Living the Queen Life, a podcast by Queen of my Own Universe
By Margaret Foley
A podcast to motivate and inspire women to connect to themselves, to realise their full beauty and power and potential and to live a life they live. Featuring interviews with inspiring women who've overcome their struggles with trauma, abuse, mental health and more to change their mindset and lead happy fulfilling lives. We also chat with incredible small business owners and female founders who are making an impact and changing people's lives through their innovation and bravery to dare to dream and bring their vision to life.
Episode 8 - An inspirational and uplifting conversation with Alignment Coach LauraAura, CEO of Worx & CO and host of the Gutsy Podcast. Get ready to feel empowered and go take on the world!
Living the Queen Life, a podcast by Queen of my Own Universe • By Margaret Foley • Sep 28, 2022
It's time to get your sh!t together. How to feel more organised and less stressed with Professional Organiser Amy Kennedy.
Welcome to Episode 17 of Living the Queen Life Podcast. Today’s guest will help you to get more organised at home and get more time and calm back into your life. Amy Kennedy is a professional organiser, coach, trainer and author, and thrives on order and gets a buzz from supporting others to get organised in their lives. Through her business, The Organising Bee, Amy supports busy women and families experiencing chronic disorganisation to ease the pressures of everyday life by providing 1:1 hands-on organising support within the family home. Are you forever moving clutter from one place to another, or complaining about your lack of storage space or just can’t seem to ever get your home tidy and organised? Or maybe your house looks beautiful and tidy like something out of a Home Beautiful magazine but it’s just not working for you in real life? Amy is one of my co-authors in Goodbye Busy Hello Happy and in this episode gives us great advice on how to get your home working for you and get time and calm back into your day. Take notes listeners as Amy has some great advice for you. About Amy Kennedy Amy is highly respected within the Australian Professional Organising industry and has represented the professional organising industry in media and speaking engagements. Based in Canberra, Amy founded The Organising Bee, a professional home organising and decluttering service in 2015 out of a desire to add value to the lives of others. Through her business, The Organising Bee, Amy supports busy women and families experiencing chronic disorganisation to ease the pressures of everyday life by providing 1:1 hands-on organising support within the family home. She provides a wholistic and client centric approach to ensure that all client’s homes are organised in a way supports their needs, capacity, and lifestyle. As a professional organiser, Amy believe that ones home is a foundation for all other aspects of your life. You have a good, strong foundation in your home, that is a home that functions and supports you in the way that you need, then it makes it easier for you to succeed in other areas of your life. Amy talk about this in her chapter, titled "Your home is your sanctuary; designing your home so that it supports you" of Goodbye Busy, Busy Hello Happy. The key concepts under this topic include: - ensuring that you have a goal for your home and lifestyle - you need less that you think to make you happy - placing a higher emphasis on the value of time - less things doesn't mean less soul, less heart or less warmth - organise your home in a way that makes sense to you - you need less storage space than you think Amy is currently training to become a Certified ADHD and Productivity Coach. Amy is active in volunteering her time within her local community. In her spare time, you’ll find Amy with her family, hugging a strong coffee with a good book and her puppy. Get in touch with Amy https://organisingbee.com.au/ www.linkedin.com/in/amykennedyprofessionalorganiser https://www.facebook.com/organisingbee https://www.instagram.com/organisingbee/ Organising for Design Course https://organising-bee-australian-organising-and-time-management-hive.thinkific.com/courses/organising-for-design
January 01, 2023
Episode 16 - Is it time to rethink your relationship with alcohol? Living a sober life with Grey Area Drinking Coach Sarah Rusbatch.
