Living on the B Side
By Birgit Livesey
Living on the B Side is a podcast dedicated to shine the light on the power of music through my own and my guest’s stories connected to songs and artist that we love.
Through these stories we can find inspiration, motivation and new ways to use music for self-discovery and at the same time create a better world overall - one song at a time!
Through these stories we can find inspiration, motivation and new ways to use music for self-discovery and at the same time create a better world overall - one song at a time!
How to finally fall in love with your own voice, with Rachel Goth
Have you ever heard of a Voice Confidence Coach?! No?! Well, you are about to find out all about it as I have invited Rachel Goth to the microphone, where she explains what this is all about. And as you can guess, it has to do with finding confidence in using your own voice. It’s a fun and educational episode, where we at times dig deeper into the underlying limiting beliefs we carry with us when it comes to our voice and how we can start to overcome this and fall in love with our own, unique voice. We also have some fun chatting about Rachel’s favourite period of music, reminisce a little and exchange stories related to that time when we grew up. It’s a light-hearted chat sprinkled with great tips on how to become more confident in your own voice! Press play and enjoy! During this episode we chat about · How Rachel has become a Voice Confident Coach · Why she does what she does and a little bit of background why people might not like their voice · What does a voice coach have to do with music?! · Story about the Shakespeare's sisters song and her nan’s passing · How the timing of songs matches to certain moments is amazing · Examples on how music played a part in her life · Why music is community and relationship building · How she uses music in her business to support her clients · Tips on how to start using your voice ‘before you use your voice’ · Song that describes her life and or business More about Rachel – Voice Confidence Coach: Rachel is a trained master coach and hypnotherapist who specialises in helping coaches, therapists and teachers learn to love their voice, so they can share their message without having to change the way they speak. She knows first-hand what it's like learning to use your voice for your business, show up as yourself on social media and create recordings for your clients. She now helps her clients to do the same by helping them move from disliking their voice to becoming confident in the way they sound. Through a combination of 1:1 coaching, and practical exercises Rachel helps her clients establish a new positive belief in their voice so they feel confident being themselves and sharing their message. Within a couple of weeks her clients are confidently recording their own meditations, creating courses, and ad libbing their social media videos with ease. Claim your FREE session: Join me for a FREE session where we’ll make sense of what’s been holding you back when it comes to your voice, so you can discover the solution which will work for you. https://rachelgoth.com/#freesession Connect with Rachel Goth: https://www.rachelgoth.com/ facebook.com/rachel.goth https://www.tiktok.com/@rachgoth
November 24, 2022
The incredible moment a song changed her Life...and name!, with Avery Thatcher
Has a song every had such a profound impact on your life that it made you change your name? This is a first for me to hear about such a deep and life changing moment induced by a song, which Avery shares so beautifully during our chat. It actually left me a little speechless! You definitely want to hear her story which is closely interwoven with music, from the moment she knew it was time to change her name and all that followed – including how she uses music with her clients today! A little bit about Avery: Avery Thatcher is the CEO and founder of the Inner Stillness Outer Chaos Podcast and the Flow State Membership. When she started her career as a Registered Nurse working in the ICU she noticed that the majority of the reasons people found themselves in the ICU were because of illnesses and diseases that could be linked to chronic stress. She decided to get out of the reactive side of medicine and now helps highly sensitive high achievers prevent burnout and reverse the negative health effects of stress. During our chat we covered: · Avery being a highly sensitive person & how music helped her growing up · How music can catch you off-guard (with your emotions) · Her backstory the lead up to the big life changing moment · The process she went through AFTER hearing the life changing song · Why she had to change her first name · What stands out about this specific song, even today · How she believes specific playlists help us move through emotional states · Suggestions of songs that can help with that · How she is using music in her business to support clients · Why it’s important to move away from too much analytical thinking and into our emotions · The song that describes her business and or life right now Connect with Avery: Website: https://becomingavery.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/becomingavery Free quit to discover your self-sabotage style https://becomingavery.com/self-sabotage-style-quiz/
