Fibromyalga and Me

Hello! 😊My name Blessing and I am 19 years of age. I am Afro-Irish (born and raised in Dublin,with African ethnicity-Nigeria). In African culture, people often have a different perspective on ‘mental health’. Africans rely on faith, family and social communities for emotional support, rather than turning to health care professionals, even though medical or therapeutic

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How Autism Inspired Ciara Beth’s App

Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Autism is defined as “a developmental disorder of variable severity that is characterized by difficulty in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behaviour.” In the last few years in Ireland, amazing work has been done to increase awareness, due in no small

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Working Girls: Cassie Delaney, Queen of Podcasts

Seriously. What’s not to love about podcasts? The history of the Roman Empire, Rhode Island crime lords, bodies in barrells, business start ups, daily pep talks, in depth analysis of Stormi’s birthday party or weird deaths, podcasts are the best way to entertain yourself whilst walking, driving, exercising or tidying your room. Enter Ireland’s podcast queen,

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Ruby’s Anti-Bullying Song Goes Viral 👏👏👏

Anyone who has ever been bullied knows how isolated and helpless it can make you feel. When its really bad it can make you retreat into yourself to such a level that you silence the voice inside you that once told you that you could achieve anything. 13 year old Ruby O’Kelly from Cavan saw

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Why I couldn’t Get Out Of Bed Today: By Abigail

This morning I woke up with an empty familiar feeling in my stomach. As soon as I opened my eyes I knew I was not in a good place. Waking up feeling down is tough. You want to start the day fresh, with optimism and thinking you can achieve anything. Waking up feeling down and

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5 Tips for a Good Nights Sleep: By Amy

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for your wellness. We know this right? Studies have shown that a lack of good sleep can significantly affect your health and lead to more serious medical conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, and even diabetes. If you live, say, 75 years, you will spend 25

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Meet Flossie The Beach Cleaner

So news just in, the older generation have made a complete mess of taking care of the earth, so the younger generation are taking back control, seeing as the adults just can’t seem get it together. We’ve been watching the power of young voices as Greta Thunberg has started a worldwide movement that has grown

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Shona Welcomes Mary Kate Slattery

Mary Kate Slattery is many things. Whilst she studies law in Trinity, and trains to become a pro-boxer, she also often shares the story of the anorexia which overtook her from age 9 into her early teenage years. Mary-Kate is one of the busiest people on the planet, she trains, studies, meditates, writes and then

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What is Empathy Anyway?

We hear the words ‘empathy‘ and ‘sympathy‘ a lot. They are both used all the time, and sometimes not correctly. So whats the difference? Here’s an really simple explanation… Sympathy = I get ya boo Empathy = I feel ya boo Sympathy means that you can see that the other person is struggling, and you acknowledge

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FAI Hall of Fame Welcomes Its First Female ⚽⚽⚽

On Sunday night, Ireland legend Emma Byrne became the first woman to be inducted into the FAI’s Hall of Fame. Since 1996, Emma has been a beacon of the Irish squad, check out these stats… 1 European Title 11 League Titles 10 FA Cup Titles 23 Years 134 Caps “From the time that she first

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What do we Want? Action on Climate Change!

And they say kids should be seen and not heard? “They” are very much mistaken. Today, thousands of young people gathered all across Ireland to demand action against Climate Change. The rallies were inspired by the work of Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who has fast become one of the worlds most influential people after

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Why Asking For Help Changed My Life

The year my parents separated was the year my whole world completely crashed and to say my mental health suffered was an understatement. I went from being a severely athletic young girl who loved her body and everything that she was to a complete hermit who hated any sort of interaction with the world and

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The Astronomers That Time Forgot…

Have you heard of “The Harvard Computers”? They are a group of female astronomers who did huge amounts of research on our galaxy, even though, as women, they weren’t allowed to touch the telescopes themselves. Or how about the woman who discovered what stars were actually made of? Or even the astronomer who had to

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When Friendships Don’t Work: By Skye

Hey guys, Skye here and today I’m gonna talk to you all about something that I feel everyone has experienced at some point in their lives. So sit back, relax and enjoy! Now, have you ever had a toxic friendship? Bit of a shocker of a question, I know. Hope you’re still relaxed. Toxic friendships

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Celebrating IWD 2019 👩👩👩

ITS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!! IWD is a worldwide day in which we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Celebrated since 1911, today is really special as it doesn’t belong to any one country, organisation, charity or political group. Its a day for all of us. IWD is always a very busy day

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Equality: Where are we now?

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, and in their usual mix of English and Gaeilge, Gearóidín and Claire are reflecting on how far we’ve come, where we are now, and what the future holds…. 2018 marked the comóradh céad bliain of women’s ceart vótála in Ireland and the UK – many of us managed to get

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Who is… Nellie Bly?

Have you ever heard the amazing story of Nellie Bly? Its like all your favourite, edge of your seat Netflix episode’s rolled into one. Nellie was a journalist who pushed all boundaries to get the scoop. She was intent on telling the stories of the disadvantaged, and of women in particular. Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran,

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What does High Functioning Anxiety Look Like?

Its hard to describe, like explaining the colour yellow to someone who is  blind. One of our readers sent us this video which perfectly sums up what anxiety feels like, here’s a transcript…. “High-functioning anxiety looks like… Achievement. Busyness. Perfectionism. When it sneaks out, it transforms into nervous habits. Nail biting. Foot tapping. Running my

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