Making January your own

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“What are your New Year’s resolutions?” “Did you have a good Christmas?” “What did you do for New Year’s Eve?” “Wasn’t it great to have the long Christmas break?” “New Year, new start”….. And so go on the interrogations of the so-called festive period. Any of these sound familiar? As we face into January and listen to everybody else’s good … Read More

Learning From loneliness

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We all have solitary moments and most of the time that’s okay. Some people even thrive in isolated conditions, however, it starts to be less okay when it causes damage to your mental and physical health. Loneliness is an unpleasant emotional response to isolation or lack of companionship. It may begin as feeling a little isolated one day but it … Read More

An interview with Patrick Fitzgerald

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This month, we’ll be talking with psychotherapist Patrick Fitzgerald about mental health, rural isolation and the problems facing modern Ireland. Tell us about yourself and your background My background is very diverse. From a young age, my father and uncle were farmers. I worked on the farm every summer. After I finished school, I went into computers. Following that, I did … Read More