This entire podcast stems around one question...
"If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?"
Michelle Cox likes to have unlikely conversations on uncomfortable topics with her guests as she uncovers interesting and sometimes taboo topics.
THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE with Beck Mitchell
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “I use endurance sports as a way to encourage people to fulfil their potential, and when we are in a place of feeling fulfilled, we can look externally to support others and make a real difference in this world – helping people who can’t help themselves. As we recognise our own strength, we can enable others to do the same.”__________Beck Mitchell is an inspiring young Australian. She is an experienced youth worker, having spent the past two decades with Bridge Builders Youth Charity, where she is currently a Director.Beck is an endurance athlete, who specialises in Ultra Marathon events and is also the host of her own Podcast, called Run with Soul. In 2020, Beck represented Australia in the World Marathon Challenge, which involves running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. In 2021, Beck was recruit #9 in the reality TV show, SAS Australia. She was one of 14 'everyday Aussie's' chosen to attempt the military style selection course, called 'Hell Week".Beck is a highly engaging speaker, who is passionate about helping people know their value and achieve their dreams. She’s had a really interesting life which started with quite a unique upbringing which I’m keen to hear more about. Let’s meet Beck Mitchell._______For more information about Beck, check out these places;-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beckmitchell (https://www.instagram.com/beckmitchell)Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beck-mitchell/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/beck-mitchell/)Head to michellejcox.com for more information about the ONE QUESTION podcast, your host or today’s guestsConnect with Michelle on Linkedin here:- @MichelleJCox (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellejcox/)Connect with Michelle on Instagram here:- @michellejcox (https://www.instagram.com/michelle.j.cox/)Connect with Michelle on Facebook here - @michellejcox (https://www.facebook.com/coxxygal/)AND,
INNER VOICE with Mardi Ritchie
...If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “How do we hear it, how do we know it is our inner voice and what does it sound like?”_______________Mardi Ritchie is a notable spa therapist, musician and songwriter well known for her holistic approach to skincare and integration of sound therapy in her treatments. With extensive experience in the beauty industry and a background in music, Mardi has pioneered a unique approach that combines touch, sound and scent to create transformative experiences for her clients.Mardi is the owner & founder of Chakana - a stunning day spa we have here in my local town of Avalon - but it’s not like any others I’ve ever been to. With a deep understanding of the mind-body connection and the healing power of sonics, Mardi weaves sound therapy into each of her sensory spa journeys to create multi-layered, transformative experiences. I’ve done a bit of sound healing & sound therapy in my time and it’s something that has a profound effect on me - so I’ve been looking forward to sitting down with the gorgeous Mardi to talk more about things like sonic anatomy and sound resonating chambers - terms I’d never heard of before I started to do the research in this space. This is a wonderfully unique conversation about such a different topic - I hope you love it! For more information about Mardi, check out these places;-Website: https://mardiritchie.com/ (https://mardiritchie.com/)Chakana: https://www.chakana.com.au/about/ (https://www.chakana.com.au/about/)Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beckmitchell (https://www.instagram.com/beckmitchell)Linkedin: Mardi Ritchie (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mardi-ritchie-8a904027b/?originalSubdomain=au)Head to michellejcox.com for more information about the ONE QUESTION podcast, your host or today’s guestsConnect with Michelle on Linkedin here:- @MichelleJCox (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellejcox/)Connect with Michelle on Instagram here:-
THE PATIENT DOCTOR with Ben Bravery
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “What doctors and patients want from their relationship. Patients don't just need doctors good at diagnosis, they need empathic and compassionate doctors willing to talk, listen and advocate for them”__________________________Having experienced my fair share of disillusionment with our medical system, I’ve often wondered; ‘what if the doctors that were treating me had gone through this? Would they be more empathetic, more understanding of my concerns and my feelings about the treatment?” But to be honest, that’s as far as my thinking went. Whilst frustrated with the apparent lack of empathy in the ‘medical fraternity’, I didn’t feel passionate about it enough to throw in my day job & re-train as a doctor to fight this pandemic from within… how crazy would that seem? And yet, that’s exactly the path that my guest today has taken. Meet Ben Bravery. Originally a zoologist and science communicator, Ben worked for the Australian and Chinese governments before being diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer at age twenty-eight. After undergoing eighteen months of cancer treatment, Ben decided on a career change. He became a doctor in 2018 and is now undertaking speciality training in psychiatry. Ben volunteers, advocates, writes and speaks about colorectal cancer, living with cancer, cancer in young adults - but what’s most interesting to me is that he’s also talking about and shining a light on the ‘dark arts’ of medicine and medical education, and is committed to advocating for change in Australia's healthcare system. His book, The Patient Doctor, is the powerful and inspiring story of his life-changing decision to become a doctor and enact change for the better within the health system. As a scientist, Ben understood his illness and treatment, but this in no way prepared him for what it would really be like to be a patient. Ben is one incredible human and I loved this conversation so much. Please enjoy this very frank and inspiring chat with the wonderful Dr Bravery. For more information about Ben, check out these places;-Website: https://www.benbravery.com/ (https://www.benbravery.com/)
