What I Wish I Had Known: with Lauren, Jess, & Jo

What I Wish I Had Known: with Lauren, Jess, & Jo

By Lauren Marks-Clee
“What I Wish I Had Known” is brought to you by three thirty somethings talking about life events, the ups and downs, and what we wish we’d known and would like to pass on to others. We believe when women share their stories honestly and openly that is when real change begins to happen.

Show website: www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/
Lauren’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/
Jess’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone
Jo’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
Available on 11 platforms
What I Wish I Had Known About Suicide
*TRIGGER WARNING* This episode contains the discussion of sensitive topics that may be triggering to some listeners.  Lauren, Jess, and Jo along with mental health campaigner, author and vlogger Jonny Benjamin MBE discuss the topic of suicide. The show starts with the story of how he was talked off a bridge by a complete stranger. Jonny then opens up about his search for that stranger through the now famous, “Find Mike: campaign. The group also discusses why people do it, why it’s the opposite of selfish in their eyes, suicide among men, talking about it with children, the general state of mental health facilities, and much more. Jonny’s Website: https://jonnybenjamin.co.uk/ Beyond Shame and Stigma: https://beyondshamebeyondstigma.co.uk/ Jonny’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrjonnybenjamin/ Mental Health Media Charter: https://www.natashadevon.com/the-mental-health-media-charter Calm: https://thecalmzone.net List of International Suicide Hotlines: http://ibpf.org/resource/list-international-suicide-hotlines The Counselling Directory: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ BACP: https://www.bacp.co.uk Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
43:27
April 17, 2019
What I Wish I Had Known About Saying No
Lauren and Jo discuss the idea of saying, “no.” They cover topics like people pleasing, boundaries, self-worth, how to say no and not offend, whether or not you should care if you offend, and more. Don’t say no to this episode! As always, they close with a little listener wisdom. The Counselling Directory: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ BACP: https://www.bacp.co.uk Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
30:13
April 10, 2019
Bonus Episode 2: What I Wish I Had Known About...
In this short bonus episode, the girls quickfire answer user submissions on what they wish they had known. If you’d like the ladies to discuss what they wish they had known about a topic of your choice, contact them here: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/contact/ The Counselling Directory: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ BACP: https://www.bacp.co.uk Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
06:29
April 3, 2019
What I Wish I Had Known About Anxiety
Lauren and Jo chat with Jen Ferguson from TheDadsNet about all things anxiety. They discuss what anxiety is, what it feels like, if it’s different than just being nervous, how it gets lumped in with depression, and much more. As always, they close the show with a little listener wisdom. Jen’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsthefergusons/ TheDadsNet’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedadsnet/ TheDadsNet’s Website: https://www.thedadsnet.com/ The Counselling Directory: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ BACP: https://www.bacp.co.uk Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
35:07
March 27, 2019
What I Wish I Had Known About Divorce
What I Wish I Had Known About Divorce The ladies chat with Instagramer, Podcast host, and blogger Jack Rollins about all things divorce. They explore the comparison of divorce and death, the difference between how men and women handle divorce emotionally, how society views the end of the relationship, how to start the healing journey, and much more. Jack’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/f_divorce/ Jacks Podcast: https://anchor.fm/f-divorce Jack’s Blog: https://f-divorce.com The Counselling Directory: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ BACP: https://www.bacp.co.uk Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
44:13
February 27, 2019
What I Wish I Had Known About Grief
Bees, Beyonce, broaches, and an old laptop bag. The ladies explore grief, what it is, what it looks and feels like, and more, as they share their personal grief journeys. They also continue their “listener wisdom” segment. Warning! The content of this episode may contain triggers, especially concerning death and grief. UCL - Sources of Bereavement Support: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/bereavementstudy/sources-of-bereavement-support NHS - Find Bereavement Support Services: https://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Bereavement%20support/LocationSearch/314 Cruse Bereavement Care: https://www.cruse.org.uk/ The Counselling Directory: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ BACP: https://www.bacp.co.uk Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
36:37
February 20, 2019
What I Wish I Had Known About Flaws
The ladies discuss flaws (not floors). Topics include the definition of a flaw, how the perception of flaws affect us, the invisible scales that we compare ourselves to, the traps of using “flawed” language, the traditions of Wabi-sabi and Kintsugi, embracing our flaws, and much more. They also continue their new listener nuggets, wisdom, (still working on the title) segment. “Wabi Sabi Your Life: 6 Strategies for Embracing Imperfection” by Gretchen: http://www.wholeliving.com/133628/wabi-sabi-your-life-6-strategies-embracing-imperfection “Why The Japanese Art of Kintsugi Is Your New Self-Care Hero” by Catherine Dash: https://www.marthastewart.com/1530905/kintsugi-wellness The article on Freckles that featured Jess: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6211241/Finally-freckles-fashionable.html The Counselling Directory: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ BACP: https://www.bacp.co.uk Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
35:28
February 13, 2019
Bonus Episode 1: What I Wish I Had Known About…
