by Stacey Malaniff There is a lot of focus now on ‘staying connected while being apart.’ We, as a community, are doing our best to protect each other from a hidden threat which we are all facing. However, we also...
  • March 30, 2020
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by Heather Bourke I know these are really tough times for so many but an unexpected and wonderful side effect of this crisis for me has been that it’s prompted me to contact friends I haven’t spoken to in a...
  • March 28, 2020
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by Stacey Malaniff When we say the “Irish”, who is it we are talking about? Is it the regulars singing down the local pub, feeling united through the songs of a painful past? Or is it those who fled the...
  • March 17, 2020
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A lost lover introduced me to the art of wind-listening. “Just lie there and listen, it’s as good as that Mozart you keep playing.” I did as I was told but was doubting Thomas. He was right of course.
  • March 2, 2020
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by Emma Carville To live would be an awfully big adventure. – From Peter Pan, by James Matthew Barrie Do you remember when you were a child and a simple trip to the supermarket was the ultimate adventure?  Wandering out...
  • February 17, 2020
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by Kate Carty She opens the front door; Tosca comes bounding towards me wagging her tail. I bend and rub the soft fur on her head, she rolls onto her back and I tickle her belly. I inhale the faint...
  • February 10, 2020
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by Anavi Ruiz Saying hello to people you don’t know or talking to the cashier when you go shopping are examples of “weak ties”. By contrast, “strong ties” are deep conversations you have with your friends, partner and family.  Psychologists...
  • February 5, 2020
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by Emma Carville Self-care is regarded as the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health. After the indulgence of Christmas many of us choose to join a gym, start a diet or kick a bad habit...
  • January 27, 2020
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We live in an illusion that our opinions are that of the majority.
  • December 30, 2019
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Ever wonder why you just don’t click with some people despite your best efforts? You’ve just spent ten minutes trying to engage with your colleague at a work do and it’s going about as well as a bike with no wheels. Eager to ease the tension; you ask questions and try to find common ground. But
  • December 24, 2019
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