DIGITAL NUTRITION with Jocelyn Brewer
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “Digital Nutrition and why we need to think of technology more like food than drugs. I think we need to talk more about what the impact of too much (irrelevant, low quality) information is on our mental health and wellbeing!”____________If I’m honest with myself, there are definitely times when I feel that digital devices hinder my well-being vs helping it. I’m not an anxious person and yet, mindless scrolling or allowing those ‘inbound’ messages or texts to take over, definitely has an impact on my well-being. I’m sure you can relate. But let’s face it, I didn’t get my first phone or tablet until I was ‘old’. It’s a very different world now and navigating the digital landscape & impact of it on the young people in our lives is something more people & companies are focusing on. My guest today is Jocelyn Brewer who is a Sydney-based psychologist with a special interest in the psychology of technology and staying human in a digitally-saturated age.She created Digital Nutrition (http://www.digitalnutrition.com.au/) in 2013 as a positive framework for addressing digital wellbeing issues and our love-hate relationship with technology and in 2021 completed a Masters in Cyberpsychology at Sydney University.In addition to her private psychology practice where she works with adolescents and adults, Jocelyn is a speaker, educator and media commentator on issues relating to cyberpsychology, digital well-being and mental health.We are about to get schooled on digital nutrition people - strap in! _______In our chat Jocelyn mentioned two books she would recommend;-* The Anxious Generation by Jonothan Haidt, and* The New Childhood by Jordon ShapiroFor more information about Jocelyn, check out these places;-Website: www.jocelynbrewer.com/ (https://jocelynbrewer.com/)Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejocelynbrewer/ (https://www.instagram.com/thejocelynbrewer/)Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jocelynbrewer/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jocelynbrewer/)
BEING STALKED with Nicole Madigan
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “Being Stalked is no joke - it had a major impact on my life and often victims are too scared or embarrassed to talk about it.”_____________Many of us would have made a joke about stalking. Using the word casually in situations like people following us around, finding out all you can about someone online before you meet them or even those overly enthusiastic people that step over the ‘too much’ boundary, we might say ‘What a stalker!’. But for my guest today being stalked was no joke.Journalist Nicole Madigan is a victim-survivor and believes stalking needs to be spoken of with more seriousness. Her latest book, Obsession: A journalist and victim-survivor’s investigation into stalking details how she was stalked for three years by her partner’s ex-girlfriend. This was a woman she didn’t even know. A woman she’d spoken to in passing only once at her son’s cricket match. Nicole was previously a television reporter with the Nine Network and has spent the past 15 years writing investigative articles, news pieces, long-form features and content for a wide range of publications and businesses. She is currently a Senior Writer for Mamamia and has a passionate interest in domestic violence and family law, writing frequently on these and related topics, in the hope of raising awareness and evoking change. Nicole is also a non-executive Board Director of Friends with Dignity, a charity providing support to victim-survivors of domestic violence, and is an ambassador for domestic violence advocacy group My Red Flags. She hopes that her story could serve as an example and that people and institutions start treating the issue with the seriousness that it deservesThis is a story almost too bizarre to believe.. and therein lies the problem. Let’s meet Nicole to find out more… _____For more information about Nicole, check out these places;-Website: https://nicolemadigan.com/ (https://nicolemadigan.com/)Her Book: Obsession: power, fixation, control - A journalist and victim-survivors investigation into stalkingInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/bynicolemadigan/Linkedin:
THE GRIEVING BRAIN with Mary-Frances O’Connor
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “The grievin...
Finally feel heard
I just listened to the last episode on The Grieving Brain and finally feel heard. I had a giggle, some tears and really feel like this is a true reflection on how I experienced my grief and the feelings of judgement around me. Great episode and one everyone should listen to, to be ready to be there for others moving through grief.
Thought provoking, funny and intelligent
I can’t believe it has taken me so long to find this Podcast. Michelle is a brilliant, unapologetic and totally authentic host and her guests bring such brilliant hypotheses and questions to the table. Absolutely love. Congratulations
This will challenge your preconceptions
Michelle, you have demonstrated great bravery and generosity in sharing your thoughts, learnings and ideas in your books and now this podcast. And then you go and find brave and generous people to chat to here. Thank you for sharing this with the world.