23 episodes

You Can Shine podcast is for people who want to push through their limits and live life with courage, resilience, grace and joy. Each month, your host Josie Thomson shares interviews of REAL stories of REAL people who have faced adversities and trials… and WON! You will hear how they overcame these challenges and the lessons learned. Based on her own personal experiences and learnings, Josie also passes on her own guidance on how to take charge of your life experience. Shift the way you think - it’s not what happens to you that defines you… it’s how you respond that counts! You too CAN rise and shine again.

You Can Shine Josie Thomson

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

You Can Shine podcast is for people who want to push through their limits and live life with courage, resilience, grace and joy. Each month, your host Josie Thomson shares interviews of REAL stories of REAL people who have faced adversities and trials… and WON! You will hear how they overcame these challenges and the lessons learned. Based on her own personal experiences and learnings, Josie also passes on her own guidance on how to take charge of your life experience. Shift the way you think - it’s not what happens to you that defines you… it’s how you respond that counts! You too CAN rise and shine again.

    Episode 23 - Healing addiction from head to heart with Anthony Kiely

    Episode 23 - Healing addiction from head to heart with Anthony Kiely

    This podcast interview features an inspiring father, husband, grandfather, larrikin and fun-loving construction worker – Anthony Kiely.

    One of 10 siblings, raised in council housing in Ireland with a backdrop of domestic abuse and alcohol addiction, Anthony describes his journey in overcoming his own battles, and an ultimate test of his strength and commitment to live his best life as the best version of himself, when he supported his own son, aged 6 at the time, through a battle with blood cancer.

    This episode examines what it really means to rise above your circumstances and take the journey from head to heart in overcoming your greatest battles.

    Learn from a man who believed in himself enough to never give up, and has helped inspire others to believe in themselves and rise above their circumstances.

    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be inspired.

     

    Resources: 

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/anthony.kiely.58

    For an easy way to cultivate a sustainable daily mindfulness/meditation practice into your daily life, try my month-long online Calm Your Farm program https://josiethomson.com/calm-your-farm/

    If you need help breaking an addiction, check out my online self-paced course with Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz:  https://josiethomson.com/you-are-not-your-brain/

    Enjoy more FREE inspiration at Josie Thomson Facebook https://www.facebook.com/josiethomsonaust

     



    This podcast interview features an inspiring father, husband, grandfather, larrikin and fun-loving construction worker – Anthony Kiely.

    One of 10 siblings, raised in council housing in Ireland with a backdrop of domestic abuse and alcohol addiction, Anthony describes his journey in overcoming his own battles, and an ultimate test of his strength and commitment to live his best life as the best version of himself, when he supported his own son, aged 6 at the time, through a battle with blood cancer.

    This episode examines what it really means to rise above your circumstances and take the journey from head to heart in overcoming your greatest battles.

    Learn from a man who believed in himself enough to never give up, and has helped inspire others to believe in themselves and rise above their circumstances.

    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be inspired.

     

    Resources: 

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/anthony.kiely.58

    For an easy way to cultivate a sustainable daily mindfulness/meditation practice into your daily life, try my month-long online Calm Your Farm program https://josiethomson.com/calm-your-farm/

    If you need help breaking an addiction, check out my online self-paced course with Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz:  https://josiethomson.com/you-are-not-your-brain/

    Enjoy more FREE inspiration at Josie Thomson Facebook https://www.facebook.com/josiethomsonaust

     

    • 45 min
    Episode 22 - Worthy & Awakened From Brokenness with ‘Jindi’ Jillianne Rixon

    Episode 22 - Worthy & Awakened From Brokenness with ‘Jindi’ Jillianne Rixon

    Jillianne Rixon, affectionately known as ‘Jindi’ is a survivor. Life was tough from a very young age, growing up as one of 9 children in a family of abusive behaviour. By the age of 15, Jindi found herself on the streets of Kings Cross. Strip clubs, night clubs, prostitution and drug trade characterised the Cross, epitomised for its passion and violence.

    At the tender age of 17, a stranger gave her 7 cents to make a phone call that would save her life again.

    A period of intense rehabilitation ensued, before attracting a husband who held her and their young sons hostage at gun point for 21 days. 

    Fast forward, Jindi not only survived, she now teaches women the value of asking for help, learning to trust and respect themselves, and the importance of personal boundaries. Hear how she turned her whole life around to now enable and resource others to do the same. 

    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be inspired. 

