23 episodes

Whether at home, work or play, this podcast aims to do exactly what it says on the tin - help you live life better. Back for series two, Melissa Hemsley presents a series of conversations with inspiring authors and experts on subjects from productivity to fitness, relationships and happiness. With insights and practical advice our amazing guests will talk you through simple life hacks and introduce you to pioneering new thinking - all whilst sharing their own stories of trial, error and discovery along the way.

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Whether at home, work or play, this podcast aims to do exactly what it says on the tin - help you live life better. Back for series two, Melissa Hemsley presents a series of conversations with inspiring authors and experts on subjects from productivity to fitness, relationships and happiness. With insights and practical advice our amazing guests will talk you through simple life hacks and introduce you to pioneering new thinking - all whilst sharing their own stories of trial, error and discovery along the way.

    Seeking the sixth sense

    Seeking the sixth sense

    Whether you believe there's something 'out there' or not, there's no disputing many of us have experienced gut-feelings or tingling sensations when something's wrong. Melissa Hemsley finds out from this week's guests. Joining her in the studio this week are Dr Tara Swart, a neuroscientist and leadership coach, Amy Thomson, founder of Moody Month, and Jayne Wallis, from the Psychic Sisters to discover more. 
     
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    • 43 min
    Exploring Smell

    Exploring Smell

    What your signature scent? Smell is important to all of us, as Melissa Hemsley finds out from this week’s guests. Joining her in the studio this week are Lizzie Ostrom, an author and perfume expert, Niko, Earl of East, a multi-sensorial lifestyle brand, and Annee de Mamieel, an acupuncturist, aromatherapist and skincare expert.
     
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    • 45 min
    Embracing touch

    Embracing touch

    Are you a hugger or a handshaker? Touch is important to all of us, as Melissa Hemsley finds out from this week’s guests. Joining her in the studio are Alice Vincent, author of How to Grow Stuff, who has been gardening from her balcony in London over the last few years, and Tony Riddle, The Natural Life-Stylist, who has spent 18 years developing a way of life based on the principles of a natural lifestyle. Melissa also spoke to Adrienne LDN, a fitness and wellness influencer, about embracing touch.
     
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    • 42 min
    Hearing more

    Hearing more

    We all have a favourite song, or an album that we turn to when we need a boost. But how do the music we listen to and the sounds that we hear affect our everyday wellbeing? Melissa Hemsley finds out from three sound experts: Dr Kelly Snook, former NASA scientist who is now reimagining the solar system as an immersive musical instrument, Nick Ryan, multi-award winning composer, sound designer, artist and audio specialist, and Trevor Cox, author of Sonic Wonderland and Now You’re Talking, and one-time holder of the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest whoopee cushion, share their insights on a world of sound. 
     
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    • 52 min
    Tasting better

    Tasting better

    We’ve all had a first sip of a drink or a bite of a meal which transports us to a different location, another time or a familiar emotion. But how can we harness the power of taste to open up different experiences and improve our lives? Melissa Hemsley invites three food and drink experts into the studio to find out some answers. Vegan cook and author Rachel Ama, chartered psychologist and Great British Bake Off finalist Kimberley Wilson and ‘king of the cocktails’ Ryan Chetiyawardana - aka Mr Lyan - provide us with unique insights and unforgettable flavours for you to try out.
     
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    • 43 min
    Seeing further

    Seeing further

    How can the visual world make our lives better? This week we explore the power of colours, light and how immersing our eyes in new experiences can lead to a happier, healthier and more fulfilled existence.


    Melissa Hemsley is joined Nina Ryner, founder of ChromaYoga – a new approach to yoga combining light and colour therapy techniques, innovative photographer Vicki King and Karl Ryberg – architect, psychologist and the author of Light Your Life, a book that explores the art of using light to promote health and happiness.
     
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    • 40 min

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