Episodes

Honouring the interconnectedness of our True Self and our profession.

What we do for a living feels a bit more emotional than it used to. Restrictions to our freedoms have made many of us question what actually makes us feel happy and fulfilled. A sneaky sleep in. A long walk before the workday starts. A home-cooked lunch. Creating just because not for. The time to think more deeply and even change our mind.

Many of us are also questioning if we’re using our gifts and skills in ways that make us feel truly useful in the world. Is it time to start something that means something? Could we lead more consciously? And how much money is enough? 

We’re evolving, and this podcast is evolving with us. I’d love to share Offline’s Manifesto with you. 

I hope this season helps you on your way. Thank you for being here.

Alison xo

Offline is a resource for anyone evolving beyond the traditional ideals of success, to explore professional pathways that are more aligned to their true nature, unique gifts and passions. 

Visit www.getoffline.co to learn more about Alison’s career coaching, professional development opportunities and community experiences, or follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice.

Alison Rice acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which she creates today, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. She pays her respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Ask Me Anything: Host Alison Rice on her pregnancy, labour preparation and the postpartum period.

To close season six, host Alison Rice dedicates her Ask Me Anything episode to her little girl, Betty. 

So often, the stories we hear about pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period are negative and fear-based. Alison’s experience has been more soft than hard, and so she hopes that sharing a different perspective might help other women feel more excited than scared about this new chapter.

In this extended episode, Alison answers listener questions about her pregnancy, navigating pregnancy anxiety, her labour preparation, hospital bag must-haves and why she believes she had a soft and positive postpartum experience. 

She also talks about the sense of perspective she has following two pregnancy losses, the life lessons she hopes to teach her little girl, her thoughts on her career and earning after having a baby, the products she’s loved, the books she read, her emerging parenting style, and opens up about Betty’s personality and what she looks like. 

Below is a list of everything Alison refers to in this episode, plus a few extras she forgot to include. 

Books

  • WOT Baby ebook
  • I didn’t mention it in the episode but loved Dr. Harvey Karp’s Happiest Baby On the Block for general info and newborn settling techniques 
  • Ten Moons
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
  • Spiritual Midwifery
  • Spirit Babies
  • The First 40 Days
  • The Motherhood (would have liked more positive stories though!)
  • The Montessori Baby 

Conception 

  • We saw an IVF specialist after our second miscarriage for testing: AMH levels, reproductive carrier screening, sperm DNA fragmentation test
  • I had weekly acupuncture from ovulation until week 12, then moved to fortnightly, then monthly during the third trimester. I see Jade at The Whiteowl Clinic

Pregnancy 

  • Our OB is Dr. Alex Owen
  • Acupuncture with Jade at The White Owl Clinic 
  • I had a few osteo sessions to support some pelvic pain and one session after birth. I saw Nadia (French and amazing) at Sydney Osteopathy in Bondi Junction 

Labour Preparation 

  • Epi-No Childbirth Trainer 
  • Perineal massage
  • Labour preparation session with a women’s physio (to test pelvic floor and learn how to push correctly)
  • Hypnobirthing course with Lillian from Woven 
  • Antenatal classes through the hospital

Hospital Bag

  • I laboured in a black crop top and black maternity underwear
  • Papinelle pajamas and robe
  • Depends underwear
  • Toms maternity pads. I then wore ModiBodi when I got home from the hospital
  • Diffuser and lavender essential oil
  • Portable speaker and charger
  • Phone charger 
  • Birth playlist 
  • Airpods. I listened to a Vedic mantra on repeat
  • Own pillow and soft blanket 
  • TENS machine. I hired mine from Bliss Birth
  • Airnest nursing pillow 
  • Toiletries: toothbrush and toothpaste, normal skincare, travel size shampoo and conditioner, body oil, concealer, brow pencil, hand ties and hair clip, comb, lip balm
  • Kmart nursing bra
  • Outfit to wear home
  • Outfit for baby to wear home
  • Soft baby blanket 
  • Frida Mom Peri Bottle
  • Disposable nursing pads. I didn’t need these but wish I did!

