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‘It’s time the world opened their eyes to body insecurities’ 6 months ago

‘It’s time the world opened their eyes to body insecurities’

Four years ago, Mariam Murphy (21) developed a skin condition that changed her life.

She was living and studying in Letterkenny when she began suffering from an unusual blistering rash. …
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Health challenge of the week: Declutter your life! 6 months ago

Health challenge of the week: Declutter your life!

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge is a personal one for us all.

We can all get to a point of feeling overwhelmed at times. This usually happens at busy times of the …
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Free local mental health programme beginning soon 6 months ago

Free local mental health programme beginning soon

The mental health education and wellness programme will take place in the Pastoral Centre in Letterkenny, commencing on Wednesday, January 30th and concluding on February 20th.

The programme includes four …
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Up to 6,000 women facing repeat smear tests 6 months ago

Up to 6,000 women facing repeat smear tests

The HSE has confirmed that a problem was reported by an external laboratory over delays in processing initial tests.

The HSE said in November 2018 Quest Laboratories advised CervicalCheck, the …
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Naming Your Anxiety 6 months ago

Naming Your Anxiety

By  •  Health

Whether you get physical panic attacks or mental mayhem, heart palpitations or cognitive chaos. If you feel isolated or watched,  terrified of a crowd or of interacting with one person …
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Challenge of the week: Where do you go to be active and clear your head? 6 months ago

Challenge of the week: Where do you go to be active and clear your head?

By  •  Health

We are being blessed with unusually great weather for the time of year.

The days are crisp and bright and with it being January, it is making getting out and …
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Blue Monday? It’s all about ‘brew Monday’ today 6 months ago

Blue Monday? It’s all about ‘brew Monday’ today

Today, the third Monday of January, is known as the most miserable day of the year. But it doesn’t have to be.

A cosy Samaritans campaign is running today to get people …
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Nikki gets set to motivate on Operation Transformation 6 months ago

Nikki gets set to motivate on Operation Transformation

Operation Transformation is set to gain another Donegal personality this series with the arrival of Nikki Bradley as the new challenge coordinator

Nikki, who is an adaptive adventurer and motivational …
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The 10K per day challenge – are you in? 6 months ago

The 10K per day challenge – are you in?

By  •  Health

We are spending more and more of our lives sitting down throughout the day.

  • At work
  • At home
  • Watching TV
  • On our phones
  • On our computers
  • Playing online


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Do you take diet advice from celebrities? Here’s why you shouldn’t 6 months ago

Do you take diet advice from celebrities? Here’s why you shouldn’t

By  •  Health

This is probably the busiest time of year for weight loss and supplement companies.

The weight loss industry in the USA alone is worth $70 BILLION and each year new …
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Fundraising plea to enable mum be with Vicky during life-changing surgery 6 months ago

Fundraising plea to enable mum be with Vicky during life-changing surgery

By  •  Health, Kids

Victoria (13) suffers from scoliosis, a condition that means she has a 100-degree curve in her spine.

As a result of complications, Victoria – who was just 1.6kg when born …
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Abortion helpline ‘busy’ as services begin in Ireland 6 months ago

Abortion helpline ‘busy’ as services begin in Ireland

Around 20 women sought terminations on January 1st – the first day of abortion services being legal in Ireland.

The HSE has officially commenced free, safe and legal termination services …
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Caring for yourself this New Year 7 months ago

Caring for yourself this New Year

By  •  Health

Living with a mental illness this time of year can be hard. There is so much pressure pouring in from social media, society etc to “start over” or change how …
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Health and Fitness: Plan your 2019 the right way 7 months ago

Health and Fitness: Plan your 2019 the right way

By  •  Health

Happy New Year ladies.

I hope that it is what you expect it to be and you have a healthy and happy one 

If you are planning your New Year’s resolutions for this year, stop …
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Relax, Recharge and Reset 7 months ago

Relax, Recharge and Reset

By  •  Health

It’s okay to eat, drink and be merry for one week in the year.

This week I am not going to preach to you.

There will be no tips …
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9 ways to avoid Christmas weight gain (and still have fun) 7 months ago

9 ways to avoid Christmas weight gain (and still have fun)

By  •  Health

Are you expecting to feel ‘bleugh’ from indulging too much this week?

Christmas is a time for relaxing and partying, and often a time when we overdo it on …
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How to survive the season of indulgence 7 months ago

How to survive the season of indulgence

The Christmas Party season has officially begun, and holiday nibbles will be everywhere.

