Living on the B Side
By Birgit Livesey
'Living on the B Side’ - A place where Music Inspires & Motivates! My aim is to highlight the positive impact Music can bring, how it can change a person’s life, be of support and be our constant companion when working on our life goals. Let's create a inspiring and motivating movement of Music lovers that can change the world - one song at a time!
How music can help you find your inner voice & true North | Chat with Benjamin Yeh
Benjamin Yeh is a Business and Transformation Coach. Combining his investment experience and intuitive gift, Ben empowers entrepreneurs on how to gain clarity in discovering their 'True North', start thriving in their business, and live the life they are meant to create! Ben's career has evolved from being a real estate consultant, investment officer for a family office where he invested over $1 billion dollars, serial entrepreneur, husband, father, advisor/coach and overall student of life. Ben launched his Boom Vision Podcast in 2021, a show designed for driven entrepreneurs and professionals seeking clarity, purpose and happiness. This show dives deep on how to create lasting success by building a solid foundation of a healthier mind, body and soul: it starts with a powerful mindset! In today’s interview, we dive deep into what your inner voice actually is and ways for you to get there, with or without help. This includes regular time to reflect to gain more clarity and how music can play a vital role in this. Benjamin explains how music can shift your energetic state, the difference between our inner and outer voice and he also shares some examples on how your intuitive body communicates with you. Yes, our bodies are in constant contact with us, we should learn how to listen and that is different for every one of us. He also shares a powerful morning routine, that includes music, that ANYONE can do and only takes 5-10 minutes maximum. Very worth a listen and give it a try. Main points we talk about on today’s show: · The grinding mentality & being in a hamster wheel · About our mindset and routine and how that impacts our life · Why music helps us shift our energetic state · The definition of our inner and outer voice · How our body is communicating with us and why it is important · His specially designed morning routine & how easy it is to integrate it into our lives · His song that describes his business and life Connect with Bejamin Yeh Website: https://www.benjaminyeh.com IG: @benjaminyeh LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminyeh Boom Vision Podcast: Available on all podcast directories, incl. Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/boom-vision/id1582728414 Get FREE Access to Benjamin’s breathwork exercise or book a FREE discovery call: Download a free 1-minute breathwork exercise + 3 curated music playlists (high energy, confidence, self-love/healing): https://www.benjaminyeh.com/thankyou Coaching: If anyone is searching for a transformation coach, happy to connect to see if we vibe and if there's a good fit! Feel free to book a discovery call via my website: https://www.benjaminyeh.com/contact
June 23, 2022
Youth Empowerment through Music | Chat with Emma G
Emma G has been using the power of music to empower, inspire, and motivate audiences worldwide her entire life. Born with a rare neurological condition called hydrocephalus, Emma G has used the power of music and song writing to recover from multiple traumas, including ten brain surgeries, by writing and singing her truth, sharing her experiences, and turning her lessons into blessings. With features in the Washington Post, Thrive Global Magazine, PBS, Radio New Zealand, and CBC News, New Zealand-born edutainer has expanded her mission of saving the world one song at a time to incorporate her history as an award-winning youth-worker, launching YES Youth Coaching: a completely new approach to youth work combining Emma G’s history as a teacher, lecturer, YMCA youth worker and – of course – an award-winning musician. In this episode we cover: · How song writing can help young people to express in a structured but fun way what they are feeling, esp after a therapy session · How to write a song · Her time as a teenager compared to growing up now · Advice/tips for younger people on how to deal with stress and mental health · How to use your brain and music to recreate your old stories into new ones · Her personal music tastes (and why) · The ONE song that describes her life and or business & why · Her words of wisdom and encouragement Connect with Emma G: www.emmagmusic.com www.instagram.com/emmagmusic www.twitter.com/emmagmusic www.youtube.com/emmagmusic www.facebook.com/emmagmusic Interested to work with Emma? Youth Empowerment Through Songwriting: The Four Week Online Course “YES Youth Coaching is a completely new approach to helping teenagers navigate adolescence and PTSD in a post-pandemic world: using the therapeutic benefits of music and songwriting combined with safe, creative and effective youthwork practices and guidance. This four week online self-directed program is set up to assist your teenager in writing their life’s empowering theme song in a safe space that honors their creativity, vulnerability, and budding masterpieces. Over the four weeks, your teenager will receive: · Fourteen self-directed video lessons · Worksheets to facilitate their learning · A weekly group Q&A and coaching call for the four week duration · Open door communication via email and WhatsApp · An effective toolkit for navigating stress, anxiety and overwhelm And YOU will receive a bonus digital copy of my book “Reconnect with Your Teenager: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Your Stressed or Anxious Kid Through the Art of Songwriting” Sign up via this link: https://emmagmusic.com/youth-empowerment-through-songwriting-course/ Come and share your biggest takeaways from today's episode in my FB Community: www.facebook.com/groups/livingonbside
June 11, 2022
Music and Fitness: How to use music in the best way to support your exercise journey | featuring Louise Valentine
We all want to lead a healthy and fit life(style), yet sadly it seems tough for many of us to achieve, right?! In today’s episode I am joined by Louise who shares her own health journey that included many of her own health breakdowns where she discovered her breakthroughs! We chat about how music can be used in fitness, from beginners to professional athletes and that it actually goes a little deeper than ‘just putting on your playlist’. Louise also shares more about her life, health struggles and other personal experiences and how that has shaped her and the way she approaches fitness, wellbeing and coaching in the space. In today’s episode we cover: · Her amazing background that leads her to her own coaching business · How understanding our own bodies and those of others can help with everyday situations (such as children’s tantrums) · How to use music more intentional to reduce stress and increase our fitness goals · Why thinking ahead and having fitting songs can make all the difference · What bio acoustic music is and what it is used for · Why simplicity (and music) is key to achieve your health goals About Louise: Louise Valentine is an Award-Winning Wellness Expert, Physiologist, Performance Coach, best-selling author & competitive runner. She’s worked for the NFL, published research & has over 20 years’ experience designing holistic wellness solutions for individuals & companies throughout the U.S. Whether coaching a pro athlete, everyday runner or fitness lover, Louise will empower you to break through to your next level of health & performance without a stressful journey or endless search for solutions! Louise offers free trainings, courses & world class coaching programs at BreakingThroughWellness.com, so you too can maximize your ability to live a vibrant, healthy & high-performance life…with simplicity & ease! Connect with Louise: www.breakingthroughwellness.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/breakingthroughwellness/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmOvUwXgtdP9VGbedel6_mQ Facebook: www.facebook.com/BreakingThroughWellness Sign up for Louise’s’ free training where she shares a 4-part framework for anyone looking to improve their health & fitness & unlock their potential with simplicity & ease: www.breakingthroughwellness.com/freetraining Thanks for tuning into today’s episode of the Living on the B Side with me, Birgit. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review. The show can be found anywhere else you may wish to get your podcasts too! Be sure to www.livingonthebside.com and connect with me on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and if you know someone who you think would enjoy this episode, please share it with them on social media.
