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3 Things I Learnt From A Meditation Retreat

Last month, I did something that was quite far out of my comfort zone - I spent the weekend on a remote island off the coast of South West Ireland at a meditation retreat. Here, I share my experiences, and what I learnt from the experience.

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5 Life Lessons From Having Covid-19

The inevitable happened week before last - I test positive for Covid-19. So, something I have been stressing about for 1.5 years finally happened. Over the course of managing the various periods of isolation, and being ill, I learnt a few important life lessons, which I share in this article.

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Are You A Highly Sensitive Person?

I have recently become aware of a personality trait that I’m not sure I knew existed. I knew I was an introvert, and quite a sensitive one at that, and perhaps someone who struggled a little with anxiety on top of that. Here, I describe my discovery of the 'Highly Sensitive Person' trait.

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Understanding Your Own Definition of Success

When it comes to our careers, Social Media can make us a feel like a failure because we constantly compare ourselves to the achievements of others. If we’re not achieving the same things, we fail to see ourselves as successful. However, success should be an internal measurement, not an external one.

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4 Ways to Embrace Uncertainty

When it comes to our careers, we stay in jobs we don’t like or enjoy, for fear of the unknown. This keeps us risk-free, safe, and comfortable - but it also limits our potential, and stops us from doing something new and inspiring. How can we overcome our fear of uncertainty and embrace change?

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5 Reasons to Face Your Fear & Change Career

This month, guest author Cloe Matheson (a freelance writer from Dunedin, New Zealand) passes on her advice for why we should try to overcome our fears and make the changes to our career that we’ve been dreaming of.

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How To Be Happy: Change The Way You Think

In this blog post, I examine the idea of changing things as a way of finding happiness. I have learnt that perhaps the answer is not to seek happiness from external things. Perhaps the answer is to change the way we see and interpret things within ourselves. I explore this concept within this blog.

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I Hate My Job: What Are My Options?

Maybe you’re feeling frustrated, disillusioned, or just fed up. We all feel like this from time to time but what do you do if you’ve been feeling this way for a while now? In this article, I take you through four key options that can help you determine what your next step might need to be.

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Review 2015 & Preview 2016

At the end of each year, I like to review what I've achieved over the past 12 months, what's gone well, and what I'd rather forget. It encourages you to think about what you'd like to get out of 2016. So, grab a notebook and get started with planning how you want 2016 to look.

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Video: Meet Alice

This is a short video I made introducing myself and what I do as a Career/Life Coach. Have a watch if you'd like to find out more about coaching and what to expect from working with me.

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The 5 Components of Self-Discipline

Last week, I attended a talk on self-discipline. Its a big issue as it’s hard to embed new habits and routines when our old ones are so ingrained. Here I share the five elements of self-discipline that we have to work on if we are to be motivated, productive and achieve the goals we set ourselves.

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This was my first time trying something like Life Coaching; I did not ever feel the need or think I ever would. However, after a very tiring period at work I realised I was not myself, not enjoying work and finding my own life difficult for various reasons plus, I felt I had no confidence anymore. I found the coaching gave me time to look at myself, the situation, what I needed to change, remember how to break things down into more manageable pieces, plan my own time correctly to ensure I give quality time to what is most important. I quickly found my confidence came back as I developed through the coaching process and found Alice to offer both a very professional and personalised service which I would certainly use again.

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About Alice

Alice coaches those who want to change career but don’t know what they want to do instead. She offers Career Coaching designed to help graduates, early to mid-level career-changers, and parents returning to work gain a clear vision of what career is right for them, and how to achieve it. She is also a qualified Coach Supervisor.