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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 • 1.8K 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.

    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

    • 59 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

    • 47 min
    Nedd Brockmann - The Man, The Myth, The Neddgend

    Nedd Brockmann - The Man, The Myth, The Neddgend

    If you look up ‘Nedd Brockmann’ in the dictionary you won’t find anything because it’s a proper noun. But if you google ‘Nedd Brockmann’, you’ll see the true meaning of ‘legendary’.
    For 46 days in 2022, Nedd ran 100km a day from Cottesloe Beach to Bondi Beach, literally RUNNING ACROSS THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.
    Why? That’s the best part. Nedd (23!) not only wanted to raise $1m for homelessness (it’s currently at $2.5m - link below to donate), but he also wanted to inspire people and show them they’re more capable than they think they are.
    But as Nedd explains to a stunned Hugh, Ryan and Josh, this superhuman feat came at great cost to Nedd’s physical and mental health.

    To donate to We Are Mobilise for Nedd's Record Run, please follow this link: https://www.neddsrecordrun.com/
    To learn more about the charity group We Are Mobilise, follow this link: https://wearemobilise.com/
    To listen to our episode with Harry Garside, follow this link: https://apple.co/3UNSzMy

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Dr Emily - Lonely? You're Not Alone

    Dr Emily - Lonely? You're Not Alone

    Dr Emily is back with Hugh, Ryan and Josh for the final Emisode of the year, and she’s chosen to talk about something we can all relate to in one way or another… loneliness.
    In reflecting on last year’s raw episode with Christian O’Connell (link below), Dr Emily deep-dives into the many facets of loneliness.
    - Why do we feel lonely?
    - How do we handle our own loneliness?
    - What can we do to help others who feel lonely?
    The holiday season is approaching, which for some of us signals a happy time spent with the people we love. However for many of us, it can highlight feelings of loneliness. But like anything, the more we understand it, the more we can help ourselves and each other.
    As always, Dr Emily is here to help.

    To listen to Christian O'Connell's Imperfects episode, follow this link: https://apple.co/3TxWonu

    • 1 hr 10 min
    A DARN GOSH BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

    A DARN GOSH BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

    We’re doing it. Well… there’s no turning back now.
    Hugh, Ryan and Josh are going live on tour around the country with a stage show that they promise will be some of the most imperfect shows they’ve ever done. Live. Uncut. 100% guaranteed imperfection!
    The Imperfects… LIVE ON STAGE in 2023
    Special pre-sale tickets available from November 11-14 2022
    Tickets available from livenation.com.au

    • 14 min
    Kate Reid (Pt 2) - The Life-Saving Croissant

    Kate Reid (Pt 2) - The Life-Saving Croissant

    If you haven't heard Part 1 of our chat with Lune founder and master-baker, Kate Reid, we recommend you do that first. Because this episode, the sequel in our Croissantology, continues Kate's miraculous story as she attempts to overcome an eating disorder that forced her to leave her dream career in Formula 1.
    Here, Kate explains how she did that by going all in on creating the "perfect" croissant. And how that croissant launched a new pastry obsession for Melbournians, which eventually led to the pastry empire that is now Lune.
    This inspiring story is one of hope and resilience and... well, it will make you want a croissant... desperately.

    To purchase Kate's new cook book, 'Lune, Crossiants All Day, All Night' follow this link: https://bit.ly/3Nlp0z5

    If you or someone you know is experiencing an eating disorder or body image issues, The Butterfly Foundation is a fantastic resource and support. Please follow this link: butterfly.org.au
    For family and carer support, and to learn more about the organisation Hugh spoke about in part 1, contact Eating Disorders Families Australia, or follow this link: edfa.org.au

    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Ranigd ,

The best !!!

Best thing I have listened to in a longtime . Seriously impressive . Funny , deep and so relatable . Great combo . Thanks boys ❤️❤️❤️

MinnieC16H ,

Brilliant!

Funny, entertaining, vulnerable, thought provoking. Just love it.

PeeJay07! ,

Found!

I am 59 and have only been podcasting a short time. People had told me to listen to certain shows, I struggled with all of them.

I then seen “the imperfects” show. I have only listened to the first season ( sorry for being slow to catch on ). Thank you so much for this podcast. I have found something that not only resonates, but it touches me.

I believe I was born broken, I struggle with so much. Listening to this show is slowly convincing me to seek help and I may have a chance to get some respite from my own head and inner anger and emotional issues.

I will continue to listen and hopefully learn from the show.

Thank you fella’s. I feel this podcast is invaluable…

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