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Are You Experiencing Tunnel Vision?

According to the Irish Times, Hurricane Ophelia was the worst hurricane in the last 50 years to make landfall on the island of Ireland. (For those of you not aware, it hit Ireland on Monday, October 17, 2017.) At least three people were killed; two of them while driving and one cutting up a fallen …

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Finding Your Voice – If Not Now, When?

We had stopped at a local petrol station to fill the car up with gas. Little did we know that there was a festival going on, and an Irish singer onstage, in the local market right next door. As we entered she was  performing a lovely Irish ballad. I noticed behind her the lettering on …

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Are You Staying Relevant? Changing and Adapting to the World Around You

One of the most prominent features of Enniskillen, an island city in County Fermanagh, Ireland, is its towering castle. Built in the mid-13th century (exact date unknown) by the Maguire Chieftains, by the early 1600’s the castle had been taken over by the English, when the clans were dispersed. It was subsequently occupied by a …

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Reduce the Distractions in Your Life

The last blog post, Enjoy the Show – Take Time to Witness the Swans,  focused on the ability to step back and enjoy life while just doing nothing.  I realized after writing that post how difficult it is for anyone to put this advice into practice without also implementing the corollary – reduce the distractions in …

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Enjoy the Show – Take Time to Witness the Swans

Why is it that women feel they must be doing something or caring for someone all the time? It must be baked into the female DNA to always be on the go, involved in some activity, and taking care of someone else, be it their boss, children, partner, pet, etc.. As one woman shared, “If …

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Take Shelter during Life’s Downpours

Over here in Ireland it rains just about every single day. My niece, who lived here several years while studying, recently shared with me that there are hundreds of words to describe the rain. She recommended listening to the weather channel to get some ideas. Another person shared, “In Ireland we have showers in between …

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Being Independent Doesn’t Mean Having to Go It Alone

I was raised by a strong, independent mother. One of my most memorable recollections of her was the time she jumped ship, literally, in La Paz, Mexico. I was seven and my brother was a year old. My mother hailed a local shrimp boat, threw our luggage into the waiting Captain’s arms, and informed us …

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