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  • The day I nearly killed people
    on 9 July 2024

    In this episode, I share a story from my past which nearly resulted in tragedy - for me and for many others. I'm very aware how fortunate I am to be here, alive and well, to share this with you […]

  • I'm launching my community - and you're invited!
    on 14 April 2023

    My Freshly Minted membership is launching next week - and I couldn't be more excited to welcome you into it! Tune in to hear one of my former coachees describing what it feels like to be "freshly minted". Here's where you can find details on my Freshly Minted membership (and a little video from […]

  • The ONE big thing that will help you stick to healthy habits
    on 5 April 2023

    In this episode, I share the magic of what's known as "collective effervescence" - and its role in transforming our health and wellbeing. Find your tribe - and you'll find your wellbeing. I hope this episode inspires you to seek out your tribe and go to where people grow. It's the fastest, […]

  • Can you hear your body talking to you? Here's how to listen in.
    on 23 March 2023

    I learnt the hard way how to listen to my body's signals. In this episode, I share how my body screamed at me - and how I was deaf to what it was saying. I saw each new symptom as something I needed to mask or get rid of. I didn't understand that the root cause of them all was stress. I also […]

  • Go easy on yourself: you're not Gwyneth Paltrow!
    on 9 March 2023

    A goal to "get ourselves healthy" can look like a towering, daunting mountain to climb. It can also mean endless failed attempts that leave us with no faith in our ability to change. Being harsh to ourselves is a terrible motivator. In this episode, I share a much more effective, gentler way to […]

  • I used to be a fake-food pusher: here's what I learnt about the food industry
    on 23 February 2023

    In this episode, I spill the beans on what I learnt during my many years working in PR for the food industry. During those years, I gained a first-hand insight into how we're being manipulated into eating foods that gradually destroy our health. I hope this episode empowers you to eat to thrive - […]

  • Blood sugar shockers! What I learnt from wearing a blood glucose monitor
    on 9 February 2023

    You're probably being sabotaged by your blood sugar on a daily basis - without realising how it's affecting you. If we want to feel better physically, mentally and emotionally (and protect our health from chronic disease) managing our blood sugar is an absolute must. In this episode, I share how […]

  • Why we need to press PAUSE
    on 26 January 2023

    Do you feel like there aren't enough hours in the day? That you don't have a minute for yourself? That you just don't have the time to look after yourself? I know that feeling well. In fact, I share an excruciatingly embarrasingly incident in this episode that illustrates this (very graphically)! […]

  • The life-changing magic of decluttering my kitchen
    on 12 January 2023

    Have you ever thought about how clutter is draining your energy and affecting your self-esteem? I've struggled with clutter for as long as I can remember. And I've frequently found myself feeling bad when I look at stuff that I've bought and have never actually used. Have a listen to what […]

  • I saw the light! Here's how.
    on 29 December 2022

    Welcome to my first episode of Midlife Illuminated, in which I share a deeply personal and profound experience I had recently. I've learnt a lot this year about the magic that happens when we grant outselves space to listen to our own inner wisdom. I hope that listening to me gives you licence to […]

  • Midlife Illuminated: the trailer
    on 29 December 2022

    Welcome to Midlife Illuminated! Here's a little introduction from me on the theme of uncovering your light - and sharing it with others. I look forward to sharing lots of lightbulbs moments with you.! Alongside listening to me on this podcast, you also have the opportunity to be supported by me […]

  • Goodbye Wellness Unwrapped - hello Midlife Illuminated!
    on 15 December 2022

    Hello again! I'm back after an extended break from podcasting. Thank you for bearing with me! Creating some distance from the podcast and going quiet gave me space to think. Tune in to this episode to discover where that thinking time took me. I'm excited to share that a change is on its way. […]

  • Why I'm saying...No!
    on 11 July 2022

    In this final (very mini) episode of this season of Wellness Unwrapped, I share a few thoughts on cutting myself some slack and giving myself some space. I hope it inspires you to do the same! I look forward to rejoining you here at some point in the Autumn. In the meantime, I wish you a wonderful […]

