The new year can bring simmering tensions to the fore — couples need to focus on how the conflict is managed, not on who is right or wrong.
It’s not what you have that makes you happy, it’s what you do. And what better time to be proactive than during the season of goodwill, says Margaret Jennings.
A diagnosis can be devastating for relationships. Margaret Jennings talks to experts about how strong partnerships need to be in their darkest hour
It’s important to seize opportunities to discuss end-of-life options with loved ones, a palliative care doctor tells Margaret Jennings
Leafing through a tome for 3.5 hours a week can add almost two years to your life, researchers have found. Margaret Jennings talks to people aged over 50 about their reading habits Reading by the book to expand your lifespan.
Looking to find their way in what can be a confusing world, our toddlers need support not criticism, a Montessori teacher tells Margaret Jennings
Essential to healthy living, our digestive system tends to slow down as we age. Margaret Jennings looks at how to keep it in tip-top condition.
The number of people with dementia is set to double in the next 20 years, so the importance of physical activity in preventing memory loss cannot be over-stressed, writes Margaret Jennings.
Margaret Jennings meets cancer survivor Jennifer Sweeney, who describes how a one-to-one fitness class helps to keep her fighting fit aged 74.
It’s a painful and limiting condition that can take up to three years to heal if left untreated. So what can you do? Margaret Jennings finds out.
Actor Peter Gowen was ‘menaced’ by anxiety as a result of his early school experience, but it left him when part of his bowel was removed, he tells Margaret Jennings
Ageing has graced the singer with a positive attitude, along with music and performing, which provided salvation during a difficult time, writes Margaret Jennings
Former justice minister Nora Owen is reaping the rewards of the grapevine planted in the ‘60s by her husband, who now has dementia, writes Margaret Jennings
Songwriter, actress, and singer Lua McIlraith takes a riotous look at ageing in her one-woman show ‘Growing Old (Dis)Gracefully’, says Margaret Jennings.
You don’t need to have a creative bone in your body to write a tome, says printer Frank Kelly who offers an accessible self-publishing service.
Pilates is much more than just another exercise regimen. The trendy bendy movement provides many health benefits, writes Margaret Jennings
Artist Collette Nolan and poet Gerry Murphy led community workshops in Cork’s Glucksman gallery that resulted in a film poem, writes Margaret Jennings.
Adventurer Pat Falvey has launched a new initiative to help people over the age of 50 to shift attitudes and achieve their goals, writes Margaret Jennings.
Many of us are slow to have our hearing checked, but it could be a symptom of a much more serious health problem, writes Margaret Jennings
Despite his healthy lifestyle, Ben Gaughran suffered a kidney failure. An organ donor changed everything — and he gives thanks daily, says Margaret Jennings
Volunteering and socialising not only help to keep age-related illnesses at bay, they also increase your levels of happiness, says Margaret Jennings.
Campaigner Vicky Phelan was the guest editor of today's Feelgood magazine. As part of that special Margaret Jennings looks at the complex issues faced by couples after a woman is diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Here's your lunchtime bulletin.
Stylist Cathy O’Connor says the best thing you can have in your wardrobe is attitude, writes Margaret Jennings.
Psychologist Susannah Healy turned her time in a traffic tailback into a positive experience she says we should all channel, writes Margaret Jennings.
People are living longer and keeping their teeth for longer, which means an ongoing dental care regimen is vital, writes Margaret Jennings.
Charlie Landsborough begins his farewell tour of Ireland at the end of the month — the music star wants to quit while he’s ahead, he tells Margaret Jennings.
Dr Sumi Dunne, who recently joined RTE’s hit show Operation Transformation,opens up about work, family and loss. Margaret Jennings reports.
Research has confirmed the link between depression and a lack of vitamin D, and it is vital to eat foods that contain it, finds Margaret Jennings
Margaret Jennings speaks to a vibrant 72-year-old champion bodybuilder who believes we can reinvent ourselves at any age Josefina’s workout for mind, body, and spirit.
Mother of three and grandmother of four, Eddie Brocklesby is focusing on completing her seventh Ironman next week in Mexico. Margaret Jennings speaks to the inspirational 75-year-old
It’s played across the US and now the paddle sport, which can be played by eight-year-olds to 80-year-olds, is growing in popularity here, writes Margaret Jennings.
16th-century Grace O’Malley aka Gráinne Mhaol continues to inspire the author who unearthed her backstory, writes Margaret Jennings
An Advanced Care Directive, or a living will, allows us to make decisions now about our future healthcare, says Margaret Jennings.
As we get older, getting enough water is more important than ever, says Margaret Jennings.
Comedian and ‘Dancing With the Stars’ finalist Deirdre O’Kane says maintaining good eye health is vital. Even more so as she has no intention of retiring — ever, writes Margaret Jennings
Margaret Jennings speaks to the GP and broadcaster Dr Ciara Kelly about the importance of maintaining strength and agility to help prevent falls
Lorraine Massey, a ‘recovering blonde addict’, tired of the bottle — and wants others to become silver surfers too, writes Margaret Jennings.
Delores Keaveney is full of positive energy ahead of her 70th birthday and a decade on from publishing her first book. It’s now very much a family affair, she tells Margaret Jennings.
An initiative to counter the disconnect in society is bringing people together to chat about what matters to them, writes
Exercise of any sort — including a brisk walk — plays a big part in cognitive and physical health as we get older, writes Margaret Jennings.
Margaret Jennings talks to photographer Marna Clarke, 77, who takes self-portraits, many with her 89-year-old partner, that give us an insight into our evolving bodies.
Hitting a difficult patch can actually be a catalyst to change — and it doesn’t matter how old you are, psychologist Dr Dina Glouberman tells Margaret Jennings.
Widespread research has indicated that cognitive decline is one of our most feared aspects of ageing, says
Your lunchtime news bulletin.
Stock images of a pair of wrinkled hands used to represent older people are deeply unfair and don’t remotely tell the person’s story, finds Margaret Jennings.
Margaret Jennings talks to Andrea Harrison, a 57-year-old leg amputee who knits amputee dolls to help children and adults come to terms with their disability
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