Need a moment to relax and unwind? Welcome to A Calmer Life (formerly In The Moment Magazine and the Calm Edit). We're here to help you discover new ways to live a calmer, happier life.
In each episode, we talk to an interesting guest about a wellbeing topic, covering everything from sleep advice to mindfulness and mental health. Past guests include author Matt Haig, anxiety expert Chloe Brotheridge, Feel Better Live More host Dr Rangan Chatterjee, Kim-Joy from the Great British Bake Off and many more.
Our upcoming series will share lots of wellness tips including how to enjoy time alone, ways to look after your brain health and how to move into the menopause.
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Drama Queen with Sara Gibbs
As a child, Sara Gibbs always felt as though everyone in her life was speaking a different language. She felt different to other children and was given various labels such as cry baby and spoilt child by those around her, who felt she was just being difficult or attention seeking. It wasn’t until she was diagnosed with autism at the age of 30 that it all began to make sense.
Sara Gibbs is now a successful comedy writer for TV and radio and is the author of a new book, Drama Queen, which is an honest portrayal of her experience of growing up as an autistic child and how that’s shaped her life into adulthood.
We’ll be talking about how society treats autistic people and what it’s like to discover that you’re autistic as an adult. On with the show…
Finding your motivation with Sharath Jeevan
Staying motivated is something many of us find challenging – and during the pandemic it’s been harder than ever.
In this week’s episode, I’m talking to Sharath Jeevan about how focusing on our purpose in life can help us feel happier at work and in our relationships.
Sharath is the author of a new book, Intrinsic, which aims to help us rediscover our motivation and fall back in love with our lives. We’ll be talking about how to feel motivated at work and how to find purpose in our personal lives too.
Sharath is the founder of Stir Education, which is one of the world’s largest intrinsic motivation initiatives. STIR has re-ignited the motivation of 200,000 teachers, 35,000 schools and 7 million children in emerging countries, so he has lots of fascinating insights to share with us.
Write your way to happiness with Dr Megan C Hayes
Looking for a new way to relax? You’ve come to the right place! In this episode, we’ll be talking about how writing can help you to find inner calm. This week we’re talking to Dr Megan C Hayes, who is a writer and researcher with an interest in positive psychology. We’ll be talking about her new book, The Joy of Writing Things Down, and covering the benefits of writing in all its forms – from journalling to list-making.
How to be human with Dr Soph
Understanding our emotions and why we feel the way we do can help us to live happier and more fulfilled lives. This week’s guest is clinical psychologist Dr Soph, who has just published a new book called A Manual for Being Human. We’ll be talking about why our instincts were once essential for our survival, how to cope with panic attacks and strong emotions, and much more. This episode will give you some essential insights to help you understand why you act and feel the way you do.
How to have a healthy brain with Kimberley Wilson
We talk a lot about physical health, but how often do you consider the health of your brain? Psychologist Kimberley Wilson, author of How to Build a Healthy Brain, explains how to keep your brain healthy. This episode is packed with practical tips covering everything from nutrition to sleep and exercise.
How to enjoy your own company with Francesca Specter
What’s the difference between being alone and being lonely? Author, podcaster and journalist Francesca Specter reveals how she’s learnt to enjoy her own company and why we can all benefit from spending time by ourselves. Francesca is the author of a new book, Alonement, which looks at ways to embrace our time alone – and how it can change how we see ourselves.
Discover your yoga confidence with Charlene Lim
Lovely podcast and very informative! Thank you!