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Sarah has a degree in sociology and social policy and has qualified as an integrative counselor. This column focuses on women and the issues they may face in today's world.

How to create your own journal 8 months ago

How to create your own journal

By  •  Health

A journal can be a great outlet for stress, negative feelings and worry. It helps to create new positive thinking habits, grows self-awareness, gives you more focus and it can …
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Nine reasons you may not be losing weight 8 months ago

Nine reasons you may not be losing weight

By  •  Health

There can be a number of reasons for weight loss stalling.

Below I cover 9 of the most common reasons I find when working with our Rushe Fitness members. …
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Donegal women being deprived of vital maternity services, consultants warn 8 months ago

Donegal women being deprived of vital maternity services, consultants warn

By  •  Health

Leading Irish hospital consultants have warned that women in Donegal and western counties are losing out on vital mental health services during pregnancy or after childbirth.

Women are also facing …
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Recipes: Three healthy meals that taste great too 8 months ago

Recipes: Three healthy meals that taste great too

By  •  Health

Today, I’m going to give you a day of recipes that you can use straight away and they all taste great.

The one thing that I hear time and time …
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Doctor claims up to 12 women suffered delayed cancer diagnoses at Letterkenny Hospital 8 months ago

Doctor claims up to 12 women suffered delayed cancer diagnoses at Letterkenny Hospital

By  •  Health

Up to 12 women suffered delayed diagnosis of their cancers at Letterkenny University Hospital, it has been claimed, as a review of its gynaecological services gets underway.

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New ultrasound for Breast Centre North West thanks to generous donation 8 months ago

New ultrasound for Breast Centre North West thanks to generous donation

Breast Centre North West would like to sincerely thank the Good & New Charity, Letterkenny for their recent generous donation.

The donation helped purchase an Ultrasound Ge Logiq Lee 7 which …
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The screentime challenge 8 months ago

The screentime challenge

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge is probably one of the toughest that you will undertake.

This week, I want you to reduce your Screen Time!

I know that may sound like …
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Why you should step out and explore amazing Donegal 8 months ago

Why you should step out and explore amazing Donegal

By  •  Health, Travel

The days are crisp and bright and with it being January, it is making getting out and about much easier, especially when trying to get your 10k per day steps …
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The 10 flights per day challenge 8 months ago

The 10 flights per day challenge

By  •  Health

Before you get all excited about the chance of booking 10 holidays today and your partners come looking for my head, this challenge is not what you think it is;


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Quality and safety of gynae services in Letterkenny under review 9 months ago

Quality and safety of gynae services in Letterkenny under review

By  •  Health

The Saolta group is set to carry out a review into the Gynaecological Services at Letterkenny University Hospital due to concerns over diagnoses.

The quality and safety of the department …
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Barbara’s bringing WellExpo to Donegal 9 months ago

Barbara’s bringing WellExpo to Donegal

Putting yourself first is the most positive thing you can do for those around you, according to executive coach, Barbara Edwards, who is organising WellExpo2020 in Donegal Town in January.

The first …
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Why you shouldn’t compare your weight loss to others 9 months ago

Why you shouldn’t compare your weight loss to others

By  •  Health

The January resolutions are in full swing.

Everyone is making some sort of healthy change to their activity levels or their diets.

When you see that 80% of resolutions fail before …
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New site being sought for a BreastCheck unit for women of Inishowen 9 months ago

New site being sought for a BreastCheck unit for women of Inishowen

By  •  Health

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal, Charlie McConalogue, received confirmation that the HSE’s National Screening Service is hoping to find a potential site for a BreastCheck mobile unit in Inishown.


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How to create a vision board 9 months ago

How to create a vision board

By  •  Health

I love vision boards, for me they’re an opportunity to think about what you would like in your life, big or small. They are one of the best visualisation tools.


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The 2020 Bucket List challenge 9 months ago

The 2020 Bucket List challenge

By  •  Fitness, Health

Today is ujnoffically the start of 2020.

