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Life insight for those wanting to create personal brands they're proud of! A podcast looking at what it means to be human, and how we can live more fully in our diverse, hectic lives today. For the innately curious, the hard-workers, the optimists, and the keen explorers of ‘self’ and the world around them. Watch my Guru Moment videos on Instagram: @a_blanx. All chit chat & requests to:
43 Episodes
HAPPY NEW YEAR, LOVES!! 3 words to start: these aren't resolutions. They're 4 important life lessons I've landed on at the ripe age of 28, stemming from this year's loss, love, time alone, job changes, move to Canada, and space from my default patterns and behaviours. Feel free to read it if you prefer at (I've started writing again woo!!) 🥳Share your thoughts and ideas to or IG @a_blanx. Hope you feel uber refreshed this year!
There's levels to this s*t. Literally, three of them: since moving to Canada in April 2019 as a solo, English, female traveler, I explore how I've changed PERSONALLY, how my LIFESTYLE has changed, and how the CULTURE differs to my experience living in London. ALSO, this episode happens to be a lovely way to end the season of BRAND MIND BODY in 2019. Next year, I'll be coming back to unravel what 2020 will bring for us to experience and learn in this chaotic world!! Hit subscribe to be the first know, and remember to be kind to everyone. Have a LOVELY Christmas/Holiday period! _____________ Liked this episode? Please rate & review it on Apple podcasts so I can keep spreading stories and wisdom! 🙏Share your ideas, growth or let me know if you want to get involved by emailing  🙏 Also, here's an episode called 'Getting Through the Pressures of Modern Life,' if you like more practical content debunking adulthood: _____________ 👉Hit me up on IG  👉@a_blanx, for regular travel, creativity & life advice!
S2: Life Realisations at 28

