Episodes
Hello! Charley and Colin here. It's our podcast birthday! One year ago, we launched Brave Your Day - episode 1 with musician and composer Brian McAlpine. To celebrate our anniversary, we're looking back on two previous conversations with guests Ashton Applewhite and Ross Muir, and a discussion recorded during the initial COVID-19 lockdown on stamina. We're also exploring 'mental health for all' - the theme of this year's World Mental Health Day (10th October). Online resources:...
Published 10/09/20
In this new September bonus episode, Charley and Colin open the therapy room door in an attempt to bust some of the stigma attached to coaching and counselling. Online resources: https://braveyourday.com/free-bravery-resources/ READ columns by Charley and Colin in West End Today: http://glasgowwestend.today/columnist/charley-colin-gavigan/ Join the Brave Your Day Bravehearts Club: www.patreon.com/braveyourday For more information about Brave Your Day, please...
Published 09/18/20
Charley and Colin reflect on previous Brave Your Day conversations. Guests featured: John Leland, Catherine Simpson, Kirsty Wark and Gerard Burns. READ columns by Charley and Colin in West End Today: http://glasgowwestend.today/columnist/charley-colin-gavigan/ Online resources: https://braveyourday.com/free-bravery-resources/ Join the Brave Your Day Bravehearts Club: www.patreon.com/braveyourday For more information about Brave Your Day, please visit: www.thebiglight.com/braveyourday...
Published 08/20/20
"Learn to develop your inner ally, instead of your inner enemy." In the final episode of series three, Charley and Colin shine a light on self-care and what it means to different people. Online resources: https://braveyourday.com/free-bravery-resources/ Join the Brave Your Day Bravehearts Club: www.patreon.com/braveyourday For more information about Brave Your Day, please visit: www.thebiglight.com/braveyourday   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/01/20
The recent summer solstice marks the half-way point through the year. This week, we're taking a break so that we can rest and enjoy the sunshine. We'll be back in your podcast feeds next week (Wednesday 1 July) for with more bravery conversations. Online resources: https://braveyourday.com/free-bravery-resources/ Join the Brave Your Day Bravehearts Club: www.patreon.com/braveyourday For more information about Brave Your Day, please visit: www.thebiglight.com/braveyourday   See...
Published 06/24/20
A great awakening? In this week's episode, we're taking a bird's eye view at the present situation in an attempt to find new perspectives in our lives. The lockdown has provoked a degree of self-reflection in many people because we have been freed from so many distractions. Colin and Charley discuss the importance of perspective and go on to talk about breaking free from regret and moving towards a more fulfilling future. Online resources:...
Published 06/16/20
There's lots of change going on in the world right now. In this week's episode, Charley and Colin talk about starting a change from within. They share personal stories of change and opportunity and go on to discuss issues related to goal setting. Online resources: https://braveyourday.com/free-bravery-resources/ Join the Brave Your Day Bravehearts Club: www.patreon.com/braveyourday For more information about Brave Your Day, please visit: www.thebiglight.com/braveyourday   See...
Published 06/09/20
Like so many other people around the world, we are shocked by the murder of George Floyd in America. This week, Charley and Colin reflect on recent events and explore issues related to personal power. Online resources: https://braveyourday.com/free-bravery-resources/ Join the Brave Your Day Bravehearts Club: www.patreon.com/braveyourday For more information about Brave Your Day, please visit: www.thebiglight.com/braveyourday   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 06/02/20
News stories often affect our mental health. This week, the controversy surrounding Dominic Cummings' trip to Durham has triggered a number of emotions, particularly anger. Charley and Colin discuss some of the underlying causes of anger and strategies for dealing with it. Online resource: https://braveyourday.com/free-bravery-resources/ Join the Brave Your Day Bravehearts Club: www.patreon.com/braveyourday For more information about Brave Your Day, please...
Published 05/26/20
This week, we're celebrating mental health awareness and kindness towards others. Charley and Colin discuss issues related to stamina during lockdown, and the importance of exercising and building our bravery muscles on a day-to-day basis. Online resource: https://braveyourday.com/free-bravery-resources/ Join the Brave Your Day Bravehearts Club: www.patreon.com/braveyourday For more information about Brave Your Day, please visit: www.thebiglight.com/braveyourday   See acast.com/privacy...
Published 05/19/20
Communication is complex. Mixed messaging and different expectations and interpretations have churned up all kinds of emotions. Charley and Colin explore different issues related to communication and miscommunication during lockdown. Online resource: https://braveyourday.com/free-bravery-resources/ Join the Brave Your Day Bravehearts Club: www.patreon.com/braveyourday For more information about Brave Your Day, please visit: www.thebiglight.com/braveyourday   See acast.com/privacy for...
