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My Heart & Mind with Sallie Crawley

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Together we will explore the art of living happy after a cardiac event. Helping you to get your emotional power back. To gain control of your life, your mind and body. After a heart attack, cardiac arrest or when living with heart disease, it’s not just your physical body that has life-altering changes and needs rehabilitation. My show focusses on your mindset, your thoughts and feelings, so you can feel good now. Each episode will be about sharing ideas, tips and tricks to transform how you feel after a cardiac trauma. It's about rehabilitation for how you think and your emotions so you can love the life you live. Listen to ‘how to’ episodes, interviews and Q&A sessions. If you’ve had a cardiac event yourself or you’re the partner or friend of someone who has then this podcast is for you. It’s about you and for you, so you can be the best you.

Location:

United Kingdom

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Together we will explore the art of living happy after a cardiac event. Helping you to get your emotional power back. To gain control of your life, your mind and body. After a heart attack, cardiac arrest or when living with heart disease, it’s not just your physical body that has life-altering changes and needs rehabilitation. My show focusses on your mindset, your thoughts and feelings, so you can feel good now. Each episode will be about sharing ideas, tips and tricks to transform how you feel after a cardiac trauma. It's about rehabilitation for how you think and your emotions so you can love the life you live. Listen to ‘how to’ episodes, interviews and Q&A sessions. If you’ve had a cardiac event yourself or you’re the partner or friend of someone who has then this podcast is for you. It’s about you and for you, so you can be the best you.

Language:

English

Contact:

07798640660


Episodes

Relaxamation - I Am Whole, Healthy & Complete

4/29/2022
Quit hiding your magic! You are UNIQUE, you are the only one like you. You have one of a kind fingerprints, not even identical twins have matching ones. You are the outcome of one egg and around 40 million sperm, any other sperm and you would be a different you. You are the only one to see colours the way you do. Remember not to compare yourself with others as there is no comparison. And anyway, you would be matching their outsides (what you see) with your insides (with what you think and feel). The same goes for our health and our life in general. Even if we are feeling broken, we can live with health issues but still be healthy in mind and body. We can still live our lives happy. It really does help to remind yourself that you are good enough and that you are whole, healthy and complete. Do not listen to this episode while driving or operating machinery. Your affirmations: Say your affirmations 5 times each as a set. Repeat your set of affirmations at least once a day. The more you use them the bigger the impact. Add them to a habit that you do every day. While cleaning your teeth, driving, running, walking your dog, washing the dishes, when you first wake up or the last thing at night. Your self-reflection questions are: Use these reflection questions to delve a little deeper and get to know yourself better. You can use them as prompts for journaling, during meditation or just give yourself a few moments of time to consider. To find more visit my Podcast & Blog Page. Resources Download my zero cost Cheat Sheet of 146 Ready For You Affirmations which will give you many options to choose your own affirmations. Jump on the waitlist for my 6 weeks to Sleep Easy after a Cardiac Event workshop. Learn a Simple Way to Meditate to gain the benefits of Non-Sleep Deep Rest. Join me and others on Facebook in Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:29:08

Fatigue management tips when you have a heart health diagnosis

4/28/2022
This week I am talking more about "how-to" live life with fatigue and minimise the impact. I talk through more tools, rules and ideas to help you manage fatigue and conserve your energy. Here are some of the topics I discuss in this episode. To read the complete episode Show Notes or visit my Podcast & Blog Page. Resources Download my zero cost Sleep Easy Journal which will help you have conversations with your medical team and identify or rule out any sleep issues. Use my download 53 ideas to help you sleep easy, it's free and gives a framework to start ensuring you get a good night's sleep. Jump on the waitlist for my 6 weeks to Sleep Easy after a Cardiac Event workshop. Join me and others on Facebook in the My Heart & Mind Community. Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram and connect with me on LinkedIn. Please read my disclaimer and visit my website. And the beat goes on … one moment at a time If you enjoy my podcast, I would appreciate it if you leave a short review on whichever platform you are listening on. It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helpi Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:15:22

