101: What Does Mania Feel Like

101: What Does Mania Feel Like

Topic: By sharing the reality of mental illness, we can hopefully help to reduce the stigma and let people know they are not alone. In this episode I share my recent manic experience, recorded both during and after the event. This is what mental illness really looks like.

Book Chapter: ‘Learn How To Say No’ (00:15:15) of How To Get Your Sh!t Together

“When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” – Paulo Coelho

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89: Why You Need To Stop Complaining and Start Taking Action Right Now

89: Why You Need To Stop Complaining and Start Taking Action Right Now

Complaining about something does nothing to fix the problem. Unless you realise that you are responsible for your healing and recovery, it won’t happen.

You need to seek therapy, do the meditation, read the books and take the medicine. No one else can or will do it for you!

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66: Express Yourself Daily (ch 3.1 - How To Get Your Sh!t Together)

66: Express Yourself Daily (ch 3.1 - How To Get Your Sh!t Together)

It wasn’t until I tried writing that I saw major improvements as a direct result of treatment.

Unlike talking therapy, I found that I could express myself far more freely onto a blank page. When I sat down to write, I didn’t have to worry about what the page thought of me. It can’t judge. I could ramble, reiterate and back track without concern for transmitting understanding to someone else.

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52: Why Mental Illness Is So Stigmatised, and What You Can Do About It

52: Why Mental Illness Is So Stigmatised, and What You Can Do About It

Despite the fact that 1 in 5 people are currently suffering from a mental illness (1 in 2 over the lifespan), mental illness is highly stigmatised.

In this episode I delve deep into the possible causes and solutions to this stigma. I also talk about dealing with the possibility of ‘attention seekers’ or ‘fakers’ as well as how to best ensure that your family and friends know you will be there for them should they need your support.

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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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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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