7 Proven Ways to Make Yourself Luckier

November 20, 2014
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Do you avoid walking under ladders, never book a seat in row 13, jump when you see a black cat – yet still can’t seem to get a lucky break? Forget superstition – use these 7 tried-and-tested ways to boost your luck. 1. Cultivate healthy […]

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10 Weeks to Wellbeing: Week 10 – Making Change Stick

November 17, 2014
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[First published in my Irish Sunday Mirror wellbeing column, 16th Nov ’14.] So here we are in the final week of our 10 Weeks to Wellbeing series! We began with the Wheel of Life exercise, to see how happy you were with different areas of your […]

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10 Weeks to Wellbeing: Week 9 – Community & Environment

November 10, 2014
Tracy Dempsey's 10 Weeks to Wellbeing (Irish Sunday Mirror): Week 9 - Community & Environment

[First published in my Irish Sunday Mirror wellbeing column, 9th Nov ’14.] In previous weeks, we’ve looked at our relationships with ourselves, our partners and family and close friends. This week we’ll shift our attention to the bigger picture, looking at the communities we belong […]

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10 Weeks to Wellbeing: Week 8 – Family & Social

November 3, 2014
Tracy Dempsey's 10 Weeks to Wellbeing: Week 8 - Family & Social, in the Irish Sunday Mirror

[First published in my Irish Sunday Mirror wellbeing column, 2nd Nov ’14.] In Week 5 we looked at Love Life, but how about your non-romantic relationships? Are they a source of joy, stress, or a mix of both – and what can you do to improve […]

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10 Weeks to Wellbeing: Week 7 – Finances

October 27, 2014
Tracy Dempsey's 10 Weeks to Wellbeing (Irish Sunday Mirror): Week 7 - Finances

[First published in my Irish Sunday Mirror wellbeing column, 26th Oct ’14. Ideas shared in this article do not constitute financial advice; seek professional advice for individual issues.] This week’s topic is one that can be a huge source of stress in life: finances. Quite often, […]

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10 Weeks to Wellbeing: Week 6 – Career

October 20, 2014
Tracy Dempsey's wellbeing column in the Irish Sunday Mirror - career double spread

[First published in my Irish Sunday Mirror wellbeing column, 19th Oct ’14.] Whether employed, self-employed or unemployed, how you feel about your work situation can have a massive impact on your overall wellbeing. A fulfilling career can promote increased confidence, a sense of achievement and […]

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Guest Post: Practical SEO Tips for Small Businesses

October 19, 2014
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[Updated from original publication of 24th Jan ’13] Whilst I deliver training and coaching on social media and digital story-telling, I don’t specialise in SEO. So to bring you some practical advice on how to optimise your websites, I’ve invited Louise McCartan, MD of Search Scientist, to share […]

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10 Weeks to Wellbeing: Week 5 – Love Life

October 13, 2014
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[First published in my Irish Sunday Mirror wellbeing column, 12th Oct ’14.] “Love is the sweetest thing!” Or is it: “Love hurts, love scars, love wounds and mars”? Are you single and feeling despondent about love opportunities, or in a relationship that could be better? […]

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10 Weeks to Wellbeing: Week 4 – Hobbies & Learning

October 6, 2014
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[First published in my Irish Sunday Mirror wellbeing column, 5th Oct ’14.] As adults with busy lives and lots of responsibilities, it’s easy to neglect making time for fun – but having fun is incredibly important for wellbeing. We can easily get burnt out with […]

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10 Weeks to Wellbeing: Week 3 – Health

September 29, 2014
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[First published in my Irish Sunday Mirror wellbeing column, 28th Sep ’14.] “Your health is your wealth”, as the saying goes. As with financial wealth, we all have differing amounts, and differing habits and strategies that help or hinder our wealth production. Whatever your starting […]

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10 Weeks to Wellbeing: Week 2 – Self

September 15, 2014
10 Weeks to Wellbeing series in Dream It. Do It. Love It. Week 2: Self

[This article first appeared in my wellbeing column in the Irish edition of the Sunday Mirror, 21st September 2014.] Human beings are storytellers. We’ve been describing our experiences and passing on tales of others’ for as long as we’ve existed, using words, images, music and […]

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10 Weeks to Wellbeing: Week 1 – Wheel of Life

September 8, 2014
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[This article first appeared in my wellbeing column in the Irish edition of the Sunday Mirror, Sun 14th September 2014.] Autumn is a time traditionally associated with harvest; with gathering in and taking stock. It’s also a time when seeds fall from the trees to […]

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Dream It. Do It. Love It… Relaunched!

September 8, 2014
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Since I first launched the Dream It. Do It. Love It. blog back in 2010, there’ve been a lot of big changes with soulambition and in my personal life – moving my ‘underground cabaret’ Sofa Sessions from my living room to the Ulster Hall; moving out of […]

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Climb That Mountain! Charity fundraiser coaching promo

August 24, 2013
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*UPDATE: All of the slots have now been booked; thanks to everyone who supported the promotion/Conor’s climb! You can still donate to his fund here and/or buy the charity single here.* It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a post on here – life […]

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