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Lyrical Life Disorganised Waffle

Lyrical Life Disorganised Waffle

By Lyrical Life

Lyrical Life Disorganised Waffle is about, yep, you've guessed it, a Lyrical Life! The Podcast features Poetry, Poets, and writers. It's also aimed at everyone creative, no matter the medium. I find these wonderful creative types from the social media world and shout them out, bring to your attention their work! It's the place to be! Even if you don't consider yourself creative come and be part of the show and listen to me, Dom G have a good waffle! Hopefully you'll feel creatively inspired and want to join in. There's music, Talking points, Guest interviews and waffle on life!
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S2 - Episode Seventeen - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show 10
S2 - Episode Seventeen - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show 10
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Join me for the last Sunday Vibes Show in the current series. It's a bumper packed show! There's listener song requests, superb spoken word contributions from Bowski & Simon J Keenan, a surprise or two, and a healthy helping of music. Oh and a wee bit of waffle from me. Get that Sunday music vibes feeling, whatever day you listen on. A Walk In Wardrobe Productions Podcast.
40:18
November 06, 2022
S2 - Episode Sixteen - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show 9
S2 - Episode Sixteen - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show 9
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Another Sunday, another show! Join me for this weeks episode, the penultimate show for this, the first series of The Sunday Vibes Show! There's music, and of course a little bit of chat from me. Thank you for your company. Get that Sunday music feeling whatever day you listen on!
33:41
October 22, 2022
S2 - Episode Fifteen - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show 8
S2 - Episode Fifteen - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show 8
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Join me for that Sunday Vibes feeling, with more chat from me, another wonderful spoken word piece from hayl_storms7 and a choice of music more eclectic than a luxury pic n mix sweet shop! Get yourself your favourite tipple, settle back, relax and enjoy the show. If you or someone you know is struggling  For mental health information and guidance in the UK https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/ For mental health information and guidance in the USA https://www.usa.gov/mental-health-substance-abuse#item-35207 For mental health information and guidance in Australia https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/mental-health-and-suicide-prevention/about-mental-health For mental health information and guidance in Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/topics/mental-health-wellness.html For listeners also in the UK Call the Samaritans on 116 123 or go to their website for more information https://www.samaritans.org/ For assistance with depression you can go to the NHS website for information and help or Minds website https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/charity-and-voluntary-services/depression-support-groups/ https://www.mind.org.uk/ For information and support regarding PTSD you can go to https://www.ptsduk.org/
35:13
October 15, 2022
S2 - Episode Fourteen - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show 7 - Rock & Blues Special.
S2 - Episode Fourteen - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show 7 - Rock & Blues Special.
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Join me for The Sunday Vibes Show Rock & Blues Special! Oh yes, the show has gone rogue! If like me you love your rock and blues music, let me tell you my lovely listeners, you're in for a treat. Your ears are going to enjoy a feast of raspy vocals, lightning fast guitar solos, drumming to delight and blues so smooth and slow you'll think you've fallen into a vat of honey! So jump aboard the Rock and Blues Bus, sit down, strap in and prepare to be taken on a Rock and Blues adventure. You're welcome! Additional resources. Pixaby music - Coma Media & Lemon Music Studio.
28:40
October 08, 2022
S2 - Episode Thirteen - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show 6!
S2 - Episode Thirteen - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show 6!
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Join me for outing 6 of TSVS! Get that Sunday music feeling whatever day you listen on! Listeners song choices, another wonderful spoken word piece from the extremely talented Hayley Storms & of course, a Sunday sized slice of waffle from me. Enjoy!
36:29
October 01, 2022
S2 - Episode Twelve - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show Five.
S2 - Episode Twelve - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show Five.
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Join me for episode 5 of The Sunday Vibes Show. Get that Sunday music feeling whatever day you listen on. Listener choices and of course a little bit of waffle from me. Send in your song requests to the show - wafflewafflewah@gmail.com DM me on Instagram lyricallifebydg
17:29
September 24, 2022
S2 - Episode Eleven - The Sunday Vibes Show
S2 - Episode Eleven - The Sunday Vibes Show
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Join me for Show 4! More listeners song choices, a beautiful spoke word piece, and a bit of waffle from me to help you relax on your Sunday! And of course there's some music too.
