The story of how I fell apart artwork
Midlife Illuminated

The story of how I fell apart

  • S3E53
  • 1:09:27
  • December 27th 2021

Many people assume that I've always been an upbeat health coach with a picture-perfect, healthy lifestyle. But that is very, very far from the truth and I really feel it's important for my listeners to know that I have previously sunk very low.

In this special, end-of-year episode, I swop roles and am interviewed by my friend Kate Moryoussef. Kate first met me when I was an overstretched mother of two very young children and was managing a small PR consultancy which somehow grew into a very large, all-consuming business.

In our deeply frank conversation, I share what state I was in 10 years ago and 20 years ago - two extremely challenging points in my life. I am brutally honest in this episode and share some things I haven't previously talked about in public.

You'll hear me talk about spending a year in a toxic work environment that left me ill, underweight and traumatised; my guilt at not being there for my children when they needed me; my PTSD following 9/11; my spiralling grief when my Dad passed away; and making a radical decision that transformed not only my health but the whole course of my life.

You can also find a video version of this conversation here:

I really hope that listening to my story helps you to have a fresh perspective on your own past - and, even more importantly, your future.

Do let me know what you think. You can connect with me by joining my Wellness Unwrapped community - a welcoming Facebook group where we share thoughts, tips and inspiration.

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Midlife Illuminated

Welcome to Midlife Illuminated!

I’m Suzy Glaskie, Functional Medicine Health Coach and founder of Peppermint Wellness.

I've learnt the hard way how to thrive in midlife. And now I'm looking forward to sharing what I've learnt with you.

I hope that this podcast helps you to rediscover your own light - and start to shine.