What does High Functioning Anxiety Look Like?

Its hard to describe, like explaining the colour yellow to someone who is  blind. One of our readers sent us this video which perfectly sums up what anxiety feels like, here’s a transcript…. “High-functioning anxiety looks like… Achievement. Busyness. Perfectionism. When it sneaks out, it transforms into nervous habits. Nail biting. Foot tapping. Running my

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The Media And Me: By Libby

Libby is one of our ambassadors, a passionate writer, in fact, a passionate life liver in every single way possible. She runs her own magazine called “The Pass Around” in which she encourages free and uncensored writing by young people. Recently, she’s been having conflicting thoughts about joining the massive bubble we call “the media”

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Shona in Africa: An Update

You guys remember when Shona spent Christmas in Africa? Well here’s the latest on how the trip went, and whats next…. Better late than never….another update from me to you to give you some insights as to how the 2nd workshop went and share some of the exciting possibilities that Tammy are myself are now

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Its Eating Disorders Awareness Week….

Eating Disorder Awareness Week takes place all this week, February 25th to March 3rd.  Earlier this week, Megan appeared on Ireland AM to share her experience of ED in an honest and open way. Did you spot her, you can watch her here? As a Shona ambassador, Megan has shared her personal account with us many

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Shona Meets…… Caroline Foran

If you struggle with anxiety, Caroline Foran is the best friend you never knew you had……until now. Caroline is the best selling author of “Owning It: Your Bulls*t Free Guide To Living With Anxiety” and “The Confidence Kit, Your Bullsh*t Free guide to Owning Your Fear”. She is super honest, and provides practical tools to live

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Jess Glynne Makes a Statement at the Brits

In a striking performance at last night’s Brit awards in the O2 In London, Jess Glynne and H.E.R made a powerful statement about self-acceptance whilst performing their hit song “Thursday”. Jess was surrounded by women who sat behind ring lights, and as she sang, she removed her false eyelashes, and all of her make-up. “Sometimes

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Meet Purl, She’s Quite The Trailblazer

This is Purl. Purl is the star of Pixar’s latest short movie, in which she plays herself, telling the story of equality, inclusion and diversity. The movie follows Purl on her first day working at B.R.O capital. She arrives super excited and optimistic about her new job, and dying to meet her colleagues and new

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Lets Talk About Porn..

Lets get real. Many, many teenagers are using porn to learn about sex. This is problematic for a number of reasons, most of which revolve around the fact that porn gives a very unrealistic picture about what love, relationships and sex are actually like. “The sad truth is that the vast majority of young people

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Our Favourite Quotes About Love 💖💖💖

Its Valentines Day!! We’re all feeling the love today here at TSP. For us today isn’t just about romantic love, but love for your friends, your family, your fellow humans and the world around you. However, the most important relationship you’ll ever have, is with yourself. Fall in love with yourself, all day, every day.

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The “Selfie Harm” Project

You may not have heard of him, but Rankin is one of the most successful photographers of all time. He has worked with musicians, models and royalty, including Queen Elizabeth herself. In his latest project called “Selfie Harm”, Rankin took stunning photographs of 15 teenagers aged 13-19. He then invited the teens to spend about

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How To Believe in Yourself

Most of us doubt ourselves and feel vulnerable at times. Even those who seem super-confident in social situations are often freaking out on the inside when it comes to small talk and meeting new people. Here is some advice from Dr.Phil on how to believe in yourself and fight that self-doubt. Thanks Phil, you lovely

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Happy IDOWAGIS19 Everyone!! 🔬🔬🔬🔬

Welcome to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019! I am writing this to you, rather fittingly, from a celebration of the women of the Periodic Table (which I’ll be mentioning a lot this year!) in beautiful Murcia in the south of Spain. I’m here to give a talk about a secret

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You May Not Be Pretty, But You Are Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

Do you feel like you’re not good enough? not pretty enough? not slim enough? Fit enough? smart enough? popular enough? So many of us feel like that, to the extent that it affects our mental health, our relationships, our friendships. It robs us of the confidence and self-belief we need to pursue our dreams. It

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5 Must watch movies about women in sport

Twenty five years ago, a movie called ‘A league of Their own,’ starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna was released. It told the story of The Rockford Peaches, a women’s baseball team that competed in a women’s league created during the war, when all the men were away, to keep the baseball leagues from

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Whats the craic with….Birth Control???

Whether you are sexually active atm, or whether you think you might be in the next few years, its important to know all about the many types of birth control available to you. Luckily, we have our favourite GP to break it all down for us…. If you have decided to have a sexual relationship

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5 Times CXG Songs Nailed Mental Health

There is no other show around like “Crazy Ex Girlfriend”. On the surface, it is colourful, funny and whimsical. But despite the rainbows and flashy musical numbers, this show digs into serious issues like inequality, sexuality and mental health in a way that has never been done before. Through all 4 seasons, we’ve watched Rebecca

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The Periodic Table: Cooler than you think!

If you’re studying science at all, you need Dr Claire Murray in your life. (Note: you can’t actually have her as we own her and keep her in our filing cabinet.) Claire is OBSESSED with science and she has a knack of making every bit of it sound as amazing and interesting as it actually

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