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Permission to Prioritise You

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Have you ever been in a position where you want to make a positive impact on your overall well being, only to struggle to find that ‘balance’ due to work, family or social life?

Air of examination pessimism expressed by Westmeath students

A survey of attitudes towards Leaving Cert 2021, coordinated by the constituency office of Fianna Fáil TD for Longford-Westmeath, Robert Troy, reveals that the majority of Longford-Westmeath students (75 percent) are pessimistic about the Leaving Certificate going ahead as normal this summer.

Onset of Spring gives cause for optimism as Six Nations rugby fare certain to enthral

Anois teacht an Earraigh beidh an lá dul chun síneadh,

Vaccine arrival gives cause for optimism as we look towards a positive future

This is the last column for 2020. I remember writing early in 2020 what a satisfactory feel there was to the year 2020, a sense that somehow this was a year that would herald untold promise.

Through The Glass Darkly

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That happiness - what it is, where is it found, and how to hold onto and maximise it - is big business these days is obvious to anyone browsing the ever-expanding New Age section of book shops, large and small. Titles like The Seven Steps to Happiness or How to be Happy 365 Days a Year and dozens of others all promise to show how happiness can be achieved easily, painlessly, and permanently.

Apprehensive optimism pervades as local schools return to classroom setting

Contained optimism layered with an air of apprehension is the prevalent emotion pertaining to matters education at this time as schools at both primary and secondary levels prepare for an imminent return to a classroom setting, nigh on six months from their closure in mid-March as the COVID-19 pandemic detrimentally impacted upon the customary teaching routine.

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What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Time for renewed optimism as roadmap to recovery journey formally commences


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What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Appreciating the architects of our optimism

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I have always been an optimist. Even in the gravest of circumstances, facing adversity in the extreme, the glass moving into view in my rear view mirror has been half full. A lot of this I attribute to my mother, not because she was a raging optimist or anything, but because she always believed in the capacity of a raffle ticket to keep ya going. Mum, who passed away last October was an avid competition addict. She kept the newsagents in Ballinrobe going with her weekly stash of magazines on myriad subjects, not because of any latest interest in the subject matter, but because the said magazine would have a crossword or a competition that necessitated a bit of research, a stamp, and an envelope; And off it would go in the post.


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