Category Archives: Podcast

151: The Importance Of Gratitude



Of all the changes we’ve made over the past few years (and there’s been a lot) creating a habit of practising gratitude has to be the one that’s had the biggest difference on our lives. Not only does it make you feel great, it also helps you to stay in the moment more, take a slightly slower pace and build resilience for when it feels like there’s very little to be grateful for. In this episode we’re talking about how we’ve formed gratitude habits, some of the things we’re grateful for and how gratitude has helped us through difficult days.

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

Recommendations 

Trailblazers on BBC iPlayer

See How They Run on Disney+


150: What Can You Remove to Make Your Life Easier



We’re into the third week of January and perhaps your motivation towards your new year goals is starting to slip, or maybe you’re putting too much on your plate at work, at home, with your family, whatever that might be. Being busy and exhausted does not always equal productivity, so in this episode we’re talking about those areas of friction in your life that are burning you out and what you could remove from your plate to make your life easier.

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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The Outlaw Ocean Podcast

Thrift+ – Second Hand reselling platform

Miley Cyrus – Flowers

Shakira – Out of Your League


149: Leaning Into The Season



We know the start of a year can feel overwhelming, intimidating and it can be difficult to maintain your motivation. If this time also coincides with winter, like it does for us, then it can be even harder. Leaning into the seasons more, making the most of the opportunities that winter brings and seeing it as an opportunity to set yourself up for the rest of the year has helped us to reframe January so in this episode we’re sharing how we do that and why it’s been so revolutionary for us.

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

Recommendations 

100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying – The Guardian

The Paris Apartment – Lucy Foley

Feel Better, Live More podcast episode


148: What Is Freedom to You?



In our first episode of 2023 we want to talk about what freedom means to you. Goal setting is obviously a huge topic around this time of year, but a big motivating factor to consider in setting goals is the freedom it can bring, whether that’s financial freedom, independence, freedom from health concerns, time freedom, freedom from unhealthy relationships, free speech – whatever freedom might mean to you – we want to chat about that today.

In the same way that we all have our own definition of success, how can we prioritise our goals and actions for the year based on our own definition of freedom?

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

Recommendations 

Glass Onion on Netflix

Kim’s Convenience on Netflix


147: Your Future Self



As we come to the end of the year and our last episode of 2022, we wanted to chat about your future self, thinking about what you want your future self to be and taking actions that your future self will thank you for. It’s easy to get caught up in goal setting and having big goals and aspirations for the new year, but when it comes to the kind of person we want to be, often it’s the smaller steps you can take that all stack up into positive habits or positive life changes that future you will thank you for.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and we’ll be back in 2023!

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

Recommendations 

Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special on Disney+

Falling for Christmas on Netflix

Extra recommendations: Rabbit Hole by Mark Billingham and Wednesday on Netflix

Resources for support this Christmas:

  • Samaritans -116 123 (freephone), jo@samaritans.org, 24/7 support
  • Shout – 85258 (text SHOUT) – text service for those in crisis 24/7
  • Stand Alone – standalone.org.uk – supporting adults who are estranged from their family
  • Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – 0800 58 58 58 – phone and web chat for anyone needed support
  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 – 24/7 support for women who have experienced domestic violence
  • Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327 – support for men who have experienced violence or abuse
  • MoneyHelper – 0800 138 7777 (English) – free financial advice – 0800 138 0555 (Welsh), 18001 0800 915 4622 (textphone)

146: Compassionate To Do Lists



We love getting organised, tackling our goals and ticking off our to do lists, but with the end of the year fast approaching it can quickly start to feel overwhelming. That’s where compassionate to do lists come into play. Instead of focusing on how much you can tick off it’s about taking time to re-evaluate and really think what you want to achieve before the end of the year, thinking holistically about your wellbeing. It’s the perfect way to get 2023 off to the best start, whatever that means to you.

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

Recommendations 

The Prison Doctor by Amanda Brown

Alexander Armstrong in South Korea on Channel 5


145: Scarcity vs Abundance



A scarcity mindset is thinking or feeling that there isn’t enough to go around and that you’re not worthy of success, wealth, health, love or anything positive in your life. We’re taught that wanting something is “bad” but this isn’t a conversation about manifesting these things into existence. An abundance mindset is about cultivating an outlook of openness to opportunities in life. In turn this can be so beneficial for your self-worth and gratitude towards what abundance is already in your life.

In the same way that we talk about everyone’s version of success being different. Everyone’s view of wealth and abundance is different – money is not the only metric of wealth, you can also have a wealth of love, health, warmth, laughter, friendship etc. Cultivating abundance is acknowledging that you’re worthy and deserve those things.

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

Recommendations 

Pepsi, where’s my jet? on Netflix

The Elon Musk Show on BBC iPlayer


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

Recommendations 

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

Recommendations 

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