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Second Mind empowers you to become the greatest version of yourself and better the world. To ignite personal growth and intrigue your mind, we showcase the journeys, ideas and mindsets of inspiring people. We broadcast guests who live and think differently to create their mark on the universe. Their messages will challenge your perspectives and give you the fuel to master your potential.

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Second Mind empowers you to become the greatest version of yourself and better the world. To ignite personal growth and intrigue your mind, we showcase the journeys, ideas and mindsets of inspiring people. We broadcast guests who live and think differently to create their mark on the universe. Their messages will challenge your perspectives and give you the fuel to master your potential.

    How to Restore Balance in Your Body and Mind | Dr Ian Tennant on SECOND MIND

    How to Restore Balance in Your Body and Mind | Dr Ian Tennant on SECOND MIND

    I am in conversation with Dr Ian Tenant, a wellbeing specialist helping people make inexpensive and simple choices that improve their health. With a doctorate from The University of Edinburgh in Clinical and Surgical Sciences and qualifications in sports massage and holistic lifestyle coaching, Ian works with knowledge on the frontiers of medical research to help his clients feel more energised and understand why the habits of healthy people actually work. Ian has previously worked as a researcher at the Medical Research Council Centre for Inflammation Research, but now helps clients face-to-face with health issues, including professional athletes and high-level entrepreneurs.----more----
    Ian has risen to conquer his own personal health challenges too, putting chronic digestion and sinus issues into long-term remission and learning how to manage a heart condition whilst still maintaining high levels of physical activity.
    We cover a lot of ground in the discussions, all based around Ian’s book called Restoring Balance. He presents a fantastic simple and accessible framework that we can use when assessing and working to improve our personal health. The framework contains six polarities, with the idea that we must individually work to find a state of balance that feels good for us inside each set of polarities. We break down the whole framework in our podcast, discussing the polarities of light/dark, feasting/fasting, connection/independence, movement/stillness, technology/nature and excitement/calmness. Ian tells us why each of these polarities matter, how they work and what you can do to restore your own sense of balance.
    Trying to live a healthy life can seem so complicated, as we are bombarded by so much modern information about improving wellbeing. What I love about Ian’s framework is that it’s refreshingly simple with a big picture approach. Whichever direction you travel in life, equipped with Ian’s six polarities model you should have a solid platform to grow and prosper.
     
    Enjoy & Peace 
     
    The mission:
    Second Mind empowers you to become the greatest version of yourself and better our world. To ignite personal growth and intrigue your mind, we showcase the journeys, ideas and mindsets of inspiring people. We broadcast guests who live and think differently to create positive change for planet Earth. Their messages will challenge your perspectives and give you the fuel to master your potential.  
    Don’t miss our regular episodes, hit subscribe or follow to see new releases.
     
    FOLLOW SECOND MIND:
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/secondmind365/  
    YouTube (w/video): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuq8qBjHyQBsuzB_y4SKWoA
    iTunes : https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/second-mind/id1480389830
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4IRdfj0CkzK0BeC5WUZKRA?si=HI2ZRTklTsm4AJ831pbS3Q   
    Google podcasts: https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.google.android.music&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix6f3niy3hr6xmod664mx5lg4lu?t%3DSecond_Mind%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16
    …or search ‘Second Mind’ wherever you get your podcasts.
     
    FOLLOW DR IAN TENNANT:
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    Website and Restoring Balance book: https://restoringbalance.life/
     
     

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Why You Need to Reconnect with Nature | Faith Douglas on SECOND MIND

    Why You Need to Reconnect with Nature | Faith Douglas on SECOND MIND

    In the last 50 years, humanity has destroyed 50% of all wildlife on Earth. Currently, there’s more carbon dioxide in our atmosphere than any other time in human history, causing a climate breakdown. It is clear our modern society’s relationship with nature is heavily out of balance. Whilst all this destruction is occurring to our environmental life support systems, people in the UK spend an average of 90% of their time indoors, disconnected from nature. How can we value and respect something that we do not feel connected to?
    Enter my newest podcast guest, the brilliant Faith Douglas, who has made a career out of helping people with nature connection, a powerful process where an individual can use their senses to mindfully engage with the elements and environments of the natural world. Faith runs forest bathing courses in the UK and she is the curator for Thorp Perrow Arboretum, helping people to enjoy a special selection of tree species. She has recently completed her awesome new book called The Nature Remedy, a guide to help anyone connect back with elements of the natural world, from the sky to the earth to the trees.  
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    In the podcast, Faith tells her story of how she found her connection to nature through her own personal challenges and started to work with forest bathing. She shares her tips on how to generate a connection with nature, using your senses to relax your mind and body. We cover many of the amazing scientifically-proven benefits of nature connection for mental and physical health and talk about the power of digital detoxing. The conversation also covers why a strong environmental connection is crucial to our society as a whole and features advice for those who have little or no access to nature.
    Faith is so passionate about nature and shares some great tips and knowledge for enhancing your connection to our planet. Do reflect on your own connection to the natural world whilst listening. When is the last time you took a moment to really notice and appreciate the flight of a bird or a great old oak tree in your local park?       
    I invite you to keep your mind open, listen and enjoy.
     
