Friday Focus – Conversation and Connection for Mental Health, the Spectrum of Normal, and Book Review

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

Guest Post: 21 Lessons Learnt from Yoga for International Yoga Day

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

Strawberry Banana Bites

This recipe is already one of my favourites for a snack solution, and it actually came from my needing to bake to distract myself from discomfort after having one of my wisdom teeth out last week. Inspired by my previous recipes using bananas in baking (plus they're amazing on their own of course!) I decided … Continue reading Strawberry Banana Bites

Semester 2 Reflections – My Masters in Public Health and Nutrition

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

Ditch the Social Media Itch – Discussing Digital Minimalism and Prioritising Productivity

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

Immunisation – Let’s Focus on the Facts

This week, with my public health doctor hat firmly on my head, I'm placing my Friday Focus on immunisation, because it's a cornerstone of prevention as part of public health medicine, and also because this week happens to be European Immunisation Week. The goal of this initiative is 'to improve vaccination coverage by increasing awareness of the vital importance of … Continue reading Immunisation – Let’s Focus on the Facts