The majority of people who are heading back to work, the kids are heading back to school and people will be getting …
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How to plan 2020 the right way 9 months ago

How to plan 2020 the right way

By  •  Fitness, 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 and …
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New Year’s Eve – Letting go and moving forward 9 months ago

New Year’s Eve – Letting go and moving forward

By  •  Health

This New Year’s Eve why not start a new tradition. Let go of any negativity that has affected you over the past year or decade! And set some new intentions …
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Three things to know this Christmas if your loved one is living with a mental illness 10 months ago

Three things to know this Christmas if your loved one is living with a mental illness

By  •  Health

Invitations for family gatherings and christmas parties are starting to arrive with more guaranteed to come. For some, it will be a rush of excitement, laughing with friends and spending …
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Relax, recharge, reset 10 months ago

Relax, recharge, reset

This week I am not going to preach to you.

There will be no tips or hints.

This next 2 weeks are about one thing.

Spending time with your family …
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How to tame your thoughts and emotions 10 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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The five lowest calorie drinks to have this party season 10 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 away, it …
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Are you a Highly Sensitive Person? 10 months ago

Are you a Highly Sensitive Person?

By  •  Health

Are you a highly sensitive person?

Do you feel like you reflect on things more than everyone else? Do you often worry about how other people feel? And do you …
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Nutrition Myths Vs Reality. 10 months ago

Nutrition Myths Vs Reality.

By  •  Health

Nutrition can be confusing.

Every time something is proclaimed a ‘saviour’ for being overweight or obese another ‘saviour’ will be heralded in a few weeks later that gives the …
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Thanks to the Breast Cancer Ball, the outcomes for Donegal women are improving 10 months ago

Thanks to the Breast Cancer Ball, the outcomes for Donegal women are improving

Breast Cancer Surgeon Manvydas Varzgalis is calling on Donegal people to go out and enjoy the North West Breast Cancer Ball for the benefit of Donegal woman.

The annual fundraising …
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Is a coffee just a coffee? 11 months ago

Is a coffee just a coffee?

By  •  Health

I have written before about the calories in certain special Christmas coffee treats that tend to be around at this time of year.

They are just high calorie hot …
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Donegal woman to present thesis at Olympic World Conference 11 months ago

Donegal woman to present thesis at Olympic World Conference

By  •  Health, Sport

Ellevyn Irwin will travel to Monaco in March 2020 to attend the IOC World Conference on the prevention of injury and illness in sport. Her abstract, entitled ‘Clinically-orientated assessments of …
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Recipe: Healthy low-cal autumn soup 11 months ago

Recipe: Healthy low-cal autumn soup

By  •  Health

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

The dark evenings have set in.The weather …
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5 ways to bring positivity into your life 11 months ago

5 ways to bring positivity into your life

By  •  Health

Being positive will impact your life in so many ways. Your relationships with others will improve as people are drawn to positive people and your stress levels will decrease helping …
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Why you DON’T need another meal plan to lose weight 11 months ago

Why you DON’T need another meal plan to lose weight

By  •  Health

Last Thursday I held my ‘How to Lose Weight Without Dieting’ seminar here in Letterkenny.

The 1st point I brought up at it was that I wasn’t going to mention …
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Want to get Christmas party ready? The time to start is now! 12 months ago

Want to get Christmas party ready? The time to start is now!

By  •  Health

We are almost at the end of October.

November will soon be upon us and that means that we have only 8 weeks until the festive season.

The one mistake …
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Facing social anxiety 12 months ago

Facing social anxiety

By  •  Health

Social anxiety, put simply, is the fear of social situations.

Living with social anxiety can be frustrating and overwhelming. Your mind is constantly jumping to the worst case scenario. …
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How to lose weight… without dieting 12 months ago

How to lose weight… without dieting

By  •  Health

Let’s face it.

Conventional dieting doesn’t work!

Every year, the number of ‘diets’ on the market gets bigger and bigger with each one claiming that theirs is the one that …
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The Sober October Challenge 12 months ago

The Sober October Challenge

By  •  Health

Sober October has been running for years now, and it is a chance for people to challenge themselves and to give up alcohol for the entire month.

I know we …
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Recipes for success! 1 year ago

Recipes for success!

By  •  Health

Today, I’m going to give you a day of recipes that you can use straight away that are easy to make and they all taste great.

