Read Your Mind with Alex Holmes

Read Your Mind with Alex Holmes

By Alex Holmes

Welcome to Read Your Mind with Alex Holmes. Read Your Mind is a podcast on the intersection of books, mental health, and therapy for modern men, dedicated to exploring mental health and masculinity. Hosted by Alex Holmes, a London-based therapist, the podcast explores the complexities of mental wellness with a special focus on men's mental health. This podcast blends interviews, book reviews, and personal stories to help you read more, seek help, and become better versions of yourself. Each episode aims to shed light on different recovery pathways, offering guidance, support, and understanding to listeners navigating their mental health journeys.  Read the book: Time To Talk: How Men Think About Love, Belonging, and Connection. Reading List Join the newsletter for more. Website: alexholmes.co

Episodes

Session 005 | Book. Therapy.

In this episode, Alex discusses the goals of bibliotherapy and how it can be used as a tool for therapy and personal growth. The four goals of bibliotherapy are: improving how you respond to the world, increasing self-understanding, clarifying personal relationships, and dealing with reality as is. He explains each goal in detail and provides examples of how bibliotherapy can help achieve them. The episode also mentions upcoming topics and guests for future episodes. Takeaways Bibliotherapy is a complementary approach that combines the love for books with the passion to help people. The four goals of bibliotherapy are: improving how you respond to the world, increasing self-understanding, clarifying personal relationships, and dealing with reality as is. Bibliotherapy can help enhance self-awareness, empathy, and understanding of others. Reading books can provide a focus, improve concentration, and help clarify personal responses and feelings. Bibliotherapy can assist in recognizing and dealing with negative emotions, as well as addressing existential issues. Engaging with literature can help reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness. Bibliotherapy encourages personal growth, self-reflection, and the exploration of different perspectives. Future episodes will include book breakdowns and discussions with authors and experts in the field of mental health. Chapters 00:00 Improving How You Respond to the World 15:30 Increasing Self-Understanding 29:49 Dealing with Reality as Is 36:08 Upcoming Topics and Guests Reading List: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/byalexholmes Substack: byalexholmes.substack.com Instagram: @byalexholmes TikTok: @byalexholmes Website: alexholmes.co Podcast Links: https://pod.link/1437894589 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/2442m 52s

Session 004 | Books Can Transform Men's Mental Health

In this episode, Alex explores the concept of bibliotherapy and its impact on men's mental health. He discusses the power of books to provide guidance, support, and inspiration, and shares his personal experiences with books that have influenced his journey. The host also addresses the challenges men face in developing a relationship with reading and offers a reading list for men interested in exploring bibliotherapy. He emphasises the importance of engaging with books actively and discusses techniques such as reflective writing and guided sessions. The episode concludes with an invitation for listeners to embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth through the power of books and therapy. Takeaways Bibliotherapy is the use of books for therapeutic purposes and has been used for centuries to support mental health and personal growth. Books have the power to shift perspectives, challenge beliefs, and provide insights and coping strategies for various mental health conditions. Men often have a complicated relationship with reading due to past experiences and societal expectations, but engaging with books can be a powerful tool for personal development and self-reflection. Bibliotherapy involves actively engaging with books through techniques such as reflective writing and guided sessions to translate insights into real-life actions. A curated reading list can serve as a gateway for men to explore bibliotherapy and find books that resonate with their experiences and support their mental well-being. Chapters 00:00 Introduction: Exploring the Intersection of Therapy, Men's Mental Health, and Books 05:18 Understanding Bibliotherapy: The Power of Books to Transform Men's Mental Health 15:00 Challenges Men Face in Developing a Relationship with Reading 25:03 Curated Reading List for Men's Mental Health and Well-being Get in touch: Reading List: uk.bookshop.org/shop/byalexholmes Instagram TikTok: @byalexholmes Website: alexholmes.co Podcast Links: https://pod.link/1437894589 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/04/2426m 40s

Session 003 | What Men Want From Therapy

In this episode, Alex discusses the importance of a male-friendly approach to psychotherapy and provides tips for men seeking therapy. He emphasizes the need for therapists to understand male communication styles and experiences, and create a non-judgmental environment. Alex also highlights the importance of focusing on strengths, setting clear goals, and being open to being challenged in therapy. He explores what men want from therapy, including a quick fix, feeling understood, and addressing relevant topics such as relationships and life transitions. Alex encourages men to seek help and become the architects of their own lives. Takeaways Therapists should have a male-friendly approach that understands male communication styles and experiences. Creating a non-judgmental environment is crucial for men to feel safe and express their emotions and vulnerabilities. Men should focus on their strengths, set clear goals, and be open to being challenged in therapy. Therapy can address relevant topics such as relationships, fatherhood, friendships, and life transitions. Seeking help is not a sign of weakness, but a brave step towards improving mental health and becoming the architect of one's own life. Chapters 00:00 The Male-Friendly Therapeutic Environment 09:13 Creating a Non-Judgmental Environment 13:59 Focusing on Strengths and Goals 20:38 Addressing Relevant Topics in Therapy 23:29 Seeking Help: A Brave Step Towards Mental Health Socials: Email: alex@alexholmes.co Instagram: instagram.com/thehardpartpodcast TikTok: tiktok.com/ @byalexholmes Substack: byalexholmes.substack.com Podcast: https://pod.link/1437894589 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/2423m 58s

Session 002 | Breaking The Stigma of Men's Mental Health

Summary Mental health struggles do not discriminate, but our societal response to them does. Men face a stigma around seeking help, which is damaging and perpetuated by traditional notions of masculinity. This episode explores the importance of breaking the stigma and creating a culture of openness and support for men's mental health. The story of Carl and Drew highlights the consequences of silence and the transformative power of seeking help. Strategies for breaking the stigma include creating open dialogues, educating oneself and others, seeking professional help, and advocating for better mental health resources. Taking responsibility for one's mental health is crucial for personal growth and effective leadership. Takeaways The stigma around men's mental health is damaging and perpetuated by traditional notions of masculinity. Seeking help for mental health struggles is an act of bravery and not a sign of weakness. Open dialogues, education, professional help, and advocacy are key strategies for breaking the stigma. Taking responsibility for one's mental health is crucial for personal growth and effective leadership. Chapters 00:00 Introduction 03:12 The Stigma Around Men's Mental Health 09:14 Breaking the Stigma 14:17 Story of Carl and Drew 24:48 Taking Responsibility for Mental Health 27:06 Challenging the Status Quo 27:57 Conclusion Connect: Book: https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/time-to-talk-how-men-think-about-love-belonging-and-connection-alex-holmes/5009612 Spotify: open.spotify.com/episode/43wekyCcEkxSaf… YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UC3MvN8HTNLtOjvuoHw… PodLinks: pod.link/1437894589 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@byalexholmes Instagram: instagram.com/thehardpartpodcast Substack: byalexholmes.substack.com Email: alex@alexholmes.co Rate, Review, Share! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/2428m 25s

Session 001 | Why Men's Mental Health? Why Now?

