This Sustainable Life: Untethered
17. Change Your Plate and Fill Your Cup with Michelle Parry - Part 2
This is the follow up to Episode 13. Rewild Yourself with Environmental Entrepreneur Michelle Parry In this episode we find out how Michelle did with her challenge of eating seasonally and avoiding the big supermarkets. Did she manage to overcome the temptation of the Aldi mystery middle aisles? Will she keep it up now the challenge is over?Episode highlights:A cauliflower surpriseA feasting philosophyCooking creativity comes from constraintsHow to fill your cupCommunity spirit versus cold supermarket aislesThe TV show that opened up my mind about the carbon footprint of foodHow to connect with nature without even leaving your house Don't forget to follow Michelle on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/therewildingcommunity/- for your daily dose of nature inspiration! And check out her sitethe-rewilding.comfor event envy, wild blogs and the gorgeous gift and experience boxes she curatesAnd while you're at it, come on over and say hello to me! I'd love to hear from you. Have you been inspired to try eating more seasonally and locally? And tell me, what is your best cauliflower recipe! Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/TSLUntetheredInstagram -https://www.instagram.com/alison.untethered/Twitter -https://twitter.com/AliUntethered**** Music on this episode: *****Show Me The Way by Vendredihttps://soundcloud.com/vendrediduoCreative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Libraryhttps://youtu.be/ZcAiMZtYrv8
16. Reducing Procrastination One Teaspoon of CO2 at a Time With Alex Love - Part 2
This is the follow up to Episode 12."Don't get bitter, get better!" Developing Emotional Superpowers with Comedian Alex Love. In this episode, we find out how Alex did with his challenge of turning off mobile data between 10 am-3 pm. What happened when he wasn’t able to procrastinate on his phone? Will he keep up the challenge now it is over?We also dive deeper into stand-up comedy, and I learn some fun facts about giant squid. And don’t worry, you will find out how those two sentences are related!Episode highlightsThe carbon impact of sending a textSelf-diagnosing tech OCDThe story of the lawnmowerCommunity brewsHow to be a sustainable drinkerSurprising revelations about stand up comedyWhat does a giant squid and doughnut have in commonHow giant squids changed Alex’s lifeYour new favourite stand up comedian?Make sure to follow Alex on social media for more comedy, and probably more squid - https://twitter.com/thisalexloveAnd read his blog (but don’t comment!) - https://www.alexlove.co.uk/And don't forget to come on over and say hi to me and let me know your thoughts about the episode. Have you been inspired to turn off your mobile data? And tell me your favourite animal fact!Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TSLUntetheredInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/alison.untethered/Twitter - https://twitter.com/AliUntethered**** Music on this episode: *****Show Me The Way by Vendredi https://soundcloud.com/vendrediduoCreative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/ZcAiMZtYrv8
15. Welcome To The Jungle with Gingie Snap - Part 2
This is the follow up to Episode 6. You Are a Sexy B!tch - Assertive Body Confidence with Gingie Snap. In this episode, we find out how Jess did with her challenge...spoiler alert, she is a Jungle Queen now! Jess explains how the positive effects of the challenge are extending beyond the gorgeous greenery on her windowsill to actually influencing how she is spending her time, and spending time with herself. We also dive deeper into body confidence, self-esteem and setting boundaries for yourself and others.Episode HighlightsThe joy of plants - learning, growing, caring for and naming natureMaking a commitment to yourself to do things that nourish youWhat happens when you untether yourself from your phoneSetting boundaries and becoming less accessibleHow to give a complimentWhat should you work on to improve your body confidence instead of diet and exerciseWhy you should talk to yourself, out loudOne thing you should use your phone for every day to help grow your confidence and motivation The grey area between "me and my body" and "we and our bodies"Make sure you follow Jess to saturate your social feed with more body positivity on:InstagramFacebookYouTubeThe Inversion Pole Fitness Studio WebsiteAnd don't forget to come on over and say hi to me and let me know your thoughts about the episode. And of course your best/rudest/most hilarious plant names!Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/TSLUntetheredInstagram -https://www.instagram.com/alison.untethered/Twitter -https://twitter.com/AliUntetheredMusic on this episode:Show Me The Way by Vendredi https://soundcloud.com/vendrediduoCreative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/ZcAiMZtYrv8
14. How To Achieve Your Goals When Wanting More Feels Like Too Much
