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A lawyer turned funtrepreneur's investigation into how some of the world's most inspiring people find their "yay", whether it's through work, rest or play and any other pearls of wisdom they have along the way.

Seize the Yay Sarah Holloway

    • Cultura y sociedad

A lawyer turned funtrepreneur's investigation into how some of the world's most inspiring people find their "yay", whether it's through work, rest or play and any other pearls of wisdom they have along the way.

    Wim Hof // The Ice Man in collaboration with How Two Live

    Wim Hof // The Ice Man in collaboration with How Two Live

    I'm so excited to have something a little different for you this week - a JOINT podcast episode with Stef and Jess Dadon, the fashion entrepreneurs behind How Two Live, Founders of Twoobs and hosts of their own fabulous, How Two Live podcast. I've mentioned that one of the silver linings to come out of isolation this year is the new ways we've been finding to connect with each other and I was so stoked when these spectacular sisters reached out with the idea of hosting an episode together.

    As a solo host (for which there are so many perks which mostly include not making anyone else deal with my last minute antics for editing), I do miss out on the joys of banter with a co-host, so this was an absolute delight not least because the girls are total pros having hosted the likes of Meg Ryan, Erin Brockovich, Dita von Teese and so many more. Add to that the pleasure of a totally invigorating, energetic and overwhelmingly passionate guest like Wim Hof and you've got one of my most enjoyable chats to date.

    I'm so grateful to the girls for sharing this opportunity with me - you might have heard this quote in my episode with Harlan Coben a few weeks ago, nobody has to fail so I can succeed to which I added that success doesn't halve when you share it, it doubles. I'm a big believer in collaboration and I hope you enjoy the result as much as we did. If you haven't heard of Wim Hof and his eponymous breathing method that has taken the world by storm, Stef and Jess will give you a run down before we kick off - he is totally quirky but so much fun and an embodiment of seizing his yay. Like all people blazing a new and different trail, there are controversies around some areas of his work, but we focused on the practical, day to day takeaways of his method and on his incredible passion for controlling your happiness and health.

    He's so excited about what he does that he shouts most of it the whole way through, which I ADORED! Hope you find him as fascinating as we did.

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    • 53 min
    Tasia Valenza // Entertainment, Emmys and enhancing expression

    Tasia Valenza // Entertainment, Emmys and enhancing expression

    I'm not sure about you guys but these crazy times have definitely made me reflect on, among many other things, the way we communicate and connect with each other. What a perfect time to have today's guest join the show to dive a little deeper into just that - I'm delighted to have expert communicator, TEDx speaker, and Emmy-award winning voice actress, Tasia Valenza, join from New York.

    You might not have realised, but you've almost definitely heard Tasia's incredible voice (or voices) before as Poison Ivy in the Batman: Arkham Series, Venisa Doza in Star Wars Resistance, Shaak Ti in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Sniper Wolf in Metal Gear Solid games... She has had an incredible career as an actress turned voice actress and has turned that passion into a business founding Give Great Voice to share her learnings on the impact of tone and expression with all of us. You already know I love exploring the stories behind pathways we take for granted in everyday life so I had so much fun learning about just how one becomes the voice in our ears behind so many different characters. I hope you enjoy and learn something about using YOUR voice along the way.

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    • 1h 6 min
    Jake Edwards // Life outside the locker room

    Jake Edwards // Life outside the locker room

    Well, I think I've held up pretty well so far on the show - it's not easy to leave me speechless, but this week's guest cracked me. I'm always so impressed and inspired by everyone's self-awareness, reflection and honesty, but Jake Edwards is just on another level.

    IMPORTANT NOTE - This is a little heavier than usual and we do touch on suicide in the context of Jake's incredibly inspiring recovery. A conversation about yay in any depth has to acknowledge how severe the challenges can be for some among us. You've likely realised I'm an advocate for open albeit difficult conversations around mental health to help us normalise it and continue to spread awareness about the support available, helpful strategies and how you can absolutely still find your yay (Jake's story being the perfect example). I always marvel at the timing of the universe and it's perfect that this one worked out just when we're all facing challenges to our routine and structure so probably need it most.

