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  • Do you snore, have asthma, struggle to focus?

    Do you have corns, bunions, feet pain, ankle, knee, hip or lower back pain?

    Do you have a strong immune system? How often do you find yourself ill per year?


    In this week's podcast mash-up, we take the best of the best from all our health-focused episodes so far: we highlight the lesser-known but potentially incredibly important health hacks that could help your life.


    The remarkable thing is, all of these are FREE: from walking barefoot (Tony Riddle) and nasal breathing (Patrick McKeown); to putting your hands in organic soil (Zach Bush) and deliberately changing seating positions throughout the day (Katy Bowman), simple things can support our health so we want as many people as possible to know about them.


    Get ready for a tidal wave of health hacks - let us know if you find any of them useful!


    Lots of Love,

    Dave and Steve


    Produced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill


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  • Let's talk SEX!


    The taboos, intimacy, pornography, vulnerability, communication, monogamy, infidelity, pleasure, orgasms, erectile dysfunction and so much more...


    How can we fit so much into one episode you might wonder? Well, we did it again, we decided to make life easier for you by taking the best nuggets from our series on Sex, Pleasure and Relationships and we put it into one bite-sized episode for you!


    This topic is fascinating! We all do it and yet we seem to only talk about it publicly when it comes to fertility. Despite the fact that "90% of sex is for pleasure" - Dan Savage


    So why is this? Why can't we have good honest conversations without feeling the need to crack a joke or only talk top-level stuff?


    And yet according to the Huffington Post, more people watch porn than they do Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu combined.

    With this kind of stats, you'd think we would be talking about sex all the time.


    In this episode, we explore this lack of communication, we gain some great advice on how to improve our own sex lives, have orgasms, reduce erectile dysfunction and so much more...


    A winning episode. Enjoy!


    Lots of Love,

    Dave & Steve x


    We would love to hear your feedback! Write to us at [email protected] and we will read out selects in the intro of each episode.


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    Produced by Sara Fawsitt


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  • Welcome to this week's episode! You are in for a treat… we have done the work for you this week by taking some of the BEST bits from our community series and distilling them into one clear message!


    Utopia is achievable! You better believe it!


    This episode is packed with so much amazing information. It will leave you in deep thought - the good kind! 


    Community has been the backbone of our lives and our business. We would not have succeeded without it. Investing in true friendships that nurture our souls, encourage us to be better versions of ourselves and be true to ourselves has always been important to us. We would not be the people we are today or have succeeded in anyway without our community.


    So we decide to dig deeper and invite guest speakers to our podcast who virtually specialise on the topic.


    However, what we didn’t expect is how much we would learn. We were amazed by our guests who took us on a much deeper journey than we expected, from explorers who have emersed themselves in indigenous tribes, searched far and wide for the longest living and healthiest people, mother earth herself imparting her wisdom, trailblazers who have taken action and created their own localised community… to journalists and the importance of talking to strangers!


    A fascinating subject we will forever be exploring. We hope you find this episode enlightening and with a yearning to learn more.


    Lots of Love,

    Dave & Steve


    Produced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill


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  • “Movement is a giant circle of a diagram, it’s any time you change the shape of your body or even the tissues within your body. Exercise is a specific type of movement… you do it to a mode, or a specific time frame… I am just trying to get people to think differently as we are so sedentary culturally that to exercise every day seems like a tone of movement… but we really require a tremendous amount more than just 1 hour a day and it really needs to be distributed better throughout the day.”


    Why you might ask is this necessary?


    To be able to use our bodies in the future! To be physically fit enough to be able to do the tasks we do now in the future. “You have to water your garden so it continues to produce”, by continuously moving in different dynamic ways throughout the day “you nourish your tissues”.


    This week we had the pleasure of speaking to bio-mechanist Katy Bowman, bestselling author, speaker, and a leader in the Movement movement. Katy is changing the way we move and think about our need for movement. 


