The transformational power of community artwork
Midlife Illuminated

The transformational power of community

  • S1E22
  • 1:09:31
  • July 20th 2020

The last episode in the first series of Wellness Unwrapped is a golden, heart-warming (and often hilarious) chat with one of the most straight-talking women I’ve ever met – the fabulously relatable Lynda Sackett. 

Lynda lays bare her struggles with her husband after his heart attack; her battle with depression and anxiety; and her reliance on alcohol to numb feelings she didn’t want to feel. 

Her story of “getting her mojo back” is utterly inspiring - and a testament to the healing power of being part of a compassionate, non-judgemental group, where we feel heard and understood and can be completely ourselves.

The transformation to our health that flows from being in a supportive community is astonishing. I challenge anyone to listen to this conversation and not come away feeling that empowering people to get healthy in groups is the quickest and most effective way for us to recover our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. As Lynda says: “Something magic happened in the group.”

Here’s the video I made with Dr Aseem Malhotra, author of The Pioppi Diet, on Lynda saving her husband, Mike, after his heart attack:

You can watch this conversation with Lynda here:

You can find out more about group coaching here:

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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.