Is running meditation?

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This is a question I’ve asked myself a lot. Mediation, mindfulness, self care, self-awareness… they are all buzz words that make lovely hashtags (I’ve used them myself!) but sometimes it is hard to understand what they really mean, and how we can apply them. The good news?! A lot of people have been meditating and […]

8 Ways To Beat the 3pm Slump

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If you’re of a certain vintage like me, I’m sure you remember the cuppa soup ads on telly with the tagline “Beat the 3pm slump”. We were all encouraged to drink a hot, salty beverage just before 3pm so that we could continue with our workday and avoid face-planting the keyboard due to our inability […]

Are you a Mindful Commuter?

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There’s a reason society coined the term “road rage”. Put a rational, sane and well-balanced person behind the wheel of a car, stick them in traffic within a shoddy infrastructure… then multiply this by 45,000 across Galway city and you’ve a recipe for disaster.  Yet for many of us, this is how our working day starts and ends. […]

If Calsberg did Olympics…

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I recently saw a number of articles on Social Media headlined as the “top 10 sexist things that have happened in this Olympics”. Intrigued, I clicked on one or two and I have to say I was underwhelmed. It seemed that the authors were scraping the barrel and actively seeking out pithy and mildly gender-differentiating […]

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

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According to the amazingly funny comedian and social observer Louis CK “the two most boring things to me are civic pride and civic rivalry”. In a kinda snobbish way, I would tend to agree with this view – except for yesterday when my adoptive province of Connacht took on the mighty Leinster at Murrayfield in […]

Old Mother Hubbard, went to the cupboard…

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After a busy weekend that involved much socializing and not much planning for the coming week, I felt like Old Mother Hubbard on Monday evening, staring into my almost bare cupboard with a rumbling stomach and a 4 year old that is likely to get hangry if not fed regularly. Thankfully, there are a few […]