Mindy Kaling’s Excellent Pep Talk

Mindy Kaling is just the bomb. Having started her career as a writer on the American Office, Mindy then wrote and produced her very own TV show and is now starring in the number one box office movie, Ocean’s 8 (have you seen it? its epic). Mindy has never been afraid to stand up and

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How to Deal With Arguing Parents…

We all think that everyone else has the perfect family, and that ours are the only ones who are completely dysfunctional. When we visit our friends homes, their parents are sweetness and light, the house is always clean, and they are loving to each other. NEWSFLASH: ITS A FACADE! Every family has its ups and

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Making Ends Meet: Tara Keveney Madden, 3-star Private Soldier

So you like to keep fit? You like the outdoors? Our next impressive lady in our “Making Ends Meet” series took it one step further and decided to join the army.   Meet Tara Keveney Madden …   My official title is … I am a 3 star Private Soldier in the Irish Defence Forces.

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Making Ends Meet: Eimear the TV Producer / Director

This week we’re getting some career inspo by asking lots of ladies to tell us the good, the bad and the ugly bits about their jobs. We’re calling it ‘Making Ends Meet’ and it’s distracting us nicely from the auld LC and JC … That’s this JC … … not this one … For those of

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Making Ends Meet: Radio and Television Broadcaster Lottie Ryan

We are totally mad about 2fm presenter Lottie Ryan. So when she agreed to give us some career inspo for our “Making Ends Meet” series we were pretty excited. This girl knows what she wants and doesn’t stop working. We like the cut of her jib.   Meet Lottie …   My official title is

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Ireland Repealed the 8th: What does this mean for us?

This weekend was a big one in Ireland. Following weeks, months and years of demand, discussion and very heated debate, the 8th amendment to our constitution was repealed. Record numbers turned out all over Ireland, many of whom were voting for the first time and history was made with a landslide win for the Yes

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Why rejection really sucks, and how to get over it…

If you’ve ever been rejected in any way, you know how much it sucks. The boy you like says “its not you its me”, they give the job to someone else, a friend turns their back on you, we’ve all been there. But why does it hurt so bad? According to Psychologists, rejection is felt

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A letter to my younger self: By Kat

Dear 18 Year Old Kat, Everything got better. You’ll discover many things in your final year of secondary school. You’ll drink for the first time, kiss people, go to house parties and spend Saturdays wandering around the city. You’ll also fight with people, and fail class tests and feel low, but I promise it get’s

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How to breathe through anxiety and stress…

The world is full of self help books, meditation, hypnosis and other big ideas which are supposed to help you remain calm, deal with stress or handle anxiety. But there’s one super simple trick that you can do anywhere at any time which will make a difference when your head is spinning and its all

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What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?

What a stoopid question. How many times were you asked this question before you could tie your own shoelaces? And what was your answer? As little girls our options were pretty limited; a nurse, a teacher, a vet… Hands up if you ever answered, “Well Auntie Bridín, my interest in the erosion of the polar

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Guest Post: How to cope with Cyberbullies

What people say about you is none of your business Sometimes we can get very upset about what someone has said about us or called us. But we don’t need to. If someone calls you a name behind your back or on social media this should always be taken with a pinch of salt as it

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U2’s New Video Celebrates Dublin’s LGBT+ Youth

U2 are as much a part of Irish culture as St Patrick himself. They created anthems which saw us through our biggest challenges, the troubles in the North, equality, loss and so on. Over the past 42 years their songs have been anthems, and most of us grew up in homes with at least 3

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My War With OCD: Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca Ryan is smart, well spoken, capable and a published author at 16. She also has OCD which, in the past, has controlled her life, and prevented her from being able to deal with anything blue, the number 4 (or multiples of) and resulted in her climbing through her windows because of her fear of

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How to be a Good Friend to Someone who’s Struggling

We’ve been following RTE’s youth mental health initiative this week and are super impressed with all the amazing materials they have made (just follow #RTEBigPic for more). Loveliest of all is how positive the conversations have been about what is traditionally a dark and sad conversation. The messages are hopefull and honest, which is exactly

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The Instagram Account You Should Definitely be Following…

This week RTE have a really special campaign to promote youth mental health. On Sunday they unveiled a beautiful piece of Joe Caslin artwork on the side of the RTE building. We’ve heard frank chats across their radio programmes from Joanne McNally, Bressie and others, and there is lots more to come, including a chat

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Kelly’s Therapy Diary: Part 3

I had my 4th session with Pat today. He had well bad coffee breath, it was knockin’ me sick!  I was a bit tired an’ all cos mam had the telly up way too high watchin’ Game of Thrones so I couldn’t fall asleep proper. Daft bint! Anyway, I went in to Pat as usual,

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