Last week I trooped off to Cardiff to talk to Jay and Kim at the Art of Being Well show on Radio Cardiff. I was really excited about this, and rather nervous as I had agreed to read out my poem that I wrote a couple of years ago, it was going to get it’s first ever live performance!

In the end, I didn’t read my poem.

We talked a lot, I was in the studio for over half an hour, and the time flew!  I had such a good time talking to Jay and Kim, I could have carried on talking for ages!

We talked mostly about stress, the harm it does to us, the importance of good breathing and how we can reduce stress through the breath.

Here is the show.  It is a really good show and worth listening to in its entirety, but if you want to listen to my bit, I come in at 30 minutes.

Creativity in Recovery

The Art of Wellbeing Show is all about mental wellbeing, and shares ways that people with mental health and substance misuse issues, and promoting creative arts in recovery.

One of the things that I loved about it was learning that they choose music from artists that have had mental health or substance misuse issues.

In tribute to that, and reflecting my musical choices of the last few weeks, I would like to share with you Astronomy Domine from Pink Floyd, which was led by Syd Barret in the early years.

Syd was rather unceremoniously dropped from band after his mental health suffered as the result of LSD consumption, but the music they produced during the time he was with them is hailed by many as their best

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Esther Nagle
Teacher, writer, speaker at Balance and Breathe
Esther is a former alcoholic, smoker and all round stressed out mess. She found the path to health, happiness, freedom and joy through Yoga. She is a passionate advocate for the power of Yoga, and time in Nature, in bringing balance to life, and giving you control over your health, happiness and wellbeing.

Esther is a powerful public speaker, writer and author. Her first book, Bent Back into Shape, Beating Addiction Through Yoga, has gained many 5 star reviews and has helped many people along their recovery journey.

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