The LifeSpeak Podcast

About the podcast

Learn, grow, and be inspired. Join our leading experts in health, work, and wellness as they share personal stories of struggle and resilience. Stay tuned for a new episode on the third Tuesday of each month.

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Episode: 25  / Nov 15, 2022

An Interesting Conversation About Boredom with Dr. James Danckert

Bored out of your mind? Dr. James Danckert has built an impressive career on the study of boredom. The author and cognitive neuroscientist explains what happens in our brain when we feel bored, how it impacts our mental health, and why being confronted by tedium is a crucial signal that we shouldn’t ignore.
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Episode: 24  / Oct 19, 2022

Boosting Your Digital Wellness: A Conversation with Lisa Pender

Doom scrolling, digital clutter, and screen addiction can cause many of us to feel stress and anxious. Digital wellness educator Lisa Pender shares strategies for having a more balanced relationship with our devices, at work and at home because, “we cannot talk about personal health and wellbeing in the 21st century without talking about digital wellness.”

Black woman looking tired at work desk
Episode: 22  / Aug 16, 2022

Working and Our Mental Health: A Conversation with Occupational Psychologist, Dr. Jo Yarker

In the early months of the pandemic, many organizations made employee mental health a bold priority. Two-and-half years on, is it still top of mind? Jo Yarker discusses the impact of long Covid on our attitudes towards health in the workplace, how ‘The Great Resignation’ is related to mental health, and why employers must adapt themselves to ensure a healthy and fulfilling workplace.

Episode: 20  / May 17, 2022

Creating a Safe Space for LGBTQ2+ Workers: A Conversation with Michael Bach

Author and thought leader in the fields of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility, Michael Bach explains what companies can do to create inclusive workplaces for people who don’t fit squarely into the “straight” and “cis” box and how being an active ally for LGBTQ2+ communities is good for business.

Episode: 19  / Apr 19, 2022

The Power of Teamwork: A Conversation with Dr. Brian Goldman

ER doctor and a radio broadcaster Dr. Brian Goldman discusses why teamwork is a transcendent experience, how adopting a “me to we” mentality can save lives, and the number one thing we can all do to become a better teammate, in work and in life.

older asian woman looking sad and tired
Episode: 18  / Mar 15, 2022

Breaking the Taboo of Menopause: A Conversation with Bev Thorogood

Menopause is a natural and inevitable transition for women over 50, yet it’s highly misunderstood by both doctors and those experiencing it. Menopause specialist trainer Bev Thorogood explains why menopause is a crucial workplace issue, what employers can do to better support midlife women, and how her own experience with severe hormonal changes led her to leave her civil service job, and start a new career.

white male struggling with eating disorder
Episode: 17  / Feb 15, 2022

Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders: A Conversation with Clinical Therapist, Kyla Fox

Did you know that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness? Clinical therapist Kyla Fox discusses how the pandemic is impacting those with eating disorders, how she overcame her own struggle with anorexia, and why she decided to open a recovery center to offer the kind of professional support to others that she didn’t get herself.

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