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Welcome to the Mindful Men Podcast, where we're all about guiding men towards a more mindful way of living.

I'm your host Simon Rinne, and together with my guests, we unpack how mindfulness can truly impact men's everyday lives.

Join us as we navigate this journey towards a more fulfilling existence. Here, we're not just talking inspiration – we're all about putting mindfulness into action.

So hit that subscribe button and explore the world of mindful living with us!

Continue the conversation by joining the Mindful Men Community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2050441875316594/)

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Welcome to the Mindful Men Podcast, where we're all about guiding men towards a more mindful way of living.

I'm your host Simon Rinne, and together with my guests, we unpack how mindfulness can truly impact men's everyday lives.

Join us as we navigate this journey towards a more fulfilling existence. Here, we're not just talking inspiration – we're all about putting mindfulness into action.

So hit that subscribe button and explore the world of mindful living with us!

Continue the conversation by joining the Mindful Men Community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2050441875316594/)

    126. Muscular Dystrophy with Rhiannon Anderson

    126. Muscular Dystrophy with Rhiannon Anderson

    Welcome to Episode 126 - Muscular Dystrophy with Rhiannon Anderson

      

    Imagine your three year old daughter is in hospital, and recovering from surgery. The doctor enters the room and tells you she has been diagnosed with a genetic disorder that has no cure; and she would be lucky to survive until her 19th birthday. 

     

    This is the story of Rhiannon Anderson; a law graduate, life coach and public speaker from Toowoomba in QLD. Rhiannon shares her story of living with Muscular Dystrophy, the physical and mental impacts, and how disability has shaped her life. 

     

    She shares how she was bullied at school due to disability, but found a voice through studying law. Her path ultimately led to her establishing Living Abled – a life coaching business where Rhiannon inspires her clients to “live a life that is unapologetically theirs!”  

     

    Join us as we get mindful about Muscular Dystrophy, disability, and the power in turning personal pain into purpose!

     

    Key points

     

    In this episode Rhiannon shares: 


    Understanding Muscular Dystrophy
    How Muscular Dystrophy impacts her
    How Muscular Dystrophy was diagnosed
    The mental toll of Muscular Dystrophy
    Friendships and dating with Muscular Dystrophy

     

    Key quotes

     

    “muscular dystrophy is, is in the name muscle, so it impacts your muscles and dystrophy, basically, weakness”

     

    “there's no treatment and oh, by the way, her prognosis, you're lucky to have it till she's 19, go home, love her, there's nothing you can do”

     

    “The mental toll that it took was quite enormous.”

      

    Connect with Rhiannon

    Website: : https://livingabled.com.au

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/living_abled/  

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livingabledcoaching

       

    Connect with Mindful Men

    Website at www.mindful-men.com.au

    Community Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2050441875316594

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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindful.men.aus/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-rinne-246207247/

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindful.men.aus

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbXBNQmbj4ZQj3rzFAZALTA

     

    ***If anything triggers you from today's episode, please reach out to your support networks or seek professional help***

     

    Stay Mindful, Simon


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    • 57 min
    125. Unstoppable Dads with Matt Noonan

    125. Unstoppable Dads with Matt Noonan

    Welcome to Episode 125 - Unstoppable Dads with Matt Noonan



    What does it take to be an unstoppable dad? This is the question that most of us dads ask ourselves in roundabout ways. Are we doing enough? Are we good enough? How can we be better?

     

    The thing is… none of us received a manual on how to be a dad. We’re mostly going off intuition with a bit of support from other parents along the way. And this is good… but how do we be better?

     

    Helping us discover our superhero qualities is Unstoppable Dad Matt Noonan. Matt is a husband, father and coach of mind and body. He’s also a dad on a mission – seeking to inspire dads of all ages to improve their mindset one day at a time. Join us as we chat everything dadding – from our fears and anxieties, to priorities, values and even creating work and life balance. 



