October, 1926, Friday 29

At Col. Brase’s advice, Mám is reading Coué’s ‘Selbstbemeisterung’ [‘Self Mastery through Conscious Autosuggestion’] ((Émile Coué (1857-1926) was a French pharmacist and psychologist who discovered the impact of suggestion and developed a method of psychotherapy and self-healing. He believed that many problems and indeed illnesses…

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October, 1926, Saturday 30

Great day of match with North Monastery. Got a half-day, did some work, and walked to match. My place, left wing forward, was ably filled by Paddie Sullivan. I was delighted I was not put on the team as I would only have made a…

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November, 1926, Sunday 7

Worked till dinner. Mám had an at-home this evening. Mrs. Stockley and Sophia, Fr. MacCarthy, Dr. and Mrs. Donovan, Dr. Frend, Miss O’Brien came. I must say it was rather boring. There was no interesting conversation, and there was the mighty Sophia and I had…

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