May 28, 2022
How the loss of a loved one combined music & coaching | Featuring Eric Bauberger
In today’s episode I chat with Eric Bauberg, a Holistic Life Coach and Motivational Entertainer who works with people one-on-one as well as in groups through his workshops. Eric’s story is a sad yet fascinating one, where surrender plays a massive part in. If he did not learn to surrender, then the tragic death of his beloved sister could have had a different outcome. Yet, through being able to surrender he connected deeper with his sister and this enabled him to finally step up and into the person he is today. Listen to this incredible interview to gain insight into how to deal with a terrible loss of a loved one that turned into a journey where music and coaching come together and inspire others towards their greatest self. A bit about Eric’s work: In his one-on-one coaching, he guides self-aware individuals to tune their minds and their bodies, so that they could create more ease and flow as they move towards their greatest self. When Ben is hosting workshops, he tries to teach certain principles, certain tools, while telling his own story and infusing his own original music in there to really influence the energy, but also to really ground the message of what he is trying to say and where it has brought him in life. During chat we cover: · Eric’s life up until the moment that changed his life forever · What he calls the ‘gift of tragedy’ · Why he felt he led a double-life · Moment of his sisters’ passing & what surrendering has to do with it · How music played a particularly big part in this tragic phase of his life · The message he now shares with others around spirituality & music · Examples of how he moved from ‘fear to fuel’ as a musician Connect with Eric Bauberger Website: https://ezenflow.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/eric.john981/ IG https://www.instagram.com/baubergereric/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/32wwOgI9Cin7DvZmiSWJpw?si=W7OpMrHfR-Cq1AuJjRNnGQ Connect with me: My FB group: https://bit.ly/LOTBSFBCommunity My email list: https://bit.ly/LOTBSEmailCommunity IG & FB: @livingonthebside
May 14, 2022
Why you don't need to have it all figured out in your 20s with Philippa Robinson
On this episode of the Living on the B Side podcast I welcome Philippa to the microphone. Philippa is a proud Northerner, who studied law at university, and she spent most of her career exploring the UK, subconsciously seeking "home". She settled in the beautiful city of Bristol where she now lives with her husband, two teenage sons and Bob the dog. During her own personal transformation, through healing childhood trauma and learning to love and live for herself, she arrived at her soul mission to guide people to be the truest versions of themselves because she believes that is the greatest gift we can give ourselves. She proudly supports Nacoa (the National Association for Children of Alcoholics). Discovering a joy for writing, wild-swimming and even running (slowly) in mid-life has been a fabulous surprise. Philippa has a podcast (Meeting of Minds) and is a certified coach. Her memoir, I See, Me, was released on 30th November 2021 and is available in paperback and on kindle at Amazon. During our time together we chat about: · Why she created a music playlist about her life story · Her take on the messages we receive around who we should be or shouldn't be · When she realised she needed external help and seek therapy · How younger people can use music to stay true to themselves · Why one song can help you potentially figure out how you are feeling · Her message to younger people in the world & how music is connected to that Connect with Philippa Robinson Website: https://www.safeandsupported.co.uk IG: @safeandsupportedcoaching Her book ‘I See, Me’ on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/See-Me-Philippas-journey-enough/dp/1399909339/ Connect with me: My FB group > https://bit.ly/LOTBSFBCommunity My email list > https://bit.ly/LOTBSEmailCommunity IG & FB: @livingonthebside
April 29, 2022
Chat with Shawna Smith | Why belly dancing can be beneficial for women of all ages
This episode is for all the females out there – young and old alike. Mother and daughters. Female friends and of course dads and the females in their lives. Shawna will share her knowledge around the maturation of a female, ideas, tricks and of course why belly dancing can be super beneficial for not only this monthly cycle but far beyond. We are also diving into how her book idea came about and what she hopes to achieve and change through it. Main points we cover are: · How this book came into life · What belly dancing has to do with this cycle · Why belly dancing is super beneficial for a woman · How music can be a communication tool around the female cycle · Which artist & song reminds her about belly dancing Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to my Podcast if you have enjoyed this episode. More about Shawna: A healing intuitive, health coach and educator – and mother to five beautiful children. Her dedication to women, their children (and their animals) is evident in the commitment she puts into Natural Health & Fitness, pouring out her spiritual gifts for the healing of others. She is passionate about creating a world where people can trust their intuition about their individual health journey. Shawna has committed to her spiritual purpose: recruiting a “Host of Inspired Women” to support the revolution of bringing masculine and feminine balance into healing. A little more about Shawna’s Book ‘Keepers of the Earth’s Secret’s Keepers of the Earth's Secrets is a beautifully illustrated book helping women and girls expand their perspective of menstruation by using nature metaphors to explain our monthly cycle. What if our daughters could see their cycle as sacred? Join us on this beautiful journey and see how women are truly the keeper of the earth's secrets. Connect with Shawna Smith Book link: https://naturalhealthandfitness.lpages.co/keepers-of-the-earths-secrets/ FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/confidentfertility/ FB Profile: https://www.facebook.com/shawna.d.smith.1 Connect with me: My FB group > https://bit.ly/LOTBSFBCommunity My email list > https://bit.ly/LOTBSEmailCommunity IG & FB: @livingonthebside
April 16, 2022
How to tune back into your own frequency with Stephanie Zee
Stephanie Zee is a Transformational Breakthrough Coach on a mission to raise the world's consciousness through heart, soul and healing... She specialises in guiding people to come into alignment mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. She focuses on powerful Breakthrough Transformations, Personalised One to One Coaching, Group Masterminds and Live Events that help take her clients from lacking clarity, feeling overwhelmed, lost, burned out and low vibe to awakened, happy, focused, confident, high vibe and in alignment. During out chat we talk about her personal journey that includes music, how and why. Singing, dancing and her current favourite style of music is only the tip of the iceberg! Stephanie also shares different ways related to music and sound that can help you tune back into your own personal frequency and start receiving your ‘downloads’ or guidance again to create a happier and higher energy life. The main points we cover are: · Why clearing space is a big first step towards reconnecting with your own frequency · What your current music choices say about you and your emotions · Her own personal stories related to music · Her favourite songs for her current stage in her life and business (and why) Connect with Stephanie here: https://iamstephaniezee.com/ https://www.instagram.com/stephanie_zee_coaching/ https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.zee.111 Connect with me more, join one or all of the below: My FB group > https://bit.ly/LOTBSFBCommunity My email list > https://bit.ly/LOTBSEmailCommunity IG & FB: @livingonthebside
April 01, 2022
Can a song show us how we have evolved?
