I’m Jules Sebastian, this is Tea With Jules the Podcast, the audio version of my online show (you can find it on YouTube) of the same name. Here you will hear some heartfelt and honest conversations with interesting and inspiring people I have had the pleasure of meeting over my career in the fashion and entertainment industry. I unpick meaningful life moments, what success really means and what people want to be remembered for. My hope is that you can take away some gold nuggets of wisdom and use them in your own life. Hope you enjoy. X
Tea with Jules with Interior & Lifestyle guru Steve Cordony
Steve Cordony is a master of interior style and life styling. What a treat to have him for my latest episode of Tea with Jules.
I first met Steve when he waved his magic style wand over our house for a shoot we did with Belle Magazine Australia where he sits as Style Director at Large. He struck me as kind, generous with information and meticulous with his impeccable taste, and he has absolutely lived up to that first impression.
With so many of us spending so much time at home right now, it is lovely to hear Steve talk about how he gives his home a soul. Steve shares with me how growing up he always felt that coming out, might be a risk or an unachievable dream to have his own perfect image of home life. Remaining neutral, was safer. He believes that everything happens for a reason at the right time, and with a moment of complete honesty with himself and those around him, he was released into his truest identity. Once he stepped into that, the sky has been the limit.
We talk about the secret sauce of a successful relationship, what is the soul, finding purpose and of COURSE I wouldn’t let him get away without asking him some very important home styling questions!
I loved this chat and Steve’s wonderful insight into life, love and career. He is a true gem-I hope you enjoy too. Oh, and please check out his and Michael’s current dream home renovation Rosedale Farm. It is serious #housegoals
Tea with Jules with Surfing Legend, Sally Fitzgibbons
‘I don’t know what’s on the other side of this, but I trust that I can pick up the pieces’
My next guest on Tea with Jules is surfing legend and my friend from the south coast, Sally Fitzgibbons.
I remark this in the interview what strikes me the most about this wonderful woman, and it’s her true depth. Sally is an athlete by trade but a seeker by heart. She is in constant learning from the world around her and any conversation with her leaves you feeling uplifted and inspired.
Her relationship with the ocean is spiritual and you can see the profound impact it has on her life both when she is surfing it’s waves or watching on as she reads and anticipates what mother nature will do next. It’s her meditation, her connection and her power.
We speak about fear, permission to pause, our addiction to forward momentum and the brilliance in the ordinary. We really go there and I can honestly say, this has been one of my most favourite chats to date.
I can’t wait for you to tune in and see what this sun kissed, smiling slice of sunshine has to offer us. I promise you will finish wanting to either take your shoes off and find some sand, or exchange some, as Sal calls it ‘intentional energy’ with someone you love.
Go grab a cuppa and enjoy Sally Fitzgibbons on Tea with Jules. xx
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TEA WITH JULES with author, educator & parenting & resilience specialist Maggie Dent.
CALLING ALL PARENTS!
This is a special Tea with Jules episode just for you. Trust me – get your pen and paper out and takes some notes on this one.
Maggie Dent joins me for an insightful and in-depth conversation on (one of the toughest jobs of all) parenting. She is known as Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators and it is easy to see why. Her warmth, calm nature and wisdom had me hanging off her every word.
Maggie has written 11 books on all things parenting and hosts the ABC podcast ‘Parental as Anything’. Her website is an incredible resource helping us all to navigate the many challenges we face as parents. A mum of FOUR boys, and an engaged grandmum, Maggie’s life experience covers teaching, counselling, working in palliative care, funeral services and suicide prevention. From this Maggie has come to advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities.
I reached to my community for their burning questions for Maggie and I tried my best to cover off as much as I could in our chat. We cover a lot of ground. From toddler tantrums, parental pauses, co-parenting as a team, her roosters and lamb theory, screen time and teaching our kids to be safe digital citizens, singing silly songs, structure, predictability and boundary’s, helping our teenagers find their spark, modelling behaviour for our kids and probably the highlight…..why Maggie is sending me into fart training!
