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Behind The Glass with Charlotte Eriksson

76 EpisodesProduced by The Glass ChildWebsite

Songwriter and author Charlotte Eriksson -- The Glass Child -- lets you in behind the glass. Raw and honest conversations, essays, spoken poetry and journals exploring the subjects of growing up, change, loneliness, living as a nomad, missing people, loving people. How to live with uncertainty. What… read more

76 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

How to find your people and your place in the world… Q&A episode!

May 14th, 2022


“As a young poet, reading is a search for your lost family. You’re looking for your secret poetry fathers and your secret poetry mothers. And cousins …

Life lessons from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard Trial

May 1st, 2022


In this episode I share 7 life lessons I’ve learned from becoming obsessed with court trials on YouTube lol.

1. Know what you want before you begin.

Do I have another job? How to create daily opportunities and deal with self doubt!

April 3rd, 2022


“I don’t have another job other than being me and serving my life mission, which is to make people feel less alone and inspire people to design their …

Bored of Traveling? My Anxiety? Limiting Beliefs? Q&A episode!

March 13th, 2022


Will I move to Portugal permanently? What is my daily routine? Life-changing book recommendations? A massive Q&A episode coming your way! 🍷

The search for a home… [from the archive]

March 5th, 2022


You can never go back to the same place twice. Something has always changed a little. You have changed, the place has changed, the people in it ... it’s not the same and you need to visit it with new eyes, no …

Deep Talk & Wine with Elto [singer/songwriter] Music during lockdown, panic attacks, crypto and hope

January 29th, 2022


Welcome to a brand new podcast season where you’ll get to join me and some of my most inspiring, intelligent, creative and driven friends for deep talks over a bottle of wine or two!

In this episode you’ll get to meet …

Letter to Younger Me [from the archive]

January 21st, 2022


If I could say anything to 17 year old me, it would be this:

1. Don’t be so scared. Don’t waste your days worrying about the next day, next month, 5 …

On grief and loss

January 7th, 2022


How to handle grief and loss

What is grief?
Grieving, to me, is loving.
Grieving is honoring.
Missing is honoring.
Missing the space this person used to take up on the planet, and now that space is aching, it’s empty.
The …

The Year I Changed My Own Character

December 28th, 2021


The year I changed my own character.
The year I stopped fleeing.
The year I took responsibility for my own becoming.
For my own happening. For my own success and happiness, home and surroundings.
The year I learned how to …

My life in Portugal

December 18th, 2021


I’ve made life more complicated than it is, believing I need things or believing I am lacking things that I saw other people have. But ever since I came here my practice has been to simplify. Do less but do it with more …

My Instagram account was shut down (and what I’m learning from it)

December 1st, 2021


🍷 My new IG account: @stillaglasschild 🤍 What I’ve learned from having my instagram account shut down, gone, deleted.
Yes, that happened. 5 days …

Feeling Disposable in Relationships

November 11th, 2021


I think people who tend to feel or become disposable, are people who don’t respect themselves enough. But the good news is, we can change that any day. We just have to start letting people know that if we don’t feel …

A walk in Berlin #1: backtrack your happiness

October 28th, 2021


Come with me for a slow walk through the streets of Berlin 🍂

How to make hard decisions

October 17th, 2021


When you have an important decision to make: If you knew for sure, that you would have a great life and be happy no matter what you decided. Then …

How to age consciously and gracefully.

September 25th, 2021


This is graceful ageing for me. Entering each age with intention and calm. Not just ending up there, but creating that place. Planning the maturity …

Go back and make things right [Spoken Essay]

August 19th, 2021


I’ve written four books about leaving, songs and poems, had an endless romance with starting over, packing light.
But have you ever tried returning? Have you tried going back to make things right?

Have you ever left a …

How I deal with daily overwhelm: Graceful Transitions

July 7th, 2021


Whenever I am transitioning from one thing to the next, throughout my day, I am practicing graceful transitions. This means that whenever I am moving …

Answering ALL your questions about being an author and publishing books.

