True path: Behind the fear, there’s magic waiting to happen

Many of us feel lost, like we’re not quite fulfilled and our lives are not shaping up in the way we hoped. How can we find our true path in life? From the blind psychotherapist in Dublin to the boutique owner in Ibiza who was born male but has lived his life as a woman, I met people from all walks of life who explained the importance of staying true to yourself and how ‘behind the fear, there’s magic waiting to happen.’

Star interview: John Delany

“This is the present. This is the gift. That’s why they call it the present.” My conversation with blind psychotherapist John Delany from Fighting Blindness was a moving and humbling experience. He features in our episodes True Path and Survival, and here you can watch our discussion in full.

Star interview: Grant Underwood

Speaking to Grant is a lesson in empathy. Growing up without a father and witnessing the horrors of war up close when serving in the army, he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder when he came out and found himself homeless for several months. But he’s never lost his spirit, his sense of humanity. What are the words that keep driving him forwards?

Escape: What does it mean to you?

Escape means different things to different people. For some, it can be overcoming the mental struggles that result from witnessing the horrors of war up close; for others it can be racing round the empty hull of a ship during a high-risk Antarctic expedition. In this episode of Charlotte’s Compass I discover there is a common need to escape and define our lives for ourselves.