The Emma Guns Show

The Emma Guns Show

By Emma Gunavardhana

"I talk to people who are smarter than me, so we can learn."

In this podcast, we hear from expert guests who can offer accessible insight into everything from starting a business, managing mental health, looking after your physical health, managing your time and more. No topic is off-limits. Whether you're curious about meditation, self-help, sex, entrepreneurship, the latest beauty trend etc, it's all here...

Hosted by broadcaster Emma Gunavardhana - a writer with nearly 20 years experience - The Emma Guns Show aims to inform, empower, inspire and entertain.

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Episodes

Beauty Special | The Science of Sleep with This Works.

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with This Works.In this episode, I’m joined by This Works CEO Anna Persaud to talk about the science of sleep and how we can maximise our sleep, both quantity and quality, to help us live our best lives.Anna and I discuss everything from the types of sleep, including REM and why that’s a vital component of our sleep, the circadian rhythm and how modern life throws it out of sync and the ways to settle back into your rhythm and the ways in which we can ease ourselves into a good sleep before we even get into bed.Anna also shares the results of extensive research with independent scientific advisor Professor Gaby Badre on sleep and how those findings have helped This Works create products and experiences, with the Sleep Plus collections, that can support and foster not just more sleep but a better quality of sleep.To find out more about the Sleep Plus collections visit thisworks.com and use the code SLEEP20 to get 20% off your purchase. Terms and conditions apply.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/09/2151m 47s

Feel-Good Habits | Nandi Madida

Nandi Madida is a singer, actress, presenter and entrepreneur who joins me to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.In this episode, @nandi_madida explains:Why music and dancing became such a vital part of her lockdown experience to a) remain active and b) feel invigorating whenever her energy dropped.How valuable a resource Youtube was in finding exercises, music and dance during lockdown when inspiration was waning.The focus she has put on food to make her feel-good after eating a lot of junk food in her 20s.Intimacy with the person you love to feel a strong sense of connection and belonging.How the pandemic has given her a new focus on her career and what it really means to her moving forward.Her connection to her spirituality and how it has guided her through the challenges of the last two years.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/09/2122m 5s

Becoming your best self with Roxy Saffaie

Roxy Saffaie is a self-mastery and empowerment coach, health and beauty expert and podcaster who joins me to discuss how to access the most powerful and productive of yourself.If you struggle to feel motivated or that you end up sabotaging your goals then, trust me, this conversation is for you.During our chat @roxylook and I discuss:How to lean into and appreciate who you are authentically.The power of journaling to create a connection with your true self.Why self-sabotage can be frustrating, but the steps she can recommend to steer you away from it.Why you might not even know you’re sabotaging yourself and how to stop fighting against your goals and start fighting for them.Why pain, discomfort and failure can be signs you’re on the right track (and you don’t want to ignore their lessons), and much much more…Roxy’s podcast Black Belt Beauty Radio is available now on all good podcast platforms.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/09/211h 13m

Bullet Points | Book Club

In this Book Club episode, I share my reviews of some books I've read recently.Not A Diet Book by James SmithNot a Life Coach by James SmithFood Isn't Medicine by Dr Joshua WolrichWhat We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey GordonGet Divorced, Be Happy by Helen ThornThe Common Path to Uncommon Success by John Lee DumasTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/09/2114m 44s

Feel-Good Habits Reloaded | Lisa Potter-Dixon

Lisa Potter-Dixon's episode of Feel-Good Habits was the very first episode in this series and, after seeing her in the flesh for the first time in nearly two years last week, I thought I'd reshare her always helpful insights...Makeup artist, presenter and best-selling author Lisa Potter-Dixon is one of the most positive and upbeat people I know and she joins me to share her tips for getting on with it, keeping a smile on your face and making the best of a bad situation.Join in with her #tutorialls on her instagram @lisapotterdixon and subscribe to her blog on Lisa Potter-Dixon | An Honest Beauty, Makeup & Lifestyle Blog.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/09/2130m 8s

Helen Thorn on Finding Happiness after Divorce

Helen Thorn is an author, comedian and podcaster who joins me on the podcast to talk about her life over the last 18 months since the breakdown of her marriage.We go from shock and heartbreak to a life that's better than Helen could have ever imagined, via some mild alcoholism, excessive smoking and scream-crying. Helen's book Get Divorced, Be Happy is available now. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/09/211h 3m

Bullet Points | Choose Your Gurus Wisely

In this episode I discuss a question sent in by lots of listeners recently - how do you find legitimate sources on social media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/2114m 19s

Feel-Good Habits | Lucy Pinder

Lucy Pinder is a model, actress and podcaster who joins me to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.In this episode, @pinderpix explains:Why it might be predictable but there really is something to be said for the way exercise makes you feel, not just physically but mentally and emotionally too.How she's come to appreciate the broader benefits of exercise being more than just how it can make you look.The power of sleep and why getting good sleep is so valuable in helping her feel good.Why she loves reading and has made it part of her wind-down routine.The feel-good value we can get from the arts.The joy and predictability of indulging in a cosy, comforting film - especially one you've seen before.Friendships and how surrounding yourself with people with whom you can truly be yourself is one of the best feelings out there.Investing in friendships and connections and how vital that is for one's own sense of self and belonging.Lucy's podcast Smashing Sundays is available now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/09/2128m 2s

The foundations of self-esteem and confidence with Evy Poumpouras

Evy Poumpouras is a former secret service agent, TV host, media commentator and author who joins me to share her advice for becoming emotionally and mentally bulletproof.In this conversation, we navigate her journey from the New York Police Department to shielding US Presidents and First Ladies from potential threats and her time interrogating some of the world's worst criminals.Her book Becoming Bulletproof is available now.Also mentioned in the show: The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/09/211h 18m

Bullet Points | How to read 52 books a year.

In this bullet points episode, I share the 'hack' that has helped me go from barely reading to reading at least 52 books a year.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/08/2117m 14s

Feel-Good Habits | Jill Dunn

Jill Dunn is a magazine journalist and beauty podcaster who joins me to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.In this episode, @jilldonbeauty explains:Why she loves to walk and why walking with a podcast is one of her favourite things to do.How walking during lockdown made her notice and appreciate her surroundings in a way she didn't before.Why limiting how often she checked 'hard' news became an important tactic for staying positive and not getting drawn into a negative 'doom spiral'.Why it's important to find your 'content uppers'.How Bravo TV and Andy Cohen saved her during the lockdown and allowed her a safe place to escape to.And why we must thank Andy Cohen for giving women over 40 a platform.The power of connecting with friends and why friendships are such a lifeline.The phone hack she learned from The Home Edit and how to organise apps.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/08/2135m 23s

The Complexities of Fat with Jenni Murray

Dame Jenni Murray is a broadcaster and author who joins me on this episode to talk about the complexities of weight, body image and confidence.Jenni’s new book Fat Cow, Fat Chance chronicles her own journey with weight loss and weight gain throughout her life with a deeper exploration into the reasons why our bodies are the way they are, the genetic predispositions towards obesity and why fat-shaming is the a form of discrimination for which there is no punishment.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/08/2157m 55s

Beauty Special | The Reinvention of Crabtree & Evelyn

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Crabtree & Evelyn.Forget everything you thought you knew about @crabtreeandevelyn - in a brand new episode I’m joined by the brand’s Chief Branding Officer, Ashley Souza, who shares this new version of Crabtree & Evelyn.In this episode, we discuss:Ashley’s early beauty career growing up in her mother’s hair salon.The incredible insight into the beauty business she learned working with some of the biggest names in beauty.Why Crabtree & Evelyn is way more global and eclectic than its traditional English Country garden image.The global influence that informs the brand moving forward.The mechanics that go into reinventing an established brand and so much more…If you head to crabtreeandevelyn.com and use the code EMMAGUNSVIP you’ll get a special gift with purchase https://bit.ly/373Q6GyTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/08/2130m 59s

Feel-Good Habits | Hannah Ferrier

Hannah Ferrier is a businesswoman and star of Below Deck Me who joins me to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.In this episode, @hannahferrier234 explains: - Why she’s leaning into healthy eating and training, not just because her hens’ party is imminent but because the mental clarity is gives her, especially in lockdown, makes it a great habit. - She’s an all or nothing person and that’s why she loves throwing herself into intense exercise. - How hydration makes her feel so good and how she can easily drink three litres a day.  - Why she loves to incorporate a ‘cheat day’ into her healthy regime.  - How she and her partner have made weekdays no alcohol days. - Why working on superyachts meant she acquired a taste for the finer things in life. - Why cuddling and sniffing her baby daughter, Ava, brings her such joy. - How she may have left yachting but creating a coaching business with Ocean International helps her keep her toe in, so to speak.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/08/2128m 33s

The Process is Your Life with Emma Storey-Gordon

Emma Storey-Gordon is an online coach and educator who joins me to debunk health, fitness and weight loss myths and interrogate the middle ground between diet culture and anti-diet.During our conversation we discuss a lot; everything from tapping into motivation, the many myths out there about health, weight loss and fitness that are incredibly unhelpful, the huge middle ground between diet culture and anti-diet culture, why changing your mindset is always a better goal than a weight or clothes size, the benefits of delayed gratification, why it’s a myth that watching what you eat and going to the gym is joyless, why consistency is the most vital component to achieving your goals and so much more.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/08/211h 18m

Bullet Points | Check-in

A few weeks ago I had a bit of a wobble and in this episode I share the tactics I used to put myself back together.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/08/2117m 21s

Feel-Good Habits | Justine Kluk

Justine Kluk is a Consultant Dermatologist who joins me to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.In this episode, @drjustinekluk and I discuss:Why her feel-good habits have changed and looked very different pre-pandemic.How committing to virtual personal training sessions during lockdown helped her to connect with her progress and notice the strength she was building.How lockdown felt like 'life with all the fun bits sucked out' and how to make sure that didn't become 'normal'.The ways she has learned to maximise her time since working from home.Why hugging and spending time with the people you love is an obvious but hugely valuable feel-good habit.Why learning to enjoy motherhood, as a self-confessed perfectionist, has been its own journey.How redisovering the feel-good factor of beauty meant she was first into the salons once restrictions were lifted.Why her job gives her so much joy and how her own experiences with acne made her want to help people who experienced it too.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/08/2135m 25s

The Secret to Motivation with Teddi Mellencamp

Teddi Mellencamp is an accountability coach who came to the realisation that the thing standing between her and the goals she wanted to achieve was her. After that lightbulb moment Teddi pieced together what else she needed to do in order to achieve her goals and exit the vicious cycle of where someone, or something, was always to blame. In this episode we discuss:Why comparison kills all joy and how to avoid it.Why it’s so easy to get caught in a vicious cycle where you’re actively working against yourself without realising.The trap of ‘misery loves company’.Why it’s so unhelpful to look for external validation and why it’s vital to develop that skill within yourself.Why the physical transformation is nothing compared to the mental and emotional one when you start taking accountability.Why self-sabotaging behaviour is trying to stop you from feeling something you should be feeling.The value is opening up the lines of communication with your inner circle so you feel seen and heard.Why it’s a myth that motivated people wake up motivated every day.The best investment you can make is in yourself.Snapping yourself out of feeling like a victim.To find out more about Teddi's accountability programme, click here: ALL IN by Teddi.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/08/211h 5m

Beauty Special | Getting to know ELEMIS with Noella Gabriel

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Elemis.In this episode, I’m joined by Elemis Co-Founder and Global President Noella Gabriel. I’m lucky enough to have one-to-one appointments with beauty brand owners through work and one of the most memorable, when I started out in beauty, was a sit down I had with Noella at the Elemis Spa*. We were scheduled to chat again for the launch of the new Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum* and I thought it would be wonderful to share this one-to-one on the show.In this episode, Noella shares the brand’s story, why ‘truth in beauty’ is at the core of everything Elemis does, why a high-quality and effective skincare doesn’t have to be functional and can be a pleasure. Noella also shares the story behind the new Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum, the incredible results from the clinical trial and much much more…The NEW Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum is available now.Use the code EMMAGUNS25 to get 25% off sitewide at Elemis until 9am UK time on 31st August 2021.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/08/2156m 31s

Feel-Good Habits | Rebecca Seal

Rebecca Seal is a podcaster and author who joins me to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.In this episode @bexseal and I discuss:The no alcohol Monday to Friday rule that she and her husband have implemented to make working from home more productive.Why working from home requires boundaries and having strict ‘working hours’ and ‘no work on weekends’.Why lockdown and working from home made her analyse her relationship with food and helped her make the shift to eating as though she were feeding a friend.The value in transitional rituals to move from one mode of thinking/being to another.Why people are so good for the soul and connection, whether in-person or online, is something to nurture and make time for.Bex’s book Solo: How to Work Alone (and not lose your mind) is available now and Bex’s podcast The Solo Collective, is available on all good podcast platforms.To find the full, unedited episode simply click the link in my bio or type ‘The Emma Guns Show’ into your preferred podcast platform.As ever, I’d love to know what you think whether that’s in the comments below, on DM or via email. I make this podcast for YOU and if there’s anything you’d like to hear on this subject, or any other, please feel free to let me know. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/08/2147m 14s

Moving the Needle of Progress with Dr Waheed Arian

Dr Waheed Arian joins me to share his incredible journey to be one of the most influential doctors in the UK from beginnings in war-torn Afghanistan.In this episode, we discuss ambition, hope, healing past traumas, inspiration, giving, generosity and compassion and moving the needle of progress.Dr Arian's book In The Wars is available now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/08/211h 12m

Beauty Special | Natters that Matter with Rosie Green

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Philips. I started trying all the ways that someone can remove their hair from a very early age and, trust me when you’ve got over 30 years of hair removal under your belt you realise how so many of them are messy, uncomfortable, ineffective and inconvenient - it’s a veritable comedy of hair removal errors! This is why I’ve asked author and columnist - and my mate - Rosie Green to join me in a no-holds-barred chat about the embarrassing stories we both have from our hair removal attempts. We also opened the floor to you, my most excellent listeners, and we share some of the mishaps you’ve had in pursuit of hair-free body parts. Spoiler alert - we were nearly in tears laughing over some of them.To find out more about the Philips Lumea visit: Philips Lumea IPL 9000 Series.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/08/2133m 42s

Feel-Good Habits | The Scummy Mummies

Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn are comedy duo The Scummy Mummies and they join me to share their feel-good habits, the strategies they use and recommend to make sure every day is a good day.In this episode @elliegibsongames and @helenwearsasize18 share:The joy in a good, long lunch with friends, which is something they appreciate so much more after the lockdowns of 2020.Why cheese is so wonderful and why someone turning up to your front door on a motorbike with hot food is so fantastic.The ritual of a post-show curry when they are touring the country.The feel-good smugness of exercise even though that's mainly something you feel after the fact and not while you're doing it.Why they both love sex just not with each other.How Helen has rediscovered sex now she's single again and what a treat it's been to discover 'sex is really fab' having been previously a little naive about it.How being organised and decluttering is a way to access a feel-good hit, especially if it involves a skip or a hippo bag.Why being on stage and making people laugh makes them feel so good and why they don't take doing what they love for granted.Why people pleasing is actually lying and so much more.This episode also features a sentence I never thought I'd hear on the podcast, 'Ra! Ra! Ra! Bukake!' so beware of listening to this if there are little ears in the vicinity.Helen's book Get Divorced, Be Happy is available now and for tour details click here - Scummy Mummies on tour.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/08/2141m 14s

The Good Influence of Gemma Styles

Trigger warning: this episode contains references to suicide.Gemma Styles is a podcaster and writer Gemma Styles who joins me to talk about the topics she feels we can shed more light on. In particular, we discuss mental health and why it's so important to talk about it a little bit deeper and a little further to break the taboo.Gemma has the ability to make difficult, uncomfortable topics accessible and that's exactly what we do in this episode of the show.You may have heard me say on this podcast before that I don’t mind looking silly and asking a dumb question but as Gemma says, ‘there’s no such thing as a stupid question’ and how on earth are you supposed to know something if you haven’t learned it.In this episode, we discuss the subjects she’s felt compelled to discuss on her podcast and we also discuss our own experiences with anxiety and depression. And, listeners, we do not hold back. This is one of the rawest and exposing conversations I’ve had on this podcast and I really appreciate that Gemma was willing to ‘go there’ with me. Also, if you’re someone who doesn’t struggle with your mental health, I encourage you to listen anyway as it may help you gain a better understanding of those around you who may need support. Or it may just give you a better sense of what they may be feeling.During our discussion, Gemma and I talk about being diagnosed and what that really feels like. What it’s like to be terrified by your own thoughts. How paying attention to how you’re feeling and noting when things might be going in the wrong direction is a skill worth learning. The benefits of having an SOS system in place with your friends, even if it’s an emoji so they know when you might need them. If you enjoyed this conversation with Gemma, you can hear me chat to her on Good Influence here - Good Influence feat Emma Guns.The helpline Gemma mentioned in the show is SHOUT To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/07/211h 8m

Natters that Matter with Philips | Dr Sharon Wong

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Phillips.Dr Sharon Wong joins me in this episode to talk about the technology in the device and why it reduces hair growth. During our conversation, Sharon explains the hair growth cycle, how the Intense Pulse Light, IPL, works and what effect it has on the individual hair follicles, why the two weeks between treatments when you first start using the device is so important, who can use and benefit from the technology and much more.For more information about the Philips Lumea visit: Philip Lumea IPL 9000 SeriesTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/07/2125m 30s

Feel-Good Habits | Lorna Luxe

Lorna Luxe is a content creator, entrepreneur and designer who joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.In this episode, @lornaluxe and I discuss:The joy of staying in bed and why the narrative of getting up early somehow equals success isn't true.Why switching off devices, as advised by Marie Reynolds, has been a quick way to maximise sleep in the Luxe household.The Tony Robbins technique that helps Lorna prime every day to be a good day and why it receives her glowing recommendations of 'I'll tell you what, it's belting!'How food is something she uses to make herself feel-good after depriving herself a lot in her 20s she feels now, in her 30s, that she's found a balance.The IGTV Callie Thorpe posted that has transformed the way she preps her food every week.Why skincare and haircare are quick and easy ways to invest some time and care in yourself and why beauty as self-care can be a five-minute job and doesn't mean 'full-on masks, massages and all that jazzPlus we also go off on a major hair loss tangent as we both started seeing trichologists at Philip Kingsley at about the same time in 2020 and have seen impressive results.Plus, I also quiz her about airplane hygiene and what she does and doesn't recommend you do on planes as a former cabin crew.During this conversation, we also mentioned: the I Am Not Your Guru documentary on Netflix Dusk bed linen and Mela Silk bed linen.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/07/2132m 22s

Conversations on Love with Natasha Lunn

Natasha Lunn joins me on the podcast to talk about love. That's right, love.In her new book Conversations on Love, Tash (@natashachloelunn) explores the many types of love in our relationships, friendships, family and even in the places where you may not expect love to live. Perhaps something we can all relate to is making mistakes in love, feeling the loss of love, being hurt by how much we love.Tash and I discuss this, and more, in this episode.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/07/211h 17m

Natters that Matter | Making Good Habits with Lee Pycroft

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Philips.The Philips Lumea is an impressive device that’s safe to use at home featuring really sophisticated technology that can give a result of a 92% reduction in just three treatments. But, in addition to the IPL technology, the success of your treatment relies on using the device on a specific schedule, which is why Lee Pycroft, psychotherapist and coach, is joining me in this episode to discuss how we make habits and how we can create space in our lives to use the Philips Lumea for optimal results. We also discuss the role of consistency in reaping the rewards of habitual behaviour and what our habits say, or don’t say, about us.To find out more about the Philips Lumea visit: Philips Lumea IPL 9000 Series.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/07/2137m 25s

Feel-Good Habits | Dr Gemma Newman

Gemma Newman is a GP and author who returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies he uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.In this episode, @plantpowerdoctor shares:Why she makes sure she's eating 'mood food' and why making healthy food choices can improve your physical and mental health.The joy and comfort from a cup of tea and the grounding ceremony of making it.How being of service to others and why doing good makes you feel good.Why connection with others is so important and something we've understood more over the last 18 months.How connection with nature can be so beneficial.The power of acceptance and how that can create peace in your life.The benefits she has reaped from the gokai, her morning and evening mantra.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/07/2134m 15s

The Radical Confidence to follow your dreams with Lisa Bilyeu

Lisa Bilyeu is the co-founder and president of Impact Theory, a digital media production company focused on empowering content. And that, listeners, is how I first came to learn about Lisa. I watched the video of an interview she had done with my friend, the makeup artist and entrepreneur, Mally Roncal and really liked the tone of her content, which is design to wake up, confront, empower and motivate those who watch it.In this conversation, @lisabilyeu and I discuss:Why it’s so easy to find yourself in the purgatory of the mundane.Why it’s her mission to push people to know what their dreams are and be confident to pursue them.Her message of radical confidence.Why, if you have a goal, you have to have the energy and mindset as if it’s Day One every single day.How, in her youth, she had wanted to fit in so badly that she ended up minimising herself and how she came to be able to shift into her gear when she was unapologetically herself.Why taking ownership of your mistakes and committing to learning from them is so important.Why the ego is only ever trying to protect you but sometimes doesn’t help you at all.How we can fall into the trap of rejecting ourselves and so much more…For more information about Lisa and to be first to hear about her book, out 2022, go to https://www.lisabilyeu.comWatch WOMEN OF IMPACT now.Watch Lisa's TED Talk From Housewife to the Co-Founder of a Billion-Dollar CompanyTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/07/211h 7m

Natters that Matter | Harnaam Kaur

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Philips.Harnaam Kaur is a motivational speaker and social activist whose insights on choice, and how those choices inspire positivity and self-expression are eye-opening and ultimately empowering.in this episode, Harnaam and I discuss; self-expression and why confidence comes from making choices that empower you - and who cares what anyone else thinks? We chat about Harnaam’s choices around the Philips Lumea and how just because she has a beard it doesn’t mean she doesn’t use the device elsewhere on her body - and other assumptions people may make just from looking at her. She explains why she so passionate about the mantra ‘my body, my rules’ and how we can continue to move conversations around body and facial hair forward with understanding and acceptance.To find out more about the Philips Lumea click here: Philips Lumea IPL 9000 Series To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/07/2149m 33s

Feel-Good Habits | Robin James

Robin James is a content creator and producer who joins me on the podcast to share his feel-good habits, the strategies he uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.In this episode, @manforhimself shares:Why the combination of early morning exercise, and exercise where you really go for it, set him up for the day.Why matching fragrance to your mood and throwing all the fragrance ‘rules’ out of the window is a way to instantly transport yourself to a good mood.How nurturing plants and surrounding himself with plants makes him thrive as much and them.How nurturing friendships is something he realised he needed to do more of during lockdown when it wasn’t possible to see people IRL.Why setting clear boundaries and always ‘keeping something for yourself’ takes work but encourages healthy connections with people - both on and offline.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/07/2133m 30s

Alison Young is The Beauty Insider

Alison Young is an independent qualified beauty therapist who returns to the podcast to share her insights from 35 years in the beauty industry. From being a hands-on therapist to the face of beauty on shopping TV and brands' secret weapon when developing products, there's not much she doesn't know.In this conversation, Ali and I discuss:Why the customer always comes first.Why people in the public eye who have cosmetic tweakments and don’t declare it set an unrealistic expectation for what beauty products can doWhy she hasn’t had any cosmetic procedures because she doesn’t want anything to skew the effects and therefore how good a product actually isHow a shift in how we spoke about beauty a few years ago has allowed much more ‘good’ information to get out into the world but sadly has opened the doors to some ‘bad’ information.How beauty identities, ie, being someuse who uses clean beauty for example, allows you to be marketed to better but doesn’t actually mean you’re getting better skincareWhy what works for someone else won’t necessarily work for youWhy the biggest mistake a brand can make is forgetting about the customer and much much more…To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/07/211h 13m

Bullet Points | The Joy of Learning

In this episode, I elaborate on one of my feel-good habits - the joy of learning.Links from the show:The Times Money MentorCoursera: Yale, The Science of Well-BeingCentre of ExcellenceTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/07/2112m 45s

My Feel-Good Habits

In this episode of the podcast, I share my feel-good habits, the strategies I use and recommend to make sure every day is a good day.My habits include:Making sure every day starts off as productively as possible, and why that can only happen if I have an evening ritual in place.Why cleaning and tidy not only organise the mind and make me feel productive in the short-term but also have long-term benefits too.The importance of getting outside to get fresh air and also be in nature and why tagging on the habit of breathwork (I choose @mrjamesnestor and @icemanhof for mine) maximizes any time outside.How lockdown and the shift from in-person to online communication with friends has altered my friendships but made me appreciate my connections in a way I hadn’t had the chance to before.Why learning and becoming a sponge for new information has been one of the best feel-good habits I’ve leaned into during lockdown and want to carry on now restrictions have lifted.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/07/2133m 50s

Davinia Taylor | It's Not a Diet

Davinia Taylor returns to the podcast to talk about her new book It's Not A Diet and how biohacking, listening to her body, working with it, rather than against, and paying close attention to what she was feeding it has been instrumental in her feeling better now, aged 43, than she did 20 years ago.In this episode, we discuss:Why she was so passionate about putting pen to paper.How her own experiences have convinced her more people should try this out.Why obesity is a very slow death.Why no one should be judged for being overweight because there are often a multitude of factors at play.Why we should be thinking about more about how food makes us feel after we eat it than when we’re eating it.Why living her healthier life doesn’t cost money and actually just requires some fairly small changes.How much of an effort it is to not like yourself and why it’s a constant battle that no one else knows you’re fighting.Why processed food are so bad for us - and not just for the reasons you may already know.The role of hormones in how we feel and the lifestyle changes we can implement that can help.Why exercising doesn’t have to mean being a gym bunny or go hell for leather and so much more…Davinia's book It's Not a Diet is available now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/07/211h 16m

Bullet Points | Is it ok to talk about weight loss?

One of the things I'm asked about most, via DM and email, is weight loss and yet I am always hesitant to talk about this publicly in case I trigger or offend. The body acceptance and body confidence movements have opened up a really important dialogue around how we speak about weight and our bodies, but it also has the power to shut down debate around weight loss. In this episode, I discuss the nuances of this topic and share the five things that helped me overcome my own issues and lose the weight I wanted to lose.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/06/2118m 43s

Feel-Good Habits | Lee Pycroft

Lee Pycroft is a psychotherapist and coach who she joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.In this episode, @leepycroft shares:Why waking up and stepping outside into daylight is a foolproof way for getting your mind and body alert and how this impacts on how your body operates throughout the day.The very simple techniques where she allows her body to control her mind.The value in getting outside and into nature for calming and soothing a busy mind.Why getting to a place where you can see in panorama has the effect of calming the mind and body.The overly aggressive vocabulary that goes hand-in-hand with ‘bossing it’ culture and how that turns into a negative inner monologue that we have to undo.The Physiological Sigh; a technique she learned from researchers at Stanford University.Why animal movements have are useful to ground and centre the mind and body.Why learning is so important and taking on a course or striving to learn something new meets the emotional need to feel a sense of accomplishment, and much more… To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/06/2132m 47s

Erasing the fear and shame around money with Kristin Lee

Do you know the state of your finances? Do you bury your head in the sand when it comes to money?Kristin Lee is an international business manager and financial expert who joins me on the podcast to explain how we can erase the fear and shame around money, get the grips with our finances and set realistic and achievable financial goals.It’s one thing to address the administrative side of money, but there’s also the emotional side; the stress, worry and uncertainty it can case. If you immediately break out into a cold sweat when a brown envelope comes through your door then this conversation is for you.During our conversation, Kristin and I discuss:Her role in managing high-net-worth sportspeople and entertainers and why the start pointing, regardless of income or wealth, when it comes to money management, is nearly always the same.How her career in finance started out on stage as an artist before turning her passion for financial management into a way to help creatives achieve financial security in a fairly uncertain industry.Why there’s so much fear and shame around money, especially for women, and why it’s important to take control.The information you really need to pay attention to in order to manage your money.Why it's so much more expensive to be a woman.Why hiding under a rock and not facing up to your financial situation is the worst thing you can do (even if it is sometimes the easiest).Understanding when you need to delegate, who to ask questions to and when to take control.Her advice for and against joint accounts vs keeping finances separate.Why it’s not about how much money you make and about how much money you keep.Why everyone should have financial goals and what that looks like.Why being sensible with money doesn’t mean you’re not having fun, and much more…Kristin's management company KLBM. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/2159m 4s

Beauty Special | Getting to know Bondi Sands with Blair James.

This episode of The Emma Guns Show is brought to you in collaboration with Bondi Sands.In this episode, I’m joined by Bondi Sands’ founder Blair James for an ‘everything you ever needed to know about suncare’ episode including why we need to use SPF daily and not just when we’re on holiday, what the numbers on our suncare products actually mean and why it’s so very important that we protect ourselves from the sun.If you’ve ever felt bamboozled by all things SPF then come and join us for this conversation. It IS a complicated topic and it CAN be confusing, but with Blair’s insights and expertise you’ll feel empowered, informed and know exactly how and when to apply your SPF moving forward.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/06/2140m 29s

Feel-Good Habits | Faye Speedie

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20/06/2127m 13s

Learning to Love Yourself with Julia Samuel.

Julia Samuel psychotherapist and author who returns to the podcast to talk about how we can learn to love ourselves. The topic of this podcast was sparked by a conversation Julia (@juliasamuelmbe) and I had at the end of 2020 when we discussed how liking yourself, or loving yourself, is the foundation for the relationships you are subsequently able to form with others.It made me wonder if your relationships are always challenging, cause your stress and/or pain or leave you heartbroken, is it wise to take a step back and examine how you feel about yourself before you make connections with others.In this episode, we discuss attachment theory, why loving and being loved is such a vital component of our identity, the risk in loving others and why we need to pay more attention to our feelings, rather than override them because of what others think because they are actually trying to steer us towards the things we need.We also, very unscripted I hasten to add, did a little exercise - The Felt Sense by Eugene Gendlin - which was a first for me on this podcast. Speaking of that exercise, it’s slightly hypnotic and could be distracting so please be aware of this and don’t follow along if you’re driving, operating heavy machinery or if your attention is required elsewhere. Before I sat down for this call with Julia, I was telling some friends that I was speaking to her again and as Julia has a huge amount of expertise in grief counselling and living losses, someone suggested I ask her about the end of friendships, female friendships in this instance, and how devastating they can be.I think the end of friendships can be trivialised in a way we wouldn’t do with a romantic relationship and so in this episode, we discuss why it’s legitimate to feel the same, or similar, kind of heartbreak after a friendship ends as it is when a relationship does.Julia's book This Too Shall Pass is available now.Julia's podcast A Living Loss is available on all good podcast platforms.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/06/211h 1m

Bullet Points | Making the world bigger not scarier.

