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'It takes courage to change and sometimes courage is all you have'

THE COURAGE JOURNAL

'It takes courage to change and sometimes courage is all you have'

THE COURAGE JOURNAL

Courage Unravelled bares witness to the importance of hearing others stories so that we do not feel so alone and isolated from our past stuff.

There are many podcasts available however for me, the local and real stories of people across sector groups, connects me to the realness that Sana so eloquently offers.

Julie Broad

Practitioner, The Brain Trainer

Courage Unravelled Podcast

with Sana Turnock

The Courage Unravelled Podcast brings you stories of everyday people achieving extraordinary things with grit, compassion and courage. 

Tune in as I interview different courage crusaders where we talk about their fear-to-breakthrough journeys. All served with generous dollops of courage.

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Podcasts

Series 4 – Authors

Carly Israel
Episode 19 | Carly Israel | North Star Shining Bright

Carly loves her tattoos. The tattoos she has on her body represent things or phrases that are meaningful to her. One of these phrases is The North Star. This metaphor is what keeps Carly together when things get tough. You see, the North Star represents her sons. She will do anything for her boys. This is clear when you read her beautifully written and at times raw and heart wrenching memoir Seconds and Inches.

Find out about Carly’s drug and alcohol addiction and how she was only seconds and inches away from succeeding in a suicide attempt. You will be astonished at how she rises from the flames, gets married, has three sons, gets divorced and then re marries.  Carly finds herself traveling through hallways of loneliness and fear as she navigates walking through fire a second and third time.

Carly’s experiences have set her in great stead for her work as a divorce coach, podcaster, writer and author.

Time: 42.14 min

We talk about:

  • Seconds and Inches, Carly’s debut novel
  • Divorce
  • Raising children through and beyond divorce
  • Sick children
  • Rare disease
  • Drug and alcohol addiction
  • Suicide attempts
  • Being a divorce coach
  • Marriage
  • Gratitude
  • Courage

Contact Carly
Website: https://CarlyIsrael.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlyIsraelcoachauthorspeaker

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlyisrael1279/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carly-israel-10791b1a2/
Podcast: In Your Corner Divorce

Interview: Sana Turnock
Produced and edited by: Sana Turnock
Audio mastering: Woods Media Lab
Copyright-free music credits:
Eternal Garden by Dan Henig
Friday Night Lights by RKVC

Amanda Campbell
Episode 20 | Amanda Campbell | The Power of a Flexible Mindset

Meet wellness presenter and Sports kinesiologist Amanda Campbell from Melbourne Australia.

Amanda was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at 24 and by 29 she was faced with the reality of never being able to walk again. Find out how Amanda proved the medical profession wrong by finding ways to heal herself that revolve around rest, repair, nutrition and a flexible mindset.

She has written the pending book Bend Like Bamboo which is being released in 2021.

Approx 33 min.

We talk about:

  • Amanda’s MS diagnosis and journey
  • The power of flexibility and rest to help repair
  • Nutrition
  • Courage
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • What gifts has MS brought into Amanda’s life
  • Why actor and adoption advocate Deborah Lee Furness is an inspiration
  • Amanda’s book Bend Like Bamboo

 

Contact Amanda
Website: https://www.bendlikebamboo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BendLikeBamboo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bendlikebamboo/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandacampbellau/
Podcast: Bend Like Bamboo

Interview: Sana Turnock
Produced and edited by: Sana Turnock
Audio mastering: Woods Media Lab
Copyright-free music credits:
Eternal garden by Dan Henig
Knowpe – Noir Et Blanc Vie

Fleur McDonald
Episode 21 | Fleur McDonald | Rebellious Rural Writer

Fleur McDonald is one of Australia’s leading authors in rural literature and storytelling. Fleur is a prolific writer and to date has published 16 novels, while still living on a working farm.

 We talk about courageous characters in her novels and find out whether there is a hint of Fleur in any of the rural heroines we read about. We don’t just talk books though. We dive into Fleur cutting her teeth working the land, firstly as a jillaroo, then what it’s like to live in a remote environment and raise a family with children who needed a lot of early health interventions.  We also have an important chat about domestic violence and how it relates to rural living.

