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026 | Gary McTeggart - The Collective

Today I had a chat with Gary McTeggart, Co-Founder of The Collective Gym (along with Mark Beare)on the Ravenhill Road in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I have known Gary for a few years now as he was actually one of our students at Platinum Training Institute when gaining his Health and Fitness qualifications. The message that they are trying to spread is quite different to most gyms as they have been through their own journey which you will hear about in this Podcast. Have a listen,share and...


025 | Bryan Falchuk - Do A Day

My guest today is Bryan Falchuk and he has an inspiring story; he went from being obese and depressed to running marathons. He’s faced nearly losing his wife to illness while their young son watched. He became vegan in just one day. He got his masters from a top school and rose to a senior executive position in a successful business. And now he’s a best-selling author, has spoken at TEDx events, and has written articles for many major publications like Inc. Magazine, the Chicago Tribune...


024 | 2 Lees in a Pod - Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness

Today I met up with Lee Tracey (Awesome First Name lol) to talk about Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness. We met in a great wee coffee shop in Dublin called Joe's and had a sneaky brownie and chocolate ball while recording this lol. After our conversation I went to one of Lee's classes in the Yoga Hub which was fantastic as it really set me up for the remainder of the day - I was buzzing afterwards - It was so busy but peaceful. Check out Lee's Links below and if you are in the area I...


023 | Sarah Doyle - Be Your Own Best Friend

Today I caught with with Sarah Doyle of The Better Life Project (for the second time on the Podcast) and boy does she have a very busy time of it at the minute. She has a massive Seminar, a book launch and she is also getting married, all in the space of 3 weeks. We had a little dander along the canal in Dublin and chatted about all of the above including how it has affected her Mental Health - Good and Bad. Check out our conversation and if you would like to purchase her book - Be Your...


022 | AWARE NI - Patrick Anderson

This morning I met up with Patrick Anderson who is an Education and Training Officer for AWARE NI - A Northern Ireland Charity who deliver mental health and well being programmes into communities, schools, colleges, universities and workplaces. These programmes include programmes such as Mood Matters, Living Life to the Full, Mental Health First Aid and Mindfulness. Enjoy our conversation as we dander around Queen's University Belfast Campus. Check out AWARE NI Website and Contact info...


021 | Fionnula McHale - Fitness and Mental Health

In May this year I was at SportsMind 2017 in Dublin which was a fantastic event based on Mental Health in the Health/Fitness/Sport Industry. Dr Fionnula McHale was one of the speakers and I knew straight away I wanted to have her on the Podcast and was delighted when she said Yes, she was so passionate about this subject. This Podcast is quite short (totally my fault as I was stuck in lovely Dublin traffic lol and Fionnula had to catch a train) Normally we record this Podcast outdoors in...


020 | Lisa Hughes - Mindfulness into Every Day Life

Today's Guest is Lisa Hughes who is an Executive Coach Facilitator and a Mindfulness Teacher who is looking to take Mindfulness in to everyday life. We had a great chat about all of life's challenges and also why Mindfulness and Meditation are a big part of her own life. I really enjoyed chatting with Lisa who is an awesome lady and if you would like to know more about what she offers check out her website at http://www.arenacoaching.ie Thanks for listening. Health and Happiness Lee...


019 | Sarah Doyle - The Better Life Project

I had an Awesome time today recording this Podcast with Sarah Doyle of the Better Life Project. Sarah is a Life Coach, Mentor and Public Speaker who provides Confidence Coaching, Clarity Sessions and Mentorship programmes for women, based in Dublin and also via Skype. Sarah also set up L-School which is an online learning community exclusively created for women by women. I was really interested to hear Sarah's thoughts on her TEDx talk (Check it out) -...


018 | A Range of Topics with Keith Anderson

It has been a couple of months since Keith - www.worthliving.co - and I recorded a Podcast purely down to how busy it has been for me over the past few months. Moving house, moving office and also I have been completely floored with my energy levels. Once the dark nights and mornings came in I have been a disaster. Lack of energy, no real desire to do anything and basically all I want to do is sleep. S.A.D. otherwise known as Seasonal Affective Disorder was definitely something I decided...


014 | Social Media and Mental Health

Today Myself and Keith Anderson of Worth Living had a great chat about Social Media and Mental Health - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Check out our conversation and below are a few links that were mentioned throughout our chat. You can also check out Keith's Worth Living Page - www.worthliving.co Enjoy Health and Happiness, Lee Ruairi McEnroe - 'My Social Media Break' http://worthliving.co/2017/08/28/my-social-media-break/ Chloe Shadbolt - 'Is Social Media Bad for Our Mental Health?'...


013 | Unapologetically Angie - Mental Health and Lifestyle Blogger

Today I chatted with Angela, also known as Unapologetically Angie. She is a Mental Health and Lifestyle Blogger who has also wrote a Poetry Book called 'Tired Eyes'. On Twitter she host #MHChatHour on Monday evening's from 7-8pm. Have a listen to our chat and check out Angela's Book and Social Media links below. Health and Happiness Lee Angela's book can be bought from Amazon in Kindle form:...


012 | Miss Anxiety - Beth And Her Inspiring YouTube Channel

Beth Allen is a Mental Health Advocate, and an active video blogger, check out her YouTube channel - Miss Anxiety that aims to be and fun and truthful whilst showing life with Mental Illness. Having suffered in silence for 10 years with GAD, Emetophobia, Anorexia and Depression Beth is 100% committed to showing the world that its okay to not be okay. Check out Beth's YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCajMKcqj5t4RhziQ6pvNHAQ You can also follow her on Twitter...


010 | Keith Anderson - Worth Living

Worth Living is a global mental health awareness firm founded by Keith Anderson. It’s the culmination of nine years of advocacy by Keith. He is a lawyer who had depression. In the span of five days in 2003, he lost his health and his career due to his depression. In 2008, Keith went public for the first time about his journey in an article he wrote for the National Post newspaper – How I Returned to a Life Worth Living. He welcomes opportunities to discuss mental health awareness. To learn...


Tracy Bell - Her Honest Thoughts on Mental Health in Northern Ireland

Today I got the Honest Thoughts of Tracy Bell (Northern Trust Recovery College) about Mental Health in Northern Ireland. It was great to catch up with her and discuss Health+Fitness and how it can both help/hinder Mental Health. All sorts of topics are brought up in this chat and I have to say it was very interesting as Tracy has had quite a few life changing events in the past. Enjoy. Health and Happiness Lee www.fitmindmatters.com Check out The Northern Region Recovery College Facebook...


Laughter Yoga with Victoria

Today I met up with Victoria Armstrong from Mindtech Coaching and had a great chat (and laugh) about Laughter Yoga and what its benefits are. It was pretty awesome to meet Victoria and to be honest I laughed from the moment I met her until the minute we finished our chat. I definitely recommend checking out her website www.mindtechcoach.com to check out everything that she offers. There's nothing like a good ole belly laugh to make you feel good. Health and Happiness Lee


Paul - From Depression to Personal Training

I met up with Paul and his awesome dog Bruce today. We had a walk through Hillsborough Forest and Paul told me about what he has went through in his past (including depression and a suicide attempt)and also why he decided to go down the career path of Personal Training. Check it out Guys Health and Happiness www.fitmindmatters.com


Ravi - Running and Mental Health

Today myself and Ravi Tohani, one of my best friends for 20 years, met in Faughart Cemetery to have a chat about how he used Running as a catalyst to help his Mental Health state. I can definitely vouch for this as I have seen Ravi turn his year around after losing quite a lot of weight and also completely change his Mentality.


Havening at Hydro-Ease

Today I sat down with Vivian McKinnon of Hydro-Ease in Dundonald - Northern Ireland's only Floatation Centre. We had a chat about the Floatation Method, it's benefits and also something called Havening. I took part in a Case Study for Vivian just before our chat and I have to say I noticed instant benefits after discussing a past experience. Check out what Vivian offers at Hydro-Ease: http://www.hydro-ease.co.uk/ Health and Happiness Lee


Eóin talks Movember, Social Media and Understanding Mental Health

I sat down with Eóin Lennon from www.oininteractive.com and discussed why he did Movember and also how deleting Social Media apps from his phone has helped to improve his Mental Health. Check out the Blog Post also http://www.fitmindmatters.com/2016/12/01/movember-and-mental-health/


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