Every house, shop and workplace will start to be filled with ‘Pringles’, ‘Roses’ and any other number …
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The five lowest-calorie drinks to have this party season 7 months ago

The five lowest-calorie drinks to have this party season

It is officially December and that can only mean one thing; Christmas party season has officially arrived. 

With the upcoming festivities and with Christmas being only a few weeks …
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How to ‘tame’ your thoughts and emotions 7 months ago

How to ‘tame’ your thoughts and emotions

By  •  Health

At this time of year, it is very easy to feel overwhelmed.

As we move further into December, it is easy to feel as if time is the one thing …
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How to create new positive habits 8 months ago

How to create new positive habits

By  •  Health

Habits, we all have them, good ones and bad ones.

Firstly let’s define habits. Habits are the small decisions you make and actions you perform every day. According to research …
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The good night’s sleep challenge – could you do it? 8 months ago

The good night’s sleep challenge – could you do it?

By  •  Health

This week I set a challenge for the members of my Rushe Fitness Gym. 

The challenge was simple.

No screens after 9pm at night.

This meant no phones, iWatches, iPods, tablets, …
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Motherhood and Me 8 months ago

Motherhood and Me

By  •  Health, Mammy

Being a mum in today’s world is no easy task, as amazing as it is, it is hard. With all the ‘normal’ duties of motherhood, mums today also have to …
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Train your mind with the ‘Book A Week Challenge’ 8 months ago

Train your mind with the ‘Book A Week Challenge’

By  •  Health

Being a gym owner and coach, it’s easy to think that all we do and encourage is related to fitness and diet, but there is so much more to our …
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Dyspraxia Ireland bringing Smart Moves tour to Donegal 9 months ago

Dyspraxia Ireland bringing Smart Moves tour to Donegal

By  •  Health, Kids

Dyspraxia Ireland’s Smart Moves Workshop is coming to Donegal next month to share advice and support to parents, educators and childcare workers who want to learn more about managing the condition.


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Be Kind to Your Mind: How Sarah-Marie’s new Piloxing series makes fitness fun 9 months ago

Be Kind to Your Mind: How Sarah-Marie’s new Piloxing series makes fitness fun

Pinehill Studios are about to launch a ‘Be Kind To Your Mind’ Piloxing programme for adults on Monday 5th November 2018.

What does that involve? I recently joined a class at …
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Six steps to getting in shape for Christmas 9 months ago

Six steps to getting in shape for Christmas

By  •  Health

The goal for most at this time of year is to get in shape for the Christmas party season.

New clothing will be bought, photographs will be taken and everyone …
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Orla reminds Donegal women to ‘Think Pink’ this October 9 months ago

Orla reminds Donegal women to ‘Think Pink’ this October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and McElhinneys are spending this important time of year raising awareness and much needed funds for Cancer Care West.

The Ballybofey Department Store has …
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What Theresa May can teach us about weight loss 9 months ago

What Theresa May can teach us about weight loss

By  •  Health

Theresa May has come under a lot of fire lately. With Brexit looming over her head and the opposition parties howling for her blood, being ridiculed for her dancing may …
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Women urged to be breast aware as cancer cases rise 10 months ago

Women urged to be breast aware as cancer cases rise

The Irish Cancer Society is urging women to be breast aware as the number of cases increases. 

There has been a 25 per cent increase in the number of breast cancer cases over ten years, according …
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Recipe: Healthy low-cal autumn soup 10 months ago

Recipe: Healthy low-cal autumn soup

By  •  Health

I don’t know about you, but it seems as if winter has well arrived earlier than usual to Donegal this year.

The dark evenings have set in. The weather is …
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Want to know more about Dyspraxia? Here’s a local meeting for you 10 months ago

Want to know more about Dyspraxia? Here’s a local meeting for you

The next meeting of the Donegal Dyspraxia Support Group is taking place on Wednesday 26th September.

The event will hear from three guests speakers giving advice for parents and educators on …
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Donegal woman joins rallying call for Lyme Disease recognition 10 months ago

Donegal woman joins rallying call for Lyme Disease recognition

Emma Doherty is part of a local delegation attending a Tick Talk Lyme Disease Awareness Rally on Wednesday 26th September in Dublin.

The Gleneely mother has had a new lease …
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CervicalCheck inquiry finds system was ‘doomed to fail’ 10 months ago

CervicalCheck inquiry finds system was ‘doomed to fail’

By  •  Health

Dr Sally’s scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck errors has made fifty recommendations to the Minister for Health to renew and strengthen the screening service.

