Episódios

  • Trigger warning : death by suicide, injury, sudden death, grief.

    Last December I travelled to Cork and spoke to the incredible Dessie Fitzgerald.
    His world was turned upside down on the 8th of August 2011, and he continued to face unimaginable difficulty over the 14 months that followed.
    But since then, he’s turned his pain into a positive and is now helping people every day in his role as a Life Coach.
    Dessie is married to Sarah and they have two sons, MJ and Jack and they live in Charleville, in North Co. Cork.
    This conversation is a masterclass in vulnerability, acceptance and in letting go as he talks about the importance of speaking from your pain to deal with trauma.
    I was in awe of him and I have a feeling you will be too.
    If this episode strikes a chord with you, please share it with friends or family or anyone you think will benefit from hearing it, thank you.
    And for more on Dessie, go to his website…
    https://www.dessiefitzgerald.com/about/

    And a big thanks to Maeve Dennehy (Love Cherish) for recommending that I connect with Dessie.

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  • A former journalist and TV Producer, Yasmin Boland is now a best-selling author and is considered one of the most respected voices on the spiritual importance of the moon.
    In this conversation she talks through the phases of the moon (20 mins in approx), it’s historical significance, New Moon and Full Moon rituals (24 mins), manifesting (33 mins) and of course the divine feminine.

    And for more on Yasmin, simply go to her website…
    https://www.yasminboland.com/
    Moonology Manifesting Challenge...
    https://magic.moonology.com/7-day-moonology-challenge-yasmin
    And you can find her on Instagram here…
    https://www.instagram.com/moonologydotcom/

    Book mentions –

    Yasmin’s Moonology Diary
    Moon Signs by Donna Cunningham
    New Moon Astrology by Jan Spiller

    This episode of Ready to Be Real Conversations was brought to you in partnership with HCC.ie and supported by Irish Life Health.
    Whether you’re a family, an individual or employer, HCC.ie’s dedicated experts can provide you with the support you need to find health insurance that’s right for you, at a price that fits your budget.
    If you already have health insurance, the team at HCC.ie will help you compare your options to ensure you find a plan that balances the cover you need with what you can afford.
    Visit www.hcc.ie today or call them on 014980515 to speak with one of their experts for free.

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  • Trigger warning : Seizures, cancer, terminal diagnosis.


    This week I chat to the incredible Alannah Sheehan who goes by the Instagram handle https://www.instagram.com/worth_fighting4/

    Alannah is married to Martin, they live in Tipperary and they have 3 kids; Finn who’s 5, Luca who’s 3 and Phoebe who’s 1 and has just started to walk.
    But last year her world changed forever when she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of brain cancer.
    In this conversation you’ll hear how tough it’s been for her, having brain surgery and undergoing 30 days of radiation and 6 months of chemotherapy but you’ll also hear how grateful she is for her life and how she really is living every single day with her family.
    I’ve wanted to talk to her for months now and I’m so thankful that we made it happen this week.
    She has the most beautiful voice and such a calm nature and it's a truly powerful conversation.
    Please show your support for Alannah if you can, by donating to her Go fund Me page...
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/z4xxfd-worthfighting4
    Thank you!

    This episode of Ready to Be Real Conversations was brought to you in partnership with HCC.ie and supported by Irish Life Health.

    Whether you’re a family, an individual or employer, HCC.ie’s dedicated experts can provide you with the support you need to find health insurance that’s right for you, at a price that fits your budget.

    If you already have health insurance, the team at HCC.ie will help you compare your options to ensure you find a plan that balances the cover you need with what you can afford.

    Visit www.hcc.ie today or call them on 014980515 to speak with one of their experts for free.

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  • Trigger warning : Religion, depression

    Actor and comedian Mario Rosenstock is my guest this week.
    Best known for his Gift Grub impersonations on Today FM for the past 22 years, he's married to Bláthnaid and they have two kids, Dash who’s 13 and Bellamie who’s 8.

    He’s wonderfully eccentric and as you can imagine has plenty of hilarious stories but he’s also incredibly honest and reflective and I absolutely loved our chat.

