Blog — anxiety

My Battle with Sleep

My Battle with Sleep



I’ve always had a bit of a love hate relationship with sleep. Having worked in an industry for years which required me to be up before the birds - most mornings between 4:30 and 6am. When you work on film and tv, there is a horrible cycle which happens. First of all, you have to be up at aforementioned godforsaken time in order to be in the arse end of Wicklow for whatever time you are required. I have had call times of 4:30am - in Wicklow. An hour’s drive away. So that of course means getting up in the...


Depression, Yoga & Some Perspective Gained

Depression, Yoga & Some Perspective Gained

As a person who naturally sways toward a ‘melancholic’ state of mind (at a time it was depression or anxiety - I’m not big into labels these days), but whatever you want to call it….I am a person who has historically struggled at times. That is not so much of an issue for me these days. If my twenties taught me nothing else; they taught me who I am. I am a person who needs to take one day at a time and no matter how well things are going, I can still always have down days and I often...


The Best Cure For Anxiety?

The Best Cure For Anxiety?

Anxiety is something which more and more people can relate to these days. It can present itself in a variety of different ways, a lot of the time due to our stressful lifestyles. This is a condition which arises in the nervous system. The autonomic nervous system has two main divisions, the Sympathetic Nervous System (Fight or Flight) and the Parasympathetic Nervous System (rest and digest). High cortisol levels in the body occur from stressful situations, this generates the fight or flight response.

When we are constantly in a state of Fight or Flight and not inducing a state of...


5 Practices For Staying Grounded and Defeating Anxiety

5 Practices For Staying Grounded and Defeating Anxiety

Grounded. Ask yourself what does that word mean to you. Humble? Real? Down to Earth? Whatever your interpretation of it is, I'm sure you get the gist. Now ask yourself how it features in your life. Whether you look at it from an esoteric point of view or you're more black and white in your approach; remaining grounded in tough situations can be such a benefit to how you live your life.

Energetically speaking, my root chakra is always where most of my issues are, meaning I struggle with grounding. I always get physical injuries in this area and I tend...