The Joyful Frugalista
BONUS: Abundance meditation

BONUS: Abundance meditation

November 15, 2020

This podcast is a special one - it's not an interview and it's quite different. I'm so excited to share with you an abundance meditation. I am gifting this to you so that you can channel more abundance into your life.

45:  Olympic sports psychologist Dr Kirsten Peterson talks about mindset and success

45: Olympic sports psychologist Dr Kirsten Peterson talks about mindset and success

November 9, 2020

Dr Kirsten Peterson is a registered psychologist, endorsed sport and exercise psychologist, and organizational coach for her company Kirsten Peterson Consulting. Drawing on her 23 years of international experience as a sport and performance psychologist for Olympic athletes, coaches, and teams in the US and Australia, Kirsten understands how high performance works. She was a team psychologist at 7 Olympic Games and has worked with numerous sports, most recently with the Australian national women's water polo and rowing programs, as well as with USA Rugby.  Serina chats with Kirsten about success and the mindset of top athletes (it's not what you might think), and application for those of us working to achieve our goals.

44: Business coach April Mack talks about turning her debt around and daring to dream

44: Business coach April Mack talks about turning her debt around and daring to dream

November 2, 2020

April Mack is a mentor, trainer, speaker and facilitator. She lives in Canberra and loves laughing, dancing, hanging out with her children and family and learning anything that helps her grow and shine more brightly in the world.  She is host of the  Mack Chat podcast.  Her leadership programs for women with ambition include DIVA and Shine. 

In this podcast, April has a candid chat with Serina about the moment of realising she was in debt, how she got herself out of it, and how she works with women to help them shine.

43:  Jennifer Wittwer CSM, talks about being a woman in the navy

43: Jennifer Wittwer CSM, talks about being a woman in the navy

October 27, 2020

This podcast celebrates and acknowledges the 20 year anniversary of the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

Jennifer Wittwer, CSM, is a nationally and internationally acclaimed gender expert, keynote speaker and published writer who has been recognised with numerous awards. With thirty-eight years in the Australian military, she has experience in leadership, organisational change, large-scale cultural and workplace reform, and implementing gender-responsive policy strategies and solutions. In recent years, Jen has worked for international organisations in Afghanistan, Brussels, New York, Ukraine and Jordan on a range of projects relating to women's participation in peace and security efforts.

In this episode, she chats with Serina about being a trailblazing woman in the navy, why she didn't join to find a husband, how the gender pay gap is an issue in the military, as well as sharing her money values.

42:  Effie Zahos talks about shoes, savings versus earning and superannuation

42: Effie Zahos talks about shoes, savings versus earning and superannuation

October 19, 2020

Effie Zahos helped kickstart Money Magazine in 1999 and served as editor until 2019.  She is currently editor-at-large at Canstar and is a well regarded financial commentator. She is the author of several books, including A Real Girl's Guide to Money: From Converse to Louboutins, and a children’s book.  In this podcast, she chats with Serina about shoes, fashion, education, superannuation, women and of course, money.

Note: this is a link to a trailer about Watch Your Nuts, which Effie mentions in the podcast in relation to men and payday loans.  It's seriously funny but makes an important point.  And you can subscribe here to Money Mondays with Effie at Canstar.

 

41:  Gai Brodtmann tells women to grip it up and know what is happening with their money

41: Gai Brodtmann tells women to grip it up and know what is happening with their money

October 8, 2020

Gai Brodtmann served as a member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Canberra from 2010 until 2019.  She served as Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Defence and later Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security and Defence Personnel.  Gai serves on several boards including the Australian Strategic Policy Institute council, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, and Endometriosis Australia, and the Sapien Cyber advisory board. In this podcast, she shares her experience of growing up where money suddenly became tight. As a result, she is passionate about women becoming financially literate to 'grip it up' and know where their money is going.

40:  Serina chats on Radio 2BS

40: Serina chats on Radio 2BS

October 6, 2020

Serina chats gardening and saving money on radio 2BS, NSW central tablelands.  Radio interview recorded on 1 October 2020.

39: Serina chats with Libbi Gorr on ABC Radio Melbourne

39: Serina chats with Libbi Gorr on ABC Radio Melbourne

October 5, 2020

Libby Gore invited Serina to chat about how to reduce your food bill during her session on ABC Radio Melbourne.  Aired on Sunday, 4 October 2020 at around 11.30am.

38: Frances Crimmins, CEO of YWCA Canberra, talks about the pink recession, superannuation and homelessness

38: Frances Crimmins, CEO of YWCA Canberra, talks about the pink recession, superannuation and homelessness

October 4, 2020

Frances Crimmins plays an active role in complaining for women.  She serves as Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA Canberra and also volunteers on boards including the National Older Women’s Housing and Homelessness Working Group and Homelessness Australia. In this podcast, she chats with Serina about the economic inequalities affecting women including the 'pink recession', lower superannuation balances, the gender pay gap and how COVID exposed the plight of older homeless women.

37:  Patricia Falcetta, the Family Joy expert, talks about neurodiversity and how any family can embrace joy

37: Patricia Falcetta, the Family Joy expert, talks about neurodiversity and how any family can embrace joy

September 26, 2020

Has your family dynamic been less than joyful during the events of 2020?  If so, you're not alone - especially if you have neurodiverse kids at home.  In this episode, Patricia Falcetta aka the Family Joy Expert, shares some wisdom about how to improve family joy. Patricia helps families with neurodiverse children – such as Autism (ASD), ADHD, ADD, dyslexia and others such as dyspraxia and supports families to move away from stress, overwhelm, anxiety and worry to relief, happiness, better family balance and joy.

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