We're in the thick of January, the most depressing time of the year (or so we're told), but we don't have to wallow in our post-Christmas comedown. We're joined by counsellor, Mary Hogan, who shares some coping strategies for dealing with anxiety, low mood, and depression.
Christmas - the highs, the lows, the pints, the chats, the engagements, the feeling like a teenager in your parent's gaff, the empty bank accounts, the food guilt. We talk all things Christmas, from our favourite Christmas movies to our best ever gifts.
Most of us dream of quitting the 9-5 and turning our side-hustle into our full time job. Well, that's exactly what Ruth Dempsey, the brains behind vintage store Finder's Keepers did a few years ago. We take The State of Us on tour (back to our hometown - Bray) to chat to Ruth about taking risks and the highs and lows of being your own boss.
Check out Finder's Keepers on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/finderskeepersbray
Spurred on by Emma Watson announcing her relationship status as 'self-partnered', we asked our followers to share their views and experiences of being a single woman in Ireland. Particularly discussing societal pressures to find an S.O., yet being completely happy out being single.