Now that 2019 is officially here, I wanted to share an article to help YOU achieve those New Year's resolutions. Goal-setting is THE starting point if you want to cultivate a lifestyle change, and there are some key things to consider when setting your goals. These are applicable to any and all areas of your … Continue reading Goal Setting for 2019 – Are You Being SMART About It?
Have YOU made New Year's Resolutions? I prefer to call mine intentions & goals, but I do it every December. I reflect on the year just gone, what I've achieved and what I haven't, and look forward to a new beginning. I set new intentions, and source renewed motivation to continue working on those from … Continue reading 9 Resolutions for 2019 – The Importance of Simplicity and Sustainability
It's fair to say that discovering a real, genuine love of yoga has been one of my absolute game-changers of 2018. I had given it a go last year, as a way to 'stretch' after a serious amount of high intensity workouts at Wellfest (an Irish wellness festival many of you will be familiar with!), … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Yoga – Namaste All The Way!
When I have something on my mind that I want to write about, there's no two ways about it - I've gotta sit down and bash out my thoughts. Whether that's for sharing on my blog or just to write or type out for me to reflect on later, it's the best way for me … Continue reading Wellness in Medicine: Starting A Movement For Change
Let's start this post with a question. Do you drink alcohol? This topic has been playing on my mind quite a lot recently, and in particular this year. In case you didn't know, I'm Irish (Boston born, but I've been living in Ireland since I was 5!). Which means I'm pretty clued in on the … Continue reading Let’s Talk About The Binge On Booze – Time for Moderation & Responsbility
Hands up who's felt a bit 'stressed out' before? I'm pretty sure that'll be all of you reading this. If not, FAIR play to you. One of my favourite quotes about stress goes something like this - 'Living a stress-free life is not a reasonable goal. The goal is to deal with it actively and … Continue reading My Stress Took Kit: Top Tips to Be the Boss of Your Stress
I've always known what the words 'grateful' and 'gratitude' mean, but only what the dictionary tells you. Understanding the true concept of gratitude, I have learnt, really comes from the experiences and challenges life throws at you. This year, I found that gratitude played the leading role in forming the foundation of my resilience as … Continue reading Mindfulness & Gratitude – My Game-Changers of 2018
Recently, I spotted an ad for a Brain Health and Brain Disease conference at University College Dublin, organised by the Dementia and Neurodegeneration Network Ireland, directed at both healthcare professionals and the general population. I decided to go, as I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to learning in medicine. I also have seen the … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Brain Health – Making Brain Gains Throughout Your Life
I was very excited to write this Friday Focus article guys. I realise that this is an online article, and by asking you to read it, I'm encouraging you to use technology. But trust me, this is for a good reason. Recently, I took on a 'Switch Off Sixty' challenge and shared it with you … Continue reading Step Back From The Screen -Taking A Digital Break For Your Brain
How we talk to ourselves is an extraordinary thing. I say that from personal experience and reflection, on many occasions. One of my favourite quotes is 'Talk To Yourself Like Someone You Love' and I think it's something we don't do enough. This post is a little bit different to my usual Friday Focus on … Continue reading Let’s Talk Self-Talk – Keeping That Inner Voice Kind