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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

#67 Strengths in the Mirror: Thriving Now and Tomorrow with Dr Liana Lianov

5/26/2022
Dr Liana Lianov MD MPH is an innovative global leader in lifestyle medicine, not just in terms of leading the development of the original lifestyle medicine core competencies for physicians and healthcare professionals, but also in terms of advancing the movement for integrating positive psychology - that strengths-based approach to life - into healthcare. Her latest book is titled Strengths in the Mirror: Thriving Now and Tomorrow. It shares inspirational stories of colleagues and sums up...

Duration:00:25:11

#66 Fostering Compassion-Based Resilience with Fiona Brennan

5/19/2022
Fiona Brennan is an acclaimed clinical hypnotherapist, two-time best selling author, mental health expert, and ambassador for positivity and wellbeing. Today, Fiona joins me to talk about her work. She shares where her love of it came from and talks about the power of “allowing”. She notes that a wish to take care of yourself is a good enough reason to do a thing, and we discuss the four A’s of self-care. She notes the power of being comfortable with suffering and talks about why drinking...

Duration:00:33:53

#65 Burnout: The Recovery (Part 2 of 2)

5/12/2022
No one is bulletproof. Eventually, everyone will need to confront burnout. The question is, then, how do you do so productively and healthily? Today, I talk about recovering from burnout. I note the power of small steps and explain why keeping a journal is so helpful. I emphasize the importance of keeping good habits, perhaps especially when you don’t think you need to. I talk about the power of micro-moments of self-care, and I call on you to treat yourself as you would your best friend. I...

Duration:00:14:53

# 64 Living a Healthy, Wealthy, Happy Life with Tom Corley

5/5/2022
Tom Corley is an expert on the role of financial wealth and health in overall wellbeing. He has extensively studied the habits of the rich and has much to say on the overlap between these habits and the habits of generally happy, healthy people. Today, Tom joins me to talk about that link. He shares where his passion for financial health and wellbeing came from, and he notes the need to emotionalise smart money habits. He emphasises the importance of self-awareness, explaining why it’s the...

Duration:00:40:36

#63 Burnout: What it is & Why it Matters (Part 1 of 2)

4/28/2022
Burnout is a widespread problem, but it’s more preventable than many people think. In Part 1 of my two-part series on burnout, I talk about what burnout is and how to think about it. Today, I talk about burnout. I give a preview of what to expect from this episode and its counterpart. I share the three characteristics of burnout, and I talk about the risk factors of burnout both in and out of the workplace. I also share a helpful analogy to help you visualize the concepts I...

Duration:00:18:33

#62 My Name is Jhon: An Atypical Story of Success with John Brennan

4/21/2022
John Brennan is an entrepreneur and hotelier whose innovation, resilience, and commitment to never stop growing and improving has struck me. He is the author of My Name is Jhon: An Atypical Story of Success. Today, John joins me to talk about his book, sharing its purpose and its message. He shares his story and how it impacted him. He shares the power of realistic optimism and honest failure. He talks about how his cancer diagnosis has affected his life and shares his insight on how most...

Duration:00:40:37

#61 Transforming Your Pain Into Something Beautiful with Kayleen Asbo

4/14/2022
Kayleen Asbo has been described as a cultural historian who has weaved together mythology, psychology, music, literature, and poetry all as different expressions of the quest for what it means to be really human. Today, Kayleen joins me to share her story. She shares what’s behind her love for learning and she notes that you can transform your pain into something beautiful. She emphasises the power of gratitude, offering practices to cultivate it, and she points out that beauty is always...

Duration:00:49:11

#60 The Hand of Vitality

4/7/2022
If you can’t explain something simply enough, then you simply don’t know it enough. It’s because of this principle that I’ve developed the Hand of Vitality, an analogy for well being that presents its different elements in a straightforward way. Today, I share the Hand of Vitality with you. I talk about why your hand is a symbol for the interconnectedness of your different elements: emotion, body, spirit, and mind. I share which finger stands for which and explain how each finger’s digits...

Duration:00:12:29

#59 Choices, Travel, and Looking Towards the Light with Declan Fitzgerald, HR Director at Facebook (Meta)

3/31/2022
Declan Fitzgerald is EMEA Recruitment Director at Facebook, but before that, he grew up alongside me, my neighbour in Waterford, Ireland. Today, Declan joins me to share his story. He talks about his background in soccer and while it ended earlier than planned how much he values the experiences. He notes the importance of finding out what’s precious to you and making choices based on it, and he emphasises the power of education, travel, and a mentor. He advises to live life as if you know...

