Archive | December, 2010

Belonging

Belonging can be described as the happiness which is felt in a secure relationship or fitting in and being accepted. For as long as I remember I have never experienced this and have longed for it incessantly since I was a small child. Being born to Sri Lankan parents in Italy and then moving at the age of 12 […]

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Because I am a girl I ask…

Why is it that •    Sixty-two million girls in the world are not in primary school? •    Over 900 million girls and women in the world are living on less than a dollar a day? •    About 450 million women in the world suffer from stunted growth as a result of being poorly fed in […]

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Saying “Thank You” is good for your health!

Did you know that scientific research has shown that people who express their gratitude daily are 25% happier and significantly healthier than those who don’t—and doing so takes as little as a minute a day! For years I have been practising the art of gratitude. Every day I wake up and as I prepare myself for […]

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THE Gay as Christmas Issue is Out!

The latest issue of THE Magazine is out! In this months Pink Alien I discuss how Christmas can be a wonderful and not so wonderful time of the year for many of the gays and this has nothing to do with those fashion faux pas Christmas jumpers that our mammys insist on making us wear! To read more go […]

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Save the Minimum Wage

The goverment is rapidly moving to ram through a serious cut to the national minimum wage.  The cut would slash €40 per week (over €2,000 per year!) from the household budgets of tens of thousands of working families across Ireland–families already struggling to make ends meet.  It appears the government will try to make the […]

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Because I am a Girl….

After blogging about the “Girl Effect” I came across another wonderful initiative which focuses on girls that I thought you might be interested in. Plan Ireland, the overseas children’s charity, has recently launched its fourth annual ‘Because I am a Girl’ report.  The overall aim of the series of reports is to highlight the lack of rights […]

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Girl Effect

Little research has been done to understand how investments in girls impact economic growth and the health and well-being of communities. This lack of data reveals how girls have been overlooked. For millions of girls across the developing world, there are no systems to record their birth, their citizenship, or even their identity. However, the existing […]

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Lay First the Foundation of Humility

So here I am sitting at my pc, shaking my head in desperation at the state our country is in… as I watch the tale of corruption, funds mismanagement, political ineptitude, dishonesty and lack of leadership unfold before my eyes I can’t help but wonder how did Ireland turn from the land of milk and […]

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