This solo episode is all about rituals, gratitude and journaling! After a few requests, I decided to combine the three into a short 25 minute episode sharing my morning rituals/morning routine that I use to create a really beautiful mindset for the day, a template for my journal entries and why I appreciate gratitude as a means for elevating our vibration. If you enjoy this episode you can connect with me further via @stephsanzaro on Instagram xx
Welcome to The Steph Sanzaro Podcast, today you are joining me for a short solo episode on Rituals, Gratitude and Journaling.
Over the past month I have had a few requests to talk about my journaling and morning rituals, so I decided to combine them and to discuss a little bit about gratitude as well, three things that I like to use to elevate my morning and to start my day off in a beautiful mindset.
I have been using writing as a form of self exploration for many years but I’ve only adopted a daily journaling habit within the past year and I have seen it as a beautiful time for self reflection and a source of greater understanding. I share my template for journaling here with you today, not as a recommendation but simply as a peek into my own practice.
In the current moment I am apart of a wonderful yoga immersion called 40 Days and 40 Nights run by the fantastic Bec over at Zero Point Yoga. In this episode I briefly talk about what the course has been like and the rituals involved. This has been such a brilliant investment in helping me to learn and adopt new skills into my every day life, I could not recommend it more. To find out when her next enrolment will be, stay tuned here.
In this episode we will look a little further into why gratitude is so important and how starting our day with appreciation can be so important for us in focusing on the good energy rather than the negative.
Today we discuss:
morning rituals and routines
small introduction to Zero Point Yoga’s 40 Days and 40 Nights yoga immersion
movement for mental health
nourishing our body through food
creating gratitude lists
a template for my journal entries
feelings, validation and mapping
writing as a tool for self exploration
Thank you so much for listening and sharing your time with me. You can connect with me over at @stephsanzaro on Instagram, your thoughts and feelings are always welcome.
Episode 35 on limiting beliefs and putting yourself out there. In this short 20 minute solo episode, we explore the idea of uncovering limiting beliefs through therapy, therapy as a means for mental exploration, protection mechanisms, living with anxiety, the benefits of stepping into discomfort, discovering what you are capable of, following the call of your soul, the importance of clear intentions and manifestation and the impact of self worth and self love on our belief of what we deserve from our lives. In this episode I share a piece of my heart with you all, I hope you find comfort in the words and perhaps a new sense of understanding within yourself. Thank you for sharing your time with me. If you’d like to connect you can find me at @stephsanzaro on Instagram. Happy listening xx
Welcome to The Steph Sanzaro Podcast, today you are joining me for a solo episode on limiting beliefs and putting yourself out there.
In this short solo episode we will be talking about:
uncovering limiting beliefs through therapy
therapy as a means for mental exploration
my personal experience with anxiety
protection mechanisms in my life
the benefits I found from stepping into the discomfort
breaking through my fear of travelling alone
following the call of your soul
understanding what we are capable of
the importance of clear intentions and manifestation
why we need to take action in manifestation
stepping into alignment with your goals
the impact of self worth and self love on our belief of what we deserve
Thank you so much for joining me for this weeks episode, I love sharing little snippets from my life with you all, that I have found to be extremely profound in my growth and I hope they provoke a new line of thinking within your own.
In this episode I am joined by the electric Tom Robb, to talk about stepping into our power and living in our authentic truth, showing up exactly as we are and owning our individuality. We will talk about opening your mind to self development, why life doesn’t get in the way ‘life is the way’, breaking the stigma of Men’s mental health at a young age, why your uniqueness is what makes you special, why we need to communicate openly and so much more! You can find more from Tom at @lifeis_theway on instagram xx
Hi all, welcome back to The Steph Sanzaro Podcast, today we are joined by the electric Tom Robb, a speaker, yoga teacher, outdoor facilitator, mediation teacher and mentor.
That’s right… he does all of those things! Tom oozes passion for helping others become the best versions of themselves.
He has a strong love for self development and along his self improvement journey he has created some wonderful resources that now helps other’s on their journey too.
Life Is The Way is his business and Tom speaks today about how ”Life doesn’t get in the way, life is the way”.
In today’s episode, Tom and I discuss:
finding freedom and flexible income with yoga teaching
opening your mind to self development
working with young minds and providing a safe space for them
why it’s never too late to start, age is no barrier
why life doesn’t get in the way, life is the way
why we need to act on our ideas and passions instantly
breaking the stigma of Men’s mental health at a young age
why operating at your highest frequency is important for everyone around you
why your uniqueness is what makes you special in this life
why ”you don’t lose; you learn”
why we need to communicate openly and check in on the people around us regularly
why we need to step outside the box of social norms and be our authentic selves
a message we need to share with our kids
This was such a rad episode to sit down and record and it carries a lot of power along with it’s words.
A big thank you to Tom for showing up exactly as he is and being his best self for us today.
A powerful episode, with the incredible Sarah McCarthy. Sarah is a Fitness and Wellness professional who is making a massive impact in the local community. This episode is something special, Sarah and I broach the hard, yet honest realties of life. We discuss Sarah’s early childhood in commission housing, her Dad’s attempted suicide, losing her father to terminal cancer, battling anorexia and disordered eating, living a purposeful life, breaking stigmas, movement as medicine and much more! This episode is a MUST listen and definitely not one to miss!
