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Doctor and zero waste life advocate Anita Vandyke on living in alignment with your values.

Host Alison Rice has an honest conversation with doctor, rocket scientist, author and zero waste life advocate, Anita Vandyke. In this episode, Anita challenges the dogma surrounding living a zero waste life, educating us that it’s not about being perfect. It’s about effort.

Have you ever found yourself wanting to reduce your personal waste but feel totally overwhelmed when it comes to how? Or maybe you’re scared that if you try, you’ll fail. And then there’s the fear of the judgement that can come with trying to live more consciously. . . 2020 taught us that cancel culture is real and while sometimes very valid, it also stops us from speaking up and out about the ways we’re trying to be better.

Anita is here to help us take a step forward. She explains that living a zero waste life often starts with living a low waste life. She also shares how she personally handles criticism for her choices, why she implements spending bans and what she discovers when she does, easy zero waste strategies that absolutely anyone could implement today, why spirituality and science do co-exist and what motherhood and a major health scare taught her about herself. 

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Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

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Food entrepreneur Donna Hay on how she built a brand that transcends trends and mediums.

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

This season, the mini-series continues to explore our collective relationship with the word confidence. What does the word confidence really mean, and what does having more of it help us to achieve?

The topic and series celebrates Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation, a product that allows women to wear confidence and feel empowered to take on the day. 

Alison’s next guest is Australian food entrepreneur, Donna Hay — a name synonymous with simple but delicious recipes enjoyed by families across the country. 

In many ways, this honest conversation honours the time and level of integrity it takes to build a brand that transcends trends and mediums. 

Donna has written 27 cookbooks selling over six million copies worldwide, and has successfully expanded into homewares and TV. But as someone who identifies as shy, how did she find or cultivate the confidence to do it? In this episode, Alison and Donna explore Donna’s journey to success and the lessons she’s learned along the way.

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, become a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

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Storyteller Jess Molina is pioneering what it means to influence consciously.

Host Alison Rice has an honest conversation with conscious influencer, storyteller and founder of Loudly Quietly, Jess Molina.

Have you ever wondered how influencers choose projects and for the more conscious creators out there, the vetting process they go through when deciding whether or not to work with a brand? Jess is a guiding light on these topics. 

In this honest conversation, Jess shares openly and honestly across a broad range of topics related to fashion, writing, influencing and inclusion —including the day she saw the Jess in her mind reflected back at her in the mirror — financially supporting her family and the subsequent guilt that can come with spending on herself, her advice to people who want to write but are struggling to find their voice, transparency around gifting on Instagram, how she’s navigated pricing herself for influencer projects, moving beyond diversity and inclusion as an initiative and into an ethos, reclaiming the word fat and her advice to anyone who is struggling to develop a loving relationship with their body.

In a reality where influencing has become a viable career path, Jess is the example of the type of influencer we should be following and celebrating. 

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, become a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

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JANE Magazine’s Annika Hein on backing yourself and self-funding your idea.

Host Alison Rice has an honest conversation with fashion magazine co-founder and creative director, Annika Hein. In this episode, Annika shares the importance of backing yourself and self-finding your idea, the risks involved in starting your own business and how to maintain your creative integrity — especially when there’s real money on the table. 

JANE Magazine is a Melbourne-based, biannual fashion and fine art publication shot on film and printed on paper. The magazine explores the disciplines of art, photography, fashion, philosophy and poetry. 

Sounds a bit intimidating, right? Turns out Annika is anything but. Get ready to hear from a funny, down-to-earth, thoughtful and generous woman who isn’t scared to say what she really thinks. 

Alison and Annika cover some incredible ground in this honest conversation, including Annika’s pregnancy, a 36-hour home birth that ended with an emergency transfer to hospital, what she and partner Odin learned from living slowly in country Victoria, navigating perfectionism and a sometimes brutal examination of self, how she maintains her creative integrity while building and funding a business, the risks they took to launch issue one of the magazine and what starting her day with rituals helps her to achieve. 

Please note: Before they get onto business, Annika is an open book about her home birth experience. If pregnancy and birth is either triggering or irrelevant to where you’re at right now, please navigate this episode using the timestamps below. 