Relaxamation - Forgiveness Is A Gift

4/22/2022
For a full understanding of what my relaxamations are make sure you catch up with my episode called Relaxamations to relax and energise when living with heart disease, you can read or listen to me explaining it. In a nutshell, though, relaxamations are a blend of all of the best bits of meditation, guided relaxation, mindfulness and positive affirmations. Imagine this: If you had $86,400 in an account and someone stole $10 from you, would you be upset and throw all of the remaining $86,390 away in hopes of getting back at the person who took your $10? Or move on and live? Right, move on and live. See, we have 86,400 seconds each day. Don’t let someone’s negative 10 seconds ruin the remaining 86,390. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Life is bigger than that. (unknown) Do not listen to this episode while driving or operating machinery. Here are your affirmations from today’s relaxamation: Say your affirmations 5 times each as a set. Repeat your set of affirmations at least once a day. The more you use them the bigger the impact. Add them to a habit that you do every day. While cleaning your teeth, driving, running, walking your dog, washing the dishes, when you first wake up or the last thing at night. Your self-reflection questions are: Use these reflection questions to delve a little deeper and get to know yourself better. You can use them as prompts for journaling, during meditation or just give yourself a few moments of time to consider. To find more visit my Podcast & Blog Page. Resources Download my zero cost Cheat Sheet of 146 Ready For You Affirmations which w Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:28:04

Relaxamations Explained - The Big Calm & The Feel Good Factor

4/21/2022
Today I am going to tell you about my relaxamation technique and how it can help you to relax and energise when living with heart disease. It is a blend of all of the best bits of meditation, guided relaxation, mindfulness and positive affirmations. It's so exciting to tell you about what a relaxamation is and how it can help. Relaxamations for you to download will be included in my regular mix of podcast episodes so you can gain the benefit at a time and place that is convenient for you. I hope you find this interesting and I look forward to any feedback. Having a heart attack, heart surgery, cardiac arrest, when living with A fib or heart failure and heart disease etc, it’s not just your body that is damaged and needs repairing. The psychological impact can be massive and life becomes a roller-coaster of ups, downs and unknowns. It is a shock to the system and can be very traumatic. By incorporating relaxamations into your life you will relearn the art of relaxation, improve your sleep, reduce stress, feel positive, improve your self-talk and sense of wellbeing. You will also have the opportunity to know yourself better and review your thoughts and feelings relating to the chosen affirmation. To read the complete episode Show Notes or visit my Podcast & Blog Page. Resources Download my zero cost Cheat Sheet of 146 Ready For You Affirmations which will give you a head start on using affirmations. Jump on the waitlist for my 6 weeks to Sleep Easy after a Cardiac Event workshop. Learn a Simple Way to Meditate to gain the benefits of Non-Sleep Deep Rest. Join me and others on Facebook in the My Heart & Mind Community. Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram and connect with me on LinkedIn. Please read my Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:15:22

Fatigue, the What, the Why and the How To Work It Out

4/14/2022
I recently asked in my Facebook community how have people been feeling since their cardiac event or diagnosis. The top answers were Fatigue, Sleep Issues, Anxiety and Lack of Motivation. These I thought would be top topics for me to talk about. In this episode, we will be focussing on fatigue. • What fatigue feels like. • What’s the difference between tiredness and fatigue? • Why do we get fatigued, what it is and what causes it? You will understand what fatigue is and is not. You will understand what causes it and accept that you are justified in how you feel. You will have some ideas and tools to help you minimise the impact of the physical and emotional effects of fatigue. To read the complete episode Show Notes visit my Podcast & Blog Page. Resources Download my zero cost Sleep Easy Journal which will help you have conversations with your medical team and identify or rule out any sleep issues. Jump on the waitlist for my 6 weeks to Sleep Easy after a Cardiac Event workshop. Learn a Simple Way to Meditate to gain the benefits of Non-Sleep Deep Rest. Join me and others on Facebook in the My Heart & Mind Community. Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram and connect with me on LinkedIn. Please read my disclaimer and visit my website. And the beat goes on … one moment at a time If you enjoy my podcast, I would appreciate it if you leave a short review on whichever platform you are listening on. It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to spread the word about my podcast to other hearties and potential guests. Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:22:52

