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From disposal to recycle mode? We are a product of both our genetic map (which we can do nothing about) and how we have reacted to the various issues and events we encountered on our life’s journey to date. During this journey we have been socialised to be part of the crowd. While growing up, the middle ground was considered to be the safe space. If you stood out from the crowd you were likely to get a clip on the ear or a kick on your backside. The herd instinct was generally a bigger influence on our lives as we become part of the club / gang / peer group. Over time many of the supposed pillars upon which society has been built have been subsequently eroded and are now being accepted as being disposable. These include marriages, honesty, beliefs, respect for life and many more. This change process has been energised by others influencing our thoughts, feelings and beliefs, resulting eventually in their desired agendas being achieved.
Marketing is about triggering emotional desires for the advantage of the marketer. This is achieved by communicating emotionally with the inner brain and manipulating the target to be someone else at that decision moment. Consumerism is a form of herding. Much of the herd directional influence has been lead by agenda leaders using the range of media channels in very creative ways. One of their most effective tactics is their selective use of role-models. It’s the association of their agenda with someone their target craves. The herd seems to follow the antlers of the celebrity and is following on the road fuelled by others. Many of these role models will over time be seen to be built on sand. The new you is supposed to be cool, fit, confident, good-looking and act as a Billboard for the latest designer labels. The trigger for this recycling back to solid basics will come via some unexpected macro event, which will chal-
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Devilsbit Macra na Feirme History will be made this August Bank Holiday when Catherine Maher of Devilsbit Macra na Feirme will represent North Tipperary Macra at the International Miss Macra Festival. This will be the first time that Devilsbit Macra will have a contestant in the competition in our ten year history. Catherine, a member of Macra for the last four years is currently Club Secretary and is considered by members 'the glue that keeps the Club together'. Catherine is also very busy in her role as Regional Competitions Chairperson as its her job to organise all Macra competitions for North Tipperary. She has also recently been elected Captain of the North Tipperary Macra Relay for Life Team which last year raised 3,500 Euros. Aside from her Macra activities Catherine works as a Chef in Bobby Reidy's Bar in Newtown, Nenagh and is receiving great support and best wishes from all the customers and staff.
Excitement is growing in the Club and a huge contingent will be heading for Dundrum House Hotel. The Club wishes Catherine the very best of luck and are really looking forward to a brilliant weekend not to be missed.
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Wonderful Month for Templemore A.C. Under 17 boys were placed second position in all Ireland relays 4/400m track and field held in Tullamore Saturday 20/07/13. L/R Ben Buttimer,Robert Kennedy,Conor Meagher,Luke Herke,Dylan Ryan.
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Morris calls for the public’s help in identifying poor signposts and dangerous junctions As Chairperson of the Nenagh Electoral area I called for North Tipperary County Council to set up a dedicated phone line for the public to help identifying poor and overgrown signposting and dangerous junctions some of which are overgrown with grass. I am now upping the ante and I am asking for the public to get out their camera phones and take pictures of the damaged Signposts and signposts overgrown with grass and weeds and also the overgrown junctions and send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or to my facebook page or indeed by
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Templemore Athletic Club is continuing to experience a wonderful year in Track & Field Athletics at County, Munster and National Level. Twenty seven National Medals were won in various All Ireland Competitions during the month of July alone. Eleven of these medals came from the victorious girls under 9 team at the National Championships in Ballybofey, Co. Donegal. These girls were like a breath of fresh air in the Club. Their laughter, friendliness and support of each other was a joy to behold. They won Gold in the 4 x 100 metre relay; Silver in the 2 x 60 metres; also Silver in both the 2 x long jump and 2 x 300 metres. Team Members were: Molly Dooley, Molly Nevin, Katie Crous, Geena Quinlan, Tara Hoare Their coach is Sandra Gillick, who deserves great credit for her efforts throughout the season. These girls have a great geographical spread