131 episodes

Growth In Progress is a podcast where best friends Charlotte & Helli catch up for a frank discussion about the things that aren’t usually spoken about. Whether it’s friendship breakups, the reality of quitting a job, maintaining your mental health, figuring out your finances, life not working out how you imagined or just trying to be a better person, knowing where to start can feel uncomfortable and overwhelming. The pressure to get it right is real but there’s comfort in knowing you’re not the only one feeling this way. Tune in each fortnight for an open and honest chat about the realities of early-adulthood and plenty of laughs. Nobody’s perfect, but we are Growth In Progress.

Growth In Progress Charlotte & Helli

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Growth In Progress is a podcast where best friends Charlotte & Helli catch up for a frank discussion about the things that aren’t usually spoken about. Whether it’s friendship breakups, the reality of quitting a job, maintaining your mental health, figuring out your finances, life not working out how you imagined or just trying to be a better person, knowing where to start can feel uncomfortable and overwhelming. The pressure to get it right is real but there’s comfort in knowing you’re not the only one feeling this way. Tune in each fortnight for an open and honest chat about the realities of early-adulthood and plenty of laughs. Nobody’s perfect, but we are Growth In Progress.

    132: Coping with Overwhelm

    132: Coping with Overwhelm

    For our last episode before we have our summer break, we wanted to talk about overwhelm and how to cope with or mitigate it. We all go through stressful or overwhelming periods and more so right now when the world feels very challenging and stressful in a lot of ways. But there's no shame around feeling overwhelmed and instead we're talking about why it's important to spot the signs of it early and plan for what you need to do for you and your wellbeing.



    Self care can often come last when you're feeling overwhelmed, but making the hard choice to check in with yourself, stay no to things that put more pressure on you, or pushing back on non-urgent things are all simple ways to put yourself first, even if they can feel really challenging to do at the time.



    We talk about how we cope with overwhelming periods and what we try to do to cope with those feelings and learn from it afterwards, while also showing ourselves compassion.



     



    We'd love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:



    growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod

    charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe

    helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury



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    Comparison Among Friends

    Comparison Among Friends

    We all know by now that comparison is the thief of joy, but when it starts to creep into friendships it can become even more damaging. Whilst it's completely natural to compare yourself to others, especially as women and among female friends, it's very easy for that comparison to turn to jealousy, competition or resentment if we don't check ourselves. This week we're getting into the issues of not addressing comparison within friendships and how you can focus more on your own successes and celebrating other's wins.



    We'd love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:



    growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod

    charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe

    helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury



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    130: The Perfect Feminist Does Not Exist (And That’s Okay)

    130: The Perfect Feminist Does Not Exist (And That’s Okay)

    TW: discussion of pregnancy, abortion, rape and incest in light of the recent Supreme Court overturning of Roe v Wade



    In this week's episode we're discussing the recent events in the US where the Supreme Court ruling overturned Roe v Wade, removing a woman's right to access an abortion. We're also discussing the bigger picture of feminism, being a 'bad feminist' and why there can be no perfect, single version of feminism because there is no universal experience for women. If we all get caught up nitpicking the minutiae of whether it's "feminist" to watch SATC or to enjoy wearing make-up, we miss the bigger opportunity to come together to support the fundamental right for equality and a woman's right to choose.



    Feminism can be the version that's right for you, but it has to mean supporting all women in the choices they make about their own life, even if you wouldn't make that choice yourself.



    We'd love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:



    growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod

    charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe

    helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury



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    Being a good leader is something that we all want to strive for and many of us will have the opportunity to do. However despite it being so important it isn't always clear how to lead in the best way. In this episode we're discussing the best pieces of leadership advice we've received, the positive lessons that have stuck with us and how leadership is really about checking your ego at the door and focusing on the rest of your team.



    We'd love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:



    growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod

    charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe

    helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury



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    128: Forgiveness

    128: Forgiveness

    Forgiveness is a big topic and a tricky thing to navigate which is why this week we're discussing not whether you should forgive or not, but the benefits to forgiveness in terms of self-growth, self-healing and acceptance. The long term impact of holding onto resentment can be really damaging mentally and emotionally so we wanted to talk about ways that you can make forgiveness something that serves you, without ever needing to tell the person you forgive or let them back into your life.



    Everyone's own situation is so nuanced which is why we're sharing a little bit about our own journey of forgiveness and seeing it as something for us, rather than for the person or thing we're forgiving.



    We'd love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:



    growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod

    charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe

    helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury



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    127: Setting and Maintaining Boundaries

    127: Setting and Maintaining Boundaries

    Boundaries were blurred between our work and home life during the pandemic, but now things are more normal and we're socialising, seeing friends and family and back in the office, it's easy to forget the importance of setting and maintaining boundaries, whether they are emotional, social, relationship-related, work-related or time-related.



    Setting boundaries can seem easy, but maintaining them is the hard part and we're discussing why setting and maintaining boundaries is an important act of self-care and self-respect which should be prioritised by you and respected by others around you.



    We'd love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:



    growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod

    charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe

    helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury



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