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Award-winning blogger Holly Tuke joins forces with RNIB Connect Radio producer Paulina for a mix of chat and music, with a focus on sight loss, mental health, mindfulness, and overall wellbeing. Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss. Conversations (https://audioboom.com/channel/conversations) - Blind and partially sighted people speaking about a wide range of topics. Read On (https://audioboom.com/channel/readonair) - The Audiobook show all about accessible reading. Tech Talk (https://audioboom.com/channel/techtalkpodcast) - Technology for blind and partially sighted people. Sport (https://audioboom.com/channel/sport) - See sport differently. Tracks of My Life (https://audioboom.com/channel/the-welsh-connection) - Take a journey through our guest's life. Support (https://audioboom.com/channel/rnib-support) - Other podcasts from RNIB. TV Guide (https://audioboom.com/channel/tv-guide) - Daily audio TV listings

Award-winning blogger Holly Tuke joins forces with RNIB Connect Radio producer Paulina for a mix of chat and music, with a focus on sight loss, mental health, mindfulness, and overall wellbeing. Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss. Conversations (https://audioboom.com/channel/conversations) - Blind and partially sighted people speaking about a wide range of topics. Read On (https://audioboom.com/channel/readonair) - The Audiobook show all about accessible reading. Tech Talk (https://audioboom.com/channel/techtalkpodcast) - Technology for blind and partially sighted people. Sport (https://audioboom.com/channel/sport) - See sport differently. Tracks of My Life (https://audioboom.com/channel/the-welsh-connection) - Take a journey through our guest's life. Support (https://audioboom.com/channel/rnib-support) - Other podcasts from RNIB. TV Guide (https://audioboom.com/channel/tv-guide) - Daily audio TV listings

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United Kingdom

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Award-winning blogger Holly Tuke joins forces with RNIB Connect Radio producer Paulina for a mix of chat and music, with a focus on sight loss, mental health, mindfulness, and overall wellbeing. Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss. Conversations (https://audioboom.com/channel/conversations) - Blind and partially sighted people speaking about a wide range of topics. Read On (https://audioboom.com/channel/readonair) - The Audiobook show all about accessible reading. Tech Talk (https://audioboom.com/channel/techtalkpodcast) - Technology for blind and partially sighted people. Sport (https://audioboom.com/channel/sport) - See sport differently. Tracks of My Life (https://audioboom.com/channel/the-welsh-connection) - Take a journey through our guest's life. Support (https://audioboom.com/channel/rnib-support) - Other podcasts from RNIB. TV Guide (https://audioboom.com/channel/tv-guide) - Daily audio TV listings

Twitter:

@RNIBRadio

Language:

English


Episodes

39: Happy Hour Podcast 39: Blind Darts, Finding A Supportive Community, & Beautifully Blind Workshops

5/23/2022
Holly and Paulina are back with your latest Happy Hour to look at some ways we can look after our wellbeing, bring you some great music and even share some happy facts and recommendations with you! This week, Hywel hears about a unique course that is helping blind and partially sighted people feel more confident and also more glamorous. Toby speaks with Aneeba Ahmed about her experience of living with Bardet Biedl Syndrome and how finding a supportive community can make all the...

Duration:00:35:39

38: Happy Hour Podcast 38: Art Psychotherapy, Wrestling Superstar Anthony Ogogo, & Overcoming Barriers

5/16/2022
Holly and Paulina are back with your latest Happy Hour to look at some ways we can look after our wellbeing, bring you some great music and even share some happy facts and recommendations with you! This week, David chats with medal winning boxer and now member of All Elite Wrestling, 'The Guv'nor' Anthony Ogogo. Paulina chats with artist and jazz musician Emilie Conway about art psychotherapy and how it can help heal us. And finally, Ellie hears from Khurrum Majeed about the support...

Duration:00:40:01

37: Happy Hour Podcast 37: Combat Loneliness This Mental Health Awareness Week

5/9/2022
Monday 9th of May till Sunday 15th of May marks Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual event that wants to encourage everyone around the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. This year's theme is all about raising awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental wellbeing and the practical steps we can take to address it. Which is why, this week on the Happy Hour, Holly and Paulina will bring you a host of tips for combatting loneliness as well as take a look at how charity...

Duration:00:38:39

36: Happy Hour Podcast 36: Hindsight Is 20/200 Podcast, Personal Sight Loss Story & Stop And Smell The Flowers

5/2/2022
Happy May! Happy Hour is here with more tips and advice for staying happy as your hosts Holly and Paulina play you great music, share great interviews, and chat all things random like the latest Barbie news and today's happy fact! On the show this week, Hywel Davies hears from Yosra Elhamamy who was born with a visual impairment and now at 28 years old, she's trying to juggle employment, voluntary work, and the continuing fight for change. Paulina chats with Legally blind journalist...

