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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...


Purging - that time I thought I was giving birth

Purging - that time I thought I was giving birth


I never really thought about purging as a means of working through psychological crap build up until I experienced it. I’ve always been a firm believer that whatever presents itself in the body has always originated in the mind. Resentment, guilt, fear - these types of states of mind can breed illness in the mind, progressing to the body. Going deep in any kind of spiritual practice, has long been a way to purge emotional blockages and move forward. Deep rooted issues from our past can hold us stuck until we begin to work through them and let them go....


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...


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...