53: 'The Priest' - Upgrade - Part 2

53: 'The Priest' - Upgrade - Part 2

In this episode I share part 2 of my second book ‘Upgrade’.

A flock of Naturals struggle to survive in an increasingly Integrated world …

”The Priest winced as he got down on to his knees and began to pray. The years of prostration had taken its toll on his old joints, yet he never complained. He recounted the stories, lit the candles and performed the rituals, as was dictated by his tradition.”

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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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51: 'A Day In The Life' (Chapter 2 of Under The Influence)

51: 'A Day In The Life' (Chapter 2 of Under The Influence)

In this episode I share chapter two of my first book 'Under The Influence - Reclaiming My Childhood'

“I always knew that my dad was an addict, but it took me a while to truly understand the difference between my dad and my friends’ dads. However, as I moved from primary school into high school, the differences became more and more apparent ...”

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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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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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