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Season 2 Episode 7 – Nicole

On this weeks episode i sit down with Nicole Gaffey, at the start of the pandemic Nicole decided to journal her weight loss journey and her page has blossomed since, 

We chat through all things social media the good the bad the ugly and why she thinks Instagram and Facebook should be held accountable for their users. We talk about her responsibilities as an influencer and more importantly to her younger followers and why there should be an age limit to TikTok and Instagram.

We talk about the loss of her friend and the crippling anxiety that comes with grief and how a doctors appointment led her down the path of exercise to help with her mental health. 

Nicole is an all round girl next door, a fantastic role model for young women, she puts everything into her page with her followers at the forefront of everything she does, Its the reason she has amassed over 10,000 followers in one year. 

In a world full of influencers be like Nicole. 

Season 2 Episode 6 – Sinéad

On this week episode I sit down with Sinead Barry. Let me start by saying at point during our conversation

Sinead asked me if i was okay, that sums up Sinead. This episode was extremely difficult, I could not contain my emotions and wept openly throughout, Sinead is a special kind of person , so strong and dedicated, dedicated to her family, to Mike and to keeping Mikes memory alive.

On the 23rd March 2019 after a short illness and at 32 years of age Mike passed away surrounding by Sinead and his family, leaving Sinead and their children behind.

Sinead shares some wonderful memories with me but most importantly Sinead shares Mike with me a man who put Sinead, their children and their dreams first, a joker and his no nonsense approach “It is what it is ” attitude. 

Mike was a forward thinker and when Mikes sister got in touch to DIYSOS to finish their dream home I have no doubt Mike was there at the side-lines watching down on them.

As she watches the sunrise with her coffee every morning she is very aware it is all very surreal and bittersweet.

With Mikes anniversary coming up next week I am very grateful to you Sinead, so Follow, follow the sun and which way the wind blows when this day is done. 

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Season 2 Episode 5 – Anne

On this week’s episode I sit down with Anne Cummins, Anne is a wife, a mother, a sister and an aunt, my aunt.

I always wanted to sit down with Anne, as a child I always remember her big personality, always kind and so welcoming.

We chat about her life born into a huge family in the tenements of Dublin, an era where money meant nothing where people didn’t look at each differently because what you had was shared.

We chat about how family is most important and how now and over the past few years she has relied on her brothers and sisters more than ever.

We talk about her Dermot and the man he was, how Parkinson’s destroyed their dreams and the awful decision  made for Dermot to go to a nursing home.

We talk about the painful, difficult fair deal process and how she couldn’t cope if Dermot was alive today during covid.

We talk about her beautiful daughters, her love of bingo and the absolute carry on of their come dine with me nights.

This is a lovely listen, Ann has the kindest soul which she attributes to Dermot and her mantra of if you have nothing nice to say…… say nothing

Season 2 Episode 4 – Paul

On this week’s episode I sit down with Paul Kinsella, I have one word for Paul, Tenacious.

I came across Paul on Instagram where he shares his home and life with Penny and Mark.

Paul is so open and honest as we chat through his beautiful relationship with his best friend his mom, moving on and finding love and support in a new family.

We chat through him travelling the world as a dancer, meeting Mark, falling in love, that engagement and his Penny.

We talk about what May 22nd  2015 really meant to him, his future with Mark and their plans for children.

It’s silly to say but Paul left me feeling warm and fuzzy, someone to have in your corner just a really good guy everything a dad should be and what a dad he is going to be…

Season 2 Episode 3 – Brandon & Aaron

On this week’s episode I sit down with Brandon and Aaron, at just 16 years of age it was a transition year project that found Brandon and a friend organise a sleep out in Donaghmede to help families dealing with homelessness, born from his own acquittances with homelessness Brandon set up Dublin homeless awareness.

You have to forgive me for contently mentioning their age but the fact is that these kids are doing more for the rough sleepers in Dublin than our own government. They are extremely respectful of their service users but from experience take no nonsense, they are selfless, brave and dedicated.

This Podcast has been the most eye opening of all, it is very easy for us to not look outside our bubble, this crisis is very real so if you can help, please do.

Season 2 Episode 2- Tracy

On this week’s episode I sit down with Tracy Lally, Tracy is a makeup artist, Tracy is a sister a daughter a wife but above all Tracy is a mum.

Tracy’s raw emotion broke my heart last Christmas as she gave her followers a glimpse into her life as a co parent.

It is her first time to open up like this and I am so thankful she did it with me, we talk about the beginning of her pregnancy on Tilly and the struggle she faced with this and the fact that she just didn’t enjoy it.