    Katy’s eight books, include the groundbreaking Move Your DNA, have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide. Bowman teaches movement globally and speaks about sedentarism and human movement ecology to academic and scientific audiences. She has worked with companies like Patagonia, Nike, and Google as well as a wide range of non-profits and other communities, sharing her “move more, move more body parts, move more for what you need” message. Her movement education company, Nutritious Movement, is based in Washington State, where she lives with her family.


    And to honour this weeks guest, Vivo have granted our listeners a 20% discount on their footwear! 25% of our muscles are from our ankles down, there are more nerve endings per square centimeter in the foot than any other part of the body, and yet we bind them and put a thick sole under them so they feel nothing.


    Vivo footwear is part of the solution! Designed wide to provide natural stability, thin to enable you to feel more, and flexible to help you build your natural strength from the ground up. Studies show that foot strength increases by 60% in a matter of months just by walking around in them.


    We have been wearing Vivo’s for the last 5 years when we first discovered the importance of foot strength and flexibility! We highly recommend Vivo’s and if you try them and don’t like them, they have a100-day free trail so you can return them and get your money back!


    Simply go to their website https://www.vivobarefoot.com/ and type in the discount code HAPPYPEAR20 to avail of your 20% discount!


    Enjoy!


    Lots of Love,

    Dave and Steve


    To learn more about Katy and her work check out her website: https://www.nutritiousmovement.com/


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  • This week’s guest needs no real introduction, we were delighted to have Australian supermodel, businesswoman, tv host, actress and our friend, Elle Macpherson on the podcast!


    “I was pretty much paid to be whatever they wanted to be, and I was really good at it, but striving to be excellent in my job it distanced me from the capacity to get to know myself, dissociation of who I am and who I was supposed to be… as I have matured I have come to realise that the real joy in life is this authentic way of being which is - what I think what I feel what I do - being all aligned.”


    Eleanor Nancy Macpherson, is possibly best known for her record breaking front cover appearance on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in the 1980s, leading to her nickname "The Body”. Having carved out a modelling, TV and acting career, Elle is now also at the forefront of the wellbeing industry with her natural health brand, Welleco. 


    Elle came to stay with us for a couple of days, being a fellow vegan and lover dips in the sea, chats, walks and movement, needless to say we had a wonderful time.


    An excellent conversationalist we were fascinated listening to all her stories and nuggets of wisdom. Now nearly 60 it is safe to say she has lived many lives! From substance abuse, divorces, too discovering her true self. She is an inspiring, intelligent, charming and insightful person - this is a great episode that will make you reflect and hopefully get you motivated!


    Enjoy!


    Lots of Love,

    Dave & Steve


    To learn more about Elle and her work visit: https://welleco.eu/


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  • “Psychologically safe teams is where everybody feels okay to speak up… sometimes the greatest ideas will come from the quietest voices.”


    This week we had the pleasure to sit with our friend, confident and one of Europe's leading minds in resilience, leadership, business strategy, psychological safety and practical neuroscience - Justin Caffrey!


    “When people negotiate, everyone wants to win… most people struggle when it’s quiet, when there’s a void someone will fill it… so if you are able to go in calm, conscious of your breath and slowing down… you create this void and the other person filling the void will impart information that often results in you winning the negotiation…”


    Justin has taught and coached global talent for over twenty-five years, building and selling million-dollar businesses. His popular YouTube channel has had over 1 million views teaching his techniques.


    Holding a Master's in Psychological Interventions using Neuroscience and Mindfulness from University College Dublin. Justin is also trained as a Psychotherapeutic Coach, an Accredited Wellness coach from the Mayo Institute and is a Certified Investment Fund Director. Not to mention he is one of only a handful of Westerners to complete the grueling Masters Training with the Yamabushi in the remote mountains of Shonai in Japan!


    In 2010, at the peak of his career as a dynamic CEO having founded multiple investment firms, Justin’s son Joshua died - just before his first birthday. Business carried on as normal until 2014, when Justin had what turned out to be a panic attack in the middle of a crucial meeting. He had failed to grieve his son’s death. 


