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ECHGW 07: Nature Lusting with Stacey Demarco

This week on “The Ex Corporate Hippie’s Guide to Wellness” we are chatting to the one and only Stacey Demarco. Author of  “Witch in the Bedroom”, “Witch in the Boardroom”, and “The Coffee Oracle”, founder of “The Modern Witch”. She is an internationally respected spiritual pagan practitioner, metaphysician, witch and activist who hails from Sydney NSW Australia.

Join us as we go down the rabbit hole with Stacey and chat about her definition of wellness, what is going on with our next generation of kids as they grow up, and we also chat around some possible solutions for increasing everyones wellness.

Stacey introduces us to the idea of “Naturelusting” and we find out her latest involvement with the “Sea Shepherd’s” and “Sessions for the Sea“.

So, join us, won’t you, as we get up close with Australia’s favourite pagan and activist, Stacey Demarco

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ECHGW 06: What Is Paleo?

Join us this week as we chat to Steve and Sarah from “That Paleo Show”. They take us back to basics and give us a great grounding in what the Paleo lifestyle is all about, as well as tips and tricks to get you started if you are interested in giving Paleo a go.

Steve and Sarah have a way of making Paleo accessible for everyone, and I know you will enjoy listening to everything they have learnt on their Paleo journey.

We even get into a discussion about their upcoming “Cave Camp” in QLD October 10 – 12, 2014.

if you have been wondering what the Paleo hype is all about, or how to get started with a Paleo lifestyle then this is the episode for you.

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ECHGW 05: Wellness Deep Dive with Fiona Cosgrove

This week on The Ex Corporate Hippie’s Guide to Wellness we are chuffed to be joined by the founder of Wellness Coaching Australia, Fiona Cosgrove.

Fiona has an extensive wellness career that spans 3 decades. From owning and managing fitness centres, through to her Bachelor and Masters degree in Sports Science and Masters Degree in Counselling. In 2006 recognising a need to expand the wellness understanding Fiona launch Wellness Coaching Australia, which is Australia’s leading training organisation producing wellness coaches.

Tracy has been fortunate enough to study with Fiona over the past few years, so this weeks interview explores  the future of wellness coaching as well as the direction Australian workplaces are taking in terms of in-house wellness programs. Fiona discusses her upcoming workplace program, “Busting Barriers” as well as some work she has been doing on stress management.

Fiona shares her wealth of knowledge with us as she shares some tips for people who are looking to make a change in their overall wellness as well as how she keeps it all together while maintaining an extremely busy life.

So, settle back and enjoy this deep dive with Fiona Cosgrove, I know you are going to enjoy listening to this as much as we enjoyed putting it together! Oh, and keep those questions and comments coming: feedback@mbswellness.com.au




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ECHGW 04: Community Wellness

This week on the Ex Corporate Hippie’s Guide to Wellness we are joined by a special guest, Naren Sinnathamby, one of the director’s of Springfield Land Corporation.

Springfield is a master planned community approximately 30km south west of Brisbane, and Naren shares with us his views on what it takes to build a master planned community. From community wellness initiatives, to green city initiatives and all of the plans for the health of the community moving forward. He also shares his very personal journey to wellness that included losing over 40kg!

This interview with Naren is one not to be missed!

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ECHGW 03: Family Planning

This week we talk about “Family Planning”… not the old 1970′s idea of family planning, but how to transition your family to a lifestyle focussed on wellness.

We talk about time management, how to forward plan your families meals for the week, even how to take your kids grocery shopping without headache or heart ache!

The episode is jam packed with tips and tricks for quick healthy, clean eating meal ideas, snacks for the kids, healthy lunch box ideas and how to hunt out a healthy lunch on the run.

It’s also filled with answers to the questions submitted by you, the listeners so far!

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ECHGW 2: Healthy Bottom Lines

Today on The Ex Corporate Hippie’s Guide To Wellness we talk about workplace wellness programs. What are workplace wellness programs? How do you choose a wellness program for your business? Why would I run a workplace wellness program? How is my company going to benefit from a workplace wellness program?

There are some great statistics from The Huffington Post on what happened when one county in the USA invested millions in an employee wellness program and the data from the recent Intel and Johnson and Johnson workplace wellness programs. We look at the cost and the impact of absenteeism to Australian Business. We also offer ideas and suggestions on how to sell a workplace wellness program up the management chain to get the bosses excited.

We have some great listener questions which are answered. We love hearing from you, so please keep the questions coming – you can submit a question too: tracy@mbswellness.com.au simply put your podcast question in the subject line.


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ECHGW 01: Introduction

Welcome to the very first episode of “The Ex Corporate Hippie’s Guide to Wellness”.

What better place to start a first episode than with learning a little about the 2 hosts. Tracy, an ex corporate hippie with over to 20 years experience in the corporate arena, and Peter, an engineer by trade who refers to himself as a skeptic with a little “s”.

Join us each week as we explore different aspects of wellness, all the while discussing how to live in the real world.

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The 5 Keys to Aligning Your Mind, Body and Spirit


When I am chatting to people about ‘wellness’ and what that word even means there a certain things I hear over and over again.

I want to lose weight, I don’t have enough time, but by far the most common comment I hear from people is “I don’t know who I am anymore”.  Whenever I hear those words I smile, because I know that there is an answer to that comment and I’ve developed the steps that you need to take to figure it out.

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7 Top Wellness Tips To Help You Survive The End Of Financial Year

When we think about end of financial year we think deadlines, pressures, late nights and lots of stress. But, It doesn’t have to be that way.

Go into end of financial year thinking of it as a marathon not a sprint and  with some forward planning you can make it through these next few weeks with your sanity, and your wellbeing well and truly intact.

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7 Top Tips For Meal Planning

Let’s face it organising what the family is going to have for dinner each night can be a pretty tough exercise. You get home from work and the last thing you feel like doing is trying to please everyone and spend hours slaving away in the kitchen.


So with all of that in mind here are my top tips for stress free meal planning.



Know what’s in your pantry.

Sounds pretty simple right – but I bet if you were to open your pantry door right now you wouldn’t be able to find a tin of tomatoes without pulling everything out and putting it back in. So, spend a little time organising and getting to know what’s in your pantry. It’s much easier to prepare a healthy meal if you know you already have 90% of the ingredients at hand.

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