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EPISODE 11: FRANCESCA ODDIE - ASTROLOGY

The first time I met Francesca Oddie, I think we talked enthusiastically for about 2 hours about energy, the moon, the stars and planets and everything in between. I LOVE this woman's energy! 

Fran is a passionate (she says obsessive) astrologer who really goes into the depths of astrology as a fascinating science. Her quest is to present the subject simply and to enable people to comprehend the reliable roots of astrology and this seems to have been the case since she saw the word Sagittarius at age 5. 

 

During this episode we discuss how Francesca got into astrology, palmistry and numerology, segueing through dating scorpios, how astrology works and how we might be able to use it to guide our lives. We go into using asteroids in charts and whether you can read someone’s chart ‘wrong’ as well as the risk of projecting onto clients and how we use and build our intuition. 
 

EPISODE INFO AND LINKS:

Website: https://www.francescaoddie.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/francescaoddieastrology/

Magic Momenti; Natal Charts & Astrology Art: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FrancescaOddie

 

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Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/things-i-wish-id-known/id1479344250

or check out https://www.welfordwellbeing.com/tiwikpodcast for more information

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EPISODE 10: DARREN SPRINGER - MUSHROOMS

Darren Springer is a teacher, researcher and qualified organic horticulturist. By day he teaches organic gardening and food enterprise to “so called” hard to reach young people, in particular those who have been temporarily or permanently excluded from mainstream school. Darren is part of the Breaking Convention committee and works closely with Funzing, organising thought provoking talks and workshops around the subjects of Mushroom cultivation, psychedelic experiences and unearthing ancient buried knowledge from African-Caribbean history, culture and spirituality.

During this episode Darren and I discuss how we connected many years ago through a mutual love of art. We discuss seeds as currency, the power of nature as medicine, the potential application of psychedelics and entheogenic plants for mental health treatment and whether these psychoactive substances can help people to access and deal with their emotional baggage. Collectively Darrens work aims to inform and empower individuals from diverse backgrounds to cope with social challenges and contribute to community development as well as self-improvement in an innovative, creative, culturally-aware style and I think that really comes through on this episode. 

 

EPISODE LINKS:

Website: https://www.darrenlebaron.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darren_le_baron/

Find his events and talks on Funzing: https://uk.funzing.com/users/158242

 

USEFUL LINKS:

If you need help with your mental health, please reach out to get help. There are amazing charities where you can find help:

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

TIWIK is a love letter to my younger self. A conversation about all the things we were told not to talk about. A sharing of knowledge, emotions and laughs. A potential handbook (or the audio equivalent) on how to master your mental health and fall back in love with yourself!

Nothing is off limits. We talk about everything from dating, suicide and mental health through to make up, skin care, magic and spirituality. It's all the things I wish I'd known when I was younger so hopefully me and my guests will save you some heartache, provide some laughs, and inspire you to try something new helping you to grow from the inside out.

 

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: 

Join the conversation by tagging @welfordwellbeing on:

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/welfordwellbeing

FB - https://www.facebook.com/welfordwellbeing

using the hashtag #tiwik

For more information on Welford Wellbeing check out www.welfordwellbeing.com

 

LISTEN AND FOLLOW:

You can listen and follow on:

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/0q3RxJ6fRED4oBoCpwPukV?si=TR-87oDDS9Os-Rern07bGg

Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/things-i-wish-id-known/id1479344250

or check out https://www.welfordwellbeing.com/tiwikpodcast for more information

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EPISODE 9: MANDY MANNERS CO FOUNDER OF LOVE SOBER ON SHAME

Mandy Manners is a coach, speaker, writer and Mum of two. She has left her party lifestyle behind to embrace a sober life, calmer brain and pursue slow life satisfaction. She is passionate about breaking down the stigma of shame, trauma and mental illness through telling her own story honestly and authentically. You can see why I invited her on the podcast as our missions are completely aligned and she is such an open, kind hearted soul I wanted to help share her knowledge with you.

Mandy is also the co-founder of Love Sober with Kate Baily. Together they work with women to help them feel empowered by their choice to stop drinking. Mandy and Kate work with women to use their choice to go sober to pivot from surviving to thriving in all areas of their lives using a holistic approach to growth change and wellbeing.

In this episode we discuss how Mandy got into sober living and began to unpack and work through the shame and trauma she experienced after a devastating sexual attack in Mexico. We discuss speaking our shame and how to open up conversations with your family.

 

 

EPISODE LINKS & INFO:

Love Sober hosts the community Love Sober Life on Mighty Networks, offers 1-1 and online coaching programmes, workshops and talks and the Love Sober Podcast. Mandy and Kate are currently writing their first personal development book  Love Yourself Sober: A Self Care Guide to Alcohol Free Living for Busy Mothers, to be released in September 2020 by Trigger Publishing, an independent publishers specialising in mental health and wellbeing titles.

