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Thrive for Life
Thrive for Life
Hosted by Women’s Empowerment Coach & Post Primary Teacher, Aisling Daly, this podcast covers all things health, wellbeing and mindset to help you to Thrive for Life.
Aug 26, 2021
Sinead Keane Wellness: On Motherhood & More
In today’s episode I’m joined by Sinead Keane of www.sineadkeanewellness.ie. Sinead Keane is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a pre-accredited member of the IACP. She has trained as an integrative therapist, meaning she has studied a number of modalities in the psychotherapeutic field including CBT, psychoanalysis, person-centred, existential and gestalt. Sinead adapts her style of approach depending on the client's needs and presenting issues, keeping the clients best potential outcome at heart at all times. Sinead helps her clients to unlock their unique gifts and talents while healing and addressing issues that are presenting in the present moment. Sinead is also a qualified yoga instructor having completed a 200-hour yoga alliance certified teacher training with ‘peakbeings yoga’ in Bali, Indonesia. Here Sinead learned the tools and practices of assisting others to unify mind body and spirit through yoga postures, breath-work and meditation. In this episode of the Thrive for Life podcast I chat to Sinead about her experiences of pregnancy & motherhood and much more. Sinead recently became a mother for the first time to beautiful Fiadh. We allowed ourselves to be led by the feminine for this recording by feeling our way into what needed to come up. The result? We touched on many topics from vulnerability in pregnancy & motherhood, leaning into feminine energy, relationships & authenticity, business & much more. Enjoy!
1 hr 1 min
Jun 24, 2021
Elizabeth Embodied: Connect with your Divine Feminine Energy
In this episode I chat to Elizabeth Tracy @elizabethembodied all about connecting with our Divine Feminine Energy so that we can feel more ease, flow and connection in our lives. Elizabeth is a teacher and coach who helps women connect to and embody their Feminine energy through transformational coaching, intuitive movement, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices. She facilitates a space for clients to go deep within, meet their inner Divine Feminine and work with this energy within the context of their own lives. Elizabeth has witnessed - both in her clients and herself - how working with the Feminine has led to soul activating liberation, deeper connection with self and others, and more ease and joy in all areas of life. Elizabeth firmly believes that healing and strengthening our relationship with the Feminine raises the vibration of the planet and brings more love and harmony into all of our lives. Check out Elizabeth’s website to find out more about her offerings & work: www.elizabethembodied.com.
1 hr 1 min
Mar 25, 2021
Merle O Grady: Working with Crystals
In today’s episode I chat to Merle O’Grady, Irish jewellery designer and crystal specialist, about all things crystals. This episode is particularly helpful for anyone who may want to start working with crystals but don’t know where to begin. Having worked with gemstones and crystals every day as a jewellery designer since 2008, Merle turned to them for their healing properties before the birth of her daughter 6 years ago. Since then she has qualified as a Crystal Therapy Practitioner and now crystals are central to Merle’s work and everything she creates. Merle loves to show people how to incorporate crystals into their life in a practical, accessible way, removing the overwhelm and confusion she experienced when beginning her own journey with crystals. Through her kits, jewellery, courses and workshops her aim is to empower others to become their own crystal experts, experiencing the powerful changes in energy and mindset that can come about when you bring these beautiful energetic helpers into your life. You can check out all of Merle’s gorgeous offerings on her website www.merleogrady.com or connect with Merle on Instagram @merleogradystudio. I love to connect with listeners of the show so if you would like to get in touch with me you can drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Instagram @thriveforlife.aislingdaly.
1 hr 29 min
Jan 28, 2021
Loretta Kennedy: Leaning into Vulnerability
In this episode I chat to Cork based mother of 3 Loretta Kennedy about leaning into vulnerability. Loretta has a background in Psychology & Counselling. She’s the founder & Managing Director of MamaBear Foods, a company which specialises in the production of healthy family condiments & sauces. She is a key note speaker & mentor to female entrepreneurs & has spoken at various health & wellness events such as WellFest, iWish, Mumtalks & Enterprise Ireland events & was voted one of Image magazine’s Women to Watch in 2020. Loretta recently launched her coaching business & a new online platform, Urban Sacred, where she helps clients and organisations find clarity and purpose, achieve their visions & create authentic impact. In our conversation, Loretta shares her story about starting her businesses & how leaning into vulnerability in both business & life, despite how uncomfortable it felt at times, had really positive consequences for her. I hope that you enjoy hearing Loretta’s story and the insights that she shares into the power of vulnerability. You can check out Loretta’s businesses at the following websites: www.mamabearfoods.ie & www.urban-sacred.com If you would like to get in touch you can drop me an email to email@example.com or find me on Instagram @thriveforlife.aislingdaly
Jan 21, 2021
Siobhan Butler: First Aid for Everyone
In this episode I chat to Siobhan Butler, owner of the first aid training business ‘First Aid for Everyone’ about how she made the transition from being a nurse to setting up her own successful business, how she manages her own health & wellbeing & how she balances family life with her work. Siobhan also shares some useful & practical first aid tips that everyone can benefit from. Siobhan is a wife and mum to 4 children (20, 18, 16 and 13). She loves running, her family, friends and life in general. Siobhan’s background is in paediatrics as well as general nursing. She established ‘First Aid for Everyone’ in 2009 in response to a lack of organised professional courses related to teaching Paediatric First Aid Training in Dublin. Siobhan worked for over 20 years in an acute hospital setting & travelled and worked in the UK, Saudi Arabia and Australia. Before setting up ‘First Aid For Everyone’ Siobhan worked the last 10 years at a busy Accident and Emergency department in a Dublin hospital. For a few years she did both nursing and First Aid before she left her nursing career to work full time in First Aid. Keep an eye out for upcoming first aid training courses on Siobhan’s website: www.firstaidforeveryone.ie or you can follow Siobhan on Instagram @firstaidfireveryone where she shares some wonderful free first aid videos & resources.
