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… 

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)

S2/E6: Beth Kempton on wabi sabi and living a perfectly imperfect life.

S2/E6: Beth Kempton on wabi sabi and living a perfectly imperfect life.

This week I chat to author and life-coach Beth Kempton about living life the wabi sabi way. We chatted about the wisdom of this Japanese philosophy, and how it can guide us to live a more perfectly imperfect life. Beth's website Beth's Instagram Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfectly Life | Beth Kempton Weekly stories, insights and notes on running a thoughtful and creative business. Every Monday...

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S2/E4: Vanessa Dennett on Finding Your Way

S2/E4: Vanessa Dennett on Finding Your Way

This week's guest is Vanessa Dennett who owns the retreat and workshop space Oak Tree Barn, and runs the blog The Simpson Sisters. We chatted about how passion is overrated, why community is so important, and how it can take a lot longer than most people think to find your path. A Brand Storytelling Workshop at Oak Tree Barn (hosted by me!) The Simpson Sisters Vanessa's Instagram Weekly stories, insights and notes on running a thoughtful and creative business. Every Monday...

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Kara Leigh Ford on making money from making.

Kara Leigh Ford on making money from making.

This week's guest is potter Kara Leigh Ford. We chatted about her journey to becoming a full-time potter, including applying for The Great Pottery Throw Down, the joy of making things that are both beautiful and useful, and the challenges of running a creative business. Kara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karaleighceramics/ Kara's Website: https://karaleighfordceramics.com/ Weekly stories, insights and notes on running a thoughtful and creative business. Every Monday...

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S2/E2: Rachel Ellis on mental health

S2/E2: Rachel Ellis on mental health

This week's episode is a very honest conversation with my friend Rachel Ellis about both of our mental healths. It was a bit of a difficult conversation to record, and I've left it pretty much unedited so you will hear us struggling to articulate ourselves at times. But I hope that if you are suffering with your own mental health then you will find comfort in this conversation and knowing that you are not alone. The Samaritans: 116 123 Mind: 0300 123 3393 SANE: 0300 304 7000 Rachel's Twitter: @rachelkellis Rachel's Instagram: @rachelkellis Weekly stories, insights and notes on running a...

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S2/E1: Kayte Ferris on going against the “shoulds” in life and in business.

S2/E1: Kayte Ferris on going against the “shoulds” in life and in business.

There Are Other Ways is back! The first episode of season two is with creative business coach and marketing mentor, Kayte Ferris, from Simple & Season. We chatted about her journey to where she is today, how she managed to build her business so effectively, and finding the courage to go against the shoulds in business, and in life. Simple & Season website | Katye's Instagram  Weekly stories, insights and notes on running a thoughtful and creative business. Every Monday...

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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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