Health & Well-Being

What Really Matters

By Aoife Delancy

 

I love the holidays. Any holiday really, it’s not just Christmas. Having something to celebrate is a wonderful (and a lucky) feeling, and the errands that come with it (baking birthday cakes, shopping for gifts, writing cards) are all a part of the fun for me!`

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Homemade peanut butter

By Aoife Delaney

 

My name is Aoife Delaney and I am a nut butter-aholic.  I LOVE the stuff - peanut, almond, cashew, hazelnut…you name it, I will eat it.  (In fact, one of the top things that fills my suitcase on the way home from every work trip to the United States are various brands and flavors of nut butters that one can’t get here in Dublin!) While it’s always handy to have a ready-made jar in the kitchen, because it’s something that I eat so regularly, I’ve been looking for a simple recipe that I can make myself, and I’ve found a great one...

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Harmony is the New Balance

By Monica Graves

 

Would you be willing to join me in the complete abolishment of the B word?

 

You know the one I’m talking about.

 

The still point. The vacuum. The ‘perfection’ that exists only in a world of zero movement, zero opposition and total suspension of space and time. The ever-elusive, nearly unobtainable… Balance...

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My Rescue, My Dog

By Siobhán Lyons

 

We are told that life is all about balance. A balanced diet, balancing quiet time with a hectic social life, balancing the demands of friends and family, balancing work with domestic chores and leisure time. Most of the time we don't check the balance, we charge through every minute of every day, in a rush to meet the next demand...

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Stories which really connect with your clients

By Phil Kingston

 

Theatre seats are red because it’s the first colour to disappear when the lights go down, it helps us to disappear into the story of the play or film. Good storytelling like good acting is an act of generosity and requires us to disappear too. To tell a story is not an assertion of one's ego but a sharing of one's heart. With some simple tools and the intention to be open, you can connect and inspire...

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Nutritious Lunchboxes

By Andrew Rudd

 

It can often be a dilemma to know what to prepare for your lunch, that’s if you want to maintain a relatively healthy diet whilst avoiding fast food at work. Let’s make it exciting and above all nutritious. This may require being somewhat creative in order to introduce as much variety as possible...

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The Real Deal to Real Self-Care

By Karen Brar

 

It dawned on me the other day, after seeing yet another article about “The Importance of Self-Care”, that this popularized term, now has a soft connotation to it. This notion of taking care of yourself, has somehow been reduced to burning incense, taking bubble baths, and lighting candles... and, loosing all focus on the real value and purpose...

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I will survive – The small business owner guide to wellbeing

By Samme Allen

 

My name is Samme and I’m a workaholic.

 

What? Nobody to say welcome, no-one to discuss what a reasonable level of stress is, when to stop worrying and how to stop thinking about your business at 4am?...

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The Balancing Act!

By Nitin Sachdeva

 

At the start of 2012, I started up a Destination Marketing Consulting business and it took off nicely (of course with great challenges). For the next 3 years I was pretty consumed with work and it took me quite some time to realize my life had become all about work, with no focus on my personal life...

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The Importance of Culture

By Mark Maher

 

There’s a reason why Crossfit has become a global sensation, not because they reinvented exercise, people have trained in a similar way for years. The reason they have 13,000 ‘boxes’ (gyms), and over 4 million members is because they found a way to create a culture, probably one of the most powerful examples we have in modern society...

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St. Patrick’s Day Juicing

By Aoife Delaney

 

Okay Okay, I know we are only in February, but I’m Irish so I’m allowed to get excited early – St. Patricks Day will be upon us next month!

As drinking is really my scene (and given that I am heavily pregnant with baby number 2!) I won’t be partaking in any pub shenanigans next month, but I still want to celebrate all things Irish!...

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Me TLC

By Julie Burke

 

We are conditioned to be busy - the world we live in and the pace of life most of us choose to lead puts us under extreme pressure on a daily basis. I say choose to live this way, because if you think about it, there is a choice. We could probably all slow down in a number of areas in our day to day life, but for whatever reason we choose not to...

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Energize for a busy day

By Aoife Delaney

 

As we enter into the festive season, it’s hard not to get carried away with the abundance of celebrations and activities.  It can be all ‘go go go’ and before we know it we haven’t given ourselves a moment to rest. This time to decompress and wind-down at the end of a busy day is essential to one’s health and well-being – everything is easier to tackle when we have had a good night’s sleep!...

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Energize for a busy day

By Aoife Delaney

 

We love this industry, that's why we are in it!  But we also understand how tiring and overwhelming it can be at times...long hours, red-eye flights, evening and weekend events, 3-course meals, meetings, trade shows and client entertaining does not create a naturally healthy lifestyle...

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Tips to Mindful Practice on the Road

By Lee Papa

 

By now, you have probably read an article or have seen a scientific news report on the benefits of mindfulness practice as a means to reduce the effects of stress and increase overall well-being.  There are so many benefits, and the ripple of those benefits are so far reaching that it seems almost too good to be true.  But it isn’t. Once embraced, individually you will relish in the specific shifts within your own life...

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The Magic of 20

By Karen Brar

 

Stuck at your desk for another long day to meet an upcoming deadline?  Like most, the day can get a hold of us with an endless list of "to-dos".  And if you’re anything like me, you pride yourself in getting in one last to-do before the day’s end.  You’re a wizard at meeting deadlines, exceeding client expectations and anticipating problems to be solved.  All the while, you’ve missed another day at the gym, telling yourself "I'll get up early tomorrow for that run!".  But when the alarm goes off...

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Granola Bites

By Aoife Delaney

 

One of the most difficult challenges facing those wanting to survive and thrive in our industry is eating well while on the go.  At a certain point in the day we all hit a slump, whether running a program, sitting in an all day meeting, or trudging through airports, the below recipe was created for just that moment when you need a little healthy pick-me-up...

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The MORE

By Aoife Delaney

 

Having a career and a family/social life is hard. H.A.R.D. And I don’t just mean for parents (of which I have recently become). I mean for anyone who has a significant other/others in their lives – so basically, all of us. Sons, Daughters, Brothers, Sisters, Aunts, Uncles, Best Friends; we all play a role in other people’s lives, and we all want to be there for them. Work is an essential and rewarding part of all of our lives, but not the only part of it, and sometimes it’s hard to find the balance...

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