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Fearne Cotton talks to incredible people about life, love, loss, and everything in-between as she reveals what happiness means to them.
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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 128 Ratings

Fearne Cotton talks to incredible people about life, love, loss, and everything in-between as she reveals what happiness means to them.
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    Jordan Stephens

    Jordan Stephens

    Time, money, and attention turned out to be a difficult combination for Jordan Stephens to cope with at the height of his Rizzle Kicks fame. In this chat with Fearne, Jordan opens up about his social anxiety, body dysmorphia, and the way he used to self-medicate ADHD. They also discuss when anger can be an incredibly useful emotion, and discover they have a shared core fear of getting things wrong.
    Jordan’s children’s book, The Missing Piece, is out on August 18th.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Melanie Woods

    Melanie Woods

    This episode of Happy Place is made in partnership with The National Lottery.
    We’re in the midst of The Commonwealth Games, and thanks to National Lottery Players over £40million has been raised to support the 2022 Games. To mark the event, The National Lottery have launched a campaign celebrating some of the incredible athletes, including wheelchair racer Melanie Woods.
    In this chat with Fearne, Melanie talks about how her own journey coming to terms with being disabled has encouraged her to see the excitement in trying new things. Getting started, she says, is often the hardest part, but there are always opportunities to gain new skills and confidence. They also chat about how to deal with pressure, especially when doubts creep in, and why it’s so important to lean in to hard work and persistence.

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    • 27 min
    Sonia Choquette

    Sonia Choquette

    Your spirit is fully equipped to take care of you. Your brain and your body might struggle but spiritual teacher and intuitive guide Sonia Choquette is clear that your sixth sense – your spirit, your intuition – can take care of you no matter what.
    In this chat with Fearne, Sonia explains how to tune into and trust your intuition, which will in turn open you up to a more fun, loving, and spontaneous life. Fearne and Sonia both share experiences of feeling a physical urge to trust their gut, even though they weren’t entirely sure why, and their guts were giving them a feeling for very good reasons...
    A new, revised version of Sonia’s book, Trust Your Vibes, is out now, and you can join her Good Vibe Tribe here: https://soniachoquette.net/join-our-tribe/

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    • 52 min
    Samantha Renke

    Samantha Renke

    Constantly being subjected to micro-aggressions can feel like death by a thousand paper cuts; Samantha Renke is an actor, broadcaster, writer, and disability rights campaigner who has the confidence to call out ableism.
    In this chat, Fearne and Samantha explore where her innate sense of self-worth comes from, how we can all learn to become more confident, and how we can’t talk about an individual’s mental health without also talking about politics and systemic issues. They also cover risk-taking, cats, and nipple hair...
    Samantha’s book, You Are The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread, is published by Happy Place Books, part of Ebury, and is out on July 21st.

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    • 52 min
    Mya-Rose Craig

    Mya-Rose Craig

    Patience is a bit of a lost art, but it’s something that ‘Birdgirl’ Mya-Rose Craig is well practiced in. Mya-Rose is an ornithologist, an environmentalist, a diversity activist as well as a writer, speaker and broadcaster. Having been a twitcher – someone who travels to specific locations to spot birds – since she was days old, she revels in patiently waiting to see the next beautiful bird on her list.
    In this chat, Fearne and Mya-Rose talk about the connection between nature and mental health, as well as how activities that get you outside are vital in making and maintaining relationships with loved ones through sharing a lived experience rather than a digital one.
    Mya-Rose’s book, Birdgirl, is out now.

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    • 49 min
    Dame Kelly Holmes

    Dame Kelly Holmes

    Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes recently announced publicly that she is gay. Although she’s acknowledged this truth privately for a number of decades, it’s only now that she’s felt able to begin living publicly her authentic self. Having served in the British military at a time when homosexuality was banned, Kelly had always feared serious repercussions, which only intensified when she became a celebrated world class athlete.
    In this chat with Fearne, Kelly talks through the painful – and hopeful – journey that’s brought her to a place where she feels confident to live entirely authentically, as well as delving into the mental, emotional, and physical stress of hiding such a huge part of her identity for so long.
    Kelly Holmes: Being Me is available to watch back on ITV Hub.
    CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains frank chat about self harm, so take care while listening.

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

ang the kiwi ,

Thank you

Just listened to the episode with Mini Driver amazing thank you I’m going to get her book.

Puss wuss ,

Bjorn - I may be wrong.

I have just recently stumbled across your podcast, and am hooked.
In particular Björn Natthiko Lindeblad. I have never been moved so much listening to a podcast, I too could not keep a dry eye, what a beautiful man.
I’m not usually a person who makes comments but I just had the urge to let you know that but both you and Bjorn’s words resonated with me, hanging off your every narrative, actually very life changing and I wanted to thank you!

Kirsty Steele
New Zealand

AENZ7 ,

Thank you Fearne 🙏

I’ve listened to so many beautiful interviews on this inspirational podcast, and they are always so comforting & needed. Just finished the chat with Holly & just wanted to say you two are both gorgeous souls & it was really heartening to hear the ‘journeys’ you’re both on, as I’m on my own path with that too here in New Zealand. Thank you Fearne - you’re a total treasure, your vulnerability, insight & grace is so appreciated. Wishing you all the best with the rest of your discovery xo

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