    I usually do a more detailed intro, but I think Jake tells his story so well, especially with the added layer of later reflection with hindsight, a lot of work and brutal honesty with himself. For some quick context, he followed his father, grandfather and great grandfather into the AFL but faced a mental health spiral after being delisted and losing the only identity he'd ever cultivated for himself. You'll hear about the depths of rock bottom that he hit but has since built himself back up from to found Outside the Locker Room, his incredible charity providing critical mental health education and welfare support to community sporting clubs across Australia. He's also co-founded Speak Clothing that you'll hear about in the show. It's no surprise to me that he is an Australian Mental Health Prize Nominee in recognition of his amazing work. I've known Jake for years and am as moved now as I was the first time I heard this - his is a truly incredible story that I hope you gain as much from as I did.

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    • 1h 14 min
    Lana Wilkinson // Styling, stilettos and staying sane in self-isolation

    Lana Wilkinson // Styling, stilettos and staying sane in self-isolation

    This week's podcast guest and I both love rambling as much as each other and we go all over the place in what I was humbled to hear was perhaps the most honest chat she's had, particularly with all the time we've had recently for reflections. You've almost certainly seen the work of the wonderful Lana Wilkinson - Australia's most beloved celebrity and fashion stylist behind the best dressed at the Logies, Brownlow, Races, TV and everything in between - as well as founder of her very own shoe line - By Lana Wilkinson.

    You'd be forgiven for thinking it was all glitz and glamour (which of course sometimes it is) but I love how Lana embraces every opportunity to show the other side of her work and and life. She is incredibly hard working, reflective, thoughtful and never takes life too seriously. Also please excuse a few glitches from Zoom where one of us laughing blocks out the other's words... there's was A LOT of laughing so I hope you enjoy getting to know Lana a bit more and have a laugh with us along the way.

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    • 1h 15 min
    Abbey Way // Seize the WAY

    Abbey Way // Seize the WAY

    I feel like March went for a year and April has gone in the blink of an eye. Hope you're all continuing to adapt to #iso and, as our last guest Harlan Coben described, bringing your own weather to the picnic. Meanwhile, I've got another wonderful lockdown chat for you with the absolutely delightful Abbey Way as part of what she affectionately refers to as #DowntimeAbbey. If you haven't already seen her work although millions of you have, Abbey is making waves in the world of TV as a Channel 7 sports presenter for racing, Cricket, AFL and the ultimately-postponed Olympics as well as host of the latest season of House Rules.

    Despite her booming career amidst the glossy world of the media (note Abbey is also a host of the Brownlow and no stranger to glamour), I love that her inner suburban Perth girl lives on. As always we dive into the overnight-success-a-lifetime-in-the-making, she is so hard-working, appreciative and endearingly humble about how far she's come. We chat impostor syndrome, the woes of blue vs black pen, and even welcome a delivery man to the show - isolation is such a fun time, I love how every Zoom call gives such a more authentic insight into people's day to day lives. And Abbey shares hers openly which I absolutely loved - hope you enjoy.

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    • 1h 14 min
    Harlan Coben // Novels, Netflix and normalcy in New Jersey

    Harlan Coben // Novels, Netflix and normalcy in New Jersey

    I'm so excited about this week's episode because, as most of you know, I'm a die-hard crime fiction reader so I'm fangirling a bit over our guest - the wonderful Harlan Coben. As much as I consume crime novels, movies and TV shows, I've never actually met or spoken to one of the many authors I admire so I was bowled right over when Harlan agreed to join the show from New Jersey.

    To many of you, he probably needs no introduction, but if you didn't already know, Harlan is the #1 New York Times author of thirty one novels with over 70 million books in print worldwide published in 43 languages around the globe. If you haven't watched Netflix hits Safe or The Stranger yet, they're up there with my favourite shows and both are from Harlan to add to the many other screen adaptions of his work.

    As part of his 14 book deal with Netflix, he has another series coming, The Woods, so keep an eye out for that. I just finished his latest book too, The Boy From The Woods, in one day - I couldn't put it down - and was thrilled to hear from the man himself about the many years it took to make it as an author, his process for writing, his dinners with American Presidents and his normal New Jersey life as a dad. I hope you enjoy!

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    • 58 min

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