25: The Paper Cuts that Build Unhappiness - with Dea Fileva

From corporate life to actress and coach, Dea Fileva, knows first hand the pressures of conditioning on the path we take. Dea describes how our parents and society push us into a life that they want us to go in, not one that nurtures our dreams and 30 years in, every paper-cut of giving up on our dreams builds up until we numb the reality so that we don't have to face the hard road of changing things. 

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24: Don't Bottle it Up with Mark Cook

This is the first time Mark Cook is telling his story on a public platform and what a privilege to hear his journey. With no father in his life, an alcoholic mother, losing his gran at 8 years old and figuring out his sexuality, he had a mental breakdown while on the M6 motorway which led him to resign from his job and begin his path to recovery. 

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23: I choose Life with Robin Coghlan

With 3 rock bottoms, including leaving home at 16, corporate burnout and leaving the perfect relationship, Robin and I go deep into what it takes to be fully alive. We talk about our fight or flight survival instincts impacting intimacy in relationships, how physical symptoms of burnout and stress are often pointing to not living a passionate life and how it's not about being happy or sad, it's about being fully ALIVE! 

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22: Grief and Depression - a practical guide to finding Joy with Sam Allen

So Sam Allen lost her dad in December 2015 and this podcast is packed with practical ways to process grief and manage depression symptoms through creativity and connection.  She experienced a happy childhood with her parents messy divorce prompting her first taste of adversity and subsequent depression.

 

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21: How losing a child built a zest for life with Adele Duncan

So excited to interview Adele Duncan, an amazing woman who mentored me a few years back when life was particularly challenging. She's the CEO of a gambling addiction organisation and has the most amazing work ethic I've ever seen. 

After having a son, they discovered their newborn daughter Paige had a genetic disorder that would sadly mean she would pass away at 2 1/2 when her brother was just 5...

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20: Recycle your Pain into Power with Mike Cooper

At only 21, Mike C is the youngest person we've ever had on the podcast, but his wisdom is that of a much older man. After some comfortable younger years living in Germany while his step-father was in the army, it was a shock to his 11 year old system to move to inner city London with 3 siblings, parents and grandparents in a 2 bed flat...

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12: How to Be a Man with Simon Seligman

'It was a profound mistake to send me away to boarding school. I was 8 years old and I was homesick continuously until I was 15'

Simon Seligman is a life coach with 25 years experience in the Arts & Communication industry.  While this story couldn't be farther away from my own, the skills for getting through life's difficulties resonate with me profoundly!...

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