Website www.lovesober.com

Community https://love-sober.mn.co/

Podcast https://lovesober.podbean.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lovesoberpodcast

Instagram https://instagram.com/mandy_love.sober

              https://instagram.com/love.sober.podcast

              https://instagram.com/love.sober.life 

Twitter https://twitter.com/lovesoberpod

https://shamebooth.org/

https://sherecovers.co/

 

USEFUL LINKS:

If you need help with your mental health, please reach out to get help. There are amazing charities where you can find help:

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EPISODE 8: SCOTT AKA THE BOY WHO DRANK TOO MUCH ON BEING SOBER

Scott, also known as The Boy Who Drank Too Much, is a sober activist and LGBTQI+ advocate and this week I’m talking to him about all things sobriety. At just over one year sober, Scott’s mission is to support others in their journey to sobriety and be of value to the LGBTQI+ community. We discuss everything from self medicating to when drinking gets too much, through to whether sobriety affects friendships and how to deal with your emotions when you get sober. Essentially we let you know what happens when you remove alcohol from your life for good and have to mourn the death of drinking you and embrace the sober you underneath.

 

EPISODE LINKS:

You can find Scott at the following website https://www.theboywhodranktoomuch.co.uk and follow him on instagram https://www.instagram.com/theboywhodranktoomuch/


 

USEFUL LINKS:

If you need help with your mental health, please reach out to get help. There are amazing charities where you can find help:

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EPISODE 7: SARAH ROSS ON BURNOUT

This week I am speaking with Sarah Ross, a burnout recovery expert who helps executives and entrepreneurs reset, recharge and thrive after burnout using the Burnout Freedom Formula. We discuss how an acting coach completely changed the whole direction of her life and how an experience in a children's cancer ward literally saved her life.

This episode gets deep! 

We discuss the risks of becoming a corporate junkie which leads to exhaustion and feeling like you can’t cope. Feeling alone and not having anyone to turn too and eventually, setting an expiry date and creating a bucket list to tick off before you go. There’s some real nuggets of wisdom in here not least when she says “The thinking that gets you into a problem, can’t get you out of it.” and we share tools and our shared experience of burnout and our collective recovery. 

 

EPISODE LINKS

Website: http://www.yourreasontobreathe.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/yourreasontobreathe

LI: http://linkedin.com/in/thesarahross

IG: https://www.instagram.com/yourreasontobreathe.com/

Book: http://www.yourreasontobreathe.com/book/

 

USEFUL LINKS:

If you need help with your mental health, please reach out to get help. There are amazing charities where you can find help:

  • Samaritans  - Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Call for free on 116 123 - 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Website:  https://www.samaritans.org/  ​

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EPISODE 6: SAMANTHA HOUGHTON ON STORYTELLING AS A HEALING ART

This week I’m talking to Samantha Houghton who describes herself as a trauma thriver, book lover and coffee drinker. Maybe this is why we had so much to talk about? Samantha is an award winning author having published The Invisible Girl: A Secret Life, Permission To Be Myself and #1 bestseller Courage: Stories of Darkness to Light. She now works to help others with her writing gifts though inspirational book mentoring and intuitive ghostwriting.

 

In this episode we discuss how storytelling can be super healing and how writing a book allowed Samantha to change her labels and stories around mental health. We discuss her experience with being in psychiatric units whilst suffering the effects of OCD, depression and trauma which resulted in suicide attempts and how Samantha turned her life around through storytelling as a healing art form.

 

Samantha’s mission is to create a powerful impact on humanity through writing from her heart, using the power of words through books, film and speaking.  Hearing the right and profound words have encouraged her massively in her life to free herself of complex trauma, heal and aim to reach the life of her dreams. She uses this to inspire and motivate others in their darkness to choose to rise, transform their lives by seeing how possible it is to go against all the odds, to succeed and to live their purpose. 

 

EPISODE LINKS

Website: www.samanthahoughton.co.uk 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheInspiringWriter/

Sam’s new book is here: https://amzn.to/2nt66hC  and her first book can be found here :  https://amzn.to/2oliUrl 

 

USEFUL LINKS:

If you need help with your mental health, please reach out to get help. There are amazing charities where you can find help:

  • Samaritans  - Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Call for free on 116 123 - 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Website:  www.samaritans.org/

LISTEN NOW

 
 

EPISODE 5: RUBY WARRINGTON ON SOBER CURIOSITY

This week I am talking to the inspiring Ruby Warrington. Ruby is a British writer, author and thought-leader currently located in Brooklyn, NY. Formerly Features Editor on the UK Sunday Times Style supplement, she is Founder of Now Age lifestyle platform The Numinous, and co-founder of “sober curious” events series Club SÖDA NYC. Her two books, Material Girl, Mystical World: The Now Age Guide to a High Vibe Life, and Sober Curious: The Blissful Sleep, Laser Focus, Limitless Presence, and Deep Connection Awaiting Us All on the Other Side of Alcohol, are both published by HarperCollins and if that wasn’t enough, she also launched The Numinous Astro Deck, an astrology learning tool and oracle deck back in June 2019. Ruby is also the host of popular podcasts The Now Age and Sober Curious (the latter of which I cry on when she interviewed me - I had a podcast vulnerability hangover but apparently it was podcast gold :-))

 

In this episode we discuss: 

  • What was the thinking behind the term “Sober Curious”?