Interview with Sallie Crawley by Brian Simpson, a ruptured Achilles, a heart attack and breast cancer

7/1/2021
A few months ago, I invited Brian Simpson, the Heart Attack Thriver to be on my podcast. He turned the tables on me and invited me to be his guest on his IGTV show. He kindly allowed me to use the audio to share some of my story with you. You’ll get to find out why I think I am so lucky despite having my leg in plaster and having a heart attack. Then 8 weeks later having a cancer diagnosis that couldn’t be operated on as my event was so recent and that I was on ticagrelor (antiplatelet medication). Enough from me right now, over to me a few weeks ago. Here are the links that we mentioned in our conversation: www.myheartandmind.co.ukwww.facebook.com/groups/myheartandmindcommunitywww.facebook.com/salliefcrawleywww.instagram.com/salliecrawleyGetting to know Sallie Crawley Join other hearties, learn some simple tips and feel more in control of your life. Join me in the My Heart & Mind Community. See you over there! Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Please read my disclaimer, visit my website and help yourself to free resources. And the beat goes on … one moment at a time If you enjoy my podcast, I would appreciate it if you would share it with your world, your friends, your groups and other hearties. It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to spread the word about my podcast to other hearties and potential guests. Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:38:26

Interview with Jakki Woywitka, the Healthy Heart Coach

6/24/2021
At the age of 36, she was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. Idiopathic Cardiomyopathy and Aortic Stenosis. This was from having an undiagnosed Bicuspid Aortic Valve. Her life was turned upside down. Since then, she has been on a journey to heal her body, mind & soul and reclaim her life. Now she helps others do the same. Heart disease isn't the end of your life. It is a second chance. A chance to learn from the past, live joyfully in the present and to dream of an amazing future! Jakki introduces her five pillars of Healing the Heart: 1. Nutrition: optimizing nutrition to help your body heal 2. Exercise: how to utilize exercise to strengthen the heart 3. Yoga: breathing to relax the heart, poses to open the heart and blood vessels and meditation to calm the mind 4. Life coaching: learn to live and find happiness in life that can bring joy to your heart 5. Root cause: doing the detective work and finding solutions Disclaimer In brief: Neither Jakki nor I are medical practitioners. Our work is not intended to replace conventional medicine, it is complementary. If you have concerns about your health, your heart or want to make any lifestyle changes please get expert medical advice first. Here are the links and references that Jakki mentioned during our conversation: www.healthyheartcoachjakki.orgwww.facebook.com/healthyheartcoachjakkiwww.instagram.com/healthyheartcoachjakkiinfo@healthyheartcoachjakki.orgGetting to know Sallie Crawley Join other hearties, learn some simple tips and feel more in control of your life. Join me in the My Heart & Mind Community. See you over there! Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Please read my Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:38:10

