Nicola Morgan's Podcast



An award-winning author and international speaker, Nicola Morgan talks here about aspects of wellbeing for all ages, as well as adolescence in general and also her award-winning fiction for teenagers.


  • 52 WAYS to WELLBEING - 8: What Went Well?

    04/03/2018 Duração: 08min

    What Went Well is a well-researched and established strategy for wellbeing, created by Martin Seligman. Because this is quite a detailed episode (though still under 10 mins) I've also transcribed it into a website article. See the Wellbeing section of my website.

  • 52 WAYS to WELLBEING - 5,6,7: Bath, Animals, Bake/Cook

    04/02/2018 Duração: 05min

    Continuing the series (and thanks for the great feedback!) with three "ways to wellbeing" in one episode: Take a bath, Stroke an animal and Cook or bake (with a suggested recipe!) See, nothing difficult and a nice mixture of practical and psychological, with everything tried and tested - including by me! I had at least three baths, stroked some horses in a field I walk past every day and made two batches of marmalade and some hot (very hot) chilli jam.


    26/01/2018 Duração: 09min

    This is the 4th tip in the series and it's a one with MASSES of science behind it. But what if you find it difficult or horrible? I have some answers. (The music intro and outro are from Clementi's Sonatina 1 in C Major, played by Aaron Dunn, and used with a CC licence - thanks, Aaron!)


    22/01/2018 Duração: 05min

    Yes, I know, I really should have done this as the first episode! But I wanted to started with a couple of more practical ideas and then do this one, which is more about what's in your head. I show you that although you might think you don't have much control over your life, you CAN have a lot of control over your wellbeing because the four important pillars are relatively easy to tackle: food, sleep, exercise and relaxation. My books, website, teaching materials and talks give lots of science and practical advice and my podcast episodes offer you one manageable idea at a time. Perfect for schools. Join me! (I apologise that I'm not a professional sound recordist and I don't have expensive equipment. Maybe one day!)


    12/01/2018 Duração: 08min

    It's my mantra and something I wish I'd known when I was younger: "Relaxation is not a luxury." It's as important as food, sleep and exercise. This episode tells you why, gives you some practical "rules" for what counts as relaxation, and offers ideas for how to build this into a busy day and life. Perfect for schools.

  • 52 WAYS to WELLBEING - Tip 1

    06/01/2018 Duração: 09min

    After the introduction in the previous episode, this is the first of the 52 Ways to Wellbeing: SET SMART GOALS. It includes detailed advice about goal-setting, including what "SMART" means and how to put into into practice. At just under ten minutes, this is perfect for listening to in school with a class or whole-school assembly, or for anyone to listen to one the way to school or work. It includes an extract from Positively teenage, reproduced by kind permission of Hachette Children's Books. See for lots more free advice.


    06/01/2018 Duração: 07min

    A series of short tips for building your wellbeing. Perfect for schools, families and individuals of all ages. From Nicola Morgan, well-known author and expert in adolescent wellbeing and learning.

  • What Is The 21st Century Doing To Our Teenagers?

    14/10/2015 Duração: 01h43s

    Recording (unabridged) of my talk at Edinburgh Int Book Fest 2015. NB I didn't know till afterwards that it was being recorded, otherwise I'd have done the Powerpoint differently!

  • Iona, 13, asks questions about The Teenage Guide to Stress

    13/05/2015 Duração: 07min

    This week, I've had a 13yo girl doing work experience with me. It's been wonderful! One of the things she did was this interview about The Teenage Guide to Stress

  • Fleshmarket Q&A with Elgin Academy (Pt 1)

    07/05/2015 Duração: 03min

    Nicola Morgan answers great questions on Fleshmarket from Elgin Academy in Scotland. Part 1 of 2

  • Fleshmarket Q&A with Elgin Academy

    07/05/2015 Duração: 07min

    Nicola Morgan answers great questions on Fleshmarket from Elgin Academy in Scotland. Part 2 of 2.