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Uncomfortable is OK Podcast

Making it easier for you to get out of your comfort zone.

Chris Desmond explores the science, the stories, and the strategies of getting out of your comfort zone and finding your magic.

Oct 31, 2016

In the 2012/2013 New Zealand health Survey 1 in 6 Kiwi adults had been diagnosed with a common mental disorder at some times in their life. Chances are if it isn’t you then someone that you know well has suffered from or is currently struggling with their mental health. This isn’t a topic that we tend to talk about...


Oct 24, 2016

I was introduced to Olivia by Hollie Woodhouse who I talked to back in episode 23. Olivia is a recent world champion. She and the rest of the New Zealand Senior women’s canoe polo team – the Paddleferns took out the world champs in Italy. It’s an awesome achievement that as a kiwi I’m pretty proud of. Liv talks...


Oct 17, 2016

Today's episode is something a bit different. Some of you may know I've been working on my Masters degree. The project is due this Friday and over the last 6 and a half weeks I've been doing a bit of an audio diary about how I am holding up mental, emotionally, and physically as the process progresses. Have a listen to...


Oct 10, 2016

Today is Episode 24 and I’m chatting with Lynn Paterson A.K.A Red. I’m deep in my Masters project at the moment, two weeks to go, which is its own kind of uncomfortable. It was nice to take to take a bit of time to live some adventures vicariously through Lynn.

Lynn had a spark of an idea sitting in her head for...


Oct 3, 2016

Today I'm chatting with Hollie Woodhouse @theadventurouskiwi. We talk massive running adventures through the desert and through the jungle. We chat about raising money to support the rangers in Africa helping protect the animals from poachers. We chat about creating an amazing adventure magazine (with a little help...