I love the fact that she is so open and honest about her journey with Tilly’s happiness and security at the forefront of everything she does.

Her resilience and strength knows no bounds, she tells me she couldn’t have done this without the support of her family and simply glows when she talks about Paul.

We hope you enjoy this story and if you find yourself in a similar situation we hope this story helps.

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Season 2 Episode 1- Saoirse & Carmel

On this week’s episode I sit down with mother and daughter duo Carmel and Saoirse, with only 22 years between them they have a uniquely close relationship.

Carmel tells me about her shock pregnancy on Saoirse, finding out she was pregnant on her graduation day as her waters brake as she is headed into the great hall.

We chat through the trauma of her delivery and dealing with a series of horrible medical events that followed them through the years, with Carmel being accused of having Munchausen, of being an over anxious mother and the threat of social services.

They  tell me about the mixed emotions of finally getting the diagnosis they sought for so many years – Cerebral Palsy.

Saoirse tells me how this deeply affected her mental health, how she never felt good enough, sick enough, disabled enough, but also tells me how she came through it the other side , starting and growing a beautiful business with her mother and what the future holds.

These woman are as lovely as they are articulate, their relationship is very beautiful they have been through the mill and back again you can’t help but feel love for them , I wish them nothing but success and health in the future. 

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Episode 12 – The Roche Sisters

On this week’s episode I sit down with the Roche sisters, three sisters who have a very special bond, their story is a story of strength, positivity and selflessness.

These woman are power houses, they run a hugely successful business and family whilst overcoming the hurdles life has thrown at them.

A start up business nearly abandoned when at the same time middle sister Karla is diagnosed for the second time with Cancer , Karla’s prognosis this time however is 6 months to live or a stem cell transplant, with her two sisters stepping up in the hope they are a match.

We chat through the early years as sisters and the carry on that lead to Karla nearly being expelled from school right through to the horror of her first diagnosis and the first thoughts that went through her head.

We talk about her leaving it all behind for Spain with her boyfriend Anto and her beloved dogs, we talk about the gruelling flight the others had to take to break the bad news.

We chat through the journey of Katie being a match and Kristine holding down the fort, maintaining the business to keep them all afloat.

This story cannot be told without the glue that holds it together their Mammy Gina, I am in complete awe at her strength and in their own words the girls would be lost without her. This truly is a lovely story of family and we hope you enjoy.

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Episode 10 – Chantelle

On this week’s episode a beautiful young lady sits before me, she is full of nerves , she tells me she doesn’t know what to say and doesn’t understand why you the listener would be interested in her story.

I have no words for Chantelle’s strength, at just 24 years of age she is a mother of two and a guardian of 4. We chat through losing her dad to prison at 3 months and losing him again to cancer at 10. We discuss the years of abuse she suffered at the hands of bullies who tried to tear her apart with mental torture and verbal attacks.

But Chantelle wasn’t alone in her journey, with 3 woman behind her , Maureen, her nanny and her mother Kelly, a woman who she describes as hearing her before seeing her, A woman who touched every person she met.

These woman got her through those terrible times, but then tragedy struck for the third time, Kelly her mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer  and at the age of 40 died leaving 4 children behind.

This is a story of how a community rallies and a young girl who day by day is trying to fulfil her mother’s dying wishes.

This was the most difficult to date there was lots of tears and lots of pauses, her story to so raw but truly inspirational and needs to be heard. We hope you enjoy it.

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Episode 9 – Deborah

On this week’s episode I am joined by Deborah.

Deborah is an entrepreneur , a powerhouse in her own right but don’t mistake her for a boss bitch. Deborah is the youngest of the Wheeler sisters. 3 sisters who run beauty salons across Dublin, When I asked for your feedback on who to sit with Deborah’s name popped up several times and 2 minutes into sitting down with her I understand why she radiates glamour and positivity she is softly spoken and a joy to listen to.

She is very open and honest with her struggles with anxiety and crippling fear of panic attacks, but more importantly how she sought help to overcome these, her drive, resilience and ability to overcome, determine her success, a success she puts down to her two sisters, Karen and Elaine 2 women that no matter what always have her back.

We chat through the ups and downs of running a business especially during Covid. We chat about her husband Wayne as she lights up when she tells me about her wedding in Italy.

We chat through her favourite products and how she would love to get her hands on J-Lo’s face.

As I said she truly is a joy to listen to and to steal her phrase someone who puts a little bit of sunshine in your life.

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