549 episodes

"I talk to people who are smarter than me, so we can learn."
In this podcast, we hear from expert guests who can offer accessible insight into everything from starting a business, managing mental health, looking after your physical health, managing your time and more. No topic is off-limits. Whether you're curious about meditation, self-help, sex, entrepreneurship, the latest beauty trend etc, it's all here...
Hosted by broadcaster Emma Gunavardhana - a writer with nearly 20 years experience - The Emma Guns Show aims to inform, empower, inspire and entertain.
Find out more at http://emmagunavardhana.com

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"I talk to people who are smarter than me, so we can learn."
In this podcast, we hear from expert guests who can offer accessible insight into everything from starting a business, managing mental health, looking after your physical health, managing your time and more. No topic is off-limits. Whether you're curious about meditation, self-help, sex, entrepreneurship, the latest beauty trend etc, it's all here...
Hosted by broadcaster Emma Gunavardhana - a writer with nearly 20 years experience - The Emma Guns Show aims to inform, empower, inspire and entertain.
Find out more at http://emmagunavardhana.com

    Bullet Points | Binge-Eating Disorder Recovery and Cosmetic Surgery

    Bullet Points | Binge-Eating Disorder Recovery and Cosmetic Surgery

    In this episode, I answer the most frequently asked questions about binge eating disorder and cosmetic surgery, specifically, the breast reduction surgery I had in 2019.
    Resources from the show:
    Brain over Binge by Kathryn Hansen
    BEAT Eating Disorder Support
    SEED Eating Disorder Support Service
    The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons BAAPS
    The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons BAPRAS
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    • 16 min
    Feel-Good Habits | Anita Bhagwandas

    Feel-Good Habits | Anita Bhagwandas

    Anita Bhagwandas is a beauty journalist, consultant and soon-to-be author who joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.


    In this episode, Anita shares the details of her ADHD diagnosis and how it has allowed her to understand things about herself that she previously thought made her bad, wrong, stupid and lazy. It also freed her from years of worrying that was was 'wrong' with her was a much more serious issue.


    During our conversation, @itsmeanitab reveals:


    - How an ADHD diagnosis freed her from thinking she was stupid and lazy.
    - Why outsourcing and delegating is vital because it's acknowledging that you need help in certain areas.
    - Why planning, tracking and organising allow her to make progress.
    - Why it's so important for her to cultivate and curate a space that's beautiful.
    - How she carves out free time and makes sure she uses it well.
    - Her love of history and why virtual walking tours through London have been so valuable during lockdown.
    - Why self-development is such a passion of hers and how it all started with Tony Robbins CDs and Oprah.
    - Why it's so important to find inspiration in people that you see yourself in, who look like you and who represent who you are and where you come from.
    - How she practices witchcraft.
    - Why surrounding herself with beauty and luxury isn't shallow and is an ultimate feel-good habit.


    Links from the show:
    Insight Timer
    Trello
    The High-Performance Planner
    Brili
    Footprints of London


    Ugly by Anita Bhagwandas is available for pre-order now.
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    • 45 min
    Rediscovering yourself after trauma with Alexandra Heminsley

    Rediscovering yourself after trauma with Alexandra Heminsley

    Trigger warning: This episode mentions sexual assault.
    Alexandra Heminsley returns to the podcast to discuss her new book Some Body to Love: A Family Story which charts an extremely challenging period in her life. Sexually assaulted on a train when she was nine months pregnant after a difficult journey to conceive via IVF and then when her baby was just months old, her then-husband revealed she intended to transition.
    In a short period of time she lost a sense of herself, felt dissociated from her body and the marriage and life she thought she had in front of her disappeared.
    In this conversation, @hemmograms reveals:
    - How the conversation around women’s bodies has changed in the ten years since she wrote Running Like a Girl.
    - How the experiences in her own life made her reassess how she spoke about bodies.
    - Why it makes perfect sense why you have to reach breaking point.
    - The terrifying freedom of ‘it was never about me’ when her marriage ended.
    - The judgemental world of new motherhood.
    - The temptation of the toxic path of rage and anger.
    - Why it became a mission to understand and support the trans community.
    - The implications of the pink and blue world we live in.
    - Why, when you go through a traumatic experience, there’s value in ‘feeling all your feelings’.
    - Her advice for anyone who feels loss, not like themselves and who wants to get back to feeling whole again
    - And so much more...
    Some Body to Love: A Family Story is available now.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Beauty Special | Getting to know TEMPLESPA with Liz Warom

