EQ MINDS: Recharge Your Mental Health

Chelsea Pottenger

Hosted by EQ Minds founder Chelsea Pottenger, Recharge Your Mental Health is a podcast dedicated to sharing stories and meditations to help you reset, recharge and navigate the challenges of everyday life. read less
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Episodes

How to use biohacking to optimise performance with Lucas Aoun
11-02-2024
How to use biohacking to optimise performance with Lucas Aoun
Lucas Aoun, Australia’s leading biohacker, global educator and health coach. Lucas is incredibly passionate about helping others operate at their peak performance by using biohacks, such as supplementation, light exposure, diet, red light therapy, mouth taping and more. We cover so much in this episode, including top hacks for getting better sleep and if blue light blocking glasses are worth the hype. The simple tools we discuss are things you can action today. What to expect in this episode:  How Lucas got into biohacking Number one hack for better sleep Latest innovations when it comes to biohacking Using red light to optimise your sleep-wake cycle Psychobiotics Are blue light blocking glasses worth it? Vitamins and supplements: what to be careful of Lucas’ top three mental health tips We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did!   Connect with Lucas Aoun: https://www.boostyourbiology.com/ Instagram: @ergogenic_health Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/boostyourbiology Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucas-aoun-4697abb1  Connect with Chelsea: www.eqminds.com IG: @eqminds & @chelseapottengerofficial For our American Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.com/Mindful-High-Performer-powerful-recharge/dp/1922351946  For our Australian Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-mindful-high-performer-chelsea-pottenger/book/9781922351944.html  For our UK Listeners, buy The Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1922351946/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tu00_p1_i0 The Mindful High Performer is available on Audible globally: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Mindful-High-Performer-Audiobook/B0B5F4VGM8
Best of 2023: Top tips of the year
17-12-2023
Best of 2023: Top tips of the year
Best of 2023: We have combined the top tips from your favourite podcast guests into one 9-minute episode. Guests include Janine Shepherd, Brian Hartzer, Lael Stone, Allan Sparkes and Kemi Nekvapil.  What you can expect from this episode:  The power of practicing forgiveness What compassionate leadership really is How to support your child when they are sad Courage and the ability to care Questions to help find your power  Enjoy the show!  Connect with Janine Shepherd: IG: @janine_shepherd  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janineshepherd/?originalSubdomain=au TEDx: https://www.ted.com/talks/janine_shepherd_a_broken_body_isn_t_a_broken_person?language=en Connect with Brian Hartzer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianhartzer/?originalSubdomain=au The Leadership Star: A Practical Guide to Building Engagement https://www.theleadershipstar.com/  Connect with Lael Stone:  https://laelstone.com.au/ IG: @laelstone  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laelstone/?originalSubdomain=au Raising Resilient and Compassionate Children: https://www.amazon.com.au/Raising-Resilient-Compassionate-Children-Understanding/dp/0645551562/ Connect with Allan Sparkes: https://www.allansparkes.com/ Linkedin: https://au.linkedin.com/in/allansparkescv The Cost of Bravery: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-cost-of-bravery-9781742538525  Connect with Kemi Nekvapil: https://www.keminekvapil.com/ IG: @keminekvapil The Sh/ft Series Podcast: https://www.keminekvapil.com/podcast-season-three  POWER: https://www.keminekvapil.com/power-book  Connect with Chelsea: www.eqminds.com IG: @eqminds & @chelseapottengerofficial For our Australian Listeners, by the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-mindful-high-performer-chelsea-pottenger/book/9781922351944.html  For our UK listeners, buy The Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1922351946/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tu00_p1_i0 The Mindful High Performer is available on Audible globally: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Mindful-High-Performer-Audiobook/B0B5F4VGM8
Mindful tool: Taking care of yourself through the holiday season
26-11-2023
Mindful tool: Taking care of yourself through the holiday season
