Lumos

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

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…

The Battle

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…

The Courage Within

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…

The Zahir

The Zahir

If you haven’t read a Paulo Coelho novel before, approach with caution. Each and every page is filled with profound wisdom; powerful messages lay hidden between each line with the potential to turn your perception of life inside out and…

Arigato, My Good Friend

Arigato, My Good Friend

Many moons ago- I can’t quite say exactly how long as the ol’ memory ain’t what she used to be- I took the decision to do Transition Year. Partly because the very thought of spending a year free from homework and the monotony of regular…

Dear Me

Dear Me

If you could send a letter to yourself aged 16, what would you write in it?  Mila Dorosh is a Millennial Coach and founder of BLV Coaching. As an empowering, inspiring coach she works with leaders, teams of mixed generations, and…

The Importance Of Self-Doubt: A Conversation With An All-Ireland Winner

The Importance Of Self-Doubt: A Conversation With An All-Ireland Winner

On the other side of my window darkness was descending; the vibrant city streets were just beginning to come to life. Saturday night fever. I closed my laptop with a trembling hand; I could feel my heart pounding against my…

Confidence: Who.. What.. Where Are You?

Confidence: Who.. What.. Where Are You?

Last week I found myself completely immersed in an interesting conversation over coffee (of course) with a young woman from Russia; we had met completely by chance, and under such circumstances that would force you to stop and appreciate the…

SOA

SOA

As much as I like to reflect, to look inward and be fully aware and appreciative of my situation, it’s not always possible to find appropriate moments throughout the day. Life just has a knack of getting in the way…