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…

201911.15
Finding Your Signture Strengths by Dr. Phil Noone

Finding Your Signture Strengths by Dr. Phil Noone

FINDING YOUR SIGNATURE STRENGTH Dr. Phil Noone *(Chapter reproduced with permission from the series editors from the book, ‘Mental Health For Millennials, Vol 3’, Published by Book Hub Publishing, 2019). Introduction What is happiness? According to the Dalai Lama the purpose of our existence is to seek happiness (Dalai Lama & Cutter 1998, 5). His…

201910.24
Some Introductory Thoughts on Autism

Some Introductory Thoughts on 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…

201905.27
Can Neuroscience Add to our Understanding of Mindfulness? Dr. Phil Noone

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 enhancing…