    In the year that followed his life and health started to unravel. The cause was not Joshua’s death, but the trigger. The CEO had lacked the psychological safety to speak about his emotions and vulnerabilities, no matter the situation.


    It would be 2016 before Justin started talking about his vulnerabilities publicly. Fearing it would be a career-ending moment, Justin spoke about the psychological vulnerability he encountered after his son's death and the constant barrage of negative self-talk. Awaiting judgement, he received only praise and gratitude. Colleagues, clients, and strangers all found something within his words.


    Justin is a skilled storyteller narrating his professional and personal journey in a way that everyone from boardroom to kitchen tables can relate to . We all have difficult events in life, he shares how losing his son at the peak of his city career, was ultimately a blessing, and how we can all turn around any challenges we face in life. 


    Despite the tragedy of his son’s death, this episode will leave you feeling hopeful, broaden your awareness of what it truly means to feel safe in your personal and work environment, and of course for any founders, leaders and CEO’s out there, how to get the best out of your employees!


    Enjoy!


    Lots of love,

    Dave and Steve


    To find out more about Justin and his work visit his site: https://www.justincaffrey.com/


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  • Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (or "Dr. B") is an award-winning gastroenterologist, internationally recognised gut health expert and the New York Times-bestselling author of Fiber Fueled and The Fiber Fueled Cookbook. 


    “The factor that most people are missing and that the food system is not going to give us, is to eat a wider variety of plants… studies have proven that the people with the healthiest guts were eating at least 30 varieties of plants a week… so stop counting macros, stop counting calories, stop counting grams of fibre and start counting plants!”


    Dr B sits on the Scientific Advisory Board and is US Medical Director of ZOE, has authored more than twenty articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, has given more than forty presentations at national meetings, presented to Congress and the USDA, and has taught over 10,000 students how to heal and optimise their gut health.


    Needless to say, when it comes to gut health, he knows what he is talking about!


    We go deep into the effects the gut has on our moods, our emotional health, and our physical wellbeing, from the micro to the macro!


    You’ll come out of it with a whole new perspective on how to approach your health.


    Enjoy!

    Lots of Love,

    Dave and Steve


    To find out more about Dr B and his work check out his Instagram @theguthealthmd and his website theplantfedgut.com


    Produced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt


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  • “How many people - youngsters going in to do exams, people going to do a public talk…- respond to these stressful situation with hyperventilation, respond with fast, harder breathing, with mouth breathing and with irregular breathing… what is that telling the brain? That it is under threat!”


    You could say our breathwork journey started 20 years ago when we began yoga, however we only really began to understand the vast and sheer importance of it in the last few years. 


    When we first discover Patrick Mckeown and his work we knew we had to get him on the podcast! This episode is our second attempt at recording with Patrick, our unfortunately ended in technical issues… or was it unfortunate? What was originally planned to be a remote recording resulted in Patrick driving down to us, spending the afternoon with us, having lunch and recording in person. Thank you technology for not always working!


    Patrick McKeown is one of the world’s leading experts on breathing and sleep.

    Over the last 20 years, he has coached thousands of people to breathe better, to improve their health, mental focus, and sports performance. He has authored bestselling books including Asthma Free Naturally, Close Your Mouth, The Oxygen Advantage and The Breathing Cure, and his research is published in journals including the Journal of Clinical Medicine. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in the UK for his contribution to the fields of breathing and sleep medicine.


    Patrick is founder of Buteyko Clinic International, the largest Buteyko Breathing Clinic in the world. In 2014, he created his own science-backed breathwork training program, Oxygen Advantage®, which continues to develop in line with his clinical experience as a breathing coach, and with the latest scientific research. He has trained thousands of breathing instructors in both methods.


    We could have spoken for hours. Patrick’s knowledge on breath is (pardon the pun)“breathtaking”! From his back story of overcoming asthma to his extensive knowledge on how breathing affects your anatomy, how you sleep, anxiety, stress, your health and so much more…


    A great episode! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.


    Patrick has also kindly offered 50% off for anyone who uses the promo code HAPPYPEAR50 on either of his books:

    https://oxygenadvantage.com/atomic-focus/

    https://oxygenadvantage.com/the-breathing-cure/


    Lots of love,

    Dave and Steve


    To find out more about Patrick and his work check out: https://buteykoclinic.com and www.oxygenadvantage.com


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  • Would you eat veg with soil on it? But what if it was potentially healthier for you and the planet?


    According to the UN’s FAO, over 90% of the Earth’s soil could be degraded by 2050. There are several reasons but “conventional farming” that uses chemicals (e.g. pesticides), machinery and other modern techniques is potentially adding to the problem.


    So what’s the solution? Is organic farming (using no pesticides) enough?


    Charles Dowding, this week’s podcast guest, is an unsung hero of progressive farming. An author, YouTuber and NO DIG pioneer, Charles started his experimentation with NO DIG back in 1982 and the results were amazing. From the wonderful harvest and reduction in weeds; to the improvement in retention of health within the food he grew, Charles realised he had hit on something special!


    Since then Charles has been sharing his findings about the benefits of NO DIG and the movement is catching on! 


    Within our own 4-acre farm we also practice the method of NO DIG: we are new to farming in this capacity and so far we are getting so much joy from it.


    “Through my experience, I’ve become more and more aware of how soil works, through not working it! I’ve increased my understanding of biodiversity and the need to keep carbon in the soil. Digging, and any form of soil exposure, releases CO2 into the atmosphere. No dig keeps carbon locked in the soil, and carbon in many forms is the building block of soil structure and food.”


    We absolutely loved this episode. We hope you dig it, too!


    Lots of Love,

    Dave & Steve


    To find out more about Charles and the NO DIG movement visit his site: https://charlesdowding.co.uk/


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  • Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, by 70%, and is the number one most costly disease - “It’s not because its happening more often it’s because of bad lifestyle and medications that prolong life but don’t get rid of pathological processes that cause dementia so you have a whole lot of people living with this devastating disease.”


    This week we speak to THE ultimate brain-powered couple! Neuroscientists Dr Dean and Ayesha Sherzai are a phenomenal pair, aside from the impressive list of credentials after both of their names, they have dedicated their lives to behavioural change models and brain health initiatives. 


    Co-director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University, Dr Dean completed two fellowships at National Institutes of Health, and UC San Diego. He also has 2 masters degrees in clinical research and epidemiology, an executive leadership degree from Harvard Business School, and a PhD in Healthcare Leadership. 


    And just when you thought that was already enough achievements for one person, in 2002, Dr Dean was asked by the World Bank to help lead their health delivery project in Afghanistan. While there, he was asked by President Karzai to become the Deputy Minister of Health and focused on bringing together all the stakeholders around the vision of rapid delivery of the basic package of health services and women’s empowerment. This process was deemed by LANCET as the most successful plan in any post-conflict county. This plan also helped empower more than 20,000 Afghan women by making them the only source of health care in the most remote of communities. In 2013, he helped create the Afghan Health Initiative in order to empower the Afghan diaspora with their own health. Currently, along with his wife Dr. Ayesha, they are leading the largest community-based brain health initiative in the world through their online work in Brain Health Revolution.


    Dr. Ayesha, also a neurologist and co-director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University, where she leads the Lifestyle Program for the Prevention of Neurological Diseases. Is also a trained plant-based culinary artist.

    She holds a master’s in advanced sciences from UCSD. Subsequent to completing her residency Dr. Ayesha completed a fellowship in vascular neurology from Columbia University and is currently enrolled to finish a PhD in women’s leadership.


    We think it’s safe to say that when it comes to brains, these pair know what they are talking about!