residing as they do in Clonakenny, Templemore, Errill, Roscrea and Drom. Patrick Purcell (Upperchurch U13) who has been improving in every competition throughout 2013, at his chosen event the Shot Putt. Having secured the Silver Medal in the Munster Championship in Ennis in June he went on to win Gold in the National Championships with a fine throw of 11.96m. A great deal of work was done with Patrick by his coach Michael Hennessy, since the start of the year. Eva Rush (Templemore) collected her first All Ireland Medal when she finished in second place in the girls U14 race walk in a time of 11mins 41.8 sec. Simon Archer scaled new heights when he cleared 1.95 metres in the High Jump and just failed in setting a new Club record of 2.00m. His performance was outstanding,
in front of a large crowd of spectators, supporters, family and friends. He was ice cool in the heat of competition and is certainly an excellent prospect for future years. Then to the relays, the boys U17 won Silver in the 4 x 400m in a time of 3 mins 59 seconds. This team can go on to even greater success by training on a regular basis during the coming Autumn and Winter seasons. Team Members were: , David Hanly, Simon Archer, Tomas Varadi, Lukcaz Dudek, Paul Hanley, all residents of Templemore. This team commenced the season when winning the senior relay (baton) at the East Munster Schools on May 8th in a time of 46.44 seconds. They then ran 46.38 at the Munster U19 Championship when finishing in second place. Then at the National Junior (Under 20) on 30th June the young men ran 46.34, in very wet conditions, to win All Ireland Bronze Medals. Then in glorious sun-shine on July 20th these lads ran 46.01 (which is a new Club Juvenile record) in the Under 19 Inter Club Relay. They ran on the Tipperary Inter County 4 x 100 Relay, with Simon, Lukcaz and Tomas collected further National Gold as members of this excellent team. Great credit must go to all the Club coaches, Sandra, Frankie, Bronagh, Sheelagh, Aine, Jerry, Seamus, Michael, Martin, Eamon, Trevor and Niamh for the role they played in the success to date. Now for August and the National Development Games (B Championships) and the National Masters on August 17th in Tullamore. The Templemore Athletic Track is open seven days a week from 9.00am to 9.00pm. Contact 087 2096356 for further details.
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Cashel's Rock will Roar in August Expect 160 super cars to roar into Cashel county Tipperary on August 25th. “We are hoping for crowds of 5,000 or more” said the event organisers Seamus Foley and Sean Laffey. The annual Cannonball Run is a wonderful Charity event , which uses the power of motor sport for the benefit of an Irish Charity. In 2013 The Canonball Run will be coming to Cashel county Tipperary as part of the Cashel Cannonball Gathering of Wheels. The beneficiary of the money raised by the event will be the LauraLynn hospice in Dublin. LauraLynn is Ireland’s only children’s hospice , LauraLynn House opened in September 2011, and is now bringing precious
care and comfort to sick children and their families, throughout their illness, and at their ever so sad end. The media launch of the festival was given an official seal of approval my Cashel Mayor Councillor Joe Moloney (FF), who said he was delighted that such a prestigious and worthwhile event was coming to Cashel in late August. A number of Cannon Ball Queens were present at the launch in Billy Foleys Lounge Var in Cashel’s Friar Street. , these young ladies will take part in the Cannon Ball Queen competition at Cashel’s Halla Na Feile on Friday August 23rd.
It’s expensive to put your child through school and/or university, so the sooner you start saving, the better, writes Eamonn Walsh a Qualified Financial Advisor
have a nest egg of some €50,000 by the time the child is 18 – almost enough to pay for college, even if further fees have been reintroduced. WHAT SHOULD I INVEST IN?
While for most of the population private schools aren’t on the agenda, a “free” education in Ireland still costs money when you factor in necessities such as uniforms, books and registration fees. It is widely accepted that educating a child in the public system to third-level costs about €60,000. With university fees reintroduced, parents may need to have substantially higher savings for those expensive years. HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? A recent Independent commissioned survey estimated that the annual cost of attending a public primary school was about €1,200 a year, taking into account such costs as transport, uniform, books and food. For secondary school, the annual costs rose to more than €2,000. So, to educate a child all the way up to the Leaving Certificate will cost you about €22,000. If fees are introduced across the board for Irish students and you don’t qualify for a grant, the cost of attending university for a child living away from home will jump to €60,000 over the course of four years.
