May 29th, 2019
I bagged myself one of those influencers for this episode, didn’t I.
In this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with me old mate Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka - Author of Parenting the Sh*t Out of Life, Radio Presenter, Grazia columnist, TEDx speaker and campaigner for Flexible working for all.
I’ve know Anna IRL for a while now and we often talk about the bullshit spectrum of Instagram, the hierarchal domain of what is ultimately just a bunch of human guinea pigs who seem to have become a divided state of them, (influencer), and us, (normos), and so it felt natural for us both to open this conversation and share how it looks from either side.
On the podcast I shared what I learned about myself from having called out the influencers last year (seeking validation of them, putting them up on the pedestals that they had never asked to be put upon, and how we shouldn’t build expectations of people who are essentially strangers), and Anna shared how she has shifted in her Insta seat over the last few years through natural growth, and her own lessons around sharing on the gram (of which some came as really fucking tough and painful lessons, she took personal umbrage with being called a c*nt with no context, shes perfectly clear that she’s open to the idea of her being a c*nt, but there’s gotta be context babe).
Basically our aim is to break down some divides and remind others that regardless of lifestyle, background, class, colour or gender, there isn’t one human on this planet that is exempt from a full life experience, and that includes all the pain and the joy, and to remind us that if we were more open to listening and learning from others then we would all be living in a more humbling environment.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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