Do you feel more stressed in the festive season? Do you put an unreasonable amount of pressure on yourself to make things perfect as we near Christmas?  This month's mindful tool is all about how to realistically take care of yourself throughout the holiday season with in-house Keynote Speaker and Nutritionist, Ashley Whitehead.  Ashley a Speaker, Personal Trainer, Nutritionist and Mum of two, knows first-hand how stressful the holiday season can be. However, Ash also understands the importance of setting realistic expectations and ditching the perfectionist mindset to ensure a happier and more peaceful break.  This episode provides a self-care tool kit for the upcoming break, jam-packed full of practical tips that you can action today. Get tips for your routine, quick exercise ideas, realistic nutrition tips and learning how to say no to protect your mental health.  Enjoy the show!  Ash’s breakfast smoothie: https://www.eqminds.com/blog/ashley-s-turbo-breakfast-smoothie-recipe Connect with Ashley Whitehead: https://www.eqminds.com/ashley-whitehead-speaker-eq-minds Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-whitehead-3334271a/ Explore the Mindful Journey: https://www.eqminds.com/the-mindful-journey    Connect with Chelsea: www.eqminds.com IG: @eqminds & @chelseapottengerofficial For our American Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.com/Mindful-High-Performer-powerful-recharge/dp/1922351946  For our Australian Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-mindful-high-performer-chelsea-pottenger/book/9781922351944.html  For our UK Listeners, buy The Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1922351946/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tu00_p1_i0 The Mindful High Performer is available on Audible globally: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Mindful-High-Performer-Audiobook/B0B5F4VGM8
Navigating your mental health as a young entrepreneur
18-11-2023
Navigating your mental health as a young entrepreneur
“Lean into the fear” - Jahin Tanvir Today's guest is Jahin Tanvir, CEO of the Australian School of Entrepreneurship and a 3-time TEDx speaker. Jahin was recognised as one of the 40 under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians in 2022 at the age of 21. He is a Young Australian of the Year finalist, a Young Canberra Citizen of the Year, and serves on the board of the Adolescent Health Association of Australia. Under Jahin’s leadership, the Australian School of Entrepreneurship has influenced more than 180,000 people, making education and employment accessible to all. Jahin's mission is to empower diverse communities in decision-making and conversations, reflecting Australia's multiculturalism. Jahin is inspiring, full of life and shares so much wisdom from such a young age. This episode takes you on a journey of how Jahin got to where he is today and provides so much insight into being a young leader in his field.  What you can expect from this episode: How Jahin came to be a 22-year old CEOWhat Jahin has learnt in his current roleLeading from a place of strength, rather than anxietyBuilding credibility and trust outside of the officeAdvice for young entrepreneurs3 ways Jahin takes care of his mental health Enjoy the show!    Connect with Jahin Tanvir: https://www.jahintanvir.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jahintanvir/?originalSubdomain=au Connect with Chelsea: www.eqminds.com IG: @eqminds & @chelseapottengerofficial For our American Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.com/Mindful-High-Performer-powerful-recharge/dp/1922351946  For our Australian Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-mindful-high-performer-chelsea-pottenger/book/9781922351944.html  For our UK Listeners, buy The Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1922351946/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tu00_p1_i0 The Mindful High Performer is available on Audible globally: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Mindful-High-Performer-Audiobook/B0B5F4VGM8
Mindful tool: How to make new friends as an adult with Jay Pottenger
29-10-2023
Mindful tool: How to make new friends as an adult with Jay Pottenger
Did you know 1 in 3 Australians are feeling lonely, with 1 in 6 experiencing severe loneliness?  In this week's mindful tool we're doing things a little differently. Jay Pottenger will be discussing the loneliness epidemic currently happening in Australia, how disconnected we've all become and what steps you can take today to start making new connections.  In this episode, Jay opens up about his own experience with male friendship and what he's done over the past 12 months in order to start building more community around him and make new friends as an adult male.  What to expect in this episode:  Statistics on loneliness in 2023, Australia Beliefs associated with loneliness Why this is a problematic issue How working from home has left people feeling more disconnected than ever Making new friends: What has worked for JayThe steps you can take today  Enjoy the show!    Connect with Jay Pottenger: https://www.eqminds.com/Jay-pottenger-keynote-speaker Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaypottenger/?originalSubdomain=au Connect with Chelsea: www.eqminds.com IG: @eqminds & @chelseapottengerofficial For our American Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.com/Mindful-High-Performer-powerful-recharge/dp/1922351946  For our Australian Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-mindful-high-performer-chelsea-pottenger/book/9781922351944.html  For our UK Listeners, buy The Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1922351946/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tu00_p1_i0 The Mindful High Performer is available on Audible globally: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Mindful-High-Performer-Audiobook/B0B5F4VGM8
