Lumos

Last week I turned over the final page of The Deathly Hallows, thus reluctantly bringing to an end a most magical journey, upon which I ventured beyond the furthest reaches of my imagination. I arrived pretty late to the party-…

Restoring The Balance

Up until recently I had been treading water, barely able to keep my neck above the surface; floundering awkwardly, desperately trying to fill my lungs with sweet, nourishing air. I’d been absolutely up to my eyeballs, trying to keep myself busy…

Gone Girl

It was sometime before the turn of the new year, when I finished reading Gone Girl; for reason’s unknown I am just getting around to writing about the experience now, several months after the fact. I had intended to pen my…

What Makes Padraig O'Morain Tick

In ‘What Makes You Tick’ I get the chance to pick the brains of some inspirational people from all walks of life, in the hope that by sharing ideas we can continue to progress, push our limits, and inspire each other. Padraig…

Inappropriate Probings

It was a short text message that flashed on my screen yesterday morning- on Valentine’s Day- that stirred in me a desire to pick up the peann at this late hour, in an act of defiant retaliation. But before I go…

The Battle

Two years ago to the day at the time of writing, I made a decision, in what was initially an attempt to seize back some control. The months and years that have transpired since could be best described as a continuous…

What Makes Hillary Dziminski Tick

In ‘What Makes You Tick’ I get the chance to pick the brains of some inspirational people from all walks of life, in the hope that by sharing ideas we can continue to progress, push our limits, and inspire each other. Hillary…

Gratefully Aware

Have you ever found yourself stepping outside the confines of your physical being to observe your surroundings; a “Holy shit, am I really here?” moment in which you become a spectator. A sort of out-of-body experience (stay with me) that leaves…

The Courage Within

Imagine for a second, that you have just landed yourself a new and exciting job in your area of expertise. You salivate over the details of a delicious, permanent contract, with all the trimmings: handsome salary, health coverage, promotion and training opportunities, paid…

New Year Musings: F*ck The Countdown

The dawn of a new year creeps through the slit in the curtains; a rude awakening. Emerging from a self-induced coma, the remnants of the previous night begin to pound against your skull and scratch the roof of your mouth;…