November 10, 2022
Dive deeper into yourself through the inner dance experience, chat with Andra Dediu
Inner Dance is a really magical practice, which allows you to experience a beautiful expansion of yourself. But what is a this ‘inner dance’? How does this process work and why should we do it? I have invited Andra to the microphone to share with us what it is and what we can get out of it as well as why everyone should go through this process once in their life. Today’s chat is a gentle and calm yet very powerful and deep. I am excited for you to listen to it. Who is Andra? Andra Dediu supports individuals in integration work. Wondering what that means? Well, she supports people to integrate really far out experiences like spiritual awakenings, mystical experiences, and insights from altered states of consciousness …ALONGSIDE integrating the depths of the human experience like depression, ‘dark nights of the soul,’ shadow bits and cut-off aspects of self. Her work is experiential, process-based, embodied, systemic, transpersonal, somatic, and relational. She works online 1:1 on people, and holds online and in-person group journeys. During our time together we cover: · How she uses music for herself and her clients · The magical experience of the ‘Inner dance’ · Why it is a vulnerable process · Here first time going through this ‘Inner dance’ process · Why it needs to be done in a group setting, and not alone · How this practice has helped her live a more full and intentional life · Why we more time to relearn to come together, connect and move forward together. · The beauty of music and connection we can form with each other Connect with Andra Website: www.andradediu.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unitedtransformations/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/andradediucoaching/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andra-dediu-465293221/ Andra’s Offerings from the Heart Women Wolves: Deep conversations, ritual, stories, and experiences to recover instinct and embody aliveness, acceptance, & guidance http://andradediu.com/women-wolves/ Integration Work: Integration is the process by which synthesis takes place of our non-ordinary experiences as we move toward individuation, integrity, and authenticity. http://andradediu.com/integration-work/ LIKED THE EPISODE? Then I am sure others would like to hear it, too. Why not share this episode with them or leave a review on Apple Podcasts so I can reach more people. Join me in the official Living on the B Side Community Facebook group HERE.
October 27, 2022
Turning a passion for music into successful entrepreneurship, with Ben Albert
If you are interested in hearing a story about turning a passion into a business, then this one is for you! Ben’s story is one that starts off with what many of us experience when growing up – not exactly fitting in, finding his own community and then eventually entering the working world. However, his journey is one that provides encouragement and excitement as it showcases that we all can create a (working) life if we allow ourselves to follow our passion. Ben starts off talking about his upbringing and then what lead him on a path of success that started with music and now he helps others to market their business. Isn’t this amazing! Tune in now to hear all about this and much, much more! More about Ben: Ben is the owner of Balbert Marketing LLC. He is also the curator of The “Real Business Connections Network,” where he hosts 5 podcasts, “Rochester Business Connections,” “Learn Speak Teach,” “Ben’s Bites,” “Five Minute Fridays,” and “Real Hits.” Once an underdog, now a successful entrepreneur, Ben is passionate about helping other underdogs achieve their dreams. During out time together, we covered: · How his podcasts and business came about · How following his heart lead him to amazing opportunities · When he made the switch and connection from listening to music to contributing and pivoted his business · How he started his first podcast and ended up as a booker and promoter for bands · Why he isn’t an overnight success story · How he went from 1 to 5 podcast · How COVID changed his (working) life · What music festival means a lot to him and why · The one song that describes his business/life right now Connect with Ben Albert: About Ben + Press Appearances: https://balbertmarketing.com/meetbalbert/ Balbert Marketing LLC: http://balbertmarketing.com/alllinks Real Business Connections Podcast: https://realbusinessconnections.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/balbertmarketing/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/balbertmarketing https://www.facebook.com/realbusinessconnections Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realbenalbert/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCatiqMEYvn1CO_isUcb6pAQ/videos LIKED THE EPISODE? Then I am sure others would like to hear it, too. Why not share this episode with them or leave a review on Apple Podcasts so I can reach more people. Join me in the official Living on the B Side Community Facebook group HERE.
