We live in times that change rapidly. We live our lives moment by moment, event by event, day by day. We are assailed by a kaleidoscope of information and a torrent of opinion. We try to make sense of it all. Where do we stand? What do we think? With the skilled observation of the psychologist and the gifted expression of the born writer, Marie Murray explores aspects of living that affect us all.She writes of emotions and behaviours, ethical and social issues, families and relationships, and many other themes both whimsical and profound. What do shoes, adolescence, de-cluttering, aunts, gratitude, immigration, celebrity television, handbags, holiday stress, divorce and eduction have in common? They are how we live our times. In collecting, expanding, updating and grouping thematically a selection of her writing in "The Irish Times" and elsewhere, Marie Murray has given us a book that is as delightfully lucid as it is touchingly relevant. It is a book to give, to keep and to read again and again.
Marie Murray, a clinical psychologist with more than thirty years' experience, is Director of Student Counselling at University College Dublin. She is a columnist The Irish Times and broadcasts frequently on radio and television.
Childhood and AdolescenceIntroductionChildhoodDrawing out EmotionsTemper TantrumsIt's Time to TalkTeens Between: When Parents SeparateHyperparentingGeneration StressWhole World in Their Hands? The Cost of Celebrity PsychologicalIntroductionGossipBirthdays and AgeFallingPutting One's Foot in ItFollowing in Father's FootstepsThe Importance of a HandbagPacking It All InDecluttering: Hoarders and DiscardersLetters' Last PostingBody LanguageSense or Sensibility (Synaesthesia)The Meaning of Manners Emotions and BehavioursIntroductionSmilingHappinessRegretGratitudeHopeCrueltySacrificeLoveVanityJustice Ethical and Social IssuesIntroductionShocked by What We KnewTo Tell or Not to TellBioethics: End and Ending of LifeOld Age Ain't No Place for SissiesSense of HumourTired of Being a TargetThe Noise that Never StopsAttending Religiously to HealthPostcolonial Anarchy Loss and SufferingIntroductionInfertility: Living without ChildrenDeath of a ChildAlzheimer'sLoneliness and SolitudeSecret Anniversaries of the HeartLosing a Special FriendVicarious TraumatisationDon't You Walk Away from MeGrieving Valentine Family, Kinship and RelationshipsIntroductionMen Are MagnificentFathers and SonsFather's Day: What Kind of Father Are You? In Recognition of AuntsGrandparents and Grandchildren: A Special BondMarriage Fin de SiecleAdoption: Past and PresentFamily Stress: Weapon of Male DestructionSale of the Family HomeChristmas Expectations: Festive FictionComing Out WordsIntroductionDo You Suffer from Bibliophilia? The VernacularColourful LanguageProverbs Directory of ResourcesIndex
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