In this episode, I discuss transitioning out of lockdown back to 'normal' and how to make the world different and 'bigger' in a post-pandemic world.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/06/2115m 33s

Feel-Good Habits update and a question for you.

In this episode, I check in with you, my most excellent listeners, about the feel-good habits series and also ask you a VERY important question.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/06/217m 55s

The Menopause Manifesto with Dr Jen Gunter

Dr Jen Gunter returns to the podcast to discuss all things menopause; the biology of it and the narrative around it.In researching her latest book, The Menopause Manifesto, it struck Jen how the patriarchal narrative around menopause was actually hindering women, which is why the book became a manifesto to empower women with accurate information around what happens to their bodies during this time.As she says in the show, ‘it shouldn’t be an act of feminism to understand menopause, but it is’. During this conversation, @drjengunter and I discuss:Why it’s so wrong to think of your last period as an expiry date on your femininity.Why being empowered and making empowered choices requires access to accurate information.Why a patriarchal society doesn’t get to determine a woman’s worth.The lifestyle choices you make in your 20s and 30s that can positively impact your long-term health and your menopause experience.Why life can be better post-menopause.How pseudo-science and snake oil have nothing to offer you other than to take your money.The role of supplementation is treating menopause symptoms and whether anything will actually work.Plus, many mentions of Thor, Chris Hemsworth, Gal Gal Gadot and Idris Elba.The Menopause Manifesto by Dr Jen Gunter is available now.The Vagina Bible by Dr Jen Gunter is available now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/06/211h 8m

Beauty Special | Getting to know CeraVe with Tom Allison

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with CeraVe.In this beauty special, we’re going to hear the story of CeraVe from its co-founder and Senior Vice President of Global Professional Marketing, Tom Allison. CeraVe is the US skincare brand that has achieved cult status in the States and now, here in the UK. What makes it so special is something we’re going to unpick with Tom in this episode, but for me, the fact it’s developed with dermatologists goes a long way to explain, not only its cult status but the reason it’s known for being such an efficient and reliable range of products. In this episode, Tom reveals where CeraVe started, and why helping people to achieve healthy skin with efficient and proven ingredients has always been at the brand’s core. Tom also explains why working with dermatologists is such a vital element of the brand’s story, so much so they even say it in the logo, and we also venture into the challenges and hurdles CeraVe had to overcome in order to get to where it is today. When you start off on the bottom shelf in the pharmacy, it takes a lot to get up to eye level…We also take a deep dive into the ceramide formula that’s the beating heart of every CeraVe product and why it’s such a crucial component, not just in the lotions and creams, but also for overall skin health - and how it’ll make your skin feel.Tom also walks us through making CeraVe so accessible via communication, application and cost.if you’re keen to find the CeraVe range you can find it in-store at Boots and also online at boots.com.Follow CeraVe on Instagram at @cerave and @ceraveuki To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/06/2135m 45s

Feel-Good Habits | Dr Sandra Lee aka Dr Pimple Popper

Dr Sandra Lee, aka Dr Pimple Popper, returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.In this episode, @drsandralee reveals:Why sleep has such a huge impact on how she feels and why she makes sure she gets a good sleep every night.The TV shows that she can unwind with, because they don't require a lot of her attention, and the youtube holes she can find herself falling down.Why she savours that first sip of her morning coffee and why any coffee will do.How her skincare regime is a vital habit that makes her look and feel good.Why being positive and having a positive attitude is something she will try to bring to any situation she finds herself in.Plus, we discuss how she makes her patients feel comfortable when they may be feeling frustrated, awkward or insecure about the skin they are in.Dr Sandra Lee's skincare SLMD Skincare is available in the UK from June 14th.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/06/2131m 37s

Life, Loss and Survival with Dr Rahul Jandial

Dr Rahul Jandial returns to the podcast to share his insights on life, loss and survival from his unique perspective as a brain surgeon and neuroscientist.On Rahul's last visit to the podcast, we discussed mental illness, how to improve our quality of life, why sleep is so vital to how we feel, longevity and how to take care of our brains and in this conversation, we explore his unique perspective on the more emotional and spiritual side of his role.His new book Life of a Knife’s Edge is a beautifully written account of what he has learned from the patients he has treated over the years. How he has seen the many shades of strength, resilience, acceptance and peace with the people who have trusted their lives to him.In this conversation, Rahul shares his insights, what we can learn about hope and survival from cancer patients, what he has learned about coping with trauma, how to mentally survive, heal and thrive and how this university dropout has gone on to become one of the world’s learning brain surgeons.Life of a Knife's Edge by Dr Rahul Jandial is available now. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/06/211h 2m

Bullet Points | Has lockdown changed your relationship with alcohol?

Has your relationship with alcohol changed in lockdown?https://www.drinkaware.co.ukhttps://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.ukhttps://alcoholchange.org.ukTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/06/2111m 29s

Feel-Good Habits | Emilie McMeekan & Annabel Rivkin from The Midult

Emilie McMeekan and Annabel Rivkin are the genius duo behind @themidult and they join me on the podcast to share their feel-good habits, the strategies they use and recommend to make sure every day is a good day.As this is the first time a duo has appeared on the podcast they are each choosing two feel-good habits and then one feel-good habit they share.In this episode, Emilie and Annabel share:Why adrenaline and being suspended from a great height, with the added element of competition, is a go-to for Emilie when she needs to recalibrate.The bliss of a bath for Annabel and why it’s where she’ll allow herself to be messy. Note: if you don’t take an orange into the bath after this then you’re bathing all wrong.Why Emilie has embraced Til-Tok life and why being current and up-to-date on the latest trends feels empowering.The joy to be had from hate-watching period dramas and why Annabel has yelled at Bridgerton more than once.Then there’s the joint habit that combines luxury and work and is one of their most productive habits of all.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/05/2155m 0s

Reset Your Life's Purpose with Frances Edmonds

Frances Edmonds is a speaker and author who joins me on the show to share the steps to reinvention. If you feel stifled, stuck or claustrophobic in your professional or personal life then you may need to 'repot your life', as Frances describes it, because you have become 'potbound'.In this episode, we discuss the why and how to reframe your thinking, reset your purpose and rejuvenate yourself over and over again.If you're risk-averse then the idea of constantly changing and starting from scratch might seem foolhardy, but given that we're living decades longer than ever before in a world that's innovating and advancing faster than it ever has done, being on a path that involves change and learning is one where you are less likely to be left behind.In this episode, Frances and I discuss:Why repotting is all about learning how to manage life’s transitions and changes and how empowering it is when you realise a situation you are in is suboptimal in order to move away from it. We also discuss how important it is to get to know yourself and your patterns so you can name the behaviours that might be limiting you, accept them and change them. We talk about how failure is one of life’s greatest teachers - not that we should all go out and try to fail - but if it happens, and you can look at it objectively and see what went wrong, you can move forward with great purpose. Frances also champions the growth mindset, the three Hs of humility, humanity and humour and why you get to choose your genre and why having a purpose is so important.And much much more...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/05/211h 11m

Bullet Points | The Ultimate Productivity Hack?

In this episode, I share the new method I've been using to try to bolster my knowledge on topics I put on my to-do list but never get around to.Share your ultimate productivity hack in the Facebook Forum.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/05/2110m 21s

Feel-Good Habits | Evy Pompouras

Evy Poumpouras is a speaker, mentor and former Secret Service agent who joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.In this episode, @evypoumpouras shares:Why avoidance gets you nowhere and it pays to face and address the things in life you find challenging.Why so many feel-good habits won’t feel good in the short-term, but it’s the long-term yield that makes consistency and perseverance worthwhile.Why her favourite form or instant gratification comes on the shape of a @dunkin Cappuccino Blast.Why her evening habits routine is ‘Evy Time’ and is how she can ensure she operates at her optimum.Her evening workout, which includes some kit from @onnit and why she loves being strong.The benefits she feels from using an inversion table.Why cold showers and meditation are part of her post-workout routine.The gratitude ritual that allows her to note what has gone well, but also holds her accountable for what hasn’t.Why getting outside in the morning is a way to really ‘wake up’ and why getting an errand done first thing leads to greater productivity throughout the day.The conversation she had with Marc Bernays-Randolph, the founder of @netflix about success and what makes people successful.And much much more…If you want more of Evy's expertise and insights then her book Becoming Bulletproof is available now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/05/2149m 23s

Working Hard/Hardly Working with Grace Beverley.

Grace Beverley is an entrepreneur, brand founder, influencer, author and Oxford University graduate who joins me on the podcast to talk about her book Working Hard/Hardly Working.Right now we’re being bombarded by messaging that tells us to always be working and to never be working. You know the kind of messaging that's telling you to 'hustle' one minute then go on a digital detox the next. It's confusing and unhelpful, but this massive contradiction is a good starting point for a wider, and hopefully more helpful discussion, around working hard and hardly working.In this episode, Grace and I discuss:The reductive binary of work/life balance.The damage done by the conflicting messages of hustling and working vs resting and relaxing.How burnout and over-stretching yourself can be seen as badges of honour in the current framework of what work looks like.How the concept of hard work has changed completely in the last few decades making overworking easier than it has ever been before.What she learned from a life in corporate and what she does and doesn’t apply from it in her own businesses.The way we make work and success look aspirational yet it’s so far removed from reality.Why even a job you love can feel like a chore at times (and that’s no bad thing).Success and why it’s not a destination but a course that you’re constantly having to course-correct.The value in internalising your success.How to appropriately delegate and so much more...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/05/2158m 19s

Bullet Points | Is the concept of 'manifesting' a load of rubbish?

In this Bullet Points episode, I ponder manifesting and whether simply 'asking' the universe for something will actually deliver it.I was seduced by this idea of manifesting my dreams around ten years ago when people around me, who appeared to be enjoying and succeeding at life were saying how this was a huge part of their lives and was leading them to achieve everything they set out. I tried it too, but was missing a crucial component...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/05/219m 58s

Feel-Good Habits | Kelly Barfoot

Kelly Barfoot is the founder of Boxxfresh who joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.In this episode, Kelly shares:Why exercise is one of the quickest and easiest things she can do to feel good. How her career as a personal trainer informs the kind of exercises she does depending on how she's feeling.The importance of food, unsurprisingly given her business, on how well she feels.Why entertaining and feeding friends and family makes her feel so good and is something she takes real pride in.The role music plays in her daily life.Why a playlist can be the quickest and easiest way to get into the 'zone' - whatever zone it is you're trying to get into.The importance of meditation, slowing down and being grateful for the day you've had, and much more...For 20% off your first Boxxfresh order use the code 'EMMAGUNS20'. Terms and conditions apply. Available in the UK only.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/05/2127m 7s

Can you be successful and fair? David Bodanis

David Bodanis is an author who joins me on the podcast to discuss the notion of fairness and why being fair is an art. It's a subject that David has explored at length in his book The Art of Fairness and in this conversation we discuss:Why nice guys finish last.Why it's unfortunate that being a 'slimy jerk' can actually get you far in life.What you get in return when you encourage and enable the people around you.Why power is so seductive but can easily slip into arrogance.The importance of listening without ego.Why generosity shouldn't be confused with niceness.The lessons we learned from Faust and Wall Street.Why, if we assume the world is fair, we'll be disappointed.Why being fair to yourself first is the way to spread fairness and much more...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/05/211h 11m

Bullet Points | Binge-Eating Disorder Recovery and Cosmetic Surgery

In this episode, I answer the most frequently asked questions about binge eating disorder and cosmetic surgery, specifically, the breast reduction surgery I had in 2019.Resources from the show:Brain over Binge by Kathryn HansenBEAT Eating Disorder SupportSEED Eating Disorder Support ServiceThe British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons BAAPSThe British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons BAPRASTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/05/2116m 46s

Feel-Good Habits | Anita Bhagwandas

Anita Bhagwandas is a beauty journalist, consultant and soon-to-be author who joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.In this episode, Anita shares the details of her ADHD diagnosis and how it has allowed her to understand things about herself that she previously thought made her bad, wrong, stupid and lazy. It also freed her from years of worrying that was was 'wrong' with her was a much more serious issue.During our conversation, @itsmeanitab reveals:How an ADHD diagnosis freed her from thinking she was stupid and lazy.Why outsourcing and delegating is vital because it's acknowledging that you need help in certain areas.Why planning, tracking and organising allow her to make progress.Why it's so important for her to cultivate and curate a space that's beautiful.How she carves out free time and makes sure she uses it well.Her love of history and why virtual walking tours through London have been so valuable during lockdown.Why self-development is such a passion of hers and how it all started with Tony Robbins CDs and Oprah.Why it's so important to find inspiration in people that you see yourself in, who look like you and who represent who you are and where you come from.How she practices witchcraft.Why surrounding herself with beauty and luxury isn't shallow and is an ultimate feel-good habit.Links from the show:Insight TimerTrelloThe High-Performance PlannerBriliFootprints of LondonUgly by Anita Bhagwandas is available for pre-order now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/05/2145m 34s

Rediscovering yourself after trauma with Alexandra Heminsley

Trigger warning: This episode mentions sexual assault.Alexandra Heminsley returns to the podcast to discuss her new book Some Body to Love: A Family Story which charts an extremely challenging period in her life. Sexually assaulted on a train when she was nine months pregnant after a difficult journey to conceive via IVF and then when her baby was just months old, her then-husband revealed she intended to transition.In a short period of time she lost a sense of herself, felt dissociated from her body and the marriage and life she thought she had in front of her disappeared.In this conversation, @hemmograms reveals:How the conversation around women’s bodies has changed in the ten years since she wrote Running Like a Girl.How the experiences in her own life made her reassess how she spoke about bodies.Why it makes perfect sense why you have to reach breaking point.The terrifying freedom of ‘it was never about me’ when her marriage ended.The judgemental world of new motherhood.The temptation of the toxic path of rage and anger.Why it became a mission to understand and support the trans community.The implications of the pink and blue world we live in.Why, when you go through a traumatic experience, there’s value in ‘feeling all your feelings’.Her advice for anyone who feels loss, not like themselves and who wants to get back to feeling whole againAnd so much more...Some Body to Love: A Family Story is available now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/05/211h 19m

Beauty Special | Getting to know TEMPLESPA with Liz Warom

AD| Getting to know TEMPLESPA with Liz Warom.In a brand new episode of the podcast, I’m joined by Liz Warom, Founder and Owner of TEMPLESPA, who shares with me the journey of her incredible career in beauty, which led to the creation of her own brand TEMPLESPA.TEMPLESPA celebrates its 21st birthday this year and it’s a great point at which to reconnect with Liz and the brand as she was one of the very first people I met in the beauty industry when I started working on magazines. Over lunch, she told me the story of this incredible new brand she’d created, full of incredible skincare designed to look after your skin but also make the user feel incredible too.In this conversation Liz shares with me:The incredible stories from her career in beauty and how getting married at 17 meant she had to join the workforce from a very young age.How a little bit of ‘fake it til you make it’ can sometimes get your foot in the door.How a very important mentor made her believe that anything was possible.How TEMPLESPA was born and the journey the brand has been on over the last 21 years.The one TEMPLESPA product she wishes everyone could try.Why there’s a little bit of the Mediterranean in every product they make.The challenges of the last 18 months and how being agile in business has never been more important; and much much more…To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/05/2151m 29s

Feel-Good Habits | Amanda Lamb

Amanda Lamb is a presenter and property expert who joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @missamandalamb reveals:How decluttering can cleanse, clear and organise the mind as much as the space you live in.The ritual of a bathing experience for relaxing mentally and physically.Why she’s so pleased gyms have reopened because as much as walking and regular exercise outside has been a feel-good habit during lockdown, the sessions in the gym just can’t be beaten.Why getting up before everyone else and enjoying ‘quiet time’ by herself was how she would set herself up for the day during lockdown.Why naps can be amazing, but also not something to do too often.Why the idea of ’40 and fabulous’ was not her experience and how she’s navigated her way out of a slump.The power and joy of friends and friendships and how ‘you’re utterly buggered’ without good girlfriends.Why going back to social situations brings with it worries about social anxiety and stressing about awkward interactions.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/05/2152m 55s

Escaping your limitations with Andrew Parr

How do you feel about hypnosis?Do you think it can help you make lasting and meaningful change in your life?In a brand new episode, I’m joined by Andrew Parr who has nearly thirty years practising hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, coaching and counselling and has seen it help people achieve lasting change - time and time again.Andrew believes that our truest, happiest and most capable version of ourselves is already inside us, hidden beneath layers of false ideas that we have all been conditioned to believe over the course of our lives. If you’ve ever thoughts; ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I don’t deserve…’, ‘I don’t belong’ then Andrew’s technique is designed to help you dehypnotise yourself of those limiting believes - and become your best self.During our conversation, Andrew and I discuss:What is it he does and how blending hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, counselling and coaching has allowed him to help over 17,000 clients achieve their goals.What a ‘surface level symptom’ is and how it can be the key to ‘unlocking’ the real issue.Why willpower and enthusiasm can only get you so far, and why you shouldn’t give yourself a hard time when they expire.His experience and insights from helping people with weight and food issues.Why you shouldn’t believe everything you think.Why affirmations are mostly just lies.Why triggers are often helpful signposts to the things you really need to face and work on, and much more…To find out more or to contact Andrew visit https://www.andrew-parr.com or email hello@andrew-parr.comThe book The Real You How to Escape Your Limitations and Become the Person You Were Born to Be is available now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/05/211h 12m

Bullet Points | Lessons from Lockdown

Are there lessons to be learned from lockdown?I recently wrote a list of the things I didn't want to forget once life is back to a version of normal, but that I believe I only really observed given the circumstances the world found itself in over the last 14 months.In this episode, I share the five I jotted down.What are yours?To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/04/2115m 30s

Feel-Good Habits | Kristin Ess

Kristin Ess joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @kristin_ess reveals:Why getting outside in nature is such a quick win if you want to boost your mood.How it’s all too easy to put of going on holiday (pre-Covid) but how vital it is to take a proper break.The joy of pets and, in Kristin’s case, her gorgeous dogs.Why surrounding yourself with the right people is so important.Taking time to reflect and pay it forward and appreciatie how far you’ve come; both in life and professionally. Plus we discuss one of our favourite people in the beauty industry, the brilliant @eugenesoulimanTo find the full, unedited conversation simply click the link in my bio or type ‘The Emma Guns Show’ into your preferred podcast platform.As ever, I’d love to know what you think whether that’s in the comments below, on DM or via email. I make this podcast for YOU and if there’s anything you’d like to hear on this subject, or any other, please feel free to let me know. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/04/2134m 39s

Unlocking Your Potential with Joslyn Thompson-Rule

Joslyn Thompson-Rule joins me on the podcast to discuss the ways in which we can all unlock our potential.Joslyn is a sports therapist, personal trainer and @nike Global Master Trainer who focuses on movement, recovery and how we communicate with ourselves in her approach to fitness and this is something she expands on in her new book How To Move It: Reset Your Body.In this episode, we discuss how to motivate yourself, whatever your starting point and, in addition @joslynthompsonrule explains:Why motivation is often a misunderstood piece of the fitness puzzle.Why it might be helpful to take a step back and rethink what fitness means for you before embarking on a new regime.The value in daily reviews to maximise progress.Why it’s still true that more people don’t exercise than do.Why your growth and gain can sometimes make the people around you uncomfortable.Why the mind/body connection is so important.Why it’s important to recover harder than you train and so much more…Joslyn’s book How to Move It: Reset Your Body is available now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/04/211h 10m

Bullet Points | (Un)easing out of lockdown

Are you feeling uneasy about lockdown restrictions lifting?Perhaps you were so excited to get back to socialising, dining out and going back to the office but now it’s here, it all feels a little too much after the last year.I’ve received lots of messages from listeners who have shared with me their feelings or anxiety, apprehension, nervousness and more at the idea of going back to ’normal’ and that’s what we’re discussing in this week’s Bullet Points episode.How are you feeling about going back to ‘normal’?Online mental health resources:https://www.betterhelp.comhttps://theselfspace.comhttps://www.samaritans.orgTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/04/2112m 40s

Feel-Good Habits | Eve Kalinik

Eve Kalinik returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @evekalinik reveals:How achieving a sense of perspective is just one of the many benefits of a walk outside in fresh air.Why the kitchen is her happy place (I mean, she is a nutritional therapist) and how methodically working through a recipe can clear her head.Why she’s so glad to have discovered yoga at the age of 16 and why it’s far more mental a practice than physical for her.Why she lingers on and really enjoys a good, delicious glass of wine. And how to find a good wine in amongst all the bad ones.Why she likes to believe in a little bit of ‘magic’ for staying positive.Links from our conversation:The Life Centre (also has an app) https://thelifecentre.com Philippa Gendall (my ‘Yoda’) https://www.phillipayoga.com/plt196tzhrfu4t09fd7oigg82robi2 Lyre’s https://lyres.co.uk Noughty https://thomsonandscott.com Wilfred’s https://www.wilfredsdrinks.com Wine https://plonkwine.co  To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/04/2132m 35s

Navigating the menopause with Dr Annice Mukherjee

Dr Annice Mukherjee joins me on the podcast to share her guide to navigating menopause as well as the importance of understanding how our hormones are making us feel throughout our lives.Dr Mukherjee is a physician and endocrinologist who specialises in supporting patients with complex medical illness, quality of life in endocrine disease, hormone problems in cancer survivors, including early menopause and other complex medical issues. She also takes a special interest in helping patients manage chronic fatigue.In her new book, The Complete Guide to the Menopause Annice outlines her toolkit for managing menopause and, hopefully, the strategies that’ll help you navigate it with far greater ease.In this episode, @drannicemukherjee and I discuss:The importance of understanding how your hormones are affecting you at whatever stage of life you’re in.Why she encourages women to be ‘prepare and be aware’ about their health.How it’s possible to feel better post-menopause than you did before it.Why diet, sleep, stress and exercise are fundamental elements of a lifestyle toolkit she recommends for navigating menopause.Her own menopause experience after a breast cancer diagnosis.The impact of the pandemic, both Covid-19 itself and the effects of a year-long lockdown are having on hormones.Plus, Annice answers questions from the Facebook group and much more...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/04/211h 22m

Bullet Points | Recovery is not Linear

This week’s mid-week Bullet Points episode is a confession.Well, more to the point, it’s an honest account of being in recovery and how this idea of being ‘fixed’ or ‘over it’ is completely false.I’m in recovery from binge-eating disorder after identifying it as an issue I was struggling with two years ago. I’ve put in a lot of graft - mental, emotional and physical - to get to a place where I no longer feel panicked around and dependent on food or uncomfortable in my own skin because of my self-sabotaging behaviours with food. What a cycle to be caught in!However, I had a setback recently and I thought it might be helpful to be honest with you about it. If you follow me here it could look as though I’ve figured it all out, but it’s a work in progress.For months I’ve felt completely free of all the old feelings I had but last weekend I spent 48 hours in a pit of self-hatred, self-sabotage and confusion.Rather than see it as a negative, I’ve decided to see it as a positive and I explain why in the show.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/04/2115m 12s

Feel-Good Habits | Inge van Lotringen

Inge van Lotringen returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @theogbeautyboss reveals:Why her life is better for exercising and why sometimes a good sweat session can be a ‘quiet fight with myself’ that leaves her feeling powerful.Running with Prince and why having hours of Prince’s back catalogue in her ears is so motivating.How she has never aspired to a physical ideal but firmly believes in showing the body you have respect by making it strong and keeping it fit.Why gut health and a healthy microbiome is a fast-track to feeling good.The joy to be had from a pet - in Inge’s case the infamous Grumpy Cat.Have an anchor or a base to keep you true to who you are.Why reading a book can be so fulfilling, take you out of your head and take on emotional journeys and to places you’ve never been before.Why she actually has, based on the above, a lot in common with @willsmithWhy my texts to her about Prince’s live concert Sign o the Times bring her so much joy. (This last one might be a fib)Inge's book Great Skin - Secrets the Beauty Industry Doesn't Tell You is available nowTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/04/2147m 19s

Understanding Rosacea with Lex Gillies

Rosacea is much more than a skin condition.Lex Gillies joins me on the podcast to explain what it’s like living with and managing rosacea. Lex was diagnosed with rosacea 16 years ago and has been blogging about skin and rosacea on her blog for nearly ten years. As with anyone with rosacea it’s a case of learning how to manage your own skin, identifying your triggers and finding the products that work for you.That is, however, only one part of the issue. Having a visible skin issue doesn’t just affect the skin and in this episode Lex explains how the severity of her rosacea, at diagnosis, left her feeling less able to participate professionally and socially. Not to mention the effect it had on her confidence and self-esteem.In this episode, @talontedlex and I discuss:What rosacea is, why it can go undiagnosed and why each person’s rosacea is so unique.Why learning to manage rosacea entails trial and error and requires a holistic approach.The idea of a cure-all or magic bullet solution being a myth.How Lex’s own experience with rosacea affected her confidence.Why creating talontedlex.co.uk helped her but has gone on to help thousands of followers.How becoming a trusted resource for all things rosacea is a responsibility she takes very seriously, and much more…To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/04/211h 24m

Bullet Points | Avoiding 'bad information'

How do you avoid bad information? It's harder than you think, especially when it comes to beauty but there are some excellent sources of good information out there. And by 'good' I mean scientific, evidence-based resources that share accurate, up-to-date, proven information.The five resources I recommend if you're looking for the good stuff are:Michelle WongStephen Alain KoDr Emma CraythorneDr Emma WedgeworthThe Eco WellClaire ColemanTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/04/2114m 48s

Feel-Good Habits | Ruth Crilly

Ruth Crilly is a writer, content creator and model who returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @ruthcrilly reveals:Why walking is essential for feeling good, clearing her head and putting life into perspective.The joy of some time alone with a magazine and cup of herbal tea. The ceremony and ritual of a daily bath for winding down and putting a full-stop on the day.The joy of Mint Magnums and what her special edition Magnum would be if she ever became their spokesmodel.Why taking a step back from social media is often a good move for your mental health, and the changes she’d make the platform to make users feel good.The distraction of time spent on Right Move, even if you have no intention of moving, and much more.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/04/2141m 2s

Dr Gemma Newman | Will a plant-based diet improve your health?

Dr Gemma Newman joins me on the podcast to discuss the many health benefits of a plant-based diet.Gemma has nearly 20 years’ experience as a family doctor, is a member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and is on the board of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK.I’m moving towards a more plant-based diet because the evidence shows it can have a significant improvement on all sorts of health issues. From reducing inflammation, slowing the ageing process, reducing the risk of certain cardiovascular diseases, reversing and preventing diabetes, reducing symptoms of the menopause, strengthening the immune system, alleviating symptoms of arthritis, lupus and MS, and much more.It’s a fascinating area of research and Gemma is a wonderful resource, not least because she has observed significant improvements in her own health from switching to a Whole Foods Plant-Based diet.However, changing the way you eat is no small feat and you’d be right to have questions. In this episode, @drgemmanewman and I discuss:What a whole foods plant-based diet (WFPB) means and what it looks likes.Why eliminating meat doesn’t mean you won’t be getting enough protein in your diet - and other ‘deficiency’ myths around cutting out meat.Why diets are short-term and WFPB is something to apply in the long-term as a way of life.The confusing messaging coming from the food industry.The impact changing your diet can have on stress and anxiety.The macro and micronutrients of a WFPB diet and where supplementation is and where it isn’t appropriate.Gemma’s wish for us to move towards conservation agriculture.Food freedom and intuitive eating.Her thoughts on ‘healthy at any size’, and much more…To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/04/211h 11m

Bullet Points | Book Club

Bullet Points • Book ClubIt’s time for another #bookclub episode of the podcast, not least because you’ve been sharing with me, via DM and email, the books you’ve been enjoying lately. I’ve also had my nose, and ears, in some great reads and I’m sharing my five favourites with you.I selected books I’ve found informative, inspiring, entertaining and downright eye-opening and I’d love to hear your thoughts.In this #bookclub episode:How to Move It by Joslyn Thompson-RuleAct Accordingly by Colin WrightThe Art of Fairness by David BodanisSteven Pressfield’s The War of ArtTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/03/2110m 16s

Feel-Good Habits | Alison Young

Alison Young is an Independent Qualified Beauty Expert Beauty who returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @aliyoungbeauty reveals:Why getting outside is so vital for regulating mood and getting perspective.Why having animals, in Ali’s case dogs and horses, is a great leveller.Why it’s important not to see self-care as something you need to carve out a lot of time for because 10, 20 and 30 second bursts can also help.If things aren’t going the way you want them to, it’s a good tip to just do something, anything, different.The mind-clearing benefits of a shower.The calming effects she feels from her beauty products.The book Ali mentions is Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic WorldTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/03/2136m 49s

How to maximise ALL your relationships with Carole Robin

Have you ever wanted to improve your professional and personal relationships, but didn’t know where to start?Carole Robin teaches interpersonal skills at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in the now ‘legendary’ and ‘life-changing' course Interpersonal Dynamics.If you find building and nurturing strong bonds a challenge or feel unable to handle the challenges that arise when you grow close to others then Carole’s insights will be a revelation. In the course, Interpersonal Dynamics, which she teaches alongside David Bradford, Carole has unpacked the mechanics and ‘science’ of relationships so they can be better understood and optimised. Thankfully, Carole and David have shared these insights in their book Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends and Colleagues - it’s a brilliant read and a strong recommend from me.In this episode, Carole explains: Why achieving exceptional relationships is within your reach.The importance of vulnerability, curiosity and empathy in building relationships.The risk involved in trying to deepen a relationship.Why you shouldn’t let fear get in the way of learning and growing.How to pay attention to one’s own feelings and the feelings of others.Why we have to get in touch with, and have an appropriate, feelings vocabulary, and much more…Oh, and if you listen to this I guarantee you’ll never say ‘I feel like…’ again without checking yourself.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/03/211h 7m

Bullet Points | Can you have 'burnout' in lockdown?

Can you have burnout in lockdown?Are you at the end of your rope? Have you had it up to ‘here’? Are you over it? Are you just so plain exhausted that you just can't be bothered?I don’t know about you, but all the things that used to push me to this feeling haven’t been present in lockdown. I’m no longer rushing, catching trains, trying to keep appointments and juggling a work and social life. I haven’t gone far or done much outside of my home in nearly a year yet I’m feeling similar feelings to those I’ve felt when I’ve previously burnt the candle at both ends. But how?As I started to investigate what burnout really feels like, what it means, how you get it and how to avoid it, I came across some interesting facts. In this new episode, I talk about why burnout is actually pretty specific, why the language around feeling overworked, exhausted and tired makes matters even more complicated and why now is a good time to give yourself a break.Burnout: The High Cost of Achievement by Herbert Freudenberger The Imposter Cure by Dr Jessamy Hibberd Burnout: Solve your Stress Cycle by Emily NagoskiBurnout Survival Kit: Instant Relief from Modern WorkUntamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living by Glennon DoyleTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/03/2120m 14s

Feel-Good Habits | Dr Emma Wedgeworth

Dr Emma Wedgeworth is a consultant dermatologist and skincare expert who returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @dremmawedgeworth reveals:The power of music and why some 90s RnB can be just the thing for getting her out of a negative headspace.Why dancing, and dancing with reckless abandon, can help jolt you out of a bad mood or sense of ennui.Why it’s important to love your skin and your skin tone, but how there’s an undeniable feel-good factor involved in a bit of fake tan glow.The value in therapy sessions and why you don’t need to be at rock bottom to have a conversation with a mental health professional.Why it’s so important to find a balance where you can be of service to others without draining your ability to help yourself.The joy to be found in a makeup bag and why disconnecting from yourself, and how you look, can be a sign of a bigger issue.The joyous escapism of binge-watching a TV series and much more…To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/03/2130m 59s

Why Learning to Love Yourself is work worth doing | Emily Houghton

Have you ever asked yourself what makes YOU happy? Are you frightened to be yourself in case you’re rejected? Do you struggle to set boundaries? Do you feel as though you’re living the life you should be?@emilyjaynehoughton and I discuss this and much more on a brand new episode of the podcast. Emily is an author and digital specialist whose debut novel Before I Saw You asks these questions, and more, and so she joins me on the podcast to discuss:How to start living for yourself instead of for others.How vital it is to set boundaries.Why people-pleasing ends up pleasing no one at all.How to avoid hitting rock bottom (buy why sometimes hitting rock bottom is a gift in disguise).Why we shouldn’t be accepting ‘okay’ and should be striving for ‘great’. Why a journey of self-discovery is painful, difficult but ultimately hard work worth doing and much more…To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/03/2155m 57s

Bullet Points | How to fall in love with exercise.

This week’s Bullet Points episode attempts to help those listeners who’ve been in touch asking for help finding their fitness mojo. In the last few months I’ve received a lot of messages from listeners who have explained that they ‘hate’ exercise and would love to know the secret to getting motivated.In this episode, with some helpful insight from my friend @alexlight_ldn, I share the five tips that I think take exercising from something that’s dreaded and endured to something that’s truly enjoyed.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/03/2113m 37s

Feel-Good Habits | Welfare Check

For a lot of listeners, this week marks the anniversary of going into lockdown and so it seemed timely to check in given that the last 12 months have been challenging, to say the least.Online counselling resources: www.betterhelp.com and www.selfspace.comTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/03/2115m 45s

Dr Rupy Aujla Returns | Simplifying Healthy Eating

Dr Rupy Aujla returns to the podcast to share his expertise and insights on how our diet can affect how we feel and our health in the long-term.Rupy is a doctor, founder of the UK’s first Culinary Medicine course and author whose latest book, The Doctor’s Kitchen 3-2-1 which makes healthy eating even easier. If you think you don’t have the time or it’s just too complicated to eat a more plant-based diet or make sure every meal ticks that ‘five a day’ box then think again.In this conversation, @doctorskitchen and I discuss:The proven long-term benefits of plant-based eating.His thoughts on the idea you can be ‘healthy at any size’.What a perfect plate of food actually looks like vs what we think it might look like.How one’s relationship with food can sometimes need interrogating and the resources available if you think you need support.The difference between guilt and shame and what that means in terms of our relationship with food.The idea behind his new book and how it’ll help you get nearly a kilo of fruit and veg into your diet with very little fuss or nonsense.Why he’s so keen to prove that eating healthily doesn’t have to be expensive, and much more.To find the full, unedited conversation simply click the link in my bio or type ‘The Emma Guns Show’ into your preferred podcast platform.As ever, I’d love to know what you think whether that’s in the comments below, on DM or via email. I make this podcast for YOU and if there’s anything you’d like to hear on this subject, or any other, please feel free to let me know. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/03/211h 12m

Bullet Points | The Best Activewear

In this episode, I share my top five activewear brands that achieve the ultimate trinity of style, function and performance.Free PeopleThe Scoop Neck Good Karma bra.The Take Me Back Pullover.The Love TankGapFit @ GAPThe Eclipse Bra.Blackout Stripe ⅞ Leggings.Brushed Tech Jersey Ankle Joggers.Lorna JaneThe V-neck back detail sports bra & High-Waisted Ankle Grazer Leggings.The Comfort Sports bra.The No Dig Ankle Biter leggings.Varley.Blaine Bra.Cheetah Print bra and Cheetah Print leggings.Smudge Print Bra and Smudge Print Leggings.Sweaty BettyThe Power Leggings.Athlete Seamless Long Sleeve Top.Stamina Sports bra.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/03/2116m 50s

Feel-Good Habits | Caroline Hirons

Caroline Hirons returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.Caroline is a best-selling author, skincare expert, businesswoman and consultant who admits that while she doesn’t struggle with feeling down, she does have a series of habits that set her up for a great day. During our conversation @carolinehirons reveals:How and why she developed a ‘let’s just get on with it, shall we?’ attitude.Why she has surrounded herself with ‘no’ instead of ‘yes’ people.The power of a good playlist for helping her sail through her to-do list or get a task done.How her family ground and centre her.Why the day doesn’t begin until her bed is made.Her ‘wallpaper’ of SVU, Oprah and anything familiar.Why she’s so good at multi-tasking.Why you NEVER come for @oprah, and much more…To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/03/2151m 37s

Understanding Binge Eating Disorder with Psychotherapist Jess Griffiths

Trigger warning: this episode contains references to suicide.Jess Griffiths is the Clinical Lead for @beatedsupport and she joins me in this episode of the podcast to discuss eating disorders, in particular, binge-eating disorder.If you’re a regular listener or have followed me for a while, you’ll know this is something I struggle with so I wanted to bring Jess onto the show to shed light on a type of eating disorder that affects more people than you might imagine, yet is a type of eating disorder that is not as widely-known as anorexia and bulimia.In this episode, @jessthegryffindor shares her expertise and insights on:What exactly binge-eating disorder and what it might look like and feel.How preoccupation with food, weight and shape can be an indicator of a bigger issue.Why eating disorders tend to disproportionately affect a people-pleasing personality type.Why it’s estimated that at least 30% of people who present as morbidly obsessed have binge-eating disorder.How Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has an excellent success rate when offered as treatment, but why there is a severe lack of resources which means diet and exercise are often given as a ‘fix’.The body positivity and body acceptance movements and whether, in some instances, they have the potential to endorse behaviours associated with a mental health issue.The link between eating disorders and depression, and much more…It is never my intention to create content that will upset, offend or alienate and I am very much aware of how much I am still learning on this journey and about this subject, but I felt this was an important conversation to haveIf you’re worried about your own or someone else’s health, you can contact Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity, 365 days a year on 0808 801 0677 or beateatingdisorders.org.uk  To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/03/211h 5m

Bullet Points | At-home Fitness

In this week’s Bullet Points, the focus is on home workouts.With gyms closed, a lot of us have had to figure out how to maintain our fitness or get something resembling a decent workout at home. Sales of home gym equipment surged by over 5000% last year, so clearly a lot of us have had to find a way.Whether you’ll be first in line when gyms reopen or have become a convert to the at-home workout, in this episode I share the kit I think is non-negotiable whether you want an intense sweat session or a well-earned stretch.My at-home gym consists of:A yoga mat.Two sets of resistance bands - lower body and upper body.Two dumbbells and a kettlebell.A Bosu ball.I also have some sliders gathering dust in a drawer and was very close buying a weight vest last summer, but thankfully good sense took over.I am not a qualified trainer and have no professional fitness experience. If you’re looking for inspiration then I highly recommend @aliceliveing @jillianmichaels @zannavandijk @popsugarfitness on @youtubeTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/03/2122m 19s

Town meeting | What your email etiquette says about you.

Feel-Good Habits is taking a break this week so I can bring you a Town Meeting. Inspired by the Handforth Parish Council Zoom Meeting I thought I’d see how you felt about a panel show. I asked three of my buddies; @joljones @featuresjourno and @nadinebaggott to join me on this episode to discuss email etiquette knowing full well we’d take a fair few detours along the way.Have your email habits changed since working from home/lockdown? Do you have any email bugbears? Should emails only be sent and received during working hours?We discuss this and a whole lot more including; when it’s actually appropriate to use the term ‘expert’, the way people speak to each on social media platforms, the strategies we’ve used to stay chipper during lockdown and a whole lot more.If you like this format and want more of the same with a variety of guests and experts then please let me know by emailing me at thebeautypodcast@gmail.com.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/03/211h 28m

It's ok to Pluck Up with Liz Bohannon

Liz Bohannon is an entrepreneur, brand founder and podcast host who joins me on the podcast to share her insights and expertise on everything from finding your purpose, navigating failure, connecting with who you really are and much more.In her own business and endeavours, Liz focuses on finding your purpose, being passionate about that purpose and focusing on how you can have a positive impact on your own life and on the lives of othersDuring our conversation, @lizbohannon and I discuss:Acting out of fear vs living in a growth mentality.The advice Seth Godin gave her that changed everything.Whether it's reasonable to expect your passion to pay your bills.Why it's important to think about how you can make the world better for yourself but also for others.Why you have to overcome your own ego and admit where you've screwed up if you want to make real progress.The time she spent living in her car and how failure ended up being a part of her journey to success.Why self-help isn't always helpful, and much more...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/02/211h 0m

Bullet Points | News and FAQs

In this midweek show, I share some news and also answer three of my most frequently asked questions.News:I've been on the other side of the microphone as a guest on other podcasts incl; Emma Forbes Life & Soul, Heather Thomson In My Heart, and Liz Bohannon's Plucking Up.I also wrote a feature about binge-eating disorder and having breast reduction surgery helped me tackle my issues with over-eating in Red Magazine.FAQs:I'm often asked if I'm still doing Jillian Michaels workouts from her Jillian Michaels Fitness App and in this episode, I share the workouts I've used and enjoyed, how I found inspiration from Madison Lecroy to try a resistance band workout, and the free workout videos available on Youtube. I've had lots of questions about hair loss, hair thinning and hair shedding and I update you on my progress and the two videos I've created to share my own update and the best advice I can give for anyone tackling these issues.And finally, as we enter our roadmap out of Covid here in the UK I share the reactions listeners have been sharing with me about this - some negative, some positive and the strategies I think may help.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/02/2121m 34s

Feel-Good Habits | Mally Roncal

Mally Roncal is a makeup artist, entrepreneur and author who joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @mallyroncal reveals:Why it’s so important to find a reason to celebrate.The mood-boosting power of a full face of makeup.How she gives herself a reality check in lockdown if she feels her mood slipping.Why it’s so key to connect with your friends and family, even virtually.The joy she finds in music and sharing music.Why making something like catching up on your favourite TV show into an ‘event’ can amplify the joy it brings, and so much more…To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/02/211h 2m

Wim Hof | Breathe, motherf*cker!

Wim Hof is a Dutch extreme athlete, adventurer and world record holder who created The Wim Hof Method to help people unlock a host of physical and mental health benefits.While Wim is an extreme athlete who has climbed into the Death Zone of Mount Everest and completed a full marathon above the polar circle in just a pair of shorts, his method is accessible to anyone.It’s based on three pillars: cold therapy, breathing and commitment and with consistent practice Wim has shown its ability to increase energy, improve sleep, reduce stress, heighten focus and determination, increase willpower and strengthen the immune system.And for anyone who, as I often as my guests on the podcast, wants to see the data, he welcomes scientists to scrutinise and validate his claims.In this episode @iceman_hof and I discuss:The power and fortitude that exists within us all and how to access it.How the benefits he felt from cold exposure and breath work is now being validated in labs under clinical supervision.He isn’t a ‘freak of nature’ anyone can do what he does.Why a ‘cold shower a day keeps the doctor away’.How forcing yourself to experience discomfort, such as cold, only amplifies the pleasure you feel from the warmth.Why it’s vital not to limit yourself; sometimes pushing your limits is where you find out who you are.Why failure is a vital part of life and how to handle it and learn from it when it happens, and so much more…Please use caution and seek advice, where appropriate, when attempting any exercises, especially in water.Further reading on Wim and The Wim Hof Method:Find out more about The Wim Hof Method.Wim's book The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Potential, Transcend Your Limits.The scientific research behind The Wim Hof Method.The breathing exercise I mention and use frequently Guided Wim Hof Breathing.Scott Carney's book What Doesn't Kill Us: The bestselling guide to transforming your body by unlocking your lost evolutionary strength.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/02/211h 23m

Bullet Points | Book Club

It’s time for another #bookclub episode of the podcast, not least because you’ve been sharing with me, via DM and email, the books you’ve been enjoying lately. I’ve also had my nose, and ears, in some great reads and I’m sharing my five favourites with you.I selected books I’ve found informative, inspiring, entertaining and downright eye-opening and I’d love to hear your thoughts.In today’s #bookclub episode:Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss (@thefbinegotiator) and Tahl Raz. Keep hitting the same dead-ends in your lines of communication? This book could help and Chris’ insights in his time as a hostage negotiator are incredibly helpful.TMI: My Life in Scandal by Perez Hilton (@theperezhilton). Perez came on the podcast at the end of last year and it was in preparing for that conversation that I read this book. It’s a fascinating insight into what was going on as Perez, and his hugely popular website, charted a unique period in celebrity history. Open Book: A Memoir by Jessica Simpson (@jessicasimpson). I used to love a TV show on MTV called Diary. The tagline was ‘you think you know, but you have no idea’. This is my way of saying that I thought I had the measure of Jessica Simpson, but it turns out I didn’t have a clue. I listened to this on @audible and it’s a triumph, not least because of the way in which Jessica tells her story.Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living by Glennon Doyle (@glennondoyle) Yep, @adele influenced me into buying this. One social media post and within seconds it’s on my @amazonkindle. Adele said ‘this books will shake your  brain and make your soul scream’, but what do you think?How to Heal a Broken Heart by Rosie Green (@lifesrosie). Rosie charts her journey through heartbreak and the disintegration of everything she thought was certain and it’s raw, honest and not at all sugar-coated. In this book Rosie re-enters that pain in order to offer anyone else experiencing it a path out of it. Her honesty, candour and resilience shine through and it’s a must-read guide for anyone struggling with heartache, loss or rejection. To find the full, unedited conversation simply click the link in my bio or type ‘The Emma Guns Show’ into your preferred podcast platform.As ever, I’d love to know what you think whether that’s in the comments below, on DM or via email. I make this podcast for YOU and if there’s anything you’d like to hear on this subject, or any other, please feel free to let me know. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/02/2115m 58s

Feel-Good Habits | Emma Forbes

Emma Forbes is a broadcaster and presenter who joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @emmaforbeslifestyle reveals:The importance and ceremony of list-making and why a ‘to-do’ is so vital for organising her mind as well as her affairs.Why having structure to her day is so helpful for channeling that feel-good feeling.The value she has found in making lists before she goes to sleep. Why it’s so important that she gets outside and into fresh air every day (and not just because the dog needs walking).Why indulging in reality television without guilt or shame is pure, feel-good escapism.How she has become far more proactive with her friendships in lockdown and why it’s made her feel so good to foster those relationships in the ‘new normal’.The joy she finds in food and food preparation and why cooking for the ones you love is such a feel-good habit for her.Why soup is her go-to for the ultimate feel-good cooking experience.To find the full, unedited conversation simply click the link in my bio or type ‘The Emma Guns Show’ into your preferred podcast platform.As ever, I’d love to know what you think whether that’s in the comments below, on DM or via email. I make this podcast for YOU and if there’s anything you’d like to hear on this subject, or any other, please feel free to let me know. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/02/2145m 16s

The (Easy) Science of Dating with Hayley Quinn

Hayley Quinn is a dating and confidence coach who joins me on the podcast to share her expertise on dating, making connections and knowing what you want from and in a relationship.Hayley is one of the UK’s leading dating coaches and her story of how she came to be one of the leading, and most trusted, authorities on dating, for both men and women, has a slightly unusual beginning. But it was this perspective, the origins of which she shares during our conversation, that allowed her to create her own unique insights, courses and workshops that have helped people in how they approach their own dating life.In this conversation, Hayley and I discuss:Whether there really is a ‘power play’ at work when you’re in the dating ‘game’. The rules of dating and whether they actually exist or not.How to turn text chemistry into a real connection in person (when and where lockdown restrictions allow)How to express yourself authentically.The dangers of getting hooked on the idea of someone, but why it’s such an easy trap to fall into.The value in getting to know yourself before dating.Why rejection is a vital part of dating and why it’s vital to learn how to handle it.The many and varied, and quite unhelpful, dating ‘truisms’ out there.Dating after separation, divorce or after the breakdown of a long-term relationship.How to communicate what your needs are, and so much more…Hayley's TED Talk Searching for Love to Escape Ourselves.To sign up for one of Hayley's courses or for one-to-one coaching visit -- www.hayleyquinn.comTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/02/211h 8m

Bullet Points | Beauty as Self-Care?

Is your beauty regime a form of self-care?In this episode, I open up a conversation about something I've seen slowly happening around me in the beauty space and I'd love to hear your thoughts. It's the idea that the beauty products we buy and the way in which we use them amount to self-care.Personally, I find this to be a worrying development because self-care is a broad concept that means so much more than what I think some beauty and wellness brands are currently communicating. It comes at a time when the conversation about mental health has never been more open and somewhere along the way this idea of self-care has managed to establish itself as the 'soft' treatment option for minor mental health issues. Feeling a bit anxious? Light a candle and use your best bath oils. Eleven months of lockdown getting you down? Exfoliate, apply some fake tan and wake up fabulous. Struggling to feel motivated? Put on some red lipstick.These are all lovely things to do, and there's no doubt about it, there is a very real 'high' from an indulgent bath, a golden glow and an I-mean-business red lipstick, but it's my opinion that they do not offer any meaningful long-term support to mental health and it's potentially dangerous to suggest they do.On one hand, the destigmatisation of mental health issues means that we're seeing a medicalisation of normal emotions; feeling sad is expressed as being depressed, feeling stressed is expressed as anxiety and it's quite possible that a bath, fake tan and red lipstick might make you feel better. But on the other, those people who actually have depression and/or anxiety might feel like failures if these things don't work for them or, worse still, there's a real risk that those people, the ones who need genuine help from a mental health professional or doctor aren't actually getting it.I’m so interested to hear what you think on this subject...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/02/2115m 42s

Feel-Good Habits | Lisa Creaven

Dr Lisa Creaven is a dentist and the co-creator of @spotlight_oral_care who joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @drlisacreaven reveals:How her feel-good habits help her fight against the fact she’s a worrier by nature.How something as simple as routine can be the thing that makes her feel good and achieve a sense of calm.Why she’s re-embraced her love of music and piano during the lockdown and how it has helped her ‘tune out’ of daily stresses.How she has revisited transcendental meditation, on a daily basis, to lower her stress levels.Why time outside in fresh air is so vital for finding balance - especially if that time outside is time alone.Why sleep is so important and how she makes sure she gets good quality sleep and much more.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/02/2134m 0s

Learning the Power of our Breath with Richie Bostock

Richie Bostock is breathwork coach, author and speaker who joins me on the podcast to share the life-changing benefits of breathwork he has experienced first-hand and also seen in the tens of thousands of people he has ‘breathed’. Richie’s own journey starts in corporate management and digital entrepreneurship, two very high-stress environments where exhibiting stress is a sign to the people around you that you’re taking your job seriously. But it was his father’s MS diagnosis that made Richie go on a journey of discovery to help his dad, via training with the Ice Man himself, Wim Hof, that triggered a profound change in Richie too.If you’re reading this then, well, sorry to state the obvious, but you’re breathing, but what more science and research shows us is that we may not be breathing correctly. Meaning, our breathing might actually be working against our physical, mental and emotional health. Richie discovered how to breathe for maximum benefit in all these areas, which is why he is so committed to sharing his message as far and as wide as possible.In this conversation, @thebreathguy and I discuss:How breath is free medicine; it’s just a case of knowing how to use it.How the benefits of breath have been known for centuries but modern science is proven, unequivocally, the real impact it can have.What he learned from the Ice Man himself @iceman_hofHow he ‘ripped the band-aid off’ his own life and made huge changes.How breathing affected his own tendency towards OCD.Why we should ‘hold all perspectives lightly’.Why modern living seems to be forcing us to choose between ‘certain unhappiness’ and ‘uncertain happiness’.How trying to be someone you aren’t can lead to disconnection and depression.Why breath is the Swiss Army knife of the body.How finding your breath and creating a space to be still can be where you tap into your intuition, and so much more…Download Richie's app Flourish.Richie's book Exhale is available now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/02/211h 14m

Beauty Special | Understanding Antioxidants with Skinceuticals

This episode of The Emma Guns Show is brought to you in collaboration with Skinceuticals.I’m joined by Dr Emma Craythorne, consultant dermatologist and skincare expert, who joins me to take a deep-dive into antioxidants and how they provide vital protection for your skin.We also take a look at Silymarin CF, the new Vitamin C antioxidant serum from @skinceuticals_uki which offers, as you’d expect from the leaders in antioxidant skincare, a potent Vitamin C in a formula that supports oily and blemish-prone skin.In this episode, Dr Emma Craythorne and I discuss:the benefits of antioxidants and Vitamin C.what free radical damage is, how it affects the skin and how it can be treated.how to know a good Vitamin C serum.why many Vitamin C formulas favour certain skin types.the difference between Silymarin CF and other Skinceuticals antioxidant serums.the formulation of the Silymarin CF serum.how the addition of silymarin and salicylic benefit the efficacy of the serum on oily, blemish-prone skin.how to know if you need an antioxidant that’s designed for oily, blemish-prone skin.what oil oxidation is and whether more people are experiencing it because of mask-wearing.how Silymarin CF fits in with a skincare regime for oily, blemish-prone skin.how to layer the serum among a regime for oily, blemish-prone skin.the other cumulative benefits of using the serum.The serums mentioned during the show:Skinceuticals Silymarin CF, £145.Skinceuticals Phloretin CF, £150.Skinceuticals CE Ferulic, £140.Dr Emma Craythorne can be found on Instagram as @dremmacraythorn, her TV Show The Bad Skin Clinic is available on Discovery Plus and her website www.dremmacraythorne.com.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/02/2156m 44s

Feel-Good Habits | Jacqui Ripley

Jacqui Ripley is a PR executive, former fashion editor and author who joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @jacquiripley reveals:The feel-good joy she gets from her wardrobe and why she’ll never throw anything away.Why ironing is a form of meditation for her and ironing clothes for @naomi and @yasminlebonWhy thrifting is one of her favourite habits and her tips for finding gems on your search.Why she loves the creative process of selling on @ebay and the thrill she gets from a positive review.The benefits of Gua Sha and why she’s become a huge fan of facial massage in lockdown.Discovering her inner @mrshinchhome and the pleasure she derives from a deep clean.Why she loves the old school pleasure of flicking through a copy of a magazine.Her love of mood-boarding and how it fires her creativity and also allows her to create feel-good art for her home office.The life coaching course she took years ago and how rediscovering it has helped her cope with lockdown.Why podcasts are like ‘free university’ for her, and so much more…Jacqui's eBay name is: jacrip_22To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/02/2133m 41s

Heather Thomson | The secret to my success.

Heather Thomson is an inventor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, speaker, licensed health and wellness coach and adventurer who joins me on the podcast to share her story of growing up in small-town America and ending up in the bright lights of New York City working with the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Sean Puffy Combs and Beyoncé.I got to know about @iamheathert when I watched her in The Real Housewives of New York, the highly successful @bravotv show following the lives of Manhattan’s elite social circle. It was clear, even via the lens of an edited reality TV show that Heather is a shrewd businesswoman, incredibly fair and someone who prides themselves on being a loyal, supportive friend, which made her really interesting to watch.In addition to her TV work Heather is a designer and has recently trained as a health and wellness coach as well as starting her own podcast In My Heart with Heather Thomson where she has interviewed a string of varied and highly accomplished guests.In this conversation, Heather and I discuss:Growing up in small town America and being drawn to the bright lights of New York City.Working in close proximity with people like @beyonce @jlo and @diddy on their fashion labels and what she learned from the experience.Why no one wants to be ‘yes’d’ to death.How being endlessly curious has been nothing but helpful in life and her career.How working for @diddy made her find her drive.How the meaning of ‘success’ has changed for her over the years.How the current political situation in the US has been like ‘windex’ allowing us to see ‘clearly’.How failure is an essential part of any journey and makes success all that much sweeter, and much more…To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/01/211h 29m

Bullet Points | The ugly truth about eating disorders.

Trigger warning. Contains discussion of eating disorders and mental illness.In this episode, I share a commitment with you, my most-excellent listeners, about future episodes and content and I would LOVE your feedback. The resources mentioned are:BEAT | The UK's Eating Disorder CharitySEED Eating Disorder Support ServiceTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/01/2111m 19s

Feel-Good Habits | Rosie Green

Rosie Green joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.This is Rosie’s second visit to the podcast; the first time we discussed the fallout from her divorce and her feel-good habits reflect not just the ways she stays positive during lockdown but how she put herself back together after the shock of the split.During our conversation @lifesrosie reveals:The dopamine rush of kissing and why she never wants to get out of the habit of a good snog session.The comfort and calm of being warm to make you feel safe.Why having friends around you who are honest and open, and why being open and honest with yourselves, brings so much joy and saves so much pain.The joy of being a mum to a dog.Why it’s so important to light the expensive candles, use the extravagant bath oils and never save anything for ‘best’, and much more…To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/01/2137m 40s

Is a plant-based diet the 'best' diet for health?

TJ Waterfall is a sports nutritionist specialising in plant-based nutrition who joins me on the podcast to talk about what a plant-based diet really looks like and what the many benefits are.The scientific evidence shows that a plant-based diet is one of the most effective ways to improve both long-term health and also support fitness goals and recovery. However, if you've heard anything about plant-based diets you've probably heard they are a fuss and nonsense that's more trouble than its worth. TJ joins me to share his experience, first-hand and working with elite sportspeople, of why that isn't the case.In this episode, TJ and I discuss:What the difference is between being vegan and being plant-based.How to discern what information is accurate and what might be marketing blurb.Why a plant-based diet doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on key nutrients.Why cutting meat out of your diet won’t mean you’re missing out on protein - or will struggle to find it elsewhere.The health benefits of eating a plant-based diet; both on cardiovascular health and overall risk of other chronic conditions.Why a plant-based diet can have such a positive effect on how you feel, and much more…TJ's book The Plant-Based Power Plan is available now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/01/211h 10m

Beauty Special | Three dermatologists on how to get YOUR best skin.

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Skin+Me.In a brand new episode of the podcast I’m joined by the expert team of consultant dermatologists from Skin+Me; Dr Malvina Cunningham, Dr Ben Esdaile and Dr Jason Thomson. If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know I’ve seen a marked improvement in my own skin, dealing with the issues of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation since I started using the Skin+Me service. I’ve been so impressed, not just with my own results, but with how easy and efficient the service is. One of the most impressive qualities of Skin+Me is the expert team of dermatologists behind the brand, which is why I asked them if they’d join me in an episode to answer YOUR questions about all things skin and skincare.In this conversation, Malvina, Ben, Jason and I discuss:Who can benefit from seeing a dermatologist.Whether there are there any downsides to long-term retinol/tretinoin use.The topical ingredients that’ll make the skin look brighter.Their views on the skin-tightening and anti-ageing benefits of LED.How to know the difference between rosacea and general redness.How to tell dry skin from dehydrated skin.The topical ingredients that’ll support retinol in perimenopausal and menopausal skin.Why niacinamide doesn’t work for some people and what to use instead.Whether it’s really necessary to wash your face twice a day if you’re inside all day.What effect stress has on the skin.How to deal with maskne, and much more…Please note: this episode was recorded via video call as lockdown restrictions meant we couldn't record in-person so there may be inconsistencies with sound.Get your first month’s treatment with @skinandmehq FREE with the code ‘EMMAGUNS121’ - you just pay the £3.50 prescription charge. You can cancel your subscription at any time and you are not entering into an annual contract.To use the code visit: www.skinandme.comTERMS & CONDITIONSThis offer is open to new customers only and valid until 28th February 2021.To redeem this offer you must use the code EMMAGUNS121 and be:Over the age of 16Live in the UKHave at least one of the following skin concerns  Acne Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) Melasma Pigmentation related to sun damage Skin-ageing concerns including; fine lines and wrinkles Issues with skin texture and pore size Treatment is subject to dermatological assessment by the Skin + Me expert dermatology team who will decide upon your eligibility after you have completed an online consultation and submitted three photos of your skin. Currently, the brand can only treat skin concerns affecting the face and don’t currently treat rosacea, eczema, vitiligo or psoriasis. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other brand offer.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/01/211h 24m

Feel-Good Habits | Nadine Baggott

Nadine Baggott joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.As you’d expect from Nadine, these habits are practical, honest and there is absolutely no sugar-coating whatsoever. To quote one of Nadine’s favourite films, ‘buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy night’. During our conversation @nadinebaggott reveals:The benefits of having pets and the rewards the act of loving and caring for them gives.The dangers of externalising your power.How to make lists, but lists with real purpose that create action.Why it’s important to find pleasure in small things.The dangers of being around miserable and/or narcissistic people and why @drramani youtube is a good source for sussing that out.Why getting outside is vital for physical, mental, and emotional health.How music can play a vital role in setting your mood and making you feel motivated.Why @beyonce Lemonade played a crucial role in helping Nadine navigate a challenging time in her own life.Why it’s so important to have hope and something to look forward to.The friends she has surrounded herself with and what they all have in common and why they are such a positive network of trusted connections, and much more...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/01/2158m 27s

Creating lasting change with neuroscientist Dr Gabija Toleikyte

Dr Gabija Toleikyte is a neuroscientist, behavioural coach and lecturer who joins me on the podcast to talk about the ways in which we can create lasting change, form helpful habits and have a better relationship with the people around us.In this episode, @supergcoaching and I discuss:How to form a habit.Why bad habits aren’t always ‘bad’. Why understanding how the brain works can help us act on our intentions to make good habits.The role the amygdala plays in ‘keeping us safe’ by steering us away from change - even if we want that change to happen.How perception bias affects how we interact with the world.The different leadership styles and how sometimes what might seem efficient will actually show you down.How to get yourself into a growth mindset.How to avoid procrastination by following a few key exercises.Her new book Why the Fck Can't I Change? and much more…To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/01/211h 6m

Bullet Points | Need a good night's sleep?

