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How To Become Sexually Empowered With Miriam Solis

Speaking openly about sex and desire is easier said than done for most. But what happens when you are unable to communicate with your partner about what excites you in the bedroom? Miriam Solis is a certified Sex Coach and Clinical Sexologist. She helps couples bring playfulness into the bedroom along with a new-found appreciation for meaningful sex again. She now helps individuals change their sexual environment and encourages them to speak up about what they want in a relationship and help make sex a little less ‘meh’! Whether your libido needs awakening, or you want to confidently communicate your desires in a relationship, this episode is for you.

The Aftereffects Of A Near-Death Experience With David Ditchfield

To kick off the new season of the podcast – all around the theme of ‘discovery’ - I am joined by a gentleman who has experienced the kind of thing you only read about in books and see in movies. David Ditchfield survived a horrific freak accident and woke up in hospital to discover he had acquired astonishing new abilities beyond his wildest dreams. I am happy to have David join me to discuss his near-death experience, the new talents he awoke with after his accident, and what he’s learned about himself since that terrible day.

Bonus Episode: Reflections On Self-Love & Coming Home To Your True Self

Host Gillian McMichael reflects on the third season of the Full Circle: Finding Your Way Home podcast, focused entirely on the theme of love. Gillian shares some of the meaningful lessons she learned this season, and shares a reading from her brand new book “Coming Home: A Guide To Being Your True Self” that touches on her own need to practise self-love.

How To Fall In Love With Your Life With Therapist Virginia Oman

In this episode, you'll meet Virginia Oman – a woman who is no stranger to adversity. When she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she lost all hope. But rather than accepting the "limited life" that doctors predicted, she took matters into her own hands. She realised that no one was going to help her unless she helped herself first…and by changing her mindset, she changed her life and broke free from the limitations of the disease. Virginia, who is also a therapist and Life Coach, shares how she found happiness in the face of adversity, healed herself from within, and offers advice for those wanting to find more joy in their lives. This episode will inspire you to live a life of possibility…because we are all capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for!

Coping With Grief After The Loss Of A Loved One With Sasha Bates

One of the hardest things you'll ever do is live your life without a loved one. When you've lost someone so close, it’s often hard to know what to do with yourself, and how to keep going. In this episode, I am joined by Sasha Bates, who shares her personal story about the sudden loss of her husband, Bill. Although tragic, Sasha has found a meaningful way to live her life through writing various bestselling books, her work as psychotherapist and practising yoga. In this episode, we discuss the stages of grief she went through, her advice for others experiencing a painful loss, and how she continues to celebrate Bill’s life in memorable ways.

Love Lessons From An Arranged Marriage

Arranged marriages have been common practice for many centuries but there are fewer of them as society becomes more and more influenced by the west. My next guest is Mimi - a 29-year-old Content Creator based in New York City, known to her audience as Mimi Moments. Since the age of 15, Mimi felt pressure to find a suitor, but pushed against it for many years. Eventually she married. Still, an arranged marriage, but in her own time and on her own terms. She joins me to share her experience of finding love in an arranged marriage, common misconceptions, pressures she faced, and the lessons she’s learned along the way.

Practicing Body Neutrality And Making Peace With Your Body Image With Claire Vögeli

Making peace with your body may seem like an impossible task in a world that tells us to be better, to work harder, and to be thinner. In this episode, Claire Vögeli joins me to discuss the body neutrality movement and improving your body image. Claire is a Confidence Coach, a photographer, and an advocate for self-love so she is perfectly placed to discuss ways of enhancing your relationship with your body. In our conversation we discuss the difference between body positivity and body neutrality, the importance of self-acceptance, and the conversations we should all be having with ourselves to make peace with our appearance.

Reigniting The Spark In A Relationship With Marcia DeSanctis

When we think of love within the context of marriage, we often envision two people devoted and committed to each other. But the reality for many couples is that love fades, people stray, and reigniting that spark can be a challenge. Here to share her story is award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Marcia DeSanctis. When Marcia was 47 years old – married with children and leading a very happy life – she longed for an affair. What followed was a journey to understanding herself and what she desired to find the fulfillment she craved from marriage. This episode explores her excitement at meeting a younger man, how she coped with changing emotions, and the journey to restoring the passion and love with her husband.

Navigating Postpartum Disorders & Finding Love In Motherhood With Emily Phelps

When expecting a new child, our hearts and minds can be overrun with thoughts of boundless love – but what happens when postpartum disorders interfere with that perfect love we imagined? For today’s guest, her unexpected struggle with multiple postpartum mood disorders forced her to reexamine everything she thought she knew about becoming a mother. Emily Phelps, a Prenatal, Birth & Postpartum Doula, joins me to discuss her personal struggle following the birth of her son, the loss of identity that new mothers experience, and why we need to normalize the wide range of responses we have after childbirth.

Taking Control Of Your Dating Life To Find True Love With Matchmaker Abi Blears

Finding true love is something that many people spend years – sometimes decades - looking for. Finding your match amidst the messy world of online dating, ghosting, bad dates, incompatibility and so much more has made modern dating very difficult. Whether you feel exhausted by dating, are struggling to forget your ex, or simply want to increase your chances of meeting someone incredible, my guest can help. Today I am joined by Matchmaker & Dating Coach Abi Blears, who she shares the do’s and don’t’s of a first date, red flags and blind spots in dating, how to channel your true desires, and why you need to listen to your inner when a relationship doesn’t feel quite right.

Bringing More Love To The Dying Process With End Of Life Doula Janie Rakow

Death is as much a part of life as birth. And, just like a birth, it is smoother when we are prepared for it. Not that we can control the dying process, but there is a lot we can do to make the final stages of life more meaningful and peaceful. To discuss the end-of-life process, I am speaking with Janie Rakow, the Co-founder of Farewell Doula. As an End of Life Doula, she journeys with the dying person and their loved ones through the end-of-life process. She fills the gaps in hospice care and helps create legacies, memories, conduct rituals, plan vigils and create guided visualizations. In this episode, we discuss how to bring more meaning and less suffering to the end of life, and ways of bringing dignity and care to death.

Awakening A Vibrant Sex Life Through Self-Pleasure & Self-Love With Sex Therapist Stella Anna Sonnenbaum

Sexual intimacy can be the ultimate physical expression of passionate love, though many people struggle to express their sexual desires with their partner, or avoid engaging in self-pleasure. To help us explore intimacy, self-pleasure and self-love, I am speaking with Sex Therapist and Certified Somatic Sex Educator Stella Anna Sonnenbaum. She helps couples and individuals find more intimacy, connection and pleasure in their lives and relationships. In this episode we discuss the importance of self-pleasure, how to bring more of yourself to your relationship and how to keep a long-term relationship alive and thriving.

Finding Love And Happiness In The Stars With Astrologer Natalie Holbrook

Love; undoubtedly the most powerful force in the world. Revealing a new theme, in this season I am exploring the topic of love and how it manifests in our lives. When it comes to love, we all believe in different things – but if you’re anything like me, you may wonder if love is in the ‘stars’ and whether your star sign can impact who you fall in love with. To answer these questions, I am joined by a magnificent Astrologer, Natalie Holbrook, who fuses her knowledge of science, the stars and spirituality to decode the blueprint of her client’s life paths. Natalie shares meaningful insights into how your birth chart impacts your purpose in life, the partner you choose and how you combat feelings of loneliness and trauma.

Bonus Episode: Reflections on Transformation, Growth & Courage

Host Gillian McMichael reflects on the second season of the Full Circle: Finding Your Way Home podcast, focused entirely on the theme of transformation. Gillian shares her personal transformation story and her most memorable lessons from each episode. Season Three will be released in February 2022 and will focus on the theme of "love". Until then, stay well and invite joy and curiosity into your life.

How To Reclaim Your Life After Dramatic Weight Loss With Sarah McDonald

In this episode, Sarah McDonald shares how carrying extra weight impacted her sense of self, and what losing 150 pounds meant for her health and wellbeing. She details what life was like before her weight loss, the catalyst for embarking on a health journey, and the inner healing that she experienced. Sarah offers her advice to listeners whose relationship with food is defined by negative thought patterns, and highlights that the mental transformation is as important as the physical transformation.

Coming Out & Living Your Truth With Ashleigh MacDonald

Living our truth requires being with the people we love – and for some, this requires the courage to pursue a life they never imagined they would have. In this episode, I am joined by Ashleigh MacDonald – a professional dancer who identifies as lesbian having previously been in heterosexual relationships. Today, she shares how she met her current partner Rosie, what inspired her to live her truth, and how she overcame hardship along the way.

How To Transition Into Your Authentic Self With Caroline Paige

In 1999, Flight Lieutenant Caroline Paige made the choice to undergo a gender transition, making her the first transgender officer to serve openly in the British Armed Forces. What followed after a nearly 20-year career with the Royal Air Force were immediate calls for her dismissal. She joins us today to discuss her transition, life in the military, and the advocacy work she does within the LGBT+ community.

How To Overcome Childhood Bullying With Sumi Mukherjee

In this episode, I am joined by Sumi Mukherjee to discuss childhood bullying, and how those experiences can have longstanding effects into adulthood.

Navigating A Mid-life Career Change With Laura Sheehan

My guest today is Laura Sheehan, a career coach and speaker. Laura was a U.S lawyer when she followed her husband overseas to support his career. What followed was life in 8 different countries and on four continents. With each move, Laura changed her professional identity. Today, Laura joins the show to discuss her career transformation and shares advice for those on their own journey, no matter what age they are.

