Right Up My Podcast

Right Up My Podcast

Exploring some of the lesser-known (and occasionally bonkers) methods of self-care, self-love and ways to make you feel good. Gwen and Kate talk to people about what's right up their street, then try it out themselves to see if it works. Released fortnightly. Contains bad language and inappropriate laughter. Editor - Andy Turvey. Music - Andrew Grimes. Artwork - Erica Frances George. Support Right Up My Podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcast Find us on Instagram and Twitter @rightupmy

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September 2, 2022 68 min

Artist Vicky Paul joins us to chat about the therapeutic benefits of intuitive painting. Vicky is an abstract artist and energy healer and teaches people to use art as a way to express and process emotions, plus tap into their psychic powers and channel their intuition.

She also guides us through how to do our own intuitive energy paintings. It doesn't matter whether you think you're creative or not, you don't even need...

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Behavioural Change Specialist, Shahroo Izadi, joins us to explore how to break those unhelpful habits and form some sparkly new ones.

Shahroo is a psychologist whose approach is inspired by her experience of working with people with addictions. She was awarded 'Thought Leader of the Year' Baton Award at the House of Lords, and Women’s Health magazine has called her “Britain’s answer to Brene Brown.”

You can find out more abo...

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August 3, 2022 62 min

Mr Motivator (yes, THE Mr Motivator) chats to us about everything from exercise to positivity, future-proofing your health, leading an exercise class before a funeral, the importance of wearing Day-Glo lycra and how he likes to tell his wife he loves her.

The Jamaican-born British fitness instructor burst onto our screens in the '90s and quickly became a household name following appearances on the UK breakfast television show G...

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July 20, 2022 67 min

Anne Therese, founder of The Climate Optimist, chats to us about the relationship between activism and feeling good. Anne is a speaker, educator and long-term environmental activist. She explains how we are more likely to act and make changes in our lives if we feel hopeful about the future, rather than being paralysed by fear and anger.

You can find out more about Anne and all the incredible work that she does at:  https://www.the...

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June 30, 2022 66 min

We're talking all things burnout and chronic stress with the founder of The Anti-Burnout Club, Bex Spiller. Bex explains what burnout actually means and how it's not just reserved for city CEOs but can affect all of us juggling busy lives. She shares how to spot the signs (erm screen scrolling & bingeing anyone?) how to deal with burnout and most importantly how to prevent reaching overwhelm in the first place. She also...

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We talk to actor, conscious DJ and breathwork facilitator Luisa Bradshaw-White, live at The Big Retreat Festival. Best known for her roles in This Life, Eastenders, Bad Girls and Holby City, Luisa talks to us about one of her big passions – ecstatic dance, as well as her relationship with her mental health, breathwork and how she finds her happy.

Also, don't miss Gwen and Kate reporting back from the festival straight after taki...

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June 1, 2022 65 min

We talk to Semra Haksever, AKA Mama Moon, about everyday rituals and spells and how we can all bring a bit of magic into our lives.

Semra describes herself as an eclectic witch, intuitive, healer and empath. She shows us how even the simplest act can be a ritual to bring focus into your day, if done with the right intention. She also shares her knowledge of different herbs and how you can use them in your own home, as well as guidin...

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May 19, 2022 72 min

We talk to Emma Mumford about the Law of Attraction and manifesting, exploring how to turn our dreams into reality.

Emma is the UK’s leading Law of Attraction expert. She's also an award-winning life coach and best selling author (Spiritual Queen, 2019 No. 1 best-selling book on Amazon). She has her own podcast called ‘Spiritual Queen’s Badass Podcast’ and has been featured on This Morning, BBC Radio 2 and a multitude of other p...

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February 25, 2022 77 min

We talk to Dr Pamela Kryskow about the research she and her team are doing into the use of psychedelic drugs in the treatment of PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction and much more.

Pamela is a Canadian doctor who specialises in psychedelic medicine, mental health and chronic pain. She is a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia and a founding board member of the Canadian Psychedelic Association. In addition, she i...

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February 4, 2022 59 min

We talk to journalist Emma Howarth about her book 'A Year of Mystical Thinking' – an account of the year that changed her life, where she explored the power of vision boarding,  sound baths, spirit guides, rituals, mediation, tarot, oracle cards, crystals, astrology & manifestations...to name just a few.

