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“Alcohol and Drugs Kill People- They Almost Killed Me”

THERE’S no denying it; Ireland has a serious problem with mental health.   This problem manifests itself in many ways, but one of the most common appears to be addiction and substance abuse.   In 2015, 224 people died by overdose in Ireland with a reported 8,791 people admitted to Accident and Emergency for self-inflicted harm. According to the most …


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Top Ten Tiny Things Everyone can do in the name of Self-Care

‘Self-Care’ is one of the simplest things we can do to better our mental health every day. With mental health week in full swing, here are some small things that can be added to your life to get your head in a good space.       Get Organised The world is messy enough, don’t let your life be. Take 5 minutes out …


Veggie Ventures: The Old Fire Station

The Old Firestation Restaurant 35 Thomas Street A vegetarian & vegan restaurant located on 35 Thomas Street. The IrelandBeforeYouDie blog rated them the #1 vegan eaterie outside of Dublin. They do breakfast, lunch and sweet treats. Nicole / Warm Haloumi Sandwich (€10) & Rum and Coconut Cake (€3.90) Went vegetarian four years ago for environmental reasons, partial to trying the …

How to handle Stress

Stress: What a small word yet such an enormous emotion. It is arguably one of the most powerful emotions of all. It is inevitable and inescapable. There is no human on this planet who has lived a lifetime and never felt stressed. When a person is stressed the worst aspects of their personality are unveiled. The American Psychological Association states …

The Best Health Apps

Most people are never without their phone anymore and although keeping up Snapchat streaks and looking at cute dogs on Instagram are great time-killers, there are plenty of free or cheap apps available to better your physical and mental health. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 best apps for your mind, body, and soul. Calm Calm is a free …

The Dangers of Fitness Influencers

Who else is guilty of scrolling mindlessly through Instagram for hours? Often, you’ll find post after post advertising different versions of tea detoxes and images of the likes of Kylie Jenner wearing waist trainers that claim to give you a sculpted body. I don’t follow any self-named ‘fitness influencers’, yet I still am shown this type of content due to …