June 23rd, 2021


Do I google myself? Do I read book reviews of my books? What did I edit out of my new book? Do you have to feel a lot to be a good writer? I’m answering all of them questions in this episode 💭

How to create your future

June 3rd, 2021


This I know to be true: YOUR job is to decide exactly what you want from life. That is your job. Then it is your brain’s job, or the universes, whatever you believe in, it’s their job to guide you to the right …

On feeling abandoned

May 15th, 2021


I feel like I am an abandoned leaf in the world with no steady footing. That’s my reality. And it’s not in the way of feeling like a victim, it’s more in the way of feeling … unimportant.

I’ve been studying shamanism …

Life update! Changes changes and new book + album ✌️

March 18th, 2021


A chill update about everything and nothing. Grab a coffee and get comfy.

Thoughts on turning 30

February 6th, 2021


I think your 30’s are about second tries. This is when you will do things properly. You meet someone in your 20's and fall in love and throw yourself into a hectic romance because it's all so magical and ends just as …

My Audiobook is out! “Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps” 🍸

January 21st, 2021


An excerpt from my very first audiobook, finally out everywhere bow! The story of how I moved from Sweden to London to chase my dream as a songwriter.

Don’t let 2021 happen—create it.

December 25th, 2020


2021 will be the year i learn to live. Embracing things as they are, no longer feeling the need to change or build or grow, but instead live. be. Do what I already do and enjoy it. love it. Love my people without …

The Enneagram, Personality Types and Emotional Stability - 12 Dec, 2020

December 12th, 2020


I have felt a strange of heartbreak lately. Without anyone around to break my heart. It’s like, I’ve created the feeling of heartbreak in myself by completely focusing in on everything I’m worried about. How do you heal …

Life chat + Q&A

October 29th, 2020


Come hang with me for a chill chat about life and autumn and moving away from home! 🍂

A new life in 12 months. I was moving to Portugal.

September 30th, 2020


Exactly a year ago I landed in Barcelona with one bag, my guitar, a broken heart and no real plans. I would stay for two months and then spend the …

I no longer need people to think I’m great.

September 9th, 2020


I don’t need the world to know or see or hear what I do anymore. It’s enough if one person feels it so deeply that something changes afterwards.

My 'why' back then was other people’s approval. My why was, to be great in …

Everything changed when I forgave myself for all the things I could not be

August 25th, 2020


I’m trying to both love myself and grow myself.

Everything changed when I learned to honour my body instead of fighting it. When I learned to take care of it, like a precious castle to protect this weary heart. To stop …

Losing people you love

July 29th, 2020


We never lose love. We never lose people. We carry it all with us and build our character from soft beautiful feelings and memories until we’re so …

Are you pleasing or serving people? A personal lesson.

July 4th, 2020


You can work on yourself as a human being so much and you can grow yourself and you can work on your music and create a beautiful song with the most …

Highs and lows and the comfort in knowing they’re there.

June 4th, 2020


I think I’ve had the best 3 weeks in a very very long time. I thought progress would be feeling more stable, having a consistent state of mind that …

Life as an Independent Artist

May 13th, 2020


What does it actually mean to be an independent creator (artist, author, photographer...) and why did I become one? In this episode I share my own story of how I built my little career and how you can too ♡

How I get through hard times

April 21st, 2020


In this episode I share a technique I’m calling “gifts to future me” to get through hard times 🌹

Visualization for mental health

April 14th, 2020


Visualisation is the most powerful tool I have ever found and it has helped me change my whole life, my own self-image and also heal my mental …

A summer in Lisbon

April 11th, 2020


LISBON, 5 Aug, 2018.

I keep putting myself in solitary places, for the pleasure of it, I think.
A brown-eyed boy said hi in Swedish, so I looked down …

I’m recording an audiobook!