Interview with Tony Richens-Smith, a heart attack during Covid-19 lockdown

6/17/2021
In January 2020 Tony decided to change his life and pursue his passion for working as a dog behaviourist. It was probably not the best timing but he made the best of things. Little did he know that in February 2021 his life was turned upside down once again. Tony tells us about the day when his heart attack started and how he thought he had COVID, so went home and took himself off to bed. Later after a call to 111, the ambulance was called and Tony was taken to hospital having a major heart attack. This was particularly hard on all the family as not only was Tony seriously unwell but his wife and family weren’t able to be with him while he was hospitalised. It was over 4 hours before he could get the word out that he was okay. After discharge there was no cardiac rehabilitation and little contact with his GP, Tony explains how he felt and still does as this interview was only four months after his event. He shares with us what he learnt from the experience, how he has remained positive and the tips that helped him through his recovery. Here are the links that we mentioned during our conversation: British Hearties: Worldwide Hearties Survivors Support Groupwww.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0913C59XMhttps://thinkdogpositive.ukhttps://kombuchaorganic.ukGetting to know Sallie Crawley Join other hearties, learn some simple tips and feel more in control of your life. Join me in the My Heart & Mind Community. See you over there! Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Please read my disclaimer, visit my website and help yourself to free resources. And the beat goes on … one moment at a time If you enjoy my podcast, I would appreciate it if you would Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:57:57

Interview with Ashley Reaver, Registered Dietician - Lowering your cholesterol one meal at a time

6/10/2021
Ashley specialises in helping people with high cholesterol live a long, healthy life without feeling powerless to control their numbers because of their family history. Hear about what Cholesterol is, what is good and bad about it. Ashely explains in terms that makes total sense – Cops & Robbers. We talk about some of the misconceptions and myths about your cholesterol, about diets that reduce or increase cholesterol and her thoughts around diet vs medication (in particular statins). You’ll learn how you can make your diet interesting, what you can eat and that thing called moderation. How to keep motivated and what to do if you fall off the wagon. We also have a conversation about how exercise impacts on managing and reducing your cholesterol levels too. Not having enough time is not enough of a reason not to exercise. She tells me all about how smoking causes an increase in cholesterol, I had literally no clue until after my heart attack. Ashley also shares her 3 quick wins that you can take away and use today. She also tells us about her FREE online cholesterol class. You can find Ashley in these places online: Instagram: @lower.cholesterol.nutrition Facebook Page: Ashley Reaver Nutrition Free Course: Lower Cholesterol Longer Life Method Getting to know Sallie Crawley Join other hearties, learn some simple tips and feel more in control of your life. Join me in the My Heart & Mind Community. See you over there! Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Please read my disclaimer, visit my website and help yourself to free resources. And the beat goes on … one moment at a time If you enjoy my podcast, I would appreciate it if you would share it with your world, your friends, your groups and other hearties. It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to spread the word about my pod Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:49:35

Interview with Angela Hartley, Cardiac Nurse & Exercise Coach - Rehabilitation exercise on your terms

6/3/2021
Angela is an exercise coach and a cardiac nurse. In the last seven years, she’s been specialising in cardiac rehabilitation exercise. She has quite a unique combination of skills. We chat about how in the UK cardiac rehab is provided for most patients via the NHS and how important it is to have the proper instructions for the wellbeing of our hearts during the healing process and how to achieve it. We chat about how in the UK cardiac rehab is provided for most patients via the NHS and how important it is to have the proper instructions for the wellbeing of our hearts during the healing process and how to achieve it. She explains to us why cardiac rehab is different from just going out for a run or going down the gym and how to make the best of doing exercise at home. We also discuss how you know if you are doing too much or too little. Angela shares some important dos and don’ts. We talk about the beliefs we might hold about bodies and how it can be possible for certain people to get back to higher intensity exercise. And we discuss how the medications we take to reduce our risk factors can often impact on our ability to exercise and why it is important that we take the meds and do the work. You can contact and find out more about Angela here: Facebook: Healthy Hearties Group Website: www.clinicalexercise.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/healthyhearties Getting to know Sallie Crawley Join other hearties, learn some simple tips and feel more in control of your life. Join me in the My Heart & Mind Community. See you over there! Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Please read my disclaimer, visit my website and help yourself to free resources. And the beat goes on … one moment at a time If you enjoy my podcast, I would appreciate it if you would share it with your world, your friends, your groups and other hearties. It takes less than 60 seconds, and Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:37:17

Interview with Nicky Duncan-Sutherland – Not your typical heart disease stereotype

5/27/2021
Nicky was 44 years old, a fit and healthy mum of 3. She is not the stereotypical candidate for a heart attack. She went to see her doctor as she began to feel unwell, the doctor suggested it was indigestion so Nicky took the recommended Gaviscon unbeknown to her that her symptoms were angina. Nicky shares with us how 5 months later she’d been up all night with chest pain, although it was more in her back than her chest. “It was like having a red, hot poker being thrust between my shoulder...

