#314 Bryony Gordon on OCD, Overcoming Addiction and Building Mental Resilience
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CAUTION: Contains swearing and themes of an adult nature.Today’s guest has a remarkable life story which includes addiction, mental health struggles, eating disorders, guilt, shame and so much more. Bryony Gordon is a prominent mental health campaigner, a journalist and a bestselling author. Bryony’s latest book, Let Down Your Hair, is a novel about social media, mental health, self-esteem and body image. She’s also recently released a Sunday Times bestseller, No Such Thing As Normal: What My Mental Illness Has Taught Me About Mental Wellness in paperback form. You may be familiar with Bryony from her Telegraph column, her many books, or her Mad World podcast. Perhaps you’re one of the 206,000 people who follow her updates on Instagram. Or, maybe you know her as the Founder of peer support group Mental Health Mates. Even if you’re new to Bryony and her work, you’re about to get to know her pretty well, thanks to her hallmark honesty and authenticity when it comes to telling her story. We begin this conversation by talking about Bryony’s experience of obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD. This condition is often misunderstood, with people reducing it to being ‘just’ about excessive tidiness or needing things in order. But Bryony shares the reality of the dark, obsessive thoughts that ruled her life from her early teens. She’s unflinchingly honest about how it led her into alcoholism, drug addiction and bulimia. We also talk about her surprising relationship with marathon running, her new-found commitment to exercise for how it makes her feel, not how it makes her look and the coping mechanisms she uses to deal with the negative voices inside her head. Although she would be the first to say she’s a ‘work in progress’ – as all of us are – Bryony passes on some real gems of practical advice and encouragement throughout this conversation which is fun, uplifting and inspiring.Trigger Warning: This episode discusses eating disorders and may not be suitable for everyone.Support the podcast and enjoy Ad-Free episodes. Try FREE for 7 days on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/feelbetterlivemore. For other podcast platforms go to https://fblm.supercast.com.Thanks to our sponsors:https://www.vivobarefoot.com/livemorehttps://www.athleticgreens.com/livemorehttps://www.calm.com/livemoreShow notes https://drchatterjee.com/314DISCLAIMER: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast or on my website. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Jane and Fi talk to journalist, columnist and author, Bryony Gordon, about social media, Prince Harry, being a parent, and her experiences with alcoholism.Her latest book, a young adult novel, 'Let Your Hair Down', is out now.If you want to contact the show to ask a question and get involved in the conversation then please email us: firstname.lastname@example.orgAssistant Producer: Emma SherryTimes Radio Producer: Rosie CutlerPodcast Executive Producer: Ben Mitchell Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Bryony Gordon on hair loss, ditching the booze and finding herself in the darkness
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There’s tears of laughter and tears of sadness in this episode where author and journalist Bryony Gordon opens up about her alopecia. She speaks about a world that defines women by how they look; how their hair looks. How her self worth and self loathing started at just 12 years old and how she wants to break the cycle for her own daughter. She speaks about her relationship to men, alcohol, work and friends in this uplifting but unveiling chat about what it is to navigate the world as a woman in 2022.Original music by Matt J Brown at WeAreOK.com
This week’s guest is the bestselling author, activist, campaigner and journalist Bryony Gordon. We talk about the connections between work, mental illness and addiction, and how work out who we are, what we love and how we want to work without being overwhelmed and distracted by the noise and chaos of social media. Bryony is running ten 10ks in ten days to raise money for Mental Health Mates, you can sponsor her here. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/10ks-in-10days See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On this weeks One For The Road we are joined by Bryony Gordon. Bryony is an award-winning journalist, author and mental health campaigner. She is the writer of five Sunday Times Bestselling books, including No Such Thing As Normal, Mad Girl and Glorious Rock Bottom,. Her podcast, Mad World, has featured guests including Prince Harry, Mel B, and Nadiya Hussain. In 2016, she founded Mental Health Mates, a peer support group that is now established across the country. She lives in south London, with her husband and daughter.If you want to connect with me via Instagram, you can find me on the instahandle @Soberdave https://www.instagram.com/soberdave/or via my website https://davidwilsoncoaching.com/Provided below are links for services offering additional help and advice, and links for Bryony.@bryonygordonhttps://alcoholchange.org.uk/https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/advice/alcohol-support-serviceshttps://nacoa.org.uk/Show producer- Daniella Attanasio-Martinezhttps://www.grownuphustle.com/Instagram - @TheDaniellaMartinez@GrownupHustle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In part 2 of their live episode at the FENOMENAL festival, Alex and Em chat to writer Bryony Gordon. Together, they talk about Bryony’s journey with Pure O and addiction, breaking mental health stigmas paving the way for future generations to talk more openly about these issues. As always, the girls discuss your Is It Just Me?'s, and this week they explore how it feels to a partner who doesn’t understand your body image struggles.You can find Bryony's most recent books below:No Such Thing As NormalGlorious Rock BottomShow timestamps:Good, Bad & Awkward - 00:01:36Interview with Bryony Gordon - 00:25:36Is It Just Me? - 01:00:55Follow us on Instagram @shouldideletethatEmail us at email@example.comSponsored by George at Asda, check out their latest collection at george.comProduced & edited by Daisy GrantMusic by Alex Andrew Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode of Yours Sincerely, Jess Phillips talks to Bryony Gordon about the people who’ve had the biggest impact on her life and the letters of gratitude she would send them. From the letter she would send to her present-day self to the letter she would send her favourite author Carson McCullers, Bryony shares some of her favourite stories in a celebration of the people who mean the world to her. Follow the podcast at @jessphillipspod to keep up with the latest episodes and share your letters of gratitude using the hashtag: #JessPhillipsPod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Clemmie talks to author Bryony Gordon about her recovery journey. In the last year there is rumoured have been 1700% increase in the google search ‘Am I an alcoholic?’It seems more people are questioning their relationship with alcohol. The pair dig into the question ‘But why is the word sober so loaded?’. Share their individual experiences of giving up alcohol and also explain why sobriety feels like such a gift. Bryony has written tones of amazing books. But on the theme of this episode, check out ‘Glorious Rock Bottom’Resources:‘Me? I Don’t Drink Any More’ - Clemmie wrote a piece for Mother of All Lists when she first gave up drinking. Brene Brown on SobrietySober Girls Society Book‘Sober Diaries’ by Clare PooleyLove Yourself Sober by Mandy Manners& Kate BaileyFor Help & Support:Alcohol ChangeAlcoholics AnonymousAl Anon for Families of AlcoholicsContact:Do you have a But Why? You’d like discussed? Or maybe you just want to say hi. Whatever the reason get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.orgShameless plug:Clemmie’s Debut book “But Why? How to Answer Tricky Questions from Kids by Having Honest Conversation with Yourself’ is available to preorder now. It includes a section on ‘But Why do adults get drunk and what does it mean?” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In season 3 of The Recovery we continue to explore many different facets of recovery as DJ Fat Tony is joined by some very special guests. On this show, he is joined by No 1 Sunday Times bestselling author Bryony Gordon. We discuss her recovery journey and her struggles with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.Proudly supported by INNERJIinnerjidrink.comFollow me onInstagram: http://bit.ly/3aRZPj1Facebook: http://bit.ly/38NdyGzTwitter: http://bit.ly/3aVPtPpYoutube: http://bit.ly/2w3Eapq