the podcasts

Ep009 - The Explore More Mum with Ashley Glen

by Annie Breen | This week I'm joined by Ashley Glen - The Explore More Mum. Ashley is a mum and personal trainer with a great sense of adventure and love for the great outdoors. In this episode we discuss: How exercise started off as a means of escapism for Ashley and grew into a passion and career. We talk about using the elements and nature as your gym, and the numerous benefits that come with this. Physical but also mental and emotional. GP's are now prescribing nature as a form of medicine! Ashley talks about turning challenges into oppertunites, and explained how being a single mum motivated her to find creative ways to train, explore and that she can do with her Son. We talk about the importance of community and how connection is a vital part of health alongside fitness. Ashley shares some words of encouragement and wisdom with how to get the ball rolling, get moving and gain confidence. Ashley also shares some awesome advice around the practicalities of exercising including how to prioritise it and incorporate it into both your own and your families lives, getting creative with how and where you work out and what kit is useful and where to buy it. This was a really motivating and informative chat, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Ashley can be found: https://www.theexploremoremum.com/ Instagram: theexploremoremum Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/theexploremoremum

Ep008 - Identity with Anna Marsh

by Annie Breen | This week I discuss the topic of 'identity' with the awesome Anna Marsh. Anna is a Functional Medicine Practitioner and Women's Health Coach. She has a huge list of qualifications and experience that enables her to help women take back their power, and create a healthy body, happy heart and a healthy mind! In this episode we discuss: Anna's personal health journey (to date), and her approach to overcoming her health challenges or more accurately, her approach to these opportunities to grow - including hormonal imbalances, fatigue and digestive issues. We talk about identity - this takes a huge shift during motherhood, full stop. Whether you're a new mum or have a little tribe, it's common to lose a sense of who we are when we become a mum. However, there it is also a great opportunity to reconnect with and create 'a you' who YOU love! Our identity has so many layers to it and is hugely impacted by our surroundings, environment, external expectations and who we feel we 'should' be as well as who we were before becoming a mum. Anna brings her neuro-strategy skills, her wealth of coaching experience and human touch to explain identity from the perspective of our human needs and the personalities of the unconscious mind. It's so interesting and makes soooo much sense! Anna is awesome at taking the science and translating it into language we can really resonate with. This language is what helps shift our perspective. She also shares some helpful tips we can go on to implement into our own lives. Please let me know if you enjoyed this episode. I loved our chat big time! Anne can be found at: web: https://annamarsh.co.uk/ Insta: anna_marsh_nutrition FB: https://www.facebook.com/annamarshnutrition/

Ep007 - Ultra Running and Motherhood with Jasmin Paris

by Annie Breen | This week my guest is Jasmin Paris. Jasmin is a record-breaking mountain and fell runner, who has dominated in UK and international sky running, fell running and ultras for the past few years. I first came across Jasmin following her incredible achievement when she won the Montane Spine Race earlier this year. Not only did she set a new race record running 268 miles across the Pennine way, she was a new mum at the time with a young baby who she expressed milk for along the way! Super inspiring! In this episode I chatted to Jasmin about how she achieved this incredible record run as an athlete but also as a mum. We talked about her approach to training and health while balancing motherhood, her career and life. She shared her experience of motherhood journey as an ultra-runner. We talk Postnatal recovery and regaining her health fitness after the birth. Jasmin shares m her pre-baby expectations how they matched up to reality. Jasmin shares an insight into her pregnancy and birth experience and tells us how she was running pretty much up to the birth. We discuss what a day in the life of a runner mum looks like and how she fits it all in? I love how Jasmin describes her daughter as 'her teammate', we also talk about her network or support. We talk about motivation and what gets her up in the morning, Especially after a disrupted night’s sleep We discuss her breastfeeding experience, particularly expressing and feeding her daughter during the spine race. Jasmin shares some words of wisdom to all the mum’s out there who would love to improve their health and fitness, get into running or maybe achieve a new race goal. This is a really awesome and inspiring conversation. I hope you enjoy it. Jasmin’s blog can be found here: http://jasminfellrunner.blogspot.com/

Ep006 - Exploring Spirituality with Alex Manos

by Annie Breen | Alex Manos is a Functional Medicine Practitioner, Nutritional Therapist, Personal Trainer and Transformational Coach. In this episode, we delve into spirituality. Alex gives a broad and beautiful insight into our approach to health and wellness from a functional medicine but also human perspective. He highlights the fact that we are all different and the importance of meeting all our basic human needs in order to feel whole. We talk about honouring these needs - physical, emotional, spiritual and or behavioural and most significantly how these aspects of health and wholeness are all interconnected and overlap. web: alexmanos.co.uk Insta: @alexandermanos FB: alex manos health & performance Books mentioned: Michael Pollen - The new science of psychedelics, Nancy Kline - Time to Think, Zac Bush - podcast with Rich Roll, Daniel Pink - Drive, Tony Robbins - 6 human needs.

Ep005 - Creating your own Success with Mikaela Jackson

by Annie Breen | Mikaela Jackson is a personal performance coach, dedicated female champion and the founder of She Almighty which provides career, business, life coaching services and events for women. We chat about creating a career you love, tips for approaching a career change, the mum/work-life juggle, building confidence, getting clarity and creating your own success! www.shealmighty.com Insta: @_shealmighty FB: @shealmighty

Episode 4: Self-Care & Self-Expression with Suzy Glaskie

by Annie Breen | Suzy is a mum of 3 children and a certified Functional Medicine Health Coach and the founder of Peppermint Wellness. https://peppermintwellness.co.uk/ Instagram: peppermintwellness In this episode, we talk about getting back in touch with yourself, 'micro self-care' for busy working parents, our need for self-expression and finding your flow through creativity.

Episode 3: Mental Health & Fatherhood with Mark Williams

by Annie Breen | Mark is a Husband, Father, Mental health campaigner, Author, Coach and Motivational speaker. Following his own personal struggles with postnatal depression, Mark has dedicated his career to raising awareness and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health specifically in fatherhood. @MarkWilliamsFMH Author of 'Daddy Blues' out now!

Episode 2: Children's Health & Nutrition with Lucinda Miller

by Annie Breen | Lucinda Miller, clinical lead of NatureDoc, is a Mum, a Family Naturopath and Functional Medicine Practitioner with over 20 years experience. www.naturedoc.co.uk We discuss the common health presentations Lucinda sees in her clinic including; learning difficulties, neurological issues, behavioural issues and gut, skin and respiratory conditions. We talk about the role gut health and inflammation can play in the development of these conditions.

Episode 1: The Impact of Stress with Jo Gamble

by Annie Breen | The Impact of Stress Today’s guest is Functional Medicine Practitioner and Nutritional Therapist Jo Gamble. We discuss common challenges mums face with parenting in our 21st-century environment and how these stresses can affect our physical and mental health. Jo shares some achievable steps and interventions we can introduce into our lives to help restore some balance and health.