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A Time to be Grateful

The title of this blog might seem strange in light of the times we are in due to Covid-19: restrictions, job losses, pressure on our healthcare people and systems. However, now that things have slowed down for most of us, I believe being grateful for what we have is more important than ever. Since last…

10 Basic Rules to Live your Life by which Require No Talent

A few days ago, I was singing at the pre-Christmas lunch reception for Network Dublin (a business networking group for leading business women in Dublin) in the lovely Westin Hotel in Dublin City Centre. The key speaker for the event was Mick Bohan, the Manager of the Dublin Senior Ladies Gaelic Football Team.  His talk…

How to Programme Yourself to Respond Calmly in a Difficult Situation

While studying for my Certification in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) a few years back, I picked up a great technique to programme yourself to respond calmly in a difficult situation.  By difficult situation, I mean a situation where you have previously responded in a way that wasn’t useful or helpful to yourself or to the…
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You Reap What you Sow

Recently I caught up with an old friend over coffee and what I mean by old friend is that we’ve been friends for over 40 decades. Over the past 5 months or so, she has taken to walking several kilometres every day to improve her fitness and health.  She said that now that she has…
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How to Lead Yourself Effectively without Effort

You are probably familiar with the term ‘getting into your flow’ but maybe you are challenged as to what it means, what benefits it brings and how you can achieve it. I’m a great believer in Positive Psychology which simply means applying psychology to improve our lives as opposed to using psychology to address and…
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Christmas Time – A Time for Reflection

As the year is hastily making its way to a close, I thought for this month’s blog I’d reflect on the year gone by.  As my area of expertise is in Learning & Development, I thought why not reflect back on what I’ve learnt this year?  So here goes and not in any particular order:…
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4 Tips to Stay Motivated when Feeling De-energised

We all experience times when we don’t necessarily feel motivated to work on pursuing our goals or our everyday tasks.  I know from my own experience that I’m more motivated when I’m busy delivering training so sometimes when I have a lot of quiet time in my office working on admin, I tend to de-energise…
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