Welcome to Episode 16 of Living the Queen Life Podcast. Today my guest is Grey Area Drinking Coach, Sarah Rusbatch. Sarah is a certified Women's Health and Wellbeing Coach, an accredited Grey Area Drinking Coach and a Key-Note speaker sharing her journey to Sobriety and impact of alcohol on mental health to global audiences. After developing what she describes as 'a dysfunctional relationship with alcohol', Sarah made the decision to remove alcohol from her life in early 2019 and has never looked back. She now works with women across the globe, guiding them from feeling lost, stuck and out of control (something she fully understands herself), to a healthier and happier way of living. Stressed, happy, sad, angry, holidays, weekend, kids driving you nuts? Have a drink, you’ll feel better! You don’t have to be an alcoholic to have a problematic relationship with alcohol. Finding yourself setting rules that you’ll only drink on weekends, and that you'll only drink 2 bottles of wine over the weekend? Or doing Dry July and then making up for it in August? Did you know that a bottle of wine has the same carcinogenic properties as smoking 10 cigarettes? Alcohol directly causes 7 types of cancer and that up to 20% of breast cancer diagnosis in Australia are caused by alcohol. Sarah gives listeners some great advice on how to reduce or give up alcohol in your routine, how to reframe your mindset and conversations about the role of alcohol in your life. Maybe consider getting sober curious - how much better could you feel without alcohol? I recently gave up alcohol due to the impact I could feel it having on my body and I love how I’m feeling without it. I encourage you to keep an open mind as you listen to this episode. Learn more and get in touch with Sarah at https://sarahrusbatch.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-rusbatch-4b189128/ https://www.facebook.com/sarahrusbatchcoach About Margaret Margaret is an Accredited Happiness Life Coach, Law of Attraction, Strategic Life Coach, Transformation Life Coach, Certified Circle Facilitator, Co-Author of Goodbye Busy Hello Happy, creator of 7 Steps to Living a Happy Life, Host of Living the Queen Life Podcast and International Speaker. She lives in Melbourne Australia. After experiencing burnout, Margaret resigned from her job as a Senior Vice President in a global software business and established Queen of my Own Universe to help other women to uncover their beauty and power and to live a life that they love. You can learn more about Queen of my Own Universe at www.queenofmyownuniverse.com https://www.facebook.com/queenofmyownuniverse https://www.facebook.com/groups/queenofmyownuniversecommunity https://www.facebook.com/marg.foley.9/ https://www.instagram.com/queenofmyownuniverse1/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/margaretfoley/ Living the Queen Life Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts and iHeartRadio.
December 18, 2022
Episode 15 - An important conversation about Burnout in Professional Women with the Queen and 3x burnout survivor - Margaret Foley
Welcome to Episode 15 of Living the Queen Life Podcast. Today my guest is me! I’m Margaret Foley, Founder and CEO of Queen of my Own Universe. Today we are talking about a topic that is at the core of why Queen of my Own Universe exists - Preventing and Managing Burnout for Professional Women. This episode is a webinar recording that Margaret presented on Friday 2nd December 2022. A full recording of the video (including all the slides) can be watched online at https://queenofmyownuniverse.com/resources/webinar_burnout_women/ Busy professional women are burning out at a higher rate in Australia than anywhere else in the world. The challenge of working, raising families, being caregivers and all the stresses of life today is taking a toll on the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of women. In this episode we look at the statistics of burnout in Australia and they aren’t pretty, especially for women. What is the definition, causes and symptoms of burnout from a workplace perspective and then let’s get real about how your own mindset, perfectionism, inner critic and imposter syndrome play as big, if not bigger role in burnout than a high workload alone. I share some practical steps for making a plan to manage your stress and burnout and recovery . If you’re struggling with stress, overwhelm, fatigue or burnout then this might be the episode that changes your life. If you know a woman who is struggling, please share this episode with her. And if this raises any questions for you please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any queries. You can also watch a full video replay of this webinar online at queenofmyownuniverse.com About Margaret Margaret is Happiness Coach and lives in Melbourne, Australia and is a recovering perfectionist. After experiencing burnout, Margaret resigned from her job as a Senior Vice President in a global software business and established Queen of my Own Universe to help other women to uncover their beauty and power and to live a life that they love. She is a co-author in Goodbye Busy Hello Happy, a finalist in the 2022 AusMumpreneur Awards for Online Communities and host of the Living the Queen Life podcast. You can learn more about Queen of my Own Universe at www.queenofmyownuniverse.com https://www.facebook.com/queenofmyownuniverse https://www.facebook.com/groups/queenofmyownuniversecommunity https://www.facebook.com/marg.foley.9/ https://www.instagram.com/queenofmyownuniverse1/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/margaretfoley/ Living the Queen Life Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts and iHeartRadio.
December 02, 2022
Episode 14 - I'm Psyched about this one! A Coaching Masterclass with two great coaches - the Queen herself Margaret Foley and her guest Jodie Solberg, CEO of Psyched Up Success.
