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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?
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Showing up in 2021
Liz encourages and inspires us to show up in 2021
Duration: 00:28:02 | Date: 28 December, 2020
The Loneliness of Christmas
This isn't an easy time for everyone, Liz comes up with some thoughts of how to approach Christmas if you're not looking forward to it.
Duration: 00:30:47 | Date: 14 December, 2020
Grant's Story Pt. 3
Grant shares how different approaches helped him to get where he is today
Duration: 00:27:48 | Date: 30 November, 2020
Grant's Story Pt. 2
Grant shares more of his story as he starts to get help for his alcohol abuse.
Duration: 00:26:10 | Date: 16 November, 2020
Grant's Story Pt. 1
Grant shares his journey of dealing with stress, depression, anxiety and his journey with alcohol abuse.
Duration: 00:27:32 | Date: 2 November, 2020
Rob's Story Pt.2
Liz & Rob talk about depression & suicide. Part 2. (Trigger warning)
Duration: 00:22:50 | Date: 21 September, 2020
Rob'S Story Pt. 1
Liz and Rob talk about depression and suicide. Part 1 of 2.
Duration: 00:28:48 | Date: 7 September, 2020
Love Over Fear
A Course in Miracles talks about only ever having two choices. Whether we come from a place of fear or a place of love. Liz talks about this and how it relates to current times we find ourselves.
Duration: 00:28:55 | Date: 17 August, 2020
Liz shares how kindness was shown on her recent break, and how being kind to ourselves can lead to a far more rewarding and open life.
Duration: 00:29:41 | Date: 3 August, 2020
Tanya's Story Part 2
Tanya shares more of her journey, surviving numerous suicide attempts and finding her purpose and belonging.
Duration: 00:29:38 | Date: 20 July, 2020
Tanya's Story Part 1
Tanya shares with Liz her journey of sobriety, and they talk pain, fitting in, acceptance and identity.
Duration: 00:28:10 | Date: 13 July, 2020
Liz's Story of Sobriety 2
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's Story of Sobriety
Heading in to Dry July, Liz shares her journey of drinking a lot to not drinking at all....
Duration: 00:28:23 | Date: 29 June, 2020
Kane's Story Pt. 2 Vulnerability
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
Liz and Jo Talk Loneliness
Liz and Jo talk about loneliness, connection, friendship, isolation, meaning, and more!
Duration: 00:28:12 | Date: 1 June, 2020
Liz Talks Courage
Liz shares some of her journey of courage, healing and hope.
Duration: 00:34:05 | Date: 25 May, 2020
Ross shares some thoughts on resilience and supporting young people
Duration: 00:33:17 | Date: 18 May, 2020
Liz shares some thoughts and ideas that have helped her on her journey and may help you or someone close to you in upcoming weeks and months.
Duration: 00:34:43 | Date: 11 May, 2020
Jake's Story Pt.2
Part 2 of 2 We delve a bit deeper and Jake talks about how music helped his healing journey and more about the masks men wear.
Duration: 00:40:10 | Date: 4 May, 2020
Jake's Story Pt. 1
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
Jenny and Justine
The third part in this mini-series Jenny and Justine come together and share more tips and ideas from their healing journey.
Duration: 00:30:58 | Date: 13 April, 2020
Justine Laidlaw shares her story of junk food and substance dependency, anxiety, depression and healing from stage 3 colon cancer.
Duration: 00:32:56 | Date: 6 April, 2020
Jenny Kennedy shares her story of perfection, burnout, her recovery from 'incurable cancer', and the underlying impact of childhood abuse.
Duration: 00:32:0 | Date: 30 March, 2020
Amy McAuley is back again to celebrate International Day of Happiness and talk more about her Happy 100 Club!
Duration: 00:33:43 | Date: 23 March, 2020
Francesca's Story Pt. 2
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
Francesca's Story Part 1
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
Liz shares her passion for leading a 'curiosity driven life', how this can lead to more confidence, and new experiences in our world.
Duration: 00:35:14 | Date: 2 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
Nikki Williams talks about trauma, shame, PTSD and giving ourselves permission to heal
Duration: 00:28:33 | Date: 17 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
Lilith White shares how dance and art helped her through her traumas and how healing these can be for some.
Duration: 00:29:35 | Date: 3 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
Sweet Talk With Guest Liz Fry
Around the Fire is a new broadcast, launching this week. Meet Liz Fry, Life Coach and presenter, as she shares her why.
Duration: 00:57:38 | Date: 21 January, 2020