  • What we need to know about the menopause and food
    on 20 June 2022

    It's not news to most women that their bodies can be ruled by their hormones! But what is less well known is that food can help balance out our hormones and keep us on an even keel. My guest on this episode, Charlotte Hunter, has been a registered and qualified Nutritional Therapist since 2010. […]

  • Are you being sabotaged by limiting beliefs?
    on 7 June 2022

    This is a big, big subject...and one which affects ALL of us. As you'll hear Gwyneth Moss explain, we all picked up limiting beliefs when we were very young children. These limiting beliefs (also known as "false truths") are often what are sabotaging us as adults. In this exceptionally […]

  • The healing power of colour
    on 23 May 2022

    This is a gorgeous, sparkling conversation with someone who really does radiate vitality and joy. It's all about the fascinating topic of colour. Have you ever stopped to think that colour has the power to heal us and to affect our behaviour? Dr Deanna Minich is someone who has devoted much of […]

  • Why we need to put our own wellbeing first!
    on 9 May 2022

    I found this conversation so deeply thought-provoking that I've been playing Lucy Barnwell's words in my head to remind myself of what's important in life. Lucy is someone who truly lives by what she believes. And yet, Lucy is no wellness "guru". In fact, until recently, she dismissed everything […]

  • The transformational power of dancing
    on 18 April 2022

    This episode is a total joy. It's a conversation with my dear friend Debbie Hilton and it's all about something which comes naturally to all of us - but which most of us don't often do as adults. Dancing! It's beyond question that dancing is medicine. And it's medicine that we all have a right to […]

  • Find your inner harmony with nature's cycles
    on 4 April 2022

    As we launch ourselves into spring, it felt the perfect time to share an uplifting conversation about the role of nature's cycles in our life. My guest is Sadie Pickering - truly someone who is in harmony with nature and who has been a personal inspiration to me for several years. I've learnt so […]

  • The medicine of miracles
    on 21 March 2022

    In the first part of this episode, I share a deeply personal and very emotional story. It's the story of my younger son, Louis, and what happened to him as a small child when he was put on medication following a (wrong) diagnosis of a chronic bowel condition. He suffered for years because of a […]

  • Why we need to ditch diet culture
    on 7 March 2022

    I feel that this conversation is one of the most important I've had so far on the podcast. As my guest Susan Hyatt lays bare, diet culture is trapping girls and women in a cycle of suffering. (And I know from my work as a health coach that men are affected in exactly the same way). It horrifies me […]

  • Natural remedies for balance, calm and vibrancy
    on 21 February 2022

    I really loved this conversation with the incredibly upbeat, sunny Nikki Hill. Nikki shares lots of gentle, accessible inspiration for you to care for your own wellbeing - using simple, natural, joyful methods that require little money, time or energy. We chat about how you can tap into the […]

  • Why gratitude builds fortitude
    on 7 February 2022

    If I could persuade everyone to adopt just one habit, it would be a daily gratitude practice. It's no exaggeration to say that this is a practice that transform's people lives on every level. This week's episode is a deeply uplifting conversation with the inspirational Holly Bertone. Holly lives […]

  • I took a psychedelic drug. Here's why.
    on 24 January 2022

    This episode will come as a real shock to people who know me – because I’ve always been staunchly against drugs. So what persuaded me to change my mind and volunteer for my first ever experience of a psychedelic drug? You may have read about new research showing the remarkable effects of […]

  • Why forgiveness is the greatest healer
    on 10 January 2022

    [Warning: this episode contains an account of a violent attack.] It has long been known that forgiveness is the path to inner peace and happiness. And there are further, immense benefits from being able to let go of resentment and anger towards those who have wronged us: forgiveness has been shown […]

  • The story of how I fell apart
    on 27 December 2021

    Many people assume that I've always been an upbeat health coach with a picture-perfect, healthy lifestyle. But that is very, very far from the truth and I really feel it's important for my listeners to know that I have previously sunk very low. In this special, end-of-year episode, I swop roles […]

