50: Shihan Cameron Quinn - On Mental Toughness and Martial Arts

50: Shihan Cameron Quinn - On Mental Toughness and Martial Arts

Shihan Cameron Quinn has been training Kyokushin Karate for 47 years. He has worked with elite athletes, sporting teams and professional martial artists. He is a best selling author, and does speaking engagements and training seminars around the world …

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49: Ava's Journey - Battling Neuroblastoma (interview)

49: Ava's Journey - Battling Neuroblastoma (interview)

Ava is a two year old girl who is receiving treatment for Stage 4 high risk Neuroblastoma. This is a very aggressive form of cancer, with a survival rate of 40%. If Ava's chemotherapy treatments are successful, she faces a 75% chance of relapse with in 6 months - unless she receives a trial vaccine…

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47: The Different Mental Illness Identities

47: The Different Mental Illness Identities

Balancing mental illness with your identity can be quite hard - how much of yourself should you share?

The impact of stigma, judgement and the chance for a fall back into a mental health crisis all impact how you respond when someone asks if you are okay …

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46: Managing Life As An Introvert

46: Managing Life As An Introvert

I’m an introvert. That means I prefer quieter social gatherings and work places, and fewer but deeper connections.

In this episode I talk about how I ensure that I remain social and guard my mental state, as well as offer advice to people to find their ideal job doing something they love, rather than forcing themselves to work doing something they despise …

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45: Upgrade - Part 1

45: Upgrade - Part 1

In this episode I share part 1 of my second book ‘Upgrade’.

"Enter a dystopic future where integration with technology may cost us our humanity. A bleak prediction of a world where consumerism and technological advancement has been taken to the extreme."

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44: Guard Your Mental State At All Costs

44: Guard Your Mental State At All Costs

It is vital to first notice the warning signs of a mental illness coming on and then take action to best guard your mental state.

In this episode share the ups and downs of this week - talking about how I manage my mental state, both in the short and long term.

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42: The Importance Of Seeking Help

42: The Importance Of Seeking Help

In this episode, I talk about my experiences with mental illness, recovery, psychologists, medication and overcoming the embarrassment of seeking help. 
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If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, self harm or suicidal thoughts, please seek help - there are support services and treatments options that work, as well as people that care. You just need to take that first step …

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41: Overcoming Addiction

41: Overcoming Addiction

It is a real challenge to overcome addiction - it involves far more than simply ‘not using’. In this episode, I elaborate on that challenge as well as provide some advice for those who want to quit (or make any positive change in their life)

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