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WOULD YOU OR ANY OF YOUR FRIENDS LIKE A MUMMY MAKEOVER WORTH €2,000?  INCLUDING HAIR, NAILS, MAKE UP AND SHOOT AS WELL AS A €200 VOUCHER FOR ARGOS!!!

TOP NUTRITIONIST EMMA BUCKLEY WILL BE THERE!

BIKE ALSO UP FOR GRABS

JOIN US ON FEB 25TH

A Theatre Company called Tobar Na Run will be performing the production of a play about SUICIDE AWARENESS in Teenagers,written by Patricia McCann called “Bring Me Back Alive”.

490 Suicides were registered in 2010 and this rose by an alarming rate of 7% in 2011 to 525 and for the first 3 quarters of  2012 the figure stands at 367. The 2011 figures show 439 men and 86 women committed Suicide and furthermore the majority between the age of 15 and 44.

Recession has a huge impact on peoples well being, those who lose their jobs experience a drastic reduction in their income or are in danger of losing their home. They experience anxiety, despair and depression, relationship difficulties and marriage breakdown can follow on from that. We should be identifying and responding to these problems in the community as quickly as possible. Suicide Awareness agencies are now attending to and trying to support a huge increase in under 18 year old’s.

“BRING ME BACK ALIVE” The facts in Suicide and self harm reflect the need for more public awareness on an issue that has been neglected for far too long. It is difficult to understand what drives so many individuals to take their own lives, but a suicidal person is in so much pain that he or she can see no way out.It is our intention through medium of Theatre to highlight the awareness in order to try to help prevent suicide in our society.

“BRING ME BACK ALIVE” is a thought provoking story set in a youth centre in modern day Dublin. The play highlights some of the warning signs to watch out for. It focuses on the need for far more Mental Health Services in order to deal with this escalating crisis which is spiraling out of control.It looks at the devastating affect that Suicide has on family and friends. The main aim of the play is to show that there is hope, there is an alternative. The play is written in as lighthearted way as possible in order to give hope to those who need it the most.

The play starts on Monday 27th May and runs until Saturday 1st June at The Teachers Club Theatre 36 Parnell Square Dublin 1. Tickets are €15.00. We intend to perform matinees in the afternoons for this week for students with tickets priced at €5.00.

The Walk in My Shoes shoe auction has officially begun on eBay.ie. For one week only (Monday 22nd-Friday 26th April) all of our kindly donated shoes go under the hammer!

I would love you to get involved and help support such a great cause. It has been an enormous honour for me to be an ambassador this year. Empowering and helping our young people is so important. So here’s how you can get involved:

How to get involved

  1. Log onto Ebay.ie
  2. Search ‘WalkinMyShoes2013’
  3. Start bidding
  4. Alternatively text SHOES to 57802. Texts costs €2 and €1.33 goes to Walk in My Shoes Network charges vary. SP Phonovation Ltd. Helpline 0818 217 100
Thanks,
Alixxxx

 

I WAS DELIGHTED TO BE ASKED TO APPEAR ON THE COVER OF (read more here) RUDE HEALTH  AND SHARE MY TIPS AND TRICKS OR SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES!!

 


Get on your marks,

for the biggest shopping event of the year, bargain hunters! The Body Shop will be celebrating Black Friday, this November 23rd, with a 30% discount off all products across the store. So whether you are looking to pamper yourself or treat your loved ones, give joy this festive season with a purchase from The Body Shop.

This season of goodwill The Body Shop will be brimming with sensational gifts, special edition goodies, fun stocking fillers and on-trend winter make-up all designed to give joy, to your loved ones and to the world. You won’t be stuck for gift ideas with The Body Shop’s amazing selection of Christmas gifts and with 30% off you can spoil yourself or those closest to you guilt free!

Kick off the Christmas season and let the shopping begin with Black Friday at The Shop Body!


Get on your marks,

for the biggest shopping event of the year, bargain hunters! The Body Shop will be celebrating Black Friday, this November 23rd, with a 30% discount off all products across the store. So whether you are looking to pamper yourself or treat your loved ones, give joy this festive season with a purchase from The Body Shop.

