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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...


Please put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others

Please put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others

I was chatting to some friends the other night and this came up. The idea that we are so preoccupied with putting others before ourselves. I do it all the time. Go out to meet friends when I’m absolutely knackered and would rather get to bed early. There aren’t enough hours in the day. So we end up putting ourselves down the bottom of the list, we shrug our shoulders and just go with it! It’s crazy. When did we stop being our own top priorities? There seems to be so much pressure these days with what is expected of...


Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting


Every religion has included intermittent fasting as a part of their repertoire. Seen as a way to give the digestive system a break and a way to cleanse the internal organs, fasting can be a good way to re-set your system.  It doesn’t have to mean fasting yourself for days on end to reap the benefits. I have been doing this for a while now, giving my digestive system a break really helps to boost my energy levels. Overall, it will help with weight loss, stabilising blood sugar levels, improve heart health and cognitive function. 
The easiest way...


The Greatest Gift Yoga Has Given Me

The Greatest Gift Yoga Has Given Me


As we continue to practice yoga, different things can arise for us. This is a deeply spiritual practice which is designed to awaken parts of us which may have become hidden in the hustle of everyday life. We learn ourselves on a very deep level, we learn the true nature of ourselves - not what we wish people to perceive us as, but rather, what we truly are in our heart. 
Recently in my own practice, and just in everyday life, I’ve been contemplating the idea of attachment to the self, something I have consistently come back...


Yoga for Digestion

Yoga for Digestion


A lot of factors can play a part in your digestion; mainly the types of food you eat (fibre deficiency is pretty common) and the amount of water you drink. Without both of these main components (fibre and water) we can have issue with properly digesting our food. On top of that, factors like stress can affect our organ function, in some cases there may be food intolerances or other underlying issues - I’m not going to write about disease here but no doubt in some rare cases there can be something more sinister at play with digestive...