The Good Girl Confessional

The Good Girl Confessional

The Confessional invites empowering women and other allies to share their incredible stories about their life, careers, survival, dating, relationships and everything else beyond 40, 50, 60 and beyond. Encouraging women to support other women, these are real stories of amazing humans.

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June 13, 2022 64 min
Today in the Confessional, Sandy chats with Virginia Maywald who writes incredible and popular erotic fiction for women under her pen name Anna Buckley. She writes books that are about women taking control of their lives - financially, emotionally and sexually. Her books are set across the world featuring art, architecture, design, fashion, food and wine.

When Virginia first read erotic fiction like 50 Shades of Grey, she realised ...
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Today in the Confessional, host Sandy Lowres welcomes back delightful guest Kerri Sackville, an Australian author, columnist and mother of three. Kerri's new book - The Life Changing Magic of a Little Bit of Mess - is a humorous reminder to take ourselves, and our house work less seriously! If your housework is getting you down, this might be the book for you!

"In an era of decluttering gurus, cleaning bloggers and aspiratio...
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Today in the Confessional, host Sandy Lowres gets some home organisation tips from Eve Mizzi, the Founder of Ducks In A Row Home Organisation.

Eve, as the founder and the head organiser at Ducks In A Row is Australia's answer to the Home Edit! Inspired by the Home Edit home organisers, Eve is passionate about helping people to organise their homes. She genuinely enjoys sorting, clearing and organising all day long. Her Melbourn...
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Today in the Confessional, host Sandy Lowres chats with three generations of incredible women, a gorgeous family sharing their joy! You may know them as Isabelle, Kerry and Emmie Silbery from Foxtel’s and Channel 10’s series Gogglebox, in which they share their thoughts on the week’s TV highlights, and also show what a supportive and loving family they are.

Grandmother Emmie Milligan, 92; mother Kerry Milligan, 68; and daughter Isa...
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TW: Domestic Violence, trauma


Today in the Confessional host Sandy Lowres chats with Pia Antico - the Founder of Essential Awakening Mentoring, a Crone Life Joy Reboot Mentor/Coach/Trainer, International Public Speaker & Best-Selling Author.

Holding three three degrees in Psychology, Counselling Training, and Certification in the 3 Principles Paradigm, Pia intuitively guides single, empty-nester, women over 40 to ditch their regr...
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Today in the Confessional, host Sandy Lowres is thrilled to be chatting with Jane Caro AM to chat about her new book The Mother, and Jane's political candidacy as she stands for the NSW Senate for the Reason Party.

Jane's career is incredible. She is a Walkley Award-winning Australian columnist, author, novelist, broadcaster, documentary maker, feminist and social commentator. She spent 35 years as an award winning copywrit...
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Today in the Confessional, host Sandy Lowres has a fantastic conversation with sexologist and yoga teacher Vanessa Muradian (she/they). Vanessa, and Armenian-Australian, is the founder of Mia Muse, a sex and wellness platform where people can explore their desires, eroticism and self-expression.

Mia Muse offers workshops, somatic educational tools, courses, provocative conversations, sex toys, writing and art — all designed to nu...
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Today in the Confessional, host Sandy Lowres chats with Natalie Moore and Lisa Saunders. Natalie and Lisa help women achieve holistic health and wellbeing for work and life through their company Own Your Health Collective. They are also the hosts of the Peri Menopause Power Podcast.

They have been those same ambitious women who have spent days juggling the many roles and expectations all while oblivious to the power within them.

Both...
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Today in the Confessional, host Sandy Lowres is chatting with fellow red-head and marketing guru, Therese Tarlinton!

Therese is passionate about marketing partnerships and is the author of SWAP! Marketing
without Money. She created a start up that grew to a business in five countries
manufacturing for Jeep, Sesame Street and United Colors of Benetton using this strategy.
After selling her company, she now works with the big brands crea...
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TW: Childhood abuse, Alcohol Recovery


Today in the Confessional, host Sandy Lowres chats with Jewels. Jewels is an award-winning author, speaker, and award-winning bodybuilder who hopes to inspire others to push forward no matter the challenges. After enduring an abusive childhood, Jewels decided to use her earlier trauma to enter recovery, sexually liberate herself, and enter the competitive world of bodybuilding. At age 49, Jewels...
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Today in the Confessional, Sandy chats with Lise Carlaw and Sarah Wills, also known as Those Two Girls.

