Alive and Kicking with Clare McKenna
Alive and Kicking with Clare McKenna
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Have you got a bright idea? Clare will be meeting two psychologists turned social entrepreneurs who want to help ease the transition into parenthood, how many ultra processed foods are in your life nutritionist Rob Hobson will be telling us what to look out for and therapist Fiona Brennan takes a listener email on fighting in a relationship
Parent Coach Aoife Lee gives it to us straight on the needs of kids and their care givers through each stage, Rebecca Tallon De Havilland on her Virgin Media TV series Second Chances and The Money Mindset Coach Kel Galavan on how we can get our finances in order in 2024.
As our regular food contributor Erica Drumm gave Veganuary a go, Clare asks about how she's getting on and gets some expert advice from Plant Based nutritionist and author Holly White Fiona Brennan deals with a listener's question about friendship And MEP Frances Fitzgerald on her work on domestic violence and her disappointment with this week’s directive news. And as she prepares to step away from political life I’ll be asking how she maintains her own health and well-being.
First fortnight Ireland’s mental health festival has been in full swing for the last two weeks, Clare met CEO Maria Fleming to hear about the research behind the stunning events. We hear the neuroscientist view on new years resolutions and Ciara Kelly talks about 100 days of walking following two hip replacements
This week Clare is joined by productivity Coach Ciara Conlon to talk about how forgetting her child’s doctor appointment led her to embrace organisation which she now helps others to navigate, Keith Walsh has a different attitude to dry January and Clare takes a trip to London for a special gut health launch where she met with Professor Tim Spector to hear how he’s bringing his microbiome knowledge to the mainstream supermarket trolley
This week on The Alive & Kicking Podcast: On this very special New Year’s Eve episode, Clare is joined by Eimer Daly to talk through the biggest health and wellness stories of the year; Sarah Shannon and why you shouldn’t make New Year's resolutions in January; and Lily Higgins on how to bring the joy of food into 2024.
On this very special Christmas Eve episode of the show Clare will be joined by Erica Drumm to talk about Christmas food and last-minute tips to help you feel less stressed in the kitchen, Fiona Brennan on navigating our emotions at this time of year, and Meik Wiking on the importance of getting cosy and memorable for our happiness – we’ll be looking at how to embrace Hygge
Claire Fullam, aka Claire Balding joins Clare to talk about pouring her personal experience of hair loss into her training as a trichologist and how we should all focus on scalp health over hair health; and Miriam Mulcahy on how sea swimming has played an integral part in coming to terms with the loss of half of her family in the space of just seven years which she recounts in her book 'This is my Sea'.
This week on The Alive & Kicking Podcast: Clinical hypnotherapist Fiona Brennan joined the show to talk about how to cope with family during festival season. The ‘Fabulous’ Pharmacist Laura Dowling also joins us to discuss her upcoming live tour 'Viva la Vulva' and stepping out from the pharmacy counter.
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.