32:12
September 18, 2022
S2 - Episode Ten - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show 3
S2 - Episode Ten - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show 3
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Join me for outing 3 of The Sunday Vibes Show! Hey, thanks for coming back! New Beginnings, That's this weeks loose theme. Listener song choices feature, as well as a superb spoken word piece by a very talented spoken word artist, accompanied by an excellent guitarist too! You beautiful listeners have not let me down. Keep those song requests and your wonderful pieces coming in. DM me lyricallifebydg on Instagram. Send a voice message using the Send In A Voice Message Link from any episode description or email wafflewafflewah@gmail.com
38:58
September 10, 2022
S2 - Episode Nine - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show 2
S2 - Episode Nine - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show 2
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Join me for outing 2 of The Sunday Vibes Show! Hey! Thanks for coming back! What gets you thinking and drifting away? That's this week's loose theme! Also this week, 2 listeners got in touch with the show with their choice of songs. Why don't you do the same? To be in with a chance of being on the show, click on the send a voice message link below. You can introduce the song you want and tell me why you love it! You never know, you could hear yourself in the podcast! You can also DM me your song requests at lyricallifebydg or email wafflewafflewah@gmail.com
31:03
September 03, 2022
S2 - Episode Eight - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show One.
S2 - Episode Eight - The Sunday Vibes Show - Show One.
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Join me for the first Sunday Vibes Show, where I share some music which gives me that Sunday Vibes feeling, along with a wee slice of waffle. Immersive vibes which help me drift away in the music, whatever the day! Tune in and relax with me. Send me your song requests via a DM on Instagram @lyricallifebydg Email: wafflewafflewah@gmail.com or send a voice message with your request via the send in a voice message link.
50:45
August 27, 2022
S2 - Episode Seven - Is It Really That Social?
S2 - Episode Seven - Is It Really That Social?
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Welcome Pod Wafflers, where ever you are listening on this beautiful planet we call home. Joining me for episode 7 is my guest from episode 3 Shawnna Lee. AKA mslee.official on instagram and other social media platforms. Episode 3 was due to be a two part affair, however, life got in the way! Our talking point for episode 3 Pt2 was going to cover the world of social media. Better late than never, so please welcome back and enjoy my waffle with the lovely Shawnna!  You can also hear Shawnna on a Thursday night between 7-9pm on City Lock Radio on the keepin it real show at https://citylockradio.com/ or on 89.4fm We cover in this episode.. Social Media effects on Mental health  The reality of the images we see  Thinking beyond what the eyes can see  Are the images as fabulous as they look?  Do people really want to see what's really going on anyway?  Do we need to make social media a more comfortable space for people to be more honest about their mental health?  The escape of social media to escape your reality  Do we get trapped by others expectations?  What are you willing to sacrifice for the image on social media? It's always the glamourous side that is shown, never the dark side of social media The dangers of social media to the younger generation  Nobody has the perfect life Is mental health becoming too beige and boring to talk about? Is mental health too boring for people to hear about?  Believing in the message, or is it just because it's trending?  The changing emotions of our mental state throughout the day can effect our mental health...it doesn't have to been a catastrophic episode.  The mental state can be masked by what someone is doing Keeping positive but real people around you  How are you? How do you reply? 
50:56
June 09, 2022
S2 - Episode Six Pt 2 Who Are You Not To Be? Cont..
S2 - Episode Six Pt 2 Who Are You Not To Be? Cont..
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Welcome to Part 2 of my lovely waffle with Louise Hale, AKA Curly Wordy, the wonderful spoken word artist and poet from East London UK. In this episode we discuss how Louise got into performing spoken word for the first time and how she started getting into Instagram Lives for the very first time. Louise tells me about the story behind her poem on Domestic Violence and the catalyst for writing it. We also talk about not comparing yourself to other spoken word artists or poets, and trying not to get into the mindset of the negative in nervousness. Louise discusses embracing the nervousness including learning how to be vulnerable with yourself.  We talk holding your scared self, and being tender with yourself, listening to your own feelings, not avoiding the uncomfortable and how valuable giving your time is. And of course..so much more. And the song Louise chose, it's an 80's banger!! You can find Louise on most social social media platforms by simply searching for Curly Wordy.
38:16
June 03, 2022
S2 - Episode Six Pt 1 Who Are You Not To Be?
S2 - Episode Six Pt 1 Who Are You Not To Be?
