S1 EP8 | Skin Health with Lynn Shead, Nature’s Alchemy

Welcome to Episode 8 of Good Honest Talk.

In this episode, Claire is joined by Lynn Shead, a community herbalist and business owner of Natures Alchemy. 

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Nature’s Alchemy stems from Lynn’s own personal battle with sensitive skin and love of plants.  Lynn suffered for years with psoriasis and two of her three children suffer with eczema. 

This gave Lynn her ‘why’, to help ease sensitive skin issues for every single customer and helps me in the design of new products.

In this episode we discuss 

  • Lynn’s career journey to now 
  • Her role as a community herbalist 
  • The power of herbs 
  • The lack of joined up thinking in the medical system 
  • The power of improving your gut health 
  • The challenges of dealing with a skin conditions 
  • The benefit of natural cream vs medical creams 
  • The seasons of our lives particularly the transition to parenthood and mom guilt 
  • Rediscovering your passions fro childhood / teenage years
  • Herbs for women health and hormones
  • The impact of fragrances on our overall well being 

Natures Alchemy sensitive skincare, inspired by the magic of nature.  Created by scientist turned herbalist Lynn after years struggling to find products that didn’t irritate her psoriasis or inflame her children’s eczema.

Natures Alchemy blends only the highest quality natural ingredients with organic native Irish herbs to help calm redness, soothe itch and repair dry sensitive skin. Handcrafted in Co. Waterford, all products are chemical free, cruelty free and sustainable.

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This podcast is hosted by functional nutritionist and life coach Claire O’Brien. Claire is the founder of Honest and Goodness Nutrition

Good Honest Talk is a space to dive into the nitty gritty of wellbeing with compassion and understanding. This is a podcast for people in search of health and harmony. 

Featuring real unfiltered conversations about what it means to take care of ourselves mentally, emotionally and physically. 

No judgements, no unrealistic exceptions, just good honest talk!

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If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, review and share with someone you think would enjoy.

Be sure to tag @ honest_goodness_nutrition on socials 

And should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out on insta @ honest_goodness_nutrition

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Links & Resources: 

Find Lynn at:

Lynn Website: naturesalchemy.ie

Lynn  Instagram: @naturesalchemy.ie 

Email:  lynn@naturesalchemy.ie

Wildflower Collective Instagram: @wildflowercollectivemidleton 

The Mel Robbins Podcast:  Mel Robbins Podcast

The Organised Mum: @the_organised_mum

Find Claire at: 

honestgoodness.ie

Instagram: @ honest_goodness_nutrition

Subscribe to Honest and Goodness Nutrition newsletter here

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This podcast is produced by @themondaymethod_ 

S1 EP7 | Gut Health Part 2: Claire O’Brien, Honest and Goodness Nutrition

Welcome to Episode 7 of Good Honest Talk.

In this episode, Claire O’Brien discusses all things gut health. This is part 2 of a 2 part special on gut health. Part 1 is available to listen now wherever you get your podcasts. 

Claire is a functional medicine trained, holistic nutritionist, accredited coach and breathwork facilitator. Through her own journey to finding peace and reducing stress in her life, Claire found nutritional therapy which had a profound impact on all areas of Claire’s life as she shared in Episode 5 of Good Honest Talk. 

Claire’s speciality and area of passion is gut health. The gut is the cornerstone of our health playing a pivotal role in our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing. 

In this episode, Claire discusses:

  • The behaviour things we can do to improve our gut health
    • Sleep and the need for a sleep routine 
    • Exercise 
    • Routine / Habits 
    • Nature 
    • Sunshines
    • Rest
  • the reason we get sick at Christmas / on holidays

Claire also answers your questions on topics including probiotics, link between gut & mood, ADHD, menopause, thrush, skin conditions- acne, eczema, dermatitis, hormones and PMS.

