029 – Everything Happens For a Reason with Your Host

Join me for this mini life update as I take you through the beautiful realisations that have come to me over the past 6 months. I will be discussing the reality of returning home from India with the remnants of Typhoid and Dengue fever and how that played on my self of identity, the sub sequential onset of chronic fatigue, how I was gifted with the chance to live with and help care for my Nan in her last months of life, how gratitude helped me to see all of the bright moments in the darkness and how there can always be a positive on the other side of a negative, it’s just a switch in mindset. Connect with me via Instagram at @stephsanzaro I would love to hear from you! Happy listening x

Welcome back to The Steph Sanzaro Podcast!

Today you are joining me for a small solo episode on why I believe that everything happens for a reason.

In the past 6 months life has been a crazy ride for myself and for many others. Yet through a change of mindset and a shift in perspective, I have truly grown to believe that my circumstances these past few months have all happened for a reason.

In this episode I will tell you about my journey over this time, and the things I have found comfort and resolve in.

We will discuss the importance of gratitude and the life changing effects that expressing gratitude daily can do for your mindset.

In life we encounter many ups and downs and sometimes our greatest moments of hardship can feel unfair and unjust. We question how this could possibly have ever happened to us?

But it is in my experience that these hardships can teach us so much about ourselves. That we can then use these hardships to grow strength and resilience and move forward through life as a more evolved and better version of ourselves.

It is my belief that everything happens to us for a reason, to either teach us something or to give us a certain understanding and depth we were foreign to before.

It’s how we use these hardships, that really shapes the people we become.

Choose gratitude and positivity.

If you connected with the epsisode or its message, I would love to hear from you. You can connect with me here on instagram or you can share it to your story to spread the message further 🙂

Happy listening,

Steph xx

016 – Owning Your Story with Purpose with Mel Yu

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:

  • Mel’s journey
  • 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
  • Finding gratitude

“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.

You can find Mel on instagram here

If you or someone you know is struggling, Lifeline is an incredible resource for help and someone to talk to. Be kind to others always, you never know what is really going on underneath.

Happy listening,

Love Steph x

006 – Leading the Conversation with Gabe McClelland

In this episode I am joined by Gabe McClelland as he leads the important conversation around mental health. He shares his incredible story about anxiety and OCD, that has a truly inspiring message that will get you moving your body, having important conversations and being a good mate. This episode has the power to change lives.

Welcome back to the Plant Based Body Podcast!

Today’s episode is a beautiful conversation with Gabe McClelland.

Gabe leads today’s episode with a discussion that I hold very close to my heart, a discussion about mental health.

You are going to be blown away by this episode, Gabe inspires with every single word.

His story is incredible and extremely relatable to many of us out there. We discuss anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and how he has managed to tackle and over power these things.

This episode offers hope to many people out there and I think will motivate and inspire you to get outside, get your body moving and get out of your head.

Sometimes our mental illness can feel like it consumes our entire life and seemingly, that is what Gabe’s had done to him. However he is now leading a run group called the Finishr with his partner Bree, that is encouraging movement and inspiring important conversations.

Conversation can change the world.

Talk to someone today. Have the tough conversation, man up and be a mate.

If Gabe’s story speaks to you, feel free to contact him through his instagram at Gabe_mcc

This episode has the power to change lives, I cannot wait for you to hear it.