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Simply Complicated with Katie Dean

We do sweary personal development and we laugh a lot. Join host, Katie Dean as we bring in insightful guests for meaningful conversations where curiosity wins and you bring your human, not your halo. Life and all is radness is Simply Complicated.

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ASHY BINES Turning 'negatives' into 'positives' - Episode 14

You're invited into an epic conversation around Ashy’s very personal and emotional journey to overcome intense negativity and low self esteem.Growing up she faced the ongoing challenge of daily derision and confrontation by a toxic step father.Choosing not to become a victim Ashy instead quit the blame game and learned to shift her mindset - giving her the power to change her entire life trajectory and I know you're going to get as much out of it as I did. To connect with Ashy on Instagram @Ashybines Website and Online Programs Ashybines.com Enjoy!

28mins

11 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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POSTNATAL DEPLETION + MOTHERHOOD GOODNESS with LUKA MCCABE

If you are a mother, becoming a mother or know a mother then you are going to get something from this episode. The incredible Luka Mccabe who is also a Mum, midwife, nurse plus childbirth and parenting educator joins us this week. Luka is also the voice behind the incredibly popular @Boobtofood account on Instagram. We jam on  - Postnatal Depletion, what that looks like and how to support yourself - Baby Led Weaning - Visiting a New Mum and who actually should - Finding your Voice as a new parent plus so much more... I know you're going to love her as much as I do. Go check her out and if you loved this episode, feel free to share with all your gal pals. It's information we all need to take care of our fellow sisters. ENJOY! 

49mins

26 Jul 2019

Rank #2

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MITCH WALLIS - MENTAL HEALTH & SUPPORTING THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE - Episode 35

This may just be one of my favourite episodes so far because of all of the AH-HA moments delivered by Mitch Wallis. CEO and Founder of Heart On My Sleeve - A movement dedicated to encouraging people to speak out and share their stories of Mental Health and tribulations involved. This episode is geared at how best to support our partners, friends and family, especially the men in our lives  with and throughout the conversation of Mental Health. This is MAJOR!- What to look for - How to best Approach the conversation and what to avoid- Mental Health in the Workplace- Red Flags in Relationships- Being whole by yourself - Holding space for the ones you love and so much more. I shit you not friends, this is a banger of an episode so please share it around, go follow Mitch and 'Heart On my Sleeve' and let's have more conversations that matter.  @Mitch.wallis @Heartonmysleeve Get on it friends <3

31mins

15 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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STANDARDS vs EXPECTATIONS - Episode 15

If you have ever found yourself feeling let down, resentful or frustrated (umm helloooo? Everyone) then there's a good chance you've been letting your expectations run the show. Nothing good in my experience comes from having expectations. What about standards?  How do they work? Are they interchangeable? Find out this week and don't forget to share those 'holy shit' moments with us to on Insta or in a review on iTUNES. Thanks friend xox

20mins

21 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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MAKING THE MOST OF MESSY LIFE MOMENTS... Episode 31

The best plans can turn to shit, the best intentions can lead to pear shaped outcomes and life certainly loves a curve ball. We talk about the darker side of a well thought out day on the poddy this week that will hopefully have you resonating and we end with a larger note. What can we do when it all feels hopeless? We turn our helplessness into action. There is always something we can do, so be sure to look for the helpers.  xox

23mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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SOME THINGS WONT CHANGE - Episode 28

When you are the eternal optimist, and you want to believe that ‘this time’ things will be different, it’s really easy to keep breaking your own heart. Let’s go there.

24mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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CHARLOTTE CONNELL & SUSTAINABILITY - Episode 33

Charlotte Connell is a true mermaid at heart, a champion for the ocean and a Sustainability expert. We take a wild ride in this conversation covering  - Sustainable Seafood - Whats jeopardising our Oceans - Sustainability through our work and home life - 'One Wave is all it takes' - The realities of motherhood and of course like all conversations it takes a fun twist.  You can find charlotte on Insta @chachiconnell and meet the Bondi Babe determined to make a positive wave throughout the world. ( See what I did there?)  ENJOY! 

28mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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'NO' - THE ULTIMATE BOUNDARY Episode - 25

Self care is not all bubble baths and rose petals. It's prioritising, delegating and saying No. It's holding strong, it's softening and it's knowing your worth and what it takes to honour that will change each and every day. Let's talk about it.

40mins

29 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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ECO WARRIOR EMILY EHLERS - Episode 19

I’ve been waiting to share this interview with you! @ecowithem is one of my favourite ECO Insta accounts to follow. She makes pals with her fears, uses art to educate, is hell bent on sustainability and I know you’re going to love her. Wise cracks and all the puns  Up to date and easy to understand environmental knowledge and awareness  Adani Coal Mine - Why it’s STUPID and what we can do about it.  BHUTAN!  And honestly so flipping much more. If you love it, let us know in the comments or share this with your friends because Em is using her soul and skills to share such an important message.Enjoy! FB www.facebook.com/ecowithem/?epa=SEARCH_BOX INSTA @Ecowithem_ emily@emilyehlers.com.au

43mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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JESS WILLIAMS - Intuitive Coach, Soul and Spirit Worker + all round legend. EPISODE 27

This episode has it all. Honest and heartfelt guidance, off the cuff ramblings, easy to implement takeaways. It really has it all. Jess is one of those women who float into a room. Her smile looks like she actually gives off sunbeams and I'm so grateful that I am in her orbit and that we now have this beautiful woman's words captured forever! - How do you actually 'Lean in' to your own wisdom- Embracing and understanding your path- Changing your focus which changes your state And honestly, so much more. I shit you not, this one is major! If you want to connect with Jess (which I'm sure you will) you can find her Insta - @jesslee_williams www.jessleeonline.com

