51 minutes | Jun 1, 2023
37. Rediscovering Your Signature Style and Dressing with Confidence, with Alexia Karides of The Ysso
In this episode I am interviewing my good friend Alexia Karides, founder of The Ysso; a Greek jewellery brand specialising in handcrafted statement jewellery and accessories. Alexia and I met through work in 2020, and since then, we have worked together to design my bespoke jewellery for my wedding in September of 2022. This summer, we are launching an incredibly exciting collaboration together; the Danielle Copperman x The Ysso collection. We share our vision for the collection, and why such unique and consciously curated pieces are so special to me. I am so excited to bring this collaboration to life as it is one so close to my heart. In this episode we talk about sustainable business process and practices, the importance of mindful and conscious consumerism in the fashion industry, and get deep into the topic of personal style and dressing with confidence. We cover our own personal experiences of losing our own sense of style as we both head into very different careers, and how we managed to rediscover our own personal and unique style having lost it for so long. We talk about vintage pieces and statement pieces and how to build looks around special items in a way that allows us to freely and creatively explore our own authentic sense of style, and we discuss our mutual missions for inspiring others to discover smaller and more meaningful brands in the ever evolving fashion industry. I hope you love this episode, and further more, our collaboration collection. You can find the full collection on www.theysso.com and discover the pieces also on Instagram @dcopperman @the.ysso.
87 minutes | Mar 24, 2023
36. A Personalised Approach to Wellbeing, and How to Deepen Self-Understanding to Find What Really Works For You
It's here! My first episode in a really long time, and one on my most demanded topics; food, fitness and feeling good in your body. In this episode, I unpick all of the routines, rituals and methodologies I have gathered and resonated with personally throughout my journey working in wellness for over 10 years. I emphasise the importance of self-understanding, and of learning to cherry pick information and recommendations from the media and others, to create a unique formula for your unique self, that really works, feels good, and fits into your life and personality effortlessly, manageably, enjoyably and sustainably. I discuss cutting out the noise - of which there is a lot on these topics - and honing in on the things that really light you up, make you feel good and thrive, and just resonate in a way that feels right. It is all about developing a personlised formula - trying on several things for size and selecting only what fits - and using this to go smoothly through life feeling armed, empowered and aware. I discuss how quick fixes and magic pills just aren't realistic, and how instead a slightly more time consuming route is ultimately going to save you so much time and energy. It is about developing a deep sense of self-understanding in order to then be able to make educated decisions, and to know what things work for you and what to leave for others. I emphasise how we are all so different, in so many ways, and how certain things will work for someone, whilst others won't respond to them in the same ways at all. I touch slightly on specifics of foods and ingredients, and whilst I discuss approaching health foods lightly, and explain how 'less healthy' foods make more regular appearances in my meals these days, I am not saying this will 'work' for everyone, or is the healthiest approach to take. I am simply debunking the bad rep that these foods often get, and sharing my own experiences with these foods, removing negative beliefs about them. I emphasise how wellbeing and having a balances approach to food comes from mindset and beliefs - conditioning around food that has developed over the years - and the importance of focusing more on simpler ingredients; making educated decisions on foods that do good, but also make you feel good emotionally and energetically, too. I discuss my own journey into the world of wellness, the methods and teachings I have resonated with most, my current routine and rituals, and what my meals and workouts look like day to day. I then unpick a few of my most frequently asked questions, too. This is not a "how-to" episode, filled with life-changing tips and tricks I promise will work for everyone. Instead, it is a combination of things that have helped me deepen my self understanding and soften my approach to and relationship with food, fitness, my body and my mind; that I think will help you to do the same, in order to begin looking inwards for the answers, instead of following trends, diets, the latest hot topics, or anyone else's "what I eat in a day" or exact fitness programs. It's all about you! I hope you enjoy this episode; it's a long one!
66 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
#35; Jaime Hepburn on Moving with Meaning and Finding Your Flow, Both On and Off the Mat
In this weeks episode, I am so excited to finally share an interview I recorded last year with friend and yoga teacher, Jaime Hepburn. As with anything, I don't believe in forcing things that aren't coming naturally, and so the podcast took a backseat as I focused on more urgent work and, well, planning our wedding. But I am so looking forward to now sharing several interviews I recorded last year; which contain topics and insights that are always relevant. Nothing here goes out of style and all I can say now is that I hope it was worth the wait! Jaime Hepburn is a yoga teacher and founder of The Yoga Library online portal, and newly-opened Basic Space yoga studio in London. In this episode, we unpick so much about movement, but not just when it comes to yoga and exercise, also movement through life and also within yourself. We discuss movement more as a synonym for growth and look at how being 'in movement' is something we should adopt in all areas of our lives; avoiding things that make us feel stuck or stagnant, or at least acknowledging them and letting them redirect us or guide us further. We talk about Jaime's own journey with yoga, how she first became drawn to it and what it was about the practice that initially resonated with her. We talk about finding your true self, not only through yoga and spirituality, but also as a constant evolutionary practice that is an unavoidable side effect of a modern life with its many distractions. I hope you enjoy this episode and if you do, please share with others you think might benefit from it, too.
71 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
#34 - Estee Lalonde, Mirrorwater; on How to Truly Know Yourself and Navigating Self-development in the Modern World
In this episode I'm interviewing the wonderful Estee Lalonde; influencer and founder of Mirrorwater. Estee is one of those insanely grounded people. Speaking to her is like chatting with a best friend, and even if you don't know her personally, you'll feel it just from listening to this episode. She is so real and that is definitely why I first gravitated towards her back a few years ago, at an event in London. Estee has been blogging and creating content on social media for upwards of 10 years, and so I was really interested to delve deep into her journey and experience with this kind of career. Having recently launched her new platform, Mirrorwater, where she's developing content and resources dedicated to self-development and reducing anxiety, I was especially interested in unpicking what it's like going through big changes, career changes and / or personal changes, all in front of an audience. I think, influencer or not, all of us can relate to feeling the need to define and constantly refine ourselves and to fit into boxes, and we have naturally evolved to overthink how we will be perceived or judged in everything we do, by anyone and everyone. In this episode Estee talks about turning inwards whilst having a somewhat outward-facing career. We talk about how to truly get to know yourself, the Importance of self-reflection, as well as how to re-discover the real you, too, if you've been living by shoulds, woulds or under someone else's suggestions and expectations. We talk about self-reflection, self-development and learning how to lead with how things feel; instead of how things look or sound in theory. We talk about choosing a path to design your own life, based on how you feel happiest and at most ease; rather than following paved paths or comparing ourselves to others and wandering aimlessly in the footsteps of others. We also touch on relationships and how to navigate uncomfortable or obvious changes in long-standing relationships. We talk about developing deeper connections, with ourselves but, just as importantly, with others, too. We also talk about slowing down, and the rituals that help Estee, from laughing when things go wrong, to taking long baths and developing beauty regimes for a sense of calm and time to be truly present. We touch on how none of us every really feel fully grounded in the modern world, and also how important it is to embrace just being a bit messy sometimes. There is so much pressure (often pressure we put on ourselves) to reach perfectionism, attain more things or achieve more, but it's important to remember no matter how together someone looks, that we're all going through the same constant changes, uncomfortable or difficult times, mood swings, self doubt, worry, and so on. We talk about the importance of being proud of ourselves from time to time, just like we are be of others around us, and learning how to hype ourselves up a bit, in order to gain momentum and a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment.
68 minutes | Mar 29, 2022
#31 - Sam Kankanamge, Sen Wellness // Holistic Healing, Emotional Health and Self-realisation
In this episode, I'm speaking with Sam Kankanamge, founder of Sen Wellness in London. Sen Wellness is a Harley Street clinic offering alternative therapies for physical and emotional healing. Different to many Western forms of medicine, the clinic specialises in alternative methodologies including osteopathy, acupuncture and acupressure. They treat a range of physical, emotional and energetic ailments and imbalances, and also teach rituals and courses to educate and empower clients to actively influence their healing journey, realising their own innate healing abilities. Sam grew up in Sri Lanka and so his Eastern influences are really interesting. He shares simplistic ideas for reducing stress and anxiety, as well as the power of natural resources for healing and rebalancing the body and mind. In this episode we delve deep into the techniques Sam uses at his clinic in London as well as his retreat sanctuary back in Sri Lanka. We explore the foundations of osteopathy, acupressure and acupuncture, as well as ayurvedic teachings and general holistic approaches to modern life. We also explore the healing potential within us, and the importance of not falling victim to the dependent culture that is becoming more and more prevalent. We talk about treating a person as a unique individual, and as a whole - with many things taken into consideration - as well as the inevitability of personal change. We look at how we can acknowledge and manage certain changes, both negative and positive, as well as how to support ourselves in times of imbalance or emotional difficulty. We explore the importance of developing positive habits in order to feel confident, empowered and equipped for modern life and our ever-changing moods, emotions and physical conditions.
