Bullying Dangers: “Victims Can Feel Worthless, Useless, Irritable”

Bullying is when a person inflicts abuse, intimidation, domination, coercion, force, hurtful teasing or threats upon someone else. This behaviour is often repetitive, aggressive and is intended to hurt another individual physically, emotionally and mentally. It is a form of physical or social power which can take place anywhere and it can happen to anyoneContinue reading “Bullying Dangers: “Victims Can Feel Worthless, Useless, Irritable””

What Does It Really Mean To Be ‘Sober Curious’?

Have you ever questioned your relationship with alcohol and wondered if giving it up may have a positive impact on your life, your mental and physical wellbeing? If you answered yes, then you are ‘sober curious’. Sober curiosity is often defined as having the option to choose, to question, or to change your drinking habitsContinue reading “What Does It Really Mean To Be ‘Sober Curious’?”

Feeling Like A Fraud? Here’s Why…

“You’re only as good as your last gig, your last game or your last piece of work.” This phrase rings true for many people, as success can sometimes come at a price. When I wrote my article about toxic relationships, I did not expect it to get the attention it did. Many people reached outContinue reading “Feeling Like A Fraud? Here’s Why…”

The Truth About Toxic Relationships

Toxic relationships are dangerous. They can ruin your self esteem, your happiness and the way you see yourself. These relationships might start out great and then slowly take a turn for the worst. More often than not, victims don’t see it coming. In order to gain a better understanding about the effects of these relationships,Continue reading “The Truth About Toxic Relationships”

The Ugly Truth: PCOS and Endometriosis

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common disease which, according to Bon Secours Health System, can cause “period problems, reduced fertility, excess hair growth and acne”. Globally, up to one in ten women suffer with this condition and many are overweight. Treatment includes weight loss (if you are overweight) and lifestyle changes in additionContinue reading “The Ugly Truth: PCOS and Endometriosis”

‘I’m Fine’: Behind The Scenes

An Interview with editor Michael Fitzpatrick. During the pandemic, the demand for mental health and suicide prevention services soared. In February of this year, the Central Statistics Office released their fifth ‘Social Impact of Covid-19’ survey. It stated that of those aged between 18 and 34, almost three quarters of those surveyed (1,621) said theContinue reading “‘I’m Fine’: Behind The Scenes”

Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS): Victim Saved By Miracle

In light of recent events with Christian Eriksen, I believe now is a good time to share this documentary in relation to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) and the importance of CPR training and defibrillators within our communities. This package documents the story of a SADS survivor Tony Cullen, my father, who collapsed during anContinue reading “Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS): Victim Saved By Miracle”

Social Media Versus Reality

(Before you read this article, it is important to note that I am not a doctor or healthcare professional – This article is based on my experience with social media, my own research and interviews I conducted.) How do we differentiate between social media and real life? Nowadays, it’s very easy for people to compareContinue reading “Social Media Versus Reality”

Sleep: How Has It Been Affected During Lockdown

Like most of us, I have been spending a lot more time at home and my usual routine has been turned upside down. I am no longer making the daily trip on my bike into the office, no more coffee runs and no more meeting friends at the weekends. Face-to-face meetings in work have beenContinue reading “Sleep: How Has It Been Affected During Lockdown”