Join me Pod Wafflers on Episode Six, Part 1 where I speak to the awesomely talented Poet and Spoken Word Artist Louise Hale, AKA Curly Wordy.  Born and raised in Bow, East London, Louise is also a Play Therapist, Journalist and Teacher. She is currently working on a psycho-education storybook for bereaved children and she also plans to publish a poetry pamphlet. Rightly so, she is very proud of her east end roots and what it bestowed on her, however, she has also travelled the world helping fuel her inspiration and creativity. At 14, Louise had her first poem published in 'The Star-Laden Sky'- an anthology by The International Library of Poetry, after she saw an ad in a fanzine. She started in journalism from the tender age of 17, after volunteering on her local rag East End Life, spending over a decade in the media. Louise in the past has volunteered and worked for The Sun and The News of the World, and her journalistic talent didn't stop there. She has worked for East End Life, The Camden Gazette, The Richmond and Twickenham Times and several freelance gigs with nationals including The Guardian, The Times and The Evening Standard. She finally found the courage to enter spoken word in 2020 during the first Covid Lockdown and has never looked back. She has penned several poems and started performing them on Instagram lives. Curly Wordy has performed on live Zooms and at open mic events for Trouble Tongues, JustMoetry,  BYOB Poetry and Hammer and Tongue. Such is this creative whirlwind of talent, that Louise was was recently selected as one of ten winners on The WordSpokenPodcast and featured on People’s Poetry Podcast. In this Episode we waffle about her wonderful project Hurricane Brain, the book she has written for bereaved children. You can find the Kick Starter Campaign link below if you would like to donate to this beautiful and such worthwhile project.  We talk exploring emotions, where does our emotional make up come from? The collective unconscious. We cover how Louise sees herself as 'No Kind of Woman' she tells me, she 'Is who she is' I couldn't agree more! We waffle about people believing in you, and putting people on pedestals! Are you any good at receiving compliments? No, me neither! We talk about that too! Which leads nicely onto trying not to think negatively about yourself, and we discuss how being kind to yourself is a difficult mindset to adopt. We chew the fat on looking at our own stories, how precious the gift of time is, and how it is important to sometimes look back, but recognise, with time comes growth. It's about 'Owning your Roots' people!! I even find out how important the boy band Take that were to Louise and the magazine Smash Hits! It was an absolute joy and pleasure waffling away with Louise on Part 1 of Episode Six, a conversation which left me uplifted! I sincerely hope you enjoy listening as much as I did speaking with such a vibrant and strong woman. Louise, AKA Curly Wordy! You can find out more about her on her website https://www.curlywordy.com/ If you would like to know more about her Kickstarter campaign for Hurricane Brain, or would like to donate to this wonderful project go to the below link. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/937933097/hurricane-brain-an-illustrated-storybook-about-parent-loss/description On Instagram you can find her @curlywordy
51:00
June 03, 2022
S2 - Episode Five Pt 2 - A Man A Mic..Me
S2 - Episode Five Pt 2 - A Man A Mic..Me
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The second and final episode, telling part of my own reality of living with mental illness. Told in my own words through my own spoken word and experience influenced poetry. I tell it honestly and as it is. Thank you for listening. If you or someone you know is struggling  For mental health information and guidance in the UK https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/ For mental health information and guidance in the USA https://www.usa.gov/mental-health-substance-abuse#item-35207 For mental health information and guidance in Australia https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/mental-health-and-suicide-prevention/about-mental-health For mental health information and guidance in Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/topics/mental-health-wellness.html Thanks and Credits for track under poem "My Mind Is A Circus" go to: https://uppbeat.io/t/matt-stewart-evans/crazy-circus License code: YWRWJOUBW89BVSH2 Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
39:46
June 03, 2022
S2 - Episode Five Pt 1 - A Man A Mic..Me
S2 - Episode Five Pt 1 - A Man A Mic..Me
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A Man, A Mic, Me! Welcome to Part 1 of episode 5. Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK is 9th May to 15th May 2022. So I thought I would tell a little of my mental health story, how it is for me living with depression, anxiety and Complex PTSD. Telling it warts and all from my perspective. How it is for a 49 year old man. How I hope by me telling you some of my story, and sharing some of my experiences by sitting in front of a mic, and through my own spoken word poetry, goes some way to letting anyone struggling with mental illness know, they are not alone. Despite I'm sure believing on a regular basis they are.  For mental health information and guidance in the UK https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/ For mental health information and guidance in the USA https://www.usa.gov/mental-health-substance-abuse#item-35207 For mental health information and guidance in Australia https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/mental-health-and-suicide-prevention/about-mental-health For mental health information and guidance in Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/topics/mental-health-wellness.html Thanks and Credits to: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): Beat and track behind my Spoken Word Piece Mate - https://uppbeat.io/t/kidcut/jazz-and-hop License code: QUVIJPVKHZT5LWFG