Emma shares with us her experiences, and sets us and the listener a challenge to kick start our magical year. Kate als...

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January 20, 2022 57 min

Rediscover the lost art of letter writing. But not any old letter... this episode we are exploring the world of smutty letter writing. Why? Because it's FUN! We are joined by Rosy Pendlebaby, who runs smutty letter writing workshops around the country and is on a mission to make us all fall in love with letter writing again. Rosy also sets us, and you the listener, a letter-writing challenge... so have your pen and paper at the...

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December 16, 2021 59 min

Which apps are your weakness? Instagram, WhatsApp, dating apps? ALL of them? If you've ever lost precious time to your smartphone that could been spent doing something better, or even doing nothing at all, then this episode's for you.

We talk to cyberpyschology expert, Daria Kuss, about smartphone addiction. We discuss what happens to our brains when we're on our smartphones, why too much time on them can become a proble...

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December 1, 2021 72 min

We talk to women's health expert and registered nutritionist, Emma Bardwell, about perimenopause – a hot topic that despite getting an increased amount of media attention, still leaves many women with a lot of unanswered questions.

Emma takes an evidence-based, no-nonsense approach to demystifying the perimenopause. We talk all things HRT, nutrition, lifestyle, exercise & sex, debunking myths left, right and centre.

This we...

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November 18, 2021 52 min

Have you ever failed at something? Of course you have, we all have! So in this episode we celebrate all things to do with failure. We speak to coach and mentor, Rebecca Hartnell, about how to work with failure, rather than be paralysed by it or by the fear of it. This leads us on to a wider chat about trusting our inner voice, grasping gratitudes and retraining our brains to find the gold in things that didn't go right the firs...

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November 4, 2021 55 min

We talk to psychotherapist and relationships expert, Charisse Cooke, about how to be better listeners. And double whammy, we also learn about how we can communicate in a way that makes you feel like you're being heard. Some times we get it right, some times we don't, but it's fair to say that Charisse's incredible tips have definitely made both of us think about the way we chat and how we can do it better.

You can fi...

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October 21, 2021 57 min

We kick off Series 3 with a shot of adrenaline, looking at why adventure is so important to our wellbeing. And luckily for us, we’re not (only) talking about climbing Everest here, but rather shaking things up, breaking our routines, pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones and expanding what we see as possible for ourselves.

We’re joined by explorer and author of the book Adventure Revolution, Belinda Kirk, who has spent the last...

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July 3, 2021 71 min

In our final episode this season, we talk with psychotherapist Matthew Bowes about dream interpretation. We discuss why we dream and why it's such an important process. We also talk about what our dreams mean and how we can use them to process emotions and events in our life. Ever wondered why your dreams are so surreal and often hard to remember? We've got the answers here!

You can find out more about Matthew and the work h...

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June 10, 2021 56 min

If you've ever struggled to get a good night's sleep then this is the episode for you! We talk to leading sleep expert and neurophysiologist Dr Nerina Ramlakhan. Join us as we discuss why we sleep, what our brains are doing while we sleep and, most importantly, she shares with us her five non negotiables for good sleep, born out of years of research.

You can find out more about Dr Nerina and her work at drnerina.com

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May 28, 2021 62 min

Step into the intriguing world of intuitive energy healing. Join us as we talk to Energy Alignment Practitioner, Tracy Langley, about the work that she does, after discovering her natural talent as a child, combining energy healing with psychotherapy and past-life regression.

Tracy talks us through how to cleanse your chakras at home, and we both then go on to share our individual experiences of having 1-to-1 energy work sessions wi...

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May 14, 2021 59 min

We rediscover the JOY of our inner child and explore the lost art of play. Abbie Headon, author of 'Build Yourself Happy: The Joy of Lego Play,' shares with us the wide-ranging and sometimes surprising benefits of focussed play. 

Abbie's book 'Build Yourself Happy' is published by DK: https://www.dk.com/uk/book/9781465491121-lego-build-yourself-happy/

You can follow Abbie at https://www.instagram.com/abbieheadon/
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