Join me on video in a discussion about mental health, parenting, wellness … and life in general. We explore topics that you may resonate with, find interesting or are curious to learn more about. If there is a topic you would like me to cover, then send me a message, and I will find a way to shed a little more light on it for you.
I enjoy opening discussions with people about their experiences, sharing tools and tactics for coping when times get tough and learning to celebrate the good times. We open up a safe space for discussion and sparking conversations around mental health in the hope that listeners will do the same in their own lives.
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This week on the podcast I talk with Nikayla Baker about her experience through self-harm as a teenager, escaping a toxic relationship, building multiple businesses and becoming a first time Mum.
Nikayla shares a body-builders perspective on Instagram and the reality of the images we see. We discuss the conversations Nikayla has with women in her nutrition business around their weight, body image goals, plastic surgery and how the end results affect their self-image.
Join me on this journey of heartfelt discussions with 8 leaders in the mental health and wellness space. I am so grateful that these wonderful men and women share their stories and open discussions around mental health.
Taking away the stigma of the struggles we all experience while offering insights, tools and tactics you can use to help you along your journey. Grab a cuppa and binge this awesome series; you will find a wealth of wisdom and relatable lessons.
Jesse explains how Mixed Martial Arts has helped him navigate through different struggles in life, all the while surrounded by a group of awesome, like-minded people who have become a family.
Josh discusses his journey with depression as well as his move from England to Taranaki, New Zealand. Josh is a powerlifter and personal trainer who also offers advice in nutrition.
Mihi is a Traditional Maori Healer with decades of experience. Mihi was taught in the old way of healing and is one of only a handful of Maori women in New Zealand who have this knowledge and technique.
Bhavani discusses her life journey from Mexico to Canada to New Zealand, where she and her husband Ram founded a Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness and immersion retreat.
Ram talks about his journey learning Yoga and Meditation. Ram is a qualified Chef and he discusses his time in the hospitality industry and how this has evolved into new ways of thinking about creating and consuming food that is nutritious for the body.
Jamie talks about the journey of setting up Taranaki Retreat with his family following some difficult personal experiences. Jamie offers a place of sanctuary for people to go when they need a bit of time out and holistic mental health care.
Eleanor explains the benefits of floating for maintaining mental health & wellness. Eleanor also discusses her personal challenges & journey with mental health. Including the effect that different life experiences have had on both herself and her family.
Sorcha talks with us about the teenage mind and the girls that she works with at Girls Minds Matter. As a Mum of 3 girls and a long career as a Midwife, Sorcha has loads of experience around the stressors that women and girls face on their journey.
Disclaimer: The J Word NZ and its media content are created based on my own experiences and opinions, as well as those individuals who share their stories with me. I do not have any formal medical or mental health qualifications. If you are experiencing any issues with mental health, please consult your doctor or a medical health professional for advice.