About Darling, Shine!
Trigger warning: this episode includes the mention of an eating disorder. If this impacts you and you feel like you need support, contact The Butterfly Foundation on 1800 ED HOPE (1800 33 4673) or LifeLine is always there to help on 13 11 14. Hugh Van Cuylenburg joins Chloe and Ellidy for an inspiring and honest conversation about the power of gratitude and the importance of community. Hugh shares how his sisters eating disorder changed his life. And an eye-opening experience in a remote village in India, which left a deep impression on him, and challenged the way he viewed happiness and fulfilment. And Chloe opens up about how perfectionism impacts her life. Grab yourself a copy of Hugh's books and journals here: https://theresilienceproject.com.au/shop/ Book yourself a ticket to The Imperfect stage show here: https://theresilienceproject.com.au/the-imperfects-tour/ And, if you're a bit like Chloe, listen to that episode on curbing your perfectionism here: https://theresilienceproject.com.au/at-home/podcasts/season-5-episode-15-dr-emily/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Warning: listening may induce the following side effects... LOLs, goosebumps, tears and warm fuzzies. This episode is the epitome of what Darling, Shine is all about: SISTERHOOD! Chloe and Ellidy talk about their own sisterhood... what it means to them, how they show up for the friends (and vice versa) and how important it is to have other women around you. We also have some unexpected but very welcomed friends drop in to share their thoughs on sisterhood. And then they invited you to share your own experiences and definitions of sisterhood... and let's just say you blew us away. And, let's also say, there'll be more sisterhood in all of our futures. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Georgie Furze is a long time and loyal Darling, Shine listener with an incredible story of survival. When Georgie met her ex, things moved fast, but she was so caught up in the whirlwind romance that she missed the red flags that, as a qualified counsellor, she felt she should have seen. Things quickly took a turn, and her partner became mentally abusive towards her. Slowly breaking down her confidence and sense of self, and isolating her from her support network. Isolated and alone, Georgie found herself pregnant to him, and was suddenly faced with a difficult decision... to keep the baby and open herself up to continued and increasing abuse, or make the ultimate sacrifice. Georgie is a 31 year old women from Sydney's Northern Beaches. She's a qualified Counsellor, Personal Trainer, Keynote Speaker and Mental Health Advocate for teenage girls. You can connect with Georgie on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/georgieleighz We understand this episode may be triggering... here are some resources if you, or someone you love, is in a domestic violence relationship: - White Ribbon Australia: https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/ - 1800RESPECT (free service available 24/7 for confidential information, counselling and support: https://www.1800respect.org.au/ - LifeLine (anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call 13 11 14, or text 0477 13 11 14 at night (6pm-midnight AEDT): https://www.lifeline.org.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Strap yourself in for some LOLs in this ep. Chloe and Ellidy are armed with Flex Mami's conversation cards. Add in a healthy does of friendship 'tension' and you'll have a 'fly on the wall' insight into their relationship... which really is built on the foundation of 'opposites attract'. To grab yourself a pack of Flex's awesome conversation cards to play this game with your friends, head to shopflexmami.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
t's no secret that Chloe and Ellidy like to take care of themselves and their health (beside the odd late night Maccas run). So when Chloe recently watched the Netflix Doco 'Live to 100', she became super curious about the Blue Zones. What is it about these places where the people live longer, healthier and happier lives than the rest of the world? And who can tell us the secrets of longevity? Enter, Marcus Pearce. Marcus has been studying Blue Zones since 2012 and if anyone knows the secrets of a long healthy life, it's this former tea totalling, avocado shaving, health obsessed, ex raging vegan. To listen to Marcus' podcast, 100 Not Out, click here. And you can take his quiz here. You'll find everything Marcus related, including his book at marcuspearce.com.au See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The gang is finally back together on the GC! Chlo and El get comfy on the couch and give you the latest on what's been happening in their worlds. And we celebrate the very special occasion that is the delightful Minnie Moo turning two! Grab your tickets to the In Pieces Gala here. You can grab a pair of Ellidy's Luv Lou sunnies here. And snap up the last of the Nat V Basics