Category: Family & Lifestyle

What are mental images made of?

Everyday philosophy   Sometimes it’s worth doing philosophy because it has some immediate practical implications, changing what you think is right or the way you live your life. But sometimes it’s worth doing because reality is wonderful, and contemplating it is good in itself. Philosophy of mind is worth thinking about for both reasons. There…

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Family news and events

Puppy Play Dates in Dublin Have you recently added a new member to the family? The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) is running free Puppy Play Dates on Saturdays so you can let your new little one socialise. Early puppy socialisation is important as puppies that grow up in isolation –…

Keeping on top of New Year resolutions

Wendy Grace Like a lot of people I made a lot of New Year’s Resolutions, I had a lot of enthusiasm in January, but now am finding it really difficult, have you any advice as to how I can stay motivated? Many of us make New Year’s resolutions that are hopeful but unrealistic and come…

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Faith in the family

I am trying to get out more to walk and to pay attention to my surroundings when I do. There is something about having a camera or a decent phone with me, I find it makes me more observant. I am looking around, seeking out beauty, noticing little things that otherwise might escape my attention.…

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Sr Mary’s 50 years of charity

Personal Profile Sr Mary McNulty recently celebrated her Golden Jubilee after 50 years with the Pallottine Sisters. She returned to her mission in Tanzania for the celebrations where she had worked for nearly thirty years and was a provincial. There were also celebrations at her current home in Macclesfield where she now resides as Mother…

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Avoid anxiety meds dependency

Medical Matters Last September the Medical Council issued warnings about the over-prescribing of medications for anxiety and insomnia. Belonging to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, they first took prominence in 1963 with the arrival of Valium, a safer and better alternative to hitherto existing hypnotics. Its use skyrocketed along with newer versions in…

Family News and Events

Bring your imagination If you happen to be in the south of the country near Cork city there is a great opportunity available to get creative at The Glucksman contemporary art museum in University College Cork. They are running a free art workshop on Sunday afternoons between 3 and 4pm every week up until Sunday…

No excuse not to build your spring garden

Green Fingers God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. – Francis Bacon It is estimated that by 2050, 66% of the world’s population will live in cities and a recent study shows the average American adult spends 93% of their time indoors. A recipe for an unhealthy…

Bernie Kane: an unshakeable faith

Personal Profile Bernie Kane has had a life full of extraordinary moments. For about 30 years he was a radio DJ with Ocean Fm, NorthWest Radio, Q101 and Glencoe Radio. “I should be retired but I’m still working,” he says, for the White Hotel Group based in Ballyshannon. Originally from Roscommon he moved with his…