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The Happy Pear Podcast

Dave and Steve started their food revolution with a desire to make fruit and veg sexy. Believing that is not about short term diet, but about a long term lifestyle change, their philosophy is that the food we consume makes a huge difference to our whole well-being and how we live our lives. Throughout this podcast series they will demystify the healthy living clutter and bring you on a journey through conversations with real changemakers that will unfold the secrets of good health for the mind, body and soul. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Technology and our stolen focus with Johann Hari
How do we get you to keep scrolling?This is the aim of the applications on your phone. The more they can steal your focus and attention the more profitable they are.So how can you take advantage of the benefits of technology whilst not letting it take advantage of you?This week we speak to Johann Hari, the author of the New York Times bestseller: Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention. Johann is an author, executive producer and Tedtalk speaker. His books have been translated into 40 languages, and been praised by a broad range of people, from Oprah to Noam Chomsky, from Elton John to Naomi Klein.Johann’s first book, ‘Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs’, was adapted into the Oscar-nominated film ‘The United States Vs Billie Holiday’. His second book, ‘Lost Connections: Uncovering The Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions’ was described by the British Journal of General Practice as “one of the most important texts of recent years”, and shortlisted for an award by the British Medical Association.Johann’s TED talks have been viewed more than 93 million times. He has written over the past decade for some of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Spectator, Le Monde Diplomatique, the Sydney Morning Herald, and Politico. He has appeared on NPR’s All Thing Considered, HBO’s Realtime With Bill Maher, The Joe Rogan Podcast, the BBC’s Question Time, and many other popular shows.Johann was twice named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International. He has also been named ‘Cultural Commentator of the Year’ and ‘Environmental Commentator of the Year’ at the Comment Awards.A fascinating person who lives half the year in London, and spends the other half of the year traveling to research his books. We caught up with Johann one sunny afternoon and delved deep into what it means to loose focus, the effects it has on the brain, how our children are being affected by technology, and how we can regain focus and become more present.A great episode!Enjoy!Lots of love,Dave & SteveProduced by Sean Cahill & Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
80:37 25/01/2023
Growth through hardships with Damian Browne
What does it mean to be an explorer?What are the sacrifices one must take?What are the benefits of putting yourself through such hard physical challenges?This week we speak to Damian Browne, an extreme adventurer, peak performance athlete and International keynote speaker from Galway, Ireland. For the last 25 years Damian has pursued his human potential, relentlessly pushing his body & mind to their perceived limits; forging himself & his character in what he deems “a crucible life”. During a 16-year career as a professional rugby player, Damian donned the colours of some of rugby’s European elite, including Northampton Saints & Leinster; where he won club rugby’s biggest prize, The Heineken Cup. Since retirement from professional rugby, Damian has become one of the World’s foremost extreme adventurers; undertaking some of the most demanding physical and mental challenges on the planet, including the 257km Sahara Desert ultra marathon, The Marathon des Sables,  climbed 5 of the 7 Summits, a renowned mountaineering feat & most recently created history by becoming the first person ever to row from New York City to Galway, taking 112 days and in the process become one of only a handful of people to have rowed the Atlantic in both directions.Damian's drive to explore his physical & mental limits is not exclusive to ultra endurance events and he is a multi-time Irish indoor rowing champion, holding all-time, all-category records for the 500m and 1000m distance.We were lucky to have had Damian in the studio with us for this episode, a brilliant and deep character, we hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did.Lots of love,Dave & Steve Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
96:17 18/01/2023
The science behind cold & hot exposure benefits with Susanna Søberg
Let’s lean into the discomfort by plunging into cold water or sweating through a hot sauna with metabolic scientist and author of Winter Swimming, Susanna Søberg.We have been jumping into the sea for the last 8 years, we knew it was good for us, simply by how it made us feel: Elevated, alive, new, refreshed, giddy, more connected to those around us and overall a feeling of happiness. Now after so much research we are aware of how truly beneficial cold water and heat exposure is for us, from the serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin hits, to the longevity benefits and the effect it has on our metabolism. We discuss it all with Susanna and even take things a step further into the community benefits. Susanna Søberg, PhD., earned her doctorate researching metabolism and has worked for many years designing and conducting clinical studies. Her most recent research and the background for this book have been on fat reduction through winter swimming at the Tryg Foundation's Center for Physical Activity, Denmark. Winter Swimming, now published in thirteen languages, is her first book.Founder and CEO of www.soeberginstitute.com . Susan has also created a course, The Thermalist Cure, all about how and why to get started with cold, heat and breathwork for better health. The course launches on the 24th January and she has kindly offered our listeners a 10% discount with the code THEHAPPYPEAR A brilliant episode that is on a topic close to our hearts.Enjoy!Lots of love,Dave & SteveThis episode is sponsored by Vivobarefoot Footwear. Vivobarefoot Footwear have given our listeners an exclusive 15% discount when you enter the code HAPPYPEAR15  Genuinely these are the only shoes you will see Dave & Steve wearing!Produced by Sean Cahill & Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
61:24 11/01/2023
Alcohol and it’s myths with Millie Gooch
Dating, partying, socialising, special occasions, holidays… without alcohol does this sound difficult to you?Could you imagine going sober at the age of 26 without using the excuse “I am on antibiotics” or “I am working tomorrow”?This week we spoke to the founder of the Sober Girl Society and one of the leading voices on the sobriety movement, Millie Gooch.At the age of 26 Millie decided to make a big lifestyle change, she quit drinking. After too many binge drinking nights that left her feeling anxious, and insecure. She realised she needed a change. Millie has written for a range of publications, and her campaigning work has been featured everywhere from ELLE and Stylist to the BBC and Evening Standard.In this episode, Millie gives us practical advice for how to date, party and socialise sober. We debunk the myths surrounding sobriety and how having a healthier relationship with alcohol can massively improve your confidence, relationships, productivity and your relationship with yourself.We loved chatting to Millie, she is a brilliant voice for the movement.Enjoy!Lots of Love,Dave & SteveTo find out more about Millie and her work check out her Instagram: @milliegoochThis episode is sponsored by Vivobarefoot Footwear. Vivobarefoot Footwear have given our listeners an exclusive 15% discount when you enter the code HAPPYPEAR15  Genuinely these are the only shoes you will see Dave & Steve wearing!Produced by Sean Cahill & Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
65:33 04/01/2023
Dr Michael Greger on How Not To Diet!
