We’ve had some brilliant guests on the podcast in 2019 talking about everything from mental health to climate change.
In case you haven’t had time to listen to them all, we’ve put together some of our most downloaded episodes of the year to help you catch up on the highlights.
Our top episodes include stress tips from Dr Rangan Chatterjee, advice from Chloe Brotheridge to help you cope with anxiety and mood-boosting tips from happiness coach Samantha Clarke.
Stress has been described as a modern-day epidemic by the World Health Organisation and has been linked to a host of medical conditions.
In this episode, we talked to author and GP Dr Rangan Chatterjee to find out what steps we can take to reduce our stress levels and live calmer lives.
For more advice from Rangan, don’t forget to check out his popular podcast, Live Better Feel More.
Self care is a practical approach to wellness that you can bring into every area of your life. Psychologist, author and yoga instructor Suzy Reading says that self care isn’t selfish – and it’s vitally important to look after ourselves so that we can take care of others.
In this episode, Suzy explains how you can start to practice self care and develop new habits to help you stay happy and healthy.
Suzy is a regular contributor to In The Moment Magazine and has prepared this year’s January self care challenge, which begins on 1 January. Check out our social media channels for more information.
Can you transform into a more positive person? Samantha Clarke, founder of the Growth & Happiness School, thinks so. In fact, she’s created a seven step process to help you nurture your positivity and become more optimistic.
She believes that happiness is like a muscle – you need to do regular exercises to build it up and the best way to do it is by making small changes every day.
Author and podcaster Chloe Brotheridge has experienced periods of anxiety since her teenage years. Her experiences led her to write two books, The Anxiety Solution and Brave New Girl, to help others learn how to cope with their anxiety and panic attacks.
Want to hear more from Chloe? She also produces her own podcast, Calmer You, which aims to help you become “your calmest, happiest and most confident self”.
Suzy Glaskie of Peppermint Wellness was working in the stressful world of PR when her health began to deteriorate. At first, she tried to ignore it, but soon her body began to give her warnings that she just couldn’t brush off.
As a result, she quit her job and moved on to a new career. In this episode, Suzy talks about what gave her the courage to quit and how you can learn to trust your instincts.
Do you often feel as though your mind is racing? Embracing meditation can help to quiet your busy thoughts and find new perspectives on life.
Michael James Wong, founder of Just Breathe, explains how meditation has given him an appreciation of stillness – and why it could help you too.
Would you be happier if you spent less money? Cait Flanders, author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book The Year of Less, set herself a challenge: a year without spending any money other than on essential items.
In doing so, she discovered the joys of living a more minimal life. Listen to find out how she got on and the highs and lows of her journey.
Bedtime stories aren’t just for children! Listening to a soothing story can lull you into a relaxing sleep. In this episode, the Calm app’s storyteller in residence explains how she turns her travels into special sleep tales.
As an extra treat, this podcast also includes a bonus sleep story narrated by actor Stephen Fry!
Tackling climate change can feel overwhelming and it’s difficult to know where to begin. But you can make environmentally friendly changes in almost every area of your life, from shopping to travel.
We caught up with Mike Berners-Lee, climate change researcher and author of There is No Planet B, to pick up some practical advice to help us get started.
Starting a new hobby can help you to be more mindful and lower your stress levels. Discover how getting in touch with your creative side can give you more energy.
Find the activity that works for you and get more enjoyment from your leisure time.
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