the podcasts

Ep014 - Dress to Impress Yourself with Rebecca Ffrancon

by Annie Breen | Rebecca Ffrancon is a Personal Stylist & Colour Consultant on a mission to make women feel happier every morning when they stand in front of their wardrobes. Getting dressed in the mornings should be fun - after all, it's something we have to do every day, so why not wear the good stuff? You have a choice every morning to hide or wear an outfit that makes you feel amazing. By having a wardrobe that reflects who you are, that makes sense for your lifestyle, suits your personality and your colouring and flatters your body, you can create a look that is totally you and that makes you feel good every day. What we wear has such a big impact on our happiness levels - it's an expression of who you are and how you feel. Often when we're not feeling great, we can be tempted to hide behind black and baggy clothes, but wearing colour, pattern and an outfit you love will lift your mood and give you confidence. You don't have to be born stylish, you can learn it - there are rules and guidelines out there to help you get started and everyone can learn it! Rebecca offers colour consultations, style consultations, wardrobe edits and personal shopping. You can find out more about Rebecca and the services she offers at www.rebeccaffrancon.com and follow her on Facebook www.facebook.com/rebeccaffranconstyle or Instagram www.instagram.com/rebeccsffranconstyle

Ep013 - Live a More Conscious Life with Brie Cosma

by Annie Breen | Brie Cosma is a certified Consciousness Coach and counsellor who integrates astrology, mindfulness therapy and yogic philosophy into her practice. Brie offers 1:1 coaching packages which centre around mindset and emotional wellbeing, helping people break through fear, anxiety and self-doubt by cultivating a more empowered mindset. Brie works with clients to uncover any limiting core beliefs that may be sabotaging their sense of self-confidence, self-worth and self-belief. Brie helps clients to heal the wounding around these beliefs so that they can free themselves from the trappings of the inner critic and all forms of fear-based, disempowering thought patterns. Brie shares her personal story from being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 23 to an amazing journey of self-discovery and healing to being the amazing Coach she is today The real message from this incredible story was question everything, become curious and be open to literally a universe of healing options! On that note, we delve into Astrology and Moon phases and the impact natures rhythms have on our health. For more information about Brie, her coaching packages and astrology readings go to www.briecosma.com Insta: @briecosma FB: https://www.facebook.com/briecosma/

Ep012 - Fertility Support with Sandra Greenbank

by Annie Breen | This week I'm joined by Sandra Greenbank. Sandra is a nutritional therapist, coach and functional medicine practitioner, specialising in fertility, prenatal and postpartum health. Having worked in this field over the last ten years, as well as bringing up three little children, Sandra brings a wealth of both professional and personal experience to her client work. She runs a busy practice and consults 1-2-1 with clients all over the world via Zoom, as well as locally in Harpenden, Herts. In this episode we discuss: Common factors that affect both female and male fertility including, PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) and Thyroid disease in women and poor sperm quality and asymptomatic infections in men Unexplained fertility and the benefits of taking a functional medicine approach to help dig a little deeper and identify a possible root cause(s). We also talk about the importance of combining nutritional therapy with conventional methods as a partnership. Sandra is dedicated to empowering her clients to understand and take back their health. We talk about what we can do (both men and Women) to prepare our bodies with healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices and how these are foundational regardless of what path of treatment is chosen. Sandra shares her 4 Pillars which she teaches in her online fertility course - Food, supplements Lifestyle and Self-care and how we can take steps now to make changes and improve these areas of our health. Sandra talks about some of the functional testing options and some of the tools she regularly uses in her clinical practise to help support her clients to improve their fertility outcomes. We also touch on supplements, stress, sleep, hormones, and the importance of supporting the mother as early as possible into her motherhood journey. We cover so much! Sandra has been super generous in giving the listeners of this podcast a £40 discount (valid until the end of this year) for her 3-month online course - The easy to follow natural preconception course for couples wanting to conceive. Details shared in podcast. You can find the link below: Course link: www.bit.ly/fertilityfoundations If you would like to get in touch with Sandra, you can find her here: Instagram: @sandragreenbank_nutrition Website www.sandragreenbank.co.uk Email: hello@sandragreenbank.co.uk Enjoy and let me know what you think 🙂

