Blog — mindfulness

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...


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...


Struggling with your yoga practice? My tips on returning to the mat

Struggling with your yoga practice? My tips on returning to the mat



We all have days where we're not in the mood. Tired, overworked, racked with guilt that you haven't moved your body in a week (or so).... Excuses are another way of entering into self destruction mode. Nobody is too busy for 10mins a day, now is the time to change your habits. Here are my tips for establishing a regular practice and making each time on the mat count toward making you stronger, calmer and more aligned with your true self.

First thing to note; now I'm sure you've heard this one before, but-stepping onto the mat is the hardest part....