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Dave and Steve started their food revolution with a desire to make fruit and veg sexy. Believing that is not about short term diet, but about a long term lifestyle change, their philosophy is that the food we consume makes a huge difference to our whole well-being and how we live our lives. Throughout this podcast series they will demystify the healthy living clutter and bring you on a journey through conversations with real changemakers that will unfold the secrets of good health for the mind, body and soul.
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The Happy Pear Podcast The Happy Pear

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

Dave and Steve started their food revolution with a desire to make fruit and veg sexy. Believing that is not about short term diet, but about a long term lifestyle change, their philosophy is that the food we consume makes a huge difference to our whole well-being and how we live our lives. Throughout this podcast series they will demystify the healthy living clutter and bring you on a journey through conversations with real changemakers that will unfold the secrets of good health for the mind, body and soul.
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    Language, Myths, History, and the Land with Manchán Magan

    Language, Myths, History, and the Land with Manchán Magan

    When you speak to Manchán you feel that magic is real!
    Manchán Magan is a writer and documentary-maker. He writes for The Irish Times on culture & travel, presents the RTÉ podcast The Almanac of Ireland, and is author of the award-winning, best-selling Thirty-Two Words For Field, and Tree Dogs, Banshees Fingers and other Irish Words for Nature. He has made dozens of documentaries on issues of world culture for TG4, RTÉ  & Travel Channel. 
     
    His recently published book, Listen to the Land Speak, was the main topic of our conversation, although we found ourselves diving into all sorts of weird and wonderful topics, from magic, the lost female voice to philosophy and how language is shaped by the land.
     
    A true Irish gem, Manchán lives in an oak wood, with bees and hens, in a grass-roofed house near Lough Lene, Co Westmeath.
    We hope you enjoyed this episode as much as we did, it is always a pleasure when we can do them in person.
    Lots of love,
    Dave & Steve x
     
    To find out more about Manchán and his work visit: https://www.manchan.com/
    This episode was sponsored by Wolfgangreforest.ie - how about going GREEN this Christmas by giving the gift of a tree instead of possessions people probably don’t need! With Wolfgang re-forest.
     
    Produced by Sara Fawsitt & Sean Cahill

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Melissa Hemsley on ADHD, Fertility, IVF, and feel good food

    Melissa Hemsley on ADHD, Fertility, IVF, and feel good food

    Our friend, Melissa Hemsley the self-taught chef, food columnist, best-selling cookbook author, real food activist and sustainability champion joined us this week for a chat!
    She is passionate about spreading the power of feel-good food, and has written five cookbooks including Eat Green, Eat Happy and her latest book Feel Good with 100 quick and easy recipes to bring a bit of comfort and joy into our kitchens and beyond. 
    We had a wonderful chat with Melissa, she is a great friend who has hosted us many times in her home in London. Having recently been diagnosed with ADHA and been under a long fertility journey, we dove deep into these topics alongside our love of food chats!
    Enjoy!
    Lots of love,
    Dave & Steve
    To learn more about Melissa check out her site on: https://www.melissahemsley.com/
    Produced by Sean Cahill & Sara Fawsitt

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Joe De Sena: Unbreakable Humans

    Joe De Sena: Unbreakable Humans

    This week we had the pleasure of speaking to Joe De Sena!
    Where to start? What a remarkable man! But would you want him as a partner? Or even a friend? Well not if you like lie-ins, tasty treats or taking it easy… 
    We like to think we are pretty good at facing discomfort with our daily sea swims and active lifestyle, but when Joe challenged us to joining him on one of his death races, you can literally hear us squirming in our seats! 
    Joe De Sena is the founder and CEO of Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports brand. Growing up in working-class Queens, De Sena has demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit since his preteens. He built a multi-million-dollar pool cleaning business before moving to Wall Street, where he started his own trading firm. 
    In 2001, De Sena fled Wall Street for Riverside Farm in rural Vermont. It was during this time that he discovered his passion for adventure races and endurance events, and Spartan Race was born.
    De Sena has built Spartan into a global fitness and wellness brand, with a 10 million+ community of athletes across the globe. Under his leadership, Spartan’s portfolio of brands has grown to include Spartan Trail, DEKA, La Ruta, Tough Mudder, and HIGHLANDER.
    A New York Times bestselling author, De Sena’s latest book, 10 Rules for Resilience: Mental Toughness for Families, hit bookstores last October.
    A brilliant episode!
    Lots of love,
    Dave & Steve x
    This episode is sponsored by our friends from HEALF.com the amazing online platform for all yoru health needs!
    Get an exclusive 20% off HEALF.com when you enter the promo code HEATHYPEAR
    Healf is where you will find only the best of the best health brands all vetted by their community and validated by experts. We love this platform, you can’t go wrong and it has all our favourite stuff covering the 4 pillars of heath: Eat Move Mind Sleep
    Produced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Grounding: The essential health discovery?

    Grounding: The essential health discovery?

    How often do your bare feet touch the earth; soil, grass, sand, stones? 
    Do all your shoes have rubber souls?
    Have you ever heard of grounding?
    For more than 20 years, Clint Over has dedicated his life to improving the health of everyone on earth.
    In 1998, after a successful career grounding systems in the cable television industry, Earthing pioneer Clint Ober began investigating the potential to improve human health with grounding.
    “I had suffered from chronic pain, unable to sleep for years. After I did this, I went to bed and for the first time since I could remember I woke up the next morning, I had slept through the night and the pain was gone.”
    Today, he is the founder of Earth FX Inc., a grounding research and development company based in California through which he helped to develop, and patent, the first indoor Earthing products.
    This episode will give you goosebumps and if you are like us you will be rushing off to buy your grounding bed sheets!
    Enjoy!
    Lots of love,
    Dave & Steve
    To find out more about Clint and the grounding movement check out his site: https://www.earthing.com/
    Produced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt


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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Happiness is an Equation according to Mo Gawdat

    Happiness is an Equation according to Mo Gawdat

    Can happiness be taught?
    According to this week's podcast guest, Mo Gawdat, it can!
    “It’s not the events that make you happy in life, it’s the comparison that happens inside your head between the event and your expectation of the event.”
    Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer of Google X; host of the popular podcast, Slo Mo, author of the international bestselling books Solve for Happy and Scary Smart; and founder of One Billion Happy.
    After a 30 year career in tech and serving as Chief Business Officer at Google X (Google's 'moonshot factory' of innovation)  Mo has made happiness his primary topic of research, diving deeply into literature and conversing on the topic with some of the wisest people in the world.
    Motivated by the tragic loss of his son, Ali, Mo began pouring his findings into his international bestselling book, Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy. His mission to help one billion people become happier, #OneBillionHappy, is his moonshot attempt to honor Ali by spreading the message that happiness can be learned and shared to one billion people.
    “If a parent only wish is happiness for their children than why aren’t we teaching it in school?” 

    According to Mo, happiness is an equation, and gratitude is the ultimate expression that can remind us to be happy.

    “You are the one that is setting your expectation. You are the one interpreting the event a certain way, therefore you are in control of your own happiness.”
    We had a great chat with Mo, on our favourite topic, you guessed it - happines! A brilliant episode that will hopefully leave you feeling elevated, grateful, and dare we say it… happy!
    What’s more, Mo has also offered you a gift! The first 100 listeners of The Happy Pear Podcast to sign up, will get an exclusive two month free access to his membership community. You get all the training material, rieki infused meditations, and live webenars with Mo, his co-author Alice and expert guest speakers. This is worth 50 Euros and you get it for free on Unstressable.com. sign up now and use the code THEHAPPYPEAR to be one of the first 100!
    Lots of love,
    Dave & Steve
    To find out more about Mo and his work please check out: https://www.mogawdat.com/
    Produced by Sara Fawsitt & Sean Cahill



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    • 1 hr 50 min
    How to achieve more by doing less with Oliver Burkeman

    How to achieve more by doing less with Oliver Burkeman

    Oliver Burkeman is the author of the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller Four Thousand Weeks, about embracing limitation and finally getting round to what counts, along with The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking and Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done. 
    “We are dissuaded from doing things that add great value to our lives just to avoid discomfort.”
    For many years he wrote a popular column for the Guardian, 'This Column Will Change Your Life'. In his email newsletter The Imperfectionist, he writes about productivity, mortality, the power of limits and building a meaningful life in an age of distraction. He lives in the North York Moors. 
    This episode is particularly special as it is the first that was LIVE on our app, Healthy Living by The Happy Pear!
    “We talk about not wanting to settle when we think we can do better… but we end up becoming a commitment-phobe and don’t realise that both of these are settling. One is settling for an imperfect human being and the other is denying yourself the pleasure of and benefits of a long term relationship… this doesn’t just apply to dating and it’s great to realise this so you stop making decisions motivated by this notion of a perfect outcome.”
    We had a wonderful conversation with Oliver, and members of the app got to ask their questions too. We spoke about the issues with time management, our inability to be in the present moment, how to achieve more by doing less, how the concept “to settle” isn’t always a negative thing, and the importance of leaning into discomfort, amongst many other things.
    We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did.
    Lots of Love,
    Dave & Steve x
    To find out more about Oliver Burkeman and his work, check out: https://www.oliverburkeman.com/
    Produced by Sara Fawsitt & Sean Cahill


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    • 1 hr 20 min

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4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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The happy pear is a happy podcast 🍐 💚

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Favourite health and wellness podcast

This show is so accessible and covers so many important topics. I highly recommend!

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Love Dave and Steve’s fun, easy going and curious natures. They have a genuine passion for life, health and well-being, they live their values and their enthusiasm is infectious. They have a fab line up of interesting guests who are as engaging as they are. Great job guys!

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