Ep011 - Transformation Breathwork with Jessie Laute

by Annie Breen | Jessie is a Life Coach and Transformational Breath®️ Facilitator whose mission is to help others break negative patterns, heal from past trauma and to live a fully conscious and authentic life. Jessie discovered breathwork after leaving the challenges of her corporate world behind 4 years ago. Jessie explains how It was life-changing, allowing her to reconnect with self, manage stress, improve relationships, integrate past trauma and find her calling. Jessie trained in Brazil, Mexico, US, the UK and is now based in London sharing this powerful tool to help transform lives. Jessie is passionate about working with individuals, groups, businesses and also children as they are our future. In this episode we talk about: How Jessie found breathwork following her experience of trauma in childhood after losing her father in a fire. She explained how this stayed with her in her unconscious which she was only able to integrate through breathwork. We talk about how Transformational breathwork is a powerful tool for anyone wanting to build their confidence and support their mental health. We discuss the science of breathing and how we can change our physical and mental state by changing how we breathe. Jessie explains how we don’t pay enough attention to our breath but it can be so effective in managing stress/anxiety/ supporting our mental health and improving general health. Jessie believes breathwork can help to shape a more conscious future for all, including our children. If you would like to get in touch with Jessie, you can find her here: Insta: @jessielaute Website: jessielaute.com Facebook: Jessie Laute Coach To find a Transformational Breathwork facilitator in your area: www.transformationalbreathwork.co.uk

Ep010 - A Mojo Injection with JoJo Fraser

by Annie Breen | This week I'm joined by 'The Queen of Positivity' herself - Jojo fraser Jojo is an Author, Podcaster and Motivational Speaker. She runs the Mummy Jojo blog and has been a mental health researcher for 6 years. She is often dubbed the 'Queen of positivity' and her intension is to give everyone she spends time with a ‘mojo injection’. In the episode we discuss mental health and emotional wellbeing. JoJo talks honestly and openly about her own experiences with her mental health and that of her Dad's. We discuss the importance of looking beneath the surface when it comes to mental health. We are all different and have different stories. We talk about the societal responsibility and how important education is in terms of increasing compassion, empathy and better understanding around mental health. We talk about Motherhood, specifically relating to perfectionism and how this is usually our inner critical voice. We talk about bringing more happiness into our lives and what we can do to raise our vibe and foster good mental fitness JoJo believes ''We all have the potential to do wonderful things" and I totally agree! You can find JoJo here: Web: https://mummyjojo.com/ Insta:@JoJoFrasermojo Facebook: Jojofraser

Ep009 - The Explore More Mum with Ashley Glen

by Annie Breen | This week I'm joined by Ashley Glen - The Explore More Mum. Ashley is a mum and personal trainer with a great sense of adventure and love for the great outdoors. In this episode we discuss: How exercise started off as a means of escapism for Ashley and grew into a passion and career. We talk about using the elements and nature as your gym, and the numerous benefits that come with this. Physical but also mental and emotional. GP's are now prescribing nature as a form of medicine! Ashley talks about turning challenges into oppertunites, and explained how being a single mum motivated her to find creative ways to train, explore and that she can do with her Son. We talk about the importance of community and how connection is a vital part of health alongside fitness. Ashley shares some words of encouragement and wisdom with how to get the ball rolling, get moving and gain confidence. Ashley also shares some awesome advice around the practicalities of exercising including how to prioritise it and incorporate it into both your own and your families lives, getting creative with how and where you work out and what kit is useful and where to buy it. This was a really motivating and informative chat, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Ashley can be found: https://www.theexploremoremum.com/ Instagram: theexploremoremum Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/theexploremoremum

Ep008 - Identity with Anna Marsh

by Annie Breen | This week I discuss the topic of 'identity' with the awesome Anna Marsh. Anna is a Functional Medicine Practitioner and Women's Health Coach. She has a huge list of qualifications and experience that enables her to help women take back their power, and create a healthy body, happy heart and a healthy mind! In this episode we discuss: Anna's personal health journey (to date), and her approach to overcoming her health challenges or more accurately, her approach to these opportunities to grow - including hormonal imbalances, fatigue and digestive issues. We talk about identity - this takes a huge shift during motherhood, full stop. Whether you're a new mum or have a little tribe, it's common to lose a sense of who we are when we become a mum. However, there it is also a great opportunity to reconnect with and create 'a you' who YOU love! Our identity has so many layers to it and is hugely impacted by our surroundings, environment, external expectations and who we feel we 'should' be as well as who we were before becoming a mum. Anna brings her neuro-strategy skills, her wealth of coaching experience and human touch to explain identity from the perspective of our human needs and the personalities of the unconscious mind. It's so interesting and makes soooo much sense! Anna is awesome at taking the science and translating it into language we can really resonate with. This language is what helps shift our perspective. She also shares some helpful tips we can go on to implement into our own lives. Please let me know if you enjoyed this episode. I loved our chat big time! Anne can be found at: web: https://annamarsh.co.uk/ Insta: anna_marsh_nutrition FB: https://www.facebook.com/annamarshnutrition/

