Welcome to this podcast because it's true, right? We do all get pins & needles. That seizing, painful sensation when pressure on a body part compresses our sensory nerves. In the moment, we want to stay still to avoid the pain, but the only way to ease it is to move the pressure away. Every Wednesday, Alexandra Shaw has constructive conversations with people about their experiences and their ways of overcoming versions of pins & needles in life: moving through struggle. This is an opportunity to be lifted, even a little. Here we come! Music produced by Paradis Farahati: @paradismusic
A Richmond Rhapsody
On a hot summer day by the river, Pary and I speak about the pins and needles of extremes. From the highs when performing creatively and around people, the lows when spending time alone, judgement and preconception, affirmations and visualising, to being content regardless, this is the seventh constructive conversation of the series. Link for her chosen Soaring SegmentPary's Music: @paradismusic
Living-it-up in London
Amidst the breeze and rustling leaves in Regent's Park, Katie and I speak about the pins and needles of adolescence. From choosing how and with whom to spend your time, social pressure, different lifestyles at university, to knowing, accepting and not changing yourself, this is the sixth constructive conversation of the series.
Encouragement from Ecuador
Across the Atlantic Ocean, Leon and I speak about the pins and needles of uncertainty. From moving countries and changing environments, comfort zones, overthinking, to self-confidence, this is the fifth constructive conversation of the series. *Please Excuse Audio Quality - Recorded Virtually*His Soaring Segment: "An Aymara poet said to Vicente Huidobro: 'The poet is a god, don't sing about rain, poet. Make it rain.'" pg. xiii of The Cambridge Companion to Latin American Poetry.
Talking about Anxiety in Twickenham
In the peaceful Orleans House Gardens, Soph and I speak about the pins and needles of anxiety. From what it is and the experience, OCD tendencies, opening up and going to therapy, to self-worth and celebrating progress, this is the fourth constructive conversation of the series. CW: anxiety and OCDScarlett CurtisFlorence GivenSarah PowellMichelle ObamaElizabeth Gilbert
Some Wisdom from South-West London
As the summer evening approaches, Lizzie and I speak about the pins and needles of being demotivated. From challenging life events, finding and maintaining resilience, day-to-day mundanity, to feeling truly appreciative, this is the third constructive conversation of the series.Mind: for better mental healthRelate: the relationship peopleShout: 24/7 text service
Braving Perfectionism & People-Pleasing in Bushy Park
Thankfully, we are not approached by any deer in Bushy Park while Lucy B. and I speak about the pins and needles of discomfort when you decide not to strive for perfection or to people-please. From becoming more self-aware, managing expectations, addressing the link between identity and achievement, to communicating issues in any kind of relationship, this is the second constructive conversation of the series.Link for her chosen Soaring SegmentArticle about her chosen Soaring SegmentRelate: the relationship peopleMind: for better mental health
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I look forward to listening to each new episode every week. Each one is very insightful in its own way! Really recommend this podcast 😊
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