The Emma Guns Show

The Emma Guns Show

By Emma Gunavardhana

If you're in the mood for a deep and meaningful then this is the podcast for you.

Every week, broadcaster and journalist Emma Gunavardhana has an intimate conversation with her guest about the risks they've taken, struggles they've had to overcome, successes they are proud of and much more before they tell us about a time when they were wrong, and what they learned from it.

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Episodes

Bullet Points | It wasn't greed, it was an eating disorder.

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29/02/24·10m 1s

Shelley J Whitehead | How to Heal a Broken Heart

Heartbreak is no fun and while it might be a rite of passage and something everyone will go through, the emotional, mental and physical pain can be unbearable and feel never-ending. While the breakdown of a relationship can be horrendous, the end of a friendship can be devastating too and Shelley J Whitehead has a guide to overcoming this kind of heartbreak, which she shares in this episode.There are stages of heartbreak, all of which are important, and as awful as they may feel as the time, they are evidence of moving through and eventually beyond the heartbreak...Shelley's book Healing Your Heartbreak in 28 Days is available now.To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/02/24·1h 8m

Bullet Points | Falling out of Love and Going #Boysober

I wanted to share a little update with you about my wardrobe cleanse and how it made me break-up with Free People (you can read about that heartbreak here) as well as an excellent article I read from The Times on the trend of taking breaks from dating called Boy Sober. To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/24·15m 43s

Dr Ramani Durvasula | How to Survive a Narcissist.

What is the impact of narcissistic abuse? And can you ever recover? Dr Ramani Durvasual is arguably the world's leading expert on narcissism and her books and YouTube channel are testament to her breadth of knowledge on the topic. However, while defining, describing and identifying narcissism has become a widespread pastime, how actually to recover from the effects of narcissistic abuse is much less talked about - until now.Dr Ramani's latest book It's Not You: How to Identify and Heal from Narcissistic People delves into how to put yourself back together, how to be wise to and avoid gaslighting and how to navigate the world without being sucked into narcissist's gravitational pull.On her first visit to the podcast, Dr Ramani helped me realised my role as an enabler and in this conversation we discuss how to build the emotional toolkit required to navigate a world with difficult people.To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/02/24·1h 8m

Bullet Points | Are you ready for a new YOU?

Who knew a wardrobe clear-out, which was more about not contributing to the cycle of fast, disposable fashion would also cause a bit of a 'rethink' about how I want to present myself in the world.Well, turns out that selling on Vinted has opened my eyes to a few things about my wardrobe that had nothing to do with clothes and/or fashion.To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/24·18m 36s

Amanda Lamb | Reaching Your Potential and loving your 50s

You always have a good time with Amanda Lamb. That's been my experience since knowing her; she always leaves me laughing, is the first to give you a sideways look about an in-joke and is makes you feel amazing for having spent time in her company. So how wonderful to have committed her genuine friendship and authenticity to audio in this conversation where we discuss how she felt invisible in her 40s and is now loving her 50s, being numbed by anti-anxiety medication and the dreams and aspirations she still wants to achieve.To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/02/24·1h 4m

Bullet Points | Are you being scammed?

In this episode I bring you a rant about self-help and what I think has been a huge change to the way we look for support and advice. Plus, I have Covid and it all goes off the rails a bit.To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/24·15m 34s

Katy Hill | Living a LIMITLESS Life

I adored this conversation with Katy Hill. You may recognise her face, and voice, from her time on iconic children's entertainment show Blue Peter but Katy is now a personal development and empowerment coach and established LIMITLESS by Katy Hill in 2018.Suffice it to say, if you are in need of a boost, this is the conversation to listen to. We cover everything from knowing what your dreams are, being comfortable with what your version of success looks like and how to plot a path towards your best life.To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/02/24·1h 8m

Bullet Points | How to Avoid Burnout.

January seemed to go on forever and it might be why so many of us are feeling depleted, tired and burnt out before the first month was over, but in this episode I share what I think might be a useful way to re-frame how you look at productivity and avoid burnout and exhaustion altogether.To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/24·12m 46s

Stacey Duguid | Breakdowns, Living in the Present and Being Seen.

Stacey Duguid has my heart after this conversation. We have many mutual friends but this was our first proper chat and, as you'll hear, it's exactly that - a searingly honest get-to-you-know-you conversation that just so happened to be committed to audio. I love an open guest who isn't afraid to tell it how it is and that's exactly what Stacey is.From navigating infidelity, divorce, unhappy relationships, mental and emotional breakdowns, going back to bed, losing friends on the way, the discomfort of mid-life and what it really means to be neurodivergent in the world... This is a wide-ranging conversation and I sincerely hope you love it!To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/01/24·1h 17m

Bullet Points | Shall we do a 'no buy' together?

Don't hang up! You don't have to but what if she just spent a little time looking at our spending habits and how we could spend our money a little more wisely? I say this as someone who loves the dopamine high of a next day delivery or splurge when I'm out at the shops but who is realising more and more, how unnecessary it all is...To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/24·17m 15s

Kierra Campbell | Not taking 'No' for an Answer, Surviving a Challenging Childhood and Being a good mum.

Kierra Campbell blew me away with her honesty in this episode. She really is what dream guests are made of; honest, willing to go to uncomfortable, sometimes difficult places, but always keen to make sure listeners have a great time and hopefully come away with something useful for their time spent with us.Kierra is one half of interior design duo Poodle & Blonde and we meet her when she's poised to make some serious changes in her life and though it's a lot of change at once, she's seeing it as a sign that she's ready for growth and new adventures. It's a refreshing and reassuring attitude and one I intend to emulate next time I feel overwhelmed.During our time together Kierra shared her life lessons learned from a difficult, unstable childhood, navigating the business world as an young, black female entrepreneur and how her business and business partner taught her how to trust...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/01/24·1h 9m

Bullet Points | I'm fatphobic?

Talking about weight loss and body image is controversial in a way that for me, as someone who grew up in the 80s and 90s, is hard to comprehend. But as someone who has battled their weight for most of their life and now finds themselves having overcome that struggle, I wanted to talk about it. Apparently, that makes me fatphobic. Have a listen to the episode and see what you think...To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/24·14m 16s

Joanna Jensen | The Integrity of Business

I had so much fun chatting with Joanna Jensen. Not only is she the founder of one of the most successful brands of recent years, Child's Farm, she's also an open book and, as you can hear in this conversation, will to talk about anything. Whether it's the ethics behind a sustainable brand, generational shifts in work ethic or how to consume mindfully, she has a well-formed opinion on everything.To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/01/24·1h 15m

Bullet Points | Beware Self-Help Gurus

Beware self-help gurus and other musings about personal development and self-improvement that we're all susceptible to in January...To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/24·15m 3s

Laura Adlington | Yo-Yo Dieting, Fatphobia and Body Acceptance.

Conversations about weight, size and shape have never been more loaded or volatile, which is why I am so pleased to have had Laura Adlington on the podcast. This felt like a really important conversation about the complex issues about weight, body shape, size and everything that goes hand-in-hand with complex and toxic relationships with and around food. Whether it's addiction, eating disorder or mental illness, it's something that can be all-consuming and life-limiting. Laura has interrogated her relationship with her own body and food issues in her book Diet Starts Monday, but also takes a closer look at the ways in which diet culture and anti-fat bias seep into our consciousness and make us feel less than.To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/01/24·1h 19m

Bullet Points | Why you should try a social media detox.

Taking a month away from instagram felt impossible, but as I quickly learned, a lot of good came out of stepping back from social media...To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/24·16m 37s

Solo Episode | New Year, New You?

It's 1st January, which means you're probably being bombarded with lots of 'new year, new you' messaging and potentially feeling as though there's something about yourself you need to change or improve upon. Well, I reject this idea. Instead of searching for flaws, let's celebrate all the things we know to be true having lived our lives and made mistakes.To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/01/24·11m 26s

Bonus Episode | Amanda Cronin on creating a beauty brand and finding her 'thing' after divorce.

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29/12/23·1h 8m

Bonus Episode | Emmett de Monterey on going viral, finding your place in the world and overcoming adversity.

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26/12/23·1h 2m

Bullet Points | You don't want to miss this!

It's been a busy year here at The Emma Guns Show... 52 podcast interviews, 52 Bullet Points Episodes and a tonne of conversations available for you to view over on my Youtube channel.With so much content, it'd be easy to miss a show or two, so for here are my Top 5 picks of 2023 if you need some hope, inspiration or a peek behind the velvet rope!Andrea McLeanDean PiperMandy HicksonJodie CarissMichael DouglasTo join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/23·10m 43s

Joe Nucci | Are you defined by your trauma?

Joe Nucci has gone viral for his straight-talking posts about mental health and trauma. While it's no bad thing that we've become more comfortable talking about mental health and that struggling with mental health issues is now far less taboo than it was a decade ago, there are elements of the conversation that are unhelpful. Being defined by your mental health doesn't afford you the ability to make changes, progress and move beyond a diagnosis and it's this which Joe is challenging.When I saw his posts, I knew he had to be welcomed onto the show to expand on his position and explain how he positively sees the conversation changing and moving forward.To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/12/23·1h 8m

Bullet Points | The AI Episode

What would happen if you typed 'create a script for The Emma Guns Show podcast' into ChatGPT? Press play and you'll find out...To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/12/23·10m 52s

Dr Nicole LePera | Are you getting the love you deserve?

Dr Nicole LePera makes a welcome return to the podcast following her first visit in 2021 where we discussed, among other things, self-sabotage, how easy it is to 'coast' through life, the empath/narcissist dynamic and how to set boundaries. This time around Nicole shares her insights on building strong bonds with other people by first getting to know yourself.I love chatting with Nicole; she is always generous with her insights and expertise. Her new book How to Be the Love You Seek really is a valuable guide for anyone who hasn't felt the love they want or need.Listen to our first conversation here: Nicole's 1st visit to The Emma Guns Show.To join the podcast's Facebook group, click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/23·1h 12m

Bullet Points | Why I'm taking a Social Media break.

Social media is great, right? We get those little dopamine hits from refreshing our feeds, get to peek into other people's lives and can find a way to be entertained 24/7. But what if you're using it too much? What if you're hooked?!In this episode, I share my findings from my first week or a month-long social media break. Am I in a clammy heap on the floor thinking about Instagram or am I far more present and engaged in my daily life?To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/23·16m 43s

Solo Episode | Ask Me Anything: Eating Disorders, Lifestyle Changes and Inspirational People.

There were so many questions sent in for November's Ask Me Anything that I decided to answer them in this month's solo episode. Thanks to everyone who took the time to write in!Questions answered in this episode:What’s your best beauty product of 2023?What’s the most embarrassing beauty treatment you’ve ever had?What is something you’re doing in 2023 that you weren’t doing in 2022?Best way to get back on the wagon?Would you recommend tweakments?What are your thoughts and advice on fillers and botox? Should I continue?Biggest current challenge or goal and how you’re navigating to overcome or achieve it?In your adult life, what experience, book, and person has had the greatest impact?Complete Taylor Swift virgin, where should I begin?I know you love Skims but do you ever feel uncomfortable supporting such a grotesquely rich family?I want to read Brain over Binge because I know I have issues with food and a lot of what you’ve said about food taking up a lot of mental brain space really resonates, but I’m terrified it won’t have the same effect on me.I want 2024 to be the year I stop being lazy, start going to the gym and eat well. Any tips?I’m thinking of getting some dumbbells so I can work out at home, any suggestions for what weight I should start with?Are you still getting up early?I really respect your journey with coming to terms with food issues etc but I am disappointed you advocate for calories. It makes me think you’ve ultimately bought into diet culture so it’s less of a recovery and just another type of disorder.To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/23·58m 39s

Bullet Points | Are you dreading the excesses of the festive season?

I've had a flurry of messages from people recently asking how to navigate food and drink during the Christmas Party Season. I'm not an expert but I know what it's like to feel completely out of control around food, especially when it's in plentiful supply so I hope this episode is helpful for anyone who struggles in the same way.You can contact Beat Eating Disorders via their website or on 0808 801 0677.To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/23·14m 35s

Kathryn Hansen | Binge Eating, Eating Disorder Recovery and what it means to 'eat well'.

Kathryn Hansen changed my life. I don't say that lightly, but her book Brain over Binge helped me confront, come to terms with and ultimately start recovery from an eating disorder I didn't even realise I had. You see, binge eating disorders tend to go undiagnosed and actually impact more people combined than the better-known anorexia nervosa and anorexia bulimia. It can be easily dismissed as gluttony, laziness, greed and a whole host of other negative labels that nobody really wants to wear. Still, it is a recognised emotional/mental illness that can be supported with treatments, including counselling.I had lived in shame for years since I was a child and my weight tipped over into the obese category at the doctors, so I began a relationship with food that was secret, feast or famine and co-dependent and which led my body to look and feel a way I didn't want it to.In this episode, four years after reading Kathryn's book and being able to install lifestyle changes that have changed my relationship with food forever, we discuss the muddy topic of what it's like to feel dependent on and powerless around food.To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/23·1h 6m

Bullet Points | The Perfect Antidote to Black Friday

At the time of publication, we are fully into Cyber Week and every advert on social media, television and billboard is screaming about the amazing deal you could get for this week only. It's all a bit grotesque in light of the cost of living crisis so I thought I'd bring some balance to your podcast feed with a list of amazing charities you can donate to and support this Christmas.https://doit.life/https://www.trusselltrust.org/https://centrepoint.org.uk/https://www.reengage.org.uk/https://www.gosh.org/https://www.crisis.org.uk/https://refuge.org.uk/https://www.beautybanks.org.uk/To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/23·16m 49s

Michael Douglas | Apologies, Forgiveness and Learning to Speak your Truth

I'm just going to say it, I'm a fully signed-up Michael Douglas super fan after this conversation. He's a hairdresser and entrepreneur with over 35 years in the beauty industry, and how Michael and I have never 'properly' met despite our years in the same space is beyond me but thank goodness we put that right by 'meeting' for this conversation.It's not an exaggeration to say that a lot of what Michael said really stayed with me after we spoke; his thoughts on karma, forgiveness and apologising gave me pause for thought and were really helpful in helping me get clarity on some of my own 'life stuff'. We covered a lot of ground in this chat and perhaps what I loved the most was that he was happy to answer anything, to explore any subject in a way that was unguarded and very real.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/11/23·1h 18m

Bullet Points | How Do You Take a Social Media Break?

In this Bullet Points, it's over to you as I ask for any tips and strategies for taking a social media break and also ask which guests from 2023 you'd like to hear on the show again in 2024.To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/23·17m 42s

Lindsey Kelk | Relocating to LA, writing best-sellers and STUFF.

Die Hard IS a Christmas movie and this, my dear listeners, is why Lindsey Kelk and I are friends. Well, this and also a joyous mutual appreciation for Taylor Alison Swift, anything a little bit supernatural and also bralettes.Lindsey returns to the podcast as her book The Christmas Wish is published in paperback but it's exciting times for Lindsey who has several major products in production as well as new books expected next year. Her return to the podcast is, as you'd expect from two people who regularly communicate by WhatsApp about pretty much everything, to hear about the books she's written since she last visited, her feelings about Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor of California, her latest and greatest beauty finds (this is mainly a love-in about the CurrentBody LED Face Mask) 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/11/23·1h 28m

Bullet Points | Are you Overloaded?

We're all familiar with the feeling of overwhelm, right? But what if, instead of overwhelm, you're actually overloaded?To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/23·12m 48s

Solo Episode | Ask Me Anything: Weight loss, fitness, goal-setting, travel and motivation.

It's just you and me! It's an Ask Me Anything episode featuring your questions. Thanks to everyone who took the time to write in.How do you feel about travel?How do you separate social media for work and personal life?What's your main motivation in work and life?What helped you with hair loss?What makeup and skincare you using?What is your fitness regime at the moment?Is it hard to maintain weight loss?Do you feel happier now you've lost weight?To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns Show Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/11/23·1h 6m

Bullet Points | Are you disappointed all the time?

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02/11/23·14m 17s

Claire Coleman | Hard truths and ageing 'gracefully'.

In this episode is Claire Coleman one of the most trusted, familiar and respected names in beauty journalism. She is known for being thorough, relying heavily on evidence and science to debunk myths or bring clarity to the latest attention-grabbing headlines. In fact, she is so detail-oriented that I’ve been calling her The Forensic Beauty Journalist for years. Claire is also a returning guest to the podcast and my friend. She is someone to whom I regularly go for advice and to find out what she thinks about certain topics because she is so thoughtful and considered. Claire doesn’t tend to put pen to paper or indeed open her mouth unless she has thought through what she is going to say.It’s why I thought a ride through her life lessons would make for an interesting conversation and also because I’ll take any opportunity to quiz her about pretty much anything because her perspective is always 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/10/23·1h 14m

Bullet Points | How to Feel Better, Instantly

I've been stunned by how quickly and efficiently this works and if you listen to the podcast and try this one bit of advice, I'd love to hear if it works for you 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/23·14m 41s

Logan Ury | How to Not Die Alone

My guest in this episode is Logan Ury, the Director of Relationship Science at Hinge, Dating Coach, Behavioural Scientist and author. In her current role at Hinge, she leads a research team dedicated to helping people find love.She regularly receives messages from people who tell her that her advice, via talks, courses and her book How Not to Die Alone is the reason they are married and/or have kids and she admits, ‘it’s an unbelievable feeling to know that you’ve changed the course of someone’s life through your work’.But what about Logan’s own life? Find out about her stance on dealing with crises, communal living 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.Subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/10/23·1h 3m

Bullet Points | Are you choosing to not have fun?

I heard the most helpful advice this week and I think it might have finally pulled me out of a month-long funk. Want to hear 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/23·12m 57s

Holly Tucker MBE | Risking it all for a New Beginning

My guest in this episode is Holly Tucker, one of the most trusted, inspiring and familiar names in UK business. She co-founded the ecommerce behemoth notonthehighstreet.com, is UK Ambassador to Small Creative Businesses and has generated £1billion for the economy. She is a force to be reckoned with.Holly is a highly respected entrepreneur not least because she has dedicated her career and platforms to championing small businesses. She received an MBE for services to small businesses and enterprise in June 2013 as part of Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.Rather than business as a stuffy space with spreadsheets here and flow charts there, Holly’s brand of entrepreneurship is all about creativity.She has topped the Amazon and Sunday Times Business Bestseller charts with her books that have helped hundreds of thousands of business owners find the skills and mindset to steer their businesses to success.Holly founded the immersive brand Holly & Co to help small businesses through the highs and lows of their business journeys and is striving to redefine what it means to be ‘a small business’. She also encourages more women and young people to start their own businesses.Welcome to the podcast Hurricane Holly! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/23·1h 7m

Bullet Points | Sarah Jessica Parker on Optimism

In this episode of Bullet Points, Sarah Jessica Parker shares how she stays optimistic, even when life is throwing curveballs. It's sound advice for anyone who feels overwhelmed by dark thoughts or overthinking and I hope these words of wisdom find whoever needs to hear it today.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/23·11m 54s

Emily English | Eating disorders, life-changing therapy and finding peace.

My guest today is Emily English, the nutritionist and brand founder, who quite honestly changed my entire diet when I met her and started following her Instagram recipes. I have never eaten such delicious, colourful and nutritious food - all of which is an absolute delight to make.Her work extends beyond her clinic with clients, she is also a wellness entrepreneur with future projects we should all keep our eyes and ears open for.To assume that Emily’s life is picture perfect, although even though she admits her Instagram does look pretty perfect, life hasn’t always been smooth. She’s taken risks, made mistakes, learned the hard way and come up against some pretty challenging obstacles - and it’s the lessons learned from these that Emily is going to share with us today on this episode of 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/10/23·1h 2m

Bullet Points | The One with Irrational Rage

Sorry, I wish I could have brought you an episode with more intellectual nourishment, but I needed to get this off my chest.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/23·16m 32s

Solo Show | Is your 2023 going as planned?

Rather than end the year wishing you'd done more, I'm petitioning to bring the year-end emotional audit forward to the beginning of October. Why? Because you can do all the things you wish you'd done in twelve weeks...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/23·30m 10s

Bullet Points | Could you be happier?

The change of seasons can feel a little unsettling and discombobulating so here are five happiness hacks that can help you feel like your old self.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/09/23·16m 54s

Laura Mathias | Alopecia, Self-Acceptance and Not Caring What Other People Think.

My guest is Laura Mathias, the communications manager, campaigner and alopecia awareness advocate. Laura started losing her hair in her early teens and she admits that, as a result, she stopped leaving the house. As she describes it, ‘I completely withdrew and just gave up.’ On Instagram where she’s @relightalopecia, Laura has shared her journey with alopecia because that diagnosis in her early teens led to issues with self-esteem and self-expression. A wig-wearer for years, lockdown changed that when we were all working from home and had the option to turn our cameras off and this was a huge learning experience for her and it’s these learnings she shares 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/09/23·1h 7m

Bullet Points | Who Made You my Guru?

It's a very non-linear episode this time around but it's been a very non-linear few days. What I'd like to know from you is, do you think the latest news re: Russell Brand has exposed a dark side to self-help and self-appointed/follower-elevated gurus?To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/09/23·24m 17s

Natassia Nicolao | Entrepreneurship, Moving on After Bad Mentors and Saving the World.

In this episode I'm joined by Natassia Nicolao, or Tass she is known to her friends. She is one of the most exciting and forward-facing beauty entrepreneurs at the helm of a brand today. The brand is Conserving Beauty and it has already gone viral in Australia where the patented technology allowed them to create the world’s first fully dissolvable and compostable cleansing mask and wipe.If you’re jaded by all the greenwashing and tokenistic efforts brands say they are making then Conserving Beauty might be the brand you need to hear about. It’s the only beauty brand to be backed by Impact Funds and is lead by an all-female board including Elle MacPherson.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/09/23·1h 7m

Bullet Points | Why are we making girls stupid?

I detest these trends where 'girl' precedes a video where logic goes out of the window and the fact 'girl' is involved means it's going to be stupid. Am I missing something?To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/09/23·16m 38s

Jodie Cariss | Are you taking care of your mental health?

Jodie Cariss is a psychotherapist and author and the founder of The Self Space, the world’s first on-demand mental health service on the high street offering in-person and virtual appointments.It’s probably fair to say that she didn’t set out, necessarily to disrupt the way people access and have therapy but that’s what she has done with The Self Space and it’s a model that’s been embraced worldwide. She believes her job is to facilitate and highlight a path toward fulfilling one’s full potential, both individually and collectively.I’m always excited to hear my guests’ life lessons and I’m delighted for you to hear Jodie's.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/09/23·1h 9m

Bullet Points | Are you feeling September-Stress?

It's actually called 'Stresstember' and according to Google's Misery Index our stress peaks in September so the good news is, you're not alone, and the better news is that this episode contains some helpful hints for minimising your Stresstember vibes.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/09/23·21m 50s

Solo Show | How I Maximise my Morning Routine

If you build a good morning routine, you'll have a great day. This is the logic behind this week's episode where we talk about the ways in which morning routines can have a very real and significant impact on, not just our days, but our whole lives.Links from the episode:The Groove PillowAeyla Tim FerrissJulia CameronTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/09/23·55m 52s

Bullet Points | Why are Conspiracy Theories so Believable?

Please tell me I'm not alone in noticing that conspiracy theories are beginning to be taken more seriously than fact. Is it because they are more exciting and tantalising or because the truth is just a bit boring? Have a listen to this episode and let me know what you think.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/23·14m 27s

Laney Crowell | How to innovate, disrupt and come out on top.

Laney Crowell, the CEO of SAIE Beauty, an omnichannel beauty brand with the objective to ‘make beauty better’. Laney’s career is a fascinating one; starting in film working with a producer before moving into magazine journalism on titles including Lucky Magazine, Elle and Stylecaster - plus there were, count them, the seven times she interviewed to be Anna Wintour’s assistant…Careers like these, particularly ones where you disrupt and innovate an industry are full of interesting tales and life lessons and I hope you enjoy Laney’s.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/08/23·58m 39s

Bullet Points | 30 Unmissable Life Hacks

I saw this on Tim Ferriss' social media and had to share them. Ben Meer originally published them and they really got me thinking...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/23·30m 56s

Alex Crockford | How to go after what you really want (even if it scares you!)

Alex Crockford, the fitness coach, model, actor, athlete and founder of CrockFit who has amassed nearly half a million followers on Instagram and over a quarter of million subscribers on Youtube because of his easy-to-follow, results-driven fitness content.Alex is often held up as the example of what fitness looks like, and while there’s no denying the peak physical condition he’s in, he’s a huge advocate of deconstructing what it takes and making fitness and health goals accessible for anyone, whatever their starting point may be.For a lot of us, pursuing health goals is something for which there’s a lot of friction; time, energy, money, time, willpower and time again… And perhaps what Alex is so good at, is showing how to make that journey as smooth as possible. In our conversation, he’s going to share his biggest risks, the obstacles he’s had to overcome as well as the excuses he makes for himself, even though he tries his best not to…To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/08/23·1h 5m

Bullet Points | Do you have a toxic friend?

Friends are great until they're not. Do you have a friend in your life that stresses you out, feels like a drain or is never there for you when you're always there for them? I'm sorry to tell you, but you may have a toxic friend...Dr Ramani Durvasula Youtube and on The Emma Guns Show.Watch The Spartan Life Coach 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/23·16m 16s

Rupal Patel | How to thrive in any situation.

Rupal Patel is a former CIA officer turned serial entrepreneur who, in her role as an analyst and field agent for the CIA, served in active war zones, advised four-star generals, and was recognised by the CIA Director for her ‘superior support to the President of the United States’. As you know, I love to see the world through my guests’ eyes and to learn from their experiences, which differ so much from my own. I cannot imagine how the world seems or the lessons learned given Rupal’s incredible career and experience, which is why I’m so delighted she’s joining me to share them on this episode of the 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/08/23·1h 14m

Bullet Points | Are you over-stimulated?

The real question here is, in a world where we can be constantly entertained, informed and distracted, what are we losing/missing out on? And yes, I remembered after recording that Jaws was written by Peter Benchley. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/23·16m 47s

Anita Bhagwandas | How to not feel like an outsider and be an agent for the change you want to see in the world.

Author and journalist Anita Bhagwandas has occupied some of the most senior beauty journalism roles in magazines and newspapers over her nearly twenty-year career. She entered the beauty industry feeling like an outsider, determined to take the white-centric, thinner-is-better ideal perpetuated in media and open it up into something much more inclusive.Because it sucks to be an outsider. And it sucks even harder to be an outsider for things that you simply cannot do anything about, such as your skin colour.Though Anita entered the world of beauty journalism in order to be an agent for change, she perhaps underestimated the impact the fashion and beauty world would have on her, a girl from Wales who had never felt as though she fit in or looked the right way. In many ways, she was throwing herself headlong into a world ripe to reject, dismiss and other her and, as I’m sure we’ll discuss, that was a part of her career journey she perhaps hadn’t anticipated.Her book Ugly deep dives into why we find what we find beautiful, beautiful but perhaps, more than that, it uncovers why we assign ugly to so much, including, more often than not ourselves.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/08/23·1h 27m

Bullet Points | The Secret to Setting Boundaries

Do you find it hard to advocate for yourself? Have you 'let things go' rather than speak up? You need to listen to 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/23·16m 0s

Lucy Wyndham-Read | Learning to believe in yourself.

Lucy Wyndham-Read the author, TV Presenter and fitness and lifestyle expert whose Youtube channel has over two million subscribers. Lucy is known for empowering people and her ‘can do’ attitude, indeed, her TEDx talk is called ‘Yes, I Can!’ and outlines the ways in which she has overcome obstacles and challenges. Some of those challenges include being bullied at school, being told her dyslexia meant she wouldn’t make it as a writer and a tragic event that shaped who is she today.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/07/23·1h 3m

Bullet Points | Are you focusing on the wrong things?

In a world of click-to-buy, same-day delivery and instant access, are we missing out on the experience of life? Pondering 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/23·12m 58s

Ruby Warrington | Do you want children? And other triggering questions...

Ruby Warrington is an author, journalist and publishing consultant and as she shares her life lessons with us in this episode, we linger on the topic of her new book Women Without Kids. Ruby and I are of a similar age and neither of us have, or want, children and that's something which still, in some circles, makes us a bit weird. It shouldn't though and hopefully being open and honest on this topic is the way we remove the taboo.Ruby's book Women Without Kids 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/07/23·1h 18m

Bullet Points | The Secret to Getting Motivated.

It's one of my most-asked questions so let's discuss, 'How do you get motivated?'To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/23·18m 3s

Dr Philippa Kaye | Surviving cancer, what NOT to say to someone with a cancer diagnosis and the need to be liked.

Dr Philippa Kaye is a familiar face on British television thanks to her thorough clinics on daytime TV offering health advice. She has also gone 'viral' online for making sometimes taboo health subjects accessible and easily understood. In this episode, Philippa shares her life lessons with me and how being diagnosed with cancer, and having to have major surgeries during the very first lockdown, impacted her physical, mental and emotional health.Her account of being alone in intensive care is heartbreaking but the lessons she's learned, the resolve she's found and how she communicated her situation to her three young children is truly inspiring.I challenge you not to cry during this conversation, such is Philippa's honesty on a sometimes difficult-to-navigate topic.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/07/23·1h 5m

Bullet Points | Are you being a bit sensitive?

It's never a compliment, right? If someone calls you sensitive it's because they see it as a flaw in your character or an inability to cope or process life as it happens. Or is that just my experience?To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/23·16m 16s

Solo Show | How I Lost the Last 10lbs.

How have I lost weight? This is something that people have been messaging me about for months and it felt like the right time, and the right place, to share a little more detail. I know some of you have noticed my weight loss on Instagram and I wanted to share the method I used. I also want to stress that I was already delighted with my progress. The underlying issue with all of this was my issues with food and the fact that I am recovering from something resembling a binge eating disorder. I am not a nutritionist and this podcast shouldn't be taken as me telling you what to do, it is merely my account of what I have done and what has worked for me.I am always happy to discuss in DMs or by email - or my favourite place is the Facebook group - if you want to ask me anything more specific.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/07/23·42m 47s

Bullet Points | What are people saying about you?

How do you handle being gossiped about? I've been thinking about this a lot recently, having seen friends being gossiped about and also remembering what it has felt like in the past to hear I've been gossiped about. It's going to happen, so how do we get to a place where we can handle 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/23·13m 28s

Gabriela Peacock | Hacking your way to Longer, Healthier life.

Gabriela Peacock is a Nutritional Therapist and Brand Founder who joins me to share her life lessons and why discovering the secret to longevity, via the way we eat and exercise, is such a passion for her.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/23·59m 8s

Bullet Points | Are you consuming too much?

When was the last time you were bored? And do you find yourself filling 'bored' moments with binges on TikTok, shopping apps or scanning apps on your phone? I'm pondering this quandary this week and would love to know if you feel the same...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/23·13m 7s

Mandy Hickson | Controlling the controllable, calculated risks and getting out of your comfort zone.

Mandy Hickson is a fast-jet pilot who came face-to-face with Tom Cruise and, lost for words, told him, 'it's unlikely you'd be able to run after ejecting'. He agreed and she should know because Mandy is a former RAF fast-jet pilot who has completed three tours of duty and 45 combat missions. You can imagine my glee at getting to ask her about her relationship with risk...Strap in, do a salute to the tower and get ready for take-off because this is an episode and conversation packed with incredible and unique insights, stories from the skies - including a harrowing account of being airborne during 9/11 - and why the key to so many things is 'controlling the controllables'.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/06/23·1h 20m

Bullet Points | Beauty Reviews Return

It's all a juggling act, right? In this episode, I share how I let something drop but I'm delighted to be picking it back up... I'd love to know what you think!To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/23·10m 25s

Taylor James | The Power of saying 'No' and the life-changing benefits of self belief.

Taylor James is the host of award-winning podcast Waffle Shop and in this conversation we get extremely deep. What we both have in common is an inability to hold back when it comes to discussing our own mental health so buckle up as we navigate the depths of depression, clawing your way back to becoming a person you like, trying to not be such a sensitive soul and much more.Taylor also opens up about his sexuality and the things in life that have held him back, even if they only existed in his own head. He also shares how life changed in an instant when a routine operation changed his mother's life forever meaning that he had to make life or death decisions.It's deep, it's emotional and we hope it's 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/06/23·1h 5m

Bullet Points | An Invitation from Kim Kardashian

This week's behind-the-scenes involves an exclusive event from Skims Swim, which I would never have been able to say 'yes' to if I hadn't challenged the way I have always done things. Just because something works, doesn't mean there isn't a better way...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/23·12m 26s

Davinia Taylor | Hormone hacking, getting out of your own way and putting yourself first.

If you Google 'Davinia Taylor' you'll likely find one of two things at the top of your search results: images from the early Noughties of Davinia swigging out of a bottle of Dom Perignon or a more recent one of her looking overweight, swollen and uncomfortable. She was the ultimate IT girl but years of excess had left her feeling terrible. Determined not to feel sluggish, foggy and slow one single day more, Davinia committed to turning her life around one tiny change at a time. What started with a cold shower to boost her dopamine levels started a deep-dive investigation into the other free hacks she could use to shake off a feeling she hated and instead feel energise, vital and motivated. It's been a journey and it's one she shares here.What's worked for Davinia might not work for you but what is absolutely undeniable is how committing to making positive changes, one at time, might be boring and the opposite of a 'quick fix' but boy, does it work!I'm thrilled to have Davinia back on the show because her unrelenting energy and enthusiasm to be better and feel better is infectious.Davinia's books are available here and her supplements are available here.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/06/23·1h 7m

Bullet Points | How do you get your Mojo back?

I've said 'mojo' but maybe I really mean 'how do you pull yourself out of the grumps?'Any advice is gratefully received.You can find the Drowsy Sleep Mask here.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/06/23·15m 52s

Alex Light | Reinventing herself, navigating the world as a sensitive soul and unlearning toxic diet culture.

She's back! Alex Light returns to the podcast and she is, as it to be expected, an absolute joy to talk to and a very special guest indeed.Now, full disclosure, Alex and I are friends and we are similar in a lot of ways, not least the fact that we can get pretty deep, pretty quickly once we start chatting and that's what happened in this episode.We talk about Alex's biggest risk, of course, which was to pivot from a content creator who focussed on fashion and beauty into someone who spoke openly about her own experience with an eating disorder and body image issues to now being one of social media's most-followed accounts for sensible non-toxic messaging around food and our bodies.We spend a lot of time pondering whether it's any coincidence that two people who are both sensitive souls have had trouble with their sense of identity that has spilled over into how they feel about how they look and how they care for themselves.I loved this conversation with Alex because I truly feel we would have had exactly the same conversation over lunch. It's real, it's raw and it's honest.I hope you enjoy this episode. And if you do, please do give The Emma Guns Show a sweet little five-star rating where it is you get your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/06/23·1h 8m

Bullet Points | I am not taking Ozempic.

It's time for a little review and a look back at the changes we've made on the podcast this year as well as what YOU'D like to see in the future. Plus, based on one listener's email, I ask whether you want more habits and/or lifestyle content from me. Oh, and I dispel a rumour that's been going around...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/23·17m 35s

Scott Walker | A hostage negotiator on staying calm in a crisis and the many ways you can look at risk.

If you’re a long-time listener then you’ll know I love tapping into other people’s expertise, especially when it’s sp specific yet somehow incredibly applicable to everyday life. Case-in-point: hostage negotiator Scott Walker. We obviously enter this conversation via Scott’s insights on risk, which when you consider what he does for a living, is truly fascinating. I can’t even imagine what risks one has to consider when bartering with kidnappers but Scott actually thinks there’s more than one way to look at risk, which is a perspective I really appreciated.Scott’s book Order Out of Chaos 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/23·1h 11m

Bullet Points | Do you want a quick fix?

Perhaps social media is to blame but it's never been easier to find people who say they can help you with everything from body image issues, business woes, mental health and more. But I have to wonder how much help there really is behind shareable memes and pretty Instagram feeds - and I'd like to know what you think...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/23·10m 44s

Carrie & David Grant | Raising neurodivergent and non-binary children.

Well, what a lovely reunion this was. 18 years after I first interviewed Carrie and David Grant when they were on Fame Academy we meet again. And what a conversation!Not only do they guide me through the most significant risks they’ve navigated, including whether or not to have children when they were so happy just the two of them, but they also describe what it’s been like navigating parenting four neurodivergent children, three who identify as non-binary or trans and who have struggled with their mental health.They were when I met them nearly two decades ago, warm, compassionate and generous and they are precisely the same all these later and want nothing more than to share what they’ve learned with others.Carrie & David’s book A Very Modern Family 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/05/23·1h 12m

Bullet Points | Is it ok to stop being polite?

I was made absolutely furious by a situation this week. Actually, it's more accurate to say I became furious at myself this week because I was too polite in a situation where I should have been assertive. It begs the question, when is it ok to stop being polite?To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/23·12m 12s

Shaa Wasmund | Why having a tough start in life doesn't mean you won't make it.

Shaa Wasmund is an entrepreneur, coach and author whose hugely successful career has been forged from a catalogue of risks, chances and gambles. It’s made all the more impressive by her start in life; a tumultuous home life, moving countries and living in hostels… It’s why she’s committed, despite her success, always to be available to offer help, insights and support to those who need it.Our conversation is raw, honest and inspiring, not least because Shaa makes very little room for excuses or navel-gazing. I’m confident this episode is one you’ll listen to once and then plug back into when you need a bolt of inspiration.Shaa’s book Stop Talking, Start Doing 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/05/23·1h 6m

Bullet Points | Is Ted Lasso the greatest TV show of all time?

When I love a TV show, I really love a TV show and right now it's all about Ted Lasso. Finding a 'comfort watch' isn't just about finding something you enjoy, it's well known in psychology to make a person feel safe and secure to not only watch something 'light' but also rewatch ad nauseam. Not that anyone asked, but I also share the three TV shows I rewatch once a year because they are just so damn good. Let me know what your favourite shows are!To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/23·16m 29s

Caroline Goyder | The career-ending risk that paid off.

It’s always a pleasure to welcome guests back onto the podcast and Caroline Goyder is no exception. She first appeared on the show in 2019 to share her expertise on how to speak with confidence in public but she shared so much more.I was surprised to learn her biggest risk was giving a TEDx Talk on speaking confidently, given that was how I had discovered her. But, as she explains, it was a huge risk because if it didn’t go well, it could be a career-ending move.Caroline’s books 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/05/23·1h 10m

Bullet Points | Is gossiping a vital social skill?

Can gossip ever be harmless? Emma ponders whether passing on information is vital for social cohesion or a huge red flag...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/23·12m 11s

Emma Hoareau | The Fakeness of Instagram and Finding Body Confidence

Emma Hoareau is a self-confessed skincare obsessive and a social media influencer with a huge following across Instagram and Youtube. From her curated feed you could think her life is perfect and nothing bothers her but, as she explains during our conversation, she’s faced crises of confidence over her creative ability, taken time to feel positive and at peace in her own skin and, as a result of so much change in her childhood, has an almost cavalier approach to change.Emma’s creative mentorship and collection How To By Emma is open to mentees 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/04/23·1h 6m

Bullet Points | Is being tee-total the new black?

Is alcohol getting a bit passé? Has it stopped being fun to get 'buzzed' and does a good time really begin with the pop of a cork? To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/23·13m 6s

Michael Maisey | How facing death made one man embrace life.

Trigger warning: this episode contains references to suicide.I’ve said it before and it’s highly likely I’ll say it again… One of the best things about creating this podcast is getting to have conversations with and see the world through someone else’s eyes. Seeing it through Michael Maisey’s lens, as someone who spent the majority of his teens in the prison system, overcame heroin addiction and survived a suicide attempt, who is now a successful businessman and motivational speaker is a real privilege.I ask all my guests what their relationship is like with risk and, as you can imagine, Michael’s answer is completely unique. His life experiences have given him an incredible perspective and his struggles have motivated him to be the helping hand someone else, who finds themselves at the thin end of opportunity and privilege, needs.I’m not going to lie, this conversation is INTENSE and deeply thought-provoking. Michael’s book Young Offender 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/04/23·1h 13m

Bullet Points | Is it ever ok to comment on someone's body?

Is it ever ok to comment on someone else's body? I don't mean fat-shaming, which is obviously not ok, but an observation using descriptive words..?To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/23·12m 20s

Chloe Madeley | Shunning media spotlight, banning comments section and the life-changing benefits of weight training.

It would be wildly inappropriate for me to have favourites when it comes to my podcast guests - I love them all! - but Chloe Madeley is what dream podcast guests are made of: self-aware, articulate and ready to tell their story.As ever, we start with risk, and how Chloe made the choice to step back from the world of media to pursue personal training after one weightlifting session, quite literally, changed her life, her mental and physical health.We discuss so much more from self-worth, being the target of the media glare, growing up with famous parents and why she believes so passionately that comments sections should be banned.Chloe’s books are available now and The EC Method is currently open for enrollment.  To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/04/23·1h 28m

Bullet Points | A cure for Jet Lag and why it's time to get outside...

I can't lie to you, the jet lag coming back from LA this time was truly brutal but it did allow me to watch The Night Agent on Netflix in one sitting...Being awake when I wanted to be asleep reminded me of the shows previously where we've discussed the benefits of getting up at the same time every day, getting outside and in sunlight and more, so I'm revisiting it 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/23·14m 47s

Priya Joi | Surviving being 'othered' and why nothing should scare you.

How is your relationship to risk impacted by being a science journalist who is at the frontline of breaking stories like Ebola, HIV and, of course, Covid-19? That’s something I wanted to unpick with Priya Joi, who writes for New Scientist and the World Health Organisation, during our conversation.Priya’s life lessons are informed by a period of chronic fatigue in her 20s that left her housebound and wondering if she’d ever be able to travel or live the life she loved, again.Priya’s rational and compassionate view of life and what it throws at you is a real pleasure to listen to.Priya’s book Motherland 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/04/23·1h 5m

Bullet Points | Taylor Swift, Las Vegas adventures and the benefits of taking a break.

Do you struggle to take time off? In this episode of Bullet Points, I'm going to do my best to convince you that taking a break could be the best thing you could do for your mind, body and soul.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/23·13m 38s

Dr Sam Bunting | The Power of Beauty and Mental Health

Dr Sam Bunting has been a familiar face on the beauty scene for some time. A cosmetic dermatologist who now has her own skincare line Dr Sam’s, Sam wanted to bridge the gap between medical dermatology and beauty.But as one of my go-to skincare experts, in my role as a beauty journalist, I’ve also learned that Sam understands the emotional stress of ‘bad skin’. We both suffered terribly from teenage acne and know all too well how much it can impact confidence and one’s sense of self.It’s these conversations I’ve had with Sam over the years that have led to broader, more deep and meaningful conversations about life, love and much more, which is why I was curious to hear the life lessons she’s learned, the challenges she’s had to overcome and how, as someone who can feel as though the world gets a little too much at times, she copes with the lows as well as the highs.Dr Sam’s 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/23·1h 12m

Bullet Points | The Power of Decluttering

Is a good clear-out good for your mental health? And, if so, where do you even begin?This is something I ponder in this episode and it takes us all the way back to 2018 when I did a massive wardrobe edit as part of the #26Habits series. It wasn't just about a leaner wardrobe, it also revealed some other completely unexpected benefits that have stayed with me nearly five years later.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/23·9m 30s

I'm in a Toxic Relationship with Food | The Shame of Living with an Eating Disorder.

Following my post on social media about being in recovery for an eating disorder I wanted to try to answer some questions that have come in from you, my most-excellent listeners, in the hope it’s helpful for those struggling with something similar.If you struggle with food, body image or other topics covered in this episode, here is a list of resources:https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/https://seed.charity/https://www.nightingalehospital.co.uk/https://www.orri-uk.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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/03/23·40m 58s

Bullet Points | Gwyneth's Diet backlash, inequality in the workplace and being honest about binge eating.

Why are we so judgemental about what and how other people eat? I mention it in this episode of Bullet Points after the backlash Gwyneth Paltrow received recently for talking through her daily diet. Now, whether her diet is nutritionally sound or not isn't really the point, it's the reaction to it that's piqued my interest and I'd love to know what you think...Also in this episode, your feedback on my conversation with Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton and a look ahead to a deeply personal episode I recorded with no guest, just you and me.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/23·14m 24s

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton | Breaking the glass ceiling, getting off the streets and redefining what it means to be a woman in power.

One of the great privileges of creating this podcast is getting to see the world through the lens of other people’s experiences. Seeing the world through Sabrina’s eyes was utterly enthralling.She experienced homelessness in her teens, now holds one of the most senior positions in the Fire Brigade and has multiple qualifications making her an expert leading international expert on risk-critical decision-making in crises.I ask all my guests, ‘What’s your relationship like with risk?’ and as someone whose day job involves dealing with something as unpredictable as fire, Sabrina’s answers are a perspective I hadn’t heard before. What an incredible guest, and now friend, whose primary mission in life is to pay it forward.Sabrina’s book The Gender Bias 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/23·1h 19m

Bullet Points | The Disease to Please, Caroline Hirons newness and deconstructing gender bias.

Well, it seems like a lot of us are people-pleasers and I'm so glad my conversation with Anna Mathur was a balm for those of you who have felt exhausted and depleted by always doing for others. If this conversation was helpful you may also enjoy my chat with narcissism expert Dr Ramani Durvasula.This week I'm sharing some of the best beauty products to have come across my desk recently, plus I share a teaser from my conversation with Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton who holds one of the most senior positions in the UK fire service and has written about gender bias in her latest 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/03/23·10m 59s

Anna Mathur | Overcoming people-pleasing, finding yourself and how to ask for help.

One thing about interviewing psychotherapists is how tempting it can be to open up about the things that I am personally struggling with, or have struggled with. It’s not something I intended to do but in navigating Anna Mathur’s life lessons we stumbled upon the territory of people pleasing and, well, that was it.Both of us have found ourselves crippled by the effects of people pleasing and these have shown up in Anna’s life in ways that have had a huge impact. I always open the show by asking my guests what their relationship with risk is like and it’s interesting that a big risk for Anna, and me, was to put ourselves first.If you’re afflicted with the disease to please then this episode is definitely for you.Anna’s books 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/23·1h 11m

Bullet Points | Pedro Pascal, being open-minded and the pain of people-pleasing.

Goodness me! Mention Pedro Pascal on Instagram once and your DMs go wild. That was my experience after mentioning him in a post at the weekend so let's lean into why we love him.I also share your feedback on my conversation with Tapping Queen Poppy Delbridge and give you a sneak peek at what's coming next when I sit down with psychotherapist Anna Mathur.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/03/23·10m 53s

Poppy Delbridge | Taking risks, the nonsense of manifesting and a sprinkling of quantum physics.

When it comes to alternative therapy I am, by nature and also from years of working as a journalist in the health, beauty and wellness space, a cynic. For years, I’d get drawn into to fads and trends by their razzle-dazzle and now, to avoid this, I like to see proof in the shape of data, clinical trials and evidence.So you may be surprised to see Poppy Delbridge, aka The Tapping Queen, as a guest on the show. Tapping is a form of therapy that involves tapping your face and upper body to release stress, minimise trauma and ‘raise your emotional baseline’. But, despite sounding ‘woo woo’ has a raft of evidence from neuroscience, and psychology that proves the claims around its benefits.This podcast is about learning from my guests' life lessons and given how integral tapping has been to Poppy, in times of trauma, change and flux, it was a fascinating insight into Poppy and how she has dealt with life’s challenges.Poppy’s book Tapping In 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/23·1h 9m

Bullet Points | New beginnings, life affirming lunches and a little humble pie.

I told you that you'd be punching the air after listening to Lauren Mahon's episode and based on your feedback, it's clear you loved what she had to say, especially about how she's far less risk-averse on the other side of cancer.This week has been a busy week but I made time for lunch with my good friends Noella Gabriel and Rosie Green and my abs still genuinely hurt from laughing. If I give you one tip today it's to put lunch in the diary with someone you love.And finally, I share some other conversations I have coming up and what you can expect from the next episode with Poppy Delbridge.To join the Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/23·11m 16s

Lauren Mahon | Moving on after trauma, living life to the fullest and being the Kathy Burke of cancer.

To know Lauren Mahon is to love her. It’s as simple as that. And considering everything she’s been through in the last few years, she’s also a huge inspiration.Diagnosed with breast cancer at 31, she was the host of the hugely successful podcast You, Me and the Big C with her friends Rachel Bland and Dame Deborah James who have both since died. Lauren, on the other hand, has been in remission for over five years.I didn’t want this conversation to be about two huge, defining traumas; her cancer and losing her close friends and I’m so glad because we recorded this episode at a time when Lauren has never felt more hopeful and excited about the future.Though this podcast is about my guests sharing the life lessons they’ve learned from going through the tougher stuff in life, and how they’ve come out the other side, that doesn’t mean we have to plumb the darkest depths - and as you’ll hear in this conversation, there’s a lot of light and love!I challenge you to finish this episode and not a) love Lauren but also want b) to punch the air and potentially c) feel as though you can take over the 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/23·1h 18m

Bullet Points | Insights from the frontline, what makes you ugly and a moving on after trauma.

You've shared some incredible feedback on my conversation with Dr Jim Down, which I share in this episode. Thank you so much for all your messages! It's been a busy week of podcasting and I have conversations with Poppy Delbridge, Anna Mathur and Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton coming up very soon. I also attended my friend Anita's book launch this week so if you like the sound of it, grab a copy of UGLY now.Next time I'm chatting to my friend Lauren Mahon and, among other things, we discuss how to move on after trauma.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/23·9m 41s

Jim Down | The Truth about Covid-19, the emotional toll of working on the frontline and how to save your mental health.

I love creating this podcast for many reasons but chief among them is the opportunity it affords me to speak to people with whom I might not necessarily cross paths in my every day. This has never been more true than with Jim Down, a consultant in critical care and anaesthesia at University College London Hospitals who was frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic, attended to former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko when he was poisoned with Polonium-210 in 2006 and was one of the first on the scene of the Hatfield train disaster.This show is about hearing how my guests have navigated the more challenging parts of life and come out the other side, and Jim’s stories and learnings are extraordinary. His openness about his own mental health and the challenges he’s had to overcome as a result of the cumulative stress of life in hospital wards, intensive care units and high-stress situations is levelling, to say the least.Jim is also extremely open, warm and thoughtful, and as you’d perhaps expect from someone who has to make life-or-death decisions, shows real compassion. Even as someone who saw the impact of the Covid-19 virus, he makes efforts to understand the people who now say it was a hoax, which feels extraordinarily magnanimous when you hear what he saw, first-hand in 2020.Life in the Balance and Life Support are available to 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/23·1h 12m

Bullet Points | Media backlash, keeping it classy and tales from the frontline of Covid-19.

Wow, your feedback on the episode with Dean Piper has been incredible and I share some of your thoughts and feelings in this episode. There have been lots of events this week and I tell you about my favourites from the week (two new launches from IT Cosmetics and Avène skincare) before I leave with a teaser for the next episode with Dr Jim Down.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/23·8m 34s

Dean Piper | The 'murky' world of celebrity journalism, moral epiphanies and lessons learned from walking away from the most glamorous job in journalism.

Dean Piper! I can't lie, I enjoyed this conversation with Dean immensely and actually found it to be an incredibly cathartic experience too. Dean and I were both 'celebrity journalists' at a time when celebrity journalism was called-in to editors via brick phones and gathered on the dancefloor at nightclubs or in the loos at award ceremonies. It was the era of celebrity weddings, showbiz couples with portmanteau nicknames and when daily sales of newspapers and magazines running showbiz gossip ran into the millions. However, while it was fun for a while, about ten years ago Dean turned his back on 'that life'. In fact, he didn't just turn on his heel, he walked out with no job to go to, no plan and no idea what the future would hold. This conversation details why Dean has never looked back, why he felt it was time to leave and how disappointed he is that in the ten years since he left, celebrity journalism has become so murky and destructive. We discuss some of his biggest regrets while working on tabloids, how he got some of his juiciest scoops back in the day and what happens, and who stops calling when you walk away from the most powerful job in showbiz.If you enjoy Dean's insights here then you'll love his Substack where he's writing a weekly column about his life in showbiz.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/23·1h 9m

Bullet Points | Getting deep about mental health, the podcast on Youtube and going behind the velvet rope of celebrity journalism.

In this episode, Emma shares listener feedback from her conversation with Estée Lalonde, shares some updates on where and how you can watch clips from the podcast and reveals what's to come in the next episode with former Celebrity Journalist, Dean Piper.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/23·10m 44s

Estée Lalonde | Learning from her mistakes, the highs and lows of starting a business and soft-launching her relationship online.

I'm so glad to welcome Estée Lalonde back to the podcast, especially as this conversation coincides with some exciting developments in her professional and personal life. There's her body care brand Mirror Water and a new relationship...Her career is a truly incredible one: she followed her boyfriend to London, became a part of the beauty blogging community and has gone on to make her social media and Youtube a wildly successful business. She has shared her life with millions of followers and as she evolves from influencer to businesswoman, she's opening up about the highs and lows of taking huge risks, knowing what you want from life, people and relationships and why you have to advocate for yourself.I've known Estée for a few years now and I always come away from time spent with her feeling better for having seen the world through her eyes and, I'm just going to say it, I think this might be the best conversation I've had with her in the time we've known each other.Estée is always honest, real and straight-talking so hearing her share her life lessons with no filter whatsoever was a real eye-opener. I learned a lot and I hope you do 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.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/23·1h 4m

Bullet Points | Following your gut instinct, a visit to Parliament and navigating the world with depression.

In this episode, Emma shares listener feedback from her conversation with Andrea McLean, tells us about her visit to Parliament and shares some insights from the next episode with Estée Lalonde.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Watch clips from the podcast >> Youtube | The Emma Guns ShowSign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/23·11m 53s

Andrea McLean | Risking everything, navigating mental health challenges, low self-worth and following your gut.

Andrea McLean is one of those people you already feel as though you know. Not least because she's been a familiar face on British television for two decades but because she has such an easy, warm, open and welcoming way with everyone she meets. And let me tell you, in the flesh, this magnetism is even more charming than you could imagine. She is also blessed with a dry wit and an excellent side-eye!After years anchoring the liveliest panel on TV, the prime-time show Loose Women, she is now focused on her website and app This Girl is On Fire, which focuses on supporting women (and soon men) through midlife. It's not just her day job, it's a calling. Having navigated her own mental health struggles, crises of confidence and a constant drive to want to do better and be better, Andrea is committed to passing on and sharing everything that has worked for her with those who feel the same.I open each podcast by asking my guest 'what's your relationship like with risk?' and, as you can imagine, Andrea's answer, as someone who walked away from one of the most coveted jobs for women in broadcasting, is an incredible one... We discuss being in bad relationships, trying to make a bad thing work, knowing when to listen to advice - and when to ignore it - and why admitting you're wrong can sometimes be the greatest gift. Andrea was so open and honest and I'm thrilled to share this conversation with 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/01/23·1h 8m

Bullet Points | How to create a happy workplace, the latest innovation in anti-ageing and having the courage to follow your passion.

In this episode, Emma shares listener feedback on the conversation with Eddie Sternberg, the latest innovation in anti-ageing EMFACE and why you'll be inspired by the next episode with Andrea McLean.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/23·10m 3s

Eddie Sternberg | How to get a multi-million pound film made, the stress of providing for a family while pursuing your dream and the challenge of time management.

Picture it. Peckham Rye, 2014. It’s a Friday night and I’m joining a friend’s birthday drinks. I’m nervous because I only know one other person there but one of the first people I chat with is @esternberg.director We immediately bonded over films and, after a brief disagreement over Marvel vs DC, chat about hearing writer, producer and director @rodriguez on a podcast that week. I tell Eddie that if he ever makes a film he too should have a trademark hat.Eddie mentions a film he’d like to make and something about the way he describes it makes me think he’s absolutely going to get it made.Fast-forward to 2022 and I Used to Be Famous, the film Eddie told me about that night, is a huge @netflixuk hit - hitting the Top 10 in the U.K. and US charts. It stars @edskrein@eleanormatsuura and @leojlong and earns high praise from critics, including @jameskingmovies and @kermodeandmayo This podcast tells the story of how the idea Eddie told me about in a bar nearly 10 years ago (a bar that features in the film!) became the hit film it is today. He took risks, made sacrifices, left his ego (but not his hat) at the door and grabbed every opportunity with both hands. Eddie made his idea, and his dream come true. If he can, so can 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/23·1h 9m

Bullet Points | Advice for dealing with divorce and heartbreak, social media mis-steps and what it takes to make it in the film industry.

In this episode, Emma shares listener feedback on her conversation with Rosie Green on divorce and rebuilding your life in your 40s, why her social media post that wasn't about Selena Gomez caused a stir and a sneak peek of her conversation with writer and director Eddie Sternberg.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/23·11m 14s

Rosie Green on life after infidelity, rediscovering yourself in your 40s and why she regrets not having more sex.

Rosie Green is an award-winning writer, columnist and best-selling author. On her return to the podcast, Rosie shares why writing a piece about the breakdown of her marriage, after writing about her blissful domesticity in a hugely popular magazine column, was the biggest risk she has ever taken, but how it was a risk that paid off in a big way!In addition to sharing her relationship with risk, Rosie talks about the excuses she's made for herself and others, the obstacles she's had to overcome on her journey of rediscovery after her marriage, why she'd have done anything to 'fix' her marriage but how life now is better than she could have ever imagined.Rosie's book How to Heal a Broken Heart 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/01/23·1h 12m

The Emma Guns Show 2.0

In this episode, Emma shares an update on the new format for the podcast and what you can expect from the show in 2023.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.For behind-the-scenes content, follow me on Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/01/23·6m 36s

I owe you an explanation...

In this episode, Emma shares what's been happening behind-the-scenes on the podcast and why some changes are afoot in 2023...Listen ad-free now on PatreonTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/12/22·23m 3s

Ask Me Anything | Your questions answered.

In this episode, Emma answers listener questions sent in via the Facebook Group. 1. Of all the habits you’ve tried, which are the ones you have stuck with in the long term and find most beneficial, and why?2. Are there any more contraception/hormone-related podcasts coming? I”m 38 and have just decided to come off the pill for no reason other than being fed up with pumping synthetic hormones into my body.3. I’d be interested to know how your early mornings are going now that you’re in winter. I found winter very hard and my early mornings disappeared. Now that it’s summer again, in New Zealand, I’m motivated to get up early again. Maybe it’s about changing what you do in the cold and dark. Exercise seemed to be the last thing my body wanted to do. I would really appreciate hearing about your experiences.4. I know this question will be hard to answer, maybe impossible, but what have you heard from your guest speakers (excluding myself) that most changed the way you think and what you most want others to know about? Book referenced: Everyday Trauma by Dr Tracey Shors.Multiple references in the following answers to The EC Method 5. How long do you give a new regime, either diet or fitness, before deciding it’s not working for you?6. What is an achievable target for weight loss? For example, if you want to lose three stone, how long do you think is sufficient to achieve and keep it off?7. How do you get motivated and stay motivated?8. How do you get back after falling off the wagon when the mental hurdle seems so massive? I don’t know if I’m explaining it well, but it feels daunting and that also you’re beating yourself up for being a failure. I didn’t want to be overweight at 40 but here I am, at nearly 50, and even more overweight.9. I always love finding out what surprising things have happened to people along the way. So my question would be, what did you expect to happen but didn’t.10. What expectations did you have going into the new habits or routines that you made that were happily surprised to see were unrealistic or even unhealthy? For example, I think ‘health’ and ‘fitness’ are sold to us as huge problem solvers. Almost as if when we become fitter we have to stop worrying about X, Y and Z too. So I guess I’m wondering if that kind of thinking influenced any of your goals and/or plans to reach those goals.11. How do you stop yourself from becoming fixated on healthy eating and fitness?12. How do you make changes so that they just become habits?13. How do you meal plan? When I go to a supermarket or try to plan weekly meals, I seem to forget all the foods I like. 14. How do you stick to a certain amount of calories per day without starting the cycle of restricting leading to binge eating?15. How do you plan fun in your life? As I get older and kids’ social lives take priority, I feel my life is sadly lacking fun. I actually can’t think of fund stuff anymore.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/22·59m 4s

Vicky Tsai | Creating Tatcha Beauty

In this episode of the podcast, Emma chats with Vicky Tsai, the founder of Tatcha skincare.Vicky’s story is a fascinating one; from Wall Street trader to the founder of the one of the most successful skincare brands around, inspired by Geisha skincare rituals and with a devoted fan base that has seen Tatcha recognised as one of ‘The 45 Most Powerful Beauty Brands in the World’. How Vicky went from trading floor to skincare is an incredible and unexpected journey and it’s unlike any story ever told before on this podcast.As you’ll hear, Vicky’s insights aren’t just about business or indeed the business of beauty, but life lessons that we can all learn from. Her wisdom left an indelible mark on me and I hope it’s one you feel too.Listen ad-free now on PatreonTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/22·51m 59s

Meik Wiking | My Hygge Home

In this episode, Emma chats with Meik Wiking, founder and CEO of The Happiness Institute. Meik makes a welcome return to the podcast, having appeared as a guest in 2019, to talk about how to find happiness in our homes.For many of us, our homes became a new type of sanctuary during the Covid19 pandemic and Meik shares his insights on the ways in which a home can be joyful and welcoming.In this conversation, Meik shares why it's not just about decor and aesthetics that can make a home feel special.Meik's latest book My Hygge Home is available now.Listen ad-free now on PatreonTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/22·1h 6m

Soma Sara | Ending Misogyny & Making the World Safer

Trigger warning! This episode makes reference to rape and sexual assault.In this episode, Emma chats to Soma Sara, the multi-award-winning activist, author, speaker and CEO of the charity Everyone's Invited. Everyone's Invited began in 2020 when Soma started to share her experiences of rape culture on Instagram. The space was opened up for everyone to contribute and the response was overwhelming.In this conversation, Emma and Soma discuss their different perspectives on the subject, which vary wildly given that there is a twenty-year age gap between the two (Soma is 24 and Emma is 44 at the time of recording). They discuss how rape culture has become so prevalent, the impact easily accessible porn has had on impressionable children, how behaviour in the playground has become sexualised and what parents can do to help.Emma certainly felt as though her eyes were opened and understood Soma's urgency in needing to make changes so the situation doesn't get any worse.Soma's book Everyone's Invited is available now.Listen ad-free now on PatreonTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/11/22·1h 4m

Susan Yara | The Ultimate Beauty Success Story

In this episode, Emma chats with entrepreneur and brand founder Susan Yara.Susan recently launched her brand Naturium into Space NK here in the UK yet becoming a brand founder wasn't ever part of 'the plan' as Susan shares during this conversationAs it turns out, Emma and Susan have had similar starts in the beauty industry; both starting out in hard news before finding their niche in beauty and Emma wanted to find out how Susan navigated the transition from mainstream news to digital media and how that journey ended up launching one of the most exciting new beauty brands to hit shelves in recent yearsDuring their conversation, Susan shares where she learned her business instinct, where she learned what not to do, why some of her most popular videos on Mixed Makeup happened by chance, why she wanted to create skincare that people loved and also saw results from using and the common beauty mistakes we all makeNaturium is available at Space NK nowListen ad-free now on PatreonTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/11/22·1h 5m

Raphael Rowe | Second Chance

In this episode, Emma chats to author, broadcaster and journalist Raphael Rowe.Raphael's story is unlike any other shared on The Emma Guns Show before. He spent 12 years in prison for crimes he didn't commit, sentenced to a life behind bars by a jury even though evidence proved he couldn't be the perpetrator.Emma wanted to find out from Raphael how he was able to find the focus to plead his case and overturn his conviction when it would have been so easy to become consumed by rage at the injustice of which he was a victim.During their conversation, Raphael shares what happened to him during those 12 years in prison, how he finally won his freedom and came out into a world that was completely different from the one he left behind, why he's now committed to ending the mistreatment of people within prison systems and why everybody deserves a second chance.Raphael hosts Inside the World's Toughest Prisons on Netflix.Raphael's book Notorious: Life with No Parole for a Crime I Didn't Commit is available now.Raphael's podcast Second Chance is streaming now.Listen ad-free now on PatreonTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/11/22·1h 4m

James Smith | How to Be Confident

In this episode, Emma chats to author, entrepreneur and fitness expert James Smith.Emma started following James on Instagram because she found his diet and fitness content helpful, clear and easy-to-follow. Much like previous guest Emma Storey-Gordon, James bangs the drum for calorie deficit and energy balance and skilfully dismantles arguments made by people peddling alternatives that have no evidence or science to support them.In all honesty, this conversation didn't go the way Emma was expecting - and thank goodness it didn't!One of James' books is called Not a Life Coach, and right from the off James called Emma out, in a way that any good life coach would, on why she doesn't feel confident sharing her opinions online. Don't worry, they did get to diet and exercise, but James very generously offered a perspective on how to avoid falling into the trap of worrying whether people like or agree with you or not - and much more!This conversation also includes discussion of confirmation bias, deciding what your metrics of success are, emotional issues with food, short term vs long term wants, why life is for living and why the ultimate currency we should be dealing in is happiness.This conversation might not be what you'd expect from The Emma Guns Show, which is why you should definitely listen to it.Links to James:James Smith on Instagram James Smith Academy James Smith's books 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/10/22·1h 25m

Dr Tracy Dennis-Tiwary Returns | Anxiety isn't bad for you.

In this episode, Emma chats to Dr Tracy Dennis-Tiwary who returns to the podcast to explore how we can use those feelings of anxiety for our benefit.Tracy was on the podcast back in May 2022 to discuss her book Future Tense, and saying that Emma and Tracy hit it off is an understatement. So, when Tracy travelled to London from the US recently, a face-to-face podcast was on the agenda.Tracy shares with Emma the techniques we can all use actually to benefit from feelings of anxiety and see what they are trying to tell us and how they are steering us away from danger and towards great things. She also shares how important it is to reframe those feelings as things to embrace not something to eliminate.They also unpick past traumas (Emma's time in school as someone who barely scraped by) and how the anxiety that caused at the time actually steered her towards her career now. There's also an unhealthy amount of fantasising about Keanu Reeves, but you'll have to listen to the episode to understand why...Listen ad-free now on PatreonTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/10/22·1h 5m

Gabby Logan | The First Half

In this podcast episode, Emma chats to television presenter and author Gabby Logan about the life lessons, big and small, she's learned.Gabby's book, The First Half, chronicles her life up to the age of 50 and documents the challenges, heartbreak, grief and adversity she has dealt with.It could be tempting to look back at one's life through rose-tinted glasses, but Gabby paints a fair picture of her highs and lows, admitting when she was at fault or could have made better choices. In fact, she was determined to tell her story which meant doing so with utmost honesty and it's one of the reasons she makes such a fabulous guest in this episode.We discuss the value of looking back with as clear and as honest a perspective as possible, how important it is to dig into the ugly stuff so you can learn from it and how to make peace with the things you simply cannot change. She also offers a lesson on how to take criticism.Gabby's book, The First Half, is available now.Listen ad-free now on PatreonTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/22·56m 53s

Whitney Goodman | What is Toxic Positivity?

In this podcast episode, Emma chats to Radically Honest Psychologist Whitney Goodman (@sitwithwhit) about Toxic Positivity.If you haven't heard the phrase toxic positivity before, it refers to saying things like 'good vibes only' and 'look on the bright side'. It's a positive platitude someone might offer when you tell them about something you're struggling with or sayings such as 'everything happens for a reason'.It might feel like being helpful, it may even seem like kindness to offer a hopeful perspective but, Whitney argues, that it actually invalidates your feelings and can leave you feeling dissatisfied and confused.During our conversation, Whitney and I discuss our thoughts on The Secret and the idea you can manifest your perfect life, we realise how insidious toxic positivity is and how it affects us all. We discuss the type of people who have 'be kind' in their social media bios and how [spoiler alert] they are usually trolls.Whitney also offers valuable tools on how to eradicate toxic positivity and the ways in which you can be helpful and constructive and why, actually, a little negativity is now bad thing...Whitney's book Toxic Positivity: Keeping It Real in a World Obsessed with Being Happy is available now.Listen ad-free now on PatreonTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/10/22·52m 11s

Sam McKnight | A Career in Hair

In this episode, Emma chats to celebrity hairdresser Sam McKnight about his career creating some of the most iconic looks in fashion history and why, as he launches an extension to his haircare range Hair by Sam McKnight, he's pausing to reflect on what he has learned from decades working with visionaries and trailblazers.During our conversation we discuss the age of the Supermodel, watching punk emerge on the King's Road in the 1970s from the top deck of the number 22 bus, why lockdown offered an opportunity to pause and reconsider, which he didn't know he needed, and much more...Sam's products are available Space NK now and direct from Sam's website sammcknight.comTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/22·54m 25s

Bonus Episode: Talking Business with Marcia Kilgore

This episode of The Emma Guns Show is brought to you in collaboration with Dell Technologies and Microsoft.I have a very special bonus episode with the incredible guest, the founder of Beauty Pie, Marcia Kilgore. I’m currently working with Dell Technologies and Microsoft as part of their 2022 small business Podference which is a UK podcast-based conference and a place to share advice and inspiration for small businesses. Check out my episode and search Dell Podference or visit. dell.co.uk/Podference to find out 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/09/22·32m 9s

The Infertility Episode | Big Fat Negative's Emma Haslett and Gabby Griffith

In this episode, Emma chats to journalists, authors and podcasters Emma Haslett and Gabriella Griffith about all things infertility. Having been on their own fertility 'journeys' Emma and Gabby decided to create a safe space where Old Wives' Tales and, let's just be honest about this, all the nonsense around what you should and shouldn't do when you're trying to conceive (TTC) was set straight with expert insights from doctors and specialists. Struggling to conceive can feel very lonely and isolating and Emma and Gabby wanted to make sure that no one had to navigate the challenges of infertility on their own. So, they started the Big Fat Negative Podcast and wrote the Big Fat Negative book.Big Fat Negative PodcastBy Emma and Gabby's book here.Become a Patron and listen to The Emma Guns Show ad-free at patreon.com/theemmagunsshowTo follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/09/22·1h 6m

#758 Rangan Chatterjee | Top tips for reducing stress.

Rangan Chatterjee is a Doctor, author and speaker who joins me on the podcast to share practical solutions for dealing with modern day stress.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/09/22·1h 24m

Laura Hoggins | Finding the Strength to Carry On

To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/09/22·1h 15m

The CBD Episode

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with OTO CBD.To get 20% off your OTO CBD order use the code EMMA20 at checkout when you visit otocbd.com.The Sleep Drops are available here: OTO CBD Sleep Drops.Link to the Faithless remix: https://otocbd.com/the-drop-offIG: @oto-wellbeingJames IG: @thesleepgeekTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/09/22·49m 13s

#755 Mandy Saligari | Is food addiction real?

Mandy Saligari is an addiction specialist who joins me on the podcast to talk about the complicated relationship people can have with food. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/09/22·1h 10m

#754 Can therapy change your life?

Have you ever had a therapy session? If you're unsure what to expect, what's realistic to achieve by talking to a counsellor or just curious what happens in therapy then this conversation with Mandy Saligari is a must-listen.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/08/22·1h

#753 Can you get your dream job?

In this episode, I'm joined by Nadine Baggott and we share our stories from our time as beauty editors on rival magazines. For both of us these roles were dream jobs, and while there were highs, there were most certainly lows. There were also the most ridiculous encounters with A-listers, embarrassing moments and lessons learned. In this very relaxed conversation, recorded at Nadine's house before we inevitably went for Pho, we share the good, the bad and the ugly of our time on magazines.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/08/22·1h 9m

#752 Can pleasure be learned?

In this re-issue I'm joined by Master Dominic. A professional dominant who talks to me about his work, why people complicate pleasure, his practical advice for communicating what you want from a partner and much more.Find out more here: Master Dominic.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/08/22·2h 5m

#751 Can vulnerability be your strength?

I'm revisiting my conversation with Trinny Woodall because it's a) one of the most downloaded episodes in The Emma Guns Show history and b) it was a conversation that ended up being much more raw, personal and revealing - for both of us - than I think we were expecting.Trinny opened up about the challenges of business, how to manage other people when your vision isn't being realised, how to find mental clarity during challenging times and much more.She also asked me a very direct question about food addiction and my relationship with food, which prompted some pretty serious and impactful reflections in my own 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/08/22·1h 1m

#750 Can you ever escape diet culture?

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.The EC 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/07/22·1h 21m

#749 Can you make yourself a morning person? Part 4

In this final instalment of our 5 am habit, I reveal the benefits, how easy it has been to get up at the same time every day and whether I'll continue the 5 am starts after the habit ends...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/07/22·18m 27s

#748 Reloaded | Can stress bring out the best in you?

In this episode of the podcast, I revisit my conversation with psychotherapist Julia Samuel on how to prepare for, process and navigate change. We discuss getting to know yourself, why stress and challenges can actually cause an individual to thrive 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/07/22·1h 6m

#747 Bullet Points | Can shame be helpful?

In this episode, I share a snippet from my conversation with Owen O'Kane on panic attacks and what that build-up of feelings and emotions might be trying to tell you.Owen O'Kane Unedited on The Emma Guns ShowHow to Become Your own Therapist by Owen O'Kane 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/22·13m 6s

#746 Can you make yourself a morning person? Part 3

We're halfway through a month of 5am starts, but am I now super-productive or constantly tired?To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/07/22·13m 16s

Owen O'Kane | How to become your Own Therapist.

Owen O'Kane is a psychologist and author who joins me on the podcast to talk about the benefits of therapy; how it works, what it does and how to know when you need it.It's a full, frank and honest discussion about mental health with so many helpful insights from Owen on how to make positive changes when life feels hard.Owen's book How to be Your Own Therapist is available now and you can watch his Ted Talk here.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter.h3omMr9KOIHUmcm5EPo2 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/07/22·1h 20m

#744 Bullet Points | Can you make your dreams a reality?

In this episode of Bullet Points, I share a snippet from my conversation with Julia Haart that resonated with listeners, so much so that my inbox was full of messages about it.The full episode is available here: Julia Haart | Can you escape a life you hate?To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/22·9m 54s

#743 Can you make yourself a morning person? Part 2.

In this update, I share how the first stage in switching to 5am starts is going - am I more productive and more motivated? Only one way to find out...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/22·14m 41s

Julia Haart | How to Escape a life you hate.

Content Warning: this conversation contains reference to suicide.Julia Haart joins me on the podcast to talk about her 'freedom journey' from a strict Orthodox Jewish community.If ever there was a story to inspire anyone to believe that change is possible, then it's Julia's. Julia's book Brazen 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/07/22·58m 50s

#741 Bullet Points | Can you live a life you love?

Some BIG news about Patreon and a clip from my conversation with Lisa Bilyeu.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/22·14m 24s

#740 Can you make yourself a morning person? Part 1.

In our seventh habit, we'll explore the benefits of getting up with the lark. That's right, 5 am starts for the month of July so see whether mood, cognitive function, productivity and quality of sleep are all improved.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/22·9m 21s

Lisa Bilyeu | The Secret to Radical Confidence.

Lisa Bilyeu returns to the podcast to talk about her book Radical Confidence, 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/22·1h 22m

#738 Bullet Points | Can visualisation really work?

In this episode, I share a snippet from my conversation with Michelle Visage where we discuss visualisation and self-doubt. The full episode is available here: Michelle Visage 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/22·15m 2s

#737 Full Press-Ups

As we conclude our sixth habit, to be able to complete a full press up, I reflect of the lessons learned that go beyond the physical gains.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/22·13m 16s

Jessica Baum | Are you 'anxiously attached' in your relationships?

In this episode, I'm joined by psychotherapist and couple's counsellor Jessica Baum to discuss attachment theory and how to move away from anxious and toward secure attachments.Anxious attachment can look one of two ways. There’s anxious-ambivalent attachment, which can look like neediness and can go hand-in-hand with low self-esteem. They may crave connection but are always fearful that people don’t want to be with them. There’s a fear of rejection or abandonment, which may make them clingyThen there’s anxious-avoidant where people will avoid connecting with others and may rely on themselves and find confronting emotions difficult. These people may look confident and self-sufficient but may be struggling to build healthy relationships.The good news is that by deconstructing your attachment style, if any of this sounds familiar, and doing ‘the work’ Jessica goes into in the show, you can move away from anxious attachments towards secure ones.Jessica's book Anxiously Attached 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/06/22·1h 14m

#735 Bullet Points | Can self-help really work?

In this Bullet Points episode, I share the exciting meet-up I had with Lisa Bilyey and Andrea McLean and share a snippet from my chat with Estée Lalonde where we discuss falling in love with yoga and its mental, emotional and physical benefits.The Emma Guns Show | Estée Lalonde Leaning into 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/22·16m 14s

Habit #6 | Fitness Challenge - Press Ups

In this update, I share the progress I've made towards a full press up and the other lessons I'm learning on this fitness challenge journey.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/22·10m 37s

Alex Light | Replay | Understanding Toxic Diet Culture and how it affect us All.

In this replay episode, I'm revisiting my conversation with Alex Light from 2019. It was my first time really broaching this subject on the podcast and I'm glad Alex was my guide into these muddy and murky waters of eating disorders, body image and diet culture.Alex's book You Are Not a Before Picture 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/06/22·1h 22m

Bullet Points | Behind the Brand with Sculpted by Aimee

In this episode of Bullet Points, we're getting to know Aimee Connolly, the 'Aimee' behind the makeup brand Sculpted by Aimee.Find Sculpted by Aimee and Aimee Connolly 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/22·29m 1s

Habit #6 | Fitness Challenge - Full Press Ups

In this instalment of #12habits, I share the progress I've made with the press up challenge and whether I'm on course to get to my goal by the end of the month.In the episode, I mention my conversation with Confidence Coach Dr Nate Zinsser, which you can find here: Dr Nate Zinsser on Building a Confident Mind.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/22·10m 16s

Sarah Wilson | Replay | Managing Anxiety in an Anxious World

In this replay episode, we're revisiting my conversation with Sarah Wilson from 2019 about anxiety: how to identify it, how to contend with it, how to live with it and how to navigate it.This is genuinely one of the most honest conversations I've ever had about my own anxiety, and anxiety in general, with a guest and Sarah's insights, are utterly wonderful and so very helpful for anyone who wants to understand anxiety in themselves or in others.Sarah's book First, We Make the Beast Beautiful 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/06/22·1h 43m

Bullet Points | Andy Puddicombe on the benefits of Meditation

In this Bullet Points episode, we revisit my conversation with Andy Puddicombe from 2019 where he explained exactly what meditation is and how it can benefit anyone who tries it.Listen to the full conversation with Andy here: Andy Puddicombe 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/22·13m 46s

Habit #6 | Fitness Challenge -- Full Press-Ups

In our sixth habit, I will be setting myself a challenge of doing full press-ups. It might sound small and might sound easy, but I have never been able to do a full press-up despite all my training - my upper body strength leaves a lot to be desired. The only way to develop this skill, once and for all, is to practice and not only practice but start at the very beginning or bottom or whatever seems appropriate. But that's true for anything, right? You set a goal, plot your course there and then tick off everything on the to-do...Will I make it by the end of June and be able to do a full press-up? Make sure you're following along.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/22·12m 45s

Dr Megan Rossi | Replay | Eat Your Way to Health

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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/06/22·1h 21m

Bullet Points | James Nestor on the Lost Art of Breathing

In this Bullet Points, we revisit a fascinating conversation with author James Nestor about the lost art of breathing.James' book Breath is available now.The full conversation with James is available here: The Emma Guns Show | Learning how to breathe with James Nestor. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/22·16m 16s

Habit #5 | Daily Non-negotiables Pt 5

As we come to the end of our fifth habit, I consider what else we may have learned from implementing our daily non-negotiables.The water bottle in mentioned in the show is Air Up.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/22·7m 49s

Daniel Pink | The Power of Regret

Daniel Pink in an author and speaker who joins me on the podcast to discuss the ways in which we can empower ourselves through regret because no regrets means no growth.Daniel's book The Power of Regret is available now.Take part in the World Regret Survey here.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/05/22·1h 4m

Bullet Points | Evy Poumpouras on Emotional Resilience

Evy Poumpouras is a former Secret Service agent, author and motivational speaker who joined me on the podcast in August 2020 to talk about how to develop emotional resilience, navigate stressful situations, detect BS in other people and develop a positive mindset that gets you to your goals and much more. In this clip from that episode, Evy describes turning other people's opinions of you into a positive motivator.The full episode: Evy Poumpouras on Becoming Bulletproof on The Emma Guns ShowEvy's 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/22·14m 14s

Habit #5 | Daily Non-Negotiables Pt 4

In this episode of the podcast, I share some mental shifts that can help you overcome any barriers you may be facing as you implement your daily 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/05/22·10m 42s

Dr Tracey Shors | The Trauma Episode

Dr Tracey Shors is a Professor in Behavioural and Systems Neuroscience and Vice Chair and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University and she joins me to share her insights and expertise on trauma.Dr Tracey Shors book Everyday Trauma 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/05/22·1h 11m

Bullet Points | How to get great hair!

In this episode, I'm joined by Rita Silva from The Ordinary Lab Team to talk about the brand's foray into haircare and the three new products they are launching.To shop:The Ordinary HaircareBehentrimonium Chloride 2% ConditionerSulphate 4% Cleanser for Body and HairNatural Moisturizing Factors + HA for ScalpMulti-Peptide Serum for Hair DensityTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/22·20m 30s

Habit #5 | Daily Non-Negotiables Pt3

In this episode of #12habits I share a three-pronged pep talk for anyone struggling with the daily non-negotiables as we hit the halfway point.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/22·14m 53s

Julia Samuel | Learning from the past to ensure a happy future.

Julia Samuel returns to the podcast to share her insights on the value of exploring your family's story in order to gain an understanding of yourself and the people around you.Julia's book Every Family Has a 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/05/22·1h 7m

Bullet Points | Dr Nicole Le Pera on finding your true self.

In this episode, I share a snippet from my conversation with Dr Nicole Le Pera on how to break free from unhelpful patterns and embrace your true self. The full episode is available here:Dr Nicole Le Pera on The Emma Guns Show Nicole's book How to Do the Work 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/22·13m 52s

Habit #5 | Daily Non-Negotiables Pt 2

In this episode, I take a look at why building in these non-negotiables can be so helpful in the short and long-term for your health, happiness and productivity.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/05/22·16m 8s

Dr Tracy Dennis-Tiwary | Why Anxiety is Good for You.

Dr Tracy Dennis-Tiwary is a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist whose work investigating anxiety has led her to write the book Future Tense: Why Anxiety is Good for You (even though it feels bad).In this episode, we discuss how to reframe the way you think about anxiety and how you can learn to use it to feel better.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/05/22·1h 8m

Kristen Bell | How to take care of your Mental Health.

In this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by actress Kristen Bell to discuss the kids' company she set up with her husband Dax Shepard, Hello Bello. It's a range of premium quality products at non-premium prices and it's a project that started out as a feeling, became a reality and has gone onto huge success.Kristen and I also discuss mental health, what it's like to feel shattered when someone doesn't like you, the best advice she's ever received (from Cher no less) and I ask her possibly the most indulgent question I've ever asked on this show.Hello Bello is available now.Hello Bello USHello Bello UKFollow Hello Bello on Instagram here > @hellobelloKristen's interview on Off Camera with Sam Jones about mental health is here: Kristen Bell | Off Camera with Sam Jones.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/22·36m 37s

Habit #5 | Daily Non-Negotiables Pt 1

Our fifth habit is one we'll be doing together in the Facebook Group as we each set daily non-negotiables. In this episode, I share my non-negotiables and give some tips on how to set and achieve yours so that May is our best month 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/22·16m 17s

Michelle Thew | How to know if your beauty products are cruelty-free.

Michelle Thew is the CEO of Cruelty-Free International, an independent global animal protection organisation.In this episode, Michelle explains the current situation with testing on animals and how consumer pressure can help make vital changes.For more information visit www.crueltyfreeinternational.org and to search your favourite brands click here - Leaping Bunny Shopping 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/04/22·1h 2m

Bullet Points | Getting to know Arkive with Adam Reed

Adam Reed returns to the podcast to tell the story of 'Headcare' the fundamental mental health pillar at the heart of his new haircare brand Arkive.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/22·29m 43s

Habit #4 | Overcoming Procrastination Pt 4

This episode concludes our fourth habit of attempting to overcome procrastination.The accountability website mentioned is Coach.meTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/22·14m 53s

Dr Nate Zinsser | How to be More Confident

Dr Nate Zinsser is a sports psychology expert, Director of the Performance Psychology Programme at West Point Military Academy and author who joins me to share his insights on how we can all channel our most confident selves.The Confident Mind: A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance by Dr Nate Zinsser is available now.Mastery by George LeonardTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/04/22·1h 1m

Bullet Points | Chris Voss' Negotiation Masterclass

In this episode, I share your feedback on my conversation with Dr Joanna Silver on eating disorders, ask you three questions about the podcast and re-release a snippet from my conversation with Chris Voss where he shares his tools and techniques for mastering negotiation in all areas of life.View Chris' Masterclass here | Chris Voss MasterclassBuy Chris' book Never Split the DifferenceTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/22·13m 12s

Habit #4 | Overcoming Procrastination Pt 3

In our third week or attempting to overcome procrastination, I look at the ways in which we may be putting off our goals without even realising.Links from the show:John Lee Dumas | The Common Path to Uncommon Success: A Roadmap to Financial Freedom and FulfilmentAsanaMonday.comSmartsheetWrikeClickUpHubSpotKirsty RaynorTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/22·11m 34s

Dr Joanna Silver | How do you know if you have an Eating Disorder?

My guest in this episode is Dr Joanna Silver, a counselling psychologist and Lead Psychological Therapist at Orri Eating Disorder SpecialistsIn this conversation, we discuss the ways in which eating disorders can affect us and why the spectrum of disordered eating is much broader than you may realise.Orri on InstagramOvercoming Binge Eating Disorder by Christopher FairburnBEAT | UK's Eating Disorder CharityBrain over Binge by Kathryn HansenTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/04/22·56m 20s

Bullet Points | Wim Hof on creating your best self.

In this episode, I share some behind the scenes from the show and your feedback on my conversation with Dr Aviva Romm, ask YOUR advice and re-release a snippet from my conversation with Wim Hof from 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/22·19m 5s

Habit #4 | Overcoming Procrastination Pt 2

In this episode of the podcast, I share your feedback on this month's habit. The wins and challenges as well as a helpful tip if you're still struggling with your to-do list.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/22·10m 7s

Dr Aviva Romm | Top Health Tips for Women

Dr Aviva Romm joins me on the podcast to discuss women's health, how we should be feeling during our menstrual cycle, how to get the help you need if you're feeling 'off balance' and more.Aviva's book Hormone Intelligence 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/04/22·1h 5m

Bullet Points | Dr Rangan Chatterjee, a new habit, Covid worry and Dr Aviva Romm.

In this episode, I share your feedback on the conversation with Dr Rangan Chatterjee, explain our new habit in #12habits, have a little Covid worry and give you a sneak-peek at what I'm discussing with Dr Aviva Romm on the next 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/22·11m 20s

Habit #4 | Overcoming procrastination Pt 1

Are you ready for a challenge? This month our habit is to do whatever it is you've been putting off...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/22·15m 31s

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee Returns | Happy Mind, Happy Life.

Dr Rangan Chatterjee returns to the podcast to talk about his new book Happy Mind, Happy 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/04/22·1h 23m

Bullet Points | Happiness, Taylor Hawkins and The Oscars 'slap'.

In this episode of Bullet Points, I share what's been going on at The Emma Guns Show, plus my reaction to the news of Taylor Hawkins' death and that slap at The Oscars.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/22·13m 7s

Habit #3 | Daily Happiness Habit Pt 4

In this episode, we conclude our third habit - daily happiness - and determine whether a month of happiness habits has brought more joy into our 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/22·10m 12s

Vanessa Van Edwards | How to NOT be socially awkward.

My guest in this episode of the podcast is researcher, speaker and bestselling author Vanessa Van Edwards. Vanessa is one of the world’s leading experts in ‘people skills’ and interpersonal intelligence.She has over 2 million views on her TED talk, 600k subscribers on Youtube and her new book Cue teaches the reader how to master the secret language of charismatic communication. In the book, and throughout our conversation, Vanessa explains how to interpret, control and master these social signals to help you make an amazing impression at work and anywhere else you’d like to stand out - in the right way.I’d watched Vanessa’s TED talk and seen her in interviews and was fascinated, not only by what her research shows about how we interact with others, but how refreshing it was to hear her describe herself as a ‘recovering awkward person’. Being around other people can be challenging, especially if you don’t feel confident and, as Vanessa describes, you can create a cycle in which you feel awkward, misinterpret the situation, feel more awkward, misinterpret the situation further and so on…If any of that sounds like you, then this episode is a must-listen because Vanessa breaks down how we can become a super cue-reading machine, how to recognise the different cues - non-verbal, vocal, verbal and imagery - and how to interpret them to not only make ourselves feel comfortable but to make the people around us feel comfortable too.She also explains how our own cues can tell the world how to treat us and how empowering learning that skill can be as well as why we should all ask ourselves, before any social interaction, ‘what is my social goal?’ plus she gives some hints about ones to think about if you’re not entirely sure.We also discuss narcissists, how to spot them and how to navigate away from them, toxic personalities, why you may be one of the many people who isn’t an extrovert or an introvert but is actually an ambivert and why being vulnerable isn’t a weaknessVanessa's book Cues 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/22·1h 2m

Bullet Points | Getting real with Justin Anderson

In this episode of Bullet Points, I'm joined by the superstar colourist Justin Anderson. Famed for creating the most incredible blonde bombshell hair on a whole host of A-listers, Justin has funnelled his expertise into a range of products designed to make anyone's hair colour look better for longer.During our conversation, Justin shares the story of dpHUE, the do's and don'ts of looking after your hair colour, his tricks of maximising and caring for fine, thinning hair and why he thinks we should be shampooing less. Yes, you read that right, shampooing less.dpHUE is available at Cult Beauty in the UK.Products mentioned in the show:dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair RinsedpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Scalp ScrubdpHUE Gloss+ Deep ConditionerdpHUE Brightening PowderTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/03/22·29m 38s

Habit #3 | Daily Happiness Pt 3

In this episode, I untangle what being 'happy' even means and what it may feel like...To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/03/22·16m 17s

Making the Brand with Loretta de Feo from Dizziak

Making the Brand with @lorettaforever from @dizziaklondon How do you turn an idea into something real? In this episode, Loretta tells the story of Dizziak, a range of hair products designed to be efficient, effective and accessible. Catering to hair types that often get ignored or underserved, Loretta’s aim was to finally give people what they needed, wanted and could enjoy.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/22·55m 39s

Bullet Points | Checking In, Team Building and Making the Brand...

In this episode, I share more insights from the current Happiness Habit, my Checkin Journal, why I'm growing the team here at Emma Guns HQ and give you a sneak peek at Sunday's 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/03/22·9m 44s

Habit #3 | Daily happiness habit Pt 2

In this episode, listeners share the daily happiness they've been finding and how they've reconnected with the things in life that bring them joy.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/22·14m 35s

How to be an LGBTQIA+ ally with Terry Barber and Andrew Glover

In this episode, I'm joined by Terry Barber and Andrew Glover.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/22·56m 13s

Bullet Points | Finding happiness, Hugh Jackman's wisdom and LGBTQIA+ discussions

In this episode of Bullet Points, I share a #12habits update, the incredible wisdom of Hugh Jackman via an episode of The Tim Ferris Show and an important conversation about the LGBTQIA+ community that'll be on the podcast soon.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/03/22·14m 1s

Habit #3 | Daily happiness habit Pt 1

In this episode, we begin our daily happiness habit. That's literally all there is to it. Do something every day that makes you happy. And when you do send me a voice note to thebeautypodcast@gmail.com and I'll share it with your fellow listeners on the next 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/22·12m 18s

Gerry Hussey | Awakening the Power Within

Gerry Hussey is a performance coach who joins me on the show to talk about how to let go of fear, get out of your own way and become your true self.Gerry's book Awaken Your Power Within is available now.To find out more visit Soul 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/22·1h 9m

Bullet Points | Jonathan Van Ness, Ukraine and Self-Sabotage

In this episode, I ask you 'how do you talk about the news when you're not a news outlet?', what it was like meeting Jonathan Van Ness and learning about their new haircare line JVN Hair and I share a little about why I asked Gerry Hussey to join me on the next episode of the podcast.Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar on Apple PodcastsBreaking Points with Krystal and Saagar on Youtube Russell Brand on YoutubeJonathan Van Ness' hair care JVN Hair is available exclusively at Space NK in the 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.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/22·17m 27s

Habit #2 | Reduce Phone Usage Pt 4 w/ Catherine Price

Catherine Price joins me in this final instalment of our second habit to share how she fostered a healthier and more positive relationship with her phone. Her book How To Break Up with Your Phone is a best-selling guide on exactly how to do this and she shares some key insights during our conversation. Catherine's books are available now:How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your LifeThe Power of Fun: Why fun is the key to a happy and healthy lifeTo join Catherine's text challenge, sign up at www.screenlifebalance.com from 1st March 2022.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/22·27m 30s

Ruby Wax | And Now for the Good News

My guest on this episode of the podcast is Ruby Wax. She is a writer, comedian, mental health campaigner and author and someone whose interviews over the years inspired me so it’s quite something to be interviewing her for this podcast…Ruby joins me in this episode to talk about her latest book And Now For The Good News - the much-needed tonic for our frazzled world.If you feel utterly distraught at the constant negative news cycle - the climate crisis, increasing costs of living, injustice, Covid and, as this episode goes live, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, then you may have stopped searching for the light of hope on the horizon.You may just assume that there’s only bad news out there in the world to be shared. Here’s the thing, if all we ever expect is bad news. If we assume that there is only bad news that chain reaction can make us feel hopeless, helpless and fall into that space where we wake up in the morning and think ‘what’s the point?’ As someone whose particular shape and shade of depression took this form, a chronic apathy that eventually suffocated everything, I see this bad news cycle as something that can trigger the same feelings - even in the most hopeful of souls.Perhaps Ruby thought this too, which is why she went on a global search to find the good search. If you don’t know the light is there, you won’t know to see it. And so Ruby compiled all her findings into the book so we can all see there is hope and to equip us with a positive approach for a brighter world and, most importantly, for a better collective mental wellbeing.Ruby has been open about her own mental health issues over the years, something that was a source of great comfort to me at a time when I needed it, so during our conversation, I also quizzed her about how she emerged from her own struggles, the coping mechanisms she put in place and what she learned from a masters degree in cognitive-based therapy from Oxford University.I came away from the conversation feeling so inspired, not least because speaking to Ruby it was a reminder to always be curious about the world around you rather than scared of it, how vulnerability can immediately neutralise tension and how, though it might feel hard sometimes, it’s important to look for and follow the light, because it is there.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/22·1h 3m

Bullet Points | Phone woes, self-appointed gurus and some good news

In this episode, I share your feedback on my conversation with Rhiannon Lambert, the incredible strides you've made with reducing your phone use, have a short rant about self-appointed gurus and tease you with my upcoming chat with Ruby Wax on the next 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/22·15m 33s

Habit #2 | Reduce Phone Usage Pt 3

To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/02/22·14m 23s

Rhiannon Lambert | Understanding the Science of Nutrition

Rhiannon Lambert is a registered nutritionist who joins me on the podcast to talk about her new book The Science of Nutrition and how to form a healthy relationship with food.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/22·1h 11m

Bullet Points | Indulging myself with Estée Lalonde, the magic of Lisa Eldridge and finding pockets of joy.

In this episode, I share:Your feedback about the latest episode with Tom Chapman from The Lion's Barber Collective.The utter indulgence of Estée Lalonde's Mirror Water bathing range.Why Lisa Eldridge's Foundation might be my favourite base of all time.How I'm trying to put right missing out on joy.Why my upcoming conversation with Rhiannon Lambert, discussing the emotion of nutrition, was so powerful.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/22·21m 47s

Habit #2 | Reduce Phone Usage Pt 2

In this second installment of 'How do I reduce my phone usage?' I share tips that are available to you right now, in your phone, to keep you from being disturbed and distracted by your phone.Look at Screen Time within your phone's settings and look at how long you're spending on each app to help you know where to focus your attention when minimising your phone use.Keep your phone out of arm's reach.Turn off all your notifications. All of them.Scramble your home screen every few weeks so it's harder to actually use your phone.Don't allow your phone in the bedroom.Try switching from vibrate to silent.Use Down Time within iPhone settings (Wind Down on Android) to sets time limits and periods of time when your phone is essentially in sleep mode.Download Forest App which gamifies taking breaks from your phone (because who doesn't love a win!?)To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/22·26m 1s

Tom Chapman | How to Open up about your Mental Health

Trigger warning: this episode contains references to suicide.My guest in this episode of the podcast is Tom Chapman. Tom the founder of The Lions Barber Collective, is an award-winning barber, author, public speaker, global barber director, and international educator. I saw Tom give a talk back in October 2021 and knew immediately I wanted to chat to him on the show as I thought his insights would be something that you, my most-excellent listeners, would find interesting and potentially helpful.Tom started The Lions Barber Collective after losing a friend to suicide and their mission is to reduce male suicide rates by encouraging men to talk while getting a trim - an appointment that might seem superficial but which involves close contact and trust. The Lions Barber Collective’s work has had a meaningful impact, Tom revealed in one interview: ‘This can be life-saving. Well I know it's life-saving - we've saved lives and I hope we continue to save others’.Tom’s work highlights something that I think perhaps gets overlooked in the beauty industry and that’s the value and intimacy of the relationship we have with our beauty professionals. They provide a safe space where people can often feel at ease and comfortable to open up about how they are really feeling.I was blown away by his insights and how obvious it is that spotting red flags, knowing how to speak to people who may be struggling is something that anyone working in beauty, who has close physical contact with their customers, clients and/or patients (depending on what field you work in) should be an essential part of training - in the same way Health and Safety is. It is health and safety after all.I invited him to the show to share his insights and to spread the word. You may not think a hair appointment, an eyelash tint or a leg wax has the potential to save a life, but when you hear Tom’s experiences, you may change your mind…During this conversation we discuss:Creating a safe space for people to talk, especially men for whom opening up about mental health can be more of a challenge.How to ask helpful questions and validate someone’s feelings.Signs to watch out for to spot if someone may be struggling with their mental health.Why you won’t ‘give someone ideas’ if you broach the conversation with them.Why we need to offer support to people who work in beauty and grooming to offload after a day of constant interaction and much more.Tom's books can be found here: Tom Chapman 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/22·1h 5m

Bullet Points | Supplements, Black Belt Beauty and moral outrage.

In this episode of Bullet Points:I want you to get in touch about your reasons for wanting to reduce the amount of time you spend on your phone. Email thebeautypodcast@gmail.com and put 'Habits' in the subject line.The EC Method and why I'm signing up for another eight weeks.Your feedback about the episode with Dr Sam Bunting.The interesting and helpful campaign by Heights and how they are helping you understand what's in your supplements. To find out more visit Heights.My first thoughts on the self-tan Bare by Vogue.Why I won't be watching Pam & Tommy. Great articles by Terri White 'Pam & Tommy Review' for Empire and Julie Miller's piece 'Is Pam & Tommy Exploiting Pamela Anderson All Over Again?' for Vanity Fair.My guest appearance on Roxy Saffaie's podcast Black Belt Beauty.And why my upcoming conversation with Tom Chapman could help save 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/22·20m 46s

#2 Habit | Reduce Phone Usage Pt 1

It's time for Habit #2 and it's all about reducing phone usage. This was the most requested habit in the facebook group so in this, our first look at this habit, I'm taking a wider look at why so many of us want to spend less time on our phones.Links from the show:My conversation with Johann HariTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/02/22·17m 15s

Dr Sam Bunting | Top tips for finding skincare that works.

Dr Sam Bunting is a cosmetic dermatologist who joins me on the podcast to share her expert insights on the topical skincare ingredients and techniques that actually deliver results.@drsambunting and I discuss:- Why it's so important to simplify skincare.- Why she created a direct-to-consumer range of skincare [clue: it's so she could educate the consumer].- Why retinoids and azelaic acid are two of her favourite skincare ingredients.- Why her skincare advice is direct and clear.- The reasons she favours a holistic approach to skincare, especially when it comes to inflammatory skin conditions.- The effect two years of Zoom calls has had on our we see our skin.- Why barrier support is so important.- Her ingredient hierarchy.- Why knowing that 80% of why we age is preventable is motivation enough to apply SPF daily (and in the right quantities).- Why skincare isn't entertainment and much more...To shop Sam's skincare visit her website: Dr Sam Bunting.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/22·1h 8m

Bullet Points | A new habit, a cultural project and the best trainers.

In this Bullet Points episode, I share:The EC MethodWordleYour feedback from the episode with Johann HariMy new favourite trainers - The Fitflop Vitamin FFsWhy I invested in an Art PassThe Redhanded episodes on Scientology Part 1 and Part 2A preview of my conversation with Dr Sohère Roked.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/22·20m 33s

#1 Habit | Meditation Part 5

We've reached the end of our first habit and in this episode, I share my Jerry Springer style final thought about what it's been like incorporating meditation into my daily life. Resources mentioned during this habit:London Meditation CentreJillian LavenderWhy Meditate? by Jillian LavenderHeadspaceCalmYoga with Adriene (guided meditations 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.Click here to sign up for my newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/22·18m 44s

Johann Hari | How Your Attention is being Stolen by Technology.

We're not multitasking, the truth is that our focus is so scattered that we're slowly losing our ability to pay attention. Yes, we can blame our phones and all those tantalising apps that seduce us from our home screens, but there's a lot more at play and that's what Johann Hari has spent years investigating, speaking psychologists, sociologists, psychiatrists and more to find out what's really going on.Johann's book Stolen Focus 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/01/22·1h 26m

Bullet Points | A new habit, an inspiring book and a sneak peek!

In this mid-week episode, I share:What's next in #12habitsWhy Dave Grohl's book The Storyteller was so inspiring.Why I read Dave Grohl's mum's book From Cradle to Stage immediately after his.The progress I'm making on The EC Method and why taking on coaches has been so helpful.Your feedback on the conversation with negotiation expert Chris VossA teaser of what's the come in my conversation with Johann Hari.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/22·17m 42s

#1 Habit | Meditation Part 4

In this penultimate episode exploring how to make meditation a habit, I'm answering the question you've been asking the most - how am I feeling? And am I feeling any different?Jillian's book Why Meditate? 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/22·20m 24s

Chris Voss | Top Tips for becoming an EXCELLENT negotiator.

Chris Voss is the CEO of the World's Top Negotiation Coaching Firm, Black Swan Group, the former Head of Negotiation for the FBI and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Never Split the Difference.Access Black Swan Group's free resource centre here - https://blog.blackswanltd.com/resourcesChris' Masterclass can be found here - Masterclass.comTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/22·1h 12m

Bullet Points | More meditation, a fitness update and negotiation expert incoming.

In this episode, I share an update on the latest of the #12habits, where I am with The EC Method and a world-renowned expert joining me on the next 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/22·17m 48s

#1 Habit | Meditation Pt 3

In this update episode, I share some listener questions and share some more insights from the Vedic Meditation course I took as part of the first of these #12habits.Topics covered:the different types of meditationhow to avoid falling asleep during meditationwill 5 minutes meditation a day be enoughhow can meditation benefit people who are neurodivergent: https://www.mindful.org/3-mindfulness-practices-for-neurodiverse-meditators/ https://insighttimer.com/meditation-playlists/jTalZrQiykXe5D3ifh7Pwhy learning to meditate was exhausting (for me).can you learn to meditate online?For details of the course I took visit -- The London Meditation Centre.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/01/22·28m 17s

Jillian Lavender | Top tips for Meditation

In this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by Jillian Lavender who is one of the co-founders of The London Meditation Centre. She teaches Vedic meditation, a type of meditation that uses a mantra, and shares the benefits of this technique during our conversation.This episode does not constitute a 'how to' but why meditation can be so helpful in so many areas of life; from physical and mental health, relationships, self-esteem, sleep and more.For more details about the course Jillian teachers visit -- The London Meditation CentreFor details of course pricing click -- course info.Jillian's book, Why Meditate? 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/01/22·1h 18m

Bullet Points | Habit update, a lively debate and a fitness challenge.

In this Bullet Points episode:I share what it was like doing the Vedic Meditation course at The London Meditation Centre. The lively debate in the Facebook Group after the podcast with Dr Gabrielle Lyon. I share an update on The EC Method - the 8-week coaching program I'm doing with coaches Emma Storey-Gordon and Chloe Madeley.A sneak-peak at the upcoming episode with Jillian Lavender, my teacher on the meditation course at The London Meditation Centre.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/22·24m 22s

#1 Habit | Meditation Pt 2

In this week's #12habits episode, I'm fresh from a four-day meditation course at The London Meditation Centre (and by 'fresh' I mean I finished it three hours before recording this episode) and to say it was an incredible experience is an understatement.I share my 'after glow' thoughts on the course but also answer some of the questions that have come into the show about 'where to start with meditation'. The resources mentioned:HeadspaceCalmYoga with AdrieneThe London Meditation CentreAndy Puddicombe from Headspace on The Emma Guns ShowMichael Acton-Smith and Alex Will from Calm 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/01/22·30m 1s

Dr Gabrielle Lyon | How to eat smart for your long-term health.

My guest in this episode of the podcast is Dr. Gabrielle Lyon - a fellowship-trained physician and a private doctor to ‘the innovators and game changers’. I came across Gabrielle’s Instagram feed because people I follow kept sharing her posts and that prompted me to follow her and then I got in touch to ask if she’d come on the show.I wanted to dig into her expertise because she does extensive research, is up-to-date on all the clinical trials, and has evidence to back up everything she says - and we love that on this podcast, don’t we listeners? The topic she has spoken about the most, the one that really piqued my interest is when she talks about the way we’re focusing on the wrong thing when it comes to health. There’s a huge focus on fat and the fact that we have an obesity crisis or are over-fat, but Gabrielle says that actually, the biggest issue, is that we’re under-muscled.So, if you look at Gabrielle’s insta bio and see ‘muscle-centric medicine’ you’ll know, after listening to this episode, why this is such a keen area of her research.If you’ve reached a point in your life where you’re conscious of your health choices and how they may impact you down the line then this episode is for you. This isn’t about being on a diet, eating less or being restrictive, Gabrielle’s insights help you eat smart.During our conversation Gabrielle and I discuss:Muscle as the organ of longevity.Her experience of working in geriatrics and palliative care and how it influences how she practices medicine today.What it’s like to be on the receiving end of criticism when making verified health claims on social media.Her feelings about the Healthy At Any Size and Body Positivity movements.Mid-life weight gain and why this is such a crucial time for your health.The biggest false narratives that are rife on the internet that she wishes she could make go away.Why so many people are calorie literate but we need to become more mindful of macros, in particular, protein.Can a diet really suit someone?Why she believes the evidence that shows that red meat and eggs aren’t a risk for cardiovascular health.Whether it’s possible to undo the sins of your past (read: eating fast food in your twenties) 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/01/22·1h

Bullet Points | Habits, a new challenge and a preview.

In this Bullet Points episode, I share an update on the first of our #12habits, tell you about the fitness challenge I'm doing with The EC Method, and give you a preview about who is going to be on Sunday's 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/01/22·16m 13s

Habit #1 | Learning to meditate

The first habit in 12 Habits is meditation and I'll be sharing my journey of learning to meditate at The London Meditation Centre with Jillian Lavender during this habit. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/01/22·12m 12s

#1 Habit | Meditation Pt 1

The first habit in 12 Habits is meditation and I'll be sharing my journey of learning to meditate at The London Meditation Centre with Jillian Lavender during this habit. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/01/22·12m 12s

Reloaded | Dr Rangan Chatterjee on approaching weight loss with compassion.

This episode was originally published in Jan 2021.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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/01/22·1h 32m

They're back! Habits return in 2022.

In 2018 we did #26habits together, a year-long project where we'd make or break a habit every two weeks. In 2022 we're taking it up a notch, so get ready for #12habits, a month-long exploration into each habit with YOUR feedback and experience.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/01/22·10m 12s

Reloaded | Lorna Luxe on Living the Dream

This episode was originally published in July 2020.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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/21·1h 30m

Feel-Good Habits Reloaded | Chloe Brotheridge

This episode was originally published in July 2020.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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/12/21·26m 27s

Reloaded | Bernadette Russell on the benefits of Kindness.

This episode was originally published in September 2020.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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/12/21·1h 10m

Reloaded | Jules von Hep on how to be positive.

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22/12/21·1h 2m

Feel-Good Habits Reloaded | Nicole Chapman

This episode was originally published in Oct 2020.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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/21·54m 16s

Reloaded | Wim Hof on what we can learn from pain.

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.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/21·1h 25m

Breathing? You're doing it all wrong! James Nestor explains...

This episode was first published in July 2020.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 of 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/12/21·1h 5m

Feel-Good Habits Reloaded | 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/21·30m 7s

Rosena Allin-Khan | How to be Relentlessly Optimistic.

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/21·1h 12m

Bullet Points | Giving Back this Christmas

In this Bullet Points episode, I share the charities and organisations that will benefit from your time or donations this festive season.Find a cause, near you, with volunteer opportunities: https://doit.lifeDonate your time to the 1 Million Minutes campaign by ITV's daily morning news show Good Morning Britain: https://www.itv.com/goodmorningbritain/articles/1-million-minutes-2021Volunteer at your local food bank. Find out more at https://www.trusselltrust.orgDonate to help a young, homeless person find a safe, warm place to stay: https://centrepoint.org.ukBecome a call companion to one of the many older people facing isolation and loneliness this Christmas: https://www.reengage.org.ukHelp someone navigate their way out of homelessness: https://www.crisis.org.ukHelp eliminate hygiene poverty by donating your time or hygiene products to Beauty Banks: https://www.beautybanks.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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/21·11m 56s

Feel-Good Habits Reloaded | 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/21·39m 46s

Dr Sohére Roked | How to Hack Your Hormones and feel GREAT

Dr Sohère Roked returns to the podcast to share her insights on how we can all feel better and live well.For appointments with Sohère visit: https://www.omniya.co.uk/meet-the-expert-team/dr-sohere-roked/The Tiredness Cure by Sohère RokedTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/12/21·1h 13m

My Eating Disorder Story

In this episode, I answer a question that has come in from lots of listeners recently about how I faced up to and changed my bad eating habits.Links from the show:BEAT Eating DisordersSEED Eating Disorders Support CharityThe Nightingale HospitalBrain over Binge by Kathryn HansenMandy Saligari talking Food AddictionWill Smith on Fault and ResponsibilityTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/21·29m 12s

Feel-Good Habits | Abi Cleeve

Abi Cleeve is the CEO and Founder of Ultrasun and Skinsense 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, @abicleeve shares why all her habits are small things that can make a difference when life gets ‘big’:The Mantra of Crap TM and why, instead of aiming for perfection, we could cut ourselves some slack and just aim to be a little bit better than we were yesterday, rather than ‘perfect’. Why aiming for perfection can just become another weapon we can use to beat ourselves with.The value in diarising the ‘big’ things you have to deal with. It’s not procrastinating, it’s putting the problem a little further in the future so you have time to take a run-up and deal with it with a clear head.Having things about yourself you know to be true to hand. For example, ask friends and family to write something down about you and when you’re having a wobble, read one of them out. Why bringing love or joy to what you do makes you feel like less of a victim in a situation.Being kind to yourself and keeping your inner voice in check - not thinking, would I let someone else say that to me but would I let someone say that to my best friend and seeing if that changes your attitude…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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/21·33m 24s

Raven | Top Tips from an Emmy-award winning makeup artist.

In this episode, I'm joined by Emmy award-winning makeup artist David Petruschin, aka Raven.During our conversation we discuss what you learn from failure, how to channel your inner ambition, playing the long game, being unapologetically who you are and leaning into, and honing, your talent.Catch the premiere of Painted With Raven on Thursday 25th November exclusively on the streamer of all things drag, WOW Presents Plus. Subscribe via: https://uk.wowpresentsplus.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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/21·1h 4m

Bullet Points | Can you forgive and forget?

In this episode, I share an update on a show I've had hundreds of messages about and ask whether you can ever successfully forgive and forget?To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/21·12m 26s

Feel-Good Habits Reloaded | 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/21·33m 50s

Is there a God? Anjali Kumar on her search for God.

Anjali Kumar is a lawyer and author who joins me to share her spiritual pilgrimage to find God and what she learned along the way.Anjali's book Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe In 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/11/21·1h 1m

Bullet Points | Is it ever ok to ask about babies?

Is it ever ok to ask people if they want babies or when they are having babies?To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/11/21·10m 12s

Feel-Good Habits | Ruth Corden

Ruth Corden is a podcaster and civil servant who joins me on 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, @ruthcorden shares:Why people are so joy and life-giving and why surrounding yourself with the right people can make life so much more fun.Music and how uplifting it can be, and how it can instantly transport you to feel-good memories.The power to be gained from solitude and being comfortable in your own head.Why it's important sometimes to detach and find quiet so you can connect with what you're really feeling.Her feelings about therapy and why it's such a helpful tool whether you're actively having it or know it's something you can plug back into when you need it.Ruth's podcast Finding the Funny with her sister @angecorden 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/11/21·42m 37s

Anne Boden | Banking On It

Anne Boden is the CEO and Founder of Starling Bank and in this episode, she shares the challenges of being a woman in your mid-50s in a male-dominated industry with a new and very big idea. She also shares the challenges she faced making her idea a reality, why we need to change how we communicate money to women, how to keep your cool in tense situations, why being underestimated can work in your favour and why an idea is nothing if you don't start.Anne's book Banking On It 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/11/21·57m 48s

Bullet Points | Best Books of 2021

In this episode, I share my favourite five books from 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/21·14m 5s

Feel-Good Habits Reloaded | Emily Johnston

Emily Johnston is a lifestyle and fashion writer 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/21·36m 27s

Caroline Hirons | Top tips for being your own cheerleader.

I had so much positive feedback about this conversation with Caroline Hirons at her recent pop-up that I'm re-issuing it for those who haven't heard it or may need to hear it again.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/11/21·1h 45m

Bullet Points | The trick to making habits stick.

In this episode, I share five tips for making a good habit stick, especially if you're keen to make changes in 2022.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/11/21·13m 38s

Menopause Series | Dr Jen Gunter's Menopause Manifesto

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.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/21·1h 9m

Menopause Series | Dr Annice Mukherjee's Guide to The Menopause

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/21·1h 24m

Menopause Series | Dr Anita Mitra on the Menstrual Cycle, Sexual Health and Hormones

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30/10/21·1h 9m

Menopause Series | Dr Louise Newson on Understanding Menopause

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/10/21·1h

Menopause Series | Dr Jen Gunter on avoiding bad information.

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.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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/10/21·1h 25m

Menopause Series | Katie Morris on Menopause & Fitness

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/21·1h 9m

Menopause Series | Dr Elaine McQuade on Perimenopause

In this episode of The Menopause Series, Dr Elaine McQuade from the Marion Gluck clinic, joins me to share her insights on 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/21·1h 9m

Menopause Series | Dr Sohère Roked answers Listener Questions

Dr Sohere Roked returns to the show to answer listener questions. Dr Sohere Roked is a GP, Integrative Medical Specialist and Hormone Expert whose appearance on the show earlier this year was hugely popular with listeners. As a result the podcast's mailbox has been ticking over, ever since, with specific questions from listeners so Sohere agreed to come back to answer a selection of emails.Topics discussed in the show:1. Encouraging natural oestrogen production.2. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and how to manage it.3. Not falling pregnant having come off the Pill.4. The impact of contraception on natural hormone levels and production.5. Hormonal effects of the Mirena Coil.6. Analysing the menstrual cycle to optimise the chances of falling pregnant: including a short luteal phase, Clomid to encourage ovulation and low progesterone in the latter phase of the cycle.7. How hormonal changes in pregnancy and during breastfeeding affect mood and emotions.8. Managing PMS in your 40s (including would Mirena coil help, plus wild yam cream) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/10/21·57m 58s

Menopause Series | Dr Sohère Roked explains Hormones

The Menopuase SeriesSohère Roked, is a GP and Bio-identical and Integrative Medical Specialist who joins me to talk about how you should be feeling during your menstrual cycle, in terms of what's normal or to be expected, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), why a 360 approach to wellness is vital and why knowing yourself and how you feel is something we should all be checking in with. We also tackle the sticky topic of the cost involved with deep-diving into your hormones, the things you can do to identify if there's something amiss and the steps you can take to make yourself feel better. Sohère talks about her book  The Tiredness Cure: How to beat fatigue and feel great for good and quizzes, cues and information within that can help you work towards feelings better.Follow Sohère on Twitter >> @The_Holistic_Dr and Instagram >> @Miss_Soh Sohère is based at the Omniya Clinic in Knightsbridge - follow them on twitter >> @omniyalondon and instagram >> @omniyalondonIf you have any questions following this episode email me at thebeautypodcast@gmail.comTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/10/21·1h 10m

The Menopause Series

Here begins The Menopause Series, all the episodes of the podcast ever created on the subject of hormones, sexual health, perimenopause and menopause featuring my conversations with:Dr Sohère RokedDr Elaine McQuadeKatie MorrisDr Louise NewsonDr Annice MukherjeeThe purpose of re-sharing these episodes is to have all these conversations in one easily searchable place on the podcast feed.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/10/21·7m 15s

Bullet Points | How to find your Fitness Mojo

How do you find your fitness mojo? Whether it's your first time embarking on a fitness regime or you're trying to get back into it after a break, here are my top tips. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/10/21·17m 20s

Feel-Good Habits Reloaded | Really Ree

Really Ree is a content 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.In this episode, @reallyree shares:Why it's so important not to let 'the buggers get you down'.Why you can't avoid negativity so you just have to develop the skill of ignoring it.The value in feeling your feelings when you're not feeling at the top of your game, acknowledging them and then moving forward with purpose. This is especially useful on Monday mornings...The challenges that come with working for yourself when you're the employee and the boss. Taking the time to know what makes you happy.Why it's other people's problem if they don't appreciate you.Why you haven't failed until you quit.Why doing the thing you like doing the least should always be at the top of your to-do list - and you should always try to do it quickly!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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/10/21·28m 54s

Mandy Saligari | How to know if you're addicted to food.

Mandy Saligari is an addiction expert who I asked to join me to discuss our relationship with food. While addictions to drugs and alcohol are widely known and somewhat understood, the sometimes toxic bond people can have with food is much muddier terrain; not least because we all need food to survive.In this episode, Mandy and I discuss:How negative feelings around food can creep up on you and begin to feel 'normal'.When food becomes a medication for emotion.How, when talking about an addictive process, it comes back to your relationship with yourself.How food and the attachment and intimacy process and your relationship with money all operate in a triad. Read: if you have issues with food, it's likely you'll have issues with money and relationships.How food can be used to bury the feelings you don't want to face.Why making anything, be it a diet or fitness regime, a magic bullet is a mistake.The shame that surrounds our relationship with food and how we can feel like failures because of it.The role of denial and deceit in how we behave around food.Why asking yourself 'what do I need?' is a vital question and one we often ignore.How to learn to notice the difference between emotional and physical hunger, 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/10/21·1h 14m

Check yourself this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This episode was originally published in October 2019 and was recorded in front of a live audience.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.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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/21·36m 55s

Feel-Good Habits | Leanne Hainsby

Leanne Hainsby is a UK @peloton instructor who joins me on 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, @leannehainsby shares:Why exercise is such an important focus in her day - and not just because of her job.How she’ll choose exercise based on what her mind, body and soul really need that day.Her love of music and how no day is complete without it.How she uses music to amplify her exercise sessions.Why it’s so important to stay hydrated.How being hydrated makes her feel good and how being dehydrated makes her feel bad.Why decluttering a couple of times a year feels so incredible.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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/21·33m 11s

Dr Ramani Durvasula | Top tips for spotting a narcissist.

‘Pushing back on narcissism is a human rights issue’.Dr Ramani Durvasula is a clinical psychologist, best-selling author and professor of psychology who shares her expertise on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder on the latest episode of the podcast.The term ‘narcissist’ is bandied around a lot but it’s an overused and misunderstood word, which is why I asked Dr Ramani to join me on the show. During our conversation she helps unpick and unpack its complexities, what it is, what it isn’t and how to navigate the world knowing that being a victim of narcissism can cause you real harm.If you think you understand what a narcissist is and how to spot one then think again…In this episode, @drramani shares:The difference between narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder.Why the label ‘narcissist’ is too broad.Whether narcissism is innate or learned.The emotional damage a narcissist can cause and why the fallout can be so devastating for the victim.The types of people who are most likely to get caught in a narcissist’s trap.Why narcissism is rewarded in today’s society and why it’s turning narcissism into an epidemic.Whether a narcissist ever gets their just deserts.Whether you should ever tell an narcissistic off, and much more…Dr Ramani’s books are available now at all good book stores:Don’t You Know Who I Am? How to stay sane in an era of narcissism, entitlement and incivility.Should I Stay or Should I Go? Surviving a Relationship with a Narcissist.To hear more from Dr Ramani visit her Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/DoctorRamaniTo join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/10/21·1h 3m

Bullet Points | How do you solve a problem like alcohol?

In this episode, I ask you, my most excellent listeners, how to say 'no' to alcohol.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/21·12m 35s

Feel-Good Habits | Hayley Hasselhoff

Hayley Hasselhoff is a curve model, actor and creative director who joins me on 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, @hhasselhoff shares:Why starting her day with the three ‘Ms’ of mindfulness, movement and mental engagement is a helpful way to begin the day.Why she loves tapping herself all over with a bamboo stick, as recommended by @katie_brindle, to stimulate blood flow and get her circulation going in the morning.How she discovered @powerplateusa during the lockdown and it helped her appreciate the benefits of body vibration.The value she finds in being organised and how creating a sense of preparedness through organisation is an act of mindfulness for her.The breathwork she learned from @breathpod and why the 4-4-4 breathing exercise is helpful at times of high anxiety.Why she never travels without a singing bowl and how sound healing works for her.Her love of essential oils and how ‘charging’ crystals with intention allows her to benefit from their healing benefits.Why it’s important to prioritise mental engagement with other people.How she’ll shower twice a day and use a shower before bed to wash away the day.Hayley’s podcast Redefine You with Hayley Hasselhoff 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/10/21·32m 11s

Dr Nicole LePera | How To Do The Work

Dr Nicole LePera is a psychologist who joins me on the podcast to talk about how we can stop feeling ‘stuck’ in our lives.I read her book How to Do the Work earlier this year and was floored by how helpful it was and have been sharing it far and wide ever since. The premise is that by recognising our patterns, which may be self-sabotaging, we can heal from our past and make the progress we want to make in our lives.During our conversation, @the.holistic.psychologist and I discuss;Why it’s okay and actually very common to feel ‘stuck’.How we can be sabotaging ourselves without even realising it.Why facing up to the role you play in your own life can be confronting.Why living on autopilot pulls you away from the present.The importance of our basic needs to be seen, heard and to be able to express ourselves.We also dig into the empath and narcissist dynamic and why we can be drawn to people, time and again, who are wrong for us.How do know and set your boundaries and so much more…We cover a lot of ground in this episode so I’d love to hear your thoughts or any topics from our conversation that you’ll like me to expand on in future episodes.Nicole’s book How To Do The Work is available now from all good book stores and her podcast, Selfhealers Soundboard is available whoever it is you listen to your podcasts.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/21·1h 5m

Bullet Points | How to calm down - quickly.

In this bullet points episode, I share the tips I've used, and that doctors and experts have shared with me, that can help in those moments when stress, anxiety and panic can feel as though they are going boil over.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/21·19m 11s

Feel-Good Habits | Dr Shelby Harris

Dr Shelby Harris is a Behavioural Sleep Doctor and psychologist 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, @sleepdocshelby shares:Why getting good sleep is so important but how you prepare for and create good sleep during the day.How she wakes up and works out every day at the same time to start her day and to feel well.The importance of getting up at the same time every day - even on weekends.The value to be found in a wind-down routine for ensuring good sleep.Why she’s a fan of the bedtime feature on the iPhone.Why she makes time every morning to look outside, observe and describe as a morning meditation and gratitude practice.Why meditation is often made harder than it needs to be and her way of simplifying it.The role music plays in her day and how it can set her.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 find the full, unedited episode simply click the link in my bio or type ‘The Emma Guns Show’ into your preferred podcast platform. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/09/21·23m 3s

Victoria Arlen | How to Unlock Your Potential

Victoria Arlen is a sportscaster and gold medallist who spent four years, aged 11-15, in a vegetative state. She was locked-in; aware of everything that was happening around her but unable to communicate, even blink, to let her family and doctors know she was still there.She was written off with no expectation of recovery until one day, she blinked. That blink started Victoria’s incredible journey back to life. On that journey she learned to walk again, swam competitively and won gold at the 2012 Paralympics in London, competed on Dancing with the Stars in the US and is now a sportscaster for ESPN.In this conversation, Victoria shares her experiences with me, the trauma of being locked-in, the resilience to get back to full strength and what it’s like to be defined by the worst thing that’s happened to 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/09/21·1h 5m

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/21·51m 43s

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/09/21·22m 5s

Roxy Saffaie | Tips for Becoming Your Best Self

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/09/21·1h 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/21·14m 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/09/21·30m 8s

Helen Thorn | Get Divorced, Be Happy

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/09/21·1h 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/21·14m 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/09/21·28m 2s

Evy Poumpouras | Becoming Emotionally Bulletproof

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/09/21·1h 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/21·17m 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/08/21·35m 23s

Jenni Murray | Fat Cow, Fat Chance.

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/08/21·57m 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/08/21·30m 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/08/21·28m 33s

Emma Storey-Gordon | To to set and reach your goals.

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/08/21·1h 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/21·17m 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/08/21·35m 25s

Teddi Mellencamp | Top tips for Getting Motivated

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/08/21·1h 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/08/21·56m 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/08/21·47m 14s

Dr Waheed Arian | In The Wars

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/08/21·1h 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/21·33m 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/08/21·41m 14s

Gemma Styles | Good Influence

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/07/21·1h 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/07/21·25m 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/07/21·32m 22s

Natasha Lunn | Conversations on Love

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/21·1h 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/07/21·37m 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/07/21·34m 15s

Lisa Bilyeu | Top tips for becoming the BEST version of yourself.

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/07/21·1h 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/07/21·49m 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/07/21·33m 30s

Alison Young | 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/21·1h 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/21·12m 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/21·33m 50s

Davinia Taylor | Top tips for losing weight.

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/21·1h 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/06/21·18m 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/06/21·32m 47s

Kristin Lee | Top tips for managing your finances.

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/21·59m 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/06/21·40m 29s

Feel-Good Habits | Faye Speedie

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20/06/21·27m 13s

Julia Samuel | Every Family Has a Story

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/21·1h 1m