    “There are good stresses and bad stresses. Bad stress is when you are involved in activities that are not driven by your purposes… you don’t have a runway that is yours. Whereas good stress is based around activities that do drive your purpose… our brains are made to be active, it craves to be pushed and challenged around its purpose…”


    In this episode, we discuss lifestyle choices, nutrition, purpose, Alzheimers, dementia, food that fuel your brain, activities that fuel your brain and, the data to support it.


    It truly is an amazing episode we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!


    Lots of love,

    Dave & Steve


    To learn more about Dr’s Sherzai check out their website: https://teamsherzai.com/

    And their latest book: The 30 Day Alzheimer’s Solutions


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  • 40% of men suffer from erectile dysfunction in their 40’s, 50% in their 50’s, 60% in their 60’s… it’s an easy stat to remember! A lot of this is due to age-related changes however "some of this we can control and put on the breaks…”

     

    This week's episode is for anyone with a penis, any friends of penises, and any lovers of penises! An area that is not talked about enough, and yet viagra had some of the fastest uptake and sales growth of any medication, ever, after its launch in 1998. 


    We were delighted to speak with Aaron Spitz, M.D a board-certified urologist and a leading expert in male sexual health and fertility. Who has been featured worldwide on numerous tv shows, published many articles on the subject and now is the author of the book called The Penis Book: A Doctor’s Complete Guide to the Penis: From Size to Function and Everything in Between


    Just like the canary in the coal mine, ED can be the first sign of something much more major going on in your body. “If a man starts noticing he is getting weak erections or having difficulty keeping erections that most likely means the little arteries in his penis are starting to get clogged up, which means all the arteries in his body are getting clogged up, it’s just the arteries in his penis are much smaller so he is not feeling it everywhere else…yet!”


    Dr Aaron has helped countless men overcome these challenges, including erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, Peyronie’s Disease, and low sperm count. He is a nationally recognised leader in microsurgical vasectomy reversal. Dr. Spitz is able to demystify these complex and emotional conditions for his patients as well as for the public at large. Dr. Spitz served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology, UC Irvine for 10 years, where he oversaw their training for male sexual health and infertility. 


    Dr. Spitz is a national leader in health policy for urologists across the nation. He serves as the lead delegate representing all of America’s urologists to the American Medical Association (AMA). He also is in charge of pioneering the use of telemedicine for America’s urologists. He frequently meets with state and national legislators about topics of critical concern to doctors and patients alike.


    As two penis owners naturally we found this a fascinating conversation. However, as Dr Aaron says, this is something that affects everyone, whether it be directly or through association. The more we understand, the more knowledge we have the more we can prevent premature ED and potentially much more serious and life-threatening illnesses.


    To find out more about Dr Aaran and his work check out his website www.aaronspitz.com and his book The Penis Book: A Doctor’s Complete Guide to the Penis: From Size to Function and Everything in Between


    Lots of Love,

    Dave & Steve


    Produced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt


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  • Ever heard the expression “use it or lose it”? This week we speak to Dr James Timmons, an Exercise Specialist who aims to live to 100 independent and strong!


    We are living longer, “old school thinking was that as you age you slow down, we now know that as you age you should be doing more… There needs to be a shift in the thought process from the government - we need to keep people active longer…”


    With 10 years of Strength and Conditioning experience working with clinical populations, Dr James received his BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University College Dublin in 2012, MSc in Strength and Conditioning from the University of Edinburgh in 2013, and PhD from University College Dublin in 2018. 

    His doctoral studies focussed on exercise training and dietary strategies to support improvements in body composition and physical function in older adults. While carrying out his PhD, he also worked as an exercise specialist in Medfit Proactive Healthcare where his focus was on improving muscle mass, strength and function in adults over the age of 65. 

    The owner and founder of www.youagewell.com, James’ mantra is to “match health span to lifespan” with a primary focus on improving movement patterns and quality of life of adults over 50.

    James takes us through the many ways in which we can prevent, delay and improve muscle atrophy, osteoporosis, increase muscle mass and stay mobile with practical tips and the data to back it.

    We hope that James’ insights motivate you to use and celebrate your body as much as it motivated us!


