Wandering Into Wellness
Ben Sasse @ Meadows In The Mountains 2019 - Real And Resonant Change (Ideals Before Income)

Ben Sasse @ Meadows In The Mountains 2019 - Real And Resonant Change (Ideals Before Income)

September 16, 2019

Want to hear the origin story of Meadows In The Mountains? From the horse's mouth? Tune in and find out why Meadows is THE festival for right now.

With a courageous, even fearless approach, for 7 years now Ben and his team have managed to draw significant and growing numbers of folk from various nationalities to a green field site high in the Rhodope mountains in rural Bulgaria - ostensibly they're there to party,

But a deep vein of social activism runs through every facet of this festival - it's a living breathing organ for social change. This is immediately clear when you hear the passion with which Ben addresses every element of his baby.

And what a baby! Meadows In The Mountains has the heart that might just allow the hedonistic festival vibe to actually preach to and convert masses of young folk in their western affluent audience to become agents in their own communities, to preserve and grown the commitment that Ben and Meadows In the Mountains show to making a better world, and possibly...juuuuust possibly, save this planet and our global community from the brink of extinction.

 

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!!

Jennifer Rocks - Feeling Good In Your Own Skin

Jennifer Rocks - Feeling Good In Your Own Skin

August 11, 2019

On this weeks podcast we are chatting to  @theskinnerd Ireland’s very own skin guru and female entrepreneur extraordinaire. 

Jennifer Is the founder and CEO of award winning business The Skin Nerd, she has thousands of avid fans across Ireland who follow her skin care tips and tricks and this year her much awaited book on all things skin, went straight to the top of the Irish non fiction best seller lists and has been nominated for an Irish book award!

When we were researching and preparing for this podcast, all we kept hearing from endless sources who had worked with Jennifer was “ what a lovely person “ she is: everyone raves about her warm and bubbly personality and they weren’t wrong.  We met Jennifer at Wellfest this year where we sat in the sun in the gardens of the modern art museum and chatted about what it is like to carve a career for yourself as a young single mum.

We discussed how she managed to ride life’s unexpected twists and turns and still raise a brilliant human and manage a booming business.  One thing that Jennifer is candid about is that it wasn’t always smooth sailing, there were mistakes along the way and many moments where she wasn’t sure how to make it work, but in true Jennifer fashion she picked herself up, kept on going , took support when it was offered, gathered a wonder team around her and now is standing proud as the woman who is helping thousands of people finally feel good in their own skin.

To find out more about the skin nerds services go to : https://www.theskinnerd.com/ Or you can buy her book “ The Skin Nerd” in book stores now.

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!!

A Very Public Case of IBS - Maeve Madden

A Very Public Case of IBS - Maeve Madden

July 19, 2019

Maeve Madden is lady transformed.  From being a dancer with a serious eating disorder, to the strong and vibrant version of herself as she is today, Maeve has come a long way in terms of her public and private persona.  Having quietly coped with digestive distress for a long time, Maeve finally decided to change how the world saw her. By posting photos of her bloated belly in the throws of a bout of IBS, Maeve let the world into her private life in a way that most wouldn’t dare.  It led her down a new path towards an awareness of nutrition, and gave her tools that help her cope and now allow her to educate her online audience to support them with their own struggles.

 

Strength Through Surrender @ Meadows In The Mountains 2019

Strength Through Surrender @ Meadows In The Mountains 2019

July 15, 2019

On our second visit to this ridiculously progressive, earth-centred festival in the Rhodope, we were lucky enough to host our very own workshop, set around the theme of finding the juicy meeting point between our yang and yin selves. How recognition of these sides of our character, in our physiology, and as reflected in nature all around us, can help us come to a deeper understanding of both our inside and outside worlds.

We really went on a journey with our incredibly receptive audience, gazing out at the ridiculous beauty that is the Bulgarian high mountain landscape, we hope you enjoy this one!

If this theme or our work in general seems like something you'd be interested in exploring further in your business or in a personal capacity, please come and let us know and we can set up something tailored to your requirements!

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! https:/./bit.ly/2DezWMu

Swivl - it's the little robot that will SAVE YOUR LIFE if you're an educator or looking to recording 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!!

Wandering Into Wildness with Tony Riddle

Wandering Into Wildness with Tony Riddle

June 4, 2019

rebellious in nature in fact in person he comes across so naturally that when you're chatting to him you'd be forgiven for thinking he's just following the crowd. That couldn't be further from the truth.

He's a barefoot running coach too, a brand ambassador for Vivo Barefoot, and a fascinating man all round - check out his feed on Instagram @thenaturallifestylist to keep in touch with where his life takes him.

Stay tuned right till the end, where he tells the most amazing story about constellation therapy...it's worth the wait.

Also apologies for the sound on this one guys We're trying to get a better sound recording situation solved - but as it's outdoors, we will always have the elements there to challenge our technology...

