Join Selina & Vicki, the Project Love duo, and their guests, as they dive deep into juicy conversations about life and love, from how to design a life you love to how to create a career that gives you freedom and fulfilment to how to find love and make it last.
Ep 131: Burnt Out - how to thrive in a fast-paced world with our very own Selina Barker
It is almost here!!! 🎉🎉🎉 Selina’s book ‘Burnt Out: the exhausted person’s six-step guide to thriving in a fast-paced world’ will finally be out in the world next Thursday, 15th April!!!
Woop woop!! I am so SO excited for you to get your hands on it!
If you’re feeling frazzled, exhausted and burnt out right now then THIS is the book that will love you into recovery and get you onto the path to thriving.
Selina supported me on my own journey from burnt out to thriving and it was utterly transformational! And now with this book, you can go on your own journey of burnt out to thriving too 💃🏻 💃🏻 💃🏻
Each chapter of this book is like sitting down for a 1:1 session with Selina - packed full of so much wisdom, insight and encouragement and so much love and joy too!
One of the many (many!) things that I loved about ‘Burnt Out’ is it’s radical message (reclaim your energy, reclaim your life) and also it’s radical SIMPLICITY too. It is so deeply practical and full to the brim with powerful coaching tools and techniques that you can start implementing straight away. It is genius!
🎉And so to celebrate the arrival of Selina’s book, she joins me on the podcast as my very special guest! 🎤
In this episode we talk about:
Why so many of us are burning out and how COVID has had many of us emotionally burning out this past year
What the Burnout Archetypes are (and how to identify what yours is)
Why we need to learn to manage our energy Olympic athlete style
How even if you love what you do you can end up burnt out
And how Selina helped me break free from burn out as she wrote the book
I cannot wait for you to hear this episode and finally get your hands on the book or audiobook!
And make sure that you get involved in Selina’s online book launch celebrations! (details below!)
Lots of love,
PRE-ORDER BURNT OUT TODAY!
It makes a huge difference to authors when you pre-order their book. So to say a big thank you for pre-ordering Burnt Out, Selina has created some pre-order goodies. Pre-order your book today and then head over here to find out how to get your pre-order goodies (it includes a ticket to an online workshop she is running on 22nd April - Time to Thrive + a chance to win a coaching session with Selina)
COME TO THE BURNT OUT BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!
Selina is having an Online Book Launch Party on 15th April at 7pm BST and would love to have lots of faces from the Project Love community there! The party will be on Zoom and the amazing Emma Gannon will be interviewing Selina about the book in front of a live Zoom audience. Come along and enjoy the buzz!
Save your seat here: https://burntoutbooklaunch.eventbrite.co.uk
Ep 130: Time for a check-in ✨ how have the first 3 months of 2021 been for YOU?
Well here we are, at the end of the first quarter of 2021 (already!).
It’s been 12 months now since the first lockdown here in the UK and we are very much looking forward to stepping into a new quarter and starting a new chapter in the year.
As we step into spring, it has felt incredibly cathartic to hit pause and take a moment to sit back, take stock and reflect on how the last 3 months have been for us.
Join us for this week’s episode, as we talk about our commitments, our happiest moments, our most challenging moments (and everything in between!).
Grab your Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021 journal if you have one or simply answer the questions as we go through them. And if you haven’t yet got your copy of the Goodbye, Hello journal then it’s not too late! You can grab your copy here.
As always, we find these quarterly reflections to be so nourishing and we hope you do too 😍
Join the love-in
We’d love to invite you to join us live next week on Tuesday 6th April at 6.30pm (BST) on Zoom for our quarterly Project Love love-in. They are gorgeous - a chance for us all to pause and reflect on these past 3 months and to set our intentions and commitments for the following quarter. Sign up here to join us.
We hope you enjoy the episode!
So much love,
X Selina & Vicki
Ep 129: Real love story with Lisa Pascoe
Here at Project Love, we love to share and celebrate real love stories.
We love to go beneath the surface and have deep and meaningful conversations with people about their relationships, looking at things like; how they support each other to grow, how they navigate challenges, how they make love last and the lessons they’re learning along the way.
It’s in hearing people’s real love stories, that we can learn so much about love and what it takes for a relationship to thrive.
And this week’s episode is one of those episodes! It’s a real love story with the wonderful Lisa Pascoe, who reflects on her beautiful love story with her wife Bekky.
What I found so inspiring about Lisa and Bekky’s love story is their daily commitment to each other. In Lisa’s words, “everyday we recommit to the relationship we’re in, by choosing to be in that relationship”. How beautiful is that?
Lisa is an intuitive life coach and she brings invaluable advice and wisdom on life and love to this episode. She is all about being who you are and not who the world tells you to be. This message is at the heart of her podcast, Bravehearts Rising. And it’s really at the heart of this episode too.
In the episode, Lisa shares her experience of coming out, back in the 90’s when people only talked about the first three letters of LGBTQ+ and her journey to self acceptance. In her work, Lisa supports empaths, highly sensitive women and LGBTQ+ folks to slow down, hit the reset button and have a kinder, gentler relationship with themselves. She does this through 1:1 coaching (both online and in nature), wellbeing workshops and nourishing circles.
To find out more about Lisa and her wonderful work, head here www.lisapascoe.com (she’s also on Instagram here).
