008 Interview with Claire Berouche, heart failure and being a hero

008 Interview with Claire Berouche, heart failure and being a hero

Claire was nominated in 2020 for the BHF Heart Hero Awards. She has contributed in amazing ways to raise awareness of heart failure and has had many TV interviews, been in national papers and BHF publications. Claire tells us about her life growing up with type 1 diabetes. Like many women she shares with us how she didn’t realise she…

007 Interview with Sanjay Shah, life after 3 heart attacks

007 Interview with Sanjay Shah, life after 3 heart attacks

Sanjay made a massive difference to my state of mind during the early days of my recovery from my heart attack. A random stranger and an act of random kindness. For Sanjay, a series of life challenges culminating in a heart attack by the age of 42 contributed to some hard and fast lessons for Sanjay in how to live…

005 Confidence: Having belief about being lucky

005 Confidence: Having belief about being lucky

Gaining confidence in life after a cardiac event.  Having confidence is another mindset that is important during recovery after a heart-related health issue. I tell you about how gaining confidence with life after a cardiac event helps you get out of your own way of your rehabilitation. That you can rid yourself of doubt. You can grow your self-belief. Have…

004 Purpose: A to-day list rather than a to-do list

004 Purpose: A to-day list rather than a to-do list

Having purpose when living with a heart condition.  Today I chat about purpose. I’ll talk about what it means when living after a cardiac event. I will explain that it isn’t what you achieve but the feelings that you experience on the journey. As your body releases its natural feel-good chemical, dopamine. That it’s not always the big things that make…

002 Energy: Fun and laughter the quick fix

002 Energy: Fun and laughter the quick fix

Creating energy for living with a heart condition. In this episode, I will introduce you to another of my mindsets that I think underpins our emotional recovery after a cardiac event. To gain energy to fuel your ‘new normal’ this is your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Having energy gave me motivation and drive to want more from each and every…

001 Acceptance: Breath, an undervalued wellbeing tool

001 Acceptance: Breath, an undervalued wellbeing tool

Finding acceptance when living with a heart condition. In this episode, I talk about acceptance and how having it contributes to emotional wellbeing after a cardiac event. You’ll learn why it is important to accept the situation, yourself, what was and what is, along with your limitations. Find out how you can regulate your moods and decrease symptoms of anxiety and…

How to listen to a podcast about emotional cardiac rehabilitation

How to listen to a podcast about emotional cardiac rehabilitation

Emotional Cardiac Rehabilitation Podcast I’m starting the ‘My Heart & Mind Podcast‘ for people that have survived a heart attack, cardiac arrest or are living with a heart-related diagnosis. It’s an emotional cardiac rehabilitation podcast for the mind and how you feel. It’s for you if your life has been turned upside down and you feel like you’re spinning out…