Emmeline_MU Blogger_west coast beach

Summer travels…

So let me start by saying that June has been a great month. I finally was able to leave Dublin for a bit, which was super refreshing since I hadn’t been out of Dublin since the summer. I got to go on a bit of an adventure to the west of the country in County Clare. It is now my new favorite part of the country, sorry Maynooth and Dublin, you’ve been replaced. Essentially this was a spontaneous vacation, and ...

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Taking stock of a #Study #Abroad experience to reflect on the past towards a brighter future

This month has been hectic to say the least, as final exams has had everyone on edge and the temperamental weather has not helped much either. But believe it or not, it is the best time to step back, calm down, and be grateful. I think sometimes we forget how fortunate we actually are, and we get caught up and stressed out in our own little world. During this time, I decided to take advantage of the rare sunshine, and ...

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Alfie by Lorraine_International Student blog Maynooth University

Focusing on Mental Health

For this month’s blog post, I would like to take some time to discuss the importance of mindfulness for mental health, particularly during exam season. I’m sure everyone can agree that exam season, especially during a pandemic with exam dates that have been squished together within the same week, will have an extremely harmful effect on one’s mental health - I personally struggle with increased anxious thoughts and depressive slumps. The purpose of this blog post is to be empathetic towards ...

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