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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My Badass Best Friend x

People are much more than just one label.   The fighters and screamers and resilient-tough-as-old-boots change makers are so much more than a protest and social media rant. I am sick of people who are pretending that they have it all together. News flash! NOBODY has it together!   On the days when you feel

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Why is “You Love Yourself” an insult?

OMG! you really love yourself! How would you react to this? Get upset and cry. This is exactly what the bully hopes you will do. They want to know that they can control you with their words. Generally, the more you react, the more they will pick on you. Try to avoid. Retaliate with anger

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A love letter to my future self: Anon

I used to think about you every night before I went to sleep. I would draw you in my mind, paying careful attention to each detail, until you were as real to me as the pillow underneath my head. This was my nightly ritual, imagining the person you would be- or an idealised version of

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In Memory of Caroline: Lets All Do Better

Think for a second about our place in time. Billions and billions of lives were lived before we were born. Billions and billions of opportunities to build on those who have come before us. We learned how to crush herbs to heal illness, how to make drugs to stop deaths from infection, how to transplant

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Its International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science! History is a funny thing. In school, it feels like history is a dead subject, a series of static, solid facts that are the absolute version of the truth. In that sense it probably feels a bit like science to some people. Fact #1: Both History

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A Girls Life: By Skye x

Do you remember what life was like when you were a child? Close your eyes and visualise yourself, what do you see? For me, a young girl running through a field, pig tails flying in the breeze and screaming at my best friend that my hair was ‘not ginger, it’s strawberry blonde!’ (it’s gotten darker

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Alone Vs Lonely

We all want to be popular. To be liked. To be included. Society tells us that our value is based on the amount of people we are surrounded by, either in real life, on online in terms of followers, likes and views. That in order to be whole, we need to be half of a

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