45:09
June 03, 2022
S2 - Episode Four - In The Nook Part 3
S2 - Episode Four - In The Nook Part 3
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Join me Pod Wafflers for the final instalment of my chat with the insightful and charming Drew Horner, AKA @talesofthenook. In this episode we discuss the crazy labyrinth of life, being your own best friend and how we speak to ourselves. We talk about the suitcase of emotions and setting boundaries. We chat about how people can take advantage of kindness, and are we easily led? A lone wolf, or a sheep who likes to follow others? Following a crowd, do we have an option to say no? We discuss social media, and do role models suffocate who we are? Playing a role in a relationship, being a people pleaser and the how likes on social media are not a currency defining the value or worth of your work are also discussed, including the possible effects on mental health and much more besides. Essentially we put the world to rights! We have a good old waffle where we hope you will find something to resonate with. Dom G
55:22
June 03, 2022
S2 - Episode Four - In The Nook Part 2
S2 - Episode Four - In The Nook Part 2
Join me again Pod Wafflers for Part Two of In The Nook with the impossible not to like soul, that is Drew Horner..AKA @talesofthenook  In this jam packed episode, we talk about Drew's up and coming spoken word album 'Strong Enough To Break' due for release at the end of March 2022 beginning of April 22.  Drew and one of his collaborators on the album, musician and composer Tomàs Almeida, very kindly allowed me to include a snippet of a track 'When The Demons Come Knocking' which is an awesome soundscape, building beautifully to a cinematic crescendo. On the edge of your seat stuff let me tell you! The beautiful artwork for the album was created by the extremely talented Michael Felton. You can find Michael on Instagram under the handle of @squarespecs and Tomas under the handle of @eleventalesmusic Drew tells me how he found himself doing more and more spoken word, and how he discovered he could take people on a journey using his voice. TRIGGER WARNING - Drew and I cover the subject of mental health in this episode, and we discuss how powerful words can be, both for the good and for the hideous and the bad. This covers briefly, Suicide, Rape, Sexual Assault, Depression, Men's Mental Health, Anxiety, Addiction and Domestic Violence. Although we do not go in depth or graphical detail, I appreciate the mention of these incredibly serious and traumatic subject matter may be distressing for some listeners. We talk about how powerful words can really be. Also how Drew's own experiences with mental health difficulties helped him write the pieces for the album. We discuss how our own minds can be their own battlegrounds.  We even talk about homelessness and how invisible homeless people appear to society as a whole. I hope you enjoy part two with myself and Drew Dom G
50:54
June 03, 2022
S2 - Episode Four - In The Nook
S2 - Episode Four - In The Nook
Join me for Part 1 of a series of episodes with the delightful talent that is, Drew Horner. AKA @talesofthenook on Instagram. Drew is an Actor, Spoken Word Artist, Voice Over Artist and Poet. Sit back, relax, grab your favourite tipple, or favourite squeeze to cuddle up with whilst Drew and I have a good waffle about what makes Drew, well Drew. Discover with us as we discuss the power and magic of poetry, and how wonderful it is to see so many varying genres and styles within the poetry community. The pick 'n' mix of poetry if you will. Penny sweets are not 5p! Drew is adamant on this! We marvel at the beauty of collaborations of poets within the community on Instagram. And..of course, I find out and ask the really important question. Who is Drew?! Well, it would appear, a star was born at the age of around 4 or 5 when Drew first trod the boards, where it would seem, the acting bug bit him. Drew tells me a little about the Drama school he attended, graced by the likes of Colin Firth and Tom Hardy. Oh, yes, I don't just have any old riff raff on the podcast you know!  Drew tells me how writing has helped him mentally, how writing brought him calm and balance amongst the chaos of COVID, and how poetry has helped with self discovery.  I also discover how the name for his account Tales of the Nook came to be, and believe it or not, how the name previously chosen was flagged as a terrorist organisation!!  Plus, Drew also tells me about the challenges of Dyslexia, men and poetry, and how important it is for men to embrace the creativity. In this first jam packed episode of my series of waffles with Drew, I sincerely hope you discover something to inspire you. Dom G 
40:08
June 03, 2022
S2 - Episode Three Aspects of Vibrance! Part 1 with MS Lee
S2 - Episode Three Aspects of Vibrance! Part 1 with MS Lee
