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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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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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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Letters To Our Younger Selves: By The Beat Girls

We are obsessed with the Beat girls. Paula, Shonagh and Trish are beautiful, successful, strong and full of confidence. Right? Well yeah, sometimes. Just like the rest of us, they are wonderful works in progress, and all have had times when they struggled, made bad decisions, were too hard on themselves, or forgot to focus

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Jameela Strikes Again

Jameela Jamil is on a crusade. The “Good Place” actress has been calling out the beauty industry for some time (we’ve talked about this before), for setting unrealistic standards and preying on the insecurities of women who feel like they’re never good enough in order to take our money. This week she had a go

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How I Fought For My Own Future: By Tammy D

For many of us, going to college is an expectation, its not a case of ‘if’, its a case of ‘when and where’. Many others grow up in a different world, one that feels hopeless and helpless. Tammy Donaghy grew up in a home where addiction controlled everything. In spite of that, she created a

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Beautiful Apologies & Promises from the Tuam Girls

We travel all over Ireland meeting students in schools and speaking to them about identity, strength, influence, focus and, above all else, kindness. Yesterday we spent the day with the girls in Scoil Bhride Tuam, and the second years did amazing work. As a group the all promised to let go of any issues that

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3 Million Women Protest Against Inequality In India

On New Years day, in Kerala, India 3 million women formed a human wall which ran for 600 Kilometers (!!!) in a protest against the religious laws which discriminate against women. One law in particular prevents women from entering the famous and sacred Sabarimala Hindu Temple. The temple banned women of “menstruating age” (between 10

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The January Blues: By Libby

Statistically, Monday the 22nd of January is “the worst day of the year”. This is because of weather, debt, time since Christmas, time since failing new years resolutions and low motivation levels. January is the most terrible month of the year. The most triggering, the most depressing. Only the strong escape January unscathed. Because in

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Shona in Zambia: The First Update

I hope everyone had an amazing time over Christmas, I know I certainly did by spending the afternoon of Christmas Day floating down the Zambezi River with other volunteers and getting my first sighting of hippos and elephants which was amazing. I’ve been at holiday camp every morning (we got Christmas Day off) getting to

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15 year old Greta Thunberg makes 2018’s most powerful speech…

Greta Thunberg is 15 years old student from Sweden. She doesn’t look like what you would expect a powerful and influential change-maker to look like. But that’s why we should never judge by appearance, because on Saturday night she gave some of our worlds leaders a right good talking to, putting many of them to

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Big News…Shona is going to Africa!!

Exciting news Shona fans. This Christmas, The Shona Project will be heading to Africa to spread our message to the young girls of Zambia. The workshops will be delivered by our newest team member, and you’ll never guess what her name is. Meet Shona. Nope, we’re not even kidding. Tomorrow, Shona will be heading to spend

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If you watch one video today make it this one…

There are so many “guru’s” and “life coaches” and “motivational speakers” out there, and Youtube is overflowing with unoriginal platitudes about loving yourself and being happy in your own skin, yadayadayada. But every once in a while we find a video that really hits home, and when we do, we want to, of course share

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Who is… Nadia Murad?

At the 2018 Nobel Prize Awards in Oslo yesterday, 25 year old Nadia Murad was recognised for the work she has been doing to eradicate sexual violence in war torn countries. Nadia was born in Iraq in 1993, to a family of Yazidi’s, an ethic minority in their country. When she was 19, Islamic State

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As Gaeilge: Foundations of Bonnsmideadh

So we’ve done lipstick and we’ve done eyeliner. This week, in Oral Gaelge prep, we’re sharing “Foundation part 1”. Ta failte romhat! Does my aghaidh look deas in this? Let’s get down to gnó. Bonnsmideadh is serious stuff. Tosnóimid leis an stair. Bonnsmideadh goes back na céadta bliana ó shin! It was actually used throughout

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9 Smart Things Mary Robinson Said…

Mary Robinson is one of the most inspirational women Ireland has ever known. She was one of the first to take an axe to a very thick and reinforced glass ceiling, tearing it down so we can all make our way through. You can read more about why we love her so much here. Here

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