Ep007 - Ultra Running and Motherhood with Jasmin Paris

by Annie Breen | This week my guest is Jasmin Paris. Jasmin is a record-breaking mountain and fell runner, who has dominated in UK and international sky running, fell running and ultras for the past few years. I first came across Jasmin following her incredible achievement when she won the Montane Spine Race earlier this year. Not only did she set a new race record running 268 miles across the Pennine way, she was a new mum at the time with a young baby who she expressed milk for along the way! Super inspiring! In this episode I chatted to Jasmin about how she achieved this incredible record run as an athlete but also as a mum. We talked about her approach to training and health while balancing motherhood, her career and life. She shared her experience of motherhood journey as an ultra-runner. We talk Postnatal recovery and regaining her health fitness after the birth. Jasmin shares m her pre-baby expectations how they matched up to reality. Jasmin shares an insight into her pregnancy and birth experience and tells us how she was running pretty much up to the birth. We discuss what a day in the life of a runner mum looks like and how she fits it all in? I love how Jasmin describes her daughter as 'her teammate', we also talk about her network or support. We talk about motivation and what gets her up in the morning, Especially after a disrupted night’s sleep We discuss her breastfeeding experience, particularly expressing and feeding her daughter during the spine race. Jasmin shares some words of wisdom to all the mum’s out there who would love to improve their health and fitness, get into running or maybe achieve a new race goal. This is a really awesome and inspiring conversation. I hope you enjoy it. Jasmin’s blog can be found here: http://jasminfellrunner.blogspot.com/

Ep006 - Exploring Spirituality with Alex Manos

by Annie Breen | Alex Manos is a Functional Medicine Practitioner, Nutritional Therapist, Personal Trainer and Transformational Coach. In this episode, we delve into spirituality. Alex gives a broad and beautiful insight into our approach to health and wellness from a functional medicine but also human perspective. He highlights the fact that we are all different and the importance of meeting all our basic human needs in order to feel whole. We talk about honouring these needs - physical, emotional, spiritual and or behavioural and most significantly how these aspects of health and wholeness are all interconnected and overlap. web: alexmanos.co.uk Insta: @alexandermanos FB: alex manos health & performance Books mentioned: Michael Pollen - The new science of psychedelics, Nancy Kline - Time to Think, Zac Bush - podcast with Rich Roll, Daniel Pink - Drive, Tony Robbins - 6 human needs.

Ep005 - Creating your own Success with Mikaela Jackson

by Annie Breen | Mikaela Jackson is a personal performance coach, dedicated female champion and the founder of She Almighty which provides career, business, life coaching services and events for women. We chat about creating a career you love, tips for approaching a career change, the mum/work-life juggle, building confidence, getting clarity and creating your own success! www.shealmighty.com Insta: @_shealmighty FB: @shealmighty

Episode 4: Self-Care & Self-Expression with Suzy Glaskie

by Annie Breen | Suzy is a mum of 3 children and a certified Functional Medicine Health Coach and the founder of Peppermint Wellness. https://peppermintwellness.co.uk/ Instagram: peppermintwellness In this episode, we talk about getting back in touch with yourself, 'micro self-care' for busy working parents, our need for self-expression and finding your flow through creativity.

Episode 3: Mental Health & Fatherhood with Mark Williams

by Annie Breen | Mark is a Husband, Father, Mental health campaigner, Author, Coach and Motivational speaker. Following his own personal struggles with postnatal depression, Mark has dedicated his career to raising awareness and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health specifically in fatherhood. @MarkWilliamsFMH Author of 'Daddy Blues' out now!

Episode 2: Children's Health & Nutrition with Lucinda Miller

by Annie Breen | Lucinda Miller, clinical lead of NatureDoc, is a Mum, a Family Naturopath and Functional Medicine Practitioner with over 20 years experience. www.naturedoc.co.uk We discuss the common health presentations Lucinda sees in her clinic including; learning difficulties, neurological issues, behavioural issues and gut, skin and respiratory conditions. We talk about the role gut health and inflammation can play in the development of these conditions.

Episode 1: The Impact of Stress with Jo Gamble

by Annie Breen | The Impact of Stress Today’s guest is Functional Medicine Practitioner and Nutritional Therapist Jo Gamble. We discuss common challenges mums face with parenting in our 21st-century environment and how these stresses can affect our physical and mental health. Jo shares some achievable steps and interventions we can introduce into our lives to help restore some balance and health.