Get ready to perform your mental spring cleaning with this roundup of our 6 favourite wellness podcasts, covering everything from productivity to mental health – and even sleep.
The quest for wellness can be overwhelming. When everyone around you seems to have it together, it can sometimes be difficult to imagine that you’re not alone in your journey. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 6 uplifting podcasts that offer informative and thought-provoking conversations on topics of wellness to give you that extra boost of inspiration to help you along your way to a healthier, well-balanced life.
Hack your way into a happier life with Happier with Gretchen Rubin, an award-winning, chart-topping podcast hosted by Gretchen Rubin and her sister, Elizabeth Craft. As the best-selling author of The Happiness Project, Gretchen knows a thing or two about finding and maintaining happiness – and she is dedicated to providing listeners with practical, manageable advice to creating better habits and getting more out of what life has to offer. Who better than a self-described “happiness bully” to break down the steps to living a more positive, fulfilling life?
Available on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher
All aboard The Struggle Bus! Featuring co-hosts Katharine Heller and Sally Tamarkin, this weekly podcast is centred around self-care and navigating the daily challenges of living with mental illness. In each episode, the two best friends answer listener questions, tackling a wide range of topics from friends and family to love and work. The chatty duo offers a fun and conversational atmosphere in their quest to normalise discussions about mental health.
Available on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart Radio
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Created by essential oil and skincare brand Saje Natural Wellness, Well Now is a podcast focused on guiding listeners into becoming more conscious of their health and wellbeing. Aimed at exploring the relationship between traditional and natural alternatives to medicine, Well Now opens the dialogue by inviting alternative therapists, wellness practitioners and medical experts to share their personal health stories, showcasing their different perspectives on an array of mental and physical health-related topics.
Available on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher
As its title suggests, Hurry Slowly centres its discussion on the importance of slowing down when tackling the universal struggle of not having enough time. Host Jocelyn K. Glei believes that the secret to boosting productivity, creativity and resilience lies in pacing yourself rather than pushing yourself to speed up. Filled to the brim with inspiring interviews with thought leaders in different areas of expertise, this podcast opens an insightful dialogue about finding a healthy balance between life and work.
Available on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts
Wellness site mindbodygreen founder Jacob Wachob discusses mental, physical, spiritual, and environmental wellbeing in his podcast of the same name. Ranging from topics like health and meditation to sustainability and wellness, Jacob invites guests from the health sphere to have a raw and candid conversation as they share their expertise, insights and personal wellness journeys in an effort to inspire and empower listeners to create a balanced and intentional lifestyle.
Available on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Player FM, iHeart Radio
Having suffered from insomnia his whole life, host Drew Ackerman is on a mission to help those who face similar struggles. Listeners can doze off to the monotonous cadence of Drew’s voice as he tells meandering tales in a podcast that is designed to, quite literally, bore you to sleep. With a wide variety of topics ranging from recaps of TV shows to rambling, nonsense bedtime stories, each episode is 60 to 90 minutes long, giving you plenty of time to tune out and fall into drowsy unconsciousness.
Available on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, RadioPublic