Join me, my lovely Pod Wafflers, Dom G on Episode 3 Pt1, for my conversation with the wonderfully talented Poet & Spoken word performer M.S. Lee. AKA Shawnna Lee.  You can find her on Instagram under the handle of @ms.lee.official & @lupus1on1 On this first part of 2, we talk about many aspects of what makes her who she is, from her early life, moving to the UK from Jamaica at a young age, learning the Queens English, and the challenges this presented. Her first taste of racism and being discouraged from pursuing writing professionally due to the colour of her skin.  TRIGGER WARNING: We talk about Mental health and suicide attempts. We cover the health condition Lupus with which she has been diagnosed and so so much more - Including:- Lupus symptoms leading her to poetry, her first spoken word headline set, and how Google is bad for looking up your health condition!!  If you're feeling like you can't go on, there are people who will listen & care.  In the UK you can call The Samiritans free on 116 123. You can email jo@samaritans.org (response time 24hrs)  Or see https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/mental-health-services/  Or contact your GP or if you feel you can ask someone you trust, ask them to help you make contact with the right service.  https://nspa.org.uk/ The National Suicide Prevention Alliance website  Text SHOUT to 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. TEXT SHOUT TO 85258 It is free to text Shout 85258 from all major mobile networks in the UK.  In Ireland https://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/get-support/  In the US. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line.  You can also call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 at the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline.  https://www.mhanational.org/get-involved/contact-us Australia https://mhaustralia.org/ New Zealand https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/health-care-services/mental-health-services Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services.html
50:08
June 03, 2022
S2- Episode Two Under Cover
S2- Episode Two Under Cover
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Join me for a creative musical journey of cover songs from a varying selection of artists throughout the years. I bring you some Rocky stuff, some Funky stuff, some Metal stuff, and some quieter stuff too! Hopefully, there is something in this musical episode for everyone!  Leave me a voice message for future musical episodes and let me know what song you would like to hear, and what it means to you. You could have your message and request played on the podcast! I'd love to hear from you!  Dom G x
52:15
June 03, 2022
S2 - Episode One Pt 2 OCD It's Like This
S2 - Episode One Pt 2 OCD It's Like This
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Join me for part two of episode one, where I continue my conversation with the lovely Amy Jackson. She continues to speak openly on her daily life living with OCD. It was a privilege for me to be able to spend time talking to her, and I felt honoured she felt comfortable enough to be able to share her story with me. Thank you Amy. Sit back, grab your favourite tipple and relax whilst you join Amy and I for a waffle.
28:51
June 03, 2022
S2 - Episode One Pt 1 - OCD It's Like This
S2 - Episode One Pt 1 - OCD It's Like This
Join me Pod wafflers as I speak to @sassycatladyblog AKA Amy Jackson on the first episode of 2022. This is part 1 of a 2 part episode with Amy. Amy is the author behind the wonderfully entertaining and eclectic blog sassycatlady.com I urge you to go check it out. I am sure you will find something to amuse you and make you laugh, make you think but also gain a better understanding of what it's like to live with OCD... Which brings me very nicely onto my chat with the lovely Amy, who was an absolute delight to speak with. She was incredibly honest and open about her OCD, and how it impacts her daily life. She was very candid about her particular diagnosis and type of OCD.  My conversation with Amy certainly helped give me a better insight and understanding into this very challenging and at times, debilitating condition. I hope you learn something too.  I also find out more about Amy as a blogger and a person. I do hope you enjoy the episode.  Dom G x
48:06
June 03, 2022
Episode 11 It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
Episode 11 It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
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Welcome to my Christmas shindig! Join me for some festive fun and chat with a few of my previous podcast guests from series one! Popping in to see me is the insanely talented force of nature Rhian Brooke. The extremely eloquent and gentlemanly like Martin Dix, and the most cheerful dark poet I have ever met, Quill! We have a wee waffle about what Christmas entails for them, what it means, and we have some awful(ly) good Christmas jokes to help banish any Christmas blues!  Plus a couple of festive rhymes. T'is the season of goodwill, so there is a mega shout out to some of the wonderful poets, writers and creatives within the Insta community...AND...of course there's festive music too! Happy Christmas one and all! Thank you for your support and for listening in 2021. Your support is so appreciated. See you next year for Series Two!  Dom G 
55:23
June 03, 2022
Episode 10 At One With Ellie Writes 2
Episode 10 At One With Ellie Writes 2
