Is the Sun setting in on summer ?

I like September. On an island with the Atlantic to the West and the Irish Sea to the east September brings in many changes. Not only the weather as who can tell the variables of such a potent force? But more than this for us as people. Our lives change back to the normal, back… Read More

Me, Student nurses and a little bit of mindfulness

A big thank you to the 4th year student nurses in Children’s Health Ireland Temple Street for being a wonderfully responsive audience today. An impromptu session which l really enjoyed, made easier by your willingness to listen and contribute. A difficult enough profession, without the additional stresses of the last two years, yet here you… Read More

Feeling anxious about life going ‘back to normal’? 5 Top tips for managing the transition

With the easing of restrictions and suggestions that we are closing in on the final chapters of the pandemic, there are numerous reasons to feel optimistic that we may soon return to a ‘normal life ’. Just imagine no face masks, no Covid tests and no more social distancing, sounds good , right? However it’s… Read More

Steep rise in rates of anxiety and depression among young Irish Times Article

Steep rise in rates of anxiety and depression among young Mental health study captured the views of more than 19,000 Irish young people about 5 hours ago Carl O’Brien Education Editor 22 per cent of adolescents surveyed reported severe anxiety. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto Rates of anxiety and depression are on the rise among young… Read More

Who’s responsible anyway?

    You may have heard this story before but indulge me as it’s important and relevant to all our lives. I have a copy of this on my office wall. Only through our own actions will we change our lives: This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.  There… Read More

How you can stop feeling self conscious

One of the most common signs of anxiety is self consciousness. It’s not unusual for people to think that  others are talking about them or feel negatively towards them.This “what will people think” mindset causes much anxiety. Am I self conscious? This can Result in paranoia  and is almost certainly only “in the mind” of… Read More

To the mothers of the world

Where does this begin? On the first day, the touch, the warm embrace, the sweetest connection. The sternest of protection for your own good. An omnipresence of values taught through time reflecting on generations past. That ethereal knowledge, forged in chaos to be resolved in one woman. On this day on all days remember: Mama… Read More