Sarah O'Meara

Entries by Sarah O'Meara

Why I Stopped Trying to Use Yoga to Cure Everything

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2016 | 6:00 PM

It took almost a decade for me to find out why my hips didn't work properly. Looking back that length seems ridiculous. But diagnosis is so much easier with hindsight.

My hip pains started early. Too early really. Healthy women in their 20's aren't supposed to have significant joint problems....

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Why Going On Holiday With Your Family Takes A Lot Of Practise

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 5:59 AM

When I found my father using a kitchen tray with an historic local map printed on it to plan the route of our next expedition rather than his car's GPS system, I gave up any illusion that our holiday could be categorised as slick.

I had given my nuclear family...

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World Ovarian Cancer Day: Could You Spot The Signs? (PICTURES)

(17) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 10:46 AM

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer. When it kills, it does so swiftly - very often it isn't detected until it is too late.

Survival rates are everything.

This year, cancer charities have united to shine a spotlight on World...

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How Maternity Leave Can Destroy the Office Sisterhood​

(2) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 7:00 PM

Several friends recently forwarded me CEO Katharine Zaleski's blog on how poorly she treated working mothers before having one of her own. It was good to hear a woman admit her complicity in making women's lives a misery.

After all, no woman who's ever worked in an office...

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Eight Reasons to Take a Babymoon (Even If You Think You Don't Need One)

(2) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 7:00 PM

With one week to go before the due date of our first child, my husband and I have been walking round in a haze of fear and exhilaration.

We regularly turn and gaze at each other with slightly frightened, portentous expressions, before one of us breaks the spell by...

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Are You Really Paying Attention To Your Partner? We Asked 5 People To Tell The Truth

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 6:05 PM

You might think you listen attentively to your partner when they come through the door each evening. But are you genuinely paying attention?

Allowing yourself to focus entirely on someone else’s needs can be a tricky thing to do. Especially in a world full of digital distractions!

We asked five...

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Pay Attention. Is This The Simplest Relationship Key?

(1) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 6:05 PM

We all know how wonderful it feels to have someone else’s undivided attention. But for some reason it becomes very easy to the pay least attention to the one person in your life who loves you more than anything else.

Of course, there are many reasons why we stop paying...

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How Spontaneous Are You Really? We Asked 5 People For The Honest Truth

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 8:19 AM

Everyone thinks they’re doing it right when it comes to relationships. But ask any relationship counsellor and you’ll discover the honest truth. That no one is perfect!

We asked five people in relationships how well they really know each other. And the answers were very revealing….

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Could Being More Spontaneous Change Your Relationship?

(1) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 8:00 AM

The funny thing about falling love is that the act is probably one of the most spontaneous things you’ll ever do in your life.

You’ll spontaneously surrender your privacy, offer to share your home and promise another person ceaseless emotional support - all in the name of love.


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What To Do When Your Obstetrician Is A Robot

(3) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 9:30 PM

As we went to sit down on my obstetrician's sofa, she said: "So you have questions."

There was an awkward pause as we hurried to arrange ourselves. My husband scrambled to turn on his phone, find the document we'd prepared, and we raced our eyes down the notes.


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Why Being Pregnant Is Like Your First Day At Work

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 11:30 AM

When you're pregnant you become used to people smiling gently at you, as though you've just said something utterly silly.

Perhaps you tried to make a point about differing parenting styles. Or discuss how to handle newborns. Or most controversial of all... offered an opinion on how best to...

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Why China Is the Perfect Place to Avoid a Traditional Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 2:15 AM

As the waiter poured gravy over my turkey, while Spotify streamed cheesy Christmas tunes into our Chinese hotel room, I asked a stupid question.

So how many times have you done this today?

The young man with a wonderful amount of thick black hair whose name badge said his name...

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How To Become A Pro Photographer With 2014's Most Creative Tech

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2014 | 2:45 AM

The world of amateur photography is changing rapidly. Every year sees photographic tech get more portable, flexible and user-friendly, perfect for the weekend snapper who wants to indulge their passion without mortgaging (or extending) their home.

In addition, photo editing software and storage solutions are improving and becoming more competitive....

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Creative Tech Products We Coveted Most In 2014

(1) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 12:06 AM

Whether you need your technology to clean the house, keep you fit, or deliver top-notch sound to your ears, 2014 has been a great period for new consumer gadgets.

And luckily, we've stayed on top of the best-of-the-best all year, so you didn't have...

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Most Creative Marriage Proposal Videos Of 2014

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 4:11 AM

When it comes to being creative (and downright cheesy) when proposing marriage, forget Hollywood.

Amateur movie makers are in love with love. And 2014 has been another bumper year for outrageously ingenious, enormously time-consuming and logistically-confounding marriage proposal videos.

Just take Levy Randolph, who popped the question...

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Creative Acts Of Genius By Animals Caught On Camera In 2014

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 1:59 AM

Being an animal these days must be a little like being a D-list celebrity. There's always someone hanging around in your inner circle ready to snap your most embarrassing moment, and send it viral.

Luckily, most animals caught on camera in 2014 looked extremely happy to be the centre of...

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Creative Music Videos That Blew Our Minds In 2014

(1) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 1:00 AM

Thoughtfully constructed, carefully directed and elegantly executed, this year's music videos have been a delight for film and music lovers alike.

Featuring everything from cartoons and elaborate collage, to retro graphics and line drawings, they've seemingly been an opportunity for directors let their minds run riot.

No matter how...

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First Grown-up Christmas? The Only 10 Things You'll Need

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 1:24 PM

There's nothing quite like holding your first Christmas at home.

Whether you're going the whole hog and hibernating indoors from December 24, or simply decorating your flat for the first time, it feels a bit like passing your driving test. Bloomin' amazing.

Suddenly those...

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Creative Ad Campaign Videos That Broke Our Hearts In 2014

(5) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 10:33 PM

Viral campaign videos from charities and businesses have become an embedded part of popular culture.

So much so that when the annual John Lewis Christmas advert hit our screens this year, the British public were ready and waiting to have their heart strings tugged once again.


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14 Most Creative Vines Of 2014

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 9:26 PM

In 2014, the power of the Vine became clear.

From Taylor Swift's reaction to not winning Album Of The Year at the Grammys, to Ian Padgham's six-second long documentary video of his pregnant wife's growing bump - the world noticed how profound a 5-10 second video clip could...

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