Category: Education

Leaving Cert – Reflections

  As the Leaving Certificate Results arrive, I am transported back to my own school days. I remember it was a challenging time, with dreams and ambitions battling with  the need for reassurance that my wishful hopes could become reality. I remember when I phoned about my Leaving Cert Results, (was too scared to go…

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OUR ‘UNREPEATABLE UNIQUENESS’

Over many years in my talks, seminars and workshops in schools, colleges, communities, businesses,organisations, and in one to one consultations, a key theme has been about consciously embracing and celebrating our ‘unrepeatable uniqueness.’ Why has this been such an important area to share insights with others? It is, because both in my own life and…

Imagining Compassionate Societies

The scenes over the past few days of thousands of people walking for miles and sitting bewildered on railway stations of European Cities, could not but move our hearts to the very fibre of our being. However, of course the scenes we viewed told only a fraction of the awful and horrible experiences that so…

Learning from Life’s ‘Curve Balls’

We have all had them ‘The curve ball’  when we are going through life with an eye on where we want to go and generally feeling good about things. WHEN! suddenly we encounter a problem, situation or new circumstance which derails us or stops us in our tracks. This can happen when we are planning…

Who Did You Say That I Am?

We live in and are part of a ‘Global Village’ where the flow of information is so fast and furious it can seem some times to be in a free fall and we with it. Global modes of communication across the internet, social media forums and training platforms opens us up to a variety of…

WRITER’S BLOCK UNBLOCKED

It is a great moment when the mist rises from the mind of a writer and heart and soul is once again free to gently create. When words once again come easy and flow from the fingers onto the page with the excitement of being at last released from their place of hiding. An experience…