This season of goodwill The Body Shop will be brimming with sensational gifts, special edition goodies, fun stocking fillers and on-trend winter make-up all designed to give joy, to your loved ones and to the world. You won’t be stuck for gift ideas with The Body Shop’s amazing selection of Christmas gifts and with 30% off you can spoil yourself or those closest to you guilt free!

Kick off the Christmas season and let the shopping begin with Black Friday at The Shop Body!

James was sick and then I became ill with the worst virus imaginable. It got me thinking yet again about our health and wellbeing. We can’t do much about a bug except let it run its course but in general we can do a lot about our day to day habits. This column is for the Mummies. After all if we’re not feeling good a domino type effect is unleashed throughout the whole family.
During pregnancy we focus on our health and wellbeing like never before but then when the baby comes we tend to neglect ourselves completely. I could write the book on tried and tested. From any and every exercise or new super food, I’m your woman! Lately though I’ve managed to find a few things that get results and make me feel good. Finding time for everything is always a problem. Being self-employed and a single mum it really is a daily balancing act. The early mornings coupled with staying up late working always has me reaching for the coffee but recently I was introduced to matcha green tea. It has the same effect as coffee but it’s also an antioxidant superfood that calms the nervous system, aids focus, stabilises the blood sugar and can even help weight loss. This tea comes in powder form and I even find the process of making it quite therapeutic. I add it to yogurts, make milk shakes out of it and it can even be used as a facemask so the benefits are endless.
Walking and fresh air for you and your kids has enormous benefits as well because the great outdoors helps to kill off bacteria and if our recent weather continues well there’s no excuse so get outside! I’ve been doing reformer pilates which is using a machine as opposed to the mat and the results have been fantastic. It lengthens and tones but also incorporates breathing so it’s good for the mind, body and soul. We need to start thinking of our health as a package therefore just eating well or just exercising is not enough. A little of everything is far better than a lot of one thing. You need to take care of yourself from the inside out.

I LOVE:

Koyu organic Japanese matcha green tea, €17.95-€27.95 depending on strength. Visit www.matcha.ie

JAMES LOVES:

These MorEPA high quality omega 3 fish oils, which are essential for kids as they play a crucial role in brain function, growth and development. €19.95

ASK ALISON:

Hi Alison,
I’ve heard you talking about Reformer Pilates recently. My time is limited but like every Mum I want to get back in shape. I have a bad back and had a section. Is it safe for me?
Martina, Dublin

Hi Martina,
There are huge benefits to doing Pilates post natal, we all want to be yummy mummy’s but our body/posture may have changed so much during the pregnancy, where do we start?

Pilates (especially Pilates done on the Reformer) helps mums restore tall posture, improve muscle tone and start working muscles again that we may have switched off during pregnancy e.g. gluts

Sarah MacLachlann from Pilates Performance Ireland recommends doing 2 to 3 reformer classes a week which I do. If you had a C Section or have Diastasis Recti (separation of the abdominal wall) the Pilates reformer is a safe and effective place to start exercising again. I’ve tried everything and I really feel the reformer works. I have had amazing results in inch loss too. www.pilatesperformanceireland.com (01) 4957797

LITTLE BLACK BOOK:

Aromatherapy massage has great benefits for both you and your child. Patricia Sheridan an aromatherapy practioner from lavenderlane has been working with me lately on an array of problems and I have found it very helpful. It can help with PND/depression, sinus congestion, menstruation and much more. Children who are touched and held grow to be really confident adults also. The word “aroma” means smell and “therapy” means a treatment designed to cure.

Massage is used in Aromatherapy to assist the passage of essential oils into body. Aromatherapy can also be used during pregnancy for morning sickness, emotional imbalance, Variosce Veins, Haemorrhoids, Stretch marks, Backache and Constipation. Essentials oils can be used in the labour ward to help relax the mother and also inhaled during contractions. Visit www.lavenderlane.ie

MOTHERS LITTLE HELPER

Try to meditate for 10 mins every day. Meditation can bring many spiritual and mental benefits. It brings peace of mind and real abiding happiness. It can also help reduce stress, relief from anxiety, tranquillity and help you to achieve your goals.

