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Ep#1: Hannah Phang introduces Restorative Force by RAIN Wellbeing

Updated: Mar 11



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We’re excited to announce the launch of our new podcast the “Restorative Force”, hosted by wellbeing and sustainability entrepreneur, Hannah Phang.


In a world where stress, anxiety, and societal pressures dominate, we noticed the impact of these factors on both our emotional and physical wellbeing, and also the wellness of the planet. We always hear about wellness rituals such as journaling to set us up for the rest of the day, but we never have conversations about the stress and anxiety caused by work and the pressures fueled by social media. Modern day culture is often built on models promoting exponential growth but it’s becoming increasingly evident that this culture is taking a toll on our bodies and our planet. That’s why we feel a shift is needed - it’s time to move away from a toxic culture and instead move towards a system that focuses on restoring and regenerating our bodies and the world we live in.


That’s why we created the Restorative Force podcast to explore the changes that need to happen and the roadmap to finding balance in our bodies, societies, and the planet. We’ll be joined by experts, including breathwork facilitators, neuroscientists, and climate experts, to discover what restoring us back to balance can look and feel like. We promise tangible, actionable information each episode to help you feel equipped to align beliefs with restorative and sustainable practices. We also want to emphasise the importance of having bigger ambitions to be in flow and work with our nature as human beings, and to create a society and culture that works for the benefits of us all.


The Restorative Force podcast is produced by RAIN Wellbeing, a wellbeing brand focused on creating products that help people reach optimal living, thrive to do the best for themselves and the planet, and actually feel good.


Thanks for tuning into a Restorative Force, where we talk about the path to wellness and an optimal lifestyle. We’re excited for you to check out our upcoming episodes. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to our podcast and leave us a review. Also, check out our Instagram and Tiktok pages for more RAIN.




TRANSCRIPT

00:00

Hi everyone and welcome to the first episode of the Restorative Force podcast. My name is Hannah Pang and I'm an entrepreneur across wellness and sustainability. And in my career this has completely ranged from being on the steering committee for the UN Fashion Charter for Climate Action all the way to teaching at yoga retreats. And over the course of my career I've been noticing patterns.


00:27

in both the challenges and solutions for personal well-being and planetary sustainability. So the things that actually make us feel well in these human bodies of ours are also the things that are working to address issues like the climate crisis. And those things that are causing us stress and anxiety are the same root cause of things like inequality and injustice. So here's an example.


00:51

In the wellness industry, we often talk about having, you know, an amazing morning ritual to set you up for, for the day as your best self. So maybe that's going for a walk or journaling or doing your skincare routine. Then the conversation kind of stops there. What we don't then talk about is you then, you know, you go into your job that you maybe hate and it's causing you stress and anxiety.


01:16

We don't talk about the pressure you feel from social media to look a certain way and have certain things, or the anxiety that comes from reading news headlines about the climate crisis, wars, the cost of living. So even though you have this hit of feeling good in the morning, you then spend the rest of your day swimming through a way of living that actually is value, stress, and overwork, and overwhelm as a badge of honour.


01:43

And this culture that causes you to feel this way is actually designed to do so. It's built on extractive models and structures that were created to provide infinite economic growth at all costs. And one of those costs is your wellbeing, not to mention social inequality and justice and climate change. So this podcast is focused on bringing all these things to light so we can see it, understand it, and then change it.


02:12

The short-term band-aid solutions we often turn to just aren't working. As much as I love a matcha and a journal and journaling, it just isn't completely making us well. And given the scale of the challenges at hand, things like the climate crisis and the urgency of it, we need solutions that are going to unlock transformation at pace. And this is really where our name restorative force comes from.


02:40

We know we need to shift away from a culture that really values and heroes stress and pressure, and which sits atop extractive models and structures, and move towards a culture and systems and structures that are designed to restore and regenerate ourselves and the world that we're all living in and a part of. Because we are out of homeostasis in our bodies and we're way out of balance on planetary levels as well.


03:08

So here we're going to explore what needs to happen. What does that roadmap look like to get us back into balance in our bodies, in society, and on our planet? And we're going to do this through conversations with experts, such as with breathwork facilitators and neuroscientists and climate experts. And we're going to help paint the picture in our mind's eye of what restoring us back to balance can actually look like and what it would feel like.


03:35

so that in our present realities today, when we find products or experiences that offer, you know, pockets or glimpses of that future, of that experience, we can recognize it and can hold onto those as reminders that future that can work for everyone and that experience is possible and it's, you know, maybe even closer than we might think. We're also gonna ensure that each episode offers


04:01

really tangible, actionable information so that you feel equipped to go out and start aligning your actions and beliefs with that restorative, sustainable, better future for all. And one thing that I also just want to call out is the idea that moving towards a sustainable future means like stopping everything, it means having less, it means fear and scarcity, but it isn't like that at all. This isn't about, you know, not dreaming as big or having smaller ambitions.


04:30

It's actually about having bigger ambitions and dreams. We're heading to an even better destination than we can currently imagine, which is happier, more abundant, and more sustainable lives for all. And the way that we get there will look like being in flow and being in tune and working with how we are designed as human bodies on a planet, rather than working against our nature and being met with stress and resistance.


04:57

So how can we actually leverage how we're designed as human beings to more efficiently and effectively create a society and a culture that works for the benefit of us all. So one of my businesses is a brand called Rain, and this is what we are actively exploring. How can we create products that do just this, that work with how our bodies are designed so that we can feel what it's like to not only optimally function in our bodies, but to actually feel really good.


05:25

And we hope our products give you an experience where you feel tapped into this. So I can't wait to dive into conversation with experts, as well as with all of you listening to uncover these key levers we can pull to help us all move in this better direction. And if this sounds interesting to you, please do subscribe and follow, share with a friend, and let us know your thoughts on how we can be a force for our collective restoration. Thanks for listening to the Restorative Force podcast.


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Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss an episode. And if you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review and share it with a friend. You can follow us at Rain Wellbeing on Instagram and at TikTok. Thanks so much and see you next time.


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