Aired 1 year ago 2:51
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Aired 1 year ago 23:00
Married, Paralyzed and Moving On
Two years ago, Hiroki Takeuchi was paralyzed from the waist down in a cycling accident. It was just weeks after he and his wife, Rachel Swidenbank, got married. When we first spoke in early 2017, Hiroki was still figuring out the basics of day-to-day life in a wheelchair: how to drive an adapted car, how to get up and down stairs, how to use the bathroom on his own. Rachel stopped working to care for Hiroki in those early days. There were a lot of unknowns about the future, and what Hiroki's body would and wouldn't be capable of.Â When we spoke recently, they told me that Hiroki is now fully independent when it comes to his daily routines, and that they're both back to work. "It's been progress, progress, progress, progress," Rachel said. "And then like maybe the last three, four months it's kind of flattened out in terms of what you would classify as progress." One thing thatÂ they haven't yet fully figured out: sex. "We definitely have a lot of intimacy and you know, a lot of closeness," Hiroki told me. "But...I think that there's so much baggage around it." Rachel and Hiroki did recently find out that having a child together is possible via IVF. While they're not ready to start that process quite yet, it was exciting news for themâ€”and it's made Hiroki think about what being a father might look like for him. "One of the things that really worried me was that I wouldn't be able to be a proper dad to our children," he said. "I think there's a level of like you know redefining what fatherhood means through a different lens. It doesn't mean it's worse, it's just different."Â Â Traveling for the holiday this week? Take ourÂ Podcasts We're Thankful For playlistÂ â€” with episode suggestions from podcast hosts like PJ Vogt, Tracy Clayton, Phoebe Judge and Kelly McEvers â€” alongÂ with you!
Aired 1 year ago 30:33
#174 Rachel Khoo on Cooking & Confidence
My guest today is the lovely Rachel Khoo - chef, food writer, broadcaster and founder of Khoollect which she describes as "a creative studio based in London and online community celebrating inspiration found in unlikely places".At 26, Rachel left her London job working in PR to move to Paris and learn to bake and follow her gut (and heart). According to The Times, she contacted Penguin with the idea for the Little Paris Kitchen cookbook in 2012, which has since gone on to be translated into 12 languages, which also led to a BBC Two series, pulling in almost 2million viewers. She's just released her sixth cookbook, called The Little Swedish Kitchen and Rachel is currently filming her eighth television series. She co-hosts Zumboâ€™s Just Desserts which aired in during summer 2016 and is now screening around the world on Netflix.In this episode we talk about her interesting career path, why she loves living in Sweden, her newest cook book The Little Swedish Kitchen and why it's OK to be proud of your work and be different.
Aired 1 year ago 64:03
How To Manifest Anything You Want
In this episode, Rachel is recording from Costa Rica. After living there for many years, this is Rachelâ€™s first time back since having Lea Luna and her life is dramatically different.When Rachel lived in Costa Rica before, she was broke and in and out of work. What kept her knowing all would work out was the practice of manifestation through visualization. Coming back to Costa Rica reignited this practice again and Rachel was reminded of all the possibilities she used to see when it came to the big picture, which to her is changing the world.When it comes to manifesting your greatest dreams, such as the career you dream of, the family you always wanted, or changing the world, it is important to manifest smaller things along the way for practice. If you want something, donâ€™t look at all the obstacles in your way! Look at all the possibilities and see them in your mind. Tune in for an episode that will broaden your scope of what you believe is possible and give concrete actionable advice on how to turn your motivation into action and your action into big changes in the world.