In this episode, Alex Holmes introduces himself as the host of the Hard Part podcast, which focuses on the intersection of masculinity and mental health. He explains that the podcast aims to explore men's mental health, masculinity, and personal growth. Alex shares his background as a coach and therapist, as well as his journey in the field of men's mental health. He discusses the challenges he faced in understanding what it means to be a man today and the harmful ideas around masculinity. Alex emphasises the importance of having compassionate and authentic conversations about mental health. Takeaways The Hard Part podcast explores men's mental health, masculinity, and personal growth. Men's mental health is often overlooked, and harmful ideas around masculinity can be challenging to navigate. Therapy and coaching are valuable tools for men's mental health, and finding the right approach and practitioner is important. Men's health and well-being have a significant impact on society, and it's crucial to address issues such as loneliness and gender disparities. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Purpose of the Podcast 06:07 Alex's Background and Journey 16:13 Overview of the Book 'Time to Talk' 22:19 Men's Relationship to Therapy and Coaching 25:15 Men's Health and Wellbeing 26:14 Challenges in Men's Relationships and Connections 28:22 Becoming the Best Version of Yourself 29:19 Creating an Interactive and Inclusive Space 30:08 The Importance of Men's Health Connect: Book: https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/time-to-talk-how-men-think-about-love-belonging-and-connection-alex-holmes/5009612 Spotify: open.spotify.com/episode/43wekyCcEkxSaf… YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UC3MvN8HTNLtOjvuoHw… PodLinks: pod.link/1437894589 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@byalexholmes Instagram: instagram.com/thehardpartpodcast Substack: byalexholmes.substack.com Email: alex@alexholmes.co Rate, Review, Share! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/04/2434m 42s

Introducing...The Hard Part with Alex Holmes

Summary The Hard Part Podcast aims to explore men's mental health in the context of therapy, coaching, and leadership. Alex Holmes, emphasises that the podcast is not another platform promoting misogynistic ideals but rather a resource for personal growth and self-improvement. The podcast will cover various topics, including therapy for men, mindful communication, nonviolent communication, and inner work. The host encourages healthy and safe conversations about hard topics and invites listeners to engage with the podcast and seek support if needed. Takeaways The podcast focuses on men's mental health and personal growth. It explores topics such as therapy for men, mindful communication, and inner work. The host emphasises the importance of creating a safe space for conversation. Listeners are encouraged to engage with the podcast and seek support if needed. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Purpose of the Podcast 02:01 Exploring Masculinity and Mental Health 03:03 Core Areas of Focus: Therapy for Men 03:32 Core Areas of Focus: Mindful Communication and Nonviolent Communication 03:59 Core Areas of Focus: Inner Work and Men's Work 04:28 Creating a Safe Space for Conversation 04:56 Release of the Podcast and Invitation to Work with the Host 05:23 Call to Action: Support the Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/248m 8s

Living With Schizophrenia | Ft Antonio Ferreira

Antonio Ferreira is a mental health advocate and campaigner. He speaks to me about his diagnosis of schizophrenia, and what that has meant for him as a young Black man today. I am still on holiday, so looking forward to sharing more about that in the next few weeks. My Book: Time To Talk: How Men Think About Love, Belonging and Connection The Time To Talk Project Gated Community: timetotalk.supercast.com Ask a question. Email: alex@alexholmes.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/221h 2m

Living Shantaram | Ft Gregory David Roberts

This week, I am speaking to Gregory David Roberts. He is a former heroin addict, escaped convict, and now a musician living in Jamaica. His bestselling book, Shantaram, is now a TV series on Apple TV+ and we chat about all things from his experience in a straight jacket to living in India for ten years on the run. I am still on holiday in Jamaica, so looking forward to sharing more about that in the next few weeks. My Book: Time To Talk: How Men Think About Love, Belonging and Connection The Time To Talk Project Gated Community: timetotalk.supercast.com Ask a question. Email: alex@alexholmes.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/221h 14m

What Is A Good Life? | ft Mark McCartney

For the next two weeks, I am away. In these episodes, you will get full conversations with me and a guest. This episode is with a friend of mine, Mark McCartney. He wrote this newsletter called 'What Is A Good Life?' We talk about: Silent retreats in India Starting anew Finding out what a good life is My Book: Time To Talk: How Men Think About Love, Belonging and Connection The Time To Talk Project Gated Community: timetotalk.supercast.com Ask a question. Email: alex@alexholmes.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/2256m 30s

Why Are Men Lonely? | ft Yomi Sode

This week I ask, 'Why are men lonely?' Articles referenced today: The Rise of Lonely, Single Men - Greg Matos, PsyD All The Lonely People Are Men - Greg Hurst My Book: Time To Talk: How Men Think About Love, Belonging and Connection The Time To Talk Project Gated Community: timetotalk.supercast.com Ask a question. Email: alex@alexholmes.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/221h 6m

Is Mental Health A Global Priority, Yet? ft Ben West

Today is World Mental Health Day. Is Mental Health a global priority? Dr. Sanah's Guardian Article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/sep/06/psychologist-devastating-lies-mental-health-problems-politics 'What resources are there for men who have therapy on their to-do list'? Ben West talks about writing his book 'This Book Could Save Your Life' Gated Community: timetotalk.supercast.com Men's Groups: MenSpeak - https://www.instagram.com/menspeakmensgroups/ Men's Circle - https://www.menscircle.club/ Ask a question: https://forms.gle/mEA8Meyi2VjCifAA7 Email: alex@alexholmes.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/221h 5m

Welcome Back! - An Update On What Is Going On.

Welcome back to Time To Talk. New episodes will be back on World Mental Health Day, October 10th. Until then, here's what has been happening! Looking forward to meeting you on October 10th. Ask questions here: https://forms.gle/dd6PT8X3ANJoYZRN6 Join the gated community on Steady: https://steadyhq.com/alexholmes Email: alex@alexholmes.co Socials: instagram.com/byalexholmes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/2222m 59s

Man Talk Live || Simon Thomas, James Espey, Jonny Benjamin, Dr Az, Adam Shaw, Hope Virgo and Tom Chapman

HAPPY NEW YEAR! This episode was recorded at the end of the year. In this episode, I am joined by Simon Thomas, James Espey, Jonny Benjamin, Dr. Az, Adam Shaw, Hope Virgo, and Tom Chapman as we discussed the theme for International Men's Day. Confronting outdated ideas surrounding men’s identity & challenging stereotypes through the power of a shared story will be presented through a series of myths alongside a real-life depiction that busts the myth and creates a continued conversation around 'what it means to 'be a man' in 2021'.  If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode: Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/ Shawmind: www.shawmind.org Mind: www.mind.org.uk Look forward to seeing you next week with a fresh episode to kick-off 2022. CONTACT: Website: alexholmes.co Instagram: instagram.com/byalexholmes Newsletter: alexholmes.substack.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/01/221h 22m

[FROM THE ARCHIVE] Roman Krznaric: Are We Being Good Ancestors?

[FROM THE ARCHIVE] - Jan 2020 Public philosopher Roman Krznaric talks to me about what it means to be a good ancestor. He wrote a book called The Good Ancestor, and I have to credit Roman with helping me to think a lot more about legacy, and the way we show up for future generations - especially in these times of Black Lives Matter, Coronavirus, Trump (and a severely divided America) and Brexit - need I say more? His book, The Good Ancestor, is out now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/12/211h 20m

[FROM THE ARCHIVE] Justin Baldoni: Are We Man Enough?

[FROM THE ARCHIVES] - May 2021 Today's guest is Justin Baldoni.  He is an actor, director, producer, and co-founder, and co-chair of both Wayfarer Studios and the Wayfarer Foundation, and the heartthrob star of Jane The Virgin. Over the last ten years, Justin has been on a journey to explore masculinity and reimagine what it means to be a man, and human, in the world today. He has spoken about his journey with masculinity in his wildly popular TED Talk and in his series, Man Enough. His book, Man Enough came out in May 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/12/211h 8m

Kelechi Okafor || How Are We Becoming Who We Are?

This week, Alex speaks to Kelechi Okafor. We ask the big questions: What possesses our joy? How do we move through the purpose of relationships? What does it mean to call-in, rather than call out? Kelechi is the founder of Kelechnekkoff Studios, and you can find her here. She is also the host of Say Your Mind Podcast. End of Year Review Form See you on Jan 14th for a brand new episode of Time To Talk. Instagram Liminalities Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/12/2158m 29s

Melz Owusu || Who Has The Right To Imagine?

This week, Alex speaks to Melz Owusu. We ask the big questions: Who has the right to imagine? Who needs to unlearn the responsibility of harm? Does masculinity equal harm? Melz is the founder of Free Black Uni. Instagram Liminalities Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/2156m 28s

Jack Guinness || The Queer Bible

This week I speak to Jack Guinness about his new book, The Queer Bible. We discuss his experiences with homophobia in the modeling industry, growing up in London and we have a great in-depth conversation about identity. Find Jack Guinness here. Go further: instagram.com/byalexholmes alexholmes.substack.com alexholmes.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/12/2149m 25s

Talk More: Men and Therapy [Part 2]

Welcome to a special episode of Talk More brought to you in collaboration with Movember.  In Part 2, we are discussing Men and Therapy from a Black man's perspective. It's a hell of a ride! This podcast is in collaboration with Movember. Movember focuses on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer in men, and has since 2003, funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research, and transforming the way health services reach and support men. Find the guys over at: Richard Harris Ryan Nile Nathaniel Oke Connect with me: Don't forget to get your tickets to ManTalk.live to join us on International Men's Day Go Deeper: Heart-To Heart Letters @byalexholmes alexholmes.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/11/211h 22m

Talk More: Black Men and Mental Health [Part 1]

Welcome to a special episode of Talk More brought to you in collaboration with Movember.  Today, I am joined by psychotherapist Nathaniel Oke, and my good friends Richard Harris and Ryan Nile. We are having an in-depth conversation as men today about the past year, filled with pandemic woes, collective racial trauma, and exploring why men need to have better conversations around mental health - especially in 2021. This podcast is in collaboration with Movember. Movember focuses on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer in men, and has since 2003, funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research, and transforming the way health services reach and support men. Find the guys over at: Richard Harris Ryan Nile Nathaniel Oke Connect with me: Don't forget to get your tickets to ManTalk.live to join us on International Men's Day Go Deeper: Heart-To Heart Letters @byalexholmes alexholmes.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/211h 29m

Sam Delaney || Time For A Reset

This week on Time To Talk, I'm honored to be joined by Sam Delaney. Sam is a writer and podcaster from London who has worked in the British media for 20 years as a print journalist magazine, editor, TV news, reporter, radio, presenter, and creative consultant. He hosts the top flight time machine podcast and writes and hosts a podcast regularly about mental health via his substack blog called The Reset. Connect with me: Don't forget to get your tickets to ManTalk.live to join us on International Men's Day Go Deeper: Heart-To Heart Letters @byalexholmes alexholmes.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/211h 13m

James Hawes || The Men's Therapist

It's MOVEMBER! This week on Time To Talk, I speak to psychotherapist James Hawes. We have a powerful discussion about anger, love, and the power of men’s groups. As a therapist, for James, it’s usually men who walk through his door. There, they have a myriad of discussions about sexuality, emotional regulation and learning how to be men of the best possible kind. His book, The Secret Lives Of Men: Ten Keys To Unlocking The Secret is an amazing guide for men and those who love them as a way of discerning the issues that men face. Connect with me: Don't forget to get your tickets to ManTalk.live to join us on International Men's Day Go Deeper: Heart-To Heart Letters @byalexholmes alexholmes.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/11/211h 5m

