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Stories and ideas about health, wellness and connection

Stories and ideas about health, wellness and connection


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Stories and ideas about health, wellness and connection






S02 E08 Celebrating Black History month with 3 Strong Black Women

Our latest episode celebrates Black History Month with three amazing ladies who are members of the Leeds African Communities Trust. Meet Lucy Ndlovu, Abigail Marshall Katung and Kendi Guantai and please have a look at their biographies further below. We explored the idea of the Strong Black Woman; where does it come from? why is it important? what are the positive and negative aspects of it? I found this discussion fascinating as I’m not from that community and wanted to learn more. I also...


S02 E07 Leeds Festival of Kindness, Compassion and Wellbeing

Welcome to our episode entitled What it Means to be Kinder to Yourself which coincides with the Leeds Festival of Kindness, Compassion and Wellbeing. The Festival runs from the 6th - 12th of September and Monday the 7th is Kinder to Self day. We invited Miranda Arieh and Matt Wilson to talk about this important topic and to offer practical tips. Miranda is a musician, songwriter and mental health campaigner in Leeds. Matt is a Personal Trainer and Director of SitFit CIC which offers seated...


S02 E06 How to support the Immune system

Our topic is how to support the Immune System which is always important but particularly at the moment, when our focus needs to be on keeping ourselves and our families as healthy as possible. Simona Vateva, owner of Nutrienne, joins me to give some practical ideas of healthy choices you can make to improve your lifestyle. She's also giving away a free guide to boosting your immunity and here's the link:


S02 E05 Leeds MOMM Event

To join the Leeds MOMM online on Sunday the 10th of May: If you're on Facebook, then you will get access to the full programme of sessions (starting at 10am) by following the link below to our event and booking a ticket to become a member of the group: If you don't have a Facebook account but still want to take part in the main meditation at 12pm then email us at and we will send you the Zoom link on Sunday morning. We look...


S02 E04 Simplicity

Our new episode is about keeping things simple with Kieran O'Connor, aka The Simplicity Guy. We chat about finding more simple solutions to life's challenges. Often we can feel overwhelmed when dealing with issues and problems and can't see how to move forward, even if the answer is right in front of us. Kieran also mentions the regular self-care practices that help him improve his creativity and support his ability to find the simple solutions. I've always enjoyed talking to Kieran about...


S02 E03 Feng Shui

Happy New Year to you all! We’re very excited to start 2020 with a podcast on Feng Shui with consultant Korina Hortynska. Korina explains how changing the energy in your home or work environment can impact important aspects of your life. She also gives a few practical suggestions to improve our spaces by moving things around and using colour. The new year is a great time to de-clutter and change things up a bit. A good friend of mine recently did a pop up shop in her home of clothes and...


S02 E02 All About Crystals

This week we meet Mario and Bev and talk about everything to do with crystals. They are definitely a couple of Leeds legends and opened their Global Tribe shop in 1999. They have a great story and are lots of fun. Crystals are so much more than pretty stones so sit back and find out a bit more. We hope you enjoy it!


S02 E01 Money Matters

This week is all about money... Why a whole episode dedicated to money and finance? Well because it’s a source of tension and stress for so many people. A difficult relationship with money can lead to relationship breakdowns, mental health problems and sometimes even suicide. My guests are the wonderful Sam Leigh and Sanae Floyd who each bring some interesting experience and thoughts about how to improve your relationship with money and personal finances. Sam is a Financial Coach and Sanae...


S01 E14 Gloria Kimberley Health, Wellness & Connection

Thank you for all your support for the first series of our podcast! Whether you've subscribed, liked our Facebook page, commented or simply shared a link with a friend (hopefully you've done all of these things!), we deeply appreciate your help in getting this information out there to all the people who need it. This is the final episode of our first series and a few of you have asked me when I was going to share my story about the path that has led me to co-create this podcast. So just how...


S01 E13 Men’s mental health – part two

It's men's mental health part two with Gloria joined again by friends of the pod Sam, Ryan and Chris. Getting men talking isn't easy so we were grateful to have three very open guests who were more than happy to share their experiences and ideas. We discuss the role of social media, advertising and even children's films in how they might impact men's views of themselves. Everyone shared some practical tips at the very end to hopefully help anyone who is feeling a bit low. Helpful resources:...


