Author: Heights

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Braincare podcast is a series dedicated to helping you care for your most important organ. You'll learn about how to optimise your brain health and mental well-being through a series of bitesize interviews with the world's leading scientists and experts. Host, Dan Murray-Serter, co-founder of brain care company, Heights, interviews guests ranging from celebrities like Stephen Fry and Jay Shetty, to neuroscientists Dr Tara Swart and Professor Sophie Scott, and brilliant doctors like Rangan Chatterjee and Daniel Amen, and many more. You'll leave each episode feeling inspired, empowered, and armed with tools to help you take care of your brain and reach your heights, whatever they might be. You can learn more about Heights @yourheights and and Dan @danmurrayserter on social media. You can also receive an exclusive £10 off a quarterly subscription (how long science says it takes to feel the benefits) at Heights with the code 'workingin' ♥️ Your brain impacts every aspect of your life; from focus and performance to energy and sleep. Are you taking care of it? Check for free in just 4 minutes with our brain health assessment:

134 Episodes
We've just launched a new podcast at Kindling Media (my other company besides Heights) helping people learn how to build wealth. It's called Making Money and it's the financial education I wish I'd had. This is the first episode, but dropped into the Braincare feed. You can listen to the rest of the show here: Or search for Making Money wherever you listen to your pods. Hope you enjoy!
Dan here, the host and creator of the Braincare podcast and the Founder of Heights. At one of my other companies, Kindling Media, we've just launched our first true crime show, called Bad Money The first season is about the Hong Kong gangster, Big Spender, who was obsessed with money and went further than anyone before to get rich. This is a story of how money and power really work - and this is the first episode. You can listen to the rest of the show here: Or search for Bad Money wherever you listen to your pods. Hope you enjoy!
Adrienne Herbert wants you to get up at 5am! The leading wellness professional, author, speaker and host of the Power Hour podcast is an advocate for starting your day with a non-negotiable hour of self-focus. So, what's so transformative about her mornings that they stop her reaching for the snooze button? Today on this encore episode of The Braincare Podcast, Adrienne explains her peak performance philosophy that makes seemingly insurmountable challenges totally obtainable. We discuss ruthless routine and prioritisation, cultivating healthy habits, and how an extra hour in the morning can catalyse the change you want to see in your life. We talk about: Adrienne's 5.30am power hour What wellness is, and what it isn't The busy-ness misconception Learning to prioritise Balancing training and recovery, for body and brain Habit-forming AKA how to set yourself up for success How to curate your own Power Hour
Dr. James Doty wants you to conjure the life of your dreams. The Stanford University neurosurgeon, author, and mate of the Dalai Lama, the Pope, and Desmond Tutu (despite being an Athiest) knows a thing or two about manifestation! On today's encore episode of the Braincare Podcast, Dr. James Doty explains the incredible results of manifesting your intention with all of your senses. Plus, he explains how seemingly serendipitous moments of good fortune are linked to our self-actualisation practices. We talk about: How can you manifest your intentions with all of your senses? Manifestation and the subconscious mind Extraordinary connections: why you should never take people for granted Neuroplasticity and manifestation Mind over matter: how to change your fate What one thing do all spiritual leaders have in common?
Emilia Thompson returns to chat about building positive relationships with food and your body. In today's encore episode, Thompson shares characteristics of good and bad relationships with food, taking out emotions on your body, and how to recognize the signs that you may need to reevaluate how you're using food to treat your body. We discuss body image issues, body neutrality, tips on how to have a better relationship with food, and inclusive dieting. We talk about: Emilia’s relationship with food during her time in bikini competitions Having a good and bad relationship with food Symptoms of a bad relationship with food Tips and techniques to have a better relationship with food Tips for body image issues Body neutrality Inclusive dieting approaches How Emilia takes care of her brain
Rachael Kent is keeping an eye on your technology use! As a lecturer and researcher at King's College, Rachael's PhD and ongoing research examines how digital tech influences our mental and physical health. With three technology-saturated lockdowns under our belts, her work has become more relevant than ever! Today on this encore episode of The Braincare Podcast, Rachael shares her fascinating findings about our increasingly digital-dependent lives. We discuss apps, notifications, and fitness trackers - the good, the bad and the ugly - and the fine line between helpful and coercive tech.We talk about: Leisure and labour with digital devices What is toxic productivity? Living lockdown lives online How to get intentional with tech Data acquisition and self-worth Fitness tracking apps - friend or foe? Digital detoxing
Dr. Daniel Amen knows just how powerful a healthy brain is. As one of the world's best-known psychologists and authors at the intersection between neuroscience and psychology, he's performed an enormous amount of brain scans to understand what's going on in our heads during our most challenging moments. Today Dr Daniel Amen shares his insights on overcoming anxiety, trauma, and grief. We discuss the very real implications of stress on our brain function and why good brain hygiene is imperative. Plus, Dr Daniel Amen shares actionable practices to combat anxiety that you can start! We talk about: What is brain reserve? Your brain during the pandemic Habits and practices for overcoming anxiety How can a healthy brain help you to withstand stress? PTSD and post-traumatic growth The power of diaphragmatic breathing The first steps for coming to terms with grief
Stephen Fry is regarded as one of the UK's brightest brains. He's a prolific writer and actor who can apply his shrewd analysis and razor-sharp wit to just about any subject. So how does he keep his mind curious?  On today's encore episode of the Braincare Podcast, Stephen shares his thoughts on intelligence of every shade - cognitive, mathematical, poetic - down to the very tautology of the word, and where he falls on the nature-nurture divide.  We talk about: Whether upbringing shapes our future intelligence  The difference between intelligence and wisdom The privilege of not-knowing and the Dunning–Kruger effect How our attitude to learning can impact our intelligence