    In this episode Matt shares: 


    The Inspiration Behind the Unstoppable Dad Project
    Navigating Fatherhood
    Pivoting Perspectives: From Failure to Achievement
    The Power of Mindset in Overcoming Challenges
    Values-Based Decision Making for Long-Term Goals
    Sustainable Health and Fitness Strategies

     

    Key quotes

    “what unstoppable dad means is not only just keep going, but keep striving to be better”

     

    “the highest priority for me is to actually spend a good amount of my time and be able to enjoy that time with my kids”

     

    “the hardest part for me to overcome, was that feeling that I had failed”

      

    Connect with Matt

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theunstoppabledad

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theunstoppabledad

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-H37iePEvRdMFlmdGSLCnA

    Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/1fDTMTBoJ7UidvJvJYSXGf?si=aae35ce138b840d6

       

    Connect with Mindful Men

    Website at www.mindful-men.com.au

    Community Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2050441875316594

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindful.men.aus

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindful.men.aus/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-rinne-246207247/

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindful.men.aus

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbXBNQmbj4ZQj3rzFAZALTA

     

    ***If anything triggers you from today's episode, please reach out to your support networks or seek professional help***

     

    Stay Mindful, Simon


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    • 58 min
    124. Organisational Psychology with Clifford Morgan

    124. Organisational Psychology with Clifford Morgan

    Welcome to Episode 124 - Organisational Psychology with Clifford Morgan

      

    Have you ever wondered why some workplaces are amazing places to be a part of, whilst others simply… suck? I have, and I’ve experienced both types of workplaces. And what I’ve come to understand is that workplace culture has a big part to play in how well an organisation operates. 

     

    Great workplaces have inspiring leaders, engaged employees, shared values and strong work ethics. They’re adaptable, efficient, and effective; but they don’t forget the human side of doing business. The challenge is how do we arrive at this workplace utopia – and helping us do this are Organisational Psychologists. 

     

    Joining me this week is Clifford Morgan from Lumian Consulting. Clifford served in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for over 17 years before moving into organisational psychology. Clifford now combines his military discipline and focus with psychology to support workplaces to thrive. He’s also the author of the Coaching Leader, and provides great insight into workplace culture, values, conflict and teamwork. 

     

    Key points

     

    In this episode Clifford shares: 

    ·       Understanding Organisational Psychology

    ·       Addressing Workplace Challenges and Leadership Dynamics

    ·       Exploring Context-Based Leadership

    ·       The Balance of Flexibility and Responsibility in the Workplace

    ·       The Role of Organisational Values in Conflict Resolution

    ·       Leveraging Team Dynamics for Success

     

    Key quotes

     

    “A workplace that doesn't suck is probably where the leader’s expectations are met by the staff and the staff's expectations are met by the leaders.”

     

    “the mechanics are the things that the team does … the dynamics is how they go about it”

     

    “The primary benefit of [team profiling] … is the conversation that it sparks rather than the profile itself.”

      

    Connect with Clifford

    Website: www.lumian.com.au

    Website: www.cliffordmorgan.com.au

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clifford-morgan-csp-946b6077/

       

    Connect with Mindful Men

    Website at www.mindful-men.com.au

    Community Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2050441875316594

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindful.men.aus

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindful.men.aus/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-rinne-246207247/

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindful.men.aus

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbXBNQmbj4ZQj3rzFAZALTA

     

    ***If anything triggers you from today's episode, please reach out to your support networks or seek professional help***

     

    Stay Mindful, Simon


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    • 57 min
    123. Is this helpful?

    123. Is this helpful?

    Welcome to Episode 123 - Is this helpful?



    Over the last few months, my mental health has been declining. Anxiety, stress and depression have been having a party, and this has had me re-visit my self-care and support systems. 

     

    One of the most crucial supports I’ve had is my business wellness coach. He has helped me to reflect on my thoughts, feelings and behaviours and ask myself “is this helpful?”. The more I ask myself this question, the easier it is for me to switch off my emotional brain, and switch on my rational brain. This switch has improved my problem solving skills during my heightened moments. 

     

    So let me share this tool with you, so you too can regain control of negative thoughts, feelings or behaviours. 

     

    Key points

     

    In this episode I share: 


    How the stressors of business and moving house have impacted my mental health 
    My work with my business wellness coach
    Is this helpful? 
    How to use this powerful mental health tool
    Grounding myself in the moment

     

    Key quotes

     

    “Simon, is this helpful?”

     

    “this is a powerful phrase that we can use to challenge these negative mindsets, or these feelings that we're having, or the behaviours that we're having, that are no longer serving us”

     

    “We're switching on the rational brain. And so we can start problem solving here”

     

    Find a business wellness coach:

    Website: https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/support/wellness-coaches

       

    Connect with Mindful Men

    Website at www.mindful-men.com.au

    Community Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2050441875316594

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindful.men.aus

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindful.men.aus/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-rinne-246207247/

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindful.men.aus

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbXBNQmbj4ZQj3rzFAZALTA

     

    ***If anything triggers you from today's episode, please reach out to your support networks or seek professional help***

     

    Stay Mindful, Simon


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    • 33 min
    122. NDIS Support Coordination with Hannah Redford

    122. NDIS Support Coordination with Hannah Redford

    Welcome to Episode 122 - NDIS Support Coordination with Hannah Redford

      

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a complex system for people living with disability to navigate. It’s not just about getting funding for disability supports. It’s also about finding and connecting with the right providers; and dealing with review processes that are stressful and often re-traumatising. 

