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We're all imperfect. On this podcast, Hugh van Cuylenburg, founder of The Resilience Project chats to a variety of interesting people who are willing to make themselves vulnerable, by sharing their own struggles and imperfections. Hugh and good friend Ryan Shelton then discuss some valuable take aways we can all apply to our own imperfect lives.

The Imperfects Hugh van Cuylenburg, Ryan Shelton & Josh van Cuylenburg

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 1.9K Ratings

We're all imperfect. On this podcast, Hugh van Cuylenburg, founder of The Resilience Project chats to a variety of interesting people who are willing to make themselves vulnerable, by sharing their own struggles and imperfections. Hugh and good friend Ryan Shelton then discuss some valuable take aways we can all apply to our own imperfect lives.

    How (and Why) Ryan Dumped His iPhone

    How (and Why) Ryan Dumped His iPhone

    Ryan loves his smart phone. Or at least, he used to.Recently, he became fed up with it ruling his life. Endless scrolling, lost time, and just general bleh. So, three months ago he traded in his beloved iPhone for a not-so-smart flip phone - which he affectionately refers to as his ‘SmugPhone’.In this b-b-b-bonus episode, Ryan talks Hugh and Josh through every aspect of his smug journey so far:- Why he gave up his iPhone- How it’s going - pros and cons- What’s his actual set up (how YOU can do it too!)- His fantasy phone/device that doesn’t exist… YETIf you’ve been spending too much time on your phone, this could be the episode that inspires you to make a change as well.For more information, or to purchase the Nokia 2720 Flip, follow this link: https://nokia.ly/3WyNnMUUpdate* Ryan is now using Opel Mobile's Touch Flip which can be purchased via this link: https://bit.ly/3GUSd0K
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Santa Claus - A Special Vulnerabilitea House

    Santa Claus - A Special Vulnerabilitea House

    Well… it doesn’t get more exclusive than this!During the busiest time of his year, Santa Claus has been kind enough to join Hugh, Ryan and Josh in the Imperfects studio, so he can enter The Vulnerabilitea House.Despite some issues with parking his sleigh and some disruptive reindeers during the recording of this episode, Santa still manages to answer all three of the cards he pulls from the Vulnerabilitea House deck.It’s safe to say that this is not our normal type of Imperfects episode. Obviously. But we couldn’t be more thankful to Glenn Robbins for making this interview happen.All the money we make from ads in this episode will be donated directly to ASHA to help the incomparable Dr Kiran Martin (former guest) provide essential medical care to the millions of poverty-stricken people currently living in the slums of Delhi. To learn more or donate to this incredible organisation, follow this link… https://asha-india.orgMerry Everything to you all! See you in 2023!To listen to Glenn Robbin's Imperfects episode, follow this link: https://apple.co/3G0mBI5To listen to Glenn's podcast, Somehow Related with Dave O'Neil & Glenn Robbins, follow this link: https://apple.co/3FXxZUZ
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    • 29 min
    Hugh van Cuylenburg - Ageing, and Other Reflections

    Hugh van Cuylenburg - Ageing, and Other Reflections

    In this third of three b-b-b-bonus episodes, Hugh enters the Vulnerabilitea House and answers the question, ‘What do you see when you look in the mirror?’
    For the first time in Hugh’s life, he doesn't see a young man reflected back at him, and he generously tells Ryan and Josh how this is effecting him.
    How do we feel when we realise we’re not “young” anymore? It really is the age-old question isn’t it?
    P.S. Keep an eye out for a very special Christmas episode next week!!! You won’t believe who our final guest of the year is!! Although, your kids will definitely believe it. 😉
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    • 36 min
    Josh van Cuylenburg - How to Defeat Envy

    Josh van Cuylenburg - How to Defeat Envy

    In yet another b-b-b-bonus episode, it’s Josh’s turn to draw from the deck Vulnerabilitea House cards.
    And in doing so he shares his struggle with envy and jealousy amongst his successful friends, but also how it’s changed for him in recent years. And why.
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    • 42 min
    Esther Perel - Let's Be Better Lovers

    Esther Perel - Let's Be Better Lovers

    If there’s such thing as a b-b-b-bonus B-B-B-BONUS ep, this is it.
    Psychotherapist Esther Perel is THE woman to turn to for relationship advice - IYKYK! Her two TED talks have been viewed over sixty million times, she’s written two books that have both been featured on the New York Times Bestseller list, and her intimate podcasts with real people in real counselling sessions have positively changed the relationships of millions of couples - including ours.
    In this Academy of Imperfection, among other things, Esther tells Ryan and Josh (Hugh was sadly sick) why no relationship or partner is perfect, and to expect anything different is at our own peril.
    Whether you’re already in a relationship or currently looking for a partner, YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY LEARN SOMETHING FROM THIS EP! Pinky promise.

    To learn more about Esther Perel and her work, follow this link: www.estherperel.com
    To listen to Esther's podcasts, Where Should We Begin and How's Work with Esther Perel, follow this link: https://www.estherperel.com/podcast
    To purchase Esther's card game, Where Should We Begin, A Game of Stories, follow this link: https://www.estherperel.com/australia2022
    For tickets and tour information for Esther's remaining Australian shows, visit: www.tegdainty.com
    For book recommendation The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3gHVNCH
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    • 54 min
    Ryan Shelton - To breed, or not to breed

    Ryan Shelton - To breed, or not to breed

    Teeeeechnically the season is over… but who cares about rules when you’ve got three hosts who eat rules for breakfast!
    Hugh, Ryan and Josh have decided to add three B-B-B-BONUS Vulnerabilitea House episodes to the end of the season!
    To kick things off, Ryan answers the question: What parts of ageing scare you most?
    Ryan goes on to share something big that’s been on his mind recently - whether or not he should have children - and his fear around making a decision that he may regret later in life.
    Next time it’s Josh’s turn, as he picks a card for another special Vulnerabilitea House.

    For book recommendation, Embracing Uncertainty, by Susan Jeffers, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3AOkSCN
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

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Found this podcast a few months ago

And I’ve almost listened to the whole back catalogue. What a great listen

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Life saving and changing

Hugh, Ryan and Josh... all I can say is thank you... it’s been life changing for me. ❤️

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The most helpful podcast

This podcast is so real and open. I feel seen and heard and have found some great things to practice to help myself grow

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