While I will be continuing my Self-Care Sunday posts, I wanted to find a way to prod myself into being more pro-active about my wellbeing. Thus, this, the second of my new series was born: the Wellbeing Update. Each month, I will undertake a new challenge aimed at improving some aspect of my wellbeing. This month, I’m attempting to develop a regular meditation habit. Continue reading “Wellbeing Update: Challenge 1, Week 1”
Talking ‘Bout A Revolution: Mná, Loachra Go Léir
There’s a saying in Ireland: Ní saoirse gan saoirse na mban. It means ‘there is no freedom without the freedom of women’. Unless you live under a rock, or you’ve been on your holliers in outer Mongolia (do they have good broadband? I’ve no idea), you’ll likely have been aware of the abortion referendum in Ireland. I myself wrote a brief piece about it recently.
Continue reading “Talking ‘Bout A Revolution: Mná, Loachra Go Léir”
Strictly For Jack – Self Care in Disco Time!
So, as may be clear from my last few posts, I’ve been having a bit of a rough go of things. But if you know me at all, you’ll know I’m not one to wallow. And that I’m a sucker for a good cause. Continue reading “Strictly For Jack – Self Care in Disco Time!”
Why I Vanished for a Bit, or The Tale of How Real Life Swallowed me Whole
Hello there! My utmost apologies for the radio silence. All will be explained (sort of) below. Today’s post is a *serious post*. I apologise in advance if that’s not up your street, but mental health sometimes requires me to put my ‘serious Sarah’ hat on. Regular progamming will resume shortly. Cheers in advance for hanging on with me! Continue reading “Why I Vanished for a Bit, or The Tale of How Real Life Swallowed me Whole”
Introducing Mála Chara
I’ve been off the reservation for a while. Part of that reason is I’ve been working away on a side project, and I’m delighted to share the story of that project with you as I head into the next exciting phase of things! So get a cuppa, and get comfortable. I would like to tell you a story. A story about a tweet, a bag, and changing a child’s life. Continue reading “Introducing Mála Chara”
All-Weather Poncho-Selling: A Uniquely Irish Experience
I’ve been a volunteer with the ISPCC for just over six and a half years. I work on the Childline online services for one shift per week, answering texts and live webchats from people under 18 on a variety of issues. I am hugely passionate about the work the ISPCC does and also help out with fundraising/advocacy where I can. This is a post about a particular piece of work I’ve been doing with them every summer for the past three years.
I’ve stood in the scorching sun (yeah, in Ireland, would you believe!?). I’ve stood in the wind that promised rain but didn’t deliver and occasionally I’ve stood in actual rain over the past few summers. I’ll tell ya, we get less of a rainy summer than we think we do! Continue reading “All-Weather Poncho-Selling: A Uniquely Irish Experience”
Self-Care Sunday – The Organisation Attempt
Yeah, yeah, it’s not a Sunday. But you know what? That’s ok. I think if I put that much pressure on myself to get this up and out every Sunday, then it would probably defeat the purpose. So, as long as I spent the Sunday actually self-caring, happy out. Continue reading “Self-Care Sunday – The Organisation Attempt”
Self-Care Sunday: The War on Anxiety
Hi there! How are we all doing? Remember me? Yeah, I did that ‘radio silence’ thing again. Sorry! Hope ye didn’t miss me too much? Continue reading “Self-Care Sunday: The War on Anxiety”
Self-Care Sunday #3 (and on an actual Sunday!)
Well look at that! I’m managing to get a Self-Care Sunday post up on an actual Sunday!! Wonders will never cease. Dare I say it…am I becoming…organised? Nah, there was a good hour or two there where I was convinced it was both earlier in the day and also still yesterday, but still, I’m gonna take my victories as they come, and getting my first one of these up on the right day in a month counts in my book! Continue reading “Self-Care Sunday #3 (and on an actual Sunday!)”