How to be productive on a bad mental health day

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Bad days happen. Things go wrong, other people’s moods affect us differently or, as we look at here, sometimes we feel off. Knowing what triggers bad mental health days is a piece of awareness that helps massively in terms of ownership of our mental health. What makes us feel bad or makes us want things to be different is a … Read More

How to NOT live up to other’s expectations

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There are times in life when we feel content. We know what we have is what we need and our relationships fulfil our emotional needs.  There are other times, however. These are times when what we have – our house, other possessions, job, lifestyle etc feel like they are not enough. There are a number of obvious reasons for this. … Read More

Separation anxiety

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As the new school year takes over many Irish houses, the topic of separation anxiety becomes common around many dinner tables. For some children (and their parents and loved ones!) the difficulty of settling into a new or revisited daily routine which involves a significant amount of time away from the family becomes a point of strain, stress and tension. … Read More

Steps we can take to improve mental health

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Mental health, or the spectrum of feelings that we all experience every day, is a broad and wide reaching area of life that impacts each of us in a variety of ways. Acknowledging pressures to our mental health allows us to feel more control over this area of our lives and therefore have an influence over our feelings and, as a … Read More

Rethinking anxiety to our advantage

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Worry and stress have become socially acceptable code words for anxiety.  Anxiety is rooted in our fear response. How we process fear is a long-held system that we build over our childhoods and continue to cement, well into our adult lives.  It feels immutable, unchangeable and overwhelming. However, like any other system that we have, though self awareness, we can … Read More

What does it mean to connect?

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In our modern world using social media to connect is standard practice. Last month we commemorated “Safer Internet Day” where my colleague and I attended a Twitter event with four panelists leading discussions on the pros and cons of the online world. The topic of cyber-bullying and abuse were on the forefront of the discussion on safe internet use, and … Read More

The experience of loneliness at Christmas

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In the run up to Christmas and well into the New Year many people experience loneliness.   The type of loneliness I am referring to is an internal one that no amount of external company can cure.  It is a time where people evaluate their happiness scale on both a conscious and unconscious level which brings about many mixed feelings … Read More

Having a mentally healthy Christmas

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Lonely at Christmas

Christmas as we know can be a wonderful joyous time. It’s a time for giving and receiving, spending time with our families, friends and loved ones. However with Christmas there can be a lot of expectations, assumptions and psychological stress. It is expected of us to be festive and cheerful and it is assumed that we are these. There is … Read More