There Are Other Ways:

CONVERSATIONS ABOUT LIVING LIFE A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY. 

A weekly podcast for people brave enough to explore a less well-trodden path in life.

Each episode I have a conversation with someone who is living life a little differently, and offer support, insight and inspiration for listeners who are keen to do the same.

Whether it’s travelling the world, setting up your own creative business, or simply refusing to judge yourself by someone else’s definition of success, doing things differently can be scary, lonely and confusing. But hearing other people’s stories of how they have done it, and lived to tell the tale, can help.

That is what this podcast is for.

And introducing…

THERE ARE MORE WAYS:

Reflections, resources and exercises inspired by the podcast. 

I started There Are Other Ways out of loneliness. I was fed up with seeing everyone else’s life choices corroborated by social media and society in general. I felt isolated and full of self-doubt about my own choices. 

But Season One of There Are Other Ways proved to me just how many of us are keen to live life a little differently; to make up our own rules and forge our own paths. So this season I want to take these conversations even further…

So I’m launching There Are More Ways, a paid weekly email to accompany the podcast. For the duration of the season (there will be 12 episodes) you will receive an email from me every Wednesday inspired by that week’s episode. 

It will be made up of three sections:  

Reflections

A letter, from me, about why I chose to talk to this week’s guest, and futher thoughts on the main topic that we discussed.

These will be just as honest as my weekly Letter & Notes!

Resources

A list of resources to help you dive deeper into the main topic of the episode. These will include books (both fiction and non-fiction), podcasts, documentaries, art, articles and more.

All carefully curated by me.

exercises

A few thoughtful creative and journalling prompts and exercises to help you apply what you’ve heard and read to your own life. So you can continue the conversation, and lean into living your own life a little differently. 

 

 

AND exclusive access to:

THERE ARE OTHER BOOKS:

Mini podcast episodes of book chat with my There Are Other Ways guests. 

Find out what book they’re currently reading, which book they wish they’d written, a book they’ve never finished and more… 

Plus, if you subscribe before the launch of season two (3rd September) you will get two bonus emails inspired by the two most listened to episodes of Season One of There Are Other Ways: Laura Jane Williams and Cait Flanders (one sent each Wednesday before the launch). 

All of this for just £12. 

That’s a £ an email. Just in case you needed help with the maths!

So if you enjoy the podcast, and are keen to live your own life a little differently, then you can purchase There Are More Ways below. 

(you will also be subscribed to my weekly newsletter, Letter & Notes, if you’re not already)

Episode Twenty: Sara Tasker on building a business that works for you.

Episode Twenty: Sara Tasker on building a business that works for you.

  In this, the final episode of season one, I'm chatting with Instagram expert, writer and photographer Sara Tasker from Me & Orla. We had such a lovely conversation about the how you rarely get to where you want to go in a straight line, how she felt giving up what was, in her own words, a more worthy career, and why she decided to share what she's earnt this year online. Sara's website | Sara's Instagram The two books mentioned are The Multi-Hyphen Method by Emma Gannon and You Are a Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero (sorry, I got confused!) Weekly stories,...

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Episode Nineteen: Me (!) on lessons learnt interviewing people who are living life a little differently.

Episode Nineteen: Me (!) on lessons learnt interviewing people who are living life a little differently.

This week's episode is the penultimate of season one, and something a little different! In it I share a few of the lessons I've learnt from interviewing nineteen people who are living life a little differently over the last few months. The final episode of season one will be up next week, and season two will be back in the autumn! Weekly stories, insights and notes on running a thoughtful and creative business. Every Monday...

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Episode Eighteen: Cait Flanders on mindful consumerism and her year of less

Episode Eighteen: Cait Flanders on mindful consumerism and her year of less

  In this week's episode I'm chatting with my friend Cait Flanders, who is the author of one of my favourite books this year, The Year of Less. We had such an interesting (and, full disclosure, rather long) discussion all about consumerism and our relationship with it. We chatted about being labelled a "shopaholic", trying to fit yourself in who you were, not who you are, and our sometimes mindless consumption of social media. Cait's Website | Cait's Instagram My blog on why I don't know what my future looks like.   Weekly stories, insights and notes on running a thoughtful and...