Jan 14, 2021
Becoming Pregnant (A 2 Year journey): Embracing My Feminine Energy & Spirituality
In this first episode of 2021 I share my experience of trying to become pregnant over 2 years from 2018 to 2020. Learning about & connecting with my feminine energy & embracing my spirituality helped me hugely on this journey & I want to share how these things helped me. Many women & many couples struggle to become pregnant & each journey is unique & different. Because it is such a sensitive topic, the struggles that many face are rarely discussed. I simply want to share my experience & open up the dialogue & hopefully inspire some hope for anyone who might be facing challenges on their own pregnancy journey. If you’d like to get in touch, you can send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with me on Instagram @thriveforlife.aislingdaly
Dec 10, 2020
Queen of Comedy Sinéad Quinlan: Manifesting Her Dream Career
This week I’m joined by 27 year old writer & comedian Sinéad Quinlan from Cork. She recently wrote and starred in her own comedy series called 'Seriously, Sinéad?' which she made with the RTÉ Player. She is currently the 'Roving Reporter' on The Den alongside Ray D'arcy, Dustin the Turkey and Zig and Zag. Sinéad has had a whirlwind of a year & her journey is fascinating. A little over a year ago, Sinéad was working as a social worker & had no experience as a comedian. However, due to her willingness to step out of her comfort zone, say yes to opportunities that arose and consistently take aligned action, Sinéad has manifested her dream career in the world of entertainment. In this episode Sinéad touches on the importance of self belief and validating yourself, the power of journaling in her own growth journey, releasing expectations & surrendering when manifesting and much more. Check out Sinéad on Instagram & Twitter @sineadquinlan_ & be sure to watch her show on the RTE player called 'Seriously, Sinéad?'
Oct 22, 2020
Quitting Alcohol: My Experience
A little over 2 years ago, I decided it was time to call it a day with alcohol and I haven’t drank alcohol since. In this episode, I share the reasons why I quit alcohol & how I have found the experience. I also answer some questions that came in about this topic via Instagram. Mainly, I quit alcohol because it was increasingly causing me to experience greater anxiety & I was using it as a crutch on nights out to feel more chatty and sociable. I decided I wanted to show up as my authentic genuine self all of the time and not just some of the time and I also wanted to stop putting myself through those awful days after nights out where I experienced “the fear” and that feeling of a dark cloud hanging over. So I gave up alcohol and haven’t looked back since. If you’re looking to quit alcohol or become more informed about the benefits of drinking less alcohol, check out drinkaware.ie. If you’d like to get in touch with me you can find me on Instagram @thriveforlife.aislingdaly or drop me an email email@example.com.
Oct 8, 2020
Stylish Guy / Shane Burke: Turning Your Dreams Into A Reality
In today’s episode of the podcast, I chat to Shane Burke (aka Stylish Guy) who is Creator and Founder of Stylish Guy Menswear (stylishguy.ie), a Creative Style Director and a Life & Style Coach. Shane shares his inspiring story of how he turned his dream of creating his own clothing store into a reality despite many setbacks along his journey. Shane’s story is truly inspiring. His passion and enthusiasm for life and his optimistic outlook are contagious. He has created a career centred around his passions for fashion and helping others to be the best version of themselves. Be sure to check out Shane’s Instagram page for all things fashion & mindset: @stylishguy_official.