     

    Resources: 

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Nunyara-Spirit-333-270249186892096

    If you need help to change bad habits, end unhealthy thinking and take charge of your life, check out my online course:  https://josiethomson.com/you-are-not-your-brain/

    Wanting to dip your toes into the world of mindfulness? Here’s an ebook packed with practical tips: https://josiethomson.com/product/smfbp-ebook/

    Looking for inspiration to turn your daily life around? Check out my Enliven-U book of inspiration on topics from resilience, change, mindset…. to self mastery: https://josiethomson.com/product/enliven-u-little-book-inspirations/

    For an easy way to cultivate a sustainable daily mindfulness/meditation practice into your daily life, try my month-long online Calm Your Farm program https://josiethomson.com/calm-your-farm/

    FREE Simple Meditation For Busy People tips and inspiration https://www.facebook.com/SimpleMeditationForBusyPeople

    Enjoy more FREE inspiration at Josie Thomson Facebook https://www.facebook.com/josiethomsonaust

     



    Jillianne Rixon, affectionately known as ‘Jindi’ is a survivor. Life was tough from a very young age, growing up as one of 9 children in a family of abusive behaviour. By the age of 15, Jindi found herself on the streets of Kings Cross. Strip clubs, night clubs, prostitution and drug trade characterised the Cross, epitomised for its passion and violence.

    At the tender age of 17, a stranger gave her 7 cents to make a phone call that would save her life again.

    A period of intense rehabilitation ensued, before attracting a husband who held her and their young sons hostage at gun point for 21 days. 

    Fast forward, Jindi not only survived, she now teaches women the value of asking for help, learning to trust and respect themselves, and the importance of personal boundaries. Hear how she turned her whole life around to now enable and resource others to do the same. 

    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be inspired. 

     

    Resources: 

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Nunyara-Spirit-333-270249186892096

    If you need help to change bad habits, end unhealthy thinking and take charge of your life, check out my online course:  https://josiethomson.com/you-are-not-your-brain/

    Wanting to dip your toes into the world of mindfulness?

    • 20 min
    Episode 21 - Proactively live a wellbeing-centric lifestyle with Andrea Cornwell

    Episode 21 - Proactively live a wellbeing-centric lifestyle with Andrea Cornwell

    This podcast interview features a dear friend of mine, Andrea Cornwell, who I’ve known for almost 30 years. We worked together as graduates in a coal mining company and even sky dived together. More importantly, we share another special bond through a shared experience of facing a cancer diagnosis. 

    This episode examines what it took for Andrea to take charge of a shocking and unexpected diagnosis of breast cancer – she shares her challenges, resources and insights so graciously.

    We talk of many themes including facing fear, radical surgery, problem solving, resilience, asking for help, good nutrition and sleep, and the importance of the right support.

    Learn from a woman who has overcome aggressive breast cancer over 5 years ago, shares her insights for managing fear of recurrence, and suggests that you don’t need a health scare to live and lead a good life now! 

    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be inspired.

    Resources: 

    Contact Andrea directly: andreajcornwell@gmail.com

    Nutritionist Sonia Osborne in Singapore: https://soniaosborne.com.au/ 

    For help with overcoming bad habits, self-defeating thoughts and taking charge of your life:  https://josiethomson.com/you-are-not-your-brain/

    For assistance commencing and maintaining and sustaining your own meditation practice: https://josiethomson.com/product/smfbp-ebook/

    For inspiration from Josie about various significant life themes: https://josiethomson.com/product/enliven-u-little-book-inspirations/

    To learn the basics of meditation and enjoy some guided practices by Josie: https://josiethomson.com/product/simple-meditation-for-busy-people-digital-download/

    For mindfulness/meditation support and inspiration: SMFBP facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SimpleMeditationForBusyPeople

    Read Josie’s chapter on Conquering Fear from Secrets of Success Coaches Exposed: www.josiethomson.com/fear



    This podcast interview features a dear friend of mine, Andrea Cornwell, who I’ve known for almost 30 years. We worked together as graduates in a coal mining company and even sky dived together. More importantly, we share another special bond through a shared experience of facing a cancer diagnosis. 

    This episode examines what it took for Andrea to take charge of a shocking and unexpected diagnosis of breast cancer – she shares her challenges, resources and insights so graciously.

    We talk of many themes including facing fear, radical surgery, problem solving, resilience, asking for help, good nutrition and sleep, and the importance of the right support.

    Learn from a woman who has overcome aggressive breast cancer over 5 years ago, shares her insights for managing fear of recurrence, and suggests that you don’t need a health scare to live and lead a good life now! 

