Paddy and Murphy (and Mick)

Paddy and Mick are walking down the road and Paddy has a bag of doughnuts in his hand. Paddy says to Mick “If you can guess how many doughnuts are in my bag, you can have them both” Paddy and Murphy are on incapacity benefit, claiming to be deaf. They are sent for a check up. Paddy says, “crafty feckers caught me out, told me to “close the door and I did” Murphy says, “Sure they tried the same trick with me but I was too smart for that, I told them to “Close the fecking door themselves” Paddy says…

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World Book Day….. Knowledge is Power

Great to see a day in the year recognising the importance of reading and celebrating the power of books! especially for our young people, who are often left to just swiping at pointless, ‘fake’ pictures, closing their minds and imaginations….. Reading has to be one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children and ourselves. Someone once said “it gives you someplace to go, when you have to stay where you are” – Reading gives you knowledge and freedom that no one can take it away from you… And reading is great for our minds too: “Reading is…

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Look ahead…

It doesn’t matter who you were before this day. It only matters who you are today and who you are going to be from this day on, you decide…….. “The past is over, learn from it, the future is coming, prepare for it, the present is now – Live it!” Someone once described life like a book: Some chapters are sad, some chapters are scary, some are happy and some are exciting; but we must keep turning the pages, we must keep moving forward, (even if it is a millimeter at a time) otherwise we will never know what the…

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Foods to improve Mental Health and Wellness….

We all know the benefits of fresh, healthy food on the body – but how about the mind?  Recent research has found evidence that the lack of key nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, B-vitamins, zinc, magnesium, and vitamin D, result in depressive symptoms. In fact, clinical treatment often involves supplementing one or more of these nutrients. The fact that we can get plenty of vitamin D with just a few minutes in the sun is one indicator that modern lifestyle patterns are missing essential components for optimal health. Here are some of the top picks to help feed your brain…

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