• Three Golden Rules of Self-care

    The Three Golden rules for Self Care 1. It is necessary to love yourself 2.Take care of yourself 3.Make your own happiness a priority.

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  • Thought for To-day

    From a bush with thorns comes the beautiful rose. From a broken heart comes powerful prose. From a cramped cocoon comes a new butterfly. From a rough mountain climb comes a breathing view.

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  • Heart-prints

    Heart-prints Author Unknown Whatever our hands touch – We leave fingerprints! On walls, on furniture On doorknobs, dishes, books. There’s no escape. As we touch we leave our identity. Wherever I go today Help me leave heart-prints! Heart-prints of compassion Of understanding and love. Heart-prints of kindness...

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  • The Gift

    The Gift

    I have wanted for a long time to write about giving a gift to ourselves. The ‘gift of therapy’ is one gift that can be hard to choose and yet the benefits to mental health, physical health, emotional health and spiritual health are remarkable. I only have to ask a client who was, for example, depressed before starting...

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  • Someone who will Understand

    Someone who will Understand

    There is a message in every story an every picture. The author of this story is unknown but they paint a clear picture and tell a great story.  A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups, and set about nailing it to a post on the

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  • Rapid Stress Reduction- It’s in the bag

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    Rapid Stress Reduction is something we all want. It is not a miracle but it is possible for us all to experience. Here is my own example to explain how it is possible. Yesterday I came to Galway for a mid-week break. Taking a break and some time to relax and enjoy somewhere different for

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  • End the Year- simple review

    End the Year- simple review

      As the year ends it is important to take a few minutes to look back and see how the year has been for you. A great way to declutter your brain and to improve your mental health. Leave behind what you don’t need and take with you the things that will help you be

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  • Empty nest syndrome – Resilience and moving forward.

    Empty nest syndrome – Resilience and moving forward.

    So the time has come for the chicks to leave the nest. I can remember the time all of mine left home to start a new life for themselves. It was very much a time of change and uncertainty with many mixed emotions – happiness, sadness, pride, fear, joy, panic, to name but a few.

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  • Exam results – stay resilient

    Exam results – stay resilient

    Over the next few days the anticapition about the exam results will start to mount. The sence of panic which is a sudden sensation of fear, which can be so strong it may dominate or prevent reason or logical thinking. This sence of panic can be replaced by overwhelming feelings of anxiety and frantic feeling’s

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  • All I need is the air that I breathe.

    All I need is the air that I breathe.

    Two-Minute Relaxation Break: How to breathe more easily Try this two-minute mindfulness relaxation break anywhere and at any time. Standing in the butchers or sitting in the bathroom at work.  It can be done in the car before you go to work or coming home from work but not while driving. Anywhere you can get

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