31 episodes

Conversations with My Mind is here to create a space for curious, inclusive and sometimes anxious minds where we can think critically, learn together and grow our empathy towards each other. Together with local and international guests the podcast host Ance Vanaga explores various topics linked to mental health, inclusion & diversity and personal growth.

Conversations with My Mind: The Learning Podcast Ance Vanaga

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Conversations with My Mind is here to create a space for curious, inclusive and sometimes anxious minds where we can think critically, learn together and grow our empathy towards each other. Together with local and international guests the podcast host Ance Vanaga explores various topics linked to mental health, inclusion & diversity and personal growth.

    How Worried Should We Be about Our Safety Online? with Gareth Thomas | S2 Ep13

    How Worried Should We Be about Our Safety Online? with Gareth Thomas | S2 Ep13

    The more time we spend online, the more thoughtful I become about how we approach connecting to this wonderful, virtual world. In the next two episodes, with the help of my guests, I will be exploring what impact an unsafe use of the internet can bring, what we should be aware of and how we could better navigate online to feel safer, more protected and more in control.Today, I start by tackling the challenge of online safety. To help me with this, I am joined by a brilliant speaker and cyber ...

    • 52 min
    On a Mindful Ride Managing Living with Cancer with Steve Ryder | S2 Ep12

    On a Mindful Ride Managing Living with Cancer with Steve Ryder | S2 Ep12

    Just a week ago, on the 4th of February, we marked an International World Cancer Day, a global initiative created to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. NHS in the UK currently states - 1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. But what does it really mean? Why is it becoming even more important to pay attention to your own body? And what could future cancer treatment potentially look like?My guest Steve Ryder is an ...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    ‘New Year, Same Me’ and Other Goals with Nick Elston | S2 Ep11

    ‘New Year, Same Me’ and Other Goals with Nick Elston | S2 Ep11

    Nick Elston is one of the leading inspirational speakers on the lived experience of mental health. He is described as a big man with a big heart and a big story, who is incredibly honest. Nick strives to encourage individuals as well as businesses to engage and open up talking about mental health by showing how to harness the same energy that could bring us down into a catalyst that can help us achieve our success.As I return from a longer podcasting break, I am right on time for us to reflec...

    • 52 min
    The Uncomfortable Truth About How We Waste Our Time with Paul Holbrook | S2 Ep10

    The Uncomfortable Truth About How We Waste Our Time with Paul Holbrook | S2 Ep10

    Paul Holbrook left his corporate career to become a leadership coach and in the process realised that almost everyone he talks to struggles with time. He decided to tackle this challenge by creating a self-leadership programme Diary Detox focusing on healthier distribution of time and published a book ‘What Are You Doing? The uncomfortable truth about how you waste time at work’. Instead of being a CEO, Paul chooses to call himself a Chief Management Rebel. In this episode Paul and I exp...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    What Sports and Success can Teach us about Mental Health with Dean Allen | S2 Ep9

    What Sports and Success can Teach us about Mental Health with Dean Allen | S2 Ep9

    Dean Allen is the kind of lecturer you’d like to have in your university - friendly, down to earth, all for encouraging everyone to use their critical thinking and a genuinely good person. He’s been building his career between the UK and South Africa, but in the past few years his heart and opportunities have grounded him and his family in the Eastern Cape. As a historian and an author of the bestselling book “Empire, War & Cricket” Dean has been giving lectures and speaking extensively o...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Am I a Boss Babe or a Cult Member? with Roberta Blevins | S2 Ep8

    Am I a Boss Babe or a Cult Member? with Roberta Blevins | S2 Ep8

    Brace yourself for laughter, disbelief, behind the scenes of making an Amazon Prime documentary and learning why someone most likely is a victim of cult tactics rather than a boss babe, if they have joined a multi-level marketing company.My guest on this episode is the one and only Roberta Blevins! If you are a documentary binge-watcher like myself, you might recognise her from the series of LuLaRich. However, Roberta is much more than that. She is also a mother, a great friend, a hair stylis...

    • 1 hr 41 min

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