This week we bring you, New York Times bestselling author and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues, Dr Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM.He wrote the book on How Not To Die & also How Not To Diet! A legend in the nutrition world, Dr. Greger and his team set up Nutritionfacts.org, a science-based nonprofit organisation. That provides free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. A strictly non-commercial public service health charity. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, among countless other symposia and institutions; testified before Congress; has appeared on shows such as The Colbert Report; and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial. In 2017, he was honored with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine with its Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award.In this episode, we debunk the myths around diet culture and break down how to sustain a healthy weight and lifestyle.Lots of love,Dave & Steve xThis episode is sponsored by Vivobarefoot Footwear. Vivobarefoot Footwear have given our listeners an exclusive 15% discount when you enter the code HAPPYPEAR15  Genuinely these are the only shoes you will see Dave & Steve wearing!Produced by Sean Cahill & Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
42:24 28/12/2022
Learnings from 100 episodes
Welcome!To mark 100 episodes of chatting to experts, trailblazers, doctors, entrepreneurs, celebrities and psychologists we thought we would do something different. We (Dave & Steve) and our two producers, Sara & Sean, get together and chat through our highlights, low-lights and learning's from speaking to such extraordinary people and experts in their field.We hope you enjoy the episode and getting to know a little better the people behind The Happy Pear Podcast.Lots of Love,Dave & SteveThis episode was sponsored by Wolfgangreforest.ie - how about going GREEN this Christmas by giving the gift of a tree instead of possessions people probably don’t need! With Wolfgang re-forest. Produced by Sara Fawsitt & Sean Cahill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
52:02 21/12/2022
Mastering Diabetes with Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH
Can diabetes both type 1 and type 2 be reversed by food and lifestyle choices?This week we speak to Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH the co-authors of the New York Times bestselling book Mastering Diabetes and the co-founders of Mastering Diabetes, a coaching program that teaches people how to reverse insulin resistance via low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition. Cyrus has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002, and has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from UC Berkeley. Robby was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000, and has been living a plant-based lifestyle since 2006. He worked at Forks Over Knives for 6 years, and earned a Master’s in Public Health in 2019. A brilliant episode that will leave you stocking up on your fruit!Enjoy!Lots of love,Dave & Steve xThis episode was sponsored by Wolfgangreforest.ie - how about going GREEN this Christmas by giving the gift of a tree instead of possessions people probably don’t need! With Wolfgang re-forest. Produced by Sara Fawsitt & Sean Cahill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
81:12 14/12/2022
How the Happiest & Healthiest People live w/ Dan Buettner
“Walking is the only way proven to stave off cognitive decline - it works. Exercise, from a public health perspective, is an unmitigated failure. The world's longest-lived people live in environments that nudge them into more movement.”We are huge fans! This is our second episode with the amazing Dan Buettner, who’s new book on the lost American diet, The Blue Zones American Diet, is out today.Dan’s extensive research on the healthiest and happiest living people on the planet is fascinating, we have personally taken a lot from it and if you are familiar with any of our online health and lifestyle courses (available on our app, Healthy Living) you will hear us quote him a lot!Dan is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world – dubbed blue zones hotspots – where people live the longest, healthiest lives. His articles about these places in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic are two of the most popular for both publications.Buettner now works in partnership with municipal governments, large employers, and health insurance companies to implement Blue Zones Projects in communities, workplaces, and universities. Blue Zones Projects are well-being initiatives that apply lessons from the Blue Zones to entire communities by focusing on changes to the local environment, public policy, and social networks. The program has dramatically improved the health of more than 5 million Americans to date.His books, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People, and The Blue Zones of Happiness were all national bestsellers. His new book The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 recipes for living to 100 is a New York Times Best Seller and fuses scientific reporting, National Geographic photography and 100 recipes that may help you live to 100.Buettner has appeared on The Today Show, Oprah, NBC Nightly News, and Good Morning America, and has keynoted speeches at TEDMED, Bill Clinton’s Health Matters Initiative, and Google Zeitgeist. His speech in January 2018 at the World Economic Forum in Davos was chosen as “one of the best of Davos.”Another brilliant episode! Enjoy!Lots of love,Sara & Dave xTo find out more about Dan and his work, check out: https://www.bluezones.com/This episode is sponsored by Vivobarefoot Footwear. Vivobarefoot Footwear have given our listenders an exclusive 20% discount when you enter the code HAPPYPEAR20  Genuinely these are the only shoes you will see Dave & Steve wearing!Produced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
61:56 07/12/2022
Language, Myths, History, and the Land with Manchán Magan
When you speak to Manchán you feel that magic is real!Manchán Magan is a writer and documentary-maker. He writes for The Irish Times on culture & travel, presents the RTÉ podcast The Almanac of Ireland, and is author of the award-winning, best-selling Thirty-Two Words For Field, and Tree Dogs, Banshees Fingers and other Irish Words for Nature. He has made dozens of documentaries on issues of world culture for TG4, RTÉ  & Travel Channel.  His recently published book, Listen to the Land Speak, was the main topic of our conversation, although we found ourselves diving into all sorts of weird and wonderful topics, from magic, the lost female voice to philosophy and how language is shaped by the land. A true Irish gem, Manchán lives in an oak wood, with bees and hens, in a grass-roofed house near Lough Lene, Co Westmeath.We hope you enjoyed this episode as much as we did, it is always a pleasure when we can do them in person.Lots of love,Dave & Steve x To find out more about Manchán and his work visit: https://www.manchan.com/This episode was sponsored by Wolfgangreforest.ie - how about going GREEN this Christmas by giving the gift of a tree instead of possessions people probably don’t need! With Wolfgang re-forest. Produced by Sara Fawsitt & Sean Cahill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
90:08 30/11/2022
Melissa Hemsley on ADHD, Fertility, IVF, and feel good food
Our friend, Melissa Hemsley the self-taught chef, food columnist, best-selling cookbook author, real food activist and sustainability champion joined us this week for a chat!She is passionate about spreading the power of feel-good food, and has written five cookbooks including Eat Green, Eat Happy and her latest book Feel Good with 100 quick and easy recipes to bring a bit of comfort and joy into our kitchens and beyond. We had a wonderful chat with Melissa, she is a great friend who has hosted us many times in her home in London. Having recently been diagnosed with ADHA and been under a long fertility journey, we dove deep into these topics alongside our love of food chats!Enjoy!Lots of love,Dave & SteveTo learn more about Melissa check out her site on: https://www.melissahemsley.com/Produced by Sean Cahill & Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
74:32 23/11/2022
Joe De Sena: Unbreakable Humans
This week we had the pleasure of speaking to Joe De Sena!Where to start? What a remarkable man! But would you want him as a partner? Or even a friend? Well not if you like lie-ins, tasty treats or taking it easy… We like to think we are pretty good at facing discomfort with our daily sea swims and active lifestyle, but when Joe challenged us to joining him on one of his death races, you can literally hear us squirming in our seats! Joe De Sena is the founder and CEO of Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports brand. Growing up in working-class Queens, De Sena has demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit since his preteens. He built a multi-million-dollar pool cleaning business before moving to Wall Street, where he started his own trading firm. In 2001, De Sena fled Wall Street for Riverside Farm in rural Vermont. It was during this time that he discovered his passion for adventure races and endurance events, and Spartan Race was born.De Sena has built Spartan into a global fitness and wellness brand, with a 10 million+ community of athletes across the globe. Under his leadership, Spartan’s portfolio of brands has grown to include Spartan Trail, DEKA, La Ruta, Tough Mudder, and HIGHLANDER.A New York Times bestselling author, De Sena’s latest book, 10 Rules for Resilience: Mental Toughness for Families, hit bookstores last October.A brilliant episode!Lots of love,Dave & Steve xThis episode is sponsored by our friends from HEALF.com the amazing online platform for all yoru health needs!Get an exclusive 20% off HEALF.com when you enter the promo code HEATHYPEARHealf is where you will find only the best of the best health brands all vetted by their community and validated by experts. We love this platform, you can’t go wrong and it has all our favourite stuff covering the 4 pillars of heath: Eat Move Mind SleepProduced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
70:57 16/11/2022
Grounding: The essential health discovery?
How often do your bare feet touch the earth; soil, grass, sand, stones? Do all your shoes have rubber souls?Have you ever heard of grounding?For more than 20 years, Clint Over has dedicated his life to improving the health of everyone on earth.In 1998, after a successful career grounding systems in the cable television industry, Earthing pioneer Clint Ober began investigating the potential to improve human health with grounding.“I had suffered from chronic pain, unable to sleep for years. After I did this, I went to bed and for the first time since I could remember I woke up the next morning, I had slept through the night and the pain was gone.”Today, he is the founder of Earth FX Inc., a grounding research and development company based in California through which he helped to develop, and patent, the first indoor Earthing products.This episode will give you goosebumps and if you are like us you will be rushing off to buy your grounding bed sheets!Enjoy!Lots of love,Dave & SteveTo find out more about Clint and the grounding movement check out his site: https://www.earthing.com/Produced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
94:48 09/11/2022
Happiness is an Equation according to Mo Gawdat
Can happiness be taught?According to this week's podcast guest, Mo Gawdat, it can!“It’s not the events that make you happy in life, it’s the comparison that happens inside your head between the event and your expectation of the event.”Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer of Google X; host of the popular podcast, Slo Mo, author of the international bestselling books Solve for Happy and Scary Smart; and founder of One Billion Happy.After a 30 year career in tech and serving as Chief Business Officer at Google X (Google's 'moonshot factory' of innovation)  Mo has made happiness his primary topic of research, diving deeply into literature and conversing on the topic with some of the wisest people in the world.Motivated by the tragic loss of his son, Ali, Mo began pouring his findings into his international bestselling book, Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy. His mission to help one billion people become happier, #OneBillionHappy, is his moonshot attempt to honor Ali by spreading the message that happiness can be learned and shared to one billion people.“If a parent only wish is happiness for their children than why aren’t we teaching it in school?” According to Mo, happiness is an equation, and gratitude is the ultimate expression that can remind us to be happy.“You are the one that is setting your expectation. You are the one interpreting the event a certain way, therefore you are in control of your own happiness.”We had a great chat with Mo, on our favourite topic, you guessed it - happines! A brilliant episode that will hopefully leave you feeling elevated, grateful, and dare we say it… happy!What’s more, Mo has also offered you a gift! The first 100 listeners of The Happy Pear Podcast to sign up, will get an exclusive two month free access to his membership community. You get all the training material, rieki infused meditations, and live webenars with Mo, his co-author Alice and expert guest speakers. This is worth 50 Euros and you get it for free on Unstressable.com. sign up now and use the code THEHAPPYPEAR to be one of the first 100!Lots of love,Dave & SteveTo find out more about Mo and his work please check out: https://www.mogawdat.com/Produced by Sara Fawsitt & Sean Cahill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
110:07 02/11/2022
How to achieve more by doing less with Oliver Burkeman
Oliver Burkeman is the author of the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller Four Thousand Weeks, about embracing limitation and finally getting round to what counts, along with The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking and Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done. “We are dissuaded from doing things that add great value to our lives just to avoid discomfort.”For many years he wrote a popular column for the Guardian, 'This Column Will Change Your Life'. In his email newsletter The Imperfectionist, he writes about productivity, mortality, the power of limits and building a meaningful life in an age of distraction. He lives in the North York Moors. This episode is particularly special as it is the first that was LIVE on our app, Healthy Living by The Happy Pear!“We talk about not wanting to settle when we think we can do better… but we end up becoming a commitment-phobe and don’t realise that both of these are settling. One is settling for an imperfect human being and the other is denying yourself the pleasure of and benefits of a long term relationship… this doesn’t just apply to dating and it’s great to realise this so you stop making decisions motivated by this notion of a perfect outcome.”We had a wonderful conversation with Oliver, and members of the app got to ask their questions too. We spoke about the issues with time management, our inability to be in the present moment, how to achieve more by doing less, how the concept “to settle” isn’t always a negative thing, and the importance of leaning into discomfort, amongst many other things.We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did.Lots of Love,Dave & Steve xTo find out more about Oliver Burkeman and his work, check out: https://www.oliverburkeman.com/Produced by Sara Fawsitt & Sean Cahill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
80:31 25/10/2022
Groove Armada, From Music to Revolutionising the Food industry
“If you are worried about biodiversity or climate change, the single greatest point of agency you have is your food choices, and by deciding to buy this pizza rather than that pizza you have changed the game and you are part of the solution“Most of you might know Andy Cato as one of the duo, Groove Armada, the English electronic music band. Which achieved chart success with their singles "At the River", "I See You Baby" and "Superstylin'". Having released eight studio albums, four of which were charted in the UK Albums Charts Top 50.However, the other side of Andy, when he’s not traveling the world on tour, is a mixed arable and livestock farmer and co-founder of Wildfarmed. “Once you have seen this stuff you can’t unsee it.”17 years ago, at the age of 33, on his way back from a gig, Andy was reading an article about agriculture and climate change, and like most people he hadn’t made the link between climate change and how we grow our food. This article became the catalyst for Andy to make a change! Today Andy, is the first Englishman to be awarded the Chevalier L’Order Mérite de Agricole - the equivalent of a knighthood for services to agriculture. His unique Wildfarmed method brings the concept of rewilding to farming, combining the best of nature with modern technology to create thriving ecosystems and diverse, healthy soils.Now, Andy is on a mission to take what he’s learned and help other farmers adopt his Wildfarmed system so they can too can work towards restoring biodiversity and producing delicious food. How does Andy balance his fame and music career with being an award winning agriculturalist? What was life in the music industry like in those early years, how did he get into it? These are some of the questions we ask Andy and many more, diving deep into his farming journey. It was particularly special being able to record this episode on his farm.Enjoy!Get an exclusive 20% off the amazing online platform that is HEALF.com when you enter the promo code HEALTHYPEAR - Healf is where you will find only the best of the best health brands all vetted by their community and validated by experts. We love this platform, you can’t go wrong and it has all our favourite stuff covering the 4 pillars of heath: Eat Move Mind SleepLots of Love,Dave and Steve x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
