How To Practice Self-Compassion

Self-compassion is probably the most important aspect of self-love. Without it, it’s impossible to love yourself in any real way. But most of us have been programmed since we were infants to be the opposite of compassionate towards ourselves. So how do we know what it even is anymore, and how can we practice it?…

3 Things I Need to Work On

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about personal growth; how far I’ve come in the past year, and how much I’ve learned about myself. And while that’s great and it’s super important to bask in the glow of personal growth and feel proud of yourself, I think it’s equally as important to always strive for…

My Body & Me With Rosemary Mc Cabe

Rosemary Mc Cabe is a household name. Her work as a journalist, stylist, blogger and more recently, personal trainer, has made her one of the most trusted influencers in Ireland today. She’s outspoken, authentic and original. I couldn’t wait to talk to her about how she feels about her body, having spent so much time…

3 Steps to Becoming Body Positive Today

Ok so disclaimer: if you’re not currently body positive (ie. If you don’t already feel 100% confortable and happy with your body) then it’s gonna take some time to get you there. There is no quick fix for undoing years, decades even, of social conditioning. But don’t let that stop you from embarking on the…

Ten Things I’d Tell My Younger Self

I’ve been experiencing a little writers block lately. I don’t want to write shite anymore. It doesn’t feel good to publish blog posts that I don’t take any pride in. I don’t want to feel obliged to post something on certain days just to keep up with other bloggers. So I’ve decided not to continue…

20 Things That Are Hard AF When You’ve Got Depression.

Last night I came across a post on Instagram which highlighted the glamorisation of the #selfcaresunday hashtag. It really made me think about the way we talk about self care, and I realised that I haven’t been very forthcoming when it comes to talking about the daily struggles I faced during my depression. So in…

5 Tips for Online Dating for Plus Size Girls 

So your fat, single, and ready for a change? But how do you deal with the whole weight thing on online dating sites? Even if you’re body positive, it can be tricky. Trust me I know, I’ve been there. This seems to be a challenge that many fat girls face. I’ve had lots of followers…

My Five Favourite Self Love Accounts 

Following bopo accounts on Instagram is crucial to developing self love and body positivity. Why? Well considering the fact that these days most of us spend more time on our phones than off them, it’s no wonder that the messages we receive through our social media have an immeasurable impact on how we think and…

The Bikini Body Bullshit 

It’s that time of year again, when our social media becomes saturated by Bikini Body workouts, meal plans and ‘thinspiration’. I’m sure you’ve already guessed that it’s not something that I enjoy. Far from it. But given how pervasive the Bikini Body pressure is in society, I have to face facts and accept the reality…

Five Things I’ve Learned About Self Love 

This time last year I had just recently embarked on the most important mission of my life; to fall in love with myself. Like most people, I suppose, the idea of self love was completely alien to me back then, and I made all kinds of crazy assumptions about the concept. Since then though, I’ve…

Call Me Fat. Please.

The word ‘fat’ is one of the most loaded words in the English language. Fat means ugly, lazy, irresponsible, slob, unsuccessful, unattractive, unsexy, undesirable, unhealthy, uneducated, weak willed, and about a hundred other negative things. Growing up I was always mortified when other people called me fat. And they did. To my face. All the…