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Welcome to the KICPOD. Your weekly D&M on the stuff that matters. Hosted by Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw, founders of Keep it Cleaner, an health & wellness app that focuses on feeling your best, not looking a certain way. To learn more you can find them on Instagram at @keepitcleaner, @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or visit their website at: www.keepitcleaner.com

KICPOD Steph Claire Smith, Laura Henshaw

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 204 Ratings

Welcome to the KICPOD. Your weekly D&M on the stuff that matters. Hosted by Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw, founders of Keep it Cleaner, an health & wellness app that focuses on feeling your best, not looking a certain way. To learn more you can find them on Instagram at @keepitcleaner, @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or visit their website at: www.keepitcleaner.com

    An uncomfortable insight into the life of female surgeon

    An uncomfortable insight into the life of female surgeon

    *Trigger warning this episode mentions experience of sexual harassment*

    On this episode of the KICPOD Steph and Laura had the pleasure of speaking with Australian surgeon and author Neela Janakiramanan. They chatted with Neela about her upcoming novel ‘The Registrar’ which was inspired by her personal experiences throughout her surgical training and unpacks the cost of success in the medical industry. Neela talks to the harsh reality of the surgical profession and how she had to endure sexual harassment, burnout and mental health deterioration to achieve success.

    This conversation provides an uncomfortable insight into the lives of budding surgeons whilst also reminding us of the importance of implementing tactics to support our mental health in the workplace. Neela also provides some wonderful advice on how we can best manage ourselves in high pressure environments and how we can ensure we’re truly switching off when we’re away from work.

    Neela’s novel The Registrar can be pre-ordered at Booktopia (https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-registrar-neela-janakiramanan/book/9781761066511.html)

    SPECIAL GUEST:
    Neela Janakiramanan (https://www.instagram.com/drneelaj/?hl=en)

    SPECIAL SHARES:
    Steph - Workin’ Moms on Netflix
    Laura - The Registrar by Neela Janakiramanan

    KIC UPDATES:
    Get 3 months of KIC for $25 and unlock access to month 2 of our Workout In Winter Challenge: Danny’s 4 week full-body STRENGTHEN challenge.
    To redeem this offer, use ‘WIW50’ at the website checkout.

    KICPOD is partnering with LiSTNR. From 1 August, you’ll also find us on the LiSTNR network alongside our usual streaming platforms.

    SPONSOR SHOUTOUT:
    Shop La Roche-Posay’s range of skincare at www.laroche-posay.com.au

    • 55 min
    What is a Doula? with Tess Batchelor

    What is a Doula? with Tess Batchelor

    If you’ve heard of the term ‘Doula’ but aren’t exactly sure what’s involved, this is the episode for you.

    Steph chats with Victorian-based Doula, Tess Batchelor about how a Doula can support you from conception right through pregnancy and into the wildly beautiful postpartum period.

    Tess shares the different levels of support available, her experience with a variety of parents and births and the surprisingly affordable costs!

    SPECIAL GUEST
    Tess Batchelor https://www.instagram.com/tessbatchelor_doula/

    Save 50% off with KIC
    $25 for 3 months when you sign up via www.keepitcleaner.com using the code WIW50

    • 40 min
    Sobriety, adult acne & building confidence with Olivia Molly McKeone

    Sobriety, adult acne & building confidence with Olivia Molly McKeone

    This week we welcome back to the KICPOD the wonderful Olivia Molly McKeone (née Rogers). Olivia has been making waves in both her personal and professional life. From launching her first book, to partnering with some incredible brands, to dealing with adult acne and discovering the flow on effects of her sobriety, Olivia opens up about it all.

    Her success however hasn’t been without moments of self doubt and she chats with Steph and Laura on how she’s dealt with self doubt and how she’s built up her confidence and self belief. She also generously shares her tips for anyone else who might find themselves struggling.