The bottom line of this conversation is, the best thing we can ever do for our kids is to love them fiercely and unconditionally. Oh – and Maggie’s parting words to all parents everywhere – YOU’VE GOT THIS.
Please, if you are a parent or know a parent who might need some sound, sensible advice in raising their kids (that’s all of us right?!), watch this interview. Then watch it again.
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Tea With Jules with Sam Moran
What an exciting day this is!
Due to many reasons (COVID lockdowns, the world turning upside-down, writing a book, raising 2 boys and well…life!) it has been over a year since I shared a Tea with Jules episode with you all. Late last year I felt the time was right to boil the kettle again and invite people into my home to have honest, heartfelt conversations about life, love and career.
My first guest is my dear friend Sam Moran. He has been a children’s entertainer for 22 years, bringing joy and fun to our homes via his show ‘Play Along with Sam’ and his time as the yellow Wiggle.
What I love about this chat with Sam is his openness about all the stages and phases of his life so far. He talks about the power of letting things go, how smart kids really are and the level of sincerity they need from their entertainers. Sam also, opens up about his relationship with depression over the years and how important it is to deal with the ‘meh’ feeling that can creep in slowly.
I can’t tell you how much I learn about people and about myself through these conversations. It’s not just sharing tea, it’s a ceremony of exchange – human to human. I love that we are back in the Tea with Jules saddle and that we get to experience this together.
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TEA WITH JULES - Ben Higgs, the battle with mental health and how we can make change
‘There’s no shame in asking for a hand. Accepting that you need help and asking for it is the brave part. Giving someone a hand is just as brave.’ Ben Higgs
Welcome back to Tea with Jules 2020. We continue on with the brave series, learning that bravery comes in all kinds of forms. Ben Higgs is the founder of The Rise Foundation. A foundation that exists to educate and teach the everyday practical tools we can use so people no longer have to suffer with mental illness or poor mental health.
I have seen close up how serious mental health can be, so I do not treat this subject lightly. Neither does Ben. He sees his role to be an educational light to those suffering and those living with people suffering. Even though he has experienced his own battles, he does not think he is the poster child for mental health, nor does he want to be. He simply sees there are hurting people who need help to get through their days and has put up his hand to do what he can.
With mental health becoming a subject we are increasing facing head on and many men and women are embracing their struggles openly and publicly, we are normalising issues that were once seen as a weakness. That is the point of this chat. To hit this head on. To gather as communities and rally together to see change. I hope you will get some practical, helpful tools from Ben to be on the look out for cracks in the perfect persona people put together and start asking the simple questions of Are you ok? And how can I help?
Here is a link to Ben’s foundation and other helpful facilities in the show notes if you need to reach out. There is always someone there, no matter how you feel.
The Rise Foundation
R U OK?
Black Dog Institute
TEA WITH JULES Angela Ceberano on anxiety, entrepreneurship and miscarriage
Angela Ceberano has been my friend for over a decade. We first met when my husband Guy signed to the music label BMG (later becoming Sony Music) after winning the very first Australian Idol! Ange was his assigned publicist at the label.
The first thing I noticed about Ange was her Hollywood actress looks and her kind nature. I was very new to the world of the public eye, so anybody who showed me genuine kindness and was down to earth, I clung to! We grew closer over the years and it has been a pleasure to watch Ange blossom into the business mogul she is today.
With all her music industry and PR knowledge, she decided to start her own agency. She named it Flourish. She and her team handle huge clients on all things publicity and branding. She has also recently released her very own range of candles called Marco and Co. which she lovingly named after her beautiful horse Marco.
As a busy entrepreneur and working woman, Ange has had her fair share of challenges. Earlier this year, her husband Phil and her went through a heart renching miscarriage. She was brave enough to share her thoughts and feelings around that in our chat. Running your own business, juggling staff, a marriage and all that goes in between has lead Ange to take some time to reflect, pause and really take head of what is important in life. Her mission is to inspire but to also encourage people to find a lifestyle that is right for them. This includes rest and doing things you love. She believes it feeds your soul and fuels your passions. I couldn’t agree more.
This is Angela Ceberano for Tea with Jules the Podcast.
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