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Mindfulness

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | January 26 2018 | | Tags: , , ,
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Generally speaking, mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in the moment. This is achieved through an awareness of and appreciation for our inner sensations and feelings, along with our experiences of the external world. While this sounds like a relatively simple task, it can be surprisingly difficult to accomplish. Often, we find that […]

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Moving Past Regrets

Uncategorized | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | January 22 2018 | | Tags: ,
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Moving Past Regrets Regrets, we all have them! Some regrets small, some silly others serious and sometimes life-changing. Regrets tend to be a fact of life. Some common examples being: the one that got away, the job you didn’t take, the investment you didn’t make, the fight you wish you didn’t have and the list […]

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Eating Disorders

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | January 19 2018 | | Tags: , ,
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It is believed that nearly 200,000 people in Ireland suffer from an eating disorder. It is estimated that 400 new cases will appear each year. Today we explain what an eating disorder is, the different types and treatment options. What is an Eating Disorder? Stereotypically, when we think about eating disorders, we imagine someone who […]

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Psychology of Old Age

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | January 15 2018 |
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With massive advances in wellness and medicine, the current population enjoys a much healthier and longer lifespan. While the population over 65 is growing considerably, their lifestyle has also advanced. Older people might live independently, work into old age, and take an active role in their community. It is believed that mental health problems are […]

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Anxiety

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | January 10 2018 |
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We’ve all experienced the not-so pleasant effects of anxiety. The fluttery feeling in your stomach before talking in front of a group of people, the sweaty palms before an exam and the shaky voice sweaty palms and the shaky voice to name a few. These are perfectly normal biological and psychological reactions to everyday situations […]

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Sleep Disorders

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | January 5 2018 | | Tags: , ,
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Just like food and water, sleep is an important physiological need—we cannot survive without it. Sleep helps maintain our mental and emotional health and helps our bodies fight illnesses and infections. On the other hand, lack of sleep can lead to hallucinations, delusions and loss of immune function. Sleep disorders range from insomnia to narcolepsy. […]

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Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

Uncategorized | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | January 3 2018 |
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There are many reasons why people love yoga and meditation. Whether it is the improvement in flexibility, the escape from the hustle and bustle or the sense of relaxation. A lot of people may think of these benefits however, it may surprise you that there are a whole lot more! Psychological Benefits There have been […]

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Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | December 20 2017 |
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For many people, having a drink is a nice way to relax at the end of a long day or is enjoyed in the company of friends. For others, drinking alcohol can be more problematic. Alcohol and/or substance abuse occurs when a person consumes these substances in such amounts or in such a way that […]

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Managing the Christmas Pressure

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | December 18 2017 | | Tags: ,
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Managing Christmas Pressure ‘Tis the season to be…stressed, overwhelmed and financially unstable? We’ve all been there. “How is your Christmas shopping going?” Is probably the most common question thrown around in conversation at this time of year, almost giving the impression that we are all in some kind of race to get our Christmas gifts […]

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Nutrition and Well-Being

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | December 11 2017 | | Tags: , ,
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Nutrition and Well-Being We are all aware of the benefits of good nutrition and physical health. It improves heart health, reduces the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers, but what about taking care of the mind? Do those extra chocolate bars and lack of vegetables in your diet have an influence on […]

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