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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
    • 4.9 • 59 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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    Viking’s Valhalla lead actor, Sam Corlett

    Viking’s Valhalla lead actor, Sam Corlett

    On one sunny sunrise swim back in 2019, all the way from Australia to our lovely little island, we met the handsome Sam Corlett, the star of the latest Viking’s series Valhalla.
    We approached this Viking-like being (he stood out from the rest of us Irish that’s for sure!) chatted and encouraged him to come join us for a swim again the next day, little did we know a pandemic would soon hit and this foreign man would enter our family circle and become more like a brother to us all.
    Fast forward 3 years and now Sam has hit the big screens, an international superstar, the lead of his own Netflix's show and in many ways only at the beginning of his journey. We decided it was time to sit down the three of us and discuss it all, life, wisdom, his journey, how we met, what’s next and what makes his soul truly vibrate.
    It’s so special to be able to share someones story who you are so close with, a beautiful conversation, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
    Lots of Love,
    Dave & Steve 
    This episode is sponsored by Vivobarefoot Footwear. Vivobarefoot Footwear have given our listeners an exclusive 20% discount when you enter the code HAPPYPEAR20  
    Genuinely these are the only shoes you will see Dave & Steve wearing!
    Produced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Playing the victim and manifestation with Roxie Nafousi

    Playing the victim and manifestation with Roxie Nafousi

    “You can manifest anything as long as you are the driving force behind it.”
    Have you heard of the number one best seller, Manifest: 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life by Roxie Nafousi? A book that will go down in history as one of those books that created a generational shift in perspective.
    This week we had the pleasure of having Roxie on our podcast. A single mother, with a colourful past of drug abuse and self doubt who managed to turn her life around and manifest the life she wanted.
    “Generally speaking how we feel is a choice, we can choose how we feel and how we respond to the world, that’s not to say that it is always easy too, and it’s not saying you shouldn’t allow yourself to process and feel negative emotions, but you choose whether you indulge in them, process them and let them go and make a conscious decision to choose a more empowering perspective.”
    Roxie Nafousi is a self-development coach, inspirational speaker, author, ambassador for the Mental Health Foundation and contributor to Kourtney Kardashian's wellness platform, POOSH. Roxie's commitment to transforming lives and helping to empower others with the tools they need to fulfill their potential has seen her become a renowned and respected figure in the wellness world. She has been named "The Manifesting Queen" by Forbes and “The A-Lists favourite manifestor” by The Sunday Times Style Magazine. A regular feature in many of the UK’s top publications, including British Vogue, Financial Times, The Times Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar & ELLE, to name a few, we caught up with her one Thursday morning to breakdown what it really means to manifest.
    “It’s really important to get out of the victim mindset, and thats why the term manifestation can really rub people up the wrong way.”
    A truly valuable episode for anyone out there, and a great reminder of how we can empower ourselves to get the best out of life.
    We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
    Lots of Love,
    Dave and Steve x
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    Produced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Double Life Sentenced Prisoner to Ultra Athlete, a reflection on the meaning of life with John Mcavoy

    Double Life Sentenced Prisoner to Ultra Athlete, a reflection on the meaning of life with John Mcavoy

    His life is soon to be a Hollywood feature film, this is our second recording with the wonder that is John Mcavoy. 
    Last episode was such a hit, we had to get him on again!
    What a character and inspiring human being, to go from serving life in the highest security prison at the age of 22 for armed robbery to a complete switch! Now an ultra athlete who recently turned Vegan! 
    Last episode we went through his full back story, a breathtaking story that leaves you hanging on his every word.
    Since then we have become good friends, and in this episode we manage to go much deeper with John, into his philosophies of life, what keeps him ticking, his next adventures and how he now approaches sports after years of being an endurance athlete.
    What an infectious character with an amazing outlook on life we can all learn from.
    Enjoy!
    Lots of Love,
    Dave & Steve 
    This episode is sponsored by Vivobarefoot Footwear. Vivobarefoot Footwear have given our listeners an exclusive 20% discount when you enter the code HAPPYPEAR20  
    Genuinely these are the only shoes you will see Dave & Steve wearing!
    Produced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Has spirituality replaced religion? with Gary Gorrow