October 13, 2022
How ambient music has changed his music perception, with Zia Hassan
Zia Hassan is a life coach who helps people in career transitions. He is also a musician who has been writing and recording his own music for the last 30 years. This in turn has helped him make sense of the world through the different genres and artists. In this episode we dive deep into exploring new music and sound (especially ambient), how that has changed his perception of music and what we all can learn by tuning into music in a different way. It’s an enlightening and powerful chat that provides so much food for thought and ideas for us all to be more open minded when it comes to music we haven’t (really) listened to before. During our chat we touch on: · Spotify playlists and how he uses them · How he grew up around arts and music · What genre of music is his favourite and why · How Brian Eno inspired him to create his own sound/music · Why Zia thinks letting our brain experience different sound is beneficial and needed · His experience at a live concert by one of his favourite artists · Tips around listening to music we have never heard before · What his precepting of ambient music’s purpose is and beginner listening tips Connect with Zia Hassan Website: www.ziahassan.coach/ IG: http://instagram.com/ziahassan Blog: ziahassan.blog LIKED THE EPISODE? Then I am sure others would like to hear it, too. Why not share this episode with them or leave a review on Apple Podcasts so I can reach more people. Join me in the official Living on the B Side Community Facebook group HERE.
September 30, 2022
You are never too old to dream a new dream, with Bonnie Hardie
Bonnie is a coach and force to be reckoned with. Her positive and uplifting attitude and mindset, her willingness to support others shines through every minute of our chat. So, you wouldn’t think or believe she is currently homeless, right?! During our time together we only briefly touch on this part of her life, I highlight it because I feel she is a wonderful example of having a strong mindset combined with being vulnerable and not being defined by her circumstances. AND her song pick is supporting this as well. Which one that is, well, you must listen to our chat to find out! 😉 This is an episode that has hit home to me that we have so much to be grateful for and even under hard conditions we can be of service to others whilst working on our own life. More about Bonnie: Bonnie Hardie is a Mindset/Life/Gratitude Coach based in Central Florida. She is the owner of Rock Solid Mindset/Life/Gratitude Coaching. She also is a 5-time Amazon Best Selling Author, Frequent International Podcast Guest & Seminar/Workshop Leader. Bonnie empowers midlife women to say "Bon Voyage' to the Shackles In Their Mind That Prevents Them From Living The Life of Their Dreams. On today’s episode we chat about: · Why age is ‘just a number’ and you are never too old to go after your dreams · Her favourite genre of music · Who she works the most with in her coaching business · What phrase (song title) she uses to describe how she supports her clients · Songs she listens to keep going · Tips on how to use songs to pull yourself out of a funk or bad day · Homelessness and why this isn't stopping her Connect with Bonnie Facebook: www.facebook.com/bonnieshardie FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1625160844551888/ BuyMeaCoffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bonniehardie "Vision For Your Life Program": She combines a Vision Board and the Wheel of Life - colour coding the Wheel of Life. LIKED THE EPISODE? Then I am sure others would like to hear it, too. Why not share this episode with them or leave a review on Apple Podcasts so I can reach more people. Join me in the official Living on the B Side Community Facebook group HERE.
