11 episodes

Since losing my beautiful daughter Azaylia Diamond Cain to cancer in 2021, I have been on a mission to channel her spirit as a beacon of strength and inspiration for others going through their own battles with mental health, hardship, adversity, grief, and loss. Surviving trauma can be a gruelling journey, but through the darkness I have learnt to live a more purposeful life by using the idea of a “fierce mind" and a "kind heart” in everything I do. In this podcast I want to share the stories of others who have been shaped by unpredictable experiences - and found a way, not just to survive, but to come back stronger. Let’s go champs!

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Since losing my beautiful daughter Azaylia Diamond Cain to cancer in 2021, I have been on a mission to channel her spirit as a beacon of strength and inspiration for others going through their own battles with mental health, hardship, adversity, grief, and loss. Surviving trauma can be a gruelling journey, but through the darkness I have learnt to live a more purposeful life by using the idea of a “fierce mind" and a "kind heart” in everything I do. In this podcast I want to share the stories of others who have been shaped by unpredictable experiences - and found a way, not just to survive, but to come back stronger. Let’s go champs!

A Pixiu Production.

    Sébastien Foucan: "If You Overcome, You Become"

    Sébastien Foucan: "If You Overcome, You Become"

    Sébastien Foucan is one of the founders of parkour and freerunning - the art of expressing yourself in one's environment, without the limitations of movement. He grew up in France and began freerunning as a hobby with childhood friends, never anticipating where his dream would take him... Since then, he's started a global sporting craze, toured the world with Madonna and starred in James Bond 'Casino Royale'. I loved his energy - Sébastien embodies a warrior mindset, proving that literally anything is possible when you are obsessed with an idea. In this podcast, we talk about the value of being committed, how you can find your purpose and why it's important to always keep dreaming. Let's go champs!
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    • 56 min
    Jake Quickenden: "Everything Passes"

    Jake Quickenden: "Everything Passes"

    This week X-Factor Finalist, Prince of the Jungle and Dancing on Ice Champion Jake Quickenden steps into the studio. We all know Jake from our TV screens, he’s that handsome cheeky chappy who’s always lifting spirits and spreading laughter - I love this most about Jake. He really does have an infectious energy which can lift anyones mood. On the other hand, one other huge aspect of Jakes personality I admire, is his ability to be vulnerable and speak openly about his mental health. Jake tragically lost both his father and younger brother to cancer when he was in his early 20’s, which drove him to a dark place for many years. Today, Jake still holds the same love and pain for his father and brother, but now he better understands his emotions and how grief can be used to celebrate the love you still have for someone who is no longer here. In this episode we talk deeply about grief, the power of a fortified mind and the importance of attacking the day even when you feel like you can’t. Lets go champs.  
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Kaz Crossley: "Keep Going Forward"

    Kaz Crossley: "Keep Going Forward"

    I’m joined by Love Island star and Muay Thai enthusiast Kaz Crossley! Kaz has been in the public eye for a number of years now, always with unmatched energy and a smile on her face. She described to me how Love Island ‘saved her life’ pushing her to leave toxic relationships and learn more about herself. I wanted Kaz on the podcast because I’m inspired by her kind heart - In 2022 she helped build a house, gym and school for children in Thailand after raising over £100,000. Not only that, she is now empowering women all over the UK with her female fighting classes; ‘Combat Collective’. In this episode, Kaz opens up to me about previous bad relationships, finding self love, and the power of shared goals. 
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    • 56 min
    Fearne Cotton: "Go Easy On Yourself"

    Fearne Cotton: "Go Easy On Yourself"

    Former BBC Radio 1 presenter, mental health advocate, 'Happy Place' author and podcaster Fearne Cotton joins me on the podcast! I can't lie, I was nervous about this one! Fearne's kind heart has been instrumental in helping me, as well as thousands of other people, better understand our emotions and mental health. I'm so excited for you to hear this conversation, because that's what it is, a conversation - two friends speaking openly about the current issues we're facing and have faced in the past. I hope you take something away from this, we cover a wide range of topics from what hope can do to your mindset, staying true to yourself and the benefits of therapy.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Tom Zanetti: "Onwards And Upwards"

    Tom Zanetti: "Onwards And Upwards"

    Tom Zanetti, British DJ, rapper and club owner, best known for his song 'You Want Me', joins me on the podcast this week! Tom and I have been friends for a long time but even now I'm still learning about the adversity hes faced throughout his life. Tom is one of the most positive people I know - he lights up every room he steps into - but what most people don't realise is how much pain this man has had to endure. Tom had a tough childhood, hanging around with the wrong people and doing the wrong things after being kicked out of school at 14. To make something of his life, he had to adopt a fierce mindset to change up his circumstances. This man has done incredible things, even after a loss at an early age and raising a beautiful son by himself at age 17. In this episode we speak about grief, the power of purpose and how to adopt a fighters mindset.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Dwain Chambers: “Eliminate The Noise”

    Dwain Chambers: “Eliminate The Noise”

    Dwain Chambers was once the fastest man on the planet - dominating 100m sprint and track events - he became the countries main hope for an Olympic gold medal in 2004 and other championship titles across his career. However, in 2004, Dwain tested positive for using performance enhancing drugs. This event changed his life forever. This news forced a ban from track events for two years, and permanently from the Olympics. I’ve been heavily involved in athletics myself growing up and have always looked up to Dwain as a role model. I knew I needed to hear more about his story and better understand how he thinks. He definitely has a winners mindset, so much in fact that it led to his biggest downfall. In this episode, Dwain opens up to me about his career, where his mindset came from and how he beat depression and finally made peace with his mistakes. 
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

olivia3344 ,

Positive and Inspiring

This podcast has all the things you need to hear to become self-motivated and in touch with your purpose. I love how honest and inspiring it is. Ash is so real and so kind. He makes you want to be better and do better. This is for sure my new favorite podcast for motivation and inspiration.

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