Approx: 32 min

We talk about:

  • Life growing up in rural and isolated Australian landscapes
  • Life as a jillaroo and female farmer
  • Raising children with special needs in a rural landscape without running water, electricity and amenities close at hand
  • Anxiety
  • Access to mental health services in rural Australia
  • Domestic Violence
  • The organisation DV Assist
  • Courageous female characters in Fleur’s novels
  • Courage to be kind

 

Contact Fleur
Website: https://www.fleurmcdonald.com/
Fleur’s Novels: https://www.fleurmcdonald.com/novels/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FleurMcDonaldAuthor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fleurmcdonald/
DV Assist: https://dvassist.org.au/

Interview: Sana Turnock
Produced and edited by: Sana Turnock
Audio mastering: Woods Media Lab
Copyright-free music credits:
Apolllo – Patrick Patrikios

Christoffel Sneijders
Episode 22 | Christoffel Sneijders | Our Three Brains

Meet Christoffel Sneijder, a Dutch man who immigrated to Australia some years ago and now calls Australia home. He’s on the author series as he wrote a book with a sexy title – How Men and Women Fit – finally understand your partner with the three brains theory.

I did say sexy, didn’t I?

We weave the subject matter of his book title with real-life examples. You find out about Chris’s mother and grandmother being forced to live in an internment camp and his grandfather being used as labour to build the infamous Burma railway during WW2. We dive into intergenerational trauma, a relationship ending soon after migrating to a new country, resilience and the importance of loving yourself.

Come and join me. We can connect with our head, heart and gut brains together.

Approx 29 min

We talk about:

  • The concept of the three brains
  • Christoffel’s book
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • World War II
  • The connection between our three brains, relationships and trauma
  • Migrating to a new country
  • A relationship lost soon after moving to a new country
  • Depression
  • Picking yourself
  • Loving yourself
  • Courage

Contact Christoffel
Website: https://www.pealacademy.com/
Christoffels Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081TQZP5B

Interview: Sana Turnock
Produced and edited by: Sana Turnock
Audio mastering: Woods Media Lab
Copyright-free music credits:
Apollo by  Patrick Patrikios
Hero’s_Ascent

Sherianna Boyle
Episode 23 | Sherianna Boyle | From Betrayed to Forgiveness

A lot of authors write books based on direct experience. Author and coach Sherianna Boyle was not expecting to take a deep dive into why her perfect marriage fell apart so quickly while undertaking research on her (then) up and coming book Mantras Made Easy.

Betrayal is tough in any relationship and while in the thick of her own despair Sherianna uses her marriage breakdown as research and to do her own emotional decluttering. She turned this into a book too – Emotional Detox.  Another book called Emotional Detox for Anxiety followed.

 We are given a window of opportunity to peer into Sherianna’s life and personal growth and dare I say, into our own.

Approx 32 min

We talk about:

  • A marriage breakdown
  • Forgiveness over walking away
  • Emotional detox
  • Research and Sherianna’s books Mantras Made Easy, Emotional Detox & Emotional Detox for Anxiety
  • Being a published author with a reputable company
  • Courage
  • Why Sherianna finds her husband courageous.

Contact B. Pagels-Minor
Website: https://sheriannaboyle.com/
Sherianna’s Books: https://sheriannaboyle.com/books
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sherianna.boyle/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheriannaboyle/
Podcast: Emotional Detox

Interview: Sana Turnock
Produced and edited by: Sana Turnock
Audio mastering: Woods Media Lab
Copyright-free music credits:
Knowpe – Noir Et Blanc Vie
A Typical Ride Out

Donna Campisi
Episode 24 | Donna Campisi | A Running Miracle

Donna Campisi is a driven and passionate woman. What has made her that way? It would be fair to say, that having a stroke at the age of 7, being diagnosed with diabetes at 14 AND being told you were unlikely to talk or walk again, would have something to do with it. Donna could have accepted her circumstances and be living a very different life today. Instead, with determination and ongoing support from her parents, hospital staff, allied health professionals and others, Donna became known as the Miracle Girl.

Find out how Donna defied the odds to walk and talk, run a 42km marathon and go on to become a writing coach, keynote speaker, podcaster and author of 4 inspirational books.

We talk about:

  • Donna’s early life challenges
  • Determination
  • Giving things a go
  • The Baby Steps Method
  • Her books The Unlikely Marathoner and Change is not a Scary Word
  • How to train for a 42 km marathon as someone who couldn’t run before
  • Being courageous
  • Why marathon runner and ex-parliamentarian Pat Farmer is someone Donna finds courageous and simply amazing

Contact Donna
Website: https://donnacampisi.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DonnaCampisiSpeakerAuthorAdventurer
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/donna_campisi_/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donnacampisi/
Podcast: Ready! Set! Goal!