September 15, 2022
Joseph Reid on feeling broken & the benefits of music for mental health
Do believe that one song can truly support you on your mental health journey? This episode will show you that it is possible and true. I invited Joseph to share his story on today’s episode, which dives straight into his mental health journey. He talks about his personal experiences through which he put together his own toolkit and how music plays its part in all of it. How one tragic moment sent him a clear message on what he needed to do next and how that in itself propelled him onto a journey of connecting and supporting others who struggle with their mental health. And of course, I asked how music played a part on his own health journey, how he uses it and why, plus what band had a massive impact on him…and he might have thrown a little challenge in there for me! Come and join us on this inspiring episode around mental health, music and some fun bits, too! More about Joseph: Joseph Reid has had a passion for loving and helping people from a very early age. He is the founder and Executive Director of Broken People, an international mental health peer support group. He is also very active as a peer support specialist and family advocate with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), the nation’s largest grass roots mental health non-profit organization. He is extremely passionate about following God’s direction, loving and serving his wife Melissa of 24 years, and trying to keep up with his four awesome grown kids. He is the author of Broken Like Me and oversees several other brilliant writers on his website’s blog that can be found at: www.broken-people.org During this episode we chat about: · His own mental health journey · How his book came to life · What music means to him and his mental health · One song that describes his business and or life right now · Fun challenge he issued to me Connect with Joseph Reid Website: www.broken-people.org Online Support Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/287522532033608 LIKED THE EPISODE? Then I am sure others would like to hear it, too. Why not share this episode with them or leave a review on Apple Podcasts so I can reach more people. Join me in the official Living on the B Side Community Facebook group HERE.
September 01, 2022
Benefits of using music to help with emotional eating, with Niki Sibera
On today’s episode I chat to Niki Sibera, a Food Freedom Architect and founder of Happy Hearted Eating. Niki is a wonderfully calm and centred lady, who had her fair share of trauma to work through, which she did amazingly well. Now she is passionate about using all she has experienced, lived through both in her private life as well as through her work in the health care sector, to support and empower other women to NOT use food as a mask for what really is going on - or as Niki says, ‘listen to the whispers from the pantry and the fridge’. This is a great conversation around food, healing through music and of course we cover which artists have helped her along the way to process all that had been going on in her life. Find out more about Niki: As a young 52-year-old woman, she is pivoting from a 6-figure corporate career in health care leadership, using the heart healing work she has done over 30 years to transform her traumatic childhood experiences, into being a fierce guide and mentor for women who are ready for Happy Hearted Eating Now she is on a mission to walk alongside women to stop finding herself holding open the door of the fridge or cupboard, feeling miserable because she can’t seem to help herself. Thinking she’s all alone, that she’s a total failure and wondering why the hell she can’t seem to pull herself together. In the work that we do together, we explore what’s behind the eating, to see how her own trauma monster has taken over her heart and taken over how she copes. He has learned to be compassionate with her trauma monster and would like to show other women how to do that too so that the cupboard and fridge doors stay closed while the heart opens wide and we get to Happy Hearted Eating! We can’t diet our way out of ‘stress eating’. So rather than focus on what you are eating, together we focus on what’s eating you. She leads with her heart so she can make sure the people around her know that she cares deeply, including her clients. She asks heart-focused questions so the heart can shine through – and then she gives a hug after. She helps others grow by creating a safe place – even people in the grocery store line up end up telling her incredibly personal things. They know they are safe with her and that she sees the beautiful person they are, even when they feel fucked up. She has a magical way of seeing right into people’s hearts. People feel seen, heard and understood when they are around Niki. She wants all women to feel free – to learn how to tame the whispers from the fridge. To not feel alone and desperate. To not feel ashamed anymore. Learn to flip that switch and feel so sparkly on the inside that you shine!! Let’s all get our Happy Hearting Eating on!! In this episode we cover: · What made her walk away from her corporate job · What traumas she experience in the past and what music supported her in her healing journey · Why music is medicine in her eyes · Why businesses should integrate music much, much more in their every day work life · Her final words before we wrap up the episode Connect with Niki: FB: niki.sibera FB Group for women only who are looking for help with their stress/emotional eating: happyheartedeating LIKED THE EPISODE? Then I am sure others would like to hear it, too. Why not share this episode with them or leave a review on Apple Podcasts so I can reach more people. Join us in the official Living on the B Side Community Facebook group HERE.