    Lots of Love

    Dave & Steve


    Pre order our new book now, The Veg Box! 10 vegetables, 10 ways using only 10 ingredients or less. Plant-based healthy eating made super simple, less waste, better for you and the planet!


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  • Have you ever considered what effect lack of sleep can have on things other than your mood? 


    Did you know that…


    Sleep acts like a filter system for your memory?

    Sleeps helps you forget unnecessary information to make room for important information?

    children only grow in the first few hours of sleep?

    Your ability to gain more muscle is effected by the quality of your sleep?


    This week we speak to Dr Oliver Bernath, the ultimate sleep specialist!


    We have been aware of the importance of sleep for years, making sure that we go to bed and get up at the same time everyday (or as often as we can!) 


    However, when we met Dr Oliver at a conference in London last month, we were blown away by his knowledge and how little we really knew!


    Dr Bernath specialities cover: Sleep Disordered Breathing (Snoring, Sleep Apnoea) Insomnia, Sleep Rhythm disorders Parasomnias (e.g. Nightmares, Sleepwalking, REM-Sleep Behaviour Disorder), Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep, Narcolepsy and Central Hypersomnias, Sleep Optimisation and Performance.


    fter completing his Medical Doctorate thesis in muscle electrophysiology, Dr Bernath trained as a neurologist at the University of Chicago and completed fellowships at the University of California San Francisco in clinical neurophysiology. He trained in Sleep Medicine in Chicago with Prof Rechtschaffen and then at the world’s first Sleep Disorders Clinic at Stanford University with Prof Dement and Prof Guilleminault. He led the Northern California Sleep Disorders Center at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco and now sees patients at the NHS Sleep Clinic in London.


    During this chat, we touch on how complex sleep quality really is, how we are not all the same and how to apply certain techniques in order to ensure you are getting the right sleep for yourself!


    We hope you enjoy this and sleep well tonight!


    Lots of love,

    Dave & Steve x


    Produced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt


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  • What are the characteristics of a great leader? Are you born with it, or can it be taught? 


    From the moment she entered the studio filling the space with warmth; to the leadership roundtable she facilitated at the end, Joanne oozed passion for people and creating a national of leaders “of good character”.


    Today, Joanne is dedicated to her social enterprise LIFT, which strives to create positive change in Ireland through values based leadership. With over 30,000 people doing LIFT roundtables since inception 4 years ago, LIFT is the most inclusive positive leadership initiative ever seen in Ireland.


    Starting as an entrepreneur at the age of 27, Joanne founded two businesses of her own: The Entrepreneurs Academy and QED The Accreditation Experts. 


    What else? From speaking at TEDx and authoring the best-selling “Don’t Get A Job Build A Business”, to spending being elected a Council member of the Dublin Chamber, Joanne has also lived a rich professional life away.


    We are very grateful for the wisdom, lessons and kindness Joanne gifted us and believe that anyone striving to be a better leader will benefit from this conversation!


    Lots of Love,

    Dave & Steve


    Produced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill


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  • This week we have the wonderful Dr Sue Kenneally with us, the weight management specialist!


    A General Practitioner, nutritionist and co-founder of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Sue sits on the board of Plant Based Health Professionals UK and is SCOPE certified in obesity management, working with the University of South Wales in the study of weight management.


    We have known Sue for years, having first met her at The Plant-based Doctor Conference in London where we connected immediately. Aside from her qualifications, Sue’s deep understanding of the difficulties of weight management comes from her own personal experience as well as her empathetic nature, “I am not naturally slim myself, I have to work hard to maintain my own weight, and I know that the challenge is real!”


    After our first encounter in London, we kept up our friendship which eventually blossomed into The Happy Shape Course! A 4 week course where along with Dietician, Rosie Martin, and PT, Zanna Van Dijk, the five of us take on what it truly means to have a happy shape, through education, movement, sleep, food, nutrition, community and most importantly having fun! We debunk the myths, ensure you are never hungry or lacking in delicious food and connect you with a group of like minded people so you forever feel supported.