Bullet Points • Need a good night’s sleep?In this mid-week episode I share some tips for helping you get a better night’s sleep since it’s something, based on the DMs, messages and emails I’ve been receiving, that seems to be bothering a lot of people right now.I can relate, I’ve suffered with insomnia in the past and stress is often the thing that causes the most disruption to my ability to fall asleep, stay sleeping and sleep well.As we’re all under added stress right now it’s no surprise that for a lot of people sleep is becoming harder and harder.In the episode, I share the five strategies that have worked for me and that I recommend to try to get sleep back on track, even with the added stresses and strains:- Make a list of everything that’s on your mind before your head hits the pillow. The act of writing out any worries can compartmentalise them and minimise the stress attached to them.- If you’re working from home and are tempted to have a quick nap when you’d normally run out for your afternoon coffee then, well, don’t.- Create the perfect environment for sleep; a comfortable bed, the right kind of lighting, the right temperature - it all helps.- Create a sleep schedule - and stick to it.- Take a look and what you’re eating and when you’re eating it. A small tweak such as eating dinner an hour earlier could make all the difference when it comes to sleep quality.To find the full, unedited episode simply click the link in my bio or type ‘The Emma Guns Show’ into your preferred podcast platform.As ever, I’d love to know what you think whether that’s in the comments below, on DM or via email. I make this podcast for YOU and if there’s anything you’d like to hear on this subject, or any other, please feel free to let me know.#podcast #selfhelp #loneliness #lonely #health #mentalhealth #wellness See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/01/2119m 23s

Feel-Good Habits | Lisa Caldognetto

Lisa Caldognetto, makeup artist and youtube sensation, joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @lisacaldognettomakeup reveals:The power in scent and fragrance for setting her mood.The importance of getting fresh air to stay invigorated.How a morning bath feels like the ultimate indulgence.How she uses Tarot in her daily life help her focus.Why connecting with friends, even virtually, something you should always have in the diary, and much more…Links from the episode:Astier de Villatte -Palais de Tokyo Incense Sticks Diptyque Baies Scented Candle Santa Maria Novella Pot Pourri Bag Neals Yard balance room spray The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck and GuidebookTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/01/2132m 28s

Ask Me Anything | Mental Health, Weight Loss, Discrimination & Fitness.

This episode of the podcast is Part Two of the Ask Me Anything episode I published back in November featuring your questions that have come in via the Facebook Group, Instagram and email.In this episode I answer:How do you permanently work from home so effectively and maintain mental health?How did you move from ‘weight loss’ mode into maintenance managing bingeing impulses?Can you talk about why you do intermittent fasting? How long have you been doing it and what benefits have you noticed?What are you looking forward to this year?Do people notice a difference in you since your breast reduction?Have you ever experienced any racism/bias in the industry and, if so, how did you deal with it?What is your favourite biscuit?What are your thoughts on microblading? Where to start on a fitness journey, please?How is your hair density coming along?Will you film a day in the life incorporating everything from supplements to exercise to what you eat and then maybe how you plan your day etc?I'm interested to know how your breast reduction has impacted your ability to exercise, or your enjoyment of it - if at all?What are your favourite features of your Apple Watch?Links from this episode includeBrain over Binge by Kathryn HansenNez Hasan for microblading.Philip Kingsley Video ConsultationApple Watch via Vitality Health InsuranceTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/01/211h 1m

Bullet Points | Need a distraction?

An episode for those times when you don't want to become zen, you just want to be distracted. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/01/2113m 28s

Feel-Good Habits | New Year Review

Feel-Good Habits | Year in ReviewAs we begin 2021 I thought it might be helpful to take a look back at the habits my wonderful guests have shared in the #feelgoodhabits show and the ones that have come up time and again. Clearly, these are the habits that, anecdotally, deliver that feel-good feeling, so in this episode, I share some data and research that explains why.The most common #feelgoodhabits of 2020 include:Whether you want to call it exercise, fitness, working out or movement, there’s no denying how often guests cited getting the heart rate up every day. Daily movement is proven to, among other things, improve self-esteem, self-confidence, improve sleep quality and lower stress levels.Let’s call this one ‘connection’ - these are those bonds with friends and family. In addition to making up feel-good, these bonds are proven to promote better mental and physical wellbeing.The benefits of pausing and being grateful. Showing gratitude allows us to feel and enjoy positive emotions and relish the good things when they happen rather than letting preoccupation with stressors allow them to pass you by.Therapy and mindfulness. I’ve grouped these together even though they are quite different, but have been proven to bring about change at brain level for long-term mental health benefits.Having a laugh, in whatever form that may take for you. You can spontaneously laugh for a minute and feel how it affects you physically (try it, it’s bonkers, but it’s wonderful), dance like a loon to your favourite feel-good song or find a blooper reel on YouTube. Laughter has been shown to boost immune function, decrease stress-related hormones and increase our good cholesterol. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/01/2120m 52s

Approaching weight loss with compassion with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Dr Rangan Chatterjee makes a welcome return to the podcast for a conversation about weight loss. While it’s that time of year when we’re bombarded with messaging about ‘new year, new you’ and so many prompts about going on a diet and starting a new fitness regime this episode definitely isn’t that.@drchatterjee shares his insights from nearly 20 years in GP practice and those appointments where his patients have said, ‘I just can’t seem to lose weight’. What Rangan observed is that so many people were only looking at diet and exercise when, in actual fact, there are more factors at play.Rangan supports his expertise from years in practice and scientific research with his signature approach, which is one of compassion. It’s this approach that has helped him guide patients towards their goals and now readers of his new book Feel Great, Lose Weight.In our conversation @drchatterjee and I discuss:The emotional relationship we have with our bodies, food and fitness.The controversial topic of ‘food addiction’.Why you can be trying your very best to be healthy and fall short for reasons that aren’t your fault.How to break down your health goals so they become enjoyable pursuits not another stick to beat yourself with.How to have a healthy relationship with your bathroom scales.Why how we talk to ourselves is a crucial part of our progress.How our emotional baggage and childhood experiences can influence our weight; and so much more....I am acutely aware that the subjects of weight and weight loss can be difficult ones to approach because the relationship we have with these issues tends to be an emotional one. For that reason, we are inclined to see, hear and react to discussion of these issues through that personal emotional filter. I don’t want to apologise for my content but I do want to explain; I hope it’s evident I have no intention, when creating any episode of the podcast, to upset, alienate, offend or shame. As much as I’m mindful of this and have wrestled with whether it’s appropriate to create content on weight loss or not, I’ve decided it’s important to have this conversation for the benefit of the person it may help rather than not create it for the person it may potentially offend.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/01/211h 28m

Bullet Points | The secrets to getting motivated

In this episode, I answer a question I’ve been receiving a lot over the last few weeks and that’s how to tap in your motivation. How to get ‘in the zone’ when it comes to reaching goals.This question is mostly about fitness, and usually in response to my morning IG stories where I chat to you pre- and post-workout, so that’s what I focus on in this episode but the tips for setting goals, aims and objectives and not losing momentum are, I think, universal.At this time of year we are bombarded with messages about ‘new year, new you’ and, as I explain in the episode, I loathe that messaging. It’s lazy and unhelpful and this idea that you need to get ‘back on track’ or atone for your festive excesses with a new fitness regime or diet is shaming. I don’t intend to contribute to that narrative with this episode, but as so many people have asked the same question I did want to answer in a way that, I hope, is responsible and helpful.In the episode, I share the five strategies that work for me:Take a step back from your goal and look at all the things that may influence the success of your efforts. Surrounding yourself with the right kind of inspiration, even if it’s just virtually.Avoid the ‘all the gear, no idea’ approach to achieving your goal.Set yourself up for success by plotting a path to your goal with achievable ‘wins’ along the way. Stick with it: it may sound boring but consistency is arguably the most important component when trying to achieve any goal.As ever, I’d love to know what you think whether that’s in the comments below, on DM or via email. I make this podcast for YOU and if there’s anything you’d like to hear on this subject, or any other, please feel free to let me know.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.#podcast #selfhelp #loneliness #lonely #health #mentalhealth #wellness See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/12/2020m 2s

Feel-Good Habits | Sali Hughes

Sali Hughes is a journalist, broadcaster and author who joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @salihughes reveals:How ending the day with a cryptic crossword eases her into a good night’s sleep.The confusing messaging around exercise and fitness generally and how she loathes the process but enjoys the results.Why it’s so important to get dressed even when you’re in lockdown or working from home for prolonged periods.The way in which she uses fragrance to set her mood and why scent is her one concession to ‘woo-waa’.How cooking is an act of love; to oneself and the people around you.Why she’s a fan of intermittent fasting.The power of female friendships and the work that goes into creating close, supportive bonds; and much more…Sali mentions the following fragrances:Thierry Mugler CologneOakwood for Sunspel by Lyn HarrisFrédéric Malle Cologne IndélébileDiptyque PhilosykosGuerlain L'Heure BleueCoco by ChanelGlossier YouFrédéric Malle Musc RavageurFrédéric Malle Portrait of a LadySali also mentions The Times Cryptic Crossword and The Guardian Cryptic Crossword and the Madonna Peloton ride.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/12/2053m 12s

Andy Puddicombe | From the Vault

Andy Puddicombe is the co-founder and voice of the @headspace app and he came on the show in March 2019 to share his wisdom on meditation and mindfulness. It’s estimated 1 in 6 people are currently struggling with their mental health so it seemed timely to re-share my conversation with Andy. As we conclude 2020 and reflect on what has been a challenging 12 months, the overload may be triggering, upsetting and unsettling for many of us, so it seemed like the perfect time to share Andy's insights and wisdom.Andy began meditating aged 10, spent 10 years as a Buddhist monk and, I can tell you from having spent time with him, he exudes stillness and calm in a way that I’ve never seen on experienced before.If you’re currently feeling anxious you may find Andy’s insights helpful. During our unedited conversation, @andypuddicombe explains:- How to approach meditation if it’s new to you.- The symmetry between nutrition and meditation in how we look after ourselves and our health.- How meditation can ease feelings of anxiety.- Why meditation doesn’t mean that you have to empty your mind.- The role of breathing in meditation.- The difference between meditation and mindfulness.- The difference between our thoughts and intuition.- How to learn not to believe everything you think, and much more…To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/12/201h 6m

Caroline Hirons, Nadine Baggott & Trinny Woodall | From the Vault.

Caroline Hirons, Trinny Woodall and Nadine Baggott joined me on the podcast for what ended up being one of the most unstructured conversations I've ever committed to audio for this podcast.I'm revisiting it this Christmas as so many listeners have shared that they have found such wisdom and insight in this episode and that it has kept them company and made them feel connected. Given the circumstances of Christmas 2020 offering connection seems like the least I can do so I'm bringing it out of the vault for your enjoyment - whether it keeps you company while you prepare Christmas lunch or take a few minutes for yourself away from everyone.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/12/201h 37m

Bullet Points | Happiness Hacking

This episode is taken from an IGTV I published shortly after the Tier 4 restrictions in the UK.If you're struggling right now or are finding it particularly difficult at Christmas then I hope this helps.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/12/2012m 42s

Sam Chapman | From the Vault

Sam Chapman is a makeup artist, content creator and businesswoman who joined me on the podcast to have a frank and open discussion about mental health.At the time of recording, back in the summer of 2018, both Sam and I had made strides with our own mental health and having this conversation was with the aim of creating a safe resource for anyone listening who may be going through something similar. Sometimes, when you’re struggling, it can feel very lonely and both Sam and I were keen to have a conversation that would make anyone feeling isolated, alone and helpless feel comforted that they weren’t alone and that there were options and ways to move forward positively.In the two and half years since this episode was published I’ve had numerous messages from you, my most-excellent listeners, saying how useful this episode was, how much you appreciated Sam’s honesty and how it helped you understand your own mental health and have empathy for other people experiencing something similar too.This is a conversation I think back to time and time again, and given the year we’ve had and how 2020 has plunged people deeper into mental and emotional distress, or caused people to experience these things for the first time, I thought revisiting this chat may be helpful.In this conversation, @samchapman and I discuss:What it’s like to feel depressed and why no two depressions look the same.Why sometimes it’s the people around you who’ll sense your struggle before you do - and why that’s ok.The building blocks of recovery and how little things can have a huge impact.How not all relationships survive your recovery and how to make peace with that.How depression can sometimes feel like a slow disconnection from yourself and how to reconnect - and much more.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/12/201h 5m

Feel-Good Habits | Ksenia Edwards

Ksenia Edwards is the editor-in-chief of HOLR magazine and she joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.In this conversation, Ksenia and I discuss:How she starts her day with meditation, mindfulness and gratitude to stay on track.How staying connected, via video calls, has been a saving grace during lockdown in Toronto.How she disconnects from work while also working from home 24/7.Why mixing up her fitness and making sure she moves every day is a vital tool for staying positive.Why having a playlist of go-to songs that give you an instant 'buzz' is always wise.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/12/2017m 33s

Alice Liveing | From the Vault

Alice Liveing is a qualified personal trainer, bestselling author, columnist and content creator who joins me on the podcast to talk about her career journey, from musical theatre to fitness, and everything in-between.This episode was recorded in July 2019 and I wanted to revisit it because I believe Alice has some of the best, and most responsible, physical and emotional health content around. Furthermore, since we last spoke I have used her workouts, which are available via her instagram @aliceliveing, and they have completely changed my body - so I can personally attest to how positive an impact her content can have.In this conversation we discuss: the cult of wellness.evolving and growing in the public eyebeing responsible in all things health and fitnessliving with anxiety growing in confidencethe right place to start on your fitness journeywhy it's important to make mental health a priority and much more...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/12/201h 12m

Gretchen Rubin | From the Vault

Gretchen Rubin is a bestselling author and podcaster whose area of expertise is happiness and she joins me on the podcast to unpick how to navigate a path towards happiness.This episode was recorded in December 2017 and I had time with Gretchen to discuss her book The Four Tendencies, which gives insight into four personality types based on how we react to internal and external expectations.Not only is it an interesting way to understand oneself, it also offers valuable insight into how other people process the world.In this conversation, @gretchenrubin and I discuss:Why she’s a ‘happiness bully’ but how that has helped her find her own happiness and help others find theirs.How we can better our personality by interrogating how we react to inner and outer expectations, as explored in her book The Four Tendencies.How to know if your tendency is one of a questioner, obliger, rebel or upholder.Why, when our basic needs are met, we can then explore what happiness means to us.How times of stress, change and anxiety can affect our happiness.Why 50% of our happiness is genetic (and what the other 50% is made of).How meeting Oprah impacted her and her work.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/12/201h 8m

Bullet Points | Giving back this Christmas

If you're looking for ways to give back to your wider community this Christmas then these charities and resources can help you direct your time, money and/or skills to services that really need them:www.do-it.org is a great resource for finding and advertising volunteering opportunities in your local area.Trussell Trust are always looking for volunteers to help them provide food to those locked in poverty.Centrepoint launched their Christmas 2020 Appeal in anticipation of the worst homelessness crisis in the UK as a result of Covid-19.To become a call-companion for someone struggling with loneliness visit Reengage.Visit Refuge to donate an emergency parcel to a family fleeing domestic violence.Head to Crisis to find out how you can support them this Christmas.Visit Beauty Banks to donate and help end hygiene poverty.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum. To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/12/2010m 45s

Jen Sincero | From the Vault

Jen Sincero is a bestselling author, success coach and motivational speaker who, after transforming her own life, turned her attention to to helping others transform theirs.I first read Jen’s books about four years ago and they lit a fire under me at a time when I was feeling as though the world was against me - and the world was winning. Unlike other self-help books Jen’s tone is no-nonsense mixed with tough love - there’s a directness to her books that make their wisdom impossible to ignore.In this conversation, which was originally published in June 2017, @jensincero and I discuss:Why we all have the ability within us to create what we desire.Why it’s important to evaluate and understand your relationship with money. Why it’s not uncommon for women to subconsciously shy away from making money.You don’t have to act like a man in order to be financially wealthy.The importance of getting outside of your comfort zone.Why taking responsibility for your situation is the best starting point for effecting change.Why listening to others doubts and fears can be damaging and how vital it is to surround yourself with the people who’ll cheer you on.Why the word ‘realistically’ is so ridiculous.The power of visualisation and going to your ‘spiritual gym’.Why rejection is proof that you’re trying.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/12/2036m 54s

Feel Good Habits | Melissa Hemsley

Melissa Hemsley joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @melissahemsley reveals:The joy, comfort and nourishment to be found in making and eating soup. How she practices gratitude to help her keep perspective.The benefits of long walks in the fresh air for mental clarity and physical health.Why practising saying ‘no’ has become a vital feel-good habit.The importance of playing a role within, giving back, to you community.The value she find in tech-free meals and ‘unplugging’ from online life.To find the full, unedited episode simply click the link in my bio or type ‘The Emma Guns Show’ into your preferred podcast platform.As ever, I’d love to know what you think whether that’s in the comments below, on DM or via email. I make this podcast for YOU and if there’s anything you’d like to hear on this subject, or any other, please feel free to let me know. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/12/2043m 57s

Marisa Peer | From the Vault

Marisa Peer is a world-renowned speaker, rapid transformational therapy trainer and best-selling author who joined me on the podcast in January 2017 to discuss the power to change that's within us all - even if you have to go looking for it.My conversation with Marisa had a really profound impact on me personally and I know, from the feedback I've received in the nearly four years the show has been live, that it's one that has really resonated with you, my most-excellent listeners, too, which is why I wanted to revisit it in this series.Marisa has over thirty years experience, has worked with CEOs, rock stars and Hollywood A-listers, given talks with millions of views online and, as you'll hear, specialises in making rapid, sustainable changes.In this episode @marisapeertherapy and I discuss:The power of telling yourself 'you are enough'.Why we're never taught self-esteem and how to achieve it.Why self-worth is such a vital building block to emotional wellbeing.Why solid self-worth can help you avoid falling into the comparison trap.Why we fear rejection.How she has been able to 'hack' the brain to achieve long-lasting positive change.Why it's important not to make something that isn't good for you familiar.What's different about the brains of the successful, multi-millionaires she works with.How to overcome the issues you may have with food.How our body image can be linked to much more than how we look, our weight or our clothes size.The tools to use to attract love into your life.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/12/201h 15m

Bianca del Rio | From the Vault

From the VaultBianca del Rio - September 2018.Bianca del Rio is a comedian, drag queen and entrepreneur who came on the show in 2018 to discuss fame, work ethic and staying on track when the world may be trying to push you off course.This conversation has really stayed with me and Bianca, real name Roy Haylock, gives really excellent motivational advice in this episode. I remember leaving the hotel after this recording and feeling wired and inspired. Seriously, I enjoy Tony Robbins as much as the next person, but Bianca del Rio can be my guru any day.I come back to his words time and time again, which is why I wanted to revisit this conversation. Also, the advice and perspective within this show is timeless and when I went back to re-listen I realised that much of it what Roy shares is the kind of thing it’s useful to be reminded of.In the two years since this conversation happened Bianca starred in the sequel to the hugely popular film Hurricane Bianca, performed on the West End in Everybody’s Talking about Jamie and was the first drag queen in history* to headline, and sell-out, Wembley Arena on the It’s Jester Joke stand-up comedy tour.I’ve bookmarked this episode with a note that says, ‘when you’re on the brink of wallowing, listen to this’…In this conversation @biancedelrio and I discuss:Being true to who you are, understanding that some people aren’t going to like you for it, but moving on with purpose regardless.Why an opportunity is only as good as what you do with it.Why the ‘hustle’ is far harder than you can imagine, but what consistency and perseverance pay off in the long-term.The importance of taking responsibility for what you say and your actions.Building coping mechanisms that don’t include complaining to someone else/a social media platform.Why it’s so important to get out of your own head and much more…To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/12/201h 14m

Beauty Special | Lisa Rinna

Lisa Rinna is an entrepreneur, actress and author who joins me on the podcast to talk about launching her eponymous beauty brand Rinna Beauty.Lisa Rinna is already a global household name with her work as an actress, author and as part of the cast of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills but Lisa is also an incredibly savvy and successful businesswoman who has created a hugely successful lifestyle brand.In this episode, @lisarinna and I discuss:How the path to Rinna Beauty wasn't always easy or smooth.How the challenges she faced along the way actually made the final product a lot stronger.The way her career achievements in fashion, acting and brand-building helped shape her beauty line.Why being hands-on and working 24/7 is vital to her success and who she is to her core.Why being authentic to yourself and listening to your gut is crucial, both in business and in life.Her tips for staying positive when life might be getting you down.And why @rupaul has all the knowledge when it comes to making your dreams a reality.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/12/2028m 43s

Rochelle Humes | From the Vault

From the VaultOriginally published in July 2019 this conversation with Rochelle Humes is one so many listeners emailed me about; enjoying Rochelle's positivity, resilience and perspective.Rochelle Humes is a TV Presenter, Author and Entrepreneur who joined me on the podcast to talk about how she has navigated a career in the entertainment industry since the age of 10.From a childhood spent on the stage in the West End to years spent topping the charts, first in SClub Juniors and then The Saturdays, Rochelle is now one of the UK’s famous faces.In this conversation @rochellehumes and I discuss:Working and being in entertainment industry from the age of 10.Having a hunger for a career and why being strong-willed helped her achieve her goals even at a young age.Why it’s okay to have more than one passion in life.Why it’s important to set goals and how not to lose momentum when you reach them.How she has followed her gut instinct even when it went against the prevailing advice.Why doing what you ‘should’ be doing can be a step in the wrong direction.How knowing what your priorities are and setting boundaries make life a lot easier.Applying ’The Secret’ and using visualisation to know what you want in life.Why it’s so important to be your authentic self to channel your inner confidence.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/12/2053m 31s

Feel-Good Habits | Cher Webb

Cher Webb joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @cherwebbmakeup reveals:How music plays a really important role in how she feels and why creating playlists help he set a tone/mood.The joy to be found in a fresh flower delivery and why the blooms from @auctiondirectflowers put her in a good mood over lockdown.How turning 40 in lockdown felt and how she made the celebrations even more special.Why a past life (as a General?) may have influenced her love of routine and regime, especially when exercising, to boost her mood.Why disconnecting from her phone and spending time in nature is something she’s had the time to lean into during lockdown and will continue to make a priority.How notebooks and making lists play an important role in staying organised.To find the full, unedited conversation simply click the link in my bio or type ‘The Emma Guns Show’ into your preferred podcast platform.As ever, I’d love to know what you think whether that’s in the comments below, on DM or via email. I make this podcast for YOU and if there’s anything you’d like to hear on this subject, or any other, please feel free to let me know. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/12/2029m 0s

Amelia Freer | The Joy of Food

Amelia Freer is one of the UK's most respected Nutritional Therapists and healthy eating experts. Through her best-selling books, social media and courses, Amelia has helped thousands to people to achieve a healthier, happier life. She is passionate about 'making healthy simple, for as many people as possible, without losing any of the joy to be found in cooking, eating and sharing good food.In this episode of the podcast Amelia and I discuss:Why so much conflicting information about what is and isn't 'healthy' has made enjoying food, which should be one of life's most simple pleasures, so confusing.Why the fundamental rules of eating well are actually very simple.Why our emotional relationship with food can often be the first step in nutrition.How beautiful food starts with a prepared kitchen.Why knowing how to create a well-balanced, nutritious plate of food should be a skill we all have.How her positive nutrition pyramid can be your daily check list for eating healthily.Why it's so easy to become disconnected from the food you eat and how you feel.The cult of wellness and the woeful effect it had one what we understand as 'nutrition'.Where healthy eating, weight loss and diet do and don't crossover.Amelia's first online course The Joy of Healthy Eating features 30 video lessons, each around 10 minute, sharing comprehensive yet simple guides to positive nutrition and joyful healthy eating. The online course is £127 and available via www.createacademy.com and listeners of The Emma Guns Show will receive 15% using the code EMMA15.Amelia's books are available below:Eat, Nourish Glow: 10 Easy Steps for Losing Weight, Looking Younger and Feeling Healthier.The 10 Day Plan to Nourish and Glow: Lose Weight, Feel Great and Transform Your Relationship with Food.Cook, Nourish Glow: 120 Recipes to Help Lose Weight, Look Younger and Feel Healthier.Nourish & Glow: The 10 Day Plan.Simply Good for You: 100 Quick & Easy Recipes, Bursting with Goodness.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/12/201h 16m

Bullet Points | Managing Loneliness.

In this episode, I talk through some tactics that may help, in the short term, if you're feeling lonely. Whether it's because of the lockdown restrictions, the new 'normal' of working from home or because you've just found yourself in a situation where you're alone a lot, and that's uncomfortable or not preferable to you, then these strategies may be helpful.Avoid falling into the comparison trap. In other words, don't measure the value of your life and experience against others, especially if the medium via which you are comparing is a social media platform.Use your social media profiles for good and if that means muting a few people then so be it.Lean into boredom. And I mean really lean into it.Be physical and use exercise as a way of breaking up the day.Get outside and really appreciate the sights, sounds and how it feels to be out in the fresh air. It's proven to reduce blood pressure and help with feelings of depression.Rather than focusing on all the things being alone aren't allowing you do, focus on what being alone does allow you to do. If you're really struggling with loneliness and need support then visit The Samaritans or seek support from a service such as Self Space.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/12/2015m 14s

Feel-Good Habits | Dr Anita Mitra

Dr Anita Mitra returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @gynaegeek reveals:How leaning into self-care is actually really important, especially now.The value to be had in a luxurious bath (and crucially how to maximise your bathing experience).Why lists can help you feel centred and in control of everything you have on your plate.Why a past life (as a General?) may have influenced her love of routine and regime, especially when exercising, to boost her mood.Why meal prep can be a lovely way to zone out but also make sure you’re feeing yourself the best fuel possible for your schedule.The power in a bit of red lipstick and an uplifting playlist.Why making sure your sleep schedule is so important and the value in beautiful bed linen for ensuring a good night’s sleep.Products featured: @wolversonfit @dusk.com @desmondanddempsey @thisworks @santuaryspa To find the full, unedited conversation simply click the link in my bio or type ‘The Emma Guns Show’ into your preferred podcast platform.As ever, I’d love to know what you think whether that’s in the comments below, on DM or via email. I make this podcast for YOU and if there’s anything you’d like to hear on this subject, or any other, please feel free to let me know. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/11/2046m 41s

Perez Hilton | Breaking the rules and a life of scandal

Perez Hilton is an author, TV personality and columnist who joins me on the podcast to talk about his career in the media and how breaking the rules of journalism, especially in the realm of celebrity media, led to them being re-written.Perez's blog perezhilton.com became a phenomenon in the early 2000s and made Perez, born Mario Lavandeira, a celebrity in his own right.In this episode of the podcast @perezhilton and I discuss:How a series of false-starts and jobs that made him miserable led him to create his own website.How he navigated the early years; finding the hottest news story and also becoming the hottest news story.The mistakes he made, and had to learn from, along the way.How he measured and celebrated his successes as and when they happened.How he has had to evolve as media platforms have appeared.Why negative press and interaction isn't something that worries him - in fact he welcomes it.Perez's book TMI: My Life in Scandal is available now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/11/201h 11m

Bullet Points | How to Make a Habit

There has been a lot of chat in DMs and on email about habits in the last few weeks, so I thought it’d be a good idea to take a look at the ways in which you can feel out whether a habit is right for you.We’ve all had to adjust this year, with varying degrees of restrictions and lockdowns but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to weave new and helpful habits into our new normal.In this episode I share the six strategies that I think can help you make a habit stick or, perhaps more crucially, how to tell if it’s just not for you, including:Starting small and easing your way into whatever it is you’re trying.Giving yourself a timeframe.Attaching your new habit to something you already do and enjoy doing.Keeping a visual log of your habit as you do them.How a little accountability can help make a habit take root and give you a sense of satisfaction from day one.Figuring out what might get in your way before you begin so you can plot a course around, or through, it.As ever, I’d love to know what you think whether that’s in the comments below, on DM or via email. I make this podcast for YOU and if there’s anything you’d like to hear on this subject, or any other, please feel free to let me know.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/11/2011m 2s

Feel-Good Habits | Renée Rouleau

Renée Rouleau is a celebrity aesthetician and skincare expert who returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @reneerouleau reveals:Why getting out of your comfort zone can be a fast-track to feeling good.The calm she feels while riding a motorcycle.Why she’s not afraid to embrace a little danger every day.Why trying new things and exploring the unknown is so important to her.The way firing a gun, safely, makes her feel.Why she created a joy list that she checks in with daily.To find your skin type head over to @reneerouleauskincare To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/11/2044m 27s

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan | How to make a difference.

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan is an MP and A&E Doctor who joins me on the podcast to talk about the circumstances that led to her embarking on a career in politics.After qualifying as a doctor Rosena spent time working as an humanitarian aid doctor in Gaza, Asia, Israel and Africa before working as a junior doctor in the Accident & Emergency department of St George's Hospital in Tooting, where she is now the elected Member of Parliament.Alongside her work as an MP Rosena has continued to work on the frontline during the Covid-19 crisis.In this episode of the podcast @drrosena explains:How she came to a career in politics five years ago in 2015.The challenges she has faced during her political career.The insight that being a working doctor has given her to better represent her constituency.How we can all contribute to our communities in a meaningful way.Why a mental health pandemic is happening in tandem with Covid-19.Why it’s so understandable there is fear and confusion concerning the facts around the coronavirus and vaccine.How she remains focused and resolute even when faced with barriers and objections and much more...To follow or get in touch with Rosena visit https://www.drrosena.co.ukTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/11/201h 10m

Bullet Points | The best online fitness resources.

