goals, lifestyle, mental health

March Goals

It's March, Spring has sprung and things are starting to look up. We've had some terrible weather over the last few days which has led to a winter wonderland in Ireland and beyond, but which has also led to me being out of work, out of routine and out of healthy habits. It has also… Continue reading March Goals

anxiety, beauty, depression, fashion, lifestyle, positive, shopping

February Favourites

So I've basically been AWOL on my blog for the whole of February. It seemed to go so fast! Every time I meant to sit down and write a blog post nothing came to mind despite writing my blog post ideas in my journal. Nothing seemed to just 'flow' like it usually does when I… Continue reading February Favourites

anorexia, body positivity, bulimia, diet, eating disorders, mental health

How to Manage Diet Talk

Follow my blog   What is diet talk? When I refer to 'diet talk' I am referring to the triggering conversations about dieting and food restrictions that people do when they are dieting or wishing to diet. Diet talk is rampant in my own work place, as well as in many others, and it can… Continue reading How to Manage Diet Talk

anxiety, beauty, body positivity, depression, eating disorders, fashion, goals, lifestyle, mental health, Uncategorized

January Favourites

I've decided I am going to do one of these posts every month where I outline some of my favourite things of the month. January 2018. What can I say? Possibly the longest month I have ever endured (and that includes the months I did Teaching Practice!) But it was actually a very good month… Continue reading January Favourites

anxiety, Counselling services, depression, goals, lifestyle, mental health, positive, services, stress, therapy, Uncategorized

The Victim Mentality: Signs You’re Experiencing It and How To Get Past It

So I thought it was time I did a blog post on what I'm learning in therapy. I have been going to therapy  consistently for over a year now. And I have learned a lot about myself and about my psychology in general. Something that recently came up was the idea that I was taking… Continue reading The Victim Mentality: Signs You’re Experiencing It and How To Get Past It

anxiety, goals, lifestyle, mental health, positive

How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

How often do you compare yourself to others - your friends, family or people you see on TV or social media? What impact does this have on your mental health and well-being? I know personally, this is one of the worst things I can do for myself. When I compare myself to others I feel… Continue reading How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

goals, lifestyle, mental health, new year goals, phone, positive, social media, stress

How To Switch Off From Social Media

This week, I've decided to take a step back from social media. I'm not going to do a 'detox' because I don't generally believe that going cold turkey is the healthiest way to go about making a lifestyle change for me, and I really don't believe in the 'all or nothing' attitude. Therefore, I've thought… Continue reading How To Switch Off From Social Media

anxiety, body positivity, bulimia, depression, eating disorders, goals, happy new year, lifestyle, mental health, new year goals, panic attack, positive, stress, therapy, travel

My New Years Goals 2018

Happy New Year! I have always set New Years Resolutions in the past, and every year I have despaired at my inability to keep them. My resolutions always revolved around getting fit, getting skinny and basically becoming a new person. However, in the last year I have learned a lot about where my true priorities… Continue reading My New Years Goals 2018

anxiety, depression, eating disorders, lifestyle, mental health, positive, travel

2017: A Year in Review

This year has been a year of massive ups and downs. It was a year of learning - discovering who I am, discovering that I am stronger than I thought, and learning that I am resilient. This time last year I was going through depression and high anxiety. I was going to intensive therapy twice… Continue reading 2017: A Year in Review

anxiety, christmas, depression, mental health, panic attack, positive, services, stress

Social Anxiety During The Holidays

So Christmas has come and gone for another year. It always amazes me how huge the build up is, and how short the day itself is. As much as I love spending time with my family and friends and having the time off to enjoy relaxing, it's always a time of heightened anxiety for me. Why? Because of my social anxiety.