TIMESTAMPS

Moving to the country: 00:06:30 – 00:24:13

Pregnancy and birth: 00:24:00 – 00:46:20

Maintaining her creative integrity: 00:46:38 – 00:57:00

The risks involved in launching issue one: 00:57:00 – 01:07:15

Allyship and advocacy: 01:07:15 – 01:15:31

Morning and evening rituals: 01:15:31 – 01:33:42

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, become a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

If you know someone who would benefit from hearing these honest conversations, please share Offline with them.

Original music by DLakeCreates.

Over 3.5 million people follow The Holistic Psychologist on Instagram, here’s why.

If you aren’t one of her 3.5 million followers, Alison is very excited to introduce you to Dr. Nicole LePera. She’s The Holistic Psychologist on Instagram and through her conscious protocol, is pioneering a new pathway to healing which starts and ends not with doctors and medication, but with us. Her community identifies as Self Healers. 

If you’re seeking out knowledge and experiences with the intention to heal, you’ll be familiar with the phrase “doing The Work”. We hear it often, but rarely can anyone define it for us. What is it? What does it involve? And how do we know we’re doing it right?  

Dr. LePera responds to our collective needs with her first book, aptly titled How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self

Available now, she describes it as an accumulation of the knowledge of the interconnectedness between our physical bodies, our mental or emotional worlds, and the very thing we explore here on Offline — our True Self. Our soul. 

It’s quite literally the bridge between spirituality and clinical psychology so many of us have been searching for. 

In this episode, Dr. LePera and Alison explore the book and what it has to offer, and Alison also gets Dr. LePera’s advice on the topics listeners sent in when she asked what they’d want to unpack if they had a session with a therapist today. Reparenting and inner child work, anxious attachment, navigating low self esteem, self healing after sexual abuse, how to establish boundaries with your boss, overcoming generational trauma and so much more.

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, become a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

If you know someone who would benefit from hearing these honest conversations, please share Offline with them.

Original music by DLakeCreates.

Fashion creative Yan Yan Chan on her year of healing and embodying her True Self.

In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with some of the brand’s inspiring ambassadors and friends to have an honest conversation about their careers, businesses, life on the other side of the filter, fashion, beauty and. . . confidence. 

What does confidence really mean to women and what does having it help us to achieve?

The topic and series celebrates Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation, a product that allows women to wear confidence and feel empowered to take on the day. 

Alison’s next guest is creative director, photographer and fashion influencer, Yan Yan Chan. One of Australia’s most-followed fashion influencers, Yan opens up about the importance of taking time to look inward and ask questions, so we can make contact with our authenticity and our why. 

Like it was for so many, 2020 was a year of intense introspection for Yan Yan which included therapy, time with a healer and a lot of time alone deciding what type of woman and creator she is truly destined to be.

Through this self work, Yan Yan found her voice.

She also shares the important role confidence plays when it comes to her mental health, the business of influencing, how to pitch to clients, leaning into advocacy, navigating self development while in relationship and what she does to deepen her relationship to her Chinese heritage. Alison is very thankful for Yan Yan’s honesty and trust. 

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, become a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

If you know someone who would benefit from hearing these honest conversations, please share Offline with them.

Original music by DLakeCreates.

Artist Bobby Clark on speaking your truth and why we need to stop trying to do the “right” thing.

Host Alison Rice has an honest conversation with artist, photographer and mum, Bobby Clark. In this episode, Bobby encourages us all to speak our truth and shares why we need to stop trying to do the “right” thing. She also encourages us to make mistakes because they help us discover the thing that makes our work unique.

Bobby is one of Melbourne’s leading artists, but as she so beautifully demonstrates in this episode, her paintings aren’t the only thing she has to say.

This conversation is full season six energy. Unbounded, unscripted and real. Alison and Bobby speak for 90 minutes and every one of them is worth your time. Why? Because it’s important that we hear what a truly empowered woman sounds like without the filter and controlled messaging. 