    Has spirituality replaced religion? with Gary Gorrow

    Why is it so hard to self love?
    Why is suffering our best teacher?
    Why is it impossible to quieten the mind?
    Known as a ‘teacher of teachers’, this week we had the pleasure of speaking to Gary Gorrow, a Vedic Meditation Teacher, a Qualified Ayurvedic Health Coach, Mindfulness Expert and the Creator/Director of SOMA, a world class retreat in Byron Bay. 
    Gary is also a highly sought after Consultant and High Performance Coach. With almost 20 years experience in the meditation space. He has worked with thousands of people from all walks of life and his services are sought after by some of the world’s leading companies for his innovative meditation and mindfulness programs. 
    Gary is passionate about empowering people with techniques that enable them to re-engineer their lives inside and out. His approach synthesises the best of modern science and ancient consciousness based practices. His students come from a range of backgrounds and include Google, GWS Giants, celebrities, CEO’s, health practitioners, athletes, entrepreneurs, creatives, grandparents and children.
    This episode was a brilliant reminder for us to why we started on our meditation journey so many moons ago. Gary is truly a teacher of teachers, we hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did!
    Lots of Love,
    Dave & Steve
    Get an exclusive 20% off the amazing online platform that is HEALF.com when you enter the promo code HEALTHYPEAR - 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 23 min
    Let’s take the anxiety out of sleep! with Russel Foster

    Let’s take the anxiety out of sleep! with Russel Foster

    Why do we have a biological clock?
    Do you struggle to get up in the morning?
    Does sleep affect men differently to women?
    How do you know you are getting enough sleep?
    Is there a link between sleep disruption and mental health?
    “Most people don’t have a sleeping problem, they have an anxiety problem”
    Born in Aldershot in 1959, Russell Foster is an award winning professor of circadian neuroscience at Oxford and the director of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. 
    For his discovery of non-rod, non-cone ocular photoreceptors he received numerous awards including the Zoological Society scientific medal. He has written numerous books, his latest being -  Life Time: The New Science of the Body Clock, and How It Can Revolutionize Your Sleep and Health.
    According to Russell, when it comes to sleep one glove does not fit all. The notion that we need “8 hours of sleep per day” to be healthy is nonsense says Russell. There are numerous factors that interplay to create a good nights sleep and each one of us is unique to the other.
    Russell wants to remove the anxiety associated with sleep and get down to the root of why we sleep the way we do. 
    “To understand if you are getting enough sleep the first thing is to ask yourself are you not feeling able to function optimally during the day? Do you need an alarm clock? Does it take you a long time to get up? Do you feel sluggish? Do you need caffeine? Do you need a nap? On your time off do you oversleep? Are you irritable? It’s listening to our bodies! And listening to it carefully as the tired brain can delude itself to think that it’s not tired.
    In this episode Russell breaks down the biological clock and circadian rhythm, why certain people are morning people vs night owls, how waking up in the night isn’t necessarily a bad thing, how sleep and mental health are linked, how morning light vs evening light effects us and how different types of work could go against our sleep requirements.
    He really covers it all and will put you at ease if you consider yourself someone who struggles with sleep.
    A fascinating episode - Enjoy!
    Lots of Love,
    Dave & Steve
    To find out more about Russell Foster and his work, check out his latest book Life Time: The New Science of the Body Clock, and How It Can Revolutionize Your Sleep and Health.
    This episode is sponsored by Vivobarefoot Footwear. Vivobarefoot Footwear have given our listenders an exclusive 20% discount when you enter the code HAPPYPEAR20  
    Genuinely these are the only shoes you will see Dave & Steve wearing!
    Produced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Female Hormones - is the lack of medical studies ruining women’s health?

    Female Hormones - is the lack of medical studies ruining women’s health?

    We have come to the end of our series of mash-up episodes, and what better way to go out with a bang than with an episode like this!
    An incredibly important topic. That as a man I (Stephen here) am ashamed to say is not taken more seriously… 
    We have had a number of female health specialists on our podcast, from period pains, menopause, perimenopause to fertility. And what we found amazing is how complex it all is, and perhaps polarising?
    Should you take the pill, should you not? Should you take HRT, should you not? Should you eat differently to a man? Should you exercise in the same way a man does? The list goes on…
    There are many different opinions and the one thing we have come to the conclusion is that not all the information is made easily available to women so they can make informed choices for themselves… 
    It also makes you wonder are we lacking in the full picture, why does women’s health bring up so many opposing opinions?
    So today I would like to bring you on a journey, a journey all about hormones and women's health and what we know from the studies that have been done. We have taken extracts from some of the female experts we have had to date on this podcast, and broken down the potential health risks, symptoms, natural remedies, and medical interventions that could massively improve a female's life and in some cases even prevent much more serious health risks. 
    We hope that after listening to this episode, you, as a woman, can feel much more informed to make the right choices when it comes to hormones. Or to any men listening you gain a better understanding of what a female has to go through and can be better support for your mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, and colleagues. This really is an episode for everyone!
    Such an important topic, enjoy!
    Lots of Love,
    Dave & Steve x
    Produced by Sara Fawsitt

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    • 1 hr 37 min

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Inspirational

What an inspiration to listen to you guys. I like your enthusiasm and the quality of the guests you invite to your podcast. Each episode brings so much great information, that I am always compelled to research each guest and their area of expertise afterward. Keep doing what you are doing, you rock!

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Bressie

Hi lads
Delighted you got Bressie
Only got to listen to him now
Get him to go for a swim
Really glad you took my advice too 💚

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