Digging the dirt (Mindflowerwellness)

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more- John Burroughs There is no such thing as a “perfect” garden. As my grandfather once said to me “The garden of the home reflects the soul of the occupier”. For me gardening is not unlike how we manage our … Continue reading


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Home Economics teaching vital life skills

How to do we solve this issue? Make Home Economics compulsory. Home Economics provides students with vital life skills, how to plan and cook nutritious and economical meals and how to select healthy nutritious food for themselves and their family #‎foodeducation‬ ‪#‎foodliteracy‬‪#‎makehomeeconomicscompulsory‬ ‪#‎nomoreexcuses‬ #foodliteracy‪#‎homeeconomics‬ ‪#‎confidenceintheirpreparation‬ How to do we solve this issue? Make Home Economics … Continue reading

Táimid chomh gnóthach le gaoth Mhárta- Busy Bees

We have a very busy day planned tomorrow in the kitchen. The transition year students are taking over the kitchen to prepare a healthy “spice bag” alternative. The fakeaway is the new takeaway here in St Dominic’s Secondary school. We endeavour to carry out measurable small steps to achieve positive healthy changes to students day-to-day diets’. … Continue reading

Eating disorder awareness week

© Interesting research  http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/high-court-order-allows-tube-feeding-against-will-of-woman-with-anorexia-1.2117312 http://www.independent.ie/videos/irish-news/video-eating-disorder-organisation-sees-30-increase-in-calls-31020733.html http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/sinead-moriarty/being-healthy-is-much-more-important-than-being-thin-31020362.html http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/mental-health/expert-links-selfies-with-a-rise-in-anorexia-nervosa-30964503.html http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/food-addiction-retraining-your-brain-to-eat-healthily-1.1995436 http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/eating-disorders-an-expert-opinion-1.1980560

Finding a healthy balance

While Kerry hold the All- Ireland title here in St Dominic’s, Donegal native Ms Mills is not willing to give up that easy. Today marked the first gaelic football training session in school. It was great to see so many ladies attend this evening. Training will continue every Wednesday evening from 3.15pm until 4.15pm. Energy … Continue reading

Beating the back to school blues

The summer holidays are coming to an end and it is time to take the school bag out from under the bed and think about the new year that is ahead of you. While some of you are eager to start secondary school here in St. Dominic’s Secondary School or most importantly eager to start whipping … Continue reading