Smartphone and Santa — How to Avoid Social Media Gorging This Christmas – Finding Your Right Mind — with Vanessa Potter
A podcast for the curious.
In 2012 my life was ticking along just fine. It wasn’t perfect, but I had a successful career, a loving family and I’d just taken time out to set up a new business and hang out with my children. Unfortunately fate had other plans for me. A mystery illness hit me like a freight train, leaving me blind, paralysed and reeling.
The year it took for my sight to return changed my life. I started to ask questions, to investigate the way I perceived and understood the world. Fast forward eight years and that curiosity has sparked numerous collaborations with Cambridge neuroscientists, a new scientific network, a book and a TEDx talk. It didn’t end there either. I have continued to ask questions and this podcast will take a deep dive into some of the ways I think, sense and understanding the world in the hope that it offers a light in these strange, dark times.
Who am I?
I am a curious, self-experimenting author whose life mission is to lift the lid of my own consciousness and to find out WHY my life continually plays out in the way it does. I want to have ‘those’ conversations that simmer underneath the conversations we are actually having. Things like how I constantly push my wellbeing aside ALL the time, how hard it can be to maintain a meditation practice and what it’s really like to try self-compassion or self-hypnosis — and what I learnt about myself when I tried.
I’ll look at what happens when meditation is challenging and how it can sometimes nudge up again trauma. I’ll ask why my inner critic needs a name (and an outfit) and how perfectionism is the worse aspiration I can have. Join me on my mission to find practical ways to seek that elusive ‘balance’ and make our lives flow just a little smoother.
Want to be a guest?
Got a burning question about meditation, the mind or what makes you tick? Or got some interesting research to share? Get in touch.