Succession: ‘This is not the time to be talking about the farm after I die!’
Amii McKeever
Many families will try to avoid argument and conflict but there is a cost involved in this type of conformity particularly when it comes to farm succession, writes Paul Keogh.
27 April 2022 Careers
A listening ear for overwhelmed vets
Andy Mayne and Louise Taylor volunteer for the helpline Vet Support, which helps vets deal with overwhelm. They speak to Ilka Denker about their experience from Vet Support and their own vet careers
20 April 2022 Features
Mindfulness: access your inner calm
This month, mindfulness expert Catherine Callaghan shares her top tips to tap into your inner calm
Dear Miriam: My mother-in-law is stressing me out before my son's communion
My mother-in-law wants to attend our son’s communion, even though the priest says that only parents and siblings can attend.
13 April 2022 Ask Miriam
Forest bathing: connecting with nature and yourself
You might have an idea of what forest bathing is, but when you read Ilka Denker’s recent experience, you’ll soon realise it is in fact nothing like what you’re thinking.
16 February 2022 Living Life
The Son & Heir: one day at a time
Being the parent of an alcoholic can have life long challenges. In the last of our three part series, we finish the story of Sonny and his parents.
9 February 2022 Features
Emotional eating: putting the brakes on
COVID-19 stress led to emotional eating for many, with one in three people reporting that they’ve gained weight*. Now the pandemic is easing, how do we get back to good habits, writes Margaret Hawkins.
9 February 2022 Health
Desperate Farmwife: the grass isn’t always greener on the other side
This week, our Desperate Farmwife explains how city life isn't all it's cracked up to be and, for some, happiness is more important than a busy career.
2 February 2022 Features
Mental Health: how men express emotions
Psychotherapist Enda Murphy explores how men express emotions, and why many prefer to ‘problem solve’ rather than talk about their feelings.
2 February 2022 Health
Katherine’s Country: preparing for spring
Executing a plan is far easier than trying to firefight and get through tasks without rhyme or reason. This time of year is the time to plan for the busy season and keep the stress levels controlled
12 January 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Dear Miriam: ‘I wasn’t asked to be a bridesmaid’
Dear Miriam, my sister-in-law to be hasn’t asked me to be bridesmaid and I’m upset.
29 December 2021 Ask Miriam
Editorial: ‘My psychotherapist told me’
Many of the articles in this week’s paper have an inadvertent comment or reference to mental health, revealing how different people manage their anxiety and stress. Writes Amii McKeever
29 December 2021 Amii