From boobs and bodies, pregnancy and pregnancy loss, sex after birth, dealing with judgement from strangers on social media, therapy, love, the complexities of the art world, pricing her work, feeling embarrassed about her work, navigating not being taken seriously as an artist. . . it’s all here.

P.S. Alison also shares some special personal news in this episode!

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, become a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

If you know someone who would benefit from hearing these honest conversations, please share Offline with them.

Original music by DLakeCreates.

Natalie Fornasier on living with stage four melanoma and what really matters in life.

In this honest conversation, Natalie Fornasier opens up about living with stage four melanoma and what she’s learnt actually matters in life.

Natalie is a talented young writer and self-described skinfluencer (the sun safety kind) who is using her growing social footprint to advocate for those experiencing chronic and terminal illness. 

This honest conversation focuses on the present. On surviving. On what it means to accept your own mortality. Nat opens up about her relationship with death, the spectrum of diversity through the eyes of the chronically ill, navigating friendships that aren’t equipped to hold space for her experience, how she, in turn, thinks about holding space for her partner’s experience both within her illness and also separate to it, what it’s really like trying to establish a career when you have cancer and what she’s learnt actually matters in life. 

Every episode of Offline seeks to educate and inform, but Alison hopes this one also offers perspective. When we really get down to it, what else matters but our health and the health of the people we love? 

It’s World Cancer Day on February 4, but we know we can prevent skin cancer everyday. Melanoma is the third most common cancer in women. Please wear sunscreen and keep your precious skin out of the sun. 

P.S. If you’d like to learn Nat’s full story, including how her melanoma first presented itself, Alison encourages you to read the interviews and personal essays made possible by sun safety education initiative Call Time on Melanoma on Byrdie Beauty

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, become a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

If you know someone who would benefit from hearing these honest conversations, please share Offline with them.

Original music by DLakeCreates.

Racial justice educator and spiritual activist Rachel Ricketts on what “doing the work” actually looks like in practice.

We’re starting season six as we intend to finish — by listening, learning, healing, and then moving into informed, intentional action. 

Host Alison Rice interviews racial justice educator, attorney, grief coach, healer and author, Rachel Ricketts, about acting in allyship to Black, Indigenous, People of Colour vs. allyship, and what “doing the work” actually looks like for white people who hold the most power and privilege.⁣

She educates that we all rise when white people undertake the work of racial justice, and that when white people truly do this work, everything in their lives will change. They must also be prepared to lose things – friends, money, time, identity – and if they’re not, they’re not committed to racial justice. 

But, there’s more to gain than there is to lose. 

Rachel’s new book, Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy, is directed at white people but is for Black, Indigenous, People of Colour. She discusses what that means in this episode, educating that white people can’t be allies, but they can act in allyship. 

She also shares that white people must have a tolerance for f*cking up because they will. The need to be right can not supersede the commitment to racial justice, and that a white person’s fear and discomfort isn’t life-threatening but being a Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour is. 

People are dying because white people aren’t doing this work. If, like Alison did, you committed to it in 2020, she hopes that Rachel’s lived wisdom and education not encourages you, but demands of you that you stay accountable. 

Rachel asks that we do this work with a deep lens of compassion. 

Her book Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy is available to pre-order now and hits shelves February 2, 2021. 

Please note: This interview is completely unedited.

Cover image credit: Bethany Schiedel

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, become a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

If you know someone who would benefit from hearing these honest conversations, please share Offline with them.

Original music by DLakeCreates.

Host Alison Rice on overcoming imposter syndrome, communicating authentically online and how to develop confidence.

For episode 75 of Offline, host Alison Rice closes season five with her signature Ask Me Anything episode. She answers 15 questions sent in by Offline’s cherished listeners. 

Topics include overcoming imposter syndrome and negative thought patterns, why we need to find our fulfilment within, staying positive when trying for a baby, how to develop confidence, what areas of herself she’s working on, the leadership resource that helped her the most, tips to communicating authentically online, the way she thinks about building a conscious business and where she believes authentic creativity comes from.

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, become a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

If you know someone who would benefit from hearing these honest conversations, please share Offline with them.

Original music by DLakeCreates.