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Sometimes we just need to stop

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Alan White “Beware the bareness of a busy life – Socrates. Life is becoming more and more hectic for all of us. I’m finding it hard recently to remember when I last had nothing to do. Don’t get me wrong, I believe it is important for our well-being that we have goals and are motivated […]

Self-Evaluating & Goal setting! Why over committing to our resolutions can be damaging to our well-being!

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Alan White It’s that time of year again when many of us have set out our new year’s resolutions and promise ourselves that this time things will be different. We are declaring aloud for all to hear, the monumental changes we intend to make in our lives. Whether it’s losing weight, quitting smoking, learning a […]

The Pygmalion effect – how our young people live up (or down) to our expectations

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Alan White In 1964 Harvard psychologist Robert Rosenthal was given permission to administer a new IQ test to a group of Elementary school students. After administering the test, a group of children were highlighted to the teacher as having great potential to academically flourish over the next year. Sure enough over the following academic year […]

What lies beyond your comfort zone?

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Alan White Last Saturday I was lucky enough to be selected to showcase the work I have done over the past number of years on Mental Health at Féilte. This event is held every year in the RDS in Dublin and is organised by the Teaching Council. It is the largest celebration (Féilte means celebration, […]

Weltschmerz – World Weary

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Alan White Welschmerz (Pronounced, Velchsmearts), is a German work which means: Mental depression or apathy caused by comparison of the actual state of the world with an ideal state. A mood of sentimental sadness. We do not have a word to describe this feeling in the English language, but it sums up how many people […]