Several financial institutions offer a variety of savings products dedicated to helping pay for education. Deposit accounts are often the most popular, but beware of the fine print. While deposit accounts may be best suited to parents with older children, if your children are very young you might do better by investing in the stock market. Like savings accounts, there are some stock market-based products dedicated to saving for an education but again, this doesn’t mean that they are the best choice. How do I choose an investment that is right for me? As an investor, you want to achieve the highest possible return at a level of risk that suits you. The key is finding a balance between the amount of risk you are willing to take and the potential returns you want to achieve. There are four main asset classes you can invest in, these include Cash (ie.deposit accounts mentioned above) Equities (stocks and shares), Property and Bonds (ie.post office bonds etc).
HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO SAVE? When it comes to putting money aside for your children’s education, two things are key – starting early and saving consistently. The best place to start is with child benefit, although this has become less attractive of late. The current rate for child benefit is €130 per month for the first Second & Third child, €140 per month for the 4th and subsequent children (announced in Budget 2012). Nevertheless, for a family with one child, saving this amount each month from the time the child is born and getting a return on your money of 4 per cent, you will
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A Showcase of Original Performance based Work on Culture Night Culture Night is a nationwide initiative and the country’s largest platform to showcase our rich and diverse cultural and artistic offering. In 2012 The Source Arts Centre hosted a performance by The Source Dance Artist in Residence, Cathy O’Kennedy and her young dance students. We also hosted a marathon community reading of Ulysses by local theatre and literature groups initiated by Thurles native, Bill Cooke. It was a wonderful event and this year we hope to get the local creative juices flowing again on Culture Night in Thurles.
of pieces to be showcased on The Source Arts Centre stage on Culture Night. The piece to be performed must be original work and the creator/performer based in County Tipperary. So, if you are an old hand at this kind of thing or fancy creating new work for the very first time, please do get in touch.
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Official Opening of The Spinning Wheel Templemore The Spinning Wheel Pub in Templemore has recently being taken over by local couple Frannie and Andrina Hogan. The official opening of The Spinning Wheel will take place on Saturday night 3rd August with music by Frisky Business. This traditional Irish pub is situated on Patrick Street which makes it very accessible for both local people and also passing motorists. It has undergone a total transformation in recent weeks and Frannie and Andrina are eager to welcome the people of the town and surrounding areas to come and experience hospitality at its very best!
To a Mock Wedding in Killea on Sat 24th August at 6pm. Tickets €10 each in aid of Chernobyl Children. Local lads to be wedded. Full Wedding Reception & Mighty Night of Craic & Fu n promised! Get a Group of Friends together! For ticket bookings text Fiona 087-2156148 Music by ‘Baby Powers’ Dancing from early til late
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The pub also boasts a games room with two pool tables and 4 dartboards. There is a fabulous deck outside to enjoy a bite to eat on these balmy days of late. So, book it into your diary now! The official opening of The Spinning Wheel, Saturday night 3rd August live music by Frisky Business. Frannie and Andrina would like to welcome everyone to come and celebrate their long awaited dream come to life!
Treacy’s Restaurant & Takeaway Opens in Templemore A new addition to the town of Templemore is the recent opening of a new restaurant and takeaway. Treacy’s is conveniently situated on the Main St making it an ideal location whether you live in the town or are just passing through.
The interior is modern and spacious and hygiene is a priority. So if you want a break from cooking or fancy a treat out for yourself give Treacy’s in Templemore a visit. You’ll be glad you did.
Treacy’s is open seven days a week from 4.30pm until midnight. Proprietor Alan Treacy promises that the best of food will be served up whether you are getting a takeout or eating inside.
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Food is served daily from 12pm to 7pm excluding Sundays but a toastie and basket of chips are always available. The pub caters for all types of functions from 21st Birthdays to Christenings. Weekends offer live music and most Sunday evenings are host to a sit down trad session, check out our Facebook pageSpinning Wheel Templemore or phone 0504-31483 for more details or to book a party.
