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Suzy Kell -  An Uncluttered Christmas

Suzy Kell - An Uncluttered Christmas

January 7, 2020

Suzy Kell

A minimalist Christmas 🎄

As all over the world folk sit pondering the aftermath of the Christmas chaos : we got to chatting with Susie kell the gentle declutterer about how we could wave a marie Kondo style magic wand over next years Christmas.

We discuss the idea of decluttering Christmas traditions and obligations, zero waste Christmas wrapping, how to put up decorations without all the plastic and foil wrecking your head ( and the planet) and how to approach gift giving without buying more ‘stuff’ .

Suzy will be doing some decluttering workshops in the Hopsack in the new year so keep your eyes peeled.  You can book in here
If you want to see more of what Susie says follow her  @gentledecluttering

Have a Slow Christmas - Crafts and Creators

Have a Slow Christmas - Crafts and Creators

December 22, 2019

In what is fast becoming a wandering Christmas tradition this years guide to ethical gift giving took place at gifted in the RDS.

This year more than ever there is a growing consensus that we need to simplify, slow down and be selective in our consumerism. The choices we make when purchasing allow us to vote with our wallet as it were and we are all about buying local, sustainable and organic where possible.

We have chosen our top three festive favourites from the craft fair all handmade with love by Irish artisan craft makers. So if you are still looking for that perfect purchase have a listen to our mini podcasts for some inspiration.

First up NATURE CYCLES 🪐

Emily is just a bright ray of light leading the way to making real and sustainable change. She is a perfect example of how to rage against the machine of consumerism by going more softly, by doing less, by returning to old wisdom.

Here we met Emily @giftedrds where she was selling her beautiful handmade
Native Circles. These are a set of simple illustrations that create space for nature connection and self reflection in our living space. Native Circles are now available as Limited Edition prints on paper and as prints mounted onto birchwood with a specialy designed stand that can be placed on a table or hung on the wall.
They are all consciously crafted in dublin and a native tree is planted for each set purchased .
Emily has kindly offered a discount code for all the wandering community add the word “ Wander” when purchasing! ❤
You can find Emily’s works at www.emilyrobynarcher.com or @nativecirclesart

Next up ELEMENTS OF ACTION 💥

Ed and Esther Bring out the best in each other. Together they form @elementsofaction , an art and design studio that takes all sorts of interesting commissions, breathing life into dead metal, And designing site specific pieces that enhance living and working environments in surprising and infectiously captivating ways. These guys are SO on it. We had a quick chat with them about their most recent project- designing and forming minimalist Christmas Wreaths.
If your listening as this goes live your in luck as Elements of action are having a pop up Christmas curation this weekend in their home at ... so head on down to pick up some treasures.

Last but not least WATERS AND WILD

This is a one woman skincare and lifestyle brand: 100% certified organic, made using natures pallet as inspiration.
Made in the wilds of west cork this Irish perfume company
waters was born from a passion for all things natural
and from the earth. Using only the finest natural ingredients they create an unusual range of scents and serums that are inspired by the pristine nature and beauty of their location on the
Irish Atlantic coast.

To buy go to www.watersandwild.com

When Your Kids Call You Out For Driving a Car n Calling Yourself An Activist - Eoin Campbell of XR

When Your Kids Call You Out For Driving a Car n Calling Yourself An Activist - Eoin Campbell of XR

December 10, 2019

Extinction Rebellion's Eoin Campbell is a thinking man's...um...thinking man. He's the role model for what we all actually need to be doing right now. He's pretty quiet about it, not evangelical at all, which makes his position even more persuasive.

 

From buying chickens to see if his family has the guts to kill their own food, to stopping flights point blank and instigating a family feud about how much this would limit their summer holiday destinations. These maybe seem like first world concerns, but are any of the rest of us even concerning ourselves with them???

Biohacking Brain Trauma - Dasha Maximov

Biohacking Brain Trauma - Dasha Maximov

December 9, 2019

From Heliotherapy and sun gazing, to vipasana and forest bathing, Dasha has dived deep into the world of health. 

Just one year on from the start of her journey into serious health exploration, prompted by suffering her 6th concussion, Dasha has become a serious biohacker.  And it's no surprise either, as her history studying neurology and and managment science shows this lady's ability to hack into and apply the science.    

The really powerful part of Dasha's story is in her capacity and willingness to change, and in her commitment to find joy in her new lifestyle approach.  There's no doubting that she had challenge, but what Dasha's transformation shows is that when life throws us hurdles, and insists we live within new limitations, those limitations don't have to behave as restrictive boundaries, rather we can find new routes to raise our vibrations, increase our vitality and find access to our personal evolution.

 

Thanks as always to our wonderful sponsor folk - Nuzest Nutrition - providing the finest in plant based proteins and broad spectrum, high potency, cutting edge nutritional aids. Clean Lean Protein and Good Green Stuff are two of our favourite things on this planet, that are foundational aspects to supporting our hectic lives. www.nuzest.co.uk - use our code WELLNESS15 for 15% off store wide!

 

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Lorraine D’Arcy - Making Healthy Human Habitats

Lorraine D’Arcy - Making Healthy Human Habitats

November 18, 2019

It's amazing how living close to people doesn't make for closer communities.
Counter intuitively, it seems that urban living is more isolating than ever.
So why does this happen and how do we fix it? We found an expert who's working to do just that!!

Lorraine D'Arcy has a PhD in the Built Environment, Social Cohesion, Urban Form...basically she's an expert in how best to plan our city spaces to maximise human-ness, to enhance integration and make healthy urban communities.

We chat through how the design for cities, parks and playgrounds is evolving to allow communities to explore their boundaries, to understand risk, make their own decisions around the use of public spaces. With a less restrictive approach to planning, humans large and small have the opportunity to assess their environment and approach it with more creativity.

We chat through the controversial Bus Connects program, the design of which Lorraine has been heavily involved in, which is rolling out throughout Dublin City over the coming years, which is designed to enhance community connectivity, facilitating access for the many thousands of commuters in their daily routine as work lives and travel habits shift from our traditional suburb to city centre, into more granular and individualised patterns.

Jonathan Cairns The Plant Based Runner

Jonathan Cairns The Plant Based Runner

November 9, 2019

In his own words Jonathan Cairns ‘ was 46, fat, fed up and frustrated.’ when the moment came that he decided to change his life around.

In his new book “ The Plant Based Runner “ Jonathan documents his journey from an ‘unfit slug, to an ultra-marathon runner’, he wrote the book that he was searching for when he began his journey , but couldn’t find. 

In our live podcast with Jonathan we discuss his motivations for getting up off the couch and how he managed to reach his goals by simply putting one foot in front of another.

Jonathans story is inspiring not just because of the magnitude of change he has brought into his life but also because it is so relatable. This was not a man who had always loved running, it was a man who was deeply unhappy and needed to find a way to drag himself out of the mud by finding a type of exercise that brooked no excuses like fancy gym memberships, equipment or even having to drive to a class; all he needed are was his own two feet and some will power.

What we love about Jonathan is that he is completely honest about the moments of hardship when he wanted to give up, about the challenges he faced, and about the work it takes to look at yourself in the mirror and boldly step forward into those changes.

His book and his message are clear; anyone no matter their age, fitness level or lifestyle can change their life.

 

If you enjoy this podcast do support Jonathan by buying his book from local book stores, amazon or kindle.

Dr Ciaran O’Carroll      The time to act is NOW

Dr Ciaran O’Carroll The time to act is NOW

November 6, 2019

In the first of our mini podcasts live from the Irish extinction Rebellion week camp, we chat to dr Ciaran O’Carroll about the XR mission. He calls for immediate action by us the people, to come out of our houses and support protests, join the XR meetings, and petition the government to ban the burning of fossil fuels. He makes it clear that people are dying from climate change NOW and this isn’t a problem that lies in the hands of others but rather sits on our very own doorstep. He urges that we need to acknowledge this fact and start to make changes on a personal level, as well as a government level with immediate effect.

Ciaran argues that climate delayers are just as bad as climate deniers at this stage, because they both end us up in the same place; whilst efforts are undoubtedly being taken across the world in order to make steps in the right direction, it is all too little and all too slow. He points out that despite the fact that we declared a Climate Emergency over a year ago, in the latest budget that came out in Ireland, the government gave only 9 million to support cycling  but 16 million was given to greyhound racing, which shows where their priorities lie, and that the sense of urgency with which the XR movement feel we need to be acting hasn’t been taken on.

