September 2021 Newsletter

Positive Living

By James Corcoran, Claremorris Group   When I came to live in Limerick in August 1979, I found it hard to settle in, Up to that time I did things on impulse and this was not a good way to solve problems. Then I began to go to Grow meetings and people there helped me […]

August 2021 Newsletter

Relationship Breakups

By Caroline Crotty   We enter romantic relationships giving our trust and our hearts to another with the hope that neither will be broken. The reality is that most of us know how it feels to have our hearts broken or at least scarred or dented!  People of every age attend counselling or psychotherapy following the […]

Step 11 – Growing daily closer to maturity

By Maria As a child of the sixties. large classrooms were commonplace. There were fifty-four pupils in my class and one teacher. It was easy to feel invisible, and as a quiet child voiceless and unimportant. The louder children drowned out my attempts to speak, and I lost confidence in who I was. I came […]

Procrastination

By Maria Each week a part of our Grow meeting is a report on how well we did the previous week on our chosen task. We will also choose a task for the following week. The Grow Literature advises that it would be better if each member chooses their own task, as they are more […]

Healthy choices in a pandemic

By Caroline Crotty Confession: I am tired of Covid-19! I am looking forward to life without masks and recognising people from their whole face, not just eyes and eyebrows!  I am also looking forward to hugging, kissing and handshakes – each of which, I also confess, I took for granted! Covid-19, referred to as a “novel coronavirus […]

July 2021 Newsletter

How I learned to connect during lockdown

By Maeve My name is Maeve. I joined Grow after seeing a poster in our local village hall in Trim in 2018.  When I joined Grow I felt very welcomed and at home straight away. I was 80 years old at the time, I felt very isolated and wanted to connect with others to help my […]

Building Trust

  Extract from ‘Faith, Hope, and Fantasy’ by Anne Waters If we are always anxious, we have a basic problem with trust.  We worry too much about security.  Instead of assuming things are going too well unless we hear otherwise, we always try to anticipate every conceivable and inconceivable problem that could happen.  Though no […]