Shelly Mooney is a historian and artist who lives in County Wexford with her husband Kev, their baby Ferdia and Lola their dog and she runs the brilliant Instagram page ‘Tales from the Wood’ which explores the history and mythology of Ireland.
In this bite-sized episode she talks to us about the ancient Celtic festival of Bealtaine. She speaks of the importance of the Hill of Uisneach, the tradition of handfasting at this time, and the significance of the Hawthorn tree.
The Hill of Uisneach - The Sacred Centre of Ireland.
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Topics covered : Celtic calendar, Autumn equinox, Loughcrew cairns, equinox stone, Megalithic Ireland, Newgrange, An Chailleach. Historian and artist Shelly Mooney is back on the pod once again, this time to tell us all about the Autumn equinox. Shelly lives in County Wexford with her husband Kev, their son Ferdia and Lola their dog and she runs the brilliant Instagram page ‘Tales from the Wood’ which explores the history and mythology of Ireland. This year, the Autumn equinox will begin tomorrow, September 23rd, and will last until the winter solstice on the 21st of December. And in this bite-sized episode she talks to us about the significance of the Autumn equinox, the Loughcrew cairns in county Meath, Newgrange and the powerful and ancient Irish goddess, An Chailleach. For more : Loughcrew Cairns | Heritage Ireland Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21 September Finished
Topics covered : Mindful awareness, meditation, reframing distractions, depression, anxiety, long covid, recovery, technology, smart phones, overcoming suffering, spiritual growth, personal development, reflection, wisdom. In this episode I speak to Buddhist monk, the wonderful Gelong Thubten. Gelong is a title meaning monk and Thubten is hugely respected for his work in the area of spiritual growth and personal development. His first book ‘A Monks Guide to Happiness’ was a global bestseller and his latest book has just been released ‘Handbook for Hard Times: A monk's guide to fearless living.’ In this conversation we learn about his path to becoming a monk, he speaks about the importance of relishing micro moments in our day, reframing distractions when meditating and he also guides us through a wonderful mindful practice towards the end of the chat too. If you’re a fan of my pod, please follow, rate and review in all the usual places. And thanks, as always, for your support of Ready to be Real. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14 September Finished
Topics covered : Parents separating, trauma, guilt, alcoholism, addiction, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, success, rock bottom, hope, finding meaning, love, purpose. It's great to be back after the summer break and what a perfect episode to kick off the new series! If you’re an animal lover and you’re on social media, there is a strong possibility that you already follow Niall Harbison. Originally from Co. Tyrone, he grew up in Brussels and over the past 18 months he has been devoting his time to helping to save street dogs in Thailand. And to fully understand the man he is today; we need to go back through some of the experiences that have shaped him in his life. When he was 13, his parents separated, and his mother went on to have a relationship with an abusive partner which had a massive impact on him. He has been a private chef of billionaires, a successful and at times controversial entrepreneur, and at his lowest point he found himself in ICU after a drink and drug fuelled binge. He has been sober for about 2 years and 9 months now and his mission is to half the population of stray dogs in the world over the next 20-30 years. His book – ‘Hope - how street dogs taught me the meaning of life’ is just out and it’s an incredible read. I hope you feel inspired by our conversation as Niall is the perfect example of how it’s never too late to change your life. For more information on the work he’s doing and if you’d like to donate… Click here Resources : If you need to talk to someone, you can contact a Samaritan on Freephone 116 123 or email [email protected] If you’re a fan of my pod, please follow, rate and review in all the usual places. And thanks, as always, for your support of Ready to be Real. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1 hour 3 mins
7 September Finished
Topics covered : Family dynamics, dyslexia, addiction, alcoholism, inner critic, secrecy, shame, labels, attachment styles, genogram, parenting, healthy boundaries, position in the family, breaking negative patterns, positive and negative family legacies, forgiveness. In this episode I speak to psychotherapist Richard Hogan about family dynamics. Originally from Douglas in Cork he lives in Dublin with his wife and their 3 daughters. He writes a weekly column with the Irish Examiner and often appears on TV and Radio. He specialises in working with families and he’s just released his second book ‘ Home is where the start is’ and I found this conversation illuminating. During it he shares elements of his own upbringing with us and gives us plenty of tips on how best to navigate our own family dynamics and ultimately help us to live healthier and more authentic lives. I loved it and I hope you will too. You can also dive back into over 130 episodes of Ready to be Real to keep you going over the summer as this is where I’ll take a break. I’ll be back in the Autumn with a brand new selection of thought-provoking episodes and as always I am so grateful for all the love and support I get here. If you’re a fan of what I do, please follow, rate and review in all the usual places. Have a gorgeous summer and thanks for listening to Ready to be Real. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1 hour 3 mins
30 June Finished
Topics covered : What is Human Design, understanding your chart, energy types, profile lines, centres. In this conversation Human Design practitioner Nicole Crosbie explains what Human Design is and how to get your unique chart. She also gives us an overview of the chart which includes the energy types and the profile lines and she also touches on the centres…this is all stuff that will hopefully make sense once you listen to the episode. And to get the most out of it, I’d recommend that you do your chart before you listen. To get your chart, you’ll need the following information: Your date, time and place of birth. Click here for free or use one of the many free links found online to give you your own unique chart… Get your chart here * Nicole is giving all listeners of Ready to be Real, 30% off a reading with her until the end of August 2023 The code is SILE30 So if you’re interested, go to her website, www.nicolecrosbie.com or her Instagram page or you can email her directly [email protected] If you’re a fan of my pod, please follow, rate and review in all the usual places. And thanks, as always, for your support of Ready to be Real. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23 June Finished
Topics covered : Psychotherapy, music, management, her relationship with her husband Tommy, motherhood, self-acceptance, social media. In this episode I speak to singer, manager, producer and psychotherapist, Yvonne Tiernan. Originally from Dublin, Yvonne has lived in Galway with her husband Tommy for 20 years and they have 3 kids together. She is such an impressive person (a label we unpack during the conversation) who is gifted in many different areas of life. ‘The Raines’, the folk trio she’s part of, have released their debut album ‘Reverie’ and are touring across the country this summer. And during this conversation we get a sense of who she is and what’s important to her, as she speaks about her love of her work as a psychotherapist, her career in the entertainment industry, her relationship with her husband Tommy who she finds endlessly fascinating, and how minding others is really important to her. The Raines play in Monroe’s as part of the Galway Folk Festival on the 17th of June and Matt Molloy’s in Westport on the 18th of June. For a full list of tour dates and to buy tickets go to The Raines If you’re a fan of my pod, please follow, rate and review in all the usual places. And thanks, as always, for your support of Ready to be Real. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1 hour 2 mins
16 June Finished