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The Life Well Lived Project is motivated by this: There is so much unhappiness, anxiety and depression in the world, and this work is about trying to make things better, tiny bit by tiny bit, one day at a time. The vision of the Life Well Lived Project is a world where this cycle of unhappiness, anxiety and depression does not have to be handed down across multiple generations and accepted as an unavoidable fact of life. The vision is a world where everyone is liberated to know, embrace and ...
 
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Productivity is one of those areas that has exploded into a major industry over the past couple of decades. The concept of productivity is something that started out, really, in the 18th and 19th centuries from an industrial capitalist imperative to “produce” as much as possible from the resources available. Out of the American baby boom generation…
 
This is Episode Number 35 of the Life Well Lived Podcast, with the co-founder of Creating the Future, Hildy Gottlieb. Hildy Gottlieb is a social scientist and the founder of an organisation called Creating the Future. Creating the Future is focused on helping people and organisations to change the systems they find themselves in, to aim those syste…
 
My guest on this episode of the show is Dr Nicola Porter. Nicola Porter has been a lecturer in psychology for the best part of 20 years and has in recent years added an accreditation in executive and life coaching and established a practice specialising in career coaching and career change for mid-career professionals. This set of skills and experi…
 
Tom Meyers is an osteopath and body-centred stress-coach based in Brussels, Belgium, and also a forward thinker and facilitator of change, with the aim of helping to empower people to live well in body, mind and spirit and lead with resilience in an exponentially changing world. He has also become a thought leader on the topic of The Future, and ho…
 
This is Episode 32 of the Life Well Lived Podcast. Most of the episodes of this podcast so far have been broadly about self-awareness, self-exploration and self-improvement. A big part of the motivation for the show is to offer help or guidance for individuals to explore and express their individuality, so that they can live each day in a way that’…
 
Time stamps 4:00: First two weeks of separation 8:00: Six years old, and the knock on the door. Everyone afraid to ask a question 11:30: Young mothers forcibly separated from their children 14:00: How Tony felt different. Questions of identity 16:30: Fear of not fitting in, fear of rejection and fear of the religious orders 23:00: Alcohol and its i…
 
The guest on this episode of the show is William Sieghart of The Poetry Pharmacy. William Sieghart has made a phenomenal contribution to the arts and particularly poetry during a career spanning more than three decades. He is the founder of the Forward Prize for Poetry and National Poetry Day, both of which have been running successfully since the …
 
Show Notes - Peter Beckenham Life Well Lived Podcast Interview I first got to know Peter a couple of years ago when I saw what he was up to on Facebook. Here was a man who was using technology and social media in a way that put many people many decades younger than him to shame. Peter is a sales coach who lives in a small village in the east of Tha…
 
Welcome to Episode 28 of the Life Well Lived podcast. My guest on this episode is Tom French, who has published six collections of poetry, from Touching the Bones in 2001 to his most recent collection, the Sea Field, which is published by Gallery Press just a few days after this podcast goes live. Tom is based in County Meath, Ireland, where I live…
 
A short solo episode from Shane, on the current situation the whole world is living through, and what it might mean for us into the new future that is to come. Shane goes through: The background to this perspective, out of the wreckage of the global financial crash and the years of austerity that followed The current reality facing us around the wo…
 
I’m very excited to bring this episode to you. Today I speak with Tracey McCann, a young woman from Dublin in Ireland, who is making waves in the world in what I’m sure you’ll agree, once you hear this interview, is her own absolutely unique way. A really big part of this Life Well Lived Project mission is to help in some small way to create a worl…
 
Hi there and welcome to another episode of the Life Well Lived podcast. This is Episode 25, and it's also the second part of my short series on a topic that's of particular interest to me: problem gambling. Problem Gambling Series Overview Problem gambling is really interesting to me because of my own experiences, which I touch across this short in…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Life Well Lived Podcast. This is the first of a three-part series on a topic that's of particular interest to me: problem gambling. It's of personal interest to me because of my own experiences with gambling a number of years ago, which I touch on across this interview series. As any regular listeners will know, th…
 
Almost every one of the 22 previous episodes of this podcast has been an interview with people who have inspired me, people who have overcome their own life challenges and are now dedicating their work to helping others overcome similar obstacles, people whose stories and message I wanted to bring to a new audience. This episode is different. It's …
 
Welcome to another episode of the Life Well Lived Podcast. My name is Shane Breslin and this is Episode Number 22 with Robin Grace. Robin Grace is someone I’ve met and got to know a little bit over the past year or so, and from a minutes into our first conversation over the phone I knew I wanted to interview him about his work at some point for thi…
 
The mission of this podcast is to bring you conversations and interviews with great people all over the world about navigating the challenges of 21st century life, how we might explore and embrace our own absolute uniqueness and build on that to live lives of energy, purpose and fulfilment. My guest on this episode is TK Kader, a US-based entrepren…
 
My guest on this week’s episode is someone who I only came across online quite recently, but when I delved into his back catalogue I quickly realised that he has been offering a lot of value in some important areas for humanity as a whole. He is Dr Todd Dewett, and as he says to me in this episode, he’s now on career number three, having spent time…
 
Hello and you’re welcome to this episode of the Life Well Lived Podcast. This is the show that is crystal clear on the fact that no matter who you are and where you are in life, challenges are absolutely inevitable, and the best thing all of us can do is equip ourselves with the tools to navigate those challenges and live our own life well lived. M…
 
