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EP45: Teryll Brewer

To launch season four, host Alison Rice shares Offline’s platform with Melbourne listener, Teryll Brewer. 

Alison and Teryll met at an Offline Women’s Circle in August 2019. Offline Women’s Circles exist to create gentle entry points to conscious connections, and as they gathered together as women on their way that night, Teryll’s story moved the room. 

Her bravery and honesty got Alison thinking about the deeper role Offline could play when it comes to both education and prevention. What might we face, who has already survived it, and would they be willing to share what they’ve learned?

Offline started as honest conversations with the women behind the Instagram accounts. Their stories and their humility not only moved us, but opened us up to a part of ourselves we weren’t all that familiar with — our True Selves. In came the teachers and healers to help us navigate this new spiritual terrain, and now, it’s time to hear from those closest to us.

The people in our lives who don’t necessarily have a social media presence or a stage to stand on, but they teach us anyway. 

Teryll’s story, and the stories Alison hopes will follow, stand for survival. What does it mean to sit in True Self when life serves us a set of circumstances and experiences we didn’t see coming and we don’t feel prepared for? 

Her hope is that through listening, we learn.

Teryll Brewer is a 33 year-old, stage four breast cancer survivor. This is her story. 

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I’m Offline With. . . Jose Bryce Smith

[I’m Offline With. . .]

Welcome to a new Offline episode series called I’m Offline With. . . These episodes are produced by Studio Offline, and in partnership with a founder, leader or entrepreneur that will help us on our way. 

Between each season, Alison sits down with someone who has started a conscious business so we can learn from them, and in return, they get to share their story and what they’ve created with you. 

Alison’s first I’m Offline With. . . guest is the delightful and determined Jose Bryce Smith. Twenty years ago she co-founded Australia’s first natural hair salon, where harsh chemical formulations were replaced by high performing colour created in-house. It included natural extracts, minerals and native Australian ingredients. Today, we know it as Original & Mineral (O&M for short), with brand extensions in colour, styling and education.

Here’s why O&M is important — both to those of us listening who have ambition to start a conscious business — and to the health of anyone who colours their hair. O&M is PETA-approved, leads innovation in the natural hair care space globally and it is founded by a generous woman who wants to share her start up story so we can learn from it.

Alison has been using O&M for the best part of a decade, so it was truly a thrill for her sit down with the brain behind a brand that celebrates hair as a health choice. It’s time we all got real about it. We read so many warnings about the dangers of using parabens, sulphates and other harsh chemicals on our skin — but what about our hair and our scalp? 

In this honest conversation, Jose brings incredible insight into what it means to found and fund a multi-million dollar business, how to think about taking investment, what she had to sacrifice, the times she got it wrong, how she uses the Emotional Freedom Technique to reprogram her thought patterns, and so much more. 

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EP43: Ask Alison

Host Alison Rice closes season three with another Ask Alison episode, dedicated to Offline’s beautiful and nourishing community. She put a call out for questions on Instagram, and answered 11 across topics including true self, spirituality and personal development.

From her own journey to feeling more spiritually expressed, to her advice on how to begin exploring what spirituality means to you, her definition of soul, how her life has changed since starting Offline, her biggest “ah-ha” moment, how sets up her day for success, her advice on finding love and fulfilment, how to find like-minded people, how she feels when she sees pregnancy announcements on Instagram, what she’s learned about leading teams, and much more. 

Season four of Offline commences in November 2019.

If Alison’s honest conversations have helped you and you’re in a position to, please consider kindly donating to help fund season four.

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Book a coaching session 

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. 

Follow on Instagram

For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram. 

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EP42: Juliet Allen

[The Teachers]

For episode 42 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down for a second time with leading Australian sexologist and host of Authentic Sex, Juliet Allen

If you haven’t listened to their first honest conversation and you’d like to, here it is. The pair discuss sex as a pathway to healing, sex magic, why our cycle is sacred, why it is time to redefine the word slut and much more. 

This time around, Juliet answers questions sent in from Offline’s curious and thoughtful listeners. Topics include: becoming more confident in the bedroom, how to improve your libido, how to accept your partner’s sexual attraction to others, how to communicate your sexual needs, how to communicate you have an STD, why we should consider organic alternatives to supermarket lube, how to get in touch with your feminine after a major operation like a hysterectomy, sex-positive porn, why enjoying anal sex comes down to trust and Juliet’s tips to authentic and connected oral sex.

Warning: Some parts of this honest conversation are difficult and confronting. If you need help or support, please reach out:

Alison also advises not to have kids around for this one!

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Book a coaching session 

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. 

Follow on Instagram

For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram. 

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Bonus Episode Live at Sundays Offline: Erin and Alison

Recorded live at the sold-out Sundays Offline listener event in Melbourne on August 18, 2019, host Alison Rice and leading Australian fashion creative, Erin Maxwell, take questions from the audience.

From how to stay true to your values, to pitching for creative work, why we should celebrate each others’ success, a definition of manifestation and more.

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Book a coaching session 

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.

Follow on Instagram

For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram. 

