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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 • 14.3K 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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    Emily Atack

    Emily Atack

    How does sexual harassment – both online and in real life – affect a person’s sense of self worth? This is one of the many questions actor and comedian Emily Atack has been asking herself and others in her new documentary, and as she campaigns for parliament to change the law around cyberflashing.
     
    In this chat, Emily and Fearne share their experiences of everything from catcalling and being sent unsolicited photos online, to the way the world has made them feel about their own bodies. Plus, they try to unravel why it is that society struggles to allow women to be sexy and smart at the same time.
     
    Emily Atack: Asking For It? will air on BBC Two and iPlayer at 9pm on Tuesday 31st January.

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    • 59 min
    Dr Julie

    Dr Julie

    It’s important to let the down days happen, to acknowledge them as part of the human experience rather than trying to fight them. Clinical psychologist and online educator Dr Julie believes the goal of therapy shouldn’t be to make ourselves be constantly happy all the time.
     
    In this chat, Fearne and Dr Julie explore why anxieties and fears can sometimes serve us, and why it’s healthy to allow space in our lives for all emotions to come and go. Dr Julie also talks through some of the tools we can all try to use when we’re in distress that – if practiced regularly – could have a real impact on our mental health.
     
    Dr Julie’s book, Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?, is out now.
     
    You can follow Dr Julie on Tik Tok: www.tiktok.com/@drjuliesmith

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    • 56 min
    Raynor Winn

    Raynor Winn

    The human spirit is capable of enduring more than we might think. That’s something long distance walker and writer Raynor Winn discovered when she and her husband Moth became homeless the same week Moth was told he was terminally ill.
    In this chat with Fearne, Raynor talks about turning anger into positivity, the physically healing benefits of walking, and why we should leave space for the ‘magic’ or unexpected to happen in life.
    Raynor’s latest book, Landlines, is out now.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Jambo Truong

    Jambo Truong

    There’s great power in physical touch. Jambo Truong believes that self-touch is the greatest path to self-love, and holding others is where we’ll find real connection. In this chat with Fearne, Jambo explains the physical signs we can spot in ourselves and others when we’re truly connected to our deepest passions. They also explore practical ways we can all be kinder to ourselves.
    Find out more about Jambo’s meditation, yoga, and bodywork sessions, which he runs in person and online, on his website www.jambodragon.com.
    You can also try Jambo’s meditations for yourself, along with lots of other practices including yoga and tapping, on the Happy Place app. Head to the Happy Place website to find out more and start a free 14 day trial today.

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    • 53 min
    Yung Pueblo

    Yung Pueblo

    Meditation is chaos – it’s ok if you can’t completely quiet your mind. In fact, meditator, poet, and New York Times best-selling author Yung Pueblo says that’s kind of the main point.
    In this chat with Fearne, he explains that while meditation isn’t a ‘click your fingers and all your problems go away’ solution, it can have a very powerful effect on how you react to your problems. They also discuss how acknowledging that everything is always changing can help us be more present and appreciate the moment now.
    ‘Lighter’ by Yung Pueblo is out now, and is a guide to deep healing and self love.
     

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    • 57 min
    Adam Lambert

    Adam Lambert

    Do you ever feel like you’re in your own way? Like the only obstacle stopping you achieving success is your own lack of self-belief? This is something pop icon and Queen front man Adam Lambert has spent a career navigating.
    In this chat with Fearne, Adam opens up about how he came to understand that he has anxiety. Looking back, he’s clear that having to supress his queer identity for a long time compounded his stress, and that while becoming famous alleviated some stresses, it created many others, including a huge pressure to constantly perform at a high level. They also talk about the positive impact Adam’s personally found taking medication has had on his mental health.
    Adam’s single, Ordinary World, is out now, and you can pre-order his album, High Drama’, now too.
    Britain Get Singing airs on ITV on Christmas Eve.

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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14.3K Ratings

14.3K Ratings

Nono326 ,

Great topics

I’ve always loved Happy Place and the Emily Atack episode brought up so many important issues that really made me rethink a few things, even as a woman. Love the broad range of topics, love the conversations, love the host!

Little Miss Graceful ,

Fearne is full of love

So much love for this open and honest lady! She is so cool yet shows her vulnerable side! Discusses difficult subjects! But also brings light, love and laughter to what can sometimes be dark discussions! Worth a listen for sure x

DollyDaydream88 ,

Roman Kemp

This is actually quite difficult for me to write, but I understand acknowledging how I felt is actually quite powerful, so here goes!

I had my first child in April 2020, covid was just hitting, no one knew just how long it would go on for at this point and I felt content knowing I would be able to be with my new baby loads, but devastation at the realisation that I couldn’t share her with my family.

This was a huge deal for me because I am normally the loud one, social one, always ok one. But I wasn’t ok. And I did nothing.

Fast forward 8 months and covid was still here, but the idea of Christmas with my family was getting me through mentally. Then Boris made his announcement. I crumbled, and in that exact moment, with my daughter napping soundly on my chest I wondered ‘how can I kill myself quickly, in the least painful way’ I have NEVER struggled on this level and my husband got me straight in the car to my mums to help. I told her how scared I was that I had the thought and she helped get me to the drs and get me on anti depressants- fast forward 2 years and I still struggle at times with my mental health but I have realised what triggers me more now and avoid situations etc where possible to help.

Listening to this really reminded me that by not doing it I did the right thing. So thank you ❤️

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