A Little Bit of Positive

Julia Bradbury, Giles Paley-Phillips

A Little Bit of Positive is a podcast full of positive news, positive conversation and positive people. In each episode, British TV presenter Julia Bradbury and her friend, best-selling author Giles-Paley Philips, talk about the little bits of positivity they've noticed recently, share uplifting stories, talk to guests with heart-warming stories, and learn how they maintain a positive happy balance in their lives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Simon Anholt is an independent policy advisor who has worked to help develop and implement strategies for enhanced economic, political and cultural engagement with other countries. He is also the creator of The Good Country Index which measures what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity and the planet.For More Information on Simon Anholt and The Good Country Index please visit https://www.goodcountry.org/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 28

54 min 21 sec

This week we talked to Suzy Reading, a psychologist and yoga teacher about her books that can help and inspire people to take care of themselves during tough times.We also discuss brain atrophy, described as a loss of neurons and the connections between them and how a tribe in the amazon is preventing this from happening.For more information on Suzy and her books, please go here https://www.suzyreading.co.uk/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 22

47 min 15 sec

The world is doomed, climate change is unstoppable! Where’s the positive in that?Professor Myles Allen is the Head of Climate Dynamics at Oxford University and runs the project climateprediction.net. He’s been an influential voice in multiple peer-reviewed IPCC guiding policy documents and has had a fascinating career. He also happens to know that there is a workable solution to climate change - and we believe him because he’s been in the room with the oil industry (and he’s very smart).We can save the world – hurray.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 14

46 min 49 sec

Julia is an award-winning writer and tv presenter from Australia. In this week's pod she discusses her beautiful book Phosphorescence which explores themes of awe and wonder and her quest to find luminosity in the ocean and beyond. We can all find our inner light sometimes in the smallest of things…  Schadenfreude is the malicious enjoyment derived from someone else’s misfortune; schadenfreude and Julia Baird are the complete opposite. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 7

48 min 8 sec

In this week's podcast, Julia & Giles swap virtual gifts for Christmas and talk to Gelong Thubten, live from Kindfest 2020, about his book A Monk's Guide To Happiness, the importance of meditation in the 21st Century and how anyone can do it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

45 min 56 sec

In our final episode of season 1 Julia and Giles speak to Patrick Toe, stockman and farm manager on the Knepp Estate in West Sussex all about the re-wilding project there, his work with the livestock and the positive outcomes the project has had on the wildlife on the estate and the return of some species after hundreds of years. Giles tells Julia all about an Opera House in Spain that put on a performance to over 2000 plants as a big thank you to nature, and Julia reveals what her favourite tipple is. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2020

57 min 31 sec

In this weeks episode Julia tells Giles about an incident in Austria, where a man was fined for farting with intent and they talk to self confessed brain nerd and specialist leader in education, Andrew Wright about his company Action Your Potential which helps parents, teachers and schools to transform children's life chances through various strategies that work with what Andrew calls the grain of the brain and can help young people develop into 'Neuro Ninjas' and promote well-being for all. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2020

59 min 51 sec

In this weeks episode Julia tells Giles about a dangerous plant that can turn you into a ‘beserker’ and the pair talk to psychiatrist and author Sue Stuart-Smith, a passionate amateur gardener who has explored the healing power of gardens, plants and nature. The Well Gardened Mind is a fascinating book that delves into the positive impact of ‘green therapy’ on our mental health and explores how certain garden environments can aid therapy for conditions like autism and PTSD See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2020

53 min 22 sec

In this week's pod, Giles and Julia discuss how cats are behind the worldwide exercise phenomenon Pilates, and this week's guest is mouth artist Henry Frazer who became a tetraplegic at the age of 17.  Unable to move from the shoulders down after a freak accident when he was on holiday at just 17 years of age, Henry who had been a competitive young sportsman, has turned that competitive spirit to his advantage and set himself tiny goals to move forward in his life. With the support of his loving family, he’s become an accomplished artist and has just completed his second book – The Power in You. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2020

55 min 14 sec

Julia and Giles learn about Ayurveda, the science of living well, with Mauli founder Anita Kaushal. Anita and her husband Bittu enjoyed careers in creative consulting and skincare distribution until the death of their daughter at just twelve years old led them on a pilgrimage to their motherland, India. There they re-discovered the healing power of India's natural herbs and holistic traditions and went on to create the Mauli range of wellbeing products.In this episode, Anita explains how that event changed their lives, why brushing your tongue every day should be a vital part of maintaining your physical and emotional wellbeing, and much more. Plus, Bittu gives Julia and Giles an impromptu breathing technique class. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2020

1 hr 3 min

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Jun 2020

57 min 57 sec

Just how do you stay positive during lockdown? Julia and Giles talk about how they're dealing with everything in these unfamiliar and troubling times, and share some inspiring stories of other people and their coping mechanisms. Also, how can understanding the concept of 'The Three Brains' help us become healthier and happier, and why does the latest medical science suggest that our gut health is linked to our mental health? Plus, a very important question: are you a good person?Follow Julia on Twitter @JuliaBradburyFollow Giles on Twitter @eliistender10 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2020

36 min 13 sec

In this first episode Julia and Giles talk about why they wanted to start A Little Bit of Positive and have a chat with Iceland's managing director Richard Walker. Iceland is one of the most successful food retailers in the UK with nearly 1,000 stores across the country and a turnover of more than £150m, but Richard is surprisingly down to earth and ethical. He cares about the planet, he’s passionate about taking action against plastic pollution and palm oil, and he cares about the communities that his shops serve. He also believes there's an opportunity for businesses and the government to push for a green economic recovery post-coronavirus, and he loves to surf and escape in the great outdoors.Follow Richard Walker on Twitter @icelandrichardFollow Julia on Twitter @JuliaBradburyFollow Giles on Twitter @eliistender10 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2020

58 min 24 sec

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May 2020

1 min 29 sec