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The Power of Focus in a Car Accident

I don’t have a tendency for drama so believe me when I tell you that I feel extremely blessed to be writing this to you.  I was in a car accident yesterday (20th February 2014) and I know I am lucky to be alive and unhurt.  I wanted to share this with you...

C before D especially when E!

Formula noun 1. a method or procedure for achieving something. My Formula for getting things done and achieving my goals is: C before D especially when E … which means Commitment before Doing, especially when Excuses So, when I find myself not doing something that I...

Happy "SnaG": Cé muid féin?

 Happy SnaG – “Seachtain na Gaeilge” (Irish Language Week) to you. Here in Ireland, we are in the midst of our Irish language festival week (or two weeks actually because it runs from 1st to 17th March.  In Ireland, we like to turn one party week...

Matthew McConaughey's "Mamma" and his Oscar-ly Wisdom

In honour of International Women’s Day on 8th March, let’s firstly acknowledge Matthew McConaughey’s Mother, who he mentioned in his speech at the Oscars. Indeed, she was there with him on the night, as you can see from the photo. In his speech, he thanked his parents...

Re-programme your brain in less than 2 minutes a day

So, what’s new to share this week? Well, I delivered the final Session in a 6 week Mindfulness and Meditation Programme in an organisation. As part of this Programme, we developed techniques and practices for living in the present moment, with acceptance, so as to...

2014: Your Best Year Yet – Part Two

Beannachtaí do Bhlian Nua : Blessings for a New Year John O’ Donohue, is one of my favourite Irish authors and in his book Benedictus: A Book of Blessings, he says “I believe each of us can bless. When a blessing is invoked, it changes the atmosphere. Some of the...

2014:Your Best Year Yet – Part One

Here we are in the last few days of 2013 and if you haven’t done so already, I bet you are beginning to move into thoughts of dreams, goals and plans for next year. Today, I wanted to share with you some of the parts of my process for reviewing 2013. Part Two...

Listening – The Ultimate Leadership Skill

I’d like to start with a bold and daring statement. I believe that Listening, as a skill, has the power to change the world – yours, mine, ours collectively!    Unfortunately, however, from my experience and observations in business and in life over the...

The Leadership Impulse

There is a Leadership gene in all of us. It is part of our cellular make up. Right now it is coursing through your veins waiting to be discovered so that you can channel it to the lifeblood of your Self. Once ignited, it’s the fuel that will help you make a difference in work, in your family life or in something you feel passionate about. Each Leadership gene has a unique imprint which calls us to a purpose that is currently waiting, wanting and needing to be actioned – what is your Leadership gene calling you to do?

Why I Meditate

Sitting quietly

But my thoughts are not so quiet

I hear them one by one and in a jumble playing over each other

The noise!

I return my attention to my breathing