Dropping into the Be Grand studios for a chat today is world-renowned health and wellness coach, as well as award-winning author, Alison Canavan. An advocate of an holistic approach to self-care, emphasising the importance of treating the mind, body and spirit as a whole, Alison’s work has taken her from Ireland to the United States and she’s received glowing reviews for her book Minding Mum. Before turning her hand to wellness and writing, Alison was also one of Ireland’s most successful models, spending two decades in the spotlight after being catapulted to fame at age 15.
She joins Andy to talk about what it’s like seeing your face on a billboard everywhere you go, her battles with addiction and what needs to change with regards to mental health services in Ireland. Plus, Alison tries to win some coveted Leaving Cert points by talking about that fixture of the exam, the 1995 action epic Die Hard With A Vengeance.