In this episode Alice is joined by the wonderful Poppy Jamie. Poppy is an entrepreneur, author and founder of the mental wellbeing app Happy Not Perfect.
Poppy kicked off her career while studying at the London School of Economics when she became the youngest television host at ITN. After graduating, Poppy moved to Los Angeles to work with MTV, ITV and later launched Pillow Talk with Poppy, Snapchat’s first chat show.
In 2015, Happy Not Perfect was born out of a clear need for a tool to deal with anxiety. Poppy received hundreds of messages from viewers opening up about their stress and anxiety. With her mum being a neurotherapist, Poppy decided something needed to be created to help everyone manage their mental wellbeing better.
In this episode we talked all about:
- Why mental wellness is just as important as physical wellness
- On navigating IG and social media as they play with our ego
- On relationships being mirrors and heartbreak being one of our greatest tools of growth
- Poppy's own journey from control and burnout to balance
- Being happy not perfect
And so much more...
Whilst developing HNP, Poppy co-founded accessories brand Pop & Suki with actress Suki Waterhouse. The brand celebrates the meaning of friendship. Poppy delivered TEDx talk 'Addicted to likes’ in 2016 which focused on the harmful effect social media has on our mental health.
In 2017, Forbes named Poppy one of their 30 under 30s and she was appointed as the youngest board member of the Resnic Neuropychiatric Hospital Advisory Board at UCLA to help consult on the wellbeing of students.
Poppy is someone you always feel energised and uplifted being around and her open hearted way is something that really shines through in this conversation.
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