Welcome to the EGG TALKS TO podcast where you’ll hear me in conversation with some fierce Scottish females on a whole range of topics from being a modern mother to running a business, from sustainable fashion to not so sustainable sex... and most things in-between! Real life relatable stuff, my hope is you listen, learn and hopefully laugh too.
61 - Dr Terrina Dickson - Skin Health, Wellwoman checks and the Menopause
I was initially going to chat to Dr Terrina on the Menopause but after reading about her areas of specialism, and realising I'd been to see her earlier this year for a mole check, I decided there was lots more to chat about! So in this episode we cover skin health and the importance of checking your moles, we talk about Well-Women Health checks, a comprehensive full body MOT, and then on to the Menopause and HRT. I wish Dr Terrina had been the first person I'd seen when I went to the docs about the peri-menopause, cool and calm and brimming with knowledge and good advice, my path would have been a little clearer. I'm delighted to help impart that knowledge to you and hope you enjoy!
Dr Terrina practices out of Cosmedicare at Edinburgh Park.
60 - with Leighanne Baird-Sangster - Melanoma, Grief, Life after Loss
In February 2019 Leighanne's wife Gill was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma. For the next 14 months Gill was relatively stable as she received treatment, and the pair lived life to the full, ticking off much of Gill's bucket list wishes. In April 2020 her tablets stopped working, and she passed away in May 2020. In this emotional conversation Leighanne and I discuss life after loss, the importance of knowing your own body, of making every day count and of raising awareness of melanoma, "not just skin cancer". It sounds like a really sad episode, and it is in parts, but there is humour and lightness and fun, a reflection of the woman we are discussing; this episode is dedicated to the memory of Gillian Baird-Sangster.
59 - with Amanda Hamilton, Mid Life Nutritionist Guru & TV Presenter
After almost a full year of eating and drinking like it's Christmas, I decided enough was enough, and that I had to salvage something from 2020, and end on a healthy(ish) high. With motivation and will-power low, I knew I needed a pro to help me - and you don't get much more pro than Amanda Hamilton! Four best selling books and a t.v career dedicated to feeding the nation healthy grub, I loved listening to Amanda's advice, a no nonsense approach that gave me a firm kick up the bum. If you want to know where to find me, it's likely I'm in the kitchen making slaw! Want to eat better, feel better and take control? Have a listen!
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58 - with Hannah Buchan, Life Coach
Hannah Buchan - Speaking once again to my pal, and Business/Life/everythinginbetween coach Hannah Buchan, to discuss the power of a morning routine and when put together with journaling and powerful visualisation can change your life.
Recommended reading Hal Elrod: The Miracle Morning
57 - with Angie Cameron, Psychotherapist
Angie Cameron - It was our shared experiences of Grief that brought Angie and I together last year, when she spoke, so bloody brilliantly, at our Grief event. Angie is no stranger to grief, has suffered more than most, but all I ever see is warmth, compassion and a bright smile. When I decided to give more space to talks on Co-ercive control, it was Angie I turned to, having heard her speak on this subject too. We veered off to talk about sweet almond oil and masturbation, bringing light and humour to a serious subject.
Angie is an Accredited Psychotherapist and Managing Director at Direction
56 - with Jen Crichton, founder of The Flock
An open, honest and empowering conversation with Journalist, Host and Founder of the very brilliant The Flock, a digital space for women, Jen Crichton. Discussing the pandemic effect on Jen's business pipeline and how it led to the acceleration of her digital dream, we talk too about women's health and in particular the endometriosis and adenomyosis diagnosis that led to Jen's recent hysterectomy.
Go read and support https://flockmag.com/
Working my way through EGG podcasts and just listened to the one with Elke Thompson. Had the privilege to meet and photograph her while she was going through chemo and the book was being crowdfunded and she was just inspirational. Our paths crossed again when I photographed her wedding to John and she was still so inspiring about life.
Highly recommend her books to anyone because if you don’t need them now you probably will in the future.
Thank you again Kylie 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Loved the chat you had with Michaella (nutritionist) so much interesting information about what we should be eating (especially about the sleep) Thank you
Great chat with Hannah Buchan, totally inspired to sort out my morning routine.