    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be inspired.

    Resources: 

    Contact Andrea directly: andreajcornwell@gmail.com

    Nutritionist Sonia Osborne in Singapore: https://soniaosborne.com.au/ 

    For help with overcoming bad habits, self-defeating thoughts and taking charge of your life:  https://josiethomson.com/you-are-not-your-brain/

    For assistance commencing and maintaining and sustaining your own meditation practice: https://josiethomson.

    • 28 min
    Episode 20 - From Trauma to Service with Maria Roney

    Episode 20 - From Trauma to Service with Maria Roney

    This podcast interview features a brave hearted woman who vulnerably shares her story of love, loss, complex grief, narcissistic abuse, domestic violence and… reinvention – allow me to introduce you to Maria Roney.

    The episode examines what it takes to dig deep, assert strong boundaries, to love and accept yourself, and to keep life in perspective when the world around you appears to be crumbling.

    We talk of many life themes including surviving an abusive coercive controlling relationship, trauma and suicide, forgiveness, self worth, intentional growth and finding purpose. 

    Learn from a woman who describes what catalysed the most expediential growth experience of her life and how she released conditioning to now lead a joy-filled life with deep inner peace.

    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be inspired.

     

    Resources: 

    Maria on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariaspurpose

    Instagram: @mariaroneycoaching https://www.instagram.com/mariaroneycoaching/

    ‘Too good to leave, too bad to stay” book by Mira Kirshenbaum https://amzn.to/3sbXOJV

    For help with overcoming bad habits, self-defeating thoughts and taking charge of your life: https://josiethomson.com/you-are-not-your-brain/

    For assistance commencing and maintaining and sustaining your own meditation practice: https://josiethomson.com/product/smfbp-ebook/

    For inspiration from Josie about various significant life themes: https://josiethomson.com/product/enliven-u-little-book-inspirations/

    To learn the basics of meditation and enjoy some guided practices by Josie: https://josiethomson.com/product/simple-meditation-for-busy-people-digital-download/



    This podcast interview features a brave hearted woman who vulnerably shares her story of love, loss, complex grief, narcissistic abuse, domestic violence and… reinvention – allow me to introduce you to Maria Roney.

    The episode examines what it takes to dig deep, assert strong boundaries, to love and accept yourself, and to keep life in perspective when the world around you appears to be crumbling.

    We talk of many life themes including surviving an abusive coercive controlling relationship, trauma and suicide, forgiveness, self worth, intentional growth and finding purpose. 

    Learn from a woman who describes what catalysed the most expediential growth experience of her life and how she released conditioning to now lead a joy-filled life with deep inner peace.

    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be inspired.

     

    Resources: 

    Maria on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariaspurpose

    Instagram: @mariaroneycoaching https://www.instagram.com/mariaroneycoaching/

    ‘Too good to leave, too bad to stay” book by Mira Kirshenbaum a href="https://...

    • 27 min
    Episode 19 - From Lumbar Punctures to Fearless Faith with Nathan Cavaleri

    Episode 19 - From Lumbar Punctures to Fearless Faith with Nathan Cavaleri

    Strap into your seat as you listen to this special podcast interview with Nathan Cavaleri. You may recognise the name – Nathan Cavaleri began playing guitar at the tender age of 5 and was regularly featured on Hey Hey It’s Saturday. What you may not know is that by the age of 6, Nathan was diagnosed with leukaemia – he continued playing guitar to take his mind off the disease. He got to meet and play guitar with the legendary Mark Knofler from Dire Straits who described his guitar playing as ‘unbelievable.’ He received chemotherapy treatment and, by May 1993, he was in remission.

    Regarded as a child prodigy, Nathan was later trained by, and at age thirteen, eventually toured with, B.B. King. King described Nathan as “the future of the blues”. In May 1992 Nathan released his debut single, “Little Egypt”, which was a cover version of Elvis Presley’s track from 1964, and peaked at No. 63 in Australia.

    Nathan Cavaleri has worked with Jimmy Barnes, Diesel and Tommy Emmanuel. His debut album peaked at No. 33 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

    This episode examines what it takes to keep life in check, to keep your health in check, and to keep your mental and emotional wellbeing steady and strong.

    We talk of many life themes including faith, fear, mental health, passion, depression, burnout, anxiety attacks, resilience, and mindfulness.

    Learn from a man who has transformed adversity into opportunities to learn, grow and serve. Listen to how he used his guitar for healing and to express and digest his emotions. Hear how fierce emotions of pain, anger, charge and frustrations have become inspiration for storytelling and song writing.

