Welcome back and here is the round up for the month of May:
A- Z Blog
In the “A to Z Blog Series” about how Reflexology can help with common ailments, I blogged about the letters I and J .
Click on the links below for each in case you missed one.
I is for Insomnia
J is for Joint Pain
I was delighted when I won tickets to attend WellFest. But with such a jam packed timetable to choose from I had to be super organised to make sure I got the most out of my time there. From the off I wasn’t disappointed. I started the day with some morning grounding in the WellYoga tent, had some fab food in the ‘SuperValu’ Food tent, bopped to ‘Britney v’s The Spice Girls’ in the GoodVibes area. Mediated and opened my heart chakras in the WellSoul tent after lunch. Which was followed by some inspirational talks in the WellMind Tent by Miriam and Gerry Hussey and finished my day with some belly laughs listening to Kathryn Thomas and Davina McCall. Add in the good weather we had and the beautiful location I will definitely be returning again next year.
Darkness into Light Walk
Unfortunately this event clashed with WellFest and so I couldn’t do it but I did complete this last year and am 100% behind what it stands for.
Ed Sheeran – Concert
I attended Ed’s concert in Galway and I absolutely have to say this was an excellent concert. I love his music and for a one man band to hold the audience’s attention for nearly 2 hours is no easy feat. Well done Ed..! #sheerinSupportingSheeran
Mayo for Sam 2018 here we come!! It’s never easy for a Mayo girl living in Galway when this match comes along. (Ok maybe the less said about this match the better). Mayo didn’t play their best here and so it’s the back door for my team. We’ve a long road ahead if we want to win the All Ireland championship -10 games I believe but I won’t be writing them off just yet. Mayo always like been the underdogs. (This photo was taken when the Sam Maguire came into the office in May ❤💚)
We went to Berlin for a long weekend to support the CrossFit Regionals. This European regional is one of the hottest tickets in town and most competitive of all the regionals in my opinion. All the big names, Annie, Sara, Kristin, BKG, were there and these amazing athletes gave it their all. Some people say that soccer is the beautiful game but sitting there and watching the best CrossFit athletes moving fast through muscles ups, double unders, lifting weights and doing walking hand stands with such grace and perfect technique on a big competition floor is truly a beautiful thing. My monies on Annie Thorsdottir to really give Tia Clair Toomey a run for her money in the CrossFit Games this year. Patrick Vellner will not make it easy for Matt Frasier though. You have heard it here first 🙂 ( the photos below were all taken after the finals on the last day).
We had some down time in Berlin. It is a beautiful city with plenty of green areas and trees and beautiful graffiti on a lot of the buildings. We visited a part of the Berlin Wall and the Holocaust Memorial which had me in tears. No words could describe the feeling here but I would recommend it if you do visit the city. May is a lovely time there as the weather is warm but not too hot. Our hotel was lovely, walking distance to the riverside, in a quiet back street but near to public tram which can take you anywhere in the city.
Physio Therm Infrared Cabin
This was in the hotels gym. You sit in it, turn the heater on and select the intensity that you prefer and sit back and enjoy. It claims to provide benefits to the immune system, improves circulation and increases metabolism. It’s also meant to help reduce tension and soothe back pain. While the sweat you create from the heat may also promote purification and detoxification. It also has spa like music playing inside and has a choice of soothing colours to help relax the mind. All positive things. I sat in here for 20 minutes while himself did a session in the gym and loved it.
This month I read:
How I became the fittest women on the earth. – Tia Clair Toomey
Excellent read from the 2017 champion and a great insight into her upbringing and how sport was always a huge part in her life and what true talent, dedication, team work and a lot of hard work can do for you. Inspirational and a very humble and modest lady.
Dying to wake up – Dr. Rajiv Parti’s
I listened to this on Borrow Box. The author details his near death experience and his spiritual awakening and how it changed his life afterwards in his career, his lifestyle and family relationships and his most fundamental beliefs. A very interesting book that really makes you think about how small positive personal changes can have a domino effect on all areas of your life.
Margaret Atwood – The Handmaids Tail.
I started reading this in May and will review it for June’s round up.
So that’s it a very busy month.
Hope yours was as fun.