June Curtin, 49, a mum of two from Spanish Point, Co. Clare swims 365 days a year and she says that it never ceases to amaze her how good it makes her feel. Being in the sea allows June to forget her worries for a while and focus on the present as “you can't think of anything, only the waves that are coming at you in that very moment.” Swimming changed June’s life as she found … [Read more...] about Clare mum creates swimming community to promote mental health awareness
Fans of Sally Rooney had a long wait after Normal People for a new novel, until 2021 provided the goods. Beautiful World, Where Are You was published last month and did not disappoint. The book follows Alice, an acclaimed novelist struggling with her mental health and her best friend Eileen, who works for a literary magazine and is trying to overcome her latest … [Read more...] about Book review: Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You
When I was growing up, the people most famous and influential were major pop stars and film stars. The fastest way to catch-up with celebrity gossip was to tune into E! News or to pick up a copy of your favourite magazine. Today, to be famous means something entirely different. The noughties saw the birth and rapid development of social media. What began as a tool for … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be ‘famous’ and ‘influential’ in 2021 and is there a difference?