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A weekly radio show presented by James Roast which discusses all things mental health, emotional wellbeing and what we can do to make our lives that little bit happier! We'll aim to give you the tools to be the best version of yourself.

The Happiness Algorithm James Roast

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A weekly radio show presented by James Roast which discusses all things mental health, emotional wellbeing and what we can do to make our lives that little bit happier! We'll aim to give you the tools to be the best version of yourself.

    The Happiness Algorithm with special guest Giles Paley-Phillips (2)

    The Happiness Algorithm with special guest Giles Paley-Phillips (2)

    Celebrating our birthday month it was a real privilege to invite back onto the show The King of Kindness,

    The General of Generosity,

    The Captain of Care,

    The Brigadier of benevolence,

    The Colonel of compassion,

    The hope in humanity,

    The giver of good will

    The pharaoh of friendliness,

    Mr Giles Paley-Phillips.  We discussed lock down, managing our own well-being and identifying the good, the bad and what we can be grateful for! 

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Permitted to Pause - The Happiness Algorithm with special guest Dr Samantha Anthony

    Permitted to Pause - The Happiness Algorithm with special guest Dr Samantha Anthony

    Today I was joined by the founder of Permitted To Pause. A platform dedicated to reminding those who help others to not forget about helping self.

    Taking time for self is hard when you're devoted to giving to others. It’s hard to encourage yourself to stop, know when is enough, to find the time to nourish self. All with the same level of care, energy and attention we give to others.

    Permitted To Pause urges us to pause for 5 minutes, 5 days, 5 weeks, 5 months, whatever it may be. We must take the time to find what we need to make life, and work, a little easier.

    Born out of personal experience, we discussed that journey and a whole lot more.  I was honoured to welcome to the show Dr Samantha Anthony.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Transformation & Changing belief patterns - The Happiness Algorithm with special guest Joseph from Humble-U Media

    Transformation & Changing belief patterns - The Happiness Algorithm with special guest Joseph from Humble-U Media

    On The Happiness Algorithm today we jumped across the pond and I was joined by somebody whose life has been full of twists and turns. It all started in senior year of high school during a baseball game. An injury ended his playing career and put him on a new path. A childhood obsession became a new possible reality - forecasting the weather. As old plans shifted, life was just starting to get interesting. After studying Atmospheric Science and Media it was time to go on live TV.

    My guest was hired out of college to the #1 news station in the Capital of Michigan. Ultimately, this didn’t live up to what he expected. Between the media manipulation, promotion of fear/destruction and self-absorbed personalities, my guest had to make a difficult choice.

    He chose the leave the path he had wanted to follow for so long and head back to school. Here he graduated with a degree in Clinical Psychology. This study opened his eyes to a world that made more sense. His interest led him to continue research in the human potential, including mindfulness, the placebo effect, meditation, mind-body connection, NLP, neuroplasticity, and many other interesting subjects.

    He says that often we see that our potential is limited but this is down to stories we tell ourselves and patterns we obtain.  His mission is to improve the human experience by providing content and coaching that enhances our inner power and shapes reality into a vision we choose.

    Listen how we can break those stories and write new ones, I was delighted to welcome to the show Joseph from Humble-U Media

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Evolutionary Herbalism, Astrology and the Power of Crystals - The Happiness Algorithm with special guest Rachael Morley

    Evolutionary Herbalism, Astrology and the Power of Crystals - The Happiness Algorithm with special guest Rachael Morley

    My guest today is  a Meditation Teacher. Her work is based around guiding people back to their natural energetic rhythms, working with the elemental energies in nature and the cosmos to realign and nurture our bodies energy centres.

    She is also the founder of Virtually Mindful, a business that specialises in virtual consulting and support services for wellbeing businesses.  The fact that she’s an Evolutionary Herbalist, Energy Practitioner and Intuitive Guide enables her to support business to strike the right work life balance.

    I was delighted to welcome to the show Rachael Morley.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    The Power of Nature and it's Healing Properties - The Happiness Algorithm with special guest Ruth Mortimer

    The Power of Nature and it's Healing Properties - The Happiness Algorithm with special guest Ruth Mortimer

    It was in 2018 and my guest found herself being rushed to hospital after collapsing at work. After a stay in ICU and then remaining in hospital during her recovery. She says, her days were made easier by the lucky and rare views she witnessed from her hospital bed.

    The beautiful mountains and woodlands of mid Wales surrounding the area, somehow gave her hope and perspective. Seeing the trees, green space and the view of the natural world, reminded her to let go of all the things that were unimportant and trivial. Instead she began to focus on all that matters - life, love, family, friends and nature.

    Upon discharge she knew the road to recovery was going to be a long and interesting one. It was during this period that she kept reminding herself of what she had discovered whilst laying in that hospital bed. She needed to be closer to nature to fully heal herself.

    Step by step she got from the front door to the garden, to the drive, to the street and finally up the street and into the woods. The woods became her sanctuary. Soon she was managing long slow walks surrounded by the trees and the birds. She felt supported, happy and able to breathe. Her lungs still stiff and creaking from the damage done, began to inflate with more ease and joy at the fresh forest air.

    And so began her research and practice into the power of healing in nature.

    To find out more about natures healing properties and how we can all benefit from being outside more, I welcomed to the show Ruth Mortimer from Forest Clouds nature therapy.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and why it's so important to talk about Mental Health - The Happiness Algorithm with special guest Richard Taylor

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and why it's so important to talk about Mental Health - The Happiness Algorithm with special guest Richard Taylor

    My guest today is a mental health advocate, campaigner, and writer. He knows first-hand what it’s like to reach rock bottom, but equally what it feels like to come through the other side. His writing is explicit and hits the reader hard, exactly how it should be.

    In one recent article he reminded us that 84 men die by suicide every week. Every two hours in the UK, a man takes his own life, affecting families, friends, and creating a ripple that will go on to devastate those who are left behind, leaving them weighed down with questions and heartache.

    My guest’s writing holds a mirror up to society, in fact, to us all. Asking us to not shy away from important conversations about our mental health. Conversations that we avoid, believing they are too difficult to have. But it is these avoided conversations that often come at a heavy price.

    Dare I say we had one of those conversations today. I was delighted to welcome to the show, Richard Taylor.

    • 1 hr 47 min

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