  • Why feeding your soul is key to your health
    on 13 December 2021

    This episode cuts right to the heart of what healthcare can (and should!) look like. It's so much more than simply treating disease - it's about helping people to live their fullest life. Dr Kristi Hughes is one of the truly visionary doctors I was privileged to learn from as part of my studies to […]

  • Why your lymph is the secret to vibrant health and glowing skin
    on 29 November 2021

    We all want vibrant health, glowing skin, a healthy immune system and to feel emotionally well...but did you know that your lymphatic system is key to all of that? And that you can give yourself a simple self-massage to transform your wellbeing? I feel very privileged to have had my eyes opened to […]

  • Why I'm trying not to be ruled by fear
    on 15 November 2021

    As I hit my 50th episode, I’m taking the opportunity to share with you my inner self-critic - and my fear around sparking other people’s anger and outrage. This solo episode is definitely one of the most candid ones I’ve shared with you. I really hope it helps you to move through your own […]

  • Why talking to strangers is good for us!
    on 1 November 2021

    We've always been told to beware of strangers...but it turns out that talking to strangers is a proven way to make us happier and healthier. In this life-affirming conversation, I chat with veteran journalist Joe Keohane, author of the brilliant new book "The Power of Strangers: The Benefits of […]

  • Why REST and PLEASURE are core to being a woman
    on 18 October 2021

    I learnt so much about what it means to be a woman in this conversation with Sally Beaton. I just wish I'd learnt this when I was 15 rather than 50! Have a listen to Sally's wisdom on the meaning and power of the monthly cycles in a woman's life; why we are programmed to have regular rest; why we […]

  • Lessons from a spider in my bed
    on 4 October 2021

    Welcome to a brand new season of Wellness Unwrapped! To kick off season 3, I'm sharing some reflections I've had while on a break from the podcast and social media over the summer. You'll also hear how my reaction to finding a big, dead spider in my bed has inspired me! I hope it will inspire you […]

  • The mantra I'm trying to live by
    on 26 July 2021

    In this solo episode, I share my thoughts on my time with someone who - having faced her own mortality - lives by a mantra that I'm also trying to adopt. Here's a link to an earlier episode (no. 25) "What I Learnt from a Stranger by the Sea", where I describe first meeting this wonderful lady: […]

  • Life, love and laughter in the shadow of Auschwitz
    on 12 July 2021

    This conversation is one which is engraved on my heart. It's with 92-year-old Eva Neumann, known to everyone as Bobby. Bobby is a survivor of Auschwitz. Her story is one you'll never forget. It's impossible not to be moved and inspired by her remarkable resilience, humour and lack of bitterness. […]

  • BITESIZE episode: When there's just too much to juggle
    on 28 June 2021

    As many of us find ourselves buckling under the weight of our responsibilities and struggling to keep up with the pace, I thought I'd share a bitesized episode to help us find our balance. Have a listen to a nugget of wisdom from my conversation with Terri Creeden. I chatted to Terri on episode 32 […]

  • Past lives...and why nobody dies alone
    on 14 June 2021

    Brace yourself for a thoroughly eye-opening conversation!! My chat with Julie Ryan has really transformed my view on many things. I found her explanation of what happens to us as we die to be particularly comforting. It has totally altered how I felt about people I knew who died of Covid in […]

  • How to attract positive energy into your home
    on 31 May 2021

    After many years of thinking about it, I've finally taken steps to sort my home's energy out! I was recently privileged to have Elizabeth Wells visit my house for a Feng Shui consultation. Elizabeth is an internationally accredited practitioner of the Feng Shui Society and an advanced […]

  • BITESIZE episode: How to get more joy
    on 16 May 2021

    Introducing Wellness Unwrapped bitesized! I'm always so happy to receive feedback about the podcast and have been asked by listeners to release mini-clips from guests on previous episodes. So here goes! As the world starts to open up to us again, I thought this was the perfect time to revisit a […]

