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Embracing Uncertainty, the space in-between

June 15, 2017 1 Comment

Navigating the space in between what was, what is, and what will be, can be daunting. Yet, in those days, weeks, months or years, we conceive and create our future. “Choose to live in the present moment” is fine advice. Living mindfully, embracing self-care and a sense of prosperity requires skill building and support. But where […]

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On depression as a necessary winter before the spring…

September 5, 2016 0 Comments

Imagine if we, as a culture, could embrace depression. Imagine that in any life cycle there are, as in nature, seasons. Depression does not always have to be viewed as pathology. The industrial age introduced clocks, the digital age upped 9-5 to 24/7. We are not meant to operate outside of the natural order of […]

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Global Ireland

March 13, 2015 0 Comments

Generations have left the island of Ireland to find opportunities around the world. We hear often of the “Global Irish“, estimated at near 70 million. That is just part of the story. Global Ireland is far bigger than that. America boasts 22 Presidents with “Irish Roots”, but on closer inspection we find 13 of them actually hailed […]

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Acting “As If”

January 23, 2015 0 Comments

I was delighted to read a recent blog post by “The Brazen Careerist” on “6 Ways to Build a Personal Brand and Get Hired for Your Dream Job”.  His advice in a nutshell: Act as if you have it right now- Think of yourself as a company Dress for the job you want Build an online […]

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Overcoming Objections

January 15, 2015 0 Comments

Starting with my own! January 1981, I remember the moment vividly. This was what I didn’t know I didn’t know! I’d relocated and needed work. I took a recruitment job “placing” accountants and then “selling” for a temporary placement agency. “Salesmanship” was a skill I lacked. Utterly. Today I understand it on a deeper and more nuanced level. […]

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On Storytelling & Learning to Repair the World

August 7, 2014 0 Comments

A few years ago when a colleague’s grandson was only 6, he came home from school having been taught the biblical story of Joseph. “Daddy, why did his brothers throw Joseph in the pit?” “Because Joseph was his father’s favorite. Jacob didn’t treat the other brothers as nicely.” The wee one went off. A good […]

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Progress not Perfection

July 17, 2014 0 Comments

What would I do if I didn’t have to do it perfectly? A great deal more than I am. Julia Cameron  “Progress not perfection” is a mantra heard frequently in support groups. I repeat it often in my work with clients and when I am trying to be gentle in my own self -talk. It’s […]

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The Emerald Valley, Three Years On!

March 17, 2014 0 Comments

Then… from “the launch of Emerald-Valley.com”   Where is it? The Emerald-Valley. It is a state of mind as much as it is a geographical region. The M1 corridor from the Lagan to the Liffey, connects Dublin and Belfast. This highway offers three airports and two capital city centres – vibrant for their academic, cultural, […]

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Welcome

July 8, 2013 0 Comments

The change I encourage is to repair and restore your own sense of self and to bring those lessons and habits into an effort to repair and restore your world. Whatever attracted you to this blog and my work, you are very welcome. I hope it serves as an inspiration or impetus on your personal […]

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The Prosperity Process II, Creating a Culture of Continuing Education

November 19, 2012 0 Comments

 Embracing a Prosperity Process Could a “Culture of Continuing Education” drive prosperity? If so, what next? _______________________________________________ Life Long Learning – November 22 Life Long Learning is key to unlocking our potential. Knowing how to do things can be more important than formal qualifications. Life is more about pepper than paper. How can we unleash the […]

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