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There are so many extraordinary people achieving outside of the ordinary. From athletes to artists, adventurers to entrepreneurs, scientists to everyday people embarking on huge adventures. However, it is not what they achieve that fascinates me, but rather, how they achieve such excellence.

Through my Find Your Feet Podcast, I want to pull back layer upon layer to find out what drives these members of our community who are striving hard to find their feet & live a rich, purposeful life. I want to help their powerful messages and stories to be heard so that they can continue to make a ripple… or potentially even a splash!

I hope that through sharing their journeys and an insight into what makes them tick, we can provide an avenue for your own self-exploration for a meaningful life filled with excellence, in whatever that field may be. Because ultimately, I just hope that these inspiring individuals can help us all to progress one step closer to finding our feet as people, and in whatever dreams we dare to dream.
Visit www.hannyallston.com.au

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There are so many extraordinary people achieving outside of the ordinary. From athletes to artists, adventurers to entrepreneurs, scientists to everyday people embarking on huge adventures. However, it is not what they achieve that fascinates me, but rather, how they achieve such excellence.

Through my Find Your Feet Podcast, I want to pull back layer upon layer to find out what drives these members of our community who are striving hard to find their feet & live a rich, purposeful life. I want to help their powerful messages and stories to be heard so that they can continue to make a ripple… or potentially even a splash!

I hope that through sharing their journeys and an insight into what makes them tick, we can provide an avenue for your own self-exploration for a meaningful life filled with excellence, in whatever that field may be. Because ultimately, I just hope that these inspiring individuals can help us all to progress one step closer to finding our feet as people, and in whatever dreams we dare to dream.
Visit www.hannyallston.com.au

    #56 Finding Purpose with Dr Patricia Bowmer

    #56 Finding Purpose with Dr Patricia Bowmer

    Patricia Bowmer’s mission in life is to, ‘help us to live life fully, passionately and purposefully’. When I first discovered Patricia and her purpose in life I just knew that I had to have her on the podcast. I feel so incredibly fortunate to have now spent just over 2-hours in her company, bouncing our approaches to self-growth and personal development off one another. A psychologist and life coach, personal trainer, instructor of powerful group exercise classes, author, past radio presenter and an avid enthusiast of trail running and adventure racing, I knew I was in for a treat.

    Topics covered in this podcast:
    ​- Patricia’s journey and how this has led to her outlook on life
    - The heroes journey
    - Archetypes and values, and how you discover yours
    - Avoiding the trap of adding values into your life ‘because you should’
    - Gaining rapport with your unconscious mind
    - The mind-body and body-mind connection
    - Stress
    - Raising a family
    - Juggling parenthood with personal careers and a desire to play wilder
    - Patricia’s writing and her books

    • 1 hr 58 min
    #55 Solving Environmental Problems with Helen Locher

    #55 Solving Environmental Problems with Helen Locher

    My conversation with Helen today focuses on the upstream practices of global partnerships and organisational responsibility for the growing trend of climate change and power necessities of our world. Dr. Helen Locher has won multiple awards and most recently, the Women with Hydro Vision Award, at the International HydroVision conference, USA. Working for over 25 years in the Hydropower Industry and in her words, her main focus is on how she can solve environmental problems in an industry that undoubtedly has a stigma for creating environmental impacts. Some topics covered in this podcast are:
    - How can hydro be used sustainably to meet the growing power needs of our world?
    - Social licensing of businesses
    - How businesses can ‘step-up’
    - The four types of thinking Helen uses

    • 1 hr 29 min
    #54 Finding Happy Ground & Heart Meditation with Ivan Zwart

    #54 Finding Happy Ground & Heart Meditation with Ivan Zwart

    Heart Meditation. We don’t really talk about things like this in our western culture. More and more of us are accepting the notion of meditation and mindfulness. However, in these practices, we are using the mind to calm the mind. That’s really hard. Ivan Zwart is the founder and facilitator of Happy Ground Wellbeing and author of ‘Finding Happy Ground’.

    I read Ivan’s book and knew I needed it in Find Your Feet and have him on the Podcast. If you are seeking fulfilment and have never dropped out of your mind and into your heart, this podcast will simply offer the personal differences that practices have made in Ivan’s life and the lives of those he teaches.

    Prior to creating Happy Ground Wellbeing in 2013, Ivan started out as a social scientist and gained over twenty years’ experience as a trainer, facilitator, researcher.

    While Ivan’s professional career had been very successful, since 1998 he continually battled with his mental health due to personal circumstances in his life. In order to improve his wellbeing and make better decisions in life, Ivan visited counsellors and psychologists, read a large number of self-help and psychology books, and learnt to meditate. But one of the most profound changes to his life happened in 2010, when he first learnt about heart meditation. Practicing heart meditation changed his life and now he passionately shares his knowledge and understanding through speaking, programs and his book.

    ​Thank you so much Ivan for sharing your story and journey with us. I hope our conversation is just as valuable to you, the listener, as I found it to be.

