Staying Healthy on the Road

Travelling can be a beast – between the sun-cream, sweating, insect bites, insect repellent, pollution, smog, fried food, congested cities, old exhaust fume-filled rickety buses and many, many others things, it can feel like a mission to stay healthy on the road. I have certainly felt this in relation to all aspects above. All the…

Peaks and Pits of Travel

It’s been almost a month now since I left Ireland and started my great adventure. I knew leaving home, travel was not the easy, cushy option but being on the road again has brought to light some of the peaks and pits once again. There is no two ways about it, travel is the best…

Confirmation.

I arrived to Nicaragua a few days ago and so far I have had the best time.  All previous apprehensions have disappeared. The place has far outweighed my expectations thus far and I have also met so many solo female travellers that I am in no way unique or alone. The difference in travellers since…

Contemplation

Tomorrow I set off on my travels again (19th July) and I feel just like every other time I left for a long trip. I have this sense of quiet contemplation. I go inwards and quietly reflect on the trip ahead and linger on the thought of it. This usually results in a feeling of…

Travel, the Best Educator!

In 2006, two weeks after finishing University I moved to Mexico. In the midst of completing my final year thesis and studying for exams, I accepted a job teaching English in Mexico and booked a one-way flight. I had spent a year in Spain as part of my degree and from that experience I knew…

Self-Love Series: Acceptance

Acceptance is the first step in allowing self-love and healing to appear. Acceptance gives you the power to release resistance and surrender to what is. Life is unpredictable, we all know this. Life is never safe and guaranteed, and what you have now does not mean it is fixed and will remain forever (whether in the…

Self-Love Series – Movement

We all could do with a little more self-love in our lives, so over the coming weeks I’m going to focus on a different area/aspect that we can bring to mind. First up is movement. In day to day life and society in general, I find we can all get a little rigid, a little stiff and…

It all starts with a little Self-Love…

Being kinder, gentler, more empathic, accepting, aware, understanding, forgiving, loving, nourishing and nurturing to yourself has amazing benefits for both you and everyone around you. By showing yourself a little self-love, it creates a positive domino effect cascading out and all around you. It brings more balance and better coping mechanisms into your life. When…

Our perception of life can determine if we rise or fall

Here’s another article I wrote for ‘A Lust for life’ As the late Wayne Dwyer used to say, “Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change”. So many things happen in our lives – good things, bad things and unforeseen things. Things change all the time. When you think about…

An Attitude of Gratitude!

Gratitude is such a powerful word, emotion, thought and experience. It ignites a sense of presence and appreciation for all things big and small which in turn has an overwhelming positive knock on effect on personal wellbeing. I start and end each day with gratitude and thanks for so many things in my life. I…

Happy Feet!

Dancing is synonymous with Ireland and Irish culture. It forms a staple part of our heritage and I think most of us were brought up to learn Irish dancing at some stage in our lives (whether jigs, reels, ceili dances etc.). No more than story telling, group or social dances were often performed at social…