Podcast

Episode 65: Seeing light at the end of the tunnel solo with Rachel

A solo catchup episode with Rachel talking about:

  • My joy at the US election result
  • Not taking democracy for granted
  • Life under lockdown in the UK
  • The roadmap out of lockdown
  • Being able to finally see my mum – I hope
  • How Christmas plans went askew
  • Not having time to waste when you’re 86
  • Making the best of separation
  • Vaccination rollout and accepting the jab
  • My amazing recent podcast guests
  • Finding resilience from hearing Jessica Buchanan’s desert kidnap nightmare
  • Jackie Lynch and how to have a happy menopause
  • How we go from what to who in midlife
  • The pole dancing queen Makeda Smith
  • Making more of a difference with Alisoun Mackenzie
  • How I failed to get into the BBC but now have my own podcast
  • The importance of self-care and building our resilience
  • Radical replenishment so we’re ready for the end of lockdown

And more!

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening.  Thank you!

Find out how to leave a review here. 

Pin for later!

Read More
Podcast

Episode 56: Challenge and resilience, solo with Rachel Lankester

Challenge and resilience

Every season I do a solo episode. I’m in contemplative mood again thinking about the challenging world we’re living in right now and how we can build our resilience.

I talk about:

  • Jacinda Ardern’s landslide victory in New Zealand
  • Women leading as women not trying to be men or by burning out
  • The impact of stress on our health
  • Covid making us all depleted and how important it is to replenish
  • My son coming home
  • Tricky conversations about race
  • Being open to being uncomfortable so we can continue to grow
  • My hopes for the US election
  • Living in a Covid world
  • Getting creative about festivals
  • Not being able to go visit my mum again
  • Staying positive

Since I recorded this, I became aware that the video I mentioned and which is included below, is not wholly correct. Trump did say there were fine people on both sides after the disturbances in Charlottesville, but he went on to say he was not talking about the white supremacists. I still have no doubt that he has stoked the fires of prejudice, but I wanted to point out that the video has taken his words out of context as did Joe Biden. I follow the line on the US election of Glennon Doyle in terms of not necessarily being happy with either alternative. But as she says, when the house is burning, you don’t wait for the fire brigade to turn up. You just get out of the burning house. 

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and maybe leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening.  Thank you!

Find out how to leave a review here. 

Pin for later!



Read More