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"I talk to people who are smarter than me, so we can learn."
In this podcast, we hear from expert guests who can offer accessible insight into everything from starting a business, managing mental health, looking after your physical health, managing your time and more. No topic is off-limits. Whether you're curious about meditation, self-help, sex, entrepreneurship, the latest beauty trend etc, it's all here...
Hosted by broadcaster Emma Gunavardhana - a writer with nearly 20 years experience - The Emma Guns Show aims to inform, empower, inspire and entertain.
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    • Self-Improvement
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"I talk to people who are smarter than me, so we can learn."
In this podcast, we hear from expert guests who can offer accessible insight into everything from starting a business, managing mental health, looking after your physical health, managing your time and more. No topic is off-limits. Whether you're curious about meditation, self-help, sex, entrepreneurship, the latest beauty trend etc, it's all here...
Hosted by broadcaster Emma Gunavardhana - a writer with nearly 20 years experience - The Emma Guns Show aims to inform, empower, inspire and entertain.
Find out more at http://emmagunavardhana.com

    Bullet Points | (Un)easing out of lockdown

    Bullet Points | (Un)easing out of lockdown

    Are you feeling uneasy about lockdown restrictions lifting?
    Perhaps you were so excited to get back to socialising, dining out and going back to the office but now it’s here, it all feels a little too much after the last year.
    I’ve received lots of messages from listeners who have shared with me their feelings or anxiety, apprehension, nervousness and more at the idea of going back to ’normal’ and that’s what we’re discussing in this week’s Bullet Points episode.
    How are you feeling about going back to ‘normal’?
    Online mental health resources:
    https://www.betterhelp.com
    https://theselfspace.com
    https://www.samaritans.org
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    • 12 min
    Feel-Good Habits | Eve Kalinik

    Feel-Good Habits | Eve Kalinik

    Eve Kalinik returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.
    During our conversation @evekalinik reveals:
    - How achieving a sense of perspective is just one of the many benefits of a walk outside in fresh air.
    - Why the kitchen is her happy place (I mean, she is a nutritional therapist) and how methodically working through a recipe can clear her head.
    - Why she’s so glad to have discovered yoga at the age of 16 and why it’s far more mental a practice than physical for her.
    - Why she lingers on and really enjoys a good, delicious glass of wine. And how to find a good wine in amongst all the bad ones.
    - Why she likes to believe in a little bit of ‘magic’ for staying positive.
    Links from our conversation:
    The Life Centre (also has an app) https://thelifecentre.com 
    Philippa Gendall (my ‘Yoda’) https://www.phillipayoga.com/plt196tzhrfu4t09fd7oigg82robi2 
    Lyre’s https://lyres.co.uk 
    Noughty https://thomsonandscott.com 
    Wilfred’s https://www.wilfredsdrinks.com 
    Wine https://plonkwine.co  
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    • 32 min
    Navigating the menopause with Dr Annice Mukherjee

    Navigating the menopause with Dr Annice Mukherjee

    Dr Annice Mukherjee joins me on the podcast to share her guide to navigating menopause as well as the importance of understanding how our hormones are making us feel throughout our lives.
    Dr Mukherjee is a physician and endocrinologist who specialises in supporting patients with complex medical illness, quality of life in endocrine disease, hormone problems in cancer survivors, including early menopause and other complex medical issues. She also takes a special interest in helping patients manage chronic fatigue.
    In her new book, The Complete Guide to the Menopause Annice outlines her toolkit for managing menopause and, hopefully, the strategies that’ll help you navigate it with far greater ease.
    In this episode, @drannicemukherjee and I discuss:
    - The importance of understanding how your hormones are affecting you at whatever stage of life you’re in.
    - Why she encourages women to be ‘prepare and be aware’ about their health.
    - How it’s possible to feel better post-menopause than you did before it.
    - Why diet, sleep, stress and exercise are fundamental elements of a lifestyle toolkit she recommends for navigating menopause.
    - Her own menopause experience after a breast cancer diagnosis.
    - The impact of the pandemic, both Covid-19 itself and the effects of a year-long lockdown are having on hormones.
    - Plus, Annice answers questions from the Facebook group and much more...
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Bullet Points | Recovery is not Linear

