the phoenix phenomenon

s2 Ep6: wayne taylor

Average Joes founder Wayne Taylor has seen the devastating impacts of social isolation on men’s mental health. What started as an off-the-cuff invitation for blokes to get together each week to enjoy a beer and chicken wings at a local pub has evolved into Average Joes, a national movement with international aspirations. Hear more about

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S2 Ep5: Erin ashley

Erin Ashley felt on top of the world. She had a husband and two young daughters who were the light of her lives and they were living life to the full. With no outward signs of illness, Nico passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, turning Erin’s life upside down and leaving their children without a father.

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S2 EP4: Allan Pease

Internationally renowned as Mr Body Language, Allan Pease can tell more about you from one conversation than you ever thought possible. But here, he shares the roller coaster ride of massive successes and incredible lows including financial strife and two cancer diagnosis that have challenged him and wife Barbara. With their latest book The Answer,

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s2 EP3: Jessica Mcilveen

https://youtu.be/-LD9G5w4LpQ Jessica Mcilveen had no idea what was happening to her when she first started to experience anxiety in 2017. Jessica found solace in yoga and meditation and then the counselor combined her two loves to create Kids Yoga Therapy. Here, she talks with Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane about the power of yoga with helping children overcome

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s2 Ep2: Rhys Greedy

Just before his 21st birthday, Rhys Greedy’s world came crashing down. The fit, adventurous Australian Army rifleman was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma and underwent intensive treatment. After five years of being in remission, Rhys began what has become an annual quest to conquer some of the world’s tallest peaks to push his physical boundaries to

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s2 ep1: Vanessa fowler

Allison Baden-Clay is a name most Australians know well – she was a mother-of-three who was a victim of domestic violence, murdered by her husband in 2012. Vanessa Fowler is Allison’s sister and the co-founder of the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation, which is not only keeping her memory alive but is educating the country and dispelling

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S1 Ep9: Stephen Dale

Many people talk about the moment when they hit rock bottom. Well, Stephen Dale literally did when he fell from a 30ft cliff and was as close to death as they come. He has not only fought against the possibility of permanent physical and mental impairments but now has a strong focus on helping people

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S1 Ep8: Wendy Barnes

Wendy Barnes has beaten breast cancer – twice. Earlier this year she celebrated 10 years since her first diagnosis and five years since the second. This vibrant Sunshine Coast woman has plenty of advice for people who are navigating their own cancer journey and it is all about having a “glass half full” attitude. Watch

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S1 Ep7: Millie Thomas

Millie Thomas battled with anorexia for 15 years. It took over her life and food restrictions and excessive exercise regimes became her norm. Having been recovered for three years, Millie is now a passionate eating disorder recovery coach who is using her lived experience to change the lives of people living with eating disorders and

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Roxanne McCarty OKane Writer Sunshine Coast Ghostwriting Kurek Ashley Vlog

S1 Ep6 Kurek Ashley

My connection to Kurek Ashley, the world-renowned life, business and personal development coach and former Hollywood star, actually came about through his wife Erin Ashley, who is a prominent mindfulness coach. Kurek’s interview provides an insight into his dark days, which inspired him to rise up and enable people to manifest real change in their

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S1 Ep5: Kim Morrison

Kim Morrison is a vibrant and multi-talented mother-of-two who founded natural skincare and essential oils brand Twenty 8 and has been imparting her knowledge on the power of self-love and self-care. Here, she speaks with Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane about the numerous challenges she has overcome in her life and how she developed the Circle of Self-Love

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S1 Ep4: Kerrie Atherton

Having experienced sexual assault and drug and alcohol addiction before the age of 18, Kerrie Atherton is The Girl Who Broke Through. Kerrie has used her lived experience to help thousands of people with addiction, mental health and suicide prevention through her work as a chaplain and counsellor. Founding Stories of HOPE Australia, she now

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S1 Ep3: Shelagh Brennand

It took only a matter of minutes for Shelagh Brennand’s brain to be completely rewired, transforming the analytical mind of a police investigator into the creative mind of a poet. Here, Shelagh shares her stroke journey and how she used a positive mindset to move through depression and exploring her new limitations to channel her

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Roxanne McCarty OKane Writer Sunshine Coast Ghostwriting Megan Bray Vlog

S1 Ep2: Megan Bray

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-muIW5CKBQ When I attended a fundraising evening for a Sunshine Coast-based charity that is working to build the country’s first live-in rehabilitation facility for people living with eating disorders. The charity is called ended. While I was chatting to people around the room, more than one person suggested that I speak with a woman called

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Roxanne McCarty OKane Writer Sunshine Coast Ghostwriting Darron Eastwell Vlog

S1 Ep1: Darron Eastwell

I first met Darron Eastwell in my role as a journalist at My Weekly Preview on the Sunshine Coast. Darron’s incredible story of not only surviving a high-speed downhill mountain biking accident against all odds (his family were told he would have a less than 10% chance of waking up from his coma), but then

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