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A Wellness & Mental Health Podcast based around Stress and Loss by Alice Law, Stress Management & Performance Coach | Interviewing amazing leaders in their fields from top CEOs, Authors, Speakers, Neuroscientists and more, on how they have personally overcome their own stress and losses, with insights on how you can prevent and comeback from yours.

@lawali_life | www.lawali-life.com

Lawali Life Podcast with Alice Law | Comebacks from Stress & Loss Alice Law

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A Wellness & Mental Health Podcast based around Stress and Loss by Alice Law, Stress Management & Performance Coach | Interviewing amazing leaders in their fields from top CEOs, Authors, Speakers, Neuroscientists and more, on how they have personally overcome their own stress and losses, with insights on how you can prevent and comeback from yours.

@lawali_life | www.lawali-life.com

    Episode 40 - Sophie Elwes on the party that left her paralysed from the chest down & how we can always find something to be thankful for

    Episode 40 - Sophie Elwes on the party that left her paralysed from the chest down & how we can always find something to be thankful for

    In this episode Alice is joined by Sophie Elwes. Sophie is a mentor for the spinal injuries charity, backuptrust.org.uk, a para-athlete waterskiing & wake-boarding for Great Britain and host of her podcast - A Life Less Ordinary with Sophie Elwes.


    In 2011, at age 22, Sophie fell 8 meters while at a party and was given a 40% chance of survival. She was left paralysed from the chest down and dependent on a wheelchair.

    Despite this adversity, she went on to spend several years alpine skiing as a member of the British Disabled Ski Team and then decided admirably that wasn't actually what she wanted and it was time to come back to London. 
    Since then she works as a mentor for the Back Up Trust and now waterskis for Great Britain! 


    She is truly such an inspiring human to listen to and learn from. 


    In this episode we talked all about:


    - The accident that left her paralysed & life beforehand


    - Her experience of waking up in hospital afterwards & coming back to life after her accident


    - Feeling isolated and losing friends after


    - How we become wiser with time after trauma


    - The struggles of people's general reactions to a spinal chord injury


    - Being on track for the Paralympics GB ski team and the refreshing realisation that wasn't what she actually wanted


    - How we can educate ourselves on ableism 


    - The growth she experienced from becoming paralysed


    - The true power of being in service to others


    And so much more...


    I hope you enjoy this truly inspiring episode! If you do enjoy this episode then find us below on social media, tag us in your stories! We would love to hear from you


    Find Sophie here on:


    Instagram


    & her Podcast A Life Less Ordinary with Sophie Elwes.


    www.backuptrust.org 


     


    Find me here on:


    Instagram: @lawali_life


    LinkedIn


    www.lawali-life.com

    • 59 min
    Episode 39 - Yalda Alaoui on how she healed the auto-immune disease that nearly took her life & the power of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle

    Episode 39 - Yalda Alaoui on how she healed the auto-immune disease that nearly took her life & the power of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle

    In this episode Alice is joined by Yalda Alaoui. Founder of the platform Eat Burn Sleep.


    Yalda Alaoui is a gut health and inflammation expert, former capital market professional, and a mother of two boys aged 10 and 12.


    Yalda has always been interested in health. However, it is her own health journey and the fact that she was diagnosed with two auto-immune diseases – Ulcerative Colitis in 2017 and Auto-Immune Haemolytic Anaemia- in 2012 – that made her begin to extensively research nutrition and health.


    During her research, Yalda began to understand that the key factor in many non-communicable diseases is chronic inflammation and, as a consequence, also gut health. 


    I loved this episode as I found Yalda's story so inspiring and her research amazing - since recording I have been using the platform myself and have found it is doing wonders for my own health.


    In this episode we talked all about:


    - Yalda's own incredible story from curing herself from the multiple auto-immune diseases that nearly took her life


    - The health journey that led her to understand how she was eating could save her life


    - The true importance of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle


    - What her platform Eat Burn Sleep is all about


    - The importance of understanding the difference and varied strengths of both natural & functional medicine and emergency medicine


    - Why being a perfectionist to ourselves is not worth it


    - Her own NDE (Near death experience) in hospital


    - The power of not being scared of death


    - How the loss of her cousin to a terrorist attack changed how she viewed life


    - The difference between Eastern and Western cultures approaches to grief and death


    and so much more...


    If you would like to try Yalda's Eat Burn Sleep platform and use the discount she has kindly given all of you wonderful listeners of mine - then click the link below and enter the code ALICE20 at checkout for 20% off


    https://eatburnsleep.com/improve-gut-health/


    After many years of trial and error, she has finally managed to keep herself in remission and live a normal life again. Not only that, but Yalda is also healthier than she has ever been. Many medical professionals now consider Yalda to be an authority in this area and often contact her to help solve new medical issues arising which are challenging the medical establishment.


    As a result of this success and her passion for health, Yalda decided to share her knowledge and help more people. In 2018 Eat Burn Sleep was born and by now, thousands of people around the globe have embraced the Eat Burn Sleep anti-inflammatory lifestyle and have managed to significantly improve their health.


     


    If you enjoyed the episode then come find us on social media - share and tag us in your stories, we would love to hear from you!


    Me:


    IG: @lawali_life


    www.lawali-life.com


     


    Yalda:


    IG: @eatburnsleep


    https://eatburnsleep.com/


    Just use the code ALICE20 at checkout for 20% off


     


     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 38 - Jamie Clements on the power behind not 'man'ing up' & the contagious nature of vulnerability

    Episode 38 - Jamie Clements on the power behind not 'man'ing up' & the contagious nature of vulnerability

    In this episode Alice is joined by Jamie Clements.


    Jamie is a breathwork coach and mental health advocate and Founder of The Breath Space and the Man Down Podcast. Jamie's work is centred around emotional awareness and integration through vulnerability, with a specific focus on breathwork & masculinity.


    I loved this conversation as it was really amazing to hear a male perspective on things like the power of vulnerability and why toxic masculinity has come to this point and what we can all do to change that!


    In this episode we talked all about:


    - How the loss of Jamie's friend George to suicide, led him to move towards the work he now does around mental health


    - The generational gap between men's vulnerability


    - The contagious nature of vulnerability for both men & women


    - Why we can't expect others to be honest with us if we are not willing to be honest with ourselves


    - Masculinity & men's mental health


    - The power of our breath to heal our traumas


    - Why so many of us are not using the greatest tool we all have properly (our breath)


    & so much more...


     


    If you do enjoy this episode then find us below on social media, tag us in your stories! We would love to hear from you


    Alice: @lawali_life


    www.lawali-life.com


     


    Jamie Clements: @jamieclements_


    www.thebreathspace.co.uk


     


     

    • 48 min
    Episode 37 - Anita Kaushal on dying of age not disease & the power within loss

    Episode 37 - Anita Kaushal on dying of age not disease & the power within loss

    In this episode Alice is joined by Anita Kaushal - Co-Founder of Mauli Rituals; a British brand of skin, hair and body products, inspired by her Indian, Ayurvedic heritage.


    Anita is someone who is clearly a very wise and old soul. She has an ease and wisdom about her that brings an amazing perspective on the topic of loss and more. From her own tragic loss of her daughter Milli to cancer and how that became the catalyst for her amazing Ayurvedic brand Mauli Rituals.


    In this episode we talked all about:


    - The ancient power and science of Ayurveda and how it can change our life and health


    - What the loss of her daughter Milli taught her and how it was a catalyst for her incredible brand (Mauli Rituals)


    - Why her 87 year old Father in Law is the reason Ayurveda called to her


    - Why we are supposed to die of age not of disease


    - The powerful realisations that loss can bring


    - Why life is so much bigger than only what we can see here


    - The importance of honouring the sacredness of the individual 


    - Why imagining what was never meant to be is so damaging to us


    And so much more...


    Born and raised in West London, Anita grew up surrounded by the intricate fabrics and artefacts her father imported from Rajasthan.


    She began her career as Assistant to the UK Director of Rochas Perfumes, before moving into sales. After seven years climbing the corporate ladder, Anita left to follow her passion and founded a multi-channel retail of lifestyle products that married local artisans and internationally acclaimed designers. Her mix of old, new, ancient and modern also applied to her writing and art-directing style, as in motherhood, she went on to conceive best selling books for Thames & Hudson and then launch her Creative Consultancy. A life-changing incident in 2012 gave Anita the impetus to launch a fund-raising initiative and take her career full-circle and return to beauty with the launch of Mauli Rituals. The common thread in all her projects has been to share products and ideas that enrich the everyday by giving equal value to the physical, emotional and spiritual. 


    A trip to India opened her eyes to the incredible wellbeing and beauty wisdom of Ayurveda and given her consultancy projects revolved around beauty and wellbeing, everything just clicked and she knew the way forward. Mauli is a means to celebrate her heritage, grow a business she feels passionate about and at the same time, steadily work towards her target of raising £1m for charities that support women and children. Mauli launched in late 2014 and is available through some of the world’s premier retailers including Net-A-Porter, SpaceNK, The Bulgari Spa and Nobu.


    If you enjoyed this episode then please let us know on social media and share and tag us in your stories.


    Find me:


    Alice - IG @lawali_life


    www.lawali-life.com


     


    Find Anita:


    Mauli Rituals - IIG @maulirituals


    www.maulirituals.com


     


     

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 36 - Bari Stricoff & Sophie Bertrand on intuitive eating and looking at what we can add rather than only taking away

    Episode 36 - Bari Stricoff & Sophie Bertrand on intuitive eating and looking at what we can add rather than only taking away

    In this episode Alice is joined by the Forking Wellness duo, Bari Stricoff & Sophie Bertrand.


    Bari and Sophie are registered Dietitian and Nutritionist. They are the co-authors of their best-selling booking Forking Wellness and Co-hosts of The Forking Wellness Podcast.


    Their ethos around food and nutrition is looking at what our body really needs, rather than trying to limit what we put into it and then finding we quickly digress back into only bad habits. Or as Bari would call herself an 'anti diet dietitian'.


    They focus largely on the power of intuitive eating, which is really understand what our body needs intuitively when it comes to food. 


    They were the first nutritionists I have had on the podcast and I found it a really eye-opening and interesting conversation.


    In this episode we talked all about:


    - Intuitive eating and what that really means 


    - The power behind not restricting ourselves from the foods we love


    - Putting longer term habits in place rather than focusing on the number on the scales


    - What things we can add, not just take away


    - How changing our mentality around our food is what creates the change


    - Why we all struggle with food in some way


    - Why health is much more than food


    And so much more...


    If you did enjoy this episode then please find us on social media, tag us in your stories and let us know, we would love to hear from you...


    Alice - IG @lawali_life


    www.lawali-life.com


     


    Find them:


    Sophie Bertrand


    www.sophieshealthykitchen.com


    IG @sophieshealthykitchen


    Bari Stricoff


    www.barithedietitian.com


    https://www.instagram.com/barithedietitian/?hl=en


     


     

    • 44 min
    Episode 35 - Silja Litvin on healing our wounds so we don't hurt our children & why gaming is good for our mental health

    Episode 35 - Silja Litvin on healing our wounds so we don't hurt our children & why gaming is good for our mental health

    In this episode Alice is joined by Silja Litvin. Silja is the psychologist, founder, and CEO of PsycApps, developer of the multi-award-winning eQuoo – the Emotional Fitness Game.


    Her Techstars portfolio company uses gamification and psychology to help people help themselves.


    I loved this conversation as it was amazing to talk about some topics not yet covered on the podcast such as post-partum anxiety and the growing pressures on women today.


    In this episode we talked all about:


    -  Silja's own journey from model to psychologist & techpreneur


    -  Her own struggle with post-partum anxiety 


    - The importance healing our own wounds so we don't pass them onto our children


    - Why and how A.I & gaming apps can help our mental health & even depression


    -  The power of service and gratitude


    -  Why no matter what qualification we may have - we all struggle in our own ways and need to ask for help sometimes


    - The raising pressures on women today 


     


    And so much more...


    Her specialty is in clinical psychology (depression and anxiety) as well as systemic psychology, the science of relationships. 


    Silja has multiple articles published in peer-reviewed journals and two evidence-based mobile mental health applications making her one of the UK’s leaders in mobile mental health. Due to her rather unusual career of modeling for 17 years, Silja has a unique approach to both the commercial and academic aspect of her products as well as years of self-dependent working experience


    Her emotional fitness game eQuoo worldwide. It is the only game on the NHS Apps Library 


     


    Find us on social media and let us know if you enjoyed the episode - we would love to hear from you:


    IG: @lawali_life


    Alice Law Linked In


    www.lawali-life.com


     


    Silja Litvin:


    www.siljalitvin.com


    IG: @siljalitvin


    @equoogame


    https://www.equoogame.com/


     


     


     

    • 47 min

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