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Roger Harty: That Is Better Than How

Roger Harty: That Is Better Than How

June 28, 2020 at 2:59 pm 1 comment

SOME months ago I was out for a meal with a few friends. All was going great until I noticed a large red wine stain on my shirt. Now it was early in the evening and I had no intention of going home to change until suddenly I remembered a […]

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Roger Harty: Remembering My Father

Roger Harty: Remembering My Father

June 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm 6 comments

I SELDOM write about things of a personal nature, but I suppose being the day that’s in it I believe it would be remiss of me not to mention my father, so I decided to go the whole hog and write about him. My father Roger was one of 13 […]

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Roger Harty: Just Do It

Roger Harty: Just Do It

June 14, 2020 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

J.D.I. (the Nike slogan) is a slogan that is very close to my heart. The reason for this is that it works and it was of huge benefit to me in my own life. Every morning I made myself go for a walk, rain, hail or snow whether I liked […]

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Roger Harty: Where Is The Love?

Roger Harty: Where Is The Love?

June 7, 2020 at 11:54 am 5 comments

I HAVE always said to get the solutions to the deeper elements of life it is far far easier and better to ask the right question than spending an eternity looking for answers. In America, with all that is going on right now, I ask the simple open question ‘Where […]

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Roger Harty: Nothing Makes Me Happy

Roger Harty: Nothing Makes Me Happy

May 31, 2020 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

ON the surface this may appear to be an overwhelmingly pessimistic, negative title, but I can assure you nothing could be further from the truth. Let me elaborate further. You see, we now live in a world of ‘things’. Things are very important to us. Things like holidays, nice houses, […]

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Roger Harty: Why I Like The Term ‘Elderly’

Roger Harty: Why I Like The Term ‘Elderly’

May 24, 2020 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE government had a tricky job recently, whereby because of all this Covid Virus business, they had to act quickly and segregate the older generation from the rest. Quick action meant that they had no time for petty nuances and they defined the older generation (i.e. those over 70 years […]

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Roger Harty: A Thank You To The Elderly…

Roger Harty: A Thank You To The Elderly…

May 17, 2020 at 12:37 pm 1 comment

AS I sit here reflecting on the Covid-19 virus to date, I feel a deep sense of gratitude towards our elderly population and what they have done for our country. What they have done is sheer patriotism at its best which is a very rare commodity in the modern world. […]

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Roger Harty: Smell The Roses

Roger Harty: Smell The Roses

April 26, 2020 at 10:24 am 1 comment

SOMEONE, who I have great respect for, put it to me very clearly recently when she said ‘Roger we are living a new reality, aren’t we?’ This is so true. We are living in a new reality and knowing that to begin with is a great start. The thing about […]

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Roger Harty: Loving What Is

Roger Harty: Loving What Is

April 12, 2020 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

TWO of my favourite life philosophers (gurus) are Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie. When you combine the knowledge and the wisdom of the two of them it is like putting a match to dynamite but in a positive way. Both can be extremely helpful but when you combine them the […]

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Roger Harty: Live In The Present

Roger Harty: Live In The Present

April 5, 2020 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

I SAW a lovely post on Facebook this week that funnily enough I had posted myself about 6 years ago and it came up as a memory. It goes like this. One day at a time – this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for […]

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Roger Harty: The Serenity Prayer

Roger Harty: The Serenity Prayer

March 29, 2020 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

NEVER, at least in my lifetime, has the Serenity Prayer been more apt or more helpful than it is at the current moment. What is the Serenity Prayer? I’m fairly sure you have heard of it and perhaps even said it, but this time I’m asking you to slow down […]

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Roger Harty: Calm Is Cool

Roger Harty: Calm Is Cool

March 15, 2020 at 10:29 am 1 comment

THERE is no doubt that we are living in unprecedented times. If normality was in place, we would now be preparing earnestly for next Tuesday’s St Patrick’s days celebrations, but now all of the talk is of the Covid-19 virus and all of its implications. Unprecedented for this generation at […]

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Roger Harty: Depression – Why It’s Important To Talk About It

Roger Harty: Depression – Why It’s Important To Talk About It

March 8, 2020 at 11:22 am 3 comments

2006 was a very significant year for me. I was coming to terms with depression and was working at sorting it out. I began to look at the roots of the problem and came to the conclusion that the thinking mind (thoughts) was the culprit. Also, 2006 was the year […]

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Roger Harty: Emotions – What Are They?

Roger Harty: Emotions – What Are They?

