Episodes

  • This week I sit down with Galway based Wellness coach Kathie Stritch.
    Originally from Cloonfad in Co. Roscommon, she lives in Galway with her partner Stephen and
    their little boy Freddie who’ll be 2 in November.
    She's one of the most impressive people I've ever met and brilliant at what she does but instead of talking to her about her career, in this conversation she shares some painful experiences that have shaped the woman she is today.
    6 years ago her world changed forever when her sister Elaine was diagnosed with a stage 4 brain tumour. Elaine was married to Pa and their two boys Adam and Jason were 1 and 4 at the time.
    This is a phenomenal conversation that I will never forget.
    Triggers : cancer, death, grief.
    She runs online courses which are a combination of fitness, nutrition and wellbeing and they're great!
    If you’re interested in participating go to her Instagram page and
    send her a direct message.
    https://www.instagram.com/kathiestritchpt/
    Thanks so much for listening, and if this episode resonated with you, please share it with friends and family and if you can please leave a review, give a rating and/or subscribe as it really helps to spread the word about these conversations.
    Mílle buíochas.

  • This episode is an introduction to Numerology with John Kenny, someone who’s been studying numbers and their meaning, for over 30 years now.
    He talks about the master numbers, what to look out for and what to avoid doing when it comes to numbers. He also tells us how to figure out our life path, personal year and inner need numbers, while also answering some questions I was sent on Instagram as well. As you’ll hear in our chat, it’s tricky to give a comprehensive run down of all the different elements in a single podcast, but if you’d like to contact him and book in a session, simply go to his website…
    https://www.thehealinghouse.ie/
    How to find out your Life Path Number…
    Take your date of birth’s numerical value, add all those digits together by category (day, month, year), and keep adding each of those digits together until you finally end up with a single digit.
    Let’s take my birthday for example: 13th April 1979
    The date, 13, is reduced to 1 + 3 = 4. The month is 4. The year, 1979, is reduced to 1 + 9 + 7 + 9. This equals 26. Then, 26 is reduced to 2 + 6 = 8
    Then, we add the reduced date, month and year numbers (4 + 4 + 8) and arrive at 16. Finally, we add 1 + 6, and reach 7.
    My life path number is 7.
    Exception - during the calculation process, if one of your groups totals 11 or 22, you do not reduce those values to a single digit until the final reduction. That’s because 11 and 22 are “master numbers,” according to numerology, which have their own special meanings.
    ** There have been a few edits to this episode as John often spoke to me about my own numbers and their meaning during our conversation and I took a lot of that out as I didn’t think many of you would be interested in hearing about me!

  • This week I chat to nutritionist, author and devoted new Mum, Rosanna Davison.
    She lives in Dublin with her husband Wes Quirke, and their baby daughter Sophia.
    And in this episode, she shares her journey to motherhood; from multiple miscarriages, years of tests, treatments and heartache to their decision to try surrogacy and the happiest moment of her life, when her baby girl was finally in her arms.
    Rosanna is strong, incredibly honest and full of compassion and her struggles are a reminder to all of us, that we never really know what’s going on in other people’s lives.
    I wish her and her family all the love in the world.

    Triggers: Fertility, pregnancy, miscarriage, tests and treatments, surrogacy.

    https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/birth_family_relationships/adoption_and_fostering/surrogacy.html

  • Jamie and Georgie Crawford are a couple who’ve been tested in many ways. From Jamie’s MS diagnosis in 2012 to Georgie discovering she had breast cancer five years later…they have been through more than most people experience in a lifetime but despite everything they have had to deal with, their relationship is stronger than ever and their appreciation for life is truly inspiring.
    Jamie made the decision to speak publicity about his MS diagnosis at the end of May on Georgie’s hugely popular podcast ‘The Good Glow’.
    They live in Dublin with their three year old daughter Pia and their dog Piper.
    And in this conversation, they give us an insight into their relationship, they talk about the healing power of nature, the importance of talking and their plans to expand their family.
    I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  • In this episode I speak to a relationship expert and we explore singledom, healthy and unhealthy relationships, dating in the time of Corona and the importance of acceptance wherever you are in life.

    Dating-relationship coach and relationship educator Annie Lavin, goes by the name "The Relationship Coach" and works with people far and wide to empower them to create and maintain, healthy, meaningful intimate relationships.

    Content being single herself, she has experienced the trials and tribulations it has taken to reach this point.

    When love and relationships begin to feel very confusing and out of control it can be hard to know who to turn to for support. This is one of the reasons Annie decided to combine her background in Psychology, Education, Coaching and Psychotherapy to
    empower clients to relate to themselves with compassion and skill.

    At the moment she works with clients remotely one to one, but is in the process of designing online programmes and if you'd like to work with her or you are simply interested in some dating or relationship advice, check out her Instagram page
    https://www.instagram.com/therelationshipcoach.ie/

    Book recommendations during the conversation:

    Women who love too much : Robin Norwood
    The Body Keeps The Score: Basel van der Kolk
    Attached: Levine and Heller
    The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success : Deepak Chopra

  • Comedian, TV and radio broadcaster and now meditation teacher too; Dermot Whelan is my guest this week.
    Dermot has been meditating for many years, but now, having trained as a teacher, he's passionate about breaking through some of the misconceptions people have about meditation to help bring it to a wider audience.

