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Menopause Uprising The Wellness Warrior Podcast with Catherine O’Keeffe

English, Health / Medicine, 3 seasons, 31 episodes, 22 hours, 37 minutes
The Wellness Warrior Podcast with Catherine O’Keeffe discussion on menopause and life. Hosted on Acast. See ( for more information.
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Menopause in your workplace - the legal aspects

Melanie Crowley, head of the biggest employment practice in Ireland- Mason Hayes & Curran - chats with me all about menopause at work.What Melanie is currently seeing on a daily basis in Ireland and the changing trends and the great resignationWhen or is menopause a disability?Case law in Ireland re menopauseWhere does a menopause policy fit into the pictureWhat can workplaces do to support menopauseWhat advice for a woman suffering at work who needs helpMelanie is Head of the Employment Law & Benefits team at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP. She covers the full range of employment law and is a trusted advisor on complex workplace issues. She is widely recognised as a game-changer when resolving seemingly intractable employment problems. Melanie is the go-to lawyer for some of Ireland’s biggest domestic and multi-national companies on contentious and non-contentious employment matters. She assists clients in drafting bespoke employment contracts, agreements and HR policies and procedures. Melanie also provides on-going support to HR managers in the management of day to day disciplinary issues along with more strategic internal reorganisations and rationalisations. Her wealth of knowledge and experience on challenges like transfer of undertakings and large scale outsourcing transactions is particularly noted in the market. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
5/2/202251 minutes, 46 seconds
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Perimenopause - what is it all about?

Ellie Balfe, founder of HeyDay and Catherine chat about the ups and downs of perimenopause and what they have found to help. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
3/30/202242 minutes, 1 second
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Hot Flushes at the age of 12, Premature Ovarian Insufficiency two brave women share their menopause story

When I stared studying and researching menopause years ago I was struck by the many forms of early menopause and by Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) in particular. At the time I struggled to find any information in Ireland and luckily I came upon the Daisy Network - a UK based charity. I reached out to them and soon became the Irish representative for this crucial support service. Since that day I know the awareness and discussion in relation to menopause has expanded and now we need to make sure we keep going and go deeper into the many layers of menopause. POI  is one form of menopause that comes with so much complexity and challenges. I was thrilled to have two fabulous women from our POI Friends Support Group join my podcast and share their stories.This wasn’t easy.Neither Jenny nor Ruth’s journey has been easy.Jenny was in 6th class in primary school when her hot flushes started.I am in awe of both of them and the journey they have taken and so appreciative of their bravery in sharing their stories - I know it wasn’t easy, there were lumps in all our throats at different stages of this recording.Thank you Jenny & Ruth for sharing your stories so vulnerably I know it will help so many others.Natural Menopause is a privilege - the earlier forms of menopause come with many additional challenges - physically, emotionally and mentally.More info here: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
1/27/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 34 seconds
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What we really need to talk about - pelvic and bladder health

Leaky bladder, sneeze and you lose it :-( A very common symptom of menopause and an aspect that really needs move awareness.Chatting today with Suzanne O’Sullivan, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and subspecialist in Urogynaecology for almost 20 years, based in Cork University Maternity Hospital. She is past president of the Continence Foundation of Ireland and co director of Ireland's only subspecialty training programme in Urogynaecology, and is currently national director of education and training with RCPI. She has been working closely with NWIHP at a national level to improve services for women with pelvic floor problems and incontinence. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
1/20/202244 minutes, 52 seconds
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Minding what you eat

Aisling Larkin, TV Chef, food writer, joins me today to chat all things food and given it’s January it’s a good time to remember food is powerful all year round not just nowAisling Larkin (MB-Eat, M.Sc, B.Ed ) is a top mindful eating coach, wellness advocate, founder of eatingmindfully,ie and resident TV chef on the Six O’Clock Show. Graduating with a Bachelors of Education degree from Trinity College Dublin and a first class honours Masters of Science in Food Product Development and Culinary Innovation Aisling is a member of the Teaching Council of Ireland and Eurotoques and has worked with many international brands on various food campaigns for television, digital and print media.Having founded and ran her cookery school at the Cliff at Lyons (formerly the Village at Lyons) , spoken and demonstrated at a most of Irelands top festivals and undergone training in molecular gastronomy in the UK Aisling has a passion for flavour and believes in a multi-sensory approach to food.Aisling also continues to develop her own mindfulness practice and teaching skills though workshops, retreats and teaching others.We had a brilliant chat about food, eating mindfully, the power of simplicity, gratitude, menopausal hormones and much moreThis is a great episode to keep things practical and simple in a month where we can often get lost and become too hard on ourselves. *Be warned we are not fans of diets  You can follow Aisling and get all her fab recipes here on instagram: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
1/13/202251 minutes, 18 seconds
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Coeliac Disease in Menopause

Chatting with CEO of the Irish Coeliac Society Gill Brennan - this is a great insight in understanding coeliac disease and how it can manifest on our bodies in the menopause years.Website – www.coeliac.ieEmail – [email protected] – 01 872 1471Information booklets - for WELLNESS25 valid until 23rd December. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
12/9/202145 minutes, 41 seconds
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When anxiety hits in menopause

Anxiety is one of the most common symptoms of menopause and can be a real struggle for many, today I am chatting with Alice O Brien, a clinical nurse specialist in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She works for the HSE and in private practice. Alice has 25 years experience working in mental health and completed her Mse in CBT in 2015. She is very passionate about CBT and it’s effectiveness in mood management, anxiety, stress and trauma as well as strengthening coping strategies. Alice set up cbt_for_all to help bring the benefits for Cbt and mental health awareness to all.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
12/3/202148 minutes, 59 seconds
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Delving into HRT

Delving into HRT Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
11/23/202155 minutes, 31 seconds
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How past trauma can resurface during menopause

How past trauma can resurface during menopause Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
11/23/202134 minutes, 15 seconds
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Menopausal hormones and there similarity to whitewater rafting

Menopausal hormones and there similarity to whitewater rafting Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
11/23/202138 minutes, 38 seconds