    In this conversation, he talks about the night he met his wife for the first time, how he’s always seeing the best in people, he shares his views on religion, he talks about luck and lying, how he’s changed down through the years and that time our President Michael D bought pints for him and his pals!

    If you enjoy this episode please support it by doing any or all of the following; share it with friends or family, post it on social, click follow, give a rating or leave a little comment…whatever you do, I’d be so thankful!

    Thanks so much for listening to Ready to be Real Conversations.

  • Trigger warning : Childhood disability, breakdown.
    This week I chat to Sharon Myers, a warm and genuine woman who I absolutely loved chatting to.
    She’s married to Denis and they have two children, Sophie who’s a teenager and Noah who’ll be ten in March and they live in Mitchelstown in North Cork.
    Noah was born with a rare condition called Escobar syndrome and in this conversation she talks through the ups and downs of coming to terms with it but she also talks about that time they climbed the Galtee mountains together and that other time they went parasailing!
    It’s an inspiring and heart-warming episode that I hope you love as much as I do.
    To follow Sharon, Noah and the Myers family on Instagram, you’ll find them here….
    https://www.instagram.com/ourwheelybigjourney/
    And if you enjoyed this episode please support it by doing any or all of the following…share it with friends or family, post it on social, click follow, give a rating or leave a little comment…whatever you do, I’d be so thankful! X

  • Trigger warning : Depression, grief, addiction.

    This week I chat to writer, communicator, strategist and mental health campaigner Alastair Campbell.
    He’s probably best known for his role as the official spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy for the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
    Now splits his time between writing, speaking, charity work and consultancy.
    He lives with his partner Fiona and they have three children, Grace, Calum and Rory.
    A self-confessed atheist who’s obsessed with Burnley Football, Alastair had a well-documented mental breakdown in 1986 but instead of going into that time during this conversation, I wanted to talk to him about how he is doing today.
    His latest book ‘Living Better’ shares how he learned to survive depression and in this conversation he talks about the importance of family and friends; we discuss vulnerability, finding balance and he also shares practical tips on managing depression which I think many of you will find beneficial.
    If you like this podcast please click follow, give a rating or leave a little comment, thanks a million!
    And a word of thanks to my friend Barbara for helping to make this conversation happen X

  • As we all know, 2020 was a year like no other so I wanted to put together a sort of ‘look back' at the year gone by.
    I learnt so much from all of the guests I had the honour to chat to, throughout the year.
    I didn’t include every conversation from 2020 here but I’m so thankful to each and every one of my guests for giving their time so generously.
    We covered so much in the conversations from realising what really matters in life, the healing power of nature, believing change can happen, letting go of fear, the benefit of talking things out, being a good listener, overcoming obstacles, waking up, asking questions, being kind, having self-worth, embracing healthy habits, learning lessons, being thankful and as always...being real.

    A special mention for my bestie Siobhan who helped me with this and for Shane in Collaborative Studios for putting it all together for me.

    And thanks to you for all your support since this podcast started in October 2019, it really means the world to me.

    https://www.readytobereal.com/

    Leanne Moore Behan 1.10
    Baz Ashmawy 2.27
    Dermot Whelan 3.50
    Seán Boylan 6.06
    Nadine Reid 7.10
    Paul Byrom 8.14
    Kathryn Thomas 9.27
    Hector Ó hEochagáin 10.42
    Janet Devlin 11.11
    Michael Healy-Rae 12.11
    Jamie and Georgie Crawford 12.56
    June Burke 14.01
    Rosanna Davison 14.56
    Brian Dowling and Arthur Gourounlian 15.51
    Joanne O'Riordan 17.13
    Professor Luke O'Neill 18.22
    Muireann O'Connell 19.48
    Brian Pennie 20.34
    Don O'Neill 21.38
    Tommy Tiernan 22.53
    Kathie Stritch 24.13

  • TV presenter and podcaster Hector Ó hEochagáin is my guest this week.

