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Gay or not gay? How guilt, shame and fear poison sexuality.

This article was first published at http://www.expat-therapist.com/gay-not-gay-how-guilt-shame-fear-poison-sexuality/ ========================================================== Gay or not gay? How guilt, shame and fear poison sexuality. 31 march 2014, by Somesh Valentino Curti Sexuality is a very important part of our lives: it is the core of our energy, a source of creativity and a mirror of who we are and how … Read more

HSE launches report on extent of harm caused by alcohol

According to a recent report (‘Alcohol’s Harm to Others in Ireland’) by the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) on the extent of harm caused in society by alcohol entitled “One in four Irish people have experienced problems because of someone else’s drinking”. The report is interesting in that it unusually looks at the ‘other’ and … Read more

Finding Meaning

From a young age we begin to build up an image in our minds of who we want to be, how we want to be it and what our life will be like when we have ‘made it’. The struggles we encounter along our course can shake these ideals to a point that they may … Read more

Mindfulness: a beginner’s guide

This article first appeared in the Guardian newspaper: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2014/jan/07/mindfulness-beginners-guide-meditation-technique-treatment-depression   Mindfulness: a beginner’s guide The meditation technique aimed at focusing the mind on the present moment is an effective treatment for depression, according to a new report. So what is mindfulness and how do you do it? Mindfulness techniques involve sitting in a quiet place, … Read more

Happy Stressmas!

I was going to write about the stresses of Christmas when I saw that someone had written a piece far better than I could have. Though aimed at a ‘younger’ audience it hits the main points of stress, anxiety, loneliness and at times isolation, loss and grief that we can feel at this time of … Read more