  • Hangovers

  • The impact of drinking 

  • Spirituality and Sobriety - what are the links?

  • Creativity and sobriety

  • The wilderness of sobriety…. And how to overcome it.

 

EPISODE LINKS: 

You can follow Ruby on instagram https://www.instagram.com/rubywarrington and at The Numinous https://www.instagram.com/the_numinous

Buy her books here http://www.rubywarrington.com/i-am-an-author/

Listen to her podcasts here http://www.rubywarrington.com/podcasts/

My episode is here http://www.rubywarrington.com/podcasts/booze-burnout-and-mental-health-with-rachael-welford/

 

USEFUL LINKS:

If you need help with your mental health, please reach out to get help. There are amazing charities where you can find help:

Call for free on 116 123 - 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Website:  www.samaritans.org/

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EPISODE 4: ALEX CO FOUNDER OF NINI ORGANICS ON SKINCARE

In this week's episode Rachael meets Alex the co-founder of NINI Organics. NINI Organics was created by Alex and his Sister Nicole and was designed with one mission in mind, to create the ultimate superfood for your skin, made with 100% Natural and Organic ingredients. 

 

Alex talks about his experience with severe acne from the age of 16 and how that affected his self esteem to why we should choose organic skincare and green beauty. 

Alex explains how the name NINI came about and introduces his INSULT acronym which will help you when you are looking to buy new skin care products and teaches us why we should stop insulting ourselves with toxic skin care. We discuss why it takes time to heal and how short term and quick fixes aren’t all they cracked to be. 

 

EPISODE LINKS:

Follow NINI Organics on instagram https://www.instagram.com/niniorganics

Web - www.niniorganics.com 

 

USEFUL LINKS:

If you need help with your skin or mental health, please reach out to get help. There are amazing charities where you can find help:

The British Skin Foundation - https://www.britishskinfoundation.org.uk/acne

Acne Support - http://www.acnesupport.org.uk/

- Samaritans  - Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Call for free on 116 123 - 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Website:  https://www.samaritans.org/ ​

- Anxiety UK - https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

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EPISODE 3: MILLIE GOOCH ON SOBRIETY

Millie Gooch is a writer, speaker and founder of Sober Girl Society a platform with over 50,000 members world wide who bond and support each other over their sober journeys.

 

In this episode Rachael talks to Millie about her sobriety journey and how she came to set up Sober Girl Society, a sober babe space connecting independent not gin-dependent women the world over.

We talk about our own experiences with going from party girl to sobriety girl, mental health and the effects of alcohol and how to find fun after sobriety.

 

If you need help with your mental health, please reach out to get help. There are amazing charities where you can find help:

Call for free on 116 123 - 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Website:  www.samaritans.org/ 

 

EPISODE LINKS

Follow Millie on Instagram - SOBER GIRL SOCIETY

Check out her next event - Tickets for Diva Girl Sweat Fest

Listen now 

 

EPISODE 2: GABBY ALLEN ON ANXIETY 

You may know Gabby from Love Island, but there’s likely a lot you don’t know about this awesome woman. She is a professional dancer, qualified fitness coach and author of Shape up with Gabby Allen and is super passionate about helping others get fit and feel good about themselves and their bodies.

 

In this episode Gabby talks to Rachael about the pressures of social media and how she manages her anxiety, especially with the pressures of being in the public eye. We talk about our own experiences with anxiety and how to handle it. What anxiety feels like and how it shows up in our lives. The likelihood that Rachael has ADHD as well as our opinions on meditation, fitness and mental health stigma.

 

If you need help with your mental health, please reach out to get help. There are amazing charities where you can find help:

  • Samaritans  - Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Call for free on 116 123 - 24 hours a day 365 days a year 

Website:  www.samaritans.org/ 

 

EPISODE LINKS

Find Gabby on Fiit - https://fiit.tv/trainers/gabby-allen

Buy her book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shape-Up-Gab...

Follow her on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/gabbydawnallen

Vertical rush https://england.shelter.org.uk/suppor...

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EPISODE 1: DAN WINTERBOURNE ON SUICIDE 

Mental health story teller, Dan Winterbourne, is the founder of DanWints.com which he describes as a success gym for the mind and he is speaking to Rachael on the subject of suicide. In this episode Rachael talks to Dan Winterbourne about how he overcame multiple mental health diagnosis including depression, anxiety, paranoid schizophrenia and brought himself back from the brink of suicide to create a life he loves, helping others with mental health hacks to heal themselves. 

To find out more about Dan and his 2,717ft - ClimbMind Challenge click here (you can also donate at this link) https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dan-wints

If you need help with your mental health, please reach out to get help. There are amazing charities listed below:

 

Samaritans 

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Call for free on 116 123 - 24 hours a day 365 days a year 

Website:  www.samaritans.org/ 

 

CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

 

Men's Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.

Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

 

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

 

Mind

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk 

Listen now on Spotify

 

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