Natalie Morris || Being Mixed Race In Britain Today

Welcome to Time To Talk.  Passing. Fetishisation. Colourism. Mixed race identity. These are the topics I have the pleasure of speaking to my friend Natalie Morris about this week on the show. Her book, Mixed/Other: Explorations of Multiraciality In Modern Britain.  The book comes at an essential time, especially in Black History Month where it can bring up very strong feelings of exclusion for mixed race black people when entering the conversation. Interestingly enough, out in cinemas this week is Passing - the new film written and directed by Rebecca Hall, starring Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson about African-Americans who had skin color light enough to be perceived as "white" - which is known as ‘Passing’. Gemma spoke to Rebecca Hall – who’s own Grandfather ‘passed’ as white - about the movie which is out in cinemas on October 27th and will be on Netflix on November 10th - and is based on the 1929 novel by Nella Larsen. We do have an in depth conversation about what it means to ‘pass’ especially today in the age of Meghan and Harry; the identities of mixed race people; fetishisation from within and without the Black community, and what books Natalie wants to share with us this week. Natalie and I have worked together as journalists before, and she is deputy lifestyle editor at the Metro covering race, mental health, women in sport and women in the work place. She has a column called Mixed Up on Metro.co.uk. She hails from Manchester, and is doing the work to make the newsroom a much more inclusive place. Find Natalie on Instagram and Twitter I do hope you enjoy the episode. Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe, and share far and wide. —— Some NEWS.  On International Men’s Day, November 19th join me, and some esteemed guests such as Jonny Benjamin, Simon Thomas, Hope Virgo, Tom Chapman and more, as we partner with Shawmind, Beyond & the lions barber collective for an evening with some of the celebrated authors of Trigger Hub debunking myths around mens mental health. As a guest, in person or online, you will be part of a conversation as we tackle some of the all to common 'man myths' from my book Time To Talk and discuss what it really means to 'be a man' in 2021. Not one to miss. RSVP today at mantalk.live to get your tickets NOW. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/10/2156m 31s

Mateo Askaripour || An Interview With The New York Times Bestseller of Black Buck

This week, I'm speaking to New York Times Bestselling author, Mateo Askaripour. We talk all things writing, being Black in a corporate setting, and optimism. His book, Black Buck, is an earnest work of satire, hilarious, and razor-sharp skewering of office culture; a propulsive, crackling debut that explores ambition and race, and makes way for a necessary new vision of the American dream. Go deeper: • Subscribe to the Heart To Heart Letters • Submit your questions to Anxiety Letters • Join the Time To Talk Book Club. • Join Masteri Academy to join a group of committed readers and self-healers. • Follow me on Instagram and VERO. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. Credits: Website: alexholmes.co Executive Produced: Alex Holmes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/10/2159m 1s

Robin DiAngelo || Nice Racism

Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D. is an academic, lecturer, and author working in the fields of critical discourse analysis. She is the affiliate professor of education at the University of Washington, and we speak about her new book: Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm. In this episode we talk about: Defining niceness Wokeness Cancel culture Why Is It Okay To Generalise About White People? White people can still be racist even if they have a level of oppression The role and impact of white women in ‘nice’ racism Go deeper: • Subscribe to the Heart To Heart Letters • Submit your questions to Anxiety Letters • Join the Time To Talk Book Club. • Join Masteri Academy to join a group of committed readers and self-healers. • Follow me on Instagram and VERO. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. Credits: Website: alexholmes.co Executive Produced: Alex Holmes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/2156m 17s

Dr Alex Lathbridge || Are Ancestry Tests Good For Black People?

Speaking to Dr Alex Lathbridge is a joy. We talk about ghosts and hobbies, but more seriously we ask the questions about genetic and ancestry tests for the Black community, whether they are safe and what we should be looking out for. Also, are you interested in taking a Ph.D.? This might encourage you. Not one to miss! Go deeper: • Subscribe to the Heart To Heart Letters • Follow me on Instagram and VERO. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. Credits: Website: alexholmes.co Executive Produced: Alex Holmes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/10/211h 8m

Michael Holding || Why We Kneel

This week in our first Black History conversation is with a living cricket legend, Michael Holding. Michael Holding is an elder, a wise connection, and leader of our experience as Black people in this country. We talk about his long career in cricket, his experience post-George Floyd and what he remembers about his career. He retired in September 2021. He wrote Why We Kneel, How We Rise - a sober, densely researched account of racial discrimination, partially told through discussions with leading athletes including Usain Bolt, Thierry Henry, Michael Johnson and Naomi Osaka. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/211h 12m

David Poses || The Weight of Air

Trigger Warning: Conversations on Drug Use, Suicide, and Depression. --------------------------------------------- David Poses is a writer. His book The Weight of Air: A Story of the Lies About Addiction and the Truth About Recovery, is a book I will continue to go back to in my own self-development as I progress on my own journey. He is also a speaker and activist. After twenty years of hiding his struggle with depression and opioids, he started opening up and challenging the disregard of science and evidence in drug treatment, prevention, and policy.  We discuss: Shame and drug addiction Breaking down the stigma of addiction How to rethink policies relating to drugs Books that might help Not one to miss! This episode is brought to you in partnership with Trigger Hub. For 15% off ebooks, to support authors and mental health charity Shaw Mind with your purchase, use discount code: AlexHolmes15. Go deeper: Subscribe to the Heart To Heart Letters Submit your questions to Anxiety Letters Join the Time To Talk Book Club sign up to get the newsletter. Join Masteri Academy to join a group of committed readers and self-healers. Follow me on Instagram and VERO. Henley Literary Fest - October 3rd Token Man Event - October 7th Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. Credits: Website: alexholmes.co Engineered and Co-Produced: Ryan Nile/Pure Creation Media Executive Produced: Alex Holmes/Recover Well Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/09/211h 1m

