Month: July 2019

EP35: Manoj Dias

[The Teachers]

For episode 35 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Buddhist meditation teacher and chief of Melbourne meditation studio, A—Space, Manoj Dias. Before the here and now, Manoj once identified as a successful corporate businessman who was suffering from anxiety, insomnia and disordered eating. 

What he offers us in this honest conversation is incredible perspective across a diverse range of topics, including the continued lack of diversity and inclusion in the wellness space. Manoj is passionate about facilitating conversations that explore possible answers to the question he asks himself when he sits down to teach: Who is not in the room and why? 

But before that, expect to hear his journey to becoming a Buddhist meditation teacher, why he thinks spirituality should be playful, how to be with the totality of our experiences, his definition of conscious connections, why enlightenment isn’t a destination but rather a state of consciousness available to all of us at any time, and his call to Australian men to explore what it means to be vulnerable.

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EP34: Rachelle Rowlings

For episode 34 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of the funniest Australian women on Instagram, Rachelle Rowlings. She pioneered a new type of influence — the honest mum — and for many women navigating life with a newborn, her Instagram account is a lifeline. 

What started as an outlet to express not only her love of fashion but also to rise up from the darkness that came after having her first baby, Rachelle’s Instagram account is now the talk of mothers groups’ across the country. Women read the reality of their own daily struggles in Rachelle’s epic and hilarious captions. There’s also the epic fashion — something we all deserve to admire.

In this honest conversation, Rachelle is unguarded, open and intensely honest. She matches her own quick wit and humour with thoughtful observations and opinions on the topics we all hold close to our hearts — love, death, motherhood, societal pressures, nutrition, fashion, personal development and why happiness doesn’t always look the way we thought it would, and why that’s OK.

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EP33: Maeva Heim

For episode 33 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one to watch, Melbourne-based marketing specialist and haircare entrepreneur, Maeva Heim

Maeva grew up in Perth and like many of us from smaller towns, she had fierce ambition. Maeva’s career story is relatable because it’s common in the very best way. She did an expensive law degree and then realised she couldn’t carry the burden of what it meant to practice, so she step-changed to marketing, content creation and now, product development. 

Maeva is set to revolutionise and democratise the haircare space as we know it. 

At the time of recording, Maeva is developing Australia’s first texture-inclusive haircare brand, Bread Beauty Supply. Sick and tired of feeling under-represented in marketing meetings where discussing shade ranges or using black models was frowned upon, Maeva decided to develop a haircare brand that speaks directly to women of colour who have been taught to chemically relax their hair in order to fit in with society. Bread encourages women to explore and embrace their natural texture. 

Maeva shares important insight into what it feels like to have to physically change yourself in order to be accepted and seen as “professional” in the workplace, and the world at large. She’s a shining example for young women everywhere that when we don’t see ourselves represented in products, in the media or on platforms like Instagram, it’s in our power to change that.

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EP32: Nadine Jane Astrology

[The Teachers]

For episode 32 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with New York-based astrologer Nadine Jane.

Nadine curates one of Instagram’s most popular accounts for astrology, offering lovers of celestial study an elevated, intelligent and gentle guide to knowing ourselves better. Her personal readings are empowering and practical. They’re also scarily accurate. 

Nadine gifts her followers with a wealth of free content each week. From full moon reports to the lowdown on lunar eclipses, personalised chart tiles and being the calm voice of reason when a planet turns retrograde, Nadine’s soft and deeply feminine approach to astrology is cherished by so many. 

Alison and Nadine cover quite a bit of ground. Expect to learn about our Sun, Moon and Rising Signs and how they show up in our personalities, what the 12 houses mean, the elements attached to our star signs, why we shouldn’t be fearful when a planet turns retrograde, the truth about star sign compatibility and so much more. 

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Host Alison Rice is an award-winning leader and digital publisher. She offers 1:1 coaching sessions over Skype, as well as team development sessions and strategy. Find out more or book directly.

Kindly consider donating 

If Offline helps you, please consider donating to help fund these honest conversations. Visit Offline’s community donation page.

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