Airing time: Your choice, on-demand
Storytelling has been around since the beginning of time - the ancient art of sharing our experiences and wisdom with others. Stories can inspire, motivate, educate and comfort. Hearing of other people’s challenges can help us realise that we are not alone in the world.
Host Liz Fry feels that, in this digital world, now more than ever, the sharing of stories is vital. Liz is a Life Coach and incredibly passionate about people's mental health and wellbeing. She understands the power of walking our own journey and then sharing it with others who may be on the same journey or know of someone who is.
We look forward to sharing some of these stories Around the Fire, just as our ancestors did.
Will you join us?
Click on the title of an episode to listen
Understanding that everyone's journey is different, on request Liz shares some thoughts and ideas around what helped her go from drinking a lot to not at all.
Duration: 00:28:58 | Date: 6 July, 2020
Liz and Kane found there was a lot more to talk about vulnerability, sharks, asking for help, holding space and that we are never the only one going through 'stuff'
Duration: 00:38:53 | Date: 22 June, 2020
Liz and Kane talk about boxing, self harm, finding a way of releasing, farming, looking after ourselves and being proactive about our mental health.
Duration: 00:34:45 | Date: 15 June, 2020
Liz starts this episode by sharing a book from her Virtual Book Club, and talks about the ripple effect we can have on others. If you're totally honest, are your ripples currently negative or positive?
Duration: 00:28:43 | Date: 8 June, 2020
Part 1 of 2, Jake Kiano Skinner shares his story of using different means to distract what was going on in his life, and his pursuit of happiness
Duration: 00:28:55 | Date: 27 April, 2020
Juliet McLean, local songwriter and performer here in New Plymouth, shares her passion for music and creativity and how it has been such a pivotal part of her journey of healing.
Duration: 00:29:58 | Date: 20 April, 2020
The second part of Francesca Eldridge's story of OCD - obsessive compulsive disorder, and just how much it took over her life. Francesca kindly also shares some facts about this commonly misunderstood disorder.
Duration: 00:30:13 | Date: 16 March, 2020
Over two episodes, this week and next, Francesca Eldridge shares her story of OCD - obsessive compulsive disorder, and just how much it took over her life. Francesca kindly also shares some facts about this commonly misunderstood disorder.
Duration: 00:30:20 | Date: 9 March, 2020
Geoff 'Polly' Polglase shares his story of coming out the Air Force, and the effect on his mental health, his parents splitting up, and losing his Dad to suicide at a young age.
Duration: 00:29:27 | Date: 24 February, 2020
Amy McAuley shares how she got over depression, eating disorders and alcohol abuse through finding exercise, a passion that keeps her healthy to this day.
Duration: 00:30:12 | Date: 10 February, 2020
Kim Knight shares how sometimes we don't know what we don't know, and it was only later in life did Kim understand that what happened in her childhood was not normal or healthy.
Duration: 00:35:17 | Date: 27 January, 2020
Liz, the host of the show, kicks off sharing her story of codependency, depression and alcohol abuse, which resulted in a life changing 'trip' to New Zealand...
Duration: 00:31:35 | Date: 20 January, 2020