Josiah Hartley || The Boy Between

Trigger Warning: Suicide and Depression. --------------------------------------------- Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay. I have a conversation with Josiah Hartley about his book 'The Boy Between' where he speaks about his experience with depression that he wrote with his mum. We discuss: Writing with your parent Breaking down the stigma of depression The signs of depression Feelings of shame Before this, I start a heartfelt conversation about how we can be better for one another and the importance of conversations about mental health. Not one to miss! This episode is brought to you in partnership with Trigger Hub. For 15% off ebooks, to support authors and mental health charity Shaw Mind with your purchase, use discount code: AlexHolmes15. Go deeper: Subscribe to the Heart To Heart Letters Submit your questions to Anxiety Letters Join the Time To Talk Book Club sign up to get the newsletter. Join Masteri Academy to join a group of committed readers and self-healers. Follow me on Instagram and VERO. Henley Literary Fest - October 3rd Token Man Event - October 7th Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. Credits: Website: alexholmes.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/09/211h 1m

David Harewood || Psychosis, Belonging and Black Masculinity

David Harewood joins me this week, as we discuss the background to his new book, Maybe I Don't Belong Here. We discuss: 'Becoming' Black Earliest memories Racialised mental health issues His father's psychosis and his mental breakdown Grief and the Windrush Generation Stereotypes in acting And cultivating a sense of belonging. Not one to miss! Go deeper: Subscribe to the Heart To Heart Letters Submit your questions to Anxiety Letters Join the Time To Talk Book Club sign up to get the newsletter. Join Masteri Academy to join a group of committed readers and self-healers. Follow me on Instagram and VERO. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe. Credits: Website: alexholmes.co Production, Music and Edit: Pure Creation Media/Ryan Nile (@ryan.nile.show) Executive Produced: Alex Holmes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/09/211h 3m

Jason Mott || Hell Of A Book

Writing and mental health - how do you use therapy? Jason Mott speaks to me this week about the importance of therapy while writing. We talk about his new book - Hell of a Book. The book is uncategorizable and fizzing with playful invention and intelligence, and Mott's story centers on an author and a young black boy who may or may not be the child whose recent murder by a police officer has sparked protests across the country. What a show. Check out his new book Hell of a Book, here, it came out on August 10th. Community: Join the Time To Talk Book Club: tune in next week for a discussion on August's selection - The Happiness Trap. My Book: Time To Talk: How Men Think About Love, Belonging and Connection Write your letters to me via Heart To Heart Letters Credits: Hosted by Alex Holmes Co-Produced by Alex Holmes and Ryan Nile Audio Engineering: Pure Creation Media  Executive Produced by Alex Holmes  Get in touch: Facebook Instagram VERO Email: tttalkpod@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/08/2151m 48s

Dr. Sophie Mort || A Manual For Being Human

Do you know how to be human? This is the question I am sitting on with today's guest clinical psychologist, Dr. Sophie Mort. We have a chat about emotions and how we manage them. Check out her book A Manual For Being Human here. Community: Join the Time To Talk Book Club: August's Book is The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris. My Book: Time To Talk: How Men Think About Love, Belonging and Connection Write your letters to me via Heart To Heart Letters Credits: Hosted by Alex Holmes Co-Produced by Alex Holmes and Ryan Nile Audio Engineering: Pure Creation Media  Executive Produced by Alex Holmes  Get in touch: Facebook Instagram VERO Email: tttalkpod@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/08/211h 9m

Natasha Lunn || Conversations On Love

Natasha Lunn is the features director at RED magazine and the creator of a popular and acclaimed bi-monthly email newsletter, Conversations on Love. After years of feeling that love was always out of reach, Natasha Lunn set out to understand how relationships work and evolve over a lifetime. She turned to authors and experts to learn about their experiences, as well as drawing on her own, asking: How do we find love? How do we sustain it? And how do we survive when we lose it? In Conversations on Love, she began to find the answers. Her book: Conversations On Love is out now. Playlist: For You - Laura Marling Time To Talk Book Club: Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout All About Love - bell hooks Credits: Hosted by Alex Holmes Co-Produced by Alex Holmes and Ryan Nile Audio Engineering: Pure Creation Media  Executive Produced by Alex Holmes  Get in touch: Join Facebook Group Instagram VERO Email: alex@alexholmes.co Book: Time To Talk: How Men Think About Love, Belonging and Connection Blog: timetotalk.substack.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/07/211h 17m

Ciaran Thapar || Cut Short

Ciaran Thapar is a youth worker, social activist, and writer based in London. His journalism on serious youth violence, austerity politics, British multiculturalism, and contemporary music culture can be found in the Guardian, British GQ, Vice, and Pitchfork. He has experience developing and delivering charity programmes in secondary schools, youth clubs, and prisons. As Founder of RoadWorks, music, and social education charity, Ciaran has advocated on behalf of young people in both Houses of Parliament, on national television and radio, and in legal court proceedings His book Cut Short: Youth Violence, Loss and Hope In The City is out now. Playlist: Glassy Riddim - Raf Saperra Hold Up - Tolu Shorts Time To Talk Bookclub: Hero of A Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell The Corner - David Simon Credits: Hosted by Alex Holmes Co-Produced by Alex Holmes and Ryan Nile Audio Engineering: Pure Creation Media  Executive Produced by Alex Holmes  Get in touch: Join the Facebook Group. Instagram VERO Email: alex@alexholmes.co Book: Time To Talk: How Men Think About Love, Belonging and Connection Blog: timetotalk.substack.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/07/211h 1m

Riaz Meghji || How To Communicate Better

Welcome back to another episode of Time To Talk, the home of conversation around mental health, masculinity, and healing. This week, I am speaking to my esteemed guest, Riaz Megjhi. Riaz is a human connection expert, based out in Canada.  We talk about all things human connection, journalism, and what it means to have a good and wholehearted conversation to get the best out of the person as well as learn something new about ourselves. After the year that we have had behind screens, in isolation, and away from family and friends, I'm sure we would find it hard to disagree. Credits: Hosted by Alex Holmes Co-Produced by Alex Holmes and Ryan Nile Audio Engineering: Pure Creation Media  Executive Produced by Alex Holmes  Get in touch: Become a member: steadyhq.com/alexholmes Instagram VERO Email: alex@alexholmes.co Book: Time To Talk: How Men Think About Love, Belonging and Connection See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/06/211h 3m

