Conversations about creating more joy in our lives, navigating tough decisions, and allowing ourselves to shine. Brought to you by Life Coach, wellness enthusiast and practical positive thinker, Danielle Brooker, this podcast is about getting real about how tight we're holding on to "busy" to stay in control and to avoid feeling stressed. That resistance also means we're holding back on our deep sense of joy. Expect conversations about creating more joy, fun and pleasure in our lives, inspiring stories, tips and coaching strategies to create a life that completely lights you up.
Episode 107: How To Be Ambitious And Reclaim Your Time All At Once, With Fab Giovanetti
Given Fab Giovanetti’s enthusiasm for life and her passion for reducing ‘busyness’ you can see why we just had to get chatting! She’s the founder of Creative Impact, a collective of hundreds of creatives making a positive impact on others and the planet. She’s also a keen speaker, writer, and published author, with her latest book ‘Reclaim Your Time’ published in 2021. In this episode you’ll hear more about her journey into business, what some of her biggest lessons from the pandemic have been, and how she continues to cultivate her own joy. We talked about focusing on what you’re good at, how to balance your stress, and why it’s okay to be ambitious along the way.
Episode 106: Mastering Stress And Doing Things Your Way, With Lily Potter
Today’s guest is someone who I look to for inspiration for self-trust, strong boundaries and a consistent willingness to learn. Lily Potter is a health coach, ‘inner mammal’ trainer, teacher and mama. She’s navigated all sorts of challenges and joys of life from healing infertility and acne, through to divorce and starting her own business and everything in between. Lily’s curiosity for understanding the depth of life has given her this strength and commitment to change that is so unique (and inspiring!). She now teaches her clients how to build in healthy comfort habits and to develop stress mastery (which still includes the reduction of stressors and management techniques) – helping them to feel at ease and have a sense of freedom. We get into all sorts of topics in this conversation, from how to develop ‘stress mastery’, through to self-trust, and overcoming feelings of shyness (particularly when they’re keeping you small) and so much more.
She is also training to be a Functional Nutritionist as well and will be able to help her clients solve complex physical and mental issues regarding their digestion, mood, chronic illnesses, autoimmune disorders etc. Going through a health crisis can also lead to stress mastery when faced with a curious and open mind. It takes grit to get through and I will be combining my work around stress to further support people on their healing journeys.
Episode 105: Anxiety As A Great Messenger, With Jennifer Bronsnick
I could have recorded multiple episodes with this week’s guest and not run out of things to talk about. Jennifer Bronsnick is such a beautiful example of someone living and breathing her work. Having been through her own anxiety journey, and trained in multiple tools to support herself and others to come back to a place of resilience and self-confidence. Her toolbox ranges from integrative therapy, through to human design, mindfulness-based therapy, and more. In this episode we talk about busyness (and what to do with it), how to keep resetting when things get too much, listening to your curiosity, and how anxiety can actually be a great messenger. Can’t wait to hear what your favourite takeaways are!
For more information go to www.thedaisypatch.co.uk/episode105.
Episode 104: Rewriting Your Stress Story And Finding Your Flow, With Nicky Rowbotham
When I asked Nicky what brings her joy in her life, she said she’s all about “magic, moments and memories”. What a beautiful way to stay centred through change, stress and transition. In this episode we dive deeper into Nicky’s journey, how she found herself creating journals and writing a book whilst working full time in a completely different field, and what the stress of her corporate job has taught her about coming back to joy. We talk about: ‘fulfilling’ versus ‘full on’; tired versus depleted; and owning your own struggles in order to be free.
Episode 103: Doing Grief Your Own Way, Motherhood, And Trusting In Your Journey, With Hajni Erdelyi
Hajni Erdelyi says the work she does with her clients is to help them to peel back all those layers of the onion, to connect in to the truth of who they are—and so much of that has to do with embodiment. For me, every time I speak with Hajni I feel like I discover a new layer, as if her onion too is peeling before me. 😉
On the surface she may present as a Physiotherapist who knew quite early on that she wanted to work with the body. However it was turning points in her personal rather than her professional life, that really shaped the teacher and empowerment leader she is today.
We talk about her transition into motherhood, loss and recovery from grief—and how her processing and digesting of her own trauma has led her to a deeper place to lead her client’s through their own empowerment journey. We also talk about the power of getting to know your body, including experiencing that wild part of you.
This is a story for any woman who has ever felt out of touch and is ready to reconnect with themselves.
For more details and shownotes, or to play catch up on previous episodes, head to http://www.thedaisypatch.co.uk/episode103.
Episode 102: Backing Yourself With Bite-Sized Habits, With Dr. Heather McKee
Dr Heather McKee’s fascination with human behaviour began from a young age. Combining with her love for being outdoors, grew into her interest in health sciences, and led her to resign from a solid job, step out of her comfort zone, and go out on her own!
She wanted to understand why well-intentioned people with all the resources they needed couldn’t stick to their healthy habit goals! So, she sat down with each person in the clinic to understand more about what was holding them back.
Heather is now a leading lifestyle behaviour change specialist—supporting businesses to design exceptional, long-term, wellness programmes that deliver on positive health outcomes. Having studied health behaviour change psychology for 10 years, her mission is to offer a sustainable, evidence-based alternative to an industry saturated with quick fixes and health fads.
And she has some good news to share with you about creating healthy (lasting!) habits in your life. Hint: It’s does NOT need to be hard.
•Why intrinsic motivation is best;
•Why goals are only a snapshot and what to set instead;
•Creating super small and achievable steps to success; and
•Following your inner joy.
For more details and shownotes, or to play catch up on previous episodes, head to http://www.thedaisypatch.co.uk/episode102.
Looove this podcast
Love the way Danielle simplifies mindset and makes it easy to implement
Real and so relatable!
It’s a great listen alway. I love both the episodes with the guests and the share shines episodes. I really appreciate the practical tips Danielle gives in the share shines and how in the interviews we hear real life stories to relate to bs learn from. It’s very generous sharing from the guests and Danielle always asks the right questions! :)
Absolutely love this!
Love these podcasts. Just so inspirational and Danielle and her guests provide really practical examples to help demonstrate their experience and how to help individuals integrate their learnings into their own lives. I will look forward to these every week :-)