Some of you might remember that last year I was in Donegal, with my husband and our German Shepherd, Annie. We had an amazing time. So good, in fact, that we booked the same house for the same week this year. I couldn’t wait to get back there. I spent the weeks running up to… Continue reading Donegal Revisited
So long Scroll Free September, make way for Sober October! I have been looking for a playful euphemism or a colourful metaphor to dress this up, but the truth of it is, for the last while I have been drinking too much. Not in the “drinking problem” sense but simply in the “this is not… Continue reading Sober October!
Has this ever happened to you? You go to unload the washing machine, only to discover that although you loaded it and put in the powder, you neglected to actually switch it on? It happens to me with frightening regularity and always when I have an overflowing hamper and can ill afford the time to… Continue reading In Praise of Uni-tasking!
I would consider myself to be a fairly articulate person. I have always loved language, and with my degree in English to help me, I don't usually struggle to express myself. Except, in one particular situation. When it comes to saying no. It is such a simple and inoffensive word, yet it sticks in my… Continue reading Just Say No!
For the last few months, I have been having trouble sleeping. Not insomnia as such, just difficulty drifting off. I have been putting it down to having a lot on my mind, and too little down time. On the nights when I teach, I am always pumped full of adrenaline and can have a hard… Continue reading Pain is Built To Last?
One of my husband's oldest friends is getting married in May. This week saw the lads all jetting off for his stag in Lanzorote. We are still struggling to get Annie's seizures under control and I decided to take the time off work, so that she wouldn't be left home alone for too long. We… Continue reading The Productivity Trap!
Loneliness is an awful emotion. It drives us to behave in ways, which make it difficult to recognise ourselves. It can make us feel simultaneously self conscious and invisible. It was 2012. I had just finished my accountancy training and had started my first "proper job." I was working for a huge American Corporation. My… Continue reading Breaking Up With The FitFam – It’s Not You, It’s Me!
Back in January, I launched a corporate wellness program, for a well-established engineering company in Dublin. The participants were very diverse, and had a wide range of personal goals. The program set about improving overall health and wellness by addressing nutrition, hydration, sleep, exercise, mobility and stress. It also sought to foster a sense of… Continue reading The End is No End!
At the kick off meeting for my Lifestyle Re-Engineering Program last month, I gave a short presentation. I naturally wanted to outline the program to the participants, but I also wanted to give them a little bit of insight into my own journey. I have talked about my struggles with my weight on the blog… Continue reading Why Losing Weight WILL NOT Make You Happy
As a society we have become completely spoiled when it comes to food. We consume it with hedonistic abandon, and treat it with very little respect. During the last couple of decades, our attitude towards food and eating has become completely skewed. In short, we take it utterly for granted. Growing up in Ireland in… Continue reading Food, Fallacy and Foolishness!