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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.

Naming Your Anxiety 1 month 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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Motherhood and Me 3 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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5 ways to manage social anxiety 6 months ago

5 ways to manage social anxiety

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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 counselling can help treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 7 months ago

How counselling can help treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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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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How to calm your anxious thoughts 9 months ago

How to calm your anxious thoughts

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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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5 ways to deal with rejection when feeling anxious 11 months ago

5 ways to deal with rejection when feeling anxious

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Rejection is hard for most people. Since childhood, we have looked for acceptance from our friends in school to our parents at home. Sometimes doing whatever we can and …
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Don’t think about the Pink Elephant 1 year ago

Don’t think about the Pink Elephant

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Let’s do a thought experiment:

  • Close your eyes.
  • Imagine a pink elephant
  • What shade of pink is it?
  • Is it happy/sad/indifferent?
  • Think about the pink elephant for 60 …
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How to step into Christmas… and away from social anxiety 1 year ago

How to step into Christmas… and away from social anxiety

By  •  Health

With Christmas getting closer, many of us will feel a mixture of excitement and worry. However, for those of you who live with social anxiety, Christmas can be a very …
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Facing your Fear 1 year ago

Facing your Fear

By  •  Health

“Fear is nothing more than an obstacle that stands in the way of progress. In overcoming our fears we can move forward, stronger and wiser within ourselves.”


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Find your Mama Squad 1 year ago

Find your Mama Squad

By  •  Health, Mammy

How are you?

“I’m grand, yeah fine, I’m good”.

How many times a day do we tell ourselves this, do we tell other people this?

Have you perfected your mask?


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‘Admitting weakness gives me strength’ – a Donegal mammy opens up 2 years ago

‘Admitting weakness gives me strength’ – a Donegal mammy opens up

By  •  Mammy

Last Sunday, Donegal Woman Columnist and local blogger Maria Rushe, The S-Mum, posted a blog entitled “My Little Bitch, Anxiety.”

The reaction to the post was phenomenal, with over 100 other …
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15 ways to ease anxiety for a good night’s sleep 2 years ago

15 ways to ease anxiety for a good night’s sleep

By  •  Health

“My nights are for overthinking, my mornings are for oversleeping”

It’s 3am.

You’re wide awake, just laying there in the stillness of night.

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Loving someone with anxiety 2 years ago

Loving someone with anxiety

By  •  Health

Anxiety is unpredictable, confusing and frightening. It is tough not just for the person who has it but for those who love them. If you are one of …
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Alison begins road to recovery after ‘huge wake-up call’ in Donegal 2 years ago

Alison begins road to recovery after ‘huge wake-up call’ in Donegal

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Little did mild mannered Alison Devine think her first encounter with Donegal would become headline news.

Three-weeks ago the 41-years-old Scottish businesswoman, and mother of two young children, was arrested …
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What to do when anxiety overwhelms you 2 years ago

What to do when anxiety overwhelms you

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“Coping with anxiety can be overwhelming. It may trigger your fight or flight response, while using all of your physical and mental energy”.

Living with anxiety every day …
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