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Alison begins road to recovery after ‘huge wake-up call’ in Donegal 3 years ago

Alison begins road to recovery after ‘huge wake-up call’ in Donegal

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Little did mild mannered Alison Devine think her first encounter with Donegal would become headline news.

Three-weeks ago the 41-years-old Scottish businesswoman, and mother of two young children, was arrested …
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Mind-Reading: How to stop worrying what other people think 3 years ago

Mind-Reading: How to stop worrying what other people think

By  •  Health

We often worry about what other people think about us. We try to read their minds and guess what they are thinking. The truth is, it is impossible to know …
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Supporting a loved one through depression 3 years ago

Supporting a loved one through depression

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“When I’m alone, I think. When I think, I remember. When I remember, I feel pain. When I feel pain, I cry. When I cry, I can’t stop. Please …
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Words will hurt me… 3 years ago

Words will hurt me…

By  •  Health

“Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”

Remember this poem from your school days?

I think it should read more along the lines …
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How to create your own Healing Space 3 years ago

How to create your own Healing Space

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“A healing space is your own place of peace created through what you see, feel, smell and hear.”

What we see, smell and feel can all help us …
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QUIZ: Are you an Extrovert or an Introvert? 3 years ago

QUIZ: Are you an Extrovert or an Introvert?

By  •  Health

You may have heard of the words ‘Extrovert’ and ‘Introvert’ but may be a little unsure what they actually mean. If you picture a line with extrovert at one end …
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Does your work stress you out? 3 years ago

Does your work stress you out?

By  •  Health

“Stress is not what happens to us. It is our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose”- Maureen Killoran

Stress at work is becoming …
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Forgive yourself – Part two 3 years ago

Forgive yourself – Part two

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“Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle with others.” ~Lama Yeshe

Forgiving yourself can be more challenging than forgiving someone else. The reason being you …
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Forgiveness: Forgive Others – Part One 3 years ago

Forgiveness: Forgive Others – Part One

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“Forgiving is not forgetting. It’s letting go of the hurt.”

Sometimes it can feel almost impossible to forgive someone who has hurt you. We all make mistakes, …
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Five tips to help your relationship this Valentine’s Day 3 years ago

Five tips to help your relationship this Valentine’s Day

By  •  Health, Life

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction”- Antoine de Saint-Expupery.

A starry-eyed, swept of your feet romance is what we …
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Valentine’s Day – What is it all about anyway? 3 years ago

Valentine’s Day – What is it all about anyway?

By  •  Health

 “Be with someone who makes you happy!”

It is believed Valentine’s Day began as an early Christian celebration, of a saint named Valentinus. So it had absolutely nothing to …
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Wellness Weekend competition winner revealed 3 years ago

Wellness Weekend competition winner revealed

By  •  News

Life Coach Emer Callaghan is providing the ultimate Donegal getaway for people who want to take time out to clear their minds and revive the body, mind and spirit.

The …
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What to do when anxiety overwhelms you 3 years ago

What to do when anxiety overwhelms you

By  •  Health

“Coping with anxiety can be overwhelming. It may trigger your fight or flight response, while using all of your physical and mental energy”.

Living with anxiety every day …
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Relax and rejuvenate on a Wellness Weekend 3 years ago

Relax and rejuvenate on a Wellness Weekend

By  •  Health

The weekend of positivity and wellbeing will be hosted in a cosy cottage in Churchill. From Friday 10th to Sunday 12th, the weekend is designed to rejuvenate the mind, body …
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All well and good in Donegal Town 3 years ago

All well and good in Donegal Town

By  •  Life

Donegal Town is set to become the first ever Positive Wellness Community in Ireland. This achievement is all down to the enthusiasm and drive of the local Cycle Against Suicide …
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What to expect when you are no longer expecting 3 years ago

What to expect when you are no longer expecting

By  •  Health

We are given so much advice from other mums, nurses, doctors, books the internet and so on about what to expect when we are pregnant. But what about after your baby …
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A comforting community to get through PND 3 years ago

A comforting community to get through PND

Jennifer experienced PND after the birth of her first child. Her little girl is now three years old and Jennifer is doing all she can to help other mothers who …
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How to cope when you are having a bad day 3 years ago

How to cope when you are having a bad day

By  •  Health

Life can be tough at times, and we usually feel when one thing goes wrong, everything goes wrong! Or we might say, ‘I am having one of those days’ or …
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Majella: ‘Men need to put that tough image aside’ 3 years ago

Majella: ‘Men need to put that tough image aside’

Donegal Mind Wellness are launching a new term of Stress Control Programmes, with one specifically for men. From the end of January to March, courses will begin in Frosses, Letterkenny, Ballyshannon, …
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‘Who am I?’- Identity loss 3 years ago

‘Who am I?’- Identity loss

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“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who should be?”- Danielle LaPorte

This week I have been thinking about identity, how it changes, evolves …
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How to nurture positive young minds 4 years ago

How to nurture positive young minds

By  •  Health

 “Listening to the voice of the child and developing healthy relationships with peers and teachers are essential in creating a positive experience of school as well as their cognitive and emotional development” …
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Self care vs selfish 4 years ago

Self care vs selfish

By  •  Health

Today’s article is about taking care of you!

After all the hype of Christmas and the New Year, many of us will feel a little low in January. We may feel …
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Students to receive 300 hours of “preventative” mental health classes 4 years ago

Students to receive 300 hours of “preventative” mental health classes

By  •  News

Minister for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee has announced a new scheme which will see “preventative” mental health services being rolled out in secondary schools across the country.


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New Year – New You 4 years ago

New Year – New You

By  •  Health

” The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt

On New Year’s eve, I sit down with my daughter …
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10 tips to a stress-free Christmas 4 years ago

10 tips to a stress-free Christmas

By  •  Health

Christmas can be a stressful time for many of us. With expectations and even perceived expectations of how we should celebrate Christmas. In today’s article I will focus on what …
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Coping with loneliness this Christmas 4 years ago

Coping with loneliness this Christmas

By  •  Health

“Christmas, we are told, is the most wonderful time of the year. Yet for many it is a time of loneliness, isolation and sadness”.

Our society paints a picture of …
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Majella highlights inadequacies in Ireland’s mental healthcare system 4 years ago

Majella highlights inadequacies in Ireland’s mental healthcare system

Majella O’Donnell has launched a no-holds barred attack on mental health professionals and how they are charging too much for their services.

The wife of singer Daniel O’Donnell has made …
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What exactly is counselling? 4 years ago

What exactly is counselling?

By  •  Health

“The  message I want to share is for people to not suffer alone. It is OK not to feel OK and it is OK to ask for help. If you …
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Be proud to be a lost girl 4 years ago

Be proud to be a lost girl

By  •  Health

Are you a Lost Girl? Escaping to Neverland and running from Captain Hook?

At certain times in our lives we may find ourselves lost. Lost in ourselves, …
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Domestic violence: there is help 4 years ago

Domestic violence: there is help

By  •  Christmas, Health

According to Women’s Aid, one in every two women killed through homicide in Ireland have died at the hands of their former or current partner. How many victims encounter violence …
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Are we desperately seeking approval online? 4 years ago

Are we desperately seeking approval online?

By  •  Health

I am a woman, in a changing and ever-evolving society. I set up my own practice New Beginnings, to help raise awareness about issues surrounding women and mental health.

This is a real illness, and …
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