The last two years have been hard for everyone (and that's an understatement) but the news only ever seems to report on the direct impact of the pandemic. This means that other issues being faced by people everyday (whether caused directly or indirectly by recent events), are being lost or completely ignored. As a result, people are left feeling unheard, unrepresented and, if you're anything like me, angry and frustrated. The Relative Perspective Podcast seeks to shed light on those other heartbreaking but not headline-making stories through conversations with guests.
The Relative Perspective - Season 2 - Episode 2 - February
57:41Just in time! February's episode is a book review of Adam Kay's latest book, Undoctored. It's a gentle introduction into the main theme of this season, health. I'm a huge fan of Adam Kay and this book did not disappoint; it chronicles his life after leaving medicine and his 'present day' stories are punctuated with flashbacks of his time as a student and as a practicing junior doctor. My thoughts on this book do not do it justice so I'll simply say this - Please pick it up because I couldn't put it down. Adam discusses a number of topics in his latest book which some people may find triggering - he shares his deeply personal experiences of eating disorders and mental health issues to miscarriage and sexual assault and violence. I touch on these topics as part of my review so it's only right that I make you aware of them from the outset and point you in the direction of the following sites which you may find helpful if you're struggling with any of these things: https://www.sarsas.org.uk, https://www.talk-ed.org.uk, https://www.samaritans.org, https://www.tommys.org and https://www.mind.org.uk/donate/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9r-U55y5_QIVGIbtCh0tjAwQEAAYASAAEgKkofD_BwE.
The Relative Perspective - Season 2 - Episode 1 - January
36:42It's January 2023 and The Relative Perspective is back (just in time) with a new format and focus. This season's theme is health and whilst episode 1 is just an introduction to season 2 and a catch up, I cannot wait to share my perspective with you over the course of this year on all things health and wellbeing. It's great to be back - I hope you enjoy this episode. If you do, please leave a review and share it with your nearest and dearest (maybe even share it with people you don't like - the more the merrier!).
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The Relative Perspective - Episode 8 - Life and Limb
35:34Welcome back to another episode of The Relative Perspective - two episodes in as many days! I've had a couple of bumps in the road in the last month or two - a bump in my car and a bump to my knee and that is what this episode is about. Well actually, this is another 'catch up' and I use this episode to try and process the (little) things that have been building up and eating me up. I'm not sure how useful this episode is to me or anyone else save that it serves as a reminder that 'I feel how I feel'. The main conclusion is that I absolutely need to get a grip of myself and to that end, this is the end of season 1 and I'll be back soon with a new season.
The Relative Perspective - Episode 7 - Meh
41:38Welcome back to The Relative Perspective - thank you so much for returning and listening to this new episode. I'm mindful that it's been a while and that this episode isn't about anything in particular except to say that I started this podcast because during the pandemic I experienced frustrations I had never had to navigate before and I didn't have an outlet to deal with those feelings and it turns out, I feel the same all over again for different reasons. Despite having no restrictions, living back in the Lake District and, on balance, things generally being okay, I feel very 'meh'. In this episode, I return to the microphone and try to express how I'm feeling (burned out and miserable) and ask you to consider: do you feel flat too?
The Relative Perspective - Episode 6 - In Law
1:05:24This is episode 6 of the Relative Perspective Podcast. In this episode I talk about my in-laws, well, I talk about my path to law and my legal career to date. I also discuss the impact of the pandemic on my working life, in particular, the requirement to work from home. Thank you so much for listening; I hope you enjoy this episode and, if you do, please get in touch or leave a (good) review!
Episode 5 - I'm feeling (20)22
33:26Happy New Year! Thank you for returning and joining me for episode 5. In this episode I talk about new year's resolutions. Whatever your take on them, sometimes it's useful to have an aim or goal to work towards so I thought I would share mine with you. I've got three main priorities for this year and I'll be sure to let you know how I get on with them.
Episode 4 - It's Pandemonium Out There!
2:07:21This is episode 4 of The Relative Perspective Podcast and I am delighted to welcome my first guest, Laura. In this episode, Laura and I have a good long natter about the pandemic and what it’s meant for us. As always, thank you for listening; we hope you enjoy the episode and that you connect with what we’re saying and relate to our experiences. I realise that this episode is quite long, but we had a lot to say!
Episode 3 - Yorkshire born, Yorkshire bred
58:44Thank you for joining me for episode 3. In this episode I talk about home, specifically about the fact that I moved back into my parents house at the age of 30 because of the pandemic. Despite this being a very sensible decision both financially and from a mental health perspective, I felt like I was going round in circles and not keeping up with friends (who had managed to move out, buy houses and stand on their own two feet). I also use this episode to talk about the prospect of buying a house in the future and I briefly discuss the cladding scandal. Whilst you're listening, please think about your own living situation; in the past, present and (literally) where you see yourself in the future. I hope you have somewhere safe to call 'home'. You may wish to visit some of the following sites to get more information about the cladding scandal and homelessness. https://endourcladdingscandal.org, https://england.shelter.org.uk/contact_us/cookies, https://centrepoint.org.uk/donate/appeals/tv-sponsor-a-room/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=ARMPPCSARTV21&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItt-lp6vG9AIVVoFQBh3AKwHmEAAYASAAEgLFJ_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
The Relative Perspective - Episode 2 - Rough and Tumble
39:27Thank you for joining me for episode 2 of The Relative Perspective podcast. In this episode talk about myself a little bit more, in particular, being single at 32. There's a lot to cover on this topic so I'll definitely come back to it again soon but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy my perspective and I'd love to hear yours so please feel free to get in touch, ask a question or leave a review.
The Relative Perspective Podcast - Episode 1 - The Pilot
27:25The last two years have been hard for everyone (and that's an understatement) but the news only ever seems to report on the direct impact of the pandemic. This means that other issues being faced by people everyday (whether caused directly or indirectly by recent events), are being lost or completely ignored. As a result, people are left feeling unheard, unrepresented and, if you're anything like me, angry and frustrated. The Relative Perspective Podcast seeks to shed light on those other heartbreaking but not headline-making stories through conversations with guests. This is episode 1, 'The Pilot', where I introduce myself to you.