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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.
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    • 4.9 • 96 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

    Bullet Points | At-home Fitness

    Bullet Points | At-home Fitness

    In this week’s Bullet Points, the focus is on home workouts.
    With gyms closed, a lot of us have had to figure out how to maintain our fitness or get something resembling a decent workout at home. Sales of home gym equipment surged by over 5000% last year, so clearly a lot of us have had to find a way.
    Whether you’ll be first in line when gyms reopen or have become a convert to the at-home workout, in this episode I share the kit I think is non-negotiable whether you want an intense sweat session or a well-earned stretch.
    My at-home gym consists of:
    - A yoga mat.
    - Two sets of resistance bands - lower body and upper body.
    - Two dumbbells and a kettlebell.
    - A Bosu ball.
    I also have some sliders gathering dust in a drawer and was very close buying a weight vest last summer, but thankfully good sense took over.
    I am not a qualified trainer and have no professional fitness experience. If you’re looking for inspiration then I highly recommend @aliceliveing @jillianmichaels @zannavandijk @popsugarfitness on @youtube
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    • 22 min
    Town meeting | What your email etiquette says about you.

    Town meeting | What your email etiquette says about you.

    Feel-Good Habits is taking a break this week so I can bring you a Town Meeting. Inspired by the Handforth Parish Council Zoom Meeting I thought I’d see how you felt about a panel show. I asked three of my buddies; @joljones @featuresjourno and @nadinebaggott to join me on this episode to discuss email etiquette knowing full well we’d take a fair few detours along the way.
    Have your email habits changed since working from home/lockdown? Do you have any email bugbears? Should emails only be sent and received during working hours?
    We discuss this and a whole lot more including; when it’s actually appropriate to use the term ‘expert’, the way people speak to each on social media platforms, the strategies we’ve used to stay chipper during lockdown and a whole lot more.
    If you like this format and want more of the same with a variety of guests and experts then please let me know by emailing me at thebeautypodcast@gmail.com.
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    It's ok to Pluck Up with Liz Bohannon

    It's ok to Pluck Up with Liz Bohannon

    Liz Bohannon is an entrepreneur, brand founder and podcast host who joins me on the podcast to share her insights and expertise on everything from finding your purpose, navigating failure, connecting with who you really are and much more.
    In her own business and endeavours, Liz focuses on finding your purpose, being passionate about that purpose and focusing on how you can have a positive impact on your own life and on the lives of others
    During our conversation, @lizbohannon and I discuss:
    - Acting out of fear vs living in a growth mentality.
    - The advice Seth Godin gave her that changed everything.
    - Whether it's reasonable to expect your passion to pay your bills.
    - Why it's important to think about how you can make the world better for yourself but also for others.
    - Why you have to overcome your own ego and admit where you've screwed up if you want to make real progress.
    - The time she spent living in her car and how failure ended up being a part of her journey to success.
    - Why self-help isn't always helpful, and much more...
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    • 1 hr
    Bullet Points | News and FAQs

    Bullet Points | News and FAQs

    In this midweek show, I share some news and also answer three of my most frequently asked questions.
    News:
    I've been on the other side of the microphone as a guest on other podcasts incl; Emma Forbes Life & Soul, Heather Thomson In My Heart, and Liz Bohannon's Plucking Up.
    I also wrote a feature about binge-eating disorder and having breast reduction surgery helped me tackle my issues with over-eating in Red Magazine.
    FAQs:
    I'm often asked if I'm still doing Jillian Michaels workouts from her Jillian Michaels Fitness App and in this episode, I share the workouts I've used and enjoyed, how I found inspiration from Madison Lecroy to try a resistance band workout, and the free workout videos available on Youtube.
    I've had lots of questions about hair loss, hair thinning and hair shedding and I update you on my progress and the two videos I've created to share my own update and the best advice I can give for anyone tackling these issues.
    And finally, as we enter our roadmap out of Covid here in the UK I share the reactions listeners have been sharing with me about this - some negative, some positive and the strategies I think may help.
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    • 21 min
    Feel-Good Habits | Mally Roncal

    Feel-Good Habits | Mally Roncal

    Mally Roncal is a makeup artist, entrepreneur and 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.
    During our conversation @mallyroncal reveals:
    - Why it’s so important to find a reason to celebrate.
    - The mood-boosting power of a full face of makeup.
    - How she gives herself a reality check in lockdown if she feels her mood slipping.
    - Why it’s so key to connect with your friends and family, even virtually.
    - The joy she finds in music and sharing music.
    - Why making something like catching up on your favourite TV show into an ‘event’ can amplify the joy it brings, and so much more…
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Wim Hof | Breathe, motherf*cker!

    Wim Hof | Breathe, motherf*cker!

    Wim Hof is a Dutch extreme athlete, adventurer and world record holder who created The Wim Hof Method to help people unlock a host of physical and mental health benefits.
    While Wim is an extreme athlete who has climbed into the Death Zone of Mount Everest and completed a full marathon above the polar circle in just a pair of shorts, his method is accessible to anyone.
    It’s based on three pillars: cold therapy, breathing and commitment and with consistent practice Wim has shown its ability to increase energy, improve sleep, reduce stress, heighten focus and determination, increase willpower and strengthen the immune system.
    And for anyone who, as I often as my guests on the podcast, wants to see the data, he welcomes scientists to scrutinise and validate his claims.
    In this episode @iceman_hof and I discuss:
    - The power and fortitude that exists within us all and how to access it.
    - How the benefits he felt from cold exposure and breath work is now being validated in labs under clinical supervision.
    - He isn’t a ‘freak of nature’ anyone can do what he does.
    - Why a ‘cold shower a day keeps the doctor away’.
    - How forcing yourself to experience discomfort, such as cold, only amplifies the pleasure you feel from the warmth.
    - Why it’s vital not to limit yourself; sometimes pushing your limits is where you find out who you are.
    - Why failure is a vital part of life and how to handle it and learn from it when it happens, and so much more…
    Please use caution and seek advice, where appropriate, when attempting any exercises, especially in water.
    Further reading on Wim and The Wim Hof Method:
    Find out more about The Wim Hof Method.
    Wim's book The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Potential, Transcend Your Limits.
    The scientific research behind The Wim Hof Method.
    The breathing exercise I mention and use frequently Guided Wim Hof Breathing.
    Scott Carney's book What Doesn't Kill Us: The bestselling guide to transforming your body by unlocking your lost evolutionary strength.
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    • 1 hr 23 min

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