Welcome to Episode 14 of Living the Queen Life Podcast. In this episode my guest is Jodie Solberg. Jodie is a Mental Wellness and Success Coach, Certified Master Hypnotherapist, Transformational Speaker, 4 time International Best-Selling Author, and the founder and CEO of Psyched Up Success. Jodie loves working with purpose driven professionals who are on a mission to live in alignment with their passion and values to create real and lasting change in their lives and the world around them. She helps her clients heal from trauma and anxiety, remove mental blocks and gain clarity and confidence to create work-life harmony, beat burnout, and achieve their personal and professional goals. This episode is like having a conversation with my twin mind! And it's a masterclass from 2 Master Coaches. We cover so many of my favourite topics! We’re talking about Strengths and Values - why knowing yours is important, how to uncover them and then live in alignment and the magic that happens in your life when you do. How being 1% better today than yesterday is all it takes to change your life, but you have to lean in and do the work, and how a coach guides you and supports you through the bumpy bits. Why I don’t teach goal setting and why New Years Resolutions don’t work. And we talk about the benefits of hypnotherapy as a healing modality, my own personal experiences of hypnotherapy in my own healing journey of the past 20 years and why I’m training to become one too. This episode is full of so much wisdom and clarity, hopefully you’ll be inspired to want and do better for yourself too. You can learn more about my guest Jodie Solberg at: https://www.psychedupsuccess.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/jsolberg https://www.Facebook.com/psychedupsuccess https://www.Instagram.com/psyched_up_success Download her Guide to Mastering Mindfulness: guide.psychedupsuccess.com Meet Queen of her Own Universe, Margaret Foley Margaret is an accredited Strategic Life Coaching Practitioner, Law of Attraction Practitioner, Life Transformation Practitioner and Happiness Coach, based in Melbourne Australia. After experiencing burnout, Margaret resigned from her job as a Senior Vice President in a global software business and established Queen of my Own Universe to help other women to uncover their beauty and power and to live a life that they love. She is a co-author in Goodbye Busy Hello Happy, a finalist in the 2022 AusMumpreneur Awards for Online Communities and host of the Living the Queen Life podcast. She is the creator of the transformational program 7 Steps to Living a Happy Life. You can learn more about Queen of my Own Universe at www.queenofmyownuniverse.com https://www.facebook.com/queenofmyownuniverse https://www.facebook.com/groups/queenofmyownuniversecommunity https://www.facebook.com/marg.foley.9/ https://www.instagram.com/queenofmyownuniverse1/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/margaretfoley/
November 16, 2022
Episode 13 - When Spirit Calls, I answer. When I call, Spirit answers. A rumination on spirit, self, purpose and meaning with Samantha J.
Welcome to Episode 13 of Living the Queen Life Podcast. In this episode my guest is Samantha J. Samantha J. is a sought after Spiritual Business Strategist - a paradigm shifting business strategist and leadership advisor who helps conscious coaches, experts and entrepreneurs increase their profitability, visibility, and social impact, without sacrificing their happiness along the way. By the age of 22 years old, she had built a multi-million dollar business within her family’s property development that was recognised by becoming the Young Entrepreneur of the Year and contributed greatly in the field of Mental Health Awareness as a National Ambassador using the strategies she now teaches others. Samantha then went on a soulful journey to find a deeper sense of meaning and purpose by embodying her divine masculinity and femininity. She traveled across the world, learning from the leading authorities in neuro-science, shamanism, sacred sexuality and humanitarian leadership to refine her gifts as a medicine woman to integrate into her entrepreneurship skills. She now has the only business school in the world, utilising a one of a kind methodology that merges spirituality, strategy and self expression Samantha has since been named as one of the Top 20 Entrepreneurs on the Rise by Fox in 2021, and one of the Top 7 Women Paving the Way of Success in 2022 by Disrupt Magazine, for her efforts. There is so much to love in this conversation with Samantha. Her definitions of purpose-less, purpose-full and living your purpose are so enlightening, her analogy of the feathers, bricks and buses that can happen to us in our life and the beauty of living a grounded authentic spiritual life. How to start listening to your intuition knowing that it is your internal truth speaking to you if only you would be quiet and listen. Start the joyful journey of discovering who you are by creating a meaningful vision for yourself in your life. Get ready to get a little deep and meaningful on this episode, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed recording it with the incredible Samantha J. Learn more about Samantha J at her website www.iamsamanthaj.com Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram Samantha’s books Stand Up Speak Up and Build Your Empire from the Inside Out are available on Amazon
October 31, 2022
Episode 12 - Kate Save, Be Fit Food. An important conversation about health, food as the first medicine, why understanding what you are eating is so important and the benefits for us all.
