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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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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 13.6K Ratings

Fearne Cotton talks to incredible people about life, love, loss, and everything in-between as she reveals what happiness means to them.

    The Happy Pear

    The Happy Pear

    Do you find fitness and keeping your body healthy fun? Twins Dave and Steve Flynn – perhaps better known as The Happy Pear – love keeping fit in a way that feels like play. They listen to their bodies; they move intuitively. Sometimes that means handstands, sometimes it means yoga, and a lot of the time it means a cold morning swim in the Irish Sea.


    In this chat with Fearne, Dave and Steve explain why they feel community is the antithesis of loneliness, as all human beings ultimately have the same needs: to be accepted, seen, and loved. Plus, as fellow vegans, the three discuss getting more vegetables into your diet when you’re time poor.


    The Happy Pear’s latest book, The Veg Box, is available to pre-order now.
     
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    • 57 min
    Bigger Than Us - Happy Place exclusive

    Bigger Than Us - Happy Place exclusive

    Audiobook exclusive: Bigger Than Us.


    Calm anxiety through connection. Find happiness through purpose. Feel comfort in the universal. Think bigger to unlock you.


    In her new book, Bigger Than Us, Fearne Cotton seeks out the insight and advice of wise minds to explore what they can teach us to achieve happiness, connection and hope. 


    Here, Fearne exclusively shares the introduction and first chapter of the book with Happy Place listeners.


    Bigger Than Us is available as a hardback, an ebook, and an audiobook from the 20th of January: https://smarturl.it/biggerthanusbook


    You can get your audiobook version on Audible, Apple Books, and Google Play.
     
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    • 2 hrs 12 min
    Freya North

    Freya North

    It’s important to take time to figure out how to trust your own opinions of yourself rather than believing other peoples’ opinions of you. This is something author Freya North has been meditating on recently.


    In this chat, she and Fearne talk about how many of us are used to functioning at an extremely high level of stress without realising we’re pushing ourselves to breaking point, and Freya explains why she now gives as much attention to her emotional self as her physical self.


    Freya’s 15th novel, Little Wing, is published on 20th January by Welbeck, and is available in hardback or ebook.
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Tara Brach

    Tara Brach

    You shouldn’t always believe your thoughts. Psychotherapist and meditation teacher Tara Brach feels freedom comes from understanding that you are not your thoughts; they’re real, but they’re not necessarily true. In this chat with Fearne, Tara explains how to challenge what you think your mind is telling you, especially about yourself. Plus, they discuss how gratitude and compassion towards others can alleviate suffering.


    Trusting the Gold is Tara’s new book, and it’s available now in hardback.
     
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    • 51 min
    Tom Daley

    Tom Daley

    Are you conscious of where the pressures you feel are coming from? Are they external or internal? Diver Tom Daley has been meditating on these different types of pressures recently, so in this chat he and Fearne discuss the power of validating ourselves rather than waiting for others to tell us we’re doing well. Plus, he explains the process he and husband Lance had to go through to adopt as a same sex couple, and how having a son has changed his view on chasing perfection.


    Tom’s book is called Coming Up For Air, and it’s out now.
     
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    • 58 min
    Best of the year on Happy Place

    Best of the year on Happy Place

    In this special episode, Fearne is joined by Jake Humphrey and Damian Hughes from The High Performance Podcast. They all share their favourite moments from Happy Place and High Performance in 2021, and discuss the impact those chats had on them, as well as reflecting on what their guests have taught them this year.
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13.6K Ratings

13.6K Ratings

JoeyDHC ,

Making a difference

I have followed your podcast from the outset and listened to your interview with Freya North today. As a 50 year old successful Director I didn’t know I was struggling with depression as I could still function. Every word resonated with me and I am making an appointment to see the doctor on Monday. Thank you Fearne. Your work really does make a difference.

Jakesmum140107 ,

Fantastic!

I’m relatively late to this podcast (and all podcasts to be fair!) but I honestly look forward to this each week. It’s interesting to hear peoples stories, the way they have dealt with things and the strategies etc. i love that Fearne is so open about herself, makes it a very real and open conversation with her guests. Love, love! Xx

gygggygygyg ,

Amazing podcast

It’s like food for the soul. Keep going Fearne, great work you are doing. I get so much from these podcasts.

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