Category Archive: Holistic

The Yoga Mat – Its Place in my Cancer Care

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I had been hearing wonderful things from a friend about her yoga teacher, and when she told me that Sighle had been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, I got in touch and asked her if you… Continue reading

A song for all beings

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Amidst all the madness of shopping, gift wrapping, visiting, cooking, cleaning and the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas, why not take  just 10 minutes of your day to restore your spirit… Continue reading

How stories can heal the wounded places

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     Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion ~ Barry Lopez   Perhaps it is because I come from an Irish tradition… Continue reading

Caring for the Carers

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Massage therapists throughout Ireland are offering massage treatments to carers for €10 this week. The annual collaboration between the Irish Massage Therapists Association and the Carers Association is held as part of Massage Awareness Week,… Continue reading

Could a dose of the blues lift your spirits?

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Scientists have found that exposure to blue light boosts activity in the parts of the brain that handle emotions. They believe the findings could explain why light appears to improve mood in both… Continue reading

The Power of Positive Thinking

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It is wonderful to see such a great response to this week’s mental health theme of Building Resilience and thank you all for your comments which are adding so much to the posts. Yesterday we… Continue reading

The healing art of photography

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I am intrigued  by an article I have been reading today written by Psychologist Judy Weiser, director of the PhotoTherapy Center. “From my work as a psychologist specializing in using photos to help people… Continue reading

Do alternative cancer treatments work?

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In the first few weeks of your diagnosis you may have been weighing up your treatment options while listening to stories of those who bypassed the surgeon’s knife/chemotherapy/radiotherapy, and went straight to “cure”… Continue reading

Have you had your green walk today?

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We all know how important eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and taking regular exercise is to our overall health and well-being. It is not just for the physical benefits, but… Continue reading

Creating a daily healing ritual

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I came across this tip for restoring balance in your day and thought it was such a beautifully simple ritual, worth sharing with everyone. Even taking just five or ten minutes to do… Continue reading