Hey guys welcome back for another week, with yet another incredible guest!
Today we are joined by the wonderful Sarah McCarthy, a fitness and wellness professional who is breaking down stigmas and making a big impact in the Geelong community!
Sarah’s story is one of resilience and I am so honoured to share it with you today.
Guys, this is one powerful episode that broaches some really hard, yet important topics.
Topics that yes we may find hard BUT… are so relatable in today’s world and I believe that Sarah sharing them here with us today is such an important thing in helping to raise awareness and helping to enrich the lives of others!!!
In this episode we discuss:
Her early childhood in commission housing
Her Dad’s attempt with suicide
Losing her father to terminal cancer
Getting into the fitness and wellness industry
Battling anorexia and disordered eating
Overcoming these hardships and battles
The importance of a support network
Strength training, rest and healthy eating
Volunteering and living a purposeful life
Movement as medicine
Breaking down the Mental Health Stigma
Men’s and Female only Projects
Becoming a Lululemon ambassador
Leading by example
This episode is filled with so much light and so much value. There are so many things in this episode that I founds so inspiring and so empowering and I really hope you do too!
The work Sarah has been doing surrounding Men’s mental health is so admirable and is such a testament to the person that she is!
It’s very exciting that Sarah will be running a Women’s only event on the weekend of International Womens Day! It will be held on the 6th of March at 5.30pm! Whilst I cannot share too many details I can share that it will be being held at one of the newest and most gorgeous new yoga spaces in Geelong and that there will be a very special guest speaker gracing everyone with their presence! It will be a night not to miss!
We have to say a massive thank you to Sarah today for being such an incredible guest and for being as honest and transparent as they come, a quality we know and very much love from our guests on the Plant Based Body Podcast!
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Be sure to keep an eye on her instagram for more details surrounding the Women’s only event, Yeah The Girls!
I hope you guys enjoyed today’s episode with the amazing Sarah McCarthy!
If you feel that her story and message need to be heard by more people, then share this episode to your story on Instagram and help spread her incredible journey of resilience, strength and finding wellness.
I look forward to seeing you again in my next episode!
Today I am joined by Mel Yu, the entrepreneur behind Ego Expo, MCO events and an avid keynote speaker for Suicide Prevention. This episode is a powerhouse of information and inspiration. Get ready to cry, laugh and learn from this incredible woman. We discuss life after losing your love to suicide, the importance of going ‘within’, self work and self love, building and growing business, owning your story and much, much more!
Hello my dear friends, welcome back to the Plant Based Body Podcast.
Today’s episode is extremely special; I am joined by the incredible women that is, Mel Yu.
Mel has an incredible story. I feel extremely honoured to have been trusted with holding space for Mel as she takes us through her journey.
And what a journey it has been!
Mel has experienced her fair share of hardship. After experiencing family troubles early in life and dealing with racism and bullying in school, in 2014 Mel then lost her partner Gus, to suicide.
It was that heartbreaking and earth shattering kind of love. And the loss of this was something that rocked Mel to her core. What could have been an easy path for Mel to fall into a spiral of depression as well, over the years she has found new strength and has been able to take her lowest point and turn it into power; as an advocate for suicide prevention.
Mel has become an advocate for mental health and is an avid key note speaker. Mel is also the entrepreneur behind Ego Expo and MCO Events, two incredible businesses that are taking Melbourne and Australia by storm.
This amazing lady has so much knowledge and wisdom to share and this episode is a power house of inspiration. I left this conversation buzzing, and I know you will too.
In this episode Mel and I discuss:
Shifting your perspective
Suicide and life after
Letting blame and shame go
Living your life ‘in flow’
Hitting rock bottom and finding the strength to rise back up
Fostering self awareness
Reaching out for help and finding the right person to talk to
The power of going ‘within’
Building a mental health network
The power of vulnerability
Owning your story with purpose
Becoming A self-made business woman
Investing in yourself
Leading with kindess
Conscious content consumption
Positive affirmations for self love
“The worst thing you can leave behind, is a story untold”.
I am so humbled to share this powerful episode with you all and cannot thank Mel enough for her time and for sharing so openly.
In today’s episode I am joined by Matt Sipala from You4ia Health and Active Living. Matt is a fitness professional, who in this episode opens up about food addiction, calorie counting and calorie restriction, his mental health, transitioning to a plant based diet and much, much more. I can’t wait for you to listen!
Hey guys welcome back to the Plant Based Body Podcast!
In today’s episode I am joined by Matt Sipala of You4ia Health and Active Living.
This is a really great episode that I think lots of us out there can resonate with.
It has become an all too common thing for many of us out there to experience body image issues and Matt is no stranger to this.
