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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

#49 Dr Mark's Self-Development Club - Empowering you to make positive lifestyle changes.

1/20/2022
Health and wellbeing are the greatest assets you have, they are priceless. Unfortunately many people can take them for granted. Now, more than ever, can be a great opportunity to revitalise your wellbeing, reconnect with the essence of who you are, rediscover your purpose and embrace a mindset of growth and possibility. This is why I’m launching the ‘Self-Development Club’, and in this episode, I invite you to join. Empowering you to make positive lifestyle changes. Learning by doing....

Duration:00:13:37

#48 The Well-Gardened Mind & the Power of Gardening, Creativity & a Future Looking Perspective.

1/13/2022
Dr Sue Stuart-Smith is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and author of The Well-Gardened Mind, the British Sunday Times Bestseller 2020 and Gardening book of the year. In it, she analyses the relationship between gardening and mental health. Wonderfully, Sue reads this book herself as an audiobook, sharing, amongst so many other things, the importance and benefits of cultivating robust relationships in life; and how, like gardening, cultivating relationships requires much care and attention....

Duration:00:36:51

#47 Dr Mark Rowe Make this your BEST YEAR yet

1/6/2022
This is the time of year when people are thinking about making lifestyle changes. For me, it’s a great time to recommit to simply being better to yourself and others. In this episode, I share a mnemonic to help you make this year your best year yet, even if it just means making one small change that sticks. Today, I break down the mnemonic BEST YEAR. I note the importance of breathing deeply and slowly from time to time; eating healthily, but not beginning an overly ambitious diet that you...

Duration:00:08:39

#46 Dr Mark Rowe 'Microbiome' Make Your Gut Happy

12/30/2021
'Microbiome' is the term given to one of the most exciting recent biological discoveries: the trillions of tiny bugs that live in your gut. We’re still learning about the microbiome, but what we know so far has incredible potential in the realm of lifestyle medicine and physical and mental health. 'Let food be your medicine & Let medicine be your food' - Hippocrates. Today, I talk about your microbiome. I explain what it is, I share information about it from research, and I explore the...

Duration:00:10:43

#45 Dr Mark Rowe The Power of Gratitude

12/23/2021
Today, during this time running up to Christmas 2021, I take the opportunity share with you about a habit fundamental to a resilient mind, a rich emotional bank account of positive energy, robust relationships, and physical energy: the habit of gratitude. I talk about what true gratitude is and explore its benefits. I offer a definition of gratitude, I note that it moves you from your head--the centre of anxiety--to your heart. I define what I call Gratitude Deficiency Syndrome, and I...

Duration:00:13:24

#44 Dr Mark Rowe 'The Key to Happier & Healthier Christmas Holidays'

12/16/2021
Christmas can be a wonderful time of year. But of course, it can be a time of great pressure of many kinds as well, which can lead to anxiety, which in turn has consequences of its own. All of this tends to lead to holiday weight gain. Today, I talk about why the holidays don’t need to be synonymous with weight gain. I note the power of choosing gratitude over scarcity and negativity in any situation. I discuss the importance of avoiding an all-or-nothing mindset when it comes to dieting. I...

Duration:00:12:48

#43 Dr Mark Rowe Addressing the Loneliness Pandemic

12/9/2021
Loneliness has become common in recent times, with more people than ever feeling disconnected and isolated. A problem even before COVID-19, loneliness has been exacerbated over the past 18 months of the pandemic. Today, I talk about this problem. I share research on how common loneliness is, explain all of the reasons this matters, and talk about what we can do about it. I note the effects on young people in particular, I make a distinction between loneliness and being alone, and I list the...

Duration:00:13:24

#42 An Taoiseach Micheál Martin: Life is Short; Value it – This can inform how we approach issues

12/2/2021
Irish Prime Minister An Taoiseach Micheál Martin has served as An Taoiseach in the Republic of Ireland since June 2020 and as leader of the Fianna Fáil political party since 2011. As a member of the Irish Parliament, he has been the Teachtaí Dála (TD) (member of parliament) for Cork City South Central since 1989. Prior to this, he was elected to Cork City Council in 1985 and served as Lord Mayor of Cork from 1992 to 1993. Previous to being An Taoiseach, he served as Leader of the Opposition...

Duration:00:33:54

#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