How To Provide True Mental Health Change In Business With Mike Holland

Having a mental health conversation is more than just being open about what we’re feeling. It’s about holding ourselves and each other accountable to do better in breaking down stigmas, especially in the workplace.

Creating a positive work culture of mental health is a key area of change and it’s people like Mike Holland who’re on the front line of this fight.

A hypnotherapist, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) coach and self-development coach for leaders, Holland is the founder of Mind Being You.

We talk about how business leaders can do more for the mental health crisis, why mindfulness is more than just relaxation sessions and more.

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Championing Diversity And Values Appropriately With SheHeThey’s Michael Ayre

Diversity, inclusion, practicing what you preach. There’s an argument to be made that in today’s world these are buzzwords that are used to tick a box.

It’s vital that business owners take these words heart and soul and apply them appropriately and it’s refreshing to see a marketplace like SheHeThey take it on board. 

Created by Michael Ayre and Luke Jordan, SheHeThey is a new marketplace for diverse brands and people who want to share their story. 

It was a pleasure to talk to Mike about the mission behind the platform, businesses truly practicing what they preach within the LGBT community and the cycle of positive consumerism. 

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Unlocking The Power Of Curiosity In Mental Health With Matt Hudson

When it comes to mental health, there are various methodologies prescribed, depending on the person and the condition. Finding the right practices and routine that works for you is a life-long pursuit and I’ve found the best way is to remain curious and open-minded.

It was curiosity that got me interested in philosophy and speaking to health coach and psychotherapist Matt Hudson about his alternative approach to mental health.

Combining bioscience and quantum physics into his work, Hudson has been a strong mental health advocate for over 25 years.

In this interview we discuss the crossovers between philosophy and psychology, the power of being curious and freedom and mental health.

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Facing Fear And Anxiety: Jessica Cruz And Her Identity As A Mental Health Role Model

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders, affecting people all over the world. Whether in social situations or not, it can leave a person feeling worthless and paralysed.

A superhero that’s needed to fight anxiety every day is Jessica Cruz. As Earth’s first female Green Lantern, Cruz has a big role to fill, but her anxiety has made it difficult to fight crime.

Her mental health struggles have been presented in an authentic way and I believe Cruz is a role model for people who suffer from anxiety.

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The Road To Mental Health Recovery: How Scarlet Witch Copes With Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental health illnesses that people grapple with. It can strike at any time and makes no distinction between young or old.

Learning to deal with thoughts of self-doubt can be difficult, which is why comics are a great source of inspiration for mental health representation.

The Scarlet Witch is a superhero that’s struggled with depression in a realistic way. Rather than let it consume her, she’s adopted coping strategies that have helped to change her life. 

This makes the Scarlet Witch a brilliant role model for anyone who suffers from depression and here are some of the reasons why.

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Exploring Philosophy As A Way Of Life With Brandon Tumblin

In my mission to make philosophy sexy and down to earth, I’m on a never-ending journey to interview interesting people, philosophers and those who have been impacted by Stoicism.

A conversation I enjoyed recently was with the host of the Strong Stoic podcast Brandon Tumblin. Brandon brings an awesome perspective to the world of philosophy with his blend of storytelling, penchant for challenging ideas and psychology-based thoughts.

In this interview we discuss philosophy as a way of life, pushing beyond the surface level of Stoicism, making ancient ideas accessible and a hell of a lot more. 

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Addressing Self-Care, Mental Health Conditions And Philosophy With Stoicare’s Paul Wilson

Caregiving is a full-time job. One that impacts the mental health of the care provider as much as the person who is being cared for. Finding ways to develop a self-care practice for yourself is essential, especially in the mental health field as Paul Wilson will tell you.

A mental health practitioner and volunteer at Stoicare, Wilson shares great insight into the state of the mental health system in the UK and how Stoicism can be applied for caregivers. 

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The Power Of Digital Community And Ethics-Driven Desire With Daniel De La Cruz

The digital marketing world is always changing. New digital agencies pop up and shut down just as quickly and it may be tempting to think that you can ride out uncertainty alone as an agency founder. 

Having a support system, a set of values or philosophy that inspires you to be part of a wider community is the way forward. Building a digital agency community is one of Daniel De La Cruz’ favourite things to do and his personal philosophy is something I can get on board with.

It was a pleasure to chat to Dan about his digital agency experience, the joys of falling into a philosophical rabbit hole, the discipline of boxing and more. 

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Making Philosophy Great Again With Anya Leonard

Philosophy is sexy. At least in my opinion. Ancient philosophers were the rockstars of their time and wisdom was being dropped with the passion of rappers like Eminem and Jay Z.

Today, the topic can be associated with academia but that doesn’t have to be the case. There are others on a mission to make philosophy sexy and Anya Leonard is a fellow traveller.

The founder of Classical Wisdom and an author, Anya runs regular events that make philosophy accessible, fun and down to earth. In this interview we get into the ideal philosophers to invite to a dinner party, good mental health practices and so much more!

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Trading The Hedonic Treadmill For The Eudaimonic Treadmill

I was in my last year of university when The Wolf Of Wall Street came out and I saw Leonardo DiCaprio scream to his sales teams “there is no nobility in poverty. I have been a rich man and I have been poor man and I choose rich every fucking time!”

DiCaprio is my favourite actor and sometimes I forgot I wasn’t watching him. I was watching a character who lied, cheated and stole his way to ill-gotten money and justified his actions however he could.

I knew the Jordan Belfort of the film was an unsavoury asshole. But a part of me was still captivated by what he was saying and what he was selling. The idea that things make us happy: money, wealth, big houses, fast cars.

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