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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.

Motherhood and Me 1 year 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’ 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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’ 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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! 1 year 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 1 year 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! 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Think about this before body shaming anyone 1 year ago

Think about this before body shaming anyone

By  •  Health

Twice during the past week, I was met with body shaming on social media.

Once towards a person on Facebook and another in a group on Twitter.

The thing is, …
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5 reasons why you aren’t seeing progress in your nutrition 1 year ago

5 reasons why you aren’t seeing progress in your nutrition

By  •  Health

This is 2nd part of a 2 part article on progress and why you might not be seeing any.

The 1st part can be seen on Donegal Daily here and …
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Innovative talks and Q&A events to take place with Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland 1 year ago

Innovative talks and Q&A events to take place with Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland

By  •  Health, Mammy

An informative and supportive national event for parents of children with Dyspraxia will take place next week.

Canadian Professor Cheryl Missiuna will lead two events at the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street …
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Why knowing your skin type is the key to sun protection 1 year ago

Why knowing your skin type is the key to sun protection

By  •  Health

Ireland is experiencing it’s hottest summer in decades, so there are many cautions against skin cancer for people enjoying the good weather.

Being aware of your skin type can help …
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Feeling hot hot hot? How to look after your health in the heat 1 year ago

Feeling hot hot hot? How to look after your health in the heat

By  •  Health

People with underlying health problems, the elderly, babies and young children are more at risk of suffering from the impact of prolonged hot weather and nights, so it’s important to …
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How to rebuild confidence after becoming a mum 1 year ago

How to rebuild confidence after becoming a mum

By  •  Health, Mammy

Researchers found that most mums experience a significant dip in self-esteem after having a baby that can last up to three years.

 

This is regardless of the mother’s relationship …
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The truth about men! 1 year ago

The truth about men!

By  •  Health

Last week was Men’s Health Week 2018.

If there is one thing you should know about men, it’s that we don’t like to talk about things, even when we should.


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“I was struggling with everything… it was a struggle to talk to people” – Donegal footballer’s concussion hell 1 year ago

“I was struggling with everything… it was a struggle to talk to people” – Donegal footballer’s concussion hell

The Termon woman played the full hour last Saturday evening as Donegal defeated Monaghan by 14 points in the Ulster semi-final.

That she can be expected to face Armagh in …
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Two holidays worth €1500 up for grabs in Summer Shape Up 2018! 1 year ago

Two holidays worth €1500 up for grabs in Summer Shape Up 2018!

How would you like to get in shape AND be in with the chance of winning one of two holidays worth €1500?

Letterkenny gym trainer Emmet Rushe is bringing …
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How to lose friends and alienate people 1 year ago

How to lose friends and alienate people

By  •  Health

People like to feel comfortable.

No matter what the situation is, for most people, if they feel comfortable in their surroundings, they will be quite happy where they are.

This …
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Why don’t you like me? – The flip side of fitness and social media 1 year ago

Why don’t you like me? – The flip side of fitness and social media

By  •  Health

Social media is fake.

It’s as fake as can be.

It’s driven by our need to be liked and this is being misused daily.

We judge our lives on what …
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Are you stressed? 1 year ago

Are you stressed?

By  •  Health

We all know how important self-care is for our mind and body. However it is very difficult to practice self-care if we are stressed and do not recognise that we …
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Forum plans to bring the feel-good factor to Finn Valley 1 year ago

Forum plans to bring the feel-good factor to Finn Valley

There will be something for everyone when Finn Valley Community Health Forum (FVCHF) host their 2nd Annual ‘Health and Wellbeing Event’ on Thursday 14 June.

Everyone is welcome to attend …
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‘I lost nearly a third of my life to Lyme disease’ 1 year ago

‘I lost nearly a third of my life to Lyme disease’

Emma Doherty from Gleneely has been plagued with the life-changing illness of Lyme Disease for the past 11 years. The primary school teacher was once an active and energetic woman, …
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‘I could not bear the thought of leaving my children to cope without me’ 1 year ago

‘I could not bear the thought of leaving my children to cope without me’

For many years, Trish Hegarty’s worst fear was facing pregnancy and cancer together.

She had come through a breast cancer battle with two young children, but the worry that …
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Meet Heidi – the Donegal baby given a ‘zero per cent’ chance 1 year ago

Meet Heidi – the Donegal baby given a ‘zero per cent’ chance

By  •  Health

It was in a small room of Letterkenny University hospital when Ballindrait couple Louise and Eddie heard the sentence that turned their lives upside down.

After her 12-week scan in …
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Should you be hungry on a diet? 1 year ago

Should you be hungry on a diet?

By  •  Health

I am currently on a ‘diet’.

By ‘diet’, I mean that I am currently in a phase of my training where I am dropping body fat.

The goal of this …
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Donegal Women’s Centre records huge increase in smear test inquiries 1 year ago

Donegal Women’s Centre records huge increase in smear test inquiries

In light of the recent CervicalCheck controversy, the service centre has been on hand to answer queries and to provide free smear tests for women over 25 years old.

DWC Manager Mary …
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Family seeks answers after Donegal mum died from cervical cancer 1 year ago

Family seeks answers after Donegal mum died from cervical cancer

By  •  Health

Donegal woman Miriam O’Brien got the all-clear in her smear test in 2011. Nine months later, she was diagnosed with stage two cancer in Belfast. Miriam passed away on August 25, …
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How to calm your anxious thoughts 2 years ago

How to calm your anxious thoughts

By  •  Health

We all have anxious thoughts from time to time but sometimes these thoughts can be all we think about. They are intrusive, frightening, repetitive and hard to stop.

It …
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What it really means to get ‘toned’ 2 years ago

What it really means to get ‘toned’

By  •  Health

Have you ever looked at a model on the cover of a magazine and thought, ‘I would love to look like that?’

Maybe you have taken the 4-week workout; you …
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