Setting boundaries between work and personal life with Jay Pottenger
22-10-2023
Setting boundaries between work and personal life with Jay Pottenger
Today's guest is Jay Pottenger, General Manager of EQ Minds, Keynote Speaker and husband to Chelsea Pottenger.  Jay is incredibly passionate about helping people create healthy habits through mindfulness. As an ex-athlete, high corporate performer, husband and father, Jay understands the stressors of modern living and how discipline and healthy habits is crucial in achieving freedom.  In today's conversation, Chelsea and Jay discuss effective strategies to make your life easier and more fulfilling. What you can expect from this episode:  Challenges Chelsea & Jay face being married and owning a business togetherHow they balance their work and personal schedulesLearning how to say noBoundaries they set to ensure "switching off" from work Understanding one another's perspective and the best way they individually work  Connect with Jay Pottenger: https://www.eqminds.com/Jay-pottenger-keynote-speaker Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaypottenger/?originalSubdomain=au Connect with Chelsea: www.eqminds.com IG: @eqminds & @chelseapottengerofficial For our American Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.com/Mindful-High-Performer-powerful-recharge/dp/1922351946  For our Australian Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-mindful-high-performer-chelsea-pottenger/book/9781922351944.html  For our UK Listeners, buy The Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1922351946/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tu00_p1_i0 The Mindful High Performer is available on Audible globally: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Mindful-High-Performer-Audiobook/B0B5F4VGM8
Why saying "I'm not okay" are the three strongest words you can say with Mitch Wallis
10-10-2023
Why saying "I'm not okay" are the three strongest words you can say with Mitch Wallis
Today's guest is Mitch Wallis, a leading figure in mental health education on a lifelong mission to empower others to feel understood. After working for Microsoft for almost 7 years, he left his successful corporate career to devote himself full time to helping overcome suffering and revisioning the mind’s healing potential through the power of storytelling, connection and living with authenticity.  Mitch founded Heart on my sleeve, a global health initiative and created “Real Conversations” and “Real mates” for mental health support and education in Australia. As a wellbeing consultant, he has collaborated with companies like Google, Amazon and has advised the UN on youth mental health. He currently hosts the “UNDERSTOOD” podcast and has a Masters of Psychology degree from Columbia University in New York.  What you can expect from this episode:  Mitch's story Shame & vulnerability Why saying "I'm not okay" is a sign of strength The service it does to humanity when you speak your truth The three foundational pillars Mitch lives by for his own mental wellbeing  Enjoy the show!   Connect with Mitch Wallis:  https://www.mitchwallis.com/ https://www.heartonmysleeve.org/ IG: @mitch.wallis & @heartonmysleeve Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchwallis Connect with Chelsea: www.eqminds.com IG: @eqminds & @chelseapottengerofficial   The Mindful High Performer: For our American Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.com/Mindful-High-Performer-powerful-recharge/dp/1922351946  For our Australian Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-mindful-high-performer-chelsea-pottenger/book/9781922351944.html  For our UK Listeners, buy The Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1922351946/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tu00_p1_i0 The Mindful High Performer is available on Audible globally: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Mindful-High-Performer-Audiobook/B0B5F4VGM8
How to raise resilient and compassionate children with Lael Stone
01-10-2023
How to raise resilient and compassionate children with Lael Stone
