Trying to keep the animal as happy as possible. A belated attempt by Richard Holt to live a good, healthy life. He talks to people who understand these things far better than he does.
A different kind of life coach: change how you talk to yourself with Lisa Quinn
Our last guest said you don't need any training to become a life coach. This week, a very different approach. Executive coach Lisa Quinn has many qualifications and gives some very useful techniques for getting control of your temper and not allowing negative thinking to hold you back. Now who couldn't use a little bit of that?
Find out more at Lisa Quinn Coaching.
The 10 out of 10 life: Britain’s highest-paid life coach Michael Serwa explains his ’no bull****’ system
Who needs a life coach? A lot of people, according to the endless numbers offering their services. In a competitive market, Michael Serwa stands head and shoulders above the others. He started small, and built up to the point where he charges eye-watering sums to a list of very well-heeled clients. His approach may not for everyone, but he is definitely on to something.
His book, From Good to Amazing: No-B******t Tips for The Life You Always Wanted, is available from all good sellers.
The Brand New Heavies: finding their sound and staying sane
Pioneers of the acid jazz movement, Andrew Levy and Simon Bartholomew of The Brand New Heavies talk about finding their groove, breaking America, and going on tour in their fifties.
Intro track: For The Dancers from The Brand New Heavies Presents The Elephant In The Room.
Band sponsored by Truth Naturals CBD.
Ketamine to treat depression - calling it 'horse tranquilizer' doesn't help
What do you know about ketamine? That it's a party drug, and an anaesthetic for horses? Both are true, but this is not helping it get taken seriously for other potential uses. Ketamine has huge potential as a treatment for depression, according to Dr Tiago Marques, a psychiatrist and senior clinical fellow at Imperial College London.
He talks about rising mental health problems over the lockdowns, how ketamine and other drugs could help, and the important steps to take before starting any treatment for depression.
Tiago is also CEO of Pasithea Therapeutics, a biotech company focused on mental health.
Medical cannabis deadlock turns parents to crime
Hannah Deacon's son Alfie Dingley was the first person to receive an NHS prescription for medical cannabis. Sadly other children with severe epilepsy have not been so lucky. Hannah has written to Boris Johnson urging him to "stop the suffering of children" whose desperate families are left either raising money for expensive private prescriptions, or having to buy cannabis on the black market. Hear her inspiring story of how cannabis saved her son's life. To urge your local MP to take action, please go to the Change.org campaign with 650,000 signatures and counting.
Mark Ormrod: don't listen to that little voice in your head
If you think open-water swimming is difficult, imagine doing it with just one arm. Mark Ormrod MBE is a former Royal Marine who lost both legs and his right arm in an explosion in Afghanistan. He talks about going from being a strong swimmer, to someone who nearly drowned in an indoor swimming pool. But with the same determination that saw him refuse to spend his life in a wheelchair, Mark's swim, together with a 5k run on prosthetics, has raised almost half a million pounds for REORG, a charity that helps military personnel and first responders keep on top of their physical and mental health.
Mark is an ambassador for Truth Naturals CBD.