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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 • 14.7K 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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    Zandra Rhodes: Self-belief, workaholics, and sentimental hoarding

    Zandra Rhodes: Self-belief, workaholics, and sentimental hoarding

    Would you describe yourself as a workaholic? Fashion designer Zandra Rhodes has an insatiable sense of drive that’s fuelled her iconic career since the 1960s.
     
    In this chat with Fearne, Zandra is honest about how she threw herself into work as a way to cope with things like the death of the love of her life, and her own cancer diagnosis.
     
    Zandra is very clear that we need our own sense of creativity, colour, and vibrancy in life. She explains why it’s so vital to have self-belief, and how to make sure you’re not compromising your own values and style for other people.
     
    There’s also the story of when Zandra was carted away in a police car for growing marijuana...
     
    Zandra’s book, Iconic: My Life in 50 Objects, is out now.

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    • 48 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14.7K Ratings

14.7K Ratings

MissyPK ,

Ella Mills

Always enjoy this podcast but especially loved this episode. Ella I already buy lots of your products but I found this super inspiring and immediately went and checked out ingredients labels in my cupboards and you have given me real food for thought and thought for big change. You are calm, gentle, clever and I hope that your passion continues for as long as possible for improving all our lives.

patgriffith ,

Meditation

Love your podcasts and especially the 20 min meditation. I’ve been trying to sign up for the Happy place app but it keeps shutting g down when I try and I’d love to do more meditation and breathing work. Please help

Char New Mum ,

Never fail to learn something

I love Fearne, her honesty and interview style is so relaxed and she always know how to get the best out of people. Such a refreshing podcast to listen to.

I saw lots of negative comments about adverts. It’s a free podcast and everyone has to earn a living. You can always skip them if you don’t want to listen. Adverts don’t take away the fact of how talented Fearne is.

Love love love happy place!

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