20 episodes

The Confessional invites gorgeous empowering women and other allies to share their incredible stories about life, dating, sex and relationships after 40. Encouraging women to support other women, these are real stories of amazing humans.

The Good Girl Confessional The Good Girl Confessional

    • Leisure
    • 4.4, 8 Ratings

The Confessional invites gorgeous empowering women and other allies to share their incredible stories about life, dating, sex and relationships after 40. Encouraging women to support other women, these are real stories of amazing humans.

    Ep 20 - The Good Girl Confessional - Dr. Catherine Barrett - #TheKindnessPandemic

    Ep 20 - The Good Girl Confessional - Dr. Catherine Barrett - #TheKindnessPandemic

    Dr Catherine Barrett is a doctor, educator and researcher who started #TheKindnessPandemic only 3 weeks ago and it has become a global movement with over 600,000 followers and growing daily.
    💓This podcast runs for 49.22 mins.
    (Trigger Warning: This Podcast does contain references to sexual and physical assault from 21:00 - 32.00)

    ❤️Dr Barrett is a Melbourne based doctor, researcher and educator who started this project which already has over 600,000 followers in only 3 weeks! As COVID-19 hits, she decided that this is a time for us to unite and to spread kindness. Kindness won't make the virus go away, but it will make our lives easier and richer. #TheKindnessPandemic focuses on spreading kindness across the world and are particularly interested in #IntersectionalKindness. The message is, we can all do acts of kindness in the world.

    ❤️Dr Barrett is also the Director of an anti-ageism organisation called Celebrate Ageing which aims to support older women in the community, and is an advocate protecting older women against sexual assault.

    To Follow The Kindness Pandemic:👇
    https://www.thekindnesspandemic.org/

    Facebook Group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/51550...

    To follow Celebrate Ageing:👇
    https://www.celebrateageing.com/

    🎧You can also listen to The Good Girl Confessional on Spreaker, Spotify, iTunes, ApplePodcasts and where ever you listen to your favourite podcasts.

    • 49 min
    Ep 19 - The Good Girl Confessional - Susan Francis - Author

    Ep 19 - The Good Girl Confessional - Susan Francis - Author

    Susan Francis is the author of her memoir, The Love That Remains. After spending over twenty years searching for her biological parents, Susan met the love of her life. After a whirlwind romance, they married and set off on an amazing adventure to live overseas, but things took an unexpected turn. Susan joins host, Sandy Lowres, in the Confessional to tell her story - a story about secrets, life's shocking twists and unconditional love - in her own words. The Love that Remains is an honest and beautifully written memoir.

    You can follow Susan at:
    https://www.facebook.com/writingbysusanfrancis/

    Or on Instagram: @susanfrancis29

    Susan's memoir was printed by Allen & Unwin and can be purchased here:https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/other-books/The-Love-That-Remains-Susan-Francis-9781760876722

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Ep 18 (Part 2) -Claire Ashman - Cult Survivor to Ted X Talker

    Ep 18 (Part 2) -Claire Ashman - Cult Survivor to Ted X Talker

    Claire Ashman is a remarkable woman. She grew up in a sect, a break away from the Catholic Church, and at 18 married a man who would lead her into an even more sinister community. For almost a decade she lived by the whim of a man who called himself "Little Pebble", the leader of a doomsday cult called The Order of St. Charbel. Forced to join the religious order, she took a vow of poverty, chastity and obedience and attended prayer sessions three times a day, It was the concern for the safety of her eight young children that eventually saw her bravely flee with her kids from the secretive cult , led by convicted rapist and pedophile William Kamm, on the NSW south coast. After escaping the cult, Claire had no idea about the outside world or how to survive on her own. But survive she did. Claire went on to forge an amazing life, is an author, a coach and has delivered no less that four Ted X talks. She has remarried and raising her children in Brisbane, Australia.
    Claire joins host, Sandy Lowres in the Confessional (ironic - yes, we know!) to tell Part 2 of Claire's remarkable journey of survival. (*Note: We made a conscious decision to have Claire's story told in two parts so that she could tell it fully - we recommend you listen to Part 1 first for context).