Gemma Styles, writer, influencer, and podcast host of Good Influence, returns for our season finale to discuss dealing with mental health as an influencer. Today, Gemma shares how social media impacts her mental health by her followers and competing with herself online. We discuss how to approach influencers online, curate healthy feeds, and what to look for in your social media experience. This episode closes out Season 1 of the Braincare Podcast. We'll be returning with brand new episodes in January. Can't wait until next year? We'll be releasing encore episodes of our favourite guests from the season during the month of December. Thank you for listening, sharing and supporting our episodes! We can't wait to bring you more soon. We talk about: Followers impacting mental health Competing with yourself online Dealing with negativity online How to approach influencers online Advice to people who follow influencers
Gemma Styles, writer, influencer, and podcast host of Good Influence, join us today to chat about managing media and mental health as someone who has to be present online. Styles shares how she approaches and consumes media while protecting her mental health. We discuss mental health awareness, managing her life as an influencer, and how family and friends help with her mental health. We talk about: Gemma approaches media and protecting her mental health Managing life as an influencer Consuming mental illnesses on social media When Gemma became aware of mental health Mental health awareness Dealing with mental health and family/friends
Ambar Driscoll, former model, influencer, and creator of the Bamby Collective, returns to talk about body positivity and eating disorders. Today, Ambar shares her experience with eating disorders and what she did to combat her health issues. We discuss how social media can influence body image, healthy fitness, and tips on how to have body positivity. We talk about: Where did Ambar’s eating disorder start Opening up about eating disorders Social media influences How to manage your inner voice around body positivity Fitness
Ambar Driscoll, former model, influencer and the creator of Bamby Collective, joins us today to discuss her mental health journey and why she chose to use her Instagram platform to advocate for it. Today, Ambar shares why she left modelling and her impact on sharing her mental health with her social media audience. We discuss meditation, books she enjoys reading for mental health and tips to keep your mental health and check. We talk about: Ambar’s mental health journey Why Ambar started influencing mental health Ambar’s experience of sharing her mental health on social media Ambar’s tips for keeping mental health in check Meditation Why Ambar left modeling
James Routledge, author of Mental Health at Work and founder of Sanctus - a purpose-driven organization with a mission to change the perceptions around mental health - returns to chat about his book. Routledge shares why we should be more comfortable talking about mental health at work. We discuss why Routledge wrote his book, how to practically start talking about mental health at work and list a few tips on how to deal with mental health in the workplace. We talk about: Who is Routledge’s book for What triggered Routledge to write his book Routledge’s imposter syndrome How Routledge finds the will to write How to practically take steps talking about mental health at work Tips for people struggling with mental health at work
James Routledge, author of Mental Health at Work and founder of Sanctus - a purpose-driven organization with a mission to change the perceptions around mental health - joins us today to discuss mental health coaching. Stemming from his personal mental health journey, Routledge found mental health coaching was a better place to start for him before diving into therapy. We chat about what is mental health coaching, the Sanctus approach and why people should consider it. We talk about: Routledge’s mental health journey and starting Sanctus How Sanctus contributes to mental health The Sanctus approach Mental health coaching What braincare means to Routledge
Chris Bailey, productivity expert and author of Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction, returns to chat about how to actively become productive. Today, Bailey shares how to measure the quality of attention we're giving to our productivity and how to improve our ability to focus. We discuss attention and technology, flow state, hyperfocus and scatter focus. We talk about: What inspired Bailey to write Hyperfocus How to measure the quality of attention that goes into our productivity Variables for determining the quality of our overall attention Attention and technology Flow state and hyperfocus Scatter focus / deliberate mind-wandering Tips on how to improve your ability to focus
Chris Bailey, productivity expert and author of The Productivity Project, joins us to chat about what productivity is and how we can become the most productive. Today, Bailey shares his journey into studying productivity and what causes us not to be the most productive. We discuss attention spans, novelty bias, and how technology affects our productivity. We talk about: How Bailey got into studying productivity Bailey’s experiments What is productivity Attention span Attention and technology How to avoid novelty bias
Ed Cunningham, A Need to Read podcast host, returns to share his mental health journey and how books played a part. Today, we discuss how Cunningham started working on his mental health, the stigma behind men and mental health, and Cunningham's tips to manage it. We talk about: How did Cunningham start his mental health journey The stigma around men’s mental health When is it appropriate to dump your issues onto people What does braincare mean to Cunningham Journaling Top tips for managing mental health
A Need to Read podcast host Ed Cunningham joins the show to discuss mental health books and why reading them is so important. Cunningham, a podcaster who talks all about honest and engaging book reviews, shares his favourite books and why they've inspired him. Today, we discuss Cunningham's top mental health books. He shares why they're so important and gives insight on why you should add them to your reading list. We talk about: How to remember what you read What Cunningham likes to read What mental health books have inspired Cunningham
In today's episode, we're diving into gratitude journaling. You've probably heard Dan mention gratitude journaling in the past as it is something he does for his braincare. Well, exciting news: Dan and the Heights team have made a way for everyone to start journaling! In honour of World Mental Health Day, Heights has released their second product, The Braincare Journal. Backed by a community of incredible scientific and well-being experts, this journal makes the practice of gratitude journaling very easy. We discuss what is gratitude, why you should start journaling and its benefits. If you'd like to get your hands on The Braincare Journal, visit We talk about: What is gratitude Why you should journal What is gratitude journaling Benefits of gratitude journaling Dan’s journaling journey How to get started journaling
Tabbie Megan, the founder of the Love Your Mind Online app, joins the show to discuss her vision to end the stigma surrounding mental health. Today, Megan shares three ways her app is advocating for changing that stigma. We discuss what the app offers, Tabbie's personal experience with mental health, and ways to start working on brain care. We talk about: What is Love Your Mind Online Love Your Mind Online’s vision to end the stigma of mental health About the Love Your Mind Online app Tabbie's experience with mental health How Tabbie practices brain care Why Tabbie started taking Heights
Comments (11)


