Mimosa by Giselle Marrinan

Mimosa by Giselle Marrinan “Your beauty is in your sensitivity. Don’t let anyone take it from you” Yasmin Mogahed One day whilst visiting my local garden centre with a friend, we noticed this very fragile looking plant and were drawn to it by its name ‘Sensitive Rigoloto’; a member of the mimosa genus. My friend…

‘Not Yet’ by Giselle Marrinan

Not Yet by Giselle Marrinnan, Not Yet………..  “I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying”- Michael Jordan.   Our earliest memories of school have been about getting the dreaded’ fail’ in our exams or the much sought after’ pass’. We live in a society where everything we do is…

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…

Who Wants To Get High?

Who Wants To Get High? Giselle Marrinan @Giselle82287818   “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” -Greek Proverb. Years ago, I saw a movie called ‘Pay It Forward’ which left an indelible mark in my brain. It is about a young student who pays forward favours and starts an unprecedented wave…

Are we the Animal of our own Mental Health?

Are we the Animal of our own Mental Health? Dr. Conor Hogan @drconorhogan When we wake in the morning there is a brief silence within us. C.S Lewis encapsulated this moment best when he wrote: “It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at…