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School, A levels, leaving certs and grades etc.

Some of my thoughts on School, A levels, leaving certs and grades etc, because I’m back in the UK and I’m hearing about it everywhere.. I imagine there are many different emotional responses with A level results out across the...

A letter to my body

“If we make self-love or body acceptance conditional depending on the size of our bodies, we'll never be happy. The reality is that our bodies are constantly changing, and they will never remain exactly as they once were, they simply...

2021 Challenges & Lessons

As many share their highlights of 2021, I’ll share some of my personal challenges & lessons learned from this year. Perhaps some might resonate with some of you. I thought this year would bring clarity as to where on this...

Toxic Positivity

Positive vibes only. #Goodvibesonly Stay positive. Don’t worry, be happy. Get out of your head. Just go for a walk. Stay motivated. It could be worse. What do you have to worry about? Just be grateful. Just do “this,” just...

Retiring as a competitive and professional Irish dancer

If you have dedicated your life to competitive and/or professional dance, then what happens when your career ends? If you’re no longer a dancer, who are you? Many dancers begin their career as toddlers and go on to compete for...

Managing challenging times as a dancer

No matter how much you plan ahead, practice and prepare, sometimes things just won’t go according to expectation & plan. I have often witnessed dancers seeing their ‘disappointments’ as evidence that they are not good enough. Some of the most...

Letting go of fear of judgement

My struggle with anxiety caused me to have a fear of judgement for most of my life. I’ve always  been a massive over-thinker and had the desperate need to be liked. This can make putting yourself out there and sharing...

The benefits of Yoga for Irish dancers

I’ve been an Irish dancer for 25 years and like so many other dancers I grew up searching for the best ways to improve my physical fitness and technical ability, to be able to remain injury free and, ultimately, to...