Lifestyle

IWD 2021: Manx Gals Club

This International Women’s Day, we asked you to share some love, and by God, you all came out in FORCE! Specifically, we asked you to nominate your favourite lady drinking partner who you thought deserved a whole MAGNUM of Whispering Angel, kindly gifted by our mates at The Wine Cellar. […]

Viking Treasure Found on Island

Finder Kath Giles pictured with Allison Fox, MNH Curator for Archaeology holding the newly discovered silver “thistle brooch” A stunning collection of Viking Age artefacts discovered on the Isle of Man has been declared Treasure by Coroner of Inquests Jayne Hughes. The internationally significant find consists of a gold arm-ring, […]

Children’s Mental Health Week

As the island’s children return to school today after the circuit break lockdown children at Manor Park and Anagh Coar primary schools will be learning about the importance of looking after their mental health as part of Children’s Mental Health Week.  Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity and the […]

Mending a Broken Heart in Lockdown

Breakups are painful and lockdown is tough. Blend both together and you’ve got yourself a monster cocktail of mentally draining TURMOIL. Heartbreak comes in all kinds of intensities and that’s down to a plethora of variables; how long you were dating, how messy it ended, who dumped who, how the […]

Mending a Broken Heart in Lockdown

Breakups are painful and lockdown is tough. Blend both together and you’ve got yourself a monster cocktail of mentally draining TURMOIL. Heartbreak comes in all kinds of intensities and that’s down to a plethora of variables; how long you were dating, how messy it ended, who dumped who, how the […]

Blue Monday

Why is Blue Monday known as the ‘most depressing day of the year?  Well, someone once did a calculation that suggested today is the one day of the year when a range of factors collide to make us feel pretty awful. Bad weather, post-Christmas debt, disappointment from failing at New […]

Control and Change

In the face of sudden or large-scale change, it can be very easy to fall into the trap of worrying excessively about things that are beyond our control. Dealing with any new situation or environment is often going to be uncomfortable or stressful, however the ongoing situation with regards to […]

IVF During a Pandemic

The Covid pandemic brought nearly all other medicine to a standstill, including fertility treatments. Gef has talked to an expecting mother about her and her partner’s experience of IVF in 2020 including masking up and why pineapples were so important. What restrictions were in place when you were undergoing treatment? […]

Eat, Drink And Be Merry?

Eat, Drink And Be Merry? The reality of living with an eating disorder during the “most wonderful time of the year”. Christmas is often thought of as a relaxing time of year – time spent with family and friends, eating good food and drinking one too many (mulled) wines – […]