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This podcast is hosted by functional nutritionist and life coach Claire O’Brien. Claire is the founder of ⁠Honest and Goodness Nutrition⁠

Good Honest Talk is a space to dive into the nitty gritty of wellbeing with compassion and understanding. This is a podcast for people in search of health and harmony. 

Featuring real unfiltered conversations about what it means to take care of ourselves mentally, emotionally and physically. 

No judgements, no unrealistic exceptions, just good honest talk!

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If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, review and share with someone you think would enjoy.

Be sure to tag @ honest_goodness_nutrition on socials 

And should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out on insta ⁠@ honest_goodness_nutrition⁠

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Links & Resources: 

Find Claire at: 

⁠honestgoodness.ie⁠

Instagram: ⁠@ honest_goodness_nutrition⁠

Subscribe to Honest and Goodness Nutrition newsletter⁠ here⁠

My new habit tracker is available to download ⁠here⁠.

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This podcast is produced by ⁠@themondaymethod_

S1 EP6 | Gut Health Part 1

Welcome to Episode 6 of Good Honest Talk.

In this episode, Claire O’Brien discusses all things gut health. This is part 1 of a 2 part special on gut health. 

Claire is a functional medicine trained, holistic nutritionist, accredited coach and breathwork facilitator. Through her own journey to finding peace and reducing stress in her life, Claire found nutritional therapy which had a profound impact on all areas of Claire’s life as she shared in Episode 5 of Good Honest Talk. 

Claire’s speciality and area of passion is gut health. The gut is the cornerstone of our health playing a pivotal role in our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing. 

In this episode Claire discusses:

  • The gut brain connection 
  • Gut bacteria- the good, the bad and the neutral 
  • The symptoms and disorders as a result of poor gut health 
  • Where our gut microbiome comes from
  • Impact of gut dysbiosis on your sleep 
  • Was to improve gut health 
  • Pro and prebiotic foods
  • Functional foods that provide vitamins and minerals 
  • Things to remove from your diet / lifestyle 
  • Processed foods vs ultra processed foods 
  • Food intolerances and food allergens 
  • Trigger foods 
  • Caffeine and the impact on your gut 
  • Alternative drink options to caffeine 
  • When supplements are needed and things to watch out for

Part 2 of this podcast will be available next Wednesday, February 7th 2024. 

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This podcast is hosted by functional nutritionist and life coach Claire O’Brien. Claire is the founder of ⁠Honest and Goodness Nutrition⁠

Good Honest Talk is a space to dive into the nitty gritty of wellbeing with compassion and understanding. This is a podcast for people in search of health and harmony. 

Featuring real unfiltered conversations about what it means to take care of ourselves mentally, emotionally and physically. 

No judgements, no unrealistic exceptions, just good honest talk!

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If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, review and share with someone you think would enjoy.

Be sure to tag @ honest_goodness_nutrition on socials 

And should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out on insta ⁠@ honest_goodness_nutrition⁠

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Links & Resources: 

Find Claire at: 

⁠honestgoodness.ie⁠

Instagram: ⁠@ honest_goodness_nutrition⁠

Subscribe to Honest and Goodness Nutrition newsletter⁠ here⁠

My new habit tracker is available to download ⁠here⁠.

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This podcast is produced by ⁠@themondaymethod_

S1 EP5 | Meet the host – Claire O’Brien

Good Honest Talk

Welcome to Episode 5 of Good Honest Talk.

https://open.spotify.com/show/43uqI0TzjCPt8HwOBlz19t

Welcome to Episode 5 of Good Honest Talk.

On this episode, meet the host of Good Honest Talk, Claire O’Brien. Claire wasn’t always working in wellbeing, she spent many years working a stressful corporate job trying to balance it all and spending a good chunk of her income on retreats, massages, meditation workshops and more trying her best to stay well. 

This year Claire marks her fifth year in business with Honest and Goodness Nutrition. Claire  is a functional medicine trained, holistic nutritionist,  accredited coach and breathwork facilitator. 