Duration:01:13:24

Interview with Brian Simpson – The Heart Attack Thriver, how having a heart attack changed his life for the better

4/29/2021
Brian suffered a massive heart attack at the age of 48. Prior to that he was exceptionally healthy and lived a very active life. His heart attack occurred during an Ice Hockey match and he spent 20-25 minutes on his own in the dark unable to move. Did he see the light? Despite there being a number of factors that seemed to make the situation difficult, he was lucky in so many ways including having paramedics having a Tim Hortons coffee (it’s famous in Canada). He’s lucky to be alive as they were so close. He describes his experience in the Cath Lab, his opportunity to take part in a pilot and his magnificent cardiac recovery – his heart health before the heart attack gave him the edge in recovery. After suffering a life-changing heart attack over 4 years ago, he set out to change how I was showing up in the world. He left a 25-year marriage, his job in a big pharmaceutical company and travelled extensively on his motorcycle through Canada, the USA and Central America searching for his purpose in life and ultimately happiness. Brian shares with us his acceptance of abuse as a young child. How it created anger, guilt and shame. A secret and pain that he stuffed down into his broken heart. Meditation was and still is a key element in helping Brian manage stress and heal his heart. Brian believes that stress is one of the main contributors to his heart attack and likely to be behind many other people’s heart health diagnosis. Hear about his chance meeting with a Monk at an airport and the life-changing circumstances that followed. Then later his journey to India plays an important part in his life, and how he now focuses on helping other people through meditation and mindset coaching. He explains how much he has changed as a person; his friends say he is unrecognisable from the man he was before. Not physically as he is as fit and healthy as he was before but emotionally, how he chooses to be in this life. He admits to being a recovering negative talker. This is a fascinating interview, and suggest you stop and listen to what Brian has to say. He is ‘The Heart Attack Thriver’ and he has a checklist too. You can find Brian in these places online: @theheartattackthriverThe Heart Attack ThriverThe Kindfulness CoachDisclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:55:22

Interview with Sara Bushnell - Having a heart attack in a work meeting far from home and an important discovery

4/22/2021
Sara was fit, healthy and ate a good diet. She had been experiencing regular headaches and stress, at one point thought her blood pressure machine must have been broken. Living in Bristol, she left for a meeting in London, had an early telephone meeting at the station. Then she went on to her business meeting that was the reason for travelling. She has a sense of dread, and indigestions, but didn’t want to draw attention to herself. She continued all day until the end of the meeting when a friend mentioned she didn’t look too well at all. She was taken to hospital but they really didn’t think she was a candidate for a heart attack so they were focused on bringing her blood pressure down which was sky high at that time. Sara was indeed having a heart attack caused by a blood clot. She was in disbelief, how could she be having a heart attack she has two young children. At first, she was so poorly that the distance from home didn’t matter but as time passed and she felt better she missed her partner and children. It was the first time she had been away from them and was grateful to the technology that allowed her to normalise what was happening for her young family. Sara sees her heart attack as being quite fortuitous as whilst she did have an angioplasty, she didn’t have any stents but they did find she had a bicuspid valve. She feels lucky that this was found while she was young as she can keep herself healthy and fit with exercise along with managing her stress levels. If it hadn’t been found until later in her life her prognosis might be different. Going back to work can be complicated and worrying, Sara tells me how it was for her and what she found difficult. We talk about how at first Sara was feeling okay during her recovery but how some 6 months later she is finding things a little more difficult emotionally and has experienced bouts of tears. She gives her tips and tricks about how she stays happy and buoyant, and interestingly it includes her favourite shot glass. She also talks about a book she found published by the British Heart Foundation, and how it helped her explain her heart attack to her children. Make sure you listen to find out more. BHF My Dad’s Heart Attack Free Downloadable Book. There a Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:41:08