A new physiotherapy clinic is opening in Templemore under the ownership of Rita Self. Rita is a chartered physiotherapist registered with the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. The new clinic will be located on Patrick St. (where Mansfield Insurances was formerly located). Rita has plenty of years experience in physiotherapy. She worked in a London hospital for six years and in Ennis for 4 years. She was the team physio for Our Lady’s Harty Cup
team who progressed to the All Ireland and for the football team who won the Munster Final. Services to be offered include:• Back & Neck Pain • Exercise Prescription • Deep Dry Needling • Medico Legal Reports • Sports Injuries • Pilates • Sports Taping • Post-op Rehabilitation To contact Rita phone 086-1973548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kennedy’s Pub and Self- Catering Accommodation Upperchurch Kennedy’s Pub and Self- Catering accommodation is situated in the picturesque village of Upperchurch approximately 15km from Thurles on the old Thurles-Limerick Road. The business is run by Kevin & Siobhan Kennedy who returned to the area after living in New York for the past 13 years. Kennedy’s is a traditional country pub opens 7 days a week where we offer our customers a warm friendly environment to enjoy a “Good Pint”, discuss local and national issues with a bit of “Craic agus Ceol Tradisuinta”. We also cater for local fundraisers such as Table Quiz and Race nights. Our facilities are also ideal for parties both young and old. Upperchurch-Drombane as a community has worked tirelessly in de-
veloping the area as a Hill Walking destination of choice for walking groups throughout the country. In conjunction with this, Kennedy’s Self-Catering offers ideal accommodation for those who want to experience what the area has to offer. The Upperchurch Gathering Festival started on July 19th and continues until 6th of August 2013. Check out www.upperchurch.ie for a complete list of events taking place in the local area. Kevin & Siobhan would like to extend a warm welcome to all our Patrons both local, national and international. We hope you come and enjoy all that Upperchurch has to offer. Sometimes the simple things in life are the best and so it is in Upperchurch where the good old Cead Mile Failte is alive and well.
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Come celebrate our 1st Anniversary with us and thank you all, for your continued support
Sunday 3rd August, Music by Tokyo Goats - 9:30pm
Traditional Music Sessions every Monday night All musicians and singers Welcome.
Nenagh Castle Open To The Public Nenagh Castle is now open to the public and, being one of the best preserved round castles in the country is well worth the visit. The following are the opening times:- Tuesday – Saturday 10.30 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 16.30 (last admission 15.45) Admission Free.
passageway within the base of the wall. This has low head room and visitors will need to stoop to avoid hitting the stone above. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Castle is a medieval building and has a stone spiral stairs to the top. There are 101 steps in all to the top. Access to the tower is through a
Invitation: To all especially those with links to our parish to come and talk to a local historian and avail of his expertise and knowledge in seeking out links to your past. Come and explore the walking in Upperchurch, nestled in the Slieve Felim Mountains in North Tipperary. We have the perfect weekend lined up for you and your fellowwalkers.
July 28th • Music in Kennedy’s Bar by Bono • Music in Oliver Ryan by Mad Mick • Eamon an Chnoic Loop Walk (In Aid of Fighting Blindness) Commencing 12.00 noon Registration from 11.30am Vintage Rally arriving (Tractors and Cars) from 2.00pm
August 1st • Ceili Mó r in Jim O’ the Mills
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Upperchurch Drombane Annual Charity Cycle The Upperchurch Drombane Cycling Club (UDCC) invites you to join us in Upperchurch for our Annual Charity Cycle on Sunday 1st September 2013. Our Irish National Tandem-Para Time Trial Champions (2013) Peter Ryan and Damien Shaw will be present at this cycle. Peter Ryan of Drombane, and a member of UDCC, suffers from Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy which leads to the loss of central vision. Peter first experienced the effects of LHON at the age of 20 with his condition worsening by the time he turned 21, when he effectively lost sight in both eyes, Peter is now 23. Prior to Peter experiencing the effects of LHON, he was a keen GAA player for the Upperchurch Drombane Minor and Under 21
North Tipperary Agricultural Show August Bank Holiday Monday North Tipperary Agricultural Show is about a family day out, its about meeting your friends and neighbours. It might be the place you will meet an old friend you now only see once a year. Friends congregate to have a drink in the bar or a cup of coffee or an icecream if the weather is good! Many
Nenagh people return to support the show every Bank Holiday Monday and make sure their holiday back to family in Nenagh is organised around the Show Day. Supporters of this Show have made it one of the longest lasting Shows in Ireland.
