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"I talk to people who are smarter than me, so we can learn." In this podcast, we hear from expert guests who can offer accessible insight into everything from starting a business, managing mental health, looking after your physical health, managing your time and more. No topic is off-limits. Whether you're curious about meditation, self-help, sex, entrepreneurship, the latest beauty trend etc, it's all here... Hosted by broadcaster Emma Gunavardhana - a writer with nearly 20 years experience - The Emma Guns Show aims to inform, empower, inspire and entertain. Find out more at http://emmagunavardhana.com

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    • Jan 30, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
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    Andrea McLean | Risking everything, navigating mental health challenges, low self-worth and following your gut.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 68:29


    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.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 10:03


    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.

    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.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 69:14


    Eddie Sternberg is a London-born writer, director and producer who is arguably one of the most exciting new names in film. I say ‘new' because Eddie's debut feature film I Used to Be Famous, starring Ed Skrein, Eleanor Matsuura and Leo Long, which was adapted from his short film of the same name, was released by Netflix just last year, in September 2022, and promptly became one of the streaming platform's most-watched films in over 60 countries - taking Top 10 positions of #2 in the UK, #8 in America and #4 globally.I Used to Be Famous explores the friendship between fallen pop idol Vinnie D and autistic teen Stevie who bond over music, and it has won worldwide praise not only for its storytelling and performances but for its representation of neurodivergence in film. Screen Daily announced Eddie as Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2022 in their filmmaker category, an accolade previously awarded, in 2014, to Phoebe Waller-Bridge and in 2009 to Richard Ayoade. The film's lead, Leo Long, was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, a moment Eddie describes as ‘genuinely one of the greatest moments of my life'.I Used to Be Famous has an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and Digital Spy included it in its annual round-up of ‘The Best Movies of 2022'. Friend of the show and respected film critic James King heaped huge praise on I Used to Be Famous describing it as a ‘film with a big heart'. To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Sign up for my newsletter here >> Newsletter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 11:14


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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 72:54


    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.

    The Emma Guns Show 2.0

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 6:36


    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.

    I owe you an explanation...

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 23:03


    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. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Ask Me Anything | Your questions answered.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 59:04


    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. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Vicky Tsai | Creating Tatcha Beauty

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 51:59


    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. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Meik Wiking | My Hygge Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 66:20


    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. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Soma Sara | Ending Misogyny & Making the World Safer

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 64:16


    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. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Susan Yara | The Ultimate Beauty Success Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 65:04


    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. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Raphael Rowe | Second Chance

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 64:37


    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. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    James Smith | How to Be Confident

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 85:37


    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. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 65:01


    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. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Gabby Logan | The First Half

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 56:53


    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. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Whitney Goodman | What is Toxic Positivity?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 52:11


    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. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Sam McKnight | A Career in Hair

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 54:25


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Bonus Episode: Talking Business with Marcia Kilgore

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 32:09


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 66:31


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    #758 Rangan Chatterjee | Top tips for reducing stress.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 84:21


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Laura Hoggins | Finding the Strength to Carry On

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 75:10


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    #756 The CBD Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 49:13


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    #755 Mandy Saligari | Is food addiction real?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 70:11


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    #754 Can therapy change your life?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 60:55


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    #753 Can you get your dream job?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 69:52


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    #752 Can pleasure be learned?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 125:01


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    #751 Can vulnerability be your strength?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 61:29


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #750 Can you ever escape diet culture?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 81:55


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 18:27


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 66:39


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #747 Bullet Points | Can shame be helpful?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 13:06


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 13:16


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #745 Can you be your own therapist?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 80:54


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 9:54


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 14:41


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #742 Can you escape a life you hate?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 58:50


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bullet Points | Are you living a life you love?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 14:24


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Habit #7 | The Benefits of Waking up early

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 9:21


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Becoming RADICALLY confident with Lisa Bilyeu

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 82:50


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bullet Points | Michelle Visage on Self Doubt and Visualisation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 15:02


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Habit #6 | Fitness Challenge - Press Ups Pt4

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 13:16


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Are your needs being met? Jessica Baum on Anxious Attachment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 74:43


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bullet Points | Estée Lalonde on Finding Yourself

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 16:14


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Habit #6 | Fitness Challenge - Press Ups

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 10:37


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 82:03


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bullet Points | Behind the Brand with Sculpted by Aimee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 29:01


    Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Habit #6 | Fitness Challenge - Full Press Ups

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 10:16


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Sarah Wilson | Replay | Managing Anxiety in an Anxious World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 103:25


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bullet Points | Andy Puddicombe on the benefits of Meditation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 13:46


    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. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 12:45


    In our sixth habit Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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