    He's married to Corrina, they have three kids and they live in Dublin.
    His colleague and friend is the equally brilliant Dave Moore who he's worked with for the past 18 years on award winning radio show 'Dermot and Dave'.

    And in this conversation, we talk about many things...his lessons from lockdown, his new found love of skateboarding, the importance of taking time out for yourself and he also guides us through a short but effective breathing exercise which I loved and I think you will too.
    https://www.dermotwhelan.com/

  • This short guided meditation will help you to calm your thoughts and bring your body to a sleepy, restful state; giving you the best chance to fall asleep or get back to sleep if you've woken up.
    So simply lie down, get as comfortable as you can and follow the sound of my voice.

  • This week I chat to makeup artist turned TV presenter, Nadine Reid.
    Born to a Jamaican family, Nadine grew up in Handsworth, Birmingham.
    She came to live in Ireland 4 years ago and lives in Dublin with 94 year old Minnie and the new addition to the household, cockatiel Georgie.

    I asked her to be a guest on the podcast last summer as I’ve been a fan of hers since we met, but now felt like the right time to have a conversation.

    When we spoke last week about recording a podcast, she was apprehensive and I get why.
    She made it clear to me that unless I was prepared to read and educate myself on white privilege and her perspective as a black woman she would not be open to speaking to me and I fully respect and admire her position on this.
    She asked if I could read some books before we spoke and they are...

    Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
    And
    Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad

    I have been reading (or in my case listening!)and I know that these learnings or ‘unlearnings’ as the case may be won’t happen overnight.
    There is a long road ahead but I want to do better so I will keep reading and listening, having conversations and questioning myself and the world around me in the hope that change will happen for us all.
    Blaming or shaming will help no-one and every-one can play their part.

    In this episode we discuss white privilege, how colour-blindness isn’t helpful and what it actually means to be anti-racist.
    And I hope, like me, that you’ll listen to this podcast with an open mind and a willingness to explore yourself a little deeper.
    None of us are perfect or have all the answers but a desire to do better in our lives, will make a difference.

    You’ll find Nadine on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nadinereid/
    And please share this episode with friends or family if you enjoyed it; and if you can please take a moment to rate, review and hit subscribe, I’d really appreciate it.

  • We often move through our day without asking ourselves what we truly want to achieve or what direction we want to go in.
    This meditation will help you to check in with yourself and allow you to bring focus and awareness to your day ahead.
    Why not try it and see if it makes a difference!

  • We breathe every moment of every day, but how often do we bring our attention to it?
    Practice this meditation whenever you want to feel more grounded and connected.
    And please let me know what you think by leaving a review, rate and subscribing if you want to hear future podcasts.
    Check out https://www.readytobereal.com/ for more.
    Míle buíochas!

  • June Burke lives at Spanish Point, County Clare and helps her brother John in the running of family business, The Armada Hotel.
    She has two children Callum and Amelya and she’s the founder of a positive sea swimming movement in West Clare called ‘Snámhaí Sásta’ (Happy Swimmers!), which celebrates it’s first birthday this month.

    Six years ago though, her life changed forever when her husband John, died by suicide a few months before his 40th birthday.

    We spoke at the end of January when she was sea swimming every morning, but naturally, due to Covid 19, she and her happy tribe of swimmers took a break from it.
    But she’s now back at the beach every morning and in this conversation we talk about self-care, the power of gratitude and how kindness is more important than anything else in life.

    You’ll find her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/snamhaisasta/

    Trigger warnings :
    Depression/Mental Health/Suicide/Grief
    If you need to talk to someone, you can contact a Samaritan
    Freephone 116 123
    or email jo@samaritans.ie

  • Kathryn Thomas is one of the most talented, successful and hardworking TV and radio presenters in Ireland.
    In a career spanning over two decades, she added business owner into the mix six years ago when she set up fitness and wellness retreat, Pure Results Bootcamp.
    She’s lives in Dublin with her husband Pádraig, their gorgeous little girl Ellie who’s two, their dogs Peter and Poppy and their cat Arthur.
    She’s ballsy, kind, grounded, open-minded and they’re just a few reasons why I love her.
    In this conversation, we reminisce about her beautiful wedding last August, we talk about the power of self-talk, the current situation, the ups and downs of baby making and the brilliance of a sing-song!
    I wish we had been able to have this conversation face to face but we did the best we could during this strange time and I hope you enjoy it.
    If you’re interested in joining the Pure Results online wellness community, check out Kathryn’s Instagram page for updates or go to pureresultsbootcamp.com to sign up.
    And as always, if you enjoyed this conversation please do leave a review, click to rate and follow the podcast, as it really helps to spread the word.
    Go raibh míle maith agaibh!
    Trigger warning : fertility, pregnancy, miscarriage.