Dr Scally heard from women and …
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About ‘that’ Cosmopolitan cover 10 months ago

About ‘that’ Cosmopolitan cover

By  •  Health

Last week Cosmopolitan UK broke the internet by putting Tess Holliday on its front cover.

If you haven’t seen it, were unaware of it or do not know who Tess …
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Events: Celebrations as holiday getaways are won at Rushe Fitness party 11 months ago

Events: Celebrations as holiday getaways are won at Rushe Fitness party

The fitness community has been challenging themselves to achieve new goals all summer as part of the Summer Shape Up contest. Now in its second year, the challenge is a …
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Rushe Fitness challenge holiday winners to be revealed this weekend 11 months ago

Rushe Fitness challenge holiday winners to be revealed this weekend

By  •  Health

The Rushe Fitness Summer Shape Up challenge comes to an end this Saturday and excitement is building to see who will be crowned the 2018 champion.

Designed by Letterkenny gym …
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CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting up to 13 weeks for results 11 months ago

CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting up to 13 weeks for results

By  •  Health

Some smear tests under CervicalCheck have expired due to such long backlogs in the screening programme, the Irish Times reports.

Patients have faced delays of up to 13 weeks in …
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5 ways to manage social anxiety 11 months ago

5 ways to manage social anxiety

By  •  Health

Anxiety is a part of everyday life for many people. Yet you may be completely unaware, as so many people put in a lot of energy and time in hiding …
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How the back to school routine can help you lose weight 11 months ago

How the back to school routine can help you lose weight

By  •  Health

In the next 2 weeks, the summer will be officially over.

The kids will all be back a school and everyone’s routines will start to get back to normal.

How …
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Fake news to watch out for in the fitness world 11 months ago

Fake news to watch out for in the fitness world

By  •  Fitness, Health

If you were to look at any industry, and you were to look at the leading ‘influencers’ within that industry, you will usually find a ‘celebrity’ or someone who is …
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No time for fitness? It doesn’t have to be this way 11 months ago

No time for fitness? It doesn’t have to be this way

By  •  Health

I got a message through to my page after a survey I put up last Thursday evening.

The lady was enquiring if I still had my online coaching available as …
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‘Time is running out’ – Donegal mother appeals for surgery to end son’s suffering 11 months ago

‘Time is running out’ – Donegal mother appeals for surgery to end son’s suffering

By  •  Health

Liz Hanlon from Doochary has invited the Minister for Health to visit her ill son and see him screaming in pain as he awaits an operation to fix his spine.

Jason …
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20 self-care ideas for a bad day 11 months ago

20 self-care ideas for a bad day

By  •  Health

It can be so hard to practice any type of self-care when you’re not feeling yourself. Yet this is exactly when you need it the most.

On days …
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Influencers Unveiled! 11 months ago

Influencers Unveiled!

By  •  Health

The blogging world was thrown into turmoil this year.

Social media, make up, fashion and fitness ‘influencers’ were shown to be taking ‘liberties’ when it came to their posts and …
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How counselling can help treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 12 months ago

How counselling can help treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

By  •  Health

What is OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a mental illness that creates negative thoughts. These thoughts lead you to believe that if you do not carry out a certain …
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It’s time to live in the now! 12 months ago

It’s time to live in the now!

By  •  Health

Have you ever found yourself getting drawn into work and not realising how much time has gone by?

Have you ever went on your phone to check Facebook or Instagram …
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What do to if a ‘Jenny’ is sabotaging your healthy lifestyle 12 months ago

What do to if a ‘Jenny’ is sabotaging your healthy lifestyle

By  •  Health

It is exactly a year since I last posted about Jenny, but she is starting to raise her head again.

It must be whenever people start to get in shape …
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Letterkenny Breast Clinic falls short of guidelines for urgent cases 12 months ago

Letterkenny Breast Clinic falls short of guidelines for urgent cases

By  •  Health

Cancer campaigner Betty Holmes has raised serious concerns over revelations that just half of patients referred as urgent breast cancer cases to Letterkenny University Hospital in 2017 were seen within …
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Government approves universal access to abortions and safe zones 1 year ago

Government approves universal access to abortions and safe zones

By  •  Health

Following the repeal of the Eighth Amendment in May, Minister for Health Simon Harris has secured approval from Cabinet Minister on the overall legislation on abortions.

The law will allow women to …
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5 signs you are suffering from workplace burnout 1 year ago

5 signs you are suffering from workplace burnout

By  •  Health

Working in a stressful, high-pressured or demanding job can negatively impact on your mental health. This, coupled with issues at home, arranging child care throughout the summer holidays …
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