Adam Cox is joined by mum, Loulua Zawawi, to discuss her breastfeeding journey. She explains the struggles she has faced, and how incorporating formula helped her. She also gives tips to mums who are choosing a follow-on formula. www.kendamil.com
Childhood memories are crafted in our experience at the time they are created, but what if we could re-visit them in the light of all we have learnt and experienced in the years in between? Adam Cox uses a technique called regression in this episode which allows us to re-live a moment in the past from a different perspective, bringing new meaning and perhaps emotion, and potentially making a positive change for both the present and the future.
When the process of losing weight is hard work, small lapses can lead to an unsuccessful outcome: the short-term gratification that one gets from those lapses can often lead to losing the main purpose. This episode aims to make the process of losing weight a joy rather than doing something you hate, in a way that you hate. In other words, don't so much lose weight to be happy, but be happy losing weight.
The Theos Think Tank has demonstrated that the ‘angry hostility towards religion engineered by the new atheist movement is over' in their report ‘Science and Religion: moving away from the shallow end’. This shows how young people are increasingly open to exploring the meaning of life, and prepared to explore the bridge between science and faith. This commentary brings out some of the key points emerging from their work and provides insights from economics and the book of Ecclesiastes in order to argue that the best way to tackle these dilemmas is through the application of logic. The background music is the track 'Resolution' by Wayne Jones.
There are a wide range of links from the webpage version of the commentary, which can be accessed at https://www.shareradio.co.uk/thinkingaloud/newsletters/comment-wc-2022-05-03/
Are you worried about going back to an earlier addiction - like smoking - that you've given up? For many people who've stopped smoking, there's a nagging worry that they may start again: either due to stress or an occasional social dropping of that internal guard which threatens their new non-smoker identity. This episode uses the metaphor of mechanical scales to strengthen the determination to resist a return to a previous addiction, and to solidify a decision about change for the better.
Adam Cox is joined by Kathryn Slatter, CEO of Lifecentre, to discuss new research which underlines the widespread issue of long-term health effects for sexual abuse victims in the UK last year. Kathryn talks through why it may be difficult to reach out for help for those who have experienced sexual abuse and what the services are that Lifecentre offers.
Alcohol habits can often start as relief from stress at work or at home, but what starts as a coping strategy can become a major problem in itself, as addiction starts to take hold. This episode helps to associate alcohol with unpleasant emotions, and to develop other approaches to handle the stress of daily life.
Confidence and self-worth as an adult generally stems from childhood: it may be thought that childhood is what you make of it, but not everyone has the same opportunities. Where this is the case, the consequences are either to develop a coping strategy, which often leads downhill, or to react against that feeling of resignation and make the change. This episode helps find people that different roadmap, and achieve their potential in life.
People who strive for delivering high standards often put themselves under quite a lot of pressure, driven by the instinct that things have to be done right: there is no choice, in their mind. Subconsciously, this may reflect a yearning for the approval and compliments of others: but it can result in considerable anxiety, even guilt, about not meeting those high standards. This episode explores alternative mindsets for meeting these same goals, exploring sources of inspiration, enthusiasm and creativity. It's about looking for a different framework where you can still have those high standards, but without stress.
Adam Cox is joined by Anant Naik, from the charity Mental Health UK, to discuss new research from Nytol which unveils the toll of stress and poor sleep on the British public. They look at why sleep is so important for mental health, and Naik provides tips and tricks for improving sleep.
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