Have you ever thought about how the meaning of music, or more specifically a song can change for us over time? In this episode I share my thoughts on this question as well as an exercise that you can do very easily that can answer this question. If you are a little bit like me, then self-development can be a bit tricky at times; you might feel you aren't getting it or not making enough progress, etc. etc. However, you probably are further along than you think, and this is where music can help you find proof of that. Come and take 10 minutes out of your day and let’s spend some time together, on the B Side of life. On today’s episode: · My reason/inspiration for creating this episode · How to use music to find proof that you are making progress · Simple exercise that you can do to see this for yourself · Example how I used it for myself with a specific genre of music Connect with me more, join one or all of the below. See you there! My FB group > https://bit.ly/LOTBSFBCommunity My email list > https://bit.ly/LOTBSEmailCommunity IG & FB: @livingonthebside
March 19, 2022
Keep trying to reach your goals
Life is all about getting up and try. And try again. And keeping our desires and goals in our minds an hearts, even if we get ‘burnt’ at times. Pink’s song ‘Try’ has been my ‘go to’ song that helped me to come out of my numbness and starting to feel emotions again. Today I share how I am slowly making this transition from numb to trying. How I feel this particular song is more than a love song, it is so much more (I wonder if Pink realised that when she wrote it?!) If you are feeling a little numb right now, spend these 10 minutes with me and see if I can inspire you to find your song(s) that help you come out of that numbness and back into trying to create a better life. Quick overview of today’s episode: · Recap on my episode 31 ‘Numb’ · Where I am now emotionally and what I have done and doing · What this song means to me and how it has helped me If you haven’t listened to the episode ‘Numb’ and how I ended up there, you can do so here: https://anchor.fm/livingonthebside/episodes/Do-you-ever-feel-numb-e1eknss Connect with me more, join one or all of the below. See you there! My FB group https://bit.ly/LOTBSFBCommunity My email list https://bit.ly/LOTBSEmailCommunity IG & FB: @livingonthebside Twitter: @livingonBSide
March 05, 2022
Do you ever feel numb?
This time on my Podcast I share with you how 'Numb’ by Linkin Park presented itself to me at the right time and allowed me to recognise how I currently feel. Yes, as you can guess, it is numb! This must be one of the most annoying and hardest emotions to break through, yet there are small steps we can take to move away from it and back into a happier us. I hope this episode makes you feel less alone if you are in that space, too and inspires you to hit ‘play’ on songs that help you feel better. During this episode I share with you: · A little bit about the actual song itself · The reasons how I ended up feeling this way · What I started to do to change this feeling and move into a happier place Do you or have you felt ‘numb’ before? I would love to hear your experiences and how you moved out of this. Connect with me here: My FB group > https://bit.ly/LOTBSFBCommunity My email list > https://bit.ly/LOTBSEmailCommunity IG & FB: @livingonthebside
February 19, 2022
Is it healthy to ‘turn back time’ & revisit certain moments in our life?
Do you remember the song ‘Turn back time’ by Aqua? It is the title song for the movie ‘Sliding Doors’ with Gwyneth Paltrow. The movie centres around one woman, played by Gwyneth, and two storylines, showing two paths her life could take depending on whether she catches a Tube on the London Underground or not (hence the 'sliding door' title). This song got me thinking about how often we might have ‘sliding door’ moments, what we can learn from them and how to not get stuck in the loop of revisiting those moments. Join me whilst I ponder this question centred around this song (and movie) and let me know your thoughts on it. Main points on today’s episodes are: · 1:27 What the movie ‘Sliding Doors’ is about · 3:30 Why learning to make a healthy decision that is good for us is important · 6:30 How music can assist us with healing from those ‘sliding door’ moments Connect with me My FB group > https://bit.ly/LOTBSFBCommunity My email list > https://bit.ly/LOTBSEmailCommunity IG & FB: @livingonthebside
February 04, 2022
Chat with Michelle Milner-Eradhun - How to connect life and business through music in a way that feels authentic to YOU!
