Is running meditation?

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This is a question I’ve asked myself a lot. Mediation, mindfulness, self care, self-awareness… they are all buzz words that make lovely hashtags (I’ve used them myself!) but sometimes it is hard to understand what they really mean, and how we can apply them. The good news?! A lot of people have been meditating and […]

Nut-eile: Sugar-free snack ideas

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Did you know that yesterday was World Nutella Day?! Now I can be partial to a spoon (or ten!) of Nutella – but if you’ve ever looked at the breakdown of ingredients that go into Nutella, you might think twice before picking up a pot (I’ll give you a hint – it’s almost 50% sugar). […]

An Owed to the Galway Races

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It is Galway. It is Race Week. There is sunshine. So I have channelled my inner bard and decided to pen a poem to honour this splendid festival. I must warn you in advance that this poem does not rhyme. I could compensate for this by stating that free verse is post-modern and indicative of […]

It’s all Monkey Business

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Sunshine is expected this weekend, so that will probably mean a few trips to the playground. And as all parents out there will know as soon as kids mingle in the playground,  the one-upmanship among the so-called grown-ups starts. You hear how little Fiachra is already reading from, and submitting articles to, medical journals although […]

He ain’t heavy, he’s my carton..

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Being a cheapskate and also a wanna be make-and-doer, I was so happy to spot online an idea for making your own weights at home. What better way to combine my penny-pinching and love of upcycling, I thought to myself. And then my at-home workouts will be complete. So I over-purchased a few 2 litre cartons of […]

Scoffed Eggs

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While out for dinner this weekend, my husband decided to order a scotch egg starter. “Are you mad” I said “they are so unhealthy!” Ah they’re not that bad – and they are so tasty – he replied. And I thought to myself – he’s right, they are really, really tasty. So why can’t we […]