March 1, 2020 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

TO understand emotions I believe we have to go back to basics. Just like building a house we have to go back to the foundations. The basic ingredient of a cake is flour.  Without flour you cannot have a cake. No flour – No Cake. The basic ingredient of emotion […]

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Roger Harty: Don’t Get Involved

Roger Harty: Don’t Get Involved

February 23, 2020 at 9:42 am 1 comment

I HAD an aunt who used to give advice that in the event of a row “don’t get involved”. She is long passed on now, God rest her, but I can still hear her voice in my head and she used to pronounce the ‘v’ in involved like a ‘w’, […]

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Roger Harty: An Eye For Calm

Roger Harty: An Eye For Calm

February 16, 2020 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

THERE is something special and exciting about writing on a subject that is very topical to the moment. It’s as if the universe has somehow decided that now is the time to write this article. Well the whole talk in Ireland at the moment is all about storms. We have just […]

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Roger Harty: Control — It Gets Bad Press

Roger Harty: Control — It Gets Bad Press

February 2, 2020 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

LIKE in every household, ever since being a small child and being told to go to bed early, we start to resist being told what to do. ‘Go to bed now’, ‘eat your vegetables’, ‘put on your coat and hat on when you go outside’, gets met with a very […]

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Roger Harty: It’s All About Reaction

Roger Harty: It’s All About Reaction

January 19, 2020 at 12:31 pm 1 comment

LAST week I wrote about change and the fact that accepting change as a constant is a great awareness for living. Change by its very nature is beyond our control and nobody can ultimately guarantee you what is going to happen be it in the next minute, hour, day, week, […]

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Roger Harty: Change

Roger Harty: Change

January 12, 2020 at 11:24 am 2 comments

IT was a Greek philosopher called Heraclitus who lived around 500 BC who came up with the statement “The only constant is change”. It goes without saying that he didn’t say it in those exact words as he spoke in some sort of Greek/Turkish language but it had exactly the […]

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Roger Harty: 2020

Roger Harty: 2020

January 5, 2020 at 2:32 pm 1 comment

I SUPPOSE as an optician, 2020 was always going to be an interesting year with the comments about 20/20 vision etc. As an interesting sidenote – Do you know where the term 20/20 comes from? Answer: It’s the size of a letter that suspends an angle of 5 degrees with […]

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Roger Harty: Compassion Is Our Compass

Roger Harty: Compassion Is Our Compass

December 22, 2019 at 9:20 am 2 comments

I WROTE an article last week about the beauty of a compass and how it is a great instrument to give us security of direction. In the middle of writing that article it dawned on me that ‘compass’ is an integral part of the word compassion. I said to myself […]

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Roger Harty: The Beauty Of A Compass

Roger Harty: The Beauty Of A Compass

December 8, 2019 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

I CAN remember it as though it was yesterday when my son, who is now 22, was about four years old and he was standing in the sitting room with a compass in his hand. In walked his uncle who asked him what was that in his hand? The child […]

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Roger Harty: Just Do It

Roger Harty: Just Do It

December 1, 2019 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

J.D.I. (the Nike slogan) is a slogan that is very close to my heart. The reason for this is that it works and it was of huge benefit to me in my own life. Every morning I made myself go for a walk, rain, hail or snow whether I liked […]

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Roger Harty: Right Is Right

Roger Harty: Right Is Right

November 24, 2019 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

IT could be fair to say that we all have a body and a brain and that we should all just get on with life and that’s it. Life in its fullest simplicity! Yes, all of the above is true, but I will add that if we do not become […]

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Roger Harty: Why We Don’t Like Taking Orders

Roger Harty: Why We Don’t Like Taking Orders

November 17, 2019 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

IF our mind was to be called after a County, what County would it be called after? Answer:  Cork Why? Because Cork is known as The Rebel County and have no doubt that our mind by its very nature is a rebel. Do you know that over 80% of our […]

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Roger Harty: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

Roger Harty: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

November 10, 2019 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

I WAS looking at Facebook during the week and up popped an image which for me finally produced the answer to the age old question – Why did the chicken cross the road? It showed a picture of a chicken in the middle of the road with a word bubble […]

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Roger Harty: Time

Roger Harty: Time

October 20, 2019 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

I ONCE heard a quote from an elderly Tipperary man, when he was asked about time, he said “there are three important aspects about time when doing anything” Be on time. Take your time. and Go home in time. Mankind has always been baffled about time. Imagine if you could, […]

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Roger Harty: There’s No Point In Worrying

Roger Harty: There’s No Point In Worrying

October 13, 2019 at 9:47 am 1 comment

I was walking down Denny St Tralee recently and I met a friend of mine and stopped for a chat. She was worried about her daughter who had just emigrated to Perth, Australia and she was very concerned about how she was getting on and also whether her two granddaughters […]

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Roger Harty: My Greatest Application

Roger Harty: My Greatest Application

October 6, 2019 at 10:58 am 1 comment

I WROTE last week (here) about my greatest awareness being ‘living in the now’ so ergo it should make absolute sense that my greatest application should be practicing ‘living in the Now’. The two key words here are the words ‘should’ and ‘practice’. As Jesus said – ‘The road to […]

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Roger Harty: My Greatest Awareness

Roger Harty: My Greatest Awareness

September 29, 2019 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

AS you might well be aware that there is much talk about mental health of recent times as this is mental health awareness month. My own dealings (I don’t like the words battle or fight) with anxiety/depression have been well documented and my main advice here would be to treat […]

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