Breastfeeding

Postpartum

  • Pelvic floor assessment and strength program. I went to Women In Focus in Bondi Junction 
  • Osteopathy session with Nadia from Sydney Osteopathy 
  • Chiropractic adjustment with Evan at Selph Health Studio (PR gift) 
  • WOT Baby ebook and app 
  • Pomelo food delivery 
  • Peach Pilates Post Natal Program. Enjoy the code ALISONPEACH for 50% off your first three months to Peaches Online
  • Epsom Salt baths
  • The red wine shower
  • Therapy! Couples therapy especially. Try a Zoom session with baby on your lap if hard to find a window 
  • A big bowl of warm, rolled oats in the morning has helped my milk supply 
  • 2-3L of water per day for milk supply 

Other Things We’ve Loved

  • Redsbaby Metro3 Pram in black 
  • Cocoonababy 
  • Bubba Blue White Muslin Swaddle Wraps (good for Summer babies or pram cover)
  • Miracle Blanket 
  • Babyhood Sleep Positioner 
  • Boody, Ergo Baby and Nature Baby onesies 
  • Nature Baby cardigan (PR gift)
  • Nature Baby bonnet and booties 
  • Junior Life play mat 
  • Kip & Co Sisters Bamboo Swaddle over playmat during tummy time for stimulation (PR gift)
  • Emu Sheepskin Baby Rug
  • Baby Bjorn bouncer 
  • Troll Sun cot, drawers and change tray 
  • Leander Matty change mat
  • Big Softies Terry Towelling Nappies as burp cloths 
  • Haaka Baby Nail Care Set 
  • Nanit monitor on floor stand and Kogan SmarterHome Baby Monitor for a lite / travel version 
  • Ergo Baby sleep sacks
  • Chekoh wrap for first two months 
  • Artipoppe carrier for when they’re a bit bigger (PR gift)
  • Phile cashmere blanket with initials embroidered 
  • Gaia Natural Baby Powder. No nappy rash so far!
  • Cub + Scout neoprene pouches instead of a baby bag. I have one in the pram, one in the car
  • Britax Millenia Opal car seat 
  • Stokke High Chair 
  • Milk to Meals cookbook 

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Fashion entrepreneur Gab Waller on having the confidence to push through rejection and how to develop deep relationships with clients.

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 personal shopper to the stars and fashion entrepreneur, Gab Waller. She got her big break sourcing and “Old Celine” coat for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in 2018, and hasn’t looked back. She now has a team of six helping her to respond to hundreds of personal shopping requests each day.

In this episode, Gab opens up about what confidence means to her, how she’s seen fashion change a woman’s perception of herself, her breakthrough moment, why it’s so important to push through rejection, how she’s thinking about scaling her business, building her support team, how to develop deep relationships with clients and brands, the lessons she’s learnt the hard way, the importance of discretion in her business and how she’s thinking about circularity in our need-it-now consumer culture. 

MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICE

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.

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Stephanie Miller and Laura Henshaw open up about their journey from influencers to entrepreneurs.

Host Alison Rice has an honest conversation with Keep It Cleaner (KIC) co-founders and friends, Stephanie Miller and Laura Henshaw. What started as an ebook and a hobby has since grown into a multi-platform offering spanning recipes, workouts, mindful guides, community events and a podcast. 

But how did they do it? Have they had investment? How did they know who to hire? And what advice do they have for anyone with ambition to start a movement? Alison asks it all. 

The trio also discuss social media in all its usefulness and complexity, and Alison asks for their opinion on gifting. Is what was once an interesting and organic way for brands to expose their products to new audiences becoming more harmful than helpful? 

Steph generously opens up about how she’s feeling five weeks into her new role as Harvey’s mum, and Laura gifts us with invaluable insights about growth, evolution and confidence.

MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICE

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.

Rae Johnston reflects on the realities of being a woman working in science, gaming and tech.

In honour of National Reconciliation Week, please enjoy this replay of Alison’s honest conversation with proud Wiradjuri woman, mum, award-winning STEM journalist and host, Rae Johnston. It first aired in May 2019.

Compassionate, strong and with an incredible sense of justice, Rae is a modern role model for women everywhere.

In this episode, Rae shares unique and inspiring lessons taken from her humble beginnings — including what it was like to have $5 left each week after paying her bills and feeding her child as a 19 year-old mum, the disappointing and often-complex realities of being a woman working in gaming, tech and science, her reflections on the trauma she experienced as a young model trying to get her start, her advice to employers on how to attract and support Indigenous talent, and how proposing to her husband was less about challenging gender norms and more about deep love and respect.

This conversation is longer than others, but every minute of it is compelling, educational and inspiring.

MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICE

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.

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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. 

MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICE

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.

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.

  • Follow Donna on Instagram
  • Treat yourself to a bottle of Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation. Use the code OFFLINE for 15% off. T&Cs* apply  
  • *T&Cs: Enter the code OFFLINE at checkout to receive 15% off a single purchase excluding out of stock items and freight costs. Offer valid from 1st March 2021 until 11:59pm 30th June 2021. Offer not available in conjunction with selected offers as communicated at checkout. Offer valid to Australian residents at EsteeLauder.com.au only

MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICE

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.

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. 

MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICE

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.

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

MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICE

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.

MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICE

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.