I loved recording this episode with Lisa.
I hope you enjoy it!
Love, Vicki x
PS here is the Brene Brown podcast episode we mentioned, it was actually Brene on Tim Ferris’s podcast (she also has a brilliant podcast called Unlocking Us)
Ep 128: Fears to Fierce with Brita Fernandez Schmidt
It’s Selina here and this week I have an episode that I guarantee will put a grin on your face and a fire in your belly. I was buzzing with inspiration and love after this conversation.
I interviewed the incredible Brita Fernandez Schmidt about her new book ‘Fears to Fierce’. If you are a woman, or identify as a woman, then I cannot recommend this book more. It is a rallying call for all womxn to rise up, step into their power and become the leader in their own lives and the world around them.
Brita herself is an incredibly inspiring woman, so full of love, wisdom and fierce beautiful power. She is Executive Director of Women for Women International and for 25 years has been championing women’s rights across the world. She is Chair of a network Gender Action for Peace and Security. She frequently writes and publicly speaks about the challenges women face all over the world, particularly in the context of poverty and conflict. Brita also works as a coach to support women to find their fierce.
She is a living legend.
Reading Brita’s book was a truly transformative experience for me and so was connecting with Brita and having this conversation with her. I can’t wait for you to listen to it!
And if you want to buy the book, you can get Fears to Fierce at all good book shops, on and offline. Order your copy here: https://www.britafs.com/fears-to-fierce
And if you want to find out more about Brita, the work that she does, including her 1:1 coaching programmes, visit https://www.britafs.com/ and follow her on instagram at @britafs.
And if you love this episode please do leave us a review over on Apple podcasts or wherever you review your podcasts.
Ep 127: Self love lessons learnt from doing 28 Days of Love
Hi lovely,We are coming to the end of 28 Days of Love, our self love challenge that we have been running since Valentine’s Day. And in this week’s episode, we talk about what we have each learnt from doing this self love challenge, particularly during lockdown and after almost a year of living in a global pandemic.
If you have been doing 28 Days of Love with us (yayyy!) then we would love to hear how it’s been for YOU and what lessons you are taking away from it. And if you would like to start the challenge then you can do it anytime - simply head over here and download your free PDF guide to getting started (plus you’ll also find a big list of lockdown-friendly ideas to get you started on your self love journey). It’s a great one to do with friends!
Whether you are new to self love or you are wanting to deepen your self love practice, we hope these lessons and insights will inspire you on your own self love journey 💖💖💖
We hope you enjoy the episode!
So much love,
Selina & Vicki X
Ep 126: The power of Mindfulness & Meditation with Headspace teacher Eve Lewis
I have a gorgeous episode for you this week! I got to interview my dear, wonderful friend Eve Lewis on all things meditation and mindfulness.
Eve is a mindfulness and meditation teacher and she is the director of Meditation at Headspace.
I have a real soft spot for Headspace, it is the app that taught me how to meditate, around 10 years ago. It’s one of my favourite apps and a firm staple in my self love toolkit 💕
If you’re familiar with Headspace, then you will likely recognise Eve’s voice in this episode as she’s one of the teachers in the app!
Eve and I met around 10 years ago when we both worked in advertising. We actually just celebrated a decade of friendship on a recent zoom date. And on that date, we each took a moment to connect with our younger selves and to celebrate the journey’s that we have both been over this past decade.
Mindfulness and meditation have, without a doubt, played a huge part in my self love and self development journey over this past decade. The practice of meditation has supported me through all kinds of ups and downs in my life and it’s had a big impact on how I relate to myself and how I relate to others too.
In this episode, we talk about:
Eve’s journey of how she came to work at Headspace as a teacher and ambassador of meditation.
The power of mindfulness (and the difference between mindfulness and meditation)
How to relate to anxiety in a mindful way.
How the practice of meditation helped me to cultivate a secure attachment in my relationships.
What a mindful approach to dating looks like
How mindfulness can help our relationships to thrive.
And so much more!
Here is the link to the study I mentioned, on the correlation between mindfulness and lower levels of attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance (fascinating!).
Here are the brilliant dating meditations that Eve did for Hinge.
The two attachment theory episodes I mentioned can be found here and here.
And finally, head here if you’d like to try Headspace for free.
I loved recording this episode so much.
I hope you enjoy it too!
Love, V xx
PS looking for more resources, support and inspiration on all things dating? Pop your name down here and I’ll send you my Sunday love letter each week! ❤️
Courageous joy infusion
What a treat to listen in to the lovely Nova + you Selina. So much joy. Fan girling ✨✨ Big respect for Nova's work. Looking fwd to reading The Good Ally + continuing to grow into one. I feel like I got a boost of courage to do the work I know is around the corner. Also lovely hearing you both talk about the Bridge ❤️
Always feel so inspired!
I just love listening to these conversations. They make me feel inspired and empowered and really motivate me to think about how I want my life to look and feel. ✨
Awesome pair of coaches!
I was on my own path of recovery after a v toxic abusive relationship. I though I was ok.
Then I started this podcast in Mid May, from your v beginning back in 2014... It’s helped me so much more than I ever imagined. Thank you girls. You’ve helped me see even more clearly that I will be OK and I’ve got this! 💓