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Only Human Podcast

Author: Jack Kavanagh

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In 2012 I suffered a life changing spinal cord injury leaving me with 15% muscle function but an open mind, asking new questions and igniting a newfound perspective, passion for life, health, relationships and meaningful work. As a speaker and pharmacist I am motivated to help others live more healthful, purposeful, courageous, fulfilling lives. Join me as I explore the journeys of people finding the magic in the messiness, everyday heroes and leaders they share insights and perspectives to inspire us to take action, be more present and to live fully.
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In this episode we journey through Paul's life so far we explore what it means to develop an Expedition Mindset, how to incorporate Daily Non-Negotiable Actions (DNAs) for performance and wellbeing and what it means to Be Fully Alive. From rowing the Atlantic, to crossing the north-west passage, cycling across Australia and finding peace and perspective in the back garden, this episode explores what it means to "Live The Bollocks Out Of It". Paul describes himself as a Dad, Adventurer, Performance Coach, Facilitator, Public Speaker with "big ears and a funny nose". What he forgot to include is Gentleman and Philosopher who doesn't take himself or life too seriously and in doing so embraces more of what it is to be fully alive. Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by @evbalfe 🎤 Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ✌️ #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast
Dr. Malie Coyne is a Clinical Psychologist, Author, and Adjunct Psychology Lecturer at the National University of Ireland Galway who sits on the Mental Health Advisory Panel for the A Lust for Life charity. Malie released her best-selling book “Love in, Love out: A compassionate approach to parenting your anxious child” with Harper Collins Ireland in July 2020. With her considerable experience of working with clients throughout the lifespan, Malie is fast becoming one of the leading voices in compassionate self-care in Ireland. Through her advocacy work, public speaking and print, radio and television contributions, Malie shines a light on mental health issues and promotes meaningful wellbeing. Malie lives in Galway with her husband and two little ladies. For more of her work, see www.drmaliecoyne.ie or follow Malie on Twitter and Instagram @maliecoyne Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by @evbalfe 🎤 Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ✌️ #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast  
This episode explores the value of lifestyle practices in maintaining health, the expanding role of the Pharmacist, as well as some fact checking some common myths about covid-19 vaccines. Welcome Laura Dowling, aka The Fabulous Pharmacist. Only Human Podcast is produced by Evan Balfe 🎤 Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ✌️ #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast
I’ve been avoiding making this episode. I don’t necessarily believe in disability, I believe in people and people have diverse abilities. The thing that enables or disables any individual is the environment in which they exist. The legal, cultural, social, physical, mental, emotional environments we live and work in are the places that either dampen our potential or allow us to flourish. Check out this short episode to hear my thoughts. Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by Evan Balfe 🎤 Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ✌️ #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast
Ruairí McKiernan is an award-winning Irish social innovator, campaigner, podcast host, and the author of Hitching for Hope - a Journey into the Heart and Soul of Ireland which is an Irish Times No.1 bestseller. Ruairí previously founded the SpunOut.ie national youth information website, and served 7 years on Ireland's Council of State as one of President Higgins’ appointees. A business graduate and Fulbright scholar, he is also a founding member of the Uplift organisation and numerous other social ventures. He hosts the Love and Courage podcast and the Creative Souls of Clare podcast and contributes regularly to the media. Ruairí is originally from Cootehill, County Cavan and now lives on the west coast of County Clare with his wife Susan Quirke who is a musician and meditation teacher. www.hitchingforhope.com Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by Evan Balfe 🎤 Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ✌️ #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast
Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by Evan Balfe 🎤 Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ✌️ #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast
It has been a while. We all need to create space sometimes to process, that doesn't mean we always give ourselves what we need. My absence on the podcast over the past few months was an act of self-care. All will become clear. I hope this episode moves you, moves you in a particular way. In a world where there is so much comparison, resentment, expectations and judgements I hope it gives you a little more permission to be human. To be where you are, to let go of the things that don't serve you, to allow yourself embrace the things that do and most of all to give yourself permission. This episode is an exploration of the themes that worked for me in 2020 that I want to bring forward with me. This episode is a reminder, me giving myself permission to be human. Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by Evan Balfe 🎤 Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ✌️ #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast
Dr. Colman Noctor is a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist. He has worked across a range of Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services both in Ireland and abroad and he has a wealth of national and international clinical experience. Colman specialises in the treatment of all emotional disorders and has a keen interest in the effects of contemporary media on child development and mental health and frequently contributes to national media on this topic. Colman is the resident Psychotherapist on The Ray Darcy Show on RTE Radio One and he is a frequent contributor to both the national broadsheet press (Irish Times, Irish Independent) and Broadcast media. He is the author of "Cop On. What it is and why your child needs it to thrive and survive in today’s world” was published in March 2015. Colman has worked in Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin and the Lucena Child Mental Health Services and St Patricks Mental Health Service. He is currently an Associate Professor in University College Dublin. He also has a small private practice in the Basin Street Centre in Naas. Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by Evan Balfe 🎤 Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ✌️ #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast
A father of three, married to Annette, Declan Coyle is a Director of Andec Communications and one of Ireland’s most internationally experienced leadership training and development consultants. He is also much sought after as a conference keynote speaker. Declan has lived life on many levels, all of which have helped form his revolutionary Green Platform principles and thinking which form the bedrock for all the Development Programmes and Keynote addresses Declan delivers to Blue Chip companies, Government Departments, Sports Teams and Individuals. After school he joined the Columban Fathers who worked in many of the world’s poorest slums. His postgrad studies led him to Ottawa. After being awarded two Masters Degrees he was sent to work in the slums of the Philippines. His experience in burying thousands of babies who had died of malnutrition related diseases proved a powerful catalyst for his belief that even in bad situations we need to identify and work towards positive change. During this time he set up the Philippines Human Development Fund which for the past 35 years has been supporting sustainable food, income and educational help to the poorest families in the Philippines and later in Taiwan. He later returned to Ireland, married and pursued a path of developing teams, individuals and organisations towards empowered lives personally and professionally by showing them their freedom to choose the red or green platform in life. www.thegreenplatform.com Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by Evan Balfe 🎤 Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ✌️ #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast
Former Showtime Networks exec, Mark Shapiro, is a relationship building  expert and the founder of the LoveBomb app - the 1st ever relationship  management system and social wellness tool that brings together the  power of technology and the best of our human hearts to help you deepen  your connections, keep in touch consistently, and show up when it  matters most. From sending over 10,000 appreciation videos,  creating a simple system that helps him keep in touch with over 3,000  people per year, and giving the premiere TEDx talk on human connection  in the digital age, Mark is at the forefront of social innovation  demonstrating not only how kindness makes human sense but also business  sense. Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by Evan Balfe @evbalfe Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ️ #onlyhuman #onlyhcumanpodcast
As an Inspirational Speaker, Writer & Filmmaker Philip works  with entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the world. When people  are seeking clarity about their future or want to move through  roadblocks, seen and unseen, they call Philip. As a speaker, he has  inspired and challenged the Canadian Olympic Team and The Pentagon to  name a few. He is also the founder of the One Last Talk™ movement. He helps people get clear on who they are and  where they need to go. What separates Philip from a lot of coaches,  speakers and gurus is originality. He brings new conversations to the  table and spends an obscene amount of time thinking and challenging the  status quo, instead of simply repackaging business & life hacking  strategies. With a knack of getting into all sorts of scenarios – he’s  caddied in golf for the President of Ireland, been chased and nearly  killed by a bull elephant in Nigeria and made wine in Australia. He has  traveled to 80 countries around the globe, built an orphanage in Peru,  written 5 books despite being dyslexic and created his first documentary  film called Give & Grow. The film explores how the gift of giving  makes us feel more worthy and alive. It also explores the science behind  the impact of giving on our emotional well being, our mental health,  our physiology, and our businesses. Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by Evan Balfe @evbalfe Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ️ #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast
Damien is a Counselling Psychologist  and Corporate Wellbeing Expert. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin  with a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (2015 – 2018). With previous  experience in the Corporate World myself (H&K International 2006 –  2011) he has in more recent times become the Founder and CEO of Zeminar;  the world's largest health and well-being conference for teenagers. He  is currently working with Central Remedial Clinic which is a  non-residential national centre established for the care, treatment and  development of children and adults with physical disabilities. Since  July 2019 he has worked with Spectrum Life, Spectrum Mental Health and  Laya Health. Damien is passionate about the wellbeing of workers in  Ireland with a particular interest in the stresses of high pressure  corporate life and how we go about getting a greater work-life balance. Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by Evan Balfe @evbalfe Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ️ #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast
Gary McGowan is a 25-year old health & fitness enthusiast, the co-owner of Triage Method, and a current medical student. With various practical qualifications in personal training, nutrition and strength & conditioning, as well as a BSc in Physiotherapy, Gary is interested in how individuals can live their lives in the most healthful way possible. Beyond exercise, nutrition, and the behaviours we typically associate with "health", he also has a keen interest in philosophy and psychology as it relates to the pursuit of a good life. All in all, Gary's interests all convene on a common theme: "how to live well". Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by Evan Balfe 🎤 Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ✌️ #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast
Following a Spinal Cord Injury aged 23 Kirk Williams is a  C6/7 Quadriplegic. This has not dampened his spirit. Kirk makes a  living as an adventure photographer and commercial drone pilot and he  lives his life exploring the world as an adaptive vanlifer. Kirk  found freedom through building a custom camper van (the freedom pod)  and has just returned from an 8 month trip around South America. As  a world traveler, Kirk is using photography and storytelling show  people what is possible with the right attitude and help provide  wheelchairs to those people who can't acquire them on their own  otherwise. For more, follow @Impact.Overland or visit www.ImpactOverland.com Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by Evan Balfe @evbalfe Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ️ #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast
EP27 - Fiona Lennon - Fiona Lennon (Fí) hails from Mullingar. Coming from a musical town Fí is her artist name. She  began writing music at 18 and has since accumulated hundreds of songs,  only a few which she allowed to grace the airwaves. She spent time  working with Grammy nominated songwriters and has played big stages like  Electric Picnic, Whelans and Cyprus Avenue. Alongside  this, Fiona worked as a primary school teacher for many years until  completing a masters in Business and moving into a different space in a  career which can bring more variety to grow and travel. She has learned  over the years through hard times in her youth and experience of  anorexia the importance of self-love and self-development. Fí is an  advocate for fitness, reading, writing and through exploring and  expressing herself in different ways in life she has been able to  conquer the challenges of her teenage years. Her life has been coloured by a desire not to fit in one box, but to sample  and explore many areas of life by relaxing expectations and trusting  her gut to guide her.  Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by Evan Balfe - @evbalfe  Until next time, stay well, stay curious.  Jack ️  #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast
When you leave the extremes of private equity and hedge-funds for Buddhism, you can expect some exciting outcomes. After losing his son 10 years ago Justin Caffrey turned to Eastern Psychology, Philosophy & Neuroscience. A proven Multi-Business Entrepreneur in differing sectors and countries, Justin built and sold companies with seven figure exits. More recently he has turned his attention and has become an All Ireland All Star Thought Leader in Personal Development in 2019 & 2020. Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by @evbalfe 🎤 Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ✌️ #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast
Katie Geaney, although most commonly known in the Instagram realm as Natural Born Optimist, shares the twists and turns of her journey to becoming a High Risk Youth, Social Worker - a job her 16 year old self would be so proud of her for achieving. Katie speaks honestly about the highs and lows that came with working in front line homeless services in Dublin, and shares the powerful learnings that she gained from listening attentively to the clients who graced the service where she worked. In the midst of the current pandemic, Katie is tucked away and masked up in Melbourne. She speaks about recently turning 30 and her (not so commonly chosen) goal of spending the first year of her new decade getting comfortable with being uncomfortable in her own company. Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by @evbalfe 🎤 Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ✌️ #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast  #naturalbornoptimist
Shane Finn from Dingle in County Kerry is  a 28-year-old Ultra Endurance Athlete & Charity Fundraiser. Since  starting running almost 10 years ago, Shane & his team have raised over €300,000 for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland, a charity very close to his own heart! Shane has  turned his passion for fitness, health, endurance & helping people  into a business now too and works full time as an Online Coach to people  from all around the world. Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple podcasts, Castbox, etc and is produced by Evan Balfe. Until next time, stay well, stay curious, Jack :)
On October 8 2013, Brian Pennie experienced his first day clean after 15 years of chronic heroin addiction. Instead of perceiving his addiction as a failure, however, he embraced a second chance at life and went to university to study the intricacies of human behaviour. Since then, he has become a keynote speaker, a PhD student, a lecturer in Trinity College and University College Dublin, a life change-strategist, a radio presenter, and author of his recently published memoir, Bonus Time. Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by @evbalfe 🎤 Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ✌️ #onlyhuman #onlyhumanpodcast  #changeispossible
Pat is an author, speaker and high performance coach who is passionate about helping people reach new levels of purpose, passion and fulfilment 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 centred 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. Only Human Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc and is produced by Evan Balfe 🎤 Until next time, stay well, stay curious. Jack ✌️
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