Photo of the month – take a walk in February

It is February, some of us are still in lockdown, and while it might be harder to reach my favourite outdoor spaces due to the 5km limitation, walking remains widely accessible to all of us. Walking has many benefits, and I have read many articles recently which...

Photo of the month – January Winter Swimming

I have been swimming in the Irish sea for a while, but it is the first year I see so much interest for winter swimming. It has become a real thing, with many articles detailing the phenomenon, to a point where. during the first lockdown, the police had to close access...

Photo of the month – November .

Photo of the Month – October

Wicklow Mountains entering Autumn

Photo of the month – August

Last year at the same time we enjoyed a beautiful holiday in the Natural Reserve of Delta Del Ebre, south of Cataluna. A lot have changed this year!

Photo of the month – June

Wicklow way

Photo of the month – May

Play session in the field

Stress vs Worry vs Anxiety

Are stress, Anxiety and Worry the same? You hear a lot about the 3, they are more and more used interchangeably in sentences. But the truth is they are not the same. Truth is too, you probably experience one of them (or more) at least once in any given day. And the following figures probably don't...

Coaching for Resilience – Book Review

Coaching for Resilience - A practical guide to using Positive Psychology, is a one stop shop to give you a strong understanding of resilience and the tools that you can use to build this important quality.  “Resilience is an important quality, while stress management is a skill” This book contains...

A guide to Coaching and Mental Health – BOOK Review

 A guide to Coaching and Mental Health: The recognition and management of psychological issues (Andrew Buckley, Carole Buckley), is a practical guide to help coaches recognize signs of mental health in their client and make an informed decision on how appropriate coaching is. It also provides...

Coaching for Mental Health & Well-Being

What is coaching for MH&WB*? Coaching for Mental health & Well-being is a collaborative journey of self-discovery towards becoming the best possible version of yourself.  It is coaching, but with a special emphasis on the Mental Health & Well-Being of the person. It needs to be front...

A walk in the Wicklow mountains

Today I went for a 10km walk in the Wicklow mountain, behind the Powerscourt waterfalls, which is an absolutely gorgeous place. Once you get there, there are many different route you can take and stretch a hike from 5 to 15km if you want to. I did the Maulin peak, which is around a 10km walk, with...

Heartmath and the emWave coherence tools

The HeartMath institute has been doing some research on the influence of our heart for more than 30 years and they have made some pretty impressive discoveries.  HeartMath provides a research-supported approach to reducing stress and improving cognitive and emotional capacities in children,...

Interesting Sleep Facts

I am passionate about sleep. Sleep is, from far, the most important part of your day, the cheapest way to be healthy and feel sharp. You can read a previous blog post about what sleep is all about. So it is no surprise I also read books about the topic. "Good sleep is vital for good physical,...

COVID-19 meet the OURA ring

UPDATE 18th June 2020 Data from a wearable device can reveal coronavirus symptoms days before you even realize you’re sick, researchers have found in preliminary studies.Washington Post - LINK That means fitness trackers could be on their way to becoming sickness trackers! Back in March, after I...

The impact of Climate Change on Mental Health

In 2017, the American Psychological Association validated “ecoanxiety” as a legitimate affliction “Some of the most resounding chronic psychological consequences” of climate change will stem from slower-moving disasters, like the “unrelenting day-by-day despair” of a prolonged drought,...

Holistic Wellness 101

Today I would like to talk about the obvious ... the everyday routine, or should I say lifestyle, which will put you in a position of strength to absorb better the challenges coming at you. Or in other world, which can save your A** when shit hits the fan! I am talking about a holistic approach to...

Is HRV the new measurement for Stress?

I don't know you, but when I do something, I like to track my progress. When it comes to stress, you can definitely track how you feel, but in a world of high-tech, and one where we are exposed to daily stressors from every directions, I want to be able to check often where I stand so I can better...

Deep Breathing helps you to deal with stress

Do you ever take a moment to think about how amazing it is that you are breathing without even realizing it?  We take breathing for granted, because we do it unconsciously.  We breathe more than 23,000 times a day But do we breathe properly? This is what Dr Belisa Vranish has been...

Stress is not “All Bad”

Actually, Stress is a natural reaction of your body when under threat (be it a real danger, a deadline, a competition) which enhance your focus and energy. See previous post on Stress reaction 101 "People generally think of stress and anxiety as negative concepts, but while both stress and anxiety...

Stress Reaction 101: An introduction to Stress

From the flight and fight response identified by Walter Cannon in early 20’s century (1915), and the classic stages of Stress Responses  described by Hans Selye (1946), to the “tend-and-befriend” feminine response to stress described by Shelley Taylor (2000), the concept of stress is universal. ...

The benefits of exercising

Any exercise has benefit on your general health, I hope we all believe that. But what exactly are the benefits how much exercise do you need?  A recent research from anthropologist Herman Potzer tried to establish just that studying the Hadza population. "Men and Women in these communities...

I love my OURA Ring sleep tracker

I talk a lot about sleep. It's because it is the ONE fundamental we can/should all start with. Without proper sleep, you just can't function and you can't perform, what ever is your goal. See this post if you want to learn more about sleep: https://everylittlehealth.me/what-is-sleep-all-about/...

Problem falling asleep? Take a bath

Do you find it hard to fall asleep in the evening? A bath or shower, 1-2 hours before bed, might just help according to this research from UT Health Science Center at Houston and the University of Southern California which reviewed 5,322 studies and extracted pertinent information related to sleep...

We worry too much

We worry too much, don't we? Our brain has amazing ways to trigger thoughts which go around and around and around, and sometimes it never stops. I know because I am a "worrier"! Don't get me wrong, sometime you have absolutely valid reasons to worry, but most of the time, worries are unjustified....

Is Blue light bad for sleep?

You probably heard that being exposed to Blue Light in the evening can affect your sleep negatively. Recommendation for a good sleep is to avoid Blue light, especially screens, up to 2h before your bedtime. This posts concentrate on 2 different effects Blue Light has on our sleep. On the one hand,...