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11th February 2019

Energising Your Body Clock For The Best Sleep with Deirdre O’Connor

Today on the blog Integrative Sleep Therapist and founder of the Deep Sleep Clinic, Deirdre O’Connor shares her tips on how to energize your body clock for the best sleep Deirdre says: One thing to know about me is that I love my sleep. I mean Really. Love. My. Sleep. Just like you probably. And just like you I have spent many nights awake wondering if this is how it’s going to be for the rest of my life. Because nothing will put me in a bad mood like a bad sleep can.  Nothing feels like it has the capacity to make my whole day turn to s**t like a night of tossing and turning. And I’m guessing it’s like that for a lot of you too. Because of my deep appreciation and absolute gratefulness for the sweet elixir of sleep, I have spent the last decade honing and refining the skill of sleep, and […]
11th February 2019

Christine Gioia’s Tips for how to approach her Motion Contrology classes

We want to help you on your way to optimal wellness this February so we have grabbed the top tips and tricks from some of our amazing speakers, chefs and instructors who will be at Thrive! Every day we will post tips from our yogis, pilates instructors, foodies and speakers! Who’s in? Today Reformer, Barre and Mat Pilates teacher, Christine Gioia shares her top tips for how to approach her Motion Contrology classes Be in control of your body Don’t give ownership of your movement experience, your body and your health to any practitioner. You and only you are in control of what and how you move. Listen to your body, and honour what it says. Push when it feels good to push, rest when you need rest. Move with your breath As soon as our breath becomes superficial, I find, our movement does too. Be as precise as possible Don’t mentally […]
11th February 2019

Mindfulness for Sceptics – by Siobhan Murray

Today on the blog, resilience and life coach, Siobhan Murray shares her thoughts on mindfulness and addresses those who are sceptical on the subject! What I have learnt is the Mindfulness does not have to be conventional.  Mindfulness does not require you to sit still for an hour in total peace while someone else does your work for you.  I have learnt how to incorporate Mindfulness into my life in ways that I don’t even know I’m doing it.  I have learnt that some of my clients, like me, don’t have the spare time to dedicate to sitting still. Benefits to daily practice of Mindfulness can included but are not limited to helping boost focus, lowering stress and can make us more compassionate. What is Mindfulness “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”  Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress […]
6th February 2019

How to Start Cooking from Scratch with Sinead Delahunty

Today on the blog, physiotherapist, Gaelic footballer, food Blogger and author – Sinéad Delahunty shares her top tips for how to start cooking from scratch! Start Small Breakfast is a great meal to start with. Not only will you start the day with a meal made from scratch but you can even plan ahead and make breakfast the night before, think of overnight oats or a smoothie. For quick breakfast options try porridge, scrambled eggs, homemade granola or an omelette.  Stay Consistent Consistency creates a routine which in turn builds a way of life. Start with one meal or one day a week and focus on creating meals from scratch. The road to any goal is never straight or easy so always remember why you want to start cooking or change the way you currently eat or live. Make a Plan It’s easy to get lost without a map. Likewise stay […]