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Episode Seventeen: Olivia Bossert on making your business work for you.

Episode Seventeen: Olivia Bossert on making your business work for you.

In this week's episode I'm chatting with photographer, blogger and podcaster Olivia Bossert, on how and why she built her fashion photography business in Cornwall not London. We also chat about how ambition isn't limited to those living in big cities, why people really don't think of you as much as you think they do, and our changing attitudes to money. Olivia's website | Instagram | You're Not the Boss of Me Podcast Weekly stories, insights and notes on running a thoughtful and creative business. Every Monday...

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Episode Sixteen: Maddy Lawson on life as a slow adventure

Episode Sixteen: Maddy Lawson on life as a slow adventure

This week I'm chatting to slow living blogger, Maddy Lawson. Maddy walked away from academic achievement and a "proper job" to work in a homeware store, and, then, more recently moved to Hampshire to live and work with her husband on a shepherd's hut site. I find her story so interesting, and we had such a great chat about what actually makes us happy, coming up with our own definitions of success, and the joy of slowing down. Maddy's blog | Instagram | Wriggly Tin Huts Weekly stories, insights and notes on running a thoughtful and creative business. Every Monday...

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Episode Fifteen: Jessica Rose Williams on minimalism and living more with less

Episode Fifteen: Jessica Rose Williams on minimalism and living more with less

In this week's episode I'm chatting with minimalist lifestyle blogger, Jessica Rose Williams. We had such an interesting conversation about all aspects of minimalism, including why she first got into it, her capsule wardrobe, being enough just as you are, and saying no to things that don't add to your live. Jessica's Website | Instagram  Weekly stories, insights and notes on running a thoughtful and creative business. Every Monday...

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Episode Fourteen: Rebekah Johanson from the minimalist jewellery and lifestyle brand, Lines & Current

Episode Fourteen: Rebekah Johanson from the minimalist jewellery and lifestyle brand, Lines & Current

In this week's episode I'm chatting to the founder of the minimalist jewellery and lifestyle brand Lines & Current, Rebekah Johanson. We had such an interesting conversation about how she came up with the concept for the brand, how she designs and develops the pieces, and why being a socially minded company is so important to her. We also chatted about raising vegetarian children, and her and her family's upcoming epic road trip this summer up the west coast of America! Lines & Current Website | Lines & Current Instagram SAYA Designs on There Are Other Ways | The Rich Roll...

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Episode thirteen: Elle Croft on blogging and becoming a published author

Episode thirteen: Elle Croft on blogging and becoming a published author

  In this week's episode I'm chatting with Elle Croft, a social media manager, blogger and published author. I really enjoyed finding out more about her story, about how not going to university propelled her to look for other ways to prove herself, how blogging helped her to write her debut novel, The Guilty Wife, and what the process of writing and having a novel published was actually like. Elle's blog | Elle's Instagram | Elle's Twitter Listen below or on iTunes Weekly stories, insights and notes on running a thoughtful and creative business. Every Monday...

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Episode Twelve: Kayla Hollatz on shifting goals and the value of copywriting

Episode Twelve: Kayla Hollatz on shifting goals and the value of copywriting

  I'm very excited about this week's episode as it's the first time I'm chatting to a fellow copywriter! Kayla Hollatz is a super successful copywriter and ghostwriter living in Minneapolis in the US. We had such a great conversation about shifting goals and ambitions, the negative impacts of hustling on your health and well being, giving back to your community, and the value of copywriting. Kayla's Website |  Instagram | Twitter   Weekly stories, insights and notes on running a thoughtful and creative business. Every Monday...

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Episode Eleven: Victoria Jones from SAYA Designs on building a circular economy business

Episode Eleven: Victoria Jones from SAYA Designs on building a circular economy business

This week I'm chatting to Victoria Jones, who a year ago this month launched a Kickstarter campaign for SAYA Designs, a company which takes root wood, salvaged from plantations across Indonesia, and turns it into something beautiful and purposeful: handcrafted hairpins. SAYA is a circular economy company, and we had such an interesting conversation about both the rewards and challenges of this, the movement towards slow, ethical fashion, and how launching a business is rather like giving birth! SAYA Designs Website | Instagram Weekly stories, insights and notes on running a...

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