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# wellness - This year 2022

Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world
# Coping With Conflict
# Coping With Conflict

Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world

Mar 5th 2022, 7:00 AM 14,071 Views 4 Comments

Clinical Psychologist Dr Trudy Meehan has some practical ways to help us cling to hope in dark times.

Opinion: Five a day will keep the doctors away, or will they?
# More Greens
# More Greens

Opinion: Five a day will keep the doctors away, or will they?

Jan 1st 2022, 7:30 AM 30,513 Views 12 Comments

Chartered Psychologist Dr Jolanta Burke looks at the five-a-day advice and wonders if we’re getting enough nutrition.

# wellness - Last year 2021

Opinion: Go easy on yourself in relation to New Year's resolutions - we've been through a lot
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: Go easy on yourself in relation to New Year's resolutions - we've been through a lot

Dec 31st 2021, 7:00 AM 11,075 Views 5 Comments

Siobhan Murray says it’s not the time to deprive or judge ourselves, but instead to celebrate all we’ve coped with in the last two years.

Opinion: This year, let go of the 'perfect Christmas' and choose self-compassion
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: This year, let go of the 'perfect Christmas' and choose self-compassion

Dec 22nd 2021, 7:00 PM 19,853 Views 6 Comments

Two chartered psychologists offer some helpful advice to help you avoid letting Christmas get you down this year.

Opinion: It's important to prioritise your mental health this Christmas
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: It's important to prioritise your mental health this Christmas

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 11:00 AM 19,165 Views 20 Comments

Krystian Fikert says it’s important to take our time this Christmas and be kind to ourselves.

Opinion: Feeling anxious this Christmas? There are steps you can take to cope
# Wellness At Christmas
# Wellness At Christmas

Opinion: Feeling anxious this Christmas? There are steps you can take to cope

Dec 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 19,021 Views 14 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett says Christmas can cause anxiety – she has a few helpful tips for coping.

Opinion: 'My prostate cancer diagnosis whipped up an emotional whirlpool that spun me around'
# Movember
# Movember

Opinion: 'My prostate cancer diagnosis whipped up an emotional whirlpool that spun me around'

Nov 11th 2021, 2:00 PM 20,111 Views 9 Comments

As part of the Movember campaign, Stephen McIntyre shares his story of diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer.

Opinion: The mental health impacts of this pandemic are yet to be understood
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: The mental health impacts of this pandemic are yet to be understood

Sep 12th 2021, 7:45 AM 16,854 Views 14 Comments

Dr Stephen McWilliams says mental health difficulties should be taken into consideration as we emerge from the past 18 months of trauma.

Opinion: Your pelvic floor might have suffered in pregnancy but you can get help
# Urinary Incontinence
# Urinary Incontinence

Opinion: Your pelvic floor might have suffered in pregnancy but you can get help

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 11:10 AM 26,704 Views 3 Comments

Chartered Physiotherapist Aoife Ni Eochaidh says pregnancy often causes incontinence but help is at hand.

Opinion: Nutrition can empower women through menopause alongside medicine
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Opinion: Nutrition can empower women through menopause alongside medicine

Jul 3rd 2021, 10:30 AM 24,306 Views 15 Comments

Nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch explains how diet and particularly sugar balance can help women cope with the changes of menopause.

Opinion: 'Frontline workers are close to falling over the burnout cliff'
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Opinion: 'Frontline workers are close to falling over the burnout cliff'

Apr 7th 2021, 11:59 AM 23,419 Views 28 Comments

Johnny Moran of Trauma Response Network Ireland outlines the key signs of trauma burnout in essential workers.

Opinion: It's OK to feel anger in this crisis, but there are healthy ways to manage it
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: It's OK to feel anger in this crisis, but there are healthy ways to manage it

Mar 27th 2021, 10:15 AM 15,889 Views 5 Comments

Psychotherapist Peter Devers of Knock Counselling Centre says anger is one of the tricker emotions to navigate.

Opinion: This Covid lockdown is particularly hard, so it's important to mind your mental health
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: This Covid lockdown is particularly hard, so it's important to mind your mental health

Jan 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 47,749 Views 57 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett says this lockdown, coupled with dark January days can take its toll, but she has some helpful advice for self-care.

A GP: Untreated menopause can be seismic for a woman, but help is at hand
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

A GP: Untreated menopause can be seismic for a woman, but help is at hand

Jan 1st 2021, 10:00 AM 76,689 Views 36 Comments

GP Dr Deirdre Forde specialises in menopause and is urging women suffering to seek advice and assistance.