The one thing that …
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Watch: Why Reformer Pilates could be your new favourite exercise 1 year ago

Watch: Why Reformer Pilates could be your new favourite exercise

There’s something about September that makes us want to change things up. As we go back to routine, it’s always good to shake up our fitness routine and try something …
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Managing your negative thoughts 1 year ago

Managing your negative thoughts

By  •  Health

Negative thoughts can spontaneously pop into our heads, sometimes in an intrusive and critical way.

It can happen whilst you’re having a coffee with a friend. When suddenly a negative …
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Instagram weighs in on weight loss products 1 year ago

Instagram weighs in on weight loss products

By  •  Health

Last week, Instagram announced that it is rolling out new guidelines around posts that promote weight loss products and cosmetic surgery.

The decision was made in partnership with actress Jameela …
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Donegal doctor ‘knew young girls would die’ after cervical cancer vaccine was scrapped 1 year ago

Donegal doctor ‘knew young girls would die’ after cervical cancer vaccine was scrapped

By  •  Health

Leading doctor and former Government Minister Jim McDaid has questioned the number of young women who have died after the government ended the free HPV vaccine scheme in 2008.

Dr …
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Five training myths you may believe 1 year ago

Five training myths you may believe

By  •  Health

This is the second part of a 2-part article on myths.

This one looks at popular training myths and my blog from last week looked at popular nutrition myths.

I’m sure …
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5 diet myths you may believe 1 year ago

5 diet myths you may believe

By  •  Health

This is the 1st part of a 2-part article for you all.

This one will focus on popular nutrition myths and next week’s will focus on Popular Training Myths.

I’m …
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Saying No 1 year ago

Saying No

By  •  Health

Why is it so difficult to say “no”?

Having people think negatively of you is the ultimate rejection. This is a reason many people find it difficult to say “no”. …
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Summer Shape Up 2019 comes to an exciting conclusion 1 year ago

Summer Shape Up 2019 comes to an exciting conclusion

Letterkenny man Bryan Margey has won a €1,000 holiday after making an outstanding effort in the 2019 Rushe Fitness Summer Shape Up Challenge.

The ever-popular Summer Shape Up is Letterkenny’s …
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Use the back to school routine to your advantage 1 year ago

Use the back to school routine to your advantage

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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782 women waiting over a year to attend Letterkenny gynaecology clinics 1 year ago

782 women waiting over a year to attend Letterkenny gynaecology clinics

By  •  Health

It has been revealed that 782 women have been waiting over 12 months for gynaecology appointments at Letterkenny University Hospital.

191 of those women have been waiting 18 months or …
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The Food and Mood diary challenge 1 year ago

The Food and Mood diary challenge

By  •  Fitness, Health

I think we can all agree that food is great!

The members of my lean in 2019 program all agree to that too

We are always welcoming new members in …
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‘No matter how bad things may seem, there is hope’ 1 year ago

‘No matter how bad things may seem, there is hope’

By  •  Health

Julie Harrigan, 34, had always wanted to work in the legal sector. That was until depression reared its ugly head.

Originally from outside Fahan, she moved away to pursue her …
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Almost 1,800 women waiting on gynaecology appointments at Letterkenny Hospital 1 year ago

Almost 1,800 women waiting on gynaecology appointments at Letterkenny Hospital

By  •  Health

Ireland’s consultant crisis is having a ‘serious effect’ on delivery of women’s healthcare as figures show that 1,783 women are currently waiting for an appointment with a gynaecologist at Letterkenny …
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Angela McGlanaghey announced as Vitality 2019 ambassador 1 year ago

Angela McGlanaghey announced as Vitality 2019 ambassador

By  •  Health

Angela McGlanaghey, of Simple Simon’s health food store in Donegal town, has been announced as a retail ambassador for Vitality 2019.

Vitality is a festival and celebration of natural …
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‘Good mental health is about finding your own happy place’ 1 year ago

‘Good mental health is about finding your own happy place’

Naomi Molloy, 23, was crowned Miss Kildare this year as she lives and works in Celbridge.

But her Donegal ties remain strong and she is focusing on both counties with …
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Your future is not defined by your Leaving Cert results 1 year ago

Your future is not defined by your Leaving Cert results

By  •  Health

If you received your Leaving Cert results today, please do not let them dictate your future and the person who you are.

I cried when I received mine, and not …
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