Gerry Raftery: Ten Mindful Habits for the Present Crisis

first_imgPractice Gratitude. Without a doubt this simple exercise can be one of the most beneficial of our day. Towards the end of your day call to mind five experiences or moments from your day for which you feel Grateful. This Gratitude Exercise helps you to focus on what is good and beautiful in your life. Manage your thoughts, try not to be overwhelmed by negative thinking. Notice your emotions, especially the painful ones, deal with what is real and present rather than the wild unreal imaginings which can drag you down. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Stop and Think, avoid reacting impulsively or thoughtlessly to people or events. Take a deep breath before saying or doing something. Respond rather than React. Remember, “Between the Stimulus and the Response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Vicktor Frankl. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Take Care of Yourselves and of One Another. Go for a Walk. Take some physical exercise during your day. Find the exercise which suits you and make it part of your daily routine. While exercise is very good for the body it also relaxes the mind and helps us to manage and reduce our Stress levels. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSgerry rafteryKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postmeditatemeditationmindfulmindfulness Mindful Moments. Take occasional moments during your day when you become aware of yourself and what is happening around you. Breathe Deeply. Listen. Notice. These Mindful Moments can enrich your day and help you find calm. Previous articleCancer diagnosing services are fully operationalNext articleJennifer Allen: Dealing with stress in a pandemic Meghann Scully Linkedin Twitter Email Live through this crisis One Day at a Time. There is no point in constantly recounting and remembering how great things were before Covid-19 struck. Equally, there is no point in looking ahead to the potential disasters of illness, unemployment or poverty which may face us. Each day has enough challenges of its own. Live life now one Day at a Time. LifestyleLimerickNewsGerry Raftery: Ten Mindful Habits for the Present CrisisBy Meghann Scully – May 18, 2020 207 Young attractive yogi woman practicing yoga concept, doing namaste gesture, namaste hands to forehead, working out, wearing wrist bracelets, studio background, closeup, view over the shoulderWe are now at Phase One of reopening the country and Gerry has his final article in the series for us. Gerry Raftery is the Co-Ordinator of Mindfulness Programmes at Personal Milestones and shares tips on how to be resilient. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE World Health Organisation and the HSE recognise the need for us to take care of our Mental Health and Well-Being during this Covid-19 Pandemic.We need to do this consciously on a daily basis. Over the past ten weeks I have written a series of articles on how Mindfulness can help us through this crisis. I am summarising the key points of the articles in a list of ten Mindful Habits which can improve our Mental Health and Well-Being at this time. I hope you find them helpful. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WhatsApp Develop Acceptance. Though it is not easy, try to accept things as they are now. Of course, life is not as we would like it to be. Acceptance is the bridge that leads to a place of calm and to new beginnings. Use the Prayer: “Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can and Wisdom to know the difference”. Mind your Mind – Be aware of the need to take care of your own Mental Health and Well-Being. This is primarily your own responsibility.  Be Kind and Compassionate towards yourself and towards others. We need to take extra care of ourselves. Do simple Acts of Kindness for yourself and for others. This generates something positive within us while at the same time building up those around us. Be Kind!Manage Stress. While some Stress is a normal part of life, at the moment the levels of Stress can be very high. When you feel Stressed take a minute to breathe deeply in order to relax your mind and body. Be vigilant and try to avoid unnecessary stressful triggers, whether they are thoughts, people or places. Meditation. Schedule a daily Meditation time where you sit down for ten or twenty minutes and simply focus on your breath and your breathing. Your mind will wander quickly and often. When it does, gently return to the Breath and the Breathing. This Meditation may appear difficult but it is easier than you think. There are many good Apps available, Try Headspace or Calm.last_img read more

