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The Heavy Mental Podcast

A weekly Health, Fitness and Mental Health podcast
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In this special episode, I speak with a mate of mine, Aimee Hill.At the end of last year, when Aimee was 6 months pregnant, she went into a local optician for what was supposed to be a routine eye test.During the examination however, the optici
This episode's theme is LISTENING TO YOUR BODY.I (Rhys) talk about a recent experience which reminded me about the importance of listening to my body, while Leila shares her theory that we human beings were engineered by aliens who created us b
It’s Rhys here, and in this additional mid-week episode, I chat with special guest, musician, Kris Dawson.You might know Kris as one of the guitar players in banging British metalcore outfit, Bury Tomorrow, but did you know that he’s actually a
Episode NotesThis week’s theme is THE ROAD TO PARENTHOOD.First off, TW on this one for baby loss and miscarriage. Another thing to note is that I (Rhys) am flat as a pancake in this episode — not really selling it well, am I? Leila's must have
This week’s theme is FEAR.I talk about where my fear of small spaces started after being trapped in a tardis made of UPVC doors in B&Q as a kid and we discover that Leila takes pleasure in a lot of the things that others find fearful (she's a s
This week’s theme is SELF-AWARENESS.This is a topic that's come up so many times during our Sunday morning chats, we thought it's about time we made an episode about it. We think it's the foundation for starting any personal development journey
In this mid-week episode, I (Rhys) chat with artist Russ Morland, who goes by the name, Lurk (@lurklovesyou on Instagram) — all of Russ' links can be found here. Russ is based on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada, and with his art, he creates weir
This week’s theme is BODY IMAGE.Leila talks about her experiences being a tall kid and I (Rhys) chat about how I thought the only way to become happy within my body was to strive to become a Marvel superhero...During the episode, we chat about:
In this episode, Rhys speaks with musician and lecturer, Dan Stevenson.You might know Dan as one of the guitar players in Scottish mathcore band, Frontierer.Frontierer are known for their heavy, erratic and aggressive form of technical metal. H
This week’s theme is MANIFESTATION.Is it a load of crap or is there some actual truth to it?Leila talks about manifesting a canary in a cage and Rhys talks about manifesting…ill health due to health anxiety.During the episode, we chat about: Ou
So, we’ve been off for a few weeks on one of our impromptu, bi-annual pod breaks due to one/both of us having a breakdown…Therefore, this week’s aptly appointed theme is:THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL(Sounds very eerie and ominous, doesn’t it!?)DAR
This week’s theme is all about: SELF-SABOTAGE.(Did you think of the song by The Beastie Boys?)During the episode, we chat about: What self-sabotage is.How to know if you might be self-sabotaging.Why we might self-sabotage ourselves.Lesser forms
This week’s theme is all about: IDENTITY.In this episode, we chat about: The meaning of identity and how it is shaped.Our own perceived sense of identity and what that means to us.How social media has an effect on identity and how we can have m
This week’s theme is all about: SELF-LIMITING BELIEFS — we also cover a bit of IMPOSTER SYNDROME.We chat about our experiences with our own self-limiting beliefs: how they’ve held us back, where they came from and how we’ve tried to overcome th
This week’s theme is all about: BREAKUPS.We’ve all been through one and no doubt every time, forget how much they can really suck!We both talk about experiences with breakups in the past. How it felt and what we did in order to piece our lives
This week’s theme is all about: BOUNDARIES. We talk about why boundaries are so important for our mental health and the different types of boundaries there are: physical, mental, emotional, time, material etc.We talk about how you are the custo
This week’s theme is all about: PETS. Specifically, how having a pet affects your mental health.Both Leila and I have had dogs in the past and those of you who’ve followed a little while will know that we recently rescued a dog from Romania. A
This week’s theme is all about: CHANGING YOUR MIND.We discuss all the times we've both changed our mind throughout the years, in our choice of work and personal lives. Both Leila and I have had many different careers and identities, until we've
This week’s theme is: MUSIC and MENTAL HEALTH.We discuss how important music was in both in our teenage years and as we grew up — for Leila, it was Blink-182 and for me, probably Linkin Park. We talk about the records we loved and how they shap
This week’s theme is: WORKING WITH OTHERS and COLLABORATION.We discuss how best to work with others, whether that be at your job, in your relationship or even, a collaborative creative project — such as a mental health podcast…We talk about our
In this episode all about ACCEPTANCE, we talk about our own experiences with struggling to accept things and how in doing so, we were able to ease our mental (and physical) suffering.Thematically, we discuss:Decisions, baby loss, what if scenar
The theme of this episode — as the name suggests — is: NEW YEAR. Leila and I are feeling a little sluggish and unmotivated after Christmas, but we wanted to touch base with you and have a little chat. It’s that weird limbo week before norm
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