Archive for the Health Category

Connecting to source

Connecting to source

By  Beibhinn Byrne When I enter Sinead McDonagh’s holistic treatment room on Anglesea Rd, despite it being a freezing cold March morning, it is flooded with light and warmed with the sun. It is instantly relaxing and peaceful. The room […]

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Minding the Mind: A comprehensive guide to mental health

Minding the Mind: A comprehensive guide to mental health

By Eoin Meegan It is estimated that one in four people will experience mental health problems in their lifetime. The World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants on Health stated that depressive mental illness will be the leading cause of […]

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The Book and Body experience

By Eoin Meegan The Book and the Body was a two day symposium, held in UCD in April, which comprised presentation of papers, discussion, and dance performance. The event was organised by twins Jessica and Megan Kennedy who formed Junk […]

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Fake: good and bad

Fake: good and bad

By Paul Carton From fake meat to fake emotions, if faking it gets the job done, who cares? This is the theme of the current exhibition running at the Trinity Science Gallery on Pearse Street. An exhibition exploring the fakeness […]

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Good bugs or good drugs

Good bugs or good drugs

By Paul Carton Ever felt your mood lift after consuming yogurt? Or maybe your anxiety fell away after a certain meal? Or perhaps you live your life going by your ‘gut feelings’ and wonder has anyone done any science on […]

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Glow by Kate O’Brien

Glow by Kate O’Brien

Kate O’Brien is a writer and author with professional qualifications in nutritional and cosmetic science who writes generously with her knowledge and expertise. Glow is her latest book and a complete four-week guide to healthy, radiant skin starting from the […]

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The Power of Positive Emotions

The Power of Positive Emotions

By Eoin Meegan The new science of positive psychology (a term first coined by Abraham Maslow) is fast gaining widespread acceptance in the scientific and personal development communities. While traditional psychology tended to focus on what was wrong, with a […]

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Ireland’s young Eco-Worriers

Ireland’s young Eco-Worriers

By Paul Carton A green flag was hoisted high up above the RDS on the 22nd of February last to pay tribute to the efforts Ireland’s schools have made in educating a more environmentally-mindful generation. It was the second Green Schools Programme […]

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Why Squash Matters

Why Squash Matters

By Mark Kelly   The benefits of joining SPORTSCO Squash Club, Mark Kelly enthuses, permeate body and mind, and extend beyond the four walls of a squash court to friendships, foreign lands and lifelong learning. This piece will focus on […]

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Eating Artfully

By Beibhinn Byrne “We are missing the most vital ingredient in the weight-loss battle; the mind.” – Karina Melvin. Karina Melvin is a Sandymount psychotherapist and resident whose practice and home is in on the Strand Road. Her book Artful Eating; […]

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