Your 2018 Manifesto

Happy new year everyone, we hope you had a great Christmas and are now full of energy for another year. We’ve heard lots of talk over the past few days about new years resolutions; losing a few pounds, getting that boyfriend, paying off that loan, studying 87 hours per week. We think these types of

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From All of Us, Merry Christmas 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This will be our last post of 2017, we’re shutting up shop to rest and recharge our batteries after what has been a really amazing year for all of us here at The Shona Project. Over the past 12 months we have spoken to thousands of girls at our workshops, and reached almost 100 thousand through

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All About Gratitude: By Niamh

I reckon the most common thing we are looking for in life is happiness.   With 2018 just around the corner and the buzz of the new year and all the resolutions that are supposed to go with it I wanted to share the best resolution I’ve ever made. I actually think it’s the only one

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20 Book Quotes from your Childhood to Feed your Soul

When you think about it, many of the things we read, watch and listen to as kids shape us into the people we become. Reading expands the minds and allows us access to other countries, cultures, times and people. We had a look back at some of our favourite kids books and found some amazing

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15 Signs That your Friend is not Your Friend

You’ve been friends since pre-school. Your parents get on. She’s like family. You have matching friendship bracelets. She’s your bestie for life. Or is she? Unfortunately, friendships sometimes go bad, or run their course. Especially friends that we made when we were babies, because over time, you develop into very different people, and its just

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The World Supports Bullied Boy..

Keaton Jones, from Tennessee in the US, shared a video of her son Keaton, having had to pick him up from school because he was scared of his bullies. The poor kid was being mercilessly picked on by other kids and couldn’t figure out why people would be so cruel. Neither can we. Kimberly said,

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BBC’s Christmas Ad Will Hit Your Feels Hard

Its the most wonderful time of the year, we can’t WAIT for Christmas! The run up to the day itself can be a little intense, as we’re bombarded with media messages about how we need to spend spend spend to show our loved ones how much we care. From Black Friday onwards, its all about

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Is Modelling Really Glam? By January Winters

January Winters is one of Ireland’s most successful models. We were wondering if modelling as a career really is the glam life we thought it was. So we asked her. Here’s what she has to say…..  Let me be honest, modelling isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I originally thought models flew around in

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Why Melanie Murphy is your Spirit Animal

We heard this one time that there is more material on youtube at the moment than has ever been shown in the history of TV. Think abut that for one second. Who even has time to digest all of that information? Watching gamers playing games, watching gamers watching gamers watching games, stoned teenage lads faceplanting

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Please support the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Here’s how…

In an ideal world, The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre would not exist. Because rape and sexual assault wouldn’t exist.  Unfortunately it does, and they do. We are massive admirers of the important work that the DRCC do. This week, they asked for our support, so we give it wholeheartedly. See below details of their #16days

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Ash chats to the lovely Claire Balding…

18 months ago Claire Fulham was diagnosed with alopecia areata. She is a mother of 2, Farragh and Elliott. She started a Facebook and Snapchat documenting her hair loss and has gathered thousands of followers thanks to her honesty and sense of humour. I was lucky enough to have a really cool phone call with

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“She let Go” A poem for your soul

  She let go. She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all

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When Sophie met the Hunreal Andrea Horan

If you haven’t heard of the HunReal issues you really need to get onto it fast! I had the pleasure of catching up with Andrea Horan the woman behind it and madam of Tropical Popical, our fav place to get our nails looking hot. The HunReal Issues came about around the time of the last

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How celebs use exercise to help with anxiety

Exercise has so many benefits, and reducing anxiety is one of them. When we’re stressed or worried, we can feel a build up of nervous energy and movement is a really good way of letting all of that energy out and helping you centre yourself. Sometimes it can take some time to find the best

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Where will you focus your energy today?

The world seems to be full of inspirational speakers and self-help books. Its hard to find one who can really cut through the crap and get to the bones of how you feel and how we can all stop stressing ourselves out about things that don’t really matter. Brené Brown is your only woman. Everything

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Cara Delevingne talks about her depression

Model, actress, and now author, Cara Delevingne  has always been honest and open about her struggles with depression. Earlier this month, she shared more of her story with the online magazine “Net-A- Porter”, saying that she always felt there was “just something dark within me”. Mental health does not discriminate, and we can have the

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Stop what you’re doing because we found the perfect podcast

Here at Shona, we are the worlds biggest podcast nerds. Ask us a podcast related question and you will be dragged into a vortex of “oh, what about,” “hey have you tried”, “oh that sounds, good, let me write that one down” and you will regret ever muttering the term out loud. Podcasts are the

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ICYMI: I’m a big girl, and I’m fine with That: By Clodagh

  We first published this post by Clodagh a year ago. And its so good, we decided to share it again…. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been the way I am. Seems like a pretty vague statement. But it’s true… what is that way? FAT. F. A. T. Fat… I’ve heard every joke I can

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