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Join me for the last episode in the current series of Lyrical Life where I am joined by the wonderfully peaceful and talented soul Ellie, all the way from New York in the USA. She can be found on Instagram as @ellie.writes2  We have a lovely waffle where I find out a little more about Ellie, how her poetry is a way of expressing her thoughts and emotions. We talk deep thinking, living a life without The News, TV or the negative influence of the media, being at one with nature, having a strong body and mind connection, how everyone needs a release for their emotions and a lot more besides! And of course there's music too. And as it's the final episode of this series, if you would like to join me as a guest for series 2, or know of a creative talent you would love to hear me waffle with, and give a voice to on the podcast, drop me a voice message from the link or email wafflewafflewah@gmail.com
49:24
June 03, 2022
Episode 9 Keeping it Real.
Episode 9 Keeping it Real.
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Join me Pod Wafflers for Episode Nine as I speak to the delightful Quill.  We talk openly about  Mental health from a woman's perspective.  Men having emotions  Toxic Positivity  The reality of daily mental health struggles and is there a still a stigma / stereotype attached to mental health?  You can find her and her poetry on Instagram under the handle of @aperpetratorwithaquill She is the founder of @firefliesfordarkminds a Mental Health Poetry Features Page which is a safe space to share.  Plus I find out more about Quill and her writing, her poetry, and Quill as a person.  Oh, and of course there's music and much more!! And what would Quill do if she had 3 wishes, and are mountains in the countryside?!  What track has Quill chosen? It may surprise you, listen to find out more!  Sit back and relax, get a brew, get a glass of something to tantalise your taste buds and enjoy the waffle!  For mental health information in the UK  For mental health information in Canada  For mental health information in the USA  For mental health information in India
01:05:27
June 03, 2022
Episode 8 - Is Writing or Poetry Relevant Anymore?!
Episode 8 - Is Writing or Poetry Relevant Anymore?!
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Join me for Episode 8 where I speak to the wonderfully eloquent cheerful and upbeat Caz Jones. She joins me from China where she is approaching the end of a 3 week isolation period at the time of recording in a tiny hotel room before she resumes her role as an English teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed my interview with Caz as I found out more about her as a person. About her passion for writing, books, being outdoors, and life itself. I could talk to this wonderful human for hours! We also pick the bones out of our talking points. Are there any barriers to writing, and a cheeky little add on! Is writing or poetry even relevant anymore! PLUS - Would you press the Red Button?? Her writing Instagram account can be found under the handle of @carolyn_davies_jones 
01:19:29
June 03, 2022
Episode 7 Casting a Light
Episode 7 Casting a Light
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Join me and the immensely talented landlord from the Bee Bar AKA Mark. We discuss in depth and cast a light on the subject of mental health in this episode. We also talk about how social media can affect ones mental health. Is social media good or bad for our mental health? We discuss men and mental health. I talk candidly about my own mental health diagnosis too, and hopefully we go some way to removing the stigma surrounding opening up about mental health issues. We talk about how it's OK to talk. And boy do we talk!  We waffle about ways of getting people into writing poetry and spoken word, and how some of Marks pieces went Uber viral! And the landlord even treats us to a spoken word of one of his own pieces "What shall we talk about"?  You can find the exceedingly talented Mark on Instagram as @the.bee.bar.barman And of course there's music too.  If you are affected by any of the subjects raised in this episode please feel free to DM me on Instagram @lyrical_lifebydg. Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional, nor do I claim to be. I raise the issues of mental health which personally affect me to try and help and support others. If you feel you need professional help and are based in the UK you can  Contact your GP Call the Samaritans on 116 123 or go to their website for more information https://www.samaritans.org/ For assistance with depression you can go to the NHS website for information and help or Minds website https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/charity-and-voluntary-services/depression-support-groups/ https://www.mind.org.uk/ For information and support regarding PTSD you can go to https://www.ptsduk.org/ For information and support regarding a diagnosis of Dementia and for assistance to those helping to care for someone with Dementia you can go to  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/dementia/help-and-support/
01:35:22
June 03, 2022
Episode Six The Sounds Of Me. A Journey through Music & Spoken Word
Episode Six The Sounds Of Me. A Journey through Music & Spoken Word
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Join me Dom G aboard my musical memory locomotive! Come with me on this episode of musical adventure and spoken word. Listen to a whole host of songs to get your ear drums tingling! And of course dished up with a smile and a little helping of Waffle on the side, served with Dom G's memories from the buffet car! TRIGGER WARNING: The subject of Mental Health, Anxiety and Depression is spoken about on this episode.
