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Stress – A Blog Series –  Part 3 –  The Books – (International)

From historical roots to new science – the following are some of the books I used when researching stress. Similar to those in part 2, some of these books are not specific to stress, although two of them are. The other ones mentioned helped enhance my knowledge of the many factors which can influence the production and manifestation of stress, including: biological, physiological, psychological, environmental, social and experiential.

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A magical day in Galway Bay – With the Emma Murphy Mind Over Matter Roadshow

I was speaking with Emma Murphy, award-winning fitness instructor and domestic violence advocate, at her Mind Over Matter Roadshow in Galway. It was a historical day, as it was the first of Emmas Roadshows – an event where Emma shares her inspirational story. It’s a story of happiness, heartache, and winning – and a story I can relate to. Emmas honesty shone through and I was struck by her compassion to help others. Its an incredible story of a girl…

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Mission 2019 – Reduce exam stress for Leaving Cert students

  One of my great learnings as a mental wellbeing explorer in 2018 – was the stress caused by exams for young people. In particular the Leaving Cert exam. Don’t get me wrong, I believe stress is important. It helps motivate and builds resilience. But it would seem our exam system is causing unhealthy levels of stress. And while I applaud the great efforts towards wellbeing in the schools, I believe the exam situation needs a more dedicated focus, with…

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