S01 E12 Men’s Mental Health part one

Men's mental health is a huge issue in the UK with an obscene amount of deaths each year from male suicide (4,383 in 2017). It has been referred to as a silent epidemic and not enough airtime has generally been given to men's mental health. Looking through the stats, if you are male or have a loved one in your life who is male, at some point in their life they are going to go through a crisis and may need help. This week Gloria welcomes back Sam Fong Brooks and is joined by new friends Ryan...


S01 E11 Guided Meditation

Here's a guided meditation to help you relax. Meditation is the way to combat the trials and tribulations of modern life. In addition to the mental benefits of practising meditation, there are also the physical ones which Dr Kamila Hortynska discusses in Episode 2. So switch off your phone, screens and find a comfortable place where you can be calm for 20 minutes. Friend of the pod, Sam Fong Brooks guides you through a soothing 20 minute meditation. Enjoy! This ia a basic 'guided'...


S01 E10 Shakela Shan Good Nutrition Made Simple

Want to know some easy strategies to improve your nutrition and overall health? Shakela Shan is a Nutritional Therapist based in Leeds who takes a simple and holistic approach to nutrition and wellness. It's not just about the food either - we talk about sleep, exercise (too much can be just as harmful as not enough) and meditation. She mentions the book The Four Pillars by Dr Rangan Chatterjee. Paul also asks for her opinion on a vegan diet compared with a paleo one. Find out what she has...


S01 E09 Ian White Australian Bush Flower Essences for Emotional Healing

Meet Ian White founder of Australian Bush Flower Essences and learn how they support emotional healing. Yes flower power as medicine... and unusual ones at that! Check out below my favourite weird looking Australian flower and what it can be used for - it's appearance may give you a clue. I've been using Australian Bush Flower Essences and recommending them for many years but mainly the combination ones for extra support. I got to the stage that I wanted to learn more and went to beautiful...


S01 E08 Sue Cooper Integrative Health Communities

Integrative health communities, views from an Elder. Former NHS nurse now an ‘elder’ of the holistic community, Sue Cooper is passionate about meditation, mindfulness, ayurvedic medicine and creating an integrative care community. Sue talks about how she went from burn-out and having panic attacks to the art of living well and her bedrock, meditation. She became a student of Deepak Chopra and travelled far and wide to understand different types of indigenous cultures and the healing...


S01 E07 Costa Rica, Blue Zones, diet & life

Costa Rican diet, the environment, living long and well are all subjects discussed by Ligia Salazar, owner of Costa Rican food company Curubanda. Ligia discusses how she discovered the connection between what she was eating and her health at the tender age of 16. Also she talks about how her diet has evolved from macrobiotics to how she eats now. Eating according to the season and eating local produce are things Ligia believes in. She also explains the six things that she thinks are...


S01 E06 Angels, Bees, Celebrant

This week Gloria is in Nottingham visiting Alison Knox. When you think of somebody who says they are involved with angels you may immediately think of someone who is.....well....different. Alison, who is a down to earth Northern lass from the North West is perhaps not the person you might expect her to be. In addition to the Angels, Alison has become a beekeeper and she also officiates as a Celebrant. She is a fascinating person with some very interesting stories to tell. You can find her...


Sharing the Vibe S01 E05 Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is this week's subject. Listen to Rachel Swann talk about why diets don't work and how to eat mindfully. Rachel is an Emotional Eating and Body Confidence Coach based in Leeds. Her personal experience of making the connection between her emotions and how she used food as a coping mechanism has led her to support others. She has a background in hypnotherapy, counselling and Reiki among other skills. Rachel Swann Rachel recommends the book Body Respect...


Sharing the Vibe S01 E04 Yoga

This week yoga teacher Samuel Fong Brooks talks us through how he went from personal trainer to co-owner of Leeds Yoga Studio. Sam's open and honest account describes his personal journey and how yoga supported him. Sam references some people and sources who have helped him; Reggie Ray Ram Dass Vajrayana Buddhism Krishna Das Yogaglo Leeds Yoga hosted the recent STV get together, check out...


Sharing the Vibe S01 E03 PSYCH-K

This week we hear from Sharon Lock, one of only two qualified PSYCH-K® Instructors in the UK. Sharon talks through her journey, personal story and how she became first a homeopath and then discovered PSYCH-K®. She brings one of our favourite books with her, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, and reads a short section about fear which is one of the best descriptions of overcoming your/our own fears. Enjoy! Sharon lock