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Whether at home, work or play, this podcast aims to do exactly what it says on the tin - help you live life better. Back for series two, Melissa Hemsley presents a series of conversations with inspiring authors and experts on subjects from productivity to fitness, relationships and happiness. With insights and practical advice our amazing guests will talk you through simple life hacks and introduce you to pioneering new thinking - all whilst sharing their own stories of trial, error and discovery along the way.

Whether at home, work or play, this podcast aims to do exactly what it says on the tin - help you live life better. Back for series two, Melissa Hemsley presents a series of conversations with inspiring authors and experts on subjects from productivity to fitness, relationships and happiness. With insights and practical advice our amazing guests will talk you through simple life hacks and introduce you to pioneering new thinking - all whilst sharing their own stories of trial, error and discovery along the way.
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Whether at home, work or play, this podcast aims to do exactly what it says on the tin - help you live life better. Back for series two, Melissa Hemsley presents a series of conversations with inspiring authors and experts on subjects from productivity to fitness, relationships and happiness. With insights and practical advice our amazing guests will talk you through simple life hacks and introduce you to pioneering new thinking - all whilst sharing their own stories of trial, error and discovery along the way.

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English


Episodes

Mental & physical health

3/27/2018
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Feeling lethargic? A little sluggish even? Perhaps you wish you were fitter, but those trainers only surface when popping to the shops – If so, join us, in this last episode of the season, where Melissa asks how physical fitness can be used to shape our bodies and minds alike. Psychotherapist William Pullen (Run for Your Life) demonstrates how running with purpose can be used to exercise our inner demons, whilst tennis coach and author Judy Murray (Knowing the Score) shares her thoughts on...

Duration:00:34:43

The Secrets of Sleep

3/13/2018
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Late night yesterday? Feeling sleepy? Turning to the caffeine? Stop and listen up! In this episode of Live.Life.Better., Melissa is joined by the only Professor of Sleep Science in the whole world, Jason Ellis. Together with the life-style writing extraordinaire, Kate Faithfull-Williams, they explore the mysterious world of sleep. With extracts from the best selling book by Matthew Walker - Why We Sleep - the show looks at why sleep is so important to our health and how we can regulate our...

Duration:00:46:54

International Women’s Day 2018

3/8/2018
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Melissa Hemsley presents a special podcast for International Women’s Day, recorded live at Penguin’s pop-up book shop in East London. She is joined by Holly Branson (Chair of Virgin Unite and author of, WEconomy), Rukmini Iyer (former lawyer turned food stylist, and author of The Roasting Tin) and Alice Olins (author and co-founder of Step Up - a career coaching platform for women). Together they share thoughts on redefining success, breaking stereotypes, and fulfilling potential in the...

Duration:00:51:34

A Clutter-Free Life

2/27/2018
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This week’s episode is dedicated to clutter busting and spring cleaning – but how can we make a clutter-free life something that we cary through the whole year round? To help find the answers, Melissa Hemsley is joined by authors Sheila Chandra (Banish Clutter Forever) and Emma Gannon (Ctrl, Alt; Delete) who share practical tips. Plus we hear from Japanese bestseller Shoukei Matsumoto, with excerpts from his audiobook, A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind.

Duration:00:36:04

Nurturing Relationships

2/13/2018
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This week Melissa Hemsley hosts a special podcast focusing on the art of interaction. She is joined by authors Dolly Alderton (Everything I Know About Love) and Jean Smith (Flirtology) to discuss love, rejection, and self-sabotage. And from romance to relationships of a different kind – Daniel Coyle digs in to the secrets of successful teams – with top tips from his book The Culture Code.

Duration:00:45:01

Building Resilience

1/30/2018
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Authors Neil Shah (The 10 Step Stress Solution) and Emma Cannon (Fertility) join Melissa Hemsley to discuss the theme of resilience – sharing tips and tricks on overcoming obstacles and living a more relaxed life. We also hear from Sara Milne Rowe who introduces her new book The SHED Method, detailing a series of practices and personal routines to help you make better choices.

Duration:00:35:12

Creating Healthy Habits

1/16/2018
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This week Eat Happy author and mental health ambassador Melissa Hemsley meets authors Megan Jayne Crabbe (Body Positive Power) and Roman Krznaric (Empathy: Why it Matters And How To Get It / Carpe Diem Regained) to discuss breaking out of your comfort zone and building a positive mindset. Roman introduces ideas such as the ‘daily death pause’, whilst Megan shares her own incredible story of overcoming body image issues. Plus, we hear tips from Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s new book The 4 Pillar...

