26 episodes

The remarkable people you will be hearing from on these podcasts are not necessarily more remarkable than you or I but they have clarity about their purpose. Without exception, they have had to confront and overcome challenges in their lives and, in doing so, have gained a high level of consciousness. We can be grateful then that they have chosen, through their work, to contribute to others from their heightened sense of awareness and understanding.

The Remarkableness Podcast Kate Gyngell

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The remarkable people you will be hearing from on these podcasts are not necessarily more remarkable than you or I but they have clarity about their purpose. Without exception, they have had to confront and overcome challenges in their lives and, in doing so, have gained a high level of consciousness. We can be grateful then that they have chosen, through their work, to contribute to others from their heightened sense of awareness and understanding.

    Episode 26 - Romny Vandoros – The Profound Effects of Creativity on the Brain and our Overall Well-Being

    Episode 26 - Romny Vandoros – The Profound Effects of Creativity on the Brain and our Overall Well-Being

    Romny is an internationally trained and professionally registered Art Therapist committed to empowering growth through resilience and creativity. Her practice is based in Sydney’s North. She has extensive experience working with people under a range of circumstances from clients with health concerns, to people suffering from social or interpersonal issues. Romny also teaches art to adults with disabilities and acquired brain injury, guiding them through the therapy itself as well as co-curating exhibitions, allowing them to showcase their work and reflect on their progress. She additionally facilitates corporate workshops to promote creative thinking and employee wellness and helps run international art therapy retreats with Artful Retreats.

    In this podcast, Romny explains the difference between art as therapy and art therapy. She shares her passion for her work, the wonderful outlet art therapy provides and the many benefits she sees in her clients. She also discusses the profound effect creativity has on the brain and what it brings to people’s lives and their well-being.

    • 33 min
    Episode 25 - Carmen Marshall – Creating A Life You Love

    Episode 25 - Carmen Marshall – Creating A Life You Love

    Carmen Marshall is the founder of the Soul Craft™ line of modern-spirited educational programs, products, courses, gifts, and wisdom to help you create a life you (really, actually) love—while earning great money and, yes, figuring out how to have it all. Based on her distinctive body of work that focuses on a unique east-meets-west approach, Carmen is a fierce advocate for designing your work around your lifestyle, and teaches women from around the world how to craft their souls—and their pocketbooks.

    Carmen currently lives in Maui and Bali.

    In this podcast, Carmen talks about growing up with an entrepreneurial mindset and her love of travel. She shares the path she took before making the decision to take her work ethic and use it to build her own business.

    Carmen discusses the challenges she faced and shares some thoughts and advice for those who may be looking to start their own business together with the skills and mindset she feels are necessary.

    Carmen stresses the absolute importance of finding ways to incorporate doing what one loves into creating a successful business long term and how to start working towards that to uncover one’s passions and purpose. She also shares some valuable business and lifestyle habits she practises daily to stay focused, healthy and joyful.

    • 38 min
    Episode 24 - Joshua Rasco – Developing a greater sense of physical, spiritual and emotional well-being

    Episode 24 - Joshua Rasco – Developing a greater sense of physical, spiritual and emotional well-being

    Growing up on fast food and pharmaceuticals in Southern California, and continuing on with a fit but unhealthy lifestyle as an airman in the U.S. Air Force, Joshua Rasco fortunately discovered meditation and a whole new world of natural health and complementary therapies beginning in 1997. Since then he has been inspired to help others discover and bring about a greater sense of well-being and natural health in their own lives.
    Joshua practises Bowen Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, teaches meditation classes and offers Bioptron Light Therapy at the Wholebeing Health Centre in Roseville, Sydney. He is also the former President of the Bowen Association of Australia.
    In this podcast, Joshua talks about his own search for a greater sense of emotional and spiritual well-being whilst travelling the world in the US Air Force, leading to his decision to move to Australia and becoming a Bowen practitioner. He explains what Bowen Therapy is, how it works and the benefits it can have on multiple health conditions.
    Joshua also shares his love for teaching meditation and how his classes differ from many others. He discusses ways to maintain our emotional and physical well-being and his desire to help bring that peaceful meditative state into our daily lives.

    • 30 min
    Episode 23: Rachael Cunningham – Helping people reclaim and care for their voices and find joy in singing

    Episode 23: Rachael Cunningham – Helping people reclaim and care for their voices and find joy in singing

    Rachael is a massage therapist, singing teacher and opera singer. Not a combination you often see together, but after years of singing professionally, she enrolled in a massage course and fell in love with bodywork - in fact she loved it as much as singing!

    Rachael then realised she could combine her two passions by becoming an expert in vocal massage, the neck, head and jaw areas, and postural alignment for excellent breath work. In this way, she offers solutions to other singers, people suffering from pain and tension in these areas and those struggling with vocal problems.

    In this podcast, Rachael discusses her love for music and singing and the powerful physical, as well as emotional, benefits that singing can have. She talks about how common it is that adults who have been silenced as children and told they can’t sing often carry a strong desire to find their singing voice again and how she helps them to do that.

    Rachael talks about the amazing work she does for people with vocal injuries including opera and rock singers, and the need for greater awareness in many other professions where strain is put on the voice of the importance for regular checks with speech pathologists and more self-care.

    • 34 min
    Episode 22: Yenie Tran – Celebrating life and learning to overcome disappointment

    Episode 22: Yenie Tran – Celebrating life and learning to overcome disappointment

    Yenie was born in Vietnam and, at the age of one, became ill with polio. Despite being left unable to walk without support and, ultimately, bound to a wheelchair, Yenie has led a very physically active life.

    Yenie came to Australia at the age of 14 and started playing many sports whilst attending Bossley Park High School. Becoming extremely good at wheelchair racing, Yenie was all set to go to Beijing as part of the Australian Paralympic team when she had a major setback resulting in an operation on her knee.

    In this podcast, Yenie talks about growing up surrounded by a loving family and friends who supported her, her love of sport and her disappointment and depression after being forced to drop out of the Beijing Paralympics.

    Yenie is now an independent associate with USANA Health Sciences and is on a mission to support others with their health and wellbeing and to inspire young people through sharing her story.

    • 26 min
    Episode 21: Heather Porter - Life on the Trail, Embracing the Challenge

    Episode 21: Heather Porter - Life on the Trail, Embracing the Challenge

    Heather is an experienced adventurer who has hiked, kayaked and biked in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Leaving her job and home in Sydney for six months, Heather hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada in 2018.

    Having never hiked for longer than 5 days, the opportunity to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in America for 6 months excited Heather as she learnt the skills and built the strength to become a successful thru-hiker.

    In this podcast, Heather talks about the challenges and joys of hiking 4,265 km over 177 days. She discusses the relief and sense of freedom she felt being removed from social media and outside influences, and being able to ‘just be herself’. Heather shares how she coped in extreme conditions and the acts of human kindness she experienced and witnessed along the trail. She also discusses how important she believes it is for everyone to challenge themselves in some way to really find out what they are capable of as human beings.

    • 36 min

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