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A Life Less Ordinary with Sophie Elwes

Sophie Elwes

Hosted by Sophie Elwes, who knows a thing or two about overcoming difficulties, after sustaining a spinal cord injury in 2011. Each episode Sophie will interview an extraordinary guest who has faced and overcome enormous challenges and adversity and is achieving incredible things in spite of what they've had to deal with. She'll be finding out their story, about their greatest struggles and triumphs, and asking them what advice they would share with other people dealing with challenges of their own.
Bonus episode! Dr Clair Pollard - A psychologist's guide to helping others, breaking her back in Namibia and thinking about the stories we tell ourselvesAugust 01, 2022 Episode artwork LGBTQ+ pride month bonus episode! Rosie Wilby - post-traumatic growth after a breakup, reinvestigating monogamy and sex party etiquetteJune 30, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus episode! Alexandra Adams - Getting gaslit by medical staff, running out of resilience and blowing up on TikTokJune 06, 2022 Episode artwork Grace Spence Green - Radical acceptance, internalised ableism and how to ‘take up space’March 14, 2022 Episode artwork Mark Berry - Why training is for everyone, questioning limitations placed upon us and the gift of realising your self-worthMarch 07, 2022 Episode artwork Gail Muller - Coping with chronic pain, hiking the Appalachian Trail and the power of surrenderFebruary 28, 2022 Episode artwork Kalim Smith - The healing power of plants, how serious injury brought out the adventurer in him and why listening to his gut paid offFebruary 21, 2022 Episode artwork James Dashwood - Addiction, coping mechanisms and the quest for connectionFebruary 14, 2022 Episode artwork Andrew Cotton - The power of breathwork, breaking his back surfing a 75ft wave, and using his mindset to overcome fearFebruary 07, 2022 Episode artwork Cathy Reay - Empowering her kids to find their own way, self acceptance and choosing the spaces to exist inJanuary 31, 2022 Episode artwork Gregory David Roberts - Spirituality, finding solace in solitary confinement and life in an Indian slumJanuary 24, 2022 Episode artwork Mo Gawdat - Engineering happiness, losing his beloved son Ali, and how to take control of your thoughtsApril 12, 2021 Episode artwork Sarah Orr - Breaking her neck at 16, backpacking across Australia as a wheelchair user and gaining perspective through working in developing countries April 05, 2021 Episode artwork Marsha de Cordova MP - Growing up partially sighted, stepping up and becoming an MP to create change and being a voice for the voicelessMarch 29, 2021 Episode artwork Jonny Benjamin MBE - Managing mental illness, self-compassion and the art of listeningMarch 22, 2021 Episode artwork Millie Gooch: Hangover anxiety, creating Sober Girl Society and why sober dating is superior to drunk datingMarch 15, 2021 Episode artwork Megan Hine - How routine saved her life, recovering from Lyme disease and how to find your inner resilience in these challenging timesMarch 08, 2021 Episode artwork Karen Darke MBE - Training her brain to become a Paralympic champion, climbing El Capitan as a paraplegic and learning to enjoy the processMarch 01, 2021 Episode artwork Siena Castellon - Being ruthlessly bullied, not fitting in with neurotypical norms and being awesome and autisticFebruary 22, 2021 Episode artwork Charley Boorman - Surviving two major motorcycle accidents, seeing dyslexia as a gift and his bromance with Ewan McGregorFebruary 15, 2021 Episode artwork #10 David Smith MBE – Finding life’s purpose, winning gold at London 2012 and how he built resilience to enable him to learn to walk again four times.July 13, 2020 Episode artwork #9 Brett Moran – Drug dealer to healer, getting comfortable with your discomfort and taming your ‘monkey mind.’July 06, 2020 Episode artwork #8 Sophie Morgan - Mentorship, dealing with ableism and changing the worldJune 29, 2020 Episode artwork #7 Paula Akpan – Micro-aggressions, Harry Potter & accidentally ‘coming out’ June 22, 2020 Episode artwork #6 Alana Nichols - Making history at the Paralympic Games, coping with grief and the spiritual element of surfingJune 15, 2020 Episode artwork