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Episode 130 - Sean Murphy/All the Queen's Horses - Musician
Originally from Cork, Ireland, living in Dublin and having spent the last 12 months in London, Sean Murphy is the creative brain behind https://allthequeenshorsesmusic.com/about/ (All the Queen's horses )
Having grown up in a musical family, Sean left music for a number of years, only to come back to it with gusto, creating a very unique sound releasing a number of singles - including Jocelyn, Winner of International Songwriting Competition in 2020 - and with an album to follow in the coming months.
Sean is a very deep thinker and his music reflects this by creating haunting sounds and great videos.
For more about Sean and his music please visit his https://allthequeenshorsesmusic.com/ (website)
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Episode 129 - Jenny Fahy - LifeConnections.ie
Jenny is a qualified trainer with 20 years experience in education and training. She has an MA in Leadership in Therapeutic Child and Social Care while her Bachelor Degree is in Applied Social Care. She also holds a Diploma in Community Development Practice, and a Certificate in Education and Training.
Jenny believes that preventative and educative work is really important, so that we can ensure that our children and young people are adequately prepared for young adulthood.
Life Connections was born with the mission of transforming the Irish narrative about relationships, the body, boundaries, consent, feelings and communication skills
You can find out more about Jenny and her work on www.lifeconnections.ie
Jenny's music choice
Get up, Stand up - Bob Marley
My Head is a Jungle - Wankelmut and Emma-Louise (MK Remix)
Golden - Jill Scott
The Book recommendation is Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet
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Episode 128 - Paddy Holohan - Supervalu Manager/Runner
Paddy Holohan is the manager at Supervalu supermarket, in Greystones, Co. Wicklow.
He is a well respected community man with a love for the outdoor and fitness.
Fitness wasn't always Paddy's top priority but over the last number of years he has completely changed his ways.
He has completed a number of triathlons, marathons and multiple endurance events.
He also coaches in Eir Og, GAA club in Greystones.
You can find out more about Paddy on his Instagram https://www.instagram.com/holohanpaddy/ (page)
Paddy's music choice
Parachute - Something Happens
Bright Blue Rose - Christy Moore
Society - Eddie Vedder
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Episode 127 - Siobhan Daffy - Health Practitioner/Author
Siobhan is natural health practitioner and founder of Natural Rhythms.
She runs a natural health practice in the wild beauty of the Dublin Mountains.
Her personal journey with hormonal and menstrual imbalances has inspired her to create a signature programme to support other women.
She is also a writer with a number of poems published in various publication and in August 2021 her first book "No ordinary Joe" hits the bookshelves.
The touching and funny story of family life with a boy with special needs.
For more information about Siobhan and her work, please visit her https://naturalrhythms.ie/ (website.)
For more on the Book please visit http://littleisland.ie/books/no-ordinary-joe/ (Little Island's Website)
Siobhan's Music Choice
Paul Simon - Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
The Cranberries - Linger
Amadou and Mariam - M'bife Balafon
Her book recommendation is The Round House by Louise Erdrich
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Episode 126 - Beatrice Caffrey - Founder of The Nourished Bowl
Beatrice, originally form Germany, travel and worked all over the world in the hospitality business for years, before deciding to settle in Ireland about 10 years ago.
She is the founder of the Nourished Bowl, her cooking and culinary content creation business.
She is also a wife and a mother and she speaks to me candidly about the loss of her son Joshua.
A touching story, beautifully told and some words of wisdom and comfort for others that may be going through similar circumstances.
You can find out more about Beatrice on https://www.instagram.com/thenourishedbowl/ (Instagram) or on her https://www.thenourishedbowl.com/ (website)
Beatrice's Music Choice
Womack and Womack - Teardrops
Future - Last Breath
Far from the madding crowd - Soundtrack (opening)
Her Book recommendation is Elisabeth Gilbert - Big Magic
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Episode 125 - Catriona Holt - Owner of Creative Hands
Catriona is the founder and owner of beauty salon, Creative Hands, in Greystones, Co.Wicklow.
Whilst her passion for the beauty business has brought her successes as an entrepreneur, her personal life was thrown upside down after the death of her second child, Daniel.
Now, three years after the traumatic event, Catriona is determined to create an environment for other women to share their stories, be able to speak and/or hold space for others that may need it, and she is currently evaluating ways for her beauty salon to become that space.
To find out more about Creative Hands, please visit their https://www.creativehands.ie/ (website) or follow them on https://www.instagram.com/creativehands.ie/ (Instagram)
Catriona's Music Choice
Elton John - Daniel
Kungs vs Cookin on 3 Burners - This Girl
Birdy - Skinny Love
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I recently spoke with Andrea, the first time I have ever spoken about the work I do and the people I encounter. Andrea is a sensitive intuitive interviewer and lead our conversation in a direction that has given me food for thought. His series is well worth investing in and you will come away with answer but more importantly, you will have questions. Thanks a million Andrea. Cheers !
Simply love listening to this series. So uplifting and inspiring. I can't recommend them highly enough.
We all have wonderful stories and experiences
When you listen to these podcasts you can see a lot of your own experiences echoed in the lives of others. We are not alone in our challenges!