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Becoming More Human

Francesca Donnellan

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Welcome to Becoming More Human - stories worth sharing.Becoming More Human is created by thought-leaders, creators, curators, spiritual luminaries and health and wellness experts, to share their stories to inspire, delight and support people around the world on their journey to getting closer to answering life’s biggest question; WHO AM I? Join me, Francesca Donnellan, from London UK, as I interview guests from around the world about their personal stories and how they've edged closer to fin ...
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YVONNE Olivares-Maldonado is making a guest star (well producer) appearance. She deserves a medal for putting up with so much outrageous, dramatics, time management havoc, AND INGRID’s singing and imaginary new music career! From serious talk, to real life ups and downs by each other’s side, Yvonne is the onion that has as many layers as she has sk…
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The first of a 4 part “metabolism made in france”. Ingrid De La Mare-Kenny is back from a 2 years podcast hiatus, to discuss the metabolic injury the other side of the obesity & weight control illnesses grown to epidemic proportions. Practicing intermittent fasting is a method of recovery of metabolic injury and should not be practiced by the diete…
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This week Uncke Kevin & Fran deep dive into the spiritual side of Conducta's interview from Tuesday’s episode. The poster boy for Becoming More Human, Conducta's story is inspiring so please go and listen back! The last episode before our summer break so please enjoy! This is Conducta's book recommendation, Atomic Habits by James Clear. Start break…
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This week Francesca is joined by Conducta, a British producer of UK garage music and head of Kiwi Records label. Coducta produced the biggest-selling UK Garage record in history, AJ Tracey’s "Ladbroke Grove". Conducta was riding high, traveling the world when life started to run him, after a number of years he found himself hitting rock bottom. Aft…
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This week Uncke Kevin & Fran deep dive into the spiritual side of Samantha's interview from Tuesday’s episode. What part of you have you not recognised, that may need help but you just keep avoiding it? We have an assumption that 'normal' is very definable, and well quite frankly it isn't, but somehow part of us still feels we have to try to become…
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This week Francesca is joined by Samantha Baines, a comedian, author, actress, and presenter, she openly talks about her journey to finding out she was deaf at 16 years old. Samantha is one of the most honest people we have interviewed on the podcast, she owns her story and tells it with humour and warmth. She will challenge you on what you think y…
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This week Uncke Kevin & Fran deep dive into the spiritual side of Jo Elvin's interview from Tuesday’s episode. We are asking you this week, where are you in your current journey to Becoming More Human? What is your evolution? Which chapter are you in? Dive into this episode and get your pen and paper ready! Follow us https://www.instagram.com/becom…
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This week Francesca is joined by Jo Elvin, she talks openly about the evolution of her life and the new chapter she is opening. Jo has experienced major ups and downs in her career life, and she has faced it head-on with grace and honesty. She is a refreshingly open person who talks about her own personal battles with the stories she has told herse…
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This week Uncke Kevin & Fran deep dive into the spiritual side of Sadie's interview from Tuesday’s episode. We touch on some key points from Sadie's interview including the power of the 12 step-programme, we would love to see this being taught in schools - you'll have to listen as to why. Our stories are often caught up in a direction that no longe…
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This week Francesca is joined by Sadie Frost, a British icon, known to fill the page of the British media, so you think you might know her as you've read about her in the press, but as always it's easy to on look and never really know the real human behind the story. Sadie has really lived an incredible life, she's someone who has never stood still…
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This week Uncke Kevin & Fran deep dive into the spiritual side of Vicky's interview from Tuesday’s episode. This is all about creativity, and finding your story. So often we wrap up the facts with stories, rather than figuring out who we are, we end up moving further away from what is real. We tell ourselves stories our minds make up and people aro…
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This week Francesca is joined by Vikki Stone, an award-winning writer, composer, comedian and musician. She recently won an Olivier Award for Hey Duggee Live and she made history as the first on-screen female musical director of a primetime entertainment show in the UK when she was musical director, pianist and band leader of the ITV Saturday night…
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This week Uncke Kevin & Fran deep dive into the spiritual side of Bola's interview from Tuesday’s episode. What is your relationship like with money? Are you standing in your truth? Are you being authentic and honest? Money can rule our lives and relationships, it's time to get real with yourself in order to set yourself free. Follow us https://www…
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This week Francesca is joined by Bola Sol, a financial wellness expert. This episode is a hard and fast deep dive into financial wellness, this includes hints, tips, and sound advice to get saving and how to make your money work for you. To be more fully human we have to be real about life right in this very moment, and money forms a huge part of o…
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This week Uncke Kevin & Fran deep dive into the spiritual side of Alexandra's interview from Tuesday’s episode. Have you considered if you're creating a personal brand? How does that reflect your identity? What perception are you creating of who you are? Are you telling the truth effectively or are you living a lie? The line between the two is very…
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This week Francesca is joined by Alexandra Lunn, a Founder of her named sake branding studio based in London. We are all now defining ourselves as brands, even if we're not fully conscious of it, it's happened as social media became part of our daily lives. But as we define ourselves, are we becoming disconnected from who we really are? Are we port…