This week's guest is Lael Stone. Parenting educator and consultant, TEDx speaker, Co-creator of Woodline Primary, Speaker for The Resilience Project and Author of best-selling book - Raising Resilient and Compassionate Children.  Born from personal experience, Lael saw the need for a more connected and empathetic approach in helping mothers and babies who experienced trauma, and so she went on to create workshops and support groups which empower parents to create stronger bonds with their children.  As Lael’s three children moved into teenage years, Lael saw the need for healthy ways to address relationships, sexuality and wellbeing with honesty and humour, and so The Connection Program was born, a series of workshops helping teenagers navigate puberty, sexuality, relationships with a sense of self.  Lael now juggles overseeing Woodline Primary - a pioneering schools that opened in February 2021, as well as delivering ‘Connected Parenting’ workshops for The Resilience Project and is a co-host of The Aware Parenting Podcast.  This episode is full of so much valuable information, and even if you aren’t a parent, the introspection on your own childhood and how you interact with children and teenagers today is incredibly insightful.  What you can expect in this episode:  Lael’s story and how she got into the work she does When to start teaching your children about emotions Role modeling behaviours  The best way to support your children when they’re sad Teaching children how to set healthy boundaries How Lael takes care of her mental health  Connect with Lael Stone:  https://laelstone.com.au/ IG: @laelstone  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laelstone/?originalSubdomain=au Raising Resilient and Compassionate Children: https://www.amazon.com.au/Raising-Resilient-Compassionate-Children-Understanding/dp/0645551562/ Connect with Chelsea: www.eqminds.com IG: @eqminds & @chelseapottengerofficial For our American Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.com/Mindful-High-Performer-powerful-recharge/dp/1922351946  For our Australian Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-mindful-high-performer-chelsea-pottenger/book/9781922351944.html  For our UK Listeners, buy The Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1922351946/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tu00_p1_i0 The Mindful High Performer is available on Audible globally: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Mindful-High-Performer-Audiobook/B0B5F4VGM8
How to step into your power with Kemi Nekvapil
17-09-2023
How to step into your power with Kemi Nekvapil
Kemi Nekvapil is one of Australia's leading credentialed coaches for female executives and entrepreneurs, a global speaker/facilitator, endurance athlete, a mother of teenagers, wife, dedicated gardener and early stage flower farmer.  Kemi has worked in the wellness industry for more than 25 years and holistic leadership for 10 years. Having studied leadership and purpose at The Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan, trained as a yoga teacher in India with a 23-year yoga and meditation practice, Kemi understands there is a process for meaningful connection to ourselves, our work, our families and our communities.Training with Dr Brenè Brown in Texas in 2019, Kemi is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, working withteams and organisations to create daring leaders and courageous cultures. Kemi is also a lead facilitator for The Hunger Project Australia, leading immersive leadership programs to Africa and is a mentor for AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience). She is the author of three books; Raw Beauty, The Gift of Asking and best seller POWER - A woman's guide to living and leading without apology.  What you can expect in this episode:  Kemi's story What it means to rebuild & acknowledge your power Taking ownership over what's happened and what is happening right now Questions to ask yourself to heal and improve your lifeActionable steps to taking more respsonsbility What Kemi does for her own mental wellbeing  Kemi is full of wisdom and we know that you will take a lot from this episode!  Connect with Kemi Nekvapil: https://www.keminekvapil.com/ IG: @keminekvapil The Sh/ft Series Podcast: https://www.keminekvapil.com/podcast-season-three  POWER: https://www.keminekvapil.com/power-book  Connect with Chelsea: www.eqminds.com IG: @eqminds & @chelseapottengerofficial For our American Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.com/Mindful-High-Performer-powerful-recharge/dp/1922351946  For our Australian Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-mindful-high-performer-chelsea-pottenger/book/9781922351944.html  For our UK Listeners, buy The Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1922351946/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tu00_p1_i0 The Mindful High Performer is available on Audible globally: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Mindful-High-Performer-Audiobook/B0B5F4VGM8
Transforming shame into hope with Allan Sparkes
03-09-2023
Transforming shame into hope with Allan Sparkes
