“I love Dublin with all my heart, I always have. It’s made me who I am today. Nowhere I’ve been is anything like it. It wasn’t until I was in my late teens/early 20’s that it really creped inside my bones. I grew up in a happy family but watched my mother struggle with her own demons for years which lead to a lot of rebellion and many regretful incidents as a teen. I learnt to distract myself from it. When she passed away over 5 years ago, I didn’t know how to react. I was completely lost. I left home, a new woman moved in and the family became a very distant place for all of us. The gap left from my mother passing was filled with all the compassion and opportunity a city like Dublin could give. I distracted myself with the vibrant events industry, promotions, marketing, arts and a social scene that swallowed me up in one wholesome gulp. I let it consume me completely and became so obsessed with my devices, spending 16 hours a day on them working and socialising. As a result, I was losing concentration, sleep and the ability to be still and began suffering from panic, anxiety and constant stress. I worked hard and trying to get myself away from it all. Working with my business partner really helped a lot. I realised what we do could help others and hence the idea for Unplug.ie was born. Teaching people to have a healthy relationship with their tech. Stepping away from the noise I realised I never grieved properly, I always made myself busy to escape the inner madness of my mind and so I’m now travelling the world to work everything through and avoid the vacuum distractions of my first true love, Dublin.”


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