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.


May 28, 2023 58 mins
Today in The Good Girl Confessional, host Sandy Lowres is chatting to a former good girl, Bron Williams. Are you uncertain about your future? Do you have unfulfilled dreams? Then meet Bron Williams!

At 67, Bron has a lot of hard-won wisdom. She is a powerful woman dedicated to helping other women reconnect with their own power. Despite her achievements - including an honours degree, serving as a school principal, being an ordained m...
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Have you ever wished you had more downtime or time just to think and reflect? Or does the thought of spending time alone feel indulgent or implausible? Maybe the thought of spending time alone seems like a scary concept.

Today in The Good Girl Confessional we welcome back Sydney-based Author and Columnist Kerri Sackville who has explored the concept of spending time alone and the huge benefits it can bring to your life. In her power...
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This week host Sandy Lowres is chatting with an incredible and resilient Menopause advocate - Sonya Lovell.

Sonya is a Speaker, Podcaster and Personal Trainer. She's also a Breast Cancer survivor who experienced the chaos of an induced menopause, when she was 47. Sonya leans heavily into her lived experience of being unsupported, unprepared and seriously under educated through her own menopause to support and educate women navigati...
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Today in The Good Girl Confessional, host Sandy Lowres is chatting with Ali Brahe-Daddo who exploded onto the Australian modelling scene at the age of 16 and became the cover girl of Dolly Magazine. Over the years Ali's life would take her in many different directions including moving to Hollywood with her husband of 30 years, motherhood, (she has 3 children), fitness and teaching.

Her first book, QUEEN MENOPAUSE – a friendly, frank...
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Today in The Good Girl Confessional, host Sandy Lowres is chatting to Lee Christine. A bestselling Australian author who is proving that, at 60, it’s never too late to turn lifelong dreams into reality, Lee is the writer of six romantic suspense novels and three alpine-crime novels, including the best-selling and award-winning Charlotte Pass, and best-selling Crackenback.

In the past decade she has firmly cemented herself as one of ...
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Sandy Lowres, host of The Good Girl Confessional, chats with Sara Cunningham, Founder of Free Mom Hugs. Sara’s journey from midwest Christian mother to her gay son Parker, to creating an organisation that wraps its arms around the LGBTI+ community is inspiring and heart warming. Free Mom Hugs now has a chapter in every state of the USA and has inpired other groups around the world including Australia. Her book ‘How We Sleep at Nigh...
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New Episode Out Now!

TW: this episode has discussions of death, loss, grief, suicide.

We will all experience loss at some point in our lives but not everyone will know how to manage their grief and move forward with meaning and purpose.  Faced with compounded heartache by the untimely death of several loved ones as well as a myriad of other losses, Lisa Gallate embarked on a journey of self-healing and renewal.

Her memoir, Just Becau...
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Today in the Confessional, host Sandy Lowres chats with Faye Browne and Lauren French, the mother/daughter fashionista duo behind the successful Australian clothing brand, Motto.

When Faye, a powerhouse in the fashion industry, started Motto in 1986, she couldn't have predicted that years later she would be working side by side with her daughter. While both design the collections Motto is renowned for, they each bring their own uniq...
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Today on The Good Girl Confessional, host Sandy Lowres chats with Podcaster and producer, Sarah Steel. Sarah is the host of the award winning podcast Let’s Talk About Sects.
When Sarah launched her podcast in 2017, a podcast dedicated to talking about cults and sects was a hew concept. The popularity of her podcast surprised ever Sarah.
She is a filmmaker and writer with a keen interest in social sciences, culture and psychology. S...
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Today in the Confessional, host Sandy Lowres is chatting with acclaimed television producer and author Anita Jacoby, AM.

