The art of being..

Welcome to The Art of Being.., a podcast about who we are as human beings and how we show up in the world. The podcast started out as the Healthy Happy Writer Show, but I very quickly realised that it had become limited. And when I made the decision to change what I focused on to reflect more of who I am and what I believe, it became apparent that, although I love writing and writers, I want to talk to and uncover more about what makes the world such a unique and diverse place.

Over the years I’ve hosted a number of authors on my Thursday Throng author interview, some have gone on to write other things and others have changed direction  or started a different writing career. And these interviews taught me something interesting, that is doesn’t matter what the question, everyone always has a different answer. In these interviews you’ll find I may sometimes ask the same question, but again I’m finding that everyone has a different answer.

What that tells me is that there is no such thing as ‘normal’, there is no such thing as ‘the same’ and there is definitely no such thing as better or best.

I believe that being healthy and happy is a mix of all the things that make up our lives. How can I be healthy if I don’t eat well or exercise and how can I be happy if my body doesn’t feel ‘right’ in some way. These are just some of our physical needs.

Being healthy and happy also means recognising the importance of our mind and spirit to leading a life that brings us fulfilment regardless of the circumstances we find ourselves in. These are the things I’ll be exploring with my guests of the coming weeks, months and hopefully, years.

(Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

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In conversation with Claire Montanaro

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In conversation with Warren Stribling

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In conversation with Elizabeth Milovidov

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In conversation with Caroline Brewer

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In conversation with Gill Donnell

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In conversation with Martha Gabler

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