Episode 22. Madeleine Shaw On Staying Healthy Over The Festive Season, Fitting In Exercise & Her Ultimate Hangover Cure

Episode 22. Madeleine Shaw On Staying Healthy Over The Festive Season, Fitting In Exercise & Her Ultimate Hangover Cure

For our fourth and final festive interview this year we are over the moon to welcome author, blogger, Youtuber, entrepreneur and all round wellness guru Madeleine Shaw to the podcast. 

Madeleine is one of the UK’s best known wellness experts, and her books adorn the shelves of many of our friends' kitchens as well as our own. 

Madeleine has pioneered building a wellbeing business online, and has a number of hugely successful channels including her Instagram, website and new meditation app. 

With the festive season upon us we are very grateful to have been able to sit down with Madeleine to discuss how to stay on track with your wellbeing goals over the festive season, as well as many more health-related chats (hangover cures included!). 

We can’t wait for you to get to know Madeleine! 

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Episode 21. Kristina Karlsson On Positive Intentions, Goals & Dreams

Episode 21. Kristina Karlsson On Positive Intentions, Goals & Dreams

This week we’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Kristina Karlsson, founder of kikki.K, one of our absolute favourite brands, to the podcast.  

Kristina founded kikki.K after noticing a gap in the market for beautifully designed stationery. The brand now boasts dozens of stores, and employs hundreds of stationery-lovers, the world over.

Kristina is truly one of the most inspirational people we know, both in her capacity as an entrepreneur, and for her outlook on life in general. 

Wellbeing, learning, creativity and gratitude are the cornerstones of Kristina’s approach to life, and we cannot wait for you to soak up her invaluable advice. 

With the new year on the horizon, this is the perfect time to reflect and look ahead!

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Episode 20. Anna Newton On Beauty Crushes, (Festive) Capsule Wardrobes & Content Creation

Episode 20. Anna Newton On Beauty Crushes, (Festive) Capsule Wardrobes & Content Creation

This week we are overjoyed to be joined by one of our ultimate girl crushes, Anna Newton, founder of The Anna Edit blog and YouTube channel. 

Anna has long been one of our go-to content creators for ALL things beauty, fashion, wellbeing and mindful living and we are so excited to share Anna's take on the festive season with you. 

From how to navigate party dressing as a capsule wardrobe fan, to why you need to revisit glittery makeup and a deep dive into affections for Ryan Gosling . . . 

This is a SUPER fun episode, and we hope that you'll love virtually hanging out with us as much as we did IRL. 

This episode is perfect for beauty lovers and anyone curious about developing content for a blog, social media or YouTube. You'll also get to listen in on some sleepover-esque girl talk which has us genuinely crying with laughter. 

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Episode 19. Holly Tucker MBE On Her Phenomenal Career Journey, Job Titles And The Art Of Gifting

Episode 19. Holly Tucker MBE On Her Phenomenal Career Journey, Job Titles And The Art Of Gifting

Welcome back to a brand new season of Let’s Discuss!

This season we are talking ALL things festive - from gifting, to wellbeing, party dressing and so much more. We have the absolute pleasure of being joined by a host of very special guests for Season 3. Each one is as inspiring as the other, and we can’t wait for you to get to know them all!

We are kick starting Season 3 with none other than Holly Tucker MBE, co-founder of Not On The High Street, and the incredible Holly & Co. 

Holly is one of the most pioneering businesswomen in the world today, and we are over the moon to have been able to sit down with her to discuss her career journey, thoughtful gifting and why it’s important for us to reassess the vocabulary we use in life and in business. 

This is a truly inspiring interview, and we hope that it will help you to get into the swing of the festive season, your career ambitions and those all important holiday gifts!

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Episode 18. Blogging Tips, What We're Looking Forward To In Our 30s And More Of Your Questions Answered

Episode 18. Blogging Tips, What We're Looking Forward To In Our 30s And More Of Your Questions Answered

And so we come to the end of Season 2! We can't quite believe that another season of Let's Discuss has flown by - we have had such a great season sharing with you!