Kehinde Andrews || New Age of Empire

Welcome back to another episode of time to talk the home of conversation around mental health, masculinity, and healing. This week, I'm exploring the conversation around empire with the one and only Professor Kehinde Andrews. Andrews is a Professor of Black Studies in the school of Social Sciences at Birmingham City University. He is the founder and director of the center of critical social research founder of the Harambe organisation of black unity, which houses, the blog - Make It Plain. We come together to chat about his new book, New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule The World. Today, we chat about the psychosis of whiteness and global psychology, the intersections of mental health, masculinity, and racism, and what we can learn about Western racism from the enlightenment and traditional philosophical thinkers. Credits: Hosted by Alex Holmes Co-Produced by Alex Holmes and Ryan Nile Audio Engineering: Pure Creation Media  Executive Produced by Alex Holmes  Get in touch: Instagram VERO Email: tttalkpod@gmail.com Book: Time To Talk: How Men Think About Love, Belonging and Connection Newsletter: alexholmes.co See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/06/2159m 46s

Eugene Ellis || The Founder Of The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

This week, I speak to Eugene Ellis. He is the founder of The Black, African, and Asian Therapy Network, which has been an amazing resource for me and my own mental health. However, this conversation is focused on his new book The Race Conversation: An Essential Guide To Life-Changing Dialogue. We have a chat about how the body holds trauma, healing, and what we can learn about this to become better people going forward. We also speak about his time as a practicing Buddhist, and his experience working with Soul II Soul in North London in his twenties. Get his book: The Race Conversation Credits: Hosted by Alex Holmes Co-Produced by Alex Holmes and Ryan Nile Audio Engineering: Pure Creation Media  Executive Produced by Alex Holmes  Get in touch: Become a member: steadyhq.com/alexholmes Instagram VERO Email: alex@alexholmes.co // tttalkpod@gmail.com Book: Time To Talk: How Men Think About Love, Belonging and Connection Newsletter: alexholmes.co See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/211h 7m

Justin Baldoni || Undefining Masculinity

Today's guest is Justin Baldoni.  He is an actor, director, producer, and co-founder, and co-chair of both Wayfarer Studios and the Wayfarer Foundation, and the heartthrob star of Jane The Virgin. Over the last ten years, Justin has been on a journey to explore masculinity and reimagine what it means to be a man, and human, in the world today. He has spoken about his journey with masculinity in his wildly popular TED Talk and in his series, Man Enough. We talk: Enjoy the episode!  Get the book here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/644/9780063055599 Credits: Get in touch: Become a member: steadyhq.com/alexholmes Instagram VERO Email: alex@alexholmes.co Book: Time To Talk: How Men Think About Love, Belonging and Connection Newsletter: alexholmes.co --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/timetotalkwithalexholmes/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/05/211h 8m

Paul Mendez || Rainbow Milk

This week, I am speaking to Paul Mendez. We discuss all things Jamaica, growing up Jehovah's witness in the Black Country and his debut novel Rainbow Milk. Rainbow Milk is a beautiful novel about love, belonging and the Black, Queer experience that we don't often see from Black men. Dive in, it's a beautiful conversation with an icon. Catch me on: Vero: Vero.co/alexholmes Website: alexholmes.co Instagram: @byalexholmes Email: alex@alexholmes.co Production, Music and Edit: Pure Creation Media/Ryan Nile (@ryan.nile.show) Executive Produced: Alex Holmes --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/timetotalkwithalexholmes/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/211h 6m

Africa Brooke || Sobriety and Intentions

This week...it’s time to talk about sobriety and intentions with Africa Brooke. Africa Brooke is a globally recognised Mindset Coach, NLP practitioner, sobriety advocate, and explorer of the subconscious mind. In her work as a Mindset Coach, Africa uses her training in NLP and various other mind technologies to help coaches, entrepreneurs, change-makers, and spiritual seekers overcome self-sabotage so they can create fuller and more nourishing lives and businesses. I have deep admiration for my guest today. Africa Brooke is an empowered woman, beautiful human and inspired friend. We sit down together this week and discuss what success and failure mean, we also talk about her journey through sobriety and self-sabotage, as well as her understanding of what it means to live an intentional life. Her journey to sobriety is amazing. Getting sober (after 7 relapses) has to be the most courageous and fear-inducing thing she has ever done in her entire life. We speak about it all today. Check out her stuff here. Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe - and share among as many people as you can. Let’s get the word out that here is the place for confident, wholehearted and compassionate conversation. PRE ORDER TIME TO TALK: HOW MEN THINK ABOUT LOVE, BELONGING AND CONNECTION NOW Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp.com/timetotalk21 - You can get 10% off your first month. Let them know I sent you. BetterHELP start living a happier life TODAY. Herby Box - Head over to herbybox.com and use ALEXHOLMES10 to get 10 per cent off your one-time purchase of herbal tea blends. Catch me on: Vero: Vero.co/alexreads Website: alexholmes.co Instagram: @byalexholmes Email: alex@alexholmes.co Production, Music and Edit: Pure Creation Media/Ryan Nile (@ryan.nile.show) Executive Produced: Alex Holmes --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/timetotalkwithalexholmes/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/211h 14m

Malachy Dunne || Anxiety and Shame

Malachy Dunne is a counsellor and educator situated in Cornwall.  He is the founder of Lifetime Therapy, a humanist, people-centred practice. They believe that, given the appropriate conditions, every individual has limitless capacity to heal, to come to new thoughts and beliefs and to change the way they view the world, others and themselves. We talk about resilience, shame and anxiety as well as the importance of therapy in today's society. Get in touch with Malachy over on Instagram and the Lifetime Therapy website! Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe - and share among as many people as you can. Let’s get the word out that here is the place for confident, wholehearted and compassionate conversation. PRE ORDER MY BOOK: TIME TO TALK: HOW MEN THINK ABOUT LOVE, BELONGING AND CONNECTION SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON STEADY] Sponsors: BetterHelp.com/timetotalk21 - You can get 10% off your first month. Let them know I sent you. BetterHELP start living a happier life TODAY. Catch me on: Vero: Vero.co/alexreads Website: alexholmes.co Instagram: @byalexholmes Email: alex@alexholmes.co Production, Music and Edit: Pure Creation Media/Ryan Nile (@ryan.nile.show) Executive Produced: Alex Holmes --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/timetotalkwithalexholmes/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/2156m 37s