    Navan born and bred, Hector has been living in Galway for the past 26 years.
    He’s married to Dympna and they have two teenage sons, Rian and Shane.
    He’s been creating and presenting TV and radio shows for over 20 years and he’s filmed in over 60 countries worldwide so far, with many more on the horizon.

    In this conversation he talks about fatherhood, the pride he feels working for TG4, his brilliant podcast with friends Tommy Tiernan and Laurita Blewitt; why manners, laughter and passion are important in life and for the week that’s in it, we also talk about Christmas traditions.
    It’s an uplifting chat that serves up a generous dose of nostalgia and gives much needed perspective at times too.

    A massive thanks to each and every one of you who listened, followed, left a comment and send me messages this year; I’ve been really touched by the feedback and I hope you’ll continue to tune in and support 'Ready to be Real" next year.
    I’ll be back with another episode early in January so until then, go easy and stay safe.
    Nollaig Shona agus athbhliain faoi shéain agus faoi mhaoise dhaoibh ar fad.

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  • Trigger Warning : references to miscarriage, grief.

    This week I chat to fitness trainer, gym owner and entrepreneur Leanne Moore Behan.
    Leanne lives in Kildare with her husband Dave and their adorable dogs, Toby and Ben.
    And in this conversation we reminisce about that time she won singing competition and hit TV show ‘You’re a Star’, her Mam and the beautiful legacy she left behind, the close bond with her sister, her new morning routine and how it’s improved her life, following her instincts and trusting in signs.
    Leanne is a gorgeous person and this is such an encouraging listen for anyone, but especially for those of you who are reassessing your careers.
    I took so much from it and I hope you do too.

    And if you want to join Leanne’s brilliant online community, go to her website to sign up… https://www.leannemoore.ie/ 

    Book recommendations :

    Atomic Habits by James Clear
    The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

    This episode was brought to you in partnership with with @drcoys who offer tasty nutritional chocolate and a range of free-from cooking ingredients.
    And to celebrate our partnership they’re offering 25% off their entire range of nutritional products.
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  • Trigger Warning : references to conception, pregnancy, IVF, grief.

    This week I chat to fertility coach and psychotherapist, Helena Tubridy.
    Helena is a Mother and Grandmother and she has been helping women and men to achieve pregnancy naturally and those who are preparing for IVF, for over 30 years.
    She also offers support to people experiencing the pain of miscarriage, stillbirth, birth trauma, and subfertility.
    She’s an independent professional and not affiliated with any brand or company so any mentions of products or clinics in this episode are simply to provide information which may be useful to you.
    She covers so much in this comprehensive conversation from the importance of having good sexual and reproductive health, the differences between Semen Analysis and DNA fragmentation, AMH levels and what they mean, the pros and cons of IVF and what we can do to boost our chances of conceiving naturally and having a healthy pregnancy.
    She also answers a selection of questions that were sent in on Instagram.
    And as much as this chat is a detailed look at all things fertility related, we both knew there was plenty more we could’ve spoken about so if you’d like to contact Helena directly, simply go to her website…https://www.helenatubridy.com/and you can follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/helenatubridy/

    This episode of Ready to Be Real Conversations was brought to you in partnership with with Dr. Coy’s, who offer tasty nutritional chocolate and a range of free-from cooking ingredients.
    And to celebrate our partnership they’re offering 25% off their entire range of nutritional products.
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    And if you enjoyed our conversation, please show your support by clicking follow, giving a rating and leaving a little comment, thanks a million.

    Helena’s recommendations…

    Fertility Supplements ‘My Fertility Box’ formally ‘pre-conceive’ https://pillarhealthcare.com/take-pre-conceive/
    ‘Proceive’
    https://www.proceive.ie/
    Fertility Clinic ‘Neo Fertility’ https://neofertility.ie/

