Sunday Discovery

News Editor in the heady days of Top Teen Times

I thought I’d lost them all.  Turns out I’d lost only some of them.
My press cuttings.

When you were a journalist – in the old days (pre internet!!)  – you’d bike over your cuttings when pitching yourself to a publication.
Anyway one day they all went — and didn’t come back.

On a rainy Sunday many moons later I photoed the remains, for no reason at all.  And where to put such a massive procrastination .. Ah the web!

Here’s a little small selection of Old Media and people I met In Real Life

Old School In Real Life

Rock n’ Rio a week of crazy work and Happy Monday’s time

Wonderful Soul 2 Soul’s Caron Wheeler

Infamy with Slash Interview

I syndicated a lot of my work. Double bubble.

From Then to Now

Fiona has, like many of us a multi hyphen life (thank you Emma Gannon for this insight!)

Starting her professional life with a degree in Economics and Philosophy from TCD.  Then moving to New York’s Madison Av – living the fast paced world of Advertising.  Enough of the big Apple then moving to Australia finally laying her hat in London where she took to working in the Music Industry as a journalist and PR.

Writing, media and interviewing people had always been part of what Fiona had done and it felt like a natural progression when the skill of uncovering a story graduated to a life as a counsellor and therapist for the past 15 years.

The media stayed a side hustle as they say .. and social media provided the lure 1st place foundr ig challenge.  Fiona won the Foundr award  -for the project When You Live in Paradise, which combined Positive Psychology with the concept of Paradise and living the life of your design.

Behind the Scenes

Paradise Social is part of When You Live in Paradise.
Inspiring you to design your own life

Both are about living life to the full.

Paradise Social is where Fiona uses Instagram to inspire as well as connect with people In Real Life which you will find on these pages:


When you live in Paradise is a project by Fiona Austin’s therapy practice. She’s a psychologist and therapist who has returned to London after having

When You Live in Paradise by
Fiona living life to the Full

lived in the sunshine for 7 years.   The project’s core is to help you find your paradise, your happy place.  This can simply be just more time to enjoy your coffee in the morning,  to launching a lifestyle business or trading the rat race for a life of your own design.

When you live in Paradise is where Fiona will introduce you to how to live your dream and share a few stories of people who are living theirs.

Fiona has a private clinic in London where she see’s clients in person and remotely.  She currently lives in London with her family and little dog.  She is never far from Paradise.

No More Excuses!