The anxiety of expectations

When expecting…we dream about a future self. We set up goals, we set up expectations and take actions towards achieving these “great future self” validations. Depending on our efforts, on the way we seize the opportunities, sometimes we meet these great expectations of ourselves. And yes, it feels great! But what happens when we get […]
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Stories to inspire #1 #Colly Graham

BIZCAMP Belfast – 2013 – Stories to inspire   We all need stories to inspire our personal journeys, to enhance our ambition and motivation to achieve everything we planned. Bizcamp is indeed an ambitious project for many of us, but a great source of business opportunities, networking and support. Looking at these wonderful benefits, we […]
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BizcampNI – from solopreneurship to entrepreneurship

BizCampNI – a great event for local startups BizCamp is a casual unconference designed to help entrepreneurs share tips for success. Rather than featuring professional conference speakers, sessions are led by other entrepreneurs like you to give you the best down-to-earth, practical advice from people who’ve been through the same struggles you’re facing. And you […]
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Silence and innovation

How do we use silence? The summer already started, what a joy! Is time for admiration and awe in front of sunset, in front of the clear sky, in front of nature. Lately I found myself many times dwelling on the idea of silence, the use of silence. How do I experience silence, how do I […]
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On becoming resilient

On becoming resilient in the workplace You probably heard many times recently a lot about being resilient, becoming resilient, embracing resilience in the workplace, at home. But what does really mean to be resilient? When I looked at the definition of resilience, I found this:  “Psychological resilience is defined as an individual’s ability to properly adapt to stress […]
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Habits of a good mental health 

Life is full of ups and downs. Even though we try to stay positive and happy, sometimes we just can’t help but feel a little down. Things don’t always go as planned. Disappointments, rejections, hurt, worries, illnesses, jealousy, annoyance — all of these things can occur to make us feel very uncomfortable in our own […]
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The effects of music on our wellbeing

Have you ever heard a song on the radio that was upbeat and melodic and perhaps took you back to a happy time in your life, maybe childhood? If so, then you have probably experienced the almost instant boost music can give our mood and outlook. On the other hand, if you’ve ever sat through […]
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Work stress, how can therapy help

Many of us experience work stress, but can too many responsibilities, unrealistic expectations, and personality conflicts at work lead to an experience of trauma victimization over time? In my years of private coaching, I’ve seen several cases where individuals experience signs similar to posttraumatic stress as a result of work problems. In the beginning, I […]
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The attitude of gratitude

An understanding of happiness and wellbeing In his book “Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being“, Seligman (the father of positive psychology), offers a simple practice that promises to enhance your wellbeing that I found very interesting— the “Gratitude Visit”. Though to the cynical eye the exercise might appear both old-fashioned and overly self-helpy, […]
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Fit for Business

Fit for business Pretty much everyone appreciates the value of regular physical activity for health, but for some people the challenge is finding the time to “fit it in”. I noticed that many individuals in the corporate environment have enjoyed previously active lives and have often excelled in sport. However, as their career has progressed, […]
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