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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Dr Mary O’Kane joins Clare to discuss the challenges of getting decent family time and the importance of trying to grab those moments. Known for her humorous and down to earth approach, she is a lecturer in psychology and early childhood education, along with being the author of Perfectly Imperfect. And Hannah Daly tells Clare her story about having multiple college degrees despite being unable to read or write. Her new book, “Knowing No Boundaries: A memoir of my life with dyslexia, dyspraxia and sensory” gives an honest account of living with these hidden disabilities.
29 January Finished
This week on Alive & Kicking: Joe Cross joins Clare to chat about his new documentary 'Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead' in which he took hold of his health and travelled across America extolling the virtues of micronutrients. And Sarah Tobin found trauma after childbirth left her struggling to cope but having found 'EFT Tapping' and using it as a means of getting through it, she has gone on to share the practice with mums and teachers all over the world. She joins Clare to tell her more.
22 January Finished
This week on the Alive & Kicking podcast: Clinical psychologist, Dr, Sean Foy, on the truth about addiction and how we need to question a society that criminalises addicts & and best-selling author Louise O'Neill on the teacher who changed her world.
15 January Finished
In recent weeks, when it comes to healthcare, people have been urged to explore all other options before heading to a hospital for treatment; parents are urged to keep kids out of school if they develop any symptoms; and there wasn't a family in the country that didn't know somebody who spent Christmas sick in bed. To discuss the issues surrounding the Irish healthcare system, Clare is joined by Sheena Mitchell, the award-winning pharmacist behind Wonderbaba.ie, a website and podcast with practical advice. Transformation specialist, Dr. Yolande Coombes also joins Clare to discuss her interest in people’s behaviour, studying how environments affect physical and mental health, and the impact this has on work and society today.
8 January Finished
Clinical Hypnotherapist and best selling author of the Positive Habit Fiona Brennan chats about why we should set intentions not resolutions Olivia Kenna on what Grey Area Drinking is? And Festival Mna is taking place in Dun na Si in Westmeath next Saturday 7th – it's a wellness experience with Yoga, Breathwork, talks , Dancing, Fitness classes , Cacao Ceremonies, Music and much more. Clare speaks to two of its organisers Lorraine Hogan and Siobhan Murray
1 January Finished