Big thanks to @aoifep for inviting me to Strandhill to speak at the #swellxstrandhill event this morning. I chatted about the twenty odd years I have spent trying to tell stories in action sports as honestly as possible. –

Great to be part of a really lively discussion about sustainable and responsible tourism, and I really enjoyed the insights of my co-speakers Jennie from @mcginnsisters and Cillian from @tourismresponsibly. Also massive thanks to @seamusmcgoldrick for being such a legendary local guide. –

#strandhillmoments #thefutureisbright #wildatlanticway #swellsligo

Its Sian Leigh day on the Looking Sideways podcast! Ace to get one of my favourite people on the show. She has a uniquely joyful take on life, and is dedicated to helping people understand the root causes of their unhappiness in today’s world. If you have mystifying mental or physical ailments, wonder why you struggle to find your place in the world, are constantly tired or just generally feel overwhelmed with modern life, this episode is for you. Huge thanks to Sian for coming on the show, and for another brilliant conversation. Click the link below to have a listen.

Episode 055 is live! In this one I chatted to one of my dearest and wisest friends, @sianyh13. Sian is a health coach, a yoga instructor, a mum, a wife and a snowboarder. –

But what makes Sian unique is her unapologetically positive and joyful take on life, and her perspective on the issues we’re all dealing with, whether we like to admit it or not. I described her as a health coach but that doesn’t really do justice to what she does, which is help people understand why they are struggling to cope with life, either physically or mentally. What Sian does is bridge the gap been our two modern realities – the Instagram-friendly front we put on for the world; and the real stuff that’s going on behind this veil, where everyone is struggling, we’re all pretending we’re not and nobody is talking about it. –

As somebody who is actually tackling this big unsaid, her perspective is unique and valuable, and that’s why I wanted to get her on the podcast and why I would implore you to check out this episode. Sian may not have the wider profile of some of my other guests but she’s as interesting and insightful as anybody else I’ve had on there as you’ll discover.

So yep – some weighty themes in this one, although hopefully delivered with the lightness of touch that is the hallmark of every brilliant conversation I have with Sian. Huge thanks for being such a good sport, and to @melodyskyphotography for the brilliant photos that I’ve used for this one. Link in bio to have a listen ☝️

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Remembering a trip of a lifetime I took five years ago with @ed__leigh_ , @capefinn, @theotherstuartwells, @valtterihirvonen and @maher.tim. We travelled round the South Island of NZ in a couple of campers and surfed, snowboarded and skated as we went. This is me and Ed on a dawn surf check at Kaikoura before one of the more memorable surfs of my life. –

What was the best trip of your life? Let me know in the comments below 👇

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