Monthly Archives: November 2022

144: Protecting Your Energy



Protecting your energy sounds like a bit of a ‘woo’ topic but we’ve all experienced those people who you spend time with and feel drained afterwards, so this week we’re discussing our own responsibilities to recognise and counteract that. You can’t always cut negative people from your life, but you can take steps to distance yourself from those people, whether that’s moving away from colleagues at work who are always angry or negative, or consciously preparing for spending time with difficult family members and working on a more positive outlook in your own life. In the same way that there are people who bring our energy down, there are people who bring our energy up and who are energising and positive to be around – surrounding yourself with those people and working on your own attitude is a great way to protect your own energy.

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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Coffee Shop Vibes playlist on Spotify

Nearly Weds Podcast with Sophie Haboo and Jamie Laing


143: Being Content With Your Choices



Everyday we all make thousands of choices. Some are small, simple ones with no lasting impact, others have a far more profound effect on our daily lives. When we think about these bigger decisions it’s hard not to look back and wonder whether we made the right call, whether things would have been better if we did something else or whether we should have decided differently because that’s what everyone around us is doing. But finding a way to be content with your choices, find peace in what you decided and have compassion for that version of yourself can be incredibly freeing. It can help you lean into the moment, be more grateful and learn a bit more about yourself.

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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Bullet Train Movie

Louis Theroux Interviews on BBC iPlayer


142: Why It’s Okay to Change Your Mind



Having the courage to change your mind about something can feel scary. That could be a belief you once held but no longer do, it could be a life path you wanted but now want to pursue another, or it could be deciding to make lifestyle changes. But there’s a strange belief that you should follow through on all your decisions and accomplish everything you set out to, society ties changing your mind to a form of failure and that’s just not the case. It’s okay to change your mind. It’s a sign of self-growth and development – after all, no one stays the same forever. We all need to be more accepting of the fact that it’s okay to change your mind.

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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CoppaFeel Text Reminders – https://coppafeel.org/remind-me/

I Who Have Never Known Men by Jacqueline Harpman


141: You Can’t be Everyone’s Cup of Tea



It’s a saying we’ve all heard – “You can’t be everyone’s cup of tea”, but how often do we actually remind ourselves that we can’t please everyone? We’re often so busy worrying about what everyone thinks of us that we forget to think of ourselves and how much unnecessary stress that puts us under. You can’t be everything to everyone and if you are trying to do that, it’s not only impossible, it’s also exhausting and can lead to fragmenting your own personality so you’re not even sure who the ‘real you’ is.

This is a big topic and it’s unique to everyone’s life experiences so we’re only scratching the surface of this conversation so we’d love to hear your thoughts on this too.

We’d love to hear from you, if you have any thoughts on this episode or any future topics please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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Welcome to Wrexham on Disney+

Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian