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World Cancer Day: How to Support Someone with Cancer

Seasonal | Posted by Nicola Keane | February 3 2017 | | Tags: , ,
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If a friend or family member has recently been diagnosed with cancer, you may be feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about how you can help to support them through this difficult time. There are many things you can do to help, whether the person you care about is a family member, friend, colleague or neighbour. How […]

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Emotions Behind Impulsive Spending

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | January 27 2017 | | Tags: , ,
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January is often a month that we find ourselves scrimping for every cent to see us through the month. Now that January is coming to an end it means pay-day is here and we can all sigh a breath of relief! However, it’s important to be mindful of our spending habits now that we have […]

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Living A Simple Life – The Journey to Minimalism

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | January 20 2017 | | Tags: , , , ,
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Everyone has a different idea of what a simple life means for them. For some, it means removing all but the necessary, avoiding the chaos, and using your time wisely to do what’s important to you. It can mean getting rid of the many things that take up your time so you can spend time […]

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Very Superstitious… The Psychology Behind Superstition

Seasonal | Posted by Tess O'Leary | January 13 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
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With the arrival of another Friday the 13th, you may be feeling a little uneasy today. As with black cats, lone magpies and broken mirrors, many of us associate this day with increased misfortune and accidents. These omens of bad luck and superstition – and the sometimes bizarre things we do to combat them – […]

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January Blues – Beating the Back to Work Blues

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | January 3 2017 | | Tags: , , , ,
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A lot of us are familiar with that “Sunday night fear” where we dread the prospects of returning to work. This feeling may be all too real, especially now, after the Christmas period. No one particularly enjoys getting back to normality after a fun-filled break, but alas we all must do it. Below are some […]

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Suicide – Recognising the Warning Signs

Uncategorized | Posted by Tess O'Leary | December 20 2016 | | Tags: ,
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Unfortunately, Ireland is a nation that has suffered from a high suicide rate throughout the years. Although almost everyone in Ireland has been affected by suicide in some shape or form, people still find it difficult to discuss this topic. It can be very frightening when you realise that someone you know has been considering […]

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Coping with loneliness

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | December 16 2016 | | Tags: , ,
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Many of us will experience loneliness at some point during our lives and for some, it will occur more often than others. It’s important to note that being alone is not the same as being lonely. Everybody has different social needs and if you are comfortable with being alone then there is nothing wrong with […]

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Rumination: What it is and how to deal with it

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | December 13 2016 | | Tags: , , , ,
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Self-reflection has been shown to be good for your mental health, by learning from your mistakes and past experiences. However, there is a difference between healthy reflection and damaging rumination. Reflection becomes an issue when these thoughts turn negative and continue to replay repeatedly like a broken record. Dwelling and obsessing over situations and events […]

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Maintaining a Healthy Balance at Christmas Time

Seasonal | Posted by Nicola Keane | December 9 2016 | | Tags: , , , ,
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Christmas Time…Gluttony and Wine…. Christmas time provides us with the chance to spend quality time with loved ones. However, copious amounts of food and alcohol are typically involved in this festive season, and it’s hard to find a balance. It is easy to crack open that box of chocolates and bottle of wine when guests are […]

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Coping with Financial Stress at Christmas

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | December 1 2016 |
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Christmas can be a source of stress for many of us, for lots of different reasons. Increasing demands on our finances can be a big stress inducer. It can seem as though the moment the Halloween decorations have been taken down, we find ourselves surrounded by advertisements and messages pressuring us to start spending – […]

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