    Bullet Points | Recovery is not Linear

    This week’s mid-week Bullet Points episode is a confession.
    Well, more to the point, it’s an honest account of being in recovery and how this idea of being ‘fixed’ or ‘over it’ is completely false.
    I’m in recovery from binge-eating disorder after identifying it as an issue I was struggling with two years ago. I’ve put in a lot of graft - mental, emotional and physical - to get to a place where I no longer feel panicked around and dependent on food or uncomfortable in my own skin because of my self-sabotaging behaviours with food. What a cycle to be caught in!
    However, I had a setback recently and I thought it might be helpful to be honest with you about it. If you follow me here it could look as though I’ve figured it all out, but it’s a work in progress.
    For months I’ve felt completely free of all the old feelings I had but last weekend I spent 48 hours in a pit of self-hatred, self-sabotage and confusion.
    Rather than see it as a negative, I’ve decided to see it as a positive and I explain why in the show.
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    • 15 min
    Feel-Good Habits | Inge van Lotringen

    Feel-Good Habits | Inge van Lotringen

    Inge van Lotringen returns to the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.
    During our conversation @theogbeautyboss reveals:
    - Why her life is better for exercising and why sometimes a good sweat session can be a ‘quiet fight with myself’ that leaves her feeling powerful.
    - Running with Prince and why having hours of Prince’s back catalogue in her ears is so motivating.
    - How she has never aspired to a physical ideal but firmly believes in showing the body you have respect by making it strong and keeping it fit.
    - Why gut health and a healthy microbiome is a fast-track to feeling good.
    - The joy to be had from a pet - in Inge’s case the infamous Grumpy Cat.
    - Have an anchor or a base to keep you true to who you are.
    - Why reading a book can be so fulfilling, take you out of your head and take on emotional journeys and to places you’ve never been before.
    - Why she actually has, based on the above, a lot in common with @willsmith
    - Why my texts to her about Prince’s live concert Sign o the Times bring her so much joy. (This last one might be a fib)
    Inge's book Great Skin - Secrets the Beauty Industry Doesn't Tell You is available now
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    • 47 min
    Understanding Rosacea with Lex Gillies

    Understanding Rosacea with Lex Gillies

    Rosacea is much more than a skin condition.
    Lex Gillies joins me on the podcast to explain what it’s like living with and managing rosacea. Lex was diagnosed with rosacea 16 years ago and has been blogging about skin and rosacea on her blog for nearly ten years. As with anyone with rosacea it’s a case of learning how to manage your own skin, identifying your triggers and finding the products that work for you.
    That is, however, only one part of the issue. Having a visible skin issue doesn’t just affect the skin and in this episode Lex explains how the severity of her rosacea, at diagnosis, left her feeling less able to participate professionally and socially. Not to mention the effect it had on her confidence and self-esteem.
    In this episode, @talontedlex and I discuss:
    - What rosacea is, why it can go undiagnosed and why each person’s rosacea is so unique.
    - Why learning to manage rosacea entails trial and error and requires a holistic approach.
    - The idea of a cure-all or magic bullet solution being a myth.
    - How Lex’s own experience with rosacea affected her confidence.
    - Why creating talontedlex.co.uk helped her but has gone on to help thousands of followers.
    - How becoming a trusted resource for all things rosacea is a responsibility she takes very seriously, and much more…
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    • 1 hr 24 min

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274 Ratings

274 Ratings

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He’s amazing but why is he yelling 😁

jshearsit ,

Pls stop the swallowing

Good content but hard to listen to in-ear due to the very deliberate swallowing.

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Self Absorbed

Too much empty chatter and self obsession. The vacuity is the star of the show. The co-star ? All the dull, rambling and excessive number of ads. Deleted from library = best way to lose weight ! Lol.

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