Life Unfiltered with This Girl is Enough

Real talk with Lauren Derrett. Lauren shares her brutal honesty on being a real woman in a fake world (swears and lols included)

Episode 12 - In Grief

May 20th, 2019

In this episode, I'm chatting to Kit aka @kitcando and Steph aka @thebusinesstherapist and the topic is grief. 

Grief isn't a topic that is freely chatted about which can leave us feeling isolated when in grief or ill-prepared to support loved ones when we are bystanders of someone else's grief (I fall into that category) 

It's an uncomfortable conversation I really wanted to have so that I could understand the process of grief better, and so that anyone who is 'in' grief, feels less alone

This chat could be triggering for some, we talk about Kit's recent loss of her Dad and how she's processing the early months and the year of firsts and we talk about Stephs loss of her sister 24 years on and the positives she finally feels when thinking of her experience. 

I recognise that grief can come in many forms and chat briefly about them too, I share how I felt around the grief of my physical loss (miscarriage) and my emotional loss (divorce and my relationship with my mother).

You may want to get the tissues, this is a real conversation with a whole range of emotions from the sad to the enlightening to the carefully placed jokes. 

Episode 11 - Managing Your Emotions (especially the ever present guilt)

May 15th, 2019

This episode is for you if you battle with your emotions (I fear guilt has us all in its grip). It's a conversation I had with Pooja Thaleshwar aka Emotional Expert.  

We chatted about how to manage our emotions so they don't overwhelm us, we talk a lot around the front runner of impactful emotions, GUILT. Pooja shares how guilt can come from many sources, our parents, our cultures, our society, our religion, this is good news for us as it means we can learn to manage our guilt in a bid to free us up from our own personal persecution.  

Enjoy! 

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Episode 10 - When Growth Feels Scary but Necessary

May 12th, 2019

In this episode, I am joined by the beautifully vulnerable and wise Tamu Thomas, founder of Live Three Sixty brand, host of the Live Three Sixty podcast and promoter of finding everyday joy. 

We chat about growth and the importance of allowing ourselves to grow (even when it feels terrifying, especially when it feels terrifying). Tamu shares a simple visual analogy involving plants that gave me so much clarity around how growth REALLY looks (spoiler, it's not a straight line up) and permission to stand back and allow the often painful and messy process so that we can be free to step into who we are ultimately meant to be. 

None of us are truly stuck where we are, we just have to find the courage to move. 

Episode 9 - When you can’t just ‘love your body’.

May 6th, 2019

We hear all the time about how we should just 'love our bodies'. If it was that easy, we all would be doing it, but sadly, it's just not as simple as that is it? 

I've had huge battles with my body, I've tried ALL the diets, I've tried ALL the celeb-endorsed workout DVDs, I've paid for ALL the unused gym memberships, I'm over it. 

I've decided to accept that whilst I may never love my body, I'm in a place where I've found peace with my body and that feels so damn good! 

Balance has brought me freedom and body-respect which feels so much more achievable for me and has meant that I've let the eternal self-criticism go, meaning I'm freed up to spend my time thinking about things that enhance my life rather than restrict and downgrade it.

In this episode, I share how I've done that and why you might want to to.  

 

Episode 8 - Let’s Talk About Sex Baby

May 1st, 2019

In this Episode, I am joined by Lucy Rowett

Lucy is a Clinical Sexologist and sex, intimacy, and relationship coach. She helps women to release the shame, embrace the pleasure and create intimacy. 

Prepare to go deep (pardon the pun) into full-on sex talk. Myself and Lucy chat openly about why sex is so important both in AND out of relationships, why we may have a lack of libido and why we're not all having sex like them on Netflix.

We talk vulnerability in sharing our physical self (when we have self-hate), the good and bad of porn, sex for people with long term chronic illness and disability and sex toys to enhance your experience. 

Lucy shares that sex isn't just about the physical act of sex, it's how we feel about ourselves as sexual beings and encourages us to lean into what sex means for us. 

Connect with Lucy; 

Website 

Instagram 

Twitter

 

Episode 7 - How to prepare for a positive (not just vaginal) birth.

April 25th, 2019

Preggos assemble......

In this episode, I chat with Siobhan founder of The Positive Birth Company, author of Hypnobirthing - Practical Ways to Make Your Birth Better and creator of Freya, the world's first hypnobirthing-friendly surge (contraction) timer and virtual birth partner.

We talk about the science behind birth, how positive birth can be applied to any type of birth and how mindset changes emotional outcomes. We shared the importance of birth preparation so that you are more present, empowered and informed when the time comes to birth.  

Episode 6 - Eco Chat on Earth Day

April 22nd, 2019

In this ep I'm joined by Nicola Lewis aka This Girl Can Organise, Author of Mind Over Clutter, we chat about ways that every day people can like us can make a difference with tiny everyday changes. 

From unconventional reuse of greeting cards to upcycling and natural cleaning products, this ep will help get you moving towards necessary change. 

Episode 5 - #thatsoberlife

April 19th, 2019

In this episode, I'm joined by Lee aka @thegaysober. We talk about why we chose to live that sober life after many many years of drinking alcohol and all the internal battles that it caused. We talked about how we went about giving up the grog, and how we cope without booze at a time when daily drinking is socially expected and being sold to us continually through the media, on greeting cards, mugs, car stickers, and other merch. 

Episode 4 - When to move in with a new partner after previous heartbreak

April 16th, 2019

I was sent a question over on Insta from a lady asking about how to know when it's right to move in with a new partner over heartbreak......I share my thoughts on this episode. 

Episode 3 - The truth about Parenting Teens!!

April 11th, 2019

In this episode, I and Steph Grainger (aka The Business Therapist) share our lessons and all our unfiltered emotions around our journey through parenting teenagers. 

We both through our different parenting experiences found these years to be an isolating and sad time, a time where we questioned everything and feared even more.