# wellness - All time

Opinion: For a change this New Year, try the 'One Word Resolution'
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: For a change this New Year, try the 'One Word Resolution'

Dec 31st 2020, 12:30 PM 23,580 Views 15 Comments

Resilience coach Siobhán Murray says it’s time to forget the overwhelming and unreachable resolutions and to instead focus on one key word for 2021.

My 2020: Bibi Baskin on why she loved lockdown just a little too much
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

My 2020: Bibi Baskin on why she loved lockdown just a little too much

Dec 27th 2020, 7:30 AM 33,985 Views 4 Comments

Broadcaster and wellness practitioner Bibi Baskin on why lockdown forced her to embrace the quiet and ultimately change how she earns a living.

Big increase in number of Irish adults wearing fitness trackers in 2020, study finds
# Data
From The42
# Data

Big increase in number of Irish adults wearing fitness trackers in 2020, study finds

Dec 23rd 2020, 8:00 PM 21,930 Views 15 Comments

The findings of the study were produced byTeneo Sport and Sponsorship Index.

Opinion: Staying well at Christmas - some tips from a therapist to help you mind yourself
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: Staying well at Christmas - some tips from a therapist to help you mind yourself

Dec 23rd 2020, 6:45 AM 17,354 Views 1 Comment

Therapist Liz O’Driscoll says it’s important to remember that Christmas is only a couple of days and that we shouldn’t put too much pressure on ourselves.

Consultant spine surgeon: Movement is key to avoiding back pain in the remote working era
# Opinion
# Opinion

Consultant spine surgeon: Movement is key to avoiding back pain in the remote working era

Dec 13th 2020, 7:30 AM 62,110 Views 8 Comments

Derek Cawley says the change in our work habits and bad home office setups have contributed greatly to an increase in back pain.

Opinion: What is crisis fatigue and have we reached that point?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: What is crisis fatigue and have we reached that point?

Nov 29th 2020, 8:00 PM 30,133 Views 20 Comments

Dr Philip Kieran addresses the issue of crisis fatigue and offers some helpful ways to counteract it.

How can we avoid burnout through this strange winter?
# Health
# Health

How can we avoid burnout through this strange winter?

Oct 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,965 Views 14 Comments

Tracy Ward explains how burnout affects us – and what to do if we’re feeling it.

Opinion: We must mind our mental health as Level 5 brings a forced introspection
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: We must mind our mental health as Level 5 brings a forced introspection

Oct 20th 2020, 3:38 PM 16,091 Views 26 Comments

Author and advocate Cathal O’Reilly has struggled with his own mental health in the past. He shares his thoughts on Level 5 and how to handle it.

My miscarriage: 'I kept hoping mine would be one of those miracle stories, where the baby would survive'
# Miscarriage
# Miscarriage

My miscarriage: 'I kept hoping mine would be one of those miracle stories, where the baby would survive'

Oct 15th 2020, 7:02 AM 28,495 Views 10 Comments

Kitty Maguire works with a lot of women who have suffered miscarriages. Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, and until now, Kitty hadn’t written about her own loss.

Extract: 'Running makes me feel alive, connected to the moment'
# Running
# Running

Extract: 'Running makes me feel alive, connected to the moment'

Oct 10th 2020, 6:00 PM 48,552 Views 19 Comments

Author of The Cow Book, John Connell shares his experience of one long and glorious run he had through a forest in Longford, in an extract from his new book.

What we can learn from the world's 'Blue Zones' - where people regularly live into their 90s and 100s
# Wellness Wednesday
# Wellness Wednesday

What we can learn from the world's 'Blue Zones' - where people regularly live into their 90s and 100s

Aug 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 47,618 Views 20 Comments

Lifestyle changes can cure some diseases and significantly extend our lives, writes Professor Ciaran O’Boyle.

Wellness Wednesday: A postcard from Leigh Arnold in Ibiza
# BeKind
# BeKind

Wellness Wednesday: A postcard from Leigh Arnold in Ibiza

Jul 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 18,403 Views 8 Comments

Actress and wellness advocate Leigh Arnold and her husband run a wellness retreat in Ibiza. She set up a free online wellness portal for everyone in lockdown.

My food addiction: How group therapy helped me overcome years of bingeing and purging
# Addiction
# Addiction

My food addiction: How group therapy helped me overcome years of bingeing and purging

Jul 18th 2020, 6:00 PM 24,414 Views 14 Comments

The following account is written by a member of Addictive Eaters Anonymous, who shares her experience of sobriety from addictive eating.