This is a follow-up episode to Episode 11. The Weirdest Game I Ever Played - My Year in Review where I shared the highs and lows of my 2020 and started looking towards what I wanted from 2021. I wasn't ready to set or commit to any goals then and to be honest, I'm still not ready now! But I have set a direction of travel and I've tried and tested a solution that so far appears to be effective in that I can stick to it, and it still moves me forwards. This is not your standard goal-setting or New Year's resolutions, this is a new approach to goal achievement in 2021.Episode highlights:The problem with just being grateful - (Listen to this episode from Brene Brown)This Sustainable Life family - check us out (and our daddy bird) here!The antidote to feeling lazy and/or scared about not doing what you want to doHow to get over the (lockdown) bleurgh and inertiaHow to make yourself feel amazing in just 5 minutesHow to keep the promises you make to yourselfHow to change your future I'd love to hear your thoughts about this episode. Has it inspired you to set any daily habits? What are you working on this year and what methods do you use to keep yourself on track?Come say hello to me on social media:Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/TSLUntetheredInstagram -https://www.instagram.com/alison.untethered/Twitter -https://twitter.com/AliUntethered
13. Rewild Yourself with Environmental Entrepreneur Michelle Parry - Part 1
Michelle Parry is an environmental enthusiast, entrepreneur and founder of The Rewilding in Morecambe Bay, Lancashire which hosts retreats and events inspired by nature and human connection. She is also a dairy farmer and passionate about sustainable farming practices. After living in big cities for many years and becoming increasingly stressed and overwhelmed, she made the decision to move back to her countryside roots to reconnect to nature and pursue a more intentional, holistic lifestyle in line with her values. She rewilded herself and is on a mission to help you do the same.Episode highlights:Why we are more like trees than we thinkHow technology distracts us from what is importantThe joy of dogsThe problem of "zoom fatigue"The joy of learning new skillsWhy it's important to be curiousWhat do you do with 30 tonnes of waste? Everyday?!What should you know about farming?An abundance of practical tips and ideas to help you rewild yourselfMichelle's top wild books: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben and Wilding by Isabella TreeAnd of course, Michelle sets her personal environmental challenge in line with her valuesI'd love to hear what you thought of the episode. Are you feeling a bit too domesticated and unbalanced at the moment? What are you going to do to rewild yourself?Don't forget to follow Michelle on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/therewildingcommunity/ - for your daily dose of nature and tree inspiration! And check out her site the-rewilding.com for event envy, wild blogs and the gorgeous gift and experience boxes she curates.And while you're at it, come on over and say hello to me! I'd love to hear from you.Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TSLUntetheredInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/alison.untethered/Twitter - https://twitter.com/AliUntethered
12. "Don't get bitter, get better!" Developing Emotional Superpowers with Comedian Alex Love - Part 1
Alex Love is a stand-up comedian, freelance writer and serial blogger. He has been performing comedy regularly since 2010 and his first solo show, How To Win A Pub Quiz has sold out a number of times at both the Edinburgh Fringe and New Zealand Fringe festivals. He has also been blogging honestly about his journey, his successes, his failures and his bowels(!) since 2011.I wanted to learn how he is able to do what so many of us, myself included, shy away from with regards to public speaking, putting yourself out there to be judged and criticised, getting it wrong, failing in public, and interpersonal confrontation. Alex has written extensively about how he deals with these exact things, so I knew that he would be the perfect guest to help us really dive into how to face negative emotions and figure out how to lessen their power on us so that they don't hold us back from doing what we want to do.Episode highlights:What do you do after hitting rock bottom?Rewiring your brain for positivityWhat to do with the voice in your head that tells you you’re not good enoughWhy you should welcome nerves before putting yourself out thereThe best way to exercise failure demonsHow to deal with deliberate knobheadsBlogging as therapyPhilosophies for lifeWhy make the effort to improve?What do chilli con carne and jokes have in common?How using your phone less can help with climate changeAnd of course, Alex sets his personal environmental challenge in line with his valuesI’d love to hear your thoughts about the episode. Do you feel more empowered to put yourself out there and go for the things you want regardless of whether you succeed or fail? Are there any failures thatyou think you could learn more from?Inspired by Alex’s honesty and desire for continuous improvement I invite you to let me know if there is anything that I can do to be a better podcast host and give you a more enjoyable listening experience.Come on over to my Facebook page or connect with me on Instagram.And don’t forget to follow Alex’s blog and Twitter for more laughs and wisdom.