Hurling teams. He also played football and soccer for Upperchurch Drombane. Peter was employed locally by OMC engineering; and has been unable to work since his condition deteriorated.
in June 2013, and along with his pilot Damien Shaw, put in a brilliant effort to post the fastest time on the day. In the past UDCC has raised money for local charities (Suir Haven Hospice and Nenagh Rehab), this year we have chosen to support Peter as he attempts to get on the Irish Cycling team for the World Tandem-Para cycling championships in Canada in September.
Following his sight loss, Peter has been focusing on building a life and finding a passion to take on. Following the success of the Irish Olympic and Paralympic teams in London 2012, the Cycling Ireland call for Para-cyclists in October 2012 was the catalyst There will be 100km, 50km and 25km routes available on the day. that brought Peter and cycling Refreshments will be provided on together. the longer route and following all of the cycles in the Upperchurch Peter had his first race (a time Hall. trial) in March 2013 and while the team finished 3rd, it was a Upperchurch is located in North very respectable result for a new Tipperary, we are sure you will comer to cycling. Since then, Peter has focused on his training enjoy the challenge and scenery and was fortunate enough to get a of cycling in the Slieve Felim mountains. pilot for the National TandemPara Time Trial Championships
While at the show grounds you can also enjoy some of the free entertainment laid on by the Show Committee to thank you and your family for supporting us.
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Prayers The Miraculous Prayer Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask You this very special one (mention favour). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never know to fail . No initials given Prayer to the Holy Spirit in thanksgiving for favour received O HOLY SPIRIT, Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, Spirit of Truth, of Love and of Holiness, proceeding from the Father and the Son and equal to Them in all things, I adore Thee and love Thee with all my heart. Teach me to know and seek my last end; grant me the holy fear of God; grant me compunction and patience, and suffer me not to fall into sin. Grant me an increase of Faith, Hope and Charity, and bring forth in my soul all the virtues proper to my state of life. Make me a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ, and an obedient child of Holy Church. Grant me an efficacious grace to keep the Commandments and to receive the Sacraments worthily. Grant me the Four Cardinal Virtues, Thy Seven Gifts, Thy Twelve Fruits. Raise me to perfection in the state of life to which Thou hast called me; and lead me, through a happy death, to life everlasting through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen. No initials given. Novena to Saint Claire Pray whether you believe or not and promise to publish or circulate. Ask for 3 favours: 1 business and 2 impossible. Say 9 Hail Mary's and the following prayer for 9 nights in front of a lighted candle, God of mercy you inspired St. Claire with the love of poverty by the help of her prayers. May we follow Christ in poverty of spirit and come to the joyful vision of your glory in the kingdom of heaven. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ your son who lives and reigns with the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen No initials given.
