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. 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


September 21, 2023 62 mins

We talk to Imogen Palmer about the life skills that can be learned from the art of improv, and how these can help us in our interactions with others – from learning to listen, build and collaborate, to being brave and confident in your own wonderful weirdness.

Imogen also leads Gwen and Kate through a classic improv game (try this one next time you're stuck in a traffic jam... or after a few tequilas!) and sets us a c...

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In this 2nd episode of our two-part breathwork special, we pick up where we left off with breathwork coach Lyndsey Marriott, this time exploring different therapeutic breathing exercises, that you can join in with too. These exercises can help with anxiety, panic disorders and other aspects of mental health, and can be incredibly powerful.

Lyndsey is a Conscious Connected Breathwork facilitator and founder of Bristol Brea...

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August 23, 2023 61 mins

In this first episode of our two-part breathwork special, we talk to breathwork coach Lyndsey Marriott, all about functional breathing. Thought you knew everything there was to know about how to breathe? Well think again... 

Lyndsey is a Conscious Connected Breathwork facilitator and founder of Bristol Breathwork. She shares with us the benefits of optimising how we breathe and explains why this will have such an impact o...

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August 15, 2023 73 mins

We talk to Nic Devlin & Danielle Macleod about how to create a remarkable life, stepping out of warrior and victim mode and instead playing to create a life that brings you joy.

Get your pens ready, as this bumper episode is chock-full of top tips, quotes + ideas to up-level your life, get out of your own way and unleash your brilliance. 

Nic & Danielle run a project called Remarkable Women, a coaching o...

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July 18, 2023 65 mins

Nici Harrison, founder of The Grief Space, chats with us about the lost art of grief tending. We explore how to live with and support those experiencing not just grief due to a bereavement, but the grief that comes with changes in relationships, health and shifting life circumstances. 

Nici is a grief tending facilitator, writer and speaker. She founded The Grief Space as a platform to shift the narrative on grief, inspir...

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July 5, 2023 64 mins

Sara Lazar joins us on Ep.43 to talk about what's actually happening in our brains when we meditate. We're all told it's good for us, but we want to find out why.

Sara is Assistant Professor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Researcher in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research focuses on the neuroscience underlying yoga and meditation. Her work has been covered by the ...

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June 21, 2023 60 mins

We talk all things Vision Boarding, in this special episode that features insights from not one, not two, but three vision boarding experts. 

Artist Di Ford runs vision boarding and mindful collaging workshops in West Wales. In this episode she joins Gwen and Kate in Gwen's kitchen, to help them create their very own vision boards.

Artist and writer friends Jodi Jones and Laura Hailstone founded Dream, Play, ...

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June 7, 2023 67 mins

Nutritionist and cognitive reframing specialist Nicola Moore chats to us about the relationship between our gut health and our mental health.

Nicola shares with us how and why our gut biomes are so directly linked to our emotions, as well as breaking down some common myths surrounding everyday nutrition. She also sets Gwen and Kate a helpful new way to readjust our thinking around what and when we eat.

To find o...

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March 23, 2023 62 mins

We talk to Verity Glasgow from the charity OnePlusOne about how to argue better and manage healthy conflict in our relationships, whether that's with a partner, family member, friend or colleague.

Verity also sets Gwen and Kate a listening exercise, to teach better active listening skills, one of the core elements of having a healthy, rather than harmful argument.

OnePlusOne specialises in helping people to h...

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February 22, 2023 66 mins

We talk to Maff Potts about the importance of having people and purpose in our lives. Maff is the founder of Camerados, a charity that helps people support each other through tough times. One of the main ways they do this is by setting up Public Living Rooms – places to go to when you need to connect to or just be around other humans, with no agenda, no mission and no fixing.

Before setting up Camerados, Maff spent 20 year...

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February 8, 2023 65 mins

Cyclical living coach, Leslie Draffin,  talks us through how we can better understand our bodies and get the most out of our lives by tracking the phases we go through. And by tuning in with our own cycles, or those in nature, we can discover the key to better mental and physical health, more energy, happiness and productivity.

Leslie also sets Gwen and Kate a daily task to track our patterns, taking the first step in matching our l...

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January 25, 2023 64 mins

Therapist Elsie Owen joins us to lift the lid on people pleasing. We learn what people pleasing actually is and why we would all be better off if we just stop doing it. Plus, Elsie gives us a bucket load of practical tips for how we can better prioritise ourselves, maintain healthy boundaries and still be a nice person!

Gwen and Kate go on to share their own people pleasing tendencies that have got them into all sorts of t...

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January 11, 2023 61 mins

We talk men's mental health with Ben Akers, co-founder of the male mental fitness charity, Talk Club.

Talk Club is a talking and listening club for men, offering talking groups, sports groups and therapy, and has been championed recently by the likes of Liam Gallagher and Tyson Fury.

We discuss the terrifying statistics around suicide in young men, and why talking (without trying to fix the problem) is so imp...

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December 21, 2022 66 mins
Anna Anderson, author of the best-selling book From the Inside Out, joins us to talk about what it means to truly nourish our minds and bodies and break free from the outdated rules of diet culture. We look at why we comfort eat, and how pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone and working consistently towards loving ourselves is the best long-term approach to a healthy weight.

Anna is a health and female empowermen...
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December 8, 2022 60 mins

Ellen Mary joins us for a fascinating chat about the physical and mental well-being benefits of getting our fingers in the soil, growing plants and connecting with the natural world.

Ellen is an author, broadcaster, speaker, creator, podcaster, columnist & gardener. She's trained in horticulture, social and therapeutic horticulture, cognitive behaviour therapy and wellness coaching, and talks at shows and events a...

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November 23, 2022 60 mins

We talk to Alicia Navarro about the enormous benefits of Deep Work and how to achieve it. She also discusses why it's becoming increasingly hard for people to focus, sharing a number of psychological hacks to avoid distraction and get into a state of deep work and flow.

Alicia Navarro is the CEO and founder of FLOWN, an online platform that supports people in accessing deep work, achieve better focus and feel good ab...

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September 2, 2022 68 mins

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&apo...

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August 17, 2022 70 mins

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.”


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August 3, 2022 62 mins

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 televi...

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July 20, 2022 67 mins

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...

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