When fitness is a pain in the ass

Fitness is one of those elusive concepts that means something different to everyone. To you it might be the ability to run a marathon or bench press your own weight. To me, it means feeling strong and having fewer aches and pains. The last post I wrote of this nature was entitled 'Two steps forward, one [...]

Back for good

Excuse the terrible pun, but the very notion of coming back to work had me terrified a few short weeks ago. Not because of work itself (I love my job), but because of the physical reality that I was in a pretty bad way. A sore back, dodgy joints and a severe shortage of sleep meant [...]

Two steps forward… you can guess the rest

It's been one week since I returned to work and said goodbye (for a few hours a day at least!) to the world of nappies, puréed pear and hour-long, often unsuccessful, attempts to leave the house. I enjoyed my maternity leave - it was busy, with a big move in the middle of it that I [...]

Loving your body, even when it’s a burden

Love your body. We’ve heard it all before, and to most of us, raised on a diet of, well, diets, skinny celebrities and wonder cures, it’s in one ear and out the other. But body image is a fundamental part of who we are, and it affects everything from our relationships to our careers, no matter [...]

2018-12-01T09:55:45+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Oil have some of that…

Alright, alright, forgive the atrocious pun. Years of writing headlines leave you permanently afflicted. I mentioned last week that I've very kindly been sent some Yogandha Body Oils to try. I'm a big fan of yoga as mentioned previously here, and while I'm not a products nut, I do like to smell nice! Lately it's been [...]

2018-12-01T09:55:47+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Self-soothing, grown-up style

We'd an interesting discussion on the show today about stress and how different people manage it (you can listen back at www.96fm.ie). Aisling, a childcare worker, contacted us to ask could we make people aware that stress can have physical manifestations like fatigue and memory loss. We had other people contacting us about their own symptoms, [...]

2018-12-01T09:55:49+00:00 July 28th, 2015|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ducky's retreat packs a punch

                The ferry to Heir Island is quite an experience. Barely signposted, Cunnamore pier is down a long, winding, road with grass growing down the centre in some places. A collection of cars at a lonely pier with no signage, and a couple of tied-up boats is your only clue [...]

2018-12-01T09:56:08+00:00 May 27th, 2015|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , |