On this episode of The Drive Home to Hawkesbury Rachael catches up with Naturopath, Kathryn Hams on the questions raised this week from last week’s podcast.
Lots to cover including Ghost Sightings at Australiana Pioneer Village, Hashimotos, Wholistic Wellness & Spiritual Expo in the Hawkesbury on Sunday 11am – 4pm, The Road to Fiji 2018 for Rouse Hill Rhinos U16 Team and more…
Something for everyone in this Community Noticeboard. I Live, Love, Hawkesbury and can’t wait to get into today’s episode.
I’m Rachael Goldsworthy, and welcome to The Drive Home to Hawkesbury, where I believe every home has a story, and I love sharing those stories on real estate in the Hawkesbury with you. Here we share the best ways to add value to your property, how to avoid the common mistakes people make when buying and selling property, and how to get the maximum return on your investment, with a focus on supporting local business. I live, love Hawkesbury and can’t wait to get into today’s episode with you, so let’s get started.
Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening depending on what time you’re watching this video. I’m Rachael Goldsworthy and I’m on the drive home joined by Katherine Hans, how are you today?
I’m good, I’m in a nice warm situation so I’m quite happy. It’s a lovely sunny day out there though isn’t it, but it’s like the winter chills definitely kicked in now.
Snow is on its way I would say, don’t you?
Definitely, you find that you get cold, and then you get that bitter.
That bitter that you can feel, I feel it like it comes off the mountain and it’s like okay, it’s snowing up there somewhere, and you can bet your bottom dollar it is.
I know, and when you look over to the mountains and you can see those, the shaping of the Cumulus clouds that have got that particular snow look in them, you know it’s on its way. So, I definitely agree we’ve had a different change over that last couple weeks. It was sorta like when is summer going to end in the first instance, and then are we gonna get any cold weather for winter or coming into winter, and I think it’s finally arriving.
Yeah, I think it is. I’m wondering, do you think maybe the seasons are changing around?
Potentially, they could be, I mean we should get somebody on about the climates and how the weather, and how it’s changing. Actually, next week I’m going to be having a discussion with Drew Marshall whose one of the tower operators of the RAF base. So, he might be able to give us some indications in regard to the weather.
I’m sure he’ll have a lot to give us indication on about things like that.
Yes, I think so, and I think next weekend we’ve got the Holistic, Wellness and Spiritual Expo coming up, that’s on the Sunday at Panthers, North Richmond, so that should be a good day out.
So, are they doing that out in the car park at Panthers there, is that their idea or?
I think they’re actually going to do it within the complex, so if you enter into the complex, it’ll be inside and there will be stalls set up, local business. I will be there also, talking all things home and Feng Shui and I’m going to be joined by Michelle Segar, who is a co-creator of a lot of things Feng Shui, with what we’ve been doing. She’s a balmologist and working on healthy homes, and how to create a positive environment so you’ve got mould, or EMF, or things in the house that aren’t going to be that great for you, she specialises in that, and we can help you with the process with your home and make sure that it just feels better when you’re living in it; because you spend a lot of time at home and at work and you want to make sure that those environments are optimum.
We do, and we talk so much about the home and how much it means to us because it’s one of the most, or the most, expensive purchase we ever make isn’t it really?
Oh, absolutely you’re so right. Talking about expensive purchases, I know that we all sort of look at houses and cars and those sorts of things as expensive purchases, but the vehicles that we probably don’t put as much time and money into is ourselves. You had a great discussion the other week with a naturopathic, maybe if you share a few snippets from that, I thought it was a fascinating video that you both did on Hashimoto’s and how to overcome that.
So Sandra Stewart is a naturopath, she works in the area, we studied together at a naturopathic degree, and it so happened that she had Hashimoto’s and found out while she was doing her degree, and I found out in the later parts. So, she’s helped me a lot but the thing was, I think there’s so much hype about thyroid conditions that people will jump on the bandwagon of saying they have a thyroid condition where it could be something else. It’s extremely important not to misdiagnose, and not to allow a lot of self diagnosing. So, Sandra and I really wanted to get on and be, as I do all my talks, de-constructed and just talk about what it was like from our own personal point of views to have Hashimoto’s; and she made a lot of relevant sort of remarks about the situation. But what I really like, Rachael, is that we had people from Denmark, from the U.S., and the U.K. and I had a lot of follow up afterwards from that, and also the groups on Facebook followed up with this too; because we’re actually giving really good, sound advice, and yet we weren’t selling ourselves as Natural Paths, we’re basically selling ourselves with knowledge. So, people were safe.
Yeah, absolutely, I think that, that’s a great thing that you do because there should be more of it, and I think that’s essentially why we set up this. I mean, you’re a Natural Path, a hypnotherapist, I’m a real estate agent we’re not trained in any of this, but we just wanted to share different ideas, different topics, community things, and anybody that has ideas, or thoughts, or comments, we’d love your feedback. We’d love your questions, we don’t have no hold back with us is there Kath.
There’s not, and I mean the thing is from that one I did the other night with Sandra, she really enjoyed doing it, and we’re going to follow up by deconstructing the heart of thyroid condition even more, and we’ll do it monthly that’s a monthly thing we’re going to do. Myself, I’m going to do the pro bono’s on Thursdays and just open it up that if people want some free naturopathium advice, they can get it, even with hypnotherapy, and mind issues, anything. So, maybe later you could put up my website or something, so people can look into that. It’s about the people of the community of the Hawkesbury, and that’s exactly what you and I wanted to do. We wanted to pick up subjects, just not pertaining to our own fields, but other fields, and I think it’s good and sometimes you upset people, and sometimes you don’t, but that’s personalities, if we didn’t have that what would we have to talk about.
Exactly, and there’s always two sides to every story and it’s good to hear all the stories, it’s important that they’re read and it’s important that the community comes together and we can do that. Talking about community, I’ve got some exciting news, big shout out to Kylie McNamara, hello Kylee I haven’t spoken to you for a little while but I believe little Brody is heading over to Fiji. The under sixteens, it’s organising a fundraiser for the road to Fiji, for their Rouse Hill Rhinos, as it was. So, that sounds like a bit of fun, I might try to get Kylee to get Brody online in the next few weeks and see if we can help. They’re heading out in September, so we’ve got plenty of time, but if anybody wanted to support the local club they would be more than happy to receive your feedback, and your donations. Whether it’s for the jerseys, for them being on field.
Hi Diane, how you going, you really like this programme. Thank you so much Diane, we really appreciate your feedback. In regard to the team sports, anybody that’s got a sporting organisation or somebody that wants to get the word out there about some event that’s coming up, that’s what Katherine and myself are all about. We just want to share the word and we want to share the spirit of the local communities.
The thing is too, even if people have got things out there that they’re trying to raise funds for and they might be stuck for ideas, shoot it along to Rachael and I, because the things, we’ve done a lot of fundraising, being involved with a lot, so it’s always good to have that other person because when you’re involved in thinking on something so much, you tend to not look around, and you need that third person that’s not involved to give you that chip. I know that we’d both be very happy to help out with whatever we can.
No I completely agree with that, we’re here for you. Dane, he always tunes into our programmes, thank you very much. I haven’t spoken to Dane for a little while, but if anybody needs transport to and from the airport, he’s the best transport guy that there is locally and abroad; so, if anybody needs somebody like that to take them to the airport let me know and I’ll put you in touch with Dane.
So, I heard that you were saying something about the ghost tours that they do, or the sleigh was it that you did?
Yes, yes and it was so spooky.
Spooky dooky eh?
Spooky dooky indeed, it was absolutely fabulous, I went to the Australiana Pioneer Village, Peter runs the spooky dooky tours and the after hours spooky dooky tours. There’s some local spooky dooky tours as well, they do the ghost tours just before and you get all the history which is great; which I can put the website up for those ghost tours. But there’s also the one after, and they essentially call themselves the ghost hunters because there not actually having a look at the history so much, they do have a look at the different midral colleges and the different cottages throughout and what year that they’re all build and what application they had in the community. But Australiana Pioneer Village, for those that don’t know, it’s a little village with lots of history, and lots of new history as well; and on weekends you can go there and join in the fun and just walk down memory lane and see old buildings, and relics, and different places. So, there’s a lot of history there and essentially what they’re saying is that there’s a lot of spiritual activity too.
Yeah, it was fascinating and we went to three different houses within that, I won’t give too much away, but we made contact with a few different people, and what they are essentially doing is you go into a room and they would have you blindfolded and they would put white noise on your ears and then they would film this. So, they’re looking for movement, they’ve got special cameras that can video tape this, and they tried a particular technique to invoke the spirits I suppose. It was fascinating to watch and see and listen, and then there was another one that had an app, that I’ve since downloaded. It’s called echo vox, for anyone that wants to do that, and you can actually ask it questions and the answers can sometimes come through. So, what we were doing is asking those questions on the night, and it was coming though, like a radio. You know how in the olden, sixties or what have you, and they had those old radios, and tuning in it was almost like the aliens were coming in on this radio, so that was fascinating.
Then we went for a walk around, and I also learned something else new, on the night, it’s called, I don’t know whether you’ve heard of it or anybody else has heard of it, but it’s called table tipping; and it’s essentially, you know your grandmother used to have an old table top and you used to put your coffee on there and it was only probably thirty centimetres, fifty centimetres tall, and you’d put your hands on the top of this table. Each one, you’d all sit around in a circle, say it might be five, six of us, and we all sit around in a circle, and the more energy in the hands on the table would be better; and just sitting there thinking nothing is going to happen, what could happen. But then this table, once we start asking some questions, this table starts to move, like literally the whole table tipped up and went to this side, so yes, no questions, and who do they want to contact, what was the name of the person, and we’re spelling out the name. Dylan came through, so he was in one of the back areas of the Australiana Pioneer Village and it was fascinating, a really good time.
If anybody ever wanted to go there, they do have them regularly, so I will put the website up for people, and you can go on the ghost tours. It started at 11 p.m. and went till 6 a.m. the next morning, and then I’m back straight out for work after that. It was terrific, and Lynn came along, she’s the local valuer. Hi Lynn, how are you, and Peter and Robin and Alex, and a few other people that we know, which is great. So, it’s just a terrific, fun night out, and just the equipment was fascinating that they had. Have you had experience with ghost tours or going anywhere on ghost tours.
No I’m too much of a scardey cat, I wouldn’t do that, no. I personally believe there’s something there, and I find it very fascinating. I was a very big disbeliever many, many moons ago, and then things like tarot cards and things like that, and people that know you. I think I told you just before my birthday this year I went and had a reading, which I do every birthday. It mentioned something about one of my aunts that was passing, and my aunt did two weeks later, so I don’t disbelieve, but going to where you did, on a winters night, I high five you because I like my warm bed and my hot water bottle, and that’s my options I’d have to say on a windy night.
I was definitely the michelin women that night, I was rugged up, upon rugged up, upon rugged up. I think I had four jackets on me, I had layers underneath that, I had a singlet on, it was all for the comfort because walking around in minus degree temperatures, it was minus I’m being dramatic it was probably two or three degrees; but it was very cold. One of the first exercises that we did was go down to one of the shearing shed, I think it was, and the shearing shed it’ll be really good because there’re heaters in there and you’ll be so warm, and I’m thinking, oh this is cool going on this tour, it’s freezing cold, walking down this dirt track. Then you get down to the shearing shed, you walk in and there’s this massive warehouse style, big open shearing shed and you know how big shearing shed are, and you know what the heater was… it was a bar heater on the wall. It was about that big and I’m thinking they oversold that, they talk about real estate agents, well let me tell you.
That could have been your karma too you know?
It could have been.
See, isn’t that amazing our expectations, because we’re cold and we’re thinking oh wow there’s gonna be all this, well they delivered, there was a heater.
Exactly, they did and it was a great heater and I was very thankful for it on the night, because it was freezing. You keep talking, I’m gonna try to find a video here and I’ll see if I can play that online for everybody whilst you’re doing what, just having a bit of a chat, and I’ll try to find one of these.
Well, what I’m gonna talk about is that yesterday, well actually yesterday evening, I was asked to go and do a speakers gig for Beyond Blue down in Balmain, and it was for one of the church groups down there. So, I went down to Balmain to do that speakers group, and it was only say maybe fifteen people that came out, but the likelihood of any of them listening today would be zero. But, anyway, they did come out, and they were a mature group of women and guys that came out, and they ask quite a lot of questions, which I love interactiveness when we get that. But, what I wanna do, Rachael, is last week we were talking about mental health, and I just wanna do the statistics, it’ll take me one second I’m not gonna go on about this. The statistics being that one in six women and one in eight men will experience depression, and that one in three women and one in five men will have anxiety. So, it’s very real, and for the people that contacted me after this past week and got in touch with me. Again, I welcome anyone that wants to contact me and find out what they can do, phone numbers and even if I can’t help them, to put it further so they can get help.
Look, I think that’s a really valid point, and listening to those statistics, it’s more prevalent than we think, and that segway’s to what the book of the week that I’ve been looking at. It’s a book that I looked at some probably three or four years ago “Falling Forward” by John Maxwell, and it’s all about that. It’s all about falling, it’s all about two steps forward, one step back, and I think that a lot of us, we don’t realise that everybody’s trying to do the same sorts of things, trying to make the best at what they have; and sometimes it is hard, like you said, sometimes you do need to put your hand out and say okay I need some help with whether it’s a business, or I need some help with things around the house, or I need some help with anything in life because I think a lot of us, we’re all too proud to put a hand up and say can you help me this weekend.
I think that’s true, and I think it’s sometimes not even help, they just want someone to listen. I know from my experience at Live Plan that we had people where you just listened. I will not go on about this, but the thing is that if someones not doing what they used to do, or they’re not enjoying themselves, or anythings changed for more than a week or so, make time, make a space, don’t have it in a crowded place, and make it so that person knows you’re actually with them and you’re listening to them. That’s the biggest help you can give. So, anyway, how’d you go with the video, did you get it going or what?
Yes, I think I did, it’s sort of more sound, I don’t know if you can hear this or not. Wrong video. It’s always it’s live.
This is back to me, and I now jump in again.
Can you hear that?
It’s very rough, very rough.
Anyone out there? Are you hiding in a rock? Robert, any messages for Robin?
Could you hear what that was?
What was it?
That’s essentially what it is, you put it out there through this echo box, and they have spirit boxes, there different transmitters, so essentially they put them out there, connect them, and then the voice comes through in different mediums. So, you’ll ask it a question, is there anybody in the house with us now? And you wait about ten seconds, twenty seconds, and sometimes they’ll say yes or sometimes it’ll say no, and so then you ask it another question. Did you die in this house, we’re talking about spirits obviously. So, we’re trying to find out the history of property, and it was fascinating actually. Some of them, somebody asked about a pit, and then the word pit came through in this, and you’re thinking I’m just wanting to hear this and I think this is actually coming though. But, it really was really, really fascinating.
The other thing that I wanted to share with people today too is every week on Monday we do motivational Monday online for Rachael Goldsworthy Realty. We put a post there, so if anybody wants to like or share we’re happy to share the love and the quote for this week is “Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” How many of us would achieve so much more if that’s what we had, if we had that thought that we’re so not gonna fail we just attempt everything. We’d say yes to everything wouldn’t we.
Well, I think that’s what you’re doing when you create your pathway and I think that you do it on a conscious and subconscious and you don’t realise. That’s what I’ve done before with people in training, in creating their pathways and their dreams are possible. It’s a great big thing to be said for fake it till you make it because that’s actually it, it’s actually true. If you’re living the creation of what you want, well then you believe it, then it’s gonna happen. If you don’t gotta believe it or live it, how would you expect anyone else to believe in you and that what it comes to.
That’s exactly right, I completely agree with that. I remember when I first started in real estate it was two puppy dogs and a cat and my place and I thought how am I gonna make all this happen. I really have no idea, and then I sat down, wrote it all down, where the vision was, where I wanted the business to go, what I perceived was going to happen and every day, it took years to get there, but you sort of get to that point where things start happening and then they start falling in to place and you go oh my gosh, I wrote that down four years ago. You go back through different things and it’s fascinating.
I think it comes back to what you were talking about in one of our earlier videos about the un=limitless thinking and I know that some days aren’t that great for all of us, and sometimes we’ve got to pick up sticks and move on and do what we’ve gotta do and be the best people we can be on that day with the energy that we have. But, essentially, if you keep focus and stay focused on that point that you wanna be, or where you wanna be, or what you wanna do, or how you wanna help out with the family, or help out with other people in your life. Stay true to that, eventually you get there. In some way, shape, or form.
You do, the thing is, and I take note of people saying oh it’s easy for you, you’re sitting here you’re saying it, and they could say it about each of us, Rachael that you’re sitting here, I’m sitting here. But, the thing is that when you listen to someone’s story, and that’s why Beyond Blue’s good and other places that advocate people to do stories. That the struggles, and things like that, that people go through and it doesn’t mean that anyones any better than another person.
No, not at all.
It’s that you’re just in certain places in your life and I think at times we have to remember that if we keep opening up the baggage we’re carrying, we’re going to keep wearing the same clothes. So, we have to get to a point that we put the baggage behind, we say the clothes are to small or there too big, or it’s not the fashion, and we have to choose a new lot of clothes. I think that’s it, and I like clothing because if you look at metaphors, as you take off each layer you’re getting rid of the old, and I think that’s great. It works very well in a subconscious manner too.
I think it’s a valid point though because we’ve all been through different things in our lives and we’re all have other challenges that we will have in the future I’m sure, but it’s all a matter of surrounding yourself with people that you love, and surrounding yourself with people that are on the same page, and can be there to support you through those as you can be to support them through other things as well. You’re saying about the awareness before, I didn’t realise that the stats were as high as that, what you’re talking about, so it’s fascinating.
I think that also what we need to do is that sometimes people they feel they need a lot of people around and to be able to do, but there’s also a lot of stuff inside and self empowerment’s extremely important and to learn to love yourself and to be happy being by yourself. If you can get to that point, if you can’t, there’re places that can help you to get to that place. Headspace is very good for young people, I really do highly recommend it, I’ve had a lot of good feedback over the years from Headspace.
It’s a place where younger people can go and they can get certain counselling. It’s free, to a certain point, teaches meditation and things like that. So, for our young people, it’s good to have those things. There’re things for men’s line and all these different things. Wonder what we might do is we might put a list together and put them up on your site and I might put them up on mine too. It’s a really good thing because when I was talking to this group last night, they didn’t know, and a lot of people don’t know. Never be fearful to ask, never be fearful to drop Rachael a line, even private messenger if you wanna have that discretion because that’s fair enough you’re a person who deserves respect, and same with me. It doesn’t mean we’re gonna talk about you next Monday, we totally respect everyone like that. I’ve gone through my amount of baggage, I’m sure you have too Rachael, we all do. It’s what life is, it’s how we live and learn.
Those that say that they haven’t, I don’t think that there in the real world. It’s sort of part of the path so it’s part of the journey, it’s part of the whole process, and I think adversity is good because it shows you different lessons, and then you’re able to move forward and then go on and learn other lessons throughout the life. If people wanted to get in contact with you Katherine how would they do that?
They’d do it by the phone number you’re going to put up on your screen.
You know I’m not the fastest typer. 0408-411-865 there we go, I’m showing.
Everyone listening out there, what I’d like to do is to see if after ten weeks, we can see if Rachael’s quick at getting my phone number up there. We’ll do a survey and see how many people will say yeah she’s really good now she gets it up quickly.
She’s getting better she’s been practising .
She actually remembers your number now.
Yeah, I know I should practise, but that should be fun. Alright, and if anybody wants to get in touch with me in regard to homes or real estate in the Hawkesbury or abroad, my contact number is 45779964 I can speak faster than I can type sometimes. Equally, you can catch me on the website rachaelgoldsworthy.com.au.
So thank you very much for everyone being online and Dane for checking in and saying hello, and Katherine for your great advice as always, and we look forward to seeing everybody on the next episode.
See you next Monday.
Thank you so much for taking time out listening to today’s episode, if you have any questions on the process of buying, selling, leasing, or strata management, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes, and I would really appreciate it if you could spread the word by liking and sharing this episode with your family and friends.
I’m Rachael Goldsworthy, and I look forward to catching up with you on the next episode of the Drive Home to Hawkesbury.