Michelle is a lover of all things business and spirituality, combining both to bridge the gap between people and business. Since 2009, she has helped entrepreneurs elevate their service-led businesses by using a step-by-step Conscious Business Framework model to shift them from stuck to success, so they accelerate growth from a place of both business-savvy know-how and intuition. In addition to her business successes, she is a qualified Life Purpose & Law of Attraction coach, Reiki & Quantum-Touch practitioner, Spiritual Healer and Spiritual Medium in training. All of her work draws on these modalities throughout, including her 1:1 Conscious Business Growth Coaching programmes. She is often found with a book, getting creative with drawing and painting, exploring new places or creating new memories with my loved ones. During our chat we discussed: 3:30 – What the ‘3 pieces method’ that music covers are 11:30 – What question to ask yourself when you are stuck in a (music) emotional loop 13:44 – What is shamanic drumming & How is shamanic drumming/meditation best used/practised 20:53 – Michelle’s favourite song 23:22 – How to use music to support you as an business owner 33:55 – Tips for introverts to use music as a healing tool Links as mentioned: 101 Affirmations To Remove Subconscious Blocks - Helping you affirm your truest, brightest self ✨ An example of a long journeying meditation drumming with music (30 mins) An example of a shorter drumming only track for journeying (15 mins): An example of journeying script framework (This is to give you an idea on how it works, but I highly recommend doing this in a safe space with someone experienced to give you a deeper insight to how it works first-hand) Connect with Michelle www.knowframework.com https://www.facebook.com/knowframework https://www.facebook.com/groups/soulfulwarriorentrepreneurs https://www.instagram.com/knowframework https://www.linkedin.com/company/know-framework Connect with me My FB group > https://bit.ly/LOTBSFBCommunity My email list > https://bit.ly/LOTBSEmailCommunity IG & FB: @livingonthebside
January 20, 2022
A new year, a new theme song & word!
In this first solo episode of 2022 of the Living on the B Side Podcast my focus is on my picked theme song & word. I do a little review on last years’ choices and how that worked out for me, using this process instead of goals. Also, I provide a few examples on what went well by using this method and how it made me feel overall. Then I reveal my choices for 2022, how I picked them and why I decided to go with these choices. In essence I feel us quiet and introverted humans should and can shine more brightly and these fit in nicely with my vision overall for this year. Next up I share with you my tips on how you can pick your own theme song (and word), these are simple ways to connect with how you want to feel and be. And hopefully allow you to feel happier with yourself and achieve more of what you want in life. Using a theme song is a gentle and fun way to align yourself not only with your values but also overall vision in a way that doesn’t feel forced or tense. In this episode of the Living on the B Side Podcast I talk about: · Review of my 2021 theme song & word (1:00) · 2022 theme song & word (04:10) · How you can pick your own song and/or word (08:34) Birgit’s Words of Wisdom: “Having my theme song in my head, knowing that this is my theme song, I can fall back onto that and really push through mental and physical pain” “The world needs more of us quiet and introverted humans to shine the light to brighten up this world, to allow people to see us” “We have this gentleness to create better energy on this planet, better surroundings for the people that we love and care about” Connect with me www.livingonthebside.com Join my FB Group for introverted & quiet humans: https://bit.ly/LOTBSFBCommunity Let’s stay in touch via email: https://bit.ly/LOTBSEmailCommunity
January 08, 2022
Chat with Michelle Hessing | Business owner of a Branding Design & Printing company & Piano Teacher
In this episode I welcome Michelle Hessing ‘to the microphone’, who is a quiet business owner of a Branding Design & Printing company based in Newcastle, NSW and specialises in an integrated approach to creating and designing branded material and collateral to bring products and services into the marketplace. Designing for marketing, packaging, social media, presentations and documentation and printing - to promote and sell products and services locally and globally. She took up learning to play piano at the age of 41 after years of thinking she wasn't smart enough to learn to play. She is teaching piano as well but currently her piano studio is in mothballs while her branding and printing business is the main focus. During our chat with cover her approach to capturing the ideas of her clients (talk about imagination ability!) and to how she currently works on a piano piece for her father, who sadly has passed away. Michelle also shares her experience that led her almost to give up on her dream of playing the piano, how she found a way to make it happen and why she believes anyone can play an instrument. She says: “I feel that every rough patch, big event, significant moments are attached to certain songs and sounds that trigger the memory surrounding that moment. Then for some reason I started to listen to music differently. Not just about remembering the words and shaking my thang and working out dance moves but really listening.” Tune in to listen to the whole conversation – it is worth it! If you would like to connect with Michelle, here are her social media handles: Website: www.accentia.com.au IG: https://www.instagram.com/accentiadesign/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/accentiadesign Connect with me via the following channels: Website: www.livingonthebside.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingonthebside FB: https://www.facebook.com/livingonthebside Join my FB Group of like-minded Music Lovers FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/livingonthebside
November 13, 2021
Chat with Nat Part 2 | It's all about the Boys in the Band - NKOTB
I have invited Nat back to my Podcast so we can go down memory lane about our joint love for the New Kids On the Block. We have met through them back in 2012 and have stayed really good friends ever since. Plus we have found out how much of a positive impact Donnie, Jordan, Joe, Danny and Jonathan had on us growing, we decided to hop on again and share with you all about this amazing band! Boybands seem to have get a bad rap, so we are trying to highlight the good (and right) stuff NKOTB has done for us and our lives. Through their upbeat and positive pop music to the people we have met along the way, all this has definitely had a massive impact on us and helped to shape us into who we are today. Do you have a deep and crazy love for a boyband? Or any other artist or band? I would love to hear all about it. Leave a comment below or send me a message. Please don't forget to connect with me on my Social Media channels: Come over and share your take-aways in my FB Group community Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for more snippets and inspiration. Join my mailing list to keep up to date with all new Podcast guest announcement, news and other updates (you will also get 2 FREE Spotify playlists created by the FB Community - these are great!)
October 24, 2021
Let's chill & reflect a little to Miami Vice's 'Crockett's Theme' song
In today's episode I am going way back to the mid 1980's and the hit TV show Miami Vice and the song 'Crockett's Theme' composed by Jan Hammer. The song refers to one of the main characters James "Sonny" Crockett played by Don Johnson and was aired in the first episode in October 1984. Listening to this song brings back a huge flash of emotions: hope, excitement, flow as well as pondering, reflection. But not only that - it's also about the evolution of music and fashion. So many new things came out of this TV show, especially the music, including this song, have left a huge imprint on me. I share my thoughts around this song and what I am taking away from it, apart from what I have mentioned above, and I suggest a way to use it as a tool to do some soul-digging. If you have a memory or experience to share to this song, please message me, I would love to hear about out. Please don't forget to connect with me on my Social Media channels: Come over and share your take-aways in my FB Group community Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for more snippets and inspiration. Join my mailing list to keep up to date with all new Podcast guest announcement, news and other updates (you will also get 2 FREE Spotify playlists created by the FB Community - these are great!)