    Claire Ashman is the author of Lessons of a Cult Survivor.
    You can buy her remarkable book here:
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Lessons-Cult-Survivor-Claire-Ashman-ebook/dp/B07G7276P5

    You can watch Claire Ashman's Ted X Talks and find out more about Claire here:
    www.claireashman.com

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep 18 (Part 1) - Claire Ashman - From Cult Survivor to Ted X Talker

    Ep 18 (Part 1) - Claire Ashman - From Cult Survivor to Ted X Talker

    Claire Ashman is a remarkable woman. She grew up in a sect, a break away from the Catholic Church, and at 18 married a man who would lead her into an even more sinister community. For almost a decade she lived by the whim of a man who called himself "Little Pebble", the leader of a doomsday cult called The Order of St. Charbel. Forced to join the religious order, she took a vow of poverty, chastity and obedience and attended prayer sessions three times a day, It was the concern for the safety of her eight young children that eventually saw her bravely flee with her kids from the secretive cult , led by convicted rapist and pedophile William Kamm, on the NSW south coast. After escaping the cult, Claire had no idea about the outside world or how to survive on her own. But survive she did. Claire went on to forge an amazing life, is an author, a coach and has delivered no less that four Ted X talks.
    Claire joins host, Sandy Lowres, to tell her story. This is Part 1 of Claire's remarkable journey of survival. (*Note: We made a conscious decision to have Claire's story told in two parts so that she could tell it fully).

    Claire Ashman is the author of Lessons of a Cult Survivor.
    You can buy her remarkable book here:
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Lessons-Cult-Survivor-Claire-Ashman-ebook/dp/B07G7276P5

    You can watch Claire Ashman's Ted X Talks and find out more about Claire here:
    www.claireashman.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 17 - Sara Cunningham - Founder, Free Mom Hugs

    Ep 17 - Sara Cunningham - Founder, Free Mom Hugs

    Sandy Lowres, host of The Good Girl Confessional, chats with Sara Cunningham, Founder of Free Mom Hugs. Sara's journey from midwest Christian mother to her gay son Parker, to creating an organisation that wraps its arms around the LGBTI+ community is inspiring and heart warming. Free Mom Hugs now has a chapter in every state of the USA and has inpired other groups around the world including Australia. Her book 'How We Sleep at Night: A Mother's Memoir' has been optioned by Jamie Lee Curtis and will be released as a film.

    Helpful Links:
    How We Sleep At Night: A Mother's Memoir by Sara Cunningham
    https://www.amazon.com/How-We-Sleep-A...

    Free Mom Hugs (USA)
    https://www.freemomhugs.org/

    PFLAG (USA)
    https://pflag.org/

    Free Mum Hugs (Australia)
    https://www.facebook.com/FreeMumHugsAus/

    PFLAG Australia
    http://pflagaustralia.org.au/

    Parker Cunningham - Music
    https://www.facebook.com/parkercunnin...

    The Good Girl Confessional Podcast:
    https://www.facebook.com/GoodGirlConf...

    Spotify - The Good Girl Confessional Podcast
    https://open.spotify.com/show/66ab1o9...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 16 - The Good Girl Confessional - Let's Talk Menopause - Nadine Marsh & Sarah Hennessey

    Ep 16 - The Good Girl Confessional - Let's Talk Menopause - Nadine Marsh & Sarah Hennessey

    Many women listening here in The Confessional, or of a certain age, will be going through peri-menopause or menopause. Host Sandy Lowres chats to Nadine Marsh, a Women's Health facilitator, and Sarah Hennessey, Natural Health practitioner and Doctor of Chinese Medicine, about their innovative workshops for women - Menomorphisis: Reclaiming, Reframing and Reinventing Menopause. When Nadine started to go through her own menopause journey, she started to research and then work with other people to reclaim herself. Joining forces with Sarah after they realised there was a gap in the information women were seeking, they started Menomorphosis Workshops to help women feel the best they can about themselves. They explore how hormones affect women throughout their lives as well as cultural perspectives around menopause and offer simple tools to support harmony, balance and wellness. As a doctor of Chinese Medicine, Sarah has a philosophy of a holistic approach to balancing hormones, working along side modern medicine. So let's talk about everything from hot flushes and beyond.

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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Women rock

Enjoying this podcast so much. Everyone has a story and Sandy has a great ability to bring out women’s stories in a fun, respectful and entertaining way. Can’t wait for more.

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As a leader myself its great to hear an inspiring female leader tell her journey. I love Sandy’s interview style and how it bought out this magnificent woman’s story.

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