Quarter Life Crazy takes a look at the obstacles and challenges us (dare we say adults?) face, when trying to find meaning and value. Hosted by Amy Manson, every interviewee is talking about their own personal experience. We value and respect others who's story may completely differ under similar circumstances. Follow Amy on IG or subscribe to her blog. @quarterlifeamy www.quarterlifecrazy.com
Grief & Jay
At the age of 27 Jay found out his mother had passed away through a Facebook post. Being his worst nightmare, Jay had two choices to make during grief. He could either fall to pieces or use his mothers passing as his strength to carry on...
Jay is now living his dream life as a successful film photographer. We discuss caring for an ill parent in childhood, the moment you find out your world has changed, what people really need during grief, beautiful memories of Nilda, and why Jay looks like a 14 year old girl...
Check out Jay's amazing photography on his IG or website.
Creativity & Rutaba
“Whatever you’re feeling is on the canvas...”
We often confuse creativity for the final product. How did the meal taste? How many people bought the book? How many people showed up for the art exhibition?
We forget creativity is an open conversation with ourselves. It can be a world where no one can find us and a space for healing, play and imagination.
In this episode we talk to Rutaba, a growing artist from Pakistan, on where creativity comes from, how it can help heal, how to deal with external criticism and self-criticism and how Hells Kitchen rock music influencers her paint strokes!
Rutaba has painted across Pakistan and is currently embarking on a new speciality of painting bubbles.
Depression & Jerry
We discuss the topic of depression and suicide in this episode. Jerry, who was making a lot of money in IT at the time, became highly suicidal when the pressures of the corporate world in London were eating away at all aspects of his life...
This is Jerry’s story of being on a park bench about to hurt himself to living in Bali and feeling free. We discuss gut health in conjunction to mental health, negative news reporting and the different types of depression, and what does and doesn’t help someone who is in a very dark place.
This episode is great for people wanting to understand and learn about depression. If you are feeling vulnerable and don’t have the right support system around you it may be best to miss this episode.
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CALM (UK): 0800 58 58 58
Limiting Beliefs & Lauren
Ever ‘pitty pooped on your own party parade?’
Limiting beliefs can paralyse us from chasing dreams and achieving goals. In our personal and business lives when beliefs such as, 'I'm not good enough' or, 'I'm not qualified enough,' trap us in a world of perceived safety and comfort, it can stop us from having creative adventures and very important breakthroughs. Without these we won’t reach that next level...
On this episode we talk to NLP & Mindset Coach Lauren Tamayo, who gives us an internal tour around our minds when it comes to Self-limiting beliefs. Listen in as we discuss what these beliefs are and where they come from, self-pity parties, only competing with ourselves and creating new beliefs that push us through the 'glass ceiling.'
Boundaries & Sophie
If we want to get anywhere good in life, we need those fantastic healthy boundaries! Boundaries respect our needs (and the needs of others), whilst empowering us to make the right decision based upon our set of values, not based upon obligation or people pleasing.
Boundaries protect our energy, time and future goals. On this episode we speak to Sophie Dear, founder of the Move & Inspire online wellness community, breaking down what a boundary is, the benefits and how to implement them.
Sophie is a boundary setting queen! Visit her website to sign up to her 14-day free challenge or attend one of her growth workshops. www.sophiedear.com
Remember to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
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2020 & Everyone
In honor of the New Year 2021 I ask people from all over the world 3 questions:
01. What was the best thing to come out of 2020?
02. What was the biggest challenge of 2020?
03. What are you most looking forward to in 2021?
This episode is all about reframing experiences. How can we be grateful for the good? Find the growth and learning in the ‘bad?' And how to stay hopeful and optimistic with all this crazy unknown sh*t going on.
If you want to answer these questions send me an email at amy@quarterlifecrazy or find me on Instagram @quarterlifecrazy
Great questions Amy!! I happen to love your accent. Especially how you say navigate. Also super funny to hear how quiet jay got when he got asked that last question 🙊 lol can’t wait to hear more!!