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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

#41 Helen Brophy: The Importance of Guiding Principles - Leading Through Crises

11/25/2021
Helen Brophy is Director of University College Dublin (UCD) Smurfit Executive Development at UCD Smurfit Business School. Helen holds responsibility for the management & strategic development of UCD Smurfit Executive Development, as well as being on the Smurfit School’s Irish Advisory Board. Prior to joining Smurfit, UCD’s graduate business school, Helen spent almost 20 years working in international business roles in the private & public sectors. While Helen leads the Smurfit Executive...

Duration:00:31:10

#40 Dr Mark Rowe: 'How to beat those Winter Blues'

11/18/2021
Many people feel sluggish, tired, and even a little more down during the winter months. If this is you, you may be suffering from Winter Blues, which is also known as SAD Syndrome or Seasonal Affective Disorder. This is a common problem, and it manifests in many different ways and with varying levels of severity. Today, I talk about the Winter Blues. I explain what it is, share some statistics on it, and list its symptoms. I share some lifestyle changes you can make to counteract the...

Duration:00:12:59

#39 David McRedmond: Furthering the Common Good through Trust, Optimism & Perspective

11/11/2021
David McRedmond was appointed CEO of An Post in October 2016. He has driven the Company’s Transformation programme and return to financial stability and revenue growth, delivering a third successive year of profit by taking big steps to fix the Company’s economics; by restructuring the Mails & Parcels and Retail business in line with a rapidly changing, digital marketplace and by putting a highly skilled management team in place to drive the business forward. This has been demonstrated...

Duration:00:32:47

#38 Mary Buckley IDA Ireland: Culture, Openness & Wellbeing in the Covid Era

11/4/2021
Mary Buckley is the Executive Director of IDA Ireland. IDA Ireland, also known as the Industrial Development Authority, was founded in 1949 and is the Irish agency responsible for the attraction and retention of inward foreign direct investment into Ireland. Mary has been the Executive Director of the IDA since 2015 and is a member of the executive leadership team in Ireland, based in Dublin. Prior to this, Mary held a number of leadership roles across the IDA organization, including...

Duration:00:34:25

#37 Breeda Bermingham: Midlife Women Rock – A Story for a New Generation of Women

10/28/2021
Breeda Bermingham is a former practicing midwife and public health nurse who has most recently been working with women in menopause, emphasising the interconnected dimensions of this universal midlife stage. Her Master’s research has resulted in the Midlife Women Rock Project, including her recently published book of the same title. I was delighted to be asked to write a piece for the book on mindfulness, entitled “Midlife - Crisis or Opportunity?” The book, as well as her public...

Duration:00:27:34

#36 Dr Mark Rowe: 15 ways to Boost your Happiness

10/21/2021
The search for happiness is age-old. Numerous answers have been given over the years and in my research I’ve come across many of them. Today, I compile them for you. In this episode, I list 15 ways to boost your happiness, emphasising the power of gratitude, kindness, physical health, purpose, and simplicity. I tell a Chinese proverb and a story from Buddha to underscore the power of these elements, and I share the name of the book I wrote on the subject. “What can you subtract from your...

Duration:00:15:56

#35 Feargal O'Rourke: Culture with a Sense of Belonging is a Powerful Force

10/14/2021
Feargal O’Rourke is Managing Partner of PwC Ireland. He has served in various leadership roles in PwC EMEA and PwC Ireland since his admission as a partner in 1996. He has been appointed by several Irish Governments to various roles. He served for 7 years on the board of Forfás, the Irish State body responsible for the development of Industrial policy and of science and technology in Ireland. Feargal was appointed in 2008 to the Commission on Taxation. From 2014 to 2020, Feargal was a member...

Duration:00:45:09

#34 Frank O'Keeffe EY: “Life is about putting people at the core of how you think and act”

10/7/2021
Frank O’Keeffe is Managing Partner of EY in Ireland. Prior to his current role, Frank held a position on the Irish leadership team as Head of Assurance, where he was responsible for leading the fastest-growing Assurance service on the island of Ireland. Additionally, he was the Lead Audit and Client Services Partner for Ireland. Frank’s experience includes serving a range of large national and multinational clients across the manufacturing, retail, technology, and supply chain sectors. Frank...

Duration:00:36:26

#33 Mary Lou McDonald: 'Investing in Yourself Today for a Better Future'

9/30/2021
Mary Lou McDonald is a TD Teachta Dála (Member of the Irish Parliament) for the Dublin Central Constituency. She was elected leader of Sinn Féin by the political party membership in 2018 and is the first woman to lead the opposition in the Dáil (Irish Parliament). Following her election to the Dáil in 2011 Mary Lou was Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson for Public Expenditure and Reform and on her re-election in 2016 Sinn Féin’s All-Ireland Spokesperson for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. She...

Duration:00:46:06

#32 Paul Kelly CEO Fáilte Ireland: 'Trust is the oxygen of an organisation; inject it & everything can happen!'

9/23/2021
Paul Kelly has been the Chief Executive of Fáilte Ireland since 2017. Paul is leading Fáilte Ireland, the Irish National Tourism Development Authority, through the deepest crisis ever for our country’s tourism industry. This work is to ensure the industry’s survival, enable reopening and re-imagine a different future post-Covid. The future will build on Fáilte Ireland's previous successes including the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East, Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, the Dublin brand...