Interview with Steve Wrigley - Having a cardiac arrest at 30,000 feet and recovering from a heart attack in Singapore

4/15/2021
Steve Wrigley was flying home when he had a heart attack on the plane. He was fit and healthy, he loved adventure holidays that revolved around cycling. He went with friends he’d met on previous adventures on a trip to Bali. Steve shares his story of amazing luck as he survived two accidents on his bike. Then the third event when he was on his way home. He had a cardiac arrest caused by a heart attack while 30,000 feet up in the sky. Steve describes waking up in Singapore, not remembering anything other than plugging his phone when he first got on the plane. He tells me about his ‘heroes’ how his friends, the flight crew and pilot saved his life but he did forget to tell me about his broken ribs due to receiving lifesaving CPR. His story starts and ends with chocolate, and he shares with us his recommended book and his tips for recovery, and his life now. How you can access the resources that were mentioned in this episode: Dale Carnegie on Facebook Amazon Book: How to worrying and start living Amazon Book: How to win friends and influence people British Heart Foundation - Beating heartbreak together Sign up for the online copy of Heart Matters Magazine Getting to know Sallie Crawley Join me and other hearties on Facebook in the My Heart & Mind Community Please read my disclaimer, visit my website and help yourself to free resources. And the beat goes on … one moment at a time If you enjoy my podcast, I would appreciate it if you would share it with the world. It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really m Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:44:14

Interview with Ray Bishop – Misdiagnosed more than once, having a forgiving heart and becoming the music man.

4/1/2021
Ray was born with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. This did not affect his quality of life until after he had developed coronary heart disease. He was lucky that by this time, cardiac ablation could be carried out on him. This is one of the rare procedures which cures, rather than treats, a heart problem. After years of Ray's CHD being misdiagnosed, a heart attack was correctly diagnosed and coronary artery by-pass surgery was performed. At this time Ray had a confusion of feelings – relief at finally being taken seriously, anger at having been regarded as a hypochondriac, depression and confusion caused by PTSD, and fear of what the future held. His condition was helped by meeting other heart patients at support group meetings. Being diagnosed with CHD taught Ray to make the most of his life. It also taught him that if he wanted to try something new, he should do it while he had the opportunity. At the time of his heel surgery, he decided to learn to play a musical instrument for the first time in his life. This led to learning to sing and learning to play numerous other instruments. He now plays saxophone in two band, ukulele in two bands, sings in three choirs, and performs solo. His musical activities have played a huge part in his recovery. His heart problems ended his life as an engineer but started his new life as a musician. When Ray was first told that he had coronary heart disease he was 48 and he thought his life was almost over. His first thoughts were that he would not see his young children grow up. He is now 70 and has two grandchildren. When coronavirus curtailed his musical activities, Ray travelled to Lancashire and spent a very busy 14 weeks with his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. He then returned to London and started to busk for the first time, raising money for his heart support group. At the age of 70, and 22 years after his CABG, Ray is now feeling fitter than at any time since his mid-thirties and thoroughly enjoying life. Online resources mentioned in this episode: Artful Dodgers (Lewisham Heart Support Group): www.bhf.org.uk/what-we-do/find-bhf-near-you/artful-dodgers-lewisham-heart-support-group www.facebook.com/groups/artfuldodgerslewisham Blowjangles: www.facebook.com/Blowjanglesfamousstreetban Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:01:12:26