October 09, 2021
Self-love is talked about so much yet not practiced enough. Over the last couple of weeks I have dived into my own journey of self-love and what I discovered is a bit sad and disappointing but also a great place for me to make changes. Are you loving yourself enough? If you said yes, how do you show yourself that love? What do you do on a daily basis to make yourself feel loved and valued? In this episode I share my thoughts around this topic and why we need to dive into ourselves first before wanting to 'love the world'. During this episode I mention the amazing Lisa Carpenter, who was one of three expert coaches in a recent Mastermind I was part of. Definitely go and check her and her work out - she is amazing! What songs would you put on your self-love playlist? Below are my two suggestions, send me yours - I would love to add them to my own one. Hailee Steinfeld - Love Myself Meghan Trainor - Me Too Thanks for checking out this episode, why not come over and share your take-aways in my FB Group community ? Or you can follow me on Instagram or Facebook for more snippets and inspiration. Join my mailing list to keep up to date with all new Podcast guest announcement, news and other updates (you will also get 2 Spotify playlists created by the FB Community - these are great!)
September 19, 2021
Chat with Emilie Lundberg | Passionate music educator helping families connect & play with their children at home through music
I had the pleasure to welcome Emilie Lundberg to my Living on the Side Podcast and talk all things music and kids and families. Emilie has a passion for helping parents and their kids connect and become closer by using her Music Adventure Box and hence create a stronger bond as a family unit. In our chat she shares her journey to get to where she is today, the amazing results using her box can bring and also how it all works. You really have to tune in and hear for yourself what a beautiful business and vision Emilie has created. Emilie is a passionate music educator, loving mother of twin girls and a busy boy, and a blessed wife. She grew up in Utah, Montana, and Ohio and now claims Utah as her home. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a dual degree in Elementary Music Education – with an emphasis on Early Childhood Music. Emilie is Kodaly-certified and loves using the Kodaly-method as her structure with Dalcrose, Orff, and other methodologies mixed in to her teaching! She taught in the Provo school district for 5 years, teaching general music education to Kindergarten-6th grade students, while also serving as the Special Needs Music Specialist for the district. She was nominated for the Beverly Sorenson Arts Award. She has been teaching the Music and Movement classes at Suzuki String Institute for the last 3 years. She was head of the Early Childhood Music Department at The Gifted Music School in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her work at The Gifted Music School included overseeing the Early Childhood Music Program as well as teaching early childhood music classes herself. She was one of 2 teachers that created the afterschool music program GRIT that has given underprivileged students the opportunity to learn violin, singing, and so much more while giving them the confidence to learn to perform for the Governor and so many other dignitaries. Emilie’s current project includes founding and creating Music Adventure Box LLC which is a subscription box and online music lesson company. These boxes and lessons create a way for families to connect and play with their children at home through music. When asked what her favorite thing about teaching is, she said, “I love that when you teach music, you are not just teaching music. You are teaching how to be a human. The skills these students develop as they hone their music practice sets them up for life-long success. It’s a miracle to be part of all of that and see their potential blossom.” For those living outside of the USA, Emilie has a digital program that is priced at just $25 a month where they receive online music classes, online musical sign language classes, and printable versions and videos of each month's Music Adventure Box. If you would like to connect with Emilie, here are her social media handles: Website: https://www.musicadventurebox.com IG: www.instagram.com/musicadventurebox FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/musicadventurebox Connect with me via the following channels: Website: www.livingonthebside.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingonthebside FB: https://www.facebook.com/livingonthebside Join my FB Group of like-minded Music Lovers FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/livingonthebside
September 04, 2021
Chat with Shawna Smith | Women’s health advocate and educator
Come and join me in this guest episode where I speak to Shawna Smith - visionary, mom of 5 who is a women’s health advocate and educator. She helps busy women find relief from menstrual pain and balance in their daily lives. Music is one tool she is using to detect where in our bodies we might hold some tension or discomfort, which then leads us to feeling out of balance overall. But don’t take my word for it, listen how Shawna has explored and evolved this idea of using this tool to support women on their journey! Today, she shares her journey on how she has come to include music in her business to support women to find freedom inside and out and also shares some ideas and tips on how we can all start to tune into ourselves – yes, you guessed it - by using music. Plus, what song(s) she turns to when she needs a ‘lift me up’ and help her feel stronger and confident in her mission and vision. Shawna is passionate about creating a world where women can trust their intuition about their individual health journey. She loves animals of all kinds, movie marathons, and pictures of the beach…but not necessarily being at the beach. Tune in and press ‘play’ now to find out more. If you would like to connect with Shawna, here are here social media handles: FB Group www.facebook.com/groups/homehealthharmony/ FB Pages https://www.facebook.com/massageandbeyond and https://www.facebook.com/spiritualchildbirthcoach Connect with me via the following channels: Website: www.livingonthebside.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingonthebside/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/livingonthebside/ Join my FB Group of like-minded Music Lovers: FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/livingonthebside/
August 21, 2021
You Gotta BE
In this solo episode it’s about who we can and need to BE to create the best life ever. Inspired by Des'ree’s song ‘You gotta be’, I chat about why I believe it is a crucial time for all of us to think and moodle about this more as well as the impact each and every one of us can create by stepping in our best BEing. Based on these lyrics from the song: ‘’Time asks no questions, it goes on without you Leaving you behind if you can't stand the pace The world keeps on spinning Can't stop it if you tried to The best part is danger staring you in the face, oh’’ I share my view on what stepping into being more of ‘us’ means and what it can achieve and also why I believe it is so important right now. Come over and join my FB Group community. Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for more snippets and inspiration. Or join my mailing list to keep up to date with all new Podcast guest announcement, news and other updates (you will also get 2 Spotify playlists created by the FB Community - these are great!)