Have you hit lockdown fatigue? Two wellness practitioners have some advice for you
# Wellness Wednesday
# Wellness Wednesday

Have you hit lockdown fatigue? Two wellness practitioners have some advice for you

Jul 8th 2020, 7:00 AM 28,664 Views 7 Comments

Wellness experts Margaret Young and Laura Linehan say many of us are experiencing lots of mixed emotions as we emerge from months of lockdown.

Dreading the return to 'normal'?' Here's how to emerge from lockdown with your wellbeing intact
# Wellness Wednesday
# Wellness Wednesday

Dreading the return to 'normal'?' Here's how to emerge from lockdown with your wellbeing intact

Jul 1st 2020, 3:17 PM 17,422 Views 8 Comments

Sheena McGinley shares her thoughts and fears about returning to the ‘new normal’ after Covid-19 shutdown.

Wellness Wednesday: You can beat your addiction, even in lockdown
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Wellness Wednesday: You can beat your addiction, even in lockdown

Jun 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,110 Views 6 Comments

Mental Health Occupational Therapist Michelle Murray says living with the shame of addiction is always tough, but lockdown pushes even harder. She says there is hope.

Wellness Wednesday: Cultivating self-compassion during the Covid-19 crisis
# Compassion
# Compassion

Wellness Wednesday: Cultivating self-compassion during the Covid-19 crisis

Jun 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,616 Views 0 Comments

Ever tried being kind to yourself? Well, Louise Boland says self-compassion in a crisis like this can be the key to getting through it.

Wellness Wednesday: Worry is of no use to anyone, especially now in a time of crisis
# Opinion
# Opinion

Wellness Wednesday: Worry is of no use to anyone, especially now in a time of crisis

Jun 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 12,822 Views 6 Comments

Counsellor Trish Farrell offers some tips to avoid worry during this time of change.

Wellness Wednesday: Gardening can cultivate calm and resilience in any crisis
# Gardening
# Gardening

Wellness Wednesday: Gardening can cultivate calm and resilience in any crisis

May 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 10,796 Views 4 Comments

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.

Wellness Wednesday: How mindfulness and staying grounded can help during the Covid-19 pandemic
# Mindfulness
# Mindfulness

Wellness Wednesday: How mindfulness and staying grounded can help during the Covid-19 pandemic

May 20th 2020, 7:17 AM 11,613 Views 1 Comment

This week, Helen Byrne of The Mindfulness Centre and Kathryn Crowley, yoga teacher and artist share their thoughts on maintaining wellbeing.

'We have a duty to our healthcare workers to mind them, while they mind us'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We have a duty to our healthcare workers to mind them, while they mind us'

May 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 16,889 Views 11 Comments

Ciara Wright of The Wellness Crew says burnout will be of concern for frontline workers in the coming months. She offers some help.

Wellness Wednesday: Two yoga teachers say there's never been a better time to roll out your mat
# Yoga
# Yoga

Wellness Wednesday: Two yoga teachers say there's never been a better time to roll out your mat

Apr 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,922 Views 9 Comments

This week, two Dublin yoga teachers offer readers some advice and share their wellness knowledge.

Wellness Wednesday: 'Anxiety isn’t only in your head' - an occupational therapist says the body holds the key
# Wellness
# Wellness

Wellness Wednesday: 'Anxiety isn’t only in your head' - an occupational therapist says the body holds the key

Apr 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 31,799 Views 8 Comments

Mental Health Occupational Therapist Michelle Murray says we can freeze up at times like this, but there are simple ways to ease stress.

Roz Purcell shares her routine, recipes and tips for staying positive during Covid-19 isolation
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Roz Purcell shares her routine, recipes and tips for staying positive during Covid-19 isolation

Apr 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 56,755 Views 107 Comments

The cookery author says focusing on nutrition and wellbeing is helping her handle the changes.

Wellness Wednesday: 'Keep it simple' during this Covid-19 isolation, says a psychotherapist
# Wellness Wednesday
# Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday: 'Keep it simple' during this Covid-19 isolation, says a psychotherapist

Mar 25th 2020, 8:22 AM 31,963 Views 12 Comments

Embracing the simple things and going easy on ourselves will be key, writes Siobhán Murray.

Opinion: If you're anxious and overwhelmed, you're not alone. Online counselling can help with Covid-19 stress
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: If you're anxious and overwhelmed, you're not alone. Online counselling can help with Covid-19 stress

Mar 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 17,718 Views 16 Comments

Dil Wickremasinghe says this difficult Covid-19 experience can bring challenges, but that help is available.

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