  • Trigger Warning : references to drug use, addiction, childhood trauma, anxiety, alcoholism.Brian Pennie is a Neuroscience lecturer at Trinity College & UCD, a PHD student, radio presenter and author and he’s one of the most impressive people I’ve ever met.On the 8th of October 2013, Brian experienced his first day clean after 15 years of chronic heroin addiction and since that day he has radically turned his life around.Now at 42, life is good. This year he released his compelling memoir ‘Bonus Time’ and he also found love for the very first time.During our chat he talks about feeling anxious from an early age, his upbringing and his heroin addiction, but we also talk about what he has learned through years of study and self-reflection; we talk about the power of self-talk, the importance of routine, gratitude, mindfulness and most of all…connection. If you’re interested in joining any of Brian’s brilliant online courses, simply go to his website https://www.brianpennie.com/ and you can follow him on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/brianpennie78/And if you, or someone you know is struggling right now, please know that there is help available.Pieta provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide.Freephone 1800 247 247Text Help to 51444https://www.pieta.ie/Or you can contact a SamaritanFreephone 116 123or email jo@samaritans.iehttps://www.samaritans.org/ireland/samaritans-ireland/This episode of Ready to Be Real Conversations was brought to you in partnership with with Dr. Coy’s, who offer tasty nutritional chocolate and a range of free-from cooking ingredients.And to celebrate our partnership they’re offering 25% off their entire range of nutritional products.Simply go to their website, https://www.drcoys.ie/ and use the code Sile25. And if you enjoyed our conversation, please show your support of the podcast by clicking follow, giving a rating and leaving a little comment, thanks a million.

  • This week I chat to TV presenter and podcaster Muireann O’Connell.
    A self-confessed insomniac and TV buff, she grew up in Limerick with her parents and her three siblings.
    And in this conversation we talk about the ups and downs of working in the media in Ireland, life with her ‘housemate’, the bond with her family and her recent health scare.
    She’s great craic and as smart as a tack, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
     
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  • Irish designer and proud Kerryman Don O’Neill is my guest this week.
    Don and his husband Pascal have been living in New York for 26 years and I am fortunate to call them my friends.
    As a designer, Don has dressed some of the most powerful women in the world; Oprah Winfrey, Khloe Kardashian and Meghan Markle to name but a few, with many Irish women also falling in love with his designs.
    My sister Gráinne and I have been lucky enough to wear many of his gúnas down through the years, with Don also designing her wedding dress last year.

    When we spoke earlier this week, I really wanted to talk to him about the mood in America especially after the recent events in the US election.
    We also speak about the pandemic, the past few years under Trump’s administration, his glittering fashion career, dressing Oprah, his relationship with Pascal and how life has radically changed for them both, in 2020.
    Don is a deeply spiritual man and this conversation proves that while life is full of ups and downs, the impact you have on others is more important than anything else in life.

    See my Instagram page for photos that relate to our chat.

    If you enjoy this podcast, please share it with friends and family and you can also support what I do, by clicking follow, giving a rating and leaving a little comment, thanks a million.

    This episode was brought to you in partnership with Revive Active, your daily super supplement, made here in Ireland.
    Taking Revive Active is one of the ways you can support your immune system this winter and they’re offering a 10% discount on all Revive Active products to all my podcast listeners.
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  • Níall is a certified Level 3 Wim Hof Method instructor and in this episode we talk about the Ice Man himself, cold showers(from about 22mins) and swimming in the sea(from 39mins).
    He explains why the cold is good for us and how to do it effectively and carefully.
    Some of the benefits include strengthening the immune system, balancing hormones, lowering stress and anxiety and improving sleep quality.
    This podcast is suitable for complete beginners or the more experienced as Níall tells us how we can use nature, our breathing and the cold to improve our lives and our health.
    For more on Níall and his upcoming workshops and courses, go to
    https://www.breathewithniall.com/
    And for more on the Wim Hof Method go to,
    https://www.wimhofmethod.com/
    And if you enjoyed this conversation, why not check out the related Ready To Be Real episodes below…
    Seán Boylan : Heritage, Herbalism, Healing.
    June Burke : Kindness Matters
    Dermot Whelan : Power of Play
    Sleep Part 1 & 2
    Breathing Meditation
    And please let me know what you think of this conversation by leaving a comment or rating and if you haven’t already subscribed to this podcast, why not click on the follow button now, I'd really appreciate it.

