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Get Merry is a show that covers real life stuff. It's a conversation with your best friend. They don't skip the struggles, and you'll laugh along with the surprisingly fresh honesty your hosts Emma and Carla Papas bring each week. Walk away feeling inspired with doable action steps and realise that you're not alone in the magical mess of your life.

Let's Get Merry!

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Get Merry is a show that covers real life stuff. It's a conversation with your best friend. They don't skip the struggles, and you'll laugh along with the surprisingly fresh honesty your hosts Emma and Carla Papas bring each week. Walk away feeling inspired with doable action steps and realise that you're not alone in the magical mess of your life.

Let's Get Merry!

    235: is there more pressure for women to 'look good' compared to men?

    235: is there more pressure for women to 'look good' compared to men?

    Without a doubt, we both believe there are more pressures for women to look good compared to men. But also, we're well aware that our perspectives are somewhat, maybe completely bias (because we are women) but let's be real here... there is more pressure for women to 'look good' compared to men.

    And don't worry we know there are a whole set of other pressures for men that women might not experience as much, like expressing emotions being seen as weakness, finance and money pressures, sexual pressure. And probably a whole bunch of others... but we aren't talking about them today (we will need some men to come on the show for this :P) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 39 min
    234: the money masterclass with Financial Planner Cara Brett

    234: the money masterclass with Financial Planner Cara Brett

    Stuff we talk about…

    How to save for big things.
    How to not run out of money.
    How to start investing, what you need to know before you start.

    Emma also mentioned half a quote in the chat (haha) she meant this:

    "Having money in your pockets allows you to focus on what you care about with confidence" Neudis Abreu



    Cara a self-proclaimed numbers geek and founded Bounce in 2014 after a successful, decade-long career in the financial services industry. She fell in love with understanding and organising finances when she first started working at Macquarie Bank. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 36 min
    233: far out, we watched Taylor Swift's documentary

    233: far out, we watched Taylor Swift's documentary

    We always loved her music. We always loved her. But NOW... oh wow, the love for Taylor Swift is so big!

    Stuff we talk about…
    - The constant goal of being 'a good girl' and 'doing what is right'. We can relate to this in so many ways! We talk about Joseph Campbell's quote (hehehe love you Dad)...
    "Don't do what Daddy says, because Daddy has one interest and that's your security. And if you bargain away your life for security now, you will never find your bliss".
    - The pressures of beauty standards in the public eye, starvation, eating disorders. How Taylor being a healthy weight is so beneficial for all of her fans. She said...
    "There's always some standard of beauty that you're not meeting. Because if you're thin enough, then you don't have that ass that everybody wants. But if you have enough weight on you to have an ass then your stomach isn't flat enough. It's all just f*****g impossible."
    - The dangers of relying on external validation as the guiding light for success and love.
    - Taylor's work ethic... amazing. 
    - Her perspective on being a woman in the spotlight at age 30...
    "This is probably one of my last opportunities as an artist to grasp onto that kind of success. So, I don't know, as I'm reaching thirty, I'm like, I want to work really hard while society is still tolerating me being successful."
    - How she became vocal during the 2018 mid-term elections, she wanted to be on 'the right side of history'. We've experienced this fear of expressing our opinions, from fear of judgment, feeling not smart enough, fear of people not liking us.

    If you watch the doco, let us know what you think! We'd love to hear from you.

    ALSO! MerryBody is officially open and you can join just in time to participate in the 21 day Yoga and Pilates Challenge!

    Always merrymaking,
    Emma + Carla
    P.s if you ever need help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 41 min
    232: the pizza episode

    232: the pizza episode

    It's us talking about why eating pizza represented another step forward in creating a positive relationship with food.

    Stuff we talk about…
    - We give you a brief rundown of our past relationships with food... binge eating, starvation, dieting, bulimia etc.
    - How food and dieting used to consume our minds. How any 'health goal' was linked to an external goal like... lose weight, get skinnier, get a flat stomach.
    - Why eating pizza represented another step forward in creating a positive relationship with food.
    - When we practise self-acceptance and self-compassion this allows us to move forward and heal our relationships with food.
    - We also got on to the topic of judgment of others and self.

    If you loved this episode please rate and review the episode on iTunes or share the episode with someone you love. If you have any topic ideas let us know. We'd love to hear them. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 41 min
    231: Create a flourishing mindset with psychologist Ellen Jackson

    231: Create a flourishing mindset with psychologist Ellen Jackson

    We're so excited to share this Get Merry Podcast episode with you! It's a sneak peek of one of the amazing interviews from the upcoming MerryBody Online Summit. It's all happening 1-2 February and it's FREE to sign up! 
    Sign up right HERE!


    Tune in and you'll hear from psychologist, internationally published writer and speaker, Ellen Jackson.


    Her passion is to help people thrive and flourish... and we can confirm you will feel extremely inspired and empowered after this chat.


    Stuff we talk about…
    - What is a flourishing mindset and why do we want one.
    - Positive Psychology, the science of optimal human functioning.
    - The extremely doable actions we can all take to welcome more of a growth mindset.


    Don't forget to sign up for the MerryBody Online Summit, join us (and 20 other amazing health, wellness and mindset experts from around the world) on this amazing 2-day journey of fulfilment, balance and renewed inspiration.


    If you’re finally ready to create the life you really want in 2020 and beyond that gives you more confidence, less stress and brings you more joy and happiness ENROL TO THE SUMMIT HERE. (or at summit.themerrymakersisters.com)


    Always merrymaking,
    Emma + Carla


    P.s if you ever need help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 50 min
    230: life lessons from cross stitching (we are for real)

    230: life lessons from cross stitching (we are for real)

    Stuff we talk about…
    The power of single focus... multi-tasking is so 2012!
    Why you should do your best for YOU, not for external factors.
    The power of discipline. 
    Allowing space for mistakes.
    It's the tiny stitches that make up the big picture. Just like life, it's the small moments that make up the life.

    Check out all the Get Merry Podcast episodes on iTunes and Overcast and  Stitcher for Androids. Plus we are on Spotify over HERE!

    Always merrymaking,
    Emma + Carla

    P.s if you ever need help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

SoberGill ,

Love these girls!

Emma & Carla are down to earth girls who just love to have a big chat with some interesting info and a few laughs! Love their podcast as they have had some really interesting and relatable topics.

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lovepodcasts2019 ,

Inspirational 💞

Emma and Carla are amazing women leading the way in mind body soul & spirit, their podcasts were my go to when lifting my spirit, now I just love listening to them all the time, I’ve gone back to the early days too and listened, these lovely ladies are knowledgeable and a breath of fresh air. Love all that you are doing 💞

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