March 28th, 2020


Two weeks ago the whole world was advised to not leave our homes because of the corona virus currently ranging this planet. I will spare you the …

I went to LA! Here’s what I learned…

February 15th, 2020


I’ve felt strong lately, but even on days I feel strong and happy, excited about my future, I find myself holding on to people. Past relationships I …

6 Things I Learned in 2019

December 27th, 2019


1. Clarity and vision are everything:
When you’re clear on what kind of life you want to live, what kind of person you want to be, and what you want to achieve the next couple of months … you can say no to everything …

Meditation with Kelly Smith (Yoga For You)

December 20th, 2019


Since I started practicing yoga & meditation a couple of years ago my life has completely changed. It healed my anxiety, made me calmer, more …

I'm still on my way

November 21st, 2019


A writing from my book "Another Vagabond Lost To love" ♡ //
"People keep asking what I do for a living and I keep answering that I don’t believe in making a living. That it’s a concept that has been twisted. I tell them …

Scarlett Ward [Poet & Spoken Word Artist]

November 9th, 2019


I'm talking to UK poet Scarlett Ward about writing, publishing, creating a book and spoken word!
Scarlett was nominated for Best Spoken Word Performer …

Guided Meditation to Release & Let Go

October 31st, 2019


This is a 15 min guided meditation that will help you release and let go of anger, sadness, missing or past grudges. Just sit down somewhere …

How to find clarity every morning: Journaling & Planning

October 11th, 2019


As part of my morning ritual, I sit down with my journal and answer three questions:

1. What one thing, …

Nate Maingard [Modern Troubadour & Songwriter]

September 21st, 2019


Welcome back to a relaunch of my life (and podcast!)
A relaunch of absolutely everything.
I entered this new era by launching a Kickstarter campaign …

New Era: Kickstarter launch for album #4

September 1st, 2019


Become a co-creator of my new album here: 🌹

Dear friends,
I never really thought I would be …

Q&A Episode: Writing Hacks, Social Media, Swedish music.

April 29th, 2019


In this episode I'm sharing my million dollar writing hacks (i wish), who I am as a friend, what I think about social media and my favorite Swedish …

Time Heals All Wounds

March 29th, 2019


So I died many times that year. In the cold, in the storm, on the run or on the drunk for my heart did not want to beat but kept on beating anyway,

Richard Walters [songwriter]

March 15th, 2019


Richard Walters has had songs in TV Shows like Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami and many more, he has released several albums and is also writing for other artists such as Gabrielle Aplin, Declan J. Donovan …

Sarah P [Mental Health Advocate & Songwriter]

February 22nd, 2019


In this episode I'm talking to the super lovely Sarah P about mental health, her project "Erase Restart" that aims to educate and break the stigma surrounding mental health, songwriting and how creativity and journaling …

Nick Howard [Singer, songwriter & entrepreneur]

January 31st, 2019


In this episode I'm chatting to singer, songwriter and entrepreneur Nick Howard! Nick has had such an inspiring career and I loved talking to him about all his different projects. He won The Voice in Germany 2012, has …

Terra Naomi [Singer/Songwriter]

January 10th, 2019


In this week's interview episode I'm talking to one of my personal inspirations! Singer, songwriter, composer and music entrepreneur Terra Naomi. Terra has an amazing story as an artist, being one of the very first …

The Year I Changed My Own Character

December 30th, 2018


The year I changed my own character.
The year I stopped fleeing.
The year I took responsibility of my own becoming.
Of my own happening. Of my own success and happiness, home and surroundings.
The year I learned how to …

Music Journalist Brandon Enyeart // Behind The Glass Podcast with Charlotte Eriksson

December 7th, 2018


In this episode I'm hanging out with music writer and journalist Brandon Enyeart of Lemonade Magazine! We're chatting all things music, writing and …

Songwriter James Walker // Conversations with The Glass Child

November 16th, 2018


I'm so excited to kick off a new chapter of my little podcast, starting today with the very first interview I've ever done!! I'm chatting to the super talented songwriter James Walker about all things music 🙏

You can …

You will love again.

October 26th, 2018


I will leave the catastrophe blank for you to fill, and instead tell you that it will get better,
in a while,
and you will be well again, though you can’t see it now,
and you will travel again and eat again and your …


October 6th, 2018


For me, having a minimalism lifestyle means having less and doing less in order to have more time, space and energy for the things that really truly …

Belonging Changes Everything

September 22nd, 2018


"Finding your people" from my book "Another Vagabond Lost To Love ✦

"I’m scared because I want to reach people, make them feel and relate and know that they are not alone in anything because I am here and I hear you …

I'm frail, please be gentle.

