Mentally preparing yourself to run a marathon

THE Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is a physical battle but the mind plays a huge part also. If you tell yourself something enough times you’ll start to believe it.

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The Shape I’m In: June Rodgers

JUNE RODGERS celebrates 25 years in the entertainment industry this year with her nationwide tour, ‘In the Merry Month of June’.

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Brendan Shine’s main purpose is to bring happiness

Music has been a driving force for Brendan Shine down through the decades and a means to lift the spirits of his fans, writes Margaret Jennings.

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The face can reveal a lot about our health

Puffy eyes and dark shadows may be telltale signs of tiredness but can our faces reveal more about our health, writes Abi Jackson.

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I don’t want to see granny

YOU’RE about to visit Granny when your child announces he doesn’t want to go.

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Dad’s world with Jonathan deBurca Butler

“DID you hear that?” asked Ciara as she ended a phone call with her mother. “Mum’s going to come over on Saturday night so we can go out.”

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Relieving the boredom for teenage patients

Long-stay teenagers fall between the cracks in hospitals and it requires imagination and creativity to relieve their boredom, writes Helen O’Callaghan. 

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Online and in the shops

KIDS COUNT: Young children can often find the passage of time difficult to comprehend, so WOW Toys have developed Countdown Calendars, designed to help little ones look forward to and prepare for a special event like starting pre-school or going on holiday. 

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Natural health: Dealing with kidney stones and talking homeopathy

I recently had extremely painful kidney stones. Is there anything I can do to stop this from happening again?

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Dr Bernadette Carr answers your questions on shoulder pain and squinting

I was putting some boxes up into the attic last week and I think I may have injured my shoulder. I have pain in my shoulder with ‘pins and needles’ down into my arm to my little finger. Could I have tendonitis?

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My partner is hung up about foreplay

I am 46 and my partner is 38. We have a great relationship in every way, with the exception of the bedroom — this has always been a problem.

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Is a loving familial relationship more important than perceived normalcy?

Liz Dunphy explores current thinking on the concept of family and talks to an eminent researcher, a donor-conceived adult and a constitutional expert on the current family values.

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Is a loving familial relationship more important than perceived normalcy?

Liz Dunphy explores current thinking on the concept of family and talks to an eminent researcher, a donor-conceived adult and a constitutional expert on the current family values.

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Get to the root of your health problem with herbs

It becomes necessary to re-evaluate your health regimes in light of how your body changes, but a reliance on drugs isn’t the only option, writes Margaret Jennings.

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Shape I’m In: Aisling O’Loughlin, TV3 Exposé presenter

TV3 Exposé presenter Aisling O’Loughlin says motherhood has been defining for her. 

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Robert McNamara says training is punishing, but also energising

IN training for the Irish Examiner Cork City marathon, my body has taken severe punishment to be fit enough to run non-stop for four hours.

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4 moves to help you get hot legs for the summer

Celebrating summer by stepping out in a skirt? Dare to bare those legs with this pin-perfecting workout.

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Dad’s world with Jonathan deBurca Butler

THERE I was about to sit down to write this column when a message popped up on my Gmail account. ‘Larry’, it said.

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Online and in the shops

Capital idea: Some of the world’s best wakeboarders will be in Dublin this weekend for the Waterways Ireland Docklands Summer Festival in Grand Canal Dock. 

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Be upfront about injections to your child

WHEN psychologist Jennifer Ryan’s five-year-old son had his vaccination in school, the parents weren’t told the exact day of the jab.

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