Hey: It’s okay to grieve if you need to…

Yes, we have lots to be grateful for. Yes, there are people way worse off than us. Yes, this too shall pass and we will celebrate. But its okay to feel really shitty and miss the small things that used to make you happy. Our sadness is our own, and while we should try to

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Why there’s power in your playlist: By Iona

Things are pretty strange at the moment, with anxiety being a reoccurring emotion felt by most people during these uncertain times. Although we all deal with our time in isolation in our own way by taking up a new hobby, exercising , cooking or painting your walls at two in the morning  (which has turned

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The Importance of Positive Mental Health

What is Positive mental health? It the knowledge and understanding of what we are naturally good at, it is our ability to manage the stress that comes with life, it is confidence to do a good job and our contribution to make our homes and community at large a better place to live in for

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How to be beautiful: By Libby

I have spent most of my short life thinking about beauty. Trying to define it. Or at least understand it. As a little girl, I was obsessed with Barbie. I loved her long hair and legs and pink everything. And I used to spend hours  watching my mother get dressed up for a night out.

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Advice From a Self-Isolation Expert

 We, as a country, are one week into our self-isolation bout. We have all had to adapt and change our lifestyles, some more than others. I’m here to give anyone who is seriously struggling some advice on how to cope with the loneliness, frustration and overall isolation.  In the last twelve months, I’ve had to go through two major

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5 Things To Keep You Busy: By Daisy

Desperate times call for desperate measures my friends, so I have compiled a list of 5 things to keep yourself inside, safe, occupied and sane during the next while. So enjoy, wash your hands, stay safe and stay in touch with your loved ones– online of course…  WRITE YOUR (future) SELF A LETTER   I recently found a letter I had written

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Spirituality and Me: By Libby

I am a witch. I cast spells, perform rituals under the full moon and burn sage when something stressful happens in my life. It sounds bizarre, I know. But I promise you that it’s not like Harry Potter, I don’t have any ghost friends and I can only dream of going to Hogwarts. I also

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Have You Seen This Amazing Consent Campaign?

  At the moment we’re all learning lots about boundaries and personal space. One of the things we can spend all our free time on is learning more about ourselves, who we are and the impact we want to create on those around us. Just last week, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre announced an amazing

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Ten Things To Be Grateful For

This is a strange and rough time for many right now and it can get us thinking about the worst. However, this free time that we have suddenly been given is an excellent time to sit back and think about the good things we have in our lives. So, we’ve put together a list of

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My Guide To Homeschooling! By Ciara-Beth

As someone who spent some of my leaving cert year learning from home, and who frequently uses distance learning in college, here are some of my top tips to help you do the best you can, whether you’re in first year in secondary school, a college student or anywhere in between! Don’t Panic It can

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Some Uplifting Stuff To Watch on Netflix

Things seem a little bit scary right now. Amongst all this bad news and panic, it can be hard to stay positive. Us at Shona think that we should use these two weeks to focus on ourselves- this is the time to finally organise that one drawer in your bedroom that’s always a complete mess,

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Hey! We need you!!!

So here we are. The next few weeks brings a lot of uncertainty, and we are all faced with an unconfirmed amount of time at home, out of school, on lock down. Whats really important in all of this is our mindsets, we need to not catastrophize, but rather to look at what we can

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How To Stay Calm Amid the Chaos

There is a lot of information swirling around out there at the moment, and it can be easy to get swept along with the tide of panic, or develop your own internal panic, which isn’t a nice feeling, so we thought we’d share a few info nuggets and tips that might help.  And what’s really

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The Truth About Eating Disorders: By Michelle

This week is Eating Disorder awareness week, and there has been lots of positive, informative and inspiring stories, articles and interviews shared online and in the media. One piece that really sticks out to us was this radio documentary made for Beat102103 by Michelle Heffernan. We have always said that there is nothing more powerful

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Whats Counselling really like? By a counsellor 😊

My name is Steph and I work as a counsellor in Waterford.  Most of my clients are young people so I get to hear and see what it’s like trying to find your way in today’s world.  I’m also the proud Godmomma of a beautiful 14 year old warrior princess which helps too 😊 The

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50 Things Your Body Does For You: By Izzy

All this week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week. As someone who has struggled with body image and self-acceptance, it’s often difficult to appreciate my body without demanding it to look perfect. So below, I’ve compiled a list of things that our body does for us.   Hug your loved ones.  Drink tea.  Feel the sun on your cheeks. 

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Corona Virus: What are the facts?

How many times a day have you heard the words “Corona Virus” this week? Its everywhere, and it sounds scary. But as with everything, a lot of what we read online is fake news, so we asked our friend Dr Sharon O’Donnell to explain it very simply for us. Here’s what she told us… What

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Why You Really Should Be Dancing…..

Whether its a beautifully controlled rendition of Swan Lake in front of an audience or a good old twerk to a bit of Nikki Minaj in your bedroom, there are so many reasons why Dance is good for you. You don’t have to be good at it to reap the benefits. You just have to

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