 

A Deep Dive Into Doshas For Finn & Lydia with Kitty Billings @ Meadows In The Mountains 2018

A Deep Dive Into Doshas For Finn & Lydia with Kitty Billings @ Meadows In The Mountains 2018

May 31, 2019

We first met kitty in the Mesa healing tent at Meadows in the Mountains festival where she was a shining light of positivity and energy amidst the festival mayhem all around us.
Kitty is a woman of many talents: having trained in various styles of yoga and meditation, Ayurvedic healing, zen Thai massage and movement and organic healing. She also has the voice of an angel and has composed and sung her own yoga music available on her website : 
Www.Kittybillings.com
We ended up sheltering from a lightning storm at the time our podcast was due to be shot outdoors and so the result is this slightly adhoc joint Ayurvedic consultation perched by a window in a bell tent looking out at the Bulgarian mountains with literally hundreds of other people strewn around us! 
Join us on our wander into Ayurvedic principles, discover probably way too much information about Lydia and Finn’s personal health foibles and hear about our grand plans for personalized nut butters based on your Dosha!

Hannah and Rachel Dare - Reaching for a Zero Waste Society

Hannah and Rachel Dare - Reaching for a Zero Waste Society

May 17, 2019

West Cork is a funny spot...full of alternative thinkers and creative energies. It’s a rare thing when these qualities come together and have the space to breathe - such is the case within a store in Bantry called Organico.

Hannah and Rachel Dare are the actual trailblazers, like no kidding - they’ve been so far ahead of the curve in curating a creative and loving, buzzy and thriving food store that is in fact the hub of their community.

We got to chat to them about how to maintain creativity and a sense of play whilst managing the rigours of a family business, how they’ve learnt to put their happiness first to the betterment of their business, and we got all nerdy about their zero waste vision - what they’re currently doing to support this initiative and their action plan for a bright future.

Check them out at www.organico.ie and @organicobantry on social channels

Coach John Kavanagh - MMA is For Everyone. Maybe.

Coach John Kavanagh - MMA is For Everyone. Maybe.

May 12, 2019

Mixed Martial Arts brings up some strong emotions - some of us are addicted to the thrill of it, whilst for others it prompts revulsion and derision - what is the purpose of this overtly violent sport? Is there a positive role for MMA in modern society? 

We had the lucky opportunity to speak with Coach John Kavanagh, one of the world's leading proponents of the MMA discipline, and head of SBG Ireland, (home to some of Ireland's top MMA athletes, including such figures as The Notorious Conor McGregor) on his approach to the sport, the evolution of his career both as an athlete and a coach, and how he sees MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training as a beneficial endeavour...maybe even for everyone..!!

Lou Horgan - Women’s Words: Women’s Wisdom

Lou Horgan - Women’s Words: Women’s Wisdom

April 30, 2019

In this episode we dive deep into the world, words and wisdom of Dublin based Yoga teacher, active birth coach and all round women’s empowerment guru Lou Horgan.

Pretty much anyone who has ever been pregnant in Dublin and looking to attend a pregnancy yoga class has heard of Lou or been pointed in her direction. Her classes are famous for making a long lasting impact not just physically but also mentally: coaching women in how to access their own inner power so that they can face their birthing time with confidence and trust in their bodies.

Lydia and Lou both trained together in “Womb yoga therapy for all stages of womb life” with the world wide respected women’s yoga teacher Una Dinsmore Tuli a number of years ago and in this chat we discuss the importance that work has had not just for them in learning to respect their own hormonal cycles but also for the women they teach.

To say that Lou embodies her work in the way she lives her daily life is perhaps an understatement; she is a truly authentic voice in an industry that is so often these days distracted by the glittery hype of the Insta-yogi generation.

Hosting classes,workshops and teacher trainings from the Shala in her back garden: Lou helps countless women to step into their power, connect to their inner wisdom and re-member the ancient lineage of female yogis and wisdom keepers that they are connected to.

 

Lou’s recommended reading list: ‘Women’s bodies Women’s wisdom’ by Dr Christiane Northrup,

‘Alchemy of Womanhood’ by Dolores Rice

‘Yoni shanti ‘ by Uma Dinsmore Tuli

 

To find out more about Lou’s work visit her website : https://www.louyoga.com/

Diana McCauley Folk Herbalist @ Meadows In The Mountains 2018

Diana McCauley Folk Herbalist @ Meadows In The Mountains 2018

April 27, 2019

We met Diana McCauley in the midst of all the wild going's on at Meadows In The Mountains, where a woman so grounded in homesteading, in genuine earthy wisdom that she should have seemed out of place. Except she didn't.

Just like the festival, Diana has carved her life out of the dirt through the dint of her own wit and wisdom, seeking out the necessary practical support from the world around her, from nature, and from using what seems to be her exceptionally tuned intuition as her guide.

We chat about her experience with herbs, the origin of her interest in natural parenting methods and her thoughts on the evolution of the world's attitude to managing their health.

Our conversation with her was wanderly as expected, and Diana takes it at her own pace, leaving time for reflection during our chat, allowing her thoughts to develop and take shape. She's clearly a woman who fully embraces her inner world, and it was lovely at the end of the podcast when she told us how much she enjoyed it and how surprised she was that she had so much to say!!