Chrissie Sherwood set up Injabulo.com, which sells beautiful handmade buttons made by a women’s co-operative in South Africa, because she was so inspired to create a way by which we can all benefit from their creativity and in so doing they can create better lives for themselves. It’s not just that her business is a great example of creative living; she’s creative too, not least in how she works from home. Chrissie is doing much more than saving the world one button at a time, she’s giving back and receiving infinitely as a result.
Barry Albin OBE is the owner and Chairman of FA Albin & Sons, the world renowned Funeral Director and Undertakers with whom he’s been for over 45 years, since he was 13! He’s the author of several books and starred in the TV series Don’t Drop The Coffin and is, perhaps most importantly, a highly respected member of the Bermondsey community in South London.
What are your worries? How do they affect your daily experience of life? A true warrior is not one who retaliates but one who conquers her inner worrying nature and who has the strength to find stillness in difficult situations.
While still in university Daniel Abadi fell in love with the nostalgia of being a tea merchant. Rather than let the dream fade, Daniel made the leap of faith to found Topper’s Teas and now sources and sells ethically produced tea of incredible quality. In this episode he invites us to catch a rare glimpse of a business in it’s early stages and to learn from his creative solutions to overcome the hurdles…
Brompton Bicycles are the iconic folding bicycle which have revolutionised transport options for tens of thousands worldwide. Its inventor Andrew Ritchie has given us a personal transport solution, allowing us to rethink, vary and adapt our journeys so we are free and independent – we can choose where to go, when and how.
Jonny Gritt, fomer British Army Officer, works with Skill Force in raising the standards of achievement amongst youngsters often incorrectly labelled as “problem children”. Sharing his passion for life, self-discipline and inner strength he guides us to look at what we have inside us and how we can best serve our community for the well-being of all.
Nick Fleming has spent the last 10 years photographing the daily lives of spiritual communiites, principally in Northern India. He’s integrated into them so that he becomes seen but not noticed, thus given him unique access, insights and experience. Nick photographs people in their glory and places in their majesty, in stark contrast to most photo-journalism we are exposed to today.
Roy Fong, based in San Francisco, founded Imperial Tea Court, the premier destination for anyone serious about a Cup of Tea. He is too modest to call himself a Master of Chinese Tea, but that he is, living and loving its subtle education, inspiration and artistry.
Christine Hassler, author of the book Twenty-Something Twenty-Everything, is a great example of someone who addressed what was not working in her life and set out to sort it out. She’s faced challenges and crises which have changed her approach to dealing with her own and others’ expectations for life and enjoying it.
Nadia Narain, a highly successful international yoga teacher, runs the Pregnancy Teacher Training Programme at Triyoga, London’s premier yoga centre. Her expertise in preparing women for pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood has led many to enjoy the changes in their bodies as they get ready for the new role that they are taking on. She encourages people to become strong and build their self-confidence so that they feel secure and calm.
Holly Fulton gets to see the raw end of many marriages as a top Florida-based divorce lawyer. She’s seen first hand how to maintain a happy and healthy marriage, how to spot the warning signs that things aren’t on track, and how to behave gracefully for the best of all concerned when it’s time to call it quits.
Katrina Burnett, playwright and doyenne of Finchcocks, the Musical Museum in Kent, has touched many through the different chapters of her life in teaching, touring and through opening Finchcocks as a historic house. Her love of life shines through to touch us all.
Caroline Bodger, of White Cloud Trading, set up her highly successful internet business with her husband several years ago from her home, selling wool duvets from New Zealand – all because her son couldn’t sleep and when she discovered pure wool bedding solved the problem she wanted to share it with the world.