Slow down for a break!

A few weeks ago I hurt my foot and can’t drive, so I’ve literally had to take a step back and slow down. Lots of things are difficult when you’re not fully mobile, like getting laundry done, making dinner and getting up and down stairs, so it certainly makes you appreciate your mobility and how … Continue reading Slow down for a break!

Feeling #overwhelmed? Create space for you

 During the summer months hopefully we all get to take some vacation / holiday time, either alone or with friends or family. Many coaching clients I have been working with find it difficult to switch off, and feel overwhelmed at times by lots of competing demands, responsibilities and never ending "to do" lists. When working … Continue reading Feeling #overwhelmed? Create space for you

#thirteenthings to teach my teenagers

As parents we never stop wanting the best for our kids – our relationship changes and evolves as we all grow older and wiser, but we still want to help them learn and develop. We helped them learn how to walk and feed themselves, to ride a bike, to manage their pocket money and mind … Continue reading #thirteenthings to teach my teenagers

Repairing “storm damage” in your life

The recent banking payments problem here in Ireland reminds me of storm damage after a hurricane – while they work on a solution to repair the harbour wall, the bigger problem is managing the ongoing surges of waves that keep coming in on a daily basis. Our lives can be a bit like this too … Continue reading Repairing “storm damage” in your life

TEN Tips to help you switch off – that you can do for FREE!

1.       Decide what time you will allocate to your working day (start and finish times) and how long you will take for lunch. Stick to these times at least once a week to begin with, and plan to increase this to two days, three days etc – commit to this for a period of one … Continue reading TEN Tips to help you switch off – that you can do for FREE!

What they said; some feedback from the Work Life Balance workshop

Below are some of the comments from last Saturday's Work / Life Balance workshop. This workshop will be repeated again later in the year. The Work /Life balance session, or any of our workshops, can be scheduled in the home or workplace for any group of four or more people. Next month's workshop is "Career Clinic - CV Makeover & … Continue reading What they said; some feedback from the Work Life Balance workshop

Walking the Tightrope – Work Life Balance workshop – 22 Jan

 If you're struggling to find the right balance for yourself in these challenging times... join us at our workshop "Walking the Tightrope" - fun exercises and discussion to help you find your balance between work/life/study/family commitments and all the rest! Saturday 22nd January - Mount Merrion, Dublin, Ireland 10:00-12:30 - booking and further info on … Continue reading Walking the Tightrope – Work Life Balance workshop – 22 Jan

Walking the Tightrope – getting the balance right

Do you feel like you're walking a tightrope? Worried that if you lean too far in either direction you'll lose your balance and fall off? With work on one side and everything else, including time for yourself, on the other, getting the balance right for you is vital. Even the phrase "work/life balance" suggests that … Continue reading Walking the Tightrope – getting the balance right

A life lesson in singing class!

Since joining Dublin County Choir in January, I’m also taking one-to-one singing lessons with a terrific teacher. There are so many physiological aspects to singing that I wasn’t really aware of, but as with most other things in life, much of it is in “the mind”! I had a lot of new things to remember, not … Continue reading A life lesson in singing class!