    SPECIAL GUEST:
    Olivia Mckeon: https://www.instagram.com/oliviamollyrogers/?hl=en

    SPECIAL SHARES:
    Steph - Everything I Know About Love on Stan
    Laura - Halftime J Lo Documentary on Netflix

    KIC UPDATES:
    Join the live Power Pilates workout with Laura & Leo Monday 27 June @ 7:00am AEST. Learn how to join this workout here: https://keepitcleaner.com/how-to-join-our-live-workouts-in-app/

    SPONSOR SHOUTOUT:
    Shop La Roche-Posay’s range of skincare at www.laroche-posay.com.au

    • 59 min
    Staying safe when travelling: how two sisters escaped attempted human trafficking

    Staying safe when travelling: how two sisters escaped attempted human trafficking

    *Trigger warning mentions experience of attempted human trafficking*

    With travel now back on the cards and someone being trafficked every 30 seconds, we wanted to bring awareness about how to travel overseas safely. To support this subject, we spoke with Rachel Vasicek, co-founder of Francaesca Jewellery who escaped a calculated attempt of human trafficking with her sister whilst on an overseas business trip.

    Rachel shares the gripping details of her lived experience and brings awareness to and reminds us of some of the simple but fundamental precautions we should take when embarking on an overseas holiday.

    Get 15% off your Francesca purchase by using 'KIC15' at the website checkout (excludes all charity items and gift cards).
    Want to support Be Her Freedom? Purchase the necklace on the Francesca website: https://www.francesca.com.au/

    SPECIAL GUEST:
    Rachel Vasicek: https://instagram.com/rachelvasicek?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

    SPECIAL SHARES:
    Steph - The Peanut Butter Falcon on Netflix
    Laura - Interceptor on Netflix

    KIC UPDATES:
    Join the live Power Pilates workout with Steph & Leo Wednesday 15 June @ 6:30pm AEST. Learn how to join this workout here: https://keepitcleaner.com/how-to-join-our-live-workouts-in-app/

    SPONSOR SHOUTOUT:
    Shop La Roche-Posay’s range of skincare at www.laroche-posay.com.au

    • 1 hr 3 min
    My Experience with Postpartum Anxiety with Jessica Urlichs

    My Experience with Postpartum Anxiety with Jessica Urlichs

    1 in 5 new mums and 1 in 10 new dads experience perinatal depression and anxiety, yet the topic is still considered taboo.

    This week Steph chats to Jessica Urlichs, a beautiful mum of 2 (soon to be 3) author and passionate spokesperson for perinatal mental health.

    Jess very kindly speaks to her personal experience with postnatal anxiety, the tips that got her through her hardest days and advice on supporting loved ones going through this.

    If you are suffering from postnatal anxiety or depression please reach out to the PANDA National helpline on 1300 726 306 or visit www.panda.org.au

    SPECIAL GUEST

    Jessica Urlichs https://www.instagram.com/jessurlichs_writer/?hl=en

    KIC WINTER OFFER

    $25 for 3 months when you sign up via www.keepitcleaner.com

    • 37 min
    Q&A with Steph & Laura: You Asked, We Answered PART 2

    Q&A with Steph & Laura: You Asked, We Answered PART 2

    This week Steph and Laura answer more of your burning questions. From discussing the pressure many women feel when their fertility is at its peak to sharing how they try to achieve a comfortable work life balance to battling the winter motivational slump and establishing a healthy relationship with food, this episode is jam packed with valuable advice.

    If you’re in need of support when it comes to your relationship with food, the Butterfly Foundation is here to help: https://butterfly.org.au


    SPECIAL SHARES:
    Steph - Stranger Things Season 4 on Netflix
    Laura - Dr Emily - Truth vs Harmony The Imperfects Podcast

    KIC UPDATES:
    It’s not too late to sign up to Workout In Winter with KIC. Use 'WIW50' at the website checkout (www.keepitcleaner.com) to get 50% off the quarterly subscription.

    Check out our Workout in Winter goal setting journal here: https://keepitcleaner.com/your-workout-in-winter-goal-setting-journal/

    SPONSOR SHOUTOUT:
    Shop La Roche-Posay’s range of skincare at www.laroche-posay.com.au

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
204 Ratings

204 Ratings

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