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Fearne Cotton talks to incredible people about life, love, loss, and everything in-between as she reveals what happiness means to them.
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Happy Place Fearne Cotton

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 158 Ratings

Fearne Cotton talks to incredible people about life, love, loss, and everything in-between as she reveals what happiness means to them.
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    Ella Mills: Victim mentality, apathy, and fad diets

    Ella Mills: Victim mentality, apathy, and fad diets

    Do you think of yourself as a victim of circumstance? Ella Mills – the founder of Deliciously Ella – used to live with a sense that life was unfair to her. Now, she knows that ultimately the only person in charge of your life is you.
     
    In this chat with Fearne, Ella talks about realising apathy was a symptom of depression, and explains why sometimes you have to hit rock bottom in order to acknowledge what needs to change.
     
    Ella and Fearne also talk about why the way we eat has become so emotive and divisive. They reckon we should be focusing on sharing joyful knowledge that will make us all healthier and more energetic, so chat through some simple ways to feel good about what you’re eating.
     
    Ella’s latest recipe book, Healthy Made Simple, is out now.

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    • 51 min
    A meditation for self-love, with Rob da Bank

    A meditation for self-love, with Rob da Bank

    Make yourself comfy in a quiet space. Lie down if you can. Meditation teacher Rob da Bank is here to guide you through a Yoga Nidra practice.
     
    This is 20 minutes of uninterrupted time for you, to feel a little more self-love, and to move you into a deeply restful place through guided mental imagery, intention setting, and breathing exercises.
     
    Head back to the Happy Place feed to listen to Fearne’s chat with Rob da Bank.
     
    For even more of Rob’s Yoga Nidra practices, download the Happy Place app.

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    • 19 min
    Rob da Bank: Burnout, patience, and festivals

    Rob da Bank: Burnout, patience, and festivals

    We’re all so used to being in a constant fight or flight mode, you might not even realise that your body has the potential to be in a much calmer state.
     
    In this chat with Fearne, DJ and meditation teacher Rob da Bank explains how practicing Yoga Nidra is a way to help your body digest stress. He also talks about why we all need to slow down to combat burnout, and how sauna and cold water therapy can help with this.
     
    Plus, Fearne and Rob both share the stressful behind the scenes realities of organising big festivals – Happy Place Festival and Bestival respectively – as well as how they see their time as Radio One DJs now...
     
    Now you’ve heard about the benefits of Yoga Nidra, you can find a quiet space and do a practice yourself. Head back to the Happy Place feed and you’ll find another episode – Rob will guide you through a beautiful Yoga Nidra there.
     
    For even more of Rob’s Yoga Nidra practices, download the Happy Place app.
     

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    • 54 min
    Iwan Thomas: Self-loathing, hard graft, and soft play

    Iwan Thomas: Self-loathing, hard graft, and soft play

    It can feel awful when other people judge you, but it can be even worse when you judge yourself. Despite his immense achievements, Former European, Commonwealth and World Champion 400m medallist Iwan Thomas is no stranger to self-loathing.
     
    In this chat with Fearne, Iwan talks about the innate need to make our parents proud throughout our lives, as well as how becoming a dad himself has changed his outlook on life. They also try to figure out the balance of pushing your kid to believe in themselves, without stressing them out with too much pressure.
     
    Iwan is honest about the reality of feeling he couldn’t talk to even his closest friends about his mental health during his lowest moments, as well as how he’s learnt to open up.
     
    Iwan’s memoir, Brutal, is out on July 4th.

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    • 1 hr
    How to stick two fingers up to beauty standards

    How to stick two fingers up to beauty standards

    Summer body ready? How about your summer skin and hair? Fearne knows you might be feeling the pressure to look a certain way – both right now, and across your lifetime – so she’s reflecting on Happy Place episodes that stick two fingers up to made up beauty standards and body ideals.
     
    You'll learn how to challenge all those social norms dictating how we should look, with some help from chair of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation, Rob Wilson, broadcaster Amanda De Cadanet, and activist Emma Dabiri.
     
    Plus, hear some deeply personal stories of how things like age, race, disability, and weight all intersect with self worth from Beverley Knight, Jono Lancaster, Adele Roberts, and Emily Ratajkowski. They talk about the moments they personally saw through the cultural crap and embraced their bodies for themselves …and you can too!
    Watch 'What Is How To' on YouTube
     
    Listen to Amanda De Cadanet’s episode
     
    Listen to Emma Dabiri’s episode
     
    Listen to Beverley Knight’s episode
     
    Listen to Jono Lancaster’s episode
     
    Listen to Adele Roberts’ episode
     
    Listen to Emily Ratajkowski’s episode

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    • 36 min
    Grace Beverley: Entrepreneurs, productivity, and gussets

    Grace Beverley: Entrepreneurs, productivity, and gussets

    Do you feel burnt out, but also like you’re not achieving enough? Entrepreneur Grace Beverley believes implementing clear boundaries can be the secret to success.
     
    In this chat with Fearne, Grace talks through the hard and fast lifestyle rules she sticks to in order to keep her mental health in check, and why self-care needs to be reframed as a valid form of productivity.
     
    And stick around to the end, because there are some proper productivity hacks for your daily to do list!
     
    Grace also explains the various routes for businesses to get funding... and why they’re so often not available to women (only 2% of venture capital funding goes to female founders in the UK!) They chat about why it’s so dire for society that we’re not investing in women. Getting angry, she says, can have a positive effect in galvanizing change, especially around gender and diversity.

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

Rugbydelboy ,

Love love love

Keep on doing these podcasts Fearne I’m learning so much both about myself and others and how were all so very very similar no matter who we are. They are helping me immensely and my husband thanks you too!

European at Heart ,

Great Podcast

I’ve listen to quite a few which are so interesting. Love listening to Jamie Oliver. Such a great conversation!

Vancouverwithlove ,

Great podcast!

It actually surprised me how much I’ve enjoyed this podcast, and particularly loved the Robbie Williams episode. It’s not often you hear someone speak so eloquently and beautifully about mental health.

Thank you!

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