202101.20
Thesis Clinic Voices in the Pandemic Series

Thesis Clinic Voices in the Pandemic Series

How I have Coped thus far – Learning through Lockdown by Jocelyn Cunningham Firstly, I would like to congratulate everyone on their courage and strength to keep it all going throughout this global pandemic. It has almost been a year since the initial lockdown here in Ireland. Be proud of how you have handled things…

202101.16
Book Review of ‘Miracles Appear When Loved Ones Are Near’

Book Review of ‘Miracles Appear When Loved Ones Are Near’

Book Review, written by Dr Phil Noone, of ‘Miracles Appear when Loved Ones are Near’ by debut author, Ciara O’Malley. (Book Hub Publishing, 2020).  “One minute you’re here Next minute you’re gone I thought I knew just who I was And what I’d do, but I was wrong” Bruce Springsteen 2020 Introduction Crackling timber fire burning….

202101.03
Habit Formation and its Impact on Well-being

Habit Formation and its Impact on Well-being

Dr Phil Noone, Series Co-Editor, Lecturer in Nursing Studies, NUIGalway From Mental Health For Millennials Vol 4 On Wellbeing. (2020). Galway: Book Hub Publishing. Pages 3.-15. Introduction We are creatures of habit and tend to repeat the same behaviours in recurring contexts.  I became interested in the yin and yang of practices as I negotiated…

202011.09
‘Letting Go’ by Susan McKenna

‘Letting Go’ by Susan McKenna

‘Letting Go’ Susan McKenna, B.A., Dip., SocScience, Director, Book Hub Publishing & Co-author of ‘Between Two Lands’ Introduction This is a time of profound uncertainty with the global COVID- 19 pandemic. It is a time where we have all been forced to look into ourselves, to draw from our resiliency and where we have been allowed…

202011.08
‘Habit Formation’ by Dr. Phil Noone

‘Habit Formation’ by Dr. Phil Noone

Introduction We are creatures of habit and tend to repeat the same behaviours in recurring contexts.  I became interested in the yin and yang of practices as I negotiated to work at home during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. From March-June 2020, during government-imposed ‘lockdown’, I re-negotiated my ‘work-space-time’ routine in ways that were incredibly positive…

202007.28
The Butterfly Effect by Alan Creedon

The Butterfly Effect by Alan Creedon

The Butterfly Effect. My daughter spotted it yesterday while we walked the dog in the hills. Can we take it home and look after it?, she begged, and a conversation began. I suggested that in the wild this ‘deformed’ creature would not survive, that we shouldn’t take it home but leave it to its fate,…