A series of stressful events has recently created an opportunity for growth. I've been trying to adjust my perspective rather than succumb to negativity. I know there's such a thing as toxic positivity, which I am also trying to avoid. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade... and all that. In a year of widespread… Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons…
Have you maintained an exercise routine throughout the pandemic? In the beginning I stayed active and danced at home most days. I was in great shape from teaching fitness classes. I kept teaching one weekly online class on a donation basis to keep morale up with my regular clients. In August I stopped to take… Continue reading Baby Steps
I have never used a planner, but am so excited to begin 2021 with my copy of the Brave Sis Journey Journal! It's the perfect organisational tool to set goals this year and map step by step how to achieve them. What sets it apart from other planners, is that it highlights the achievements of… Continue reading Have You Discovered the 2021 Brave Sis Journey-Journal?
Since the pandemic began I've noticed an upsurge in baking. Friends of mine who have never enjoyed time spent in the kitchen are now posting photos of their perfect sourdough bread on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Although I created my own sourdough starter last Christmas, I've failed to use it. It takes such a long… Continue reading Who Knew that Baking is Therapeutic?
Are you prepared? Rumours have circulated all week, but the first case was confirmed in our small town yesterday. Yes, this is another post about the dreaded C word. It's on everyone's mind so there's no point pretending it isn't. Ireland still has relatively low numbers compared to other countries, but there is already community… Continue reading Covid-19 Comes to County Cork
According to the Celtic calendar, Imbolc- the first day of spring- occurred yesterday. I'm not feeling it. While it's true that the days are noticeably getting longer, outside it is still cold, wet and gloomy. The wind irritates me most of all. I won't consider it to be spring until the end of March when… Continue reading Overcoming the Winter Blues
When did mumps become a laughing matter? Last time I checked the disease is associated with significant pain and serious complications can occur. A few days ago someone uploaded The Great Mumps Scandal of Schull on Urban Dictionary, about the recent mumps outbreak in West Cork, as if it's a big joke. Wt actual f?… Continue reading It’s No Joke: Vaccinate Your Kids
How have you transitioned into the new decade? A friend recently sent me a message saying, "Hope the New Year is easing you in gently." It's a lovely sentiment. In reality I've found a big gap between where I'd like to be and where I actually am. Ease sounds appealing, although that's not what I'm… Continue reading Reboot Required
Did you know that giving Thai yoga massage is almost as beneficial for the practitioner as it is for the person receiving the treatment? When I signed up for a course I was pleasantly surprised to discover this. The ancient healing art has been practiced for over 2500 years. It is one of the five… Continue reading Learning the Ancient Art of Thai Yoga Massage
I work as a health and fitness professional so all aspects of well-being are important to me. In addition to exercising and eating a nutritious whole foods diet, I am selective about what skincare products I use. With Christmas coming next month I'm already on the lookout for more toiletries. Every year our stockings include… Continue reading Head to Toe Natural Skincare Products: Safe, Ethical and Eco-Friendly