    The mission:
    Second Mind empowers you to become the greatest version of yourself and better our world. To ignite personal growth and intrigue your mind, we showcase the journeys, ideas and mindsets of inspiring people. We broadcast guests who live and think differently to create positive energy for planet Earth. Their messages will challenge your perspectives and give you the fuel to master your potential.  
    Don’t miss our regular episodes, hit subscribe or follow to see new releases.
     
    FOLLOW SECOND MIND:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/secondmind365/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/secondmind365  
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/secondmind365/  
    YouTube (w/video): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuq8qBjHyQBsuzB_y4SKWoA
    iTunes : https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/second-mind/id1480389830
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4IRdfj0CkzK0BeC5WUZKRA?si=HI2ZRTklTsm4AJ831pbS3Q   
    Google podcasts: https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.google.android.music&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix6f3niy3hr6xmod664mx5lg4lu?t%3DSecond_Mind%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16
    …or search ‘Second Mind’ wherever you get your podcasts.
     
    FOLLOW FAITH DOUGLAS:
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/forestbathinguk
    Web: https://www.shinrinyoku.co.uk/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thorpperrow
    The Nature Remedy book: https://www.shinrinyoku.co.uk/product/the-nature-remedy-hardcover/
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nature-Remedy-Faith-Douglas/dp/0008331979/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=nature+remedy&qid=1593101294&sr=8-3
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    You Are Your Own Best Doctor: Using Food to Heal & Thrive | Grace Kingswell on SECOND MIND

    You Are Your Own Best Doctor: Using Food to Heal & Thrive | Grace Kingswell on SECOND MIND

    In this episode, I am joined by Grace Kingswell, a functional nutrition therapist who is passionate about the healing power of food. 
    Through her functional nutrition practice, Grace works to treat and heal the root causes of health issues, guiding her patients on complex chronic issues such as thyroid disorders, gut imbalances and eczema. She also has gained qualifications in breathwork and acupuncture, which she uses to help her patients improve their health with a holistic approach. 
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    During our podcast, Grace shares how her own illness and healing process sparked her journey into functional nutritional therapy. We discuss the often-unrealised intuition we have inside each one of us to guide ourselves on a journey to better wellbeing, highlighting some tips for developing a better connection to our important bodily signals. Grace talks about some common nutrition misconceptions that cause people to make poor health choices and gives her pointers for constructing your optimal diet. We also find out Grace’s opinions on Veganism and discuss the importance of mindfully engaging in the sensory experience of eating, plus a whole lot more.
    Grace has a great wealth of knowledge and it was a pleasure to chat with someone who is so passionate about their mission. I hope the conversation encourages you to view your relationship to food and your connection to your body from a new perspective. 
     
    The mission:
    Second Mind empowers you to become the greatest version of yourself and better our world. To ignite personal growth and intrigue your mind, we showcase the journeys, ideas and mindsets of inspiring people. We broadcast guests who live and think differently to create positive energy for planet Earth. Their messages will challenge your perspectives and give you the fuel to master your potential.  
    Don’t miss our regular episodes, hit subscribe or follow to see new releases.
     
    FOLLOW SECOND MIND:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/secondmind365/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/secondmind365  
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/secondmind365/  
    YouTube (w/video): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuq8qBjHyQBsuzB_y4SKWoA
    iTunes : https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/second-mind/id1480389830
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4IRdfj0CkzK0BeC5WUZKRA?si=HI2ZRTklTsm4AJ831pbS3Q   
    Google podcasts: https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.google.android.music&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix6f3niy3hr6xmod664mx5lg4lu?t%3DSecond_Mind%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16
    …or search ‘Second Mind’ wherever you get your podcasts.
     
