Episodes

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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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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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

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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.

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Artist and designer Rachael Sarra on creativity, commercialisation and her advice to emerging artists.

For episode 74 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with proud Goreng Goreng woman and contemporary artist and designer, Rachael Sarra

In many ways, this episode stands for the complexities that come with the commercialisation of creativity. We also get a small insight into the deeply nuanced responsibility and pressure that comes with being a young, Aboriginal artist with a fast-growing Instagram following.

In this honest conversation, Rachael opens up about the relationship between energy, inspiration and emotion when it comes to creating, the good and bad of using Instagram to grow a conscious business, the importance of pulling out of jobs that become unaligned, why cultural protocols will always come before creation, overcoming her fears about how she might be perceived based on her commercial decisions and why her ancestors aren’t just part of her spirituality, they are her spirituality. 

She also shares her personal experience with land ownership, online dating in 2020 and beyond, and gives some sound advice to young creatives trying to establish themselves in an era that’s increasingly governed by comparison. 

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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.

Vedic astrologer Dalia Gencher on evolving beyond our karma and how to step into 2021 with clarity.

For episode 73 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Vedic astrologer, Sattva Yoga teacher and holistic kinesiologist, Dalia Gencher

This episode is for anyone who is looking for higher answers to questions like: 

  • What is karma and can we overcome it?
  • What is purpose if it’s not actually linked to our careers?
  • How do we align to what is most evolutionary for us?
  • How can we use our birth chart to find direction and clarity?
  • Cosmically, what happened in 2020 and what can we expect in 2021?

The pair also explore the spiritual practice of Japa — one of the most profound Yogic technologies accessible to us. It has the power to completely rewrite the neural pathways in our brains. 

In celebration of Japa and its power to transform our lives, Alison and Dalia also announce a special 40-day Offline Group Japa Journey. You can learn more about it in this episode or enrol at the link below.

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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.

Empowerment and performance coach Carson Tueller on re-writing the narratives we’ve created about ourselves.

In episode 72 of Offline, host Alison Rice has an honest conversation with Carson Tueller, a performance and empowerment coach based in New York City. His coaching methodology is rooted in the philosophy that our lives are lived inside of the narratives we’ve created about ourselves, our circumstances, and our experiences. 

Let that sink in for a moment. How much of the way you identify in the world is based on a story? A story about where you’ve come from, what you’ve been through or what your job title requires you to be? 

This episode stands for new perspectives and new beginnings. For reframes and radical acceptance. Carson is an educator, an activist and an advocate. 

In this honest conversation, Carson shares his journey to coming out as a queer man, the major life event that led him to step into his purpose as an empowerment coach, what true disability advocacy looks like, acknowledging unconscious ableism, why we need to re-examine our definition of sex, pleasure as a spectrum of feelings and why it’s OK for empowerment coaches to feel disempowered sometimes.  

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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.

Zara and Michelle from Shameless on privacy, therapy, navigating criticism and building a modern media company.

For episode 71 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with the hosts of Shameless the podcast, Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews. 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be catapulted into the public sphere with one of your best friends before the age of 25? Oh, and add to that the whole thing is being recorded and millions of people are not only listening and enjoying what you say, but some are also judging and critiquing what you say.

As a fellow podcaster Alison has, which is why she has so much respect for her two guests. 

The timing couldn’t be more perfect for these three women and podcasters to record together. Zara and Michelle recently released their first book, The Space Between, which is dedicated to the mess and madness of our twenties. It is as fun as it is nuanced and deep. 

In this honest conversation, Zara and Michelle open about navigating privacy, learning which stories are theirs to tell, how being rejected from mainstream networks was the throughway to their success, the importance of therapy to process their experiences, how they’re thinking about building a modern media business in 2020 and beyond, and so much more. 

Alison hopes you love getting to know two of Australia’s most exciting, young media pioneers on a deeper level.

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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.

Evolutionary astrologer Daisy Clementine Douglas on how the Natal Chart can reveal why our soul incarnated.

In episode 70 of Offline, host Alison Rice has an honest conversation with evolutionary astrologer Daisy Clementine Douglas. She’s on a mission to help people understand why their soul incarnated. 

In this episode, Daisy explains why our birth chart is a reflection of everything we already are, and also shares what parts of our chart relate to things like our unique gifts, our work and our karmic path. 

This episode was recorded in March 2020 when Australia was in its first lockdown, and Daisy reveals what she believes is at play cosmically for this year. Alison was particularly intrigued to learn that Capricorn is asking us to look more deeply at patriarchal constructs and definitions of success.  

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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.

Dr. Evan Sgammotta on the transformational power of the Neuro Emotional Technique.

For episode 69 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with chiropractor, certified Neuro Emotional Technique (N.E.T.) practitioner and founder of Selph Health Studios, Dr. Evan Sgammotta.

N.E.T. is an approach to stress reduction that focuses on breaking behavioural patterns and stress points that can show up physically in the body. It also helps symptoms related to trauma and unresolved stressful events, by helping to eliminate conditioned emotional responses and prevent recurring patterns of pain. It compliments chiropractic and borrows from acupuncture and kinesiology. 

Alison’s own interpretation after being treated by Dr. Sgammotta, is that it’s an emotional clearing of sorts. She spent nine months sitting with what came up in her session before having an honest conversation with Dr. Sgammotta. In less than five minutes, he got to the root of why she suffers from anxious attachment — something she hasn’t spoken about on Offline before.

In this episode, Dr. Sgammotta explains what N.E.T. is, how it gets to work on such a deep level, and what to expect in a session. He also shares how he’s thinking about what’s next in the realm of emotional healing, including generational clearing. 

If you’re suffering from a chronic emotion and the stress associated with it, Alison hopes this episode helps you. 

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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.