    “Our brain and our heart are connected essentially. When our heart is open and feeling peaceful and light, then our mind naturally becomes more still”

    • 1 hr 40 min
    #53 Nutrition & Hydration for the Ultra Trail Australia with Darryl Griffiths

    #53 Nutrition & Hydration for the Ultra Trail Australia with Darryl Griffiths

    If you are new to the podcast, I think this one is a really great introduction to what we are all about. In this episode I am bringing back Darryl Griffiths… and with good reason! Darryl is the founding director of Koda Nutrition (formerly Shotz Sports Nutrition) - An Australian sports nutrition company. In this episode we talk nutrition and hydration specifically for the biggest trail running event in Australia - The Ultra Trail Australia.

    Darryl has been on this podcast twice already, but this one is our next level up and definitely reflects Darryl’s growing expertise in ultra running nutrition and hydration.

    This conversation is perfect for anyone taking on the challenge of the Ultra Trail Australia next year, or for anyone just curious about the physiology of shaking up a tummy for a prolonged period of time!

    Please continue to reach out and share your stories with me. I absolutely love to hear from you. I really hope you gain a few really strong take homes from this episode, and can feel more supported to be wilder, play wilder and perform wilder.

    Explore the full range of my resources at: http://www.hannyallston.com.au

    • 1 hr 48 min
    #52 Archetypes & The Hero's Journey with Hanny Allston

    #52 Archetypes & The Hero's Journey with Hanny Allston

    “ The greater the repertoire you have and understanding of your archetypes and what you need in your world to execute to peak performance, the more you’re going to rule your world.”

    Our recent podcast episodes have had a real focus on climate change, meditation and really exploring our place in the world. But today I wanted to bring in my recent studies of neurolinguistic reprogramming. Specifically the role Archetypes and the Hero’s Journey plays in our lives. Before you think, ‘that’s a bit out there for me’, I promise we keep the conversation very rooted in the practical implications for having a deeper understanding of these metaphorical stories.

    We welcome Jess back in this episode, after took the year off to explore her passions for the arts and focus on her degree in psychology. She helps me to dig us deeper into the psyche to unravel the details of how these topics are applied to our daily lives and performance goals.

    ​I really hope this conversation is are able to help you recognise where each of the archetypes are showing up in your life. Also how cultivating an awareness of when each one is active in our mind, can help us to lean into life even more. Asking ourselves things like, 'Am I being in Warrior mode?' 'Does this serve me right now?' 'Yes' or 'No'. Now I have the choice to keep thinking and acting into this archetype or choose a new one. Also to notice the patterns in a heroes journey, see that we are all on it at different stages, and develop a greater level of compassion for ourselves and those around us.

    That’s all from me! Enjoy!​

    “ The reason I ‘retired’… is because I thought Hanny was an athlete… only an athlete... and I thought that there had to be a point that athleticism needed to end and the next evolution of Hanny needed to begin. Because all I thought, was that there was one archetype ‘athlete Hanny’ and ‘athlete Hanny’ needed to mature… so she needed to die…but I realise that underneath that... are all these other other archetypes… and I’ve walked away a richer person…”

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode #51 The Threat to our Natural Values

    Episode #51 The Threat to our Natural Values

    My guest on The Find Your Feet Podcast is Micah Visoiu. Micah currently works for the Natural & Cultural Heritage Division of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. In his words, he is a ‘non-specialised specialist’ contributing work to provide context, advice and scientific grounding for the management of the Tasmanian Reserve estate managed by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service. His overarching area of interest is Tasmanian biogeography and ecology in the wholistic sense. Today we discuss the impact that climate change is having on our natural values, specifically in the World Heritage Area of Tasmania. The threat of climate change terrifies me and it is into this fear that I have leant, using it to motivate me to understand what the risk is of climate change on our lifestyles, our food sources, the futures of our children, and now, our pristine natural values. I wanted to tap into Micah’s extraordinary knowledge and respect for Tasmania’s living species, to understand what we have to gain but also to lose. Topics discussed in this episode are:
    - Micah’s childhood growing up in Northern Tasmania and how he uncovered his calling
    - The complexity of defining climate change
    - The uniqueness of Tasmania and what is at stake with the onset of climate change
    - The timeframes that we have to make change
    - The severity of where we are at now and what the climate change models are telling us
    - What needs to be done, by individuals but also by policy & change makers
    - The predicted changes we are likely to see in Tasmania’s climate and natural values
    - What Micah is focussing on in the face of all this knowledge

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

AntsT77 ,

Episode 44

Just listened to this while doing my 10km run. Loved it! Absolutely loved it! And I hope they don’t change the end of your new book. Can’t wait to read it! Keep up the awesome work.

CazWood ,

Brilliant podcast

Brilliant podcast packed with loads of great take home messages. The series of podcasts done leading up to UTA were particularly helpful to me.

dan19820128 ,

Great podcast

I’ve just started listening to this podcast and in the last 24 hours I’ve switched to Shotz nutrition, bought Col Bailey’s book and seriously considered moving to Tasmania. Great content, the interviewees feel like friends by the end of the podcast.

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