  • There may be things, people or situations in your life which are causing you discomfort at the moment but even in difficult situations there is always something to be thankful for, even if it’s something as small as a cup of tea.
    The more we focus on what we have and what we’re grateful for it, the more we’ll invite positive change into our lives.
    So why not pop on your headphones and have a listen to this guided meditation.
    As always I love to hear your feedback so please feel free to get in touch and let me know what you think, you’ll find me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sileseoige/ or Twitter @SileSeoige
    And if you can, please take a minute to rate, review and/or subscribe to this podcast as it really helps to spread the word.
    Go raibh míle! X

  • This week I chat to Tommy Tiernan; a world renowned comedian, actor, writer and in recent years, TV host.

    He’s married to Yvonne and has lived in Galway for the past 32 years.
    He has 6 children and a granddaughter who’s 6 months old.

    And in this conversation, he shares his thoughts on the Coronavirus situation we’re in, he also talks about his interest in religion and philosophy, his experience of meditation and his love of strong coffee!

    This chat is my longest one so far and instead of sitting face to face with someone, we recorded it online; but despite not being able to see Tommy, it’s a conversation that will stay with me for a very long time.
    I really hope you take something from it too and as always I love to hear your feedback so please feel free to get in touch and let me know what you think, you’ll find me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sileseoige/ or Twitter @SileSeoige
    And if you can, please take a minute to rate, review and/or subscribe to this podcast as it really helps to spread the word.
    Go raibh míle! X

  • Seán Boylan is a 5th generation herbalist and a true sporting legend.
    For 23 years he was the Meath football manager and led them to 4 All Irelands, gaining him his reputation as an iconic leader.
    He’s married to Tina and they have 6 children and due to the Coronavirus pandemic he’s currently cocooning at his home.
    We sat down to have a chat last year and during the conversation he spoke about many things including his deep faith, his recovery from cancer and the healing powers of nature.
    To get in touch with Seán and/or his team, go to…
    http://www.dunboyneherbs.ie/
    I hope you enjoy this conversation and as always I love to hear your feedback so please feel free to get in touch and let me know what you think, you’ll find me on Instagram or Twitter @SileSeoige
    And if you can, please take a minute to rate, review and/or subscribe to this podcast, I’d really appreciate it X

  • In this episode I share my thoughts on Self Worth and guide you through a meditation.
    It was recorded on my phone and from my wardrobe but I hope you find it helpful especially during these strange days.
    Sometimes we forget who we really are; what we’ve been through, the positive impact we’ve had on others and what we’ve already achieved in our lives.
    At 19.30 I guide you through an empowering meditation that will help you remember how strong you are, how capable you are and how worthy you truly are.
    So I suggest you listen to this part of the podcast when you can give yourself 15 minutes to relax, connect and allow yourself to simply follow the sound of my voice.
    As always I love to hear your feedback...you can find me on Twitter or Instagram at @SileSeoige
    And if you can take a moment to subscribe/follow, rate and/or leave a review I'd be very thankful.
    Namaste

  • Singer and performer Paul Byrom is my guest this week.
    He has faced a fair amount of difficulty in his life but his outlook is refreshing.
    And even though he is naturally funny, this conversation delves a bit deeper as he opens up about the death of his father, his health challenges in childhood and with his voice and why listening is so important.
    Whether you know him or you don’t, whether you are a fan of his style of music or not...I would urge you to give it a listen.
    I think we can all learn a lot from him.
    Triggers : Alcoholism, suicide, grief.

  • Counselling psychologist and founder of Rosabel’s Rooms, Dr. Suzanne McClean is my guest this week.
    She bravely shares how her world completely changed three years ago, when her baby girl Rosabel, died suddenly, when she was only 16 months old.

    My questions at times, may seem insensitive but Suzanne wanted to share her experience in an effort to help others in a similar situation and I am so thankful to her for her time and her honesty.
    She is an extraordinary woman and this is a powerful and important conversation to have.

    Triggers : Child Loss, Sudden Death Trauma, Grief.

    https://hospicefoundation.ie/rosabels-rooms/

  • I asked for your Coronavirus related questions on Instagram and in this podcast I try and answer some of them. 
    I’m not claiming to be an expert but if my words help you in one way or another, whether they give you some comfort, or challenge your current thinking, then I'm glad I recorded this episode.

    Some questions I delve into are...

    Are you worried about the days ahead?
    I feel overwhelmed, what can I do to help myself?
    Do you think everything will go back to normal when this is over? 

    Remember, you are braver than you think, stronger than you can imagine and loved more than you know.

    Stay safe.

  • My guest this week is politician and Kerryman, Michael Healy-Rae.

    We sat down to have a chat many months ago now but I think his philosophy on life is certainly something we could do with a generous injection of, particularly at the moment.

    He’s married to Eileen and they have five children and in this conversation we talk about many things; his recovery from an accident in his twenties, his parents, why he doesn’t sleep too much and how happiness can be cultivated.

    I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.