September 1st, 2018


I wake up some mornings just feeling... frail. Like, please be careful, go slow, don’t touch me too rough, speak gently.
It happens after worried …

Guided Meditation for Anxiety & Stress [10 min] // Behind The Glass Podcast

August 17th, 2018


A few years ago I lived lonesome on the road in England. I owned nothing more than my guitar, a few belongings and my dream of becoming a songwriter. The constant worry, the stress, the loneliness and the sadness built …

Growing up is a wonderful thing to do [from Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself]

August 2nd, 2018


Growing up is a wonderful thing. Tracing the years back, looking at myself like someone else, someone different. I was angry and anxious, wanting to …

Consciously Create Yourself // Excerpt from my new book "Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself"

July 20th, 2018


And what am I? I’m forever stuck in a nonexistent place where no time passes and I do so much and learn so much but I don’t grow. I’m still teenage me wanting more. Wanting less. Wanting anything and everything and I …

My Favourite Writers

July 5th, 2018


In this episode I'm sharing 5 of my favorite writers + talk about how they have influenced me as a writer and person. I have linked and listed all the books, poems and video I'm mentioning in this episode in the show …

Your Place In The Universe [from my new book]

June 21st, 2018


You will find yourself wanting to leave and go home at the same time, and there is nothing you can do about this. You will find yourself feeling too large for your body, and at the same time find yourself with a body …

It could all be so simple

June 7th, 2018


There is so much I don’t have. I fall into jealousy, watching other people have their ways, climb the ladder, build fancy lives in fancy houses with fancy cars --
and I rarely see what I do have, only what others have …

Move to your own rhythm

May 24th, 2018


Get your name in my new book! Everyone who enters my Patreon on the $4 level will get their name in my new book on an official thank you page. Go to: to read more ♡

This is a writing …

The Artist's Job [Behind The Glass Podcast with Charlotte Eriksson]

May 17th, 2018


The craftsmen make it seem so simple. The writer presents his words as if they came as natural as a breath. I put my headphones on and the songs with the sounds and atmospheric layers spread wide as if it just happened …

It's the beating of my heart ... [Spoken Poetry]

May 3rd, 2018


A spoken poetry piece from my book "Another Vagabond Lost To Love" ♡
"I am running and singing and when it’s raining I’m the only one left on the open street, smiling with my eyes fixed on the sky because it’s cleansing …

On Change & New Beginnings

April 27th, 2018


I’ve always found comfort in the way nature always has its way. It goes on with the circle of life, so to speak, strong and sure, and it never doubts. I find assurance in small features like the way the waves hit the …

A thing of beauty is a joy forever

April 19th, 2018


You can only lose the things you cling to...

My history of leaving is a consequence of my fear of losing and it’s a contradiction I can’t explain but still feel so incredibly clear and it’s my root of all evil. I’ve …

Q&A Episode -- Behind The Glass with Charlotte Eriksson

April 12th, 2018


In this episode I'm answering some of your questions, talking about things I'm struggling with right now, writing and growing more humble.

Music used …

No right way to say goodbye [Spoken Poetry]

April 5th, 2018


There is no right way to say goodbye. But endings are new beginnings and you will bloom again. This is a writing from my book "You're Doing Just …

The search for a home ...

March 30th, 2018


You can never go back to the same place twice. Something has always changed a little. You have changed, the place has changed, the people in it ... it’s not the same and you need to visit it with new eyes, no …

I'm living with your letter [Spoken Poetry]

March 23rd, 2018


[Spoken Poetry] "This morning I woke up to the sound of white rain shattering on my window.
The raindrops kept falling like the sweetest music leaving tears on the glass,
which is what music does to me, most of the time,

Letter To Younger Me

March 15th, 2018


If I could say anything to 17 year old me, it would be this:

1. Don’t be so scared. Don’t waste your days worrying about the next day, next month, 5 …

Growing up takes time & effort

March 8th, 2018


I created something, a character of sort, but she seemed as real as me and maybe I tried to become like her. Maybe I wanted to be like her. Maybe I tried to live up to the image I drew, the pure unworldly consciousness …

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