51 episodes

Welcome to Nurture Your Zest - a weekly podcast for the creative and curious. Change your world through self-growth and self care. Hear the stories of people from all walks of life, be inspired, hear their struggles and tips for success and #NurtureYourZest.

#NurtureYourZest #StudioSessions Ashleigh King Flamingo Heights

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

Welcome to Nurture Your Zest - a weekly podcast for the creative and curious. Change your world through self-growth and self care. Hear the stories of people from all walks of life, be inspired, hear their struggles and tips for success and #NurtureYourZest.

    Trailblazing Women: Stories of Triumph on International Women's Day

    Trailblazing Women: Stories of Triumph on International Women's Day

    In this very special episode of #NurtureYourZest, host Ashleigh King is joined by her colleague, Samantha Castro, the Podcast Production Manager at Flamingo Heights Podcast Studio.🎙️🦩


    👩🏻‍🤝‍👩🏿 In honour of International Women's Day, Ashleigh and Samantha delve into and reflect on the stories of three inspirational women who have previously graced the #NurtureYourZest podcast as guests.🤩


    Featured Guests:🌵Lysa Morrison: A business leader who conquered postnatal depression and sexism to become a successful executive.💼🌵Muzoon Almellehan: A Syrian refugee advocating for education and empowerment.🎓🌵Michelle Jones: A wedding planner championing kindness despite chronic illness.🥰

    Through the lens of these inspirational women's journeys, Ashleigh and Samantha explore the incredibly transformative power of resilience, the importance of education, and the profound impact of kindness.❤️ As they celebrate International Women's Day, they invite listeners to join them in acknowledging the achievements of women everywhere and the importance of amplifying their voices.📣

    FIND LYSA MORRISON ONLINE:💻 LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/lysa-morrison📣Lysa’s TedX Speech:https://youtu.be/m_6dk1h3hdU?si=fnoEwxW9vaYRNxqP


    FIND MUZOON ALMELLEHAN ONLINE:💻 LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/mezon-almellehan-b722361b1📺Youtube: https://youtu.be/JfmtlkH63AM?si=3XfNJYAVe_h6yZD9 https://youtu.be/KEFXwZvzpws?si=Cml8gCaHM-7SKhMO https://youtu.be/iOxm_I7EcG8?si=rSMqUConrBkmPZO8📣Muzoon’s TedX Speech: https://youtu.be/iOxm_I7EcG8?si=rSMqUConrBkmPZO8 https://youtu.be/hGyf7SfCqXU?si=7O7NzBVyWmps43Hp


    FIND MICHELLE JONES ONLINE:💻 LinkedIn:https://uk.linkedin.com/in/shellskindworld💛Kind Currency Website: https://www.kindcurrency.co.uk/

    The Alison Rose Review🌹
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-alison-rose-review-of-female-entrepreneurship


    This Episode Was Recorded at Flamingo Heights Podcast Studio:
    🦩Flamingo Heights:  https://www.flamingoheights.co.uk
    If you like what you see please give us a like, comment and subscribe, and keep your eyes peeled for more Nurture Your Zest episodes coming very soon!🌵

    • 38 min
    Luke Shalom chats to Ashleigh King about Anxiety, Being a DJ and why University is a great place to find yourself

    Luke Shalom chats to Ashleigh King about Anxiety, Being a DJ and why University is a great place to find yourself

    🎙#NURTUREYOURZEST EPISODE 17 OF SEASON 2 🎙

    In this episode, join your host Ashleigh King as she chats with Luke Shalmon, Podcast Host and DJ

    In this episode, we discuss:
    🌵 Luke’s journey in the music industry
    🌵Neurodivergence, the ideas process and insomnia
    🌵Getting so lost in projects and forgetting to eat, sleep or look after yourself
    🌵The ADHD brain and the difference between taking meds and not, and the trade-off between being productive or being creative
    🌵The challenge of labels
    🌵Luke’s journey with mental health - experiencing anxiety, and depression and finding the courage to speak openly about this
    🌵Why University can be a catalyst for mental health issues
    🌵Life after graduation and dealing with disappointment
    🌵Rejection Sensitivity Disorder and why it can be hard to leave difficult relationships
    🌵Dopamine chasing, and the ADHD brain, how we numb ourselves and why we look for validation
    🌵Rumination getting stuck in loops and thought processes
    🌵Escaping the ‘I’m not good enough loop’ and the value of feeling emotions and let stuff go
    🌵Luke’s views on spirituality and belief structures

    FIND LUKE ONLINE:
    💻 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukeshalom/

    Check out the episode on our YouTube channel, if you like what you see please give us a like, comment and subscribe! It really helps us to grow our channel, and it’s a free way you can support us in bringing your more stories!

    🎙️🫶 If you would like to record a podcast or have questions about starting a podcast / collaborating please write to: 💌 hello@flamingo-heights.co.uk

    Thank you to our Production Team:
    🦩Ashleigh King - Host & Executive Producer
    📸 🎥 Joel Lowson Director - Flamingo Heights and Joel Lowson Videography
    📸 🎥 Krzysztof Furgala - Audio & Video Production

    #Podcast #CreativeIndustries #NurtureYourZest #FlamingoHeights #PodcastStudioNewcastle #Entrepreneurship #CollaborationOverCompetition #MentalHealth #MensMentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ADHD #PersonalDevelopment #SelfImprovement

    • 38 min
    #NurtureYourZest S2-E16. Sarah Heron shares her journey from classroom to styling and how women in menopause find their mojo

    #NurtureYourZest S2-E16. Sarah Heron shares her journey from classroom to styling and how women in menopause find their mojo

    🎙#NurtureYourZest Episode 16 of Season 2 🎙

    A special episode for International Women's Day 2023

    In this episode, join your host Ashleigh King as she chats with Sarah Heron, Colour Consultant and Menopause Style Coach.

    Sarah is the founder of True Colours, who helps women find their mojo through colour styling.

    EPISODE THEMES:

    🌵 How Sarah switched careers in her fifties from Primary School teaching into colour styling on a far-reaching digital platform.
    🌵 How Sarah transformed herself from a period of feeling deeply lost to finding her unique creative, colourful style and with it profound confidence
    🌵 Building a business based on a personal journey to share this gift of confidence and style with other women and help transform the way they see themselves
    🌵 How lockdown shaped fashion and business
    🌵 The art of matching colour palettes and personality to bring confidence and empowerment 🌵 The power of upcycling existing items of clothing to make them work for a particular palette and style
    🌵 Menopause, transformation and self-acceptance

    FIND SARAH ONLINE:
    💻 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-heron/
    💻 Website: https://www.truecolourswithsarahheron.com/

    If you like what you see please give us a like, comment and subscribe! It really helps us to grow our channel, and it’s a free way you can support us in bringing your more stories! 🎙️🫶

    If you would like to record a podcast or have questions about starting a podcast or collaborating please write to: 💌 hello@flamingoheights.co.uk
    💻 Website: https://www.flamingoheights.co.uk

    Thank you to our Production Team:
    🦩Ashleigh King - Host & Executive Producer 📸 🎥
    Joel Lowson Director - Flamingo Heights and Joel Lowson Videography
    📸 🎥 Krzysztof Furgala - Audio & Video Production

    #Podcast #CreativeIndustries #NurtureYourZest #FlamingoHeights #PodcastStudioNewcastle #Entrepreneurship #CollaborationOverCompetition #WomensStyle #Menopause #Fashion #ImageCoach #InternationalWomensDay

    • 38 min
    #NurtureYourZest S2-E15. Elaine Parker shares her story about meeting a monster on a dating site, and the birth of Safer Date

    #NurtureYourZest S2-E15. Elaine Parker shares her story about meeting a monster on a dating site, and the birth of Safer Date

    🎙#NurtureYourZest Episode 15 of Season 2 🎙

    In this episode, join your host Ashleigh King as she chats with Elaine Parker, the Founder of Safer Date.

    🔞 Content trigger warning: Listener and viewer discretion is advised. Sensitive topics covered in this episode include: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Rape, Knives, Murder

    If you find this topic upsetting and need any additional support, there are some helplines available at: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/getting-help-for-domestic-violence/

    Women can call The Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge on 0808 2000 247 for free at any time, day or night. The staff will offer confidential, non-judgemental information and support

    ☎️ Men can call Men's Advice Line on 0808 8010 327 (Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm) for non-judgemental information and support or ManKind on 0182 3334 244 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm)

    EPISODE THEMES:
    🌵 What Elaine wanted to be when she grew up
    🌵 Elaine’s journey into the tech sector, and how she progressed in many male-dominated industries finding issues and inefficiencies in businesses
    🌵 How surprisingly fast you can find yourself as a Domestic Violence victim and Elaine’s experience of this when a happy engagement party turned into a disaster
    🌵 The reality of life as a stalking and harassment victim, and the mask you have to wear as a domestic violence victim or survivor to cope with day-to-day activities like going to work
    🌵 The lack of safety standards or user protection on dating sites, and the red flags you should look out for when meeting someone
    🌵 How to find the courage to move on and why surrounding yourself with the people who care about you is so important
    🌵 The journey to creating ’the safest dating app in the world’

    FIND ELAINE ONLINE:

    💻 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaine-parker-safer-date/
    💻 Website: https://saferdate.co.uk/

    Watch the episode over on our YouTube channel, if you like what you see please give us a like, comment and subscribe! It really helps us to grow our channel, and it’s a free way you can support us in bringing your more stories! 🎙️🫶

    IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECORD A PODCAST OR HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT STARTING A PODCAST OR COLLABORATING PLEASE WRITE TO: 💌 HELLO@FLAMINGOHEIGHTS.CO.UK

