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A weekly conversation between us, Emma and Carla, Sisters, Best Friends and Business Partners. We don’t skip the struggles, you'll laugh and walk away feeling inspired with doable action steps. Tune in and realise you're not alone in the magical mess of your life.

Get Merr‪y‬ Emma and Carla Papas

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A weekly conversation between us, Emma and Carla, Sisters, Best Friends and Business Partners. We don’t skip the struggles, you'll laugh and walk away feeling inspired with doable action steps. Tune in and realise you're not alone in the magical mess of your life.

    285: How to calm your busy mind

    285: How to calm your busy mind

    When you have a busy mind, your whole body feels completely off and everything is disconnected. In this episode, we chat about your busy mind and real life actionable things to slow down a busy mind.


    Stuff we talked about…
    - Having a purpose in life helps you focus and come back to the heart.
    - Step out of your regular life.
    - We can only calm a busy mind when we realize that our mind is busy. We can only realize that our mind is busy by becoming aware of our singular thoughts.
    - Breathe. The easiest way to become present is the breath. When we’re present, we become aware of the thoughts we’re having.
    - Journal. Get the mess from your mind onto paper. It will make you feel better.
    - Movement. Yoga, pilates or dance. Feel into your body!


    If you have questions, comments or feedback about this episode, send us an email at carla@themerrymakersisters.com or emma@themerrymakersisters.com or message us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts @themerrymakersisters.


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    Always merrymaking,
    Emma + Carla


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    • 39 min
    284: No motivation, can’t sleep, can’t stop eating

    284: No motivation, can’t sleep, can’t stop eating

    Inside our private MerryBody group, we often have Q+As. This week we took the chat here, to the Get Merry Podcast!

    We asked our members about their biggest struggles, we gave our advice. We chat about lack of motivation, binge eating, the all or nothing attitude when it comes to exercise and so much more!

    It’s just us having a chat about very common struggles.

    Stuff we talked about…
    - Lack of motivation is a VERY common human struggle. We often wait for it to float in, but what is missing is that first step of action! Also tune into episode 127: How to stay motivated to exercise and eat healthy.
    - Diet and binge eating.
    - Sleep issues. Rituals, meditation and more.
    - How to deal with overwhelm.
    - Remember, perfection isn’t real. It’s okay if you feel like you’re struggling.

    We love Q and A’s! If you have questions, message us and let’s figure it out together. Send us an email at carla@themerrymakersisters.com or emma@themerrymakersisters.com or message us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts @themerrymakersisters.

    Join our 3-day Core Challenge and get direct access to daily core-focused classes (both yoga and pilates). Sign up at https://themerrymakersisters.com/core-challenge.

    Always merrymaking,
    Emma + Carla
    P.s if you ever need further help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage.
     
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    • 52 min
    283: Yoga is so much more than perfect poses, doing the splits and handstands.

    283: Yoga is so much more than perfect poses, doing the splits and handstands.

    In this episode, we chat about the yogic philosophies in a real-world sense. In our opinions, these are the greatest teachings within yoga (yes, more important than the perfect handstand!) and they are extremely useful in our modern lives.

    Stuff we talked about…
    - “All is exactly as it should be”, which falls under the practice of surrender or Ishvara Pranidhama.
    - When we release the perceived control of our lives, suddenly all that happens around us is happening ‘for us’.
    - Satya is speaking and living your truth. To be truthful and honest to yourself, not just to other people.
    - We’ve been taught not to tell the truth, as in ‘follow the should-be’s’, to be on our best behaviour to always please other people.
    - What is the ego?
    - Santosha translates to contentment. In order to feel content, we need to accept.
    - Yoga is a tool for us to practice acceptance. Acceptance allows us to be who we truly are. When we accept, we’re also surrendering.

    If this resonated you in any way or if you’ve got anything to add, we’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at carla@themerrymakersisters.com or emma@themerrymakersisters.com or message us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts @themerrymakersisters.

    Join our 3-day Core Challenge and get direct access to daily core-focused classes (both yoga and pilates). Sign up at https://themerrymakersisters.com/core-challenge.

    Always merrymaking,
    Emma + Carla
    P.s if you ever need further help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage.
     
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    • 48 min
    282: It’s never too late to change and pivot your direction

    282: It’s never too late to change and pivot your direction

    In this episode, we chat pivots and changing directions, in any area of your life, whether it be in business, career, relationships, location, and dreams.

    It’s easy to feel like you can’t change direction because you’ve already spent so much time and energy dedicated to building or creating something. Even though it might be something you truly want to do, it’s difficult to turn your back on all the years and the energy you’ve spent working toward that thing.