In this episode Claire shares:

  • first introduction to nutritional therapy
  • her journey with health and wellness 
  • the range of qualifications she has obtained in recent years including functional medicine, life coaching, breathwork and reiki
  • what an example way of working with her looks like

Listen on Spotify

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This podcast is hosted by functional nutritionist and life coach Claire O’Brien. Claire is the founder of ⁠Honest and Goodness Nutrition⁠

Good Honest Talk is a space to dive into the nitty gritty of wellbeing with compassion and understanding. This is a podcast for people in search of health and harmony. 

Featuring real unfiltered conversations about what it means to take care of ourselves mentally, emotionally and physically. 

No judgements, no unrealistic exceptions, just good honest talk!

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If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, review and share with someone you think would enjoy.

Be sure to tag @ honest_goodness_nutrition on socials 

And should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out on insta ⁠@ honest_goodness_nutrition⁠

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Links & Resources: 

Find Claire at: 

⁠honestgoodness.ie⁠

Instagram: ⁠@ honest_goodness_nutrition⁠

Subscribe to Honest and Goodness Nutrition newsletter⁠ here⁠

My new habit tracker is available to download ⁠here⁠.

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This podcast is produced by Áine Ronayne @themondaymethod_

S1 Ep 4 | Vick Ind, The Individual Plant Nursery

Good Honest Talk

Welcome to Episode 4 of Good Honest Talk.

In this episode, Claire is joined by Vick Ind, a horticulturist and business owner. 

Her business Individual Plant Nursery, is a small plant nursery based in west Waterford that specialises in rare, uncommon and quirky plans. All Vick’s plants are produced on-site from seed or cuttings & grown without rubbish applied or added. 

Vick began working as a gardener at Lismore Castle Gardens in 2013 & over the next decade honed her trade, eventually taking on the role of ornamental gardens supervisor. However, due to her MS diagnosis, Vick needed to change the way she worked and prioritise her own wellbeing. 

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After some experimentation, trial and error learning and encouragement from loved ones and the brilliant horticulture community, Vick will open Individual Plants Nursery in Spring 2024.

In this episode we discuss 

  • How Vick got into plants 
  • Tips for spring gardening and a thriving garden
  • Cooperation over competition with business owners in your industry 
  • The journey to self employment 
  • The power of social media, find your voice and using Instagram for business 

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This podcast is hosted by functional nutritionist and life coach Claire O’Brien. Claire is the founder of Honest and Goodness Nutrition

Good Honest Talk is a space to dive into the nitty gritty of wellbeing with compassion and understanding. This is a podcast for people in search of health and harmony. 

Featuring real unfiltered conversations about what it means to take care of ourselves mentally, emotionally and physically. 

No judgements, no unrealistic exceptions, just good honest talk!

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If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, review and share with someone you think would enjoy.

Be sure to tag @honest_goodness_nutrition on socials 

And should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out on insta @ honest_goodness_nutrition

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Links & Resources: 

Find Vick at:

Vick’s Website: individualplantsnursery.com

Vick’s Instagram: @individualplantsnursery

Pinterest: @Individualplantsnursery

Find Claire at: 

honestgoodness.ie

Instagram: @ honest_goodness_nutrition

Subscribe to Honest and Goodness Nutrition newsletter here

My new habit tracker is available to download here.

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This podcast is produced by Áine Ronayne @themondaymethod_

S1 Ep 3 | Wellness Round Table with Lorraine Shanahan, Rachel Beare and Vick Ind

Good Honest Talk

Welcome to Episode 3 of Good Honest Talk.

In this episode, Claire is joined by three incredible wellness professionals Lorraine Shanahan, Rachel Beare and Vick Ind.

Each guest has or will feature in an individual episode of this podcast to allow you to get to them better and understand their work.

Episode 1 with Rachel Beare

Episode 2 with Lorraine Shanahan

Episode 4 with Vick Ind coming 17th January

Episode 5 Claire O’Brien solo episode coming 24th January

In this episode we discuss

  • Goal setting and setting themes for 2024
  • What 2023 has taught us and how that will shape 2024
  • Dealing with self doubt and over working
  • Trusting the process
  • Finding the fun and if the fun isn’t coming, creating it
  • Putting our energy into the right places
  • Creating time to just be yourself

For the free 2024 habit tracker please click here.

For details on Human Design please visit https://www.awensoul.ie/human-design/

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This podcast is hosted by functional nutritionist and life coach Claire O’Brien. Claire is the founder of Honest and Goodness Nutrition.

Good Honest Talk is a space to dive into the nitty gritty of wellbeing with compassion and understanding. This is a podcast for people in search of health and harmony.

Featuring real unfiltered conversations about what it means to take care of ourselves mentally, emotionally and physically.

No judgements, no unrealistic exceptions, just good honest talk!

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If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, review and share with someone you think would enjoy.

Be sure to tag @ honest_goodness_nutrition on socials

And should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out on insta @ honest_goodness_nutrition

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This podcast is produced by Áine Ronayne @themondaymethod_

S1 EP2 | Lorraine Shanahan, Art Therapist

Good Honest Talk

Welcome to Episode 2 of Good Honest Talk.

Welcome to Episode 2 of Good Honest Talk!

In this episode, Claire is joined by Lorraine Shanahan, Art Therapist at The Lismore Clinic in Co. Waterford. Lorraine holds a BSc honours degree in Fine Art from Liverpool University and a Masters Degree in Art Therapy from the Crawford College of Art and design in Cork. 

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She is a member of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists (IACAT), and has a great deal of experience of working with both adults and children. 

Lorraine has been working there in private practice since 2008. I work mainly with children and teenagers but have worked with adults. Since 2014 I work as an Art Therapist for Dungarvan and Rinn School Completion Programme. She works as an Art Therapist in the clinic for Oasis house women’s refuge, Solas cancer support and Carers Ireland.

For the past couple of years has been creatively celebrating International Women’s Day in the Foroige building in Lismore.

“I create a safe, welcoming space and invite women to come along, get crafty, enjoy refreshments and support each other and maybe new friendships are formed.”

Lorraine also loves working with groups of women and this year she ran 2 Art Therapy group workshops with women from Ukraine and women living in direct provision –  IPAS kindly funded by Waterford Area Partnership.

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In this episode we discuss 

  • How you don’t need supplies to get creative grab the back of an envelope, a biro and make a mark!
  • Children walking away from creativity at age 10/11 and the impact of kids feeling they are not good enough on their creativity 
  • The key to art therapy is about the process, not the outcome or finished product 
  • That you do not need to be good at art to engage with art therapy 
  • How art therapy works, the process and benefits 
  • Art is a form of communication and connection that we need to weave art into throughout out day and lives 
  • How wordy our society is
  • The key as a parent is looking after yourself  
  • The intention ‘I am taking this time for myself”
  • Creativity is a way to connection with your children 
  • Silence is undervalued and boredom is important 
  • Your diary needs space to BE!
  • The need for boundaries

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Lorraine by email  lorraineshanahan1@gmail.com on 087 773 0089.

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This podcast is hosted by functional nutritionist and life coach Claire O’Brien. Claire is the founder of Honest and Goodness Nutrition

Good Honest Talk is a space to dive into the nitty gritty of wellbeing with compassion and understanding. This is a podcast for people in search of health and harmony. 

Featuring real unfiltered conversations about what it means to take care of ourselves mentally, emotionally and physically. 

No judgements, no unrealistic exceptions, just good honest talk!

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If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, review and share with someone you think would enjoy.

Be sure to tag @ honest_goodness_nutrition on socials 

And should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out on instagram @ honest_goodness_nutrition

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Links & Resources: 

Find Lorraine at:

Email: lorraineshanahan1@gmail.com

Find Claire at: 

honestgoodness.ie

Instagram: @ honest_goodness_nutrition

Subscribe to the Honest and Goodness Nutrition newsletter here

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This podcast is produced by Áine Ronayne @themondaymethod_

S1 EP1 | Rachel Beare, The Yoga House Ireland

Good Honest Talk

Welcome to Episode 1 of Good Honest Talk.