Welcome to Episode 12 of Living the Queen Life Podcast. In this episode my guest is Kate Save, Co Founder and CEO of Be Fit Food. A personal health battle throughout her childhood and teenage years sparked Kate’s interest in food as medicine and she now has over 20 years of experience in the Health and Fitness industry. Kate is the CEO of Be Fit Food and an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Accredited Exercise Physiologist and a Diabetes Educator. Kate has completed a double degree in Nutrition/Dietetics and Exercise Science, and completed her Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology and an Advanced Diploma in Diabetes Education. Kate co founded Be Fit Food in 2015 from a tiny kitchen on the Mornington Peninsula, was one of the success stories securing funding on Shark Tank with the incredible Janine Allis backing the initiative. Fast forward to 2022, they now deliver all across VIC, NSW, QLD, SA and TAS and won the 2022 Telstra Best of Business Award, Championing Health in Victoria. Kate's vision is to change the health of Australians one bite at a time by educating them that ''Food is the First Medicine"'. In this episode we talk about why restrictive diets don’t work in a world that’s focussed on abundance, the impact of sugar on our brain and bodies, why frozen can be better than fresh and how food, when done right is the best health system we can have. Kate talks about how our health care system is really a sick care system, focused on fixing us once we are sick with illness and ailments that could have been prevented with proper nutrition in the first place. With almost 70% of Australian adults being overweight or obese, this is an important health conversation for our nation. As a result of this conversation with Kate, I decided to take control of my health and started on a Be Fit Food program. I’ve been on it for 2 weeks now and lost 4kgs, but more importantly I’m feeling more energised, my tummy is happier and I am absolutely loving the meals. I’ve done lots of other frozen meal programs before and none of them have had the flavours and taste of Be Fit Food. I am especially obsessed with the beef madras curry, the lemon and coconut protein balls and the chocolate truffle Cookies! Learn more about Kate and her team at the Be Fit Food website. Living the Queen Life Podcast is a Queen of my Own Universe production, hosted by Queen CEO Margaret Foley. Margaret is a Happiness Coach for women, Workplace Wellbeing educator, co-author of Goodbye Busy Hello Happy and creator of the 7 Steps to Living a Happy Life program.
October 27, 2022
Episode 11 - My Eating Secrets revealed. A conversation about binge eating, food mindset and healing past traumas to have better relationships with food.
Welcome to Episode 11 of Living the Queen Life Podcast. In this episode my guest is Karyn de Mol. Karyn struggled with her weight since her teenage years. She thought she didn’t belong because her friends all had a ‘normal’ shape and size. She is now the co-author of the 10x multi award winning book Eating Secrets where she helps others who struggle with emotional eating and use food to soothe. This is a big conversation for me as I am currently working on my own relationship with food and my weight which has been a 25+ year battle for me and something very personal for myself and so many other women. Understanding the psychology behind our relationship to food, how to break the unhealthy habits addictions and cravings, our mindset and beliefs around food as a coping mechanism are just some of the topics that we cover. We talk about why some people can easily lose weight on a diet and why others can’t and why restrictive VLCD aren’t setting us up for success. We then dive into our mindset around money and the importance of being practical about money and having an abundance mindset. If you’ve got blocks around food or money, this is a great episode for you. About Karyn Karyn believes everyone has the answer within us…we just need help locating the answers and getting a new perspective which will allow us to heal and transform. Sharing her story, she captivates many, and shows that when you let go of the pain and fear, you can transform your trauma and emotions and take charge of life and happiness. Sydney born from the Shire left to her own devises at age 15, leaving school and living alone after the trauma of losing 2 family members, resulting in food and other addictions becoming her coping mechanism. Karyn struggled with her weight since her teenage years. She thought she didn’t belong because her friends all had a ‘normal’ shape and size. She is now the co-author of the 10x multi award winning book Eating Secrets where she helps others who struggle with emotional eating and use food to sooth. She has also recently overcome cancer and can speaks about not letting such a large hurdle come in the path of happiness and success. Karyn is a Hypnotherapist and a hypnosis trainer, with specialties in gut directed hypnosis and virtual gastric band. Karyn is also a Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy and NLP, Positive Psychology & EQ Facilitator. She is a Neuro Linguistic Programming and Nutrition Coach, Reiki Master and a Creatrix® Transformologist®, Certified Practitioner in Specialised Kinesiology and Touch for Health, Energy Psychology. Purchase pdf copy of award winning book or upgrade to signed copy https://goodnessmealternative.com.au/eating-secrets-ebook/ You will also find some freebies you can download so be sure to go to the link Learn more about Karyn at these links Www.goodnessmealternative.com.au https://www.linkedin.com/in/transform-with-karyn-goodnessmealternative-01b981247/ https://www.facebook.com/Goodnessmealternative
October 11, 2022
Episode 10 - The power of being InvincABLE. A conversation with Para-Athlete, Disability Advocate and CEO of InvincABLE - the unstoppable Natasha Price.
Welcome to Episode 10 of Living the Queen Life Podcast. In this episode my guest is Natasha Price. Natasha went from being a healthy young woman to losing her sight and then progressively losing her mobility and learning to live her life with a disability. Her story of how she journeyed from able bodied to disabled is both frightening and inspiring and it’s her resilience and mindset that blow me away. Natasha is the CEO of InvincAble, a powerful advocate for making disability visible in the world, a world class para athlete, and multi award winner most recently being named Gold Coast Woman of the Year, Champion of Sport. She recently completed the Hobart Marathon and is in training for the Tokyo marathon with the goal of competing at the Paralympics one day. With her tenacity, can do attitude and incredible mindset I have no doubt she will make it. In this episode we talk about the difference between being a disabled person as opposed to being someone living with a disability - it’s not just semantics. We explore unconscious bias towards people with a disability and how able bodied people can educate themselves about inclusivity and equality for disabled people, particularly in the workplace. So settle in and enjoy the powerhouse that is Tash. Learn more and get in touch with Natasha at: https://tashaprice.com/ https://www.facebook.com/invincableofficial/ https://www.facebook.com/pricemoofly https://www.linkedin.com/in/natasha-price-live-invincable/
October 09, 2022
Episode 9 - You don't even know how you like your eggs. A conversation with Lisa Jo Jimenez, founder of She Is Me about how to own your story, know yourself and live your best life.
