9 episodes

Honest conversations and remarkable personal stories about wellbeing and resilience!

Join Aaron Williams, CEO of Mindstar and Mental Health Professional as he speaks to Australians from all walks of life. UNPACK is about exploring those moments in life where the sh!t just hits the fan! How did we get here? How do we deal with it, and how do we get the support we need to get back to the good stuff!

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Honest conversations and remarkable personal stories about wellbeing and resilience!

Join Aaron Williams, CEO of Mindstar and Mental Health Professional as he speaks to Australians from all walks of life. UNPACK is about exploring those moments in life where the sh!t just hits the fan! How did we get here? How do we deal with it, and how do we get the support we need to get back to the good stuff!

    #9: Sammy Power – Get Rid of the Back Story

    #9: Sammy Power – Get Rid of the Back Story

    “I don’t aim for happy…I aim for calm and peace.” The hilarious, charming and unpredictable Sammy Powers is a former Australian Radio Queen, socialite, and Chief Executive of the Jan Powers Farmers Markets in Brisbane. Sammy shares larger than life lessons that include; fleeting fame versus the meaning of true wealth, peeling back the mask, how to celebrate self love in style, finding peace amongst the chaos and being true to yourself.
    Please note that the following conversation acknowledges challenging issues that could be distressful for some listeners.
    Additional information on where to get the best support has been included below:
    Support in Australia
    To connect with online, phone, or face-to-face counselling and therapy visit Mindstar at https://www.mindstar.com.au/
    For immediate crisis or suicide prevention support contact Lifeline Australia on 131 114 via their 24/7 service
    Mentioned in this UNPACK episode:
    Jan Powers Farmers Markets – http://www.janpowersfarmersmarkets.com.au/
    12 Rules for Life: An antidote to chaos –
    https://www.booktopia.com.au/12-rules-for-life-jordan-b-peterson/prod9780241351642.html

    • 34 min
    #8: Dameyon Bonson – Speaking Truth to Power

    #8: Dameyon Bonson – Speaking Truth to Power

    “Those voices are just noise…turn around and walk straight into it!” Dameyon Bonson is the founder of Black Rainbow, a social enterprise on a mission to prevent Indigenous LGBQTI suicide and self harm. Dameyon passionately recounts his journey of advocacy for LGBQTI acceptance within Aboriginal communities and beyond. Dameyon demands organisations and individuals alike take action, speak up, and question the root cause of suicide, racism and ignorance rather than allow it to continue to erode our communities while reminding us that truth, love and understanding are the most powerful weapons to bring us towards reconciliation and progress.
    Please note that the following conversation acknowledges challenging issues that could be distressful for some listeners.
    Additional information on where to get the best support has been included below:
    Support in Australia
    To connect with online, phone, or face-to-face counselling and therapy visit Mindstar at https://www.mindstar.com.au/
    For immediate crisis or suicide prevention support contact Lifeline Australia on 131 114 via their 24/7 service
    Mentioned in this UNPACK episode:
    Black Rainbow – http://www.blackrainbow.org.au/
    YFRONTS Australia – https://yfrontsaustralia.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/hello-world/
    The End of Charity: Time for Social Enterprise – https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/academic-professional/sociology/The-End-of-Charity-Nic-Frances-with-Maryrose-Cuskelly-9781741752632
    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Loving a Good life – https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-subtle-art-of-not-giving-a-f-ck-mark-manson/prod9781925483598.html

    • 44 min
    #7: Michael Ellis – The Authentic Life at Work

    #7: Michael Ellis – The Authentic Life at Work

    “Who’s telling the story? Ego and fear or love and connection?” Michael Ellis is a Teacher, Lonely Planet contributor and Head of Culture for Vinomofo: online wine retailer and one of Australia’s biggest startup success stories. Michael shares his personal ‘wellbeing pillars’ as well as his vision of workplaces as a refuge for authenticity; where purpose, talents, and passion align. In addition to sharing his take on gratitude, happiness, empathy and ‘the stories we tell ourselves’, Michael opens up about his private struggle with bulimia and reminds us that ‘everyone has something going on.’
    Please note that the following conversation acknowledges challenging issues that could be distressful for some listeners.
    Additional information on where to get the best support has been included below:
    Support in Australia
    To connect with online, phone, or face-to-face counselling and therapy visit Mindstar at https://www.mindstar.com.au/
    For immediate crisis or suicide prevention support contact Lifeline Australia on 131 114 via their 24/7 service
    Butterfly Foundation for Eating Disorders – https://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
     
