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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

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    • Self Help
    • 4.9 • 1K Ratings

"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

    Feel-Good Habits | Nadine Baggott

    Feel-Good Habits | Nadine Baggott

    Nadine Baggott 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.
    As you’d expect from Nadine, these habits are practical, honest and there is absolutely no sugar-coating whatsoever. To quote one of Nadine’s favourite films, ‘buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy night’. 
    During our conversation @nadinebaggott reveals:
    - The benefits of having pets and the rewards the act of loving and caring for them gives.
    - The dangers of externalising your power.
    - How to make lists, but lists with real purpose that create action.
    - Why it’s important to find pleasure in small things.
    - The dangers of being around miserable and/or narcissistic people and why @drramani youtube is a good source for sussing that out.
    - Why getting outside is vital for physical, mental, and emotional health.
    - How music can play a vital role in setting your mood and making you feel motivated.
    - Why @beyonce Lemonade played a crucial role in helping Nadine navigate a challenging time in her own life.
    - Why it’s so important to have hope and something to look forward to.
    - The friends she has surrounded herself with and what they all have in common and why they are such a positive network of trusted connections, and much more...
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    • 58 min
    Creating lasting change with neuroscientist Dr Gabija Toleikyte

    Creating lasting change with neuroscientist Dr Gabija Toleikyte

    Dr Gabija Toleikyte is a neuroscientist, behavioural coach and lecturer who joins me on the podcast to talk about the ways in which we can create lasting change, form helpful habits and have a better relationship with the people around us.
    In this episode, @supergcoaching and I discuss:
    - How to form a habit.
    - Why bad habits aren’t always ‘bad’. 
    - Why understanding how the brain works can help us act on our intentions to make good habits.
    - The role the amygdala plays in ‘keeping us safe’ by steering us away from change - even if we want that change to happen.
    - How perception bias affects how we interact with the world.
    - The different leadership styles and how sometimes what might seem efficient will actually show you down.
    - How to get yourself into a growth mindset.
    - How to avoid procrastination by following a few key exercises.
    - Her new book Why the Fck Can't I Change? and much more…
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Bullet Points | Need a good night's sleep?

    Bullet Points | Need a good night's sleep?

    Bullet Points • Need a good night’s sleep?


    In this mid-week episode I share some tips for helping you get a better night’s sleep since it’s something, based on the DMs, messages and emails I’ve been receiving, that seems to be bothering a lot of people right now.


    I can relate, I’ve suffered with insomnia in the past and stress is often the thing that causes the most disruption to my ability to fall asleep, stay sleeping and sleep well.


    As we’re all under added stress right now it’s no surprise that for a lot of people sleep is becoming harder and harder.


    In the episode, I share the five strategies that have worked for me and that I recommend to try to get sleep back on track, even with the added stresses and strains:


    - Make a list of everything that’s on your mind before your head hits the pillow. The act of writing out any worries can compartmentalise them and minimise the stress attached to them.


    - If you’re working from home and are tempted to have a quick nap when you’d normally run out for your afternoon coffee then, well, don’t.


    - Create the perfect environment for sleep; a comfortable bed, the right kind of lighting, the right temperature - it all helps.


    - Create a sleep schedule - and stick to it.


    - Take a look and what you’re eating and when you’re eating it. A small tweak such as eating dinner an hour earlier could make all the difference when it comes to sleep quality.


    To find the full, unedited episode simply click the link in my bio or type ‘The Emma Guns Show’ into your preferred podcast platform.


    As ever, I’d love to know what you think whether that’s in the comments below, on DM or via email. I make this podcast for YOU and if there’s anything you’d like to hear on this subject, or any other, please feel free to let me know.


    #podcast #selfhelp #loneliness #lonely #health #mentalhealth #wellness
     
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    • 19 min
    Feel-Good Habits | Lisa Caldognetto

    Feel-Good Habits | Lisa Caldognetto

    Lisa Caldognetto, makeup artist and youtube sensation, 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 @lisacaldognettomakeup reveals:
    - The power in scent and fragrance for setting her mood.
    - The importance of getting fresh air to stay invigorated.
    - How a morning bath feels like the ultimate indulgence.
    - How she uses Tarot in her daily life help her focus.
    - Why connecting with friends, even virtually, something you should always have in the diary, and much more…
    Links from the episode:
    Astier de Villatte -Palais de Tokyo Incense Sticks 
    Diptyque Baies Scented Candle 
    Santa Maria Novella Pot Pourri Bag 
    Neals Yard balance room spray 
    The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck and Guidebook
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    • 32 min
    Ask Me Anything | Mental Health, Weight Loss, Discrimination & Fitness.

    Ask Me Anything | Mental Health, Weight Loss, Discrimination & Fitness.

    This episode of the podcast is Part Two of the Ask Me Anything episode I published back in November featuring your questions that have come in via the Facebook Group, Instagram and email.
    In this episode I answer:
    - How do you permanently work from home so effectively and maintain mental health?
    - How did you move from ‘weight loss’ mode into maintenance managing bingeing impulses?
    - Can you talk about why you do intermittent fasting? How long have you been doing it and what benefits have you noticed?
    - What are you looking forward to this year?
    - Do people notice a difference in you since your breast reduction?
    - Have you ever experienced any racism/bias in the industry and, if so, how did you deal with it?
    - What is your favourite biscuit?
    - What are your thoughts on microblading? 
    - Where to start on a fitness journey, please?
    - How is your hair density coming along?
    - Will you film a day in the life incorporating everything from supplements to exercise to what you eat and then maybe how you plan your day etc?
    - I'm interested to know how your breast reduction has impacted your ability to exercise, or your enjoyment of it - if at all?
    - What are your favourite features of your Apple Watch?
    Links from this episode include
    Brain over Binge by Kathryn Hansen
    Nez Hasan for microblading.
    Philip Kingsley Video Consultation
    Apple Watch via Vitality Health Insurance
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bullet Points | Need a distraction?

    Bullet Points | Need a distraction?

    An episode for those times when you don't want to become zen, you just want to be distracted.
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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Siddypops ,

Adore this Podcast!

I’ve listened to SO many of the podcasts in the last couple of weeks, since discovering this! I’ve enjoyed catching up with all the various topics and people Emma has interviewed, which have been of real inspiration and help to me. I always wait now, in excitement, for the next show to be aired. I’ve also become a member of the Facebook Forum which is great. Thank you Emma 😃

growler and cans ,

Perfume

Sali’s story about forgetting to put on her fragrance , is exactly how I’d feel, I’m just as obsessed about smells as she is, Frederic Malle is a favourite of mine.

JetReynolds48 ,

Getting a bit samey?

Emma asks excellent questions of her guests and definitely gets the most out of them but I feel the pod is becoming a bit of an echo chamber, the same ‘types’ of people with the same world views as Emma each week. A recent guest’s email notifications went off all through the podcast - infuriating and unprofessional.

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