Oct 1, 2020
Niamh Orbinski: Intuitive Eating
I chat to Niamh Orbinski about Intuitive Eating in this episode (and we discuss binge eating in great detail too). Niamh is a Non-Diet Nutritionist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Yoga Teacher. She works with people one on one and in groups to help them rebuild their relationship with food so that they can live healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives. She believes that each and every one of us holds the wisdom inside as to how to fuel and move our body in a way that makes us feel at our best. You can check out Niamh’s website to learn more about her work or to get in touch with her: www.nutritionwithniamh.com You can also follow her on Instagram @nutritionwithniamh Thank you for tuning into the Thrive for Life podcast. If you have any feedback or wish to get in touch you can drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug 31, 2020
Body Scan Meditation for Calm
I decided to do something a little bit different to usual for Episode number 50 of the podcast. This is a guided body scan meditation to help you bring more calm into your day. I have been meditating regularly for over a year and it really helps me to ease anxiety & brings more calm into my life. I also use meditation in my Empowerment Coaching sessions with my clients quite regularly & have witnessed how beneficial it can be to drop out of your head, into your body & go within. We are exposed to so much noise (from social media, the news, etc) each day & meditation provides an opportunity to simply go within. We have so much wisdom within & meditation allows us to connect in with that. This guided meditation takes just over 14 minutes & you will be guided through each stage of it. So dim the lights, get comfortable and enjoy! If you’d like to get in touch drop me an email to email@example.com, check out my website www.thriveforlife.ie or follow me on Instagram @thriveforlife.…
Aug 27, 2020
Living with MS: Jennifer Sheridan
Dublin based Jennifer Sheridan (who runs @foodie_life_ie) was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 14 years ago at the young age of 24. In this episode Jennifer shares what it’s like to live with a long term illness & how it has changed her outlook on life. She talks about her diagnosis, the impacts of the illness on her body & mental state & how a recent high risk result on a cervical smear test led her to revisit & process the trauma from her MS diagnosis & look more closely at her health & wellbeing. Jennifer has worked in the area of psychology & special needs for over 15 years. She is also a qualified chef & life coach. You can find out more by checking out her Instagram page @foodie_life_ie.
1 hr 13 min
Jul 30, 2020
Build Your Self Esteem: My Top 5 Tips
Self esteem is a topic that comes up in many of my Empowerment Coaching sessions with clients so, in today’s episode, I decided to share my top 5 tips to help you to build your self esteem.
Jul 9, 2020
Ayurveda with Ellen Carr of Being Change
In this episode I interview Ellen Carr who runs Being Change, where she supports people to live their healthiest, happiest and most fulfilled lives. She does this through sharing yoga practices and philosophy, and Ayurvedic holistic living tools. On her own journey Ellen has found taking an embodied approach to be essential if we want to create lasting positive change in our lives. She works with people through 1:1 and group coaching, offers online courses, workshops and e-books and teaches weekly Zoom yoga sessions. Through all of her work Ellen strives to support people to return to their own innate wisdom, and their ability to find inner harmony within themselves. This podcast episode with Ellen Carr focuses on Ayurveda (the Art of Living Well). Ellen shares her insight, wisdom and tips for embracing Ayurveda. website: being-change.com Instagram: @being_change Pinterest: being_change Facebook: Being Change Yoga
Jun 25, 2020
Tara Moriarty: The Power of Journalling
In this episode I chat to Tara Moriarty of The Feel Good Collective about the power of journalling. Tara runs an online business www.thefeelgoodcompany.ie selling products that support wellbeing and help people to manage their anxiety. Tara has found journalling to be a powerful tool for managing her own anxiety and for offloading and processing her worries. She has even created her own journal, called the Feel Good & Let It Go journal, which is also available from her website. Tara also shares some of her other self care tools and tips that support her in this episode. Tara is very active on Instagram. Be sure to check out her page & give her a follow: @thefeelgoodcoireland
Jun 18, 2020
Harpreet M. Dayal: The Woman Behind The Words
In this episode, I’m joined by Calgary based writer Harpreet M. Dayal. Harpreet is a writer of children’s books, poetry, affirmations & also, now, fiction. The beautiful poems and affirmations that she shares on Instagram caught my attention because they resonated at such a deep level and I was so blown away by her work that I wanted to get to know the woman behind the words. Harpreet strongly believes in the power of the arts to connect and heal which led to her creating the Love Notes Project in Calgary which brings artists together in a creative format. In this episode we touch on many topics including fear, love, self compassion, vulnerability & much more. You can check out Harpreet’s work by visiting her website https://www.harpreetmdayal.com or check out her Instagram page @harpreet.m.dayal
Jun 11, 2020
Elaine Doyle: Feeling Your Feelings & Embracing Your Feminine Energy
In this weeks episode I’m joined by Kilkenny based holistic life coach, therapist & social worker Elaine Doyle. We chat about the importance of allowing ourselves to feel our emotions and feelings and the benefits of embracing our feminine energy. Personally, I have used Elaine’s services for online coaching to help me to feel my feelings and the impact that it has had on me is huge. Elaine’s work is powerful and she shares a lot of her wisdom on her Instagram page @elaine_doyle_. Be sure to check her page out!
May 28, 2020
My Personal Growth Journey (So Far)
In this episode I briefly share some of the catalysts for my personal growth journey, significant moments along the way and some of the changes I’ve experienced as I’ve embraced the world of personal development and spirituality. I’ve recently qualified as a Personal & Business Coach so I thought it would be a good time to share my growth journey so far. If you’d like to get in touch with me you can find my details at www.thriveforlife.ie
May 21, 2020
Mary Coughlan: Life Lessons
One of Ireland’s best loved singers, Mary Coughlan, joins me in this episode to chat about her incredible music career, her struggles with alcoholism and drug use after experiencing abuse in early childhood, her recent health scare, her collaboration with Brokentalkers for the biographical play “Woman Undone”, her new found love of yoga and mountain walks during lockdown and lots more. Check out Mary’s website www.marycoughlanmusic.com for updates on rescheduled tour dates and her new album “64” due to be released later this year.
May 7, 2020
Claire Brett: Hypnotherapy & The Power of the Subconscious Mind
In this episode I’m joined by Cork based hypnotherapist, rapid transformation therapist, hypnobirthing teacher & success mindset coach, Claire Brett. Claire shares how hypnotherapy helped her to deal with life’s challenges and how she came to work in the area of hypnotherapy. We also discuss the power of the subconscious mind to overcome inner conflict & feelings of inadequacy and how to tap into it. Claire also shares many wonderful book recommendations. You can find Claire on Instagram @clairebretthq or on Facebook: Claire Brett- Rapid Transformation Coach or check out her website www.clairebrett.me.
Apr 30, 2020
Living In Sync With Your Menstrual Cycle with Menstruality Coach Lisa De Jong
Lisa De Jong is a Menstruality Coach & Educator who helps women to understand and work with their menstrual cycle for physical and emotional wellbeing. Lisa’s work is grounded in the science of the body - the endocrine system and the nervous system - and she helps women to create a self care plan to support those aspects of their health. In this episode Lisa helps us to better understand how women can live in sync with their menstrual cycle. She compares the phases of the cycle to the seasons of the year making it easier to understand what is happening in a woman’s body during each phase. Lisa works with clients one to one and also facilitated group workshops. Check out Lisa’s website www.yourcyclematters.com. You can also find Lisa on Instagram @_lisa_dejong_
Apr 23, 2020
Dr. Clióna Murphy: Hearth Health & Sleep Hygiene
In this episode I’m joined by Dr. Clióna Murphy (GP & Business Owner) to discuss Heart Health, Sleep Hygiene and the supplement that Clióna created Cholestero-Low. You can find out more about Cholestero-Low on cholesterolow.com or follow Clióna’s blog on ivitaminlife.com.
Mar 26, 2020
Paddy Brosnan: Mindfulness & Meditation
This week I’m joined by Paddy Brosnan, mindfulness & meditation teacher, inspirational speaker and author. Paddy shares his story of his journey of spiritual development and how he developed his awareness through the practice of mindfulness and meditation. He also shares useful tips for bringing more mindfulness into your life and letting go of the suffering caused by fear, worry and stress. Paddy’s latest book “Treasury of Mindfulness: How to Rest in the Quiet Heart of Calm” was published just last week and is available to purchase on Amazon. Check out Paddy’s work and other useful resources on his website www.paddybrosnan.com. You can also find Paddy on a Facebook or Instagram. If you’d like to get in touch with me please drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I love to connect with my listeners. Thanks for tuning in.
Mar 21, 2020
Niamh Yvonne Cronin (Transformational Coach) On Her Awakening & Grounding In Times Of Uncertainty
In this episode I chat to Niamh Yvonne Cronin (International Speaker, Storyteller, Transformational Coach & Vibrational Artist). Through her workshops, events, retreats, vibrational artworks, spoken and written word, Niamh supports people to heal original trauma so they can restore their true emotional intelligence and multi-sensory awareness. We discuss her awakening, her gifts and her work as a transformational coach and Niamh shares some powerful insights into how we can ground ourselves in times of uncertainty and fear during this global pandemic we are experiencing. If you’d like to check out Niamh’s work pop over to her website www.origenhome.app or you can find Niamh on Instagram @niamh.yvonne.cronin. I love staying connected with my listeners so if you’d like to get in touch with me drop me an email to email@example.com or you can DM me on Instagram @thriveforlife.aislingdaly
1 hr 2 min
Mar 12, 2020
Finding Inner Peace & Calm
In this episode I share 5 tips that help me to bring more inner peace & calm into my life. Many of us lead lives that are over-scheduled, we live in a culture that venerates being busy & we experience constant stimulation from our screens & from the media. All of this can leave us feeling frantic & preoccupied. Finding ways to bring more peace & calm can help to counteract these negative feelings. It’s about finding what works for you and hopefully some of the ideas I share here might work for you too. If you’d like to get in touch drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 27, 2020
The Law of Attraction & Manifesting Your Desires: My Top Tips
You are a living magnet! We are all living magnets. We attract into our lives people, situations and experiences in harmony with our most dominant thoughts. The Law of Attraction is always in motion & we are always in a state of creation. So if you want to change your life you must first understand your role in the Law of Attraction. If you focus on the good & positive, you’ll automatically attract more good & positive experiences. If you focus on lack & negativity, you’ll attract more of this. The Universe will respond enthusiastically either way. In this episode I share my tips for utilising the law of attraction, for manifesting and harnessing the power of your thoughts and your focus to help you to you attract your greatest goals, dreams and desires into your life. If you’d like to get in touch, drop me an email: email@example.com
Feb 13, 2020
Breaking Up with Restrictive Dieting with Jen O Callaghan (Nutritional Therapist)
Personally, restrictive dieting caused me so much misery and resulted in years of binge eating followed by short bouts of severe restriction. At the beginning of 2018, I decided to take a new approach to nutrition and my mindset around food. I started to let go of dieting and the diet mindset. It’s challenging to let go of something that has been part of your life for so long. I know that many of you may want to start the process of changing your relationship with food and moving away from the diet mindset too, so hopefully this episode with Nutritional Therapist, Jen O Callaghan, will offer you some tips and advice for how to do just that. Jen & her husband Niall have a business called Everyday Nutrition, Fitness & Wellbeing & work to help others to improve their health in a holistic manner. If you’d like to contact Jen to find out more about her work and her packages, you can drop her an email: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out www.everydaynfw.com.
Feb 6, 2020
Living with Pure OCD (Intrusive Thoughts) with Mike Flynn
23 year old Mike Flynn, a personal trainer from Cork, has always been an anxious person. However, his life seemed to spiral out of control a little over two years ago when he developed a condition called Pure OCD which is marked by obsessive, unwanted thoughts that made him question himself constantly and ultimately led to him attempting to take his own life. Mike is now getting the help & support he needs & is sharing his story in an effort to create more awareness about the condition and to help others to realise that they are not alone in their struggles. If you are struggling with mental health issues please see your GP who can refer you onto the appropriate mental health services. If you are looking for support with OCD can also check out ocdireland.org and click the link Finding Psychiatrist/ Therapist.
Jan 30, 2020
Niamh Lynch (Counsellor/ Psychotherapist): CBT for Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Binge Eating & more.
In this episode I chat to Niamh Lynch, Counsellor & Psychotherapist who specialises in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) about anxiety, panic attacks, binge eating, low self esteem and other issues that CBT can be used to tackle. We also explore the differences between counselling and psychotherapy. Niamh is based out of Bellevue Clinic in Mallow, Co. Cork (www.bellevueclinic.ie). You can also find Niamh on Facebook (Niamh Lynch’s CBT & Mental Health Centre).
Jan 23, 2020
Introverts: Harness the Power of Your Personality Style with Aoife Lenox of Inside Strategies
Picking up a copy of a book called “The Introvert Entrepreneur” by Beth Buelow while browsing the Business section in a book store triggered a chain of events for Aoife Lenox which ultimately led to her founding her business called Inside Strategies. Aoife began to understand that she could harness the power of her personality style as an introvert to succeed in the world of business rather than strive to be someone who she was not in order to be a success. Now she helps other introverts in business through training, coaching and consultancy. In this episode, Aoife shares some of the key learnings that she has discovered from years of research into introversion and offers tips for introverts who are trying to navigate their way in the world of business. Aoife mentions several books and authors during our conversation including the book “The Power of Quiet” by Susan Cain, “The Introverted Leader” by Jennifer Kahnweiler, “The Introvert Entrepeneur” by Beth Buelow, and “…
Jan 16, 2020
Anything But Marzipan: The Social Media Lifestyle
In this episode I chat to Anything But Marzipan (L.J. O Rahilly), hair & make tutorial creator & reviewer, about the realities of the social media/ blogger lifestyle, how collaborations work & how she deals with the inevitable negative comments that come with the territory of blogging. We discuss how L.J. has recently begun to share her mental health journey on her Instagram stories and we also chat about how L.J. uses her social influence for good in the form of the Browtober campaign she runs each October in which she plucks off her eyebrows to create brow tutorials for those who have experienced hair loss and as a result brow loss . Check out Anything But Marzipan on YouTube, Instagram or Facebook for awesome hair & make up tutorials and reviews.
Jan 9, 2020
Health, Fitness & Mindset with Coach Ashy V.
In this episode I chat to Aisling Vaughan (@coach_ashyv on Instagram) of Grit Fit Health. Aisling is a Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach based in Sydney. When Aisling was based in Ireland her own training was mainly centred around aesthetics as she was heavily involved in the body building and bikini modelling industry. Her move to Sydney helped Aisling to see how liberating, beneficial & enjoyable it could be to train for health, fitness & strength rather than purely for aesthetics. She worked on improving her mindset as well as getting stronger and fitter than ever and set up her own business, Grit Fit Health, in 2019 to help others to look and feel their best. Her approach to exercise and nutrition is a realistic and sustainable one with no restrictions or expectations of perfection. In this episode Aisling shares her journey and offers tips for those looking to kick start their health and fitness journey or less a healthier lifestyle.
Dec 12, 2019
2020 Intention Setting & Reflecting on 2019
In this episode, I offer some prompts to help you reflect on the year that has almost passed & set intentions rather than resolutions for the year ahead. Grab a pen and paper & get stuck in to considering the life you wish to create for yourself going forward.
Dec 5, 2019
(Still) Healing My Relationship With Food
This past year has been quite a struggle as I’ve come to realise that I still have a lot of work to do in terms of healing my relationship with food. Binge eating was a problem for me for 15 years and last year I was binge free for a whole year. This year, however, it became an issue again and it really has been a challenge for me. I’ve finally sought the help of a professional who specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & it is a relief to finally ask for help and admit that I can’t do this alone. If you’re struggling with binge eating or disordered eating please check out www.bodywhys.ie which has many helpful resources along with contact information for professional help.
Nov 28, 2019
Digital Detox: Time to Refresh, Recharge & Refocus.
In this episode I share my experience of going one week social media free. I share the reasons why I chose to do a digital detox, how I found the experience & the boundaries I’ll be setting myself going forward with social media.
Nov 21, 2019
Getting to Know Yourself
I’ve been in a reflective mood for the past couple of weeks and have been delving into self reflection. Here I share some of the questions I’ve been asking myself and why it’s important to take time to focus on you and to get to know yourself. In the words of Lao Tzu, “Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom”.
Nov 14, 2019
Jack Kavanagh: Overcoming Adversity, the Power of the Mind & Following your Passion
In this episode, I chat to Jack a Kavanagh. Jack is a Life Coach, Speaker & Pharmacist based in Meath. At the age of 20, Jack had an accident while on holidays with friends in Portugal which led to him becoming paralysed from the neck down. Jack had just completed his first year studying Pharmacy at Trinity College, Dublin, at the time of the accident and a year after the accident he returned to college. He later qualified as a pharmacist only to discover that his true calling was coaching and speaking and so he pursued his passion to create a more aligned life. He has now immersed himself fully into the world of coaching and speaking and helps others to implement strategies to triumph over adversity and thrive, just as he has done. Jack’s website is currently being redesigned but if you’d like to get in touch with Jack you can find him on Instagram or Facebook @jackkavanaghirl or contact him by email email@example.com.
Nov 7, 2019
The Iron Couple: Fitness Q&A with Niall McCarthy & Michelle Nagle
In this episode I chat to Crossfit athletes & Iron Man finishers, Niall McCarthy & Michelle Nagle, about what it takes to complete an Iron Man. They reveal the level of commitment, the amount of training & the sacrifices required to compete at the level that they’re at in Crossfit. Going into the final week of the Crossfit Open, Niall currently stands in 3rd position on the Irish men’s leaderboard & Michelle stands in 9th position on the Irish women’s leaderboard. We also chat about their attitudes to nutrition and mindset as well as their plans & goals for the future. If you’d like to get in touch with feedback or just to say hi, drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 31, 2019
Empowering Women through Portrait Photography: Lucie Al Portraits
In this episode I chat to Lucie Pouilly of Lucie Al Portraits. Lucie empowers women through portrait photography. She offers a luxury portrait experience which makes her clients feel like Goddesses from start to finish with a final set of images that serve as a reminder of how beautiful they are. We chat about Lucie’s work as a photographer and how she followed her passion to build her portrait photography business. We also chat about how she juggles motherhood with running her own business. Check out Lucie’s incredible work by visiting her website: www.luciealportraits.com or follow her on Instagram @luciealportrait. If you’d like to get in touch with me please send an email to email@example.com.
Oct 24, 2019
Self Care: My Top 3 Tips
In this episode I share the three areas of self care that are working well for me right now: (1) Meditation (2) Gratitude (3) Self Talk.
Oct 17, 2019
Dr. John Demartini: Define Your Values & Empower Your Life
I recently had the honour and privilege to sit down with the world renowned specialist in human behaviour, Dr. John Demartini, to talk about values, visualisation, the power of gratitude and much more. Dr. John is considered one of the worlds leading authorities in the area of human behaviour and his work has greatly shaped & influenced my life. He is a researcher, author and global educator with an incredible story of overcoming personal challenges and difficulties. Dr. John has developed a curriculum of personal development programmes. Some of the areas addressed in the programmes include understanding human behaviour and human values, clarifying purpose and vision, goal setting, relationship empowerment, leadership development, financial empowerment, dealing with emotions and much more. Dr. John has also appeared in many films and documentaries including “The Secret”. I attended The Breakthrough Experience last May in Dublin, a 2 day programme run by Dr. John, which helps indivi…
Oct 10, 2019
Suicide Awareness for World Mental Health Day with Ciara McCullough
Today (10th October 2019) is World Mental Health Day and the theme for this year is Suicide Prevention. In order to raise awareness about suicide, I’m joined on this episode by Killaloe based wedding photographer Ciara McCullough who shares her mental health journey. Ciara lost her father to suicide when she was just 1 year old and had three failed suicide attempts in her late teens and early 20s. She sought help after her third failed suicide attempt and discovered through psychotherapy and counselling that she didn’t have to believe every negative thought that she had. She also gained a set of tools and strategies through these sessions that she could resort to during her darker moments. Ciara bravely shares her story in an attempt to encourage others who may be struggling to realise that there is hope, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that help and support is there if you are willing to open up, ask for help and talk. You can find Ciara on Instagram @pushedbeyonddef…
Oct 3, 2019
Goal Setting: My Tips & Strategies
In this episode I share the tips & strategies I use for setting & achieving goals. If you would like to get in touch drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with me on Instagram @thriveforlife.aislingdaly.
Sep 26, 2019
Life After Breast Cancer with Mandy Gabriel (My Wonky Boob)
Not every case of breast cancer begins with the detection of a lump as Mandy Gabriel discovered. In December 2017, Mandy was diagnosed with breast cancer after visiting her GP as she had noticed that one breast had changed shape. At the time of her diagnosis, Mandy was feeling healthy and her two children were aged just 3 and 1 so her diagnosis came as a huge shock. Treatment began immediately & Mandy’s world was turned upside down. In this episode we discuss Mandy’s diagnosis, treatment and the aftermath of cancer as well as the perspective that she has gained from her battle with cancer. You can follow Mandy on Instagram @mywonkyboob or check out her blog at www.mywonkyboob.ie. If you’d like to get in touch with me drop me a DM on Instagram @thriveforlife.aislingdaly or and email to email@example.com.