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This week Uncke Kevin & Fran deep dive into the spiritual side of Marcelina's interview from Tuesday’s episode. This is all about new beginnings, and getting back to your true self, it's a life choice and not an easy one but the pay off is worth it. Follow us https://www.instagram.com/becoming_more_human/ #StoriesWorthSharing For exclusive episodes…
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This week Francesca is joined by Marcelina Adamczyk, she is a movement expert focusing on the mind-body connection. She quit her 9-5 and decided to focus on her inner workings and found linking movement to breath as a powerful journey. This episode will inspire you to get out of your own head and to get moving, whatever is going on in your life, si…
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In this week's special episode with Uncle Kevin and Fran, they go into a spiritual discussion off the back of Claire's interview on creativity. Do you have time to play? Do you know your story? Maybe you think you're too old to play? This is your sign to get out and play, get creative, and unleash your true self... we dare you! Follow us https://ww…
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This week's special episode is with Claire Koryczan Founder & Director of Imagine Beyond, we discuss the creative economy, yes that's right, the creative economy is something are living through right now. Do you consider yourself creative? Most people as they get older don't think about being creative, as we're usually 'too busy', but this episode …
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This special episode Francesca recorded in the studio in the iconic Somerset House in London with the CEO of Doctors with Africa CUAMM UK, Andrea Atzori. Andrea shares stories from the ground in Africa, real inspirational stories from people living in Africa, and he goes into detail about how Doctors with Africa CUAMM UK plays an integral role in s…
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This week's special episode is with entrepreneur and trans rights advocate Allegra Haines, recorded at Soho House, White City, London for International Women's Day powered by Porsche. This inspiring talk will help you learn about what it means to be a transgender woman and provide space for personal thought about the vision we hold for ourselves to…
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This week Uncke Kevin & Fran deep dive into the spiritual side of Katinka's interview from Tuesday’s episode. Have you heard of Cinderella Syndrome? We all want a fairy tale ending, don't we? Fran and Uncle Kevin discuss 'our story' in context to the narrative we create for ourselves, often a fairytale, which could very well find us in trouble late…
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This week Francesca is joined by Katinka Blackford Newman, she is an award-winning documentary film director and writer with countless hours of high-end broadcast TV to her name. She has worked in television for over 25 years and has made films for major international broadcasters and streamers including Discovery, National Geographic, HBO Max, BBC…
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This week Uncke Kevin & Fran deep dive into the spiritual side of Shelli's interview from Tuesday’s episode. Have you given up on a dream? Or maybe you don't dare to dream? There is only a thin line separating a dream and a fantasy, where are you on this scale? Shelli's story was so inspiring it got Fran and Uncle Kevin thinking about the dreams th…
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Francesca is joined by Shelli Epstein, she began her career as a gymnast before becoming a star performer with the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil. After Covid and an injury abruptly ended Shelli’s ability to perform, she dedicated herself to becoming a fitness and performance coach, and now works with athletes and fitness enthusiasts, teaching the…
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This week Uncke Kevin & Fran deep dive into the spiritual side of Rachael's interview from Tuesday’s episode. After facing huge personal challenges in life, it can sometimes feel impossible to see the wood through the trees, we reflect on Rachael's episode and her strength and teachings that came from such a tough place. This is a reminder that the…
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This special episode is sponsored by Gaucho and M restaurants based in the UK, they provided the backdrop for the International Women's Day talk. We take a whistle-stop tour of the many challenges women face when striving forward in the modern world. So many pearls of wisdom in this episode, jump straight in, and don't forget to share it with anyon…
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On this week's episode, Francesca is joined by Rachael Welford. Rachael focuses on empowering women to heal so they can live in a place of inner power and happiness. Sharing her incredible story of overcoming burnout, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and suicide attempts to be voted one of London’s best alternative therapists by Time Out. This is an epis…
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This week Uncke Kevin & Fran deep dive into the spiritual side of Julia's interview from Tuesday’s episode. Time after all is the only thing we are in control of. The challenge for us all is to use our time wisely, but it takes learning new habits to make the necessary changes to understand how to utilise your time, for both your personal and profe…
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On this week's episode, Francesca is joined by Julia Panchkowry. Julia moved from London to Bangkok eight years ago as a primary school teacher with the main goal of seeing more of the world. During that time Julia became an accidental solo entrepreneur and built three businesses from the ground up. Now, Julia is a plant-based restauranteur, the fo…
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This week Uncke Kevin & Fran deep dive into the spiritual side of Miranda's interview from Tuesday’s episode. The power of community, story-telling, following your passion, and making sure you're living in your own reality and not a fantasy of what you think life should be. We cover a lot of ground in this week's episode! (Listen out for Fran's dog…
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On this week's episode, Francesca is joined by Miranda Holder, an acclaimed Celebrity Stylist known for dressing familiar faces such as Little Mix, Boy George and Vanessa Williams, creating everything from looks for the red carpet to styling full music videos. Miranda founded the Feel Good Fashion Coach following her own struggle with body image an…
