Milestones

There must be something about the 4th of February. Firstly it’s my lovely father-in-law’s birthday, secondly it’s 11 years ago since I started the blog! I remember the day all too well, we’d recently moved house, my parents weren’t well and I just decided to type. There was no plan, it was just a way […]

I’ve come a long way

As we reach the end of the year and I look back I’m amazed how far I’ve come. Things that would have petrified me before, now don’t worry me at all. To give you a couple of examples; Before Christmas I went to a local market and I remember going earlier in the year and […]

The Sligo Now Interview

I was delighted to be interviewed by Rebecca Kennedy for the December issue of Sligo Now Magazine. I talked about depression, panic attacks and Havin’ A Laugh. The headline reads ‘1000 friends on Facebook and no one to coffee’ with and that’s how I used to feel. I’m not so bad these days. Over the […]

The Sligo Champion Article

I was recently invited onto Claire Byrne Live on RTE to discuss my issues with anxiety and panic attacks. I was on a panel with DJ Blainaid Treacy from 2FM who suffered from panic attacksĀ  and Dr. Harry Barry who is an author and doctor. Dr Barry has a particular interest in the area of […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year is probably the best I’ve been for a long time in terms of mental health. If you are a regular reader to the blog you’ll know I’ve had depression, anxiety and panic attacks over the last few years. I was on TV last week talking […]

The turning point

It’s two years ago since I hosted the first Havin’aLaugh Coffee Morning. Some of you might remember it, some of you might not so here’s a bit of background. Around three years ago I got hit out of the blue with depression, I say hit because that’s what it felt like. It seemed like one […]