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 […]

Two years on

The pic on the left from 2017, the pic on the right 2019. A memory came up on my Facebook page today. It was me at the Sligo Summer Festival with Andy (my hubby). I remember it well. I was terrified. The smile hid the turmoil that was going on inside me. At that time […]

Sunday Sunday

March seems to be flying, or is that just me? There have been a lot of different events that I’ve been to and I was thinking back to how I was this time last year. I used to turn up to things, take one look at everyone and leave again. I started to push myself […]

The Breakfast Club

I’ve always wanted to be part of a breakfast club (there is a nod to the 1980s here) so when I heard about the Artists’ Breakfast Club at The Model Sligo I was very interested. Although half of me was wondering would it be acceptable to me to go. As I walked in I was […]