August 18, 2022
How Prince has helped Rebecca evoke her own sexuality, with Rebecca Lowrie
We all know Prince, or so I hope. He is an artist that many have a love/hate relationship with due to him being an artist that might have not been easy to understand. However, no one can deny the genius he was as a musician! And that is what Rebecca and myself cover a lot in today’s episode, and much more! Here’s little bit about Rebecca: Rebecca Lowrie is a Somatic Sex Therapist and expert in men’s sexuality. She has played and worked in the realms of self-awareness and personal/spiritual development for over 25 years, the last 15 of which have been specifically focused on awakening men to their true erotic nature. She is an author, podcast host, and the creator of The Sexual Mastery Activation Cards for Men and The Sexual Alchemy Journal for Men. During this episode we cover: · Why Prince is THE artist that evoked her own sexuality · The advice he might have given her if she met him in real life · Examples of the genius he was as a musician · Time where he played a more specific role in her life · Her take on his life and the saint/sinner analogy · Why she thinks he is empowering women Connect with Rebecca Website: sexualalchemy.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.lowrie1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/s_xualalchemy/ TikTok: @sexualalchemy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccalowrie/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebeccalowrie Check out Rebecca's Online Summit: The Festival of Sexuality Full Replay is available here. LIKED THE EPISODE? Then I am sure others would like to hear it, too. Why not share this episode with them or leave a review on Apple Podcasts so I can reach more people. Join us in the official Living on the B Side Community Facebook group HERE.
August 05, 2022
You’re the Voice – Birthday month reflection
I am back with a solo episode to end my birthday month celebration. In this episode I start with reflecting on having two guest speakers join my Facebook group community and share around freeing your voice and use it through advocacy. Music can truly allow us to find our voice. Sometimes we do need a bit of support with the ‘how’, and that is where collaboration comes in. Which my guest speakers Elisa S. Keeler and Rachelle Babler have done so beautifully. I am beyond grateful for them to share their knowledge. If you would like to check out one or both presentations, you can do so in my FB Group or message me for the replay link. Then I talk about the changes this month has triggered in me and what that means moving forward with Living on the B Side. During this solo episode I cover: · Reflection on my birthday month · Guest speaker’s takeaways for me · Why I chose collaboration again · Some changes for LOTBS after this month
July 29, 2022
All will be well – the power of song lyrics, chat with Erika Michalski
Dr. Erika Michalski has a robust history of providing enthusiastic keynotes and engaging workshops dedicated to empowering participants and cultivating new ideas about professional development. Erika is passionate about creating environments where individuals feel equipped to tackle new challenges as they move forward in personal and professional endeavours. She chooses to anchor all her work by using four primary lenses: authenticity, neuroscience, positive psychology, and evolution ... in other words, there’s a little something for everyone when Erika gets involved! Erika’s story is one of very high and super low phases. It shows how life can bless us and test us, but also how much of a support music can be. In our chat, Erika shares how one artist has continued to play a massive part in her and her family’s life, especially when her husband went through a very scary health battle. Plus, the amazing gift she organised for her husband with the help of that musician who wrote that one song that supported them through the highs and lows of the lives. On this episode we chat about: · Her take on the importance of music for herself, her family and society · How her wedding song has supported her during a crucial and testing time · Why a mixCD (tape) has continued to be a source of strength · What made her pull over on the Interstate and break down · How she created a special (music based) gift for her husband · Her favourite song and why · Why she has an authenticity playlist Connect with Erika: www.stratauth.com Instagram: @ConsultantBarbie LIKED THE EPISODE? Then I am sure others would like to hear it, too. Why not share this episode with them or leave a review on Apple Podcasts so I can reach more people. Join us in the official Living on the B Side Community Facebook group HERE.