Sep 19, 2019
Graham McCormack on Mental Health
In this weeks episode I chat with Graham McCormack, The Real World Buddhist, who shares in an open and honest way his battles with anxiety & depression, dealing with a personality disorder, and dealing with the aftermath of attempted suicide. Graham, who is a former MMA fighter, now works as a corporate coach, speaker & workshop facilitator. His willingness to be vulnerable is a real strength. His story is raw & gripping & through sharing his story so openly he is helping to break the stigma & open up dialogue surrounding the growing issue of mental health in Ireland. You can find Graham on Instagram @therealworldbuddhist. If you wish to get in touch you can find me on Instagram also @thriveforlife.aislingdaly or drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have been affected by any of the issues on today’s episode, please call the Samaritans helpline on 116 123, The Aware helpline on 1800 80 48 48 or Pieta House on 1800 247 247.
Sep 5, 2019
You vs You: How to Get Out of Your Own Way with Todd Cahill
If, like me, you sometimes find that the only thing holding you back from taking action in an area of your life is your own mind, you’ll get so much value from this episode. I chat to best selling author of the book “You vs You: 12 Ways to Kick Your Own Ass”, Todd Cahill, about how to get out of your own way and take action. We discuss the biggest blocks and excuses that prevent people from becoming who they really want to become along with tools and strategies for overcoming fear and taking action. You can find Todd on Instagram @toddmcahill or check out his website www.youvsyoubook.com. I love connecting with my listeners so feel free to connect with me on Instagram @thriveforlife.aislingdaly or drop me an email to email@example.com.
Aug 22, 2019
Empowering Women through Movement & Community with Sian Horn (Elite Pilates & Be Belle)
In this episode I chat to Sian Horn, CEO of Elite Pilates & Be Belle, about empowering women through movement & community. Sian has found immense benefit in her own life from movement, in particular from reformer pilates, and from feeling a sense of belonging & being part of a community. She now helps other women to experience the benefits of both of these things through her companies Elite Pilates Studios Cork & Be Belle. Sian’s passion for life, enthusiasm & positive outlook are completely infectious. Although she’s had some major setbacks in her life, which she discusses in this episode, Sian’s resilience & ability to bounce back after difficult times is truly inspirational. You’ll find Sian on Instagram @sian_horn. Follow Elite Pilates Studios @elitepilatesstudios & Be Belle @bebelle_tribe.
Aug 8, 2019
Building Emotional Resilience with Sonia Q Casey (The Little Human Coach)
Emotional resilience can be described as how able we are to deal with the stresses, difficulties and traumas that we face in our lives. It’s essentially our ability to bounce back after adversity. Sonia Q Casey, Life & Executive Coach, shares some insights into why it’s so important now more than ever to work on building resilience as well as some practical tips and strategies to help us to become more resilient, and because stress and change are a part of life, there are always opportunities to practice resilience. Sonia also discusses the importance of younger people in society working on developing their resilience and the study she is currently undertaking in that field. You can follow Sonia on Instagram @thelittlehumancoach . If you would like to get in touch with me, please drop me a DM on Instagram @thriveforlife.aislingdaly or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jul 25, 2019
Stuck in a rut? Strategies for moving forward with Rachael Smith.
When you’re feeling stuck in a rut it can be difficult to see a way forward or to get unstuck. In this episode I chat with Rachael Smith, Life Coach, about some of the tools and strategies that can be helpful if we find ourselves stuck. You can follow Rachael on Instagram @rachaelsmithcoaching or check out her website www.rachaelsmithcoaching.com .
Jul 11, 2019
Q & A: Life Coaching, Goal Setting, Negative Self Talk, Self Worth, Giving up Dieting.
In this episode, I answer some of the questions that came in via Instagram. The questions are mostly relating to mindset and some relating to diet and healthy habits. I’ll be back with guest interviews again from the next episode onwards. If you’d like to get in touch can follow me on Instagram @thriveforlife.aislingdaly or drop me an email email@example.com.
Jun 27, 2019
Back on Track with David Gillick: Overcoming depression & binge eating
In this episode I interview former Irish international athlete, David Gillick, who helped to push the boundaries of sprinting. Renowned for his many athletic achievements including two European Championships & a 6th place finish in the World Championships, David had a very successful career as an athlete. When he was forced to retire due to injury, David’s world changed completely. From having strict daily routines and a strong sense of purpose, David was faced with a difficult period of uncertainty which left him battling with depression and binge eating. In this episode, David shares the difficult journey he has been on and how he managed to get “Back on Track”, which happens to be the title of his latest cookbook/ lifestyle book which explores four pillars: eating, moving, thinking and resting. David shares with me the useful tools and strategies in each of these areas that he now incorporates into his life since he began making his mental health, as well as his physical healt…
Jun 13, 2019
Aligning to your Passions with Cliona O Hanlon
In this episode I chat to Cork based Intuitive Coach & Transformation Facilitator Cliona O Hanlon about aligning to your true passions in life. Cliona recently did just that by following her heart into the world of coaching and leaving a successful hair salon business behind. We discuss her transition from the hair dressing industry to the world of coaching and what her work now involves. We also chat about the Align wellbeing events which Cliona has organised in order to dismantle the stigma around mental health challenges and to raise funds for Pieta House, a service which Cliona has used in the past herself. Cliona also shares her top tips for managing her own health and wellbeing along with the daily routines that she swears by. Cliona is most active on Instagram so you can find Cliona there @cliona_o_hanlon. As always, if you enjoy this episode please hit subscribe, rate or review or drop me a message to say hi on Instagram @thriveforlife.aislingdaly.