In our last episode of Season 2 we've opened up the floor to your questions. We are answering questions ranging from what we're looking forward to in our 30s to our top blogging tips and so much more . . . 

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Episode 17. Home In Your 20s - Co-Habiting With Friends, Family & Partners

Episode 17. Home In Your 20s - Co-Habiting With Friends, Family & Partners

What's your living situation right now? Home in your 20s can mean an array of things. Perhaps you're living with your parents, your partner, with flat-mates or maybe alone? 

We are opening up about our current living situations and advice for making them as stress-free and lovely as they can be. We are also sharing our individual struggles getting on to the property ladder, and our top lessons learnt through the process. 

Pinterest comes into play as we discuss our dream homes and what they'd look like. 

This was a super fun episode to put together, and we hope that you'll love it too!

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Episode 16. Penny Foster, Senior Social Media Executive At Birchbox UK On Strategy, Etiquette And Getting Your Foot In The Door

Episode 16. Penny Foster, Senior Social Media Executive At Birchbox UK On Strategy, Etiquette And Getting Your Foot In The Door

Ever wondered what it would be like to work at one of the world’s leading beauty companies? We sat down with Birchbox’s very own Penny Foster to discuss her role as senior social media executive in the UK.

Penny opens up about her career journey so far, advice on how to get your foot in the door if you too would like to pursue a role in social media, and we get geeky over how to strategise your social media content. 

We also talk at length about the etiquette of your platforms, both personally and professionally and discuss some of the trickier questions associated with social media. 

Stay tuned till the end of the episode when we all share our top Instagram accounts to follow! And, we would love to know yours too - tweet us or drop us a line!

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Episode 15. Heartbreak & How To Handle Its Various Forms

Episode 15. Heartbreak & How To Handle Its Various Forms

It's an unfortunate fact of life that we will all experience heartbreak in our lives. Be it a romantic break up, a big disappointment or the biggest heartbreak of all - grief. 

Knowing how to navigate these heartbreaks personally, and how to support others who are going through them, is a great skill to learn as you go through life. 

We look closely as the various 'heartbreak tiers', share our own experiences of heartbreak and advice on how to help yourself and others. 

It's an emotional episode, and one we hope will help you to navigate some difficult points in life. 

As light relief from the heartbreak chat we open up about our celebrity crushes in our Weekly Five - including our embarrassing ones! Stay tuned to learn about Monica's affinity for a certain doctor!

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Episode 14. Chloé Watts, Founder Of Chloé Digital On How To Overcome Fear In Life & Business

Episode 14. Chloé Watts, Founder Of Chloé Digital On How To Overcome Fear In Life & Business

Do you feel like fear holds you back? In our first ever interview on Let’s Discuss we welcome Chloé Watts, founder of Chloé Digital to share her career journey so far (spoiler: it’s crazy inspiring!) and advice for fellow girl bosses following their dreams. 

Chloé started her business, which delivers digital support to online publishers the world over, just four years ago. Now, with a team of twenty(!), plans for a swanky new office in central London(!!) and over three hundred clients internationally(!!!) Chloé delves into what her journey has looked like so far and shares how you too can learn to “feel the fear and do it anyway”. 

There are SO many great takeaways from this episode, charge your coffee cup and have your notepad ready . . . !

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Episode 13. Habits, The Four Tendencies & How We React To Expectations

Episode 13. Habits, The Four Tendencies & How We React To Expectations

Have you heard of the four tendencies framework? Author Gretchen Rubin has created a personality type framework, which helps you to understand how you react to inner and outer expectations. 

Learning which personality type you are can be hugely beneficial, as it can help you to create strategies for fulfilling your personal goals. As well as helping you to complete tasks which other people require of you. 

As differing tendencies, we discuss what it's like to be an 'upholder' and a 'questioner', and the tactics we use to maximise our tendencies and take on their challenges. 