In this episode, Claire is joined by Beare (Rachel Beare), The Founder of The Yoga House and dedicated full time Yoga Teacher now for 18 years. 

She has one aim and that is to spread the teachings of Yoga as fully as possible, for the betterment of each of her beloved students and in turn for the highest good of society as a whole.

This is her life’s work and you can feel her enthusiasm woven into every session.

Each event taps into the broad and excellent wealth of the ancient and traditional teachings and yet is delivered in a contemporary and easily understood way. 

You will find inspiration in every class and therefore the sweet motivation you need to build a home-Practice as an expression of self-care and a maintenance of self-improvement, healing & steady growth. 

In this episode we discuss 

  • The true philosophy of Yoga 
  • The reason we are all so stressed and the impact of neglecting our inner worlds 
  • Self work is an option 
  • Risks of abusing breath techniques
  • The importance of choosing your teacher to avoid the contraindication
  • How the practice of yoga enhances physical, emotional, spiritual and mental health
  • The magic is in the consistency
  • The magic of yoga is what you learn about yourself when you apply yourself everyday
  • The reality of running a business 

The words of wisdom Beare shares from Dr. Vasant Lad “Ultimately you must knock on your own door and come home to yourself.”

Beare offers online and in person classes, events and workshops throughout the year, be sure to keep an eye on her website for more information. 

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This podcast is hosted by functional nutritionist and life coach Claire O’Brien. Claire is the founder of Honest and Goodness Nutrition

Good Honest Talk is a space to dive into the nitty gritty of wellbeing with compassion and understanding. This is a podcast for people in search of health and harmony. 

Featuring real unfiltered conversations about what it means to take care of ourselves mentally, emotionally and physically. 

No judgements, no unrealistic exceptions, just good honest talk!

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If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, review and share with someone you think would enjoy.

Be sure to tag @ honest_goodness_nutrition on socials 

And should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out on insta @ honest_goodness_nutrition

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Links & Resources: 

Find Beare at:

Website: theyogahouseireland.com

Instagram: @theyogahouseireland 

YouTube: The Yoga House Ireland 

Email: theyogahousebeare@gmail.com

Find Claire at: 

honestgoodness.ie

Instagram: @ honest_goodness_nutrition

Subscribe to Honest and Goodness Nutrition newsletter here

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This podcast is produced by Áine Ronayne @themondaymethod_

Good Honest Talk Podcast

Earlier this year I sat down with a group of amazing wellness professionals, each with their own unique story. Each with their own unique wisdom and humanity.

In social media we often experience this pressure to be perfect. To show up as our best selves and show our highlight reels. It has created this idea that wellness professionals are either guru’s to be lauded or frauds to be torn down but the truth is most people who get into the arena of health and well because they are human. They are real, rounded people, foibles and all.

We have learned some useful things, either from unfortunate personal experience or through education and we want to share. To be useful. To help.

And WOW is there such an amazing wealth of information out there. A kind of vastness and subtlety that cannot be captured in a 30 second video. The level of helpfulness that’s difficult to express in a blog.

The idea for a podcast was formed then and it has become Good Honest Talk. A podcast for those in search of health, hope and harmony.

I’ve learned so much recording this podcast already and I cannot wait for you to hear it.

Good Honest Talk Podcast

The podcast is now available where ever you get your podcasts, including Spotify and Apple.

Good Honest Talk is a space to dive into the nitty gritty of wellbeing with compassion and understanding. Featuring real unfiltered conversations about what it means to take care of ourselves mentally, emotionally and physically.

No judgement, no unrealistic exceptions, just good honest talk!

I’d love to hear your feedback and guest suggestions.