    “Getting someone to change their relationship with food is like getting someone to change their relationship with any addictive substance. The only difference is, if I am dealing with a heroin addict I can tell them to stop taking heroin and support them to do that, but I can’t tell someone who is addicted to food to stop eating…”


    In this episode, Dr Sue takes us through the most common mistakes people make for weight management, the differences between men and women, why calorie counting is pointless, and practical tips you can apply now.


    A great episode! Enjoy!

    Lots of Love,

    Dave & Steve x


    This May 30th join us on The Happy Shape Challenge! One month, where we all begin together, guided by Dave, Steve, Dr Sue and Rosie through constant live Q&A’s. Come join us and find out more on how you can feel healthier and happier while maintaining your happy shape! Follow this link for more information: thehappypear./thehappyshape


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  • “It’s embarrassing to say: “I was the victim of abuse. I was the victim of domestic abuse.”


    As a child her home meant violence, her security and safety was the streets - school did not understand her and wanted to punish her - she moved from one abusive relationship to the next one resulting in such physical damage it caused the death of her unborn child. Drugs and alcohol became her only companions, “I had burnt my life to the ground, I would ruin everything I touched because I wasn’t able to be myself, to be honest with myself.”


    At the age of 25 something happened which changed her life…


    Jen Healy is a qualified neuroscience life coach, Yin yoga teacher, and cacao facilitator.


    Her difficult past has shaped her into the powerful, and inspiring woman she is today. With over 13 years experience working frontline in addiction, homelessness and mental health, “I’ve had the privilege to work with some of the most complex cases as part of a multi-disciplinary team including GPs involuntary admissions team and the Resettlement team for the National Forensics Hospital (Central Mental hospital)”


    Jen came down to the studio and brought a bar of “only female touched” cacao, “honing in on the feminine energies”. We sat in a circle, whispered our intentions as we sipped on the delicious warming drink - would you believe, this was our first cacao ceremony?! We might be enthusiastic vegan yogis but the thought of cacao ceremonies had even been too much for us.


    We continued to sit and talk for nearly 2 hours during which Jen brought us through her challenging past, and the fundamental moments that has shaped her into being the woman she is today. Through all the depths of what she has been through has blossomed this wisdom, love, generosity, and the capacity to make others feel the emotions of what she and even others have gone through.


    “She said: “Jen, victims don’t recover”, and I thought the neck of her! Who does she think she is?! I was fuming but I knew in my gut, this bitch is right… I felt like she had a shotgun of truth and I didn’t want to hear it… “The world owes me I have been wronged” - It was exactly what I needed.”


    Jen has a charm and charisma that draws you in, she wears her vulnerability with pride allowing you to feel totally at ease and trust in her company. A powerful conversation that will bring tears to yours eyes, moments of laughter and leave you feeling warm.


    Enjoy!


    Lots of love,

    Dave & Steve x


    To find out more about Jen and her work visit her site: https://jenhealy.ie/

    Or check out her instagram: @yinyogajen


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  • Dr Julie Smith is on a mission to make mental health education accessible to all! To help as many people as she can to thrive, by making top-quality mental health education readily available online, so even those who cannot access therapy can get off to the best start in their recovery journey.


    Dr Julie is a clinical psychologist, online educator, blogger, and owner of a private practice in Hampshire, England. She is also the best-selling author of the book “Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before”.


    Dr Julie’s short punchy social media post has caught the attention of many followers as she distills serious topics into bite-sized, motivational and visually entertaining snippets.


    We really enjoyed speaking with Julie, her message is clear, she is not trying to reinvent the wheel with some amazing hack to mental health, it is in her ability to make important information relatable and tangible. We all want that pill to make us better but sometimes what we really need is staring right in front of us!


    From dealing with and managing anxiety, to stress, and critical inner voices, to relationships and external judgements, we talk through many of the challenges we have in todays society and the tools and techniques that can help us navigate through them.