STS9 Adds 2018 Winter Tour Dates

first_imgLast month, STS9 wrapped up their Enceladus tour, rounding out an extensive tour in celebration of their 20th year as a band. The jamtronica cohorts have upcoming plans to celebrate the New Year together with four nights in California, starting at The Novo in Los Angeles on December 28, and concluding with three nights at The Warfield in San Francisco on December 29-31. The band has a few dates planned for early 2018 in the books as well, starting at Gem & Jam Festival in Tucson on January 26-27, then moving on to El Rey Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico on the 28th and The Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah on the 30th. From there, the band will perform four explosive nights in Colorado. STS9 is scheduled to open the run at the Telluride Conference Center on January 31st, before heading to Aspen for an intimate three-night run at the Belly Up Aspen on February 1, 2, and 3.STS9 Surprises Fans By Playing Unannounced ‘Artifact’ Set On Their 20th Anniversary [Video/Photo]Pre-sale tickets for the January-February dates are available now on the band’s website, with an official on-sale opening up on Friday, December 1 at 10AM MT.If you’re planning on heading to the band’s upcoming four-night California New Year’s Eve run, STS9 will be offering access to “Supernova” soundchecks as part of their VIP experience. In addition to access to soundchecks, fans who purchase the VIP experience are also offered meet-and-greets with the band, signed gear, and more. Check out more details about the CID packages here, and go to STS9’s website for tickets to their upcoming New Year’s Eve run.Check out the full spread below!Upcoming STS9 Concerts12.28. Los Angeles, CA – The Novo12.29-31 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield1.26-27 Tucson, AZ – Gem & Jam Festival1.28 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater1.30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex1.31 Telluride, CO – Telluride Conference Center2.1-3 Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen[photo by Christian Stewart]last_img read more

Concrete home built to last

first_imgRay White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire, who is selling the house, said it had everything that a buyer could want. “That’s the kitchen, butler’s pantry plus outdoor and indoor integration with flat grass and pool – all on one level. It’s perfect for families as you can see what the kids are up to in every room,” he said.“This style of build is generally done in Sydney, not in Brisbane. This is an ultra modern masterpiece.” Mr Barr said the atrium living room was where the magic happens. The house comes with 3.5 bathrooms, a pool, and outdoor kitchen and fireplace, home automation, fully ducted airconditioning, high ceilings, custom tapware, quality finishes and a solar panel system with storage.In the kitchen there is designer appliances, custom cabinetry, a butlers sink and hidden integrated cellar off the butler’s pantry and three large pantries. In the dining room there is a replica Lindsay Adelman chandelier, while customised cabinetry and intergrated entertainment equipment can be found in the living room/TV/study. Underfloor heating can be found throughout these living spaces.There is also a family room, also with integrated TV, speakers and subwoofer and a large slide-out veneer door to give that cinema effect.In the study on level one, there is even a ‘hidden’ storage room.Outside, there is a smoker, an underbench fridge, a pool and a wood fireplace. There is no where to hide More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThere is a void above the door so you can see up or down levels The verticle garden looks more like a work of artBecause of the atrium-style design, there’s visibility of the whole house.“I am yet to find a floorplan that literally works like this. I see a lot of houses that are beautiful masterpieces but you couldn’t live in it,” Mr Lancashire said.“I am regularly looking for a 25m frontage and they don’t exist too often.“For anyone who is realistically looking to build something, here is the house that will save you the next two years of your life. “It will cut out stress, a potential divorce and a fall out with your builder.“Many houses will date but this house won’t date. It will stand the test of time and in 20 years time it will still look amazing.”center_img Mr Barr, a builder/developer, said the atrium living room was where the magic happened. “You can manage the house easily from there, and you can see where everyone is from the kitchen and living space,” Mr Barr said. “When you have children your perception changes as to what’s important and you don’t understand that until you have children.“The house is a U-shape. There aren’t to many places for them to hide … and one part of that U is purely toys and family room, the bottom of the U is the living area and kitchen, and the the other part is outdoor entertaining.“We haven’t been precious (about the house). The kids go nuts but the walls have been rendered so if they crash in to them, they come off second best.” The void from another angleThe 898sq m Kitchener Rd block – with its gardens designed by landscape designer Steven Clegg including a huge vertical garden at the back of the house – has dual access with a third car space via the lane on Jolimont Ave. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen30 Kitchener Rd, Ascot01:51DESIGNED by renowned architect Shaun Lockyer, this ultra modern concrete residence was designed to be the ultimate family home.Owned by Nick and Angela Barr, the five bedroom house at 30 Kitchener Rd in Ascot has been expertly tested by the couple’s three children.last_img read more

Tipp’s ‘below par’ performance sees them through against Westmeath

first_imgTipperary are through to the second round of the hurling qualifiers, thanks to a win over Westmeath in Semple Stadium yesterday evening.John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer and John McGrath were to thank for the goals as they won on a scoreline of 2-18 to 0-15.Tipp lost Niall O’Meara to an ankle injury – and Séamus Callanan was substituted early in the second half having scored his 5 points from placed balls. Tipperary hurling manager Michael Ryan says it was a below par performance from Tipperary..Meanwhile Westmeath hurling manager Michael Ryan says he was happy with his side’s performance, and it’s time to drive Westmeath hurling on…last_img read more