Season One

#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
Produced by: Sam Phelps
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Missy Dempsey, Sam Phelps & Zoe
Photos: Joey Middleton
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
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
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
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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tgs-tghMichele Musso (@michelemusso_)

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
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
www.theginnishow.com

Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud

#3 SAYING NO TO NO IS THE NEW BLACK

The word “No,” is the single most powerful word in the English language. It has just as much power when it’s used and when it’s isn’t used. A lot of us have trouble saying “No,” when it comes to doing things for people we can’t do or particularly don’t want to do. Sometimes we choose to allow things to happen without saying No, and over time we form of the habit of saying No to No.

Episode #3 – Saying No to No is the New Black; demonstrates the effects of when you say No to No instead of Yes to No. Know what I mean? Just listen.

Featured Guests:

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Nora Hooper (@norahooper)

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tgs-tghMichele Musso (@michelemusso_)

Returning Guests:

Kate Bollard (@katebollard)

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NEXT EPISODE: Feeding Sanity: Creative Living
Wednesday, October 19.

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

Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud

#2 We all have closets to come out of

Coming out of the closet has been a much celebrated step in the declaration of love in modern day. Going through life, we all have things about ourselves that we fear sharing with the world, or more to the point, fear coming out with. So we all can have a coming out story.

Ginni takes you on a journey of a few coming out stories with comedian Bobby Macumber and Artist Parvati Sundari – from coming out as being pregnant and being spiritual teacher . Some were very public. Some private and some via text message.

Featured guests:

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Parvati Sundari @parvatisundari

NEXT EPISODE: Saying No to No Is the New Black.
Wednesday, October 12.

Produced by: Sam Phelps
Features Voices of: Ginni Saraswati, Bobby Macumber, Parvati Sundari
Photos: Joey Middleton
www.theginnishow.com

Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud

#1 A Ginni In A Bottle

She’s like A Ginni in a bottle…except she doesn’t grant wishes. Sorry about that.

Join Ginni as she takes you on a journey of a young Sri Lankan immigrant woman growing up in Australia. Meet her aunties. Her 170 cousins (and still counting) and her love for ninja turtle figurines. This episode explores our adaptation to change, culture, our expectations and urges you to take notice of the inner child within you.
Featured Guests:

Kate Bollard (@katebollard)

Szebastian Onne (@szebastianonne)

NEXT EPISODE: WE ALL HAVE CLOSETS TO COME OUT OF
Wednesday, October 5.

Produced by: Sam Phelps
Features Voices of: Ginni Saraswati, Chantelle Perera & Sam Phelps
Photos: Joey Middleton
www.theginnishow.com

Some of the content of this episode has been inspired from:

  • Inside the Mind of Ginni Saraswati (not a book but her actual mind)
  • Empowering Relationships – Shakti Durga (an actual book)

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