Pop In To Us For A Breather On #CultureNight.

Making plans for Culture Night? No!  Well you should be. It’s one of the most exciting dates on the calendar as communities and creative hubs across the city throw open their doors and invite the public inside for an intimate look at their year round work. The Sanctuary is rooted in the heart of Dublin 7 and provides a treasured space for people to …

Is It Time To Change Your Relationship With Food?

Shirley Roe is a fully qualified nutritional therapist. She believes we all have the ability to live long healthy lives, full of energy and vitality. Ahead of a new course she blogs about her own journey of discovery and how she learned to eat mindfully. When I was growing up in the 1980’s it was very common to see advertisements …

“Mindfulness? – I’m too busy!” Says The Teacher!

Have you ever felt that way as a busy teacher?  Dominic Cogan knows all about it after working in education for thirty years. Ahead of his .b Foundations course starting he talks us through the benefits of mindfulness for teachers. It’s like we know we need to unwind, to take stock, to pause amid all the rushing around that passes for …

Mindful Parenting Is A Gentle Tool Kit.

Mindfulness expert Dominic Cogan shares some wisdom about parenting and describes what to expect from his mindful parenting course starting in October. If I am honest, I have learnt as much about Mindful Parenting from being a mindless parent, as I have from practicing mindfulness! One thing my mindfulness practice does is that it forces me to be honest with myself …

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The Sound Of Silence.

We all think we know what silence is but there are several different understandings of what it means.  Sr Stan talks us through some understandings of this oft used term, ahead of a new season of courses here on Stanhope St. For one person to say “I was silent” for another person may mean “I was stunned”, “I didn’t react”, …