Purposeful Living Blog

New Year, New Career

5 Tips for Women Wishing to Change Career Many of us would be more fulfilled in a different career, yet fear can hold us back from taking the big leap.  A colleague from the Women’s Inspire Network, Louise Brogan, reminded me that any woman who has had the courage to...

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2 day Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

2 day Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)  Accept, Connect and Take action Saturday 22 April 2017, 09:15 – Sun, 23 April 2017, 17:00 GMT VENUE: Psychological Society of Ireland Headquarters, 2nd Floor, Grantham House, Grantham Street, Dublin 2...

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The Gift of the Present

“the most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. " Thich Nhat Hanh WORKSHOP This workshop will cover how connecting with the present moment can put you in a powerful position to respond...

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Mindfully Overcoming Thinking Traps

“We can spend our whole lives escaping from the monsters of our minds.” ~ Pema Chödrön I recognize that I am wasting my time fighting a battle that I can’t win but how do I stop? This is a very common question I am asked in my role as Counseling Psychologist.  And a...

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How do I know when I’m Mindfully Overcoming Thinking Traps?

“No one ever tells us to stop running away from fear...the advice we usually get is to sweeten it up, smooth it over, take a pill, or distract ourselves, but by all means make it go away.” ~ Pema Chödrön Thought defusion isn’t working for me.  I’m not feeling better. ...

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Ways to Practice Self-Compassion

Most of the shadows in this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Acknowledge common humanity- we all screw up.  We all make mistakes.  We all let people that we know and love down.  We do it on many occasions.  And so does everyone...

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Mindful Tips for Leaving Cert Success

He who has a why… can bear almost any how. ~ Fredrick Nietzsche Exams are such a stressful time for so many people.  Here are some tips that can be applied to any exam, and are particularly relevant to those preparing to sit the Leaving Cert. 1.     Be mindful of...

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How to make Mindful New Year’s Resolutions worth keeping

Sunday, 4 January 2015 It’s that time of year.  People are making and breaking New Year’s resolutions in equal abundance.  So many more new year’s resolutions fail than succeed.  Why is this so? Should we just ditch these resolutions altogether or is there a way to...

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