71 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
#33 - Jasmine Hemsley // The Power of Truly Knowing Yourself and Other Rituals
Welcome back to The Process Podcast. In this episode, I am speaking with my good friend Jasmine Hemlsey; best known as one half of the Hemsley & Hemsley cookbook duo and for bringing Ayurveda to the masses, in the modern world. Jasmine and I met about 10 years ago as we were both beginning to set up business in the food and wellness industries. I was always inspired by Jasmine's outlook and the things she was speaking about always resonated with me more than traditional diet books and general food content. She really opened my eyes to looking backwards at nutrition through the ages, and trusting in long-lasting, ancient traditions. In this episode we have a long overdue catch up about many things; from life during covid and motherhood, to more specific life learnings and things like the daily rituals to conquer all. We discuss navigating the modern world in a way that's more authentic and true to our unique, individual selves, and we discuss more spiritual things like manifestation and visualisation and the role they play in our everyday lives, too. We talk about Ayurveda, of course, and explore the 3 doshas in-depth, as well as the keys to finding balance for our unique make up and blueprint. We also look into daily rituals - from diet and food, to beauty and relaxation - and how we can really be armed with nurturing tools at times of imbalance, stress-overload and / or rock bottom.
29 minutes | Jan 3, 2022
#32 - A Workshop // Start the New Year with Clarity & Confidence
Welcome back to The Process Podcast. This is the first episode of the New Year, and of the second season of The Process Podcast, and we're starting off with an exclusive self-inquiry workshop, on how to cultivate compassion, build confidence and gain clarity. In this episode, I'm sharing a 20-minute self-inquiry workshop filled with the rituals and journal prompts that I use myself. This time of year is perfect to take some time to reflect on the year as it draws to an end, and mentally prepare for the new one approaching. Taking time to reflect helps to evaluate areas of ourselves and of our lives, and helps to identify things we enjoyed or that went well, as well as those that we didn't, and that may need letting go. This episode is broken down into 3 main parts; Reflection, Intention and Practice. Reflection contains 6 journal prompts to explore and process the past year. Intention contains 4 journal prompts to establish goals and desires for the year ahead; both short term, long term and general. And Practice contains a selection of insights on how to cultivate a mindset and approach to life that will help you to feel better, and provide fertile ground for your goals and dreams to materialise. We discuss how list making can be practical but mustn't be something that's taken too seriously or held on to too tightly. It is instead about planting seeds and sub-consciously getting the cogs of your life in motion, with intention and authenticity driving them behind the scenes. Like a seed, you don't sit and watch it everyday until it finally starts growing, and it's the same with your intentions. Journaling like this is more about sending signals to the brain, your subconscious and the wider universe and energies beyond you, to clarify what it is you want, and what feels most right for you. Then, the beauty of this process is you can let go, detach, and simply take whichever steps or opportunities arise that align with these things. After each question or prompt, it is advised to pause the podcast to give yourself ample time to think thoroughly and answer.
47 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
#30 - Ning Li, Typology Paris // Why Everything is Better Simplified, and Authentic Entrepreneurship
In this guest episode, I sit down with Ning Li, digital entrepreneur and founder of one of my favourite natural skincare brands, Typology Paris. Ning talks us through his entrepreneurial journey, starting up several brands from scratch and how the process has been different with a slightly more meaningful and sustainable one. We talk about the importance of having a passion for something you set out to start, in personal life and career, and how if you really enjoy and are engaged in something, you will struggle to fail. We talk about his approach to skincare, and his mission with Typology to simplify it more than ever. We discuss the build up confusion, the empty promises and the vagueness and lack of transparency in many mainstream brands these days, and how stripping it back to less ingredients, more authentic 'promises' and more natural foundations is key for the success not only of a business but of the functionality of products themselves. We talk about how using simpler products is more empowering for the consumer, and how natural ingredients (provided freely by plants and botanicals) provide much more for the skin but also don't draw on the Earth's resources in such a detrimental way, either. We talk about what ingredients we should be avoiding, and how using natural components instead of trusting in chemical conglomerates is better for ourselves, as well as the planet. We also talk about Ning's approach to life too, and successful entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs and CEOs are often painted as stressful, burnt-out individuals, but Ning shares his rituals for simplifying life in general, as well as simple rituals he does daily in order to manage the load a little more efficiently, and more enjoyably. SHOW NOTES: Typology: www.typology.com Typology Serums: https://rstyle.me/+rctFZmPEXj70qq0sNqjXrg Typology Tinted: https://rstyle.me/+X6J33o_d4hTyvr77bhJjfQ Typology Periodic Serums: https://rstyle.me/+WX2isSudO4ZX1PHO40Y9ZQ Originals book, by W H Allen: https://amzn.to/3j3yKz1
71 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
#29 Mindful Movement, Practicing Awareness and Prioritising Joy with Max and Tom of District Vision
In this guest episode I'm joined with Max Vallot and Tom Daly, co-founders of District Vision. District Vision is an activewear brand specialising in responsibly-made apparel and accessories, and hosting community events and retreats to help athletes (and aspiring ones) to develop a more mindful approach to movement and activity. Alongside these events, they offer mindfulness tools (in the form of online and in-person classes) that can help not only deepen ones daily movement practices and bring a new dimension to ones experiences, but also to enhance them. Max and Tom have a really refreshing approach to moving and working out, and their mission is to offer inspiration, tools and functional apparel to help people to get more out of their movement. For them, it's not about inflicting constant pressure on yourself to reach goals or beat records, unless that's what brings you joy. Instead, they want to encourage a more sustainable approach and thinking towards moving the body, and one that just so happens to benefit the mind too. In this episode we talk about how the missing piece in most people's routines is joy, and how working out or being active is something we often do for a reason, and not necessarily the right one. We want the most challenging workouts in order to feel we've achieved something, and we want accountability and quantifiable evidence that we're doing well and always getting better. Of course, that's part of it, but it's not the only part. We talk about the importance of being more present and having treated awareness, and how this can supplement and support us in progressing, both in fitness and in day-to-day life. We talk about prioritising joy, and not adding to our stresses by making something like exercising as demanding and draining as another job. We talk a bit about start up life, and the journey of paving a new and slightly different path built on foundations of passion and meaning. We talk about the beauty in sometimes just letting things unfold naturally, and not always limiting our potential with goals and grand plans. We talk about mindfulness and mediation, and how different this can look from one person to the next. We talk about the importance of stillness and also not creating rigid routines but learning more to go with the flow of life's inevitable ebbs and flows. We talk about some of their favourite alternative therapies and methodologies, and we also talk about the importance of integrating the things we learn, fully, rather than doing them as part of a checklist and not really absorbing them into part of our life or part of our journey. SHOW NOTES: www.districtvision.com www.ramdass.org www.fantasticfungi.com The Ten Keys to Reality book: https://amzn.to/36vha1d
82 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
#28 - Navigating Natural Beauty with Kerry Moore of Amly Botanicals
This week I am joined by Kerry Moore, co-founder of one of my favourite natural skincare brands, Amly Botanicals. In this episode we discuss the start up journey and what exactly Kerry and her business partner are doing so differently, and so well. We discuss common side affects of mainstream, commercial skincare, and look at ingredients we absolutely should be avoiding, as well as those we should start learning more about. We discuss beauty on a holistic level, exploring how healthy, balanced skin is determined by so much more than just the products you use topically. It is also dictated by the way we eat, sleep, breathe, bathe and feel mentally and emotionally, too. We demystify common myths and trends in the mainstream beauty market, as well as why we need to recondition ourselves to stop searching for a "miracle cream" to fix all of our problems, and instead take responsibility to develop a long term, preventative and healing routine with more natural products we've taken time to educate ourselves about. We also talk about the ritual of beauty, and taking time over daily practices, as well as the power of involving all the senses - which you'll experience more than ever, the more you incorporate natural products and pure ingredients into your regime. DISCOUNT CODE: Use code Listen20 for 20% off all Amly products at www.amlybotanicals.com.
62 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
#27 - Everything You Need to Know About Breathwork with James Dowler
In this episode, I'm speaking with James Dowler, breath work expert and founder of Breathe with James. James first discovered breath work as an alternative and complimentary therapy after gaining interest in meditation at the suggestion of his doctor. Struggling with chronic fatigue and minor physical injuries and ailments, James began discovering that physical issues were not just physical, and that, in fact, more often than not, it's mental unrest and imbalances that cause physical discomfort. He began to discover more about the mind-body connection and how crucial managing our mental and emotional health is in keeping us fit and well, physically. In this episode we talk about James's personal journey and how breath work has helped him, and we delve deep into the scientific stuff, looking at how breath work works, how oxygen intake is crucial for our mental, physical and cellular health, and how practising breath work can reduce and soothe many side effects of modern life. We talk about how to notice when we're perhaps not breathing as we should be, and why, and we discuss simple solutions to many everyday issues and annoyances that can be harnessed and managed by none other than our own breath. We also talk about intuition, how to notice tests in life that keep us in our comfort zone, and how to move past them into an even better unknown. And we discuss briefly, nature and light therapy as other free and natural forms of healing that we often disregard. We talk about how the simplest yet most powerful rituals and tools are often overlooked, and how and why we overcomplicate things, especially when it comes to our wellbeing. And, thankfully, we discuss several other tools and methods that we can use easily, and everyday, to bring more balance to our lives and to reduce anxiety, stress and fatigue, and enhance our experiences here, altogether. SHOW NOTES: theprocess.life/podcast
69 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
#26 - The Power of Nature and Why Our Minds Need the Wild, with Lucy Jones, Author of Losing Eden
I'm so excited to share this episode with you as it's on a topic I feel constantly fascinated by and keen to learn more about. Lucy Jones is the author of Losing Eden; Why Our Minds Need the Wild - one of my new favourite books. In the book, Lucy explores how disconnected we have become with nature and how our modern lifestyles have lead to less and less of us experiencing regular contact with the natural world in some way. She shares studies and stories about what we're missing out on, and just how exactly nature could be the answer to a lot of side effects to our modern lifestyles. She explores correlations between nature and our mental health and depression, as well as the physical impacts we might experience due to lack of nature in our day to day lives. In this episode we also talk about how the lack of nature in our modern lives also sadly means more of nature is destroyed in order to accommodate our lifestyles. But you'll be pleased to know we also discuss solutions, and explore ways in which we can easily reintroduce nature into big cities and ensure we come into contact with it on a regular basis, almost effortlessly. We talk about how we can begin to redesign cities in order to co-exist with nature and incorporate it into our habitats, instead of destroying in to construct in places it usually thrives. We also talk about how we can enjoy the benefits of nature now, even living in cities or confined spaces, looking at urban gardens, household plants, nature sounds, art, scents and more. SHOW NOTES: www.theprocess.life/podcast
67 minutes | May 25, 2021
#25 Imposter Syndrome and the Benefits of Simplifying Life with Megan Williams
In this episode I’m speaking with my good friend Megan Williams; model and founder of Hunu. Megan and I met over a decade ago when we were both beginning our modeling careers in London. More recently Megan has been living in New York and it's there that she began to learn first hand about the affects of our modern lifestyles on the environment. This ultimately led her to launch a start-up, HUNU, with her partner, Vince. In this episode we talk about Megan's earlier career and what inspired her to use her platform for good. We talk about her transition into entrepreneurship, complete with imposter syndrome and low self-esteem, and how it ultimately helped her to overcome perfectionism and the need to always succeed; or seem to be doing so. We talk about expectations and how being more vulnerable makes space for more learning and growth, and we talk about the importance of always being prepared to learn and able to improvise on the go. We talk about HUNU and their mission to encourage people to live more sustainably whilst still leading modern lives, and their commitment to equip people with useful, everyday items to reduce single-use waste. We also talk about Megan's personal life with her partner who recently finished building a property in rural upstate New York. The property is self-sustaining and made from natural materials, free from wifi or any signal at all, and complete with compost toilets. We talk about how she has adjusted to a simplified way of living, and how going off grid on a regular basis has been key for her to find balance, remain present, and live more consciously amidst the fast paced lifestyle that comes with the job. We talk about how to stay connected whilst disconnecting, and how to find a sustainable balance between the two. SHOW NOTES: www.theprocess.com/podcast
16 minutes | May 18, 2021
#24 Guided Episode - Morning Journaling Session
In this episode I'm sharing a journaling ritual for the morning time, as it’s something that’s been highly requested, especially over the last year or so. I talk about journaling a lot as its such a big part of my life. It's a practice I find really helps lift my mood, encourage positivity and bring a general sense of clarity, too. It also brings a sense of abundance all around, and keeping a gratitude journal, in particular, has really helped on an energetic and subconscious level, for me. I’ve heard so many people say they struggle to know where to start when it comes to journaling, and so I wanted to provide a really short and simple episode with a few journal prompts as a starting point. In this episode, I guide you through a few key questions you can use to direct your personal journaling practice. The questions are simple but powerful, and the main intention is for them to encourage self-inquiry and to give you a chance to check in with yourself. This practice is 10 minutes long, and designed for the morning time, to bring positivity and clarity, and to declutter the mind and reduce morning anxiety. Share it with anyone you think benefit from it.
76 minutes | May 11, 2021
#23 Body Positivity, Self Acceptance and How to Simplify Your Relationships with Jada Sezer
Welcome back to The Process podcast. This week, I welcome a good friend of mine, Jada Sezer. Jada is a plus size model but began her working life studying and working in child psychotherapy. From there, she got into modelling and has been at the top of her game for many years, campaigning for more diversity in the fashion industry, amongst other things. She has since developed a respectful voice in empowering others to love and accept themselves; both physically and mentally. She shares advice and works hard to encourage others to develop more positivity around their appearances, as well as self acceptance, self-love and compassion. In this episode we take a look at what it takes to develop a healthier relationship with ourselves, and why it's the most important relationship and the one we should be understanding and nurturing the most. We talk about Jada's personal experiences as well as advice and suggestions for cultivating body positivity and, as a result, more confidence. We also talk about rediscovering your true self and staying true to your authenticity, as well as how to navigate or initiate career change, and move forward with a reduced sense of fear around failure. We talk about how to detach from the outcome of things, more, and how to live more freely, without always having to have everything always planned or figured out, and a clear view of the future. Finally, we talk about relationships, and what she's learnt over the years about communication and the importance of being both vulnerable in yourself, and compassionate and understanding of others. I love this episode so much, and hope you'll enjoy it and take something from it, too. SHOW NOTES: www.theprocess.com/life
70 minutes | May 4, 2021
#22 Panel Episode - Human and Social Sustainability and How Climate Change Effects Us All Differently
Welcome to this exclusive episode, I couldn't be more proud, inspired and excited to share this with you. This Earth Day - 22nd June 2021 - I had the pleasure of teaming up with Model Mafia, Global Fashion Exchange and Selina Hotels to host a live panel event with such an incredible group of people. Delving Deep; The Intersections of Sustainability was our theme for the event, and the intention was to explore the overlooked aspects of climate change, such as how it affects all of us differently, segregation, ignorance towards smaller and more threatened and affected communities, how our actions in Western communities and large cities may not directly affect our livelihood but are destroying those of others', and much more. We discuss the importance of talking, listening and asking questions, and of storytelling in order to shed light on many overlooked threats of climate change. Our panelists include Gelila Bekele, model and filmmaker; Jena Goldsack, model, marine conservationist in training; Veronica Pome'e, model, entrepreneur and activist; and Patrick Duffy, founder of Global Fashion Exchange. Each one brings a unique approach to the areas of sustainability that are most demanding and destructive right now, and together we discuss simple solutions, what needs to be done on a larger scale, and how we can move with more compassion and community at the heart of how we exist. SHOW NOTES: theprocess.life/podcast
9 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
#21 Guided Episode - Morning Check-In to Ground and Centre, with Sushma Sagar
In this guided episode, last weeks guest Sushma Sagar shares with us a short, 7 minute ritual to practice in the morning time. In our interview, we discussed the importance of the morning time and how sacred it is, as well as how best to use the time before letting the outside world in. This ritual is intended to leave you feeling grounded with a sense of clarity, physically and mentally. It aims to help pause busy thoughts, or at least make them less distracting, whilst allowing you to ease into the day slowly, with a deeper mind-body connection, clearer mind and greater sense of intuition. It is an opportunity to check in with ourselves, something we rarely make time to do. Try this and see how it influences your mood, mindset, and perhaps the outcome of the rest of your day, too.
93 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
#20 - An Introduction to Chakras, Energy and Healing Heartbreak with Sushma Sagar of The Calmery
In this episode I'm really excited to introduce you to a good friend of mine, Sushma Sagar. Sushma and I met a few years ago en route to teach on an isolated "wellness" island in Croatia and immediately connected. Sushma has worked in energetics and body work for many years, and is an energy healer, a reiki practitioner, meditation teacher and qualified shaman. She is also a newly published author and the founder of The Calmery - a modern energy healing clinic on Harley Street in London, where her treatments draw from several techniques to clear blocks in the body’s energy flow. In this episode, we delve deep into energetics and discuss what energy is, how it moves through everything we do, how we can begin to notice it and tune into our own - day to day- , as well as how to let it ultimately guide our interactions, reactions and experiences throughout our lives. We talk about the chakras - the seven main energy channels of the body - and what they represent at each stage of our life. We explore energetic imbalances and blockages, such as blocked chakras which manifest as physical or emotional pain or discomfort, and we look at what rituals and remedies can balance each one. We also talk about acceptance, self worth, big blessings in disguises and one of the main themes of her work as an energy healer: heartbreak. We talk about the importance of the self in relationships, and being a capable individual to avoid depending on or "needing" others. We talk about having an accepting and compassionate mindset, and we talk about how to heal heartbreak and her process of changing the energy of heartbreak; turning sadness, despair and rejection into acceptance and compassion, and reaching a more empowered place in order to avoid future patterns or more of the same experiences / acquaintances. SHOW NOTES: theprocess.life/podcast
16 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
#19 - Seasonal Episode - Spring Energy
Welcome to another seasonal episode. Spring is finally here and in this episode is dedicated to the energy of this season; how we might be feeling, what rituals and routines we can adopt to feel and function our best, what's in season, what to eat and other tips and musings. I talk about what this particular season represents and symbolises, looking specifically at managing energy levels, setting intentions, awakening creativity and embracing authenticity and being a work in progress. At the end of the episode - just as in the winter episode (ep. 10) - I share a few of my favourite quotes related to Spring, as well as, this time, ten of my favourite songs to add to your Spring / Summer playlists, that I think encapsulate the vibe and energy of Springtime. To me, being in tune with the cycles of nature and the seasons is such an important and fascinating part of well being. As seasons change, so do we, and I love how each seasonal shift reveals and emphasises just how connected we are to the world outside of us. We are affected differently by things at certain times of the year, and certain phases of the month, even. Things like the weather, climate, collective energy and more can affect how we feel; regardless of whether we're eating the right things or working out consistently. And these things often affect us deeply on a mental, emotional and energetic level; both consciously or subconsciously. So, these episodes are designed to help you to understand nature and the cycles of the planet more deeply in order to understand yourself better, too. SHOW NOTES: theprocess.life/podcast
70 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
#18 - Bonnie Wright - How to Live More Abundantly and Joyfully, Whilst Also Living More Sustainably
In this guest episode I sit down for a well overdue catch up with my good friend Bonnie Wright. Bonnie and I met many years ago in London and bonded initially over a mutual love of good food and wellbeing, amongst other things. Our journeys have both of course developed since then and evolved in many ways, and Bonnie has been a constant source of inspiration to me over the years in many areas of my life. In this episode, we talk about so many things. We explore Bonnie's journey within the sustainability space and her work contributing to the climate crisis, joining forces such as Greenpeace and Oxfam to initiate great change in the world. We talk about how she first became aware of the issues we increasingly face, as well as the pillars of a simpler, slower lifestyle that she feels we should prioritise in order to become more conscious about our impact on the planet. We also talk about how living sustainably is actually not about living with less, or sacrificing too much, but can be about living with more; just more of the right things. We look at living sustainably whilst still living abundantly, in new and often more joyful ways. We also delve deep into finding balance mentally and physically, how to work from home in a less high-pressure way, the importance of self worth, and how asking for what you want in life is the key to actually, ultimately, getting anywhere. We talk about how to keep going when times are tough or you feel stuck, we talk about knowing when to let go of something that isn't coming easily and we talk about how to have a more open mindset at times, in order to be guided in an even more suitable direction than you perhaps imagined for yourself. SHOW NOTES: www.theprocess.life/podcast