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# mindfulness

This year
Opinion: The consumer-driven concept of self-love has little to do with real self-respect
Niamh Jimenez looks at the pressure on us to be externally perfect and suggests we should be looking a little deeper.
Last year
Thousands mourn Buddhist monk who brought mindfulness to the West
Thich Nhat Hanh passed away aged 95 yesterday in the city of Hue, Vietnam.
All time
Wellness Wednesday: Gardening can cultivate calm and resilience in any crisis
As many people take to the garden during the Covid-19 shutdown, Fiann Ó Nualláin says there’s a mindful approach to the tasks that can improve wellbeing.
'We must now prepare for the mental health damage that Covid-19 will do'
Lisa Molloy, head of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, says the Government must not drop the ball on mental health.
Wellness Wednesday: How mindfulness and staying grounded can help during the Covid-19 pandemic
This week, Helen Byrne of The Mindfulness Centre and Kathryn Crowley, yoga teacher and artist share their thoughts on maintaining wellbeing.
Wellness Wednesday: 'Distress around Covid-19 is not a mental illness. It's an understandable reaction'
Psychotherapist Gerry Cunningham urges us to use the supports available.
Wellness Wednesday: Mother Nature can help us cope with Covid-19 confinement. Time to walk, look and meditate!
Mindfulness teacher Gerry Raftery says Spring brings us much-needed stillness and simplicity.
Bishop of Waterford warns against yoga and mindfulness in schools
Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan said that yoga was “not suitable for a parish school setting”.
From the Garden: Cleaning the house and garden are not chores - but the route to enlightenment
Since reading the book, I’ve started sweeping the floor every morning in a mindful way – it’s delightfully old school and calming at the same time, writes Michael Kelly.
Opinion: Multi-tasking makes you less productive - and can contribute to stress and burnout
Give yourself a break. Research shows that multi-tasking reduces productivity because your brain can only focus on one thing at a time, writes Siobhan Murray.
Column: 'We need to learn from how we treated each other during the referendum'
Whatever way we voted, we are all human beings and deserve respect, writes Philip Kirwan.
Looking to Jordan Spieth for mental preparation and finding solace in All-Ireland club success
Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash is gearing up for another championship season after bowing out in last year’s All-Ireland semi-final.
Zen and the art of National Leagues maintenance
How the opening weekend of the national leagues taught Tommy Martin how to live in the moment.
Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren
The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.
11 minutes of mindfulness enough to make heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, study says
New research suggests that mindfulness is more effective than relaxation techniques at curbing drinkers’ urges.
Nearly half of us wouldn't feel comfortable discussing a mental health issue at work
That is according to the results of a new survey commissioned by One4All.
Ireland is the 15th happiest country in the world
The best examples of happiness maintenance after large external shocks were Ireland and Iceland, according to the report.
GIY Guru: 'I’ve become interested in mindfulness, sitting quietly for ten minutes, in the morning'
From grown-up colouring books to Paul Martin’s award-winning garden at last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, mindfulness is still very much having a moment, writes Michael Kelly.
'I was tested to the limit': How hypnobirthing is helping women during labour
“Some people think it’s new age, hippy dippy. It’s anything other than that. It’s very practical, down to earth.”
'It's not just about chilling out': an experienced Dublin teacher explains how to meditate
Advice from Jnanadhara, who has been meditating for 20 years and teaching meditation full-time in Dublin for 12 years.
Minding yourself this Christmas: How to protect your mental health at this time of year
It can be stressful at the best of times, here we take a look at how this Christmas can be a relaxing time.
Suffer from chronic pain? Mindfulness might help
About 35% of people in Ireland are affected by pain which has lasted for three months or more.
Feeling a bit stressed? Here's how to have a mindful Monday
Our top tips for getting to a good place this Easter Monday.
Your handy guide to minding yourself this St Patrick's Day
Put down that green face paint and read this.
Bringing mindfulness into the workforce makes good business sense
Overwhelmed employees are the most significant challenge to business success in Ireland, writes Joanne O’Malley.
This email tool wants to make your messages sound more confident
Just Not Sorry aims to get rid of words that make a sender sound less confident like “I think”, “just”, and “sorry”.
12 easy ways to be really good to yourself this January
Self-care is important.
Mindfulness: what is it, and how do you do it?
Welcome to the first article in our series promoting mental well-being.
Here's why you need mindfulness and how to bring it into your everyday
The mind that is lost in past or future is not living, since the present is the only time we get to actually be alive, writes Helen Byrne.
Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control
I want to raise awareness of the benefits of having a home birth in healthy pregnancies, with the hope that it will encourage more women to explore this option.
Our attention is pulled in so many directions these days – we need to find a sense of calm
It is estimated that over 60,000 thoughts flow through our mind every day (and most of them are repeats).
I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me
Mindfulness is not about feeling better, it’s about being better at feeling. Without a doubt it has helped me to take charge of my emotions.
Mindfulness therapy can be as good as medication for preventing depressive relapses
The alternative treatment helps patients learn how to respond more constructively to their thoughts and feelings.
15 simple ways to be really nice to yourself this January
You’re worth it.
Irish people want to be more mindful, if book sales are anything to go by
‘The pressures of the recession have created a real need for peace and reflection.’
Why you need a 'mindfulness minute' in your life
All over the festive season, is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.
Feeling the New Year blues? These simple tips might help
This can be a painful time for many people but it might be a great opportunity for you to face your problems.
Like to start the year feeling more relaxed? These apps can help
Because we could all do with some peace of mind.
“I should be looking forward to Christmas but it seems like a mountain I have to climb”
Christmas can be turned into more of an ordeal than a celebration due to loneliness, financial worries or relationship breakdowns.
Opinion: Have yourself a mindful Christmas
Some tips to help you enjoy a peaceful and magical celebration.