33: It Get's Better - with John Schless

John Schless is the Chief exec for the Student Union at Greenwich University discussing his journey from a small town setting as head boy at school with girlfriends, to moving to university and coming out as gay. We discuss the adjustment his parents needed to make, how he internalised his struggle with gay shame and turned to food as escapism, how he understands his body and his mind now and the advice he would give to his younger self. 

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31:When ok is not enough! withTomas Svitorka

Join me for a counter argument on why you don't need to hit rock bottom in order to make choices that improve your life! While Tomas Svitorka definitely experienced some adversity, he chooses to view this simply as life, without the possibility of holding him back. In fact, he wants life to be hard because he knows if he overcomes those challenges he'll make a bigger impact in the world through his work. 

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29: "I'm Fine" with Nicholas Morgan

Co-Director of Euro Youth Mental Health, Nicholas Morgan knows mental health and young people! "I didn't realise anything was wrong until it broke " he says, of the build up of stress and the pressures leading to a breakdown while driving on the motorway. With no education about how to notice the signs of burnout and stress in his own body...

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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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