GO WELL RADIO

On the weekly Go Well radio program presented by Cate Mercer, Editor/Publisher of The Art of Healing magazine (20 yrs), you can listen to content that has been created and curated to: Inspire, Motivate and Empower you to live your life to your fullest potential and in as healthy a way as possible.

Tune in to hear the most recent health and wellness news & research from around the world, and tips on how to live day-to-day with a preventive approach. Each week we cover issues from science and the arts, bringing you personal stories and interviews from experts in their field.

If you want to be in the know and stay in the know, this is the show.

Tune in to 94.9 MainFM Live every Monday from 11am – 1pm, or Livestream from the internet here

PROFESSOR PAULA BROUGH, EMPLOYEE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING
26 July, 2021

We have quite a big focus on the gut on this week’s Go Well program, with articles about fermented foods and how to culture your way to optimal health; choosing a good probiotic, and 10 ways to stop gas and bloating. Our interview this week is with Professor Paula Brough, who is a Professor of Organisational Psychology and Director of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. Paula’s primary research and teaching areas are occupational stress and coping, employee mental health and wellbeing, work engagement, work-life balance, workplace conflict (bullying, harassment, toxic leadership), and the psychosocial work environment. Further articles include how to age with purpose, and taking a preventive approach to Alzheimer’s.

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ROB PRUGUE, PEOPLE REACHING OUT TO OTHER PEOPLE (PROP)
5 July, 2021

On this week’s program we are talking about the very sensitive and important topic of suicide, and how social stigma can be reduced if we learn how to communicate in the right way. Cate talks with Rob Prugue, Founder of People Reaching Out to People (PROP®) about this, and the mental health education program he has created which focuses on addressing the underlying stigma often associated with depression and anxiety. “Much of mental health ‘awareness’ is littered with harmful stigma, borne out of outdated social standards which compromise the ability to engage empathetically with loved ones, friends and workmates,” he says. Other news and research included on this show include: 4 foods you can grow that pack in the nutrients; the growth in the ‘mindful movement’; 5 reasons to share your mental health struggles, and a new blood test discovered for the early detection of Alzheimer’s.

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DR JEAN SPINKS
28 June, 2021

On this week’s Go Well, Cate talks with Dr Jean Spinks about medication safety. Dr Spinks is a trained health economist, pharmacist and health systems researcher, and is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Health Economics, Griffith University. Her research focuses broadly on the integration of medication and medication services in primary care. Current projects involve the development, implementation and evaluation of an Indigenous Medication Review Service, innovative pharmacist workforce models of care, and consumer preferences for medication services. She has also published in the areas of medicines pricing, complementary medicine use and the disposal of unwanted medicines. Also this week Cate shares articles on: how eating just 2 mushrooms every day may lower cancer risk; embracing the Joy Of Missing Out (JOMO); some new research that reveals stress can turn your hair grey (but it can be reversed); how sleep is essential for health, and some tips on getting kids to eat more healthily. And if you listened to our interview last week with Dr Stephen Chau about opioids and addiction, we have a really special 2nd interview with Glenn Williams who has agreed to share his story about when he attended The Melbourne Clinic and actually had Dr Chau as his doctor.

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DR STEVEN CHAU
21 June, 2021

On our program this week Cate talks with Dr Steven Chau about pain, opioid misuse – and the elephant in the room – addiction. Dr Chau is a senior consultant psychiatrist at The Melbourne Clinic in Victoria, Australia who believes in a holistic approach to recovery from addiction supporting the biopsychosocial model of healthcare. Dr Chau is a senior consultant psychiatrist at The Melbourne Clinic in Australia, working as a part of the Addiction Unit Team and helping patients recover through the 28-day in-hospital rehabilitation program. He is also involved with the Psychiatric Advice and Consultation Service and provides telephone support to General Practitioners in order to enhance their treatment of patients with mental illness. Integral to Dr Chau’s patient-focussed care style is the development of strong professional therapeutic relationships. He sincerely believes in a holistic approach to recovery from addiction supporting the biopsychosocial model of healthcare. He is particularly passionate about public health promotion and enhancing mental health literacy. Also this week: how you can be like the 10% of people who are experiencing Post Pandemic Growth; how to reconcile the rising obsession with Instagram-manufactured beauty and subjective wellbeing; saffron, surprisingly effective for Alzheimer’s; a dramatic rise in elderly taking drugs that lead to falls in the last 2 decades; and • four ways self-compassion can help you fight for social justice.