In this short bonus episode, the girls quickfire answer user submissions on what they wish they had known. If you’d like the ladies to discuss what they wish they had known about a topic of your choice, contact them here: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/contact/ The Counselling Directory: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ BACP: https://www.bacp.co.uk Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
07:27
February 10, 2019
What I Wish I Had Known About Social Media
The ladies discuss what they wish they had known about social media. They cover how it changed their lives for the good, how it can be a scary place, trolls, social media and mental health, remembering to set boundaries, dick pics, and much more. They also continue their new segment where they read and discuss listener submissions on what they wish they had known. Minds for Life - The First Listener: http://firstlistener.mindsforlife.com/ “The Cows (Don’t Follow the Herd) by Dawn O’Porter: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cows-Dawn-OPorter/dp/0008126062/ The Counselling Directory: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ BACP: https://www.bacp.co.uk Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
44:31
February 6, 2019
What I Wish I Had Known About Sexy
The ladies discuss what it means to be sexy. Topics include defining sexy, feeling sexy versus looking sexy, who you should feel sexy for (the answer may surprise you), leaving the lights on, body positivity, whether or not men feel sexy, and much more. They also introduce a new segment where they read and discuss listener submissions on what they wish they had known. Warning! This one gets a little naughty. The 5 Love Languages: https://www.5lovelanguages.com/ The Counselling Directory: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ BACP: https://www.bacp.co.uk Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
43:32
January 30, 2019
What I Wish I Had Known About Therapy
The ladies discuss therapy. Topics include why one should see a therapist, what therapy is actually like, how to find a therapist and therapy style that suits you, the connection between mental and physical health, the importance of self-care, and much more. Bella says hi! The Counselling Directory: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ BACP: https://www.bacp.co.uk Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
30:04
January 23, 2019
What I Wish I Had Known About My Career Journey
The ladies discuss all things career. Topics include impostor syndrome, maternity leave and coming back as a working mom, jobs that aren’t personally and professionally fulfilling, work/life balance, associating your identity with what you do for a living, the problem with CV’s, and much more. Warning - Bella has some opinions on the topic. Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
33:14
January 16, 2019
What We Wish We Had Known in 2018
The ladies look back over 2018 and discuss the various things they’ve learned over the last year including balance, stillness, and the power of manifestation. Then, they chat about how they are going to put those lessons to work in 2019. Bella makes her triumphant return. Marie Kondo’s website: https://konmari.com/ Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
28:18
January 9, 2019
What I Wish I Had Known About Love
The ladies chat with author, speaker, and love coach Persia Lawson about dating, love, and finding that special someone. Persia’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/persialawson/ Persia’s Website: https://www.persialawson.com FREE E-Book, “7 Steps to Finding Real, Lasting Love in a Superficial World:” https://persialawson.lpages.co/ebook/ Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
32:42
December 19, 2018
What I Wish I Had Known About Survival And Strength
The ladies chat with Michelle Elman, body confidence coach, TEDX speaker, youtuber, author, and podcast host about survival, strength, body positivity, body confidence, and more. Michelle’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scarrednotscared/ Michelle’s Website: https://www.michelleelman.com Michelle’s Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08VySXPR8gig8UZ3IvxMeQ Michelle’s Book, “Am I Ugly?:” https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1788541847/ Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
36:49
December 12, 2018
What I Wish I Had Known About Fuckboys (and How to Spot and Avoid Them)
The ladies chat with blogger, podcaster, and BBC Radio 5 Live dating contributor, Layla about fuckboys and how to spot and stay away from them. Warning! This one has some explicit language. Layla’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lalaletmeexplain Layla’s Website: www.lalalaletmeexplain.com Layla’s Podcast: www.soundcloud.com/layla-explain Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone
30:48
December 5, 2018
What I Wish I Had Known About Self-Care
The ladies chat with Aisha Carrington, Spiritual G., love yourself coach, personal stylist and creator of the, “Get LIT ReTREAT,” about all things self-care. Bella returns with some poignant commentary. Show Links: Aisha’s Instagram: (@aishacarrington_) https://www.instagram.com/aishacarrington_ GET LIT ReTREAT’S Instagram: (@getlitretreat) https://www.instagram.com/getlitretreat Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
32:46
November 28, 2018
What I Wish I Had Known About The Mumbod
The ladies chat with Jemma Thomas from, “Jemmas Health Hub” about all things exercise. They discuss the connection between feeling good physically and mentally, having a healthy body image, how to get started with exercising, and much more. Jess’s little girl, Bella makes a special appearance. Show Links: "Jemmas Health Hub:" https://www.jemmashealthhub.com/ Jemma's Instagram: @jemmas_health_hub https://www.instagram.com/jemmas_health_hub/ Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8 Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/ Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
29:28
November 21, 2018
Our Launch Episode
Get to know the ladies behind the microphones as they cover everything from trolls to pelvic floors. Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/ Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theparentingchapter/ Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo
23:45
November 6, 2018
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