here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Losing a baby is one of the hardest things a woman can go through, and sadly, most of us navigate this tragedy all on our own. So today Chlo is flying solo and joined by Samantha Payne from Pink Elephants network. Sam joins us to talk about the support exists for you while you are moving through one of the hardest moments of your life. And there's an exciting announcement that they'll share towards the end, so stay tuned. We have a bunch of further resources for you, including helpful links and ways you can get involved. How you can introduce the work of Pink Elephants to your workplace HR. Join the Miscarriage Rebellion here. How you can support Pink Elephants through fundraising or make a donation. Connect with Samantha Payne on LinkedIn. And find Pink Elephants on instagram See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ellidy and Chlo’s lovely friend Faye (AKA The German Witch) joins Ell in her lounge room for a night of wonder and magic. Starting with a tarot card reading, before Minnie-Moo hits the sack, and into a conversation around all things quantum healing, past life regression and sound healing. You can find Faye on Instagram and check out her offerings on her website. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's a bonus ep! After being so moved by Bianca Innes' story of discovering she had breast cancer at just 20 years old, we decided we needed to do something to raise awareness and funds! So today, we are so honoured to be joined by Associate Professor Samantha Oakes. Sam is the Director of Research Investment at the National Breast Cancer Foundation. And today she is going to give us the lowdown on what to look for and what to do if we notice any changes. Plus you'll hear how much we raised through our 'Touch Your Tits' tee fundraiser and how these funds will be spent. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Wow. Have we got a powerhouse of a woman joining Chloe and Ellidy for a total tearjerker today. Meet Bianca Innes. Bianca was the youngest woman to be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017 at just 20 years young. The resilience and strength of this determined young woman saw her not only did she beat cancer, she absolutely made it her bitch. Follow Bianca on instagram and read her 'going topless' blog here. And read about our 'Touch your Tits' initiative here. All profits from the sale of these tees are going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. If this episode raised anything for you, Lifeline are always here to listen. Call them on 13 11 14 or text on 0477 13 11 14. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chloe and Ellidy are back for the second reading with their favourite psychic medium, Rebecca Mayhew. This time, El is in the spiritual hot seat. Listen in as Rebecca tunes in and passes on messages for Chumpy and El's Dad from the other side, and answers the question 'who is shitting on Ellidy's couch'? Note: The psychic reading in this episode is specific to Ellidy and is undertaken for entertainment purposes only. Don't take it too seriously, darlings. It's all a bit of fun. You can learn more about Rebecca Mayhew on her website here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's Chumpy's birthday and do we have a special episode for you! Today, would have been our precious Chumpy's 36th birthday, and there's no doubt we all miss him every day. But rather than wallow in the enormity of the hole he left in our lives, we wanted to celebrate his life! We've invited some of our friends to share their thoughts on the incredible person he was, along with some of his antics, to give you an insight into the deep, insightful (and sometimes intense), eternally optimistic Chumpy, who we all miss so dearly. You can listen to Chumpy and the Sunsetaroonies on Spotify. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the spirit (pun intended) of a lighthearted bit of fun, Chloe and Ellidy invite their favourite psychic medium, Rebecca Mayhew, on for a two part banger. In this episode, it's Chloe's turn. Listen in as Rebecca tunes in and passes on messages for Chloe from the other side. Ellidy's reading will be up in a couple of weeks. Note: The psychic reading in this episode is specific to Chloe and is undertaken for entertainment purposes only. Don't take it too seriously, darlings. It's all a bit of fun. You can learn more about Rebecca here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ellidy is taking the microphone reins today, as Chloe takes a little breather. El is joined by one of our most requested guests, Dr Lucy Hone. Lucy is a renowned resilience psychologist, who really had to put her decades of work into practice when she lost her 12 year old daughter, Abi, in a freak car accident. Grab your box of Kleenex and join us for this very candid chat on living and grieving. You can grab a copy of Lucy's incredible book, Resilient Grieving here. And the Ted Talk can be watched here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Life can be a rollercoaster: ups and downs and a good old unexpected sideswipe every now and then. Chloe and Ellidy are together again in Ibiza and reflecting on the big transitions we make during our lives... from leaving school, moving out of home, break ups, death of loved ones, health challenges and all those good times that lay ahead (like ageing parents, and more death). Life is big and eventful, so how do we navigate this wild ride and keep our shit together? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Remember that time, a few weeks back, where Ell shared her 'not recommended by professionals' beauty advice? Well, Hilary Holmes (of Holme Beauty) was inundated with people concerned about Ell's washing make up brushes in the shower revelation... and Hilary is such a powerhouse, we just had to get her on. In this candid, and very honest conversation, Hilary openly shares her personal struggles with body image, and what drives her to fight against unrealistic beauty standards. If you're on the Gold Coast and would like to come along to the Holme Beauty Glow Look & Learn, it's happening October 24th from 7-9pm. Hilary will teach her signature fresh and bronzed make up with Ellidy as the model and a Q&A. $129 including a Holme Beauty goody bag, grazing table and drinks with all profits going to the Chumpy Pullin Foundation. Find out more here: https://holmebeauty.com/pages/chumpyfoundation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After a few heavy weeks, it's time to lighten the load with the first ever Darling, Shine best friends quiz! Who knows each other better? Is it Chlo or Ell? You'll find out who rules supreme, as the girls go head to head, and battle it out for the title of ultimate bestie. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Those who have experienced challenges with fertility will know that it is often all encompassing, and impacts all areas of your life: physical, emotional, relationships and social life. The struggles are real. After years of heartbreak and disappointment, on this fertility rollercoaster ride, Chloe has reached a point where she is really feeling the weight of it all and needs to start prioritising her mental health. So it was the perfect time to sit down with Ceci Jeffries, of Fertility Collective. Ceci is a fertility coach who helps support people through the process of trying to have a baby. In this very raw and real conversation, Chloe opens up about how hard it can be to be in the public eye, while moving through something so intimate and private. You'll also learn: - What a fertility coach does - The importance of having good support while you are self advocating - The best way to let a friend who is struggling to conceive that you're pregnant This episode is a must listen, whether you are experiencing infertility yourself (or have), or you want to know how you can better support someone you love. To connect with Ceci, follow her on instagram and check out her membership here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ever wondered what is in Chloe and Ellidy's beauty bags? Well, in this ep we pull back the shower curtain, and unzip the beauty case, to let in on all their beauty secrets...The products they can't live without, and the routines that work (or sometimes don't work) for them. Chloe is doing her best to soldier on through a sore throat and some heavy fatigue, and Ell is in relaxo mode (a glass of red in hand), so brace yourself for some antics. You'll hear about what cleansers, moisturises and make up items they absolutely adore, and some kinda out there natural remedies Ell has tried in the past. Have a note pad and pen ready to take notes. And, it goes without saying, that Chloe and Ellidy are not health practitioners so always consult a professional for advice on your specific needs. And none of the brands in this episode have paid to be mentioned. If you have a Dear Darling question you'd like Ell and Chlo's input or insight on, then drop an email (props if you attach a voice memo) with the heading DEAR DARLING to firstname.lastname@example.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After a catch up on Ell's long flight home, Minnies first snow experience and Chlo's experience at Coldplay in Amsterdam, Tayla Clement drops in to share her story of resilience and compassion. Tayla was born with Moebius Sydndrome: a rare congenital condition that mainly affects the muscles that control facial expression and eye movement. Despite enduring a life of constant bullying and torment, and more hurdles than anyone should have to face, Tayla's strength, determination and big heart shines through. This ep had our box of Kleenex on empty! If this episode triggers anything for you, help is available. Lifeline is national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. You can call them on 13 11 14. Or, if you're not up for talking, text 0427 13 11 14. You can connect with Tayla on TikTok or Instagram See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.