01:30:60
June 03, 2022
Episode 5 New Beginnings & So Much More Waffle Besides!
Episode 5 New Beginnings & So Much More Waffle Besides!
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Join me for Episode 5 where I speak to the wonderfully talented and beautiful soul Rhian Brooke. An incredibly talented writer, poet, and spoken word artist with a zest for life. An absolute joy to interview, we talk about her travels around the world. How it was for her turning 40 and what this meant for her. How the people she has met along the way, and her life experiences have got her to where she is now. I find out what makes Rhian tick, who and what inspires her writing. Why the arts, music, theatre and creativity is so important. We talk about deep stuff, we have a laugh. Heck, we even discuss Marmite and Brussel Sprouts! There's even a quick fire question round too!  And of course there are Shout outs to two amazing Instagram community poets.  Kalou_Poetry & the.bee.bar.barman 
01:42:15
June 03, 2022
Episode 4 Follower Obsessed?!
Episode 4 Follower Obsessed?!
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Join me for my interview with the wonderfully talented Adam Elms of adamelmspoetry on Instagram. We discuss everything from social media followers, Adams love of cold water swimming, his acting career, his love of folklore and walking the length of Britain! As if that wasn't enough to get your pod waffling chops into, there's a shout out to the superb online creative writer, poet and blogger Sassy Cat Lady. And of course, there's music too! I hope you enjoy Pod Wafflers!
59:31
June 03, 2022
Episode 3 Perception of Perception!
Episode 3 Perception of Perception!
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Join me for episode 3 where I waffle with the lovely Instagram poet Lindsay_Poetry all the way from the US of A! We waffle about our perception of poetry, the countries we live in, social media and everything in between! It was an absolute joy to speak with Lindsay to find out more about her life in the USA, her writing and creativity. Oh the wonders of modern technology allowing us to Waffle from afar! I hope you enjoy.  Shout outs on this episode to more wonderful creative souls. Phototheogony, a superb professional photographer and Justagirlpoet, another wonderful poet from the Instagram community.
01:05:18
June 03, 2022
Episode 2 Let's talk about memories!
Episode 2 Let's talk about memories!
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Join me for episode 2 where I discuss memories. How do they shape us and our creativity? Find out with me Dom G and my special guest poet Lisa, the voice behind under_the_oak_tree_poetry on Instagram. Listen to us as we reminisce about growing up. Lisa tells me about her inspiration for writing and her poetry. We waffle about the 80's, the A-Team, Knight Rider and even debate which biscuit is the best to dunk! Lisa shares with us a track which brings back happy memories for her. I share with you tracks which conjure up memories for me. And there's even a special guest appearance from the wonderful Rhian Brooke, the voice behind Rhian Brooke Poetry on Instagram. It's a full to bursting episode! Come and join us for the waffle!
01:29:40
June 03, 2022
Lyrical Life Disorganised Waffle! Poetry and all things creative!
Lyrical Life Disorganised Waffle! Poetry and all things creative!
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Let's talk about the online Poetry and Creative writing community. Let's talk about life and inspiration. Welcome to the very first, brand new, still has the wrapper on episode with me, your host, Dom G amateur poet, and writer. Engage with me and celebrate our wonderful community found on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Listen with me to some of my favourite music, including favourite tracks from my guest too! Discover new and established poets via my shout outs and guest writer interviews. I'll be finding out what makes them tick, what inspires them, also hearing their work. There will be Talking Points, on a multitude of subjects for my guest and you to chew over with me.  Come on in! Let's waffle together!
01:06:25
June 03, 2022