    Stuff we talked about…
    - Everything you’ve done in life is leading you to exactly where you’re meant to be.
    - Follow your heart. Follow your bliss. Follow what you truly want to do, not what you think you should be doing.
    - There were pivots that we’ve made in our lives that helped us get to where we are right now. Our latest big pivot is the realization of how strongly we feel about not contributing to any form of diet culture.
    - Sometimes we don’t know what we want, but we know what we don’t want. This is still good!
    - Age as an excuse to not make a change.
    - Sometimes you need to pivot, jump in. You don’t need to have a perfect plan.

    You have this one gift of life, if you make a change now it will impact the direction of your life completely. Don’t let fear get in the way. It’s never too late to start again.

    If you’ve got comments, questions and feedback, we’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at carla@themerrymakersisters.com or emma@themerrymakersisters.com or message us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts @themerrymakersisters.

    Join our 3-day Core Challenge and get direct access to daily core-focused classes (both yoga and pilates). Sign up at https://themerrymakersisters.com/core-challenge.

    Always merrymaking,
    Emma + Carla

    P.s if you ever need further help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage.
     
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    • 43 min
    281: Bridgerton Review, number one show on Netflix

    281: Bridgerton Review, number one show on Netflix

    We’re really excited about this episode! We chat Bridgerton, the number 1 most-watched original Netflix series right now.

    Yes, we watched it and joined in all the fun… along with the 82 million Netflix subscribers. Set in 1813 England, think Gossip Girl and Jane Austin then get ready for beautiful 19th century balls gowns and sexy suits.

    Oh, warning, there are lots of spoiler alerts in the episode! Also we do touch on some subjects like sex, masturabtion and abortion.

    Stuff we talked about…
    - It makes you question marriage and why we have it. Back then, marriage was more of a business transaction, not a love match.
    - It is fine for men and women to dress up and impress to get attention. But what is wrong is the societal pressure that comes with it.
    - Sex education, pleasure and masturbation.
    - We chat about abortion as one of the characters is pregnant out of wedlock (a great sin back then).
    - Men experience the pressure of being the breadwinner, supporter and protector.
    - How great the costumes were. Corsets may look great but for us, feeling comfortable is more important.
    - Julie Andrews is Lady Whistledown!

    If you’ve watched Bridgerton, we’d love to hear from you. Who’s your favorite character? Send us an email at carla@themerrymakersisters.com or emma@themerrymakersisters.com or message us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts @themerrymakersisters.

    Join our 3-day Core Challenge and get direct access to daily core-focused classes (both yoga and pilates). Sign up at https://themerrymakersisters.com/core-challenge.

    Always merrymaking,
    Emma + Carla

    P.s if you ever need further help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage.
     
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    • 33 min
    280: When friends don’t support your side hustle

    280: When friends don’t support your side hustle

    Welcome to the second episode of the Get Merry Podcast for 2021. A chat inspired by a conversation with an acquaintance who shared her business idea. We felt really excited for her, we shared some advice and she thanked us for being supportive.

    It got us thinking about supporting others and the ways we can each do that… but also, it made us question why so many of us don’t show support.

    Sometimes, friends or even family members completely turn a blind eye to what you’re passionately doing or creating, whether it’s a business, a creative project or any project.

    Stuff we talked about…
    - Why people try and cut you down when you are rising up. Listen to Episode 166: tall poppy syndrome, stop criticising others and start encouraging them!
    - Why it’s important to support your friends or family when they want to do something new or different.
    - If you have a friend in business, why not support them? The best way, purchase their product or service.
    - When a friend or a family member purchases our product, it makes us feel acknowledged and valued.
    - Receive and be open to help. We have never had a mentor but we have had mentor-like figures in our biz life. In this episode we go through the key lessons they taught us.
    - Celebrating the success of others and not feeling jealous.
    - In being happy for others, you become happier yourself.

    Remember that there’s space for everyone to succeed. Choose love over fear because when you choose to love and support, you reap the benefits. Whereas, when you choose fear, your anxiety, jealousy and anger grows.

    Are you choosing love or are you choosing fear?

    We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at carla@themerrymakersisters.com or emma@themerrymakersisters.com or message us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts @themerrymakersisters.

    Join our 3-day Core Challenge and get direct access to daily core-focused classes (both yoga and pilates). Sign up at https://themerrymakersisters.com/core-challenge.


    Always merrymaking,
    Emma + Carla

    P.s if you ever need further help or guidance please contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. Asking for help is pure courage.
     
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