    Nathan talks about the importance of family support, integrative medicine, and clinical nutrition, and he shares practical daily strategies to tap out of your head and anchor back into the body.

    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be inspired.

     

    Resources: 

    ABC’s Australian Story Watch here which details Nathan Cavaleri’s extraordinary life https://youtu.be/1UIf8wlYjVw

    Watch this mini doco on Nathan’s life https://youtu.be/xv7GdFmtOnk

    Join Nathan for weekly livestream weekly on Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/nathancavaleri

    For information about Nathan’s ‘Demons’ national tour, head to www.nathancavaleri.com

    Follow Nathan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathan_cavaleri/

    Follow Nathan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nathancavaleri

    Add Nathan’s songs to your Spotify playlists: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0QEsixUqDOVf5JW1moKgdY

    Anne Criner – Clinical Nutritionist-  https://www.thebiomeclinic.com/our-team/

    Dr Oscar Serralach – Integrative Medicine Doctor https://instagram.com/droscarserrallach

    Dr Mary Papatheocharous, Brighton Chiropractic – Ramagate

    For help with overcoming bad habits, self-defeating thoughts and taking charge of your life: https://josiethomson.com/you-are-not-your-brain/

    For assistance commencing and maintaining and sustaining your own meditation practice: https://josiethomson.com/product/smfbp-ebook/

    For inspiration from Josie about various significant life themes: https://josiethomson.

    • 41 min
    Episode 18 - Awakened by Addiction and Death with Nicole Phoenix Starr

    Episode 18 - Awakened by Addiction and Death with Nicole Phoenix Starr

    This interview explores an extraordinary journey of a former Australian ballroom dancing champion, gracious guide, wise woman, leader, teacher, solo mother of three, who has graced world stages, and is an ordained Hindu High Priestess. Meet Nicole Phoenix Starr.

    Nicole was born in country NSW in Wagga Wagga and experienced years of upheaval, deep grief, abuse, alcohol addiction and suicide ideation.

    She’s 7.5 years sober now and lives in Bali, where she ‘navigates the sacred in every moment.’

    In this interview Nicole describes her desperate search for ‘happiness’ and the unlikely place she found it. She’d given up on life – and even had a suicide plan.

    Suddenly, her life and her focus took on a new and deeper dimension. She learned to end the cycle of suffering towards happiness, which she calls ‘liberation.’

    Nicole describes the ultimate freedom and liberation, and how to take the steps to cultivate this freedom within your own life!

    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be inspired.

     

    Resources: 

    Check out her website for info about online temple and women’s groups www.nikstarr.com

    Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicole.starr

    My Wellness & Wisdom in the workplace: https://josiethomson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/mindfulness-flyer-v3-2.pdf

    Download your copy of my audiobook about how I learned to meditate successfully. Includes 4 bonus meditation tracks – https://josiethomson.com/product/simple-meditation-for-busy-people-digital-download/ 

    Want to learn the basics of meditation? Check out my free ebook: https://josiethomson.com/product/smfbp-ebook/ 

    Want some inspiration to lift your spirits from time to time? Buy this! https://josiethomson.com/product/enliven-u-little-book-inspirations/ 

     Want help changing bad habits or ending unhealthy thinking? Check out this online course: https://josiethomson.com/you-are-not-your-brain/ 

     

     

     

     



    This interview explores an extraordinary journey of a former Australian ballroom dancing champion, gracious guide, wise woman, leader, teacher, solo mother of three, who has graced world stages, and is an ordained Hindu High Priestess. Meet Nicole Phoenix Starr.

    Nicole was born in country NSW in Wagga Wagga and experienced years of upheaval, deep grief, abuse, alcohol addiction and suicide ideation.

    She’s 7.5 years sober now and lives in Bali, where she ‘navigates the sacred in every moment.’

    In this interview Nicole describes her desperate search for ‘happiness’ and the unlikely place she found it. She’d given up on life – and even had a suicide plan.

    Suddenly, her life and her focus took on a new and deeper dimension. She learned to end the cycle of suffering towards happiness, which she calls ‘liberation.’

    Nicole describes the ultimate freedom and liberation, and how to take the steps to cultivate this freedom within your own life!

    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be inspired.

     

    Resources: 

    Check out her website for info about online temple and women’s groups www.nikstarr.com

    Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicole.starr

    My Wellness & Wisdom in the workplace: a href="https://josiethomson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/mindfulness-flyer-v3-2.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings