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Presented by the English voice of the Mindshine App, Charlie Inman, and our very own clinical psychologist, Dr Marsha Chinichian, this fascinating and uplifting podcast explores happiness in all its forms and digs deep into what we can do to get more of it into our lives.
Use the force with meditation teacher and author Will Williams
This week’s podcast is an absolute corker. Charlie chatted for well over an hour to meditation teacher, author of The Effortless Mind, and founder of World Meditation Day, Will Williams. The conversation went all over the place, from what Darth Vader has to do with ancient Indian Meditation practices, to spontaneous meditative orgasms, to trying to meditate sitting on top of rotting corpses (yes you did read that sentence right!). This is not one to miss. Get yourself a nice cuppa and get stuck in!
DETAILS with Muay Thai & Kichboxing world champion Tiffany “Time Bomb” Van Soest
This week’s podcast was taken from the interview Charlie did with 5 Time Muay Thai world champion and 4 time and current Glory Kickboxing World Champion Tiffany “Time Bomb” Van Soest for a film they made about her for our Better Begins in the Mind YouTube series. You can watch the film HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxMiQ5j0XdE
Tiffany is tough as they come, both physically and mentally, but she’s far from your average scrapper. Our podcasts starts with a poem she wrote for the film and continues with a chat which rambled happily round a wide range of subjects ranging from grief to gratitude to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Listen to learn about how Tiffany uses visualisation to help her in the ring, how allowing herself to feel was the key to getting over the death of her grandmother and allowing her to dance her way back to a world title, and what she does to become, as she puts it, unfuckwithable.
The Shitty Committee with therapist, coach and bestselling author Jack Williamson
This week’s guest is therapist, coach and bestselling author Jack Williamson. Jack’s new book, The Shitty Committee, describes itself as “your go-to guide on how to stop feeling like Shit and start living a fulfilling life”, and was recently recommended by Oprah. Praise really doesn’t get higher than that! Our conversation touched on all sorts of interesting topics from how he was motivated to get involved in working in the mental health area by his personal experience of depression and his brother’s suicide, to how you can find purpose and direction in your life, ways of quieting our inner critic, and how to avoid comparing ourselves to others. Listen to the end to hear if Charlie did better than Dr Marsha in the cold showers challenge (warning: don’t listen if you don’t like squealing!).
Uncompromised fulfilment with executive coach Omeed Rezaian
Welcome to episode 6 of the Better Begins in the Mind podcast, brought to you by Mindshine, the happiness app, I’m Charlie Inman, creative director and English voice of the app, and in this series I talk to interesting people from all over the world about how to live our lives a little bit happier.
In Today’s episode, we’re talking to executive coach Omeed Rezaian, a Global Organizational Development Lead: at Google. We chatted about all sorts of things including the importance of us instead of them and what he learned from a brush with death at the beginning of lockdown.
Beautiful broken brain with Lotje Sodderland
This week MDr Marsha and I chatted to award-winning Film Director Lotje Sodderland about the brain hemorrhage in 2011 which left her unable to speak read or write, how she went on to document the experience in the multi award-winning feature documentary entitled My Beautiful Broken Brain, from 2014 (you can see it on Netflix at the moment, and it’s well worth a watch.)
How to be more resilient with resilience expert Charlie Cannon
This week we’re chatting to Resilience Coach Charlie Cannon. Charlie now teaches everyone from international sportspeople to the London Metropolitan Police force how to deal with hardship and challenging situations in life, and bounce back better.
Be inspired AND entertained
You get podcasts that get you thinking and that you can learn from. You get others that amuse you and bring a smile. Rarely do you get all this in one but these folks have done it…and do it every episode. Looking forward to the next one.
These are really getting me through the cold days ahead!
Loving this so far! The hosts are funny and engaging and I also feel like I’m learning a lot. It’s never too worthy (like some others in this area) and its also motivated me to start some really helpful new habits. I feel like they’ve got the balance just right and this pod has now become a weekly regular for me.