Balance – And Why It’s A Work In Progress

Recently, I started to reflect on the concept of balance. As you know, my blog is called ‘The Irish Balance.’ And as I’ve talked about in previous posts, and on my Instagram, that title came from wanting to share with you my own journey to the idea of ‘balance’, with the hope that it will … Continue reading Balance – And Why It’s A Work In Progress

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Winning Best Irish Blog 2017 – My Night At The Health Blog Awards

Well guys. This post is a little bit of an emotional one to write. In July, I found out that I was short-listed for 'Best Irish Blog' in the Health Blogger's Community 2017 Health Blog Awards (sponsored by  That Protein), and to be honest, I couldn't quite believe it. So you can imagine my total (in the … Continue reading Winning Best Irish Blog 2017 – My Night At The Health Blog Awards

Veggie on a Budget #2: Smoked Tofu & Chickpea Curry

Okay guys, I have a new obsession. Actually, two new obsessions. Smoked tofu and Hazelnut tofu. They are both DELISH, and have quickly become one of my favourite vegetarian protein sources. As you guys know, after my Vegetarian Week challenge, I really found my whole mindset changed around eating meat and to a lesser extent … Continue reading Veggie on a Budget #2: Smoked Tofu & Chickpea Curry

Ted Talks & Podcasts To Open Your Mind and Challenge Your Thinking – My Top 5 Recommendations

This post has been a LONG time coming guys, and it's been heavily requested! I am so excited to finally have this piece together for you - and I'm actually glad it's taken a while to do, because I really feel like I've got a true reflection of my favourites for you. TED Talks and … Continue reading Ted Talks & Podcasts To Open Your Mind and Challenge Your Thinking – My Top 5 Recommendations

Stress, Sleep and Switching Off – It’s Time To Reconnect With Ourselves

We have never been more connected to each other, while being so disconnected from ourselves. Think about that for a moment. Do you agree? Even a little bit? Each of us lucky enough to have a smartphone literally walks around with a portable computer in our pocket 24/7. We can use these devices to do a … Continue reading Stress, Sleep and Switching Off – It’s Time To Reconnect With Ourselves