Free by Megan

Over the past year, hearing people say they miss their freedom was something I honestly couldn’t fully relate to. I knew that when lockdown ends I’d still have restrictions placed on my life, by me. I haven’t felt free in a long time. I gave myself guidelines to live by that always created a barrier

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A good nights sleep

5 Tips for a Good Nights Sleep: By Amy

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for your wellness. We know this right? Studies have shown that a lack of good sleep can significantly affect your health and lead to more serious medical conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, and even diabetes. If you live, say, 75 years, you will spend 25

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Our Followers’ Advice For Their Younger Self

Have you ever wished that you could go back in time and change the past? We know a lot of us here at The Shona Project do! It’s hard to not look back at the situations you were in when you were younger and cringe at how you dealt with them. Sure, sometimes we look

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bully letter

A Letter to My Bully

Here at Shona, we are big advocates of writing to get your feelings out. When you get in the right mind frame, all those built-up feelings just transfer from you to the page. And the best bit? The minute you drop that pen, you feel a million times lighter! We encourage girls in our community

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What is Empathy Anyway?

We hear the words ‘empathy‘ and ‘sympathy‘ a lot. They are both used all the time, and sometimes not correctly. So whats the difference? Here’s a really simple explanation… Sympathy = I get ya boo Empathy = I feel ya boo Sympathy means that you can see that the other person is struggling, and you acknowledge

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Are You Burnt Out?

Hey! Are you wrecked? Shattered? Knackered? You could be totally burnt out from the overload of doing, thinking, and feeling too much. Burn out happens when your life becomes a hamster wheel and you don’t know how to get off. It can happen when you’re studying, working, training, or partying really hard, and you don’t

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10 things to do to boost your mood

The past year and a bit has been super tough for many people, with loads of us facing a new reality and upheaval to our daily lives. Social distancing and social isolation have become our norm and it’s very difficult to remain positive and uplifted during these times. This is completely normal, but for those

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How to Flip Your Perspective…

We don’t know who wrote this piece but it shows how sometimes we should try to see a perspective other than the one that we think is right. We should allow ourselves to consider that we might be mistaken. Perhaps, being wrong allows an alternative understanding of a situation to emerge, one that may cause us far

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SHINE Festival 2021

Hold on to your hats people!!  Are you ready for our BIGGEST EVER ANNOUNCEMENT!!!   Shona fans will know that we love nothing more than to put on a big event! For us, it doesn’t get much better than bringing as many girls and as many inspiring women into one room as we possibly can!

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You've Got This! by Tammy Darcy, founder of the Shona Project

Hey, I wrote a book… no really!! By Tammy

When I was a little girl, all I ever wanted to be was a writer. I loved books, and would devour them often in one sitting, Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton were my favourites. We used to travel from the South to the West of Ireland every summer to visit family, and we had a

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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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Lessons We Have Learned From Social Media

We’ve been kind of feeling a bit out of touch with reality lately, anyone else? Who knew living through a global pandemic would be this confusing and chaotic? For almost a year now, our entire lives have moved online. And we thought we already spent too much time engrossed in social media. We don’t know

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Why Is Yoga Good For You? – By Fiona

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again. We have the most amazing group of ambassadors who have such an amazing range of talent. We even happen to have our very own Yogi, @missfiyoga .  So with lockdown 3.0 in full flow, we thought we would give yoga a go. We asked Fiona, “why

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Angelina Jolie Has Some Advice For Anyone Experiencing Abuse

We all know Angelina Jolie has always had a passion for raising awareness regarding social issues, especially through her work with the United Nations Human Rights Campaign. She’s currently promoting the UN’s 16 Days of Activism campaign “to prevent and end violence against women and girls,” and during an interview, she gave some advice for anyone who

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Perfect - The Shona Project

The One Word We Need To Cut From Our Vocab…

What’s your least favourite word? We’ve been talking about this and came up with the following… Moist…. Orifice…. Methinks….. Fab….. Smeg…… The C-word, (you know yourself). But if we had to choose one word to eradicate from the vocabulary of every teenage girl it would be this… We girls put ourselves under huge pressure to

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It’s All About Perspective

Perspective is a funny thing. It’s crazy how everyone has a different view of the world around us. What we have found through growing up is that, if you think negative, you see the world in a bad light. Nothing goes right and everyone and anything is wrong. But, if you think positively, the world

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Ireland's newest TikTok Challenge

Ireland’s Newest TikTok Challenge – Shine4Shona

  Have we got news for you! We think it’s about time that The Shona Project gets with the times, joins TikTok, and creates Ireland’s Newest TikTok Challenge, do you agree? We can’t let Jason Derulo and our very own ambassador, Ruth Codd have all the fun! To celebrate our new TikTok channel (you can

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What 2020 Has Taught Our Ambassadors

So 2020 is something we thought could only exist in a movie. Australia caught on fire, we lost NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and friends in a helicopter crash, there was a huge explosion in Beirut that caused over 200 deaths and a massive amount of devastation and not to forget, to top off the

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