New Helium Article for the Pulitzer Competition: What are the best ways to engage young people in family planning?

Hej Folks,

As a writer at Helium I was sent a newsletter telling me about a current competition in their Pulitzer Center which can see the winning magazine articles published along with a prize of an iPad, something I really want as I want to play with Garage Band so I can start creating music for you all again (as I’m limited in what I can do on the guitar nowadays due to my medical condition).

I have entered the competition under the article title What are the best ways to engage young people in family planning?. I have to get into the top 4 to be considered for the winning spot. I’ll let you know when it goes once the winners are picked 🙂

Peace, Niamh

New Blog Post: Close the Year 2009

Hej Folks,


I’ve just published my annual Close the Year review for 2009. This is something I began last year after I started publishing my resolutions in 2007. It was a nice way to look over the year and see what I’ve achieved and what I want to let go of. I can quiet easily forget the things I’ve accomplished so this is a way for me to remind myself of the good I’ve done in the year.

You can see my review at my blog For The Hole Inside Everyone called: Close the Year: Review 2009

Have a great time tonight, I’m waiting for the ring of fireworks to start around us (last time then went on until about 1am!)

Peace, Niamh Brown xxx

New Blog Post: Just Enough Pain

Hi All,

After a couple of weeks of not having the energy beyond work I’m back with a new post. I’m still struggling a bit heath wise, but this turn round the wheel is past the worst I feel, so hopefully the website should have a bit more activity soon. Apart from spending a lot of time learning cover songs on the guitar (and even writing a new song myself, which I’m quite pleased with) I managed to write up another post at For The Hole Inside Everyone called ‘Just Enough Pain‘.

I’m kind of pleased where this blog is going. I now feel it has a real theme that has evolved slowly over time and it’s been rather therapeutic to be able to write about my experiences and pass on the reflections that I know have changed me in some way. I’ve also noticed that I was going to leave this blog as a low proirty in my Resolutions for 2009 , but having taken the pressure off me to write, going through the emigration process and the never ending cycles of my health, it has been of some importance in a way that I hadn’t noticed. (See: The Need for Something Needless)

I would also have to say the same for the guitar. I’ve reached a point now where I can pay some of the acoustics covers well enough to really let go of the technique and throw myself into the song. That liberating process is something I’ve been missing lately and I remember again why I used to play everyday as a teenager.

Anyway, thanks to all those who drop by and leave comments about my blog. It really does encourage me to keep going and I’m glad that some of you have enjoyed what I’ve had to say.

Peace, Niamh xxx

New Blog Post: The Need for Something Needless

Hi there, me again.

I’ve been off work today as I’ve had some sleep trouble and in between pills I was awake enough to write this post in my blog For The Hole Inside Everyone called The Need for Something Needless. It’s been mulling in my mind the last couple of weeks since the fatigue set in a bit due to the change of routine with work. I hope it offers some help to some of you.

Peace, Niamh x