Duration:00:39:09

35: Happy Hour Podcast 35: Give Golf & Curling A Go, VIP Busses, & Stroke Survivor Story

4/25/2022
Time for your latest Happy Hour with blogger and disability campaigner Holly Tuke, and RNIB Connect Radio's Paulina Kuchorew. Today, Ellie will be hearing how VIP Busses can help you stay connected. Allan will chat with Scottish Disability Golf and Curling to find out how blind and partially sighted people in Scotland could give these sports a go. And finally, Paulina will have a candid conversation about overcoming depression and picking yourself up after a traumatic event with...

Duration:00:40:44

34: Happy Hour Podcast 34: Sight Loss Story, Connecting Through Running & 'Born Too Soon' Autobiography

4/18/2022
With a fresh episode of the Happy Hour for you, here are your hosts Life of a Blind Girl's Holly Tuke and RNIB Connect Radio's Paulina Kuchorew. This week, sharing his experience of living with sight loss is Julian Neale, who spoke with our Red Szell about losing his livelihood and having to adapt to his new reality. Hywel Davies hears about a running group in South Wales, 'Just Run Penybont', and how it aims to get people moving while connecting with their local...

Duration:00:37:28

33: Happy Hour Podcast 33: Experience of Sight Loss, Birdsong Exercise, & What's Showdown?

4/11/2022
The new Happy Hour is here! And we start with David Hogg finding out all about Showdown, a new sport that might entice you to give physical activity a go. Paulina chats with Katie Price to hear her experience of sight loss and how it affected her and her family, and how she's finally started to rebuild her confidence. Since it's the beginning of the month and spring has finally sprung, Andy Shipley from Natural Inclusion returns with the latest Sensory Odyssey. This month, it's all...

Duration:00:32:58

32: Happy Hour Podcast 32: Inclusive Football, Regain Your Confidence, & Overcoming Barriers To Nature

3/28/2022
Time for a fresh episode of the Happy Hour! Life of a Blind Girl's Holly Tuke and RNIB Connect Radio's Paulina Kuchorew join forces again to bring you some great ways of looking after your wellbeing. This week, Paulina chats with Pete Haskell at the Scottish Wildlife Trust about their 'Nature Stories' project and how it hopes to break down barriers to accessing the great outdoors. Allan Russell chats with Dan Meikle from RNIB Scotland about a drive to make Football more inclusive to...

Duration:00:35:45

31: Happy Hour Podcast 31: Asking for Help, RNIB's Sight Loss Advice Service, & On The Edge Exhibition

3/21/2022
That's the new Happy Hour here! Join Life of a Blind Girl's Holly Tuke, RNIB Connect Radio's Paulina Kuchorew, and this week, a special animal friend, Paulina's needy cat Sherlock. This week, Allan Russell finds out about RNIB's Sight Loss Advice service and how it can help regain independence. Paulina hears the story of Perm Bhachu, who after going through a tough time after losing her sight reached out to the RNIB Helpline in 2018 and turned her life around. And finally, RNIB...

Duration:00:40:39

30: Happy Hour Podcast 30: Let's Bake Some Scones, Millie Knight's Paralympic Dreams, Making Friends, & More!

3/14/2022
Time for a new Happy Hour, as always hosted by Life of a Blind Girl's Holly Tuke and RNIB Connect Radio's Paulina Kuchorew. This week, we’re finding out about Millie Knight's Paralympic Dreams, a kids' bedtime story that aims to inspire visually impaired children to keep active and follow their sporting dreams. RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell chats with Lucy Barrett from Energise Leisure Centre to find out how a free toolkit for the leisure industry from Thomas Pocklington Trust and...

Duration:00:42:58

29: Happy Hour Podcast 29: Using Social Media To Combat Loneliness, Sensory Odyssey Exercise, & VI Rugby

3/7/2022
Happy March, here's a fresh episode of the Happy Hour for you, hosted by Life of a Blind Girl's Holly Tuke and RNIB Connect Radio's Paulina Kuchorew. This week, we’re finding out how social media can combat loneliness and help us find a supportive network, as RNIB Connect Radio’s Ellie Marsh chats to a member of one of RNIB’s regional Facebook groups. Andy Shipley returns with this month’s Sensory Odyssey exercise and it's all about helping expand our awareness of the space around our...

Duration:00:27:00

28: Happy Hour Podcast 28: Practical Happiness, Rollerblading, & Get Reading With Orbit Reader

2/21/2022
Hello and welcome to another jam-packed episode of the Happy Hour! Once again, Holly and Paulina are here with the latest conversations about the things that improve our happiness and help foster wellbeing. This week, Paulina speaks with the founder of the Society of Happy People, Pamela Gail Johnson about her latest book Practical Happiness and how not to let those pesky happiness zappers bring us down. Plus, Pamela shares a very special bonus, available just for our listeners! Listen...