Subscribe or listen to more episodes

Subscribe here, or listen to every episode at offlinethepodcast.com.

Share with those in need

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EP41 Live at Sundays Offline: Erin Maxwell

Recorded live at the sold-out Sundays Offline listener event in Melbourne on August 18, 2019, host Alison Rice sits down with leading Australian fashion creative, Erin Maxwell. Her long-time followers knew her first as Love Shop Share, but today Erin is the proud founder of the The Maxwell Note. A thoughtful and curated platform that seeks to tell visual stories.

In this honest conversation recorded in front of 85 passionate Offline listeners, Erin opened up for the first time about her work, what it means to be a mother and a businesswoman today, her 17-year bond with husband Nick, her relationship with the label WAG and why her family will always come first. 

Following their honest conversation, Alison and Erin took questions from the audience. This session will be a separate, bonus episode!

Sundays Offline Melbourne would not have been possible without the support of its generous sponsors, and the women who donated their time. 

THANK YOU

Firecracker Event HQ2, Ovolo Laneways, Penfolds, Melbourne Martini, Naughty Booch, Invisible Zinc, L’Oreal Paris, Elka Collective, Sephora, An Organised Life, Rasasara, Souszy, Ettitude.

Flowers by Honesty Flora. Photography by Bobby Clark

Thank you Holly, Liv, Courtney, Chloe and Mandy. 

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Book a coaching session 

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.

Follow on Instagram

For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram. 

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EP40: Eleanor Pendleton

In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with three of the brand’s Australian ambassadors to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter, self care, sleep and skincare. 

Alison’s next guest is Eleanor Pendleton. The Estée Lauder ambassador and beauty entrepreneur is the founder of one of Australia’s most popular and pioneering beauty destinations, Gritty Pretty.

It’s her third time sitting down with Alison for Offline, and in this honest conversation Eleanor shares her opinion on self care, what it takes to lead one of Australia’s most-popular digital media brands, the mentors who have helped her along the way, what boundaries look like on any given day, her relationship with sleep and ageing, what she wishes more women knew about skincare and the very joyful chapter ahead for her and her husband Matt.

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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

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For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram. 

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EP39: Deborah Symond O’Neil

In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with three of the brand’s Australian ambassadors to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter, self care, sleep and skincare. 

Next up is Deborah Symond O’Neil. She’s the founder of pioneering fashion retailer, Mode Sportif, and one of the best dressed women in Sydney.

Deb works fast and hard. In this honest conversation, we learn that what we see on Instagram is actually very close to her reality, but that she also dedicates a great deal of her time and energy to her growing business, her team and her husband Ned. 

Given her workload and the speed at which she operates, Alison was curious to know how Deb carves out time for herself and what routine looks like for a busy founder and mum-to-be. And as an ambassador for Estée Lauder, what role does a cult product like Advanced Night Repair play when it comes to maximising her evening skincare routine? 

If you’re interested in learning about the realities of running and scaling a fashion retail business, the art behind a successful buy, the skincare advice handed down from her mum and why she doesn’t identify with the label heiress, Deb and Alison hope you adore this episode. 

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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

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For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram. 

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EP38: Nadia Fairfax

In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with three of the brand’s Australian ambassadors to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter, self care, sleep and skincare. 

First up is the delightful Nadia Fairfax. An ex-elite gymnast turned fashion creative and the editor of Fairfax Journal, Nadia is fun personified. 

A connector who loves nothing more than seeing her friends and family having a good time, Nadia is a natural entertainer and as you’ll soon learn, always takes a glass half full approach to life. 

With a following in hundreds of thousands and a lifestyle that sees her on a plane most months for both work and play, Alison was interested to learn about Nadia’s approach to self care. How does a modern woman with such a packed social and travel schedule prioritise things like getting a good night’s sleep, maintaining a consistent skincare routine and caring for her emotional wellbeing? 

As an ambassador for Estée Lauder, part of Nadia’s role is to educate on cult products like Advanced Night Repair. In this episode, she reveals the ANR trick she learnt from fellow ambassador and beauty expert Eleanor Pendleton, and how it allows her to use the power of the night to maximise her skincare routine. 

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Book a coaching session 

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

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For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram. 

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EP37: Jaclyn Michelle

For episode 37 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Jaclyn Michelle, a Human Design chart analyst, teacher and the founder of Interior Creature

Put simply, Human Design is the intersection of science and spirituality. It gives us the language to describe the signals our body and our intuition has been telling us all along — before all the programming and social conditioning. It’s also been described as a user manual for life. Both a mechanical science and a practical tool that shows us how we are constituted, and therefore how to make healthy decisions and live as the unique beings we are. 

Jaclyn deeply believes it is vital that every woman has the resources, the time and the energy to hold space in her life for her own emotional and spiritual expansion. She’s made it her mission to make tools like Human Design practical, actionable and accessible for everyone.

If you’re interested in getting your own design decoded, Jaclyn is kindly offering Offline listeners 5% off her services. Visit her services page on www.interiorcreature.com, and use the code OFFLINE (all caps) at check out. 

Book a coaching session 

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. 

Follow on Instagram

For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram. 

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