94:53 19/10/2022
Raising kids and travelling the world - How to with Marty Penner
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a nomad? To live on the road? Moving from one adventure to the next? How about living on the road and raising a family? Something many of us would think is impossible! How would you educate your kids? Give them a sense of belonging and grounding? How would you finance this lifestyle? How would you retain friendships and community?Four years ago, our friend Marty and his family did just this! They packed what they could, sold the rest and left their home in Seattle for a life of adventure and learning on the road with their three kids. Instead of travelling to see places, they travel to find people! Building a network of creative and thoughtful families in fascinating places. In this episode we catch up with Marty in person, he explains how the decision to do such a move came about, and how he has managed to keep it up for the last four years and convincing many others to follow suit. Establishing their own boutique travel agency, Quartier Collective, which leverages the network they have created into short and long group travel events for families all over the world, blending learning, community and exploration with a deep sense of curiosity and gratitude. This episode will have you rethinking your next holiday, how you approach education, work and life balance. It will leave you with a whole new perspective on living as a family.Enjoy!Lots of love,Dave & Steve xTo find out more about Marty, his family and his travel agency check out their Instagram page: @quartiercollectiveProduced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
75:39 12/10/2022
Viking’s Valhalla lead actor, Sam Corlett
On one sunny sunrise swim back in 2019, all the way from Australia to our lovely little island, we met the handsome Sam Corlett, the star of the latest Viking’s series Valhalla.We approached this Viking-like being (he stood out from the rest of us Irish that’s for sure!) chatted and encouraged him to come join us for a swim again the next day, little did we know a pandemic would soon hit and this foreign man would enter our family circle and become more like a brother to us all.Fast forward 3 years and now Sam has hit the big screens, an international superstar, the lead of his own Netflix's show and in many ways only at the beginning of his journey. We decided it was time to sit down the three of us and discuss it all, life, wisdom, his journey, how we met, what’s next and what makes his soul truly vibrate.It’s so special to be able to share someones story who you are so close with, a beautiful conversation, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.Lots of Love,Dave & Steve This episode is sponsored by Vivobarefoot Footwear. Vivobarefoot Footwear have given our listeners an exclusive 20% discount when you enter the code HAPPYPEAR20  Genuinely these are the only shoes you will see Dave & Steve wearing!Produced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
74:58 05/10/2022
Playing the victim and manifestation with Roxie Nafousi
“You can manifest anything as long as you are the driving force behind it.”Have you heard of the number one best seller, Manifest: 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life by Roxie Nafousi? A book that will go down in history as one of those books that created a generational shift in perspective.This week we had the pleasure of having Roxie on our podcast. A single mother, with a colourful past of drug abuse and self doubt who managed to turn her life around and manifest the life she wanted.“Generally speaking how we feel is a choice, we can choose how we feel and how we respond to the world, that’s not to say that it is always easy too, and it’s not saying you shouldn’t allow yourself to process and feel negative emotions, but you choose whether you indulge in them, process them and let them go and make a conscious decision to choose a more empowering perspective.”Roxie Nafousi is a self-development coach, inspirational speaker, author, ambassador for the Mental Health Foundation and contributor to Kourtney Kardashian's wellness platform, POOSH. Roxie's commitment to transforming lives and helping to empower others with the tools they need to fulfill their potential has seen her become a renowned and respected figure in the wellness world. She has been named "The Manifesting Queen" by Forbes and “The A-Lists favourite manifestor” by The Sunday Times Style Magazine. A regular feature in many of the UK’s top publications, including British Vogue, Financial Times, The Times Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar & ELLE, to name a few, we caught up with her one Thursday morning to breakdown what it really means to manifest.“It’s really important to get out of the victim mindset, and thats why the term manifestation can really rub people up the wrong way.”A truly valuable episode for anyone out there, and a great reminder of how we can empower ourselves to get the best out of life.We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.Lots of Love,Dave and Steve xGet an exclusive 20% off the amazing online platform that is HEALF.com when you enter the promo code HEALTHYPEAR - Healf is where you will find only the best of the best health brands all vetted by their community and validated by experts. We love this platform, you can’t go wrong and it has all our favourite stuff covering the 4 pillars of heath: Eat Move Mind SleepProduced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
70:35 28/09/2022
Double Life Sentenced Prisoner to Ultra Athlete, a reflection on the meaning of life with John Mcavoy
His life is soon to be a Hollywood feature film, this is our second recording with the wonder that is John Mcavoy. Last episode was such a hit, we had to get him on again!What a character and inspiring human being, to go from serving life in the highest security prison at the age of 22 for armed robbery to a complete switch! Now an ultra athlete who recently turned Vegan! Last episode we went through his full back story, a breathtaking story that leaves you hanging on his every word.Since then we have become good friends, and in this episode we manage to go much deeper with John, into his philosophies of life, what keeps him ticking, his next adventures and how he now approaches sports after years of being an endurance athlete.What an infectious character with an amazing outlook on life we can all learn from.Enjoy!Lots of Love,Dave & Steve This episode is sponsored by Vivobarefoot Footwear. Vivobarefoot Footwear have given our listeners an exclusive 20% discount when you enter the code HAPPYPEAR20  Genuinely these are the only shoes you will see Dave & Steve wearing!Produced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
70:07 21/09/2022
Has spirituality replaced religion? with Gary Gorrow
Why is it so hard to self love?Why is suffering our best teacher?Why is it impossible to quieten the mind?Known as a ‘teacher of teachers’, this week we had the pleasure of speaking to Gary Gorrow, a Vedic Meditation Teacher, a Qualified Ayurvedic Health Coach, Mindfulness Expert and the Creator/Director of SOMA, a world class retreat in Byron Bay. Gary is also a highly sought after Consultant and High Performance Coach. With almost 20 years experience in the meditation space. He has worked with thousands of people from all walks of life and his services are sought after by some of the world’s leading companies for his innovative meditation and mindfulness programs. Gary is passionate about empowering people with techniques that enable them to re-engineer their lives inside and out. His approach synthesises the best of modern science and ancient consciousness based practices. His students come from a range of backgrounds and include Google, GWS Giants, celebrities, CEO’s, health practitioners, athletes, entrepreneurs, creatives, grandparents and children.This episode was a brilliant reminder for us to why we started on our meditation journey so many moons ago. Gary is truly a teacher of teachers, we hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did!Lots of Love,Dave & SteveGet an exclusive 20% off the amazing online platform that is HEALF.com when you enter the promo code HEALTHYPEAR - Healf is where you will find only the best of the best health brands all vetted by their community and validated by experts. We love this platform, you can’t go wrong and it has all our favourite stuff covering the 4 pillars of heath: Eat Move Mind SleepProduced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
83:38 14/09/2022
Let’s take the anxiety out of sleep! with Russel Foster
Why do we have a biological clock?Do you struggle to get up in the morning?Does sleep affect men differently to women?How do you know you are getting enough sleep?Is there a link between sleep disruption and mental health?“Most people don’t have a sleeping problem, they have an anxiety problem”Born in Aldershot in 1959, Russell Foster is an award winning professor of circadian neuroscience at Oxford and the director of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. For his discovery of non-rod, non-cone ocular photoreceptors he received numerous awards including the Zoological Society scientific medal. He has written numerous books, his latest being -  Life Time: The New Science of the Body Clock, and How It Can Revolutionize Your Sleep and Health.According to Russell, when it comes to sleep one glove does not fit all. The notion that we need “8 hours of sleep per day” to be healthy is nonsense says Russell. There are numerous factors that interplay to create a good nights sleep and each one of us is unique to the other.Russell wants to remove the anxiety associated with sleep and get down to the root of why we sleep the way we do. “To understand if you are getting enough sleep the first thing is to ask yourself are you not feeling able to function optimally during the day? Do you need an alarm clock? Does it take you a long time to get up? Do you feel sluggish? Do you need caffeine? Do you need a nap? On your time off do you oversleep? Are you irritable? It’s listening to our bodies! And listening to it carefully as the tired brain can delude itself to think that it’s not tired.In this episode Russell breaks down the biological clock and circadian rhythm, why certain people are morning people vs night owls, how waking up in the night isn’t necessarily a bad thing, how sleep and mental health are linked, how morning light vs evening light effects us and how different types of work could go against our sleep requirements.He really covers it all and will put you at ease if you consider yourself someone who struggles with sleep.A fascinating episode - Enjoy!Lots of Love,Dave & SteveTo find out more about Russell Foster and his work, check out his latest book Life Time: The New Science of the Body Clock, and How It Can Revolutionize Your Sleep and Health.This episode is sponsored by Vivobarefoot Footwear. Vivobarefoot Footwear have given our listenders an exclusive 20% discount when you enter the code HAPPYPEAR20  Genuinely these are the only shoes you will see Dave & Steve wearing!Produced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
82:48 07/09/2022
Female Hormones - is the lack of medical studies ruining women’s health?
We have come to the end of our series of mash-up episodes, and what better way to go out with a bang than with an episode like this!An incredibly important topic. That as a man I (Stephen here) am ashamed to say is not taken more seriously… We have had a number of female health specialists on our podcast, from period pains, menopause, perimenopause to fertility. And what we found amazing is how complex it all is, and perhaps polarising?Should you take the pill, should you not? Should you take HRT, should you not? Should you eat differently to a man? Should you exercise in the same way a man does? The list goes on…There are many different opinions and the one thing we have come to the conclusion is that not all the information is made easily available to women so they can make informed choices for themselves… It also makes you wonder are we lacking in the full picture, why does women’s health bring up so many opposing opinions?So today I would like to bring you on a journey, a journey all about hormones and women's health and what we know from the studies that have been done. We have taken extracts from some of the female experts we have had to date on this podcast, and broken down the potential health risks, symptoms, natural remedies, and medical interventions that could massively improve a female's life and in some cases even prevent much more serious health risks. We hope that after listening to this episode, you, as a woman, can feel much more informed to make the right choices when it comes to hormones. Or to any men listening you gain a better understanding of what a female has to go through and can be better support for your mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, and colleagues. This really is an episode for everyone!Such an important topic, enjoy!Lots of Love,Dave & Steve xProduced by Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
97:19 31/08/2022
3 Life lessons you wish you had learnt in school
Think of an argument or confrontation you had last year - Do you remember what was said or how it made you feel?The last time you were with a family member or a friend - were you fully present or on your phone or distracted at all?How much of your time do you spend on tasks, activities, and with people that align with your values and your happiness? Welcome to this week's podcast mash-up, where we take you on a slightly different journey… A journey of self-improvement. Dave has taken exerts from 3 of his favourite podcast guests (so far) and put them into this one episode for you. Curating them into 3 lessons, that we believe will be super beneficial to you and anyone else you know! So sit back, listen, take note and let us know if you got as much out of it as we did! And if you have any feedback for us please email in on podcast@thehappypear.ie Lots of love,Dave & Steve  Produced by Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
77:56 23/08/2022
THE 5 Hidden Health Hacks
Do you snore, have asthma, struggle to focus?Do you have corns, bunions, feet pain, ankle, knee, hip or lower back pain?Do you have a strong immune system? How often do you find yourself ill per year?In this week's podcast mash-up, we take the best of the best from all our health-focused episodes so far: we highlight the lesser-known but potentially incredibly important health hacks that could help your life.The remarkable thing is, all of these are FREE: from walking barefoot (Tony Riddle) and nasal breathing (Patrick McKeown); to putting your hands in organic soil (Zach Bush) and deliberately changing seating positions throughout the day (Katy Bowman), simple things can support our health so we want as many people as possible to know about them.Get ready for a tidal wave of health hacks - let us know if you find any of them useful! Lots of Love,Dave and SteveProduced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean CahillCheckout Vivobarefoot Footwear and avail of 20% discount when you enter the code HAPPYPEAR20 - Genuinely the only shoes you will see Dave & Steve wearing! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
102:19 16/08/2022
Great sex for life!
