Most people have heard of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and associate it with the effects of a traffic accident or war-related experience. What many do not realise is that in Ireland postpartum or perinatal PTSD (PPTSD) is a birth trauma affecting three per cent of all new mothers and […]

“As you ramble on through life, whatever be your goal, keep your eye upon the doughnut and not upon the hole.” Margaret Atwood  Noreen Coomey of Transition Coaching and Psychotherapy looks at how solution-focused coaching helps with workplace and life transitions. Solution-focused coaching is a powerful approach that can help you not only […]

In celebration of International Women’s day on March 8, I’d like to remember my mother Caroline Dare (1954-2004). Caroline grew up in the UK and migrated to West Cork with her husband Alan in the early 80s to find a new life and raise her young family.  Caroline loved working […]

I’m not long back from a sun holiday; a real blessing when it feels like rain has been the primary forecast since last Summer. Even so, routine breaks are wise, necessary even, however you spend your days. I was grateful to take a genuine pause from work: The only death-speak […]

I was driving home on a sunny afternoon recently, when I spied two women walking down the road ahead of me. I did not recognise them as they neared but as is customary, I slowed down and lifted one finger off the steering wheel as I passed. Imagine my shock when […]