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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

#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

#74 Cultivating Generative Spaces to Develop Beacons of Extraordinary Health with Dr. Wayne Ruga Part 2

7/14/2022
Dr. Wayne Ruga is the President and Founder of The CARITAS Project, a U.S.-based non-profit organisation committed to creating transformational environments that enhance human health. Wayne is a world-renowned architect, scholar, and visionary on a mission to create and support the development of spaces that inspire the advancement of human potential. Wayne joins me today to continue our conversation. Here in Part 2, we discuss how we can cultivate better health in our daily lives and how...

Duration:00:27:38

#73 Cultivating Generative Spaces to Develop Beacons of Extraordinary Health with Dr. Wayne Ruga Part 1

7/7/2022
Dr. Wayne Ruga is the President and Founder of The CARITAS Project, a U.S.-based non-profit organisation committed to creating transformational environments that enhance human health. Wayne is a world-renowned architect, scholar, and visionary on a mission to create and support the development of spaces that inspire the advancement of human potential. His primary focus is demonstrating the environment’s role in enhancing human health and well-being, particularly in the healthcare setting....

Duration:00:32:15

#72 Emperor Marcus Aurelius; Wisdom Gained through Meditations

6/29/2022
Marcus Aurelius, described as one of the five good Emperors of the Roman Empire, led his people through a period of immense turmoil. As one of the last Roman rulers, and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, he used stoic philosophy and stoic principles to provide a rich framework for leading with integrity and insightful wisdom. Emperor Marcus Aurelius’ work – and his life – is exemplified in his personal diary: Meditations. Journaling, and the questions we should ask ourselves during our...

Duration:00:12:46

#71 Finding New Purpose & Training the Mind, Body and Spirit in Resilience with Fr. Harry Bohan

6/22/2022
Father Harry Bohan, an Irish Catholic Priest, is locally recognised in the West of Ireland as a man ahead of his time. Harry is a sociologist, an author, a social entrepreneur, and the former manager of the Clare hurling team, winning two National Leagues. Having set up the Rural Resource Center, Fr. Harry was involved in building over 2,000 homes in rural Ireland. Harry continues to be a strong rural advocate & campaigner, responsible for setting up the Ceilfin Centre an innovative thought...

Duration:00:39:54

Meditations

6/16/2022

Duration:00:12:43

#70 International Men’s Health Week: All About Erectile Dysfunction

6/15/2022
This week is International Men’s Health Week, a week-long annual celebration honoring, educating, supporting, and advocating for male health issues and providing encouragement for boys, men, and their families around the world. In honour of International Men’s Health Week, I’m discussing an issue that is important for men as well as their partners. This is the topic of Erectile Dysfunction. In this episode, I discuss what Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is and why it’s not as uncommon as society...

Duration:00:14:38

#69 Embracing a Growth Mindset in Health & Wellness with Stephen Frampton

6/9/2022
Stephen Frampton is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer based in Waterford, Ireland where he focuses on helping people improve their mobility and fitness while maximizing their physical and mental health as well as their overall wellbeing. He is passionate about helping people discover the best and healthiest versions of themselves and realize their true potential through exercise and movement. Stephen has had a dual career in Banking & Finance for almost twenty years alongside an extensive...

Duration:00:32:48

#68 Perfectionism

6/2/2022
Do you consider yourself to be a perfectionist? Do you expect nothing less than perfect in your performance at work, school, in the sports you play, or even the tidiness of your spaces and social media profile? Perfectionitis is when your inner critic, self-doubt, and self-sabotaging thoughts tend to run rampant – where ‘good enough’ simply isn’t perfect enough. While it’s important to have high standards for yourself, the old Irish proverb: “There’s no wise man without a flaw” still rings...

Duration:00:13:05

#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:00:25:09

#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:00:35:11

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

5/11/2022
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 emphasise 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:00:14:50

#64 Living a Healthy, Wealthy, Happy Life with Tom CorleyLiving 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:00:40:13

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

4/29/2022
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:00:18:34

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:00:39:40

#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:00:50:55

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 of 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:00:12:14