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Moving together alone

Moving Together Alone

On the importance of exercise in times of isolation and social distancing: Moving Together Alone  ‘We must be still and still moving’, TS Eliot, East Coker, Four Quartets Firstly, we should start with the fact that whether you were active physically or not before this strange time we are living in, exercise does not fill the same function in our lives during the COVID-19 outbreak. So if after running to work and getting home late, you were too knackered to…

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World Poetry Day with Jess Green

World Poetry Day with Jess Green

Purpose of World Poetry Day This week’s episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast is all about World Poetry Day, I am joined by the award-winning Jess Green on the show to talk about the day and what it means. If you enjoyed this episode, then consider subscribing on Apple podcast, Spotify or wherever you access your podcasts from.  Saturday 21 March was World Poetry Day. This is especially important at the moment as Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing…

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Five Ways to Wellbeing and Coronavirus

Five Ways to Wellbeing during Coronavirus restrictions

Five Ways to Wellbeing The Five Ways to Wellbeing are widely known and recognised in the UK. They were developed by the New Economics Foundation in 2009. The underpinning concept is that wellbeing is comprised of two main elements: feeling good and functioning well. The Five Ways to Wellbeing are evidence-based public mental health messages. They aim to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the UK population. The Five Ways to Wellbeing are: If you want to know more…

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Leyla Okhai talking about Intersectionality and International Women's Day

Intersectionality and International Women’s Day

On today’s episode, I’m going to be talking about intersectionality and International Women’s Day and the theme “Each for Equal”. I’m going to share my thoughts on the theme and how we can all take action to equalise the playing field for women.  If you enjoyed this episode, then consider subscribing on Apple podcast, Spotify or wherever you access your podcasts from.  The International Women’s Day 2020 campaign theme is drawn from a notion of collective individualism. The thinking is…

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Overcoming Adversity with Petra Velzeboer

Overcoming Adversity with Petra Velzeboer

As this month is International Women’s Month, I’m showcasing an amazing woman on this week’s podcast.  I’ll be talking to Petra Velzeboer, about overcoming adversity.  If you enjoyed this episode, then consider subscribing on Apple podcast, Spotify or wherever you access your podcasts from.  About my guest Petra Velzeboer was born into the infamous Children of God cult where she was raised with the pressure of saving the world. With no formal education to speak of, or resources on how…

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