Author: Dionne Simpson

VALENTINES DAY: SELF LOVE FOR THE WIN

This week it’s just me laying myself bare about some stuff and shooting from the hip as I like to do! Haha! Choose how you listen here! I cover my experiences with Valentines Day over the last 25 years, why I haven’t celebrated it in nearly four years as well raising the question as to […]

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What Happens In A Therapy Session ft Frontline Therapist

This week I am joined by Esther the founder of Frontline Therapist. As my regular listeners and readers will know, I am a massive advocate for talking therapy and love to have the therapists themselves to come on and talk about what they do. Choose How You Listen Here. This chat was very informative and […]

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Should Men Assume The Role As Head Of The Household?

Before I launch into this weeks topic, can I just say that the past week has been very emotionally draining.  I had some bad news pertaining to a close friend of mine and I don’t remember the last time I cried like I did. I was completely blindsided by their news and Im still trying […]

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Therapy For Black Men

This week I am joined by Larry, the founder of Through This Mind which is a platform that tries to encourage an open conversation about mental health. We discuss Larry’s own experiences with mental wellness and what steps he took to overcome the weight he was carrying around, particularly whilst he was a student. You […]

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MASCULINITY FT THE FAMILY PODCAST

This week I am joined by fellow podcasters, Sammy & Don of The Family Podcast.     This weeks topic of discussion is ‘masculinity’.  We dig deep and keep it candid all at the same time, with some interesting theories thrown into the mix!   How do you define masculinity?  Should you still maintain the […]

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Breaking Point: NHS Nurses

In this weeks episode I am joined by Natasha, ICU Nurse & founder of Facial Attraction Aesthetics. We discuss the day in the life of a nurse working for the NHS and the mental challenges that come along with the role. Are nurses leaving the register at the current highest recorded rates because of high […]

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Why Therapy For Children Is Vital

Choose how you listen to this episode! Click here! It wasn’t until my most recent bout of talking therapy that I really understood how my childhood shaped so many of my ideals way into my mid thirties.  Sometimes, until someone holds a mirror up to you and allows YOU to question your self-beliefs and methods […]

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SWISS: 15 YEARS AFTER CRY

2005 was a massive year of transition for me.  I had quit my job working as a Claims Advisor for a large well known company and began my career as an Engineering Underwriter.  During that summer I had also sold my first  car, a little T reg Peugeot 106 because I couldn’t afford to maintain […]

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Infertility With Noni Martins

In this weeks episode I am joined by Noni Martins, the founder of Un_fertility who shares her journey so far with the challenges of conceiving naturally. Her aim is to break the silence, stigma and shame around Black/African infertility experiences and unconventional fertility journeys. Noni has guest written this weeks blog, please read her views […]

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WELCOME TO SEASON 5!

Hi & welcome back to Season 5 of Love Laid Bare! This episode is a quick catch up on what I have been up to in my extended hiatus. How have we all been?  I’ve decided to go for a new look this season with the brand and will stop hiding behind my microphone (yikes)! […]

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