S2: Life Realisations at 28


Hello again, gorgeous people! Here's another open chat about what's been happening, filling up my mind and emotional pockets as of late. November has felt a little heavy and I'm rolling through it, but it's not the most comfortable... Anyone else??! Today I talk about life's pace change at 28 years old, feeling disheartened by a passion project's progress, grasping a new relationship phase alongside past experiences, and one KILLER quote from Eva Longoria (the total babe from Desperate Housewives), that can be applied to all areas of our lives! Enjoy. THIS WEEK, PODCAST CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE 🎈BRAND MIND BODY HAS TURNED 1 & EVERYONE GETS A GIFT! 🎈Download yours now on the SPECIAL BIRTHDAY SITE or JOIN THE CONTEST FOR A BIGGER PRIZE 👉👉 [] Contest ends 30Nov19, unlimited entries!!! ______ Share your thoughts & ideas on IG @a_blanx or email Remember to hit subscribe wherever you listen! 🙏🤝I read and reply to every one. Hope you've not been stung by the November bug!
HIYA, EVERYONE! Welcome to a down-to-earth, yet celebratory episode (two moods in one for ya!). It's an open and honest conversation/mind vomit/a non-defined 20(ish) minutes about what's been going on lately, and what themes and feels are coming with it. I talk: independence vs connection, boredom, inner restlessness, and work light-bulb moments. PLUS, there's some great GREAT news at the end!!  ____ 🎈BRAND MIND BODY BIRTHDAY TIME! 🎈EVERYONE GETS A GIFT! This is to say thank you so so much for tuning in, being a part of it, and shaping BRAND MIND BODY into a thriving  1-year-old (with even more growth & newness to come)! FOR YOUR GIFT & TO JOIN THE CONTEST, HEAD TO THE SPECIAL BIRTHDAY SITE 👉👉 [] Contest ends 30Nov19, unlimited entries!!! As always, share your thoughts/questions in a DM on IG @a_blanx or email Also, hit subscribe wherever you're listening, if you haven't yet. 🙏🤝 Grateful for you!
Whether a friend has lied, a loved one has been deceitful, or someone new isn't who they said they were, this practical guide will help you handle it! Introducing a different, bitesize podcast format on what to do if someone breaks your trust. This turn of events can be an emotional rollercoaster and muddy our thinking. We're likely to be more reactive in the heat of the moment or worse-want to hurt the other person back, but this may be counterintuitive to moving forward together. And then there's the other person; they're likely to be more defensive, victimize themselves or come across aloof-even more of a mindf*ck... Today, I share a personal experience and how (with a year's hindsight on my side), I was able to digest and learn from it, in 4 key stages. __________________ Liked this episode? Hit subscribe and please rate it on Apple podcasts so I can keep spreading stories and wisdom! 🙏Then maybe, who knows, one Sunday afternoon scroll, Oprah will find this and think to herself "Alix is A-Okay!", and invite me over for a coconut mocha. Ahhhhh, dreams. 🙏 Also, here's an episode called 'Getting Through the Pressures of Modern Life,' if you like practical, advice-style content: __________________ 👉Any comments, episode ideas & memes to my IG HQ 👉@a_blanx. I read 'em all! Thanks for tuning in, lovely people!
When is it right to take it to the next level with someone you're dating? When does it feel okay for YOU to sleep with someone new? This is another AMAZING and ENLIGHTENING episode where all of YOU share your ideas, experiences and unique points-of-view! It's so crazy and fab how we all approach this differently, and most of the time, our thoughts are left unsaid. We can learn lots from speaking openly about sex and our values, to discover new ways that could work for us. 💭 In here, we've got those who prefer to wait, those with a five-date-rule, those who lay their cards out on the table on the first meet, and those who share how their mindset towards sex shifts when they're in different countries and cultures. At the end, I share the main learnings, and leave YOU to decide if you might evolve your approach to intimacy. ______ THANKS ONCE AGAIN, TO EVERYONE WHO GOT INVOLVED and your patience with my messages! You've made season 2 much more varied, boosted listenership, and helped me learn A TON!!
IF YOU'VE EVER FELT NOT GOOD ENOUGH, THAT YOU'RE CONSTANTLY COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS OR TRYING TO CHANGE TO FIT IN - STOP AND LISTEN TO THIS. When writing this title, I was deciding between the words 'overcoming, 'conquering,' and 'battling' the pressures of modern life but none of them quite fit... The reason for choosing 'getting through,' was because overall, it's an ongoing process – society changes quicker than your knickers, and the approaches and tools we can use to keep up, are continuously arising too. So here are mine... ____ In this episode, I outline three major influences that shape our upbringing, beliefs of the world and our decisions towards adulthood, including the media, our parents and social institutions. Pulling on my own troubled transition from teens to twenties, I share how I learnt to establish my own value outside of the one prescribed of me by Western society. I came to realize that I was trying to fit in, and abide by, the more favoured human qualities and achievements, such as extroversion, thinness, higher academic grades versus other talents, working until it hurts, obedience, and pursuing only a few career paths. THERE IS NO ONE TRUTH, AND EVERY INDIVIDUAL HAS HUGE VALUE TO OFFER OUTSIDE OF THESE. ____ There isn't a one-size-fits-all solution, but with new awareness and by spending time with ourselves, we can rewire our thinking to become happier again! ____ I HOPE YOU GET HEAPS OF VALUE FROM THIS. If you have any more ideas or thoughts of your own, DM me on IG @a_blanx – I read them all! Please hit subscribe to be alerted of new episodes, and share with a friend if you think it will help them :) Appreciate YOU!
Well aren't you all a bundle of joy!? I asked YOU about your most memorable dating stories and you provided! This is a very UNIQUE episode where your voice notes take the lead. From abroad, to back home in the UK, we've got some awkward one-night stands, some DEAD boring dates, some whirlwind romances and someone lying about Nandos to impress another... I round it off with a conclusion of the modern dating scene in our twenties and thirties. TUNE IN TO FIND OUT. SHOUT OUT TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED and took the time to send them through. You're LIT - Thank you!!!! Leave me a comment/rating on iTunes if you loved this ep. Subscribe on all platforms: Spotify, Google podcasts, Apple podcasts, Stitcher, Acast, Podbean etc. to stay updated with bi-monthly episodes! Want MORE of this type of episode or to join in on the next one? Message me on IG: @a_blanx. I read every one! Peace & (hopefully some more luck in) love. x
THE BIG 4 LETTER WORD gets its moment! What is Love? (baby don't hurt me...).  Is Love a feeling, a verb, a noun? Is it organic or does it require effort? How does Love differ between romantic and non-romantic relationships? Lucy Gutierrez (host of The L Podcast) and I delve into this fascinating subject pulling on pivotal experiences, such as a big break-up and how persistency is NOT the key to success, not having a father figure around, and the importance of understanding how you RECEIVE and GIVE Love across your various relationships.  After talking on commom quotes on Love, including 'Trust is the key,' 'Communication is the key,' Lucy leaves us with this gem- 'Love is a choice and an action.' TUNE IN TO LEARN WHY!! SHE IS SO WISE AND ELOQUENT (but sadly not single - she got back with her ex just before recording this August episode!.#FilmStory).  Find her on IG @lifewithlucero or listen to our other chat on her podcast about key life lessons: _________________ Thanks for listening. Please subscribe, rate and review wherever you can - SHARE THE LOVE!  :D
**Disclaimer: Contains Adult themes and language** What do you get when you mix beer, two Canadian males and a tipsy female antagonist? Juicy insight on DATING!! THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES YET. We chat dating apps and ghosting, how to lie your way out of a bad date, Catfishing, attractive traits in a partner, and major NO-NOs. Matt and Lyle are from BC, Canada - both in their thirties - one single-ish, one less so at the time of recording (Spring 2019) - and were kind enough to let me probe them for goss one Saturday night. Hope you love it!! 🙏 Let me know your thoughts or future episode ideas on IG @a_blanx!! I relish the DMs. Please SHARE with a friend who'd love it & SUBSCRIBE/REVIEW on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google podcasts, Castbox, Stitcher etc. - I'd be UBER grateful! Want more in dating? Listen to the related 2 eps- 'Single, Relationships & Everything In Between' with a polyamorous guy I met in Cape Town, here-
S2: The Episode on Anxiety