July 22, 2022
How live music creates communities & long-lasting experiences for all of us, with Renée Gray
Renée Gray is the Community Development Manager for Australian Start-up Six8. Six8 is a community that uses technology to bring music lovers together with music makers to create live music experiences. The landscape of music has been changing and music makers are suffering with income at a 15-year low and opportunities for emerging artists drying up. Renée speaks of her journey of being raised in a house that restricted the types of music her family was allowed to listen to through to leading a start-up that is taking a stance in the industry to evoke positive change. Renée is passionate about creating a future where live music is normal part of our day to day lives. Through Six8 Renée is kick-starting that future by creating new and exciting opportunities for music lovers and making sure that music makers are fairly financially rewarded. Whilst our conversation centres around the Australian Music Industry, a lot can be learned, and ideas taken away for live music anywhere. Live music has always been an important and deeply rooted part of humans and now more than ever it is crucial to support artists and their craft! Renee shares a couple of wonderful experiences of those kinds of experiences and how we all can contribute, big or small, to ensure live music is something for all to enjoy and for generations to come. Highlights of our time together: · Growing up a little bit unconventional when it came to music · Her experience working and thriving in a music business in Australia · Live music community event during the COVID pandemic · Her take on the current status of the Australian Music Industry · Ideas how we all can support our local artists · The vision of Six8 & how they intend to impact the (local) music scene across Australia Connect with Renee Gray https://www.six8.com.au/ www.facebook.com/Six8.LiveMusic www.instagram.com/six8.music 2022 Hot Sheet For those of you keen to learn more about our Australian music scene and discover both emerging and established artists near you, we’ve curated 2022 Hot Sheet just for you. https://www.six8.com.au/2022hotsheet/ It includes some tips on how you can get involved with positively contributing to securing the future of music LIKED THE EPISODE? Then I am sure others would like to hear it, too. Why not share this episode with them or leave a review on Apple Podcasts so I can reach more people. Join us in the official Living on the B Side Community Facebook group HERE.
July 15, 2022
How can music be used to support advocacy? | With Rachelle Babler
Rachelle Babler grew up in Southern California near the sunny beaches of San Diego and has always been an avid traveller, musician, advocate and creative soul. At the height of her career in forensics in 2017, she quit her job cold turkey to pursue her “why”. Which is 'To empower others to consciously advocate on stage or through music, SO THAT they can heal, inspire and unite the human collective'. She is a #1 International Best Selling Co-Author, TEDx Speaker and proud mama to her two children Austin and Camryn. During our time together we chatted about her upbringing, first career and what led her to take the step into entrepreneurship, which now has turned into a passion for advocacy through music. We touch on the steps she uses in her program and how you can make a start in creating a song to advocate for a cause you are passionate about. “Right now, don't wait, like we may not get that opportunity. I love that with my clients who take the leap to take their speaking to the next level and to really create human impact because we don't know when our time is going to end on this in this lifetime. And you don't want to have those regrets. You don't want to have should have could have would have, I wish I would have done this, or I wish I could have done this or anything like that” ~ Rachelle During our chat we touch on: · Her backstory around music & her childhood · Early lyric writing · She rediscovered her love of music and writing lyrics / music 20 years later · Her sister’s diagnosis of colon cancer & the song she has dedicated to her · Change of career to work with storytelling and advocating through music · How her 'advocating through music' program has come to life · More about the process of her work / program · How make a start yourself in creating a song to advocate for something you are passionate about · Song that describes her life/biz right now Connect with Rachelle Babler Website: www.rachellebabler.com FB: www.facebook.com/rachelle.ljosdalbabler LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/rachelle-babler-038952176/ TEDx Talk: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIi7RMUzXJI LIKED THE EPISODE? Then I am sure others would like to hear it, too. Why not share this episode with them or leave a review on Apple Podcasts so I can reach more people. Join us in the official Living on the B Side Community Facebook group HERE.
