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 […]

From panic attacks to peace of mind

By Jim Three years after I got married my wife became mentally unwell. I thought I could handle all this pressure myself, as my wife did not want anyone to know about it. Additionally, I also was very private about this myself. The secrecy of that all caused me lots of stress and panic attacks.  […]

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

Step 10 – 12 Steps of Recovery & Growth

Men’s Health Week 2021

https://grow.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Seamus-short-2.mov To all the men out there: we see you, hear you & appreciate you! Brave men like Seamus share their stories at our support groups every day and realise that they are not alone. The theme of this year’s Men’s Health Week is ‘Making the Connections’ and we really hope you do. Join one […]

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 […]

Darkness is simply the absence of light

Shared by Díre at Program Study Morning – Extract from the May 2021 Newsletter     When I was in a little five-year-old body, I used to look up at the sky at night, at all the twinkling stars, and simply wonder at how tiny the earth really was. I had been told that our […]

Mid-West Region Newsletter

Take a sneak peek at the Mid-west Region’s wonderful Spring Newsletter. If you would like to order a quality printed version of the full 28 page newsletter simply make a €5 donation to https://www.idonate.ie/GrowMidWest and send details of your postal address to Joan Diffley at [email protected]