Breakfast with Boots: Health & Wellbeing in Your Own Two Hands
Episode 05 - Taking care of your mental wellbeing during uncertainty

Episode 05 - Taking care of your mental wellbeing during uncertainty

April 1, 2020

In this episode, we take a look at how you can address and manage the worries you may be feeling during this period of uncertainty. We have never before experienced a time like this, and so never before has mental fitness and resilience been so important. I truly believe we have all the tools within us that are needed to support our own mental health during these strange times, but we must remember to make time for self-care. So take a listen and see how you can manage your worry and what self care practices you can put in place to help you to support your own wellbeing over the next few months. 

 
 
Important to note: this podcast is intended as a source of information to help guide you in supporting your wellbeing. It is not as a substitute for the medical advice of your doctor. Although we’ll be discussing how you can improve your wellbeing in this podcast, if you’re concerned that you need support in improving your health, then please do consult a medical professional.
Episode 04 - The glorious gut

Episode 04 - The glorious gut

February 26, 2020

In this episode, we take a wander through the journey of the gut; where we will explore all the wonderful things your body does along the digestion highway, and then we will end on a few things you can do you support the digestive process and build a better relationship with your gut. 

Recommended Book: 
"Gut" by Giulia Enders
 
Important to note: this podcast is intended as a source of information to help guide you in supporting your wellbeing. It is not as a substitute for the medical advice of your doctor.

Although we’ll be discussing how you can improve your wellbeing in this podcast, if you’re concerned that you need support in improving your health, then please do consult your doctor.

Episode 03 - Healthy habits for optimum wellbeing

Episode 03 - Healthy habits for optimum wellbeing

February 12, 2020

In this episode, we talk about the incredible things your body does for you, each and every day and we start to dispel the negative perceptions that are held around being healthy. We will look at four main factors that can hugely affect your wellbeing and, as always, these main factors are those that are largely under your control.

Important to note: this podcast is intended as a source of information to help guide you in supporting your wellbeing. It is not as a substitute for the medical advice of your doctor.

Although we’ll be discussing how you can improve your wellbeing in this podcast, if you’re concerned that you need support in improving your health, then please do consult your doctor.

Episode 02 - How to improve your sleep

Episode 02 - How to improve your sleep

January 29, 2020

In this episode, we dive into the world of sleep and the role stress and anxiety play in determining the quality of sleep that we get. We will look at three main factors that can hugely affect how well you sleep and, as always, these main factors are those that are largely under your control.

Important to note: this podcast is intended as a source of information to help guide you in supporting your wellbeing. It is not as a substitute for the medical advice of your doctor.

Although we’ll be discussing how you can improve your sleep hygiene in this podcast, if you’re concerned that you have a sleep disorder or you need support in improving your quality of sleep, then please do consult your doctor.

Additional Information

Study on exercise & sleep: Passos GS, Poyares D, Santana MG, D'Aurea CV, Youngstedt SD, Tufik S, de Mello MT. Effects of moderate aerobic exercise training on chronic primary insomnia. Sleep Med. 2011;12(10):1018-27.

Information on CBTI: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-insomnia

How much sleep do we need: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need / https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2018-10/NSF_sleep_duration_recommendations_chart.png

Episode 01 - Simple habits for long term change

Episode 01 - Simple habits for long term change

January 15, 2020

In this episode, we discuss two main factors that influence whether we are able to follow through on our goals, or whether we fall into the 80% of people who give up on their New Year Resolutions by February. We discuss sleep habits that affect your emotional and physical state and how behavioural change science can help us to achieve our goals, even when our motivation is low. 

Books discussed are:

Dr Satchin Panda - The Circadian Code

BJ Fogg PhD -Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything

Mel Robbins - The Five Second Rule

Trailer

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January 8, 2020

As a society, we have a huge mental health challenge on our hands. With one in four adults experiencing a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year, and an unrelenting amount of strain on our welfare services, we must be proactive and put preventative measures in place to support our own wellbeing.

Breakfast with Boots is all about just that. As a development coach, mental health support worker, speaker and Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Boots will share her learnings and experience to help support you, and encourage you, to take care of your wellbeing.  

Alongside this, I want to make people smile. I want to use my abundance of energy to inspire those around me to live a fuller and happier life. Success, to me, is measured by the value you add to the lives of those around you. Uplifting people will bring you joy beyond that of material possessions and money and it is my goal to uplift as many people as I can, even if just for a moment in time.

That means, ‘Breakfast with Boots’ is the breakfast podcast for champions. 

Each episode, we will look at practical ways you can care for your mental wellbeing, day to day, in order to build the resilience to support your mental health long term. Not only will we discuss how you can achieve and maintain good mental health, but we will look at how you can support your wellbeing so that you can think, feel and act in a way that allows you to get the absolute most out of this life. 

Good mental health is an asset – so tune in to find out how you can take care of your wellbeing.

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