Afternoon! Happy Friyay! Today marks release date for Episode 3 of The C Word podcast! So far, your responses and support on The C Word has been amazing and I’m so glad the well-being focus at the heart of The C Word is helping at this crazy time! Exclamation! Mark! After! Exclamation! Mark! (Sorry, I’m excited!!)
For more of a low-down on what each podcast episode is about, please have a read here! But, just so you know if you haven’t encountered The C Word before, this is a podcast for ordinary people living ordinary lives at this extraordinary time. And this week, we’re talking ‘Life in Lockdown… Before it even began’.
For many people, the difficult reality of life before this ‘new’ normal meant that the Governmental lockdown hasn’t made life feel all that different. For those struggling with many physical and mental illnesses, the life of daily lifestyle restrictions, paranoia and overwhelm is unfortunately the always ‘normal’ for many. From sufferers of chronic illness, to those living with anxiety and many more difficulties, living with a body or mind that’s been on lockdown, long before lockdown began, has raised many questions about how our society often casts aside vulnerable people, how as humans we can learn to become more understanding and empathetic of others, and what we can do going forward to make the world a more inclusive place.
Speaking to Kate Lowther, who suffers with the chronic illness, IBD, and writes honestly about her experience at howitbewithibd.com, and sharing my own experience of anxiety, we’re hoping this episode offers an insight into life in physical and mental lockdown – whilst offering some sunshine and hope for a more positive world after coronavirus.
We’re delving deep into some pretty heavy issues this week – but I think it’s so important we take the time to learn over this period. I hope it gives you some insight and understanding into how we can better support each other. 🙂 You can have a listen on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor and more streaming services! Thanks for listening!