The Guilt Free Friday Interviews - with Sophie Eastop-Scopes

• September 27th, 2019

The Guilt Free Friday Interviews are a series of honest and inspiring conversations with those affected by guilt.

In this episode, virtual assistant Sophie Eastop-Scopes talks to me about her parental guilt surrounding her difficult labour and birth, the impact that had on her bonding with her son, and the way guilt has affected her life since, as a mum and as a business woman.


Sophie Eastop-Scopes is a Virtual Assistant and Social Media specialist; but first and foremost she is a mum to Alfie. Based in South-West London Sophie raises her son alongside her husband in Surrey; navigating the world of motherhood, guilt and work. 
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The Guilt Free Friday Interviews - with Shalini Bhalla-Lucas

• September 20th, 2019

The Guilt Free Friday Interviews are a series of honest and inspiring conversations with those affected by guilt.

In this episode, motivational speaker and author Shalini Bhalla-Lucas tells me her story of finding her soul mate, losing and then reconnecting with her family and dealing with the grief of losing both her husband and father in the space of 18 months.  This powerful story tells us a lot about how guilt can be involved alongside many other powerful emotions.


Shalini Bhalla-Lucas is an award-winning author, entrepreneur, speaker, teacher/trainer and the founder of Just Jhoom! She is also an accredited Mindfulness and Meditation teacher – teaching people highly-effective, proven techniques to help combat stress, anxiety and depression. She is currently training to be an End of Life Doula. 

Shalini has performed all over the world and has had TV appearances on ITV’s Daybreak, Channel 4s Sunday Brunch and the BBC, as well as on numerous radio stations and podcasts. She has been featured in publications such as RED magazine, Top Sante and Dance Today, discussing physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing through dance and mindfulness. 

In January 2017, Shalini set up the Jeremy Lucas Education Fund in Kenya in memory of her beautiful, kind husband Jeremy Lucas who passed away in 2016 after a two-year battle with cancer. The Fund is currently providing scholarships for 16 Samburu children for secondary and tertiary education. 

Shalini self-published her first book “Always With You – A true story of love, loss…and hope” in July 2018. The memoir is about her personal battles with mental illness, the coping strategies she relied on to regain a positive mental state after severe depression, and the death of her husband. Shalini writes frankly about her experiences of love, bereavement, grief, depression and suicidal ideation, as well as her struggles with religion and Indian culture, and ends the book with a message of renewal, recovery and hope, and aspirations for the future. In October 2018 the book became a No 1 Amazon Bestseller. 

“Online Dating @ 40 – The Nobheads, Nutjobs & Nice Guys” Shalini’s second book, a funny and candid account of the highs and lows of online dating, was published in February 2019. It is an honest personal account of a 40-something-year-old determined to 'live again' following the untimely death of her beloved husband and soulmate Jeremy. 

In May 2019 Shalini was chosen from hundreds of women to be one of six inspirational women from the UK to be featured in the hair beauty company TRESemmé’s Power Your Presence Online and TV Masterclass. In the programme Shalini is featured alongside celebrity Emma Willis speaking about Being Positive, The Power of Thought and Building Resilience. 

Shalini’s third book “Happiness! Is It Simply A Mindset Shift?” will be published in the autumn of 2019. 

Shalini’s website:

Facebook and Instagram @justjhoom

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The Guilt Free Friday Interviews - with Samantha Houghton

• September 13th, 2019

The Guilt Free Friday Interviews are a series of honest and inspiring conversations with those affected by guilt.

In this episode, author and ghost writer Samantha Houghton discusses her guilt connected to her son's anxiety, and how parental guilt carries on far beyond their formative years.


Intuitive Ghostwriter, inspirational book mentor and award winning author

  • Published author of The Invisible Girl: A Secret Life and creator of #1 bestseller Courage: Stories of Darkness to Light
  • Multi published ghostwriter
  • Authentic public speaker
  • Co-scriptwriter of upcoming inspirational film
  • Book lover and avid coffee drinker
  • Trauma thriver



To create the most powerful impact on humanity I possibly can, directly from my heart, using the power of words through books, film and speaking. Hearing the right and profound words have encouraged me massively in my life to free myself of complex trauma, heal and aim to reach the life of my dreams. I use this to inspire and motivate others in their darkness to choose to rise, transform their lives by seeing how possible it is to go against all of the odds but to succeed and to live their purpose. I aim to create and leave behind a global legacy that will serve millions of souls forever during my lifetime and after I have departed from this world. 





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The Guilt Free Friday Interviews - with Janet Groom

• September 6th, 2019

The Guilt Free Friday Interviews are a series of honest and inspiring conversations with those affected by guilt.

In this episode, author Janet Groom explains her struggles with infertility and how guilt shaped much of her own self worth and value.



Janet Groom is an Author and Book Coach. She has published two books –one fiction 'The Naked Knitting Club: Book 1 – Casting On', and one non-fiction 'Write to Heal: 10 Ways to Use Writing and Words to Boost Your Well-Being and Transform Your Life'. Janet has found power in words and enjoys writing her own stories, as well as helping other incredible people to share their personal uplifting stories into the world. She hosts 'The WRITE Word Show' sharing interviews and insights on writing. Her vision is to share inspirational books into the world. Janet is married to Mark, and they live in a typical chalet in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

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Difference Between Feeling Guilty and Feeling Accountable

• February 23rd, 2019

I use the word unapologetic to describe living guilt free but this comes with a huge disclaimer - you still have to be able to own the consequences of your actions.  In this episode, I discuss the difference between feeling guilty and feeling accountable and offer three useful tips on how to tell the difference.

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Guilt Trip - I Can’t Afford …

• February 18th, 2019

Advertising works by telling us we need to buy their product or service - but do we really?  When money is tight, you can feel guilty for not being gable to give into impulse buys, but that might be a blessing in disguise.  In this episode, we talk through what you need - what you really need - and how it shouldn't cost you a thing.

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Three Biggest Reasons Why We Feel Guilty

• February 18th, 2019

Sometimes spotting guilt is as simple as watching the words you are using.  In this podcast episode, I go through the three words that are the biggest flags for feeling guilty. 

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How To Go To Bed Happy

• February 6th, 2019

Start your day in a good mood, finish it the same way!  It is really important to put the day into perspective, but you have to do it consciously first.  The tips included in this episode will help you find a way to live intentionally.

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How To Start The Day Happy

• February 3rd, 2019

It can feel like life happens to you, but you have more control over your mood than you might realise.  Here are three tips on how to start your day happy and ready to be joyful.

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Three Ways To Stop Feeling Guilty About How You Spend Your Time

• February 2nd, 2019

If you can't get going on the things that matter, do they really matter?  This episode, taken from my Facebook Lives, discusses the use of your time and how it can indicate to you your true priorities and desires.

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