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Stuck in a Loop – Overindulging – Update 4

It’s a Tuesday and 4 days since my last overindulgence. This past month I have kept my alcohol consumption down and if I have been out, I’ve been managing my intake and drinking plenty of water. Last Friday, I may have slipped a bit. Whilst housesitting down in the beautiful Kinsale, a couple of friends

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Familiar Doubt

So after my somewhat good day yesterday, I thought I’d share about the day before. The day before, I didn’t do so well. I woke up thinking ‘Ok great, I’ve got the whole day to get stuck into writing this course’. Pretty much straight away I felt my chest and solar plexus tighten up and

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Something I Can be Proud of…

So it’s Tuesday, day 4 of my 2nd house sit of the year. I said to myself that I would utilise this time in order to really sit with what it is that I want going forward.. Especially in terms of the/my need of an income in an area where I feel autonomy, expression, creativity

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Winter and S.A.D

It’s currently winter here in Ireland. Today I’m in Kinsale, a picturesque little town on the southern coast of Ireland, in County Cork and it’s a fresh, sunny, bright afternoon. This may change in the next hour, as the weather here can be very unpredictable and forever changeable… However for now as I sip my

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9 – 5 Not for Me

I’m about to embark on another trip down to West Cork in Ireland for the next 2 weeks. Tonight I’ll meet with a good friend in Cork, have dinner, catch up, go to a special yoga class (Tsa Lung – mostly sitting down using the holding of breath technique), and have a mediation sit with

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Importance of Friendships

Last year in February 2018 when I came back from my 4 month trip, I felt incredibly lonely. Previous to this trip I had come out of a 3 and a half year relationship and finished a college course. I had spent a lot of time focusing on my relationship and studies. Although I knew

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Alone Time

…. I realised the other day that I’ve actually never spent that much time alone, for extended periods….

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Self Care – New Year Break

Back in November I signed up to Trustedhousesitters.com, a website that functions as a booking system which allows house owners to go on their holidays or work trips whilst knowing someone is at home looking after their pet/’s and home while they’re away. Basically an exchange of free accommodation for free pet sitting. It works

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Side Effects of Meds – Night Sweats

Of the countless side effects that antidepressant medications advise, one of the main ones I suffer from is ‘night sweats’. Excessive sweating or ‘ secondary hyperhidrosis’ apparently affects up to around 20% of us who take antidepressants. My excessive sweating occurs at night, generally up to 2 weeks out of 4 I can experience these

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Sexual Abuse – The Past & The Court Case

It’s Friday… 11 days since my last post. Last week I was busy working long hours with my temp job, then I had therapy on the Thursday and gratefully a weekend mindfulness retreat after that.  Since then, the last 4 days… I’ve been anxious… I’ve lost what little focus I had managed to gain.   Today

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