August 07, 2021
Chat with Kim Kendall de Silva | Latin American Studies Lecturer & a Culture Advocate
I am back after a short break with a brand new guest interview to kick things off! In today’s episode I am joined by Kim Kendall de Silva, who is a Lecturer in Latin American Studies and basic Spanish by trade and a culture advocate by passion. Her mission is to empower the culturally inquisitive beginner Spanish language learner. Kim believes that cultural empathy will heal the world and that if we all had more cultural empathy and more understanding of where one another is coming from, if we could just kind of see beyond how we feel about something and understand why somebody feels a different way, then that alone would go a long way into healing all of these risks and all of this pain and all of this suffering and all of this divisions in our world. She lives in Trinidad and Tobago with her husband. Their three sons have no clue she’s been secretly teaching them Spanish through music! I loved our chat about specifically that music can be an ice breaker to get to know each other and our cultures better. Listen to this whole episode right now and let us know what you think. Kim is running a 5 day language challenge ‘Loving Your Spanish’, starting 2 August 2021, the ultimate challenge experience taking beginner Spanish learners from intimidated to loving and excited to use the language! For 20USD to get access to Kim and the challenge. More details and how to sign up can be found via this link: https://overtheandes-gmail-com.ck.page/180f609158 If you would like to connect with Kim, here are here social media handles: FB: https://www.facebook.com/overtheandes LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-kendall-de-silva-4b4823186/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kimkdesilva Teachable: https://overtheandes.teachable.com/ Connect with me via the following channels: Website: www.livingonthebside.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingonthebside FB: https://www.facebook.com/livingonthebside Join my FB Group of like-minded Music Lovers: FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LivingontheBSide
July 29, 2021
You don't even know me
How often do you think to yourself ‘you don’t know me’ when someone judges or criticises you? Or maybe you even asked this about yourself?! This song by Armand van Helden came out in 1999, when I lived in London on my own and had to navigate life away from home and learn to live in a different country. On many occasions, I probably got judged, yet people did not know me and why I did what I did. This song was and still is a reminder that no matter what I do in life, there will be judgement yet it doesn’t mean I do anything wrong or should act differently. This message came through again whilst I going through a 30 day Inspirational coaching call program this month. Run by a coaching friend of mine, his intention is to help us develop a mindset that is all about taking responsibility and ownership of our life, become better at the ‘mindset game’ and step into better versions of ourselves. So far it has been eye opening and I already made some shifts that are amazing and I am truly grateful for this experience that allows me to show more compassion and understanding towards myself and others. I am sharing more about this 30 day journey in this week’s episode. Come over and join my my FB Group community. Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for more snippets and inspiration. Or join my mailing list to keep up to date with all new Podcast guest announcement, news and other updates.
June 27, 2021
Chat with Nat | Hub Productions Talent Handler, Guest Liaison & sometimes MC | Sublime Talent Rep
Nat is Hub Productions Talent Handler, Guest Liaison & sometimes MC and Sublime Talent Rep, who works at ComiCon Conventions as well as other TV Show & Movie events, using her organizational and people talents to look after a wide range of talent, including actors, writers and other creative minds in that area. Her love for all things Music and beyond started after being given a Lepa Brena album on cassette and her grandma would her play the album on the huge stereo system in their loungeroom where they would dance together to the songs. These moments are very special and helped Nat form the respect and love she has for her culture’s music. Through this early experience of Music and how it can create amazing memories, she went on to create more wonderful moments related to and with Music. We talk about one particular one related to Ricky Martin and how many unexpected moments have come about, which shows that it isn’t always one-sided in how memories/experience get made and felt. You can follow Nat on her Social Medial accounts here: Instagram: https://instagram.com/TheNattyNatNat Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheNattyNatNat/ Become part of my FB Group community. Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for more snippets and inspiration. Or join my mailing list to keep up to date with all new Podcast guest announcement, news and other updates.
June 20, 2021
Hold on one more day - When it's time to break some of our chains
Wilson Philip’s song ‘Hold on’ is the inspiration for today’s episode, in which I talk about my super bad day I had this week, what I believe made it worse and the lessons I learned from it all. Do you often give into your limiting beliefs and fears and end up with your day being run by those? Maybe you even feel like having chains around your hands that hold you back from being happier and in control of our life? Our personal fears in life can really paralyse us, yet the only person who can break those chains is, you guessed it, is you! Maybe it’s time to identify why you are holding yourself back and start to make small and consistent changes. AND don’t forget to play this song to keep you inspired to move towards those changes. Become part of my FB Group community. Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for more snippets and inspiration. Or join my mailing list to keep up to date with all new Podcast guest announcement, news and other updates.
June 13, 2021
Let Music help you learn a language
Music has many benefits when learning a new language, and today I am sharing how I used it to learn English. From sitting at my desk in my room, with pen and paper and a dictionary to end up passing my Cambridge Advance English test when I was 18 back in Switzerland, music has been there by my side and supported me in achieving this goal. And I believe you too can use it to your advantage to learn a new language, hence share a few ideas on where to start and what to do. If you are wanting to get started but are not sure how to use Music to start learning a language, maybe this episode can be of assistance. Become part of my FB Group community. Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for more snippets and inspiration. Or join my mailing list to keep up to date with all new Podcast guest announcement, news and other updates.
June 05, 2021
Be courageous to show your True Colours
In this episode of my music storytelling Podcast, I share why I believe gently stretching ourselves and opening up to someone / our closer community can help us so much when we feel the world is overwhelming. Or when we feel undeserving and loose our self-believe. Inspired by Cyndi Lauper’s song ‘True Colours’, I am talking about how I dealt with my low mood by reaching out to my close-knit community of introverts and it made me feel so much better. By also quoting some of the lyrics to this song, I hope to inspire you to dig into yourself and reveal your amazing true colours and realise that we all contribute to make the world a better, more sparkling place. And that you are beautiful and needed as you are. Become part of my FB Group community. Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for more snippets and inspiration. Or join my mailing list to keep up to date with all new Podcast guest announcement, news and other updates.
May 29, 2021
How important is Music (to you)?
