode explores the friendships that you outgrow, the friendships that evolve as you evolve and how you form your ride or die squad.

NEXT EPISODE: The Ginni Show Season Finale
Wednesday, November 23
Produced by: Sam Phelps
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Missy Dempsey, Sam Phelps & Zoe
Photos: Joey Middleton
Branding & Digital: Szebastian.Com
www.theginnishow.com
Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud

#7 OPEN UP THE PRESENT

It’s an election special….and I’m sure some of us are a little worried? How many times a day do you worry? What do you actually worry about? Do these worries always come true?

Sometimes we tend to focus our energy, our thoughts and our times on things and circumstances that don’t actually exist or happen. When we worry, we are taken away from the present and the gift that it is.

I wrote this episode on my birthday – a time where most of us reflect on our lives, how far we’ve come and what we’ve achieved. This episode is all about how when we open up the present, the right here and now, we feel thankful, and have more to be thankful for.

NEXT EPISODE: Finding Your Tribe
Wednesday, November 16
Produced by: Sam Phelps
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Missy Dempsey, Zoey
Photos: Joey Middleton
Branding & Digital: Szebastian.Com
www.theginnishow.com
Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud

#6 : DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT

Do you take your phone into the bathroom with you? We are now in an era where we have more communication streams than ever before. Each day as technology advances, more gadgets are advanced and invented – our dependence on a devise increases, but our focus on actively interacting and communicating effortlessly decreases.

Gone are the days where we only had one way of communicating when and where to catch up for coffee. International Dialling is crystal clear. We are now at a stage where going to the bathroom involves a connection to something digital.

This episode has a little toilet humour. We get up close and personal with our guests and find out just who takes their phone to the bathroom with them and the obsession behind social media posting and reactions.

Join Monique Olmo and returning guests Britni Lesha, Tab Wolod, Ilea Matthews, Rachel Fennimore and Mams Taylor in an episode about how sometimes we need to disconnect from things to connect with ourselves.

Featured Guests:

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Monique Olmo (@birdie2fly )

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Ilea Matthews (@(@ileamatthews)tgs-blog003

Rachel Fennimore (@Fennimas)

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Mams Taylor (@MamsTaylor)

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NEXT EPISODE: Wednesday, November 9 – Open Up The Present

Produced by: Sam Phelps
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Mams Taylor, Britni Lesha, Tab Wolod,  Ilea Matthews, Rachel Fennimore, Monique Olmo & Missy Dempsey
Photos: Joey Middleton
Branding & Digital: Szebastian.Com
www.theginnishow.com

Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud

#5 A MASSAGE TO REMEMBER

A massage is a very personal experience. We allow someone into our personal space and are at full trust that they will honour and protect our personal space just as much as we do. Although, from time to time, and hopefully not too often, we encounter those who either do not have an idea of what personal space is and they feel they have a right to invade or intrude because they have merely received an invitation to enter.

What I found chatting to my guests this week and with people in general, when an invasion of personal space has occurred, we fear speaking up. Again, guilt is a common motivator but it’s also the projection that those who are being invaded feel that the issue is with them. This leads them not to speak up.

Join Ilea Matthews, Rachel Fennimore, Jennifer Ariemma and returning favourite Britni Lesha, Tab Wolod and Michele Musso as we all tell you about our massages to remember.

Featured Guests:

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Ilea Matthews (@ileamatthews)

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Jen Ariemma (@JenAriemma)

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Rachel Fennimore (@Fennimas)

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Returning Guests:

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NEXT EPISODE: Disconnect to Connect
Wednesday, November 2

Produced by: Sam Phelps
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati,Britni Lesha, Tab Wolod,  Ilea Matthews, Rachel Fennimore, Michele Musso, Jen Ariemma & Sam Phelps
Photos: Joey Middleton
Branding & Digital: Szebastian.Com
www.theginnishow.com

Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud

#4 LIVING LA VIDA CREATIVE

Everyone has a a creative streak in them. Some of us either lose it along the way because we become distracted with our 9 to 5 job or career path and some of us forget about that part of us, altogether. When we are in touch with our inner child, our creativity soars. Creativity doesn’t necessarily mean artistic – you can be a creative problem solver, a creative organiser…you just have to find where it lies within you!

Episode #4 – Living La Vida Creative talks about the fear we have around our creative self and some tools to take that much dreaded leap.

 

Featured Guests:

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Nora Hooper

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Mams Taylor (@MamsTaylor)

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Ken Schneck (@ThisShowIsSoGay)

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Susan Surftone (@SusanSurftone)

NEXT EPISODE: A Massage To Remember
Wednesday, October 26.

Produced by: Sam Phelps
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Bobby Macumber, Britni Lesha, Nora Hooper, Tab Wolod,  Kate Bollard, Szebastian Onne
Photos: Joey Middleton
Branding & Digital: Szebastian.Com
www.theginnishow.com

Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud