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Season 3 Episode 16 – Paul Stenson

On this week’s episode, I sit down with Paul Stenson.

This is an emotionally charged episode, 15 minutes in I want to reach across the table and hug him.

As Paul sit across from me I soon find out that behind the Charleville lodge Paul and the white moose café Paul, is a man who has struggled for a very long time, struggled with his shame of being gay, struggled with adoption and struggled with alcohol.

Paul talks to me about these struggles and how with the help of a counselor he channeled these struggles into positives and into a hugely successful business with his solely owned white moose cafés.

We talk about the controversy and the PR stunts that have resulted in him and never having to pay a penny for advertising.

The Irish Times once described Paul as being the charmless proprietor of the publicity-hungry Charleville lodge but Paul is utterly charming simply someone who has coined the art of not giving a shit.

Paul thank you for sitting down with me and letting us get to know you that bit better

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Season 3 Episode 12 – Ruth

On this week’s episode, I sit down that Ruth Barry.

This was one of the most eye-opening sit down’s I have ever had.

Ruth wears her story well, no longer in active addiction, Ruth has encountered more tragedies than bears thinking.

When she was just 11 years of age Ruth’s sister, her idol, dies in a horrific incident that rocked Ruth’s family and started her on her journey of self-destruction and addiction.

Ruth faced tragedy after tragedy through her years in addiction and it was while in prison that Ruth made the decision to get clean and threw herself into every opportunity prison life gave her to get sober.

Ruth’s story is as heartbreaking as it is powerful, the woman in front of me fought her way out of addiction and saved herself with the tools prison gave her, She continues to save herself every day with the help of good people, running, and Reiki but above all the love of her children.

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Season 3 Episode 11 – Fiona

Trigger warning this weeks episode we talk about suicide.

On this week’s episode I sit down with Fiona Sheridan. Fiona talks to me about her Kieth

Kieth by all means was a wonderful man, he was the life and soul and a person you want to be around to have a good time but, Keith suffered with his mental health. His anxiety destroyed his life.

As a boyfriend and a husband he doted over Fiona and they traveled the world together and was always by her side. A breakdown and later struggles with conceiving, IVI and possibly IVF put huge pressures on them both and resulted in Keith dying before they had the chance to conceive.

There is no anger in Fiona, she knows now that Keith is free, she is consumed by the memories of Keith but won’t talk about what ifs. She is now trying to find yourself again going forward without Keith and their imperfectly perfect life.

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Season 3 Episode 10 – Sabrina Hill

On this week’s episode, I sit down with Sabrina Hill.

Sabrina is one of the hardest-working people I know. She’s a business owner, a single mum and a TV personality but above all, she is a wonderful person.

I ask Sabrina about her life before Instagram, becoming pregnant on Aaron and why she got into hairdressing, and her journey to Kopper.  

Sabrina tells me about her ups and downs and how CBT therapy saved her life in her 20s and the lessons she has learned that have made it to the Sabrina she is today.  We talk about her people, her ride or die her friends and we chat about her lovely parents Sabrina‘s attitude is infectious and I know the best is yet to come.

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Season 3 Episode 9 – Patrick James

On this weeks episode I sit down with Patrick James.

From the moment I met Patrick he had me in stitches but behind his fabulous personality lies a horrific story of a house fire that left 33% of his body burnt. While Patrick was left was physical scars his parents suffered mentally and turned to alcohol which resulted in all four children taken into care.

When Patrick‘s father died shortly afterwards, Patrick‘s mother gave up the alcohol and worked to get all the children back but making the ultimate sacrifice with the baby of the family.

Patrick tells me about finding solace in stage school and then going on to win the voice of Ireland, as I said Patrick is simply fabulous he has never let his life tragedies define him as he says there’s no point in going through it all to end up living in the past.

NEW: – Why not check this episode out on Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni8TCLwN-dc

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Season 3 Episode 7 – Dwayne & Karl

On this week’s episode I sit down with Dwayne Edgar and Karl Taffe, cofounders of the inner-city Running club.

There is a certain je ne sais quoi about these lads and you would be wrong for saying it’s far from je ne sais quoi they were reared but that’s exactly how they were reared. 

What these two guys have cannot be taught in any school but in the community they were brought up, in the flats in Dublin’s inner city.

Dwayne and Karl are two of the cleverest, determined young man I have ever met and I thoroughly enjoyed sitting down with them as they spoke about their club and how their members have become friends and family and, how the running club has helped them become the people they are today. 

Two messers, this conversation is full of laughs but also from the heart this isn’t just any running club, this is the In The Inner city running club.

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Season 3 Episode 6 – Katie

On this week’s episode I sit down with Katie Keyes. This is Katie’s first time to sit down to talk about April story and her nervous laughter come through as a coping mechanism as she articulates April’s journey.

Just before April’s third birthday, she is diagnosed with neuroblastoma. 

The treatment plan resulted in April been cancer free in the January, only to relapse in the match and 14 days after her seventh birthday April suffered a massive stroke on Friday the 13th 2019.

Katie was extremely nervous going into this and it took a lot for her to sit down with me but she handled it with so much strength and courage. 

Stay strong Katie, I will always keep you, April and Graham in my thoughts and prayers.

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Season 3 Episode 5 – Julie aka Twins & Me

On this week’s episode I sit down with Julie Haynes also known as Twins And Me. Julie is one of Instagram‘s biggest personalities but behind this persona has been the hardest three years of Julie‘s life, her hopes of a new life with her partner and babies dashed because of a Visa issue and when her partner decides to go and leave, Julie is left homeless and heartbroken.

Julie’s followers not only love her but loved watching her relationship with her dad Mick. So when back in February when Julie announced her father’s passing the devastation for Julie was palpable but with all this going, lurking in the background where people who only wanted to try and take Julie down.

They slammed her every move, constantly judging her and making vicious comments about her and even about her father’s funeral.

To those  people I hope this gives you to some insight into Julie’s life over the past three years.

Julie keep going, you are your dad’s legacy and I wish you, the twins, your mum and Sean all the very best

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Season 3 Episode 4 – Amy

Hello everyone my name is Rebecca Kelly and your listening to the everywhere we go podcast on this week’s episode I sit down with Amy Lowry.

Amy’s story is one of pain, anguish and heartbreak but it is also a story of resilience, strength and determination.

It begins when Amy‘s new life in Australia is cut short when her mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer and Amy leaves everything behind to care for her including her future husband Gavin. Roles are reversed for Amy and her mum, her mum who usually was a pillar of strength turn to Amy to care for her. 

After the death of her mother Amy and Gavin took themselves to come to Canada returning only to marry in Ireland two years later in 2019 Amy noticed some lumps in her hand she received a shocking diagnosis and on the 18th of March Amy had surgery to remove her hand however, Amy story is only beginning and in a couple of weeks Amy is due to get her bionic arm that will change your life for the better.

Amy will be the bionic woman but to me she is already superwoman. Amy I cannot wait to see what the future holds for you, the future is bright and you as a shining star.

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Season 3 Episode 3 – Neilo

On this week’s episode I sit down with Neilo Kelly.

Neilo was diagnosed with Ataxia CP which is a type of Cerebral Palsy that effects Neilo’s talking, movement, posture and balance. 

You may think that this diagnosis holds Neilo back but, Neilo is a pocket rocket he is one of the most determined people I have ever met.

From asking his parents to put him into mainstream school, doing his leaving cert, getting not only his driving licence but his forklift licence, Neilo is the epitome of the saying if you put your mind to anything you can do it.

Neilo you are a credit to your Mam and dad as they are you and I hope one day you will find your happy ever after