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 […]

Step 11 – 12 Steps of Recovery & Growth

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 […]

‘We are more durable than vulnerable’ – Coping During Covid-19

By George I hope as you read this, you are safe and well. The Covid-19 virus has certainly shook us up. I’ve learned that life doesn’t come with instructions‼️ Learning to live with the virus has been challenging. I recognise that this is a difficult time for all of us and we might be out […]

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 […]

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]