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3 years on from his death, one of the world’s favourite comedians and actors is sorely missed – but there are also many lessons we can draw from this famously troubled funnyman’s death. 

The ***mystery magician*** in this episode is Derren Brown. I was reading from his excellent book ‘Happy’. Get the audiobook free when you sign up for a 30 day Audible trial at – just search ‘Happy’ – or any other of the 180,000 titles to choose from for iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player.

In This Episode:

*Stupid Idea of The Week*

This week I tear apart claims like “with added vitamins and iron” you see on children’s cereal. All with the help of a chain smoking babysitter and insane PE teacher…

*Robin Williams: A Lesson*

“We would be doing his life and memory a disservice if we did not extract some wisdom from his choice” wrote friend and fellow actor Peter Coyote after Robin Williams’ death. But this is not the whole story. Williams’ early demise was not actually the result of depression. Find out what actually was (if you don’t know already) as well as the unusual teaching from Robin Williams’ situation that speaks to eating issues – as well as living a better life.

To think about:

*Is there really always something we can do in the face of our food compulsion, especially when it feels immoveable? Is that not a bit polyanna?

*If so, what would that look like  – as well as the mental shift that accompanies it

Special treat: what your ego sounds like. I have an actual recording of it!

Lucy, The Curry Rebel 🙂 


*Q and A*

This week I answer a question about being able to find balance and avoid deprivation when it comes to sweet treats.


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Peter Coyote’s beautiful Facebook post:

…Unfortunately I did not know how to copy and paste the Facebook post I refer to in the show – probably because Facebook wnats you to sharre everything within their ecosystem. However I did find his words elsewhere along with that wonderful picture:

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