Following the huge success of the High Hopes Choir and Choir of Age, David Brophy assembled a choir from among Ireland’s 355,000 family carers. He wanted their involvement in the choir to be therapeutic and fun. In a two-part documentary for RTE, the viewers hear the various different stories as they watched the participants prepare… Read More
Just last week when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they would be taking a “step back” from the royal family and its duties they did so on an Instagram post. The BBC posted via Twitter that the royal family was not made aware of Harry and Meghan’s decision before they posted the news… Read More
Light in a dark November
Peak time for depression Recently I was listening to the song ‘Love Shine A Light’ by Katrina and The Waves which was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1997. While the message is both uplifting and positive it is interesting that the song was dedicated to the Samaritan charity. At this time of… Read More
Are you suffering with your Mental Health?
Are you suffering with your Mental Health or do you know somebody that is? Thankfully we are living at a time when there is much more awareness of the importance of mental health issues. Adverts on television encourage us to be on the alert for the masks people can wear and there is a realization… Read More
Losing Faith in a Secular World
There is a lovely saying from Rabindranath Tagore, the Indian poet and philosopher, ‘Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.’ This of course indicates that, unlike science, there are no proofs on which faith can rely. People who believe, do so without any evidence on which to base their… Read More