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.  […]

Summer

By Bridget Oh gushy green lushishness  of this early summer’s day, sap-filled shoots pulsating forth  intricate blooms of May. No snow nor hail  or fleeting sleet Will keep a hold  on Earth’s unfolding heat.  Un-burdened now from winter sleep butterflies raise their wings in solar flight, while into June mid-summer looms stretching out the day […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]