Anita has an extraordinary career across both print and television media and has worked with industry greats and on award-winning shows, including Enough Rope with Andrew Denton, The Gruen Transfer, Good Morning Australia, Today and 60 Minutes, as well as documentaries such as Angels & Demons and Chelmsford Ho...
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Today in The Good Girl Confessional, host Sandy Lowres chats with Dr Vanessa Atienza-Hipolito - Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. She is a Clinical Director, Specialist of Breast Imaging and Intervention and solopreneur/business owner at Women's Breast Imaging (WBI) in Cottesloe, Western Australia.

Vanessa is also a qualified and fellowship-trained subspecialist in Musculoskeletal Imaging, Intervent...
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Hacia Atherton is the Founder of Empowered Women in Trades (EWIT), a charity established in 2020 to increase female representation in skilled trades in Australia through work experience, educational training and ongoing support. Hacia hails from a family of skilled tradesmen and has encountered first hand the challenges women experience in this sector after discovering women only account for 3% of trades in Australia. She establish...
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When you hit your 50's should you really give a flying fifty about the stuff that shouldn't matter?

Meet Mel Kenny and Trish Gordon, two life-long friends who say hell no, and host Don't Give A Fifty Podcast!

I had a fantastic chat with Mel and Trish about everything from Menopause to mental health, from the power of female friendships to podcasting in your 50's. Mel and Trish are girls after my own heart, with a pro-ageing mentality...
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If you're a wine lover, have you ever wondered how the magic happens to get it from a tiny vine to your table? Then you'll love this podcast!

Today on The Good Girl Confessional I'm chatting with Kelly Pearson, a serious wine maker in her 50's, who has created her own cheeky label - Ladygarden Wines. Ladygarden wines has a range of wines, from sparking, to crisp whites and dark reds.

Kelly has been in the Australian wine industry fo...
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If you love a good crime novel, you will love our special guest!

Today in The Good Girl Confessional, host Sandy Lowres chats with Crime Writer Nikki Mottram. While at home with a new baby and a toddler, Nikki was looking for a creative outlet and so began a love affair with writing. When Nikki had her own children, she started to see her career in child protection in a whole new light.

Drawing on those experiences in child protecti...
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Today in the award winning The Good Girl Confessional, host Sandy Lowres is chatting with Louise Pfeiffer, a passionate philanthropist, politician and animal rights advocate. Louise is a woman who doesn't do things by halves. Down to earth and approachable, Louise is quietly passionate about the things she believes in, and living a life that aligns with her values.

Louise is a proud South Australian, and the Director of Philanthrop...
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Trigger Warning: This podcast episode shares references and conversations about abuse, trauma, depression and suicide.

Today in the Good Girl Confessional studio, I am honoured to be chatting with Shantelle Thompson, OAM (She/her).

Shantelle is a proud Barkindji/Ngiyampaa First Nation Woman, a business entrepreneur, a 3 times
Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and the 2019 NAIDOC Sportsperson of the year. If that's not enough, this mother of...
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Today in the Good Girl Confessional, host Sandy Lowres chats with the dynamic and wonderful author Resiliency Coach, and Podcast Host Marci Warhaft about her incredible journey from stripping to helping others to live their lives fully. You won't want to miss this episode!

In her 30s, Marci found herself living a life she had never envisioned for herself. She had been a good student who had been accepted into a prestigious theatre s...
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Happy New Year and welcome back to The Good Girl Confessional Podcast! Our first episode for 2023 features a brilliant special guest. Faith Agugu is a Pro-Aging advocate who is helping women to embrace aging! Faith chats with host Sandy Lowres about how she is changing the narrative around ageing.

Faith is the Founder of Silver Sirens, a movement which is passionate about redefining ageing and celebrating the rise of culture's fasci...
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TW: This podcast includes themes of addiction, suicidal thoughts, depression, eating disorders, rehab

I'm Sandy Lowres, the host of The Good Girl Confessional Podcast. I am so excited to bring you the 100th Episode today with our special guest Kayte Murphy!!

Over the years, Kayte has worn many hats - As Mrs Woog, she became one of Australia's most successful professional pioneer bloggers (@woogsworld). She has also created a thriving...
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