‘Pittsburgh and Ireland – The Connection Continues’ By Janice Lane Palko

Pittsburgh and Ireland – The Connection Continues By Janice Lane Palko   According to U.S. Census data, approximately one in six Pittsburghers is of Irish ancestry, making them the area’s second-largest nationality following only the Germans. With numerous politicians, clergy, business and sports figures of Irish descent in our history; one of the nation’s largest…

About Autism

About Autism By Dr. Niall MacGiolla Bhuí I’ve just completed co-editing a book on the theme of autism and how one family, Áine and Gerry Crosse, in the west of Ireland, are navigating their way in life with not one, but three of their children who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. To say…

Can Neuroscience Add to our Understanding of Mindfulness? Dr. Phil Noone

Can Neuroscience Add to our Understanding of Mindfulness? Dr. Phil Noone @dr_philnoone    Introduction Mindfulness practice has existed for many centuries and has traditionally been associated with Eastern culture and spirituality (Siegel et al. 2008). From the mid-20th century onwards, mindfulness became incorporated into psychological based interventions as a means of reducing psychological distress and…