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'Music can express something poetry can’t - it gives extra emotional colour'

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TWO VERY different albums - one a debut, the other something of a ‘comeback’ - are about to be released on the independent Galway record label Rusted Rail, and both will be launched at a forthcoming Citóg gig.

The power of emotion

Emotions are not just feelings. They are powerful, high-energy, biological and psychological events.

Energy and emotion dominate Little Theatre’s production of An Enemy of the People

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Athlone Little Theatre 's production of Henrik Ibsen's classic,  An Enemy of the People, as adapted by Arthur Miller, opens this Thursday, October 8 at 8pm.

How stress affects our body

Acute stress is a response to imminent danger, it turbocharges the system with powerful hormones that can damage the cardiovascular system. Chronic stress is caused by constant emotional pressure. It produces hormones that weaken the immune system and damage bones. The stress response begins in the brain, when a threat is detected a number of structures including the hypothalamus, amygdala, and pituitary gland go on alert, they exchange information with each other and then send signalling hormones and nerve impulses to the rest of the body, to prepare for the flight. The body then unleashes a flood of hormones. It is essential that stress related symptoms are confronted in the proper manner to avoid disease setting in.

How stress affects our body

Acute stress is a response to imminent danger, it turbocharges the system with powerful hormones that can damage the cardiovascular system. Chronic stress is caused by constant emotional pressure. It produces hormones that weaken the immune system and damage bones. The stress response begins in the brain, when a threat is detected a number of structures including the hypothalamus, amygdala, and pituitary gland, go on alert, they exchange information with each other and then send signalling hormones and nerve impulses to the rest of the body, to prepare for the flight. The body then unleashes a flood of hormones. It is essential that stress related symptoms are confronted in the proper manner to avoid disease setting in.

Poverty comes from governments, not people

Dear Editor,

Harnessing the positive power of negative emotions

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Most of us, if we had a choice, would opt for positive emotions. Feeling happy, uplifted, excited or eager certainly beats being miserable, cross or anxious you would imagine.

Comfort eating

When you comfort eat you are trying to comfort some sort of feeling or emotion that you are experiencing. Comfort eating is most likely to happen at night time. During the day your conscious mind can keep stuff at bay and not think about it, but in the evening at the end of a long hard day it tires and everything is free to come up to the surface. So you experience what is called emotional hunger. You feel the need to eat something to comfort how you feel. Your stomach will oblige by complying with your subconscious, telling you its empty. You think you need food.

 

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