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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 […]

Claire Byrne Live

It was a shock to be asked to be on the Claire Byrne Live show talking about panic attacks, anxiety and depression. It’s hard to condense over two years into two minutes though and I was very nervous so I didn’t get to say all the things I wanted to say. To give you a […]

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 […]

Gym’ll Fix It

Well I’ve bitten the bullet and joined a gym. Kilronan Castle have a great deal on off-peak membership and it’s on my way to work – so I’m giving it a try. It’s also in a lovely scenic location (the photo above is the driveway). Summer came – minus the weather, so I sat on […]

Imposter Syndrome

Move over mindfulness there’s a new buzz word in town. Just lately I’ve been seeing talk of imposter syndrome all over the place. Andrea Mara, who’s a fantastic writer (check out her books), was on Ireland AM last week talking about it. You can watch back here, if you aren’t in Ireland you might not […]

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 […]