    Beauty Special | Getting to know TEMPLESPA with Liz Warom

    AD| Getting to know TEMPLESPA with Liz Warom.
    In a brand new episode of the podcast, I’m joined by Liz Warom, Founder and Owner of TEMPLESPA, who shares with me the journey of her incredible career in beauty, which led to the creation of her own brand TEMPLESPA.
    TEMPLESPA celebrates its 21st birthday this year and it’s a great point at which to reconnect with Liz and the brand as she was one of the very first people I met in the beauty industry when I started working on magazines. Over lunch, she told me the story of this incredible new brand she’d created, full of incredible skincare designed to look after your skin but also make the user feel incredible too.
    In this conversation Liz shares with me:
    - The incredible stories from her career in beauty and how getting married at 17 meant she had to join the workforce from a very young age.
    - How a little bit of ‘fake it til you make it’ can sometimes get your foot in the door.
    - How a very important mentor made her believe that anything was possible.
    - How TEMPLESPA was born and the journey the brand has been on over the last 21 years.
    - The one TEMPLESPA product she wishes everyone could try.
    - Why there’s a little bit of the Mediterranean in every product they make.
    - The challenges of the last 18 months and how being agile in business has never been more important; and much much more…
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    • 51 min
    Feel-Good Habits | Amanda Lamb

    Feel-Good Habits | Amanda Lamb

    Amanda Lamb is a presenter and property expert who joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.
    During our conversation @missamandalamb reveals:
    - How decluttering can cleanse, clear and organise the mind as much as the space you live in.
    - The ritual of a bathing experience for relaxing mentally and physically.
    - Why she’s so pleased gyms have reopened because as much as walking and regular exercise outside has been a feel-good habit during lockdown, the sessions in the gym just can’t be beaten.
    - Why getting up before everyone else and enjoying ‘quiet time’ by herself was how she would set herself up for the day during lockdown.
    - Why naps can be amazing, but also not something to do too often.
    - Why the idea of ’40 and fabulous’ was not her experience and how she’s navigated her way out of a slump.
    - The power and joy of friends and friendships and how ‘you’re utterly buggered’ without good girlfriends.
    - Why going back to social situations brings with it worries about social anxiety and stressing about awkward interactions.
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    • 52 min
    Escaping your limitations with Andrew Parr

    Escaping your limitations with Andrew Parr

    How do you feel about hypnosis?
    Do you think it can help you make lasting and meaningful change in your life?
    In a brand new episode, I’m joined by Andrew Parr who has nearly thirty years practising hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, coaching and counselling and has seen it help people achieve lasting change - time and time again.
    Andrew believes that our truest, happiest and most capable version of ourselves is already inside us, hidden beneath layers of false ideas that we have all been conditioned to believe over the course of our lives. If you’ve ever thoughts; ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I don’t deserve…’, ‘I don’t belong’ then Andrew’s technique is designed to help you dehypnotise yourself of those limiting believes - and become your best self.
    During our conversation, Andrew and I discuss:
    - What is it he does and how blending hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, counselling and coaching has allowed him to help over 17,000 clients achieve their goals.
    - What a ‘surface level symptom’ is and how it can be the key to ‘unlocking’ the real issue.
    - Why willpower and enthusiasm can only get you so far, and why you shouldn’t give yourself a hard time when they expire.
    - His experience and insights from helping people with weight and food issues.
    - Why you shouldn’t believe everything you think.
    - Why affirmations are mostly just lies.
    - Why triggers are often helpful signposts to the things you really need to face and work on, and much more…
    To find out more or to contact Andrew visit https://www.andrew-parr.com or email hello@andrew-parr.com


    The book The Real You How to Escape Your Limitations and Become the Person You Were Born to Be is available now.
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    • 1 hr 12 min

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I first listen to Emma’s wisdom on Estee’s podcast and I loved it. First of all Emma’s voice is just hypnotising and so soothing. Second- the moment I heard Emma (kind of) laughing at the idea on Power of Crystals she gained even more sympathy from me. I just really like scientifically proven ideas and no bull***t. My favourite episode so far was “Creating lasting change with neuroscientist Dr Gabija Toleikyte. Very informative and eye-opening. My little dream now is to hear what the both of you have to say about the self-discipline and maybe creating techniques to improve it? Whether it’s waking up at the same time everyday or finishing a course or anything in life. Keep it up Emma, love your energy x

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