Looking to redesign your lifestyle, go after your dreams and escape the rat race? We shine the light on the lives of those who are achieving their dreams and have designed a life that brings them fulfilment and happiness. We'll explore alternative lifestyles, unconventional existences and adventurous life changing decisions, meeting women living their version of the Good Life. My hope is for you to feel at home here and for you to become inspired and empowered to bring more purpose into your days and create your own dream life! Shownotes at katesymonds.com / IG @katersymonds
EP14 Navigating challenges, resiliency and home education with Maria Claxton-Mcmullan
51:56Join me as I share a conversation with a dear friend who inspires me to take life in it's stride and accept both the highs and the lows as a key part of life. Pretty much every aspect of Ria's life is unconventional and she lives her values every day bring a sense of playful curiousity to mainstream concepts before deciding what aligns with her. I can't wait for you to hear this episode exploring how they've created a lifestyle that enables her and her wife Amy to home educate their girls, adventure in their campervan and live with the time freedom they desire.
EP13 Happy Ever After Masterclass
1:17:37In this episode I have something super special for you. I've decided to make a training for my Facebook group, Untamed Mother, available to the listeners of my podcast. I discuss the aim of our dreams & desires. What are we really wanting? It all comes down to feelings. From there I ask what you want to feel in life & challenge you to assess how you feel right now in your current lifestyle? We explore beliefs around success and dreams and I invite you to look at ways you can create the feelings you desire in the here & now so that anything you achieve in the future is more. I cannot wait to hear what you think of this training. Links to the exercises are in the shownotes & come join the group Untamed Mother for more trainings & sisterhood.
EP11 Urban Travel, Breakup and Gut Health with Martha Pierce
1:01:07Martha is an entrepreneur at heart, and a woman who thrives in the energy of big cities. Having experienced revelations and big life changes whilst travelling, when her relationship ended in early 2023 she took it as a sign that she needed to explore more of the world and come back home to herself. Martha runs an ads consultancy and coaches women holistically in life and business. To connect with Martha find links for her in the shownotes at katesymonds.com
EP10 Corporate, Backpacking and a Treehouse Dream with Sarah Orchard
1:02:17Today's episode features Sarah Orchard, a marketing magician who changed her entire life with her husband to build their dream treehouse in the woods. A backpacking adventure around the world led them towards this dream and work stress in corporate and consultancy was the final catalyst in changing their lifestyle. We talk about travel, rat race struggles, committing to a dream & navigating challenges in working with your partner. Shownotes and links to connect with Sarah can be found at www.katesymonds.com
EP9 Creativity, RVing and finding yourself with Emmalyn Tringali
1:32:01In this episode of Adventurous and Unconventional Emmalyn Tringali, a talented, nature-inspired artist, yoga teacher and all-round adventuring badass, joins me to discuss how she's created a life she loves RVing across America with her husband. She traded in her city life a couple of years back, whilst looking for a place to call home and in the process rediscovered her creativity, connected with herself and nature's rhythms. She inspires us to slow down, consider what we desire life to look and feel like 5 years from now and to question the norm. Shownotes including links to connect with Emmalyn can be found at www.karesymonds.com
EP8 Intuition, Trust & Hypnosis with Jennifer Schlueter
46:04Jennifer is an incredibly inspiring woman who gave up an unfulfilling career in the media industry after experiencing her first hypnosis session and has embarked on a life of global travel and entrepreneurship. She has visited over 30 countries in recent years and is currently living in Dubai with her partner. We discuss tools for connecting with your intuition, ways that hypnosis can support you in uncovering blocks in your life and she demonstrates a life of trust as she leans fully into flow in her business as a hypnotherapist and spiritual hypnosis coach. Shownotes can be found at katesymonds.com including links to hypnosis videos Jennifer mentions.
EP7 Reimagining Education
45:20In this solo episode I explore the education system, giving an historical context to how we came about having compulsory schools in the western world. I discuss some of the key areas where schools are letting children down and are not designed to support the development of children as thriving whole humans and I offer some alternatives that are currently available but are so rarely considered when parents have a child that is being failed by the system. Let’s reimagine education and in the process reimagine childhood and adulthood for future generations. Shownotes can be found at katesymonds.com
EP6 Burnout, Joy and Nature with Shannon Clarke
1:14:04Shannon Clarke shares her incredible wisdom as someone who has reclaimed her wild woman status after suffering severe burnout in her conventional career. She inspires us to connect with nature, to lean towards what brings us joy and to consider the impact that stress and burnout might have on our lives. Shannon's mission is for there to be no more souls dying in cubicles wasting their lives away aspiring for a decent pension. Visit katesymonds.com for the shownotes and links discussed in this episode.
EP5 Perfect as Yourself
8:54A reminder that your unique gifts, skills and interests are exactly what the world needs, are how you can bring the biggest impact and are also your key to a life of deep fulfillment and purpose beyond anything you could imagine. Shownotes can be found at www.katesymonds.com & you can follow my adventurous & unconventional lifestyle at @katersymonds on Instagram
EP4 Being Led by the Heart, Honouring Yourself and Judgement with Chelsea Renee
1:27:27Join me as I interview Chelsea Renee - a talented embodiment coach, medicine woman, mentor to space holders and heart-centered entrepreneurs, intuitive Ceremonialist, meditation guide and the creator of the powerful breathwork technique, Somatic Breath Activation, that unlocks layers of your own truth and power. We dig into what inspired Chelsea to spend a year dedicated to her own growth and development, free from other’s expectations and obligations, and how it’s led her to her purpose and passion as a retreat host, breathwork expert and heart led mentor. Running an alternative business that comes from her heart, prioritising her own inner work and spending large chunks of the year abroad hosting retreats, Chelsea certainly lives an unconventional lifestyle and she inspires us to look at life differently, to make time for ourselves and to connect in with our heart on a daily basis. She offers approaches to connect with nature every day, provides insight into how immersive sacred retreats can support women in coming home to themselves and experiencing a deep transformation and leaves us eager to create our own Goddess space at home. Chelsea holds the soul mission to connect humans with their highest self, community and nature. In her sacred circles, gatherings and retreats, she curates an environment for rewilding, embodiment and inner transformation. Chelsea acts as a catalyst for transformation and change throughout her global community. Shownotes at www.katesymonds.com