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By Jim O’Shea Edmund Bourne’s workbook also has some very specific information about the relationship between nutrition and anxiety. Bearing in mind that anxiety has at least some biological basis, it makes sense that what we eat or imbibe affects our mood. There are substances that aggravate anxiety such as stimulants, as already mentioned – caffeine, nicotine, and certain medications. We all know that caffeine keeps us alert, and prevents a good night’s sleep. In the context of anxiety, caffeine causes the same arousal response as we experience when we suffer stress – a rush of adrenaline and increased nervous system activity. If we drink too much coffee, for example, some of us are risking putting ourselves in a constant state of tension and arousal that contributes to anxiety and panic. It also decreases our level of vitamin B1, which is an anti-stress vitamin. We should also be aware that caffeine is not only found in coffee, but also in tea, cola, chocolate and so on. We do not have to live a life of austerity, however, and deprive ourselves totally of coffee or other beverages. Bourne recommends that we reduce out intake to one cup per day. Yet, for some anxiety sufferers one cup may be sufficient to increase their anxiety. If you are a heavy consumer of coffee, you may suffer withdrawal symptoms if you abruptly change from 4 or 5 cups a day to one, so it is best to cut down gradually. Withdrawal symptoms often resemble being insane, and we must avoid this feeling. Some prescribed or over the counter drugs contain caffeine and have equally damaging effects in the context of anxiety and panic attacks. From what I understand, for example, Nurofen Plus and Solpadeine are two drugs that contain caffeine. If this is true taking too many of these increases the risk of anxiety. Several illicit drugs contain caffeine and other substances that increase the risk of anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations and panic attacks. Nicotine, chemicals and additives that make anxiety worse. Nicotine has as strong an effect as caffeine. I think that most of us are under the impression that smoking ‘calms the nerves’. Cigarette smokers claim that when they have their morning ‘fag’, they feel calmer. Yet why is it that smokers are more anxious than nonsmokers? They do not sleep as well, and when they give up smoking, they tend to have less anxiety and panic. Medically it has been shown that nicotine increases physical arousal, constricts our veins and puts pressure on our heart. Smoking is, as you know, an addiction, and those who suffer from severe anxiety also tend to cut off their feelings. Addiction is one way to dull the feelings. Therefore, very anxious people are in danger of becoming addicts. Calming the nerves is a constant concern to them. Research shows that a significant percentage of smokers who have tried and failed to give up smoking have anxiety disorders, and even the prospect of giving up smoking fills them with anxiety. There are also substances, preservatives and hormones in meat that seriously affect our health and consequently our level of anxiety. We have seen the link between heart problems and anxiety, and we now know that excessive salt raises our blood pressure and affects our heart. Excessive sugar can be equally damaging. Our bodies need a certain amount of sugar, as well as a certain amount of salt. Too much, however, damages our health and increases our anxiety, because
poor health is a prime cause of anxiety. Glucose is the fuel that comes from sugar, and is necessary for energy. Generally, we get our sugar from our food, especially from carbohydrates. This process is slow and our bodies can handle it efficiently, but if we take pure sugar, it breaks down quickly and our systems are overloaded too quickly with too much sugar. This results in difficulties with regulating the chemical reactions of the sugar (metabolism). Some people get excessively high levels of blood sugar while others suffer a decrease in levels causing anxiety, trembling, irritability, and dizziness and so on. As you can see these are also the symptoms of a panic attack. Therefore, if you wish to reduce the level of anxiety in your life from one particular source, have a look at your diet. Get rid of, or greatly reduce, as much simple sugar as you can, including sweets, ice cream, and desserts. The important thing is to get a stable blood sugar level. I feel very concerned at the presence of so many chemicals to preserve food and enhance its taste. There are over 5,000 chemicals in existence today and some of them are lethal to our health. Consider, for example, the amount of cancer around right now. Look at the statistics for breast cancer. I remember women dying from breast cancer in the 1960s, but it was nothing like as prevalent as it is today. I am convinced that it is connected to the amount of chemicals in our food. Consider the impact of cancer on the person who gets it and on their families. There is nothing as shocking as being told you have cancer. The anxiety that this produces is long term, and the thought always lurks that it may return even after being given the all clear. Bourne offers a 12 point summary of low stress/anxiety guidelines about reducing stimulants, caffeine, nicotine, consumption of refined sugar, foods that give you allergies, red meat, increasing dietary fibre (whole grains, brans and raw vegetables), increasing the amount of water you drink every day, and so on. He also looks at supplements for anxiety such a B Vitamins and Vitamin C. He advocates an adequate amount of calcium, which has a calming effect, the lack of which can contribute to anxiety. Bourne also lists various relaxing herbs, bearing in mind that he is writing for Americans. He mentions Ginkgo Biloba and SaintJohn’s-Wort, which, as far as I know, are not available in Ireland.
Jim O’Shea works as a counsellor from Furze, Thurles. Ph.087-8211009 www.jimoshea.net. Jim O’Shea’s book ‘When a child dies. Footsteps of a Grieving Family’ is published by Veritas. The royalties from this book will go the the Children’s Hospital in Crumlin Jim O’Shea’s new book called Abuse, about domestic violence, workplace and school bullying is now available on Amazon, published by Cork University Press and in Bookshops.