After they met in their mid-30s, Lise and Sarah became a duo with a difference and blasted onto the Australian media scene in 2017. Their genuine friendship led to a national radio show, sell-out events, interviewing well known guests and eventually the launch of FORTY: the podcast equivalent of a little black book for the middle...
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Today in the Confessional, Sandy chats with Life Hacker, Mia Northrop!

Mia is a trained coach, co-host of the Life Admin Life Hacks podcast and co-author of the book Life Admin Hacks.

After a diverse and dynamic career in Melbourne, London and New York, she was on the cusp of burnout and partnered with a longtime school friend, also juggling work and home, to find a better way for themselves and other working parents. She now suppo...
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Today in the Confessional, Sandy chats with brave and beautiful Melissa Griffith. Melissa is a transgender authority and advocate based in Melbourne. As a diversity and inclusion consultant, Melissa has managed to get a gender identity policy introduced at various horse racing clubs including the Victorian Racing Club. Melissa has also consulted with Cricket Australia in development of their Guidelines for inclusion of Gender Diver...
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Separation and divorce can be painful and lonely life experiences. If you are like many women faced with the prospect, you might be asking yourself what the hell are you meant to do now?

Today in the Confessional, Sandy chats with Carolyn Tate and Gillian Moody, the founders of The Champagne Divorce Club. Together, the besties who run Champagne Cartel - an online magazine and community for women who want to live a Fuck Yes life - ha...
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Today in the Confessional, Sandy welcomes Annette Densham, an award-winning PR specialist, and the author of her memoir - How To Eat a Shit Sandwich...And Keep Smiling.

When Annette lost her cushy corporate comms role, she had to reinvent herself using the skills she normally used on other people. Starting her own PR agency, she used her print journalism and corporate communications skills to help small businesses share their stor...
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Today in the Confessional, Sandy chats with Shannah Kennedy who is a Life Coach and the best selling author of 7 books that have been changing the way people live their lives, including the extremely popular The Life Plan and her latest book, Plan B.

Shannah, a Master Life Strategist and Coach, Wellbeing Specialist and keynote speaker, helps people to navigate what really drives us and what ultimately makes us happy.

Her latest book...
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This week Sandy chats with Dr Susie O'Brien in the confessional, a delightful journalist and columnist with a PhD in Education. For the last 19 years she has written about parenting and social issues for the Herald Sun and other News Ltd papers, and she appears weekly on Channel Seven’s Sunrise. She and her partner have five (yes, 5!) kids between them. Susie says they're the Brady Bunch, without Alice to cook dinner every...
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Today in the Confessional, Sandy chats with Jane Vandermeer, a delightful entrepreneur who has built a number of award winning businesses including Finesse Business & Style, and Intuitive Whispers. Jane has been working in the fashion industry for 30 years, wearing many hats including designer, tailor, pattern maker, buyer, Wholesale & Retail sales, Lecturer, Business Owner and creator. Jane describes herself as a holistic...
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Trigger Warning: This podcast contains information about Birth Trauma and may be distressing for some. Please use discretion.
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Sandy chats with Stephanie Thompson, author of The Day My Vagina Broke and the founder of Bravemumma. In 2015, Stephanie suffered a traumatic childbirth injury her life and her body forever. Stephanie talks openly and honestly about her lived experience of birth trauma, a subject that should be talked abou...
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Trigger Warning: This podcast contains information about Birth Trauma and may be distressing for some. Please use discretion.
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Welcome to the first podcast episode of 2022. Sandy chats with Stephanie Thompson, author of The Day My Vagina Broke and the founder of Bravemumma. In 2015, Stephanie suffered a traumatic childbirth injury her life and her body forever. Stephanie talks openly and honestly about her lived experience of bir...
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