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Want to know how to stay in the Performance Zone??

Want to know how to stay in the Performance Zone??

Recent research from LinkedIn (Workforce Confidence Index - Sept20) highlights the impact that COVID-19 is having on the stress levels of both employees and their leaders. 56% say the global pandemic has had a negative impact on their mental health, with 41%...

The Mindful Approach to Life…and how you can benefit

The Mindful Approach to Life…and how you can benefit

Is your meditation practice self-taught? Have you perhaps tried Mindfulness by listening to an App or a guided meditation? If you’ve had success with that, keep going! However, I’ve come across a lot of people who struggle because they haven’t been given an...

Ban Comparative Thinking!

Ban Comparative Thinking!

My focus this week has been on Comparative Thinking. This is when we get caught up comparing ourselves to others – except we rarely do it positively or even fairly, we tend to be very one-sided and compare ourselves only to those who we feel are better in some way....

Build Resilience by Creating Boundaries while WFH

Build Resilience by Creating Boundaries while WFH

Both in my coaching practice and through my wellbeing webinars, I’ve been noticing that people are beginning to get exhausted. We’ve come through the initial adrenaline reaction to Covid19, the novelty of wfh has long worn off.  It already feels like forever since...

Develop your Strengths! Build resilience, improve relationships

Develop your Strengths! Build resilience, improve relationships

Research reveals that people who use their strengths a lot are 18x more likely to be flourishing than those who do not use their strengths; yet only 1 out of 3 people have an active awareness of their strengths. If you would like to - build resilience – enhance...

Vulnerability and the Potential for Transformation – Covid19

Vulnerability and the Potential for Transformation – Covid19

A while back one of my coaching clients took some time out from our sessions due to challenging personal issues for which they also took time off work. I offered online video sessions and agreed they could contact me when ready. It got me thinking though. Could...

Virus Panic – Covid19

Virus Panic – Covid19

"I was quoted in yesterday's Irish Independant (article by Mary McCarthy on coronavirus): there is no positive spin on this and there is a lot of panic and anxiety. What can help? One simple tip is to take a few minutes each day to focus on what is going well in your...

Covid19 – March 2020

Covid19 – March 2020

TIME! Whether you’re now working from home everyday, or whether work is just out of the question for you, most people suddenly have more time on their hands than usual. I bet at some point you’ve complained that you just don’t have the time to do all the things you...

Self-Care Routine – Covid19

Self-Care Routine – Covid19

Today I’m sharing a handout I have found really helpful with clients over the years, particularly when someone is out of work for a period of time. Having too much time to think can be dangerous for some, and right now there is so much going on, fuelling anxiety and...

Resilience

Resilience

What do lobsters have to do with Resilience?! "A lobster is a softy mushy animal that lives inside a rigid shell. That rigid shell does not expand. Well how can the lobster grow? Well, as the lobster grows, that shell becomes very confining and the lobster finds...

The Emotional Piggy Bank The Emotional Piggy Bank

The Emotional Piggy Bank The Emotional Piggy Bank

Do you like to keep your relationships in harmony? Research indicates that in order to keep our relationships in harmony we need 5 positive interactions for every negative interaction. That’s 5:1 folks! If you think of your relationship (with anyone, work or home) as...

Wellness at Work

Wellness at Work

We will all go through tough times in our lives, where we struggle and need extra support. Quite a number will suffer from mental illness and have to deal with depression, anxiety, or other diagnoses. How we are affects us in all aspects of life, so we don’t get...

My top 10 tips for a better sleep

My top 10 tips for a better sleep

I work with a lot of groups in companies all around Dublin and Leinster, regularly talking about stress and how to manage it. In my experience, about 99% of people I come across have their sleep affected by stress. Some find it takes ages to get to sleep; others fall...

Is it ok to feel bad?

Is it ok to feel bad?

Everybody wants to be healthy and happy. In recent years with the explosion of Positive Psychology (the study of what makes people happy) and self-help books on positive thinking and focusing on what you want, its easy to believe that we should never feel bad, or that...

Reflections on Valuing Ourselves

Reflections on Valuing Ourselves

Women around the world earn significantly less than men, even when doing the exact same jobs. Probably the most valuable work women do is child rearing, which is totally unpaid and underappreciated in our western societies. How can we rectify this situation and make...