September 15, 2021
It's episode 26 and that marks the first birthday of the podcast, and what an amazing year it has been. They say learning is great for your mental health, it keeps you stimulated, creates a sense of achievement as well as helps keep you mentally agile.
Sit back and enjoy this special birthday episode of a compilation of some of our guests over the last year and the key lessons that I have learnt from it.
For show notes, visit: https://benjaminrashleigh.com/ep-026-lessons-ive-learnt-in-the-last-year/
September 1, 2021
Today’s guest joins us all the way from the U.K. As a Transformational mindset coach and Yoga instructor, Michelle Sheldon chats to us about her passion for the different teachings about energy, healing and how mindset really does have an effect on what we create in our lives by living from our heart and bypassing the ego and the negative bias of the mind.
From her own personal experience and spiritual journey Michelle developed her passion and gained an even more understanding in energy, the universal field and how we really are the creators of our own lives through our thoughts and feelings and no she sure this with her clients as well as with us in this episode.
For show notes, visit: https://benjaminrashleigh.com/ep-025-living-from-your-heart/
August 18, 2021
In today’s episode we speak to a not so regular Joe, Katie Hale who in our eyes is extradentary. Kate journalist for one of Australia’s premier television networks shares her story and journey dealing with an auto immune disease Colitis, as well living with Alopecia.
Katie takes us on a journey when she was a young adult at the age of 19 developing Colitis and how this affected her physically and emotionally which a resulted in kick-starting her health journey to maintain a balanced diet and healthy life. Alongside dealing with an auto immune disease, Katie also diagnosed with Alopecia which led to her losing all her hair on her body with in as little as a few months of being diagnosed.
Enjoy the show!
For show notes, visit: https://benjaminrashleigh.com/ep-024-finding-your-identity-not-so-regular-joe-interview/
August 4, 2021
Humankind is entering a new demographic era. At the start of the next decade, globally, for every 100 people aged 15-64 years there will be 14.4 people aged 65 years or over. The United Nations projects that this so-called “old-age” dependency ratio will increase dramatically throughout the 21st Century. By 2030, the global ratio is projected to be 18 seniors per 100 “workers”, which is set to increase to 25.2 per 100 and 37.6 per 100 by 2050 and 2100, respectively. The current global population of 7.7 billion is projected to grow to 8.5 billion, 9.7 billion and 10.9 billion by 2030, 2050 and 2100, respectively. The impact of such a rapid shift in the age structure of our global society has enormous implications for how we manage national economies and healthcare systems.
Our bones support us and allow us to move. They protect our brain, heart, and other organs from injury. Our bones also store minerals such as calcium and phosphorous, which help keep our bones strong, and release them into the body when we need them for other uses. So keeping our bones strong and healthy not only prevent fractures but also positively effect our bodies constant action for homeostasis.
Join us as we look into the research and their recommendations on how to stimulate bone growth for the general population and the osteoporotic.
For show notes, visit: https://benjaminrashleigh.com/ep-023-bone-density-osteoporosis-exercise/
July 21, 2021
Initially the self-wort moment was created from a poem Farah wrote called she shines which was love letter to herself and a call to arms. Farah even had a vision to turn the poem into a short film, knowing she could touch and change many lives. After years, her vison came to light with the short film now in pre-production as well as a feature film around multiple stories to be released in 2022.
Self-worth can be stifled by many things; trauma, abandonment, bullying, sickness, grief and so much more. Through Farah’s road to self-validation was not easy. Regaining her self-worth was transformational. It helped her achieve hopes and dreams, and she wants to share this with women and girls around the world and to empower and understand their true worth.
For show notes, visit: https://benjaminrashleigh.com/ep-022-knowing-your-worth-the-self-worth-movement/
July 7, 2021
For today’s episode we have shared our interview with Laminex Australia as I was invited to be a guest on their Laminex learning bites podcast episode, hosted by Laminex’s Learning Experience Designer Ayse Caglar. In this episode we will be focusing on the topic of ‘Breathing and Desk Exercise’ and what you can do to assist your body in a stationary work environment.
Laminex’s diverse brand provides modern laminates to engineered stones, wood panelling to acrylic surfaces. The Laminex’s learning bites podcast was created to educate their clients and staff on a range of topics aimed at fitting into the flow of their day. Click here to listen.
Through the COVID pandemic Laminex have adopted a work from anywhere style, anyone that can work remotely is supported and a positive community has been developed.
As a result, in this episode I talk to Ayse about simple breathing and desk exercises can be applied and adopted by staff no matter where they are working.
For show notes, visit: https://benjaminrashleigh.com/ep-021-exercises-to-keep-you-moving-at-the-desk/
June 23, 2021
In this episode, Carrie goes into detail about what the Endocannabinoid System is, how the name came about as well as the function of the system has on the human body.
We touch on how the Endocannabinoid system and their receptors are found throughout the body; in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. With its complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and virtually all of the body's organs, the endocannabinoids are literally a bridge between body and mind. Having an effect on managing conditions like chronic pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, epilepsy, movement disorders like Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis. Even autism spectrum disorder, IBD, IBS and sleep disorder.
For show notes, visit: https://benjaminrashleigh.com/ep-020-chronic-conditions-pain-how-the-endocannabinoid-system-can-help/
June 9, 2021
In this episode, Tony provides his knowledge and experience on how people can deal with stress and stressful events by dealing in and changing our reactions and views on stress.
He starts off by acknowledging stress is unavoidable in life and how life is about uncertainty. However, in these stressful situations, events and in crises, a seed of opportunity is presented that people can embrace and use that opportunity to become more resilient.
For show notes, visit: https://benjaminrashleigh.com/ep-019-handling-the-stresses-of-life/
May 26, 2021
In this not so regular Joe episode, Marc shares his journey and experience with an eating disorder and how he dealt with it and has overcome it to get to where he is today.
As an always active and sports driven kid and teenager, Marc reached his heaviest weight of 105kgs at the age of 11. Which his obsession with food and exercise saw him lose weight to reach his lowest weight of 48kg at the age of 14 at a height of 5.11.
Marc takes us on a journey to how his eating disorder was first developed and the steps he took to recover and how he found his “why” and how he is living a more enjoyable and balanced life now.
For show notes, visit: https://benjaminrashleigh.com/ep-018-not-so-regular-joe-eating-disorders-and-the-journey-beyond/
May 12, 2021
In this episode Gillian talks to us about her experiences and the many benefits of music and how music be a platform for people and help them with social health and mental health levels.
Music is a platform to draw people together and create a community with a common goal and allow peoples voices to be heard.
Through Gillian’s work she has managed to bring conflicting groups of people together through music and sound to express ways of telling their stories, to connect with each other through shared music-making and to explore new sound worlds and modes of expression.
For show notes, visit: https://benjaminrashleigh.com/ep-017-healing-harmony-bridging-gaps-trauma-through-music/