    FOLLOW GRACE KINGSWELL:
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/gracekingswell
    Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/sa/podcast/state-of-mind/id1442195154
    Web: https://www.gracekingswell.com/
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ignore the Fear and Find Your Adventure | Fiona Quinn on SECOND MIND

    Ignore the Fear and Find Your Adventure | Fiona Quinn on SECOND MIND

    My guest on the show is the fantastic Fiona Quinn, an endurance adventurer, entrepreneur and keynote speaker.
    Just a few years ago, Fiona was new to adventuring, finding her feet with small local cycling trips. Fast forward to the end of 2018, she was able to paddleboard 800 miles across 81 days from Land’s End to John O'Groats, despite having a deep fear of the sea created when she almost drowned as a child. In completing this paddleboarding achievement, she became the first ever woman to complete a length of Britain triathlon, having already walked and cycled the route in previous years.
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    To recount her stories and experiences along the journey, she has released her new book, aptly named ‘Ignore the fear’, including tales of ocean whirlpools and paddling with dolphins.
    In other adventures, she has completed the Cam triathlon, circumnavigated the Isle of Wight and wild camped on Dartmoor. Striving to support the wider adventure community, Fiona has used her entrepreneurial spirit to start the adventure book club, where a collective discusses a different adventure book every month.
    In this episode, we discuss her process of discovering her inner adventurer as she gained a new sense of confidence and independence. We talk through how her interest in adventure eventually snowballed into walking, cycling and paddleboarding the length of Britain. She shares how her mission presented her with new challenges, from trench foot to wild Scottish whirlpools. In the conversation, she gives a real insight into how she has changed her relationship to fear through her experiences and developed a mindset that has enabled her to complete her endurance challenges. In addition, we cover some practical tips for budding adventurers to turn inspiration into action.  
    Fiona believes that it is important to find your own unique adventurous spirit and explore on your own terms. I feel this attitude is so empowering for those who have not yet had any adventure experience, but also highly relevant for more seasoned explorers out there too.
    Apologies for the lower quality audio in this episode. The Zoom call I had with Fiona had an unstable internet connection, which impacted the recording.
    Enjoy!
     
    About our mission:
    Second Mind empowers you to become the greatest version of yourself and better our world. To ignite personal growth and intrigue your mind, we showcase the journeys, ideas and mindsets of inspiring people. We broadcast guests who live and think differently to create positive energy for planet Earth. Their messages will challenge your perspectives and give you the fuel to master your potential.  
    Don’t miss our regular episodes, hit subscribe or follow to see new releases.
     
    FOLLOW SECOND MIND:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/secondmind365/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/secondmind365  
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/secondmind365/  
    YouTube (w/video): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuq8qBjHyQBsuzB_y4SKWoA
    iTunes : https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/second-mind/id1480389830
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4IRdfj0CkzK0BeC5WUZKRA?si=HI2ZRTklTsm4AJ831pbS3Q   
    Google podcasts: https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.google.android.music&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix6f3niy3hr6xmod664mx5lg4lu?t%3DSecond_Mind%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16
    …or search ‘Second Mind’ wherever you get your podcasts.
     
    FOLLOW FIONA QUINN:
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    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/fionalquinn
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FionaLQuinn/
    Web: https://fionalquinn.com/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Humans ARE Nature: Reviving Our Connection to Nature, Society and Our Inner Selves | Satish Kumar on SECOND MIND

    Humans ARE Nature: Reviving Our Connection to Nature, Society and Our Inner Selves | Satish Kumar on SECOND MIND

