Episode 17

Mandy Hyde- having a major career change in her 40's, taking ownership of her health and the joy of homeopathy and cold water swimming

Published on: 15th May, 2021

Today we hear from Mandy Hyde. Mandy worked a high pressure job as a top television producer for the BBC and Channel 4 for many years. Mandy worked on some of my favourite TV shows growing up, the clothes show, embarrassing bodies, 10 years younger are just a few of them.

Mandy says in her 20’s she was burnt out, working hard and playing hard and eventually that took its toll and she was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid at a young age.

Despite three years of very strong medication to try and make Mandy better nothing was working and her symptoms were getting worse, not better.

A close friend of hers suggested giving homeopathy a try and despite Mandy’s scepticism she did give it a go and that decision changed her life forever.

Mandy’s story is one of taking control of her own health and recognising what was important in her life in order to maintain a healthy balance. Mandy decided to walk away from her highly paid, well sort after job in TV and started her own business as a homeopath. This was a scary decision at the time but she has never looked back.

Mandy is a fellow cold water swimmer and she shares what regular cold water dips has done for her.

You can find Mandy online https://www.homeopathybymandy.co.uk/index.htm

This episode is a really uplifting chat, please share with a friend who you think will enjoy it.

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About the Podcast

Tipping The Balance
Mental health and happiness is not as simple as arriving at a destination. It takes work everyday. How can we help to tip the balance in favour of our mental health?
We can all admit to wishing we had more balance in our lives. How many times have you said, "I just don't have the right balance at the moment." Maybe you think you need to work less, have more (or less!) time with your children, get outside more, exercise more, eat more healthily. What ever it is you and almost everyone else has an idea of what balance means to them, their lives and their mental health.

'Tipping the balance,' explores these concepts with a range of different people. Parents, business owners, people living with grief, overcoming abuse, mental health specialists. We have it all here and I hope you can listen to these shows and feel in someway you have spent time tipping the balance in favour of your own mental health.

You can find me on instagram @thebalanceddoula

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Katie Hickey

I am a birth doula, podcaster and vet! All my areas of work bring together elements of balance, growth and self-development. I am a convert to the slow living movement and live in rural Devon with my family. I love hearing from other people how they strive to find balance in their lives in order to live intentionally and maintain a positive tilt on their mental health.