Posts by Kelly

123: Checking in with Carly

This is the second of our special episodes of Straight and Curly, one where Kelly was keen to shift the focus from the sadness of losing her husband Anthony to the joy she felt for Carly in welcoming baby Harriet into the world and also moving to the country. As with the previous episode, Kelly…

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122: Checking in with Kelly

This is the first of two special episodes of Straight and Curly. As many of you know, Kelly tragically lost her beloved husband Anthony in a freak accident in January. In this raw and vulnerable conversation, Carly draws on questions from listeners in the Straight and Curly Facebook group to check in with Kel to…

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121: 2018 Year in Review

It’s the last episode of 2018 for Kelly and Carly. We’ll be back in 2019 with more life improvement hacks. For today, we’re talking about the year that was 2018. Topics covered: What worked What didn’t work Things we wished we spent less time on Intentions for 2019 Have a beautiful and safe holiday season…

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120: The Social Impact of Self Improvement

If you’re listening to this podcast you’re most probably into self-improvement right? But have you ever thought about the social impact your new health/productivity/exercise routine is having on your social life? This week Kelly and Carly explore the potentially negative aspects of self-improvement. Topics included:  How to cope when it feels like you’re losing people…

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119: How To Live a Meaningful Life

This is a topic that pops up often and it’s such a broad topic, it’s difficult to condense into a single podcast episode. That’s not going to stop us trying though! This week we’re focusing on the Martin Seligman (considered the father of Positive Psychology) theory of ‘meaning’. He believes meaning has three aspects. Belonging…

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118: The Science of Happiness

Happiness is an elusive beast and the concept of it comes up quite often for our listeners. S&C fans know that we love to research the science behind everything so this week’s episode is about the science behind happiness. Topics discussed: The Golden Triangle Of Happiness Theory The Desire Theory The Proximity Triangle Theory The…

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117: How To Set Strong Boundaries

Boundary-setting is something that comes up for discussion again and again so we thought it was really time we did an episode on it! Topics discussed: Time boundaries Emotional boundaries Respecting other people’s boundaries Behavioural boundaries LISTEN IN

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116: How To Set a Baseline Health Routine

In episode 110 we discussed The Four Burners Theory and how neither of us need to concentrate on our health burner too much because we’ve both spent time establishing solid routines that mean our health doesn’t need much attention. We got a lot of feedback from that episode asking about HOW to set a good…

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115: The Power of When

Kelly and Carly are kicking it old school this week with a throwback to their roots. Testing out at a popular self-improvement hack. Almost… this week we talk about circadian rhythms, The Power of When and if there’s really such a thing as ‘morning’ and ‘night’ people. Topics discussed: Which animal are you? Lions are…

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114: Publishing Books, Writing Courses and Getting a Job in Writing

Fun fact: As well as being self-improvement junkies, Kelly and Carly are both self-employed writers so it was about time they did a podcast on the things professional writers get asked all the time… Topics covered: How much does it cost to publish a book? Are writing courses worth the money? How do get writing…

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113: Finding Your Passion

The concept of finding your passion can feel a little a little trite. What even is a passion? Do you need one? Can you have several? What counts as a passion? Does it have to be something considered intelligent like ancient history or archaeology? Or can true crime or collecting Beanie Babies be seen as…

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112: Ask Us Anything

It’s the end of the current season and since we’ve not done an ‘Ask Us Anything’ episode for a while, we thought this was as good a time as any! In this week’s ep we answer questions like: How do you quit something without feeling like a total failure? When did something start out badly…

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111: The Lost Art Of Going Backwards

Inspired by a great article from Felicia – creator of The Craft Sessions, this week Kelly and Carly discuss why we’re all so afraid of going backwards. Re-starting a project, re-painting a wall, driving back home to get something we forgot. Topics discussed: The lost art of going backwards Is going backwards seen as being pedantic?…

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110: The Four Burners Theory

Have you heard of The Four Burners Theory? It a kind of a slightly more developed scaremongering theory, encouraging people not to multi-task but on a grander scale than say trying to do your taxes and chat on Facebook at the same time. Here’s the basic concept. You need to imagine that your life is a…

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109: Making Friends As An Adult

If you’ve found yourself at a loss for the last couple of Saturday nights and you’re keen to get a crew of new adult friends, here are a few tips to get you on the road to rocking Saturday nights… or sensible Sunday afternoons if that’s more your style. Topics covered include: Is it harder…

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