Interview: Sana Turnock
Produced and edited by: Sana Turnock
Audio mastering: Woods Media Lab
Copyright-free music credits:
Jal Edge of Water – Aakash Gandhi

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Podcasts

Series 3 – Eclectic

Jahna Cedar
Episode 13 | Jahna Cedar | Walking in Two Worlds

Jahna Cedar is a Nyiyaparli/Yindjibarndi woman from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She is an accomplished leader who is at the forefront of advocating for equality and social justice for indigenous affairs.

We talk about:

  • What it feels like walking in two cultural worlds
  • The constant pressure to prove herself
  • Why courage and resilience are so important
  • What motivated Jahna to break the gender and cultural ceilings
  • How breaking the glass ceilings have come at a cost to Jahna’s mental health
  • What authentic leadership and selflessness look like
  • Why Jahna decided to share her story of vulnerability
  • Jahna’s definition of courage.

Approx: 27min

If you have listened to the episode and have been triggered, please seek support from an appropriate community health hotline or mental health professional.

Contact Jahna
Website: https://www.ipsau.com.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jae.cedar
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jahna-cedar-oam-mba-gaicd-b0170451/

Interview: Sana Turnock
Produced and edited by: Sana Turnock and Jamie Woods (Woods Media Lab)
Audio mastering: Woods Media Lab
Copyright-free music credits:
Intro – Nimbus Evening Land
Outro – Hero’s Ascent

Morry Morgan
Episode 14 | Morry Morgan | Serendipity and the Serial Entrepreneur

Morry Morgan is a man of ideas. So many in fact that he keeps on creating new businesses. His latest venture is co-founder of The School of Hard Knock Knocks in Melbourne Australia. What is it? A comedy school set up prior to COVID-19 that isn’t just good for comedian wannabes but also for bucket list tickers and people with mental health challenges.

We talk about: 

  • What does being a serial entrepreneur look like
  • The death of Morry‘s friend Dylan and how that event has influenced his life
  • How the Global Financial Crisis almost decimated Morry‘s business
  • How Morrie moves through adversity
  • Michael Hewitt Gleason and the Six Thinking Hats
  • Morry‘s changing strategy – Current View of the Situation (CVS) to a Better View of the Situation (BVS)
  • Living in China during COVID19
  • The comedy School of Hard Knock Knocks and how it plays an important role in mental health and resilience
  • Enticing comedians to work for you
  • Brittney Spears breaking through multiple mental glass ceilings
  • Morry’s definition of courage

This is a rich interview. Get settled and join me as I speak with Morry Morgan. 

Approx: 42 min

Contact Morry
Website: https://schoolofhardknockknocks.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/schoolofhardknockknocks/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/morrymorgan/

Interview: Sana Turnock
Produced and edited by: Sana Turnock and Jamie Woods (Woods Media Lab)
Audio mastering: Woods Media Lab
Copyright-free music credits:
Intro – Don’t ya Bite Now – Dan Lebowitz
Outro – The Eternal garden – Dan Henig

Sana Turnock
Episode 15 | Sana Turnock | Standing Tall in Resilience

Childhood trauma can either break you or make you stronger. In today’s episode, I reveal my experiences of childhood trauma and how they’ve influenced and affected my life.

I talk about:

  • How gambling addiction can affect a household
  • How childhood trauma has shaped my resilience
  • The challenges of being brought up in a strict Macedonian household
  • How my upbringing has affected my mental and physical health
  • The positives of living through childhood trauma
  • The definition and gifts of resilience and courage
  • The natural modalities that were instrumental to my healing
  • How exposure to adversity affects the child’s brain
  • Why I started the Courage Unravelled Podcast

If you consider this subject matter to be an emotional trigger please refrain from listening.

If you have listened to the episode and have been triggered, please seek support from an appropriate community health hotline or mental health professional.