How To Reinvent Yourself After A Life-Changing Event With Tulsi Vagjiani

I am speaking with Tulsi Vagjiani, an airplane crash survivor whose parents and brother perished, along with 89 others, after their plane crashed in Bangalore in 1990. At just 10 years old, Tulsi was flown home to England where she was treated for second and third-degree burns to 45% of her body. In this episode, she shares highlights of her healing journey and the moments that led her home to her authentic self.

How To Overcome Addiction & Follow The Path To Recovery With Natasha Blunt

This week I am joined by Natasha Blunt – a woman who reached professional and personal burnout after facing mental health and addiction struggles throughout her life. In this episode she shares her story of overcoming addiction, the lessons she has learned during her recovery, and tips for staying on track.

Beating The Odds After Foster Care With Cordelia Cranshaw

In this episode, I am joined by Miss District of Columbia USA 2019, Cordelia Cranshaw, who spent her childhood in and out of the US Foster Care System – an upbringing that meant she didn't have a real home. Instead of letting her circumstances define her, Cordelia used her experiences as fuel to transform her life and those around her.

Ending Perfectionism & Becoming Your Best Self With Natalie Orr

Welcome back to the Full Circle Podcast, where each episode of Season 2 explores the theme of transformation. My guest today is Natalie Orr, a Life Coach and professional dancer based in Madrid. Natalie has spoken openly about life as a self-confessed perfectionist, how she’s overcome some of her behaviours, and how she’s living a far more calm and balanced life as a result. In our conversation, she shares what this journey looked like for her and the advice she has for listeners who would like to put perfectionist tendencies behind them, too.

Trusting Your Maternal Instinct As A First-Time Mum

For those who became a first-time mum during lockdown, their “mother’s intuition” was all many had to rely on. Becoming a mum is a challenging road to navigate at the best of times but doing so with stay-at-home orders and social distancing made that journey much harder for today’s guest. Jo Richards became a first-time mum just 3 weeks before lockdown, forcing her to navigate motherhood under very unique circumstances. Jo joins me to discuss all things related to balancing motherhood and a career, trusting her intuition as a new mum and the important lessons she learned about living in the moment.

Grief, Healing & Signs From The Other Side With Rahaf Raef Kobeissi

The comfort that comes from receiving signs from loved ones who have passed on brings healing, peace and trust to many people. Today’s guest, Rahaf Raef Kobeissi, is one person who has received messages the other side. Rahaf joins me to share how signs from her father after his suicide have helped her heal through grief and led her to discover her path as a men’s mental health coach. Her story reminds us that trusting in signs and messages from the other side brings comfort in life’s darkest moments.

Learning Self-Trust By Nurturing Your Emotional Integrity With Stacey Leigh Barnes

Having emotional integrity means having the courage to own one’s true desires without concern about societal expectations. It is about being 100% honest with yourself, no matter what others say or do. My guest on this week's episode is the wonderful Stacey Leigh Barnes, who discovered how to trust her emotional integrity through a beautiful inner journey. As an empath and highly sensitive person, she has learned to own her deep emotions and intuitive nature, and has come to accept that these traits are a gift. On today’s episode, we discuss Stacey’s journey to authenticity, self-acceptance and inner peace and tips she has for anyone who would like to embark on that journey themselves.

Trusting The Connection To The Spirit World With Kerry McLeod

Trusting that there is life after death brings relief to those experiencing grief and loss, so this episode explores the comfort that a belief in the Spirit World can bring. My guest, Kerry McLeod, is an evidential medium and transformational coach who supports those who are working through grief by helping them trust that an unseen world exists - without the factual, scientific proof that so many crave. With 25 years of formal mediumship, Psychotherapy and Counselling training, her purpose is to act as the voice for those who no longer have a physical one. If the topic of reincarnation, life after death, or spiritual unfoldment pique your interest, then this is an episode for you.

How To Restore Trust After Infidelity In Your Marriage With Jen Waite

Today our exploration of trust continues with the topic of infidelity. Regaining trust in a marriage or new relationship after infidelity is difficult, and requires a lot of inner work and healing. I am joined today by Jen Waite, author of “A Beautiful, Terrible Thing”, who shares how her fairy-tale marriage was turned upside down when she discovered her husband’s adultery and personality disorder. Jen reveals how she discovered the truth, the impact his secret life had, and the self-work she undertook to relearn trust. The episode offers a letter of courage to those in a similar situation: there is the potential for a beautiful new beginning.

Developing Trust In The Universe With Vish Chatterji

This episode explores the theme of trusting the universe. Whether you develop a connection with the universe through prayer, meditation, or intuition, discovering that the world has infinite possibilities can lead you toward your true path. I am joined by Vish Chatterji, an Executive Coach, Ayurveda astrologer, meditation and yoga teacher, and author of book: The Business Casual Yogi. During our conversation, Vish shares how he realised his true calling by trusting the universe and why it’s important to pay attention to the synchronicities that are often ignored.

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