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Curiosity & Consciousness Podcast

Curiosity & Consciousness Podcast

Author: Karen Maloney

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The intention of this podcast is to help us to open our minds, get curious about ourselves and begin to take radical responsibility for our lives. Only by continually showing up for ourselves, can we release what no longer serves us and raise our vibration and consciousness levels. We have the power to consciously create our lives but we need to 'wake up' to this fact before we can begin the process.
Believe it or not, life is always happening for us. Everything serves a purpose but only by bringing a new level of awareness or perspective, can the insights and truths be revealed to us.
We're more than just this physical, mental and emotional body. Our essence is as an energetic being and we operate on a much higher vibrational level. Hopefully some of these conversations will help you to connect more to your own inner truth, raise your consciousness and notice the support of the universe which is available to all of us.
It is my experience that when we are disconnected from our true selves, we can never fully feel alive, authentic and live in the present moment.
Hopefully the conversations will help us to begin to surrender, trust and gain new insights and perspectives on our lives. It is a process and a unique journey for each of us, so my invitation to you is to get curious and open up to the possibility that you are being supported and guided every step of the way! I'm excited for the conversations that will take place on this platform and I welcome you along on the journey!
"The way out, is to go within".
22 Episodes
This week I'm joined by Keith Wilson aka The Chocolate Shaman. Keith spent his early adult life as a geologist, cave-exploring adventurer, and inventor.  Over time, his passion shifted to the practical use of medicinal herbs, and he developed skills in many forms of body work. In the 1980’s and 90’s he joined a meditation and channelling group where he honed his skills as a processing intuitive, helping himself and his clients work through their personal issues and blocks. In 2003, he arrived in Guatemala where he met the Cacao Spirit. She invited him on an adventure to rediscover what ancient Central and South American societies knew and celebrated. Pure, Ceremonial Grade Cacao has the power to open the heart, clear the mind, and produce a joyful and gentle euphoria that makes all of life's spiritual, creative and productive endeavours easier and more fun.   Keith began experimenting with cacao, hand grinding small batches and sharing it with friends and clients. Their reactions were profoundly positive, and often mingled with disbelief; “Really, what did you put in that drink?” This positive response led Keith to invite people to cacao ceremonies for group processing work. It was during these first ceremonies that he became known as “The Chocolate Shaman.” Soon after Keith built a cacao workshop on his property in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala, where his cacao is still made today. From its spiritual beginnings, Keith is expanding the use of cacao to the creative and business worlds. Demonstrating that pure, ceremonial grade cacao helps everything flow effortlessly, intuitively and enjoyably, whether it be a cacao ceremony, a budget planning session, writing, painting, a sales call, meditation, software development, yoga or a jog in the park.
"Focus on creating healthy habits and not restrictions. There is nothing more sustainable than that". This week I'm joined by Claire Grady who is a qualified Nutritional Therapist and advocate for healthy eating & lifestyle medicine. She graduated in 2013 from the College of Naturopathic Medicine and is an active member of Nutritional Therapists of Ireland.  Claire is the owner of ANU Wellness, a client-centered, functional medicine Nutritional Therapy practice based in Galway. At ANU Wellness Claire focuses on individualized nutrition and lifestyle recommendations to help people achieve optimal health and wellbeing of the mind, body and spirit. Claire is passionate about using food as medicine and the tradition of using herbs to help her clients achieve their individual health and wellness goals.  Women's health is an area close to Claire's heart and she strives to use her knowledge and education to empower women take care of themselves so that they can in turn care for others. Women are ever changing throughout their lives and educating women on how their bodies’ work and how we can look after our health through food and lifestyle choices plays a big role in her Nutritional Therapy practice.  Personally, Claire is no stranger to the challenges and struggles of maintaining a healthy balance in order to achieve her own health and wellness goals and is always willing to share her personal insight while walking her own wellness path. After all those who have struggled the most have the most to teach us.  
In this week's episode I share some simple tips to help you rewire your brain and start your day in a more empowering way! It's all about consistency and doing these little hacks has completely changed me from 'not a morning person' (the story I used to tell myself!); to absolutely loving my morning time to get myself centred and set the tone for the day!
