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Love Life, Live Well Emma Cartmell

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The lifestyle magazine for your ears

    Influence, Words, and Self-Care: Unpacking Season 2 Highlights

    Influence, Words, and Self-Care: Unpacking Season 2 Highlights

    Summary: Join Emma Cartmell in this special episode of Love Life, Live Well as she wraps up Season 2 with Julie Phillips. Emma reflects on the season's key takeaways, including the unexpected global listenership, the power of words, the importance of self-care, and the influence we have on the world around us. From insightful quotes to meaningful discussions, this episode offers a glimpse into the inspirational stories and themes explored throughout the season.

    • Global Listenership: Emma and Julie are pleasantly surprised by the podcast's widespread appeal, particularly in the United States, with a special shout-out to listeners in California.
    • The Power of Words: Will Polston's episode highlights how our words shape our world. Emma emphasises the importance of using phrases like "I get to" instead of "I have to" to cultivate gratitude in daily life.
    • Self-Care: Season 2 featured discussions on self-care, from Jo Martin's reminder not to overextend as "Wonder Woman" to Laura Morgan's practical advice on the power of breathing and imperfection.
    • Influence: Julie and Emma delve into how our actions, choices, and beliefs influence the world. They discuss how consumer choices, media consumption, and personal attitudes can impact societal change.
    • Menopause in the Workplace: Emma's conversation with Laura Shuckberg about menopause in the workplace sheds light on the challenges women face and the need for open dialogue, while highlighting that it's a concern for all genders.
    • Embracing the Present: Jason Allen Scott's episode encourages appreciating small, joyful moments and embracing life's surprises, challenging the urge to over-plan and control everything.
    • Be the Change: The episode concludes with a reminder of Gandhi's quote, "Be the change you want to see in the world," highlighting the potential for positive influence in our daily lives.

    Love Life, Live Well will be back in November with Season 3. 

    • 21 min
    Finding Your North Star: Navigating Life With Purpose And Clarity

    Finding Your North Star: Navigating Life With Purpose And Clarity

    Summary: In the final episode of the second series of Love Life, Live Well, host Emma Cartmell engages in an insightful conversation with best-selling author and personal development expert, Will Polston. He shares his personal journey from a challenging childhood to achieving success and discovering the true essence of his purpose. Through anecdotes and insights, they explore the impact of language on our experiences and emotions. The guest delves into the concept of gratitude, explaining its significance in achieving fulfilment and the life of one's dreams. Listeners are invited to embrace gratitude as a transformative practice and witness its ripple effect on their lives and beyond.

    Standout Quote: "Gratitude isn't just about saying thank you. Gratitude is about feeling and being in a state of gratitude, feeling grateful for what you've got. It enables you to see in the moment that things are perfect the way that they are." - Will Polston

    • Absolute Clarity: Will introduces the concept of "Absolute Clarity," emphasising the importance of knowing your current position and your ultimate destination in life. This clarity provides a roadmap for your journey and fuels your motivation to progress.
    • Intelligent Action: The discussion highlights the significance of taking intelligent actions aligned with your values and goals. Will emphasises that it's not just about taking action, but making intentional choices that move you closer to your desired outcomes.
    • Active Accountability: Will discusses the value of active accountability in achieving goals. He explains how having someone hold you accountable for your actions and progress can keep you on track and prevent self-sabotage.
    • Words Create Worlds: The guest emphasises the power of words in shaping our experiences. By choosing our vocabulary carefully, we can change our perspectives and create positive emotions.
    • The Ripple Effect of Gratitude: Practising gratitude allows us to see the perfection in the present moment, reducing the gap between our expectations and reality. This shift in perspective leads to fulfilment and positive impact on others.
    • The Habit Loop: Creating a habit loop with triggers, routines, and rewards can help solidify practices like gratitude. For example, associating gratitude with a specific daily activity like a morning shower can make it a consistent habit.

    Connect with Will Polston:
    • Website: https://willpolston.com
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/willpolston
    • Book: North Star Thinking by Will Polston

    • 37 min
    Gut Health and Happy Hormones: Navigating the Microbiome for Wellness

    Gut Health and Happy Hormones: Navigating the Microbiome for Wellness

    Summary: In this episode of the "Love Life, Live Well" podcast, host Emma Cartmel delves into the world of gut health and its crucial role in overall well-being. Joined by guest Janine McGee, a nutritional therapist, they explore the intricate connections between gut health, hormones, and various aspects of physical and mental health. Janine simplifies the complex concepts around gut health, emphasising its impact on immune function, hormone balance, mood regulation, and more. The conversation covers actionable steps to improve gut health through a variety of plant-based foods, addressing common misconceptions, and encouraging listeners to embrace a balanced approach for a healthier life.