    Mentioned in this UNPACK episode:
    Vinomofo – https://www.vinomofo.com
    Joseph Campbell Foundation – https://www.jcf.org/

    • 36 min
    #6: Shaun O’Gorman – Victim to Champion (5 simple steps)

    #6: Shaun O’Gorman – Victim to Champion (5 simple steps)

    “I have no interest in balance…it’s about being the best version of me.” Shaun O’Gorman is a human behaviour, critical stress and resilience consultant and founder of The Strong Life Project. A retired police officer and former member of the Queensland Police Dog Squad; Shaun shares stories of action packed adversity, a mission to achieve mastery over his own wellbeing and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Shaun explains his 5 simple steps to becoming an ALPHA Human and the importance of having the courage to be vulnerable in order to live an authentic life.
    Please note that the following conversation acknowledges challenging issues that could be distressful for some listeners.
    Additional information on where to get the best support has been included below:
    Support in Australia
    To connect with online, phone, or face-to-face counselling and therapy visit Mindstar at https://www.mindstar.com.au/
    For immediate crisis or suicide prevention support contact Lifeline Australia on 131 114 via their 24/7 service
    Mentioned in this UNPACK episode:
    The Strong Life Project – http://www.thestronglifeproject.com/
    Shaun O’Gorman Human Behaviour & Performance Consultant – http://www.shaunogorman.com/

    • 41 min
    #5: Katie Johnston – Fearless, Failure & The Fire Within

    #5: Katie Johnston – Fearless, Failure & The Fire Within

    “…I wanted to do good things in this world, so I needed to heal.” Serial entrepreneur, fashion designer and founder of eco chic lifestyle brand WILD – The Lifestyle Co, Katie Johnston discusses her journey to strive towards making a difference in the world. Katie opens up about her healing process after experiencing a sexual assault and the importance of pushing past failure, self reflection and becoming fearless.
    This episode of UNPACK coincides with Australia’s White Ribbon Day, an international movement focused on ending male on female violence.
    For more information on White Ribbon Day in Australia including how you/your community can take part visit their website at: https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/day/
    Please note that the following conversation acknowledges challenging issues that could be distressful for some viewers.
    Additional information on where to get the best support has been included below:
    Support in Australia
    To connect with online, phone, or face-to-face counselling and therapy visit Mindstar at https://www.mindstar.com.au/
    For immediate crisis or suicide prevention support contact Lifeline Australia on 131 114 via their 24/7 service
    Domestic Violence Hotlines (via White Ribbon Australia) – https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/find-help/domestic-violence-hotlines/
    Mentioned in this UNPACK episode:
    WILD – The Lifestyle Co – https://www.thewild.com.au/
    Shake-It-Up Nepal – Jewellery Made from Earthquake Rubble – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DJJEFj9pb0

    • 49 min
    #4: Gus – Getting to Gotcha (warts & all)

    #4: Gus – Getting to Gotcha (warts & all)

    “Give the blokes a tool to talk!” Television and Radio personality Gus Worland opens up about mentors, movie star mates, manning up, taking action and finding balance in a ‘coming of age’ tale which led to his becoming a champion of change for Men’s health in Australia.
    Please note that the following conversation acknowledges challenging issues that could be distressful for some viewers.
    Additional information on where to get the best support has been included below:
    Support in Australia
    To connect with online, phone, or face-to-face counselling and therapy visit Mindstar at https://www.mindstar.com.au/
    For immediate crisis or suicide prevention support contact Lifeline Australia on 131 114 via their 24/7 service
    Mentioned in this UNPACK episode:
    Man Up TV Series – http://manup.org.au/tv-series/
    Gotcha4Life – https://www.gotcha4life.org/
    How to Lose a Few Kegs (Without Busting a Gut): 10 tips for less fat, more fit – https://www.harpercollins.com.au/9780733335327/

    • 30 min

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