In this episode of the podcast I share my tried and tested online fitness resources.Jillian Michaels Fitness AppAlice Liveing and the link to Alice's PayPal.Yoga with Adriene.Nike Run Club App.Couch to 5K Runner.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/11/2016m 19s

Feel-Good Habits | Caroline Barnes

Caroline Barnes is a makeup artist and digital creator who joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @carolinebarnesmakeup reveals:How she feels recharged after spending time, either socially-distanced or virtually, with her friends.How fitness, specifically running, played a vital role in making her feel-good during the first UK lockdown.The ceremony, ritual and occasional mid-afternoon decadence of a bath. The beauty products she surrounds herself with and also uses on shoots to beautify but also create good energy and calm. Why it has been so important for her to install structure into her family life for everyone to manage the restrictions of lockdown and much more…Products mentioned: de Mamiel Altitude Oil Esse Probiotic Serum.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/11/2053m 7s

Jamie Genevieve | Making Your Dreams come True.

Jamie Genevieve is a makeup artist, digital creator, social media superstar and now a brand creator with the launch of makeup line Vieve.Just nine years ago Jamie was working on-counter in a busy department store in Glasgow selling cosmetics and giving in-store makeovers. She quickly earned a reputation for being highly skilled but also incredibly warm and friendly and was usually booked solid from the time the store opened until it closed its doors. This warmth easily translated onto video, both YouTube and instagram, where Jamie began to share makeup looks, tutorials and more with her followers quickly numbering in the millions - she currently has 1.4m followers on instagram and just under a million on YouTube.The last nine years have seen huge successes and career highs, including a collaboration with MAC where she created her own lipstick shade as well as Jamie's online community of fans including celebrities including Drew Barrymore and Rihanna. Jamie adds another huge success to the list with the launch of her own brand Vieve, a project that's been in the works for two years.In this conversation, Jamie and I discuss:The story of her incredible journey from department store beauty counter to beauty brand owner.How her beauty counter beginnings shaped her story and what came next.How she translated her makeup talents to online tutorials and social media.Why she'd definitely ambitious but need a little nudge from the people close to her from time to time.How she came to create the brand Vieve and why it was always her dream to have her own makeup line.Why how make up makes you feel is just as important as how it makes you look and much more...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/11/201h 6m

Beauty Special | Understanding the skin’s microbiome with Lancôme.

This episode of The Emma Guns Show is brought you in collaboration with Lancôme.Annie Black is Lancôme’s International Scientific Director, and she joins me in this beauty special to explain what the microbiome is, why we all have one that’s completely unique to us and how we can look after it for optimum skin health using Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum.Annie not only explains the extensive research that has gone into creating a product, the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum, that supports a healthy microbiome but why it’s universal and can be incorporated into anyone’s skincare regime regardless of age or skin type.In this conversation Annie and I discuss:What the microbiome is and why it’s fundamental to skin health.How the microbiome can be compromised and how that’ll look and feel on our skin.The role that the topical application of prebiotics and probiotics plays on supporting our microbiome.The clinical trials and research over nearly 20 years that have informed the experts and Lancome into how to create skincare that promotes optimum skin health.The results you can expect from using Advanced Génifique serum and how to incorporate it into your current skincare regime.Plus Annie also shares the one thing she wishes people wouldn’t do their skin.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast, click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/11/2035m 11s

Feel-Good Habits | Kirbie Johnson

Kirbie Johnson is a journalist, producer, host, writer and host of @glossangelespod who joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @kirbiejohnson reveals:Why self-care isn’t just marketing spiel and the why there’s something transcendental about a ‘virtual’ massage.Leaning into nostalgia and tapping into your happy memories to make you feel-good in the here and now.Why talking to friends and seeing how they see you can help shift you to a more positive perspective.Why acknowledging that none of us have been through a pandemic before and finding community in having a shared experience can be helpful.The comfort that can be found in your beauty routine.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/11/2027m 53s

Ask Me Anything | Beauty, Mental Health & Fitness

In this episode of the podcast I answer your questions. I know I say it on every show, but your messages, emails and notes are the best part of my job, so a huge 'thank you' to everyone who takes the time to write in and get in touch.The questions answered in this hour-long episode include:What do you use your acupressure mat for and what are the benefits?I need advice on cruelty-free makeup, but I'm not sure what's good and what isn't.How is your hair density coming along since you started your treatment with Philip Kingsley?What do you enjoy most about making the podcast?Which guest, or guests, have had the biggest impact on you in 2020, and why?What are your favourite recipes from Ian Hastes' 7-Day Basket?Please can you recommend a good eyeliner for the water line?What advice do you have to survive a mental health relapse?What is your favourite foundation and mascara?What is your favourite exercise routine?What progress have you noticed since you started with Philip Kingsley?Are you ever worried you'll go back to making poor food choices?Featured in the show:Acupressure mat.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/11/201h 4m

Bullet Points | Everything you need to know about hair loss.

Susie Hammond is a Consultant Trichologist at Philip Kingsley who joins me in the show in something of a show first. This conversation wasn't originally going to be published and was just me having a call with Susie to get some info on some of the questions I'd been received from you, my most-excellent listeners, have been asking me about hair loss and the treatment I've been receiving with both Anabel Kingsley and now Susie while Anabel Kingsley is on maternity leave.As you'll hear from everything Susie says, her knowledge is so vast that it would have been a shame to tell you my version of what she said so I decided to publish our call as an episode of the show.In this episode, we discuss:The options available if a visit to a trichologist is cost prohibitive.Why taking vitamins can help with hair health, but there's a right and a wrong way to go about it.The topical products that can work and the ones that can't.The Philip Kingsley products that have been specifically created to help with hair loss and how they work.How to wash, style and brush your hair to minimise breakage.The use of topical treatments and role of minoxidil and anti-androgens in treating hair loss conditions.The resources available if you want to understand your specific hair loss issues and much more...This episode is not sponsored and Philip Kingsley have not asked me to create it but I am receiving my treatment and non-prescription products without charge.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/11/2045m 35s

Feel-Good Habits | Alex Light

Alex Light returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @alexlight_ldn reveals:The importance of good sleep on how she feels.The role music plays in her day and why a session on the piano can clear her head.The power she finds in being organised and organising.The joy that can be found in makeup and skincare.Why therapy is the most positive thing she has done for herself and why she’d recommend it to anyone.Plus, the distraction to be found in a good session of reality TV.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/11/2030m 10s

Max Dickins | Winning at life using improvisation

Max Dickins is an author, comedian, actor and presenter who joins me on the podcast talk about how practising the art of improvisation can help you do better in work, life and relationships.If life is one long series of unscripted events and improvisation is being able to react in the best way to any event or situation without any preparation then there’s a lot to be learned from a little improv.In this episode Max and I discuss:What improvisation really means.How learning improvisation can help you get the most out of social, work and romantic relationships.Why embracing the unknown can open up the world.Why it’s important to give and receive ‘offers’ to maximise any situation.The way improvisation has helped Max understand himself and his relationships.How you can use the skills of improv in your own life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/11/201h 6m

Bullet Points | Are you feeling SAD?

In this episode of the podcast we're talking about Seasonal Affective Disorder and how to manage that 'funky' feeling that can come with shorter days and longer nights. People will be affected in different ways and some lifestyle tweaks may be enough to help some people feel better while medical intervention or professional guidance maybe more appropriate for others. I am not a medical professional, but these are some lifestyle changes that may help you navigate the winter months with a bit more ease.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/10/2017m 14s

Feel-Good Habits | Jo Jones

Jo Jones returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @joljones reveals how her habits have changed during the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, what it's made her realise and how it's allowed her to shift her priorities. Her observations include:Book-ending the day so there's always a structure in place.The power of exercise both on the mind and body (and especially arse).Why a drink, in Jo's case some Welsh Sisters gin, can be the perfect start the evening.Why @tracyandersonmethod has changed her body during lockdown (especially Jo's arse)The lessons she learned from watching @sammcknight1 work and why they help her today.How easy is to de-prioritise yourself and the steps you can take to prioritise yourself again.The way in why friendships can recharge you.Why having and open mindset and also a growth mindset are such a priority for her now.Jo is the co-founder of Beauty Banks and the founder of Beauty Beat.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/10/2055m 9s

Charlotte Mensah | The Undisputed Queen of Good Hair

Charlotte Mensah has been styling hair for three decades and is one of the biggest names in hair. She is a hairstylist, business owner, artistic director and brand creator who joins me on the podcast to share the story of her incredible career in the beauty industry.There was so blueprint to success for anyone aspiring to make a career in hairdressing back in the 80s, let alone success in black hair, which is what makes Charlotte’s story especially compelling.There have been challenges and struggles along the way, but as Charlotte says ‘sometimes your path just doesn’t run straight’ and so she adapted and persevered.In this conversation @charlottemensah and I discuss:Why she originally wanted to pursue a career in finance.The importance of knowing what your dream looks like.Putting in the hard work, staying focused and waiting for ‘your time’.The importance of being original.The value in mentorship and why it’s so vital to give back when you can.Why hairdressing is spiritual for her.Helping women with textured hair find themselves and their identity by embracing their natural hair.How her book Good Hair is the ultimate education in black hair.Why struggles are part of any story, the trick is learning to the enjoy them and see them as a vital part of the process.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/10/201h 5m

Bullet Points | 5 ways to be a more positive person.

In a brand new episode of the podcast I discuss the five tactics that can help you become a more positive person.Not only are these great habits to incorporate into your life, they are also proven to reduce physical stress, strengthen coping mechanisms and encourage an overall feeling of calm.Positive thinking and being more positive are frequently cited as being helpful, especially when experiencing depression and anxiety, but it’s easier said than done. And someone telling you to ‘be more positive’ can be as effective as telling someone to ‘calm down’. Hopefully what this episode does is offer a little more insight into the ‘how’ to be more positive. All the tactics are free and none take more than a few minutes.This podcast was inspired by the feedback I had from you for the last few Bullet Points episodes where we’ve discussed overwhelm, mental health and burnout so I hope you find it helpful. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/10/2020m 6s

Feel-Good Habits | Alice Liveing

Alice Liveing returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @aliceliveing reveals how the key to her feel-good habits is finding things that are achievable every single day and these include:A sleep routine and prioritising a good night’s sleep, every single night.Why she takes a book to bed with her.The value of a morning routine that sets you up for the day ahead.The benefits she feels from exercise and why there’s no right or wrong way to train.The value to be found in ‘downloading’ your day when you get home/log-off.Why finding a bit of escapism can be a great stress-relief.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/10/2039m 5s

Making your strengths stronger with Renée Rouleau

Renée Rouleau is a celebrity aesthetician and skincare expert who joins me on the podcast to share the story of her incredible career in beauty.From small beginnings Renée has become a household name not least because of her hugely popular blog, A-list client list and her habit of taking big risks and not fearing change.She has famously categorised skin into nine different types, that’s right, skin isn’t just dry, combination, normal or oily, and has a product for everything from long-term anti-ageing results to on-the-spot treatments that’ll deal with an unwanted blemish in no time.In this conversation @reneerouleau and I discuss:How she came to really ‘understand’ skin.Where business and beauty meet.The importance of mentors in guiding you towards your goals.Why knowing who you are and what you stand for is key.The 13 questions she asks herself to make decision making not only quick but efficient.Her nine skin types and why personalised skincare is so important.Being an early-adopter to e-commerce and why big decisions and taking risks have always worked in her favour.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/10/201h 14m

Bullet Points | It's ok to not be ok.

It’s ok not to be ok.In a brand new episode of the podcast I discuss my mental health diagnosis of severe depression and anxiety back in 2016 and why it was so helpful.I’d always feared this kind of diagnosis would signpost me as a failure, but it actually signposted my way out of a lifetime of negative thinking, self-sabotaging behaviour and unhappiness.When I look back and ask myself if there’s anything I wish I’d done differently, it’s that I’d have asked for help earlier. Instead I spent years powering through, pushing it away and minimising how bad things were until eventually it all caught up with me and I had no choice but to address it.This podcast was prompted by the response to the video I posted on #IGTV about my mental health and as not everyone who follows me on social listens to the show - and vice versa - I wanted to share that audio again as the second half of the episode. It also contains the five books that I have found most helpful in understanding my own mental health issues but also understanding other people and what they may be going through too.The books featured are: Lost Connections by @johann.hariThe Four Tendencies by @gretchenrubinYou Are a Badass by @jensinceroFirst, We Make the Beast Beautiful by @_sarahwilson_How to Survive the End of the World by @technicallyronTo find this episode simply click the link in my bio or type ‘The Emma Guns Show’ into your preferred podcast platform.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/10/2020m 26s

Feel-Good Habits | Jules von Hep

Jules von Hep returns to the podcast to share his feel-good habits, the strategies he uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @julesvonhep reveals:Why the first hour of the day sets him up for success.The power of gratitude and how it leads to happiness.Prioritising mental health and positivity.Pausing and appreciating the good things as and when they happen #thankbankThe benefits to movement and music.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/10/2036m 5s

Alice Hart-Davis Returns | Everything you need to know about Skincare

Alice Hart-Davis is a journalist and author who returns to the podcast to talk about her new book The Tweakments Guide: Start with Skincare.Following on from the successful The Tweakments Guide, an encyclopedia of cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, this new book not only explains why skincare is the first step in any anti-ageing regimen but how to create one for your specific skin type, wants and needs.In this episode Alice and I discuss:Why any anti-ageing protocol should start with skincare.How long it can take to see and feel the benefits of skincare on your skin.The seven rules she has outlined to ensure healthy, beautiful skin.Why consistency is key to seeing and feeling results.The one skincare step she encourages everyone to do.Why you should treat your topical skincare like medicine.And whether, when it comes to skincare, you get what you pay for.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/201h 31m

Bullet Points | Pausing with Purpose

In this episode, I share the five tricks that are proven to reduce stress, anxiety, minimise our fight or flight response. Helpfully they take little more than a few minutes every day, but will help you navigate away from that sense of overwhelm and stress.Mentioned in the show:Dr Rangan Chatterjee's 3, 4, 5 Breath.Knocking on Heaven's Door by Yoga with Adriene.An acupressure mat.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/10/2012m 45s

Feel-Good Habits | Estée Lalonde

Estée Lalonde returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.During our conversation @esteelalonde reveals:How a morning routine is vital to ensuring a good day.The joy to be found in a hot cup of Yorkshire tea.Why it’s so important to move and, where possible, get outside.The joy having a pet brings her - and why it also helps her with her feel-good habits.Bathing and how it’s such an important part of her self-care.Having a beauty routine that looks after her skin but also makes her take time out, and much more.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/10/2032m 32s

Being More Keanu with James King

James King is a writer, film critic and broadcaster who joins me to talk about his new book Be More Keanu. What might look like a love letter to Keanu Reeves is actually a self-help manual in disguise - instead of ancient scripts and proverbs the Tao of Keanu is told via the actor's film choices, characters and actions both on and off-screen.In this conversation James and I discuss:Why there's a lot to be learned from Keanu Reeves.Why his film choices have often told a bigger story about Keanu's understanding of the world.Why Keanu's brand of kindness is one we should all aspire to.What it takes to be a film critic and whether it actually stops you enjoying films.What it's like interviewing A-list film stars and why Keanu has stood out from the crowd.The value in making mistakes, and much more.Also in this conversation the Sex and the City 2 and Entourage reviews by Mark Kermode, which are worth a watch.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/10/201h 7m

Bonus Episode | LIVE from the kitchen.

This episode is brought to you in partnership with Sainsbury's.Join me for a cook-a-long episode where I create the a warming Autumnal Veggie Curry from the Sainsbury's website and answer questions about; cooking for one, efficient batch cooking, adding new foods and variety to your diet and why sometimes forgetting everything you thought you knew about cooking is the best place to start when trying new things.Sainsbury's Autumnal Veggie Curry - click here to bookmark the recipe.Ingredients - click here to buy online on Sainsbury's.co.ukReady in 40 minutes. 30 minutes cooking time, 10 minutes prep. Serves 6.400g squash cut into chunks1 sweet potato cut into chunks1 red pepper - deseeded and roughly chopped2 tbsp vegetable oil2 tsp coriander seeds2 tsp cumin seeds1 red onion diced2 cm fresh ginger finely grated2 cloves of garlic (no judgement if you throw in a few more)1 red chilli finely chopped1 tsp ground cumin2 tsp garam masala1 tsp turmeric250g cherry tomatoes1 x 400g tin of chickpeas1 tbsp tomato purée1 x 400g tin light coconut milk20g fresh coriander, roughly choppedSqueeze of lime to garnishMethod:Pre-heat the oven to 200c/180 fan.Place the squash, sweet potato, aubergine and red pepper into a large bowl and drizzle with the oil, coriander and cumin seeds. Mix together and place on a large roasting tray. Season with salt and black pepper.Place in the oven and roast the squash, sweet potato , aubergine and red pepper for 20 minutes. Remove and set aside.Meanwhile in a large, deep sided frying pan add the oil and red onion and cook for 5 minutes over a medium heat. Add the ginger, garlic and chilli and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add the ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric and garam masala and cook for a further 1 minute.Add the cherry tomatoes and 100ml water and simmer 2-3 minutes until the cherry tomatoes have completely broken down. Add a little water if the pan starts drying out.Add the chickpeas, roasted vegetables, tomato purée and coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes. Sprinkle over coriander and serve with a squeeze of lime.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/09/2025m 1s

Feel-Good Habits | Trinny Woodall

Trinny Woodall returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day, and also quiz me on a few of mine.During our conversation Trinny discusses how:lockdown was an accelerating force for her and her business.why and how she cleanses 'bad energy' (see also: Subtle Energies).the way lockdown has made her see and focus on what makes her feel good.why social media has been a source of joy and comfort.The power of laughter. (see also: Katie Brindle).To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/09/2050m 58s

The Science of Health and Fitness with Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels is a personal trainer, businesswoman, author, health and fitness expert and creator of the My Fitness by Jillian Michaels app who joins me on the podcast for some straight talking about health, fitness and the science of weight loss.@jillianmichaels has guided millions to fitness via her workout DVDs, youtube channel and via her time on The Biggest Loser as a trainer. She is well-known for her straight-talking health and fitness advice, but she is also incredibly compassionate about how hard it can be to not only take the first step, but to maintain any health and fitness regime, which is why she tries to cater for everyone - so much so, she has a strategy to help anyone, regardless of motivation, fitness level and age.The foundation of Jillian's advice has remained the same over the course of her career because, as she says in the show, you can't argue with science, but that doesn't mean she isn't at the forefront of the latest scientific research and biological discovery. In this episode we discuss:The science of weight loss.Calories in vs calories out and the science of thermodynamics.Why it is easier for some people to lose weight than others.Why being honest with yourself is the first step on the way to your health and fitness goal.How to find your 'why' and use it as motivation.Why consistency is key.Why age really doesn't matter in health and fitness and much more.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/09/201h 7m

Bullet Points | Avoiding burnout.

How do you know if you're overdoing it? What are the signs that you need to take a break? In this episode I share the signs to watch out for to help you avoiding burn-out.Guided Wim Hof Method Breathing.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/09/2024m 59s

Feel-Good Habits | Elle McNamara

Elle McNamara joins me on the podcast to share her #feelgoodhabits - the strategies she uses and recommends to keep a bad mood at bay.@bambidoesbeauty has some really thoughtful habits and our conversation ended up tackling some really challenging topics including how food and eating can make you feel good in the moment, but not so great in the long-term.Elle was really open and honest during our chat and also discussed the struggles she has had with her mental health and how sometimes getting through the day one task at a task, however mundane that task may be, can be the thing that keeps you on an even keel.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/09/2050m 58s

The truth about cosmetic procedures | Dr Tracy Mountford Returns

Dr Tracy Mountford is an internationally recognised, multi-award winning and leading aesthetics expert and she makes her return to the podcast to discuss what expectations are realistic when you head to an aesthetician for a cosmetic treatment.In this conversation we discuss:Whether you get what you pay for.What Tracy considers to be red flags when looking for an aesthetician.The secret to getting your 'tweaks' right so you don't look 'done'.How to approach cosmetic treatments depending on your age.Why a good skincare regime has to compliment any treatments or procedures you undergo.What actually happens when you have an injectable and how long before you'll see results.Why a good aesthetician will say 'no'.The difference between preventative treatments and those that reverse and much more...For more information about Dr Mountford or her clinics visit -- https://www.cosmeticskinclinic.comTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/09/201h 14m

Bullet Points | The Turnaround

Following on from our last Bullet Points episode I wanted to share this exercise from Byron Katie that I discovered in Dr Daniel G Amen's book Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/09/2010m 27s

Feel-Good Habits | Rochelle Humes

Rochelle Humes returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, which include time in the kitchen, enjoying fresh air and some good old pampering...Rochelle's Birchbox is available her from 15th September 2020 > https://www.birchbox.co.uk/category/7358/limited-edition-boxesTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/09/2020m 52s

How to be Hopeful with Bernadette Russell

Bernadette Russell is a writer and performer who is also an expert in kindness and hope. In 2011 she happened upon an idea, to do a daily act of kindness every day for a year, and quickly learned how quickly kindness can spread and how, if you actually look for it, you can see kindness everywhere.In this episode Bernadette and I discuss:The benefits of kindness.What to do if kindness isn't accepted.How to manage your expectations around kindness.The positivity bias that exists in children that we lose as we age.The link between hope and compassion.How hope can gather pace when you share it with others.How to use hope as a way to quiet negativity.Bernadette's book How to Be Hopeful is available now from all good book shops.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/09/201h 7m

Bullet Points | Are you ok?

In this episode I pose the question 'Are you ok?' but additionally share a check-list for knowing how you'd actually know what the answer to this question is. I hope you find it helpful.How are you functioning generally?How are you functioning socially?How are you sleeping?How are your moods?How is your appetite?How are your thoughts?How is your behaviour?If you don't feel 'ok' there are a tonne of resources available to you including:https://www.samaritans.orghttps://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/taking-care-of-your-staff/useful-resources/https://www.mentalhealthresource.org.ukhttps://www.mhm.org.uk/pages/faqs/category/helpful-resourcesTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/09/2020m 18s

Feel-Good Habits | Master Dominic

Master Dominic returns to the podcast to share his feel-good habits. Dom is a professional dominant and sex expert who shares the value in leaning into a bad day, giving yourself a time-frame for being in a grump, the benefits of an orgasm and much more...For more information about Dominic and his work visit www.masterdominic.co.uk.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/09/2047m 39s

Evy Poumpouras | Life Lessons from a Secret Service Agent

Evy Poumpouras is a former secret service agent, TV host, media commentator and author who joins me to share her advice for becoming emotionally and mentally bulletproof.In this conversation we navigate her journey from the New York Police Department to shielding US Presidents and First Ladies from potential threats and her time interrogating some of the world's worst criminals. Her book Becoming Bulletproof is available now.Also mentioned in the show: The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/09/201h 16m

Great Skin with Inge van Lotringen

Inge van Lotringen is a beauty journalist and author who returns to the podcast to share a little bit of background about how she came to write her skincare bible Great Skin: Secrets the Beauty Industry Doesn't Tell You.Also available here https://www.booksetc.co.uk/books/view/-9781783341672In this episode we also discuss:the responsibility of having access to the world's best skincare expertsbecoming a skincare 'scientist' to better understand how and why products workwhy your skincare needs to 'fit' you and you alonewhy it's vital to stay on top of the latest industry and scientific news and much more...Great Skin: Secrets the Beauty Industry doesn't Tell You by Ingeborg van LotringenTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/09/2019m 28s

Feel-Good Habits | Lauren Mahon

Lauren Mahon returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, which include some great tactics and useful insights into how she has found herself during lockdown.www.girlvscancer.comYou, Me and the Big C Podcast.Guided Wim Hof Breathing Method.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/08/2051m 35s

Being a Gynae Geek with Dr Anita Mitra.

Dr Anita Mitra is an NHS doctor who specialises in obstetrics and gynaecology. In this episode we discuss:Why talking about women's health shouldn't be taboo.How tracking your cycle can help you better understand your health overall.What a menstrual cycle is, how long it lasts and how it might make you feel at different times of the month.Why the notion of 'balancing your hormones' is ultimately a bit of a nonsense.Why talking about our vaginas and vulvas shouldn't be taboo and much more...Anita's book is available here -- The Gynae Geek.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/08/201h 9m

The Science of Retinol made Easy with Dr Mike Bell.

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with No7.Dr Mike Bell is the @No7uk Head of Science Research and he joins me on the podcast to talk about how he and his team developed the No7 ADVANCED Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate. Since its launch in May 2020, it has gone to be the No1 selling product on @bootsuk and generated a waiting list of over 100,000 names before it went on sale. Now it’s available in Boots stores nationwide. In this episode, Dr Mike Bell explains exactly how retinol works, how this particular formula has made retinol even easier to use, how this unique formulation benefits you and your skin and what you should and shouldn’t be doing with your other skincare while you’re using retinol. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/08/2039m 27s

Feel Good Habits | Nicola Chapman

Nicola Chapman returns to the podcast to share her unmissable #feelgoodhabits.Nic's insta home/family account is @hasteshouseTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/08/2052m 17s

Rolling with the punches with Kirsty Raynor

Kirsty Raynor returns to the podcast to talk about what happens when life throws you a curveball.https://kirstyraynor.comTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/08/201h 5m

Bullet Points | Weight Loss & News

Emma on Thought Leader Chat.Emma on The Calmer You Podcast.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/08/208m 31s

Feel Good Habits | Lily Pebbles

Lily Pebbles is a content creator who joins me to share her feel-good habits and how she stops a bad day from becoming a bad week. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/08/2030m 7s

Becoming a #BeautyBOSS with Sarah Jossel.

Sarah Jossel joins me to talk about her rise to Beauty Director of The Sunday Times Style via internships, the cupboard and magazine beauty desks. Now a regular face on prime time TV in the UK on This Morning as a beauty presenter she also has some brilliant advice on how to get into the beauty industry, how to navigate an interview and where to focus your energies if you want to make it as a beauty writer.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/08/201h 5m

Beauty Special | Beautiful Smiles with Spotlight Oral Care.

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Spotlight Oral Care.Joining me in this episode are Drs Lisa and Vanessa Creaven who join me to talk about all things oral health, teeth whitening and their toxin-free oral health brand Spotlight Oral Care.To find out more about Spotlight Oral Care follow them on Instagram Spotlight Oral Care and follow Dr Lisa Creaven and Dr Vanessa Creaven.DISCOUNT CODE: For listeners of The Emma Guns Show Spotlight Oral Care are offering 20% off using the discount code 'EmmaGuns' - to use this code visit https://oralcare.tv/EmmaGunsUK this code will be valid until 23:59 on 12th September 2020.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/08/2045m 38s

Feel Good Habits | Claire Coleman

Claire Coleman returns to show to share her feel-good habits and they are, reassuringly, all on brand for everyone's favourite forensic beauty journalist...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/08/2028m 35s

The Genetics of Entrepreneurship with Liv Conlon.

Liv Conlon is an entrepreneur and public speaker who created a £1m brand by the age of 19. In this conversation she tells me why business and entrepreneurship are in her bones, how success at such a young age has shaped her and how she plans to maintain her success in the future.Thought Leader Chat.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/08/201h 3m

Bullet Points | Podcasts & Audiobooks

In this episode I share my top podcast recommendations as requested by listeners from the Facebook forum and via instagram.Dolly Parton's America.Race Chaser with Alaska & Willam.The Killing of JonBenet: The Final Suspects and The Killing of Marilyn Monroe.Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard.Sunday Sit-down with Willie Geist.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/08/2016m 9s

Feel Good Habits | Trish McEvoy

Trish McEvoy is a makeup artist and beauty industry icon who joins me to share her feel-good habits.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/08/2031m 52s

Reasons for optimism with Lily Cole.

Lily Cole is a philanthropist, environmental activist, model and actress who joins me to talk about her book Who Cares Wins: Reasons for Optimism in Our Changing World.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/08/201h 3m

Breast Reduction Surgery | One Year On and why it changed my life.

It’s been a year since I had breast reduction surgery and when I decided to have this operation I thought it was going to be life-changing, but it wasn’t.It turns out that if I wanted to change my life, undo self-sabotaging behaviours and really address my issues with my own body image, it wasn’t something I could outsource - this needed to be an inside job. So, that’s what the last 12 months have been about confronting and addressing demons, being honest with myself and making changes for my long-term mental, emotional and physical health.I’m made this video/audio because I receive messages daily about my breast reduction surgery, but in recent months I’ve been also been receiving messages about my weight loss, in the main along the lines of ‘how have you done it?’ and it feels impossible to talk about one without mentioning the other.If you do have questions about breast reduction surgery or anything else discussed in this video please do feel free to comment or please know that my DMs are open.Trigger warning: I am aware that some of what I have mentioned in this video may be triggering for some viewers. It is never my intention to create content that will upset, offend or alienate, but this is the only way I knew how to articulate my own personal journey and I hope you don’t mind me using my platform to do so. Mentioned in the #IGTV:@hasteskitchen The 7 Day Basket. Available from all good book shops.Brain over Binge by Kathryn Hansen. Available from all good book shops.@aliceliveing for her exercise and workout content on instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/07/2030m 16s

Feel Good Habits | Amanda Harrington

Amanda Harrington is the founder and creator of Amanda Harrington London and she shares her ultimate feel-good habits with me in this episode.This episode was recorded via the internet, with an at times weak connection, so apologies in advance that the audio is not up to the usual standard.Supplements mentioned: http://Intellimeds.netTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/07/2026m 4s

Learning how to breathe with James Nestor.