    In this episode, I am in conversation with former monk, long-term peace and environmental activist and world-renowned speaker, Satish Kumar, who has been quietly setting the global agenda for change for over 50 years.
    At the age of just 9 years old, Satish left home to become a Jain monk and campaigned for Gandhi’s vision of a renewed India. In the 1960s, he embarked on an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage with no money, walking on foot and relying only on the kindness of strangers to travel to each of the 4 nuclear weapons capitals, delivering a message of peace.
    After settling in the UK, Satish served in the position of Editor at Resurgence and Ecologist magazine for over 40 years. He is founder and Director of Programmes of the Schumacher College International Centre for Ecological Studies, and of The Small School, promoting an innovative model of holistic education. He is the author of 9 books, including Soil, Soul & Society: A New Trinity for Our Time.
    In this conversation, we discuss how tending to our inner wellbeing can benefit world issues and humanity as a whole. Satish gives his advice on how we can increase our wellbeing through our daily choices. Our guest shares his perspectives on why he thinks we should be careful not to over-specialise in our skills and experiences. We talk over the vital importance of connecting to nature for individual wellbeing, and identify some key techniques people can use to connect back to the natural world. The former Jain monk talks on the power of optimism in the face of great planetary challenges, and outlines his three key values for his vision of a sustainable and happy society: Soil, Soul and Society. We deliberate the place that money and competition could have in a fairer, more ecological society. Finally, Satish tells of his experiences from his incredible 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage to the world nuclear capitals.
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    About our mission:
    Second Mind empowers you to become the greatest version of yourself and better our world. To ignite personal growth and intrigue your mind, we showcase the journeys, ideas and mindsets of inspiring people. We broadcast guests who live and think differently to create positive energy for planet Earth. Their messages will challenge your perspectives and give you the fuel to master your potential.  
    Don’t miss our regular episodes, hit subscribe or follow to see new releases.
     
    FOLLOW SECOND MIND:
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/secondmind365  
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/secondmind365/  
    YouTube (w/video): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuq8qBjHyQBsuzB_y4SKWoA
    iTunes : https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/second-mind/id1480389830
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4IRdfj0CkzK0BeC5WUZKRA?si=HI2ZRTklTsm4AJ831pbS3Q   
    Google podcasts: https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.google.android.music&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix6f3niy3hr6xmod664mx5lg4lu?t%3DSecond_Mind%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16
    …or search ‘Second Mind’ wherever you get your podcasts.
     
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    Web: https://www.resurgence.org
     
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Lessons from a global adventurer - upgrading your travel | Ash Bhardwaj on SECOND MIND

    Lessons from a global adventurer - upgrading your travel | Ash Bhardwaj on SECOND MIND

    We dive into the experiences and learnings of Ash Bhardwaj, a travel adventurer, writer, film-maker and storyteller who explores the world with curiosity and excitement. He has written for The Daily Telegraph, The Times and Huffington Post and has produced programmes for Channel 4 and the BBC.
    Just to name a few of his accomplishments, he has:- Travelled 8500km through 11 countries along Russia's European border.- Retraced WW2 secret missions through Albania’s mountains on foot.- Walked 800km through India on the tv documentary ‘Walking The Himalayas’.
    - And walked 1100km through Uganda and Sudan with Levison Wood on the documentary Walking The Nile.
    On our show, the adventurer gives his advice on how to gain richer adventure experiences that allow travellers to gain deeper insight and understanding of local environments and communities. We explore how he broke into the travel and adventure industry, picking up key tips for others to follow a similar path. Ash recounts the fascinating experiences he gained whilst travelling 8500km overland from the top of Norway to Romania, exploring former Soviet countries and their neighbours. Our guest gives his insights into how geopolitical tensions and events impact the real grassroots communities on the frontlines of change.
    We also delve into his incredible journey with Levison Wood on the documentary Walking The Nile. In our conversation, we discuss the ethical and moral dilemmas of the travel industry in an age of increasing environmental and social pressures. Our guest drops some great insight on travelling alone, keeping motivated through tough travel experiences and the value of walking as a tool for discovery. If you are looking to upgrade the way you travel and gain the most from your adventures, then this conversation will serve you well.
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    About our mission:
    Second Mind empowers you to become the greatest version of yourself and better our world. To ignite personal growth and intrigue your mind, we showcase the journeys, ideas and mindsets of inspiring people. We broadcast guests who live and think differently to create positive energy for planet Earth. Their messages will challenge your perspectives and give you the fuel to master your potential.
     
    Don’t miss our regular episodes, hit subscribe or follow to see new releases.
    FOLLOW SECOND MIND:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/secondmind365/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/secondmind365  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/secondmind365/  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuq8qBjHyQBsuzB_y4SKWoA  iTunes : https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/second-mind/id1480389830  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4IRdfj0CkzK0BeC5WUZKRA?si=HI2ZRTklTsm4AJ831pbS3Q  Google podcasts: https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.google.android.music&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix6f3niy3hr6xmod664mx5lg4lu?t%3DSecond_Mind%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16  …or search ‘Second Mind’ wherever you get your podcasts.
    FOLLOW ASH BHARDWAJ:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashbhardwaj  Twitter: https://twitter.com/AshBhardwaj

    • 1 hr 3 min

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