Published 05/12/20
We're heading into week seven of lockdown in the UK and, whilst we're all in the same rough sea, we're not in the same boat. In this week's episode, Charley and Colin explore different issues related to stress. Join the Brave Your Day Bravehearts Club: www.patreon.com/braveyourday For more information about Brave Your Day, please visit: www.thebiglight.com/braveyourday   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/05/20
Recent speculation about lockdown exit strategies has contributed to the atmosphere of uncertainty. Charley and Colin explore ways in which we can help ourselves feel bolder and braver in our lives, facing the unknowns with a positive attitude and mindset. Join the Brave Your Day Bravehearts Club: www.patreon.com/braveyourday For more information about Brave Your Day, please visit: www.thebiglight.com/braveyourday   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 04/28/20
Published 04/28/20
Colin and Charley discuss different aspects of endurance as the lockdown continues across the UK. They chat about getting creative and making the most of the spare time currently available to many people. Join the Brave Your Day Bravehearts Club: www.patreon.com/braveyourday For more information about Brave Your Day, please visit: www.thebiglight.com/braveyourday For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 04/21/20
Colin and Charley discuss a number of fears surrounding complacency. They explore ways in which we can all monitor our attitude towards the lockdown. Join the Brave Your Day Bravehearts Club: www.patreon.com/braveyourday For more information about Brave Your Day, please visit: www.thebiglight.com/braveyourday For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 04/15/20
Colin and Charley discuss the different meaning and interpretations of TRUST. They explore the ways in which it was challenged by events over the weekend. Online resource: https://braveyourday.com/free-bravery-resources/ Join the Brave Your Day Bravehearts Club: www.patreon.com/braveyourday For more information about Brave Your Day, please visit: www.thebiglight.com/braveyourday For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 04/07/20
This is the first episode of a brand new series!. Every week, we're going to be focussing on what bravery looks like during the COVID-19 lockdown. Colin and Charley will be talking about how they are staying mentally fit, and reacting to contributions from listeners around the world. This week, they're looking at the impact of uncertainty on emotions. Join the Brave Your Day Bravehearts Club: www.patreon.com/braveyourday For more information about Brave Your Day, please visit:...
Published 03/31/20
In this COVID-19 special, Charley and Colin are joined by Jason Leitch - National Clinical Director for the Scottish Government. Having clear, concise and reliable information can support our mental wellbeing. Jason is a calm and reassuring voice in these uncertain times. Official NHS advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Join us on Wednesday 1st April for the first episode of series three. Join the Brave Your Day Bravehearts Club: www.patreon.com/braveyourday For...
Published 03/27/20
We are living in strange and unimaginable times. Dr. Libby McGugan worked as an NHS emergency medicine consultant for ten years. She has developed an understanding of the human experience and now researches the impact of intention on human recovery. Libby shares her response to the global pandemic, and suggests reasons to be hopeful at a time of real uncertainty. Libby's TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEpEb0ztJOY For more information about Brave Your Day, please...
Published 03/25/20
Graeme Armstrong recently published his first novel 'The Young Team' - due to demand, it had to be reprinted five days after it was released. Inspired by some of his own experiences, the book is full of guts, power, humour and humanity. Graeme's book 'The Young Team': https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/graeme-armstrong/the-young-team/9781529017328 Follow Graeme on Twitter: https://twitter.com/G_Armstrong21 For more information about Brave Your Day, please...
Published 03/18/20
Gerard M Burns is one of Scotland's most respected artists, with an a-list client list in the UK, Europe and North America. In this episode, he shares his powerful life story with Charley and Colin. Gerard's website: gerardmburns.com For more information about Brave Your Day, please visit: www.thebiglight.com/braveyourday For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 03/11/20
Jamie MacDonald is a writer, voiceover and stand-up comedian. He tours up and down the country with his solo show and he is a regular performer at the Edinburgh Fringe. Jamie's website: https://www.kbjmanagement.co.uk/kirsty-wark For more information about Brave Your Day, please visit: www.thebiglight.com/braveyourday For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 03/04/20
Kirsty Wark is a broadcaster, journalist and best-selling author. She is best-known for presenting BBC current affairs programme ‘Newsnight’. Kirsty is the recipient of many awards, including BAFTA Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting, Journalist of the Year and Best Television Presenter. She met up with Colin and Charley to discuss her approach to reporting on complex and emotional news stories, her decision to live in Scotland (whilst working in London), and her desire to...
Published 02/26/20
Catherine Simpson is an author who grew up on a Lancashire farm in 1970s. The image of life in the countryside is often painted as idyllic, peaceful and the perfect place to escape. However, the number of suicides in the UK farming community tell a very different story. Catherine joins us on the podcast to share her tragic, yet uplifting, family story. Catherine's website: https://www.catherine-simpson.co.uk For more information about Brave Your Day, please...
Published 02/19/20