We’re wrapping up Work Life Week with another blog dedicated to wellbeing!
In this second and final blog post on wellbeing (for now!). In this blog, we share some popular podcasts for self-development, improving relationships, and financial literacy. So let’s get started!
Best Podcasts and Livestreams for Self-Development
Jay Shetty’s ‘On Purpose’ podcast interviews a range of guests for their insights into how they have broken bad habits, created a healthier mindset, and sought validation in constructive ways.
Sometimes addiction can leave individuals feeling alone and isolated; the Soberful podcast sees hosts Veronica Valli and Chip Somers share their own addiction stories, and have created a space for advice to be shared, where people on their recovery journey can find a judgement-free space of support and encouragement.
Best Podcasts and Livestreams for Improving Interpersonal Relationships
Dr Ramani Darvusula is an American clinical psychologist, psychology professor of psychology and author media expert. After personally enduring her own encounters with narcissists, and hearing about the experiences of her friends and clients over time and seeing patterns, Dr Ramani has made it her life’s mission to educate people about narcissism in all its shapes and forms, so that they can heal from abuse they’ve experienced.
One of the ways she’s doing this is through her Podcast series ‘Navigating Narcissism’ on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Podcast24. As well as helping people on their healing journey, her videos and podcast episodes help listeners recognise toxic behaviours early on in their interpersonal relationships, so that they don’t become victimised by these toxic behaviours, or dependent on narcissists.
More From Dr Ramani
Can’t get enough of Dr Ramani’s podcast episodes and need more content? She has won over audiences with her authenticity and brutal honesty; as a pioneer in the field of study into narcissism, Dr Ramani has featured widely, from TEDx Talks, National Geographic, the History Channel, MedCircle, Tone Networks. Dr Ramani has also appeared on National Geographic, the History Channel, BravoTV, Red Table Talk in 2019 and 2021, the Today Show, and Good Morning America to name a few.
Just in case that wasn’t enough audio content for you to get stuck into, you can also listen to her series on narcissism on MedCircle’s Youtube channel, you can enrol on Dr. Ramani’s Healing Program on teachable, or listen to her audiobooks here and here!
Where Should We Begin?
World-renowned psychotherapist, international advisor on relationships, and one of Oprah Winfrey’s Supersoul 100 list of visionaries and influential leaders, Esther Perel paints a picture of self-love and what makes for healthy relationships. Focusing her expertise on the human need for security, love, belonging, closeness and freedom in relationships, Perel has created a range of tools to help people create more fulfilling relationships. From her ‘The Masculinity Paradox’ video series on YouTube, to her audiobooks, her 2013, 2015, and 2021 Ted Talks and the card game, ‘Where Should We Begin – A Game of Stories’, there is plenty to engage with to improve the quality of your relationships with others.
Podcasts and Livestreams Financial Literacy
Did you know that 72% of people surveyed said their poor mental health worsened their financial situation? Or that 1.5 million people in England alone – or 1 in 5 people surveyed – have both mental health problems and debt problems? People with poor mental health are 3.5 times more likely to become seriously indebted. Despite how prominently finances impact on our wellbeing, finance is a taboo subject in the UK, and rarely brought up in conversations amongst friends and family, much less in the workplace.
BBC Radio 4’s Money Box is a go-to podcast, and In Her Financial Shoes is another great podcast especially for women in the UK. Instagrammers like Go Fund Yourself are also a great, light-hearted way to become more financially savvy and up to date with government support in these tough times.
How To Money is a great fount of knowledge and tips that regular people in the US can follow to pay off debts and save money in fun ways.
Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn features top journalists, mutual aid organisers and student loan experts to educate the audience about how to manage their money better and shape a fairer society.
Financial Independence Europe
Financial Independence Europe has almost 150 episodes and counting. Its 3 hosts are from Scotland, Germany and Spain, and they have featured in the Guardian and BBC. They have interviewed CEOs of startups, investors, ex-bankers, athletes, philanthropists and more on all things from real estate P2P lending, crypto and bitcoin, investing in agricultural loans, and contrarian investments in frontier markets.
You can subscribe on Android, Google Podcasts, or via iTunes, or directly download episodes from their website.
Social Economy Talks
Social Economy Europe has a fascinating mini series, “Finance for Good”, a collaboration between The European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks and Financiers. This mini series discusses ethical finance. Their wider content features EU Commission officials, American Sustainable Business Council members among others, and summarises discussions had at conferences. If this is more to your taste, check it out!
How Companies Can Support Employee Financial Wellbeing
For companies who want to go the extra mile and book – or sponsor/ co-create new audio resources for – financial literacy workshops for their employees, charities like The Money Charity UK or Money Advice Trust run webinars and in-person workshops in the UK. Are you based in the US? Why not partner with financial literacy non-profits like Clearpoint and NFCC, and provision credit counselling support services through your Employee Assistance Programmes? The Money Life Skills Project has a 22-module online course aimed at EU audiences. The course covers how to navigate buying your first car, going through a divorce, getting pets, retirement, starting a family, looking after elderly relatives, investing, and so much more.
We hope that this blog special on wellbeing helps signpost you to avenues of support for you and your teams, should you ever need it. For more general content suggestions on wellbeing, sleep, and mental health awareness, check out part one of this special if you haven’t already!