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Growing, Personally

Communication, Confusion & Irish-isms

July 13, 2018 0 Comments

The author, a fellow blow-in, and I have often discussed the challenges of understanding and being understood – even though before my arrival from America and his from England via Israel – we’d thought of English as our first language. Lest you think we exaggerate – I refer you to this “So You’ve Got an Irish Passport […]

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Dear Daddy…

June 17, 2018 0 Comments

I miss you. And Happy Father’s Day. I miss your sense of humour, your wisdom and the very un-Irish, Talmudic way you drove home your messages, with questions. And yet, even selfishly, I’m not inclined to “wish you were here”. The world you imagined has not yet materialised. How lovely it would have been had your […]

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“Where will you be five years from today?”

June 5, 2018 0 Comments

The question is posed by author and creativity consultant, Dan Zadra. His book has the look and feel of a child’s book, which leaves us open, available and curious. This book celebrates the “want to’s”, the “choose to’s” and the “I can’t wait to’s” in your life”. Whether you’re just finishing school, starting a new venture, celebrating […]

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The Eighth…if you’re on the fence please consider this

May 7, 2018 0 Comments

The Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution was added in 1983. The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right. In […]

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Nothing changes until we do!

January 30, 2018 1 Comment

In a recent LinkedIn article, Ready for a Change? – I made the case for choosing change. On one level it’s selfish – I work with people and small businesses when they’re ready for a change. On another level it’s in service to those clients, neighbours and friends who require change in their wider worlds. […]

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A Collage, A Vision Board & Action…

December 22, 2017 0 Comments

“It works if you work it” Simple, tried and true – it’s an adage heard often in 12 Step fellowships. So what is a “Vision Board”? It’s a tool for creating authentic outcomes in our own, ideal life. And yes, they work. This Huffington Post article got my attention in early 2015: “The Reason Vision […]

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Embracing Uncertainty, the space in-between

June 15, 2017 0 Comments

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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Personal Change Management; the tools

June 13, 2017 0 Comments

A post entitled, Embracing Uncertainty, suggested an alternative description of the practices often recommended to support resilience. It has become clear that the language helping professionals use, is often one of the most significant obstacles to supporting significant life and career change. So, if you’ve embraced mindfulness, a daily meditation practice or have already found your way into a supportive recovery community […]

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Mother’s Day, Martin & Me

March 26, 2017 0 Comments

“If you want to understand any woman you must first ask about her mother and listen carefully. Stories about food show a strong connection. Wistful silences demonstrate unfinished business. The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life – without flinching or whining – the stronger the daughter.” Anita Diamont Mothering, all parenting […]

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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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