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Resilience Resources

Resilience is a topic close to my heart – and on Friday 25th October 2019, in the Civic Offices Dublin, I had the opportunity through Startup Week Dublin, to present a talk titled ‘The Resilient Startup’ . The talk was based on my 25 years experience in business combined with research I had conducted on resilience for business owners and startups. It’s also a combination of my research in the fields of mental health and wellbeing, and the resilience research…

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Stress – A Blog Series –  Part 3 –  The Books – (International)

From historical roots to new science – the following are some of the books I used when researching stress. Similar to those in part 2, some of these books are not specific to stress, although two of them are. The other ones mentioned helped enhance my knowledge of the many factors which can influence the production and manifestation of stress, including: biological, physiological, psychological, environmental, social and experiential.

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Stress – A Blog Series. Part 1 – The Background

Eight months ago I started researching the phenomenon that is stress. It started when I began looking at solutions for exam stress as a continuance of my mental wellbeing exploits and social initiatives. What followed was something I never anticipated: a fascinating journey which included completion of a neuroscience course. The research included:, phone calls, visits, meetups, books, academic readings, desktop research, emails, attendance at conferences, interaction on social media, talks in schools, and workshops and focus groups in the…

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A magical day in Galway Bay – With the Emma Murphy Mind Over Matter Roadshow

I was speaking with Emma Murphy, award-winning fitness instructor and domestic violence advocate, at her Mind Over Matter Roadshow in Galway. It was a historical day, as it was the first of Emmas Roadshows – an event where Emma shares her inspirational story. It’s a story of happiness, heartache, and winning – and a story I can relate to. Emmas honesty shone through and I was struck by her compassion to help others. Its an incredible story of a girl…

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