Look, we know that headline comes off as a bit eugh. But it is important to take care of your mind and soul. Perhaps now more than ever before.
There's a whole heap of podcast recommendations available on the subject matter.
Take care of yourself!
Fearne Cotton interviews various celebrities and individuals with extraordinary life stories about how they've coped with the rollercoaster that is life. Since launching this time two years ago, she has spoken with the likes of Dawn French, Stephen Fry, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Russell Brand, Gary Barlow, Hosier, Jonathon Van Ness and many others about their personal lives and careers, and how they've come to their unique happy place.
Where Is My Mind?
Produced and hosted by Niall Breslin, this podcast series launched back in July but is well worth a revisit. Breslin offers an incisive examination of why our minds feel so overwhelmed in today's modern living. It incorporates science and humour, and has a really impressive sound design (you can tell the guy behind it has a music background). Plus it offers a number of meditation episodes which are super and readily applicable.
Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
SuperSoul, from the powerhouse TV host that is Oprah Winfrey, has been around for a few years now. But the quality and output has remained consistent. Oprah interviews a whole range of guests, not just actors and celebrities, but best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, and other individuals with incredible life-changing stories. Oprah offers her own thoughts in the pods as well; 'The Best Relationship Advice' and 'Best Lifesaving Lessons' are among the most listened episodes.
Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast
As with 'Where Is My Mind', this is a homegrown Irish project from the author Caroline Foran. Named per her bestselling book, the podcast offers advice on anxiety from various angles. She also speaks to various celebrities about their experiences with mental health (the interview with 'Sex Education' star Tanya Reynolds is particularly exceptional). She also speaks with professionals such as behavioural neuroscientists about the chemical side of anxiety.
The goop Podcast
We know you're thinking about the fact that this is hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow who has come off as a little nuts in the past. But trust us, this podcast is a good'un. The actress and goop's Chief Content Officer Elise Loehnen chat with creatives, CEOs and doctors about a range of topics. In more recent episodes, conversations around the effects of prolonged stress, how anxiety affects children and the challenge of coping with grief, are delved into.