Welcome to Episode 9 of Living the Queen Life Podcast. In this episode my guest is Lisa Jo Jiminez Founder of The Mariposa Group, Creative Life Happy Soul, and the SheisMe Conference. Lisa is the founder of the SheisMe Conference, an art therapist, retreat facilitator, empowerment coach, professional artist, musician, mom, dog mom, and partner. Her mission: To help women uncover their gifts, believe in themselves, and live the life they were meant to live. No excuses. No apologies. It is Lisa's life's work as a healer, creator and transformational coach, to help all women that she attracts to realize their magic, to stand strong in themselves, and to live their most authentic and abundant life. Lisa created SheisMe so that no woman would ever feel like she was alone. She is a domestic violence survivor, a veteran tech executive and a lightworker. In this episode we talk about the power of women sharing their stories to help others feel seen and heard even when they don’t feel called to speak their truth aloud. Your story is yours, no comparison needed. How to start feeling your emotions again and stop feeling the numbness that creeps up over the years as our way of coping with the pain. How to stop trying to fit in and belong and find acceptance instead, and how this comes from within not from outside. How this takes knowing yourself and what you need and what lights you up so can stop being a people pleaser or changing yourself to fit into a box that isn’t yours to fit into. Figure out what kind of eggs you like and eat them. This episode will lift you up and light you up and spark you to imagine how living a life as yourself, whatever your story, is a precious and empowering experience that you deserve. The She is Me conference is on from October 12-16, a completely virtual conference so you can join in no matter where in the world you are. October 12-16, 2022 Join us this year for 5 amazing days of women's empowerment! We will be having over 40 speakers, entertainment, roundtables and other amazing events that you will be able to experience. Tickets are still available and are incredible value. You can buy tickets online at https://sheismeconference.com/2022-annual-conference The schedule of speakers and topics can be seen here https://sheismeconference.com/2022-conference-schedule And bios of each speaker (including Living the Queen Life host Margaret Foley) are here https://sheismeconference.com/2022-speakers-catalog Follow She Is Me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sheismeconference/?hl=en
October 02, 2022
Episode 8 - An inspirational and uplifting conversation with Alignment Coach LauraAura, CEO of Worx & CO and host of the Gutsy Podcast. Get ready to feel empowered and go take on the world!
What happens when you get an Alignment Coach and a Happiness Coach on the same podcast together?! MAGIC is what happens! I just love this conversation with Alignment Coach, energetic being and super good human being LauraAura. LauraAura is an Alignment Coach for driven female entrepreneurs to Undo the “shoulds” of life and business and reclaim the parts of themselves that they have unintentionally given away to people, circumstances, or situations so that they can create the aligned business they actually want. Laura is the CEO of Worx & Co, an urban branding studio, the Host of The Gutsy Podcast, speaker, author, and all-around visionary. The Gutsy Podcast has been downloaded over 46k times in 108 countries and is designed to empower women in business while humanizing the realness that happens behind the scenes. She’ll be the first person to push you out of your comfort zone and the last to hug you as you head to the next level of your life. Her energy is contagious – an Aura – and if you’re up for the challenge, she just might trick you into believing in yourself. This line - right at the end - The most impactful thing you can do on this earth is to be yourself - is the most profoundly simple and powerful affirmation I've heard. And it's just one of the nuggets of gold in this episode. Some of my favourite topics get a good run too - women empowering women instead of competing and comparing, the deep impact of Inner Child work and how to live in alignment with your values and what that actually means. So many of these are covered in my 7 Steps to Living a Happy Life coaching program and it's great to get the perspective of another coach on these topics. You can learn more about LauraAura and connect with her at: www.lauraaura.com https://www.instagram.com/thatlauraaura/ The Gutsy Podcast - www.thegutsypodcast.com Start a 14-day free trial of The Gutsy Collective at https://lauraaura.podia.com/gutsy-collective
September 28, 2022
TRAILER - a sneak peek of Episode 8. My favourite 5 minutes of my chat with Alignment Coach Laura Aura.