     

    The role of a NDIS Support Coordinators is to help with this process; and joining me this week is Hannah Redford from Tulip Coordination. Hannah helps us to understand the NDIS, whilst sharing some of the lived experience of disability that enables her to thrive in this role. 

     

    Key points

     

    In this episode Hannah shares: 

    ·       Her background and lived experience of disability 

    ·       The role of a support coordinator

    ·       What is Choice and Control?

    ·       The importance of personalising support

    ·       Budgeting in the NDIS

    ·       The NDIS review process

     

    Key quotes

     

    “Not everyone who is on the NDIS gets a support coordinator. It's really only those who have a few more complexities”

     

    “you taught me that I have choice and control”

     

    “I also work with the LGBTIQ+ community and in particular, transgender participants, because although I am cis, I do understand a lot more about it than most support coordinators”

     

    Connect with Hannah:

    Website: www.tulipcoordination.com.au

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NDISTulipSupport

    Podcast: https://rss.com/podcasts/whatinthendisnow/

       

    Connect with Mindful Men

    Website at www.mindful-men.com.au

    Community Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2050441875316594

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindful.men.aus

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindful.men.aus/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-rinne-246207247/

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindful.men.aus

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbXBNQmbj4ZQj3rzFAZALTA

     

    ***If anything triggers you from today's episode, please reach out to your support networks or seek professional help***

     

    Stay Mindful, Simon


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    • 53 min
    121. I Survived A Hate Crime with David Keck

    121. I Survived A Hate Crime with David Keck

    Trigger Warning: Assault, Abuse, Rape, Mental Health, Trauma



    Welcome to Episode 121 - I Survived A Hate Crime with David Keck

     

    One of the few things in life that doesn’t discriminate is trauma. And this week’s episode explores trauma and recovery with David Keck. 

     

    David is the host of the Surviving Podcast, and he bravely shares how he survived a violent gay hate crime. He describes the events of the night that changed his life forever, including the abuse he received, the memory loss, the court case, media, and the impacts off all of this on his mental and physical health. 

     

    David’s story is raw, vulnerable and powerful. It explores notions of masculinity and sexuality; and despite the profound impact this event has had on David’s life, he shares how he regained control with hope and healing (and just a little bit of therapy!). 

     

    Key points

     

    In this episode David shares: 


    How his parents helped him come out as gay
    The interplay between masculinity and sexuality
    The support he had from his family and friends regarding his sexuality
    The night he was physically and sexually abused
    What it was like to have a rape test
    Discovering he was the victim of a gay hate crime
    The court case and media attention
    The impacts on his physical and mental health
    How therapy saved his life
    Regaining control from trauma
    Grounding himself under his favourite tree

     

    Key quotes

     

    “David, if hell is filled with people like you, it can't be that bad of a place”

     

    “A hate crime is if someone picks you out, points you out, targets you based on religion, gender, sexual orientation”

     

    “I'm here right now and running my mouth right now because I refuse to let him win”

     

    Connect with David:

    Surviving Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/surviving-podcast/id1572182113TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@david_keck

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/surviving_pod/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/survivingabusepodcast/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dskeck

    YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCAArGtiULHr2cE9c1phqPwg

       

    Connect with Mindful Men

    Website at www.mindful-men.com.au

    Community Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2050441875316594

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindful.men.aus

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindful.men.aus/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-rinne-246207247/

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindful.men.aus

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbXBNQmbj4ZQj3rzFAZALTA

     

    ***If anything triggers you from today's episode, please reach out to your support networks or seek professional help***

     

    Stay Mindful, Simon


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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

Mandie Spooner ,

Thank you!

Thank you for all that you do Simon, mental health is such an important subject. I love your podcast topics and guests 😘 you are such a beautiful human with beautiful energy. Keep up the great work.

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Insightful and inspiring

This is a great podcast, that shows the strengths and positivity of men being in touch with themselves. I would recommend for anyone who wants to find out how be supportive part of a healthy community. A must listen for men and women as there is something for everyone.

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Always good to hear this

Mental health for men is always important to discuss and Simon does it really well!

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