Parenting can be a tough job for the best of us but if you add to that a serious mental health condition like borderline personality disorder it can become a an up hill battle of epic proportions. Tonight Matt and Skye are joined by Daniella who talks to us about her personal battle with BPD whilst being a mother to 3 young children and the ups and downs that go hand in hand with it.
What we need to start debating and putting into action is how we can now go on to help the Ukrainian people. There will be many left without homes, there will be many who will lose loved ones, children without parents, people’s livelihoods gone, schools and hospitals destroyed and all this in the time it takes a rocket to explode and all this going one whilst I am saying these words. There will also be many who will wish to leave Ukraine and settle in other parts of Europe to get away from continued fighting and ultimately to get away from living under a repressive Russian rule.
On the SoapBox Collective podcast this week Saranne and Matt discuss animal shelters in the UK. During the pandemic there was a big upsurge in people buying new pets to keep them company during lock down but now as restrictions are being lifted shelters are at breaking point. They discuss the great work that shelters do in taking care of unwanted and unloved animals, the many reasons why animals might be given up and the sad truth that some shelter operate a kill policy. Listen now to find out more.
For 12 years John battled a heroin and crack cocaine addiction that nearly killed him more that once and saw him in and out or prison. But like a phoenix out of the ashes he turned his life around in spectacular fashion. Now a spiritual practitioner and vegan animal rights activist John tells us about his remarkable journey through the world of addiction and how a near fatal stabbing helped him turn his life around. He would go on to prove that there is life after addiction.
This week Matt talks with Edward Reese. Edward is an Ukrainian activist for queer/nonbinary/trans issues, domestic abuse awareness and prevention, intersex rights and one of the small team of organisers of Kyiv Pride and Equality March.
Why do people hate vegans? Well to some the answers maybe be obvious but to other it leave them scratching their heads. In this episode Saranne and Matt delve into the reason those of us on cruelty free plant based diets get so much grief. If you have enjoyed this episode please do share it …
On this weeks show Matt talks to Gail Stacey from Where Art The Women. In their own words “Where Art the Women? is an inclusive, not-for-profit project that aims to highlight, challenge and help address the gender inequality on stages in the UK independent music scene with a collaborative mix of art, music, spoken word, film, …
In this episode Matt and Saranne discuss all things trippy as they delve into the world of psychedelics. Can the mighty magic mushroom, the staple food stuff of the ancient order of the hippy actually be good for you? Can psilocin help alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety? Also for some reason we find out …
In this weeks show Matt talks to Emma Hurst. Emma is an animal rights activist and member of the New South Wales parliament for the Animal Justice Party. We discuss topics including puppy farming, the plight of the iconic Koala, the wholesale slaughter of Kangaroos, vegan doughnuts and the very important and tireless work done …
This week we talk about men’s mental health. And discuss the alarming suicide rate amongst men as well as highlighting how bad us men are at reaching out for help and even talking about are mental health. https://www.samaritans.org/ https://www.mind.org.uk/ https://www.wearehumen.org/ https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/tags/men
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