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TRISH THOMPSON
14 June, 2021

On this week’s Go Well program our interview is with Trish Thompson, who is a clinical counsellor and psychotherapist. Trish was a secondary school teacher and then school counsellor for many years before completing her Masters of Counselling. She works with individuals, couples and other relationship structures in a number of community based settings, particularly with the LGBTIQ+ community. Also this week Cate talks with Natalie Cook from Torrens University about some of the courses they have on offer in the health space. Our articles and research this week includes:

• looking at the future of the Antarctic through an indigenous Maori lens
• how language extinction triggers loss of unique indigenous medicinal knowledge
• a new trend in audio culture and generative music that the Global Wellness Summit suggests will be the next wellness frontier
• and what life lessons plants can teach us about how to be better humans on this planet.

Cate also has a conversation with Natalie Cook, the Director of Innovation, Industry and Employability for Health and Education at Torrens University and Think Education, who applies her extensive experience in relationship management, communication and strategic direction to the student experience. Hope you can have a listen in.

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EMMA VAN DAAL
7 June, 2021

Emma is a psychotherapist and arts therapist passionate about supporting infants, children and families, and adult women moving through the challenges of life, mental health, and relationships. Her philosophy to life and practice focuses on creating a more whole-full approach in healing from trauma that is always in the process of becoming. Emma is passionate about the field of trauma, particularly about early life trauma with a strong interest in early intervention and is concluding research evaluating a psychotherapeutic group program for mother-infant dyads who have experienced family violence. She has recently finished her Professional Doctorate in Therapeutic Arts Practice using arts-making-as-inquiry methods to inquire into the lived experiencing of anorexia which includes a graphic novel that will be published. She lives in Melbourne with her partner, has far too many art projects on the go, and is about to open a new practice approaching children’s and family mental health in a creative and play-full way.

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MICHAEL LOCKWOOD
24 May, 2021

Well it’s a big show this week, with lots of news and research as always, including how to turn part of your lawn into food; some advice on probiotics from a Functional MD; 3 types of scans you might find helpful for preventative health from an integrative gastroenterologist; and an Australian Aboriginal Memory Tool found to be a superior way of learning. Our main interview this week is with Michael Lockwood, who agreed to come on the show and talk about his lived experience with depression. Michael was diagnosed with treatment resistant depression ten years ago, and currently manages his illness with a healthy lifestyle, medication and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). He will also talk about his fabulous photography competition which is specifically for people living with mental health issues. It is also Natural Medicine Week from 24-20 May, and we were lucky to get in a quick interview with Christine Pope from the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) who is running the event. Cate talks with Christine about why we should consider using natural health products and services, and what is on offer during the week. Lots more, including some on-the-street voxpops on wellness. Hope you can join us.

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DR DEBRA CAMPBELL
17 May, 2021

This week we have a theme running through the show of ‘what about me?’, and we include some of the songs off the album with the same name produced by Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman from 1 Giant Leap. Also, 78% of Australians reporting a change in personality traits since COVID; and some new research on a simple meditation practice that centres on psychological and spiritual wellbeing that may help reduce some of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s. We also have a bit of a focus on youth, with Cate reading an extract from the book “Raising Girls Who Like Themselves”; and how a podcast about mental health is helping schoolchildren flourish; and life after an eating disorder. Our interview this week is with Dr Debra Campbell. Debra is an author and psychologist consulting on everything from relationships to panic, depression, anxiety and grief. The desire to continually deepen her understanding of psychology led to her PhD with her thesis on love and emotional intelligence won the Relationships Thesis Award from The Australian Psychological Society. There’s lots more interesting stuff .. including a bit about the film The Social Dilemma .. just too much for this post! So hope you can join us ..