James Nestor is a journalist and author and his new book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art is all about the importance of breathing correctly, something you may think you're doing by default but might be shocked to learn is something you may be doing wrong...In this conversation James and I explore the topic of breathing via the most recent scientific research and data, the history or breathing and also James' own experiences with breath research.The Wim Hof breathing video mentioned in the show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tybOi4hjZFQ&t=2sTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/07/201h 5m

Bullet Points | Book Club

Recommendations from this episode include:In Case You Missed It by Lindsey Kelk People Like Us by Hashi MohamedMurad City Skin Broad Spectrum SFP 50Sarah Chapman Skin Insurance SPF50Bondi SandsRituals Slip Silk PillowcaseTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/07/2014m 39s

Feel Good Habits | Kate Somerville

Kate Somerville is a skincare trailblazer and skin health expert who returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits. Links from the show: The Surrender Experiment - Michael A. SingerLaird Hamilton on Joe RoganKate Somerville Dry Skin SaviourKate Somerville DeliKateKate Somerville D-Scar.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/07/2051m 53s

When is it okay to give yourself permission to slow down? Katy Pullinger.

Katy Pullinger is a TV presenter and voice-over artist who joins me to talk the skills she learned, specifically with regard to understanding people, in the pressure cooker of live TV, how taking on too much triggered a health issue that made her reassess her work life balance and how auditioning for Pop Idol started her career in TV...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/07/201h 23m

Beauty Special | Understanding Pigmentation with Eucerin.

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Eucerin.In this episode, I’m joined by Eucerin’s Medical Manager, Dylan Griffiths, to discuss the issue of pigmentation and how Eucerin’s Anti-Pigment range can have a real impact on all types of pigmentation. For more information about Eucerin's Anti-Pigment range visit - https://www.eucerin.co.uk/products/hyper-pigmentationTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/07/2036m 3s

Feel Good Habits | Chloe Brotheridge

Chloe Brotheridge is a hypnotherapist, coach and author who joins me to share her feel-good habits.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/07/2024m 20s

Jules von Hep | The Evolution of JVH

Jules von Hep returns to the podcast to talk about how and why it has become his mission for everyone to feel comfortable in their own skin. Jules is the creator of tanning range Isle of Paradise.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/07/201h 1m

Bullet Points | Halfway through 2020.

Checking in as we start the second half of the year to welcome new listeners, share some newness and remind you how integral you are to every episode of this podcast...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/07/209m 32s

Feel Good Habits | Amelia Freer

Amelia Freer is a nutritional therapist and author who joins me to share her feel-good habits.Links from the show:The London Meditation Centre and Jillian Lavender.Fireside Viewing on Netflix.Esse Skincare.Sarah Chapman Skin Insurance SPF 50+Amelia's books are available now:Cook, Nourish, Glow: 120 Recipes to help you lose weight, look younger and feel healthier.Eat, Nourish, Glow: 10 Easy Steps for Losing Weight, Looking Younger and Feeling Healthier.Nourish & Glow: The 10 Day Plan - Kickstart a Lifetime of Healthy Eating.Simply Good for You: 100 Quick and Easy Recipes Bursting with Goodness.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/07/2032m 28s

James Read Returns | Finding your Happy

James Read returns to the podcast and shares with me the incredible progress, innovations and developments that have taken place with his James Read Tan brand since we last spoke on the show.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/07/2048m 31s

Beauty Special | Understanding Skin Ageing with Eucerin.

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Eucerin.In this episode, I’m joined by Eucerin’s Medical Manager, Dylan Griffiths, to discuss the issue of ageing skin and how hyaluronic acid can play a vital role in helping you achieve younger-looking, plumped, hydrated skin. Plus, we also discuss the benefits of Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Moisture Booster.Links from the show:https://www.eucerin.co.uk/products/hyaluron-filler/moisture-boosterhttps://www.eucerin.co.uk/products/hyaluron-fillerTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/06/2033m 35s

Feel Good Habits | Dr Ranj

Dr Ranj is an NHS Doctor, BAFTA-winning TV presenter, best-selling author, columnist and charity ambassador who joins me to share his feel-good habits.Dr Ranj's podcast Steths, Drugs & Rock n Roll is available from all good podcast providers.A Superhero like You by Dr Ranj.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/06/2033m 35s

Perimenopause and 'hormone deficiency' with Dr Louise Newson.

Dr Louise Newson is a GP and menopause specialist. In this conversation we discuss the changes the occur during perimenopause, debunk some common myths around the treatment of menopausal symptoms and Louise shares some useful resources for navigating your way through perimenopause and menopause.Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre.The Balance App.Example Letter to GP Requesting HRTTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/06/201h 0m

Inclusivity and diversity with Grace Timothy and Anita Bhagwandas.

Anita Bhagwandas and Grace Timothy are writers and journalists who have created the Inclusivity in Media Directory that recognises the intersectional discrimination faced by black people, people of colour, people with disabilities and individuals from the LGBTQ+ communities within media.In this episode they reveal how it all started, thanks to Frances McDormand's Oscar speech, with an inclusion rider and how the Black Lives Matter movement made create a directory for under-represented communities within the media.This isn't just about representation within the media, but how this effort can be applied to any industry.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/06/2038m 30s

Feel Good Habits | Sarah Tankel Ellis

Sarah Tankel Ellis is a content creator, stylist and YouTuber who joins me to share her Feel-Good Habits.Links from the episode:Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner.Laboratory Perfumes Amber Eau de Toilette.We Are TwinsetWe Are Twinset on Youtube.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/06/2027m 2s

Knowing your Worth with Caroline Hirons.

Caroline Hirons is a businesswoman and skincare expert who joins me to talk about the path to success, the importance of hard work and repetition, having the courage of your convictions and knowing your worth.Caroline's new book Skin Care is available now.Caroline on instagram @carolinehironsCaroline on twitter @carolinehironsCaroline's website www.carolinehirons.comTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/06/201h 42m

Beauty Special | Understanding dry skin with Eucerin

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Eucerin.In this episode, I’m joined by Eucerin’s Medical Manager, Dylan Griffiths, to discuss the issue of dry skin. Dry skin can affect people in many ways and in this episode, we explore the reasons why people experience dry skin concerns, how to treat it, why not all moisturisers are created equal and how long it can take to see results using Eucerin UreaRepair.For more information visit -- https://www.eucerin.co.uk/products/dry-skinTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/06/2041m 50s

Feel Good Habits | Ruby Hammer MBE

Ruby Hammer MBE is brand creator and global makeup artist who joins me to share her Feel Good Habits.To shop Ruby's incredible beauty website visit www.rubyhammer.com.Links from the show:Sadh Guru.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/06/2036m 20s

Finding your Purpose with Lorna Luxe

Trigger warning: This episode contains discussion around eating disorders.Lorna Luxe joins me to talk about being a people person, creating a brand and overcoming your demons.Find Lorna's clothing collection on In The Style now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/06/201h 26m

Health Special | Hormones in Lockdown

Dr Elaine McQuade returns to the podcast to talk about the very real impact lockdown and the stress of a pandemic are having on our hormones.The first thing to you need to know is, it's completely normal, and not unexpected, to be feeling out of balance. Tune in to hear Elaine's strategies for getting you feeling your best.Links from the show:Qi Gong Empoweredstillness.co.ukSupplements to help with stress and sleep: Ashwaganda - adaptogen for helping to manage stress . Good for mood and energy .Magnesium is nature’s tranquilliser and Nutri Advanced MegaMag Night Formula is a great choice, just be warned as can cause diarrhoea for some who are sensitive to magnesium.Nutri Advanced MegaMag Calmeze for daytime use and curbing feelings of anxiety.CBD oil for calming Kloris 500mg 5% CBD Oil.Elaine's tips for lockdown. Try and maintain routine 1 Sleep hygiene 2 Regular meals good fats and protein with each meal help balance blood sugar and manage mood swings and hormones. If you are suffering from a loss of appetite, smoothies, fruit, veg and some protein powder and fats ( avocado/nut butter ) as a meal substitute . Try to avoid processed food, sugars and either eliminate of limit alcohol. 3 Exercise - walking in nature, online yoga, or own routine.4 Journaling gratitude diary to try and maintain some positivity and rewire the brain in this challenging time. 5 Connection, if you are feeling challenged reach out - message a friend. You are never alone and we are all ( yes all !!) going through our ups and downs . To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/06/2030m 50s

Feel Good Habits | Bryony Blake

Bryony Blake is a makeup artist, content creator and beauty presenter on the UK's most-watched daily magazine show This Morning.Bryony previously appeared on the podcast to talk all about her career in 2019. Listen to that episode here -- Bryony Blake | The Art of Beauty.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/06/2039m 52s

The Power to Change with John McAvoy

John McAvoy is a former armed robber turned Nike-sponsored athlete who tells his story of redemption through sport - and how he's sharing his story of change and transformation to help others.John's autobiography Redemption: From Iron Bars to Ironman is available now.If you want to hear more of John's story I highly recommend his appearance on Russell Brand's podcast Under the Skin, Dr Rangan Chatterjee's Feel Better Live More and The Rich Roll Podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/06/202h 11m

Standing up for what you believe in...

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02/06/206m 5s

Feel Good Habits | Anna Newton

Anna Newton is an author and blogger who shares her feel good habits for staying positive and not losing your mojo. Anna's book An Edited Life is available now.Habit AppApple WatchThe Anna EditTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/05/2040m 6s

Eating to beat Illness with Dr Rupy Aujla

Dr Rupy Aujla is a medical doctor and founder of the non-profit Culinary Medicine UK.His books The Doctor's Kitchen: Supercharge your Kitchen and The Doctor's Kitchen: Eat to Beat Illness are available now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/05/201h 0m

Bullet Points | Hair Loss Update and Beauty News.

I had a video consultation with Anabel Kinglsey from Philip Kingsley and found it incredibly helpful. I highly recommend this if you are struggling with hair loss or hair thinning of any kind.The new Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing CreamAmanda Harrington London at Space NK.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/05/2020m 33s

Feel Good Habits | Hannah and Suruthi from Redhanded

Hannah and Suruthi from the No 1 True Crime podcast Redhanded join me to share their Feel Good Habits, how they turned an 'interest' in crime into one of the world's most successful true crime podcasts and how to navigate the transition of turning a hobby into your business. We also go down quite a deep K Beauty Hole thanks to Suruthi's lockdown buying habits...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/05/2032m 32s

The Artist's Way with Julia Cameron

Julia Cameron is an artist and teacher who joins me to talk about The Artist's Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self, the book she wrote in 1992 that has been cited by many has having changed their lives.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/05/2058m 33s

Beauty Special | Tweakments in Lockdown with Alice Hart-Davis

Alice Hart-Davis returns to the podcast to answer that question a lot people are asking now we're two months into lockdown - what does this mean for my filler/botox?If you're worried about the impact of not having your regular filler, dreading seeing the effects of your botox wear off or concerned that taking a break from any aesthetic procedures may have a negative effect then rest-assured Alice can set you straight.Alice is the author of The Tweakments Guide: Fresher Face and her comprehensive resource for all things beauty can be found online here -- The Tweakments Guide.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/05/2030m 4s

Feel Good Habits | Amy Lawrenson

Amy Lawrenson is a health and beauty journalist who joins me on the show to share her Feel Good Habits.Links from our conversations:Aromatherapy Associates - https://www.spacenk.com/uk/en_GB/bath-body/aromatherapy/aromatherapy-treatments/ultimate-wellbeing-bath-shower-oil-collection-MUK200025350.htmlCalypso by David Sedaris - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Calypso-David-Sedaris/dp/0349141894/ref=mp_s_a_1_1Normal People by Sally Rooney - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Normal-People-Sally-Rooney/dp/0571334652/ref=mp_s_a_1_1Symprove - https://www.symprove.comUltimate Oil Blend UDO's Choice - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-Oil-Blend-UDOs-Choice/dp/B000N96EPSBetter You Vitamin D Spray - https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/betteryou-dlux-3000-vitamin-d-oral-spray-60012895Boxed Off Algae Oil - https://www.boxed-off.com/shop/individual-products/algae-oil/PLTS Studio - https://instagram.com/plts_studios?igshid=1wmoru7m90gsbSound Bath on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1yLvJJuNHluNkUyv7lc4N3?si=jcZ-TaMkTIKZAtNjIDph1QSound Bath with @thesoundtherapist - https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-exiIAAIUU/?igshid=q2yp16sk10nvStacked Skincare Derma Roller - https://www.amazon.co.uk/StackedSkincare-Micro-Exfoliating-Roller/dp/B01MT7EGYASupplements to take during Lockdown - https://www.byrdie.com/supplements-for-sedentary-lifestyle-4802031To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/05/2039m 15s

The Night Feed with Ruth Crilly

Ruth Crilly returns to the podcast to talk about 10 years of her website A Model Recommends and her brand new app The Night Feed. The Night Feed App is available now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/05/201h 11m

Bullet Points | News & Updates

To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/05/2012m 51s

Feel Good Habits | Marcia Kilgore

Marcia Kilgore is a serial entrepreneur whose businesses include Bliss Spa, Fit Flop, Soaper Duper, Soap & Glory and, most recently, the hugely successful direct-to-consumer beauty brand Beauty Pie.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/05/2032m 3s

Making it in the Movies with Duncan Paveling

Duncan Paveling is a writer and filmmaker whose credits include the multi-award nominated independent film My Feral Heart.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/05/201h 15m

Beauty Special | Understanding Rosacea

In this episode I'm joined by Advanced Skincare and Laser Specialist Debbie Thomas who explains the complexities of rosacea and how to treat it. Debbie's clinic D Thomas Clinic provides video consultations at her website D Thomas Clinic.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/05/2046m 17s

Feel Good Habits | Lindsey Kelk

Lindsey Kelk is a best-selling author, podcaster and writer who joins me to share the habits and techniques she's developed to always feel good...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/05/2033m 38s

How to Survive the End of the World with Aaron Gillies.

Trigger warning: this episode contains reference to suicide.Aaron Gillies is an author and writer who joins me to talk about the reality of living with anxiety; how to recognise it, how to manage it, how to not be afraid of it and how to overcome it. His perspective and insights on anxiety in his book How to Survive the End of the World (When it's in Your Own Head): An Anxiety Survival Guide is one of the best accounts I've read on anxiety and I highly recommend it to anyone with anxiety or anyone keen to understand anxiety in others.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/05/201h 5m

Bullet Points | What are we learning from lockdown?

Life has changed for all of us in the last few weeks and while it's had it's challenges, it seemed like a good time to ask what we're learning from this new 'normal'. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/04/2016m 9s

Feel Good Habits | Lisa Snowdon

Lisa Snowdon joins me to share the feel good habits that are keeping her sane during lockdown.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/04/2031m 6s

Finding your identity with Dan Murray-Serter

Dan Murray-Serter (@danmurrayserter) is an entrepreneur and podcaster who joins me to talk about business, finding your identity and his brain health supplement Heights.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/04/201h 15m

Bullet Points | Thriving/Surviving in Lockdown

Thank you all for the incredible feedback about the most recent shows - it's always so wonderful to hear from you.Also in this episode is an update on how to thrive and survive during lockdown. Clue: I've made some mistakes and wanted to share them with you so you can steer yourself away from a 'down day' before it hits.Great causes you can support during this time include:Nic Haste has started a just giving page raising funds for women experiencing domestic violence during lockdown - Nicola's Rainbow Eyes.My friend Caroline Barnes has organised #nhsmoraleboost offering free 30 minute Zoom sessions for NHS key workers with a whole host of experts, including me, from the beauty industry. Click the link to book your session: NHS Morale Boost.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/04/2018m 58s

Feel Good Habits | Jordan Samuel

Jordan Samuel is the man behind skincare range Jordan Samuel, a former professional dancer and product formulator who joins me to share his #feelgoodhabits. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/04/2023m 45s

Pursuing your passions with Dr Christian Subbio.

Dr Christian Subbio is a plastic surgeon and social media star who joins me to talk about how he went from art student to leading plastic surgeon, how staying true to himself and what he believes has been the backbone of his business and why passion plus hard work and skill leads to success.Follow Dr Subbio on:Dr Subbio on instagram.Dr Subbio's website and introductory video.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/04/201h 12m

Getting to know Wendy Rowe and Max Factor.

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Max Factor.Wendy Rowe is Max Factor's Global Makeup Artist and Creative Director and she joins me in this episode to share the story of her incredible career and her collaboration with the brand.Click here to buy Max Factor Miracle Second Skin Hydrating Foundation from Amazon.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/04/2049m 42s

Feel Good Habits | Emily Jane Johnston

Emily Johnston joins me on the podcast to share her tips for ensuring a sense of feeling good is never that far away.Follow Emily on instagram @emilyjanejohnston and read her blog Fashion Foie Gras.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/04/2035m 38s

The science of miracles and healing with Dr Jeffrey Rediger

Dr Jeffrey Rediger is an instructor in psychiatry from Harvard Medical School who has spent nearly twenty years investigating the science of spontaneous remission aka 'miracle healings'. There's no snake oil or false hope here, just scientific investigation into those instances where people have been given a terminal diagnosis and are then healed. The story of his work is charted in his book Cured.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/04/2055m 55s

Bullet Points | Unrealistic Expectations during Lockdown.

Lockdown isn't the summer apprenticeship you never had so [spoiler alert] it's okay if you don't emerge with a new skill...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/04/2011m 11s

Feel Good Habits | Really Ree

Really Ree (@reallyree) joins me to share the strategies and techniques she uses to stay motivated and positive when life throws you a curve ball, things aren't going your way or you're just not seeing any progress. Find Really Ree at www.reallyree.com and Whine with Ree on her Youtube. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/04/2028m 3s

Managing Sleep during a time of Crisis with Dr Shelby Harris.

Dr Shelby Harris (@sleepdocshelby) returns to the podcast for a special episode about managing sleep in a time of crisis. This episode is going live at a time when many people are self-isolating and social distancing, are likely working from home and also may be home-schooling children. It's a time of huge change, uncertainty and disruption. Routine is crucial to sleep and a sudden change in routine, as we are experiencing now, can impact hugely on our ability to sleep, our quality of sleep and our quantity of sleep.📚 The Women's Guide to Overcoming Insomnia by Dr Shelby Harris.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/04/2052m 8s

Feel Good Habits | Lisa Potter-Dixon

In a new series I'm exploring the strategies, techniques and habits that my guests use to lift themselves when they feel down, motivate them when they feel defeated and help them bounce back when they feel knocked down. My first guest is makeup artist, presenter and best-selling author Lisa Potter-Dixon, one of the most positive and upbeat people I know, who shares her tips for getting on with it, keeping a smile on your face and making the best of a bad situation.Join in with her #tutorialls on her instagram @lisapotterdixon and subscribe to her blog on Lisa Potter-Dixon | An Honest Beauty, Makeup & Lifestyle Blog.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/03/2027m 25s

Adapting to change with Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE

My guest in this episode of the podcast is psychotherapist and author Julia Samuel MBE. Her latest book, This Too Shall Pass, ponders the question that if change is the natural order of things, then why do so many of us struggle?To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/03/201h 6m

Bullet Points | Updates and a preview.

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25/03/2010m 1s

Q&A | Your Questions Answered.

In this episode I answer YOUR questions from the Facebook Group for the show.With everything from choosing not to have children, how to find contentment, how to manage female friendships and more...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/03/201h 5m

Bullet Points | How to be productive while working from home.

If you're self-isolating or social distancing then the chances are your days look very different, especially if you're working from home. I went freelance eight years ago and have worked from home ever since and, trust me, I've wasted days and been incredibly unproductive at times because I didn't have any structure in place.In this episode I share my top tips for making the transition to working from home with as little 'turbulence' as possible that'll keep your productivity high and your mental health sound.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/03/2018m 45s

How healthy is your relationship with food? | Mandy Saligari returns.

Mandy Saligari is an addiction, parenting and relationship expert who returns to the podcast to talk about food addiction.Follow Mandy on social media | @MandySaligari on Twitter, Mandy Saligari on Facebook, @mandysaligari on instagram.Overeaters Anonymous.The Samaritans.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/03/201h 10m

Bonus Show | Coronavirus - where to get your info.

In this episode I share the links to resources I think you may find useful in understanding the current situation, as it stands, with the Coronavirus.Joe Rogan speaks to Michael Osterholm, an expert in infectious disease epidemiology and author of Deadliest Enemy: Our War against Killer Germs.🎧 The Joe Rogan Experience #1439 - Michael Osterholm.📺 The Joe Rogan Experience #1439 - Michael Osterholm.James Altucher speaks to Dr Stanley Perlman and Dr Eric Ding.🎧 James Altucher - 554 Coronavirus Emergency Update: I talk to two top specialists.🎧 The Daily from The New York Times.🎧 A Virus' Journey Across China 30/01/2020.🎧 Fear, Fury and the Coronavirus 13/02/2020.🎧The Coronavirus Goes Global 27/02/2020.🎧 Confronting a Pandemic 12/03/2020.🎧 Learning to Live with the Coronavirus 13/03/2020.Tim Ferriss speaks to Jack Kornfield.🎧 The Tim Ferriss Show #414 Jack Kornfield -- How to Find Peace Amidst Covid-19, How to Cultivate Calm in Chaos.Tim on social - @tferriss on twitter and @timferriss on instagram.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/03/209m 15s

Bullet Points | Geoff Thompson and Dr Andrew Weil.

In this episode I share listener feedback from Geoff Thompson's appearance on the show and share some additional content from my conversation with Dr Andrew Weil on his recent visit to London. Dr Weil Mega-Mushroom range with Origins.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/03/2010m 50s

Geoff Thompson | You can rewrite your reality.

Trigger warning: this episode includes references to sexual abuse, sexual assault and suicide.Geoff Thompson is an author, award-winning screenwriter, teacher and martial arts instructor who joins me on the show to tell the story of how he 'rewrote' his reality - leaving behind a life of violence and fear and embracing forgiveness and vulnerability.Geoff Thompson's author page on Amazon | Geoff Thompson.Beginners' Guide to Darkness: This book will help you find the light.Watch Geoff's Tedx Talk here | Tedx Conquering Fear.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/03/202h 51m

Beauty Special | Understanding Retinol with Kristen Robinson from MURAD Skincare.

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Murad Skincare.In this episode I’m joined by Murad Skincare’s Senior Director of New Product Development, Kristen Robinson, who takes me back to retinol school, explains exactly how it works and what it does for skin as well as sharing her own skincare journey.For more details about the Murad Retinol Youth Renewal range click here - Retinol Youth Renewal Range.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/03/2046m 7s

Ciona Johnson-King | Getting into beauty...

Ciona Johnson-King is a celebrity makeup artist who joins me to talk about her career journey, how to live a calm life and what it's like working with you heroes.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/03/201h 14m

Beauty Special | The Vitamin D Episode with St Tropez.

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with St.Tropez.Joining me in this episode is St.Tropez’s Director of Technology and Innovation, Dr. Paul Evans, and Skincare and Tanning Expert Michaella Bolder as they take me on a deep dive into Vitamin D, its uses and benefits in skincare. To find out more about St.Tropez’s Self Tan Purity Vitamins range click here https://bit.ly/37ETuFTTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/02/2034m 42s

Dr Andrew Weil | The future of medicine.

Dr Andrew Weil is a physician and world-renowned leader in the world of integrative medicine.He joins me to talk about the future of medicine, why the placebo effect is so interesting, the power of breath and more.Dr Weil's website www.drweil.com📺 Watch | Dr Weil demonstrating the 4, 7, 8 Breath.🎧 Listen | Dr Weil on The Joe Rogan Experience.🎧 Listen | Dr Weil on The Tim Ferriss Show.Find Dr Weil's author page on Amazon here: Dr Andrew Weil on Amazon. 🍄 Origins Dr Weil Mega-Mushroom range.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/02/201h 1m

Getting the right help for your mental health.

If you're struggling with your mental health and you feel alone or unheard then I encourage you to speak to a mental health or healthcare professional as soon as you can. You aren't alone, there are resources available to you and choosing to use them is not a sign of failure. On the contrary, it is a sign of strength and courage.Speak to you doctor or healthcare professional to ask for resources available to you.You can call The Samaritans in the UK on 116 123 and The Samaritans in the US on 1-800-273-TALK.Online therapy, with a licensed therapist, is available at:TalkSpace.BetterHelp.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/02/2014m 29s

Dr Rahul Jandial | Life lessons from a brain surgeon.

Dr Rahul Jandial is a neuro-surgeon and scientist who joins me to talk about improving our quality of life, quality of sleep, overall health and longevity.Dr Rahul Jandial | Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/02/2056m 34s

What to do if you have stage fright.

Caroline Goyder is a vocal coach and author who shares her tips for dealing with stage fright and nerves.Caroline's book How to Speak with Confidence in Any Situation is available now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/02/205m 50s

Caroline Goyder | The secret to speaking with confidence.

Caroline Goyder is a voice coach and author who joins me to talk about the many benefits on the journey to finding your voice.Find Your Voice: The Secret to Talking with Confidence in Any Situation by Caroline Goyder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/02/201h 8m

Bullet Points | Update and YOUR emails.

In this episode I share some updates about the show and share some of the feedback to the most recent episodes.Alex Light's podcast The Light Show.Brain over Binge by Kathryn Hansen.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/02/2012m 55s

Venetia La Manna | Can we slow fast fashion?

Venetia La Manna is a podcast, presenter and activist who joins me on the podcast to share her research and insights on fast fashion. We also discuss digital detoxes, mental health, the power of meditation and living your best life.The True Cost on Amazon PrimeFashionopolis by Dana ThomasTalking Tastebuds.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/02/201h 11m

Answering the most-asked question from listeners...

In this episode I answer the question I've been asked most in nearly four years of podcasting and it revolves around something I said during a conversation with Trinny Woodall when she visited the podcast at the beginning of the year. It's all about the relationship we can have with our bodies and with food.Brain over Binge by Kathryn Hansen.The 7 Day Basket by Ian Haste.When Alex Light came on the podcast -- Alex Light on The Emma Guns Show.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/01/2020m 42s

Inge van Lotringen | Why goals are a journey, not a destination.

Inge van Lotringen (@theogbeautyboss) is a beauty journalist who joins me on the podcast to talk about her career as a magazine beauty director, mentoring talent in others, the value in being flexible about your goals, the value of kindness in life and what being a fan on a mission to meet her musical idol taught her about life.Therapy on the run got me through my worst year.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/01/201h 58m

The five things you need to know about sustainability | Kate Arnell returns

Kate Arnell returns to bust the five most common myths around living a more sustainable lifestyle. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/01/2013m 22s

Can you live a zero-waste lifestyle? with Kate Arnell.

Kate Arnell (@kate_arnell) is a TV Presenter turned Eco-blogger who has founded the 7 Rs to help you lead a less wasteful lifestyle. Whether it's cutting down on food waste, decluttering, using fewer things, saying 'no' to things you really don't need - Kate's action-plan is accessible and, perhaps most importantly, doable.Six Weeks to Zero Waste by Kate Arnell.Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/01/201h 10m

The 'new' reading hack & a news update.

In this episode I share some listener feedback from the podcast with Dominic Masters on fetish, kink and BDSM and reveal my latest hack for reading more. I also ask you, my most excellent listeners for your suggestions and requests for topics, guests and discussion on upcoming episodes of the show.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/01/2014m 39s

The Psychology of sex and sexual desire (NSFW)

Master Dominic (instagram @_masterdominic_ / twitter @_masterdominic) is a professional dominant and sex educator - this episode is not suitable for work (NSFW).In this wide-ranging conversation we discuss:The misconceptions around sex work.The realities of sex work.Understanding sexual desires.The effect porn is having on the sex all of us are having.The difference between a fetish and a kink.The legalities and safety in sex work - both good and bad.Why outsourcing sexual fetishes and kinks can actually strengthen a relationship.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/01/202h 6m

Trinny Woodall Returns | When do you know you've reached success?

Trinny Woodall is an entrepreneur, writer, presenter, business owner and mother who returns to the podcast to tell me how her beauty brand, Trinny London, has grown and developed since her last visit to the podcast - Trinny Woodall | Stacks, Authenticity and Burnout.We also discuss spirituality, bringing back the phone call, being honest, excesses, failure, entrepreneurship, mental health and much more...Click here for the Trinny London Match2Me service.The book I mention that has changed my relationship with food is Brain over Binge by Kathryn Hansen.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/01/201h 2m

Year in Review | 2019

In this last episode of the year I wanted to take a look back at the last 12 months together and say 'thank you' for all your support over the last year. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/12/196m 20s

Mally Roncal's Unmissable New Year Advice.

Mally Roncal returns to the show to share her unmissable advice for how to make 2020 your best year yet. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/12/192m 24s

Dr Rangan Chatterjee Returns | Feel Better in 5

Dr Rangan Chatterjee returns to the podcast to talk about his incredible year since we last spoke and also share some brilliant insights from his brand new book Feel Better in 5. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/12/191h 7m

Nicola Lewis Returns | New look, new beginnings.

Nicola Lewis joins me in this episode to talk about her top tips for how to handle a wardrobe clear out and why it's so important to surround yourself with things that bring you joy.Mind over Clutter by Nicola Lewis.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/12/198m 23s

The return of #26habits?

In this episode we revisit some of the #26habits from 2018, the habits that have stayed with me, the ones that have evolved and whether or not I'll actually ever write the #26habits book...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/12/1914m 32s

What to do if you've over-indulged.

First of all, it's perfectly okay to over-indulge, but if it's left you feeling icky, sick or uncomfortable then these tips may help.Yoga for Digestion from Yoga with Adriene.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/12/197m 14s

Christmas Compilation

Like a box of chocolates where every one is your favourite. This episode features Caroline Hirons, Nadine Baggott, Trinny Woodall, Lisa Potter-Dixon and Jules von Hep.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/12/1944m 48s

Do you want to hear something scary?

If you like a ghost story then you'll love a spooky podcast. In this episode I round-up some of the best, whether you want an in-depth scare-fest or something bite-size that'll make you jump.The Last Podcast on The Left. (Episode 386: The Most Haunted House in England.)Lore.The Moonlit Road.Real Ghost Stories Online.Spooked.M R James on Amazon.Christmas and Ghost Stories from Smithsonian Magazine.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/12/195m 15s

Need a time-out? The best meditation apps of 2019.

If you ever feel as though you just need a moment to collect your thoughts, wish you could get a minute of peace and quiet or want to stop being the person who boils over when it all gets too much, then these apps could be the answer. Containing everything from guided meditations, breathing exercises, sleep stories and talks, this could be the thing that stops your nerve fraying...Simple Habit.Buddhify.Unplug.10% Happier.Headspace. Andy Puddicombe from Headspace on The Emma Guns Show.Insight Timer.Calm. Michael Acton-Smith on The Emma Guns Show.Wim Hof Method App.Stop, Breathe, Think KIDS.Mindfulness in Schools Report.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/12/1911m 16s

Claire Coleman Returns | Cutting through the BS.

