IrishCentral is delighted to be teaming up with host Alan O'Mara and executive producer Mary Kate Boylan to bring the "Real Talks with Alan O'Mara" podcast - which originated in Ireland and is now based in New York - to our global audience each week.

In the latest episode of "Real Talks," Alan and Mary Kate sit down to talk self-compassion, journaling, and the power of listening.

Using last week’s interview with Olympian Emmet Brennan as a jumping-off point, Alan and Mary Kate chat through their reflections from the week.

Alan also walks through the idea of ‘pillars’ in the episode - comparing the pillars that hold up Roman architecture to the pillars that hold up our own lives - the things that are most important to us, that we want to nurture.

You can listen to the latest episode of "Real Talks with Alan O'Mara" here via Spotify:

Alternately, you can listen to Emmet Brennan on "Real Talks with Alan O'Mara" here via YouTube:

About Real Talks

Host Alan O'Mara is a former Cavan GAA footballer turned mental performance coach and executive producer Mary Kate Boylan is a former producer for CBS News and an accomplished harpist. The duo, who are getting married in Ireland this summer, produce Real Talks podcasts and videos from either their NYC apartment (aka Real Talks HQ) or Stella & Fly.

Real Talks has been Alan's passion for more than a decade. For years, he traveled around Ireland to as many schools, dressing rooms, and companies as possible, to share his mental health journey and key lessons that helped him emerge from the depression that took hold of his life, a journey he wrote about in his memoir "The Best Is Yet To Come."

Since 2024, Real Talks US Inc. has operated from New York City and delivers three specific services - a weekly podcast, mental performance coaching for sports teams, and keynote speeches on well-being and leadership.

You can learn more about Real Talks on its website, Facebook, Instagram, X, YouTube, and TikTok pages.

You can also subscribe to "Real Talks with Alan O'Mara" on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts by searching "Real Talks with Alan O’Mara."