46mins

19 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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INTUITION, SELF TRUST and SPIRIT GUIDES with RENEE WILKINSON

If you love the universally awesome and want to hear whats possible to create within or alongside yourself then you are going to love this woman as much as I do. Renee is many many things. Kinesiologist, Yoga Instructor, Intuitive Mentor, Meditation Teacher and that's the tip of the iceberg. We talk the talk in this episode....- Body Pendulums- Intuition- Trust- Spirit Guides- BoundariesAnd that's only part of it. I shit you not, this is a juicy one if you know there's more to us then we could ever see. INSTA - @renee_wilkinson FB - https://www.facebook.com/reneewilkinsonWEB - http://www.reneewilkinson.orgENJOY FRIENDS!

44mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #11

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BLAKE WORRALL THOMPSON - GROWTH, COMMUNICATION + RELATIONSHIPS - Episode 26

BLAKE IS A PERFORMANCE & LIFESTYLE COACH, PERSONAL TRAINER, PRESENTER, AUTHOR & FOUNDER OF 6W2S. He's warm, funny and honest in our chat together and I know you're going to get so much out of it.  - Relationships and reflections - Dynamics - The most common themes amongst his work - Growth and change Plus so much more! Friends go follow Blake if you vibe with him and check out his upcoming events for sure. I'd love to get to one myself so I might even see you there! https://www.blakeworrallthompson.com/ @blakeworrallthompson  You can thank me later or let us know what you loved by leaving a review or comment. That would be ace actually. ENJOY! xox

42mins

12 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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BREAKING THE SUNDAY BLUE'S - Episode 34

Sunday's are generally a day of rest and preparation for the week ahead, but what if you experience a sense of overwhelming fear and angst on a Sunday afternoon? If you do, you're not alone. Thousands of people feel the same way but that doesn't mean there's nothing you can do about it. I've got you friends. Let's make Sunday's great again.... HA!  P.S - Definitely some swearing in this one... :) 

23mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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The MIND BODY GUY - Levi Walz - Busting Myths & Creating Happiness - S2. Ep 36

If you aren't familiar with Levi Walz @themindbodyguy you are missing out on one of the most knowledgeable men in the Health, Wellness and Fitness Industry I've ever come across and he sets us straight on a few 'weight loss' or fitness myths that have been tossed around over the years.  We dive into  - Kick Starting your metabolism - Diet Tea - Eating 5-6small meals vs Intermittent Fasting  And so, so much more. Levi also happens to be launching a brand new App @mindbodyhq and if you are wanting to cultivate a life where you master your mindset and hack your potential check it out. There's a special time sensitive offer as well for the first 500 people. Get on it!  @mindbodyguy @mindbodyhq www.mindbodyhq.com 

59mins

21 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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CLOSE THE LOOPS - Episode 32

The energetics of exchange are major and this in my humble opinion is the absolute perfect time to set yourself up to 'close the loops' and call your energy back. It's a true power move and in the name of self care and self preservation I'm inviting you to do just that.... ENJOY FRIEND! 

17mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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SELF SOOTHING FOR THE WIN - S2. EPISODE 37

Cultivating the ability to self soothe is not just for babies! It's a big ass deal for us adults too. Do you know what it is? Do you do it? Want to know how? Let's get amongst it....  ktdean.com.au

19mins

29 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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AMY MACKENZIE - Intuitive Coach, Activator, Magic Maker

Insights, Ah-ha's and giant spiritual nods were served up in this pearler of a conversation featuring Amy Mackenzie from Designing Her Life. We jam on the unraveling of life, our souls purpose, uncovering our truths and stepping up as an embodied woman. She's an International Speaker, award winning Coach, Intuitive, funny and a beautiful friend of mine whom I adore. I could go on and on but it's best if you just take a listen.www.designingherlife.com @designingherlife

43mins

12 Sep 2019

Rank #17

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MAKING ANXIETY YOUR ALLY - Episode 17

Ever get Anxious about getting Anxious? I did for years but now my relationship with it has completely changed. No one loves experiencing Anxiety or panic attacks but what if you didn't treat it like an enemy? A whole new world awaits. Enjoy! www.ktdean.com.au

49mins

31 Jul 2019

Rank #18

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HOW DO YOU START TO LOVE YOURSELF? Episode 22

If you have ever thought that you want to deeply love yourself but just aren't sure where to start then this might just be it. There are so many ways to go about it and what helps you solidify a relationship with yourself is deeply personal but this is a pretty epic place to start...  ENJOY FRIENDS...and if you had any ah-ha moments, I always love to cheer you on so let me know xoxox

43mins

9 Sep 2019

Rank #19

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"LIFE ISN'T EASY" with EMMA THOMPSON - Episode 38 S.2

If you are all about real conversations with someone who has been in the trenches and risen from them then Emma Thompson from @emisforyou is your girl. We dive into  - Mental Health - Supporting our Teenagers and Kids through mindset and mental health hurdles - Real talk about what it takes to heal - Finding Compassion for yourself - Rock Bottom and how that can be of benefit  And so so so much more. This episode is BIG friends. Please share it around, and go give Emma a follow if she lights you up the way she does me. There is so much in the works for this woman. INSPIRED!  @emisforyou  Check her out friends! 

42mins

6 Feb 2020

Rank #20