Great show 👏

Jun 10th


Great show, As Oscar Wilde said,Some people know the COST of EVERYTHING and the Value of nothing, £11.oo may seem like a lot of money for a jar of honey, but if it's local honey it'sworth it , better than spending that money on meds for hayfever ,plus it's supporting the local community 💗

Apr 27th

Dan Hunt

Very dissapointing. Instead of the natural ebb and flow of a conversation this is just disconnected, out of context soundbites interupted with bad generic music. What a waste of an amazing guest.

Jul 29th

Mostafa Hasanzadeh

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Apr 27th

Sarah Goss

I am a vegan of 10 + years and do take supplements and have done since being pregnant with my first child 9 years ago. However in my experience most vegans I know do take supplements but they also have the healthiest diets of all my friends and much healthier than my non vegan friends. My point is that I think supplements are a good idea for everyone these days, not just for vegans. I know several people who have been off work for months due to b12 deficiency and none of them were vegan.

Feb 1st

Katy Hutton-Attenborough

My favorite, feel-good and informative podcast ever! All the guests are amazing and Dan is the best narrator.

Jan 30th

Stu Cook

Any problem we face is nothing more than an opportunity to learn.

Dec 22nd

Vyncent Brett

This is great, colour colour fibre.... Any tips on how I can get tested for malnutrition, I don't think the test available on the NHS are adequate when it comes to diet

Dec 22nd

Vyncent Brett

Thank you, I found these first two episonds to be insightful and assuring, in a world that appears on the outside to either not care or know when those that need help relating to topics like these are in need of help....

Dec 21st

Lina Valencia Shaw

Excelente topic

Dec 11th

Glennis Samuelson

Too many ads, so I didn't listen to the podcast.

Dec 4th
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