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Five Podcasts you need to listen to!

17/04/2018
TheFurnitureCrush

I was recently given an iPhone by my sister, thanks Gilly. I’m actually not a huge fan of iPhones but my Samsung is getting old so the battery life isn’t great. Anyway long story short I’m starting to see the benifits of them!

I’ve been finding it hard to shut off so tended to listen to music but as my phone would power down quite quick I started using the iPhone more and more.

One day I remembered that Anna  & Lily, a couple of my favourite YouTubers, had a pod cast and got so excited about the fact that I could listen. Welcome the addition of podcasts and number one on my hit list.

1. At Home With…

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I love watching Anna and Lily so I already feel like I have a connection. I was interested to see how they would translate to a podcast. It worked! It’s funny coz I love watching Anna a tiny bit more then Lily, but I thought Lily was great in the podcast! Its funny how that happens!

I enjoyed their guests too! I liked the idea of getting to know inside peoples home too! My favourite episode was Kate Johnsons, I follow her on everything so I was keen to hear her chatting in a casual friend zone.  

Once this podcast was over there was a small hole in my life. I was at a bit of a loss as to what to listen to. Then it got me. Narcissism. This personality trait has been in my life, my whole life , but last year I was ripped apart by it. Because of my own personality I tend to attract narcissistic people and I fall into the same traps over and over again. Research is a great way to get insight and some perspective. Enter my next podcast:

2. Understanding Today’s Narcissist.

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This podcast is a bit heavy and hard going sometimes so unless you’re your actually interested in learning about how to deal with these types of people I’m not sure you’d be too interested in listening. I do think it’s important to know what types of people are out there, but I’m also a true believer in ignorance is bliss! I’ve found it super helpful and insightful. How Christine talks through each stage and traits, really breaks it down. She made it so simple to understand! Her podcast started in 2017 so there are quite a few to get stuck into. It does get SUPER heavy though so, enter my next podcast.

3. Estee Lalonde – The Heart Of It.

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Who doesn’t love a bit of Estee?! I was very pleased with myself when I remembered she had a Podcast. I started listening to this around the time of my birthday. It was exactly what I needed! I found it so empowering and uplifting. She talks about her anxiety, beauty, feminism and much more.

I found her honest conversations a pleasure to listen to. If you haven’t listened already you must! You won’t regret it! 

I have no idea how I came across my next Podcast, but I’m glad I did. If you are anything like me you will love. Enter my next Podcast.

4. Self-Helpless .

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This is a great one for making you realise that you might be wired, but its ok, we all are. Its great because there are so many of them they kinda chat over each other so it kinda feels like you are listening on a conversation that your not really apart of, but then are. Not sure that makes sense but if you listen you’ll know what I mean! 

They talk about everything, boob jobs, boyfriends, self-help books and much much more! If you are looking for a manic girly chat podcast this is the one for you!!  

After listening to these I was left thinking, “I wonder if there are any Irish people doing blogs, I’d love to hear a voice from home”. Enter my next Podcast.

4. The Furniture Crush.

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How I found this Podcast was a gift from God himself (or herself). I’ve been following Joanne (Kyle Lane) on instagram for ages so when it popped up that she was starting a podcast I was like WHHAAAAT. I couldn’t wait! I think I may have harassed her a teeny tiny bit so I’d know exactly when her first ever podcast was going up!

I was so excited! It came at the best time ever. I have furniture project in mind and I was in dire need of hearing a friendly Irish voice. See, I told you, sent from GOD!!!!

If you are into furniture, it’s a no brainer, subscribe. If you wanna do a bit of home DIY, it’s a no brainer, subscribe. Her Podcast is pretty new so at the moment there are only two but I’m LOVING them!! I’m super excited to paint my piece of furniture. I’m even now on the hunt for some chairs!

Do you follow any podcasts? Any you think I’d like? I’ve kinda become obsessed with PodCasts so leave a comment below with what are listening too!

Till next week

Sarah xo 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anxiety Me Myself & Anxiety Mental Health

Take a deep breathe || Mental Health Edition || Me Myself And Axiety

09/09/2017
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One thing I’ve learned over the years is that I need a bit of me time.

As you know I suffer with anxiety. Personally, I found councelling very helpful and one thing they all said to me was that it was so important to get out in the fresh air. 

At home (Dublin) I was religious with it! I went for a 15 – 20 min walk everyday and on the days I didn’t want to I would walk like a snail home and just breathe deep the whole way. Since moving here I’ve been shite!, but that’s all about to change!

I’ve decided that once a week I will be getting out and having a beach walk. Nothing fancy, just me having a little stroll along the beach once a week.

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I don’t know what it is about getting out in the fresh air, but it can just help make life seem less shite. For me I need to go alone, some people find this odd. Over the years I’ve come to realise that they are the people who can’t stand their own company, how sad for them! I love me some alone time! I’ve been in a full time relationship for nearly a decade now so I FUCKIN crave it!

I don’t feel the need to put on my gym gear or bring my phone. I just head off by myself for a little walk where I can breathe deep, chill and just let my mind wander.

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I know if you have severe anxiety the thought of even leaving the house can be hard, thats ok. I used to sit in a windy spot in the back garden on days I felt I couldn’t deal with people. I’d just sit and take a couple of deep breaths and the anxiety in my chest would ease a little.

Even if its just sitting on a step in the back garden or a little hidden one that you only know about, try get out once a week even for 5 mins. It will change you!

No back garden? stick your head out the window. Honestly thats not a joke. I only realised this last year, but steps are my happy place (inside and out). You’ll be surprised of the difference!

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I know the struggle can seem endless and isolating, but just know you are not alone and that you are the master of your destiny, you are in control! You can fight the fight!

Sarah xo

 

Food Lifestyle Mental Health

15 Day Vegan Challenge

27/05/2016
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Vegan seems to be the new black. Anyone else have the same opinion? Every Wednesday and Sunday,  well I say EVERY and we all know that’s an exaggeration… but anyway, I go to a gym type class where I met a fellow blogger. I was very excited about this as I had a good few bloggers I interacted with at home, but none here.

Haley has a fashion blog called JerseyUndressed, but like me often writes about a number of things. Going Vegan being one of them. She’s very excited about it all. I myself would never have thought about going vegan, even my friend Mel snapchatted me and said “You, Vegan?! But you love the sausage ha ha” (sexual innuendo intended I’m sure) funny coz its true! But I was keen to make a friend and if they could be a blogger friend, I’d give up my beloved sausage. :) Continue Reading

Anxiety Mental Health Video

Me, Myself, and Anxiety

19/02/2015

 

Hi guys,
So this video has been up on my YouTube channel for a while but I’m only getting around to putting it up on my blog now. No real reason other then there has been a lot going on and at the moment rime management is not my forte.
As you may or may not know, I suffer from anxiety and sometime when its very bad the depression can set in. This year I’m planning on tackling me as whole. I feel if I could sort out the anxiety a lot of other problems I have would fall away. This is a big thing though and anxitey has been a huge part of my life for many year so it wont be easy and I might not be ready to let it go…
I want to share my story as I find it helpful writing everything down and who knows maybe my journey will help others. The idea is to do one of these at the end of each month.
MagpieMagpie xx