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Last year has really been a year - and amidst the madness, as we start the New Year, we’ve all had a chance to reflect on what we appreciate the most in life. Emma Forbes wants to find out from some brilliant people what makes them tick - asking them what really gives them life and what really feeds their soul.

The Life and Soul podcast brings you nuggets of life advice, moments to pause and above all a good old chat over a virtual cup of tea.

Find out more on byemma.co

Life and Soul by Emma Forbes Emma Forbes

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 12 Ratings

Last year has really been a year - and amidst the madness, as we start the New Year, we’ve all had a chance to reflect on what we appreciate the most in life. Emma Forbes wants to find out from some brilliant people what makes them tick - asking them what really gives them life and what really feeds their soul.

The Life and Soul podcast brings you nuggets of life advice, moments to pause and above all a good old chat over a virtual cup of tea.

Find out more on byemma.co

    Prue Leith

    Prue Leith

    I am joined for my final episode of Life and Soul by the culinary queen, Prue Leith. She’s a cookery writer, restaurateur, novelist, Bake Off judge and advisor to the government’s review on hospital food.
    In this episode, she tells me how she treated some lucky care home staff to her cooking during lockdown as she couldn’t bear to only make supper for two and she explains the reasons why she is so passionate about the campaign for better hospital food.
    I ask her what it was like to join the Great British Bake Off (spoiler alert: her main concern was working with Paul Hollywood) and how she called Mary Berry for some advice. Prue also tells us about her new Channel 4 show with the gorgeous Dr Rupy Aujla where they attempt to transform the food and shopping habits of four families and tackle our issue with food waste. I couldn’t think of two better people to come to the rescue!
    It was a real honour to talk to Prue - she’s an incredibly busy woman and she definitely won’t be slowing down anytime soon!
     

    • 28 min
    Chloe Brotheridge

    Chloe Brotheridge

    Today I’m joined by Chloe Brotheridge, a hypnotherapist, anxiety expert, author of the bestselling book The Anxiety Solution and host of the extremely successful Calmer You podcast. In this episode, Chloe recounts her own struggles with self-confidence and talks about how she has dealt with the past year.
    Chloe discusses why it’s important to be kind to ourselves and how we all need to find some way to physically process the anxiety and calm the nervous system. She also provides us with some of her top tips on how to stay balanced and how we need to schedule ourselves breaks in the day.
    This episode was recorded a little while ago but it is full of helpful tips and advice which I wanted to share with you all!
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    Life and Soul is hosted by Emma Forbes, produced by Georgie Rutherford and edited by Steve Campen.
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    We would also love to hear from you so feel free to send us an email if you enjoyed this episode to hello@byemma.co

    • 21 min
    Anya Hindmarch

    Anya Hindmarch

    Today I’m thrilled to be joined by one of the most established names in British luxury, Anya Hindmarch. She is a true leader in her field, the designer of the most beautiful handbags, a passionate environmental activist and now the author of a brand new book, If In Doubt Wash Your Hair.
    She is known for using fashion as a force for good. Back in 2004, her £5 white tote bags, with the slogan, “I’m not a plastic bag” written on them, were one of the world’s most in demand items. More recently, during the pandemic, she’s worked with University College London to design a special 'holdster' for front-line NHS workers to wear, along with thousands of PPE gowns.
    Anya’s recent book, If in Doubt Wash Your Hair, is a part memoir, part self-help book which aims to teach readers how to be kind to themselves and live a little more boldly.  It’s an uplifting manual for life offering practical tips and advice on how to make women feel better about themselves. Anya is refreshingly honest and shares her own  struggles and the ways she has managed to tackle her own self-doubt issues.
    In this episode, we discuss her very exciting new project, The Anya Village, which is set to takeover Pont Street this month and includes a café, a plastic shop and a pop up salon for ’Shampoo and Therapy’. We also talk about how the past year has been a very busy time for her and how her priorities have evolved to reflect the changing times - such as her passion for circularity of materials and reducing plastic going into landfill. I really did learn a lot from this conversation and hope you do too!
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    Life and Soul is hosted by Emma Forbes, produced by Georgie Rutherford and edited by Steve Campen.
    Follow us:
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    Follow Anya:
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    We would also love to hear from you so feel free to send us an email if you enjoyed this episode to hello@byemma.co