On my journey to dig a little deeper into why music is so important to us humans and the reasons behind this, I started to ask myself questions. And this one is the first one. Not only have I myself pondered on this, but also put the question in my Facebook Group Community and their answers were amazing and beautiful. I will share some of them in this episode as well as my answers, which I hope inspires you to do the same - ask the question and find meaningful answers. I also hope that thinking about this means you can make music a more integrated part of your daily life and enrich it for the better. If you would like to become part of my FB Group community, you can do so here: Living on the B Side Community Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for more snippets and inspiration. Or join my mailing list to keep up to date with all new Podcast guest announcement, news and other updates.
May 16, 2021
How my Mum influenced & nourished my love of Music
It's time to mention one of the most important human in my life - my mum! Without her gentle and at times invisible guidance when it comes to music, I don't think I would have experienced or get to love music as much as I do today. In this episode I reminisce a little on how she has shape my music journey and what we have experienced together. From the early age to my teenage years to now, music without my mum wouldn't be the same. It's a different kind of Mother's Day gift, especially since I am half way around the world away from her (I am in Australia, she is in Switzerland) and I wanted to express my appreciation for her, so the world knows what a special woman my mum is. Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for more snippets and inspiration and to get in touch with me. Or you can join my mailing list to be the first to know about new episodes, any news or changes and become part of my Facebook group as well.
May 09, 2021
How music has helped me get through an MRI scan
Have you ever found yourself in a situation that is new to you? One that can make you nervous and maybe even anxious? That's how it was for me a few weeks back when I had to go 'in the tube' for a back scan. In this rather unusual setting, I was able to use the power of music to help me with my mindset and new experience without freaking out too much. Often times we don't think about using music in this way and in this episode I share what I did and hopefully it can inspire you to try out this tip as well. Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for more snippets and inspiration and to get in touch with me. Or you can join my Facebook group 'Music & Mindset Lovers' Community, where we share our love of music and the impact it has in our life.
April 28, 2021
'Unwritten' - Every day is a chance to 'write' your life better
I have chosen the song 'Unwritten' by Natasha Bedingfield for this episode, because I love how she created lyrics to encourage us look at our life as a book full of blank pages. We can choose how to fill these pages - loving, exciting encouraging and positive or the opposite. It's our choice and I believe through writing we can explore all facets of ourselves and then re-write how we spend out days, weeks, months...our whole life! I also provide some ideas for those of you who want to start to write in a journal, but are unsure how to start and what to write about. Come and join me as we explore how 'Unwritten' can support us in making daily changes to our 'book of life'.
April 20, 2021
Destination Unknown - when the road ahead looks a little foggy
This song always helps me refocus and put things in perspective when I am not sure where I am headed in life. 'Destination' Unknown is from the official Top Gun Movie soundtrack and has been on my favourite song playlist for years. During this episode I will pick out a few sentences from this song and hopefully inspire you to look at your life and challenges a bit different, maybe even with new enthusiasm and confidence that your life's journey can be fun and good - even without knowing exactly where you are going. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, sometimes it is a dim light and other times it is almost as blinding as the sun. Please give this song a listen and hopefully it can brighten your day.
April 10, 2021
How a theme song & word for 2021 help me focus
We all know New Year's Resolutions and let's be honest, how many of you actually stick to them? How about selecting a theme song & word for 2021?! It's a simple and different way to achieve probably more with more ease. In this episode, I go through what this is all about, how you can find yours and what mine are. (And a heads up, it is 2021 and not 2020 as I refer to a few times. I am very excited to talk about this, so a few small slips are okay, right?!)
April 02, 2021
Let me officially introduce myself
In this episode I am sharing who I am, where I am originally from (here’s a hint and say hello to ‘Heidi’, cows and yummie chocolate!) and where I have spent my time living so far. I also share the story about how my passion project ‘Living on the B Side’ has come into existence, why Music is my ‘red thread’ in life, how I have come up with the name and why it is perfect to me. Then I talk about what to expect in future episodes, solo and guest interviews. Plus, why I believe music is a big part of our healing process, as individuals and as a community. Join me so we can get to know each other much better and start to make a change in our life as well as others, one song at a time.
March 24, 2021
Chat with Hilde | How she found her dream job through listening to one song
Rock music has been there for Hilde since she was 13 and she discovered the music of Kiss and later on AC/DC and Iron Maiden. Many bands came and left until she saw GOTTHARD on MTV with 'All I Care For' on July 31st 1992. She was blown away! Their music and the amazing voice of STEVE LEE was life changing….as he was. Ever since that day she dreamed of working for them. The first dream came true when Hilde was asked by their management to start the Fanclub in Belgium in 1994. For 15 years she did volunteer work with translations, reports and reviews for the Official Fanclub until her big dream came true and she could take over their Official International Fanclub professionally in 2009. Since then she has added MAD MAX and PICTURE to her RockDreams Agency business, where she supports bands with their fanclub, promotions and merchandise needs. Her main driver for doing what she does is and always will be the passion for the band’s music. You can follow Hilde and her business RockDream Agency right here: Website: rockdreams.be RockDreams Agency FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/RockDreamsAg... RockDreams Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rockdreams_... Gotthard FB Page https://www.facebook.com/gotthardfanclub Gotthard Fanclub FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/26199... You can follow me: Website: www.livingonthebside.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingonthe... FB: https://www.facebook.com/livingontheb... FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/music...