I recorded a new Living the Queen Life podcast episode recently and I couldn't wait to finish the final version before sharing this excerpt with you now. Click this link to listen to the audio recording and stay tuned for the full episode coming soon! My conversation with Alignment Coach Laura Aura is going to open your mind to yourself. It's like an express coaching session and it's just all about Queen energy. I talk all the time about how important and profound Inner Child Work can be and also how to live in alignment with your Values. These are 2 steps in my 7 Steps to Living a Happy Life - they are so important. And Laura just nails what alignment is all about.
September 26, 2022
Episode 7 - a spicy chat with Susan Jarvis - also known as Susan the Maven. Talking all things sex and sex positivity for mature women - comes with a "little ears" warning!
Welcome to Episode 7 of Living the Queen Life Podcast. In this episode my guest is Susan Jarvis, founder of The Spicy Boudoir, also known as Susan the Maven. This is certainly an orgasmic conversation Queens! Now this episode does come with a Little Ears warning as we are talking about sex, masturbation and sex toys and a little bit of swearing. Susan is an advocate for sex positivity for menopausal and older women, or for women living with a disability. We are all sexual beings and there’s so much shame and taboo for older women talking about sex in positive and non cringy ways. We’re talking about tuning into your own sexual needs, in and out of relationships, understanding the female anatomy as it pertains to pleasure, the misnomers of older women who enjoy sex and the impact of menopause and ageing on sex and sex drive. Susan talks about her 3 key pieces of advice for women keen to understand themselves as mature sexual creatures - Educate, Masturbate, Communicate. Get ready for a no holds barred conversation that will hopefully inspire you to lean into and lose the shame about enjoying sex and pleasure. You can learn more and get in touch with Susan at: https://www.thespicyboudoir.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanthemaven https://www.facebook.com/TheSpicyBoudoir/ https://www.instagram.com/thespicyboudoir/ https://twitter.com/boudoir_the Blog: Tips for Women - how to choose a vibrator https://www.thespicyboudoir.com/blog/resources-to-improve-your-sexual-skills-and-wisdom/tips-for-women-how-to-choose-your-first-vibrator/ This podcast is a production of Queen of my Own Universe. Get in touch with Margaret at www.queenofmyownuniverse.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/queenofmyownuniversecommunity https://www.instagram.com/queenofmyownuniverse1/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/margaretfoley/ If you would like to be a guest on Living the Queen Life Podcast you can apply by filling in this form
September 19, 2022
Episode 6 - Caroline Bellinger talks Childhood Sexual Abuse, alcohol addiction and how exercise changed her life.
Welcome to Episode 6 of Living the Queen Life Podcast. In this episode my guest is Caroline Bellinger. Caroline is an award-winning entrepreneur, mental health advocate and wellness warrior. After experiencing childhood sexual abuse and over twenty years of addiction and mental health issues, Caroline enhanced her life by creating a toolbox of strategies that enabled her to improve her mindset, self-esteem and create three successful businesses. The recent winner of The Gold Coast Women Of The Year Wellness Warrior & National Roar Award Best Advocate For Mental Health Caroline epitomises the philosophy of overcoming trauma through wellness and courage. As the founder of “Be The Impossible” she has coached and inspired thousands of women to overcome their own life obstacles and create fulfilment and joy. She is the co-author of three books including her latest Sacred Promise, an anthology with Oprah’s all-time favourite guest Dr Terari Trent. She has climbed to Everest Base Camp and competed in national sporting teams, including representing Australia in Triathlon at 50. Her transformation and achievements are a testament to her courage and determination to define her future regardless of age or past challenges. Caroline has dedicated her life to empowering other women through inspirational keynotes, books, coaching programs, and online education. In this episode Caroline openly shares her story as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse which lead to years of battling alcohol addiction and other unhealthy coping behaviours. She shares with us how she turned to exercise to help her stay sober and how this started her commitment to fitness as part of living a life of wellness. We talk about how Caroline has learnt to speak up for herself and other women with her “I don’t give a f@ck attitude”, and how the beauty and marketing industries are designed to make women feel bad about themselves and now not to get caught up in it and still be yourself. You can learn more and connect with Caroline at www.carolinebellenger.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-bellenger/ www.facebook.com/carolinebellengerofficial www.instagram.com/carolinebellengerofficial
September 06, 2022
Episode 5 - A chat about life with Leah Wagner, host of The Leah Ideology Podcast, 2 times rape survivor, infinite thinker, cat lover, and an ordinary woman with an extraordinary story.