Interview with Tena Kennedy – Life with chronic illnesses, it’s good to talk

3/25/2021
Just before her 50th birthday Tena was admitted to hospital with unstable angina, and this was just the beginning of her story. Tena lives with many cardiac and respiratory chronic illnesses and she shares with us her journey and her coping mechanisms that helped her with her glass half full outlook despite the many changes to her life. She talks about her diagnosis and some of the procedures she has undergone, including TOE (Transoesophageal Echocardiogram) and explains what that is. We also talk about acceptance of using a CPAP machine at night, how scary the thought is compared to reality. Tena shares her thoughts about honesty with the people that love you. We talk about fear, and how not knowing or understanding can add to the worry. We also continue to discuss becoming confident and that you need to be your own advocate with your medical team. She shares her top tips for making the most of medical and hospital appointments. Tena shares her top tip for managing your emotions and thoughts is about using your voice. How finding people who share similar experiences, can help you not with the medical side but with how it was for them. She shares her story about the support she got from finding Facebook groups on the internet. Another topic we discuss is the importance of acceptance and liking the new you after diagnosis. Tena talks us through what motivates her, how having a mobility scooter is of great benefit to family life and the impact of her health on her mental health. And so much more, did I mention one of the key tips from Tena is to talk …. And now, let me introduce you to … Tena Kennedy Facebook groups mentioned in this episode: Belles Hearties ♥️Pumping Marvellous the Heart Failure Charity Help for Hearts Facebook Group Free resources Join me on Facebook in the My Heart & Mind Community Please read my disclaimer, visit my website and help yourself to free resources. And the beat goes on … one moment at a time If you enjoy my podcast, I would appreciate it if you leave a short review on whichever platform y Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:35:14

Interview with Eliza Bell, a transplant chat

3/11/2021
In February 2019, Eliza (aged 20) had a successful heart transplant recipient at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire, UK. It was a life-saving event that focussed her on fundraising and being a patient advocate. Eliza explains that she was born with congenital heart disease but didn’t know about it until she was 12. What life was like as a teenager and how she coped with having her first pacemaker fitted at 14. She shares what it was like being on the transplant list, moving to the urgent list and living in a hospital. We talk about invisible illnesses and how it makes her feel. How her heart health has impacted her mental health and how she helped herself. How she recognised her need to have a purpose and how she started fundraising for Papworth Hospital before she had her transplant. How it helped her by sharing her story turning something negative into a positive. Eliza talks us through her transplant and recovery, and the changes she experienced and her new lease on life. Now she is using her experience and is a mindset coach, helping young people come to terms with living life with a chronic illness. So, with no further ado, let me introduce you to … Eliza Instagram: @transplantchatswitheliza Podcast Website: www.transplantchats.com Coaching Website: www.eliza-bell.co.uk More from me Join me in the My Heart & Mind Community. A Facebook group to make friends, talk heart stuff, share experiences and have fun. Read my book The Basics of Heart Health Management at Home Digital Workbook. Helping you with the practical side of life when living with heart disease. The source code of the how not only the what and the why! And the beat goes on … one moment at a time If you enjoy my podcast, I would appreciate it if you leave a short review on whichever platform you are listening to. It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to spread the word about my podcast to other hearties and potential guests. Please read my disclaimer and visit my Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:51:17