In this episode Matt and I discuss:
Masculinity and femininity
Being a young teen at 100kg
Battling with calorie counting and calorie restriction
The ‘fun’ of fad diets
Finding sustainable health and fitness
Transitioning to a plant based diet
Becoming a podcaster and tips & tricks
Self care for Matt
The importance of breathing and meditation
What a jam packed episode! I’m so happy that matt joined us this week and shared his incredible story with us. Every week I am astounded by the incredible guests who join me and share so openly and vulnerably. It is incredibly inspirational and hopefully this episode has left you with a little clarity moving forward in your life.
Welcome to my first solo episode. This week I take you through my crazy experience in the week just past, with the Unyoked project and a spontaneous yet transformative trip to the Grampians with a guy that was no more than a stranger a week before. This episode is about the crazy things the world presents you with when you start to step outside of your comfort zone and step into your fears! It’s time to open yourself up to all the possibilities the world has waiting for you!
In this episode I take the plunge and record my very first solo podcast.
It has taken me a while to get to this point where I feel comfortable sitting in front of the microphone and to talk about myself.
But it’s time to not be fearful anymore. It’s time to provide value and share some of the insights that I have come to learn over my life!
In the last week I have seen more of a transformation in myself, than I have in years… all from simply stepping outside of my comfort zone and doing something that would normally scare the absolute hell out of me.
I am not going to give you any spoilers but this episode is really about all of the wonderful things that the universe seems to present to you with when you decide to sit in the discomfort, step into your fears and stop letting your anxious brain control you.
The best things truly do come when you start to open yourself up to new experiences and new opportunities. It is a beautiful reminder that accepting help, is not weak. It is brave, it allows people in to your life and allows intimacy.
The people I have met and gotten to know over the past week have now shaped me for what is to come next in my life.
Each person and experience is a learning opportunity and provides so much space for growth and self awareness.
I hope you guys enjoy this episode and if you do, please feel free to tag someone who needs to hear this today.
In this episode I am joined by Elise Carver (@littlebantamsurftrainer) as we discuss sustainable living, fitness and food. An incredible insight that I believe will change the way we think about our health and fitness forever. In this episode we also touch on social media, growing a business through Instagram, mental health, living with Gastritis and fueling and moving your body.
Welcome back to the Plant Based Body Podcast!
In this episode I am joined by Elise Carver (@littlebantamsurftrainer) of Surf Style Training. This episode is jam packed with amazing goodies that I know you guys will love!
Today we talk:
fueling your body for optimisation
the gut and Gastritis
We discuss Elises early life, moving from place to place and the instability when she was growing up and the rocky relationship she has with her mother and her step father. She explains the work she has had to do to help her over come these issues and ultimately overcome a lot of her childhood trauma.
Elise found home within the Surf Coast, where she lives a sustainable lifestyle with her husband. Elise works as a trainer and online coach, provides active stretching and training tips to her many Instagram followers and is soon to be a published Author.
When ‘sustainability’ is the topic of conversation, we normally think of minimal waste living. But in this episode we talk about sustainable fitness; is your fitness routine a long term commitment or a short term quick fix that will burn you out? What about food? Are you dieting and doing crazy challenges that are unsustainable in the long run or are you eating tofuel your body best?
Elise shares amazing insights for those who have never heard of sustainability before and quick and easy tips that we can use to implement sustainability into our lives today.
I hope you have your pen ready because you are about to learn an abundance of knowledge that will help to change your life forever!
If you would like to connect with Elise and provide her with some feedback you can find her here:
I want to thank Elise for being so honest and so willing to help others, she is providing incredible content through her instagram teaching and inspiring others and truly wants to change other peoples lives but more importantly… change the world!
Lucy Brennan is the founder and directer of Luce Fit Australia. In this inspiring episode we discuss overcoming binge eating, anxiety, competing in fitness competitions, founding a successful business and cultivating self love. Have your pens ready because this episode is full of amazing and helpful tips!
Welcome back for another episode of the Plant Based Body Podcast! 🙂
This episode is truly wonderful and heart warming.
My conversation with Lucy is full of empowering messages and inspiring ways to help improve our relationship with food and our bodies.
In this episode Lucy takes us through her early life and into high school. We talk about where she headed after school and her experience with University and moving to Melbourne.
It was there she blossomed as a PT and worked the usual AM and PM fitness professional grind.
We talk about the positives but also the struggles of competing in fitness competitions and how this ultimately effected Lucy’s body image.
However, Melbourne was not for Luce and she ventured overseas where she really discovered her drive and purpose.
Upon her return Lucy knew exactly what she wanted to do… to create an all female gym that would empower women in her community to get their bodies moving and to help improve their relationship with their bodie’s.
This is where Luce Fit Aus was born!
In this podcast we explore mindfulness, self love, building a business, competing, anxiety, over coming binge eating and poor self image and so many more precious goodies!
I hope you guys enjoy this episode as much as I did and fall in love with Lucy’s ethos and passion!
She is a wonderful inspiration for all girls out there wanting to make something of themselves and build their own business; and she proves that not everyone needs to go to University to be successful!
Luce Fit Aus is a warm and nurturing womens gym in Geelong, and it’s community continues to grow every day!
If you would like to be a part of it, head over and follow this link to explore their Instagram
Thank you guys for tuning in for another episode and we will see you next week!