• Telling someone they are loosing their job – with empathy

    No one likes breaking bad news. Breaking bad news is a complex communication task that requires verbal and non verbal skills. The evidence suggests that the bearer of bad news experiences strong emotions such as anxiety, a burden of responsibility for the news and a fear of negative response. This stress can result in...

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  • Losing your job and Bouncebackability

    Hearing that you are about to be made redundant is right up there as one of the most stressful events that can happen in life. I remember being notified that my role no longer existed due to company closure in 2012. It does not matter what the reasons are: downsizing, getting dismissed, getting fired, getting your

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  • Hello Sunshine

    Hello Sunshine

    Good Day. The sun is out and a new day has just begun.Get out your buckets and spades and lets go out and have fun, hats on sunglasses too, and making sure sun protection is covering you. Here are 5 tips as to why moderate sunlight is good for us: It reduces stress which is

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  • A wise woman once said – See the beauty in life

    Optimism is defined in the dictionary as the following. A disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. The belief that good ultimately predominates over evil in the world. The belief that goodness pervades reality....

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  • K.I.S.S.- Keep It Simple Students

    It is the time of the year that every house hold with students starts to feel the stress and strain of the up coming exams. For some students they wish they could rewind the clock, while other students are waiting to get the exams started to test themselves. One thing for sure is the pressure is on,

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  • Sports Fans

    Sports Fans

    This weekend Sligo is again a hive of activities for sport fans. On Saturday night  Sligo Rovers v Shelbourne play in the Showgrounds where Sligo Rovers will chase a win against Shelbourne. So far the Rovers have won all eight competitive games in 2013, earning a five point lead at the top of the Premier Division...

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  • Sleep well – be well

    Sleep well – be well

    Like children I sometimes resist going to bed on time, wanting to stay up and watch TV late at night. So I have to remind myself of the importance of sleep for me. Sleep is as important to our health as eating, drinking and breathing. It allows our bodies to repair themselves and our brains to

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  • Don’t throw in the towel

      I have spent the last few days reflecting on athletes and their sports. I was very fortunate to go to see my son boxing in the Irish Senior Boxing completion. Christopher spent the last year training like the rest of the competitors, focusing and getting into a mind-set ready for the senior’s boxing competition....

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  • A suggested New Year Resolution

    My daughter in law recently asked me how and why I practised meditation. Meditation is designed to help you to experience and achieve balance of mind, body and spirit. It work’s on the chakras to achieve inner, and outer wellbeing and peace. There are seven chakras or energy centres in our body. Every organ, gland

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  • Do graduates need to be resilient in 2012 ?

    This is the time of the year that is associated with graduations. A time when students from all disciplines graduate with the conferring of an academic degree. A time where all students, family and friends pride soars as the students are conferred. A time for reflecting over college friendships and the support that has...

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