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I’m Dr. Mark Rowe, Welcome to my VitalityMark™ Podcast. As a practicing Medical Doctor, I’m an expert in Positive Health & Lifestyle Medicine, an Author, Corporate Speaker, Vitality Expert & Life Strategist. I started podcasting sporadically a couple of years ago, and now, having spent a lot of time during Covid 2020, delivering to organizations about ‘Living with more Vitality & Building a resilient mind’ I’m answering the call to share my knowledge and practice, & that of my guests, with you, on this weekly VitalityMark™ Podcast. My passion is to Empower YOU to Live your life with Vitality on Purpose.

I’m Dr. Mark Rowe, Welcome to my VitalityMark™ Podcast. As a practicing Medical Doctor, I’m an expert in Positive Health & Lifestyle Medicine, an Author, Corporate Speaker, Vitality Expert & Life Strategist. I started podcasting sporadically a couple of years ago, and now, having spent a lot of time during Covid 2020, delivering to organizations about ‘Living with more Vitality & Building a resilient mind’ I’m answering the call to share my knowledge and practice, & that of my guests, with you, on this weekly VitalityMark™ Podcast. My passion is to Empower YOU to Live your life with Vitality on Purpose.

Location:

Ireland

Description:

I’m Dr. Mark Rowe, Welcome to my VitalityMark™ Podcast. As a practicing Medical Doctor, I’m an expert in Positive Health & Lifestyle Medicine, an Author, Corporate Speaker, Vitality Expert & Life Strategist. I started podcasting sporadically a couple of years ago, and now, having spent a lot of time during Covid 2020, delivering to organizations about ‘Living with more Vitality & Building a resilient mind’ I’m answering the call to share my knowledge and practice, & that of my guests, with you, on this weekly VitalityMark™ Podcast. My passion is to Empower YOU to Live your life with Vitality on Purpose.

Language:

English


Episodes

#94 Self-Compassion

11/30/2022
Many people suffer from toxic stress. With so many external stressors in our lives, it’s critical that we find a way to balance our positive and negative thoughts by practicing mindful self-compassion. Compassion generally consists of three key components: awareness, action, and a sense of all-togetherness. So why does it seem easy to feel compassion and empathy for others but much more difficult to be compassionate toward ourselves? Today, I discuss the importance of living our lives...

Duration:00:13:43

#93 Character Strengths & Self-Awareness Whats strong rather than what’s Wrong

11/23/2022
Dr. Liana Lianov is the President of Global Positive Health Institute (GPHI), a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the integration of positive psychology in the healthcare industry. As an innovative global leader in lifestyle medicine, Dr. Liana has led the development of its core competencies for physicians and healthcare professionals, including positive psychology-based knowledge and skills. She is the Chairwoman of the Happiness Science and Positive Health Committee at the...

Duration:00:13:04

#92 Life Lessons from Epictetus

11/16/2022
Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher that was born into slavery. After being banished from Rome, he moved to northwestern Greece, where he lived for the rest of his life. His life was about making progress instead of mastering perfection; because of this, we can learn many great life lessons from him. These lessons provide us with a practical path to resilience, growth, fulfillment, and wisdom. This week, I discuss some of the life lessons we can learn from the great minds of ancient...

Duration:00:08:45

#91 The Upward Spiral of a Gratitude Practice with Dr. Liana Lianov

11/9/2022
Dr. Liana Lianov is an innovative global leader in lifestyle medicine, leading the development of its core competencies for physicians and healthcare professionals. She is the President of Global Positive Health Institute (GPHI) and serves as the Chair of the Happiness Science and positive Health Committee at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine as well as the Vice Chair of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Additionally, she also serves as a consultant with the American College...

Duration:00:15:23

#90 Happiness

11/2/2022
If you were asked to determine what you truly want from life when everything else is stripped away, you would likely say that you want happiness, contentment, inner peace, and fulfillment. Happiness is a fundamental key to the human experience. But one of the paradoxes of happiness is that it can be difficult to define. People define happiness in a variety of ways – for me, it’s about making the best of the good times while having the resilience to deal with the tough times. What does...

Duration:00:17:23

#89 Extra Visceral Fat & What You Can Do

10/26/2022
Excess visceral fat is very different from weight. Your weight has many potential variables, including how hydrated you are and, for women, your menstrual cycle. Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is the comparison between your weight and your height. It was designed by the insurance industry during the 1850s as a way to calculate a person’s risk of developing a serious health condition. And while measuring your BMI certainly has its benefits, it is also a flawed metric since it doesn’t take into...

Duration:00:18:45

#88 Confucius – I Do & I understand

10/19/2022
Confucius was a Chinese philosopher that lived between 551 to 479 B.C. and taught educational and ethical values. His Latinized name means ‘a respected master of calm.’ He dedicated his life to education and learning, and although he was largely ignored throughout his lifetime, his values and teachings became those that have been embedded and entwined in the cultural identity of China and East Asia following his death. There are many lessons and values that Confucius taught throughout his...

Duration:00:10:13

#87 The Pursuit of Happiness: Boosting Your Happiness to Improve Your Health with David Clancy & Ciaran Dunne

10/12/2022
David Clancy and Ciaran Dunne are the hosts of the Sleep, Eat, Perform, Repeat podcast, a show that shares unique insight into high-performing individuals in elite sports, the arts, the military, and business. As an experienced chartered physiotherapist with clinical, consultation, and research experience, David has worked with some of the world’s most elite athletes in a wide variety of sports, including professional soccer and rugby. He is also the founder and director of Hauora LTD; a...

Duration:00:36:16

#86 Creating a Sustainable Future with Jane Abernethy CSO Humanscale

10/5/2022
Jane Abernethy is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Humanscale, an industry-leading designer, and manufacturer of sustainable, high-performance ergonomic workplace products. Since 1983, Humanscale’s award-winning ergonomic products have helped improve the health, efficiency, and quality of work life for millions of professionals. At Humanscale, Jane leads the company’s efforts to create a net-positive impact on the company’s products and operations by closely collaborating with the...

#85 How Relationships Drive Behavioral Change with Simon Matthews

9/28/2022
Simon Matthews is a board-certified lifestyle medicine professional and the CEO of Wellcoaches Australia and Wellcoaches Singapore, the premier school of evidence-based health coaching. Simon is committed to helping people achieve their goals of living healthier, purposeful lives. As a psychologist and fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, Simon writes and consults widely in the areas of health coaching, behavior change, positive psychology, and lifestyle medicine. In...

Duration:00:34:46

#84 Acne, What You Need to Know

9/21/2022
Acne is the most common skin condition that most family physicians encounter in their medical practice – particularly in teens and young adults. It affects the majority of young people between the ages of 12 and 24. While acne typically begins during puberty, it’s not uncommon to notice acne breakouts at any stage of life. Although acne isn’t typically considered a serious condition, it can sometimes impact a person’s quality of life and happiness. Today, I explain what acne is, some of the...

Duration:00:14:37

#83 Depression with WLR Maria McCann

9/14/2022
Maria McCann is a broadcaster and presenter on Waterford Local Radio’s (WLR) Sunday afternoon show, The Week. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Maria’s broadcasting career initially began by presenting the news at East Coast Radio and FM104 until she found her niche as a presenter of current affairs and human-interest interviews. This week, I share my conversation with Maria about depression. We discuss why it’s important for people to talk about their thoughts, feelings, and problems and...

Duration:00:16:14

#82 Achieving Optimal Health Through Lifestyle Medicine with Clare McKenna

9/6/2022
In the world of Irish television, Clare McKenna is a TV and radio presenter with years of experience in broadcasting and journalism. She has presented a wide range of live Irish TV and radio shows, including co-presenting Spin 1038’s talk show for 7 years, which was nominated for the prestigious PPI Award three times and won gold for Best Speech Best Programme in 2010. She has presented RTE’s The Liffey Laugh and worked as a reporter on then TV3’s Midweek as well as their flagship breakfast...

Duration:00:15:44

#81 Positive Psychology & the Prescription for Happiness with Dr. Liana Lianov

8/31/2022
Dr. Liana Lianov is the President of Global Positive Health Institute (GPHI), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the integration of positive psychology in the healthcare setting. She is an innovative global leader in lifestyle medicine who has led the development of its core competencies for physicians and healthcare professionals which, most recently, has been expanded to include positive psychology-based knowledge and skills. She serves as the Vice Chair of the...

Duration:00:27:39

#80 The M.I.N.D. Diet

8/24/2022
What can you do to support your brain health to ward off cognitive decline as you age? It’s known that brain conditions as you age become increasingly common. Research has found that cognitive impairment, when your brain does not function as well as it once did, affects approximately 5-20% of people over the age of 65. On average, dementia can affect approximately 7% of people within that age range. This week, I discuss the M.I.N.D. Diet, what it is, and how it helps support brain health...

Duration:00:14:23

#79 The Myth of Invincibility & Undergoing Open-Heart Surgery with Dr. Akil Taher

8/17/2022
Dr. Akil Taher is a practicing physician based in Gadsden, Alabama. Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Akil moved to Sylvania, Ohio, to train as a family physician at the Flower Hospital. After undergoing open-heart surgery in August 2009, Dr. Akil made it his mission to spread the message of a heart-healthy lifestyle. He is the author of Open Heart, a book detailing his experiences leading up to and following his open-heart surgery and his lifestyle choices to reclaim his health. Today, he...

Duration:00:31:00

#78 The Journey to Emotional & Chemical Sobriety with Tony Kelly

8/10/2022
Tony Kelly is a comedian, actor, writer, and filmmaker from Waterford, Ireland. As a graduate and noted alumnus of the New York Film Academy, his debut standup album P.S. I hate You was released in 2012. Tony’s credits as an actor to date include Netflix’s The Alienist and BBC’s Primeval, as well as his starring role and debut as director in the feature film The Hurler – A Campion’s Tale, which is based on his multi-award-winning web series and play. Most recently, Tony has written,...

Duration:00:34:28

#77 Keeping Your Body Moving: Let Your Footsteps Do the Talking

8/4/2022
We’ve all heard that exercise helps keep your body healthy. From aiding your digestion and immune system to keeping your joints, muscles, and bones in top condition and helping with mood swings, anxiety, and depression – brisk walking and exercise is the key to preventing health issues. But many people believe they simply don’t have the time in their busy schedule to squeeze in regular exercise. However, if you don’t make time to move your body, it’s far more likely that illness and health...

Duration:00:14:18

#76 The Opportunity Cost of the Overthinking Mind

7/28/2022
Do you consider yourself to be an overthinker? Overthinking is a very common trait among most adults today. In fact, over 70% of people between the ages of 25 and 35, and over half of people aged 45-55, are considered to be chronic overthinkers. But overthinking can often lead to more severe health impairments like depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and chronic health conditions. So what can we do to calm our overactive minds? To stop the worrying brain and finally begin to live the life...

Duration:00:15:39

#75 The Benefits of Keeping a Written Journal

7/21/2022
The power of a written journal wasn’t lost on our ancestors. In fact, since ancient times, powerful leaders have kept a daily written journal, documenting their thoughts, beliefs, and ideals. But over time, as countries have matured, as our way of life has evolved, and as we entered a more modern society, the act of keeping a written journal has slowly faded – especially in the digital age. But the physical act of writing down your thoughts, beliefs, goals, and aspirations is an incredibly...

Duration:00:13:42