Lucy Donoughue

Caroline Flack: A woman who laughed loudly, loved hard and felt deeply

I distinctly remember the moment when the news notification came through about Caroline’s death last year. I felt a deep sense of sadness for Caroline, her family and everyone that knew and loved her and an equal sense of anger, for her, that this was how her life had ended. I know that so many people felt the same, despite having never met Caroline. In the months before her death, Caroline had been regularly featured on the front pages of newspapers, as the court case around an altercation with her partner loomed. She looked like a shell of her former […]

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Roman Kemp: ‘Are you ok?’ is the most important question you can ask a friend

Roman Kemp’s BBC documentary Our Silent Emergency explores the personal impact of suicide, the rising rates in suicide among young men and why deeper conversations about men’s emotions is so crucial TW: This article focuses in some depth on the subject of suicide, so please be advised if you think this might be triggering for you. In August 2020, Joe Lyons, Roman Kemp’s much-loved best friend and work colleague died by suicide. Roman and his tight knit group of mates were totally blindsided by Joe’s sudden and unexpected death, and understandably their devastation at the loss of such a special […]

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Samaritans: “We are your safe space”

Samaritan’s Lucia Capobianco joins Happiful’s podcast to talk about the work Samaritans do, how to get help if you’re having suicidal thoughts, and ways to open up a conversation if you think someone is struggling There’s been an increase in conversations about suicide in the media over the past few weeks, and as Happiful continually sets out to challenge stigma around mental health and to provide a supportive community – we wanted to offer information about the support available if you, or for someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts. We’re delighted that Lucia Capobianco from Samaritans offered to speak […]

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Kirsty Gallagher: Have a daily check-in with your soul

Bestselling author and moon mentor Kirsty Gallagher joins Happiful’s podcast I am. I have to share the importance of taking time to check-in with yourself and how the moon can help Kirsty Gallagher’s beautiful energy and insight comes across so strongly, even on Zoom, that I’m hanging on her every word. She’s sharing her thoughts about tuning into the moon’s cycles and connecting with our true selves, as well as her hopes for her new book The Lunar Living Journal on our podcast and, by the end of our conversation, I’m already putting time in my diary to make space […]

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6 moves to motivation with Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks may be known to millions now, but he’s had to work tirelessly to get where he is today. So, who could be better than the nation’s favourite PE teacher to share tips on managing your motivation, and watching out for your wellbeing along the way? Say “The Body Coach” to almost anyone, and they’ll immediately know who you’re talking about. Thanks to Joe Wicks’ energy and drive to keep the nation’s children (and parents) moving and motivated during the first UK lockdown last year, he’s now a household name across the world. Joe was already hugely successful before […]

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Skin: “I’ve blazed a trail”

Skin, lead singer of Skunk Anansie, DJ and author of It Takes Blood and Guts, joins Happiful’s podcast to talk about her memoir and blazing a phenomenal trail throughout her life to date Skin is sitting in her New York home when we speak for Happiful’s podcast I am. I have. It’s mid-morning in the Big Apple and the sounds of the street weave their way into and around our conversation, as we discuss everything from coping with lockdown, to race and recognition within the British music industry. Skin exudes a deep passion for music throughout our conversation, listing forgotten […]

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Power up your day with Adrienne Herbert

Adrienne Herbert, host of the acclaimed podcast ‘Power Hour’ and now author of a book of the same name, shares the simple change to your routine that could transform your whole day. Adrienne’s voice is so familiar to me that when we first speak I have to remind myself that we haven’t actually met before. However, she has kept me company on many car journeys, chatting to guests on her ‘Power Hour’ podcast, and in my living room as she encourages me to “dig deep” to finish a workout on the Fiit app. Her words of motivation keep me going […]

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Martin Robinson: My journey through modern masculinity

Founder of The Book of Man Martin Robinson rejoins Happiful’s podcast to talk about his new book, self exploration and what it really means to be an entrepreneur Editor, journalist and founder of The Book of Man Martin Robinson returns to Happiful’s podcast two years after his first interview, to talk about BOM and his own journey of exploration while writing You Are Not the Man You are Supposed to Be: Into the Chaos of Modern Masculinity. Martin on… The Book of Man The Book of Man is about masculinity and looks at all the issues facing men today. We […]

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Building back up after burnout with Leanne Pero

Award-winning entrepreneur Leanne Pero has been working solidly for the past 20 years while also living with the aftermath of cancer and childhood abuse. Here, she shares how burnout signalled to her that it was time to stop, re-evaluate, and start prioritising her own mental health Leanne Pero is an award-winning entrepreneur, founder of Black Women Rising, and a cancer survivor – and she’s burnt out. Truly burnt out. This, she says, is the side of survivorship and advocacy that’s very rarely written about, and she wants to share the impact it has on her mental health in the hope […]

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Rosie Green: Happiness after heartache

Rosie Green joins Happiful’s podcast to share her thoughts on heartbreak, healing and finding the positives in an unexpected change in life direction Award-winning journalist Rosie Green has released a new book, and it’s one that’s been needed for years. How to heal a broken heart: From rock bottom to reinvention (via ugly crying on the bathroom floor) draws upon her own experience after her relationship of 26 years ended, and it’s an honest, supportive, helpful and hopeful read for anyone living through a similar experience. Rosie first wrote about her marriage ending for Red Magazine, and the response was […]

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