Amy Lynch

Spinning plates
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‘I keep all the plates spinning because if I stop, I’m forced to face my thoughts’

Here's a truth bomb: high-functioning anxiety looks just like keeping all the plates spinning in your life. The…

By Amy Lynch

Do I let my daughter run alone?
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‘What do I say when my teenage daughter asks can she go for a run alone?’

As we reel from the murder of Ashling Murphy last week, Amy Lynch wonders how she can protect…

By Amy Lynch

Golden Girls friendship
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‘Your Golden Girls are like soul sisters – you’ll see their heart-wrenching sobs and their belly laughs’

When her daughter started First Year, Amy Lynch advised her to figure out who her tribe is and…

By Amy Lynch

Dealing with grief: who can you rely on?
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‘The awful phone call came, as awful phone calls tend to do, at 7am. Mum couldn’t wake dad up.’

When life throws you a curveball, there are friends who know just what to say and do and…

By Amy Lynch

Getting over perfectionism
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Veganuary? No. Dry January? No thanks. This January, it’s time to lower the bar.

Perfectionism is something that has plagued Amy since she was old enough to pronounce the word. The cruellest…

By Amy Lynch

Saying goodbye to your rescue dog
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When is the right time to say goodbye to your rescue dog?

Despite the challenges of adopting rescue dogs, Amy Lynch’s two were THE best dogs. What she didn’t think…

By Amy Lynch

How early is too early to dismantle Christmas?
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‘I have a shocking St Stephen’s Day confession, but I can totally explain it. Honest’

The Irish tradition might be to keep the Christmas clutter, sorry, decorations up to greet the Three Wise…

By Amy Lynch

Baby Jack O’Shea had a life-saving dash to Sweden during the pandemic
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Baby Jack let out one cry and went silent. He had inhaled meconium, a baby’s first stool

When Ali O'Shea delivered her full-term baby boy during the pandemic, things quickly turned from dream to nightmare.…

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No Santa this year? Christmas magic can still sparkle when you know how

Even if Santa doesn't visit your home anymore, there are plenty of ways to keep the magic of…

By Amy Lynch

Amy Lynch: Resignation isn't easy but this was the job that almost broke her
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‘It was the job that almost broke me. Anxiety, nervous stomach, disturbed sleep… weekends full of dread’

When you have a mortgage and kids in school, resigning isn’t easy. But, for Amy Lynch, it had…

By Amy Lynch