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New Zealand Wellbeing Specialist, Lauren Parsons interviews global experts sharing insights to help you boost your health, energy and productivity. www.ThriveTVShow.com

Thrive TV Show Lauren Parsons

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

New Zealand Wellbeing Specialist, Lauren Parsons interviews global experts sharing insights to help you boost your health, energy and productivity. www.ThriveTVShow.com

    Life in Recovery

    Life in Recovery

    How I learned to face up to my emotionsSelf-care is subtle and powerfulDon't believe the hype around alcoholABOUT LOTTA:

    Lotta Dann drank alcohol steadily and heavily from the age of 15 to the age of 39. She got sober in 2011 with the help of an anonymous blog called 'Mrs. D Is Going Without' and her memoir of the same name was published three years later.

    Her second memoir, 'Mrs D Is Going Within', came next and she's just released her third book, 'The Wine O'Clock Myth: The truth you need to know about women and alcohol'.

    She writes about alcohol, addiction and recovery from her home in Wellington, New Zealand, where she also manages the community website Living Sober


    For further support, join the community at Living Sober.
    Follow Lotta on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mrsdisgoingwithout
    And on Instagram: @mrs_d_alcoholfree

    • 29 min
    Humanising the Workplace

    Humanising the Workplace

    Why Leaders Need to Care How People Feel at WorkHuman-Centred Leadership ExplainedWhy Feelings Matter at WorkABOUT JEREMY:

    Jeremy is the founder and Master Gamemaker at riders&elephants. R&E designs games to help people connect through conversation. Jeremy is on a mission to humanise the workplace and shine a light on the power of the irrational economy.

    As a Gamemaker, Jeremy distills and simplifies complex concepts into beautifully simple card-based games. All R&E games unlock emotion-led conversations about workplace culture, customers, and individual wellbeing.

    In 2018, after four years of development, R&E successfully launched The Emotional Culture Deck. The ECD is a card-based tool used in 40+ countries by over 100,000 people worldwide. We feel grateful that organisations including IBM, Netflix, IAG, Xero, Starbucks, Westpac, Air New Zealand, Panasonic, and New Zealand Rugby all use our games.


    Find out more about the riders & elephants community at www.ridersandelephants.com.
    For more about the Emotional Culture Deck visit www.theemotionalculturedeck.com.

    • 34 min
    Building Trust is a Skill

    Building Trust is a Skill

    Trust doesn't happen by accident. It's a skill people can learn and develop.Trust is comprised of four elements, and when all four elements are present, high-trust relationships thrive.A three-step process to restore trust that has been eroded.ABOUT  RANDY:

    Randy Conley is a Vice President & Trust Practice Leader for The Ken Blanchard Companies. He is the co-author of Blanchard’s Building Trust training program and works with organizations around the globe helping them build trust in the workplace. 
    Trust Across America named him a Top Thought Leader in trustworthy business behavior and he is a founding member of the Alliance of Trustworthy Business Experts. 
    Inc.com named Randy a Top 100 Leadership Speaker & Thinker and American Management Association included him in their Leaders to Watch in 2015 list. 
    Randy is the author of the award-winning Leading with Trust blog and a contributing author of the books “Leading at a Higher Level” with Ken Blanchard, “Trust, Inc.–Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset,” and “Trust, Inc.–52 Weeks of Activities and Inspirations for Building Workplace Trust.”

    You can follow Randy on his blog www.leadingwithtrust.com.
    Twitter (@RandyConley), or connect with him on Linked-In (www.linkedin.com/in/randy-conley).

    • 33 min
    The Importance of Radical Self Care

    The Importance of Radical Self Care


    Radical Self Care begins with believing we are good enough and putting ourselves at the front of the line (women, especially struggle with this) How practicing the fundamentals of health like eating well, sleeping enough, and exercising regularly has become a radical thing to do. Practising radical self-care means we make choices and decisions that honor and reflect the true nature of ourselves.Radical self-care is also leveling up our biochemistry, balancing hormones, optimising nutrient levels.

    Supporting our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing


    Susan Hunter is a double degree qualified naturopath with a background in psychology and almost 15 years of clinical experience. She loves helping women who are stretched, stressed and struggling.

    Often they are women in demanding careers that may or may not have a family to also juggle. Susan knows what happens when women don't prioritise their wellbeing. She did it and has seen clients do the same thing.

    Susan is passionate about empowering and educating women so they can avoid the burnout that comes with pushing too hard and losing sight of what's really important. Which is them.


    Find out more about the work Susan does at www.susanhunter.com.au

    Follow @susan.hunter01 on Facebook and @susan.hunter19 on Instagram

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susan.hunter01
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-hunter-67282024
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susan.hunter19

    • 27 min
    Mindful Eating for Vibrant Living

    Mindful Eating for Vibrant Living


    1) Why diets have not delivered what they promised.
    2) How to eat fearlessly and mindfully.
    3) How to free your energy to live the vibrant life you crave.


    Michelle May, M.D. is a recovered yoyo dieter and the founder of Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs and Training that guides individuals to resolve mindless and emotional eating and senseless yo-yo dieting to live the vibrant life they crave. 
    Over 700 health and wellness professionals have been trained to facilitate Am I Hungry? programs worldwide. Dr. May is a professional speaker and the award-winning author of the book series, “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat.”


    Visit www.AmIHungry.com to take the Eating Cycle Assessment and get other free resources to help you eat mindfully.
    Download chapter 1 of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat to learn about Dr. May's Mindful Eating Cycle: https://amihungry.com/chapter1.

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AmIHungry
    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/amihungry
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/eatwhatyoulove
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michellemaymd

    • 27 min
    Finding Joy Despite Chronic Pain

    Finding Joy Despite Chronic Pain

    Listeners will learn about coping strategies that enable self-acceptance, confidence, happiness to lead a fulfilled life while living with chronic health issues.


    Emma-Kate is a wellness practitioner-specialising in massage therapy and mindfulness and the founder of The brain garden trust. She helps people gain back their quality of life by achieving freedom from tension in the body and mind.
    She is led by the heart and backed by mindfulness-Emma-Kate’s story is one of determination. How she beat the odds of a congenital heart defect, trauma, and anxiety, and how she’s able to strengthen the future of the people around her through the power of wellness techniques.


    Connect with Emma-Kate to enjoy the personalised service, skills and experience for yourself www.emmakate.co.nz.
    For more info about the Brain garden trust visit www.thebraingardentrust.nz supporting the minds of NZ children and their Families. 

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

KiwiJulie ,

Inspiring range of guests

I always look forward to this podcast / YT show. It has a great array of guests, interesting topics and relevant questions. Plus, it is mostly Kiwi so feels local. Recommended for anyone who wants a bit more wellbeing in their life.

Emma from NZ ,


Lauren is the real deal. An amazing interviewer who brings incredible insights from her fabulous range of guests.

Thrive in Light Kate Watkinson ,

Thrive TV Show

Lauren is an incredible woman full of positivity, wisdom and knowledge. She truly believes that we can all THRIVE and she walks her talk. Lauren speaks articulately, clearly and with grace. Thrive TV interviews incredible people sharing incredible gifts with the world. I gain a lot from tuning in to these broadcasts.

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