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This week Uncke Kevin & Fran deep dive into the spiritual side of Sarah's interview from Tuesday’s episode. Fran and Uncle Kevin talk in detail about communication, in business, in relationships and in life. Follow us https://www.instagram.com/becoming_more_human/ #StoriesWorthSharing For all podcast episodes and exclusive episodes visit www.becomi…
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Sarah Hill was born in Fort Worth, Texas and remained there with her family until she attended school at The University of Oklahoma for Writing and Journalism. After school, Sarah worked for Al Jazeera English in Washington, D.C. as a Bookings Producer. When she returned to the Texas area she involved herself with startups and eventually began empl…
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This week Uncke Kevin & Fran deep dive into the spiritual side of Chelsea's interview from Tuesday’s episode. Fran shares stories of past breakups and learns vital lessons about breaking upward, not only in the romantic sense but in every sense of our lives. Uncle Kevin provides excellent analogies including the role of the conductor and what we ne…
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Louise Hazel, former British Heptathlete and Olympian talks to Francesca and Uncle Kevin about her open letter to the media. This short story is taken from the full interview with Louise Hazel you can listen back to it here https://becomingmorehuman.co.uk/2023/01/30/louise-hazel-on-olympic-success/ Former Olympic heptathlete, Louise Hazel, was an i…
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Henry Holland dives into our 3 big life questions, and his last answer has to be one the best, have you adopted this? This short story has been taken from the full interview with Henry Holland you can listen back to it here - https://becomingmorehuman.co.uk/2023/01/18/henry-holland-on-imposter-syndrome-and-his-spiritual-practice/ We hope you enjoy …
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Breakup Coach, Advice Columnist, and Podcast Host of Thank You Heartbreak, Chelsea Leigh Trescott sees breaking points as our greatest opportunity to wise up, rise up, and become meaningful, relatable human beings who are stronger in love, life, and character. With this pursuit in mind, she’s devoted to helping her clients and listeners “Breakupwar…
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Today's short story is taken from, are you pursuing excellence of success? https://becomingmorehuman.co.uk/2023/01/25/are-you-pursuing-excellence-or-success/ Francesca asks Uncle Kevin about his purpose and as always the answer is not that straightforward, spirituality isn’t black or white. We hope you enjoy this short story, please share it with o…
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This week Kevin & Fran deep dive into the spiritual side of Ginny's interview from Tuesday's episode. Listen back to her story HERE Are you ready to take a closer look? Follow us https://www.instagram.com/becoming_more_human/ #StoriesWorthSharing For all podcast episodes and exclusive episodes visit www.becomingmorehuman.co.uk Stay curious, Fran x …
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Today's short story is taken from Are you following your dream? This week we move into the dream world of who we are, and who we want to become. We discuss how dreaming isn’t all it’s made up to be, and how we need to think about who we are in the context of our own reality when we do dream. Yes, you’ve guessed it, we jumped into the book The Alche…
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Today's short is taken from our Ashley Walters interview, known for his tough boy image in the Netflix hit series Topboy, he shares a fresh perspective on why the tough guy approach doesn't work any more. We hope Ashley's story resonates, please pass on to anyone else you think needs to hear it. Follow us https://www.instagram.com/becoming_more_hum…
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This week marks the launch of our new look format on Becoming More Human, we will interview a new guest each week which will drop on a Tuesday followed by a Kevin & Fran episode on Friday discussing the spiritual aspects of each week's interview. Peppered throughout the week we have short stories for you to listen to from past episodes you may have…
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On today's episode, Francesca sits down with Charlotte Wood, Florist, and founder of WildWood London to talk about her career pivot into floristry, what drives her and what made her step foot outside the corporate world and go it alone. This is a wonderful episode with lots of advice and insights. Please share this episode with one other person you…
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Today's short story is taken from S02, E32 Facing Death: Uncle Kevin Opens Up Kevin has been through his fair share of close death health scares and he opens up to Francesca about what we can learn from this idea of legacy. We hope you enjoy this short story, please share it with one other person who might need to hear this today. Thank you for lis…
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This week we talk with the fabulous Fabienne, DJ, business owner, presenter and influencer, in this inspiring interview we find out what becoming more human really means to Fabienne and how she navigates her career in the creative industries Djing for some of the biggest brands in the world like icon Stella McCartney and starting out life with L'or…
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This week Francesca pulls out one of her most loved books from the pile by her bed, which you may well have heard of, the Alchemist, it has been well-documented over the years. They discuss this book in relation to real life and Francesca shares her personal story from visiting the Shanty Towns in Peru and what dreams mean to people who live there.…
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This week Francesca and Uncle Kevin are both feeling a little under the weather, not necessarily in the sick sense, although Francesca is recording from under her covers! She does share a brain wave as she recites a quote she read, the type of quote that makes you go 'ha ha' I got it now, that quote is, "pursue excellence and ignore success." The B…
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This is an extract from Uncle Kevin's homily he gave at Francesca's (and Nathan's!) wedding, it was so powerful and moving we wanted to share it with you all. Get in touch with us via Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/becoming_more_human/ New website launching soon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
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