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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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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Donald Robertson’s Verissimus Is An Ideal Story For Making Stoicism Fun For A New Generation

Stoicism is sexy. All you need to do is look at the huge rise in Stoic content that people are consuming and that’s been popularised by the likes of Ryan Holiday and other authors who’re bringing the philosophy down to earth.

It’s little wonder a philosophy that has been described as austere and confused with being emotionless has found its sex appeal. I’m all for keeping this momentum going and making Stoicism more accessible to younger generations. 

Donald Robertson’s Verissimus graphic novel could be a perfect Stoic entry point for Gen Z readers and younger. Focusing on the life of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Verissimus is a sweeping epic of man putting his philosophy into action and has great relevance today.

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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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Building Better Time Habits And Boundary Forging With Steve Watson

Time is the most valuable currency we have. It’s also the one we trade away the most and spend on things that can turn out to be the opposite of what we wanted. 

Time management is a universal concept and in this interview I’m joined by Steve Watson, a UK-based time management coach and the founder of 27andahalf. 

An author and creator of the Time Mastery Pyramid, Steve has plenty of insight into how to spend time wisely and it was great to discuss themes of ambition, boundaries, productivity and more.

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10 Tremendous Takeaways From Breakfast With Seneca

The shadow of the Roman politician Seneca looms large in Stoic philosophy. His work is among the most well-preserved and quoted Stoic texts throughout history, and countless generations have been influenced by his insights into the human condition.

Perhaps this is best seen in The Letters to Lucilius, where Seneca discusses universal themes with his friend. While the letters contain timeless wisdom, Seneca’s ideas are spread across hundreds of pages, and distilling them down could seem like an intimidating task to some.

Not for David Fideler.

In Breakfast With Seneca: A Stoic Guide To The Art Of Living, Fideler has provided a wonderful overview of Seneca’s ideas, and here are my ten biggest takeaways from the book.

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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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