Author Archives : rachel


The anxiety of scrolling

Following a four week social media hiatus, I describe how after only one day back online the anxiety of scrolling crept back in. Social media offers a global connection but often at the cost of disconnecting with ourselves.  Today marks my first full day back on social media following a month self-imposed ban. The ban was a result of confusion, conflict…

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2018 - the year of self-love and self-acceptance

2018 – the year of self-love and self-acceptance

My New Years Resolutions – being healthy and happy All photos by Brian McCann Photography In this blog post I discuss 2018 – the year of self-love and self-acceptance and how being yourself is the most important thing of all.  New Year, new me and all of that. We’re already two weeks into 2018, meaning already failed attempts at kickstarting those…

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Get Ultratone at Chic Beauty Salon Longford

Get Ultratone at Chic Beauty Salon Longford

Lose weight, feel great and get Ultratone at Chic Beauty Salon Longford               This post is a collaboration with Chic Beauty Salon Longford.  Finally get into the shape of your dreams by using the Ultratone at Chic Beauty Salon Longford. Since sharing my incredible weight-loss transformation, which is still continuing, I’ve had so many people…

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sporty look at Áine's Longford

Get the sporty look at Áine’s Longford

Superdry and Panache offer a stylish and sporty look at Áine’s Longford This post is a collaboration with Áine’s, Main Street, Longford.  Panache Bra and Superdry Leggings  Having recently embarked on my wellness and weightless journey, I wanted to ditch the frumpy fat look and embrace my shining new persona. Let’s face it, it’s difficult to look good while taking part…

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nine pound in four weeks

How I lost nine pound in four weeks

Feeling amazing having just lost nine pound in four weeks My four week transformation was a collaboration with Chic Beauty Salon, Upbeet Health and Áine’s Fashion and Lingerie .  Any of you following my journey over the past few weeks and months will be aware of my weight battle. A losing battle at that, one in which I would move forward…

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Why I entered the Rose of Tralee

Rose of Tralee: why I entered three times

My Rose of Tralee experience: a lot more than a “lovely girls contest” My fascination with the Rose of Tralee began in 2014 when my good friend Kat Mahon was crowned the Longford Rose. Always having the misconception of the Rose of Tralee being a “certain type” of woman and knowing what a fun, down to earth (and bit of…

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feeling strong fibro warm pear and ricotta health food

Fibro Fit: Pancakes and podcasts

Today, pancakes and podcasts. Feeling strong mentally but physically i’m 90! Pancake Tuesday is everyone’s favourite Tuesday! However I won’t scar you with the unforgettable image of my pancakes this morning. Ingredients: 1 banana, 3 egg whites, tofu, hemp seed and flax seed. It tasted delish, full of goodness but really a “don’t judge a book by its cover” pancake.…

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Get Up and Go Event

Get inspired, Get Up and Go to this event in Sligo

Be the best you can be, step out of your comfort zone, Get Up and Go! Sponsored by Get Up and Go Inspirational and Motivational Event. A unique conference in the stunning surroundings of Sligo, Get Up and Go combines passion and courage into this two day motivational event on April 21st and 22nd. Featuring talks from ordinary people who have achieved extraordinary things, it will encourage anyone…

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Fitness for fibromyalgia

Fibro Fit: A walk and a swim for the win

Day one of using fitness for fibromyalgia – beginning the fight Being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia is as joyful as it sounds. Having two other chronic illnesses already – an underachieve thyroid and haemochromatosis – it’s a threesome in my body; and not the fun kind. Two years ago I was running half marathons, doing an olympic distance triathlon and in general great…

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Lana Del Rey


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Lana Del Ray offers the perfect closure on the Main Stage at what has been an incredibly eclectic and emotional Electric Picnic. The weather did not dampen our spirits as we danced, sang and partied throughout, and then saw the night through with this hypnotic performer. Lana did…

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