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MIRANDA MUELLER
10 May, 2021

This week, we will be doing a Mother’s Day special! We are so proud to be putting this together on Go Well, featuring only music from female Australian musicians and singer/songwriters. Our interview this week is with Miranda Mueller, who lives in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, Australia, where she runs her business Go to Ground, a herb and vegetable seedling nursery, that adds to her simple lifestyle, rich with activism and a love of all things green. Cate talks with Miranda about her passion – permaculture, and how reconnecting with the art of growing food is so good for human health and the earth’s wellbeing. This week featured articles include how weeds can be good for you, particularly the dandelion that has so many nutritional benefits; 6 ways we can teach future generations about sustainable living; and what is bloating and what causes it. Also, need to vent? Turn to real life support, not social media. With our new 2-hour timeslot, we have more time for news & research, and lots more time for music, so hope you can tune in or livestream from the net.

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DR ELISSA BURTON
3 May, 2021

This week we move from a 1-hr to 2- hr show which is such a relief, as we really do have so much more really good content we want to share with you! Plus, it also means aside from the news & research we bring you each week, we can give more time to showcasing some of the fabulous arts – which means more music, book and film reviews and selected interviews. This week our interview is with Dr Elissa Burton BSc (1st Class Hons), MBus, GradDip (Hlth Econs), PhD., who is a qualified sports scientist and Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University in Western Australia. Elissa’s research focuses on helping older adults to live in their home for as long as they choose, through healthy living strategies. Much of Elissa’s work has been with older adults who receive home care services, preventing falls in this population, and encouraging healthy older adults to participate more in strength and balance training. Also this week: how taking prebiotic supplements once a day has a positive impact on anxiety levels; what it actually means if you move around a lot while sleeping; and breastfeeding linked to higher neurocognitive testing scores in offspring.

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DR BEN MILBOURN
26 April, 2021

Our show that went to air on Monday 26 April included info about a campaign created by The Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) to eradicate preventable lifestyle disease worldwide called The Wellness Moonshot, and how China is using this model to share techniques and tools to improve dietary, respiratory and mental health issues with their population (50% of Chinese adults are now overweight or obese). Also multivitamins, omega-3, probiotics, and Vitamin D may lessen the risk of a positive COVID-19 test, but not Vitamin C, zinc or garlic supplements. Our interview this week is with Dr Ben Milbourn, Ph. D who is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at the Curtin School of Allied Health-Curtin University in WA. Ben is a member of the Curtin Autism Research Group (CARG) and is interested in research with a strong community focus, working alongside autistic individuals to promote social inclusion, wellbeing and positive mental health. Ben is so passionate about what he does. It is very inspiring and heartening to listen to him.

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CARLA VAN LAAR
19 April, 2021

On this show, Cate shares more on how having a purpose in life can make such a difference, even now for longevity research shows; and some awesome further research on how horses can recognise themselves in a mirror, which means they can reflect on their own minds, which puts them into the small group of animals who can think in an objective way about their own bodies. Pretty amazing we think! And our interview this week is with Carla van Laar who is an Artist and Arts Therapist. Carla has 30 years’ experience working with people and the arts for health and wellbeing in community organisations, justice, health and education contexts. She is part of a creative revolution in which art re-embodies lived experience, brings us to our senses, makes us aware of the interconnectedness of all life, and is an agent of social change. Cate talks with Carla about the new Mental Health and Wellbeing Act in Victoria, and creative arts therapy’s new place within that.

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KAVISHA MAZZELLA
12 April, 2021

On the show this week we have the very special Kavisha Paola Mazzella joining us. Kavisha is an ARIA award winner whose original song lyrical ingredients include humour, poetry, social justice and the spiritual. Singing in English and Italian, Kavisha songs ring with Celtic, Fado (Portuguese) and Gypsy influences. In 2011 Kavisha was awarded an Australia Day Honour for her contribution to music reflecting the experience of refugees and multicultural and indigenous communities. Cate talks with Kavisha about what it takes to be an ongoing paid musician, and the hows and whys behind why music is so good for our wellbeing. Also this week, beta-glucans and their health and immunity-boosting benefits.

