Dogs that are fearful need strong boundaries to give them self-confidence and to learn to trust that their owners will deal with any perceived fearful situation. That isn’t always easy if you’re not even sure how to start and are feeling rather overwhelmed yourself. A genuinely fearful dog can quickly […]

The wonderful world of neuroscience confirms that in order to be truly happy, you will always need something more. Whatever you are striving for, whether it is personal enlightenment, a new job or car or to look better, you need to actively want something more in order to live well. […]

Menopause is a pivotal time in a woman’s life, for some they sail through it, whilst others find it very challenging. It can also trigger some unwelcome changes in our skin. As oestrogen levels and our own natural hydrating moisturising agents like sebum, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides plummet, this decline […]

When dealing with your personal information, privacy matters. However, there are misunderstandings around DNA data used for genealogical purposes. It is important to put it into a wider context. To paraphrase a highly-respected Irish genetic genealogist, if you are really concerned about your privacy (by taking a commercially available DNA […]

Emotions are intense. Our moments and days can be completely altered purely by mood, for better or for worse. On the bright side, the landscape of emotion is colourful, dynamic, ever-changing and intriguing. Like a voyage across the ocean, we will all inevitably know what it is to be tossed […]

So much seems to happen in between West Cork People monthly editions!  There is a lot going on for us to process, like the ongoing challenge of Covid 19, what’s happening in Ukraine and across the world.  Many of us are experiencing strong emotions and sometimes feelings of guilt for […]