  • The healing power of nature
    on 3 May 2021

    I loved this very intimate chat with Dr Lucy Loveday, who's a true inspiration to me. You can't help but catch her infectious enthusiasm for being immersed in nature. In this conversation, we talk honestly about our spiritual relationship with nature - and Lucy gives you practical, simple ways […]

  • How to tap into the magic of essential oils
    on 19 April 2021

    I honestly can't imagine what I'd do without essential oils. I use them throughout the house and in so many different ways - from inhaling them before I get out of bed in the morning, to the facial oil I use last thing at night. In this episode, I chat to Renée Hughes, a qualified aromatherapist […]

  • Why being kind to ourselves is the first step to being well
    on 5 April 2021

    One thing I've learnt as a health coach is that being kind to ourselves works a whole lot better than beating ourselves up. In this episode, I chat to someone who brings this concept to life. Lynne Gill is a wise, funny and refreshingly straight-talking 69-year-old grandmother. Lynne has been […]

  • How to attract a life of abundance
    on 22 March 2021

    This episode is a very meaty conversation with an inspirational woman who unashamedly uses her gifts to the full and pursues her dreams - and who encourages others to do the same. Caroline Britton is an intuitive and transformational coach and an expert in helping people to fulfil their […]

  • Thoughts at 50: the lessons that shape my life
    on 8 March 2021

    As I've just turned 50, I thought I'd take the opportunity to pause and reflect on some of the big lessons that now shape my life. In this very personal episode, I share thoughts on what I've learnt - and what has allowed me to go from burnt-out and floundering at 40 to (mostly!) calm, positive […]

  • Why we need to talk about suicide
    on 22 February 2021

    This episode marks the first anniversary of the Wellness Unwrapped podcast – and I’m so grateful to have you joining me as a listener. My guest for my anniversary episode is not a famous doctor or an author. Alice Hendy is someone who you won’t have heard of - but who I think deserves to be […]

  • How walking can change your life
    on 8 February 2021

    The huge benefits of walking for our physical, mental and emotional health are beyond question. However, I had no idea that the way I walked wasn't actually that great - and that I could be walking much more effectively to achieve so many more benefits. That's why I'm so excited to bring you this […]

  • How to live a meaningful life
    on 25 January 2021

    My conversation this week is a very deep dive with one of the wisest people I’m privileged to know. Ruthie Portnoy is a Couples Therapist, EFT Practitioner and Life Coach. She’s also mother to nine kids!  Ruthie's dream is to empower individuals and couples to find their best selves and to […]

  • Why we need to put ourselves first
    on 11 January 2021

    Have you ever thought of yourself as a leader? Well, this super-juicy chat with Terri Creeden will make you think differently! Terri is exceptionally wise - and also unsparingly honest about how she recently "cracked" when she neglected her own self-care. She explains how - although we may not […]

  • How to look great...naturally!
    on 28 December 2020

    Such a privilege to have Janey Lee Grace as my guest this week. 15 years ago, it was Janey's book "Imperfectly Natural Woman" which first opened my eyes to how to care for myself and my family. In this episode, Janey shares how to look great without overloading our body with toxic chemicals. We […]

  • How to be well!
    on 14 December 2020

    It's my privilege to bring you my conversation with a doctor who has been an inspiration to me ever since I met him at his New York practice a few years back: Dr Frank Lipman.  In this eye-opening conversation, Dr Lipman shares his refreshingly holistic, accessible view of how we can all feel […]

  • Why getting creative helps you to flourish
    on 30 November 2020

    As someone who has always classed herself as "rubbish at art" and "not very creative", it's been a revelation to me to witness the transformative effects of getting involved with creative activities. Not only can getting creative help to massively boost your self-esteem and self-image...it can […]

  • How to slow down
    on 16 November 2020

    Ever feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? Or that you're just too, too busy to stop and take some time out for self-care? This episode is for you! Have a listen to me chat with my yoga teacher, Karen Goldman, who's managed to help herself to slow down from her […]

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