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

    Brené Brown

    Brené Brown

    It’s much more productive – and will ultimately make you happier – to strive for excellence rather than perfection. A research professor at the University of Houston, Brené Brown has spent 20 years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She’s clear that perfectionism is actually a defence mechanism to shield us from failure and shame.
     
    In this chat with Fearne, Brené explains the difference between guilt and shame, as the former can be helpful in some situations, whereas the latter can be debilitating and define entire lifetimes. Plus, they explore why humility and self-compassion are needed for us to admit when we’re wrong.
     
    Brene is a prolific writer; her latest book, Atlas of The Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connections and the Language of Human Experience, is out on November 30th.
     
     
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    • 56 min
    Leona Lewis

    Leona Lewis

    Although she keeps much of her life private, Leona Lewis has recently felt a real need to speak up. In this chat with Fearne, she talks through why she’s so passionate about issues including racism and animal welfare, as well as explaining where her impressive work ethic comes from.
     
    Leona is the UK’s Queen of Christmas; she’s all for embracing the magic the festive period brings because it’s so important for her to spend quality time with family. ‘Christmas, With Love Always’, a special repack of Leona’s 2013 festive album ‘Christmas, With Love’, is out now. Leona is also on a UK tour with Gary Barlow throughout November and December 2021.
     
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    • 48 min
    Jo Bowlby

    Jo Bowlby

    We are not living at a natural pace. The modern world forces us to move through life incredibly quickly; Shaman Jo Bowlby helps people slow down and embrace stillness.
     
    In this chat with Fearne, Jo explains why we should be pursuing wisdom rather than just intellect, why quieting our analytical mind can help us get back in touch with our human essence, and how to rid ourselves of self-limiting beliefs.
     
    A Book For Life: 10 Steps to Spiritual Wisdom, a Clear Mind and Lasting Happiness is out now.
     
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    • 54 min
    Annie Mac

    Annie Mac

    It’s never too late to make a change; Annie Mac has left Radio 1 after 17 years of broadcasting and is ready to embrace parts of her identity she hasn’t had time to explore until now.
     
    In this chat with Fearne, Annie talks about feeling that we need to allow people to be more than one thing - that we need to embrace the sunshine and joy, but the darkness and sadness too.
     
    Fearne and Annie also think about the notion of having endless space out in front of you and why, although scary, it might be positive to allow time to exist without plans.
     
    Annie’s debut novel, Mother Mother, is out now, and her podcast Changes is available to listen to on your favourite podcast app.
     
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    • 52 min
    Holly Willoughby

    Holly Willoughby

    You’ve achieved the goals you set yourself for your career and personal life; what’s next? That’s the question Holly Willoughby has found herself asking recently.


    When you’re used to excellence and achievement, how do you break the loop of constantly living in the future, looking ahead instead of existing in the present and thinking about what will bring joy right now? In this chat with Fearne, Holly explores her experience of detaching from herself in order to feel safe, and how she’s discovered ways to come back to herself.


    Reflections: Life Lessons on Finding Beauty – Inside and Out untangles topical and emotional issues and explores what it means to live a beautiful life in the modern world. The book is published by Century and out now: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1445093/reflections/9781529135718.html
     
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    • 55 min
    Dr Jane Goodall

    Dr Jane Goodall

    It can at times feel like the cycle of negative news is endless, and living in fear can be debilitating, but ethologist and conservationist Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, is able to turn despair into hope. In this chat, she and Fearne talk about why we might want to be in nature to heal when feeling low, and where science and spirituality can interact.
     
    The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide For an Endangered Planet is Jane’s new book, and it’s out now.
     
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13.5K Ratings

13.5K Ratings

Zulievans ,

Fearne - Your podcasts injected me with the life vaccine

Just over one year ago I stumbled across your podcast, not even really knowing what a podcast was. I did not even know what self-love, mindset or compassion was. WOW, you have changed my life, and started my life on a whole new trajectory, since I have discovered many other inspiring people like Jay Shetty. I have followed on from all the wonderful people on your podcasts and done further learnings. I have applied for University to study Phycology and one day I hope to god I can help people in the way you do, even if it is on a smaller scale. Thanks Ferne, you’ve have made my life ‘A Happy Place’ !

I will continue to recommend this podcasts to as many people that need it 😄

sunskyflowernature ,

Love the holly willoughby episode

I’m crying listening to this and you have both inspired me. Thank you ladies xxx

battypetal ,

Common sense

Loved the interview with Frankie Bridge.
Common sense is what I got from it.
Loved the section about not pushing our children into after school activities. They don’t need it .

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