first_imgMichelle & MaxPic:David Poole/Naoise Culhane PhotographyDONEGAL actress Michelle Doherty has revealed she suffered from post-natal depression after having her son Max and blamed being away from her family and friends here.“It didn’t happen to me until about eight months. But I thought it was because I was lonely and I didn’t have my support network,” she said in an interview with the Sunday Independent.“All I did was cry. I just couldn’t get my head around anything “I don’t know this. I don’t know how to deal with this because it’s not me. I kept thinking to myself, I’ve got an amazing partner. I’ve got an amazing, healthy baby boy.“What more do you want? What’s wrong with you? And you’re giving out to yourself saying, ‘cop on’, but it’s out of your control.“There is nothing you can do to stop how you feel. I was trying to be really strong for Max on a daily basis when Mark was at work,” she added.“I want him to think life is great, everything is great. I always make a conscious decision, no matter what’s happening, I’ll always have a happy head on around him. “It was just this constant battle you think, ‘Oh my God, is every day going to be like this? Am I always going to feel like this? Am I ever going to be able to shake it off?’ That’s the scary thing about it,” said the Malin woman.Suffering from PND has made the TV star think about the bigger issues and has given her a new perspective on life, she said.  MICHELLE DOHERTY: MY POST-NATAL HELL was last modified: January 11th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Michelle Dohertypost-natallast_img read more

Low sea ice and warm water to drive autumn weather

first_imgEl Nino has transitioned to below normal sea surface temperatures in the mid latitude Pacific. If that persists, the condition known as La Nina, typically results in a colder than normal winter for Alaska, but National Weather Service climate science and services manager Rick Thoman said low sea ice and remaining warm water around Alaska, will be primary drivers of the state’s autumn weather.Listen now“The Gulf of Alaska, the Bering Sea on up into the Chukchi Sea… much warmer than normal,” Thoman said. “That heat will take a while to dissipate.Sea surface temperatures don’t typically reach their maximum until the end of August or even early September so that’s kinda locked in.”Thoman said warmer seas provide more, potentially rain and snow yielding, moisture to the air.“That’s one part of the equation,” Thoman said. “The other part of the equation is we had to have the atmospheric conditions. We need storms to be able to turn that moisture into precipitation. Typically in the autumn, that’s not so hard to do.”Thoman stressed that ocean temperatures and moisture most directly impact coastal weather.“Once we move inland a little bit, then it becomes more complicated. For instance, across the Interior, if our dominant flow during the fall is out of, say the East or the Northeast from Canada, well… it won’t matter very much that the oceans around us are warm, cause that’s not where our air’s coming from. So it can have a potential effect, but away from the coast, there’s other factors involved.”Thoman cautions that while the overall fall outlook for Alaska is for warmer than normal, there can still be below normal days, weeks or even a month.last_img read more