11. The Weirdest Game I've Ever Played - My Year in Review
Rather than do a standard "my year in review" type episode, I thought I'd mix it up completely and do it in the style of a board game. For the lols. Because honestly, my year has felt like one big hilarious game of snakes-and-ladders-cum-monopoly-cum-charades-cum-I-don't-know-what's-going-on-anymore-pass-me-the-gin-please. And I'm pretty sure if you've been living through the pandemic too then you will know exactly what I'm talking about and can appreciate me poking fun at it all.Thank you for sharing this year with me and I hope we can have more fun and explorations in 2021 and beyond.Alison xxxP.s. Yes, I am really rolling a dice and flapping cards in front of the microphone. Am I taking it too far? Probably.
10. A Christmas Conversation with Joshua Spodek
Seeing as it’s the most wonderful time of the year, I have a special bonus festive episode for you! This one doesn’t follow my usual podcast interview or solo format, instead, it is more of a relaxed conversation with my friend Joshua Spodek. Some of you may remember Josh from episodes 1 and 2 of this podcast where we talked about adventure and how constraints don't have to constrain you - highly recommend you listen to episode one here and two here - but for those who don't know Josh he is a speaker, author, podcaster, professor, sustainability role model and all-round interesting dude.Because it is the season for giving, we talk about STUFF. Buying gifts, receiving gifts and getting rid of things that you have once upon a time bought and enjoyed but now can’t wait to get it out of your house! We discuss the emotions underlying consumption, how Buddha could have been more enlightened and what you can give Josh if you are ever invited to a dinner party at his house.If you are interested in how you can have a meaningful, joyful and sustainable Christmas, then you will love this episode. After you’ve listened, come on over to my Facebook page to say hello, I’d love to hear your thoughts and if you enjoyed the different conversational style format.Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all. Wishing you a wonderful break and a fantastic time with loved ones.
9. Calling versus Comfort Zone with Neil Mclatchie - Part 2
This is Part 2 of the conversation with Neil Mclatchie (you can listen to Part 1 here) where we find out how he got on with his challenge. Did he manage to use re-usable coffee cups for a month, and what did he learn in the process?We also talk about another massive personal transformation that Neil is currently going through regarding his career and identity as a Psychologist. Indeed, it is time for the experimenter to experiment on himself! Highlights in this episode:What should you say to people who tell you that one person can't make a difference to the environment?The 8/10 Starbucks coffee alternativeThe hidden maths of ecological alternatives plastic straws versus metal strawsHow to double your environmental impactThe plastic documentaries that opened our eyes - The Story of Plastic and The War on Plastic Autopilot versus memento moriWhat it takes to truly embody a philosophyBreaking out of the mould of your identityHow other people's perceptions can keep you stuckI'd love to hear what you thought about this episode. Come on over tomy new Facebook pageto say hi! Let me know what resonated with you and if you will do anything differently. And I cannot wait to come back to you in a few months with the answer to the question; "if no one has done does that mean it's a dumb thing to do?!"