The Meaningful Life with Andrew G. Marshall

By Andrew G. Marshall

Hello, I am a marital therapist, communications trainer and author. I have thirty-five years helping couples and individuals make better relationships. I have written twenty-plus self-help books which include the international best-sellers ‘I love you but I’m not in love with you’ and ‘How can I ever trust you again?’ My books have been translated into twenty languages. I trained with RELATE the UK’s largest counselling charity. Perhaps it has been turning sixty but I have become interested in spiritual as well as psychological questions. Who am I? What are my values – as opposed to my parents, my teachers and the wider society? What makes my life meaningful? What do I believe about life, the universe and everything? Although my clients might come to me because of destructive arguments, falling out of love and infidelity, they are also interested in having more meaningful relationships and a more meaningful life. So what is the meaningful life? Why do we so easily lose our way and get lost in depression, anxiety, doubt, addictions and obsessions: the swamplands of the soul? One thing I know for sure is that there is not one answer. Each of us has to find out for ourselves what makes our life meaningful. But we can learn from each other, share our experiences of how to navigate the journey, how to endure and learn from the swamp, and finally how to find solid ground. I have decided to use my original training in radio and journalism to interview witnesses for what makes life meaningful. Each week, I invite someone who is a therapist, academic, self-help coach or who has an enlightening personal story to share their knowledge or experiences. I hope our discussions will help you discover what makes your life meaningful and find more purpose and contentment.

  1. 1.
    Ep.54 Viv Groskop: How to be Heard, Really Heard
  2. 2.
    Ep.53 Graham Johnston & Matt Wotton: Good Boundaries: The Foundation of Happy Relationships
  3. 3.
    Ep.52 Tracy McCubbin: Identifying Blocks to Letting Go: How to Declutter Your Life
  4. 4.
    Ep.51 Robert Hopcke: Synchronicity: Meaningful Coincidences, How to Spot and Use Them To Grow
  5. 5.
    Ep.50 Dr James Hollis: How to Be Resilient
  6. 6.
    Ep.49 Dr. Warren Farrell: The Boy Crisis: How to Help Your Son Flourish
  7. 7.
    Ep.48 Oliver Russell: How a Near Death Experience Changed My Life
  8. 8.
    Ep.47 Dr. Linda Berman: Seven Ways To Become Your Authentic Self
  1. 9.
    Ep.46 Fran Bushe: How I Stopped Thinking My Body Was Broken (and Dealt With Vaginismus)
  2. 10.
    Ep.45 Kate Daigle: Have a Heathier Relationship with Food
  3. 11.
    Ep.44 Pippa Evans: Harnessing the Power of Yes and No
  4. 12.
    Ep.43 Eddie and Teri Capparucci: Betrayal & Sex Addiction - The Road to Recovery Runs Through Your Childhood
  5. 13.
    Ep.42 Giles Paley-Phillips: How To Pick Yourself Up When Things Go Wrong
  6. 14.
    Ep.41 Venus O'Hara: Spiritual Sex
  7. 15.
    Ep.40 Josh Cohen: How to Live: What You Can Learn From Your Favourite Literary Character
  8. 16.
    Ep.39 Isabel Losada: How to Bring Joy Into Your Life AND Save the Planet
  9. 17.
    Ep.38 Eleanor Mills: How to Re-Invent Yourself at 50 (Or Any Age)
  10. 18.
    Ep.37 Kate Lucey: Depression - What Worked for Me
  11. 19.
    Ep.36 Claire Thomson: Food and How it Makes Life Meaningful
  12. 20.
    Ep.35 Richard Paterson: No More Overthinking
  13. 21.
    Ep.34 Kate Moyle: Improving Your Body Image & Your Love Life
  14. 22.
    Ep.33 Tara Blair-Ball: Attachment Theory and How to Have Better Connections
  15. 23.
    Ep.32 Elaine Dundon: Stop Being a Prisoner of Your Thoughts
  16. 24.
    Ep.31 Hannah Martin: How To Believe in Yourself and Start Your Own Business
  17. 25.
    Ep.30 Dr. Kathryn Mannix: What You've Been Told About Death Might Be Wrong
  18. 26.
    Ep.29 Henry Emmons - Bring More Calm and Joy Into Your Life
  19. 27.
    Ep.28 John Poehler on Bipolar: How a Daily Plan Can Improve Your Mental Health
  20. 28.
    Ep.27 Philippa Perry - What You Wish Your Parents Knew and What Your Children Hope You Learn
  21. 29.
    Ep26. Michael & Christy - Facing Infertility and finally celebrating the birth of our baby
  22. 30.
    Ep25. Lisa Marchiano - Being a Mother: A journey of self-discovery
  23. 31.
    Ep24. Angus Barge - Getting it up: What every man and woman needs to know
  24. 32.
    Ep23. Terry Gaspard - Daughters of Divorce: the long-term impact of a marital breakdown
  25. 33.
    Ep.22 Tom Vanderbilt - The Beginners Mind: How to get out of a rut
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    Ep21. Philip Carr-Gomm - Stop Living the Provisional Life and Start Creating an Authentic One.
  27. 35.
    Ep20. Fenella Hansen - Dealing with Trauma
  28. 36.
    Ep19. Caroline Madden - Infidelity: How to Rebuild Trust
  29. 37.
    Ep18. Dena Justice - Why Women Burn Out and How to Recover
  30. 38.
    Ep17. Slave Phil - Master Slave Lifestyle
  31. 39.
    Ep16. Chester Elton - How gratitude could revolutionise your life
  32. 40.
    Ep15. Richard Lang - Seeing who you really are
  33. 41.
    Ep14. Itoro Bassey - Healing the Mother / Daughter Wound
  34. 42.
    Ep13. Ten Things I Learnt in 2020
  35. 43.
    Ep12. Nathanael Garrett Novosel - The Meaning of Life is Growth
  36. 44.
    Ep11. Martina Schneider - Spiritual Therapy
  37. 45.
    Ep10. Joe Horton - Men, Fathers and meaning
  38. 46.
    Ep9. Rachel Weiss - Menopause
  39. 47.
    Ep8. Tim Dowling - Can cynicism improve your life?
  40. 48.
    Ep7. Charlotte Fielder - Dogs and Volunteering, and how they change your life
  41. 49.
    Ep6. Anita Cleare - Be a positive parent
  42. 50.
    Ep5. Susie Kahlich - Self Defence and Surviving violent crime

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