Jessie Collins

Jessie Collins

The bounce-back brain

The bounce-back brain

Just what makes us resilient? Are we born with resilience, or can we learn it? Dr Chris Johnstone talks to Jessie Collins about ‘bounceability’ and in a new book devises practices that can help in everything from stressful work environments to relationship breakdown

The emotionally intelligent workplace

The emotionally intelligent workplace

There has been a radical shift in the office environment, with terms usually associated with relationships bandied about as employers look to hone productivity and fulfil a whole new set of generational demands. But is it all just lip service, asks Jessie Collins

Angry nation

Angry nation

Assault and random acts of violence are on the rise on our streets. It’s part of a more general disaffection, finds Jessie Collins, with men in particular feeling increasingly isolated from society

A pair of plays linked by one woman’s vision

A pair of plays linked by one woman’s vision

Sarah Bacon has designed sets and costumes for countless groundbreaking productions. But her latest project for the Gate Theatre has proved the most radical experience yet. She talks to Jessie Collins about how a grand experiment has turned into a thrilling adventure

Happy days?

Happy days?

The self-improvement industry will be worth $13 billion in the US alone by 2022. But do motivational summits, self-help books and life coaching sessions really make anyone feel better? Have we lost the ability to be okay with being just okay?

Grin and bare it

Grin and bare it

Nude shades for your interior space are the way to go this spring, writes Jessie Collins

Someone to watch over them

Someone to watch over them

The market for GPS tracking systems for kids is growing, and while some see a sinister level of parental surveillance taking hold, it may just be the way of the future, writes Jessie Collins

Golden wonder: Warm up your inner space

Golden wonder: Warm up your inner space

This spring, yellow is the accent colour to embrace

A growing campaign

A growing campaign

A community garden in Dublin 8 has become the focal point in a struggle between local residents and Dublin City Council about the future vision for one of the city’s oldest, and most disadvantaged, areas, writes Jessie Collins

Checks & Balance

Checks & Balance

Florals, tailoring, and some 90s throwbacks – there’s something for everyone in the new spring summer collections at Brown Thomas, writes Jessie Collins

What makes Flying Tiger tick

What makes Flying Tiger tick

You may know it for its quirky products and its bright, tempting interiors. But Flying Tiger Copenhagen is also one of the biggest retail success stories in recent years, with almost 1,000 stores across 30 territories

100 years of a German original

100 years of a German original

This year marks the centenary of the birth of Bauhaus and, for many, the beginning of true modernism. Jessie Collins looks back on the short life of the original school in Weimar, whose legacy continues to influence architects and designers from all generations

2018 A Year in review

2018 A Year in review

From ‘repeal’ fashion to panic-buying bread, Cambridge Analytica to Becoming, here are ten big stories and moments that shaped our year, write Jessie Collins and Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

‘I feel like me, but there are parts of my brain that are broken. I am aware of which parts they are. I know the parts that aren’t working, and the ones that are’

‘I feel like me, but there are parts of my brain that are broken. I am aware of which parts they are. I know the parts that aren’t working, and the ones that are’

After a life-altering stroke at just 40 years old, school teacher Máirín Ní Bheacháin found herself at a major crossroads in her life. She talks to Jessie Collins about coming back from the brink and discovering a whole new reason to live

The comeback kid

The comeback kid

Josh van der Flier’s triumphant performance for Ireland against the All Blacks last month has since cemented his reputation as one of the key men in Joe Schmidt’s squad. He talks to Jessie Collins about mental strength, team dynamics and the thrill of the win