    This episode was brought to you in partnership with Revive Active, your daily super supplement, made here in Ireland.
    Taking Revive Active is one of the ways you can support your immune system this winter and they’re offering a 10% discount on all Revive Active products to all my podcast listeners.
    Simply click on the link https://ie.reviveactive.com/products/revive-active and use the code - Sile10

  • Trigger Warning : references to self-harm, suicide, alcoholism, drug use.

    Janet Devlin is a singer-songwriter who was catapulted to fame at the age of 16 when she was a contestant on reality talent show The X Factor.
    But behind her beautiful performances was a teenager who was really struggling.
    The youngest of four, Janet grew up in Tyrone and always had a desire to perform but a negative self-image from an early age proved destructive.
    She started self-harming at 12 and at 20, she was an alcoholic.
    Now at 25, she’s in a good place in her life and sharing her perspective on her experiences.
    As you can imagine, this is a tough listen at times, but it’s also an uplifting one.
    This summer she released her concept album ‘Confessional’ which is a deeply personal account of the past 10 years or so of her life.
    For more go to...
    https://www.janetdevlin.com/

    If you, or someone you know is struggling right now, please know that there is help available.

    Pieta provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide.
    Freephone 1800 247 247
    Text Help to 51444
    https://www.pieta.ie/

    Or you can contact a Samaritan
    Freephone 116 123
    or email jo@samaritans.ie
    https://www.samaritans.org/ireland/samaritans-ireland/

    This episode of Ready to Be Real Conversations was brought to you in partnership with Revive Active, your daily super supplement, made here in Ireland.

    Taking Revive Active is one of the ways you can support your immune system this winter and they’re offering a 10% discount on all Revive Active products to all my podcast listeners.

    Simply click on the link https://ie.reviveactive.com/products/revive-active and use the code - Sile10

    Please let me know what you think of this conversation by leaving a comment or rating and if you haven’t already subscribed to this podcast, why not click on the follow button now, I'd really appreciate it.

  • Dr. Billy Mag Fhlionn is a folklorist, lecturer and musician and he lives in Dingle with his wife Muireann and their daughters Sadhbh and Líse.

    In this conversation he talks to me about the significance of Halloween, the stories of old and their meaning and we talk about the games and traditions associated with this mystical time of year.
    He talks through Halloween games like 'bobbing for apples', 'shave the fryer', 'snap apple', he tells me what was originally in the báirín breac (you may be surprised!) how turnips were used for lanterns and so much more.

    For more on Billy go to his website
    https://tradition.ie
    For more on our folklore go to https://www.duchas.ie/en
    And for more on Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, an multi-award winning traditional singer and musician, go to
    https://www.muireann.ie/

    This episode was brought to you in partnership with Revive Active, your daily super supplement, made here in Ireland.
    Taking Revive Active is one of the ways you can support your immune system this winter and they’re offering a 10% discount on all Revive Active products to all my podcast listeners.
    Simply click on the link https://ie.reviveactive.com/products/revive-active and use the code - Sile10

    Please let me know what you think of this conversation by leaving a comment or rating and if you haven’t already subscribed to this podcast, why not click on the follow button now, I'd really appreciate it.

  • Joanne O’Riordan is only one of seven people in the world living with a rare physical disability known as Total Amelia. This means she was born without all four limbs and even though there is no medical explanation as to why this happened, Joanne or indeed her family, has never allowed it to hold her back.

    During the week of her sixteenth birthday she made a speech at the United Nations and challenged the body to create technology to help disabled people.

    She’s the youngest in her family and at twenty four, she’s already achieved more than many of us will achieve in a lifetime.
    She’s a sports writer and podcaster and she’s by far one of the coolest and most interesting people I’ve ever met.
    Our paths have crossed numerous times down through the years, including interviewing her before, but last month I spoke to her in her home county of Cork and it was simply wonderful.
    You can follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/joanneor/?hl=en

    This episode was brought to you in partnership with Revive Active, your daily super supplement, made here in Ireland.
    Taking Revive Active is one of the ways you can support your immune system this winter and they’re offering a 10% discount on all Revive Active products to all my podcast listeners.
    Simply click on the link https://ie.reviveactive.com/products/revive-active and use the code - Sile10

    Please let me know what you think of this conversation by leaving a comment or rating and if you haven’t already subscribed to this podcast, why not click on the follow button now, I'd really appreciate it.

