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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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Mission 2019 – Reduce exam stress for Leaving Cert students

  One of my great learnings as a mental wellbeing explorer in 2018 – was the stress caused by exams for young people. In particular the Leaving Cert exam. Don’t get me wrong, I believe stress is important. It helps motivate and builds resilience. But it would seem our exam system is causing unhealthy levels of stress. And while I applaud the great efforts towards wellbeing in the schools, I believe the exam situation needs a more dedicated focus, with…

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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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