Okay guys. It's time to try something new on my blog. Here's the thing - I think, a LOT. About a LOT of stuff. I read a lot of articles and books, I listen to a lot of Podcasts, and as both a doctor and a human being, I'm totally fascinated by how we think, … Continue reading Friday Focus – Conversation and Connection for Mental Health, the Spectrum of Normal, and Book Review
I am absolutely delighted to bring you guys an article today in honour of World Microbiome Day (June 27th!), written by Irish registered dietitian Sarah Killeen, who is currently immersed in gut health research. Here is a little foreword from Sarah and about her research before you read into the article. From Sarah: I am … Continue reading The Good, The Bad and The Microbiome
To mark International Yoga Day (Friday 21st June), my good friend Anne Sheeran (@sheerana_yoga on Instagram), who is also a yoga teacher (and works in Marketing at KIND Snacks, who I am a proud ambassador for!) having recently completing her 200 hour teacher training last year in Goa, India, wrote this beautiful article and I'm so … Continue reading Guest Post: 21 Lessons Learnt from Yoga for International Yoga Day
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Last week, I was delighted to attend the 2019 Summer Public Health Conference in Ireland. It was a particularly special one for me as previously, I've attended as a doctor yes, but not as a public health doctor. I presented research I had done through oral and poster presentations at the last two conferences, but … Continue reading How Can We Put Prevention Into Practice?
Recently gang, I was delighted to speak on iRadio about the importance of protecting our skin as we move into the summer months and greater sun exposure day to day. For those of you reading who also live in Ireland, you'll know that that those days can be few and far between, even in the summer, … Continue reading Sunshine and Skin Protection
For this week's Friday Focus, I wanted to bring you guys a flavour of the topic of the panel I was part of at Wellfest two weeks ago as a proud Kindsnacks Ambassador. Myself and my fellow four other ambassadors spoke on the importance of community, (in-person) social interaction, and minding your mental health when … Continue reading Social Media – Positives, Productivity and Pressure
This week, I finished my final exam of my Masters. Over the past academic year, I've been a full-time student at University College Dublin, studying a Masters in Public Health and Nutrition, which has helped me to secure a position on the Public Health training scheme for doctors in Ireland. I'm moving to Galway to … Continue reading Semester 2 Reflections – My Masters in Public Health and Nutrition
Grab a cuppa lads, this one goes deep. Two things happened recently that made me want to write this post. First, I read an utterly incredible book by author and journalist Elizabeth Day called 'How To Fail'. Some of you may have read it (if so, let me know what you thought!), some of you … Continue reading Reflecting on Failure for a Focus on Mental Health Awareness
This topic has been rolling around in my mind for a few weeks now, sparked by two books that I recently finished - Deep Work and Digital Minimalism, both by Cal Newport. Both focus on taking back your time from technology and the distractions using it brings, and both were absolutely brilliant reads. I preferred … Continue reading Ditch the Social Media Itch – Discussing Digital Minimalism and Prioritising Productivity