The story of how I fell apart artwork
Wellness Unwrapped

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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Wellness Unwrapped

Welcome to Wellness Unwrapped! I’m Suzy Glaskie, Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and founder of Peppermint Wellness. 

My aim with this podcast is to lift the lid on the bewildering topic of wellness. I’ll be sharing straight-talking conversations with inspirational people, many of whom have personally helped and inspired me to feel better. I’m on a mission to share real-life, accessible ways for even the busiest of people to improve their well-being.

I hope that this podcast empowers you to unwrap more of your own wellness, so that you can reclaim your energy - and flourish.