Anxiety, Stress, Depression and Your Two Brains

In This Episode I talk about the two parts of your brain and how you can tell which one is running the show. Thinking, Fast and Slow Nobel Laureate and Author of the seminal book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman describes our brains as working in two systems. System 1 is the fast, instinctive, […]

Overcoming Bulimia – An insight into Eating Disorders

Although all my podcasts have a link to my own experiences, this one feels particularly personal because it’s about one of the more shameful sides of myself but I genuinely believe that bringing these parts of ourselves into the conversations we have with others helps to shed light on the demons so many of us […]

5-Day Happiness Challenge – Day 5: Let Go

As someone who has battled depression for most of my life and an eating disorder for most of my adult life, I’m well versed in holding onto emotions, experiences, stories and perspectives that cost me my happiness. Since beginning my journey towards a happier life and becoming the kind of mental health role model for […]

5-Day Happiness Challenge – Day 4: Solve your Happiness Equation

The content in today’s episode is inspired by a wonderful book called “Solve for Happy” by Mo Gawdat. The Happiness Equation After experiencing the tragic loss of his son after a routine surgery, Mo Gawdat needed to find a way to understand life and happiness.  He came at the problem with the mind of an […]

5-Day Happiness Challenge – Day 3: Get comfortable with Discomfort

Can you cope? We tolerate discomfort all the time – without really even noticing we’re doing it. Think about a time you went to a barbecue or outside event and you were having a wonderful time all afternoon but as the sun set, you began to feel really cold. You’re laughing and enjoying the great […]

5-Day Happiness Challenge – Day 2: Turn down the Shark Music

Change your thoughts, change your life Dr Wayne W. Dyer Tweet Back in November, I wrote a post titled, “I’d like to show you the power of your thoughts“. In it I featured the two videos I describe on today’s podcast. For some unknown (and frustrating) reason, the videos won’t upload here but you’ll be […]

5 Day Happiness Challenge – Day 1: Fatten up the good

Not all emotions are created equal In my work as a corporate trainer, I often talk to leaders about the balance between ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ interactions. Research suggests that for a team to perform well and for the members of the team to feel good about being a part of that team, they need a […]

60 Minute Retreats – Help yourself feel better

Listen to the podcast here Retreat (verb) To withdraw from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat. Retreat (noun) The act of moving back or withdrawing Life holds challenges for all of us. Sometimes we feel able to cope and other times the challenges overwhelm and overpower us. In […]

Practical Steps to Better Feeling Thoughts

Trying to change or control thoughts is massively challenging. It is often unproductive and, more often than not, feels like an attempt to pick a fight with mist. Still, I regularly find myself trying to do it. I’m a great believer in the power of thought. I’m always trying to make my thoughts more productive […]

What does it take to be OK with not being OK?

I read Is it really OK not to be OK yesterday and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.  I’m working on a podcast series about beliefs and how they shape our thoughts and actions so I  find myself wondering about the beliefs that surround “negative” emotions or being “not OK”. What are those beliefs? […]