Approx: 27 min

Contact Sana
Website: https://courageunravelled.com/
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/courageunravelled
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoyfullivingwithSanaTurnock/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courageunravelled/

Interview: Sana Turnock
Produced and edited by: Sana Turnock and Jamie Woods (Woods Media Lab)
Audio mastering: Woods Media Lab
Copyright-free music credits:
Intro – Don’t ya Bite Now
Outro – Eternal Garden

Dr Erika Jacobsen
Episode 16 | Dr Erika Jacobson | Big Lips without the Botox

What do you get when you cross an academic with Chief Executive Adventurer? You get Dr Erika Jacobson from Edgewalkers. Erika walks miles and miles with fellow hiking and walking enthusiasts across beautiful landscapes within Western Australia and beyond. But we don’t just traverse landscapes in this interview. We cover the terrain of autoimmune conditions.  Discover how Erika had to navigate teaching and presenting with a lip disfigurement for many years until it miraculously disappeared.

We talk about:

  • The issue of big lips without botox – Orofacial Granulomatosis
  • What it’s like living with an auto-immune condition
  • How Erika navigated her way teaching, lecturing and being in the public domain while managing her lip disfigurement
  • Mindset and vanity
  • Business resilience and COVID-19
  • The hallway of fear
  • Erika’s definition of courage

Approx: 29 min

Contact Dr Erika
Website: https://edgewalkers.com.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edgewalkers
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edgewalkers_/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikajacobson/

Interview: Sana Turnock
Produced and edited by: Sana Turnock and Jamie Woods (Woods Media Lab)
Audio mastering: Woods Media Lab
Copyright-free music credits:
Intro – Apolllo – Patrick Patrikios
Outro Liquid Time – Aakash Gandhi

B. Pagels-Minor
Episode 17 | B. Pagels-Minor | Charged With Crimes They Did Not Commit

Today I interview B Pagels-Minor who was born in Mississippi and now lives in the Silicon Valley in California. B is a product developer for Netflix and is described as a diamond speaker. They build successful product and engineering teams and help people find their fit in IT.

B’s background is in product development and creating strong cultural work environments within tech companies. She is passionate about diversity and women’s issues.

Today B and I catch up, not to talk about B’s work or passions but something deeply personal. B was charged with crimes they did not commit and had to go to trial to fight for their freedom. Did they go to jail? Listen to this powerful story and find out for yourself. 

We talk about:

  • How B was charged with attempted murder and arson as a 16 year old
  • About the trial
  • Discrimination
  • What if freedom is taken away from you
  • What it means to have community support and to vouch for your character
  • The importance of giving back to community
  • The effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Meeting the amazing author, activist, actress, poet and confidente Maya Angelou
  • What does courage mean to B. 

Approx: 32 min

Contact B. Pagels-Minor
Website: https://www.bpagelsminor.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bpagelsminor2/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bpagelsminor/

Interview: Sana Turnock
Produced and edited by: Sana Turnock and Jamie Woods (Woods Media Lab)
Audio mastering: Woods Media Lab
Copyright-free music credits:
Intro – MydNyte – Noir Et Blanc vie
Outro – The Eternal Garden – Dan Henig

Rebecca Hannan
Episode 18 | Rebecca Hannan | Choose Your Wizards Wisely

Rebecca Hannan spent many years in real estate but found it wasn’t her calling. In this episode Rebecca shares what it is like to overcome her fear and become a professional speaker in her area of passion – wellness. Learn about her journey as a public speaker, how she was discouraged to pursue public speaking in the wellness industry and why it’s important to choose your wizards wisely!

We talk about:

  • Finding passion in your working life
  • Health and wellness
  • Learning from coaching gurus
  • What Rebecca has learned from public speaking
  • Finding your own path even when being taught by leaders in industry
  • Rebecca’s definition of courage

Approx: 32min

Contact Rebecca
Website: https://www.rebeccahannan.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.hannan.speaker
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebecca.hannan/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccahannan/

Interview: Sana Turnock
Produced and edited by: Sana Turnock and Jamie Woods (Woods Media Lab)
Audio mastering: Woods Media Lab
Copyright-free music credits:
Intro – Follow the Shadows, by the 126ers
Outro – Luxury by Causmic

Podcast Reviews

The strength of storytelling 

I am really enjoying this Courage unraveled podcast! Hearing real and honest stories is always enlightening (also nice that its Aussie based). This podcast is perfect timing for 2020 and really makes me realise how courage plays a huge role in happiness, success, healing and a healthy wellbeing. Listening to Sana and her guests has got me very motivated for the second half of what has been a year of mayhem for all.

Clocolo

So inspirational 

I just finished listening to Karen Crutchlow’s courageous story and I can’t wait to listen to all the others. I want more…. thank you so much.

Marsh000

Inspiring 

It is inspiring to hear the stories from the heart.

Nicola 2170

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