May 30, 2019
The Art of Saying No with Stefanie Preissner
In this episode I chat to bestselling author, hit comedy-drama series creator, documentary producer and actor, Stefanie Preissner. We discuss the art of saying no, a topic which Stefanie explores in her new memoir, “Can I Say No?” This book reveals how one small word can pave the way to saying yes to who you really are. Arianna Huffington sums it up wonderfully: “What Stefanie captures beautifully is that our value and worth are not tied to saying yes to everything that’s asked of us”. In this episode Stefanie also reveals how she manages her health and wellbeing. You can follow Stefanie on Instagram @stefaniepreissner
May 16, 2019
Building Healthy Relationships with Annie Lavin (The Relationship Coach)
In this episode, I chat to Annie Lavin (aka The Relationship Coach). Healthy relationships are a vital component of our overall health. Positive relationships make us happier, improve our feelings of security and provide meaning to our lives. In this episode, Annie reveals the most common issues that she encounters with single clients and couples. She also speaks about the importance of self love as a prerequisite for any healthy relationship and shares her tips for finding fulfilment in relationships. Follow Annie on Instagram @therelationshipcoach.ie or check out her website www.therelationshipcoach.ie. I love connecting with my listeners on Instagram so drop me a DM to connect. I’m @thriveforlife.aislingdaly or drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 hr 28 min
May 2, 2019
Managing Stress through Nutrition & Lifestyle with Jen O Callaghan (Everyday NFW)
In this episode nutritional therapist / health and wellness coach Jen O Callaghan and I discuss strategies for managing stress through nutrition and lifestyle. More and more Jen is coming face to face with clients who are presenting with extreme stress and anxiety. Given the amount of scientific research and evidence about the gut brain axis (the two way system that operates between our brain and our gut operates), Jen now finds that not only is she prescribing changes in diet and nutrition to her clients to deal with gut issues but also strategies and tools to deal with stress. In this interview Jen shares her own journey with food and nutrition as well as her top tips for managing stress through both nutrition and other tools and strategies including essential oils and meditation. Get in touch on Instagram @thriveforlife.aislingdaly or drop me an email to email@example.com . Check out Jen’s business at www.everydaynfw.com or follow on Instagram @everydaynfw .
Apr 18, 2019
Eating Disorders & Yoga: An Interview with Louise George
In this episode, I interview Louise George. Louise is a yoga instructor and owns Douglas Yoga Centre in Cork. She’s also a counsellor who specialises I’m eating disorders and anxiety. Louise marries together yoga & counselling and offers 1 to 1 sessions at her beautiful studio in Douglas (www.douglasyogacentre.ie). She is also currently taking clients via Eating Freely (www.eating-freely.com). In this episode Louise shares her story of her battles with anorexia and bulimia and she also discusses how she found yoga and the benefits it had brought to her life. Finally, Louise also shares her tops for managing your wellbeing and self care.
Apr 4, 2019
Overcoming Binge Eating
In this episode I share the strategies that helped me to overcome binge eating. If you struggle with binge eating this episode may be of benefit to you. I’d also recommend anyone battling with binge eating to visit www.bodywhys.ie where you’ll find a free PDF booklet all about binge eating. Always seek professional help if binge eating is not something you can overcome by yourself. Connect with me on Instagram @thriveforlife.aislingdaly
Mar 20, 2019
Striking a balance: Control & Surrender
It’s only natural that we like to be in control of things in our lives, to be on top of things and to know how things will pan out. However, the idea that control equals certainty is a misconception. Equally, there is a misconception that surrender equals giving up, but this is not the case. Surrendering means to stop fighting, to stop resisting and pushing against reality. When we surrender we allow the energy and flow of life to work through us and we accept what is in the faith that all will be well without our input. “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway”. Steve Maraboli.
Mar 7, 2019
Social Comparison: Why is it damaging? How can I stop comparing myself to others? How can I turn social comparison into something positive. All of these questions are addressed in this second podcast episode.
Feb 21, 2019
Healing My Relationship With Food
In this introductory episode I discuss my relationship with food and how I overcame a long battle with binge eating. I’m not a therapist, I’m merely sharing my experience and encouraging further dialogue on a topic that is largely unspoken about. If you are seeking help for binge eating, I’d recommend checking out www.bodywhys.ie where you’ll find a free PDF booklet on the topic of binge eating along with contact details of services that offer support and help.