Allan Sparkes, inspirational keynote speaker and best selling author of the book 'The cost of bravery', is one of Australia’s most highly decorated citizens with an incredible story. Allan Sparkes became one of only five people to be awarded Australia's highest decoration for bravery, the Cross of Valour, for rescuing an 11-year old boy from a flooded storm water drain in 1996. However, after two decades in the police force, the rescue would signal a downward spiral into post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. This turn of events was an incredibly dark time for Allan and it's through his struggle and recovery that he saw an opportunity to share with others what he went through, turning shame into hope. Allan is now one of Australia's most recognised mental health advocates and inspirational speakers.  Join Chelsea & Allan as they discuss:  Allan's story and how he got to where he is today PTSD Managing mental illness What courage really is Foundation stones for your mental wellbeing  We hope you enjoy the show!  Connect with Allan Sparkes: https://www.allansparkes.com/ Linkedin: https://au.linkedin.com/in/allansparkescv The Cost of Bravery: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-cost-of-bravery-9781742538525  Connect with Chelsea: www.eqminds.com IG: @eqminds & @chelseapottengerofficial For our American Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.com/Mindful-High-Performer-powerful-recharge/dp/1922351946  For our Australian Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-mindful-high-performer-chelsea-pottenger/book/9781922351944.html  For our UK Listeners, buy The Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1922351946/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tu00_p1_i0 The Mindful High Performer is available on Audible globally: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Mindful-High-Performer-Audiobook/B0B5F4VGM8
The incredible mental health benefits of owning a pet with Dr Katrina Warren
21-08-2023
The incredible mental health benefits of owning a pet with Dr Katrina Warren
Today's guest is Dr Katrina Warren, one of Australia's most recognised veterinarians and pet experts with a media career spanning over 25 years. After graduating from University, Dr Katrina took a more unconventional path to working in television. Many of you might recall her from the popular Seven Network show, Harry's Practice. Dr Katrina has an incredible passion for working with animals and loves helping pet owners enhance the social bond they have with their pets.  What to expect in this episode:  Dr Katrina's story and how she forged her career pathway How owning a pet has incredible benefits for your mental health The uprising of puppies in COVID-19 Dr Katrina's health routine  Enjoy the show!  Connect with Dr Katrina: https://www.drkatrina.com.au/about/ IG: @drkatrina Tiktok: drkatrinawarren Connect with Chelsea: www.eqminds.com IG: @eqminds & @chelseapottengerofficial For our American Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.com/Mindful-High-Performer-powerful-recharge/dp/1922351946  For our Australian Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-mindful-high-performer-chelsea-pottenger/book/9781922351944.html  For our UK Listeners, buy The Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1922351946/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tu00_p1_i0 The Mindful High Performer is available on Audible globally: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Mindful-High-Performer-Audiobook/B0B5F4VGM8
How to get started with meditation with Leah Simmons
06-08-2023
How to get started with meditation with Leah Simmons
Today's guest is the beautiful Leah Simmons, a certified pilates instructor, personal trainer and kundalini yoga teacher with a very strong passion for health and fitness.  Leah understands that "we are so much more than just a physical body" and after many years of self-discovery she created and founded KAAIAA, a training model that integrates your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.  What to you can expect from this episode: What meditation really is and how to get started Practical attainable goals when it comes to rituals that support your wellbeingTaking responsibility for your own mental healthFinding safety within your body and mindThe tools that Leah leans on for her own mental health  Unfortunately due to some technical difficulties the first part of the podcast wasn’t recorded properly, however we decided to still release the second half of the podcast as the content is just too beneficial not to share. Enjoy the show! Connect with Leah Simmons: https://kaaiaa.com/ IG: @iamleahsimmons Linkedin: https://au.linkedin.com/in/leah-simmons-77a21a5a Connect with Chelsea: www.eqminds.com IG: @eqminds & @chelseapottengerofficial For our American Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.com/Mindful-High-Performer-powerful-recharge/dp/1922351946  For our Australian Listeners, buy the Mindful High Performer here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-mindful-high-performer-chelsea-pottenger/book/9781922351944.html  For our UK Listeners, buy The Mindful High Performer here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1922351946/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tu00_p1_i0 The Mindful High Performer is available on Audible globally: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Mindful-High-Performer-Audiobook/B0B5F4VGM8