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50. 5 Lessons from 50 Episodes

Hurray! It’s our 50th episode!

Join host of the Dark Coffee Podcast Alice Lyons as she talks about reaching such an amazing milestone for the podcast, whilst she also discusses five lessons she’s learned along the way that she’d like to pass on!

(1:18) Introduction to the 50th episode

(3:42) First lesson – ‘Being heard’, how we fundamentally want to express ourselves and be understood by others

(7:12) Second lesson – ‘Creating space for people’, giving people an opportunity to speak their minds

(13:55) Third lesson – ‘We all have problems,’ we see what we want to see and interpret things through our own perceptions

(18:24) Fourth lesson – ‘Get to know ourselves,’ self-exploration, investigating your own mental health, learning how to self-manage

(27:34) Fifth lesson – ‘Just do what you love,’ why Alice loves the Dark Coffee podcast and how it gives people the opportunity to share on a platform that multiple people find value in

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Welcome to Dark Coffee, the podcast that starts engaging and approachable conversations around mental health.

Join wellbeing advocate Alice Lyons as she attempts to normalise the conversation around mental health, from suicide to satisfaction and everything in between.

Dark Coffee aims to create a safe space to explore dark topics with curiosity, compassion and courage to empower people to build their mental strength, resilience and sense of connection.

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