Claire Coleman makes a very welcome return to the podcast to cut through some of the more misleading headlines in beauty, health and wellness from 2019.Links from the show.How to Read a Paper: The basics of Evidence-based Medicine and Healthcare.The original study on Parabens.Paraben Phobia is Unjustified.What Started Paraben Paranoia?To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/12/191h 17m

Something to think about...

What does it feel like to be depressed and anxious? It certainly doesn't feel cosy, warm and fuzzy - but is that what it looks like? In this episode I expand on a conversation I had recently where I saw what my depression and anxiety looked like through someone else's eyes - and I didn't like it.If you need help, these resources may help:The Samaritans.How to Find a Therapist.Counselling.Headspace.Wim Hof App.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/12/1912m 32s

How to be useful and contribute to society.

In this episode I talk about a cause close to my heart, that I know makes a real difference, and the other ways we can all make a huge contribution, and lasting difference, to our communities and society as a whole.Links from the show:Beauty Banks and the Beauty Banks Wishlist on Easho.Recycling.Blood donation.Tree planting.Volunteering.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/12/1910m 37s

Top tips to beat insomnia.

In this episode I share the six tried and tested techniques that have helped me navigate my way through periods of insomnia and/or poor sleep brought on by stress or similar.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/12/1910m 10s

Hair loss - revisited.

In this episode I update you on the treatments for fine and thinning hair that I've been trialling and also refer you to some great trichologists and tell you what to expect if you do decide to have a consultation with a professional.The Institute of Trichologists.International Association of Trichologists.Iain Sallis.Mark Blake.Anabel Kingsley.Eva Proudman.Stephanie SeyNioxinInvati by Aveda.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/12/1922m 2s

Birthday Beauty Honours 2019

In this special birthday edition of #christmaspodding I countdown my Top 10 Beauty Buys of 2019.There's everything from skincare to makeup, to devices to ingredients that really work on skin. So tune in to see if you agree...Philips Lumea PrestigeInvati from AvedaNeutrogena Hydro BoostIt Cosmetics Gel LotionSkinceuticals Retinol 0.3Goop GLOW padsColor Wow Root Cover UpLiving Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry ShampooMally x RuPaul The Realness Eye Liner TrioDaniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Hot Totty and Golden GlowTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/12/1922m 38s

The best self-help books of 2019.

A great self-help book can be life-changing, it really can, but how do you know a good self-help book when you see one? Here are the best of the best I've read in 2019...Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard.Mind over Clutter by Nicola Lewis.Lost Connections by Johann Hari. The Stress Solution by Dr Rangan Chatterjee.How to Fix Your Shit by Shaa Wasmund.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/12/199m 17s

Dr Murad Returns | Have a GOOD day.

The brilliant Dr Howard Murad returns to the podcast to share his wisdom on how to live your best life.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/12/1940m 47s

A look ahead at 2020.

In this episode I give a sneak-peek at what's to come on The Emma Guns Show in 2020...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/12/1912m 18s

The best fitness gear of 2019.

The intention to workout can be helped along with some great fitness gear, right? In this episode I share the fitness clothes I've put through some rigorous testing in 2019 and have proven themselves worthy.ASOS 4505ASOS 4505 Long Sleeve Running TopASOS 4505 Long Sleeve Crop Top with Rib HemSweaty Betty Power LeggingPanache Sports BraAdidas Crop TopBooBandAdidas Three Stripe Strappy BraGAP Eclipse Medium Support Sports BraTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/12/199m 57s

Where do you find the news?

In this episode I share the news resources, many of them recommended to me by you, that I've found to be helpful as well as the brilliant news source I discovered via a random meeting with a listener on a train.The SkimmThe SpoonKatie Couric's Wake-Up CallTLDRTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/12/196m 36s

The best recipes of 2019...

In this episode I share some of the tastiest and easiest recipes I've discovered in 2019, but also those meals that allow me a little bit of meal prep that gets my brain out of work mode and into a more relaxed, chilled-out zone. Chill poached eggs with spinach and sprouts.Warm salad with a protein of your choice.Prawn tacos with spicy slaw.Ian Haste's The 7 Day Basket.The Emma Guns Pho.For full recipes visit @emmaguns and the RECIPES highlight.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/12/1915m 18s

What's in my makeup bag?

In this episode I open up my makeup bag and share the beauty buys that are really working for me right now. This is one uncomplicated makeup bag that anyone can make work for them...Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation.MILK Makeup Matte Bronzing Stick in Baked.Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara.Benefit Gimme Brow.Vaseline.Real Techniques Mini Expert Face Brush and Mini Multitask Brush.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/12/1911m 44s

Five things Dr Jen Gunter wants you to know about your vagina...

Dr Jen Gunter is an OB/GYN, author and a health professional who isn't afraid to call out BS when she sees it. In this episode she shares the five things she wants every woman to know about their vagina and vulva.Jen's book The Vagina Bible is available now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/12/194m 51s

Mally Roncal Returns | Positivity for All.

Mally Roncal (@mallyroncal) is a beauty entrepreneur, motivational speaker and positivity preacher who returns to the podcast to talk about how to deal with the highs and lows of life, how to tap into your inner superpowers and why it's so important to live in, and appreciate, the present.Mally Beauty can be found at https://www.mally.comMally x RuPaul can be found at http://bit.ly/368BTpaPositivity Preacher can be found at https://www.instagram.com/positivitypreacher/Vishen Lakhiani | How Forgiveness & Empathy Heal.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/12/191h 3m

The concentration hack everyone needs to know...

Need a little focus? In this episode I talk about the concentrate hacks and share the mellow playlists that have, absolutely, helped me extend my concentration span.Links from the show:Binaural Beats app.The Emma Guns Show on Spotify.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/12/197m 11s

Facing Christmas post break-up with Rosie Green.

Rosie Green is a writer and good friend who, in the last 18 months, has had a lot of firsts, including her first Christmas after the break-up of her marriage. In this episode she dispenses the wisdom she'd go back and share with herself to make navigating that first festive a little bit easier and, I hope, it helps anyone listening who is going through this for the first time too. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/12/196m 59s

My best movies of 2019 - and what to watch in 2020.

Just to be clear, I haven't watched all the movies but of the ones I've watched, these are the ones that have been the most entertaining, brought me the most joy and that I've wanted to watch again immediately.Also mentioned in this episode:Cinema Stories with James King and Stephen Merchant.Stephen Merchant on The James Altucher Show.My top films of 2019:Fighting with my FamilyAvengers: EndgameLong ShotWild RoseYesterdayLooking ahead to 2020:Bad Boys for LifeBlack WidowLegally Blonde 3Wonder Woman 1984Top Gun: MaverickJungle CruiseBill & Ted Face the MusicDune.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/12/1912m 48s

My best audiobooks of 2019.

In this episode I share my best audiobooks of 2019, having discovered listening to books, especially autobiographies, really does take the enjoyment of them to the next level.Books featured:Michelle Obama - Becoming.Oprah Winfrey - What I Know for Sure.Call Me By Your Name - André Aciman, read by Armie Hammer.David Goggins - Can't Hurt Me, Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds.Gary Barlow - A Better Me.Also mentioned in the show and in my queue for 2020...Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run.Kevin Hart - Can't Make This Up (with Neil Strauss).Rob Lowe - Stories I Only tell my Friends.Burt Reynolds - But Enough about Me.Debbie Harry - Face It.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/12/198m 14s

Pick-me-up skincare.

In this episode I share my top picks for giving your skin a pick-me-up whether you're over-tired, over-worked, over-whelmed or over-doing it...Products featured:B Revealed Glycolic Cleansing Peel.Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser.Skinceuticals Simply Clean Cleanser.CeraVe Smoothing Cleanser.Fresh Soy Cleanser.Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask with Avocado and Glacier Water.Neutrogena Hydro Boost Masks.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/12/1910m 21s

Dr Rangan Chatterjee's Festive Season Survival Guide

How on earth do you avoid the excesses of Christmas? How can you avoid getting to Boxing Day feeling bloated and as though you may have overdone it? Well, Dr Rangan Chatterjee returns to the show to share his top tips for enjoying a guilt-free festive season.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/12/192m 50s

New boobs, new attitude.

In this episode I share everything you need to know before, during and after cosmetic surgery and share the experience of my own breast reduction surgery earlier this year.Links from the show:BAAPS - The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.BAPRAS - The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.Find a surgeon via BAAPS.For scars:Bio Oil.Botanica Vida Omega Oil.Heal Gel.Remescar.Siltape.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/12/1951m 54s

Kate Somerville | The Exfoliation Episode

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Kate Somerville Skincare.In this special episode I’m joined by Kate Somerville who shares her expertise on the subject of exfoliation. From the ‘do’s’ and ‘don'ts’ to how and when you should be exfoliating, everything you could possibly want or need to know about revealing healthy looking skin is right here in this bonus show.Kate Somerville https://www.katesomerville.comKate Somerville Skincare https://www.instagram.com/katesomervilleskincare/Kate Somerville Skincare Exfolikate https://www.katesomerville.com/exfoliation-products-exfolikate-how-to-exfoliateKate Somerville Skincare Exfoliation Products https://www.katesomerville.com/skin-care/facial-scrubs/To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/11/1939m 30s

Rosie Green | Divorce, Dating and Digging Deep

Rosie Green joins me on the podcast to talk about what life has been like since her husband left her nearly 18 months ago. From the five stages of grief, the lowest moment in a John Lewis car park and the tools she's used to keep things together, both for herself and for her children, this is a very honest, raw account of divorce and separation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/11/191h 4m

Habit | Finding fitness motivation.

In this mini-show we discuss something listeners have been messaging about a lot - how to find your fitness motivation.Links from the show.Alice LiveingLaura HogginsAlice Liveing's Warm Up & Morning Mobility.Laura Hoggins on The Emma Guns ShowAlice Living on The Emma Guns ShowTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/11/1913m 50s

Kate Somerville | Enjoying the 'ups' and learning from the 'downs'.

Kate Somerville is a skincare expert, brand owner and motivational speaker who joins me on the show to talk about her career in beauty. The story starts with Kate learning to manage her own eczema, becoming the A-list's secret weapon to beautiful skin and has evolved into one of the world's biggest and most respected skincare brands. Plus, there's tequila.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/11/191h 9m

Quick Update and News

It's time for an update on the December podcasts, budgeting for Christmas and a little tease for what's to come on December 1st.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/11/1910m 10s

Understanding Imposter Phenomenon with Kate Atkin.

Kate Atkin is a facilitator, speaker and researcher on Imposter Phenomenon who joins me to talk about what Imposter Phenomenon feels like, how to navigate it, why it's not unusual to have it and why were aren't calling it a syndrome anymore.Packed with invaluable advice on how to manage your own imposter phenomenon, and other people's, through quick, easy and manageable strategies, this is an episode you won't want to miss.Follow Kate on Twitter @kateatkin or join her Facebook group The Confident Manager.The TotalJobs report on Imposter Phenomenon that Kate contributed to can be found here - Total Jobs Imposter Phenomenon.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/11/191h 4m

Pete Williams | Healthy mouth, healthy body with Zendium

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Zendium toothpaste.Pete Williams from Functional Medicine Associates joins me in this episode to talk about why the bacteria balance in our mouths is so crucial for the health of our body. Packed with practical tips, scientific insight and fascinating new research about how humans function, this is an episode you won't want to miss.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/11/1957m 57s

Dr Jen Gunter | The Vagina Bible

Dr Jen Gunter is an OB/GYN and author who joins me to talk about her new book The Vagina Bible, the 'cult' of wellness and how we can all avoid falling for clickbait headlines about our health.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/11/191h 25m

Getting to know Living Proof | Michael Shaun Corby

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Living Proof.Michael Shaun Corby is the Global Creative Director of Living Proof and he joins me to talk about the scientific innovations that have bridged the gap between the hair you want and what topical hair products deliver.Products mentioned in the show include the Living Proof Colour Care Range and the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/10/1944m 37s

Jo Jones Returns | Beauty Banks, Brand-building and Organs.

Jo Jones is the co-founder of Beauty Banks, one of the most influential PRs in the beauty industry, one half of the Beauty Hags with Nadine Baggott and the founder of Beauty Beat - an online pr and brand-building workshop.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/10/191h 4m

What would you like for Christmas?

A little announcement about what you can expect in December - and I want to hear from you, so please do get in touch and let me know what, or who, you'd like to hear on the show.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/10/197m 40s

Dr Sandra Lee aka Dr Pimple Popper

Dr Sandra Lee aka Dr Pimple Popper is probably the world's most famous dermatologist and she joins me to talk about the practical solutions to skin issues, why it's such an emotional issue and her skincare line SLMD Skinare. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/10/1958m 12s

Quick Q&A with Dr Paul Nassif

Dr Paul Nassif is a world-renowned cosmetic surgeon who joins me on the podcast to tell me about the trends in aesthetic surgery, what you need to know before, during and after a procedure, his new skincare line and why he's bringing his famous Nassif Medical Spa to the UK with his MedSpa Manchester.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/10/1919m 53s

Bryony Blake | The Art of Beauty

Bryony Blake (@bryony_blake) is a celebrity makeup artist and presenter on This Morning.In this conversation she tells me about her career in beauty, how to navigate the world of 'backstage', making people look and feel beautiful, how to keep your head down and move up and much more...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/10/191h 17m

Dr Alexis Granite | The Pigmentation Episode

Dr Alexis Granite is a Consultant Dermatologist at Mallucci London who joins me on the show to explain all things pigmentation. Covering everything from freckles to dark spots and more, Alexis breaks down the causes and the solutions.The time with Alexis was made possible by Skinceuticals while on a press trip but this is not a sponsored or paid-for episode. The product mentioned during the episode is Skinceuticals Discoloration Defense Serum. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/10/1940m 25s

LIVE | Elizabeth Hurley returns with Dr Zoe Williams and Lauren Mahon.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month all around the world and this episode was recorded LIVE at Estée Lauder HQ in Central London to kick of the UK Breast Cancer Awareness Month Campaign featuring Elizabeth Hurley, the Global Ambassador for Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign, TV Doctor and GP Dr Zoe Williams and founder of Girl vs Cancer, co-host of award-winning podcast You, Me and The Big C Lauren Mahon who is two years clear of breast cancer.Links from the show:To find out more about Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign and also view the self-check leaflet containing a step-by-step to checking your breasts, click here - BREAST CANCER CAMPAIGN info and guide.How you can take part and/or donate:Grab your favourite pink lipstick and help us fund life-saving research. Draw a pink ribbon on your hand, post a photo, and share why it’s #TimeToEndBreastCancer. Add #ELCdonates to your post to join in our mission to create a breast cancer-free world. For every public, in-feed Instagram post during the month of October 2019 featuring both #TimeToEndBreastCancer and #ELCdonates together, @esteelaudercompanies will donate $25 (a half hour of research) up to $250,000 to @bcrfcure. $250,000 will fund a one-year BCRF research grant.Each year a selection of Estée Lauder products make a donation from each purchase. Find out what they are here - Pink Products 2019.People mentioned/featured in the episode:Dr Zoe Williams' live How to Check your Boobs video.People mentioned during the Q&A.Coppa FeelHelen AddisJacquie BeltraoTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/10/1940m 3s

Getting to know The Inkey List | Mark Curry and Colette Newberry

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with, and sponsored by, The Inkey List.Mark Curry and Colette Newberry are the co-founders of The Inkey List, the beauty brand that's been shaking up the industry since its launch just over a year ago. In this episode they share the high and lows of being a beauty start-up, why it's so important to them to speak directly to their customer and why there's even more exciting news to come...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/10/1958m 7s

Mandy Saligari | In Therapy

Mandy Saligari is an addiction, parenting and relationship expert who joins me on this episode to talk about therapy, mental health, self-esteem and breaking the patterns that might be preventing you from living your best life.Mandy's Ted Talk 'Feelings | Handle them before they handle you'.To contact Mandy - MandySaligari.comMandy's book Proactive Parenting: Help your child conquer self-destructive behaviours and build self-esteem.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/09/191h 0m

Habit | Reading (again)

I know, I know, just start reading, right? Here's an article I found helpful about how to get into the habit of reading, but also how to read a lot... How to Read Two Books a Week via Medium. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/09/198m 6s

Lotte Jeffs | How to be a Gentlewoman

Lotte Jeffs is a writer, creative consultant and author who joins me on the show to talk about her new book How to be a Gentlewoman: The art of soft power in hard times. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/09/191h 0m

Habit | Self Care (what is it good for?)

In this mini-show I muse over self-care. It's the term everyone is using, but what does it really mean..?To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/09/1914m 8s

Dr Megan Rossi | Eat Yourself Healthy

Dr Megan Rossi (@theguthealthdoctor) joins me on this episode to talk about her new book Eat Yourself Healthy and bust some myths around all things diet and nutrition. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/09/191h 17m

Dr Dendy Engelman | The Vitamin C Episode

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Elizabeth Arden.In this episode I'm delving into the subject of Vitamin C in skincare with Elizabeth Arden's Consulting Dermatologist Dr Dendy Engelman. In this show she gives me the low-down on all things Vitamin C, taking us right back to basics, from the 'how', why', 'what' and 'when'.To find out more - Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum.Other products mentioned in the show:Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Brighen Glow Boost Skin Serum.Nip + Fab Vitamin C Pads.Ole Henriksen Truth Serum.Pixi Vitamin C Serum.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/09/1942m 36s

Ask Me Anything and Everything | Part 2

It's part two of the 'ask me anything and everything'. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1954m 27s

Habit | Staying Informed UPDATE

Following the episode on Staying Informed from a couple of weeks ago so many of you got in touch with amazing news resources and they were so good that I had to share...Amazon Echo.Sign up to The Spoon daily newsletter.Sign up to This Much I Know News and follow them on instagram @thismuchiknow.news by Emily Sheffield.Sign up to Morning Brew newsletter.Sign up to Katie Couric's Wake Up Call newsletter.Sign up to The Skimm daily newsletters and follow @theskimm on instagram.Follow The Happy Newspaper on instagram created by Emily Coxhead.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/09/1912m 6s

Ask Me Anything and Everything.

It felt time to do another time and you asked some excellent questions via the Facebook group and Instagram so here are my answers.Links from the show:The Five Minute Journal.Terry aka @_sohomo on instagramAM Skincare routine:Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance Cleanser.Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Capsules - Coming soon.Clinique Moisture Surge Eye 96 Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate.IT Cosmetics Gel in a Lotion. Elizabeth Arden The Great Eight.PM Skincare routine:Your Good Skin Comforting Gel Cleanser.Gatineau Refreshing Cleansing Cream.SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3.Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask.Clinique Moisture Surge Super Concentrate.HOW TO WRITE A GOOD FILM REVIEW published on Medium by Jonathan Crocker.Nioxin Starter Kit.IT Cosmetics CC Cream for Rosacea.HealGel scar treatment gel. Dior Homme Cologne.Robin James aka Man for Himself. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/08/191h 11m

The Emma Guns Show LIVE with Dermalogica.

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Dermalogica.In this LIVE episode I talk with Dermalogica’s Director of Education, Sally Penford, to discuss the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of skincare, how to know what your skin really needs and what products to use, plus she shares some insights from the clinical research that informed the latest wonder serum from the brand - the Phyto Nature Firming Serum. Links:Dermalogica Phyto Nature Firming SerumDermalogica See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/08/1954m 13s

Dr Shelby Harris | Overcoming Insomnia

Dr Shelby Harris (@sleepdocshelby) is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in Behavioural Sleep Medicine who joins me on the podcast to talk about how to achieve a great night's sleep, how to find your way back from insomnia and disrupted sleep and how to make good quality sleep a priority without become boring. Her book The Women's Guide to Overcoming Insomnia - Get a Good Night's Sleep without Relying on Medication is available now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/08/191h 4m

Amy Conway | Skin Confidence

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Estée Lauder Companies.In this episode I’m joined by Bobbi Brown Senior Pro Artist Amy Conway who shares an ‘everything you’ve ever needed to know about achieving perfect foundation’ and maybe even a little bit more…Links from the show: FOUNDATION.Skin Long Wear Weightless FoundationSkin Foundation StickInstant Skin Serum FoundationNeed help finding your perfect shade? Try the Online Foundation Shade finderSKINCARE.Skincare homepageIlluminating Moisture BalmCORRECT.CorrectorConcealerCan’t Live Without CampaignProduct collectionReal Women CampaignMAKEUPBB CreamFull Coverage Face BrushTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/08/1950m 52s

Estée Lalonde & Nadine Baggott | Listener Qs and Truth Bombs.

By popular demand, Estée Lalonde and Nadine Baggott return to the podcast - this time together. In this show we answer listener questions, get distracted by near-naked models and shoot the breeze...Follow Estée:Estée Lalonde on Twitter @EstéeLalonde Instagram @EstéeLalonde YouTube Estée Lalonde Estée's podcast You're on the Line. Follow Nadine:Nadine on Twitter @nadinebaggott Instagram @nadinebaggott YouTube Nadine Baggott To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/08/191h 8m

Habit | Staying informed.

After realising I was letting algorithms dictate the media I consume, I decided to make some changes to how and what I view and listen to...Links from the show:Amazon AlexaWhitney Cummings | Can I Touch It? Netflix Special.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/08/1911m 5s

Alice Liveing | Strength, Resilience and Vulnerability.

Alice Liveing (@aliceliveing) joins me to talk about her incredible career on social media, pursuing her dream of musical theatre, the highs and lows of being in the public eye and how her approach to health and fitness has changed, for the better. Links from the show:Clean Eating Alice Eat Well Every Day: Nutritious, healthy recipes for life on the go by Alice Liveing. Clean Eating Alice The Body Bible: Feel Fit and Fabulous from the Inside-out by Alice Liveing.Clean Eating Alice Everyday Fitness: Train smart, eat well and get the body you love by Alice Liveing. How Do You Like Me Now by Holly Bourne.Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/08/191h 13m

Hair health with Viviscal | #healthyhairtalks

This episode is created in collaboration with Viviscal.In this episode I'm joined by Consultant Dermatologist Dr Martin Wade, Nutritional Therapist and Gut Health expert Eve Kalinik, Founder and Creative Director of STIL salon Christel Lundqvist and Viviscal Education Ambassador Kim Asprey to talk about all things hair health, hair loss and hair thinning.Follow @viviscalhairuk and for more information visit www.viviscal.co.ukTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/08/1958m 59s

Emily Leary | A Mummy Too

Emily Leary (@amummytoo) joins me on the podcast to talk about her latest book Get Your Kids to Eat Anything as well as how she made the leap from marketing executive to full time blogger back before blogs were really taken seriously.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/08/191h 12m

Tammy Koslowski | Beauty Business

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Royal Bank of Scotland. Tammy Koslowski is the owner of NAF salon in Glasgow and joins me to talk about the highs and lows of starting a beauty business.NAF Salon Glasglow.NAF Cuticle Oil.NAF Stuff.NAF on Social. Join the #nafiaRoyal Bank of Scotland and the Easy Wins campaign was a drive to help young people manage their finances with greater ease, as the Bank identified through a survey in collaboration with YouGov that young people are facing unique pressures in relation to being ‘always on’, the impacts of social media and issues with managing work life balance effectively. Royal Bank of Scotland Entrepreneur Accelerator Programmes.British Beauty Council Report | The Value of Beauty.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/07/1946m 14s

Laura Hoggins | Lift Your Self

Personal trainer Laura Hoggins (@laurabiceps) joins me to talk about making the transition from marketing executive to personal trainer and how weight lifting and strength training changed her life.Lift Your Self by Laura Hoggins.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/07/191h 16m

The Breast Health Episode

Dr Philippa Kaye joins me to share everything you need to know about your breast health. Links from the show:Breast Cancer UKKnow Your Lemons - the 12 signs of breast cancer.Coppa Feel To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/07/1932m 0s

Rochelle Humes | The Power of Positivity.

Rochelle Humes (@rochellehumes) joins me to talk positivity, being a grafter, how to focus on your priorities and more. Rochelle is the John Frieda Dream Curls Ambassador. Rochelle's book The Mega Magic Hair Swap.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/07/1954m 22s

A little reality check...

Are you saying 'no' more than you're saying 'yes'? Are you missing out? In this episode I talk about the reality check that made me ask these questions and have a bit of a word with myself...Links from the show: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/07/1911m 34s

Ian Haste | The 7 Day Basket

Ian Haste (@hasteskitchen) joins me to talk about his new book The 7 Day Basket - a book that guides you through the aisles of the supermarket and, in my opinion, reignites your enjoyment of making and eating your food.In this episode we talk about Ian's career, his work ethic, using his chef skills to keep his family healthy, multi-tasking and much more.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/07/1953m 56s

Dr Emma Wedgeworth | The Future of Skin

This show is brought to you in collaboration with Estee Lauder Companies.Clinique Pro Dermatologist Dr Emma Wedgeworth joins me for a special episode where she shares her wealth of experience about how to look after your skin, how to know what to use and when to use it, the role makeup can play in your complexion and working with Clinique.Links from the show:Clinique iDClinique Almost Lipstick in Black HoneyClinique Super City BlockClinique Even Better FoundationTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/07/1949m 55s

Alex Light | Body positivity, eating disorders and recovery.

Alex Light (@alexlight_ldn) joins me to talk about the body positivity, body confidence and body neutrality movements, her own struggles with eating disorders and her subsequent recovery, plus we discuss representation in the media, why it's important we have open and honest conversations and much more...Links from the show:Brain over Binge: Why I was bulimic, why conventional therapy didn't work, and how I recovered for good by Kathryn Hansen.Amelia Freer: Eat, Nourish, Glow.Just Eat It by Laura Thomas MD.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/07/191h 16m

2019 | The Halftime Show

We're halfway through 2019 so it seems like a pretty good time to take stock, reassess goals and pat ourselves on the back for the triumphs we've already racked up in the first half of the year.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/07/1912m 58s

Elise Loehnen | Life, Career & Goop

Elise Loehnen is the Chief Content Officer of Goop and she joins me in this episode to talk about a career that started out in print journalism and currently finds her at the helm of one of the world's most innovative media outlets.In this episode Elise tells me about career choices, taking risks, the criticism levelled at goop and why she needed to be a bit 'goopy' herself...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/06/191h 15m

Can I ask a favour?

Let's get ahead of our health, shall we?Stats quoted in the show:Cervical screening rates dropping.Uptake for routine breast screening falls.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/06/197m 3s

Meik Wiking | Defining Happiness

***trigger warning*** This show contains references to suicide.Meik Wiking (pronounced Mike Viking) is the Chief Executive of The Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and he joins me to talk about his study and exploration of happiness in people around the world.Meik's books:The Little Book of HyggeThe Little Book of LykkeThe Art of Making MemoriesMeik Wiking TEDx Talk.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/06/1958m 18s

The Entertainment Episode

I've fallen off the reading wagon in a big way, but I know I'm missing out so in this episode I pledge to get back on it and I'm starting with two great reads recommended by my friend Charlotte: Leaving Microsoft to Change the World by John Wood and The Skeleton Cupboard by Tanya Byron. Then we move onto The Power of Actor by Ivana Chubbuck that I heard about when RuPaul and Michelle Visage raved about it on their podcast.I've also added the Audible version of Becoming by Michelle Obama to my reading list. I'm halfway through To Live and Die in LA, the true crime podcast hosted by journalist and author Neil Strauss and I've enjoyed it up to a point... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/06/1912m 2s

Katie Morris | Managing Menopause

In this episode I'm joined by Katie Morris (@katie_morris_fitness) who tells me about her experience of training women experiencing menopausal symptoms and how lifestyle changes can make a huge difference to the overall experience of menopause.Click here to join Katie's Facebook group - Menopause Mastermind.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/06/191h 8m

The Hair Removal Show | Philips Lumea

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Philips and their Lumea Prestige IPL device.In this episode I’m joined by leading dermatologist Dr Stefanie Williams in front of a live audience to discuss all things hair removal and why the Philips Lumea is a game-changer for people like me who feel as though they are constantly having to manage body and/or facial hair.We talk about how easy the Lumea is to use, whether it hurts, what results you can expect and much more in this special episode.Try the Philips Lumea now – Philips Lumea. For more information on Dr Stefanie Williams - https://eudelo.com/dr-stefanie-williams/ To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/06/1943m 48s

Sarah Wilson | First, we make the beast beautiful.

Sarah Wilson joins me on the podcast to talk about her book First, We Make the Beast Beautiful - a memoir about her mental health journey. In this episode we discuss coming to terms with mental health, how to navigate your way around, through and beyond panic attacks and how anxiety can be a strength, not a weakness.Sarah's book I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8 Week Detox Programme and Cook Book. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/06/191h 39m

Habit | Taking the stress out of your finances.

Let's talk money... A subject that can cause real stress, keep you awake at night and set anyone's nerves on edge. While it can be easier to push it to the back of your mind, deal with it another day and just hope for the best the thing that can take the sting out of its tail is tackling it head on. Yes, that means taking a good, hard look at your cashflow. This episode isn't about getting rich quick or magicking money out of thin air, this is just about taking the stress out of your finances.Links from the show:The Mint App.Quickbooks.Xero.An Edited Life by Anna Newton.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Email me thebeautypodcast@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/06/1912m 6s

Melanie Whelan | SoulCycle, Priorities and 'Yes'.

Melanie Whelan is the CEO of SoulCycle, the global fitness phenomenon that has turned spin classes into mind-body-soul experiences. In this episode we talk about how Melanie has grown SoulCycle from seven to 90+ studios, how she sets a positive tone for her team and some of her own business - and life - advice.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/06/191h 1m

And now for some announcements...

It's the end of #apodadayinmay and it's time for some news and announcements...To receive my Newsletter.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | To watch my IGTV and Instagram Lives Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/05/199m 36s

Over to you...

In this episode it's over to you... What would you like to see more of on the podcast? What shows have you particularly enjoyed during #apodadayinmay. Let me know - email me on thebeautypodcast@gmail.com or DM me on social. I'd love to hear from you.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/05/194m 51s

The power of decluttering.

Long time listeners will know how valuable I found the decluttering habit during #26habits in 2018 and many of you have asked whether I've maintained the decluttering or if there's been a backslide. In this episode I update you on my thoughts on decluttering and also my top tips for finding your best home, whether that involves going down the minimalist route or not...Links from the show:Mind Over Clutter by This Girl Can Organise Nicola Lewis.Outer Order Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin.Episodes from #26habits:Habit 10 | Will decluttering my wardrobe make me happier? Habit 10 | Will decluttering my wardrobe make me happier? UPDATE.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/05/1916m 9s

#26habits update and a revelation...

I thought we'd wrapped up #26habits in a neat, pretty bow at the end of 2018, which is why I wasn't going to include it in #apodadayinmay despite many listeners requesting an update. But then I had a revelation that changed everything...Links from the show:Mastery: The Key to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard.Yoga with Adriene: Healthy Energy Flow.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/05/1913m 30s

Tips for fine, thinning hair.

In this episode I share some tips and recommendations for how to manage fine, fragile and thinning hair via tools, haircuts, topical products, supplements and hacks.Links from the show:Adam Reed at Percy & Reed.Nioxin.Viviscal.Tangle Teezer Fine & Fragile.Cloud 9.Colour Wow Dream Smooth Professional Paddle Brush.ghd Classic Curve Wand.Slip Silk Pillowcases and Scrunchies.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/05/1917m 51s

Dr Elaine McQuade | Perimenopause

Perimenopause is a topic you've asked me to explore in detail in a show with an expert and in this episode Dr Elaine McQuade explains the fundamentals of, not only what's going on in your body, but the practical steps you can take to help ease your way through changing hormones and beyond...www.athruhealth.com www.drelainemcquade.com To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/05/191h 8m

Tips for destressing - right NOW

What are those things you can do in the moment to reduce your stress levels? Here are eight tips that may help...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/05/1910m 45s

The 'best' beauty product.

One question I'm asked a lot is "what's 'the best'?" whether that's beauty, health or fitness and I have a few things to say about this obsession with 'the best'...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/05/196m 38s

Jargon Buster | Fitness Edition

The gym shouldn't be a complicated place, but with so much lingo around the different exercises and ways of exercising that you hear on the gym floor, I thought it was high time to do a show that simplified the issue - because let's face it, exercise should be fun and empowering, not dull and excluding.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/05/1920m 51s

My favourite movies.

Quite a few listeners have asked what my favourite movies are, so in a super-quick #apodadayinmay I share my absolute favourites. No prizes for guessing that Keanu and Arnie feature heavily.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/05/197m 19s

How to podcast.

Lots of listeners ask me about the kit I use to create The Emma Guns Show and how I host and upload it to various podcast platforms. In this episode I share the kit I use and the various platforms I have used, and use, to host the show.For links to the kit I used to start the podcast and the kit I use now, visit emmaguns.com and the blog post How to Start a Podcast on a Tiny Budget.Hosting via:SquarespaceLibsynAcastTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/05/1913m 6s

My favourite social media follows.

Social media should be a great resource that's entirely positive and affirming and, if you follow the right people, it can certainly begin to feel that way. In this episode I breakdown my favourite social media follows, from the people who inspire my workouts, teach me about skin and skincare, help me get my makeup just right and give me a good old laugh or make me smile. Who are yours? Join the Facebook group - link below - and let me know.INSPIRATION:@mallyroncal@thebrightertimes@owntv@brenebrownLAUGHS@bravobetch@_sohomo@jdemseyINTERIORS@theapartmentedit@hastehouse@casacrilly@ericadavies@thisgirlcanorganiseSKIN & SKINCARE:@nadinebaggott@carolinehirons@labmuffinbeautyscience@kindofstephen@anjalimahtoMAKEUP & BEAUTY:@samchapman@nicolachapham@nikki_makeup@lisapotterdixon@hannahmartinmakeupFITNESS INSPIRATION:@aliceliveing@voguewilliams@poornabell@jonnymac83HEALTH & WELLNESS@drranganchatterjee@doctorramani@foundmyfitness Dr Rhonda PatrickTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/05/1918m 13s

Listener Q&A | Mental Health

It's #mentalhealthawarenessweek in the UK so to mark the occasion I opened up my social channels to questions from listeners about all things mental health.The links below may be useful if you are struggling with your mental health or are looking for useful resources:The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.Welldoing.org.UK Council for Psychotherapy.The Samaritans.Counselling Directory.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/05/191h 10m

What's in my makeup bag?

I've worked in the beauty industry for a long time and I'm also a pretty tough beauty consumer, so if a product doesn't deliver I shan't give it my time or any real estate in my makeup bag. In this episode I share with you what's in my makeup bag right now. It's a low maintenance, high performance makeup bag designed to do everything from a low-key, weekday look to a smoky extravaganza.SPACE NK Travel Bag Bare Minerals BareSkin Serum Concealer.Milk Makeup KUSH MascaraL'Oreal Paris Fallible Unlimited Mascara.Mally Beauty Muted Muse Palette.Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Sheer Cheek Duo in Exotica.MAC Lip Pencil in Boldly Bare.B Beauty Lipstick in Ooh La La.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/05/1921m 46s

Dealing with Insomnia.

In this episode I share the tips I've used for dealing with interrupted sleep and insomnia over the years. One in four people suffer with sleep issues and it's not a lot of fun, but there are a few small lifestyle tweaks that can make a huge difference to your quality and quantity of sleep.Blue Light has a Dark Side via Harvard Medical School. Understanding the Body's Internal Clock via Sleep.org.How Exercise Impacts Sleep Quality via National Sleep Foundation.What is Intermittent Fasting and Will it Help your Sleep? Guided Meditation for Sleep by Kirsty Raynor. Yoga for Bedtime by Adriene Mishler.This Works Pillow Spray and Sleepy Time Tea. I Tried Tidying up every day before bed for 32 day and here's what happened...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/05/1917m 55s

The best podcast episodes.

I've talked before about my favourite podcasts, my favourite podcast hosts and the shows that I think are worth subscribing to, but for this #apodadayinmay I'm sharing my Top 5 podcast episodes of all time. Under the Skin with Russell Brand | Unlock Your Hidden Power with Ironman (John McAvoy).The Tim Ferriss Show | Arnold Schwarzenegger, Triple H, Jamie Foxx. The Sunday Sit Down with Willie Geist | Bradley Cooper & Keanu Reeves.The Joe Rogan Experience | David Wallace Wells & Dr Rhonda Patrick.Lewis Howes | The School of Greatness. How to Manage Anxiety, Burnout and Overwhelm. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/05/1914m 5s

Halfway through May.

We're halfway through #apodadayinmay so I thought it was time to share some of the listener feedback, update you on some of the topics and urge you to get your requests in before the end of the month...Links from the show:The study that disputes the 'learning styles structure' mentioned on the Self Help Books podcast: Another Nail in the Coffin for Learning Styles?An article in Esquire: Netflix's Mötley Crüe Film 'The Dirt' Should Never Have Been Made.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/1910m 40s

What is alternative therapy?

A lot of the questions sent in by you, my most excellent listeners, were about alternative therapies; what they are, what they do and how they work. In this episode I give an overview on what the top five alternative therapies you asked about entail.AcupunctureFurther reading at acupuncture.org.uk.AromatherapyFurther reading via Aromatherapy Associates.Ayurvedic medicineFurther reading Overview of Ayurvedic Medicine.HomeopathyFurther reading via The Society of Homeopaths.ReikiFurther reading via The UK Reiki Federation.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/1922m 29s

How to deal with office politics.

When I suggested the idea #apodadayinmay in the podcast's closed Facebook group and asked what people wanted to hear, questions and requests for shows about how to deal with office politics, corporate culture and workplace issues made up about 60% of the comments. So in this episode I want to address the topic as a whole, offers some resources but also use it as a place to say that this definitely a subject we are going to explore in much more detail with the help of experts and contributors who can add value to the conversation.In the meantime, here are the links referenced in the show:How to Survive a Cutthroat Corporate Culture by Liz Ryan on Forbes.comThe Moment I Realised I was Working for an Idiot by Liz Ryan on Forbes.comWhat I Learned about Office Politics that Changed my Career by Bonnie Marcus on Forbes.com5 Tips for Dealing with Office Politics when you're a Nice Person on cnbc.comOffice Politics: How to Thrive in a World of Lying, Backstabbing and Dirty Tricks by Oliver James.Be Bulletproof: How to achieve success in tough times at work by James Brooke and Simon Brooke.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/05/1911m 11s

I did something...

I did something... I decided to a) change/improve my living situation b) see if I could handle a house move completely on my own and c) figure out what I really want in life.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/05/1923m 21s

Top tips for hair removal.

After I posted a pic of me waxing my nostrils there were a lot of messages from you, my most excellent listeners, about hair removal in general. In this episode I share with you my tops tips, the products and techniques I think are worth it and when it's time to stop the DIY and put yourself in the hands of a professional.Blink Brow Bar.Lilibeth Brow Shaper.Parissa Hot Wax.Me talking about managing facial hair on Nadine Baggott's Youtube channel.Philips Lumea Prestige IPL Hair Removal Device.Gilette Venus Swirl.In this episode I talk about the Philips Lumea. I have previously worked with Philips and I am due to work with them again and while they did send me the Lumea to use, my recommendation in this podcast is based on personal experience and not because I have been asked to endorse it.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/05/1922m 32s

The best books to read now...

We've talked about self-help books during #apodadayinmay but as so many listeners have asked for book recommendations for a holiday, their commute and the like I thought I'd share some of my favourites...The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band by Mötley Crüe and Neil Strauss.Marilyn Manson: Long Hard Road out of Hell. Lindsey Kelk's I Heart series - starts with I Heart New York and ends with I Heart Hawaii. I also highly recommend One in a Million. Kevin Dickson's Blind Item and Guilty Pleasure.Beck Dorey-Stein's From the Corner of the Oval Office: One Woman's true story of her accidental career in the Obama White House. Truman Copote's In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences.Arnold Schwarzenegger's autobiography Total Recall. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/05/1913m 37s

What's in my beauty bag.

We're back on a beauty theme and this episode, which is part of #apodadayinmay, is in response to the questions I've had about the makeup I use on a regular basis. After dropping a bit of a truth bomb, I go on to share not only the products I use and love, which are very kindly sent to me by brands, but the high street alternatives I wouldn't think twice about spending my own money on.Products mentioned during the show:BASE:MAC Face & Body Foundation.Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder.Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation.Flower Beauty Light Illusion Foundation.CONCEALER:MAC Studio Correct & Conceal Palette.Barry M Concealer Palette.NYX Professional Makeup Colour Correcting Palette.MASCARA:Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara.Revitalash Double-Ended Mascara/Primer.Maybelline Falsies Mascara.CYO The Thick of It Mascara.LIQUID EYELINER:Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen.Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner.Bourjois Liner Feutre Liner.LIPS:Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks.Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liners.Bourjois Fabuleux Lipsticks.Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick.Bourjois Contour Edition Lip Liner.BRONZER:Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder Bronzer in Java Sun is discontinued but her new collection will launch soon and a comparable dupe is See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/05/1925m 39s

Quick and Easy Meals.

When I asked listeners what they wanted to hear about on #apodadayinmay a lot of requests to discuss food, diet and nutrition were sent in. I am now on the hunt for the right sort of expert to discuss things such as emotional eating, binge eating and the more complex issues around our diets and what we eat as it's a topic that deserves its own show and also the right person to contribute to the conversation.In this episode though I'm answering the question about my favourite foods, meals and recipes with my Top 5 Easy meals...Amelia Freer's Beef Curry.Amelia Freer's Simple Prawn, Coconut and Aubergine Curry.Eve Kalinik's Sweet Potato & Halloumi Warm Salad.Eve Kalinik is also the nutritional therapist I saw when I was struggling with gut issues related to stress and anxiety. For her practice visit Eve Kalinik.Amelia Freer's Lentil, Beetroot & Hazelnut Salad with Ginger Dressing.Poached egg and avocado on toast - as described on the show.The cook book I'm most excited about is Ian Haste's The 7-Day Basket: 1 Basket, 1 Week, 7 Meals.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/05/1917m 45s

The best self-help books and how to read more.

It's time to talk books, my favourite books, in fact. This episode features those reads I have found most useful, and hope you find useful to, in the genre of self-help and self-improvement. Plus, I've included some handy hacks if you want to consume more books, but can't seem to find the time...Update: In this episode I mentioned learning styles because, based on my own experience, I tend to be a more visual learner, but the learning style I outlined have been disputed in studies. For further reading I recommend: Another Nail in the Coffin for Learning Styles conducted by Polly R Husman and Valerine Dean O'Loughlin.Jen Sincero | You Are a Badass: How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life.Jen Sincero on The Emma Guns Show: June 2017 & February 2019.Also by Jen:You Are a Badass at Making Money: How to master the mindset of wealth.You Are a Badass Every Day.Tim Ferriss | 4 Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-to5, live anywhere and join the 'new rich'.Also by Tim:The 4 Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to rapid fat loss, incredible sex and becoming super human.Tribe of Mentors: Short life advice from the best in the world.Tools of Titans: The tactics, routines and habits of billionaires, icons and world-class performers.Russell Brand | See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/05/1922m 14s

Music to workout to.

I rarely exercise without music and a great playlist can turn a good workout into a great one. In this episode I share the three different types of playlist I like to create to keep me company on my runs and during my resistance workouts. Plus, for your enjoyment, I've created some Spotify playlists for workouts that you can download/follow too.BPM - Steady Jog - a great, pop playlist to accompany a steady, easy jog.Crescendo Playlist - those songs that start off slow, build up and take you beyond your personal best.Feelgood Exercise - the tracks that'll get you in your gym kit even on days when you aren't feeling the pull of the gym. I will not apologise for all the Beyonce and Gaga. 😉To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/05/1913m 3s

Nadine Baggott Returns | Celebrity Stories

Nadine Baggott returns to the podcast, but it's not another skincare extravaganza... In this episode we talk about the celebrities we've interviewed, the mishaps we've had in the presence of the A-list and what we've learned from years as 'nobodies' at red carpet events.Nadine is the oracle on all things skincare so do make sure you're following her on her channels:Nadine on YoutubeNadine on InstagramNadine's Facebook GroupNadine on TwitterTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/05/191h 8m

How to find a therapist

As much as I've talked about having therapy on this podcast I've never explained how to find a therapist or the resources available to find out what therapy is available to you, where to find it and the different types of therapy available.In this episode I share information that I hope is useful to anyone who thinks therapy might be a good resource for them but doesn't know where to start.The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.Welldoing.org.UK Council for Psychotherapy. The Samaritans.Counselling Directory.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/05/1912m 43s

The Ultimate AM/PM Skincare Regime

I've had a lot of emails and DMs from listeners asking me to share my AM and PM skincare regime so in this episode I talk about the ingredients in use in the morning and in the evening, the products I've tried and how my skin has changed since I started my new regime 18 months ago.The products I used when I first switched:Morning:Skinceuticals C E Ferulic Acid. A gold-standard antioxidant regarded as one of the, if not the, best by many of my beauty colleagues.Indeed Labs Hydration Booster. A really milky, soft and efficient hydrating booster that works AM or PM.Clinique Moisture Surge Supercharged Concentrate. Another great hydrating gel serum. This one also contains antioxidants and I like it as a last hydrating step, if needed, under makeup.EveningPaulas Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment. This really is a great retinol treatment that I've seen incredible results with. Ease your way in, follow the instructions.Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair. If needed, but a great hydrating serum that instantly quenches that dry/tight feeling in skin.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/05/1917m 51s

What is biohacking?

Biohacking has been around for a while but right now it's the hot new trend that everyone is talking about, doing and sharing on social media... But what is it, how can it work for you and have you already been doing it?To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/05/1911m 47s

#apodadayinmay

It's time for another challenge and this time it's 31 consecutive days of podcasts. That's right, every day throughout the month of May I'll be publishing mini-shows - the main Sunday show will remain unchanged - covering everything from listener questions, beauty hacks, health topics and more.Send in your suggestions for the shows in the Facebook group...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/04/1910m 9s

Lee Pycroft Returns | The Love Show

Lee Pycroft returns to the show to unpick the complicated topic of love - from how to find it, how to know you have it and how to keep it...Follow Lee on:InstagramTwitterTo speak to Lee. Contact Lee Pycroft.Links from the show:The Gottman Method.Human Givens.Tim Ferriss | The 4 Hour Work WeekTony Robbins - worth watching I Am Not Your Guru.Vishen Lakhiani - the video mentioned on the podcast Why You Should Forgive People Who Hurt You.It's Not About the Nail.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/04/191h 21m

Habit | Screen Time Hacks

In this mini-show I share some tips I've found to be useful in reducing the amount of time I use my phone. It was all prompted by Andy Puddicombe's appearance on the podcast where he talked about the relationship and not the device being negative. It made me go and research and test out some ways to reduce my screen time without it feeling like I was missing out or denying myself. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/04/1911m 20s

Hannah Martin | Growing, Learning & Moving On

Hannah Martin (@hannahmartinmakeup) joins me on the show to talk about leaving her high profile job in beauty to go it alone... From understanding her value to forging ahead on her own terms, it's an inspiring insight from one of the best in the business.Watch Hannah on YouTube.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/04/191h 11m

Dimitra Davidson | Indeed Labs

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Indeed Labs.Dimitra Davidson is the COO of Indeed Labs and she joins me in this episode to tell the story of the brand and how transparency, simplicity and efficacy lie art the heart of this disruptive beauty brand.Products mentioned in the show:Indeed Labs Nanoblur Instant Skin Finisher.Indeed Labs Retinol Reface Retinol Skin Resurfacer.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/04/1949m 5s

"Go Shawty, it's your birthday..."

It's the podcast's 3rd birthday and to celebrate I thought I'd bring you some of my favourite moments from the last three years of podcasting. Specifically, I wanted to share with you the insights from my excellent guests that have really struck a chord with me personally and have proven to be all at once inspiring, motivating and reassuring.Leona Lewis talking about pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone in her appearance on the show back in April 2017. For the full episode -- Leona Lewis on The Emma Guns Show.Mally Roncal came on the podcast in Dec 2018 and talked about the importance of being true to yourself. For the full episode -- Mally Roncal | Hustle, Heart & Happy.Michelle Visage joined me on the podcast back in June 2017 and her insights on meditation and visualisation really resonated with me. For the full episode -- Michelle Visage | Visualisation, Drag Race & a Black Corvette.Joanna McGarry is a dear friend and someone whom I find personally and professionally inspiring, plus she single-handedly validates my love of ratchet TV. For the full episode -- Joanna McGarry | Adding threads, back-to-school and reality TV.Elizabeth Hurley shared some sage advice about learning to say 'no', managing stress and learning to relax. For the full episode -- Elizabeth Hurley | Ambassador, Happiness and saying 'no'.I let Eve blow my mind (not sorry) with her insights on mental health, ambition and not being distracted from your goals. For the full episode -- Eve | Risks, Affirmations & 'Philly Hustle'.Everyone needs someone like Alyson Hogg in their lives. She has, since this recording, become a friend and if that's not a reason to celebrate the podcast, then I don't know what is. For the full episode -- Alyson Hogg | Bless Your Heart.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.To email me | thebeautypodcast@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/04/1954m 53s

Habit | Starting your day right...

It's time for more good habits and after struggling with mornings myself recently as well as messages from listeners who are experiencing the same, I figured an episode of the best way to start your day, if you're feeling a sense of overwhelm, stress or heaviness, was due.Links from the show:The #26habits episodes on waking up early - Habit 15 | The Benefits of Waking up Early & Habit 15 | The Benefits of Waking up Early UPDATE.Adam Reed | Mental Health & Me and Sleepytime Tea.Dr Ranjan Chatterjee | The 3-4-5 Breath.Yoga with Adriene.This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray.Jen Sincero's book You Are a Badass Everyday and her two appearances on the show 1) Jen Sincero | Spiritual Gyms, Badassery and the Universe 2) Jen Sincero Returns | You Are a Badass Everyday.Headspace - the meditation app.Andy Puddicombe | The Meditation Episode.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/04/1918m 7s

Gretchen Rubin | Outer Order Inner Calm

Gretchen Rubin (@gretchenrubin) returns to the podcast to talk to me about her new book Outer Order Inner Calm and how a taking control of our stuff can make us feel more in control of our lives.Gretchen also hosts the podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin.Gretchen's other books:Better Than Before.The Happiness Project.The Four Tendencies - and here's her appearance on this podcast talking about that book: Gretchen Rubin | The Four Tendencies.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/04/191h 3m

Terry Barber | Creativity, Culture and Change

This episode was created in collaboration with The Estée Lauder Companies.Terry Barber (@terrybarberonbeauty) is the Director of Makeup Artistry of MAC (@maccosmeticsuk) and joins me in this episode to talk about his 25 years with the brand, how his career has taken him from the counter to the catwalk and what it’s like to work with your idols - because he’s worked with a lot of his - and why there’s an exciting generation coming through in beauty that he can’t wait to see more from…MAC Spice Lip PencilMAC Studio Fix PowderMAC Viva Glam LipstickTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/04/191h 7m

Andy Puddicombe | The Meditation Episode

Andy Puddicombe (@andypuddicombe) is the co-founder and voice of meditation app Headspace (@headspace) and he joins me on this episode to share his wisdom on all things meditation and mindfulness.Do you have to be spiritual to meditate? Are meditation and mindfulness the same thing? What is visualisation? How does happiness fit into meditation? These are all things we discuss in this episode.Links from the show:Russell Brand's podcast Under the Skin Could Mass Meditation Change Everything? (with Andy Puddicombe).Whoop Podcast: Andy Puddicombe, Buddhist Monk and Headspace Co-Founder on his amazing life journey and giving people the tools to improve health and happiness through meditation.Lewis Howes - The Power of Meditation with Andy Puddicombe. Also, on Lewis's Youtube channel Lewis Howes.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/03/191h 6m

Madeleine Shaw | The Glow Show

This episode was created in collaboration with The Estée Lauder Companies.Madeleine Shaw (@madeleine_shaw_) joins me to talk about how her career in wellness and wellbeing started and how understanding diet and nutrition helped her take control of her health overall. The nutritional health coach, cookery writer and yoga instructor is also an Ambassador for Origins (@originsuk) and we discuss how understanding the ingredients and food she was putting into her body made her a look a lot closer at the products she was putting onto it.Links from the show: Origins x Madeleine Shaw Glow-Co-Nuts TM Hydrating Coconut Moisture Mask.Origins Super Spot Remover TM Blemish Treatment Gel.Origins Checks & Balances TM Frothy Face Wash.Origins GinZing TM Energy Boosting Tinted Moisturiser SPF 40Origins GinZing TM Refreshing Eye Cream To Brighten and DePuff. Origins Our Values. Find out more about Origins' initiatives.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/03/1932m 43s

Estée Lalonde | Leaning into Life

Estée Lalonde (@estéelalonde) joins me in this episode to talk about, among many other things, love, life, relationships, friendships, being a business woman and a whole lot more...Estée Lalonde for Daisy Jewellery.Estée LalondeEstée's podcast On The Line.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/03/191h 16m

Dr Uchenna Okoye | Don't Fear the Dentist...

Dr Uchenna Okoye (@druchennaokoye) joins me on this episode of the podcast to debunk some dental myths, lay out some facts about oral hygiene and how often you actually need to be seeing your dentist.London Smiling.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/03/1954m 30s

Alice Hart-Davis | The Tweakments Guide

Alice Hart-Davis (@alicehartdavis) joins me to talk about her new book The Tweakments Guide: Fresher Face and all the things we really need to know about cosmetic procedures.It's a guide book for beauty that really does arm you with all the information you need before you take the leap into having cosmetic work 'done'. From the facials that can make a difference to the latest innovations in laser, Alice has tried it all and isn't afraid to tell the tale...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/03/191h 27m

The Business of Beauty | Lesley Crowther

This episode was created in collaboration with The Estée Lauder Companies.In this episode I’m joined by Lesley Crowther from The Estée Lauder Companies for a conversation that spans all the important topics in beauty today. In her role as Vice President of Consumer Engagement and Retail, Lesley has a unique perspective on the future of beauty, diversity and inclusivity within the beauty industry, the role of social media in the beauty landscape and much more. As a female executive in one of the world’s biggest beauty companies she has a unique view of what’s really going on with everything from small, disruptive start-ups to intuitive beauty shopping in the year 2050.Plus, I ask the all-important question… ‘Of all the beauty products you’ve ever used, what’s your favourite?’Lesley's product choices:Origins Drink UpEstée Lauder Advanced Night RepairTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/03/1937m 13s

The Emma Guns Show x Fat Mascara

If you love beauty and you enjoy podcasts then Fat Mascara (@fatmascara) is the place for you. Hosted by Jenn Goldstein and Jess Matlin, both New York based magazine beauty directors, it's a jam-packed resource for all things beauty with great guests, product reviews and two incredibly charismatic hosts. In this 'cross-pod' we discuss the beauty industry, the role social media plays in it, the products we really don't get on with and a lot more.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/03/1931m 8s

My First Cosmetic Procedure | Dr Tracy Mountford

In this episode I'm joined by Dr Tracy Mountford of The Cosmetic Skin Clinic (@the_cosmetic_skin_clinic) to talk about my first ever cosmetic procedure. It's taken me more than 15 years of working in beauty to do anything more than a facial, blow-dry or massage and in this episode I explain why the fear-factor stopped me and how I overcame it, and whether I'm now considering more...As well as my experience though, which is obviously very subjective, I wanted to get an expert opinion on cosmetic procedures, which is why I asked Dr Tracy Mountford to join me on the show. She has over 25 years experience in practice and I asked her the kind of things to ask, what you're likely to experience and what different injectables can do for you.To find your nearest CoolSculpting clinic visit Find a CoolSculpting Treatment To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/03/191h 7m

Hair Clinic with Trichologist Iain Sallis

This episode is sponsored by Tangle Teezer and Fine and Fragile, their detangling hair brush that’s been proven to cause 5x less breakage on fine, fragile and colour-treated hair. In this episode of the podcast I'm joined by trichologist Iain Sallis (@hairmedic_uk) for a 'hair clinic' where I quiz him about the different types of hair loss and hair thinning. It's not an easy subject to untangle (excuse the pun) but Iain breaks down the causes, the solutions and a lot more besides... If you have suffered or suffer with fine, thinning hair or hair loss issues - as I have - then I hope you find this episode as reassuring and comforting as I did.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.To email me thebeautypodcast@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/03/1955m 33s

The Thyroid Episode | Dr Sohère Roked Returns

Dr Sohere Roked (@miss_soh) returns to the podcast, this time for a deep-dive into all things thyroid. It's a topic that generated a lot of discussion in the Facebook Group for the podcast so I asked Sohère to come on and share her expertise on the show.In this episode Sohère takes us right back to basics and describes the thyroid itself, its actual function, the things that can go wrong, symptoms associated with a thyroid issue and much much more...Links from the show:Dr Sohère Roked at Omniya London Clinic (@omniyalondon) in Knightsbridge.Medicheck - Private blood tests and health screening.Sohere's book The Tiredness Cure on Amazon. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/03/191h 4m

Habit | Running

Following the Bonus Episode on Fitness a couple of week's ago I've had a lot of messages from listeners about running. So many in fact it seemed like a good idea to give running a bonus episode of its own.In this episode I talk about the physical and mental health benefits of running, the apps I use, the kit I train in, the shoes I recommend, the reason why finding a good sports bra is so hard and the beauty hack every runner needs to know...Links from the show.The Apps:Couch to 5K Runner on Apple.Couch to 5K Runner on Android.10K Runner on Apple.10K Runner on Android.The Shoes:ASICSSauconyBrooksNew Balance Fresh Foam Zante v3.The Kit:New Balance Running LeggingsThe Bra:Shock Absorber Active D+ Sports BraFreya Sports BraPanache Sports BraTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/02/1926m 18s

Jen Sincero Returns | You Are a Badass Every Day

Jen Sincero (@jensincero) returns to the podcast to share more of her 'badassery', to pick up where our conversation left off in 2017 and talk about her new book You Are a Badass Every Day, the follow up to the two hugely successful Badass books: You Are a Badass and You Are a Badass at Making Money. Jen has a unique style of motivation, but one that has helped millions, evidenced by the fact her books have been on the New York Best Seller List for over 200 weeks combined and have sold millions of copies around the world. In this episode we talk about the new book, what life has been like touring the world, the importance of nurturing your spiritual gym and much more...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/02/191h 1m

Bonus Episode | My Favourite Podcasts

One of the listener questions that has been cropping up a lot recently is 'what are your favourite podcasts?' and such is the frequency of this message it seemed prudent to create a bonus show where I listed them all.Kermode & Mayo’s Film ReviewThe Tim Ferriss ShowThe Joe Rogan ExperienceThe James Altucher ShowRuPaul: What’s the Tee with Michelle VisageJuicy Scoop with Heather McDonaldOprah’s Super Soul ConversationsThe Tony Robbins PodcastThe Empire Film PodcastSunday Sitdown with Willie GeistMaking ObamaUnder The Skin with Russell BrandBeauty podcasts: Full Coverage: The Beauty Podcast, Breaking Beauty, Fat Mascara, Beauty Full Lives, Outspoken Beauty and Life & Lipstick.For the blog post about I started a podcast How to Start a Podcast (by someone who did it by trial and error and on a tiny budget).To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/02/1920m 40s

The Emma Guns Show x Life & Lipstick

Lisa Potter Dixon (@lisapotterdixon) and Hannah Martin (@hannahmartinmakeup) join me for a 'cross-pod' where we merge The Emma Guns Show with their new podcast Life and Lipstick (@lifeandlipstickpodcast).In this episode we talk about our careers in the beauty industry; theirs as makeup artists with huge brands, working on fashion shows and major celebrity events, and mine as a magazine beauty editor and podcaster.In this show we discuss:Hannah and Lisa joining the beauty #podfamTravelling to LA with Jude Law. Sort of.Justin Timberlake. A lot.Redhanded PodcastBenefit Bad Gal Bang MascaraL'Oreal Unlimited Mascara*Becca Backlight PrimerPat McGrath BeautyWKD Blue (and strawpedos)Bobbi BrownPatron TequilaTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/02/191h 4m

Habit | Fitness

I've had emails and DMs about fitness and working out and I wanted to address them in a stand-alone episode of the podcast. The messages usually ask about motivation and what exercise I do when I do workout so in this show I break it down for you, plus I give you a little background.Links from the episode:Vitality Health Insurance5K Runner AppVogue Williams (@voguewilliams) is who I 'borrowed' the circuit from. It's on her main grid and is dated 13th January 2019.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/02/1915m 8s
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