Duration:00:45:29

Series 2 Preview: Real world self-care tips for 2018

1/9/2018
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New host Melissa Hemsley (author of Eat Happy), introduces series two of Live.Life.Better. and is joined by Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips – the authors of Self-Care For The Real World – to discuss ways to feel good in the new year. They explore strategies for creating healthy habits, clearing your mind and how to break free from social media.

Duration:00:14:23

Mental Health Awareness

5/12/2017
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Dominic Frisby is joined by three authors discussing approaches to anxiety, stress and mindfulness in a special programme for Mental Health Awareness week. Ollie Aplin explains how his book ‘Mindjournal’ is helping men build strength through journalling, whilst therapist Chloe Brotheridge draws from the female perspective to talk about her guide to a quieter mind in ‘The Anxiety Solution’. Plus, ‘Five Deep Breaths’ author Genevieve Von Lob gives gives tips on surviving the exam season, from...

Duration:00:33:02

A creative shot in the arm

4/7/2017
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Are you suffering from creative block? Do you have trouble communicating your ideas? Graphic artist Anthony Burrill (Make It Now!) joins Dominic Frisby to talk about unleashing our inner creative genius, alongside pitch coach Michael Parker (It’s Not What You Say, It’s The Way You Say It) with thoughts on how to deliver under pressure. Plus we hear from Paul Lindley - founder of Ella’s Kitchen baby food brand - on the huge power of thinking like a toddler.

Duration:00:36:58

Spring Clean Your Life

3/24/2017
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Spring is in the air and it’s time to breathe some fresh air into the areas of your life that have been gathering cobwebs over the winter season. Is your wardrobe filled with clothes you don’t wear? Clutter making the walls close in? Don’t fear, because James Wallman – author of ‘Stuffocation' – is here to save you from your stuff. He talks with Dominic about the value of experience over material things. And it’s also time to spring clean your beauty routine with a trailblazer of the Clean...

Duration:00:35:35

Women taking the lead

3/10/2017
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In the week of International Women’s Day, guest presenter Vanessa Sanyauke talks politics, business and life with three inspirational guests. Entrepreneur Edwina Dunn shares the stories behind her book The Female Lead, and is joined by Melanie Eusebe, the executive producer of the Women of the World Festival. Plus we hear from the country’s longest serving female MP, Harriet Harman.

Duration:00:52:45

Eyes wide shut: Sleep, recovery, consciousness

2/24/2017
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Dominic Frisby is joined by elite sleep coach and author Nick Littlehales to talk about the importance of mental and physical recovery. Addressing everything from ‘the eight-hour myth’ to the ‘perfect’ mattress, Nick offer his top tips and sleep hacks based on his pioneering approach used by stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo. Author Chris Baréz-Brown, also explains how you can get more out the day by increasing your ‘conscious time’ – the theme behind his book ‘Wake Up!’. Plus we hear from...

Duration:00:45:30

Happy, healthy, wealthy and mindful

2/10/2017
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What does it mean to be happy? That's the golden question but is it really 'happiness', or instead 'purpose', that we're actually all searching for? Discussing the topic, Dominic Frisby is joined by authors representing happiness from positions of mind, stomach and wallet – The Mindfulness Project's Alexa Frey (I Am Here Now), chef and author Melissa Hemsley (Good + Simple) and finance guru Damien Fahy (The 30 Day Money Plan). Plus we hear from positive psychology expert Emily Esfahani Smith...

Duration:00:38:38

Let's get physical in 2017

1/27/2017
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In our first episode of Live.Life.Better. we've a range of tips, hints and practical advice for getting fitter, healthier and generally feeling good for 2017. We'll hear from author of 'Running Like A Girl and ‘Leap In’ Alexandra Heminsley on what made her first don a swimming cap and why there’s more to exercise than just strength and aesthetics. 'Leaner, Fitter, Stronger’ co-author James Exton from LDN Muscle also joins the conversation on how to get the most from your exercise routines,...

Duration:00:40:51

Trailer

1/19/2017
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Ahead of episode one, launching on 27 January 2017, Dominic Frisby introduces Live.Life.Better. – the all-new podcast from Virgin Books in association with Penguin Living.

Duration:00:01:18