Episode 2: Tom & Liam catch up and a further exploration into dealing with depression

The Everyday Problems Podcast

Jun 22 2020 • 1 hr 5 mins

Thanks for listening to this episode of the Everyday Problems Podcast. We need to point out that as a few everyday problems stopped us from getting this out on time, some references are slightly out of date. It was also the first recording we made during lockdown and we're still perfecting the art of remote recording, so please excuse the dodgy sound quality in some places.

Nevertheless, it was good for Liam and I to catch up after our first recording, published two weeks prior to this but recorded many months earlier. In this episode we touch on depression and ways to combat it, as well as the effects of lockdown, redundancy and a few other bits.

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We discuss meditation and mindfulness, so here are some useful references and links for you:

On the subject of mindfulness, or the art of 'being in the moment', you can find Ruby Wax's brilliant 'A mindfulness guide for the frazzled' here.

And in terms of meditation apps, we recommend Calm, Headspace and Omvana, all of which can be found in the App Store on your phone.

Liam also makes an important reference to the brutal murder of George Floyd and ways in which we're trying to better educate ourselves on how we can combat racism. If you'd like to find out more, you might find these links useful:

There are a number of initiatives and organisations who are committed to combating racism. This is where we’re starting our own education, so may be a good starting point for you too: Black Lives Matter (International) Black Lives Matter Foundation is a global organisation in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. Stephen Lawrence Charitable Foundation (UK) As well as campaigning for racial justice and fairness, the charitable foundation does amazing work in the United Kingdom helping young people to transform their lives by overcoming disadvantage and discrimination, supporting them through sustainable careers. This Google Doc being circulated online is an invaluable resource for all. https://www.huckmag.com/perspectives/activism-2/how-to-be-an-effective-ally-in-the-fight-against-racism/ Thanks again and enjoy this episode of the Everyday Problems Podcast.   Tom & Liam