"You are you. You are not a condition, a story or a label". This week I'm chatting to Donna Kennedy, who is a 5 times best-selling author, psychologist, business and life coach, founder of the Women’s Empowerment Summit and a highly sought after professional speaker. She regularly features in national and international media as an expert in the areas of personal and business development and she has given seminars to thousands of people and companies worldwide. Her work has also been recognised and cited in international journals by leading organisations and faculties. Donna experienced several challenges in her early years but overcame those challenges against all odds. At one point in her life her confidence was so low that she was afraid to walk across the street on her own. Now she is a confident woman who says yes to life and embraces opportunity.
"When I dropped my story, my life changed". This week on the podcast, I'm joined by Brian Pennie who on the 8th of October 2013, experienced his first day clean after 15 years of chronic heroin addiction. Instead of perceiving his addiction as a failure, he embraced a second chance at life and went to university to study the intricacies of human behaviour. Since then, he has become a speaker, writer, PhD student, self-development coach, and lecturer in Trinity College and University College Dublin. With a relentless belief that we are what we think, his mission is to show people that change is possible, demonstrating actionable steps through a lived experience.
This week on the show, it's just me! I'm talking about the power of gratitude and how this simple, free tool is available to all of us. I share a personal story as well where this superpower helped me to face what was happening in my life, and feel the feelings during a really difficult time, instead of bolting the other way and blocking it out (which I would have done previously!). Truly it is a little bit of magic, but the power is in using it and not just thinking about it! Start a daily gratitude practice now.
This week I'm joined by Yasmin Boland who is an award-winning astrologer and moonologer, and a best-selling Hay House author. For nearly 20 years, she has been teaching people how to set powerful intentions at the time of the New Moon and how to release negativity at the time of the Full Moon. Put it all together and she says you have one heck of a powerful recipe for making your dreams come true. Working with the moon is more or less about using the magic of the lunar cycle in tandem with the law of attraction. It’s quite possibly a secret missing ingredient in your manifesting and it’s very easy to add to your life! It will connect you to the cosmos and maybe even the Divine. It can make you a conscious creator and an unstoppable force for good. Use the Moon as your cosmic timer. /
This week I'm joined by Fiona Brennan who is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness, and NLP practitioner, Mental Health expert on Today FM, TEDx speaker Blogger and an Ambassador for Positivity in the media. Building on her success, in 2016 Fiona launched her online, five-star rated, hypnotherapy programme which now helps people all over the world. Her first book is the best-selling 'The Positive Habit' it is published by Ireland's leading non-fiction publishers and is endorsed by Jack Canfield of 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' fame.
This week I'm joined by Elva Carri, founder of GirlCrew, a social networking app for women that focuses on meeting up, in groups, offline, for fun, adventures, food, travel, and making new professional contacts. Elva started GirlCrew in 2014 when she found herself with no friends available to go on a night out with her. The community has been growing steadily ever since, and launched their own app in 2017. Elva's background is in digital marketing, and fine art, having graduated with a BA in Sculpture & Combined Media. 
This week I'm joined by Pat Divilly who is an author, speaker and high performance coach who is passionate about helping people reach new levels of purpose, passion and fulfillment through movement and mindset.  Setting up Pat Divilly Fitness in May of 2012 as a small fitness class on Silverstand beach Barna Co. Galway, Pat's philosophy centered around belief and belonging - instilling increased levels of self belief in clients whilst making them feel a part of a supportive community of like minded people.  The philosophy resonated and within a year his cliental had grown to 500 clients at which point he brought out his first book '21 Day Jump Start' and opened his gym. At this point Pat was one of the first Irish trainers to implement 'online training' for clients around the world.  Between 2012 and 2017 over 20,000 clients went through Pat's online training courses. He brought out two more books 'Naked Paleo' and 'Upgrade Your Life' and organized groups who raised over €250,000 for local charities. In more recent years Pat has emerged as one of Ireland's top speakers in the area of personal development. He regularly speaks at his own one-day workshops and three day retreats as well as providing trainings in leadership, self-awareness and wellness for some of Ireland's leading corporations.  Outside of this work Pat is passionate about travel, mountaineering and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has scaled the highest mountains in Europe, Africa and South America.
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