December 2018

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Welcome

To the Christmas/New Year issue of Ballincollig Health & Wellbeing. It is a beautiful time of year, with the build up to Christmas starting, with the twinkling lights brightening the dark evenings and the cosy warm fires and the new start to another year to follow. However, it is a time also that can be quite difficult for many. Maybe due to losing a loved one, or the stress of money pressures, or loneliness, or ill-health. It is a time for us all to remember those that may need some help, support or just some company. The season of giving does not need to be of material gifts; what we can offer by taking the time for somebody else is far more valuable.

It is also a time for caring for yourself! This month our feature is “Surviving the Silly Season”; our experts share strategies and techniques to help you create a relaxed, enjoyable, healthy festive season. It is easy to get sucked into the pressures that come with this time of year and it can be hard to pull yourself out of it; so, to tackle it you need to be aware of what is happening and have strategies in place for coping.

Thanks to Arc House who are our cover feature this month; Arc do the most amazing job in supporting people at a very difficult time in life and their service is free of charge. Read page 3 for their practical tips and advice for anyone affected by Cancer at Christmas time.

All of us here at the magazine would like to wish you and yours the most wonderful Christmas and every best wish for a healthy and happy 2019. Thank you all for supporting us by picking up your copy each month; and for using the practitioners when you need their help. It is so powerful when community supports community and it is something that is very special in Ballincollig. We have the amazing practitioners and services here that are passionate about making a difference in the community and it is fantastic to see that being supported by you. Thank you!

We take a break for January, so our next issue will be out on the first Wednesday of February; but if you need help from any of our experts, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone to speak with them.

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Until then,

Be well, be happy

 

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