    “Your attention is like a spotlight, all these different actors are coming on the stage. You hold the spotlight, you can choose which actor you want to shine it on and which ones you will let pass. Some thoughts will hang around on stage for longer than you wanted them to, but you don’t have to give them the spotlight”


    Lots of love,

    Dave & Steve 


    Read more about Dr Julie's work and profile here: https://doctorjuliesmith.com/


    Follow her on Instagram to hear her latest updates @drjulie


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  • Is modern medicine and/or culture the cause of period pains, PCOS, Endometriosis amongst other issues? Is there an answer to reducing menopause symptoms beyond using HRT that is incredibly effective?


    This week we speak to Dr Nitu Bajekal, MD, a Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the UK with over 35 years of clinical experience in women’s health. Her special interests include Lifestyle Medicine, PCOS, Endometriosis, period problems, menopause, pre-cancer, complex vulval problems and medical education.


    One of the first board-certified Lifestyle Medicine Physicians in the UK. Dr Bajekal has written the women’s health module for the first UK University based plant based nutrition course. An avid vegan herself, Dr Bajekal is passionate about spreading health awareness, providing reliable medical and lifestyle information for the general public, doctors, workplaces and schools. 


    She is the co-author of Living PCOS Free along with her daughter and nutritionist, Rohini Bajekal, available for pre-order worldwide due for release on 28th April 2022. 


    Dr Bajekal is a vehicle of knowledge, you will learn so much in this episode. We certainly did!

     

    Read more about Dr Bajekal’s work and profile here: https://nitubajekal.com

    Follow her on Instagram @drnitubajekal


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  • “The world is really bifurcating into two types of people; people who allow their time and attention to be controlled and manipulated by others and people who say NO I am in-distractible, I control my time and attention, I control my life.”


    Mastering your internal triggers, leaning into the discomfort, turning distraction into traction, becoming masters of your own time… these are amongst some of the many topics we discuss in this week’s podcast with the genius that is Nir Eyal.


    “The self help industry has really done people a disservice by promoting happiness as the goal, it is a completely unrealistic and unnatural goal to be completely happy, if there was ever a group of homo sapiens who were happy all the time, that had everything they needed, our ancestors would have killed them, from an evolutionary basis this makes no sense. You want a species to always want more to strive, to create, to invent… the fact that we are unsatisfied is a good thing. High performers leverage that discomfort to propel them forward, low performers don’t know what to do with that discomfort and they escape it with distraction.”


    Nir is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. Previously, he taught as a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Design School, and has sold two technology companies since 2003.


    For most of his career, he worked in the video gaming and advertising industries where he learned and applied (and at times rejected) the techniques used to motivate and manipulate users. He writes to help companies create behaviours that benefit their users while educating people on how to build healthful habits in their own lives.


    After listening to this episode we guarantee you will start blocking out your schedule with even time to procrastinate, reevaluating how you approach your workflow, how you handle meetings and even how deal with your domestic relationships. 


    So much wisdom in this episode we highly recommend you take notes!


    Lots of love,

    Dave & Steve


    To find out more about Nir and his work check out: nirandfar.com


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  • On average we breathe 25,000 times a day, and yet many of us are doing it completely wrong according to author and journalist, James Nestor.


    “The majority of the human population have respiratory problems, chronic sinusitis, sleep apnea, snoring, asthma… we have completely lost touch with our basic bodily function. We can still live by breathing poorly but that doesn’t mean that we are going to be healthy.”


    James has spent the last several years researching and writing the best seller Breath, a novel which explores the million-year-long history of how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly resulting in so many maladies. He traveled the world in an attempt to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it, turning the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head.


    Needless to say ever since we recorded this episode we have been consciously breathing! Drawing awareness to how our breath changes from when we walk/run to when we sit to when we are on our laptops. We have been amazed with what we have found out. 


    A fascinating conversation that will transform the way you breathe!


    Lots of Love,

    Dave & Steve


    To find out more about James and his work visit his website: mrjamesnestor.com


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