Hello I am Dr Millie, your podcast host. Why this podcast. Well I am driven by my purpose to enable people to live longer, healthier lives. This underpins my passion for health and well-being, as well as being the reason I became a doctor, author, co-founder of a mobile health app and now podcaster, as these are all mediums to achieve this higher goal. Join me as I explore the different ways to achieve a longer, healthier life.
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S3 E1: Eyes on Ukraine with guest Dr Larissa Derzko-Dzulynsky
How does it feel to be Ukrainian living away from Ukraine right now? What defines the essence of Ukrainian culture and the psyche of the average Ukrainian person?
The answer is resilience, hard work, family values and a strong sense of community according to Dr Larissa Derzko-Dzulynsky, associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Toronto. A friend and former colleague of Dr Millie’s,
Dr Derzko’s call to action is to assemble supplies for those suffering with eye trauma in the war.
Some horrific eye injuries will lead to blindness if action is not taken and her mission is to save sight. Tune in to this fascinating conversation on International Women’s Day between two female professionals trying to make a difference to the world.
Live Longer: The Podcast has created a Just Giving page in order to raise funds for Eyes on Ukraine. Please give generously. Our target is 10k. Link: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/livelongereyesonukraine
S3 E2: Eyes on the War with guest Prof Carlos Pavesio
We need a coordinated medical response to the war, enriched with clinical training to equip clinicians to deal with medical issues that arise as a result of war, so in times of urgency, we are prepared for any outcome.
Patient empowerment is also key to a sustainable effort and thanks to companies like iOWNA we are a step closer to achieving this.
”This is time to develop a well thought out & coordinated plan that could be used as a roll out for any conflict so we are ready to go into battle.” Prof Carlos Pavesio
S2 E1: Paul Monaghan: Architecting a better world
Paul Monaghan is an award winning architect of international acclaim. His attentive, caring and compassionate characteristics translate the brief of his clients into reality and preserve the value to the end user. Within his healthcare projects, these traits reflect onto patients and clinicians alike.
He is insightful about what the working world needs in terms of infrastructure to maintain quality of life at work and he always puts the goal of living a longer healthier life into action. His artful approach to creating projects that help us all lead a longer healthier life is inspiring and motivational.
”Room with a view means everything, in the design of health buildings.” Paul Monaghan
S2 E2: Oscar J Ryan: Director & Photographer
Oscar J Ryan is an aspiring director and inspirational young photographer who found his calling in life as he emerged from darkness himself, by picking up his camera and focusing on what was in front of him.
The art of living for Oscar is his contentment of doing what he loves the most and living his dream reality by bringing stories of people and issues to life from behind his camera lens.
Along the way, he breathes life into others by helping them find their voice and document their dreams in life.
His work ranges from photographing musicians such as KSI and Mukhy as well as models like Mia Regan, to bringing to life the passion for dance his little cousin Billy with down syndrome has. Family, friends, education and pursuit of happiness are the key ingredients in Oscar’s art of living.
"What enabled me to see the light when I was in a dark place was the full blown support of my family and friends." Oscar J Ryan
S2 E3: Sarah Muirhead-Allwood: Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon and Photographer
I explore the art of living with Ms Sarah Muirhead-Allwood, a renowned hip surgeon and talented photographer. Sarah demonstrates dedication, focus, attention to detail, passion and devotion to her patients and takes pride in achieving amazing outcomes for them. She has changed the lives of countless people suffering from hip pain with her work lasting decades; a testament to her talent.
From young to old, from Sir Andy Murray to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Sarah’s work is transformative to people from all walks of life. She pursues photography with the same rigour, zeal, patience and joy and obtains stunning results.
As Sarah grows older she thinks she might operate a little less and photograph a little more! Her art of living is to do what makes her happy and her legacy is how good she has made others feel along the way. Her photography gives us an insight into her art of living.
”After hip surgery I love to hear how patients are delighted and shocked by how good they are.” - Ms. Sarah Muirhead-Allwood
S2 E4: Marilyn Stafford; Photojournalist
Marilyn Stafford epitomises what it means to live a longer, fuller life.
From finishing drama school, to photographing Albert Einstein as well as spending the day with the former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi, there is no end to the incredible twists and turns in this fascinating woman’s life.
Now, in her later years, she is working tirelessly to empower women with her photography competition which aims to inspire and make a difference in the world and to people’s lives. Marilyn is a true change maker herself. She is a 96 year old going on 26 years. What really is her secret to longevity? Might it be art?
“I survived despite my art, not because of it.” - Marilyn Stafford
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Great podcasts! I particularly enjoyed Marilyn Stafford’s episode - well worth a listen
I really enjoy listening to this podcast series. Dr Stone speaks with some fascinating people from around the world and covers great topics! If you’ve not listening - make sure you start. 5*
Brilliantly informative and captivating conversations! Thanks Millie to you and your fascinating guests!