Rob Verkerk - A Respectful “No” To The No Meat Agenda

Rob Verkerk - A Respectful “No” To The No Meat Agenda

October 13, 2019

With the pressure mounting on the carnivores to consider their meat consumption, it’s rare to find a balanced voice who can actually pick apart the delicate nuanced science behind the noise.

Dr Robert Verkerk is just such a man however. With a re-focus on eco-agricultural methods, Rob believes, and convincingly so, that we are better off with some degree of animal agriculture, both for human health and the health of our planet. Predictably, he urges a reduction in meat consumption, but if large tracts of the population turn vegan he says - they must become “wise vegans” with a view to ensuring that certain micronutrients are focused on in supplement form in order to maintain and optimise health. He breaks some of these key nutrients down so that those of us keen to make our lives more plant-based, can do so with confidence.

Going Deep with Shaman Durek at Vitality 2019

Going Deep with Shaman Durek at Vitality 2019

September 28, 2019

Given our previous conversations with Mantak Chia and Shubamrita on the subject of spirituality, we were beyond giddy to have some precious moments to accept learnings from Shaman Durek, a shaman with his roots in west African culture and tracing from a long line of medicine men and spiritual healers.

We were really intrigued to get behind the public persona, to access some of the more private musings of the man, and to delve into the formative years of this powerfully healing human being.

It was exciting to feel the enabling simplicity of his message, to hear stories of the impacts his insights have had on his friends both famous and not so, and to simply experience the presence of a man standing so naturally in his power.

This one is lit, folks, and no mistake!

Thanks as always to our wonderful sponsor folk -
Nuzest Nutrition - providing the finest in plant based proteins and broad spectrum, high potency, cutting edge nutritional aids. Clean Lean Protein and Good Green Stuff are two of our favourite things on this planet, that are foundational aspects to supporting our hectic lives. www.nuzest.co.uk - use our code WELLNESS15 for 15% off store wide!

Clearlight Saunas - if you haven't tuned into the benefits of infra red sauna therapy, get on it! From immune support to ATP synthesis - not to mention the sheer joys of a good old sweat! Use https:/./bit.ly/2DezWMu to access our special discount

Swivl - it's the little robot that will SAVE YOUR LIFE if you're an educator or looking to record and share dynamic video. Ours comes everywhere with us, performs at a moment's notice and keeps our tech lives streamlined and simple. Hop on to techinvasion.co.uk and talk to Satnam - tell him we sent you for a 10% discount!!

 

Patrick Holford at Vitality 2018

Patrick Holford at Vitality 2018

September 23, 2019

For over 2 decades Patrick Holford has been at the forefront of the natural health industry. Having first gained attention in the media for his role in disseminating concepts around Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load, which changed the entire lens through which we viewed food consumption and helped thousands to gain control of their blood sugars, energy and weight management.

These days he's moving the nutritional debate in a new direction. The Ketogenic diet has officially gone viral in the past couple of years and Patrick Holford is fully onboard. Here as he explains the fundamental concepts behind ketosis and why we all need to take a fresh look at the food - and especially the fats - on our plates.

 

Thanks as always to our wonderful sponsor folk -

Nuzest Nutrition - providing the finest in plant based proteins and broad spectrum, high potency, cutting edge nutritional aids. Clean Lean Protein and Good Green Stuff are two of our favourite things on this planet, that are foundational aspects to supporting our hectic lives. www.nuzest.co.uk - use our code WELLNESS15 for 15% off store wide!

Clearlight Saunas - if you haven't tuned into the benefits of infra red sauna therapy, get on it! From immune support to ATP synthesis - not to mention the sheer joys of a good old sweat! Use https:/./bit.ly/2DezWMu to access our special discount

Swivl - it's the little robot that will SAVE YOUR LIFE if you're an educator or looking to record and share dynamic video. Ours comes everywhere with us, performs at a moment's notice and keeps our tech lives streamlined and simple. Hop on to techinvasion.co.uk and talk to Satnam - tell him we sent you for a 10% discount!!