So many people have lots to share. Here is a list of Podcasts we like and are happy to recommend.
Happy Place - Fearne Cotton
Aims to bring simple happiness to everyday life through candid conversations with people in the limelight on how they have managed their well-being. The conversations are delightful and focus on aspects such as body positivity, depression, motherhood, stress and recovery
The Minimalists Podcast
The podcast is based around their book and philosophy of bringing more and more of what truly matters into our lives. Through their book Joshua and Ryan have reached over 20 million people and this podcast follows from that. It advocates living a meaningful life by reducing things that do not matter. In doing so we create meaning and purpose and thereby achieve happiness. The minimalist philosophy isn’t directly related to mental health awareness but reducing clutter in our environment and our brains is an effective strategy to increase efficiency, well-being and productivity.
Yvette Caster and Ellen Scott o chat to a mystery guest each week and discuss a range of things that can affect our mental health from money, career change and organizing an event. The podcast tackles some hard-hitting issues that we all face in our lives but are often afraid to talk about, such as post-natal depression, social anxiety, grief, loss and panic attacks.
The Struggle Bus: Self-Care, Mental Health, and Other Hilarious Stuff
A weekly advice podcast hosted by Katharine Heller and Sally Tamarkin where they bring their unique conversational style, unbridled enthusiasm and frank opinions. The hosts also answer some of the listener’s questions during each episode. In the 144 episodes so far they have covered an astounding range of topics from abusive bosses, workplace politics and what to do when you are totally stalled in your career.
The Hilarious World of Depression
This is a series of frank, moving and funny conversations with some of the top comedians such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman to learn how they have dealt with depression. Depression can be a very isolating medical condition and is often stigmatized. This series attempts to break the stigma and create a sense of community through these conversations.
Happier with Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin and her co-host Elizabeth Craft has had over 42 millions downloads so far. Gretchen is well-known for her book “The Happiness Project” and this podcast brings tips and strategies to create our own version of a happy place. The conversations are thought-provoking and lively, and much like her books, Gretchen brings very practical and manageable advice that we can all take to bring more happiness into our lives.
Not Another Anxiety Show
This one not only discusses anxiety and panic attacks, but it also provides some relaxation tools like deep breathing exercises or meditations. It’s both educational and motivational because it will inspire you to take steps outlined by host Kelli Walker, who is a registered nurse and certified health and wellness coach. She’s a former agoraphobe, so she has experience and success with overcoming anxiety herself. If she can do it, so can you!
Therappuccino by Bisma Anwar
Bisma Anwar is licensed Mental Health Counselor from New York. She talks about self care, coffee, validation, empathy, and all things related to therapy.
A fresh perspective; explained in a simple and relatable way. He listeners are able to connect what she says with their lives.
Anxiety Slayer™ with Shann and Ananga
This podcast sounds like the name of a superhero — and I love it! Sometimes, to conquer anxiety, it does feel like you need super powers. The podcast will give you tools to relax and reduce anxiety. It’s hosted by Ananga Sivyer and Shann Vander Leek who are authors and anxiety coaches — not to mention, award winning podcasters.
Terrible, Thanks For Asking
I haaate when people ask, “How are you?” and don’t really care about the response. Such is small talk. I always feel like I’m obligated to say “Good, thanks,” even though what I really want to say is the title of this podcast: “Terrible, thanks for asking!” Host Nora McInerny urges listeners to be honest and unashamed of their struggles. I’m on board.