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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.

Happy Place Fearne Cotton

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 12.8K Ratings

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

    Ian Wright

    Ian Wright

    Former footballer Ian Wright is adored and revered by millions of people, but as a result of his traumatic childhood he hasn’t always recognised or trusted his success. The victim of domestic abuse as a child, Ian has spent the past few years bravely delving into his past experiences, both personally, and for a BBC documentary that he hopes will help others feel supported. In this chat with Fearne Ian is incredibly introspective about what he’s learnt about feeling anger and accepting love over his lifetime.
    Ian Wright: Home Truths airs on the BBC on May 6th at 9pm, and will also be available on BBC iPlayer for you to watch in your own time.
    Thanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, WeDo/. Find out more, and get your hands on lots of exclusive offers, by visiting wedoact.com/happy.
     
    Content warning: this episode includes conversations about domestic abuse.
    In the UK, the National Centre for Domestic Violence can be reached www.ncdv.org.uk or 0800 9702070
    The Hampton Trust can be found https://hamptontrust.org.uk
    Safe Lives can be found https://safelives.org.uk/node/7

    • 54 min
    Billie Piper

    Billie Piper

    We’re beginning to understand that ‘having it all’ is an unrealistic and stressful goal to work towards. Instead, perhaps we need to be thinking about where to prioritise our energy. Family? Social life? Work? There’s no right or wrong answer, but we do have to be honest with ourselves about how much we can cope with. 
    In this chat with Fearne, Billie Piper explains why she’s so passionate about portraying characters who are just as complex on screen as we are in real life. She’s not willing to hide away from tricky emotions, in fact her latest TV work has seen her really lean into pain, with the ultimate goal of making us all feel less alone.
    Thanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, WeDo/. Find out more, and get your hands on lots of exclusive offers, by visiting wedoact.com/happy.

    • 47 min
    David Katz

    David Katz

    We’re surrounded by 2 billion tonnes of plastic – 8 million of which flow into our oceans every year. Those are some pretty upsetting numbers, but by the end of this episode you’ll understand that you’re not helpless; you personally have a huge amount of power to reverse the problem.
    David Katz is the compassionate founder behind a clever enterprise that turns plastic into wealth. Plastic Bank works with communities under the poverty line to simultaneously empower individuals, and reduce ocean plastic. David explains to Fearne exactly how you can make a real difference in reducing ocean plastic by voting with your wallet. For example, the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, professional natural hair care brand weDo/, have teamed up with Plastic Bank, so for every one weDo/ product you buy, an incredible eight items of plastic waste are removed from our environment and our oceans. 
    WeDo/ buyers have helped collect over three million plastic bottles since launch, and this Earth Day they’re inviting you to join WeDo/ and Plastic Bank to achieve their next partnership goal of removing 5 million items of plastic waste. So by simply switching to natural haircare brand WeDo/, together we can make a big positive impact for our planet!
    For more information about Plastic Bank’s game changing work, head to plasticbank.com.
    A big thanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, WeDo/ Natural Haircare. Find out more, and get your hands on lots of exclusive offers, by visiting wedoact.com/happy
     

    • 45 min
    Lawrence Okolie

    Lawrence Okolie

    Fear can paralyse us into inaction, but boxer Lawrence Okolie has learnt to use it to his advantage, to motivate him to keep fighting both physically and mentally. In this chat, he and Fearne talk through how to be disciplined, stop making excuses, and keep yourself accountable when you have an important goal to achieve.
    Lawrence’s is the first of many exciting new voices in the modern wellness space that Fearne’s new endeavour, Happy Place Books, will be championing. Dare To Change Your Life is the first book to be published by Happy Place Books, and is out now.
    Thanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, WeDo/. Find out more, and get your hands on lots of exclusive offers, by visiting wedoact.com/happy.

    • 48 min
    Dr Rangan Chatterjee

    Dr Rangan Chatterjee

    Believing that medicine is more art than science, Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s MO is understanding how lifestyle factors like upbringing, social status, stress levels, sleep, and even phone use might be affecting your physical and mental health. In this chat with Fearne, they talk through lots of practical methods that’ll help you understand and alter the way you feel. For example, the act of journaling won’t change the problem you have, but what it will change is how you interact with the problem – and that could be life changing.
    Thanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, WeDo/. Find out more, and get your hands on lots of exclusive offers, by visiting wedoact.com/happy.
    Content warning: this episode includes conversations about suicide, domestic abuse, anorexia, bulimia, anxiety, and depression, so please do take care while listening.
    In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.

    • 59 min
    Jake Humphrey

    Jake Humphrey

    Has your life turned out the way you thought it would? Jake Humphrey thinks it’s only with hindsight that he can see that he’s ended up exactly where he’s supposed to be. In this chat, life-long friends Fearne and Jake talk about what role a safe and loving home life plays in allowing us to spread our wings. Plus, they take on grind culture – does a relentless work ethic really lead to greatness? Or are consistency and a work life balance more important? 
    Thanks to the sponsors of this series of Happy Place, WeDo/. Find out more, and get your hands on lots of exclusive offers, by visiting wedoact.com/happy.
    Content warning: this episode contains conversation about the suicide of a family member, so take care while listening.
    In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.
     

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12.8K Ratings

12.8K Ratings

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Love this podcast!

Stumbled across season 7 of this podcast during the first lockdown and had to go back to season 1 and listen to all the episodes from the beginning! Learnt so much from a variety of guests. I particularly love how excited Fearne gets when interviewing guests such as Rhonda Byrne. It really truly is a happy place. Always feel enlightened after listening to an episode. Thank-you Fearne and guests!!

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Amazing!!!

Absolutely love this podcast!! Amazing, look forward to it each Monday!! Love love Ferne so honest and real!! x

D and D Richman ,

Thank you!

Just finished listening to your interviews with Billie Piper and Ian Wright. Loved the both in different ways. Feeling empowered 😊

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