Katie Kirk talks about Anorexia Athletica

Katie Kirk on Anorexia Athletica“There is no such thing as a perfect body”

As heard on Today with Miriam

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25 year-old Katie Kirk is an elite athlete. She’s just back from competing for Ireland in the 800m at the European Team Championships in Norway. Just a few short years ago though, she was told she’d never run again.

Imposter Syndrome‘They’re all trying to present this image because they’re terrified of what people might think, underneath.’

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Imposter syndrome – the feeling that we are incompetent at a task or a job we have been given – can strike at work or at home. But is it normal and how do we get on top of it? Miriam O’Callaghan sat down with a panel of experts to discuss the issue. GP and mental health specialist, Dr Harry …

'Mother's Day'Wendy Parry remembers her son, Tim, who died in the Warrington bombing

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On May 20th, 1993, Wendy Parry came home from visiting her parents to find her neighbours out on the street, asking her if she knew where her three children were. She found her son Dominic at home. Her daughter, Abbi, was walking back from town, her bus stopping short of its destination due to an incident in the town centre. Wendy’s 12-year-old son, …

The return of The Great British Bake Off ‘It’s just a really nice tonic I suppose for this time of the year.’

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With evenings getting shorter and significantly crisper, what better antidote for the creeping cold of autumn than the warmth and cosiness of that bastion of family viewing, The Great British Bake Off.  While it sounds like it shouldn’t work as a concept – a load of amateurs baking in a room – the show has taken audiences of all ages …

Back-to-school and back to sleep‘Trying to get the timing right is probably one of the first pieces of the puzzle.’

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Parents across the country will be hoping they have everything they need for back-to-school season. But is your child getting enough sleep to cope with all that new information? Lucy Wolfe, Paediatric Sleep Consultant and author of The Baby Sleep Solution joined Miriam O’Callaghan this morning to give listeners her advice. Lucy estimates that children of school-going age, between 5 and 13, should be in “at …

Tattoo regret‘I know a guy who got his waitress’s name ‘Tina’ on his bicep…  Unfortunately her name was Nina, not Tina’

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“I know a guy who got his waitress’s name ‘Tina’ on his bicep…  Unfortunately, her name was Nina, not Tina, and she was certainly not interested in somebody with ‘Tina’ written on his arm.” With 36% of the under 40’s in this country sporting a tattoo, Aidan O’Connell of Fade tattoo removal has heard more than his fair share of …

Puck Fair‘I often think if aliens landed and you really wanted to mess with their heads, you’d drop them into the middle of Puck Fair and let them try and figure it out.’ 

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The annual Puck Fair Festival is currently underway in Killorglin, Co. Kerry. Reporter Brian O’Connell has been taking in the festivities and took some time out to give Miriam O’Callaghan the rundown this morning. Puck Fair was established to recreate the fabled three days that a wild goat was crowned king of Killorglin. Plucked from obscurity in the wild, it’s said that …