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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 nurture positive young minds 2 years ago

How to nurture positive young minds

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 “Listening to the voice of the child and developing healthy relationships with peers and teachers are essential in creating a positive experience of school as well as their cognitive and emotional development” …
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Keep yourself and your kids well with cold and flu advice 2 years ago

Keep yourself and your kids well with cold and flu advice

As we go back to school, back to work or just return to our routine after the Christmas break, many of us are feeling under the weather, and a growing …
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How to lose weight and keep it off – for good 2 years ago

How to lose weight and keep it off – for good

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It’s probably the most asked question when it comes to health.

‘How can I lose weight and keep it off for good?’

First things first;

If you are hoping that …
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Linda’s breathtaking journey 2 years ago

Linda’s breathtaking journey

Linda Gallagher has just turned 40, she weighs 24 stone and she is taking on a huge personal challenge.

The Letterkenny woman is determined to walk 5K without having to …
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Schools could stay closed to stop further spread of flu 2 years ago

Schools could stay closed to stop further spread of flu

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Donegal GP Dr James McDaid has issued a warning about the flu virus and said that schools should remain closed after the Christmas break to prevent the outbreak of an …
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“I want to Get Cancer” adverts are shocking Ireland 2 years ago

“I want to Get Cancer” adverts are shocking Ireland

The new ad campaign from the Irish Cancer Society sees various people describe why they want to “Get Cancer” – but instead of developing Dthe disease, the word ‘get’ refers to …
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Self care vs selfish 2 years ago

Self care vs selfish

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Today’s article is about taking care of you!

After all the hype of Christmas and the New Year, many of us will feel a little low in January. We may feel …
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A different approach to New Year’s Resolutions 2 years ago

A different approach to New Year’s Resolutions

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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 …
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New Year – New You 2 years ago

New Year – New You

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” The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt

On New Year’s eve, I sit down with my daughter …
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You haven’t done as much damage as you think! 2 years ago

You haven’t done as much damage as you think!

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If you are sitting today, completely stuffed and wondering how you are ever going to eat again, don’t worry, you are not alone.

It is the time of year …
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10 tips to a stress-free Christmas 2 years ago

10 tips to a stress-free Christmas

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Christmas can be a stressful time for many of us. With expectations and even perceived expectations of how we should celebrate Christmas. In today’s article I will focus on what …
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Relax, recharge and reset 2 years ago

Relax, recharge and reset

This week I am not going to preach to you.

There will be no tips or hints.

This coming week is about one thing.

Spending time with your family …
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This everyday drink could help conquer wine headaches 2 years ago

This everyday drink could help conquer wine headaches

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The Christmas party season is well and truly swinging, and there are a lot of sore heads around Donegal this morning after work nights out and other parties.

If you’ve …
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Coping with loneliness this Christmas 2 years ago

Coping with loneliness this Christmas

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“Christmas, we are told, is the most wonderful time of the year. Yet for many it is a time of loneliness, isolation and sadness”.

Our society paints a picture of …
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The proper way to plank 2 years ago

The proper way to plank

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The Plank isn’t just a great core exercise, when done properly, it becomes a full body exercise.

In addition to strengthening the abdominals, you will also strengthen your lower back, …
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Majella highlights inadequacies in Ireland’s mental healthcare system 2 years ago

Majella highlights inadequacies in Ireland’s mental healthcare system

Majella O’Donnell has launched a no-holds barred attack on mental health professionals and how they are charging too much for their services.

The wife of singer Daniel O’Donnell has made …
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What exactly is counselling? 2 years ago

What exactly is counselling?

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“The  message I want to share is for people to not suffer alone. It is OK not to feel OK and it is OK to ask for help. If you …
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Women in Donegal are being urged to have smear tests 2 years ago

Women in Donegal are being urged to have smear tests

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A report today showed that 76% of women in Donegal who are in the targeted age bracket for cervical cancer screening are availing of the test. Women between 25 and …
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The 5 best low calorie alcoholic drinks 2 years ago

The 5 best low calorie alcoholic drinks

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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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Exclusive: A chat with Majella O’Donnell 2 years ago

Exclusive: A chat with Majella O’Donnell

A mother, a granny, a businesswoman and a wife to one of the most famous men in the country. Donegal Woman caught up with the inspiring Majella O’Donnell recently to …
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“We didn’t let the fact that we are ladies get in the way of Movember” 2 years ago

“We didn’t let the fact that we are ladies get in the way of Movember”

The students at Loreto Convent Letterkenny did the mannequin challenge; with a twist!

They used the mannequin challenge to cast a light on mental health stigmas, and highlight that depression …
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Be proud to be a lost girl 2 years ago

Be proud to be a lost girl

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Are you a Lost Girl? Escaping to Neverland and running from Captain Hook?

At certain times in our lives we may find ourselves lost. Lost in ourselves, …
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No gym, no problem! 2 years ago

No gym, no problem!

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The gym can be a daunting place.

Having trained and worked in many different gyms over the past 20 years, I know how intimidating the thought of starting a gym …
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Domestic violence: there is help 2 years ago

Domestic violence: there is help

By  •  Christmas, Health

According to Women’s Aid, one in every two women killed through homicide in Ireland have died at the hands of their former or current partner. How many victims encounter violence …
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Are we desperately seeking approval online? 2 years ago

Are we desperately seeking approval online?

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I am a woman, in a changing and ever-evolving society. I set up my own practice New Beginnings, to help raise awareness about issues surrounding women and mental health.

This is a real illness, and …
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Let’s talk motivation 2 years ago

Let’s talk motivation

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Hello and welcome to the Donegal Women Health supplement.

I am Emmet Rushe and I am a Personal trainer and online coach.

I own Rushe Fitness, a thriving gym in …
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Video: Don’t neglect your elders this Christmas 2 years ago

Video: Don’t neglect your elders this Christmas

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Is this the saddest Christmas Ad that has ever been made? It was released last Christmas by a company called Edeka. Although it’s a year old, we at Donegal Woman …
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