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JO SURKITT
5 April, 2021

In our interview this week we talk with Jo Surkitt about wellness tourism and transformational travel. Jo has worked in the wellness and tourism sector her whole life, but her personal journey into wellness began in the 1990s when she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, Bilharzia, Bell’s Palsy and Fibromyalgia. Finding no western medicine that could improve her illnesses, Jo turned to alternative medicine, lifestyle, food changes and travel to nourish her mind and body. Also this week, more news and research globally on wellness: how strong communities have fewer COVID-19 cases; and the one habit a neuroscientist prioritises over all others for brain health – sleep. We also feature an extract from the book: Beyond Climate Grief by Jonica Newby.

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KARIN LINDGAARD (Ph.D)
29 March, 2021

On this week’s show Cate talks with Karin Lindgaard, who has a PhD in philosophy from Swinburne University and is a registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCT). Karin has also written a book about feeling and embodiment, entitled Taking Heart and Making Sense: Feeling in the Body in the World. In this interview Cate talks with Karin about the different states of trauma, and how BCT can help alleviate symptoms in a non-invasively. Cate also gives a round-up of the events she’s attended at the Castlemaine State Festival 2021 including from the Dialogues program: How Healthy Is Australian Women’s Healthcare with GP and author Dr Karen Hitchcock, pharmacist Wendy Morton, and Lucy Mayes, author and partner of well-known and respected local GP Dr Richard Mayes; Tim Costello: Has Australia Lost Its Soul?; and Politics In The Park: Fake News.

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DR JODIE LOWINGER
22 March, 2021

On this week’s show Cate talks with Dr Jodie Lowinger, who is an award winning clinical psychologist, international expert in anxiety, mindset and resilience, and CEO/Founder of The Anxiety Clinic. Dr Jodie has recently published a book called The Mind Strength Method: Four Steps to Curb Anxiety, Conquer Worry and Build Resilience and kindly shares some of the techniques and methodology she has developed with us. Also this week, why reading good news is good for you; and the fruit and vege most likely to hold on to pesticides (the dirty), and the fruit and vege that are most free of pesticides (clean), from the recently released 2021 Dirty Dozen and Clean Lists.

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ROBERT PEKIN
15 March, 2021

Over the past 20 odd years Robert has been challenging and transforming the food and agricultural system in Australia. As a former organic dairy farmer and market gardener he has become known as a practical and hands on social entrepreneur working at the systems end of changing the way business can pivot away from the malaise the current food system works. In 2004 he founded Food Connect, a dynamic multi-farmer food distribution enterprise with an innovative community-based distribution system. In 2009, the Food Connect Foundation was launched to increase the scope of the fair food movement internationally and across Australia. Robert is a member of the national board of Australian Social Enterprise Advisory Group, co-founder of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, and a founding member on the Board of the global software organisation Open Food Network.

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YUMIKO KADOTA
8 March, 2021

All Yumiko Kadota ever wanted was to be a surgeon. Young, gifted and dedicated, Yumiko graduated her medical degree with Honours, and was well on her way to becoming an outstanding plastic and reconstructive surgeon. She spent 14 years studying, working 70+ hour weeks, on-call for days at a time, working at numerous hospitals across 2 states, doing whatever was asked of her – because that’s what was needed to become a doctor. However, in 2018 she quit! Find out why in this interview with Cate… Also on the show, we talk about the physical symptoms of chronic stress and how to find fast relief; and how you can change your life by breathing well – including some breathing exercises for you to do at home.

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CASS DUNN
1 March, 2021

On this show we interview Cass Dunn, clinical psychologist, coaching psychologist and mindfulness meditation teacher about happiness – what it is and what it means, and mental angst and how to overcome it. Also on the show Cate shares news & research from the week including nine benefits of eating black pepper; key mental muscles to exercise for emotional fitness; and some tricks to stay hydrated from a Functional MD.

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RONNI KAHN –LIVING LIFE WITH PURPOSE
17 December, 2020

On this week’s program Cate shares practical tools to support mental health following prolonged stress. Traditionally, the focus in psychology research has been on the treatment of mental illness, however the conversation is being broadened to advocate cultivating wellbeing at any stage – even when you’re relatively healthy. Plus, nutrients an integrative doctor suggests to prioritise to build a strong immune system. Our interview this week is with Ronni Kahn AO – a social entrepreneur and founder of food rescue charity OzHarvest, a non-denominational charity that rescues excess food which would otherwise be discarded, delivering the equivalent of 25 million meals a year! Cate talks with Ronni about her book A Repurposed Life, and what it takes to live a life with purpose.

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JUDE VELDZE – ON LIVING WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
10 December, 2020

On the program this week Cate shares some reasons to smile; some new research about the toxicity of nanosilver following a study on phytoplankton; some practical ways to strengthen your gratitude; and how tapping into the parasympathetic nervous system via deep breathing can help you stay calm. The interview this week is with Jude Veldze, an inspirational person from a local community in Castlemaine, Victoria who was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) at age 22. Jude was given a terrible prognosis for her life, but has been determined to live the best life possible – both professionally and personally. Over the past 41 years, she has proven to herself, and others, that she can overcome whatever adversity is thrown at her with hope, excitement and the knowledge that anything is possible. Don’t miss listening to her remarkable story!

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DR LIZ ISENRING – ON DIET AND NUTRITION
3 December, 2020

On the show this week Cate talks about the dangers of boredom; time, and tips on how to manage it; the walnut – science is now saying it’s the #1 nut for fighting inflammation, and the benefits of weighted blankets for insomnia. This week’s interview is with Dr Liz Isenring, a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics and Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist who is passionate about improving lives through evidence-based nutrition and wellness consulting. Dr Liz is internationally recognised as a nutrition and wellness expert, has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers and books and is a highly sought-after keynote speaker. Her work is used in over 40 counties and helped hundreds of people to improve their nutrition and health.

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DR MICHAEL MOSLEY – ON SLEEP
26 November, 2020

On this week’s Go Well show, Cate shares some more ways to detoxify every day including: using essential oils to ground and centre; tapping into your creativity with painting, dancing, writing, doodling and being in nature, breathing deeply to cleanse the respiratory system and oxygenate the blood, the right time to take melatonin and magnesium to assist with sleep; and more research on the benefits of psilocybin for people who suffer from major depression. We also have a second interview with Dr Michael Mosley in this show, where he talks all about sleep. Dr Mosley is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fast Diet, The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet, The Clever Guts Diet, The Fast 800, and Fast Asleep. Dr Mosley trained to be a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London before joining the BBC, where he spent three decades as a science journalist and executive producer. Now freelance, he is a well-known television personality and was named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association.

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DR MICHAEL MOSLEY – ON FASTING & WEIGHT LOSS
19 November, 2020

On this week’s Go Well show, Cate shares some simple ways to detoxify every day including: drinking more filtered water; starting every day with lemon water; the benefits of oil pulling; tongue scraping and how to do it; adding prebiotics to your diet; and ‘unplugging’ when you are eating a meal …. She will also talk about how you know if your immune system is functioning optimally and what can you do to help it. The interview this week is with Dr Michael Mosley about Weight Loss and Fasting. Dr Mosley is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fast Diet, The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet, The Clever Guts Diet, The Fast 800, and Fast Asleep. Dr Mosley trained to be a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London before joining the BBC, where he spent three decades as a science journalist and executive producer. Now freelance, he is a well-known television personality and was named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association.

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DR SIMON WILKSCH
12 November, 2020

Our interview this week is with Dr Simon Wilksch; BPsych (Hons), PhD (Clinical Psychology) who is both a researcher and clinician in the area of eating disorders, and a Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University in Adelaide. He is currently leading research projects in the area of eating disorder risk factors, prevention, early intervention, and improving treatment experience and outcomes for patients and their families, and also runs a clinic of nine therapists providing treatment to over 300 children, adolescents and adults each year who are experiencing an eating disorder. Together with Tracey Wade, he has developed Media Smart, a school-based eating disorder risk reduction program that has been found to have a range of beneficial outcomes for adolescents with eating disorders Simon is also investigating the relationship between social media use and disordered eating patterns in young adolescents.

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ANNE HILARIUS-FORD
5 November, 2020

Around twenty years ago, Anne went through a difficult time in her life which is when she finally found the answer to a 30-year search. Initially a friend introduced her to Reiki, and then she was blown away by the experience of having someone work on her feet. Following these experiences Anne enrolled to study reflexology and has never looked back. In fact she has used her experience as a Face Reflexologist to create her own facial rejuvenation method. Find our more in our interview with her below.