  • This episode is the second part of the conversation I had with
    clinical psychologist, author, and psychology lecturer, Dr. Malie Coyne.

    In this podcast, she answers a selection of questions that were sent in on Instagram.

    For more on Malie, go to her website www.drmaliecoyne.ie

    As always I’m very thankful for your feedback so if you can take a minute to rate this podcast, leave a little comment (I promise it only takes a minute!) and hit subscribe, I’d be so grateful.

    References

    * Podcast - The TED Interview with Elizabeth Gilbert
    * Books - ‘Man’s Search For Meaning’ by Viktor E. Frankl, ‘The Upside Of Stress’ by Kelly McGonigal and ‘The Four Agreements’ by Don Miguel Ruiz.
    * Cognitive Behavioural Therapy https://cbti.ie
    * https://www.yourmentalhealth.ie
    * Previous podcast episodes in this series, Miriam and Gerry Hussey, Kathie Stritch and Professor Luke O’Neill

    Triggers : hopelessness, depression, loneliness, grief.

    If you need to talk to someone, you can contact a Samaritan
    Freephone 116 123
    or email jo@samaritans.ie

  • Dr. Malie Coyne is a clinical psychologist, author, and psychology lecturer.
    She also sits on the mental health advisory panel for the ‘A Lust for Life’ charity and she released her book,“Love in, Love out: A compassionate approach to parenting your anxious child” this summer.

    She lives in Galway with her husband Pete, and their two daughters, Jessica who’s 9 and Aimée who’s 7.

    On Tuesday we sat down to have a conversation and we covered a lot during the chat so instead of releasing one very long episode, I’ve split it.
    This is the first part and in the second part, coming next week, we’ll look at questions that were sent in by listeners.

    So we’re about 6 months into life with Covid 19 in Ireland.
    There was a degree of relaxation of restrictions during the summer but now we’re into the second wave of measures with Dublin and Donegal currently on Level 3 of the government’s 5 Level ‘living with Covid’ plan to tackle the virus over the next 6 months.

    There is a lot of stress and uncertainty to be felt amongst people, myself included, so I hope this conversation can help you realise that whatever you’re feeling is OK and that you’re not on your own.

    For more on Malie, go to her website www.drmaliecoyne.ie

    As always I love to hear your feedback so if you can take a minute to rate this podcast, leave a little comment (I promise it only takes a minute!) and hit subscribe, I’d be so grateful.
    Thanks so much for listening.

    References(check the episode post on my Instagram page for some imagery)
    https://www.instagram.com/sileseoige/?hl=en

    * The TED Interview podcast with Elizabeth Gilbert
    * Lotus of self-care
    * Self Compassion Break
    https://centerformsc.org/practice-msc/guided-meditations-and-exercises/
    * Habit Stacking
    https://www.brianpennie.com/how-to-get-over-that-first-hurdle-when-starting-a-new-habit/
    * ‘Do you often feel overwhelmed by worry’ by Susi Lodola
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/do-you-often-feel-overwhelmed-worry-susi-lodola-miacp

  • TV maestro Baz Ashmawy is one of my absolute favourite people in telly.
    What you see is what you get. He’s genuine, funny and decent to the core.
    Having had huge success in his career, it hasn’t always been a smooth road for him.
    9 years ago, life was really tough; he underwent double-lung surgery and around the same time Irish TV stations had no interest in even meeting with him to discuss ideas.
    But despite it all, he kept working and creating and knocking on doors and it certainly paid off in the end.
    He pitched his show ‘50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy’ with his adorable Mam Nancy to SKY TV. They went on to win an EMMY Award and the TV format has now been sold all around the world.
    He lives in Rathmines with his wife Tanja and their six kids.
    And in this conversation, we talk about the kids going back to school, imposter syndrome, the power of manifestation, faking an appendectomy and plenty more!