8 episodes

Welcome to The C Word podcast! A podcast that's come about in response to the myriad effects the Coronavirus outbreak has had on our societal psyche, our lifestyles and our well-being. Hosted by writer and blogger, Madeleine Bourne, of madeleinemae.co.uk, this is a podcast for ordinary people, living ordinary lives in this extraordinary time - and aims to bring you, the listener, a little sunshine.

The C Word Madeleine Bourne

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Welcome to The C Word podcast! A podcast that's come about in response to the myriad effects the Coronavirus outbreak has had on our societal psyche, our lifestyles and our well-being. Hosted by writer and blogger, Madeleine Bourne, of madeleinemae.co.uk, this is a podcast for ordinary people, living ordinary lives in this extraordinary time - and aims to bring you, the listener, a little sunshine.

    The C Word - Episode 8: Tools to Move Forward

    The C Word - Episode 8: Tools to Move Forward

    In the last ever episode of The C Word podcast (for now/ever – who knows what 2020’s throwing next?) we want to discuss ways we can arm ourselves with a well-being toolkit to help us navigate the ‘new normal’ and beyond. How to re-enter society more positively, feeling content and learning to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. How can we tackle uncertainty? And how should we be kinder to ourselves and the planet in the process? Speaking to Lucy Brazier, Sports Performance and Lifestyle Coach, well-being aficionado and literal ray of sunshine, we’re hoping this podcast brings some happiness to your days. Thank you for listening and supporting The C Word - lots of love. 

    • 56 min
    The C Word - Episode 7: Confidence Crisis in Lockdown

    The C Word - Episode 7: Confidence Crisis in Lockdown

    Let's just say that 2020 has led to many a confidence crisis. Time has slowed, we've had time to think (or overthink) every single aspect of our lives, and it's affected a lot of us. Speaking to Chloe, the incredible mid-size blogger and H&M Ambassador who goes by the name of @unwrittenchloe online to her 15k followers, we aim to work out how to stop the overthinking spiral, handle confidence crises and grow comfortable in the skin we're in. Let’s work on this confidence thing, together, have a good rant about how we’re feeling and find some solutions for upping our self-belief!

    • 45 min
    The C Word - Episode 6: Black Lives Matter

    The C Word - Episode 6: Black Lives Matter

    2020 is teaching us many things. In a year of heartbreak, it’s very possible to believe we were sent these lessons to teach us all some glaringly obvious things society has been ignorant to for a very long time. The Black Lives Matter movement has gained further momentum as people wake up to the terrifying reality that racism is still prevalent in society in 2020. There is so much to say, so much that one podcast cannot go into, but speaking to Alice Oluyitan, founder of incredible, empowering online community, GBEMi, fashion developer for Fiorucci, member of the BAME community and devout Christian, we want to offer a safe space to explore the paramount importance of talking about race in 2020, and the things that listeners can commit to doing to make a change. From personal experiences of race in the UK and support for the BAME community, to petitions to sign, shows to watch and advice on allyship, this episode aims to sensitively explore the importance of taking action. We hope this episode does the movement justice. 

    Please follow the lovely Alice on Instagram at: @gbemi.girl 

    Resources referred to in this episode can be found at madeleinemae.co.uk - thank you for listening.

    Music credit: Wallpaper by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4604-wallpaper

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 41 min
    The C Word - Episode 5: "Help, I want to self-isolate from social media, as well!"

    The C Word - Episode 5: "Help, I want to self-isolate from social media, as well!"

    The fifth episode of The C Word podcast looks at the weird and wonderful world of social media, for all its many flaws - and the surprising fact that it has become an absolute lifeline to many of us in this locked down period. Social media has literally become our social life (gulp) and how we navigate this new reality can be tricky. Speaking to Jade, a beautiful soul and successful lifestyle blogger, we try to unpick how exactly to distance from the s*** on social media, how to stop the dreaded, endless scroll and how to instead curate a positive virtual space for yourself at this challenging time.

    Music credit: Wallpaper by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4604-wallpaper

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 39 min
    The C Word - Episode 4: Let's Make Gratitude + Hope the New Normal

    The C Word - Episode 4: Let's Make Gratitude + Hope the New Normal

    The fourth episode of The C Word podcast aims to bring a rather large dose of sunshine, a generous helping of gratitude and a bountiful dusting of hope as a recipe for living as positively as possible in this new ‘normal’. We’re living in incredibly challenging times – and now is the time to cling to what we’re grateful for and look forward to how we can shape society to be a more inclusive, positive and inspiring place once all of this is over. Each week, we aim to explore myriad ways the coronavirus outbreak has affected our collective well-being and societal psyche, and we try to look for positive outcomes, tips and advice at the end of each episode. Today, we’re taking a little interlude to bring some much-needed positive vibes your way. Let’s celebrate the positive lessons this unfathomably difficult experience has so far taught us, and speaking to Chloe, a University student, blogger and advocate of positivity and gratitude, this episode strives to celebrate the positive lessons this difficult experience has so far taught us, and explores how we can invoke positive change after this is all over.

    Music credit: Wallpaper by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4604-wallpaper

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 35 min
    The C Word - Episode 3: Life in Lockdown... Before it even began

    The C Word - Episode 3: Life in Lockdown... Before it even began

    For many people, the difficult reality of life before this ‘new’ normal meant that the Governmental lockdown hasn’t made life feel all that different. For those struggling with many physical and mental illnesses, the life of daily lifestyle restrictions, paranoia and overwhelm is unfortunately the always ‘normal’ for many. From sufferers of chronic illness, to those living with anxiety and many more difficulties, living with a body or mind that’s been on lockdown, long before lockdown began, has raised many questions about how our society often casts aside vulnerable people, how as humans we can learn to become more understanding and empathetic of others, and what we can do going forward to make the world a more inclusive place. Speaking to Kate Lowther, who suffers with the chronic illness, IBD, and writes honestly about her experience at howitbewithibd.com, and sharing my own experience of anxiety, we’re hoping this episode offers an insight into life in physical and mental lockdown - whilst offering some sunshine and hope for a more positive world after coronavirus.

    Music credit: Wallpaper by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4604-wallpaper

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 41 min

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