Duration:00:38:27

27: Happy Hour Podcast 27: Self-Love, Blind Pastry Chef, & Air Therapy With Sensory Odyssey.

2/7/2022
Happy February! Here's your latest Happy Hour episode! Join Holly and Paulina as they bring you the latest conversations on sight loss, mental health and wellbeing. This week, RNIB Connect Radio's Ellie Marsh will be chatting importance of loving yourself with Charlotte Faloon founder of North East Female Empowerment and Tom Home, founder of mental health charity BlOKes. Paulina will hear from Blind Pastry Chef Amun Chawla about overcoming challenges, persevering in his passion and...

Duration:00:40:12

26: Happy Hour Podcast 26: Monday Motivation, Tandem Cycling, & Tips For The New Year

1/24/2022
Welcome to your latest Happy Hour episode! Holly and Paulina are here, once again bringing you the latest conversations on sight loss, mental health and wellbeing. And this week, RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell learns about Charlotte's Tandems, a charity providing free tandem hire for those living with a disability or additional needs. Paulina speaks with psychotherapist, psychologist and social wellbeing analyst Dr Charlotte Armitage about the psychology of Mondays and how a...

Duration:00:34:08

25: Happy Hour Podcast 25: Sensory Odyssey, Confidence, & Holly's Book Recommendation

1/10/2022
The Happy Hour is back for 2022! Holly and Paulina are ready to bring you the best in conversations on sight loss, mental health and wellbeing. And we have a packed show to start the year! Paulina will be chatting with Andy Shipley from Natural Inclusion to hear all about his Sensory Odyssey and how it can help quiet our minds. Ellie Marsh will be hearing from Aerialist and Pole Dancer Rachael Storey who will share how fitness has helped empower her and boost her...

Duration:00:41:15

24: Happy Hour Podcast 24: Best Of 2021 Pt. 2!

1/2/2022
Holly and Paulina are back with the second instalment of their look back at 2021 special! They have collated some of the best advice, tips and interviews that we’ve heard on the Happy Hour during the last few months. We’ll be joined by pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick who will share some tips on managing stress. Plus, we’ll also find out about Seasonal Affective Disorder. Holly will be reviewing Jumpy Catt, an accessible workout app. We’ll also hear interviews with the blind...

Duration:00:42:54

23: Happy Hour Podcast 23: Best Of 2021 Pt. 1!

1/1/2022
It’s time for part one of our look back at 2021 special! Holly and Paulina will be getting nostalgic and taking a look at some of the best tips and interviews we’ve had on the show throughout the year. We’ll be hearing from adventurer and blind pilot Miles Hilton Barber, as well as comedian and fellow RNIB Connect Radio presenter Georgie Morrell. We’ll also have some wellbeing goodies including tips on winter wellbeing from Health in Mind charity, a dive into a meditation app,...

Duration:00:44:58

22: Happy Hour Podcast 22: It's A Festive Special!

12/20/2021
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… If you hadn’t figured it out already, it’s the Happy Hour festive special! It’s packed with lots of things to get you in the festive spirit, as well as some advice and tips on looking after our wellbeing, especially at this time of year. Holly will be reviewing a book from Author Matt Haig. Speaking of books, Paulina will be chatting to Author of the Little Book of Hygge and founder of The Happiness Research Institute, Meik...

Duration:00:41:51

21: Happy Hour Podcast 21: Avoiding Burnout, Winter Wellbeing, Oak Meditation App, & Joy Of Accessible Gaming

12/6/2021
Holly and Paulina are back with a brand-new episode of the Happy Hour! As always, they’ve got lots of tips and advice for you. If you’re finding work a bit stressful at the moment, especially in the run up to Christmas, then Chris Simpson has you covered with some tips on avoiding burnout. Plus, Zoe from Health in Mind charity joins us to share some winter wellbeing tips. Holly will be checking out Oak, a free mindfulness and meditation app. And that’s not all…...

Duration:00:41:52

20: Happy Hour Podcast 20: Jumpy Cat App, The Importance Of Staying Connected, & Five Senses Therapy

11/22/2021
It’s time for another episode of the Happy Hour. As always, Holly and Paulina are keeping you company. Holly will be getting a bit sweaty and doing a home workout (so you don’t have to) as she’ll be checking out Jumpy Cat, a simple and accessible fitness app. Did you ever think the words Holly and workout would be in the same sentence? Paulina will be chatting to Mr Nicky Williams about the importance of staying connected, joining RNIB telephone befriending groups, and how much joy...

Duration:00:38:42