Duration:00:36:16

#31 Dr Beth Frates: Lifestyle Medicine as a Life Changer

9/16/2021
Elizabeth (Beth) Frates MD is a pioneer in Lifestyle Medicine education and an award-winning teacher at Harvard Medical School, as well as at the Harvard Extension School. At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Frates's passionate teaching style has earned her several Excellence in Teaching awards for work in multiple pre-clinical courses. She specialises in connecting one-on-one with her clients. Today, Beth joins me to talk about the power of a healthy body, peaceful mind, and joyful heart. She...

Duration:00:48:26

#30 Dr Barbara Ryan: The Gut Expert: Helping you find healthier, happier Gut

9/9/2021
Dr Barbara Ryan specialises in gut health. She is a clinical professor at Trinity College Dublin and a consultant gastroenterologist. Her mission, along with clinical dietitian Elaine McGowan, is to digest the science of gut health so that women and men can learn all they need to know for a healthier, happier gut. The gut experts want to cut through the noise; share expert, science-based information; and reduce the stigma that surrounds gut health by using the three E’s: Education,...

Duration:00:35:45

#29 Preparing for a Hybrid Workplace; Your Health & Wellbeing

9/2/2021
The world of work has changed. For the past 18 months, COVID-19 has brought a blurring of the boundaries between “at work” and “away from work.” It’s now harder to switch off the business of life mentally, physically, or emotionally. The employee experience is now a key to decision-making more than ever before. All people are unique, and their needs will change depending on the person, project, and time. The hybrid model of working has the potential to optimize flexibility and choice,...

Duration:00:13:34

Amb. Daniel Mulhall - The Key to a 4-Decade Diplomatic Career In-Service #Patience #Persistence #Perseverance

8/26/2021
Daniel Mulhall is the Irish Ambassador to the United States of America. He joined the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs in 1978, with early diplomatic assignments in New Delhi, Vienna, Brussels, and Edinburgh, where he was Ireland’s first consul general from 1998 to 2001. He served as Ireland’s Ambassador to Malaysia from 2001 to 2005, where he was also accredited to Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. In 2005, he was conferred with an honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians of...

Duration:00:44:51

Tama Duffy Day Healthy Design, Aging with Grace ‘in-place’ and Ikigai; finding your purpose, at every age.

8/19/2021
Tama Duffy Day works at Gensler as a firmwide leader within the health sector. Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 49 locations across the world. In a career in design that spans more than three decades, Tama’s expertise in health ranges from projects in academic medical centers to community hospitals and senior living. As a frequent advocate for the benefits of generative space, Tama is dedicated to raising awareness of the impact that design has on health and...

Duration:00:30:11

Blue Zones, Mediterranean Diet & our Telomeres

8/12/2021
It’s a well-known fact that people living in many Mediterranean countries--as well as a few other parts of the world--tend to have relatively few health problems and relatively long, healthy lifespans. As a result of research on this fact, scientists have called the Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle one of the healthiest lifestyles out there. Today, I talk about the Mediterranean lifestyle and diet. I explain why I don’t like the term “diet” for its connotations, and I note that, over the...

Duration:00:14:39

Address the epidemic of prolonged sitting; realise the game-changing benefits of habitual movement.

8/5/2021
“Sitting is the new smoking.” Though this may be an exaggeration in some respects, it’s not in others. The dangers of prolonged sitting are numerous and very real. Today, I talk about these dangers. I share research on the subject and I explain why it’s so bad for your body to sit for prolonged periods of time. I note that these dangers exist independently of how much you exercise, and I note the positive effects of movement on your mental and physical health, as well as your emotional...

Duration:00:13:57

The Power of Forgiveness and letting go for a Better Future

7/29/2021
Ibrahim Halawa, a now 25-year-old Irishman, spent more than four years of his life in prison in Egypt after he was arrested while on a family holiday in 2013. Then aged 17, Ibrahim was detained by the Egyptian security forces after he and three of his sisters were caught up in a siege at a mosque in Cairo in August 2013. The women were allowed to return home to Ireland within three months, but their teenage brother was kept in Wadi el-Natrun prison outside Cairo. The teenager was accused,...

Duration:00:32:29

Sleep as Medicine

7/22/2021
“Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” These words from Benjamin Franklin couldn’t be more true. Today, so many of us don’t get enough sleep, and as a result, we’re left to deal with reduced life expectancy, less energy, more anxiety, and numerous other negative health effects. Today, I talk about the importance of sleep. I list the many health hazards of not getting enough sleep, and I talk about the four stages of sleep. I share how much sleep you should be...

Duration:00:22:28

Dr David Fryburg Endocrinologist Pro-social acts, like kindness, are the key to Happiness

7/15/2021
David Fryburg, M.D., is the President and co-founder of Envision Kindness, a nonprofit organization that promotes kindness, compassion, joy, and love through kindness media. Dr. Fryburg is also the author of a blog series entitled “The Science of Kindness,” which is distributed by Psychology Today and other outlets. In his previous work, David led teams of scientists from academia, government, and industry to solve problems in how we measure or diagnose disease for the Foundation for the...

Duration:00:33:31