    • 30 min
    Dr. Alex George

    Dr. Alex George

    I am joined this week by one of the nation’s most popular TV doctors and the Government's newly appointed Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr. Alex George. Alex won the heart of millions in the 2018 series of Love Island and is about to release a debut book called Live Well Every Day.
    2020 was an extremely tough year for Dr Alex, he was working on the front line as an A&E doctor and experienced a very tragic loss when his younger brother took his own life in the midst of the pandemic. However, he remains incredibly positive and is a huge inspiration to thousands of people around the world.
    Over the past year, he has started to lobby the government about mental health in schools and is on a mission to make health and medicine more accessible to everyone.
    In this episode, Dr Alex reflects on the events of the last year and speaks so passionately about his new role as Youth Mental Health Ambassador. He discusses the highs and lows of overnight fame and describes how he found his purpose again after Love Island.
    We talk about how the pandemic has made society more health conscious and the reasons for writing his book, Live Well Every Day which addresses the health challenges of today's world such as anxiety, mental health, sexual health and so much more.
    Buy Live Well Every Day here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-Well-Every-Day-Happy/dp/1783254319
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    Life and Soul is hosted by Emma Forbes, produced by Georgie Rutherford and edited by Steve Campen.
    Follow us:
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    @emmaforbeslifestyle
    Follow Dr. Alex George:
    @dralexgeorge
    We would also love to hear from you so feel free to send us an email if you enjoyed this episode to hello@byemma.co

    • 28 min
    Holly Tucker

    Holly Tucker

    Today I am so excited to be joined by the mother of small businesses, Holly Tucker MBE. She’s the creative mastermind behind one of my favourite online marketplaces, Not On The High Street and is now the founder of Holly & Co, a small business advice and inspiration platform. Holly is just about to release a brand new business book called Do What You Love, Love What You Do packed full of tips and skills any founder needs to help their business thrive.
    In this episode, we recount Holly’s journey into the business world and discuss what an incredible rollercoaster she’s been on since. We talk about what inspired her to start Not On The High Street, her top tips for starting a business (my favourite being that you have to be the ‘Duracell battery’ of the company) and why running a small business can be the key to happiness.
    Holly undoubtedly brings colour to business and has brightened up a lot of small businesses during the pandemic. So whether you might be about to start a company or you’re finding yourself in a business rut, I truly recommend you read her new business bible. It really is a book like no other.
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    Life and Soul is hosted by Emma Forbes, produced by Georgie Rutherford and edited by Steve Campen.
    Follow us:
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    @byemma.forbes
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    Follow Holly:
    @hollytucker
    Find out more about her book, Do What You Love, Love What You Do: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1119976/do-what-you-love--love-what-you-do/9780753558027.html
     
    We would also love to hear from you so feel free to send us an email if you enjoyed this episode to hello@byemma.co

    • 37 min
    Dr Zoe Williams

    Dr Zoe Williams

    Dr Zoe Williams is a NHS GP, media medic, health educator and a clinical champion of Public Health England’s Better Health campaign, encouraging people to make healthier changes. Zoe has competed at a high level in a number of sports including Athletics and Rugby Union and appeared as ‘Amazon’ on Sky 1’s Gladiators where she found that hitting people with giant cotton buds really is as much fun as it looks.
    In today’s episode, we reflect on the first time she was interviewed on This Morning about coronavirus, how exercise is her true passion and how physical activity was given a proper rebrand during lockdown. She also explains the science behind why exercise produces ‘happy hormones’ and how it can actually change your brain chemistry. We also speak about her pregnancy and how she has achieved her two ambitions - to become a doctor and a mother!
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    Life and Soul is hosted by Emma Forbes, produced by Georgie Rutherford and edited by Steve Campen.
    If you’re looking for more content by Emma, please take a look at her new website which is a curation of everything she loves in life - from fashion and food to health & wellbeing: 
    https://www.byemma.co/
    Follow us:
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    @emmaforbeslifestyle
    Follow Dr Zoe:
    @drzoewilliams
    We would also love to hear from you so feel free to send us an email if you enjoyed this episode to hello@byemma.co

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

holaholaholagirl ,

Don’t miss this. She brings her A Game!

I have always loved listening to Emma. She is such and incredible interviewer and its so much fun. A giant bonus is she knows most of the women so she has a relationship with them and the conversation is like listening to friends speak. Great sense of humor. My fave was Trinny Woodall.
You won’t be disappointed.

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Lidia Cortina Karras

Loved listening to your interview with Katherine Jenkins! Brought me back to the time I lived in London a couple of blocks away from the Royal Albert Hall 🥰

HazelHannah ,

A Fabulous Listen

I absolutely LOVED listening to this. Who doesn’t love Julie Walters and Emma’s interviewing skills are so brilliant, she asks all the best questions! Can’t wait for the next episode!

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