The BALANCE podcast

Welcome to the BALANCE podcast, from the team behind the award-winning wellness and lifestyle media brand, BALANCE. In each episode, we chat with luminaries from entertainment, wellness, sport, business and beyond about how to optimise health, happin...

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  • 152. Episode 152: Francesca Specter on enjoying time alone

    Francesca Specter is a journalist and author of 'Alonement: How to be Alone and Absolutely Own it'. She came up with the concept of alonement, which essentially means spending time alone and actually enjoying it - which is a something a lot of us find difficult! In this episode, Francesca discusses how she deals with loneliness, how she's come to enjoy time alone, and whether the nerves of eating out alone ever *really* go away.Francesca Specter: chezspecterAlonement: How to be Alone and Absolutely Own itAlonement podcastPodcast host: molly.raycraft

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  • 151. Episode 151: Eliza Butterworth on health away from home

    Eliza Butterworth has been playing Lady Aelswith in The Last Kingdom since she was 21-years-old. After eight years, the series is finally coming to an end and she's now leaving the character behind. In this episode, Eliza discusses what's next, how she deals with rejection in her career, and how she maintains her health and wellbeing while working internationally.Eliza Butterworth: elizabutterworthPodcast host: molly.raycraft
  • 150. Episode 150: Martins Imhangbe on boxing and Bridgerton

    Martins Imhangbe has been on the acting scene since he left school, but Bridgerton was his first TV experience. His role as bare-knuckle boxer, Will Mondrich, put him in the spotlight. In this episode, Martins explains how he's staying grounded, why he's taking on a plant-based diet, and whether he'd step into the boxing ring in real life.Martins Imhangbe: martins_imhangbe_Podcast host: molly.raycraft
  • 149. Episode 149: International Women's Day Special

    In this special International Women's Day episode, we speak to Jess Joy, co-founder of I Am Paying Attention, Cherrelle Skeete, actress and co-founder of Blacktress, and Stephanie Daniels, a menopause coach. They share their insights on three overlooked areas of gender equality (ADHD/Autism diagnoses, being black and female/non-binary, and menopause in the workplace) and what more can be done to #BreakTheBias.I Am Paying Attention: recommended by Cherrelle: Bell Hooks, Audre Lourd, Alice WalkerStefanie Daniels, menopause coach: book recommended by Stefanie: The Hormone Cure, Dr. Sara GottfriedPodcast host: @molly.raycraft
  • 148. Episode 148: Ella Henderson on overcoming anxiety

    It’s been eight years since Ella Henderson released her debut album ‘Chapter One’, after appearing on The X-Factor. Since then, she’s suffered from anxiety attacks, focused on her wellbeing, and found love. In this episode, Ella shares how she manages her anxiety, what life is like living in a church, and how she’s used her experiences of mental health to produce her new album: ‘Everything I Didn’t Say’.The book Ella recommends: 'Lost Connections' by Johann Hari
  • 147. Episode 147: Lilly Sabri the physio turned fitness influencer with a 3 million plus following

    In this episode we talk about the reality of being a rising star in the world of fitness influencing, and hear how Lily turned 30,000 followers to 3 million in lockdown. A woman driven by passion, Lily’s cookery books are inspired by the Mediterranean. Lily has kept a balanced life through practising what she preaches, hard work and a great relationship.Join 3.22 million other users and follow Lily on You tube and check out The Anti-Inflammatory & Immunity Boosting Cookbook.
  • 146. Episode 146: Mark Livings, founder and brains behind Lyre’s a tasteful range of booze-free spirits

    Mark Livings is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and brains behind a wonderful new range of alcohol-free spirits. He talks candidly about burnout, business and of course healthier drinking choices.To find out more about Lyre's and their free mixology classes, visit and follow them on Facebook and Instagram