Why we need more joy...and how to get it! artwork
Wellness Unwrapped

Why we need more joy...and how to get it!

  • S1E4
  • 48:57
  • March 16th 2020

I think we can all agree that the topic of health can get a bit, well, heavy.  

Amidst all the advice on diet and exercise, we tend to overlook the role that daily doses of joy play in our health and wellbeing.

That's why I'm delighted to chat to my friend and mentor Gillian Elizabeth. We talk about easy, low-cost and practical ways that we can inject a bit more joy and fun into our daily lives.

Gillian has led a very colourful life...and she considers all the ups and downs as work in progress towards her "PhD in life experiences". She combines this with her nursing, grief and loss counselling, coaching, mentoring, art therapy, reiki and celebrant qualifications. 

Gillian has developed her business Emotional Prospects to offer personal development for children, men and families in a very creative way - either on a one-to-one basis, in a family group or in the workplace.

You can contact Gillian at: http://emotionalprospects.co.uk/

You can contact me at: https://peppermintwellness.co.uk/

We talk about creativity in this episode - and a massive inspiration for me in tapping into my own creativity has been In The Moment Magazine, which I also write for regularly. In The Moment Magazine has its own wonderful podcast that I highly recommend (it's just scooped an award for health and wellness podcast of the year!). I've recorded a couple of episodes for them: one is on achieving calm through creativity and the other is on listening to your body. You can find these and many other great episodes with inspiring guests here:


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.