How To Stay Safe When Out And About

It’s an unfortunate reality that we need to watch our backs when we’re out and about at night. Over the last year in particular, we’ve seen that, unfortunately, as women, we can be vulnerable when by ourselves. As many of you may be heading off to college and are most likely going to be going

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When Friendship Twinning copying gets out of hand

When Friendship Twinning Gets Out Of Hand

We’ve all heard the old phrase “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, right? It may sound like something out of ye olde times, but it still actually makes sense. Let’s put it this way… Have you ever gotten your mitts on a pair of trainers that you have literally been wanting your whole life,

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3 Reasons You Should Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

The comfort zone is a lovely, toasty, snuggly place. Why would anyone ever want to leave? We love to know what’s what and who’s who. Why try new things when you know exactly what you like and what you don’t like, ammirite? Because, stepping outside of the comfort zone is the key to identifying your

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Is It Time To Break Up With Your BFF?

Whether you met in playschool, or connected on the first day of first year, you’ve felt this connection with your bff that you have had with no one else. You’ve had so many sleepovers your parents haven’t seen you apart in years, cried together when BTS went on hiatus and watched every episode of Riverdale,

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How To Stay Calm Under Pressure

Steph Golds is a valued member of the Shona team, a counselling psychotherapist, who has spent countless hours working with young girls. We asked for her advice on staying calm when the world keeps spinning… There is a lot of scary or stressful information swirling around out there at the moment. It can be easy

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Even When It All Gets Too Much, Please Stay.

Steph, our wonderfully talented Psychotherapy and valued Shona team member, has something a little different for everyone this week. It’s a tough one, so mind yourself while reading it. But sometimes important messages are tough to hear. It’s not her typical Ask Steph piece. This is especially for when it all gets too much. She’s written

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Why Do My Breasts Get Sore Just Before A Period?

People who menstruate really are true champs. We deal with everything from leaking to severe back pain, all while participating in everyday life like it’s nothing. How do we do it every month? With menstruating, there are often the normal conversations about back pain and= stomach pain. One thing that not everyone talks about however is

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Study Like A Pro With These 7 Tips – By Caitriona

Do you see that? Just over there. Yep, that’s summer!! It’s so close that we can almost smell the suncream and Lays crisps. Buuuuut, there is just one more obstacle in the way. Summer exams, the JC or the LC. We know you’re tired, and we know you are overwhelmed, but we are here to

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The Ultimate Guide To Meditation

So, is it just us, or is the go-to solution that is at the tip of everyone’s tongue when you say you are stressed is, “Have you tried meditation?”. That then is often followed by an eye roll, a scoff, or a combination of both by the stressed person. Don’t lie, we know that’s how

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Three Reasons Why You Should Make Your Bed Everyday!

Hey – make your bed! One small but mighty thing you can do every single day that can transform your life is to make your bed every morning. Sure, there are loads of excuses not to: I’d rather just have the extra five minutes in bed. It’ll just be unmade again later when I get

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how to make friends

Six Ways To Find Your People

Making new friends can be tough, especially in big schools where it seems like everyone already knows and gets on with everyone else. From the outside it looks like everyone else finds it easy, and that you are the only one struggling. Trust us when we say that this is not the case. All around

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Autism and Me – By Aoife

I’ve felt different from other people for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, I had some quirks: I didn’t really play with other kids a lot, and I much preferred the company of myself or my twin sister. I was quiet and clumsy, and I was always away with the fairies.

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Ramadan: An Insiders POV- By Eiman

From the 22nd of  March to the 21st of April this year, Muslims around the globe are supposedly starving themselves for 30 days straight in the name of Allah (God). I can without a shadow of a doubt, debunk this rumour. We don’t starve ourselves; we fast from sunrise to sunset for 30 days straight. No

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10 Things No One Tells You About Grief

There’s this common misconception about grief that it only has to do with mourning the death of a loved one. But, that’s simply not true. Grief is the natural response to loss. And while, yes that includes the mourning loved ones that have passed, it also includes the mourning of past relationships/ friendships and the

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What to do if a friend unfollowed you

What Should You Do If A Friend Unfollowed You?

Navigating relationships of any kind can be difficult, especially online, where it seems that there are all these hidden rules and measures that you need to follow in order to maintain a friendship/relationship. So, what happens when one of these relationships goes wrong, and you find out that someone you love has just unfollowed you?

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The Ultimate Guide To Positive Risks

Here’s a secret, not everyone who appears to be confident feels it on the inside. It’s a lifelong skill, and it comes from focusing on who we are, and who we can be, rather than what everyone around us is doing. Q: So how do you get more confident?? A: Push yourself, just a little.

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Tips For Detoxing Your Social Media Feeds

Detox is a word many of us know, but for those of us who don’t, it’s all about removing something that is negative from our lives when it just doesn’t serve us anymore. This might be a social detox – removing people in your life whose vibes don’t align with yours anymore, a diet detox

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Nine Smart Things That Mary Robinson Once Said

In honour of Seachtain Na Gaeilge, we’d like to speak about one of the coolest Irish women we know of. 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

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