Duration:00:32:38

#58 Dr Mark Rowe War Anxiety

3/24/2022
With everything going on in the world today, it’s no wonder that many suffer from headline stress. Between the war in Ukraine, the pandemic, and many other things, even just keeping up with the news can be a major source of stress. Today, I talk about how to navigate this situation. I note that we’re hardwired for fear and that it doesn’t take much to trigger stress in us. I talk about how to be mindful of how you consume media, noting that you don’t need to unnecessarily stress yourself to...

Duration:00:11:54

#57 You've Got This: Learn to love yourself and truly shine - in your teens and beyond with Tammy Darcy

3/17/2022
Tammy Darcy is an award-winning social entrepreneur. She founded the Shona Project to provide a safe place for girls to seek guidance and advice on all the challenges associated with growing up in Ireland. Backed by a team of professional advisors, the website also provides girls with an opportunity to share their own stories and learn from each other. The Shona Project has also delivered workshops to almost 13,000 girls in schools across Ireland. Today, Tammy joins me to share her story...

Duration:00:27:10

#56 The Goose Who Laid The Golden Egg**

3/10/2022
Aesop was an ancient Greek slave and storyteller who taught many lessons through his short children’s fables. One of the most famous is “The Goose Who Laid the Golden Egg”. Today, I tell the story and explain what it has to do with taking care of your health. I note the importance of being wary of entitlement, I tell another story that reminds me of this fable, and I call on you to take care of your goose. “If you want the golden egg of great health…then you need to take care of the...

Duration:00:06:27

#55 Dr Greg Wells on the Power of Exercise and the Meaning of Life

3/3/2022
Dr Greg Wells is a scientist and physiologist who has dedicated his career to making the science of human limits understandable and actionable. Dr Wells has spoken to audiences all over the world at events such as TEDx and has shared the stage at other events with Richard Branson, Steve Wozniak, and Deepak Chopra. For over 25 years, Dr Wells has worked with some of the highest-performing individuals on the planet, including Olympic and World champions, and with organisations including but...

Duration:00:39:02

#54 Dr Lisa Cunningham on Gratitude, Positivity, and What Makes a Strong Relationship

2/24/2022
Dr Lisa Cunningham is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and HEMS (helicopter emergency medical service) physician in Ireland. Lisa thrives under pressure and has learned to enjoy even talking and sharing about peak performance under challenging environments. A mother of three and wife to Bernard, Lisa believes that family is also very important. She credits the support from family and friends to help achieve a less stressful balance between working and family life. Her grá for Gaelic...

Duration:00:32:40

#53 Being Yourself; Family, Faith, and the Key to Happiness with John Mullane

2/17/2022
A GAA hurling All-Star, my lifelong friend, and a man with a lot to say on parenthood, faith, and the key to happiness. Today, John joins me to share his story, his lessons, and his key to happiness. He notes how everyone makes mistakes and he discusses how becoming a parent changes your outlook on life. He stresses the importance of being true and ‘staying yourself’ through the years. He explains why it’s okay to say no sometimes and notes that it’s crucial to have some time to yourself....

Duration:00:40:13

# 52 Build health enhancing Habits that stick

2/10/2022
We’re creatures of habit, and whether we like it or not, we’re building them all the time. Why not build the right ones? Of course, it’s not always that simple, but it’s simpler than you might think. Today, I talk about building positive habits. I explore why we often fail to build or break the right habits and why we have trouble making them stick. I note that your habits and actions define you and I go into the neural science behind habit building. I observe that building habits isn’t...

Duration:00:12:56

#51 Zara King: Making Peace, Choosing Happiness, and Turning Off the Inner Critic

2/3/2022
Zara King is a News Correspondent with Virgin Media Television, Ireland. The 33-year-old has been at the forefront of the channel’s coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic for the past two years, with thousands of viewers welcoming Zara into their home every evening as she reports live from the Department of Health. Her style of storytelling is focused on how Government policy affects people’s lives. For that reason, Zara has become a trusted voice during an uncertain time, probing key...

Duration:00:33:52

#50 Supporting You to Thrive and Flourish

1/27/2022
Dr Trudy Meehan PhD is a positive health lecturer and psychologist based at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In this episode, she puts me in the Doctor’s Chair to ask me some questions about self-development and my new Self-Development Club. Today, I talk about my Self-Development Club, explaining what started it, what it is, and why it’s needed. I explain why pursuing health out of fear isn’t effective, citing an old African proverb. I talk about who my club is for, and I note...

Duration:00:14:35

#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