James was sick and then I became ill with the worst virus imaginable. It got me thinking yet again about our health and wellbeing. We can’t do much about a bug except let it run its course but in general we can do a lot about our day to day habits. This column is for the Mummies. After all if we’re not feeling good a domino type effect is unleashed throughout the whole family.
During pregnancy we focus on our health and wellbeing like never before but then when the baby comes we tend to neglect ourselves completely. I could write the book on tried and tested. From any and every exercise or new super food, I’m your woman! Lately though I’ve managed to find a few things that get results and make me feel good. Finding time for everything is always a problem. Being self-employed and a single mum it really is a daily balancing act. The early mornings coupled with staying up late working always has me reaching for the coffee but recently I was introduced to matcha green tea. It has the same effect as coffee but it’s also an antioxidant superfood that calms the nervous system, aids focus, stabilises the blood sugar and can even help weight loss. This tea comes in powder form and I even find the process of making it quite therapeutic. I add it to yogurts, make milk shakes out of it and it can even be used as a facemask so the benefits are endless.
Walking and fresh air for you and your kids has enormous benefits as well because the great outdoors helps to kill off bacteria and if our recent weather continues well there’s no excuse so get outside! I’ve been doing reformer pilates which is using a machine as opposed to the mat and the results have been fantastic. It lengthens and tones but also incorporates breathing so it’s good for the mind, body and soul. We need to start thinking of our health as a package therefore just eating well or just exercising is not enough. A little of everything is far better than a lot of one thing. You need to take care of yourself from the inside out.

I LOVE:

Koyu organic Japanese matcha green tea, €17.95-€27.95 depending on strength. Visit www.matcha.ie

JAMES LOVES:

These MorEPA high quality omega 3 fish oils, which are essential for kids as they play a crucial role in brain function, growth and development. €19.95

ASK ALISON:

Hi Alison,
I’ve heard you talking about Reformer Pilates recently. My time is limited but like every Mum I want to get back in shape. I have a bad back and had a section. Is it safe for me?
Martina, Dublin

Hi Martina,
There are huge benefits to doing Pilates post natal, we all want to be yummy mummy’s but our body/posture may have changed so much during the pregnancy, where do we start?

Pilates (especially Pilates done on the Reformer) helps mums restore tall posture, improve muscle tone and start working muscles again that we may have switched off during pregnancy e.g. gluts

Sarah MacLachlann from Pilates Performance Ireland recommends doing 2 to 3 reformer classes a week which I do. If you had a C Section or have Diastasis Recti (separation of the abdominal wall) the Pilates reformer is a safe and effective place to start exercising again. I’ve tried everything and I really feel the reformer works. I have had amazing results in inch loss too. www.pilatesperformanceireland.com (01) 4957797

LITTLE BLACK BOOK:

Aromatherapy massage has great benefits for both you and your child. Patricia Sheridan an aromatherapy practioner from lavenderlane has been working with me lately on an array of problems and I have found it very helpful. It can help with PND/depression, sinus congestion, menstruation and much more. Children who are touched and held grow to be really confident adults also. The word “aroma” means smell and “therapy” means a treatment designed to cure.

Massage is used in Aromatherapy to assist the passage of essential oils into body. Aromatherapy can also be used during pregnancy for morning sickness, emotional imbalance, Variosce Veins, Haemorrhoids, Stretch marks, Backache and Constipation. Essentials oils can be used in the labour ward to help relax the mother and also inhaled during contractions. Visit www.lavenderlane.ie

MOTHERS LITTLE HELPER

Try to meditate for 10 mins every day. Meditation can bring many spiritual and mental benefits. It brings peace of mind and real abiding happiness. It can also help reduce stress, relief from anxiety, tranquillity and help you to achieve your goals.