Let's talk SEX!The taboos, intimacy, pornography, vulnerability, communication, monogamy, infidelity, pleasure, orgasms, erectile dysfunction and so much more...How can we fit so much into one episode you might wonder? Well, we did it again, we decided to make life easier for you by taking the best nuggets from our series on Sex, Pleasure and Relationships and we put it into one bite-sized episode for you!This topic is fascinating! We all do it and yet we seem to only talk about it publicly when it comes to fertility. Despite the fact that "90% of sex is for pleasure" - Dan SavageSo why is this? Why can't we have good honest conversations without feeling the need to crack a joke or only talk top-level stuff?And yet according to the Huffington Post, more people watch porn than they do Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu combined.With this kind of stats, you'd think we would be talking about sex all the time.In this episode, we explore this lack of communication, we gain some great advice on how to improve our own sex lives, have orgasms, reduce erectile dysfunction and so much more...A winning episode. Enjoy!Lots of Love,Dave & Steve xWe would love to hear your feedback! Write to us at podcast@thehappypear.ie and we will read out selects in the intro of each episode.Checkout Vivobarefoot Footwear and avail of 20% discount when you enter the code HAPPYPEAR20 - Genuinely the only shoes you will see Dave & Steve wearing!Produced by Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
80:59 09/08/2022
The cheapest way to live to 100?
Welcome to this week's episode! You are in for a treat… we have done the work for you this week by taking some of the BEST bits from our community series and distilling them into one clear message!Utopia is achievable! You better believe it!This episode is packed with so much amazing information. It will leave you in deep thought - the good kind! Community has been the backbone of our lives and our business. We would not have succeeded without it. Investing in true friendships that nurture our souls, encourage us to be better versions of ourselves and be true to ourselves has always been important to us. We would not be the people we are today or have succeeded in anyway without our community.So we decide to dig deeper and invite guest speakers to our podcast who virtually specialise on the topic.However, what we didn’t expect is how much we would learn. We were amazed by our guests who took us on a much deeper journey than we expected, from explorers who have emersed themselves in indigenous tribes, searched far and wide for the longest living and healthiest people, mother earth herself imparting her wisdom, trailblazers who have taken action and created their own localised community… to journalists and the importance of talking to strangers!A fascinating subject we will forever be exploring. We hope you find this episode enlightening and with a yearning to learn more.Lots of Love,Dave & SteveProduced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
75:10 02/08/2022
How modern moving is ageing us - with Katy Bowman
“Movement is a giant circle of a diagram, it’s any time you change the shape of your body or even the tissues within your body. Exercise is a specific type of movement… you do it to a mode, or a specific time frame… I am just trying to get people to think differently as we are so sedentary culturally that to exercise every day seems like a tone of movement… but we really require a tremendous amount more than just 1 hour a day and it really needs to be distributed better throughout the day.”Why you might ask is this necessary?To be able to use our bodies in the future! To be physically fit enough to be able to do the tasks we do now in the future. “You have to water your garden so it continues to produce”, by continuously moving in different dynamic ways throughout the day “you nourish your tissues”.This week we had the pleasure of speaking to bio-mechanist Katy Bowman, bestselling author, speaker, and a leader in the Movement movement. Katy is changing the way we move and think about our need for movement. Katy’s eight books, include the groundbreaking Move Your DNA, have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide. Bowman teaches movement globally and speaks about sedentarism and human movement ecology to academic and scientific audiences. She has worked with companies like Patagonia, Nike, and Google as well as a wide range of non-profits and other communities, sharing her “move more, move more body parts, move more for what you need” message. Her movement education company, Nutritious Movement, is based in Washington State, where she lives with her family.And to honour this weeks guest, Vivo have granted our listeners a 20% discount on their footwear! 25% of our muscles are from our ankles down, there are more nerve endings per square centimeter in the foot than any other part of the body, and yet we bind them and put a thick sole under them so they feel nothing.Vivo footwear is part of the solution! Designed wide to provide natural stability, thin to enable you to feel more, and flexible to help you build your natural strength from the ground up. Studies show that foot strength increases by 60% in a matter of months just by walking around in them.We have been wearing Vivo’s for the last 5 years when we first discovered the importance of foot strength and flexibility! We highly recommend Vivo’s and if you try them and don’t like them, they have a100-day free trail so you can return them and get your money back!Simply go to their website https://www.vivobarefoot.com/ and type in the discount code HAPPYPEAR20 to avail of your 20% discount!Enjoy!Lots of Love,Dave and SteveTo learn more about Katy and her work check out her website: https://www.nutritiousmovement.com/Checkout Vivo Footwear and avail of 20% discount when you enter the code HAPPYPEAR20 Genuinely the only shoes you will see Dave & Steve wearing! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
82:45 27/07/2022
Supermodels, business and finding your true self with Elle Macpherson
This week’s guest needs no real introduction, we were delighted to have Australian supermodel, businesswoman, tv host, actress and our friend, Elle Macpherson on the podcast!“I was pretty much paid to be whatever they wanted to be, and I was really good at it, but striving to be excellent in my job it distanced me from the capacity to get to know myself, dissociation of who I am and who I was supposed to be… as I have matured I have come to realise that the real joy in life is this authentic way of being which is - what I think what I feel what I do - being all aligned.”Eleanor Nancy Macpherson, is possibly best known for her record breaking front cover appearance on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in the 1980s, leading to her nickname "The Body”. Having carved out a modelling, TV and acting career, Elle is now also at the forefront of the wellbeing industry with her natural health brand, Welleco. Elle came to stay with us for a couple of days, being a fellow vegan and lover dips in the sea, chats, walks and movement, needless to say we had a wonderful time.An excellent conversationalist we were fascinated listening to all her stories and nuggets of wisdom. Now nearly 60 it is safe to say she has lived many lives! From substance abuse, divorces, too discovering her true self. She is an inspiring, intelligent, charming and insightful person - this is a great episode that will make you reflect and hopefully get you motivated!Enjoy!Lots of Love,Dave & SteveTo learn more about Elle and her work visit: https://welleco.eu/Produced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
80:10 20/07/2022
Psychological Safety and it effects your personal and professional life with Justin Caffrey
“Psychologically safe teams is where everybody feels okay to speak up… sometimes the greatest ideas will come from the quietest voices.”This week we had the pleasure to sit with our friend, confident and one of Europe's leading minds in resilience, leadership, business strategy, psychological safety and practical neuroscience - Justin Caffrey!“When people negotiate, everyone wants to win… most people struggle when it’s quiet, when there’s a void someone will fill it… so if you are able to go in calm, conscious of your breath and slowing down… you create this void and the other person filling the void will impart information that often results in you winning the negotiation…”Justin has taught and coached global talent for over twenty-five years, building and selling million-dollar businesses. His popular YouTube channel has had over 1 million views teaching his techniques.Holding a Master's in Psychological Interventions using Neuroscience and Mindfulness from University College Dublin. Justin is also trained as a Psychotherapeutic Coach, an Accredited Wellness coach from the Mayo Institute and is a Certified Investment Fund Director. Not to mention he is one of only a handful of Westerners to complete the grueling Masters Training with the Yamabushi in the remote mountains of Shonai in Japan!In 2010, at the peak of his career as a dynamic CEO having founded multiple investment firms, Justin’s son Joshua died - just before his first birthday. Business carried on as normal until 2014, when Justin had what turned out to be a panic attack in the middle of a crucial meeting. He had failed to grieve his son’s death. In the year that followed his life and health started to unravel. The cause was not Joshua’s death, but the trigger. The CEO had lacked the psychological safety to speak about his emotions and vulnerabilities, no matter the situation.It would be 2016 before Justin started talking about his vulnerabilities publicly. Fearing it would be a career-ending moment, Justin spoke about the psychological vulnerability he encountered after his son's death and the constant barrage of negative self-talk. Awaiting judgement, he received only praise and gratitude. Colleagues, clients, and strangers all found something within his words.Justin is a skilled storyteller narrating his professional and personal journey in a way that everyone from boardroom to kitchen tables can relate to . We all have difficult events in life, he shares how losing his son at the peak of his city career, was ultimately a blessing, and how we can all turn around any challenges we face in life. Despite the tragedy of his son’s death, this episode will leave you feeling hopeful, broaden your awareness of what it truly means to feel safe in your personal and work environment, and of course for any founders, leaders and CEO’s out there, how to get the best out of your employees!Enjoy!Lots of love,Dave and SteveTo find out more about Justin and his work visit his site: https://www.justincaffrey.com/Produced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
105:10 13/07/2022
Listen to your Gut - it has the answer with Dr Will Bulsiewicz
Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (or "Dr. B") is an award-winning gastroenterologist, internationally recognised gut health expert and the New York Times-bestselling author of Fiber Fueled and The Fiber Fueled Cookbook. “The factor that most people are missing and that the food system is not going to give us, is to eat a wider variety of plants… studies have proven that the people with the healthiest guts were eating at least 30 varieties of plants a week… so stop counting macros, stop counting calories, stop counting grams of fibre and start counting plants!”Dr B sits on the Scientific Advisory Board and is US Medical Director of ZOE, has authored more than twenty articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, has given more than forty presentations at national meetings, presented to Congress and the USDA, and has taught over 10,000 students how to heal and optimise their gut health.Needless to say, when it comes to gut health, he knows what he is talking about!We go deep into the effects the gut has on our moods, our emotional health, and our physical wellbeing, from the micro to the macro!You’ll come out of it with a whole new perspective on how to approach your health.Enjoy!Lots of Love,Dave and SteveTo find out more about Dr B and his work check out his Instagram @theguthealthmd and his website theplantfedgut.comProduced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
86:45 05/07/2022