Welcome to Episode 5 of Living the Queen Life Podcast. In this episode my guest is my new best friend, the one and only Leah Wagner. Leah is an ordinary woman with an extra ordinary story. Given up for adoption at birth in South Korea, Leah was adopted at 6 months old and started her new life in a small town in Pennsylvania in the US, growing up as the only Asian kid in very white middle class America. Fast forward to her college years, Leah’s story takes another turn being a survivor of rape not once but twice. This is a harrowing story that sadly all too many women can relate to. A habitual people pleaser, Leah buried herself in her career and work to escape, and with the ideology that if she was successful in her career it would make up for these other life experiences - something so many of us do to seek approval, acceptance and love. Marriage and a baby - her now 9yo son Isaac - and the reality of motherhood - Leah’s description of those thoughts of how to raise her tiny human are hilarious! And then unexpectedly in 2015 a trip to the doctor for what she thought was just a cold saw her diagnosed with a rare congenital heart condition and in heart failure. This turned her world upside down - no longer able to work in the career she had drawn so much self esteem from, pressure on friendships and relationships that contributed to the breakdown of her marriage and where to from here. Leah has a great analogy for people pleasing always being a dog person until one day fostering a cat called Chunk and discovering that she’s actually a cat person who’d been pretending to be a dog person cos everyone likes people who like dogs. In this conversation, Leah talks openly about all these experiences, her approach to overcoming them as the fighter that she is, and what she has come to know about herself and life through this remarkable journey. Leah’s wit and sense of humour is brilliant with lots of laugh out loud moments amongst the seriousness of it all. Amongst the things that Leah loves is potatoes in any form, shopping for stationery, diet wild cherry Pepsi, being near water and swearing - I think this is why we clicked!! Leah is the host of her own podcast called The Leah Ideology where she quite literally shares her thoughts on life and experiences and invites us all to think a little differently. Settle in and get ready for this one - it’s a long one but worth the listen right to the very end. You can find Leah at https://www.theleahideologypodcast.com/ https://www.facebook.com/LeahIdeology/ https://www.instagram.com/leahideology/?hl=en https://theleahideologypodcast.buzzsprout.com/ Leah and I are both speaking at the She is Me Global Women’s Empowerment Conference online from 12-16 October 2022. Right now Early Bird Tickets are 50% off until 31st August 2022. You can book at https://sheismeconference.com/shop/ols/categories/attendee You can learn more about Queen of my Own Universe at the website https://queenofmyownuniverse.com/ Join in on the Conversation at the Queen of my Own Universe Community on Facebook Find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/queenofmyownuniverse1 Or connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/margaretfoley/
August 22, 2022
Episode 4 - A conversation about Menopause with "The Vag Queen" - Sandy Davies, creator of HappyPause Balm and Author of The Courage to Rise Above.
Welcome to Episode 4 of Living the Queen Life Podcast. In this episode my guest is Sandy Davies, creator of HappyPause Balm. Today we are talking all things perimenopause and menopause. There’s a lot of using the “V” words - what else do you talk about with “The Vag Queen”?! This is the most unexpected and fun conversations I’ve had in a long time!! Sandy is a staunch menopause advocate. An allergic reaction to a treatment for intimate dryness during perimenopause launched Sandy out of semi-retirement to become the Queensland based formulator and founder of award winning HappyPause™ Balm. She is on a mission to help women to enjoy life through one of the un-talked about symptoms of menopause - vulval and vaginal dryness. We talk about the various impacts of menopause on women, the sense of failure when a rogue period reappears, the psychological stresses of the overall menopause experience. We also chat about the importance of menopausal aged women finding and using their collective voices - the more of us that speak about our experiences the less we have to shout to be heard. We also talk about our shared experience of being involved as co-authors in anthologies published by Ausmumpreneur and Women Changing the World Press and the power in telling our stories. When not writing and heightening menopause awareness, Sandy enjoys helping others and spending time with her husband and their rescue dog Karma hunting nautilus shells along the fringing reefs on the edge of The Coral Sea. Sandy has finally found the time to pursue her lifelong dream of authorship and her latest anthology The Power to Rise Above about resilience, trauma and teenage bullying will be available in September this year. You can learn more and connect with Sandy at: https://happypause.com.au https://www.facebook.com/happypausemenopause/ https://www.instagram.com/happypause_menopause/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandy-skelton-davies-med-7041649a/ https://www.instagram.com/thepowertoriseabove/ ***SPECIAL OFFER FOR LIVING THE QUEEN LIFE LISTENERS*** Order HappyBalm from www.happypause.com.au and add QUEEN into the second address line at checkout to receive a complimentary The Happy Hit aromatherapy roller valued at $19.95. Offer available for orders placed before the end of 2022.
August 18, 2022
Episode 3 - A chat with Sarah Macdonald from Canine Comprehension, about the benefits of therapy dogs in educational settings especially in post-Covid lockdown return to school.
