Philippa Ryder's Author Archive

Diversity Island, a photo competition from Under the Rainbow

‘ Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without’ William Sloane Coffin In these dark and dreary days of Winter we want to give you the opportunity to explore your creative side! Send us a photo that you feel […]

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What Buddhism means to me

In a guest blog to celebrate Buddha Day we have an inspiring personal story: As I write this I am reflecting on the title, what Buddhism means to me, I’m more inclined to ask: Why I am a Buddhist? I have been aware of Buddhism for most of my life. Growing up in Catholic Ireland […]

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Living in Uncertain Times

It is no exaggeration that currently we are living in one of the most uncertain times of the 21st century. Many people are expressing that it is not the present situation that they are finding most distressing but this uncertainty around what is to come. This is not surprising. We seek comfort in our routines […]

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Sharing our story with the nation

Image courtesy of RTÉ A few weeks ago Helen and I found ourselves walking down the steps, carefully so as not to trip, onto the set and into the arms of Ryan Tubridy, the host of Ireland’s long-running television chat show. Wow. It followed our piece on his radio show last year where we seemed […]

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Storytelling

Telling your story is a powerful act. To bare your soul, to tell someone something you have never shared with anyone else can be empowering and therapeutic. This was well known throughout history where this ancient tradition of storytelling, so rich and rife in all cultures, may have been the earliest form of psychotherapy. Of […]

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