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Stress – A Blog Series. Part 1 – The Background

Eight months ago I started researching the phenomenon that is stress. It started when I began looking at solutions for exam stress as a continuance of my mental wellbeing exploits and social initiatives. What followed was something I never anticipated: a fascinating journey which included completion of a neuroscience course. The research included:, phone calls, visits, meetups, books, academic readings, desktop research, emails, attendance at conferences, interaction on social media, talks in schools, and workshops and focus groups in the…

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A magical day in Galway Bay – With the Emma Murphy Mind Over Matter Roadshow

I was speaking with Emma Murphy, award-winning fitness instructor and domestic violence advocate, at her Mind Over Matter Roadshow in Galway. It was a historical day, as it was the first of Emmas Roadshows – an event where Emma shares her inspirational story. It’s a story of happiness, heartache, and winning – and a story I can relate to. Emmas honesty shone through and I was struck by her compassion to help others. Its an incredible story of a girl…

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Living with pain… and making others feel good. Meet Nicola Egan – Part 1

  Nicola Egan lives with pain – but like many similar people I have met in my role as mental wellbeing explorer… she finds a way forward to wellbeing and happiness. Nicola is one of the most upbeat people you could ever meet. She started teaching makeup artistry at The Waverley Academy over 3 years ago .

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