Picture the scene – old country pub – rural Ireland – old farmer dressed in black, flat cap on his head, staring into his black pint, shakes his head and utters the immortal words, “Hard work is never easy.” Such wisdom! That story was recited to me years ago by a friend whose family have…

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When asked why he always used storm-damaged wood to make his violins, Stradivarius apparently replied, “Because weather-beaten wood makes the sweetest music.” Beautiful response. The COBM post earlier in the week suggesting that “Attitude is the Difference Between an Ordeal and an Adventure” got a lot of attention and comment, probably because most of us…

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Week 3 of 4. How’s your homework coming along? A number of weeks back we started our journey together around understanding and embracing self-care and learning to see self-care as not being selfish; indeed self-care is the cornerstone, the very foundation of contribution to others. (links to week 1 and 2 at end) I use…

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“What would you do if you won the Lotto?” he asked. “Add a fiver and pay all me bills.” she replied with an exasperated look on her face. That was an actual conversation that I witnessed many moons ago when I lived in Dublin, not long after the Lotto (Ireland’s Lottery) was launched in the…

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Billy Connolly said it best when he suggested if we want to be healthy we need to “…eat less and move more!” Brilliant! I have created a short four-part mini-series of blogs/vlogs/podcasts discussing the four pillars of self-care which are: Health Wealth Relationships Spirit and I am doing so under the umbrella of POYOOMF –…

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