Dr Nicole Le Pera || Doing The Work

Dr Nicole LePera is known as the Holistic Psychologist online.  As a clinical psychologist, she grew tired of the limitations of traditional psychotherapy - and so, wanting more for her clients and herself, she embarked on a mental, physical and spiritual journey which saw her picking up the tools to heal and do her work. She began to share that with the world and so, the Holistic Psychologist online, amassing a community of over 3million people! In this conversation, we discuss her new book ‘How To Do The Work’ which came out yesterday, and this is a piece of work that explores the way we think about mental health and self-care, and about how we can take the power into our own hands. PRE-ORDER MY BOOK: TIME TO TALK: HOW MEN THINK ABOUT LOVE, BELONGING AND CONNECTION - OUT 1ST APRIL Thank you to the sponsors this week:  Beardfluence - Head over to Beardfluence.com and use TIMETOTALK2021 to get 15 per cent off SITE WIDE on the new Kensington Set and the bestselling Night Oil. BetterHelp.com/timetotalk21 - You can get 10% off your first month. Let them know I sent you. BetterHELP start living a happier life TODAY. Catch me on: Vero: Vero.co/alexreads Website: alexholmes.co Instagram: @byalexholmes Email: alex@alexholmes.co Production, Music and Edit: Pure Creation Media/Ryan Nile (@ryan.nile.show) Executive Produced: Alex Holmes --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/timetotalkwithalexholmes/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/03/211h 1m

Emma Gannon || Olive, Self-Sabotage and Writing

This week...it’s time to talk about choices with Emma Gannon. Emma Gannon is a Sunday Times bestselling author, speaker, novelist and host of the no. 1 career podcast in the UK, Ctrl Alt Delete, with over 9 million downloads, nearing 10mill last I checked! She has blogged since 2009; podcasted since 2016 and is the author of five books, including the novel OLIVE.  We talk about choices. What choices do we have when we turn 30? Are we conforming, making our lives somewhat tormented by living up to expectations? In her debut novel, OLIVE Emma’s protagonist is childless by choice. We have a chat about this, and the stigmas we face as very...very new adults. PRE ORDER MY NEW BOOK: TIME TO TALK: HOW MEN FEEL ABOUT LOVE, BELONGING AND CONNECTION. Steady: steadyhq.com/alexholmes Thank you to our sponsors: Better Help: BetterHelp.com/timetotalk21 - You can get 10% off your first month. Let them know I sent you. BetterHELP start living a happier life TODAY. Herby Box: Herby Box - Head over to herbybox.com and use ALEXHOLMES10 to get 10 per cent off your one-time purchase of herbal tea blends. Catch me on: Vero: Vero.co/alexreads Website: alexholmes.co Instagram: @byalexholmes Email: alex@alexholmes.co Production, Music and Edit: Pure Creation Media/Ryan Nile (@ryan.nile.show) Executive Produced: Alex Holmes --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/timetotalkwithalexholmes/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/211h 16m

Guvna B || Talk Grief and Masculinity

Welcome to Time To Talk. Where I speak to life seekers, healers and leaders in their fields, to break down the stigmas of mental health, heal and become emotionally courageous by having one compassionate conversation at a time. This week...it’s time to talk about grief and masculinity with Guvna B. Guvna B is an East London rapper, who has written a memoir called Unspoken, which details his experience with grief, faith and mental health. We have a deep dive into what grief taught him, the relationship he had with his dad before his passing as well as also talking about love, fatherhood and marriage. It’s a great conversation, with a legend. Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe - and share among as many people as you can. Let’s get the word out that here is the place for confident, wholehearted and compassionate conversation. Want to support the show with exclusive packages? Get over to Steady: steadyhq.com/alexholmes Thank you to our Sponsor: BetterHelp.com/timetotalk21 - You can get 10% off your first month. Let them know I sent you. BetterHelp - start living a happier life TODAY.  Catch me on: Vero: Vero.co/alexreads Website: alexholmes.co Instagram: @byalexholmes Email: alex@alexholmes.co Production, Music and Edit: Pure Creation Media/Ryan Nile (@ryan.nile.show) Executive Produced: Alex Holmes --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/timetotalkwithalexholmes/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/211h 1m

Eddie S. Glaude Jr || Begin Again

Eddie S. Glaude Jr is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton. He joined me on the show this week to discuss his book, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Today, but we spoke about so much more. Colourism, masculinity, forgiveness and healing. We go through it all. Want to join the compassionate community, while supporting the podcast? Pick your plan.  Thank you to our sponsors: Herby Box - Head over to herbybox.com and use ALEXHOLMES10 to get 10 per cent off your one-time purchase of herbal tea blends. Beardfluence - Head over to Beardfluence.com and use TIMETOTALK2021 to get 15 per cent off SITEWIDE on the new Kensington Set and the bestselling Night Oil. Want to start podcasting? Check out Pirate Studios at Pirate.com and use code: Alex7135 for £10 off your first session. Catch me on: Vero: Vero.co/alexreads Website: alexholmes.co Instagram: @byalexholmes Email: tttalkpod@gmail.com Production, Music and Edit: Ryan Nile (@ryan.nile.show) Executive Produced: Alex Holmes --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/timetotalkwithalexholmes/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/01/211h 26m

Roman Krznaric || Lessons On How To Be A Good Ancestor

Public philosopher Roman Krznaric talks to me about what it means to be a good ancestor. He wrote a book called The Good Ancestor, and I have to credit Roman with helping me to think a lot more about legacy, and the way we show up for future generations - especially in these times of Black Lives Matter, Coronavirus, Trump (and a severely divided America) and Brexit - need I say more? Support the show by using Steady. Pick the plan that works for you (ps, it's like Patreon, but better!!) Thank you to our sponsors:  Herby Box - Head over to herbybox.com and use ALEXHOLMES10 to get 10 per cent off your one-time purchase of herbal tea blends. Beardfluence - Head over to Beardfluence.com and use TIMETOTALK2021 to get 15 per cent off SITE WIDE on the new Kensington Set and the bestselling Night Oil. Want to start podcasting? Check out Pirate Studios at Pirate.com and use code: Alex7135 for £10 off your first session. Catch me on: Vero: Vero.co/alexreads Website: alexholmes.co Instagram: @byalexholmes Email: tttalkpod@gmail.com Newlsetter: alexholmes.co/newsletter Production, Music and Edit: Ryan Nile (@ryan.nile.show) Executive Produced: Alex Holmes --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/timetotalkwithalexholmes/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/211h 20m

