It’s World Mental Health Day, so it feels only right to share with you how anxiety affects me. I’ve written posts about mental health before, it is something I have struggled with. I write about it to 1) help eliminate the stigma Ireland has around mental health 2) to help me/someone else in the battle… Read More My Anxiety and Me!
I finally got Laser Eye Surgery! Three appointments, six months wait, several scars and a new pair of glasses later, I am, for the first time in 21 years glasses free. In actual fact I have 20/20 vision. Why Laser Eye Surgery? I have always worn glasses. Granted at the beginning, when I was 7,… Read More My Laser Eye Surgery Experience With Optilase
My whole life I’ve never felt ‘pretty’ enough! From my teenage years right up until now, at 28, I’m still struggling to fall in love with myself. Self-confidence issues are rife amongst women and men of all ages. The reasons many us have low self confidence are often similar, acne, weight, issues with facial features..the… Read More Trying to be ‘Pretty’
That old familiar feeling came creeping back. The tightness in my chest, the dull headache, the feeling that im almost numb, floating through my day. Anxiety. The smallest of things can set me off, a missing item or a spelling mistake. My anxiety can hold onto virtually anything and feast off of it. I havent… Read More Behind the Scenes of Anxiety
Welcome to the first installment of my NYIM (New Year Improved Me) series. For the first post I thought I would look at my ‘Be Healthier and Fitter’ resolution, but before I get to what I’m doing now, I thought why not share with you my weight loss journey and some throwback pictures that sparked me… Read More Shedding Rose Tinted Glasses – My Weight Loss Journey
*I wrote this post over two months ago and have only built up the courage to post it now in the light of the new campaign #ItsOkayToTalk. It’s not easy to talk about personal issues for me or for most people, but in being more open we are helping not only ourselves, but others who are… Read More Anxiety Sucks! – #ItsOkayToTalk
The Irish summer has come and gone. It was a glorious weekend full of sun, fun and taking in the beauty of Ireland that only truly becomes apparent once the sun decides to grace us with her presence. Well it was for most people, not me however, no I was locked away in my bedroom… Read More It’s All Fun And Games Till Someone Loses An Eye
Sometimes life isn’t easy, sometimes we feel broken and find it hard to make sense of our own thoughts. We are human. We are not perfect. Everyone has their own insecurities, their own demons lurking behind closed doors waiting to attack. We all have down days, where we want to shut the world out, lord… Read More Is It OK Not To Be OK?