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AMANDA KATE
29 October 2020

On today’s show, Cate shares interesting articles and research she has found during the week including whether social justice can you make you happy, how gratitude helps students with anxiety, a huge new research study which is using artificial intelligence to ‘redefine’ Alzheimer’s, blue-light glasses improving sleep and productivity, and breadfruit – a healthy alternative to flour. Our interview this week Amanda Kate shares with us her amazing personal story, how she overcame many health issues, and how she moved on from an emotionally destructive marriage. Amanda is a highly-trained Kinesiologist who works with clients to move them from feeling stuck and uninspired to more free and connected to their selves. Working via subconscious programming, Amanda helps bring into your consciousness beliefs, sabotaging behaviours and emotional blockages that are stopping you from achieving your goals and living your best life. Amanda has a Certificate IV and Diploma in Kinesiology and is an International Graduate of Kinesiopractic.

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MIA FERREIRA
22 October, 2020

On Go Well Radio this week we share articles including the importance of keeping connecting with strangers for our wellbeing; we talk Autophagy – what it is, why it’s important for your health, and how it may help keep Alzheimers at bay Our Guest Interview this week is with Mia Ferreira. Mia is a Professional Writer and Communications Consultant. She is also a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and practitioner. We also review the book A Repurposed Life by Ronni Kahn who is CEO of the food rescue organisation OzHarvest. In our interview this week Cate talks with Mia Ferreira about the different creative writing styles and genres, about her personal practice of yoga, and about the similarities between these two disciplines. Mia is currently undertaking a Professional Writing and Editing course at RMIT to continue developing her writing skills and dreams of becoming a published author – and owning her own yoga studio.

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DR GILLIAN ROSS
15 October, 2020

On this week’s show, Cate shares news from the week including: a GoFundMe Fundraising campaign to help the Melbourne pay-as-you-feel restaurant Lentil As Anything; 6 tips for speaking up against bad behaviour; how drinking coffee after breakfast rather than before is better for metabolic control; and the uses and benefits of activated charcoal. The interview this week is with Dr Gillian Ross, best selling producer of yoga and meditation CDs and ABC author of four books on science, spirituality and self-transformation including Consciousness V Catastrophe: Reflections on the Next Stage of Human Evolution. Dr Ross talks about the growth of consciousness, yoga nidra and how to do it at home, and what it means to be an evolutionary mystic.

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Dr ARNE RUBINSTEIN
8 October, 2020

Dr Arne Rubinstein began his career in Family Medicine before moving into Emergency Medicine for 15 years. It was seeing so many youth in trouble which motivated him to leave and create programs to provide much-needed answers and tools to support both young men and women be more happy and motivated about life. Dr Arne was nominated in 2008 for Australian of the Year for his work and has become an internationally recognised expert on childhood development and rites of passage. His programs have been attended by over 200,000 people in more than 20 countries around the world and are also in more than 50 schools around Australia.

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KATIE LOWNDES
1 October, 2020

With 20 years in the beauty industry, Katie Lowndes has added a Certificate in Nutrition, DISC behavioural profiling, and also three levels of Wellness Coaching to her portfolio. On our show this week Cate talks with Katie about coaching and wellness coaching, how she is supporting her clients at home during Covid-19, and how we can all find balance in everyday life whilst respecting the environment and our bodies. “Creating healthy habits should make you feel good … but still have some fun too,” she says.

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JONNI POLLARD
24 September, 2020

Jonni Pollard is an internationally recognised meditation and wisdom teacher who has dedicated his life to sharing ancient knowledge gained from some of the greatest living masters of our time. His teachings stem from the timeless Vedic tradition, and a specific type of mantra that works on the vibrational level of sound. Called a bija mantra (bija meaning “seed”), the concept is that through daily practice, the seed is watered and a beautiful flower grows. Jonni is also the co-founder and creator of the 1 Giant Mind Learn, a platform where you can Learn to Meditate, Find a Teacher, or Become a Teacher. His programs have taught over 250,000 people to meditate.

