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Alive and Kicking with Clare McKenna

Podcast Series Alive and Kicking with Clare McKenna

Clare McKenna looks at ‘health’ in the widest sense of the word. From mindfulness to skin problems, from personal health journeys to tips for better exercise, Clare tries to bring you a dose of happy and healthy living.

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Series Episodes

Poor treatment of BRCA families in the Irish Health system & Offgrid Sauna Therapy

Poor treatment of BRCA families in the Irish Health system & Offgrid Sauna Therapy

Clare speaks to Aisling Drummond who has lodged a formal complaint as she says the BRCA community have been let down by hospital wait times, leaving them susceptible to developing cancer And Clare travels Off Grid in Wicklow to hear about the health benefits of sauna therapy.

48 mins

14 August Finished

Breaking Down Our Taboos Around Sex & Financial Wellness

Breaking Down Our Taboos Around Sex & Financial Wellness

Jenny Keane is a holistic sex educator who through her workshops online and in person is breaking down the barriers to having open and honest conversation about health and wellness in this very natural bodily function. She speaks to Clare about what true sexual wellness is, the definition of our sexuality and the many elements which hold us back. Denise Kenny Byrne is cofounder of The Headplan, a Life Coach and all round gem in the wellness world. Much of her work focuses on writing things down to make them happen. She speaks to Clare about financial wellness

46 mins

7 August Finished

The King of Chemo & We Are All Flowers

The King of Chemo & We Are All Flowers

Ian Ward was looking to make a few quid by taking part in a medical trail, a subsequent health check and MRI led to the discovery of a brain tumour and a life expectancy of around 5 years– this isn't an interview you're going to want to miss because you'll have an idea of what he'll have to say but the reality is a larger than life character on a mission to smash as many fundraising world records as he can or as he says - cure cancer or die trying. He joins Clare in Studio Also on the show is mindfulness educator and author Orlaith O'Sullivan. She is talking about her new book We Are All Flowers and the importance of introducing wellness tools to children.

47 mins

31 July Finished

The Female Factor & Becoming Your True Self

The Female Factor & Becoming Your True Self

Dr Hazel Wallace has been making a name for herself in the health and wellness industry as an NHS doctor, a registered nutritionist and online as The Food Medic. She joins Clare to talk about her third book The Female Factor and how she is using her voice to change up a male centric health model Clinical Psychologist Dr Eddie Murphy speaks to Clare about becoming your true self

44 mins

24 July Finished

The Psychological Impact of a Cancer diagnosis, The Problem with Male Friendship & Feel Good Food with Melissa Hemsley

The Psychological Impact of a Cancer diagnosis, The Problem with Male Friendship & Feel Good Food with Melissa Hemsley

Melissa Hemsley is a Cookery Writer, Chef and Sustainability Champion. She has written 5 cookbooks. She joins Clare to talk about her latest Feel Good and why her passion is promoting food that is nourishes our bodies, grows with the seasons where nothing is wasted and it of course tastes good. Yvonne O'Meara is a psychotherapist who works with people through all stages of cancer diagnosis and is a research coordinator at UCD. She talks Clare through the stages of a serious health diagnosis, the psychological impact and how to support it as well as her new project she's co founded looking to streamline cancer services. And an article in The Guardian this week sparked discussion on men in their midlife realising they are lonely and have little or no close friends. Has banter been the death of real connection?

48 mins

17 July Finished

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