James Smith || Pursuing The Wild Stuff, Psychedelics and Living Life On Your Terms

James Smith: Pursuing The Wild Stuff, Psychedelics and Living Life On Your Terms | Today, I am speaking to the straight-talking, no-nonsense personal trainer James Smith. He is the host of his own podcast, The James Smith Podcast, but he is also the author of two Sunday Times Bestsellers, Not A Diet Book and his latest, Not A Life Coach. In this conversation, we chat about personal training, mental health, masculinity…and psychedelics.  Yes, we go there.  Want to start podcasting? Check out Pirate Studios at Pirate.com and use code: Alex7135 for £10 off your first session. Catch me on: Vero: Vero.co/alexreads Website: alexholmes.co Instagram: @byalexholmes Email: tttalkpod@gmail.com Newlsetter: alexholmes.co/newsletter Production, Music and Edit: Ryan Nile (@ryan.nile.show) Executive Produced: Alex Holmes --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/timetotalkwithalexholmes/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/201h 29m

Ayman Hariri || Superheroes, Social Media and Compassionate Leadership

Ayman Hariri, CEO of VERO: Superheroes, Social Media and Compassionate Leadership | Today, I am speaking to Ayman Hariri. Ayman is the Co-founder and CEO of VERO, yes that social platform I have been speaking about since this podcast’s conception! I value Ayman as a real mentor, and this was an amazing conversation to have with him. We discuss compassionate leadership, confronting your mistakes, superheroes and what a good social media platform and company does and doesn’t do. Make sure you guys go and check out VERO - all the links are in the description. And so, happy Friday and Ayman Hariri - it’s time to talk. Catch me on: Vero: Vero.co/alexreads Website: alexholmes.co Instagram: @byalexholmes Email: tttalkpod@gmail.com Newlsetter: alexholmes.co/newsletter Music: Ryan Nile Executive Produced: Alex Holmes --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/timetotalkwithalexholmes/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/201h 13m

Natasha Devon || Intersections Of A Mental Health Campaigner

Natasha Devon: Intersections Of A Mental Health Campaigner | Natasha is a campaigner and broadcaster who tours schools, universities and events delivering talks and conducting research on mental health and related issues like body image, sexuality and gender. She is also the author of A Beginner's Guide to Being Mental and Yes You Can: Ace Your Exams without Losing Your Mind. And she is also the host of the 'Staying Sane' podcast. Find her on Instagram @_natashadevon and her website.  Want to start podcasting? Check out Pirate Studios and use code: Alex7135 for £10 off your first session. Catch me on: Vero: Vero.co/alexreads Website: alexholmes.co Instagram: @byalexholmes Email: tttalkpod@gmail.com Newlsetter: alexholmes.co/newsletter Editing and Production: Pure Creation Media/Ryan Nile Executive Produced: Alex Holmes  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/timetotalkwithalexholmes/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/2059m 39s

Nova Reid || The Road To Becoming Anti-Racist

Today’s guest is Nova Reid. Nova is a TED speaker, writer and diversity and anti-racism campaigner. We had a conversation about what her experience growing up in Hertfordshire in England was like to which we spoke about the first time she realised she was Black. We chatted about what it means to be an anti-racist, and how we can combat micro-aggressions challenging negative behaviours that contribute to poor effects these have on oppressed minorities mental well being. Her book, The Good Ally will be out in all good bookstores in Autumn 2021 and I hope to get her back on, but you can pre-order her book now. Let’s welcome, Nova Reid. Catch me on: Vero: Vero.co/alexreads Website: alexholmes.co Instagram: @byalexholmes Email: tttalkpod@gmail.com Newsletter: alexholmes.substack.com Music: Ryan Nile Production: Pure Creation Media, Ryan Nile Executive Produced: Alex Holmes--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/timetotalkwithalexholmes/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/2054m 27s

Shahroo Izadi || Are You Your Own Best Friend?

This week's more intimate episode is with Shahroo Izadi discussing self-kindness. But before we get into that, I discuss the importance of being kind to ourselves as a service to others as well as to ourselves. We are so much love, and we are deserving. Ask yourself: “How can I care for and comfort myself in this moment?”--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/timetotalkwithalexholmes/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/2041m 59s

Kwame Opoku || Breaking Down the Barriers of Therapy

What are the barriers stopping Black people, men in particular, going to therapy? Why are there less men of colour therapists?  In this week's Time To Talk find out with psychotherapist Kwame Opoku.  #Booksthatmatter - It's OK To Feel Blue, curated by Scarlett Curtis - This Book Could Help The Men's Head Space Manual, by Rotimi Akinsette--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/timetotalkwithalexholmes/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/12/1933m 5s

Dane Baptiste || Masculinity and Heartbreak

Comedian Dane Baptiste joins me and we talk about everything from fatherhood, matriarchal families, masculinity, mental health and love - and we have hella laughs on the way! Time To Talk is a place where men come together to discuss topics that don't get talked about enough, with vulnerability and openness at its core, to help get men (and eventually others) talking about things they claim to never speak about. Check out Dane on socials, and get tickets to his new show 2020 tour - 'The Chocolate Chip': https://sohotheatre.com/shows/dane-baptiste-chocolate-chip/ #BooksThatMatter: - Mask Off by JJ Bola - We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity by bell hooks - We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Weapons of Mass Instruction - John Taylor Gatto Hashtag - #TTTwithAlex Hit me up on - Twitter: @tttalkpod Insta - @alexreads Vero - @alexreads Facebook - @TimeToTalkPod--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/timetotalkwithalexholmes/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/191h 5m
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