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We're all imperfect. On this podcast, Hugh van Cuylenburg, founder of The Resilience Project chats to a variety of interesting people who are willing to make themselves vulnerable, by sharing their own struggles and imperfections. Hugh and good friend Ryan Shelton then discuss some valuable take aways we can all apply to our own imperfect lives.

The Imperfects Hugh van Cuylenburg, Ryan Shelton & Josh van Cuylenburg

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

We're all imperfect. On this podcast, Hugh van Cuylenburg, founder of The Resilience Project chats to a variety of interesting people who are willing to make themselves vulnerable, by sharing their own struggles and imperfections. Hugh and good friend Ryan Shelton then discuss some valuable take aways we can all apply to our own imperfect lives.

    Dr Paul Callaghan - How To Follow The Dreaming Path

    Dr Paul Callaghan - How To Follow The Dreaming Path

    This Academy of Imperfection is a little different. As Hugh explains in the opener, this episode actually IS more like a lecture. But trust us, that’s a good thing.
    Dr Paul Callaghan has a lot of wisdom to share that he's accrued over a lifetime of wins, losses and even a near death experience that changed his life forever. As an Aboriginal man, much of Paul's wisdom has come from his experience on The Dreaming Path, which also happens to be the title of the book he’s co-written with his friend and Aboriginal elder, Uncle Paul Gordon.
    This book is one of the most impactful books we've ever read. Some might assume that aboriginal lore from tens of thousands of years ago would be irrelevant in today’s world. Faaaaar from it. Dr Paul Callaghan and Uncle Paul Gordon wrote this book for all of us, so after you finish this episode, pick up a copy at your local bookstore, and then, let’s all go bush with Paul!

    To purchase The Dreaming Path, Indigenous Thinking To Change Your Life, by Dr Paul Callaghan and Uncle Paul Gordon, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3SLD0V4

    • 1 hr 2 min
    We Need to Talk... Again - Hugh, Ryan & Josh have a chat

    We Need to Talk... Again - Hugh, Ryan & Josh have a chat

    B-B-B-BONUS EP!!! A-A-A-AGAIN!!!
    Every now and then, Hugh, Ryan and Josh like to get together and chat about their own imperfections that they’ve been dealing with recently. This is one of those episodes.
    Hugh talks about “life seasons”, Ryan explains why European holidays aren’t always as perfect as they appear, and Josh talks about watching Morning Wars with Jennifer Anniston. 

    To read Hugh’s recommendation of Kimberly Gillan’s article in the Age, ‘Are You In Tune With Your Life Season’, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3Q6o4iC

    • 53 min
    Dr Emily - You Are Not Your Emotions

    Dr Emily - You Are Not Your Emotions

    She’s back again! Our very own psychologist, Dr Emily!
    In this emisode, Dr Emily reflects on a very moving chat we had with comedian Steen Raskopoulos. 
    She talks with Hugh, Ryan and Josh about the concept of Emotional Awareness, and explains why it’s not only important to identify your unpleasant emotions, but why it's even more important to express them when they arise.
    Oh, Hugh and tells us about going to Bondi.

    For book recommendation Atlas of The Heart by Brene Brown, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3zmHW9Y
    For Susan David’s Ted Talk, The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3OQvFAm
    To learn more about Matthew Lieberman’s study on ‘affect labelling’, (putting emotions into words) and its impact on our negative emotional experience, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3PQrUMO
    To learn more about Dr Dan Siegel’s research into ‘mindsight’ and how we can ‘name and tame’ emotions, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3Q8PLqM
    To learn more about The Resilience Project’s Journals, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3cSVItf
    For app recommendation Day One, follow this link: https://dayoneapp.com/

    • 52 min
    Steen Raskopoulos (REPEAT - but with new intro!)

    Steen Raskopoulos (REPEAT - but with new intro!)

    Okay, so we're dabbling with repeat episodes because we've taken a week off. But we have recorded a new intro bit so there ya go, at least there's SOME new stuff!
    This episode with comedian Steen Raskopoulos is not only one of our favourite episodes, but it's also the subject of next week's emisode with Dr Emily - which we can't wait for!
    So yeah, back to regular, imperfect programming next week!

    To listen to Steen’s podcast, Congrats On The New, please follow this link: https://apple.co/3yUjhtc
    To listen to Ryan on Steen’s podcast, please follow link: https://apple.co/3cyEC3Y

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Michelle Brasier - The Case For Optimism

    Michelle Brasier - The Case For Optimism

    Maybe you know Michelle Brasier from Aunty Donna. Or maybe from Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell. Or maybe she’s made you laugh (or cry) in any number of things she’s done on the stage and screen over the years. 
    Or maybe you don’t her……… YET!
    Michelle Brasier is a singer, actor, writer and comedian who - as you’ll hear in this Vulnerabilitea House - has overcome multiple adversities since a young age. But despite the challenges, she still firmly believes in the practice of optimism. And after selecting the card, “Are you more of an optimist or a pessimist?”, Michelle explains why optimism is such an important part of her life.
    Thanks Michelle - you are a breath of fresh air!

    To see when and where Michelle is performing next, follow this link: https://www.michellebrasier.com/tour
    To listen to the soundtrack from the movie Once, follow this link: https://spoti.fi/3Rmckd0
    Parting Glass by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Artist: http://audionautix.com/

    • 54 min
    Martin "Rac" Heppell - The other F word... FAILURE

    Martin "Rac" Heppell - The other F word... FAILURE

    We all fail. All of us. Why? Because we’re all imperfect. And no one talks about failure more passionately than The Resilience Project’s own Martin “Rac” Heppell. And he’s today’s guest lecturer in The Academy of Imperfection.
    Some of you may remember Rac’s first memorable appearance in The Vulnerabilitea House last season. If you haven’t heard it, we know you’ll want to listen (or re-listen) after this one - link below.
    Failure, the other F word, is something we don’t like to talk about. It’s embarrassing. And sometimes it’s shameful. But as Martin explains, it’s important that we DO talk about failure. Because failure isn’t just normal… it’s crucial for our growth.
    Feel like a rev up? This ep’s for you.
    Rac’s back, baby… RAC’S BACK.
    ALSO… here’s some extra info about Rac that’ll be helpful before listening to the ep:
    - When Rac was a kid, his family spent some time living with a head-hunting tribe (there’s more on this in Rac’s first episode from last season)
    - Between 1993 and 1995, Rac played 7 senior AFL games for St Kilda and Melbourne
    - Rac works with The Resilience Project as one of their main Speakers, spending the majority of his time at schools, helping kids around Australia.
    To listen to our previous episode with Rac, follow this link: https://apple.co/3xWoKPy

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Lydia.Inglis ,

Honest and humouring listening

No stone is left unturned and they do it with care, humour and honesty.

They’re so real about how they came about as the cast for this podcast and that just makes it better.

These guys get better the more you listen and the first episode I listened to was enough to keep me coming back.

NZ75 ,

Thanks team! 🙌

Absolutely love this podcast, it has me laughing out loud in every episode yet is so honest and beautifully crafted with the topics you cover, guests you interview and takeaway gems! Keep up the great work team! 👏👏

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Thank you

Changed my perspective on life as a 21 year old girl. Can’t put into words the positive impact this has had on me. Thank you so much keep it up.

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