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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...


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...


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...