My guest in this episode of the Life Well Lived podcast is Darren Gavin. Darren is the co-founder of the Mental Health Guys blog and has been writing and speaking about mental health in Ireland and oversees for the past couple of years. And I’ve no doubt he’s just starting out on a journey that will positively impact very many people, many of them …
 
Hello and welcome to Episode number 17 of the Life Well Lived Podcast with me, Shane Breslin. If this is your first time here, I’m thrilled to have you. The Life Well Lived podcast is a series of interviews about navigating and overcoming the challenges life, discovering our genuine true self and bringing that self to the world, and ultimately livi…
 
Hey everyone. I've had a few interruptions, distractions and setbacks in the past few weeks so please forgive the lag time before this overdue Episode 16 of the Life Well Lived podcast. My guest this week is Dr Olivia Hurley, who has in recent years quickly forged a reputation as one of Ireland’s brightest young academics. Dr Olivia Hurley is Assis…
 
Welcome to Episode 15 of the Life Well Lived podcast with Shane Breslin. If this is your first time visiting this page or listening to the podcast, thank you so much! We live in a world of infinite choice in every direction, and I’m so grateful that you’ve chosen to spend some time here. I will never take that for granted, and I really hope you get…
 
The voice you heard just now is that of Dr Celine Mullins, the guest on this week’s episode of the show. We spend roughly a third of our lives at work, and I think it’s fair to say that in a lot of cases the workplace is not working. So I was really looking forward to discussing work and the workplace with someone who has plenty of experience of th…
 
Hello and you’re very welcome to episode 13 of the Life Well Lived podcast with me, Shane Breslin. My guest on this week’s episode of the show is Caroline McMenamin, from Derry in the North of Ireland. Caroline McMenamin is a really, really fascinating individual and somebody I’ve been paying attention to for quite some time online through her vari…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 12 of the Life Well Lived podcast with Shane Breslin. The guest on this week’s episode is, I think it’s fair to say, a slight departure from the previous guests on this show, many whom brought several decades of experience in their chosen sector to bear on our conversation; Shinjini Das is the self-styled Go Getter Girl…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 11, of Life Well Lived, with Shane Breslin. This episode is a slight break from the norm. In previous weeks the podcast has been a series of interviews with various people from fields such as education, business, religion, nutrition, mental health support and much more besides. This week is a little different: a solo ep…
 
Bibi Baskin is someone who will be familiar to a significant cohort of Irish people, who will recall watching and listening to her shows on the Irish television screens during the 1980s and 1990s. Thereafter she left for the UK and spent time with the BBC and ITV, but after just a few years there, she decided that the broadcasting life was no longe…
 
Masami Sato is one of the most impressive people I've ever met. Her humility and integrity are plain to see, and through her B1G1 organisation she is on a journey that is impacting at a massive level all over the world. In this conversation we talked about self-sustainability, the power of small, how a realigned interpretation of business as a whol…
 
Welcome to Episode 8 of the Life Well Lived podcast, the show that's all about navigating the challenges of life, being our best selves in the world and ultimately living what might add up to a life well lived - of fulfilment, health and happiness. This week’s conversation is all about food. Orla McLaughlin is an Irish nutritionist, and she is a de…
 
I really enjoyed putting this week's episode together. Frank Diamond is a former missionary priest who spent more than a decade in Africa, during which time he contracted malaria nine times. He has returned to Ireland in recent years and his personal mission to empower other people has led him to a new role with Emergenetics, a company which aims t…
 
This week’s guest first properly came to my attention and to the attention of many people around Ireland almost a year ago. Chris Kerr is a goalkeeper with the Antrim Gaelic football team. (A quick word for any non-Irish or non-sporty listeners. We mention some acronyms in this interview. The GAA is the Gaelic Athletic Association, the governing bo…
 
Hello and welcome to another episode of the Life Well Lived Podcast with me, Shane Breslin. Over the first three weeks of this podcast, the guests have been a sports-based mental health activist (Jessica Robson), an educator with a rebel stance on what education should be and do (Finbarr Bradley) and a disabled extreme endurance athlete and disabil…
 
Wherever you are in the world, whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Midwinter or Yule, the turning of the year has always been a special time. It’s a time for reflection on the past and contemplation about the future. In the past I was always very preoccupied with the idea of What’s Next. There are lots of reasons we spend time in the Wha…
 
This is Episode 3 of the Life Well Lived podcast with me, Shane Breslin. This show is all about conversations about navigating the challenges of life, being our best selves in the world and ultimately how to be happy, which I firmly believe is the whole point of life, and living a life well lived. My guest this week has found her way past incredibl…
 
Hello and welcome to Episode 2 of the Life Well Lived Podcast with me, Shane Breslin. I first came across Finbarr Bradley in a small but packed room in the west of Ireland at Moira Ni Ghallachoir’s Gnó Le Croi retreat in 2017. For anyone not familiar with the Irish, Gnó Le Croí means "Business with Heart", and Finbarr brought incredible heart to hi…
 
Hello and welcome to the very first interview episode of my new podcast, the Life Well Lived Podcast with me, Shane Breslin. The first Life Well Lived podcast guest is Jessica Robson, who I’ve been following for more than a year now. Jessica talks to me about her own mental health struggles, through eating disorders and anxiety and depression, and …
 
Hello, and welcome to Episode Zero of my new show, The Life Well Lived Podcast. So what's it all about? I've dealt with bouts of pretty deep depression for much of my life, and two years ago, in the early winter of 2016, I hit a rock bottom when I walked out of my job, unable really to face one more day doing something I really disliked and worse, …
 
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