This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in habit-forming, and learning more about themselves so that they can complete their work more efficiently, as well as stick to personal habits they'd like to more easily. 

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Episode 12. Finances, Our Non-Negotiables & Top Money Saving Hacks

Episode 12. Finances, Our Non-Negotiables & Top Money Saving Hacks

How do you approach your finances? Do you think you’re an over-spender, under-buyer or find yourself in a financial no man’s land each month? 

We’re opening up about the financial structures we use to help us to stay on track with our spending and saving. We also discuss what it’s like to navigate your finances when you work as a blogger, freelancer or creative. 

Our non-negotiables come under the microscope and as some light relief from the financial chatter, we’re sharing our five favourite TV shows in this week’s Weekly Five!

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Episode 11. Diet & Our Take On 'Healthy Eating'

Episode 11. Diet & Our Take On 'Healthy Eating'

What does a healthy diet look like to you? 

We’re opening up about what we eat day to day and how we tackle our individual ailments through our diets. From gluten free pathways and penchants for sugar, to discussing how we stick to good eating habits on the reg. 

Stay tuned for this week's Weekly Five when we open up our fridges and cupboards to reveal the items we always have to hand. 

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Episode 10. Defining Success & Our Personal Recipes For The Third Metric

Episode 10. Defining Success & Our Personal Recipes For The Third Metric

In our 10th episode we're delving into varying definitions of success, and sharing our own recipes for the 'third success metric' as discussed by Arianna Huffington in her book Thrive. 

We're also sharing our latest Weekly 5 when we open up about 5 times we have individually felt successful. 

Stay tuned till the end of the show to learn exactly why Monica thinks Ella should make a play for the American Ambassador!

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Episode 9. How To Travel With Friends, Family & Partners Without Falling Out

Episode 9. How To Travel With Friends, Family & Partners Without Falling Out

Travelling with loved ones can be tricky, you want to keep the peace whilst enjoying your own holiday time. 

We're delving into the subject of travel with friends, family and partners, and sharing our top tips for making the most of your travel whoever you may be travelling with.

We're also sharing our new weekly segment - The Weekly 5 - to help you to get to know us better!

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Episode 8. Season 1 Q&A.

Episode 8. Season 1 Q&A.

In our eighth and last(!) episode of season one we're opening up the floor for a Q&A!

We asked you to submit the questions you'd most like to ask us, and we received dozens of replies from around the world. 

In this episode we answer your questions about quarter life crises, living on a budget, how to distance yourself from energy-draining friends and so much more. This was such a fun episode to record and we were so thrilled to open up the floor to your questions. 

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Episode 7. Friendships & How We Create, Maintain & Value Them.

Episode 7. Friendships & How We Create, Maintain & Value Them.

In our seventh episode we're delving into the world of friendships and how they've changed in our twenties.

We've both experienced friendships which last for years (possibly forever!) and friendships which have drifted. During your twenties your free time becomes scarcer, and it's more important than ever to surround yourself with people that lift you up, and to invest in the friendships you really value. 

In this episode we look at what we seek in an 'ideal friend', the importance of 'friendship dates' and how to maintain the friendships you really treasure, even if your friends live far away. 

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Episode 6. Role Models & How They've Evolved.

Episode 6. Role Models & How They've Evolved.

In our sixth episode we're delving into the world of role models and how the people we look up to have changed and evolved during our twenties. 

We believe it's important to have people to look up to throughout your life, and we are excited to share our role models, both past and present, with you.

Stay tuned for the end of the show when we are sharing our dream dinner party guests too.

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Episode 5. Quarter Life Crisis & How To Handle It.

Episode 5. Quarter Life Crisis & How To Handle It.

In our fifth episode we're delving into the world of quarter life crises, our individual experiences of them, and our advice on recognising when you may be in crisis and how to handle it. 

As we've both experienced personally, a crisis can be a really scary anxiety-ridden time in life. We both felt alone in our crises until we opened up to others. In sharing our experiences we hope that we can help you if you too are experiencing an anxious period, or know someone that is. 

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