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  • 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!

  • Man of the moment, Professor Luke O'Neill is my guest this week.
    A renowned Immunologist, educator and author, Luke lives in Sandycove in Dublin with his wife Margaret and their sons, Stevie and Sam.
    He’s simply one of the most brilliant people I’ve ever met and in this conversation, we talk about Covid 19, but I also hope it gives you more of an insight into the man behind the science.

  • This episode is the second half of the conversation I had with Health Scientist and Sleep Consultant, Tom Coleman.
    Tom is married to Jeeny and their son Kai, is nearly two.
    He’s worked with professional athletes and elite teams on improving their sleep and nutrition for many years now, and in this conversation he covers a wide range of questions to help us get better sleep.
    Questions related to anxiety, waking up in the middle of the night, advice for shift workers, pandemic dreaming, supplements, sleep disorders, tech do’s and don’ts and lots more!
    To follow Tom on Instagram, you’ll find him https://www.instagram.com/tomcoleman.ie/
    And if you like this podcast series, please share it with friends and family and leave a rate and review on Apple and subscribe on the other podcast platforms, as it really helps to spread word about these conversations.
    Thanks so much for listening!

  • This week we zone in on the topic of SLEEP with Health Scientist and Sleep Consultant, Tom Coleman.
    He is massively knowledgeable and has worked with elite teams and professional athletes in Sleep and Nutrition.
    In this conversation he talks us through the fundamentals of sleep, what happens when we sleep, why we need it, how much do you need and what we can do to improve it.
    You can follow him on Instagram, you'll find him https://www.instagram.com/tomcoleman.ie/?hl=en

  • 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.