Welcome to Episode 3 of Living the Queen Life Podcast. In this episode my guest is Sarah MacDonald of Canine Comprehension. Sarah Macdonald is CEO & Founder of Canine Comprehension. After changing careers from a secondary school teacher to a dog behavioural therapist Sarah decided to combine the two and create an innovative business that looks for solutions to school disengagement and child resilience building. Canine Comprehension brings therapy dogs to schools and homes around Victoria to positively interact with students, giving them essential support to improve their motivation, confidence and self-regulation. Canine Comprehension is an entrant in the 2022 ROAR Success Awards, and Sarah has been awarded the Commonwealth Bank Australian of the Day and a Silver Stevie® Award in the category of Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand category in 2019. Last year, Canine Comprehension was nominated in the Animal Assisted Learning (AAL) Category at the Animal Assisted Therapies Ltd Conference Awards and was a finalist at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. In 2021 Canine Comprehension won the Australian Achievers Award - for excellence in customer relations In this episode we talk about Sarah’s personal experience with mental health issues, her advice for women around being confident and overcoming the self-doubt that we all feel at times no matter how “successful” we might seem to be on the outside. Sarah’s story of leaving behind a career that she once imagined was forever to follow a love of animals and how it then developed into a business with a purpose helping children and their families is an inspiration. We chat about the benefits of therapy dogs for children in particular in educational settings, more in demand than ever as children struggle with the return to school and live in our “Covid normal” world, and the difference between a therapy dog and a well behaved family pet. Canine Comprehension offers dog assisted learning interventions throughout Metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. www.caninecomprehension.com.au www.facebook.com/CanineComprehension/ www.instagram.com/caninecomprehension/ www.linkedin.com/in/ccsarahmacdonald/
August 15, 2022
Episode 2 - Getting Zen with Jo Stevens from the Zen Zone
Jo Stevens is the founder of The Zen Zone Jo uses her expertise as a Mindfulness & Zen Movement Coach to support client's mental wellbeing with simple and effective mindful movements and breathing techniques that can help bring the stress levels down. Jo is passionate about Mental Health due to her own struggles with depression, and her goal is to help people understand that their mental wellbeing is just as important as their physical wellbeing, and to provide practical mindfulness tools to help put the “ZEN” back into their Zones! Jo shares her key learnings in her journey to her recovery and how the Mindfulness Movements can provide you with a tool that you can use to support your mental wellbeing. Zen Movements are performed while standing and there are NO uncomfortable positions, the slow purposeful movements of Qigong allow you to slow down and calm the mind, while the shaking Yoga helps you to shake off the inner dragon, the negative feelings. And the mindful meditation helps you to focus on the moment allowing you to pause and reset. This chat with Jo is full of laughs - it's like a chat with your girlfriend! Other key moments: how Jo grew her business from her own healing journey how important it is to have simple effective techniques to help with every day stresses her current favourite podcasts the advice she'd give to her daughter and to all women Jo is a passionate advocate for women supporting women. She runs a Brisbane based women's networking group called Common Grounds, and a women's social/friendship group fabulously called "Ladies who Long Lunch". She is also one of my co-authors in Goodbye Busy, Hello Happy which is being released on 31st August 2022. Jo is a Finalist is the 2022 Ausmumpreneur Awards in the category of Making a Difference - Health and Wellbeing, and People's Choice Award for Customer Service, and was a Bronze Winner in the 2020 Ausmumpreneur Awards for Health and Wellbeing. Jo speaks about how important it is for female business owners to be proud of the work they do, no matter how small your business is. You can find more about Jo and The Zen Zone at these links: https://thezenzone.com.au/ https://www.facebook.com/thezenzoneaus https://www.instagram.com/thezenzone_aus/ https://jostevens.com.au/ About this Podcast Living the Queen Life is a podcast by Queen of my Own Universe, hosted by Margaret Foley. Queen of my Own Universe is a community by women, for women, helping all women to love themselves and live a life they love. Offering 1:1 Coaching, Women's Circles and Women's events, Queen of my Own Universe helps women to change their lives while they are busy living it. Taking the woo-woo out of spirituality and guiding you to connect with yourself with simple, effective tools and techniques that take only minutes each day. www.queenofmyownuniverse.com Queen of my Own Universe Facebook Community Queen of my Own Universe Facebook Page https://www.instagram.com/queenofmyownuniverse1/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/margaretfoley/
August 10, 2022
Episode 1 - Welcome to the Queen Life - Introducing Margaret Foley, a little of my story and the Vision and Mission of Queen of my Own Universe
In this episode, your host Margaret Foley introduces herself and shares the story of how Queen of my Own Universe came to be: A short version of Margaret's personal journey from burnout to the Queen life The mission and vision for Queen of my Own Universe What it means to be a Queen What's happening next at Queen of my Own Universe
July 28, 2022