The weekly InDependent Spouse podcast is a series of fun, informative podcasts for all military spouses, partners and other-halves.
The InDependent Spouse podcast was born from a need to hear something new. A need to hear from the inspirational men and women who experience service life from the ‘home-front’ while creating successful businesses, running amazing charities and taking on their own challenges.
To give a voice to those who are already achieving astonishing things, and to inspire those who dream of doing the same.
As the traditional role of the ‘military spouse’ continues to evolve in line with the military itself, it seems only fitting to reflect these changes in a modern way.
What’s also clear is the importance of developing their own role; one that gives the spouse, partner or other-half their own voice while also complimenting that of the service member.
In this series, Jess explores military life by chatting with inspiring people in the community.
So sit back and listen to their personal stories. Hopefully one day we’ll hear from you!
Download. Subscribe. Enjoy!
Eleanor Tweddell, Why Losing Your Job Could be the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You
Happy Friday you wonderful lot, I hope you’re keeping well and enjoying this new series of The InDependent Spouse.
My guest today is the wonderful Eleanor Tweddell. Eleanor founded Another Door to support others who wanted to reframe redundancy as an opportunity. Her book, Why Losing Your Job Could be the best thing that ever happen to you was published in November 2020 and is perfect for anyone looking at a change in their lives – perfect for any of us who have adapted due to Armed Forces Life.
Kelly Farr, YourNorth
This week I have been talking to founder of YourNorth, and RAF Veteran Kelly Farr.
Your North launched in 2020 mid-pandemic and delivers accredited mental health training courses, wellbeing workshops and personal development coaching, to everyone. The husband and wife team who are both RAF Veterans, and therefore military partners have a special insight into the military life so this episode is full of handy tips for business and self-care for everyone in the military community.
Dr Jill Jackson, The Birth Café
Today is a great episode if you are a parent, or a parent to be. I’ve been chatting to Dr Jill. Maternity doctor and founder of The Birth Café.
Dr Jill, who has a wealth of experience as a maternity doctor, and as a military partner knows first-hand the sorts of challenges we face as parents in the armed forces community.
I hope you enjoy todays episode with Dr Jill.
Naomi Hurst, Doda Yoga
Hello you wonderful lot, I hope you’re keeping well and enjoying the podcast series so far. I’ve heard some amazing feedback and really appreciate all of your comments. It really is an inspiring series, and todays episode is no different.
Today I have been talking to a very inspirational member of our community who found an opportunity despite adversity whilst embracing the opportunities that military life brings. I really hope you enjoy todays episode with Naomi from Doda Yoga.
Meredith Sneddon, The Royal British Legion
Today I have been chatting to the lovely Meredith from the Royal British Legion.
After 100 years supporting the Armed Forces community, the RBL understands and recognises the challenges faced by serving people and their families. That’s why they’re still here to support us in any way they can. From financial support to housing advise, or just someone to chat to outside of the chain of command or patch, they will continue to fight for us 365 days a year. Head to www.britishlegion.org.uk for more
Nikki Scott, Scotty's Little Soldiers
Today I have been chatting to Nikki, Scotty’s Little Soldiers charity founder, and widow of Corporal Lee Scott. Scotty’s supports all bereaved British Forces children, from all services, and is an amazing project.
As you can imagine the interview that follows does mention death and repatriation.
A huge thank you to Nikki for sharing such a personal story with me.