    Standout Quote: "The gut is essentially the first place that I would start with anyone's health, whether that be from their immune system. So somewhere between 60 to 70% of our immune system is in our gut. So if something's going on, that would be the first port of call is, 'Let's work out if there's an imbalance of microbiome.'"

     • Homemade Hummus: Experiment with making your own hummus using chickpeas, tahini, and healthy flavourings to ensure a nutritious snack.
     • Variety Challenge: Aim for at least 30 different plant-based foods per week to promote gut health and overall well-being.
     • Mindful Consumption: Be cautious with excess consumption of sugary fruits, nuts, and seeds; moderation is key for a balanced approach.
     • Healthy Cake Options: Explore baking healthy cakes using natural ingredients like ground almonds, coconut sugar, and spices for a guilt-free treat.
     • Herbs and Spices: Embrace the benefits of herbs and spices, such as chili, garlic, and turmeric, to enhance the nutritional value of your meals.

    Connect with Janine McGee:
    Website: www.janinemcgee.co.uk
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/janine-mcgee

    • 27 min
    Wealth Mindset Evolution: From Instability to Abundance

    Wealth Mindset Evolution: From Instability to Abundance

    Summary: In this episode of "Love Life, Live Well," host Emma Cartmel delves into the intriguing world of financial empowerment with guest Dr. Joanna Martin, founder of the One of Many community. Dr. Martin's unique approach challenges conventional thinking about wealth, making listeners reevaluate their relationship with money. She discusses the five core pillars of wealth and the mindset needed to foster each pillar. As a fierce advocate for women's potential, Dr. Martin shares insights on personal paradigms and the power of financial agency. Joanna discusses the stages of wealth and their relation to our money mindset. She breaks down stability, security, independence, and affluence, highlighting key mindset shifts needed to move from one stage to the next. The conversation delves into misconceptions around money, cultural conditioning, and the importance of financial education for women. Joanna emphasises aligning finances with values to create positive impact.

    Standout Quote: "We can shape the world if we get good at this stuff... This is our ticket to actually shaping the world in a way which is aligned with our values."

     • Explore the One of Many community led by Dr. Joanna Martin, empowering women to create impactful change: One of Many Website
    • Challenge your money mindset and reflect on how your beliefs around money may be limiting your potential.
    • Seek financial education and guidance to take control of your financial future.

    Connect with Dr. Joanna Martin:
    Website: https://oneofmany.co.uk/
    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/joannamartin

    • 41 min
    Imposter Syndrome Unveiled: Overcoming Self-Doubt and Embracing Empowerment

    Imposter Syndrome Unveiled: Overcoming Self-Doubt and Embracing Empowerment

    Summary: In this enlightening episode, host Emma Cartmel engages in candid discussions with Laura Capel-Abra from No More Ifs or Buts, diving deep into the prevalent issue of imposter syndrome. With personal anecdotes and expert insights, they explore the various dimensions of imposter syndrome and how it holds individuals back. Laura, a seasoned coach, identifies five distinct imposter types and provides actionable strategies to conquer self-doubt. Listeners gain valuable advice on shifting mindsets, challenging limiting beliefs, and taking confident steps towards their goals. Whether it's reframing language, understanding emotional literacy, or seeking support, this episode empowers listeners to break free from imposter feelings and embrace their full potential.

    Standout Quote: "When we can see imposter syndrome, that feeling of I don't quite belong here or I'm not quite skilled enough or I'm not quite whatever it might be for that scenario, if we can identify it as a feeling, it's got more of a chance of coming and going rather than it being a label."

     • Identify Your Imposter Type: Reflect on the five imposter types mentioned in the episode (perfectionist, natural genius, individualist, superhero, expert) and determine which one resonates with you the most.
     • Shift Your Mindset: Embrace a growth mindset and recognize that imposter feelings are temporary and can be overcome with conscious effort and self-awareness.
     • Challenge Limiting Beliefs: Whenever imposter feelings arise, question the validity of the thoughts and beliefs that fuel those feelings. Replace them with positive affirmations and evidence of your capabilities.
     • Take Action: Instead of waiting for perfection or excessive knowledge, take small steps toward your goals. Action builds confidence and diminishes imposter feelings.
     • Seek Support: Don't hesitate to seek advice, mentorship, or coaching from individuals who can provide guidance and perspective on overcoming imposter syndrome.