July 07, 2022
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
How to connect life and business through music in a way that feels authentic to YOU! Chat with Michelle Milner-Eradhun
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
Business owner of a Branding Design & Printing company & Piano Teacher, chat with Michelle Hessing
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
Passionate music educator helping families connect & play with their children at home through music, chat with Emilie Lundberg
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. You really have to tune in and hear for yourself what a beautiful business and vision Emilie has created. During out time together we chatted about: · Her journey to get to where she is today · The amazing results using her box can bring · How her Music Adventure box actually works · Her vision and intention on connections, cultures & families · How children with special needs (and their parents) can benefit from it · How a trip to the UK and experience a choir singing has made her cry tears of joy · What her go to genre of music is More about Emilie: 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. 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.” Connect with Emilie: Website: https://www.musicadventurebox.com IG: www.instagram.com/musicadventurebox FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/musicadventurebox Digital Music Program: 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. Thanks for tuning into today’s episode of the Living on the B Side Podcast – Music. People. Stories. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the show on your preferred Podcast platform and leave me 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.
September 04, 2021
Women’s health advocate and educator, chat with Shawna Smith
In this episode I speak to Shawna Smith, women’s health advocate and educator. In it 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. Tune in and press ‘play’ now to find out more. During out time together we chatted about: · What got her to this current point in her life, and why music helps her to be a better person all around · When & where she first experienced music · How music can help us reset our body · Every organ has a frequency & notes · How music therapy started · How different cultures use different instruments · Why music is a tool to help us come together and create empathy · How to use music to help us get healthier and happier as well as deal with other emotions · Her favourite song and why More about Shawna: 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! 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. Connect with Shawna: FB Group www.facebook.com/groups/homehealthharmony/ FB Pages https://www.facebook.com/massageandbeyond and https://www.facebook.com/spiritualchildbirthcoach Thanks for tuning into today’s episode of the Living on the B Side Podcast – Music. People. Stories. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the show on your preferred Podcast platform and leave me 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.
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
Latin American Studies Lecturer & a Culture Advocate, chat with Kim Kendall de Silva
This is a vibrant episode full of laughter and cultural insights in a musical way! Kim is with me today to share her take on how much can be used as an ice breaker to get to know each other and our cultures better. I loved how she shares with us her view on immigration, the possible issues arising of it and then ideas on using music to bridge the possible language problems. It’s a fun and serious chat that if you love languages, different cultures and the relevant music, well, you can’t miss it! During out time together we chatted about: · Who she is & what she does with ‘Over the Andes’ · Her vision for her business · Little bit of background on Latin Music and artists that became very popular overseas · Why you should be kind to yourself on your language journey · Conversation starter tips when trying to talk in a different language · Her favourite song and the story connected with it · The song that describes her business right now More about Kim: Kim 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. She 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! Connect with Kim: 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/ 5 Day free challenge: 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 Thanks for tuning into today’s episode of the Living on the B Side Podcast – Music. People. Stories. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the show on your preferred Podcast platform and leave me 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.
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
Hub Productions Talent Handler, Guest Liaison & sometimes MC | Sublime Talent Rep, Chat with Nat
Everyone has a (love) story to share about music, and Nat is no different! Ever since I’ve known her, music was a big part of what connected us, and I had to invite her to my show because she has some great experiences so share. 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. During out time together we chatted about: · What her roles are all about · Our experiences at Cons (attendee and working there) · Her first memory of music · How this has shaped her relationship with it · Her love for Ricky Martin · If she has a lockdown playlist · What makes Balkan music so attractive · Song that describes her business and or life right now More about Nat: 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. Connect with Nat: Instagram: https://instagram.com/TheNattyNatNat Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheNattyNatNat Thanks for tuning into today’s episode of the Living on the B Side Podcast – Music. People. Stories. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the show on your preferred Podcast platform and leave me 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.
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
How she found her dream job through listening to one song with Hilde Persyn
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
How to start jotting down your photo & song stories to create YOUR legacy with Katie Chambers
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
Highland Dancing differently... together - The Elemental Dancer with Lisa Barker
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
Helping introverted & sensitive people feel seen and heard with Tracy Fields
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
Helping quietly powerful women come out of hiding & create impact with Casey Lightbody
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
On a mission to help women THRIVE, RISE and SOAR! with Paulina Young
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
Supporting people to feel truly free with Nash Mackey
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