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105 – Being Parents Is Teamwork – Emily

105 – Being Parents Is Teamwork – Emily

“We’re raising our son with four languages. I speak to him in Swedish, my husband speaks in Polish, we communicate in English at home and at nursery he speaks Spanish. He’s just two and a half. We moved to Valencia when my son was very little. It was so stupid…

102 – I Have An “Escape Personality” – Violeta

102 – I Have An “Escape Personality” – Violeta

"I was quite fat when I was younger. A lot of my family have weight problems, so when I lost a lot of weight it felt like I was free. But the hardest thing is maintaining it. I didn’t realise that the scary part of being slim is that you’ve got the possibility of...

104 – Seeing Another Life As Closely As Your Own – Heather

104 – Seeing Another Life As Closely As Your Own – Heather

“For your entire life you’re known by one name and the day you become a parent you suddenly get given another one. That new name, “Mum” or “Dad”, is like a totally new you. You give up your old self, you sacrifice the person you used to be, and it’s like becoming a...

101 – I Rarely Made Decisions For Myself – Isaac

101 – I Rarely Made Decisions For Myself – Isaac

“I got married in 2012 but we divorced last year. I’ve always been very independent, but the first months after my divorce were really tough. Even if you’re independent, there are so many things you used to do together. For example, when you’re watching a film…

103 – I Think I’m Searching For Happiness – Cristina

103 – I Think I’m Searching For Happiness – Cristina

"I think I'm searching for happiness. Sometimes I question if it even exists. Or if it’s just a concept that this capitalist world has created to make us feel unhappy and like we always need to be doing something more to reach happiness.  I’ve been through really bad...

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Ep 19 – Learning To Love Myself – Nika Erčulj

Ep 19 – Learning To Love Myself – Nika Erčulj

"My recovery journey started about 5 years ago, when I was kinda thrown into therapy. When people ask me what my diagnosis was, I never know how to answer. At the beginning I really wanted that word, and I think a lot of people do when they first go into...

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