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Influencer, mum and curator of the Mother of All Lists blog Clemmie Telford attempts to get to the bottom of some of life's trickiest questions by having honest conversations with an array of guests from all walks of life.
Series one featured Matt Haig, Caitlin Moran, Bryony Gordon, the Holistic Psychologist Dr Nicole LePera, and many more.
Series two includes, among others, Jess Ennis-Hill, Helen Thorn, Giovanna Fletcher, Vex King and Gemma Styles.
Find Clemmie on social media @clemmie_telford on Twitter or Instagram and get in touch @ butwhy@clemmietelford.com.

But Why‪?‬ Clemmie Telford

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Influencer, mum and curator of the Mother of All Lists blog Clemmie Telford attempts to get to the bottom of some of life's trickiest questions by having honest conversations with an array of guests from all walks of life.
Series one featured Matt Haig, Caitlin Moran, Bryony Gordon, the Holistic Psychologist Dr Nicole LePera, and many more.
Series two includes, among others, Jess Ennis-Hill, Helen Thorn, Giovanna Fletcher, Vex King and Gemma Styles.
Find Clemmie on social media @clemmie_telford on Twitter or Instagram and get in touch @ butwhy@clemmietelford.com.

    VEX KING ON SELF HEALING

    VEX KING ON SELF HEALING

    This week Clemmie speaks to Sunday Times No1 (twice over!) author Vex King about self healing.
    The pair discuss:

    The importance of feeling your feelings. 

    How self reflection and self healing is game changing but uncomfortable. 

    How belief systems are formed.

    That default ‘positive thinking’ isn’t necessarily the answer.

    The power of asking yourself why you are reacting a certain way.

    The difference between self compassion and victimhood.


    Plus a whole lot more! It's an enlightening but down to earth episode.
    Vex’s book:

    Healing Is the New High: A Guide to Overcoming Emotional Turmoil and Finding Freedom

    Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness

    Resources mentioned in the episode:
    Dr Nicole LaPera on BUT WHY?
    Eckhart Tolle on Russel Brand’s Under the Skin 

    Shameless plug:
    **Clemmie’s Debut book “But Why? How to Answer Tricky Questions from Kids by Having Honest Conversation with Yourself’ is available to order now. It includes a section on ‘Complex Feelings’.


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    MRS 0 & JANUS ON BDSM

    MRS 0 & JANUS ON BDSM

    Did you know that around nine per cent of you are into BDSM? And a further 16% are BDSM curious. Clemmie didn't know what to expect going into the recording of this episode with Mrs O and Janus, curator of BDSM Museum - I think I was worried about coming across as a prude or lifting the lid on some dark underbelly. Both of which were way off the mark.
    In this episode we discuss:

    The challenge of maintaining your sex life in the early parenting years. Especially when your body doesn’t feel like your own.

    Why you might be surprised to learn that the foundational principles of BDSM are important and useful for ANY relationship.

    Why the idea of ‘a window of not having to be in control’ is potentially appealing to many. 

    How we talk to our children about sex.

    I also make it very clear that food play is NOT something I am into! It's an upbeat but educational one.
    More from Guests:
    For more from Mrs O including her erotic short stories and blog posts about everything from nifty ideas to boost your libido, sexy tips, relationship tales, the social development of sex in the media, mental health articles and advice to sex toy reviews. Head to PinchMeHard.com
    While Chris is one of the founders of BDSM Museum: a non-profit Museum project in Hamburg Germany promoting: acceptance and cultural awareness for BDSM.

    Shameless plug:
    **Clemmie’s Debut book “But Why? How to Answer Tricky Questions from Kids by Having Honest Conversation with Yourself’ is available to pre-order now. It includes a section on ‘Relationship’ and ‘The Body’.
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    • 57 min
    OTEGHA UWAGBA ON MONEY

    OTEGHA UWAGBA ON MONEY

    WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MONEY? That’s the title of Otegha’s brilliant new book (published today) and exactly what Clemmie and her cover in this week’s episode of the podcast.

    Learning to look at your relationship with money.

    Being aware of your emotional connection to it, as well as patterns and habits you tend to fall into. 

    Knowing when they serve you and when they hinder.

    Trying to enjoy what you earn. 

    The link between work and money

    Toxic workplace culture: how to spot it and what to do about it. 


    There was so much we could have covered, money really is a fascinating subject that impacts well, everything
    Otegha has three published works:
    Little Black Book
    Whites: On Race and Other Falsehoods 
    We Need to Talk About Money

    Shameless plug:
    **Clemmie’s Debut book “But Why? How to Answer Tricky Questions from Kids by Having Honest Conversation with Yourself’ is available to pre-order now. It includes a section on Work & Money. **
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    JESSICA ENNIS-HILL ON BALANCE

    JESSICA ENNIS-HILL ON BALANCE

    This week Clemmie talks to an actual Dame and Gold medal winning Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill. As well as Clemmie wanting all the details on what it felt like to be Jessica on ‘that’ Super Saturday, the pair discuss:
    - balancing a demanding career and the rest of life .
    - later balancing personal ambition and motherhood.
    - balancing your training and fitness regime inline with your cycle 
    This is all particularly relevant as Jess has launched Jennis CycleMapping, an innovative new training programme which helps women optimise their hormonal health by mapping the right training sessions to the four phases of their menstrual cycle.
    Shameless plug:
    **Clemmie’s Debut book “But Why? How to Answer Tricky Questions from Kids by Having Honest Conversation with Yourself’ is available to preorder now.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    IMMY LUCAS ON SUSTAINABILITY

    IMMY LUCAS ON SUSTAINABILITY

    This week Clemmie speaks to Immy Lucas about sustainability and conscious living - two topics that tend to be divisive. Some people feel such passion for this way of living, while for others it feels a million miles down their list of priorities. And that's not because they don’t care, but because quite frankly they are busy surviving and making ends meet. 
    My chat with Immy, who you can find on Instagram @sustainablyvegan, was, for me a really balanced version of this conversation and what we talked about felt actionable and realistic and reflective of the nuance. Find out more about Immy's work here.
    This episode is sponsored by Rude Health, who I absolutely adore. I spoke to founder Camilla Barnard, who talked me through going from making muesli on her kitchen table with her husband to being the biggest brand in this category in the UK. She also shared her failures and learnings along the way.
    Shameless plug:
    **Clemmie’s Debut book “But Why? How to Answer Tricky Questions from Kids by Having Honest Conversation with Yourself’ is available to pre-order now.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    ANNA MATHUR ON RAGE

    ANNA MATHUR ON RAGE

    This week Clemmie speaks to author and psychotherapist Anna Mathur about rage. And in particular maternal rage. We've all been there - your jaw is tightening, you can feel your blood boiling, you feel trapped and frustrated and suddenly you find yourself yelling CAN EVERYONE JUST PUT THEIR SHOES ON! Only to instantly regret it. #
    The pair discuss why these ‘loss of control’ moments happen, why they make us feel so awful and more importantly what we can do to make them less likely to happen. It's honest, reassuring and jam-packed with useful advice.
    Resources:
    Anna has two books:
    ‘MIND OVER MOTHER: Every mum's guide to worry and anxiety in the first years 
    ‘KNOW YOUR WORTH: How to build your self-esteem, grow in confidence and worry less about what people think’ 
    Shameless plug:
    **Clemmie’s Debut book “But Why? How to Answer Tricky Questions from Kids by Having Honest Conversation with Yourself’ is available to preorder now, it includes a section on Complex Feelings.
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    • 1 hr 21 min

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