The 7 best wellness podcasts to inspire pure joy this spring
The secret to happiness is possibly one of life's greatest mysteries. From ancient philosophers to wellness gurus, that special 'happy' feeling is a well-covered subject. So much so that we even now have an International Day of Happiness, celebrated on March 20, designed to "make people around the world realise the importance of happiness within their lives".
A commemorative day is helpful, but so is pursuing happiness on a micro level. Rather than life-affirming events or major achievements, gaining pleasure from the small, seemingly insignificant, things that brighten your day is a great way to boost your mood.
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That could be an act of self-care – exercising, diligently doing your skincare routine, preparing a delicious meal or perhaps pressing pause on life's trials and tribulations by tuning in to a podcast.
Hello! Fashion shares the best wellness podcasts to inspire pure joy this spring:
Beauty Full Lives
Madeleine Spencer's podcast is the beauty junkie's dream. Royal makeup artists Mary Greenwell and Hannah Martin have both appeared as guests, as have the likes of Alice Temperley, Bryony Gordon, Dolly Alderton and Alexandra Shulman. Expect plenty of product intel, beauty rituals and profound reflection.
Hosted by Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, TED Health invokes fascinating conversations about how we can lead healthier lives. Featuring interviews with a wide range of healthcare experts, the podcast addresses subjects such as technology, sex, disease and mental health as well as more niche subtopics like foraging, metabolism and brain function.
Feel Better, Live More
Media superstar GP Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is the host of Feel Better, Live More, an in-depth podcast filled with life hacks and expert advice to help "revolutionise how you eat, sleep, move and relax".
Saturn Returns with Caggie
Exploring our "individual quest for authenticity", reality star-turned-astrological guru Caggie Dunlop's podcast is a must-listen if you want some gentle wisdom, covering various self-reflection-prompting topics.
The New York Times' Modern Love podcast is resolutely heart-warming. Host Anna Martin presents real-life stories and revelations about love, from all-encompassing romances to impenetrable family bonds.
On The Scent
Fragrance fans will likely already be well versed in the joys of On The Scent, but for the initiated, the podcast offers so much more than just perfume chat. The power of the sense of smell cannot be overstated, possessing the power to transport. Join co-hosts Suzy Nightingale and Nicola Bonn as they discuss fragrances that will engage your emotions and inspire memories.
Just One Thing – with Michael Mosley
For the time-poor, Michael Mosley's podcast is ideal – bitesize chunks of wellness-boosting suggestions that you can dip in and out of when you're on a quick 15-minute break.
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