Interview with Claire Berouche, heart failure and being a hero

3/4/2021
Claire was nominated in 2020 for the BHF Heart Hero Awards. She has contributed in amazing ways to raise awareness of heart failure and has had many TV interviews, been in national papers and BHF publications. Claire tells us about her life growing up with type 1 diabetes. Like many women she shares with us how she didn’t realise she was having a heart attack. It was nearly missed but the paramedics that carried out an ECG just in case even though her readings were all fine. Claire was blue lighted to hospital and rushed straight to the Cath lab, hear how she woke up in ICU to be told she would be having a triple bypass. Unfortunately, Claire lives with heart failure and she explains the different stages and what her next steps will be. We talk about how living with heart disease can impact friends and family, and the work she does raising awareness. Claire shares how she found mindfulness helps her and how she faces life living with heart failure. She tells about how she has found purpose in supporting others that living with heart health issues through running a group on Facebook. So, let’s not waste another moment, let’s meet … Claire You can join Claire and many others on Facebook at Belles Hearties ♥️ More from me Join me in the My Heart & Mind Community. A Facebook group to make friends, talk heart stuff, share experiences and have fun. Read my book The Basics of Heart Health Management at Home Digital Workbook. Helping you with the practical side of life when living with heart disease. The source code of the how not only the what and the why! And the beat goes on … one moment at a time If you enjoy my podcast, I would appreciate it if you leave a short review on whichever platform you are listening to. It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to spread the word about my podcast to other hearties and potential guests. Please read my disclaimer and visit my website. Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:01:02:38

Interview with Sanjay Shah, life after 3 heart attacks

2/25/2021
Sanjay made a massive difference to my state of mind during the early days of my recovery from my heart attack. A random stranger and an act of random kindness. For Sanjay, a series of life challenges culminating in a heart attack by the age of 42 contributed to some hard and fast lessons for Sanjay in how to live a more fulfilled life without sacrificing career, relationships and health. He experienced his second heart attack whilst working out in a gym and got to see the inside of the state of the art Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. He explains what he means by his saying "are you living to die or dying to live". Sanjay talks about his challenges in making lifestyle changes to reduce his risk factors. We talk about how his third heart attack whilst smaller than his previous ones it made a bigger impact. He shares his top tips that helped his recovery and talks about emotional intelligence and keeps it simple using a car as a metaphor so it’s easy to understand. And stay to the end so you can hear his controversial thoughts! So, let’s meet … Sanjay www.sanjayshah.tv www.emotionalmastery.tv www.facebook.com/EmotionalMastery.tv More from me Join me in the My Heart & Mind Community. A Facebook group to make friends, talk heart stuff, share experiences and have fun. Read my book The Basics of Heart Health Management at Home Digital Workbook. Helping you with the practical side of life when living with heart disease. The source code of the how not only the what and the why! And the beat goes on … one moment at a time If you enjoy my podcast, I would appreciate it if you leave a short review on whichever platform you are listening to. It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to spread the word about my podcast to other hearties and potential guests. Please read my disclaimer and visit my website. Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:40:58

Direction: A winning tactic is to just do it

8/20/2020
Trying to find direction after a cardiac event. I discuss how to be able to take action on your unique path of life you need to have direction and focus. When our life changes it can feel uncertain and we feel vulnerable. By having direction and taking action we are able to develop and grow so that we can enjoy the feeling of accomplishment. Sometimes we know what and where we want to go but then we get stuck and never move forward. In this episode, you’ll find out what really makes the difference so you can travel in the right direction after a cardiac event. Episode takeaways Free resources FREE Audio File – Relaxation, Direction and Just Do ItMy Heart & Mind Podcast CommunityTrying to find direction after a cardiac eventFacebookInstagramLinkedIndisclaimerwebsitefree resourcesAnd the beat goes on … one moment at a time If you enjoy my podcast, I would appreciate it if you leave a short review on whichever platform you are listening on. It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to spread the word about my podcast to other hearties and potential guests. Disclaimer The information contained within my podcast and on my website is for general information purposes only. It is not official health advice and is not intended to be used as such. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions pertaining to specific health concerns or you think you may be suffering from a medical condition, you should consult a medical professional immediately. You should also consult a medical professional before making any changes to your normal lifestyle habits. You can read my full disclaimer here. Getting to know Sallie Crawley Survivorship after a life-changing event can be challenging. You can rebuild the puzzle of your life and thrive. It takes one beat at a time and the support of people that have had similar experiences. Join me and other hearties in the My Heart & Mind Community, you'll get a warm welcome. You can also visit my website, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram. And the beat goes on, one moment at a time!

Duration:00:16:20