    Connect with Laura Capel-Abra:
    Website: https://www.nomoreifsorbuts.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauracapellabra/
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    Books Mentioned:
    Brene Brown- Atlas of the Heart
    Carol Dweck- Mindset

    • 32 min
    The Courage to Win: A Journey Of Enthusiasm And Luxury

    The Courage to Win: A Journey Of Enthusiasm And Luxury

    In this captivating episode of "Love Life, Live Well," host Emma Cartmel chats with dynamic entrepreneur, Darshana Ubl, to explore their incredible journeys and the exciting worlds of Verve Valley Adventures and MayfairSilk. Darshana shares her wisdom on living life with enthusiasm and congruence, emphasising the importance of fun and meaningful connections. She takes us on a thrilling ride through Verve Valley Adventures, where luxury travel, friendship, and giving back come together in exhilarating rally experiences. She also reveals the secrets of MayfairSilk, a company redefining luxury bedding with innovative, contemporary silk products. Discover the unique properties of silk, its impact on restful sleep, and the passion behind Darshana's mission to add value to people's lives through quality products.

    In 2016, Darshana co-founded Verve Rally®, an award-winning luxury travel experience tailored for GT/Supercar enthusiasts. From its London base, Verve Rally has created cherished memories for countless individuals across the globe, delivering unparalleled experiences.

    Not one to rest on her laurels, Darshana's entrepreneurial spirit led her to co-found Mayfair Silk® in 2020, a multi-award winning luxury bedding brand that epitomises the pinnacle of opulence. Mayfair Silk transforms the finest Mulberry Silk into exquisite bed linen designed to cater to the modern household. Silky soft, machine-washable, hypoallergenic, and temperature-regulating, Mayfair Silk represents the epitome of luxury bedding.

    Recognised as an expert in her field, Darshana is frequently invited to share her insights on the economy and SMEs in both UK and international media. As an ambassador for small businesses, she has appeared on prestigious platforms such as BBC News, Sky News, and BBC Radio, lending her expertise to enlighten and empower others.

    Beyond her entrepreneurial endeavours, Darshana is an engaging keynote speaker, captivating audiences with her talks on business and TripleWin. Renowned companies like Alibaba, DBS Bank, NatWest Bank, and SagePay have sought her expertise, while her TEDx talk on the TripleWin method has garnered acclaim. Moreover, Darshana has achieved a Guinness Book of World Records title as the CEO of one of her previous ventures.

    Standout Quotes:
     • "Verve means enthusiasm. And what is life if not for enthusiasm?"
     • "It's about adding value to people's lives... So whether that's lighting a little lavender candle, or while you could brush your teeth, and having rose mist, and having yourself a pillowcase, but these small things that help you wind down well. So everyday moments, which add something to your life."
    Love Life, Live Well Audience Special Discount:
     • Go to https://mayfairsilk.com and get 20% off with the code: Lovelife20
     • The code is valid 12 months from now for the 1st purchase for any items that are not already on sale.

    Verve Rally Adventures:
    • Explore the world of Verve Valley Adventures and join their exhilarating rally experiences filled with luxury, camaraderie, and unforgettable moments.
     • Embrace carbon-neutral travel by supporting initiatives that offset carbon footprints and contribute to environmental conservation through tree planting.

    • Explore MayfairSilk's luxurious silk bedding collection at their website.
     • Take advantage of the special discount code provided in the podcast for a special offer on MayfairSilk products.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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181 Ratings

181 Ratings

Jan L Den ,


What an uplifting, real and treat for the ears.
Loved listening to this podcast, so much to relate to and put some of the thoughts into actions.

Hugs, Jan

Bethyboo Hew ,

Emma is a breath of fresh air!

It was an honour to be asked to speak about journaling and scripting for this amazing podcast and I've eagerly gobbled up all of the other episodes. I can't wait to listen to all future episodes. Congratulations on an amazing new show :)

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Love life live well

First podcast I’ve ever listened to, can’t really believe I’m saying this but I’m hooked can’t wait to listen to the next episode 👍

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