Louise Cooney's Open Book
Louise Cooney's Open Book
About Louise Cooney's Open Book
Podcast host, influencer and digital wellness entrepreneur, Sinead Hegarty joined Louise to talk all things meditation including her experience meditating for 8 hours a day, as well as the benefits of therapy and how it's helped her grow. She also spoke about her relationship and the differences between now and when she first met her boyfriend 5 years ago.
Podcast host, entrepreneur and lover of all things meditation and wellness, Sinead Hegarty joined Louise this week and explained how her plans for her life have changed as she's gotten older. She also revealed some of her future dreams which might include a wellness hub or even a book! Louise also offers her own insight as she prepares to move into her new place.
Sinead O'Brien also known as SineadsCurvyStyle, joined Louise after a difficult year in which her father and brother in law both passed away within the same week. She opened up about grief and how her baby boy Jacob has brought light to her family during a dark time. She also talked about body confidence and the inspiration behind her shapewear brand Vacious, as well as the challenges that come with running a business.
Fellow Limerick woman, Sinead O'Brien aka SineadsCurvyStyle is this weeks guest and she offers up some tips for dressing for your curves and how to pose to show them off. She also shares the best and worst part of becoming a mother, as well as what she has learned after a difficult year. Louise also offers an update on her life including an exciting move that requires a reassessment of some of her possessions.
Despite having spoken publicly about not wanting kids before, coach and fitness influencer Siobhan O'Hagan is due her first baby in just a few weeks. She opened up to Louise about what changed her mind, the reaction to her pregnancy, and how it has altered her lifestyle. She also offered her own perspective on exercising during pregnancy.
Fitness influencer and coach Siobhan O'Hagan joined Louise and revealed what makes her secretly anxious and the times when she feels most lonely. Both expecting, the two also chat about excitement becoming first time mothers and the body's amazing ability to change throughout a pregnancy.
Aoife Walsh, content creator and former Miss Ireland, took Louise on a trip down memory lane to their time working together in Abercrombie during college for this week's Open Book. She also spoke openly about having to repaint her picture of life and how she has embraced being a single mother.
Former Miss Ireland and content creator, Aoife Walsh came into studio this week and told Louise all about balancing motherhood with work when you're self employed and how her daughter has forced her to reassess her priorities. They also talked about dream holidays and Louise shared her own travel plans for a trip to Morocco.
Former editor of Stellar Magazine, Vicki Notaro joined Louise this week and shared some of the highs and lows of her career as a journalist including "working" with Vogue Williams on Fade Street, meeting popstars like One Direction, Calvin Harris and Justin Bieber and sharing a bed with her colleague while on a press trip. She also explained how she knew it was time for her to leave Stellar and shared her plans for the future including a book, TV show and maybe even a rom com!
Former editor of Stellar Magazine, Vicki Notaro reveals her thoughts on gossip sites online and told Louise about the personality traits she is most drawn to as well as the ones she avoids at all costs in this week's bonus episode. Plus, Louise shares an update following her 20 week scan and feeling movement for the first time!
Irish dating expert Frances Kelleher shares her formula for a lasting relationship, offers some tips for making the most of dating apps and tells Louise about the biggest mistakes people make when looking for love. And Louise tests her knowledge on the new dating terminology - Everything from ghosting and breadcrumbing to a soft launch! Join the An Post Book Club on https://www.tiktok.com/@anpostofficial and get your exclusive discount at anpost.com/bookclub
Irish dating expert Frances Kelleher joined Louise this week and answered some of your questions on everything from who should pay for a first date, to should you leave an unfaithful relationship and can you ever change a man. Frances shared practical tips and straightforward advice for anyone looking for love!
Chupi Sweetman, founder and CEO of award winning Irish jewellery brand Chupi, joined Louise for a chat this week going back to her beginnings selling at markets and designing for Topshop - Including a hectic opening night which saw just three skirts left on the rails! Chupi was then inspired by her own engagement to set up her own jewellery brand which turned 10 this year. Join the An Post Book Club on https://www.tiktok.com/@anpostofficial and get your exclusive discount at anpost.com/bookclub
Irish jewellery designer and CEO Chupi Sweetman came in to chat with Louise this week and revealed what current trend she thinks is in bad taste and explained why she works so hard not to be a perfectionist. Louise also reviewed her recent luxurious press trip with Lancome and looked ahead to an upcoming wedding and to moving house.
One of Louise's best friends and fellow expectant mother, Dearbhla Toal aka Belle_Azzure came in to reminisce about the early days of their friendship, share the truth about her difficult first trimester and offer Louise some advice from someone who has been through it before. Dearbhla's first child was born during the pandemic and she now has a toddler to manage as well so there have been a few new experiences for her this time around too!
Fellow expectant mother, Dearbhla Toal aka Belle_Azzure joined Louise for a chat about everything from her competitive streak to being selfish and her dream day in this bonus episode of Open Book. The two best friends also came up with some plans for their maternity leave. And Louise gave an update on her week, including a day at Bloom and a trip to Nice.
Emily Henry, the best selling author of Happy Place, Beach Read and Book Lovers, joined Louise to chat all things romance, writing, and coming of age in your 30's. Emily is a staunch defender of romance novels and explained why that is, as well as telling Louise what she thinks makes a relationship work - Both in reality and in fiction! And she gave an interesting insight into the process of adapting a novel for the big screen.
Best selling author of Happy Place, Beach Read and Book Lovers, Emily Henry joined Louise for the bonus episode of Open Book. She shared how her parents' relationship impacted what she looks for in a romantic partner and tells Louise why even though they married very young, they wouldn't recommend it to others. And Louise reviews her favourite looks from the VIP style awards and contemplates moving to a new house.
Louise's good friend, fitness fanatic, and host of the new podcast Unveiled, Niamh Cullen came in for a chat filled with laughs as they recall funny stories of sharing online - Like taping a tan bottle to your hand for a photograph! Niamh also gave an insight to her upcoming wedding and opened up about her struggles with depression and anxiety in the past year and how she is feeling much better now.
This week, Louise opens up and shares some more details about her exciting pregnancy news and thanks everyone for their well wishes following the announcement over the weekend. She's also joined by fitness coach, friend and host of new podcast Unveiled, Niamh Cullen for a chat about everything from failure to her favourite items of clothes in a sneak peek at this week's main episode.