Letters to our yesterday-logo

Letters to our yesterday











A Life of Many Paths

This is my second interview with Suzie Crozier, a personal trainer and marriage celebrant. We chat about the challenges of running your own business, how we can follow our intuition to ensure we are on the right path and Suzie helps me wrap up this final episode of Letters To My Yesterday! My heart is full of gratitude to every guest and listener - thank you for sharing in this journey xo


Finding our Place in the World (& the gentle healing of Reiki)

Sarah moved to Australia from the UK seven years ago. She has worked as a beauty therapist for many years, though recently took the brave step to open her own business, The Retreat Room. Sarah incorporates Reiki (a gentle form of energy healing) into many of her holistic treatments and has found it works especially well to provide women with the care and nurturing they often don’t receive. We chat about the importance of sometimes putting ourselves first and Sarah explains how Reiki can...


A Creative Surgeon

Inda grew up in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia. She studied medicine in the UK, before settling in Australia after meeting her husband, a fellow doctor. Having her daughter four years ago changed Inda’s view of her career and she recently stepped back from the fast-paced world of surgical training to take a year off. This year, she is pursuing (and enjoying) her creative passions of writing and art to the fullest.


Sharing The Dignity

Rochelle Courtenay is the founder and managing director of Australian Charity, Share the Dignity. We chat about how she began the charity four years ago after learning that homeless women were going without basic sanitary items during their menstrual cycle. Rochelle was shocked and decided to do something about it. This incredible charity, with a team of over 4000 volunteers, aims to share the dignity with homeless and at-risk women. The charity’s core belief is that all women matter and...


The Heart of a Story

Maya Linnell is an Australian author who lives in rural Victoria. Her debut novel, Wildflower Ridge, published by Allen and Unwin was released in June and has been climbing the Australian fiction charts since. Maya was surrounded by books and writing from a young age and began her career as a journalist. We chat about her writing journey as well as her other loves; baking and gardening. Maya’s letter to her younger self is a heartfelt message about hope through the difficulty of facing...


A Journey to Self-Love

Banu Sekendur was born in Turkey and lived through a difficult childhood before moving to the United States. After suffering a traumatic break-up she became so unwell she ended up in the emergency department. Following this dark night of the soul, Banu moved to Hawaii and spent time healing and rebuilding herself. We chat about her difficult journey and the deep understandings she has gained about self-love.


Accelerated Success

Fatima is the co-founder and managing director of eWave, Australia’s most successful and awarded digital commerce agency. We chat about the beginning of her career – building a digital business with her brothers from their home in Austria as teenagers. We also discuss the moment Fatima lost everything because of a betrayal and the darkness that followed. Fatima shares with me how she re-built her life and career upon moving to Australia with her husband, the way motherhood has changed her...


The gift of teaching and opening your heart

To me, Cheryl is the definition of a community-minded human. She teaches English to adults in a college – but this is only the beginning of her role. She opens her heart and her home to newly-arrived Australians, creating a unique community in which they can form support networks and friendships. Cheryl found a passion for teaching when she lived in the Middle East and taught women to speak English. We chat about her love of teaching, her belief that it’s her purpose to help others and how...


Ever Changing Women

Dominika Ferenz is the writer and director of the incredible documentary The Ever Changing Woman. The film is a collection of stories from women at various stages of their life and examines the development of the female identity. We chat about Dominikia's inspiration behind creating the film and the wisdom she has collected from the amazing women she interviews.


Failing Forward

Stella, the CEO of REO group, was recently named one of Australia’s top ten women entrepreneurs. We have a fascinating discussion about why failure should be celebrated and Stella shares how embracing failure and self-forgiveness has been vital to her success.


Finding your authentic voice

Laura is an international speaker, a speaking coach and actress. We discuss her journey in founding the business Speaker’s Little Secret and her experience in working with people to face their fears and find their authentic voice.


Welcome to Season 2

A short reflection on the healing power of writing a letter to your yesterday. Karyn explores what she learned from season one and how magical writing a letter to your younger self can be.


Your Wound Becomes Your Womb

Natasha Haddad is a psychotherapist and a Mindfulness teacher with Mindful Schools Australia, an initiative she founded with the goal of reducing stress levels in our youth. Her important work with students helps to create greater peace, focus and presence for them. Natasha also facilitates a monthly Goddess circle, in which a group of women hold space together free from judgement, to create connections, to heal and to meditate.


The publishing journey of an erotic romance writer

Rhonda Ryde is an Australian Erotic Romance Writer. Her first book, Stella’s Awakening was released in 2015 and built a strong fan base. Since then, Rhonda has released book two, Stella’s emancipation and her audience are eagerly awaiting the third book in the series which she is working on now. We chat about the self-publishing process, the magic of writing and the courage it takes to share your story with the world!


From Discovery to Recovery

Cass was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 30 years old. She was planning the holiday of a lifetime with her young family when she found a small lump on her breast while preforming a self-examination in the shower. After some difficult testing, Cass was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. The trip was cancelled and many months of intense treatment resulting in physical and emotional hardship followed. Ten years later, Cass is an advocate for the Cancer council, sharing...


Striving For Balance Amongst The Chaos

Emma took a leap of faith in her twenties, moving to Dubai to work as a flight attendant for Emirates. It was during this time she developed her independence but also realised how important family was to her life path. Emma has since forged an impressive career in Sydney as Commercial Director for a medical devices company. We discuss how she strives to balance this high-pressure job with her young family, while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


Growing up with spiritual awareness.

Hannah grew up in rural New Zealand with her parents and two brothers. We discuss the effect childhood experiences have on our life journey, the difference between growing up with brothers and now raising daughters, along with Hannah’s fascinating spiritual up-bringing.


The connections in our life is what it’s all about.

Madison, a mother of two girls, believes that in the end, love is all that matters. It is the connections with the people in our life that makes our journey what it is. We discuss the difference in relationships between women and men and how friendship can guide us through the toughest of times.


From Personal Trainer to Marriage Celebrant (and the journey getting there).

Suzie overcame the fear of being judged to embark on a career in the fitness industry. After ten years of running her own training business, she is pushing herself further – releasing her first book for brides and becoming a Marriage Celebrant. We talk about the importance of self belief when running your own business and the freedom in 'going for it' when deciding on your path. For more information about Suzie visit www.suziecrozier.com


The magic of energy and our own intuition.

Cassandra is a gifted psychic energy healer and change artist. She has worked with clients for over twenty years on healing their pasts and creating positive change for their future. We discuss the discovery of her gift and journey to becoming a healer. We also examine common problems women face today and how by finding our authentic self and opening our heart to our own intuition, we can live a happy and fulfilled life. For more information about Cassandra's work visit spiritandsoul.com.au