Alive and Kicking with Clare McKenna
Alive and Kicking with Clare McKenna
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This week on The Alive & Kicking Podcast: Clare speaks to Grace Walsh, Senior Oral Language Development Officer with 'Let's Grow Together' about tackling illiteracy and bringing Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to Cork; Lorraine Toner, Head of National Community Fundraising with Focus Ireland joins Clare to chat about the power of community and giving back; and Career Psychologist, Sinéad Brady on how to reset our relationship with work.
In this episode, business coach Virginia Foley emphasises the significance of setting boundaries and embracing the power of saying "No" in November. Nutritional therapist Sarah Brereton, from Natural Life, shares practical tips with Clare for a better understanding of nutrients and vitamins. Plus, Daisy Fancourt sheds light on the vital role of arts and culture in our health and wellbeing, advocating for policies that reflect this connection
This week on the Alive & Kicking Podcast: Today, Sunday 19th November is International Men’s Day. Clare invited three people who identify as male to join her to talk about men’s health, well-being, and beyond. Paul Ryder, presenter, podcaster, performer, and dance school owner Conor O’Keefe, ultra runner and endurance & mindset coach Kamal Ibrahim, pilot, broadcaster, producer, and founder of Giant Studios Also joining Clare this week is psychologist Allison Keating of the 'bWell Clinic'.
This week on the Alive & Kicking Podcast: Blueballs Ireland is an organisation that creates a safe space for men to open up about what’s going on in their life - Clare speaks to Dean Smith from Off Grid about a hike they are organising for International Men’s Day; Performance Psychologist Gerry Hussey on the self-doubt that fired him up to write his second book; Dr Fiona Barry on opening her new Chinese medicine clinic in Cork; and Clare was out & about at the launch of the Future Fertility Show in Dublin.
Clare gets to the heart of Movember alongside Ambassador Michael Cowman and Movember Irish Country Manager Sarah Outllette, exploring the movement's impactful strides in men's health. Also on the show, Clare unpacks wellness wisdom with Robyn Taaffe ‘The Wellness Nurse’, and savour menopause management with Rachel Graham's nutritious insights from "The Menopause Kitchen."
The week on the Alive & Kicking Podcast: Fiona Brennan is back with ‘Therapy From The Couch’ and this week gives advice to a listener who is feeling like their body has let them down after a diagnosis. Erika Drumm has some comforting recipes for the new season. And we celebrate the neurodiverse, discuss the job market, and seeing neurodiversity traits as a positive
This week on the Alive & Kicking Podcast: Venetia Quick gives her last-minute tips for anyone running the Dublin marathon next weekend; Eimer Daly is back with the latest in health and wellness news; and Lorraine Keane on why she’s proud to break the taboo around menopause.
Join Clare as she discusses reimagining elder care with Brendan Courtney, and explore the invigorating power of the cold with Niall O’Murchú. Gain insights from entrepreneurs like Finola Howard, a marketing strategist from Dunmore East, and Lucy O'Reilly, who skillfully merges business strategy with creative web design, as we delve into the uprising of entrepreneurs creating their own work-life balance rules.
This week on the Alive & Kicking podcast: How decluttering your home can boost your well-being with Sarah Reynolds of 'Organised Chaos'. Lauren Magee discusses the Very Pink Run in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland as well as her family's experience with cancer. And Clare is joined by Jessica Sepel, the clinical nutritionist behind the global brand 'JS Health', to hear how she turned healing her own relationship with food and her body into a billion-dollar global empire.
Zoë Desmond found life as a single parent a challenge until she began to reach out to others in a similar position. Together with Rebecca Cox, one of the single mums she met along the way, they have written 'How to Be a Happy Single Parent' which aims to help others traverse this life transition. Zoë joins Clare to discuss.
Fiona Brennan, clinical hypnotherapist, and best-selling author is on a mission to make therapy more accessible through her online courses, live events, and her books. This week, she joins Clare to answer one of your emails about living with chronic anxiety. If you have something going on in your life that you would like some advice on you can anonymously email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Too Into You' is a campaign run by Women’s Aid, the national domestic violence service. The focus of the campaign is to teach young women the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, the red flags of abuse that they should watch out for, as well as to provide support if they have any concerns about a current relationship they're in. Mary Hayes, 'Too Into You' Project Lead with Women’s Aid joins Clare to discuss.
This week on the Alive & Kicking Podcast: Mary Hayes from Women’s Aid joins Clare to discuss the importance of their Too Into You Campaign. Fiona Brennan, clinical hypnotherapist and best-selling author answers one of your emails about living with chronic anxiety. If you have something going on in your life that you would like some advice on you can anonymously email email@example.com. Zoe Desmond found life as a single parent a challenge until she began to reach out to others in a similar position. Together with Rebecca Cox, one of the single mums she met along the way, they have written How to be a Happy Single Parent which aims to help others traverse this life transition. She joins Clare to discuss.
Aoife Walsh, a former secondary school teacher who went on to win Miss Ireland in 2013, has spent years modelling around the world and documenting her life and love of fashion on Instagram. She is a mum to a toddler, lives a busy and full life, and also has the inflammatory bowel condition, Crohn's disease. Aoife joins Clare to tell her story and why she has decided to speak about Crohn's publicly now.
This week on the Alive and Kicking Podcast: Former Miss Ireland, Aoife Walsh speaks to Clare about why she decided to speak about her diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease. Eimear Daly brings us the latest in wellness news, and Andrew Dunne from Personal Health checks Clare's fitness levels.
This week on the Alive & Kicking Podcast: When Professor John Nolan of the Nutrition Research Centre in Waterford asked Clare if she would be interested in testing her own eye and brain health, she jumped at the chance. He joins Clare to discuss his research around macular degeneration, brain health, and carotenoids found in colourful food as well as her own results. Nikki Bradley joinedns Clare to discuss the rock bottom moment that made her turn illness and injury into empowerment and motivation from scaling glaciers, climbing mountains, volunteering in Tanzania, and abseiling down a lighthouse.
On this week's Alive & Kicking Podcast: Clare speaks to journalist and author Aoife Moore about her harrowing experience with online abuse and her podcast 'Trolled'. Also on the show, Dr. Eoin Galavan, a Senior Clinical and Counselling Psychologist with the HSE Adult Mental Health Services on why we don't care enough about climate change.
This week on the Alive & Kicking Podcast: Clare chats to chef, Erica Drum about what’s in season, and the joys of picking and eating fresh fruit and berries. Elaine Harris on her book ‘Wise: Finding Meaning, Purpose, and Inner Power in Midlife’
This week on the Alive & Kicking Podcast: Georgie Crawford on the life changes giving her the good glow lately, Fiona Brennan launches our monthly therapy session where she answers your emails, and Marie McCarthy 'The Mindset Coach' on getting yourself ready for back-to-school.
On this week's Alive & Kicking Podcast: Journalist and author, Liz Hoggard on just how supersized our portions have become. Fiona Tuomey lost her daughter, Milly, to suicide in 2016 - she joins Clare to discuss the impact that had on her life and how it compelled her to set up 'Healing Untold Grief Groups' (HUGG). If you are affected by any of the issues raised on today's podcast, you can contact: - Childline by calling 1800 666 666 (free) or texting to 50101 (free) - Pieta House by calling 1800 247 247 (free) - Samaritans by calling 116 123 (free) or text 087 260 9090 (free)