Family and Lifestyle

“Your body is a Ferrari car,” says Dr Robert O’Connor. “It is an unique asset, the most valuable thing you will ever have in your lifetime, and like a Ferrari, if it’s kept in good nick you have the best chance of it lasting a long time.”This is how the Irish Cancer Society’s Head of Research began the...

When Antoinette Moynihan speaks to First Communion school children about Jesus in the Eucharist, she opens the door of the monstrance and peers through it at them. "They can see me. I tell them ‘Jesus is looking through the monstrance and He can see you’.”After explaining Eucharistic adoration, she brings them to the church...

Bríd O’Meara Resilience is a key factor in life, and something which we can all work to develop and enhance, according to Bríd O’Meara, Director of Services with Aware. “Resilience can be considered an ongoing process in life, rather than something you have or don’t have. It is about being able to balance upset and...

Michelle McGagh“You’re not buying anything? At all? For a whole year?” This is the phrase that I’ve heard a million times, usually followed by: “I could never do that!”And it’s true, most people don’t want to give up spending and treating themselves for an entire year. Most people are sensible. But...

Stephanie Moriarty This time last year, I was sitting at a hard desk in a freezing cold school wearing a scratchy school uniform. I was probably in class listening to my teacher prepare us for the dreaded Leaving Cert. Now, I’m sitting on the top floor of the Dominican Priory where I live with my NET Team in Cork City. What an amazing...

Darragh McGannWith the exception of two years, I have lived all of my life at home with my mother. My dad died before I reached the age of six and having been adopted as a baby, I didn’t have brothers or sisters, it was just Mum and me. What I did have though growing up was tremendous family and also a very strong faith. I served as an altar...

Annmarie O’ConnorMindless entertainment is a guilty pleasure – but when it creates a mental muffin top, then it’s time to cut back on the cognitive calories. A low-tech fast may appear gimmicky until you take a look at your browser history. Do I hear a whistle blowing? That’s the irony about gadgets: they know all of our...

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