    Thank you to our Production Team:
    🦩Ashleigh King - Host & Executive Producer
    📸 🎥 Joel Lowson Director - Flamingo Heights and Joel Lowson Videography
    📸 🎥 Krzysztof Furgala - Audio & Video Production and Rhianna Brennan-Davies, Junior Content Producer

    #Podcast #CreativeIndustries #NurtureYourZest #FlamingoHeights #PodcastStudioNewcastle #Entrepreneurship #WomeninTech #SaferDate #DomesticViolence #Stalking #Harassment

    • 33 min
    #NurtureYourZest S2-E14 Joel Lowson chats to Ashleigh King about Ageism and His Creative Process

    #NurtureYourZest S2-E14 Joel Lowson chats to Ashleigh King about Ageism and His Creative Process

    🎙#NURTUREYOURZEST EPISODE 14 OF SEASON 2 🎙

    In this episode, join your host Ashleigh King as she chats with Videographer Joel Lowson, about his unexpected path to Entrepreneurship.

    In this episode, we discuss:
    🌵 How strange it’s being in front of the camera for a change
    🌵 Rock music, kickboxing
    🌵 What it was like being made redundant
    🌵 Being ‘unemployable’ and a mutual hate of emails
    🌵 Where to learn about video
    🌵 Why you shouldn’t only measure your online success by looking at followers
    🌵 His creative process and ‘creative days’
    🌵 What it's like being a young and creative entrepreneur
    🌵 How he has found collaborating to be very valuable

    FIND JOEL ONLINE:
    💻 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joellowson/?originalSubdomain=uk
    💻 Website: https://joellowsonvideography.co.uk/

    • 28 min
    #Nurture Your Zest S2-E13 Alfie Joey chats to Ashleigh King on Communication Tips, Being on the Radio & Boundaries

    #Nurture Your Zest S2-E13 Alfie Joey chats to Ashleigh King on Communication Tips, Being on the Radio & Boundaries

    🎙#NURTUREYOURZEST EPISODE 13 OF SEASON 2 🎙

    In this episode, join your host Ashleigh King as she chats to Alfie Joey, …

    In this episode, we discuss:

    🌵 What wearing different titles means to him and why he wants to be known as a communicator
    🌵 His recent role playing the character Friar Tuck and all of the Merry Men at the Customs House
    🌵 The new skills he’s learned from designing theatrical sets and costumes
    🌵 Why you should push yourself out of your comfort zone
    🌵 The ‘dance’ between mental health and creativity
    🌵 Why we should have the courage to say ‘no’ more to improve the quality of our work outputs
    🌵 Why you should have the courage to ask for help
    🌵 The scoop on some of his experiences - Britain’s Got Talent, TEDxNewcastle and the Bright Ideas Conference
    🌵 How to find your voice, and why you should take your time doing so
    🌵 Public Speaking tips and why having a variety of skills matters
    matters
    🌵 His time as a BBC Radio Presenter, and career journey and why he’ll miss his listeners
    🌵The power of radio and the personal and intimate connection it brings

    FIND ALFIE ONLINE:

    💻 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alfie-joey-9871817a/
    💻 Website: https://alfart.co.uk/

    Watch the episode over on our YouTube channel, if you like what you see please give us a like, comment and subscribe!

    It really helps us to grow our channel, and it’s a free way you can support us in bringing your more stories! 🎙️🫶

    IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECORD A PODCAST OR HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT STARTING A PODCAST OR COLLABORATING PLEASE WRITE TO:
    💌 HELLO@FLAMINGOHEIGHTS.CO.UK

    Thank you to our Production Team:
    🦩Ashleigh King - Host & Executive Producer
    📸 🎥 Joel Lowson Director - Flamingo Heights and Joel Lowson Videography
    📸 🎥 Krzysztof Furgala - Audio & Video Production

    #Podcast #CreativeIndustries #NurtureYourZest #FlamingoHeights #PodcastStudioNewcastle #Entrepreneurship #CollaborationOverCompetition #BBCRadio #BBCRadioNewcastle #TEDxNewcastle #CommunicationTips #Author #Illustrator #Artist

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

AlGibsonAuthor ,

Love this podcast!

Ashleigh King is an inspiration. She has an amazing ability to find the conversations we want to listen in on - from tough topics to fun creative stuff. Love the honesty and vulnerability shared in addressing issues like ADHD. But also the fun Ash has in the studio with people from all walks of life who have something relevant to say!

Rjmbaker ,

I always learn something

A fantastic and diverse range of guests with fantastic - and sometimes challenging - stories. I always learn something from each guest. Thank you.

paulscurrah ,

Fab pobcast with great guests!

I have been listening to Nurture Your Zest from the start and have gained so much from it! The guests are great and come from such a variety of backgrounds. They each have an interesting story to tell and the tips they provide are super useful - I have already put some into practice and feel much better for it. I always look forward to each episode and can't wait to hear what guests are coming up!

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