S2: The Episode on Anxiety


You guys asked for this one! Anxiety comes in various forms and is triggered by a range of things rooted in the beliefs of an individual. This episode covers info and insight about, what appears to be, a modern phenomenon; what is anxiety? What are the symptoms? How can I manage it or get rid of it? I explore all of these based on my own experiences related to work, the future, relationships (romantic and non-romantic) and health, as well as drawing on some informative sources. There's also some great mental health accounts to follow for encouragement & tips, PLUS how one London school is going above and beyond to boost the mental health of children! HOPE YOU'RE ALL DOING WELL! _______________ Please leave a review or rate me on Apple podcasts if you loved this episode! 🙏 You can also subscribe on Google podcasts, Spotify, Acast, Podbean, Stitcher & many more! Please get in touch or send episode suggestions to my IG @a_blanx. LOTS OF LOVE (and calm) x
There's dealing with emotions (which is friggin' hard enough) and then there's dealing with TWO sets of emotions in a relationship! No one teaches us how to navigate the road-bumps or sticky situations when dating. IT'S A LOT but it can be simplified with some awareness and pausing before a reaction. This episode centres around respecting your own feelings, whilst appreciating the needs of the other. I open up about my own experiences as well as those of friends; about going back to ex, vulnerability, sexual health conversations and break-ups. ___________ If you have any questions about relationships, handling emotions or experiences of your own, message me on IG @a_blanx. I LOVE HEARING FROM YA and plan to incorporate them into future episodes! That goes for any other themes you're interested in. Please rate and review on Apple podcasts or subscribe on Spotify, Google podcasts, Apple podcasts, Acast - wherever you listen! THANK YOU SO MUCH :) Blog:
My new podcast format STARTS HERE! After a little step back and rethinking on how to evolve it, it's become a little more conversational, I've added some quick-fire questions for guests and now shape episodes around your ideas/ messages. There will still be plenty of life insight - it'll just be a lighter package for the social summer season! Ella Ringrose is this week's guest. She's a 20-year-old podcaster/YouTuber/digital marketer, all-round wise and beautiful girl. As the host of @blondebiblepodcast and her interest in self-growth, I had to get her on! We cover; understanding emotions, adulthood, how the media shapes our beliefs and fear holds us back, vulnerability and modern dating culture! Find her on IG @ellaringrose. HIT ME UP WITH YOUR Qs & topics for coming episodes on IG @a_blanx I read everything :) Subscribe on Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Acast, Stitcher, Podbean etc. - ALL apps 🙏 THANKS SO MUCH!!
Some episodes don't need a grand intro. This one - on making the most out of your day and boosting productivity - is one of 'em! Let your ears be caressed by some life insight on maximising your potential through simple, daily habits and mindset switches. Don't try them all at once but try ones that feel right to you! _____________________ Let me know your thoughts, feels, what works or any or your productivity hacks on IG @a_blanx. 🙏☺ If you liked this podcast, I'll love you if you leave an APPLE PODCAST REVIEW! _____________________ Former episode- How to be more creative, whoever you are! here: Blog at:
Remote working and travelling the world whilst doing so, is a lifestyle choice so many dream of but few make happen! This week I chat to someone who did and can confidently say it was the best thing she ever did! Remote worker of over 2 years, Emma Shimmens (the lovely and intelligent woman behind the blog, Nomad Emma) shares her experiences. Expect stories on transitioning from full-time teaching work, how to get a remote job, staying productive without structure and breaking free of family and societal expectations. There's way more obviously, but you'll have to listen! Fun fact: we were 15hours apart in time zone when recording this!! ______________ Find Emma on IG: @Nomad.emma and If you want to be a guest too or have a great idea, message me on IG: @a_blanx. :) More explorations of 'Self' and the world on my blog: _______________ Please share, subscribe or review this ep on any platform you love!! Thank you, all - stay humble.
Finding a Job You Love

Finding a Job You Love


The age old quest of purpose x getting money continues to rear its head...(it definitely does for me, anyway!). In this age of endless choice, pressure, and influences coming from every direction, anxiety around finding a career is at an all-time high! Years of navigating what I wanted to do in the creative industries and feeling scrambled during my twenties, made me realize that the answer lied between: WHO I wanted TO BE, HOW I OPERATED as an individual, and what I STAND FOR.  In this episode, I talk about how to find a job you love and meaningful work. ENJOY. _______  Check a former blog post - '300 Signs You're In the Wrong Job & How To Find Meaningful Work.' Here, I was deciding where my values lied, during a transition - it was an integral part of my journey:  _______  Once again, thanks for listening!! Please subscribe, share or review if you took something from this episode! Always up-to-date and down to chat on IG: @a_blanx :) YAY.
How to be Alone!

How to be Alone!


BEING ALONE IS COOL. Period. But it wasn't always seen this way by Western society... This episode is short, sweet and practical. I talk about this odd taboo surrounding being alone, as well as how lone time is beneficial for growth and productivity. PLUS, there are some tips on how to be alone for those who find it uncomfortable or don't always know what to do with themselves... Netflix isn't always the answer (...but sometimes it is). Thanks for tuning in, loves! Further IG wisdom & send your comments/ideas/free cake to: @a_blanx 😎 Blog: Maybe add an Apple review...? I'd love to hear from you! ;D
Who else loves Reality TV? Or if you don't, I bet you've got an opinion on it? In this episode, I hope to shake that up a bit, and open up a conversation on why reality TV can be good for us and our human development... "Odd!" you say? Not once you've listened. Don't judge a book by its cover...and that goes for this episode, too! IGTV: @a_blanx - now posting weekly 'Guru Friday' videos on inspiring knowledge bites! Twitter: @a_blanx if you want to chat to customer service - a.k.a me, and read my blog at: THANKS FOR LISTENING! If you liked this ep, please leave a review or subscribe on Apple podcasts/ wherever you listen :)
A delve into how a young person views the world today... In this episode, I chat with my half sister, Indy, 17, who was born in Ghana and raised in England. We unpack how a dual-culture has shaped her into who she has become, the big pressures facing the younger generation (dubbed Gen Z) today, who inspires her and what she's most looking forward to in the future. Indy is a role model and someone I admire HUGELY. She is bright, conscientious, motivated, dedicated and diplomatic, as well as kind and giving. How DOES she manage it all?!? It was time for her to share her secrets! I'm fascinated by generational differences, and how smart and value-driven young people can be! If you are too PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to, rate or review🙏thank you, thank you. Find Indy on IG: @indy_blankson. My updates on IG: @a_blanx and the blog at:
Joining me this week is a fellow Brightonian and school friend - the lovely, free-spirited, curious and ever-effervescent, Madeleine Sava. Maddy has been in Vancouver, Canada, for nearly 2 years at the time of recording, and I've been here just a few weeks! She at 26-years-old, me at 28, both left our UK lives for different reasons, and have learnt HEAPS about the process and ourselves along the way. Sharing practical tips on establishing a new home, the power of hindsight, our life outlooks, and links to a former, more daunting move to Australia in 2014, this episode provides a dual perspective. I hope it helps you to see life as an adventure, provides comfort if you too are considering walking into 'the unknown', and highlights that moving countries is something EVERYONE can do with a little 'help from our friends' / podcast insight! ____ Check the love and light of my life out on IG: @madeleinesava (she creates AMAZINGLY witty art), and as per, share your thoughts/experiences with me on @a_blanx! I LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU AND DO READ EVERY COMMENT! Blog: ----- First episode on the Podcoin platform.
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