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Teri Lichtenstein
17 September, 2020

Teri Lichtenstein is an Accredited Practising Dietitian , sports dietitian, nutritionist and director of FoodBytes, a nutrition consultancy that empowers brands and organisations to communicate nutrition information to a broad range of audiences including health professionals and consumers. In this interview we talk with Teri about a recent report that compares the nutritional value of processed plant-based foods with processed conventional foods such as sausages, hamburgers and chicken-style pieces. The findings are quite interesting, with the plant-based foods providing equal if not more nutritional benefits. If you care about your food and what you eat, this is a really good one to listen too.

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Andrew Jobling Interview:
3 September, 2020

Andrew Jobling is on a mission to create a Wave of Wellness all around the world and helping people live a purposeful life of joyful longevity. For the last 15 years, he has been writing and speaking to audiences, and helping them create the mindset that will lead to joyful longevity. He says he has the ambitious goal of “engaging the un-engageable, moving the un-moveable and motivating the un-motivatable towards making better choices and living the life of health, happiness and abundance they are born to live.” Andrew also played professional Australian Football for seven years and he has thirty-years experience in the health and wellbeing industry. He is currently the best-selling author of seven books, including; Eat Chocolate, Drink Alcohol and be Lean & Healthy, and, his latest, The Wellness Puzzle. Andrew believes you can attain any success you desire, no matter who you are, what your talent level is or where you come from – or – how unlikely or illogical it may seem.

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Matthew Johnstone Interview:
27 August, 2020

On this program we talk with Matthew Johnstone about flow. Matthew Johnstone is an author, illustrator and public speaker. His passion is creating imagery that reflects mental health issues which individuals and society are experiencing. He then articulates these messages into books (he has written 7 at the time of writing) and through his (sans-Powerpoint) presentations. Matthew is an ardent wellbeing advocate, he has won numerous awards, and (in a former life) was also creative director at the Black Dog Institute. He has also battled with – what he calls the black dog – in his own life for many years, so the wisdom he imparts is also based on his own experience.

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Dr Helena Popovic Interview:
20 August, 2020

It was such a pleasure to interview Dr Helena Popovic who is a medical doctor and leading authority on improving brain function. She has written two books: Neuroslimming, which is about how your brain changes your body and that it’s not what you eat, it’s how and why you eat; and In Search of My Father, which is Dr Popovic ‘s own journey as a carer for her father as he goes through dementia. Dr Popovic is also an international speaker and mentor, and likes to empower people to attain optimal health and achieve excellence. Her key message is to feed your spirit, not starve your body. In this interview, Dr Popovic shares many solutions on how to live well during times of such uncertainty.

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Jahne Hope-Williams Interview:
13 August, 2020

It is such a pleasure to have Jahne Hope-Williams on the Go Well Show. Jahne runs a yoga studio in Woodend, Victoria called Yoga Beautiful and has been practising yoga and teaching yoga for 50+ years – she is now 74! On the show she talks about how she was first introduced to yoga when she was thrown out of ballet school and how she now helps others, many of whom are suffering from chronic and mental health conditions. This is real down-to-earth interview. Hope you can join us. You will be sure to get some really good tips on how to start and continue practising yoga for a long and healthy life.

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Dean Mighell, Path of the Horse Interview:
6 August, 2020

In this conversation with Dean Mighell from Path of the Horse, we talk about the healing he does with horses and people who have been traumatised. Dean works with veterans suffering from PTSD, with women post domestic violence, children who have been diagnosed with autism, ADHD, and people who are anxious and depressed – and people who are well. I have experienced this myself and as most of his testimonials attest to, it was something I will never forget.

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Alana Mai Mitchell Interview:
30 July, 2020

This week (30 July 2020) our interview on the Go Well program is with Alana Mai Mitchell, who shares her amazing story about being diagnosed with psychotic depression, being told she was going to be homeless, being hospitalized five times in a row in a mental health ward – and then going on to secure a six-figure at a major Australian bank. Alana has written a book: Being Brave, From Trauma to Joy and established her own Brave Foundation. Tune in to find out more. She is a real champion.

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