February 28, 2021
Chat with Katie Chambers | How to start jotting down your photo & song stories to create YOUR legacy
Katie Chambers is a memory keeping writing coach who specializes in helping sentimental Moms and Grammas capture personal & family moments that matter...resulting in energized, more deeply connected families for generations. With her unique approach to Family PhotoStory Organizing, she teaches a step-by-step mini-story writing system so her clients set family memories free, jot down MORE of the STORY than photos are capturing, build a collection of moments that matter and leave a fulfilling legacy of memories and family connection, with ease. Katie is a certified teacher of curriculum based on the Turning Memories into Memoirs program and PhotoScribe method of the Memoir Lifestory Network. She has been facilitating JOTTINGS for Generations workshops and mini-retreats for over 10 years as well as leading on-line group programs and mentoring private mini-story writing clients. Katie lives in Kentucky with her husband, within thirty minutes of their children and eight grandchildren. She loves storystrolling in the woods, journaling with God, and mint chocolate chip ice cream. Get in touch with Katie here: Website & StoryJots Blog: memoriestolegacy.com Private Facebook Group of sentimental memory keeping Moms & Grammas: facebook.com/groups/StoryJotters/ To learn more about Katie's upcoming 4 week small group program: https://memoriestolegacy.com/capture-your-moments
February 07, 2021
Chat with Lisa Barker | Founder of The Elemental Dancer - Highland Dancing differently... together
Lisa is the founder of The Elemental Dancer, a global online space for Highland Dancers and Teachers to talk technique, training, mindset and to grow community in order to do Highland Dancing differently... together. A qualified chemical engineer and 50 time state and national champion Highland Dancer, 7 years ago Lisa swapped global manufacturing and operations for the development and now home schooling of her 6 year old daughter, and is pursuing a life that blends passion, enjoyment and connection in place of achievement, results and external validation. (Apologies for some bad audio in parts. It seems the internet connection wasn't the best at times) Find out more about Lisa: FB: https://www.facebook.com/elementaldan... IG: https://www.instagram.com/the_element... Thanks for listening! Please like, subscribe, share and comment. You can follow me: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingonthe... FB: https://www.facebook.com/livingontheb...
January 13, 2021
Chat with Tracy Ann Guillet | Helping introverted & sensitive people feel seen and heard
Tracy is a Clinical Social Worker in private practice, offering counselling to those who are more introverted and sensitive. As an introverted, sensitive person herself, she know how sometimes we feel misunderstood by others which can lead to feeling like we don't really belong. Her passion is to help others like me see the great gifts that come with our quietness. Find out more about Tracy: Website: www.quietpathways.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/introvertthe... LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracy-gui... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracyguillet/ Thanks for listening! You can follow me: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingonthe... FB: https://www.facebook.com/livingontheb...
November 08, 2020
Chat with Casey Lightbody | Helping quietly powerful women come out of hiding & create impact
Casey Lightbody is the CEO and Founder of The Quiet Collective. She is a business and marketing strategist who helps quietly powerful women entrepreneurs establish a clear business growth plan so they can come out of hiding and create the impact they desire in their lives and the lives of others. She’s the host of annual virtual conferences for women entrepreneurs attracting 1000s of attendees and featuring guest speakers including Amy Porterfield, Selena Soo, Carrie Green, Jadah Sellner and Jennifer Kem. She has also been featured on Entrepreneur on Fire and the Introverted Entrepreneur and authored three Amazon bestselling books. Casey draws from her university education, 15+ years of work experience, life experience living on 3 different continents, deep intuition, and over 80+ interviews with industry Influencers to help her clients with personalised 1:1 strategy and coaching to create successful, sustainable businesses on their terms. When she’s not enjoying precious moments with her family of 3 boys (and a grown up boy!), you can find her sipping on an Earl Grey, curled up with a good novel, or sneaking in a nanna nap on the weekends. Find out more about Casey: Website: https://www.quietcollective.com.au FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/intro..., FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/thequietcoll... Thanks for Listening! Please like, subscribe, share and comment. You can follow me: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingonthe... & FB: https://www.facebook.com/livingontheb...
October 28, 2020
Chat with Paulina | Women Empowerment Coach - On a mission to help them THRIVE, RISE and SOAR!
Paulina is a Certified Conscious Uncoupling ™ coach, empowerment coach and counsellor. After her marriage of 17 years ended, she struggled to find herself again, but learning to love herself and knowing her self-worth changed the game. She believes the best relationship you can have is the relationship with yourself. A true believer that events and situations that occur in your life happen FOR you and not TO you, she is now supporting other women to THRIVE in all areas of their life and to know they are worth it and to be their authentic self. Wanting to make a ripple effect and support other women through various ways either by the empowerment coaching, Conscious Uncoupling ™ coaching, counselling and or online business opportunities. I have known Paulina for about 3 years and having seen her transformation and determination to use her life to create lasting impact is amazing. Watch us talk about how important Music is in her life and why, we cover her favourite song(s) and also what song she would use to walk on stage to do a speech. Find out more about Paulina: Website: https://www.paulinayoungcoaching.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iampaulinay... FB: https://www.facebook.com/thepaulinayoung Thanks for listening! Please like, subscribe, share and comment. You can follow me: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingonthe... FB: https://www.facebook.com/livingontheb...
October 13, 2020
Chat with Nash | Breakthrough Coach - Supporting people to feel truly free!
From time in the military as a Combat Medic at 17 years old, working in hospitals for several years, running an array of his own businesses, working with a number of world class mentors, training as a Strategic Interventionist Coach and now mentoring people around the world, Nash feels blessed to be able to combine a huge array of unique ‘boots on the ground’ experiences to help people transform how they live. The methods he uses to support people in getting new results in their life have been developed through his own struggles, triumphs and over 6 years of consistent study to discover the principles and strategies that allow people to achieve holistic success that lasts. Nash have a beautiful young family with my amazing wife, Cassy, who he has been together with for almost 11 years. In a world where so many people feel they will never achieve their dreams, Nash says he feels incredibly grateful to say that every day his dreams are transforming into reality. His mission is to support as many people as possible make that their reality. Having known Nash for over 4 years, first online and then meeting in the flesh, talking with him is always such a unique experience. His passion and determination for coaching and supporting humans is evident from the second you meet him! During our relaxed chat we cover what influence Music had and still has in his life, how he uses it in everyday life and situations, and he reveals what his favourite artist is and why. Find out more about Nash: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamnashmackey/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/Iamnashmackey/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKd... (Nash Mackey) Twitter: https://twitter.com/Iamnashmackey Thanks for listening! Please like, subscribe, share and comment. You can follow me: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingonthebside FB: https://www.facebook.com/livingonthebside Website: www.livingonthebside.com
September 27, 2020